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Black Swan
Black Swan (2010)
, 1h48
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Christopher Gartin, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey

Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman), a young dancer in a prestigious New York City ballet company, lives with her mother, Erica (Barbara Hershey), a former dancer herself. The company is preparing to open the season with Swan Lake. The director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel), has to cast a new principal dancer after forcing Beth Macintyre (Winona Ryder) into retirement. Thomas wants the same ballerina to portray the innocent, fragile White Swan as well as her dark, sensual twin, the Black Swan. Nina auditions for the part, performing flawlessly as the White Swan, but not quite able to emulate the characteristics of the Black Swan. Although Nina does not do well during her audition, she approaches Thomas and asks him to reconsider her as the lead role. He tells her she is the ideal dancer to cast as the White Swan, but she lacks the passion needed to correctly portray the Black Swan.
Chicago
Chicago (2002)
, 1h53
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Prison films, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Musical films, Women in prison films, Films about capital punishment, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski

In 1927, Roxie Hart sees star Velma Kelly perform ("All That Jazz") at a Chicago theater. Wanting stardom for herself, she begins an affair with Fred Casely, who claims to know the manager. After the show, Velma is arrested for killing her husband Charlie and sister Veronica, who were in bed together. A month later, Casely admits to Roxie that he has no showbiz connections and just wanted her body. Enraged, she shoots him dead. She convinces her husband Amos to take the blame, telling him she killed a burglar in self-defense. As Amos confesses to the detective, Roxie fantasizes that she is singing a song devoted to her husband ("Funny Honey"). However, when the detective brings up evidence that Roxie and Casely were having an affair, Amos recants; Roxie furiously admits what really happened and is arrested. Ambitious District Attorney Harrison announces he will seek the death penalty.
8 Mile
8 Mile (2002)
, 1h50
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Films about the labor movement, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Taryn Manning, King Gordy

In Fall 1995 in Detroit, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. (Eminem), a young and unhappy blue-collar worker from a poor family, struggles with various aspects of his life. He has moved back north of 8 Mile Road to the rundown trailer home in Warren, Michigan of his alcoholic mother Stephanie (Kim Basinger), his little sister Lily (Chloe Greenfield), and Stephanie's abusive live-in boyfriend Greg (Michael Shannon). Although encouraged by his friends, who hail him as a talented rap music artist, Jimmy worries about his potential as a musician, particularly due to his lack of confidence. This caused him to panic during a rap battle one night at a club called The Shelter, and leave the stage humiliated.
Saturday Night Fever, 1h59
Directed by John Badham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Musical films, Striptease
Actors John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Paul Pape, Donna Pescow, Fran Drescher

Anthony "Tony" Manero (John Travolta) is a 19-year-old Italian American man from the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. Tony lives with his parents (Val Bisoglio and Julie Bovasso), and works at a dead-end job in a small hardware store. The stagnant monotony of his life is temporarily dispelled every Saturday night when Tony is "king of the dance floor" at 2001 Odyssey, a local disco club. Tony has four close friends: Joey (Joseph Cali); Double J (Paul Pape); Gus (Bruce Ornstein); and the diminutive Bobby C. (Barry Miller). A fringe member of this group of friends is Annette (Donna Pescow), a neighborhood girl who longs for a more permanent physical relationship with Tony.
Silver Linings Playbook, 2h2
Directed by David O. Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, American football films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher

After eight months of treatment for bipolar disorder, Pat Solitano is released from a mental health facility in Baltimore, and returns to Lansdowne, Pennsylvania into the care of his father Patrizio and mother Dolores. Pat soon learns that his estranged wife, Nikki, has moved away, and that his father is out of work and resorting to illegal bookmaking to earn money with the hopes of opening a restaurant. Pat is determined to get his life back on track and reconcile with Nikki, who obtained a restraining order against him after a violent episode sent him away.
Dirty Dancing, 1h40
Directed by Emile Ardolino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Feminist films, Pregnancy films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Musical films, Political films, Road movies
Actors Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Kelly Bishop

In the summer of 1963, Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is vacationing with her affluent Jewish American family at Kellerman's, a family friendly resort in the Catskill Mountains. The younger of two daughters, Baby is planning to attend Mount Holyoke College to study the economics of underdeveloped countries and then enter the Peace Corps. She was named after Frances Perkins, the first woman in the U.S. Cabinet. Her father, Jake (Jerry Orbach), is the personal physician and friend of Max Kellerman (Jack Weston), the resort's owner. Baby is befriended by Max's smart aleck grandson Neil (Lonny Price).
Straight Outta Compton, 2h27
Directed by F. Gary Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Dance films, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Films about racism, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Aldis Hodge, Paul Giamatti, Neil Brown, Jr., O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell

In 1986, Eric "Eazy-E" Wright enters a crack-house to sell drugs, but, it is soon raided by the police, who gain entry into the house via a battering ram. Eazy escapes through the house's rear window. Later, Eazy goes to a club with Lorenzo "MC Ren" Patterson to see friends Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson and Antoine "DJ Yella" Carraby, who perform the song "Gangsta Gangsta", while Eazy and Ren stand in the audience. After Dre leaves the club, he is arrested after breaking up a fight involving his brother, Tyree. Eazy bails him out the next day. The next morning, Dre talks to Eazy about investing money into a start-up record label, in order to record a track that Cube has written. Cube and Dre want rappers H.B.O.(Homeboys Only) to record the track. Eazy agrees to fund the project. After a conflict arises during the recording session, H.B.O. leaves and Dre convinces Eazy to perform the track. They record and release "Boyz-n-the-Hood". Jerry Heller approaches Eazy and asks if he can be their manager. The group accepts Heller's offer. While performing "Dopeman", they garner the attention of Bryan Turner, a producer at Priority Records, with which they sign. Afterwards, N.W.A commences recording their debut album, "Straight Outta Compton", with Heller. During one of the sessions, they are harassed by some police officers. Frustrated by the situation, Cube writes "Fuck tha Police".
Grease
Grease (1978)
, 1h50
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Gangster films
Actors John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci

In the summer of 1958, Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) meets local boy Danny Zuko (John Travolta) at the beach while on vacation and they soon fall in love. As the summer comes to an end, Sandy worries about returning home to Australia and never seeing Danny again, but he assures her that it is only the beginning for them.
Moulin Rouge!, 2h7
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about writers, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Musical films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, John Leguizamo, Jacek Koman

In the year 1900, a depressed British writer named Christian (Ewan McGregor) begins writing on his typewriter ("Nature Boy"). One year earlier, Christian moved to the Montmartre district of Paris to become a writer among members of the area's Bohemian movement. He soon encounters, living directly upstairs from him, a loose troupe of performers led by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo). Toulouse-Lautrec and the others ask for Christian's help, and his writing skills allow them to finish their proposed show, "Spectacular Spectacular", that they wish to sell to the owner of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler (Jim Broadbent). The group arrives at the Moulin Rouge as Zidler and his "Diamond Dog Dancers" perform for the audience ("Lady Marmalade/Zidler's Rap (Can Can)/Smells Like Teen Spirit"). Toulouse arranges for Christian to see Satine (Nicole Kidman), the star courtesan, in her private quarters to present the work, unaware that Zidler is promising Satine to the wealthy and unscrupulous Duke of Monroth (Richard Roxburgh), a potential investor in the cabaret ("Sparkling Diamonds" medley).
Shall We Dance?, 1h46
Directed by Peter Chelsom
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Ann Walter, Richard Jenkins

John Clark (Richard Gere) is a lawyer with a charming wife (Beverly, played by Susan Sarandon) and loving family, who nevertheless feels that something is missing as he makes his way every day through the city. Each evening on his commute home through Chicago, John sees a beautiful woman staring with a lost expression through the window of a dance studio. Haunted by her gaze, John impulsively jumps off the train one night, and signs up for ballroom dancing lessons, hoping to meet her.
Magic Mike
Magic Mike (2012)
, 1h50
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Dance films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Striptease
Actors Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Matt Bomer, Olivia Munn, Joe Manganiello

Mike (Tatum) has big plans for a business of his own but pays his bills through a series of odd jobs, most notably performing as the star stripper at Xquisite Strip Club in Tampa, a club owned by Dallas (McConaughey), who has dreams of creating an "empire" of strip clubs.
Step Up 3D
Step Up 3D (2010)
, 1h48
Directed by Jon Chu
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Rick Malambri, Adam G. Sevani, Briana Evigan, Sharni Vinson, Alyson Stoner, Keith Stallworth

The story begins in traditional video style, as several of the film's characters are recorded and asked a series of questions about why they dance. The film then cuts to Moose (Adam G. Sevani) and Camille (Alyson Stoner) who attend New York University. Moose is majoring in electrical engineering after promising his father that he would not dance anymore. While touring the campus, he sees a pair of Limited Edition Gun Metal Nike Dunks worn by Luke Katcher (Rick Malambri). Moose follows the shoes and then accidentally stumbles upon a dance battle, where he beats Kid Darkness (Daniel Campos) from the dancing crew "House of Samurai". Luke takes him back to his place, an old warehouse converted into a club. Luke shows Moose the House of Pirates, his dance crew, where he later teams up with them to compete in the World Jam dance contest against their rivals, the House of Samurai dance crew. But then, Jacob (Keith Stallworth), a member of House of Pirates, informs Luke that the warehouse will be put up for auction if the overdue rents are not made.
Step Up 2: The Streets, 1h42
Directed by Jon Chu
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Adam G. Sevani, Will Kemp, Cassie, Channing Tatum

In Baltimore, Maryland, Andie West (Briana Evigan) pursues her big dream of becoming a street dancer. Following the death of her mother to cancer, Andie lives with her mother's best friend, Sarah (her guardian), but in reality, Andie feels like she does not belong anywhere. Although she is doing poorly at school, it is her dream for dancing that brings something special into her life. She trains with her dance crew, the "410" (pronounced four-one-oh, as in the area code for Baltimore), to keep the title of the illegal competition, 'The Streets.' Sarah is aware of the crime and harassment by the 410 and after an argument with Andie, she decides to send her to live with her Aunt Alice in Texas, but Andie, fed-up with Sarah's arguments, runs away.
Blades of Glory, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Dance films, Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Films about the Olympic Games, Musical films, Buddy films, Sports d'hiver, Patinage artistique
Actors Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, William Fichtner, Jenna Fischer

At the 2002 World Winter Sport Games, rival men's singles skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell), a skillful skater but raunchy sex addict, and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder), an equally talented but sheltered and effeminate skater, tie for gold. An argument ensues, which develops into a fight on the awards podium, ending with the World Games mascot being set on fire. As a result, they are stripped of their medals and banned from men's singles competition for life. Jimmy's competitive adoptive father, billionaire Darren MacElroy (William Fichtner), immediately disowns him and leaves him stranded on the side of the road.