1980s Dance Movies

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Dirty Dancing(1987)

| 1h 40min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 2,139 votes)

Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer—and unexpectedly falling in love.


| 1h 47min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 663 votes)

When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.

Staying Alive(1983)

| 1h 33min | Drama, Music
2.8/5 (with 142 votes)

It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.


| 1h 30min | Music, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 41 votes)

A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.


| 1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 458 votes)

The popular 1980s dance movie that depicts the life of an exotic dancer with a side job as a welder whose true desire is to get into ballet school. It’s her dream to be a professional dancer and now is her chance.


| 2h 14min | Drama, Music
3.2/5 (with 132 votes)

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun(1985)

3.1/5 (with 49 votes)

Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that Janey's father doesn't approve of that kind of thing.

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo(1984)

| 1h 34min | Drama, Music
2.5/5 (with 26 votes)

The dance crew from "Breakin'" bands together to save a community center from a greedy developer bent on building a shopping center in its place.

Directed by Sam Firstenberg - With Lucinda Dickey, Shabba Doo, Michael Chambers, Ice-T


| 1h 38min | Music, Romance / Love
2.5/5 (with 8 votes)

Fatherless barrio Puerto Rican Rico is a menial car mechanic by day, but lives for the nights, when he dances and dates hot dancing girls, cockily convinced the title of Salsa king in fancy nightclub La Luna's upcoming contest is to be his. He encourages his best friend, courteous gentleman Ken, to date his sister Margarita so he gets a free hand with her flirtatious classmate Lola. The reigning salsa queen Luna's interest in Rico as dance-partner threatens his on-off relationship with Vicki. More jealous trouble follows when Ken and Margarita fall in true love.

Directed by Boaz Davidson - With Draco Rosa

Voyage of the Rock Aliens(1984)

| 1h 37min | Science Fiction, Music, Comedy
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

Aliens land in the mythical town of "Speelburgh, U.S.A" searching for the source of rock & roll. What they find is a gang of teenagers, led by Dee Dee (the inimitable Pia Zadora) and Frankie, along with Frankie's posse/rock band, the Pack. The leader of the aliens takes a shine to Dee Dee and all sorts of trouble breaks out.

Anita - Dances of Vice(1987)

1h 29min | Drama, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

In modern-day Berlin (1987), Frau Kutowski goes insane, believing herself to be the (real-life) notorious Anita Berber, a nude art dancer/drug addict/scandalous figure of post-WWI Berlin. (Berber died of tuberculosis in 1928, having achieved significant success and recognition throughout the dance world.) Frau Kutowski is placed in a mental hospital, where in her own mind she acts out Berber's final days, including in her fantasies the hospital's staff and patients, to represent Anita's friends and associates.

Directed by Rosa von Praunheim - With Lotti Huber

Ginger and Fred(1986)

3.6/5 (with 31 votes)

Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act, imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, on a TV variety show.

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Murder-Rock: Dancing Death(1984)

| 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller, Music
2.9/5 (with 13 votes)

The world of dance can be brutal. The rehearsals are grueling. The competition is fierce. At the Arts for Living Centre in New York City, the best of the best are dying for a part in a major production. But only a select few will be chosen. The selection process seems to be at the hands of mysterious killer who pierces women's bare breasts with a hatpin, puncturing their hearts. Ambition and jealousy appear to be the motive, which makes everybody a suspect!


3.4/5 (with 18 votes)

While rehearing Carmen of Bizet, the middle-aged choreographer Antonio brings the sexy Carmen to perform the lead role. Antonio falls in love for Carmen, who is an independent and seductive woman incapable to accept a possessive love. When Carmen has an affair with another dancer, Antonio is consumed by his jealousy like D. José in the original opera, entwining fiction with reality.

Disco Dancer(1982)

2h 14min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Jimmy promises to return to Bombay and become a famous entertainer so that he can exact revenge on Mr. Oberoi for having insulted and imprisoned his mother on false charges. He falls in love with Oberoi's daughter and causes Sam Oberoi's nervous breakdown when he takes over as popular disco dancer. Oberoi, in an attempt to get rid of Jimmy, accidentally kills his mother, and Jimmy is devastated and unable to perform. Will he rise above the tragedy, sing again, and avenge his mother's death?

El amor brujo(1986)

1h 40min
3.6/5 (with 6 votes)

In a Gypsy village, the fathers of Candela and José promise their children to each other. Years later, the unfaithful José marries Candela but while defending his lover Lucía in a brawl, he is stabbed to death. Carmelo, who secretly loves Candela since he was a boy, is arrested while helping José and unfairly sent to prison. Four years later he is released and declares his love for Candela. However, the woman is cursed by a bewitched love and every night she goes to the place where José died to dance with his ghost.

Sagara Sangamam(1983)

2h 40min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

A young multi-talented dancer is poverty stricken and as a principled person he does not want to compromise on his ethics for commercial dancing. A wealthy woman recognizes this talent and provides him with an opportunity to showcase his art.

Directed by Kasinathuni Viswanath - With Kamal Haasan, Jaya Prada, Sarath Babu, S. P. Sailaja, Sakshi Ranga Rao, Dubbing Janaki, ...

Blood Wedding(1981)

1h 7min | Music, Drama
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

A bride elopes with her lover on the very day of her wedding. The groom follows the two lovers, and a knife fight takes place. The rivals stab each other and the only wedding that takes place is that one knotting their destinies together in death. A blood wedding.

Flamenco at 5:15(1983)

3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

In this Oscar Winning documentary short film, students in their final year at the National Ballet School of Canada are seen learning the flamenco from Susana and Antonio Robledo, who come to the school every winter to conduct classes which are held after the day's regular schedule has ended.

Directed by Cynthia Scott


1h 5min | Music
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

A Ruizian adaptation of Jean-Claude Gallotta's iconic wordless ballet choreography.

Directed by Raúl Ruiz

Dance Dance(1987)

2h 33min | Action, Music
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Radha (Smita Patil) and Ramu (Mithun Chakraborty) are siblings. Their parents Shyam and Sita are singers. Once, Shyam and Sita go to perform in Jalpaiguri where Sita catches the eye of a rich and powerful man called A.M. Singh (Amrish Puri). He stops them in the mid way home, kills Shyam and rapes Sita. Radha and Ramu get the news that their parents are dead and become homeless. Years later, Radha and Ramu have achieved success and are popular singers now. Ramu falls in love with Janita (Mandakini) and Radha gets married to Resham (Shakti Kapoor). But when Janita has to perform in Jalpaiguri she catches the eye of none other than A.M. Singh. Will history repeat itself, or can Ramu rescue Janita and his mother?


2h 30min | Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 1 vote)

A painter who recently moved into the neighborhood helps his neighbor, a retired cultural dance artist. He helps by painting billboards advertising events in which the artist and his daughters perform.

Directed by Kasinathuni Viswanath - With Venkatesh Daggubati, Bhanupriya, Sharon Lowen, Sakshi Ranga Rao, Aruna Mucherla, Sri Lakshmi, ...

Ananda Bhairavi(1983)

2h 23min | Kids & Family

A movie based on classical dance released the same time as Sagara Sangamam. Sadly, it couldn't reach the heights of the Kamalhassan movie. Will be remembered for Girish Karnad and a pretty Malvika.

Directed by Jandhyala Subramanya Sastry - With Girish Karnad, Kanchana, Harish, J. V. Ramana Murthi, Rajesh

Bar 51(1985)

1h 24min
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

After their mother's death, two siblings leave the family home and go to Tel Aviv. They both intend to start a new life. They meet Apolonia, a transgender, and the owner of Bar 51, who offers them help and work.

Dance Raja Dance(2019)

2h 20min
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Dance moves from this Tamil musical's theme song inspired the video game Grand Theft Auto:III.

Directed by Dwarakish - With Vinod Raj
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