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1980s Dance Movies

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Dirty Dancing(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 1,764 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.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun(1985)

3.1/5 (with 41 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.

Footloose(1984)

PG
| 1h 47min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 552 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.

Flashdance(1983)

R
| 1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 367 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.

Staying Alive(1983)

PG
| 1h 33min | Drama, Music
2.7/5 (with 111 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.

Fame(1980)

R
| 2h 14min | Drama, Music
3.2/5 (with 109 votes)

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

Breakin'(1984)

PG
| 1h 30min | Music
3.0/5 (with 25 votes)

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

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo(1984)

PG
| 1h 34min | Drama, Music
2.6/5 (with 19 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

Salsa(1988)

PG
| 1h 38min | Music, Romance / Love
2.2/5 (with 7 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

Ginger and Fred(1986)

3.6/5 (with 23 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.

Murder-Rock: Dancing Death(1984)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 8 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!

Blood Wedding(1981)

1h 7min | Music, Drama
3.6/5 (with 7 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.

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Voyage of the Rock Aliens(1984)

PG
| 1h 37min | Science Fiction, Music, Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 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.

Carmen(1983)

3.5/5 (with 14 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.

Sagara Sangamam(1983)

2h 40min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 3 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, ...

El amor brujo(1986)

1h 40min
3.7/5 (with 5 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.

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

Swarnakamalam(1988)

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.

Directed by Amos Guttman - With Juliano Mer-Khamis, Smadar Kilchinsky, Mosko Alkalai, Irit Sheleg, Alon Abutbul

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

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
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