Top Ten Tuesday: My Ten Favorite Dance Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Movie Freebie — top ten all time favorite movies, top ten foreign films, top ten rom-coms, top ten 90’s movies, top ten action flicks, top ten tear-jerkers, top ten movies your favorite actor/actress is in, top ten movies with PoC leads, etc. etc.). My topic for this Freebie will be: My Ten Favorite Dance Movies. Some of these might be new to you youngins. πŸ˜‰

Let’s get right down to the fun! The link to the YouTube videos are the movie trailers. To access the films themselves, try

1. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun was my favorite movie FOREVER. I still love it!

2. Dirty Dancing

I’m a HUGE Dirty Dancing fan. My BFF introduced me to it in high school and I’ve watched it SO many times. We even saw the Broadway musical version.

3. Footloose

Sorry 2014 version, the original 1984 version is still my favorite. Can’t beat Kevin Bacon cutting loose in a warehouse.

4. Flashdance

Gotta love Jennifer Beals in her 80’s dance outfits!

5. Breakin’

I’m sad to admit it, but I didn’t come across Breakin’ until last year. It’s a real gem.

6. Step Up

Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan. Bam! Can’t deny their real-life chemistry.

7. Strictly Ballroom

Gosh, this one is just fun.

8. Magic Mike

I swear I only watched it for the plot! πŸ˜‰ The dancing was magical, though.

9. Step Up 3D

All of the Step Up movies are fun, but this one is my favorite after the original.

10. Pitch Perfect

I know, I know. It was more a singing movie than a dance movie, but you have to admit there were some pretty sweet dance moves involved.

54 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Ten Favorite Dance Movies”

  1. Love your choices!! Dirty Dancing, Step Up, Flashdance!!! I totally agree with you about Step Up 3D… definitely my favorite after the original.

  2. I love your list! Dirty Dancing, Flashdance, and Footloose are in my top ten all time favorite movies. I actually haven’t seen the 2014 version of Footloose and I don’t want to see it ever, I love the original cast too much

    1. Thank you! I saw that 2014 version. It was okay, but the original is SO much better. It is probably best to avoid the 2014 version because nothing beats Kevin Bacon dancing in a warehouse. πŸ™‚

  3. Step Up 2, I love! I also just watched Girls Just Wanna Have Fun for the first time a couple months ago. My husband liked the movie, but I’d never seen it.

    1. You hadn’t seen it!?!? That was my favorite movie for the longest time ever. That and The Hobbit cartoon are the first couple of movies I remember watching on our VCR after we got it. Lol.

    1. You must watch it!!! It was my favorite movie for years. You can’t beat a young Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Shannen Doherty and Jonathan Silverman. πŸ˜‰

  4. I absolutely love Step Up. The first one was just the right balance between epic dancing and a good storyline. I’m not that big a fan of the rest of the films in this franchise but I think that’s down to the fact that Jenna and Channing aren’t in them haha.

    1. So true. Jenna and Channing are the ultimate Step Up couple. I wish they would have been a part of the whole franchise. Sadly (not really) they were too good and got too famous.

    1. OMG. Seriously? I think you need a weekend binge with your lady friends or make your husband watch them! Definitely start with the 80’s classics. You have no idea what you’re missing out on!!!

  5. Oh, man, these are classics! My aunt had a MASSIVE poster of Patrick Swayze on her ceiling for the entirety of her teen years after Dirty Dancing came out. Have you ever seen Save the Last Dance? It came up on my suggestions on Netflix, and I do love a good dance movie, but I was curious if you’d seen it and if it’s any good. Great list for this week either way! πŸ˜€

  6. SUCH great choices here–and loooooove your prompt for this week!

    Girls Just Want to Have Fun is one of my faaaaaavorites, though I always seem to forget it exists until someone brings it up (and/or I see it on Netflix) XD

    Awesome picks–and thank you so so much for stopping by my blog this week! Much appreciated! <3

    1. Thank you! I am soooooo happy I found someone else who loves that movie. It seems to be one no one really knows about. πŸ™‚

  7. I liked the first Step Up, but then I saw a sequel I didn’t like so much, and didn’t watch any of the other ones. Now I wonder how many there are… Love Dirty Dancing, though. You have to have a showy finale! πŸ™‚

    1. There are ton — like 4 or 5. I would probably say you can skip the rest but watch 3D! It was good. πŸ™‚

  8. Great choices! I’ve really only seen the more contemporary dance movies i.e. Pitch Perfect and Step Up, but I really love those two. Dirty Dancing is right up my to-watch list though!

    1. Thanks! You should really check out all the older ones you haven’t watched yet. They’re so fun! My favorite is Girls Just Want to Have Fun. And Dirty Dancing for sure! It’s iconic! πŸ™‚

      1. Will do! Yeah, Dirty Dancing is SO iconic. The recent Aus Bachelorette had a date where they recreate that scene too… and it was so cheesy, but you just KNOW immediately what movie it came from. [/random tidbit] ?

    1. Really? You have to watch it! I also saw the musical. My BFF and I thought it was hilarious! πŸ™‚

  9. Dirty Dancing! I’ve seen bits and pieces of Pitch Perfect when it was one a few months ago but I fell asleep (since I was so tired with the baby haha) which was a shame.

    1. Babies will do that to you. I was exhausted for 2 years straight. I don’t think I saw a movie during that time at all. (But my kiddo didn’t sleep through the night until 2. She liked to party all night.)

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