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Red Sparrow(2018)

R
| 2h 20min | Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 2,171 votes)

Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Dominika emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, she meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust.

Ballerina(2016)

3.6/5 (with 692 votes)

Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

Black Swan(2010)

R
| 1h 48min | Drama, Thriller, Horror
3.8/5 (with 5,258 votes)

A journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.

Suspiria(1977)

R
| 1h 39min | Horror
3.8/5 (with 870 votes)

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

Girl(2018)

1h 45min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 208 votes)

A 15-year-old girl, assigned male at birth, dreams of becoming a ballerina and will push her body to its limits in order for her dream to succeed.

Directed by Lukas Dhont - With Victor Polster, Valentijn Dhaenens, Katelijne Damen, Arieh Worthalter

Billy Elliot(2000)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Drama, Comedy, Music
3.8/5 (with 1,330 votes)

Set against the background of the 1984 Miners' Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes.

Center Stage(2000)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Drama, Music
3.5/5 (with 121 votes)

A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.

The Red Shoes(1948)

NR
| 2h 13min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 165 votes)

In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Center Stage: Turn It Up(2008)

3.5/5 (with 59 votes)

All self-taught dancer Kate Parker has ever wanted to do was perform with the American Academy of Ballet. But when she doesnt make it after auditioning, she learns that it takes more than precision and perfection to succeed in the dance world.

Save the Last Dance 2(2006)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Drama, Kids & Family, Romance / Love
2.7/5 (with 85 votes)

Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. She has ballet classes with the rigid and famous Monique Delacroix that she idolizes - Monique requires full commitment, discipline and hard work from her students. When Miles, who is a composer, invites Sara to help him compose the music for the dance choreography Sara's passion for hip-hop is sparked and she also falls in love with Miles. When she is assigned to perform Giselle in an important event, she feels divided between the technique of the ballet and the creative work offered by Miles.

Fame(1980)

R
| 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.

Center Stage: On Pointe(2016)

1h 32min | Music, TV Movie, Drama
3.5/5 (with 27 votes)

Jonathan Reeves is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy, and enlists his top choreographers Charlie, Cooper and Tommy to recruit dancers to compete at a camp where the winners will be selected to join the Academy. Bella Parker, who has always lived in the shadow of her hugely successful sister Kate, finally gets her chance to step into the limelight as one of the dancers recruited for the camp.

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Limelight(1952)

G
| 2h 17min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 139 votes)

A fading music hall comedian tries to help a despondent ballet dancer learn to walk and to again feel confident about life.

Ballet Shoes(2008)

PG
| 1h 25min | TV Movie, Drama, Kids & Family
3.2/5 (with 101 votes)

An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. Together, they nurture their passions for acting, aviation and ballet in this charming TV adaptation of Noel Streatfield's novel.

The Company(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 52min | Drama, Music
2.7/5 (with 31 votes)

Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.

White Nights(1985)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 36 votes)

After his plane crashes in Siberia, a Russian dancer, who defected to the West, is held prisoner in the Soviet Union. The KGB keeps him under watch and tries to convince him to become a dancer for the Kirov Academy of Ballet again. Determined to escape, he befriends a black American expatriate and his pregnant Russian wife, who agree to help him escape to the American Embassy.

Mathilde(2017)

3.1/5 (with 25 votes)

The love story of the famous ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

Mao's Last Dancer(2009)

PG
| 1h 57min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 32 votes)

At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

A Nutcracker Christmas(2016)

3.2/5 (with 18 votes)

When her niece is cast in The Philadelphia Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind.

Directed by Michael Lembeck

One Last Dance(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 19 votes)

In the wake of tragedy, a renowed New York dance company is on the brink of collapse. After leaving the dance world for good, Travis, Chrissa, and Max are pulled in to resurrect the dance that shattered their careers. They have one last chance to save the company, re-connect with the passion and magic, and prove that miracles really can happen.

Directed by Lisa Niemi - With Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Matthew Walker, Kathryn Bradney, Rasta Thomas

Summer Interlude(1951)

1h 36min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 40 votes)

A jaded prima ballerina reminisces about her first love affair after she is unexpectedly sent her lover's old diary.

An American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight(2014)

1h 39min | Kids & Family, Drama
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

Isabelle is an inspired dancer, but when her sister and a classmate make her doubt herself, she's motivated by a ballerina to find her own way to shine. Stars Erin Pitt & Grace Davidson.

Wishing Stairs(2003)

1h 37min | Horror
3.0/5 (with 31 votes)

A staircase leading to the dormitory of a remote boarding school usually has 28 stairs, but every so often there appears to be 29. When someone steps on the mysterious extra stair, the horror begins.

The Turning Point(1977)

PG
| 1h 59min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 15 votes)

When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.

Thirst(1949)

1h 23min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

A needy couple in a bad marriage travel back to Stockholm after a trip to Italy. Meanwhile, a widow resists seductions from two different persons - her psychiatrist and a lesbian friend.

Dance, Girl, Dance(1940)

3.2/5 (with 13 votes)

Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap who leaves the struggling troupe for a career in burlesque. When the company disbands, Bubbles gives Judy a thankless job as her stooge. The two eventually clash when both fall for the same man.

Étoile(1989)

3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

An American ballerina arrives in Hungary to enroll in a ballet school and it soon becomes apparent that things are not what they seem.

Nijinsky(1980)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

The film suggests Nijinsky was driven into madness by both his consuming ambition and self-enforced heterosexuality, the latter prompted by his romantic involvement with Romola de Pulszky, a society girl who joins impresario Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes specifically to seduce Nijinsky. After a series of misunderstandings with Diaghilev, who is both his domineering mentor and possessive lover, Nijinsky succumbs to Romola's charms and marries her, after which his gradual decline from artistic moodiness to complete lunacy begins.

Specter of the Rose(1946)

1h 30min | Drama, Thriller
2.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one.

Directed by Ben Hecht - With Judith Anderson

The Mad Genius(1931)

3.5/5 (with 6 votes)

A crippled puppeteer rescues an abused young boy and turns the boy into a great ballet dancer. Complications ensue when, as a young man, the dancer falls in love with a young woman the puppeteer is also in love with.

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