Jive and Other Dance Movies

There are a wide variety of movies that involve dancing. Some people may think they’re all about the same, but they couldn’t be more wrong. From “Dirty Dancing” to “Step Up,” here is a list of some dance movies you need to watch on Netflix before your next social dance!

Jive and Other Dance Movies

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing” is a classic that many people have grown up watching. It’s about Baby, who goes to spend the summer with her parents at their resort in New York. She falls for one of the workers there and starts learning how to dance from him. The movie features songs like “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” and “Do You Love Me?”

The movie stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey amongst others.


“Chicago” is a movie about two murderesses who become stars of the vaudeville stage. It’s set in the 1920s and tells the story of their rise to fame and how they eventually get caught. The movie features songs like “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango,” and “Roxie.”

The movie stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, and Renée Zellweger amongst others.

Singin’ in the Rain

“Singin’ in the Rain,” is a classic musical that’s set during Hollywood’s transition from silent films to “talkies.” The movie tells the story of two star-crossed actors who find themselves struggling for work and how they try to make it big again. It features songs like “Good Morning,” and “You Were Meant for Me.”

The movie stars Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor amongst others.

Stomp the Yard

“Stomp the Yard,” is a movie that tells the story of DJ, who goes to an historically black college and pledges for one of their greek houses. He decides to join them because he wants to win some money so he can help his family. The frat president gives him a job as a janitor at the school’s medical building and that’s where he meets the dance team. He eventually joins them and becomes one of their best dancers.

The movie stars Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo amongst others Step Up


A dance movie list is not complete without this movie. “Fame” tells the story of students who attend a performing arts school and their journey to make it big. The movie features songs like “Push It,” and “Out Here on My Own.”

The movie stars Debbie Allen, Irene Cara, Naturi Naughton amongst others.

Fiddler on the Roof

This movie is a musical about Tevye, who’s trying to hold onto his religious and cultural traditions as outside influences threaten the way of life he knows. The movie features songs like “Tradition,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

The movie stars Topol among others.