1980s Dance Movies

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Dirty Dancing(1987)

| 1h 40min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 2,723 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 875 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 after discovering he's living in a place where music and dancing are illegal.


| 1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 623 votes)

Alex Owens, a teen juggling between two odd jobs, aspires to become a successful ballet dancer. Nick, who is her boss and lover, supports and encourages her to fulfil her dream.


| 2h 14min | Drama, Music
3.3/5 (with 189 votes)

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

Grease 2(1982)

| 1h 55min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
2.6/5 (with 316 votes)

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T-Birds, and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie?


| 1h 32min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 176 votes)

'Pleasantly plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun(1985)

3.1/5 (with 72 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.

Staying Alive(1983)

| 1h 33min | Drama, Music
2.9/5 (with 196 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.

Disco Dancer(1982)

2h 14min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 10 votes)

Anil, a street singer, is humiliated and driven out of Bombay along with his mother. However, he soon becomes a famous performer but the enemies from his past try to destroy his hard-earned career.


| 1h 30min | Music, Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 57 votes)

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

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo(1984)

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

Murder-Rock: Dancing Death(1984)

| 1h 33min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror
2.7/5 (with 23 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!

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Ginger and Fred(1986)

3.5/5 (with 57 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.


| 1h 38min | Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 28 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


1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 25 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.

Voyage of the Rock Aliens(1984)

| 1h 37min | Science Fiction, Comedy
2.4/5 (with 12 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 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.

Blood Wedding(1981)

1h 7min | Music, Drama
3.3/5 (with 20 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.

Dance Dance(1987)

2h 33min | Action, Music
3.4/5 (with 4 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?

El amor brujo(1986)

1h 40min | Romance / Love, Music
3.5/5 (with 11 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.


1h 39min | Comedy, Drama
2.2/5 (with 4 votes)

A successful aging dancer takes a young female protegee.

Anita – Dances of Vice(1987)

1h 29min | Drama, Comedy
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

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, Ina Blum, Mikael Honesseau


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, ...

The In Crowd(1988)

| 1h 35min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

A young man of the rock and roll generation is in his senior year of high school. When one day he successfully gets on a popular teen dance television show he becomes a star. The plot follows him as he lives his new life in his new world. What he finds are adoring fans, jealous rivals, bitter friends left behind, and the girl of his dreams...his dance partner.

Body Rock(1984)

| 1h 33min | Music, Drama
1.8/5 (with 7 votes)

A disco owner lures a New York breakdancer away from his rapping and dancing friends.

Sagara Sangamam(1983)

2h 40min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 5 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, ...


3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Two folk dancers fall in love in rural Tamil Nadu.

Directed by Gangai Amaran - With Ramarajan

Assault of the Killer Bimbos(1988)

| 1h 25min | Action, Comedy, Crime
1.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Two go-go dancers, Lulu and Peaches, are framed for the murder of their employer by the real killer, sleazy gangster Vinnie. Picking up waitress Darlene along the way, the three are involved in wild car chases with cops as they head south to cross the border into Mexico, where they unexpectedly encounter Vinnie in a fleabag Mexican motel.

Directed by Anita Rosenberg - With Elizabeth Kaitan

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

Flamenco at 5:15(1983)

3.1/5 (with 4 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

Bar 51(1985)

1h 24min | Crime, Drama
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

After the death of their mother, Thomas and his sister Mariana leave their hometown for a brighter future in the city. They become patrons of a marginal bar in Tel Aviv, Bar 51, whose regulars serve as a backdrop for Thomas’s obsessive love for his sister, and her desire to break free and make a life of her own.

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