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1. Suspiria (I) (2018)

R | 152 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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64 Metascore

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick, Malgorzata Bela

Votes: 47,315 | Gross: $2.47M

2. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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60 Metascore

The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.

Director: George Nolfi | Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Lisa Thoreson, Florence Kastriner

Votes: 231,947 | Gross: $62.50M

3. Frances Ha (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen

Votes: 62,748 | Gross: $4.06M

4. Save the Last Dance (2001)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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53 Metascore

A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr

Votes: 54,761 | Gross: $91.06M

5. Thelma (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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74 Metascore

A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Votes: 22,423 | Gross: $0.15M

6. How To Talk To Girls at Parties (2017)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.7
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50 Metascore

An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Matt Lucas

Votes: 8,140 | Gross: $0.08M

7. Dance Moms (2011– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Reality-TV

4.6
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Set in Pittsburgh's renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by notoriously demanding and passionate instructor Abby Lee Miller, the series follows children's early steps on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Abby Lee Miller, Nia Sioux, Holly Frazier, Kendall Vertes

Votes: 5,395

8. Funny Face (1957)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair

Votes: 24,722

9. Polina, danser sa vie (2016)

108 min | Drama

6.7
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65 Metascore

A young girl studies classical ballet. As a young woman she turns to modern dance and choreography.

Directors: Valérie Müller, Angelin Preljocaj | Stars: Anastasia Shevtsova, Veronika Zhovnytska, Juliette Binoche, Aleksey Guskov

Votes: 1,405 | Gross: $0.17M

10. Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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65 Metascore

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang

Votes: 9,305 | Gross: $1.19M

11. Center Stage: On Pointe (2016 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Music

5.9
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In Center Stage: On Pointe, Jonathan Reeves (Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy, and enlists his his top ... See full summary »

Director: Director X. | Stars: Nicole Muñoz, Kenny Wormald, Barton Cowperthwaite, Chloe Lukasiak

Votes: 1,040

12. Sigur Rós: Fjögur píanó (2012 Video)

10 min | Short, Drama, Music

7.8
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A beautiful journey through the aspects of love, showing a balance between pain and satisfaction.

Director: Alma Har'el | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Denna Thomsen, Ryan Heffington, Austin Westbay

Votes: 728

13. A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.

Director: Sang-soo Im | Stars: So-Ri Moon, Jung-min Hwang, Yuh Jung Youn, In-mun Kim

Votes: 1,309

14. Pina (2011)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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83 Metascore

A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante

Votes: 13,719 | Gross: $3.52M

15. The Book of Revelation (2006)

Unrated | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.3
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An erotic mystery about power and sex, the entanglement of victim and perpetrator, and a man's struggle to regain his lost self.

Director: Ana Kokkinos | Stars: Tom Long, Greta Scacchi, Colin Friels, Deborah Mailman

Votes: 1,357

16. The Dancer Upstairs (2002)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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64 Metascore

A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.

Director: John Malkovich | Stars: Javier Bardem, Laura Morante, Juan Diego Botto, Elvira Mínguez

Votes: 6,137 | Gross: $2.38M

17. Isadora (1968)

M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Jason Robards, John Fraser

Votes: 2,019

18. Test (I) (2013)

TV-MA | 89 min | Drama

6.5
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70 Metascore

In 1985, a gay dance understudy hopes for his on-stage chance while fearing the growing AIDS epidemic.

Director: Chris Mason Johnson | Stars: Scott Marlowe, Matthew Risch, Evan Boomer, Kevin Clarke

Votes: 1,382 | Gross: $0.02M

19. The Red Shoes (2005)

Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A woman who finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform soon realizes that jealousy, greed, and death follow them wherever they go.

Director: Yong-gyun Kim | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Seong-su Kim, Yeon-ah Park, Su-hee Go

Votes: 2,675

20. Radio City Christmas Spectacular (2007 TV Movie)

Unrated | 84 min | Family, Musical

7.3
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Santa Flies to New York. Jump right into Santa's sleigh as ti zooms over the frozen North, pas internationl borders, and right to the doors of Radio City Music Hall.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Charles Edward Hall, Catherine Hurlin, Alberto Caldero, Joey Maher

Votes: 81

21. Taylor Swift: Shake It Off (2014 Video)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.1
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The music video for "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift.

Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Taylor Swift, Chelsea Conwright, Samantha Abrams, Ashley Frances Hoffman

Votes: 1,073

22. Let's Dance (I) (2006– )

Family, Game-Show, Music

4.5
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German version of the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing. Features German B or C-list celebrities teaming up with professional dancers to compete against each other in a dancing competition.

Stars: Joachim Llambi, Kathrin Menzinger, Motsi Mabuse, Jorge Gonzalez

Votes: 90

23. Madonna: The MDNA Tour (2013 TV Special)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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Madonna returns to stadiums and arenas for her ninth tour, and the highest grossing tour of 2012! EPIX is proud to exclusively broadcast this thrilling, dazzling, cutting edge and controversial concert. In HD.

Directors: Mark Ritchie, Stéphane Sennour, Danny Tull, Tom Munro | Stars: Madonna, Kevin Antunes, Monte Pittman, Rickey Pageot

Votes: 845

24. Great Performances: Dance in America (1976– )

Music

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Stars: Peter Martins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Merrill Ashley

Votes: 29

25. CQ2 (Seek You Too) (2004)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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CQ2 (seek you too) is the story of an teenager, with an uncertain future, who canalises her lust for life in the study of contemporary dance.

Director: Carole Laure | Stars: Clara Furey, Danielle Hubbard, Mireille Thibault, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 161

26. The Heirloom (2005)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror

5.2
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A Taiwanese man returns to the island after years abroad when he inherits a house; when he and his fiancé move in, strange things start to happen.

Director: Leste Chen | Stars: Terri Kwan, Jason Chang, Chia-Hui Chang, Tender Huang

Votes: 737

27. Iberia (2005)

99 min | Documentary, Musical

7.0
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A series of dances inspired by composer Isaac Albéniz's "Iberia" suite.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Sara Baras, Antonio Canales, Marta Carrasco, Aída Gómez

Votes: 354

28. The Cake-Walk Infernal (1903)

5 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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Deep into a vast cavern of the pitch-black inferno, a couple of professional dancers demonstrate the cakewalk that is currently so much in vogue, and now, everyone in the once-gloomy underworld is doing the crazy dance. Who is the best?

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 863

29. Cage/Cunningham (1991)

100 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Elliot Caplan | Stars: Bonnie Bird, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Viola Farber

Votes: 12

30. Home Alone (II) (2013)

2 min | Short, Music

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Featuring the Bat Sheva Dance Company ensemble, this short film imparts an atmosphere of "parental absence" as the dancers make creative use of the space - an abandoned building, combining planned and improvised choreography.

Director: Adi Halfin | Stars: Bat-Sheva Dance Ensemble, Or Schraiber

31. Glove Story (2014)

39 min | Short, Music

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Glove Story explores the notion of personal space and the all-too-often invasion into it. It asks the question: what are the psychological, physical and social repercussions of treating ... See full summary »

Director: Oren Shkedy | Stars: Riki Blich, Adi Boutrous, Ayala Frenkel, Ohad Knoller

32. The Men Who Danced: The story of Ted Shawn's Male Dancers; 1933-1940 (1990)

36 min | Documentary, Short

3.7
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A profile of Ted Shawn and the Denishawn Dancer, the first all male dance troupe in the United States (1933)

Director: Ron Honsa | Stars: Richard Cragun, Frank Delmar, John Delmar, Foster Fitzsimmons

Votes: 115

33. Black Sheep Boy (1995)

Unrated | 37 min | Short, Fantasy

5.3
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The psychological and emotional motivations of gay sexual fetish, especially relating to gay male teens maturing into men and their sexual exploits.

Director: Michael Wallin | Stars: Stuart Cataldo, Drew Daniel, Peter Dunaj, Andrew Durham

Votes: 74

34. Totòsexy (1963)

90 min | Comedy, Musical

4.7
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Two strange street musicians end up in jail and exchange sexy stories to while away time.

Director: Mario Amendola | Stars: Totò, Erminio Macario, Mario Castellani, Gianni Agus

Votes: 73

35. Tori (2004)

62 min

5.9
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Director: Tadanobu Asano | Stars: Shogen, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, Masaru Miyazaki

Votes: 37

36. Ghostlight (2003)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

7.6
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46 Metascore

This film portrait of modern dance legend Martha Graham examines the creative process, as well as important events in Martha's pioneering career. Plays thematically with time and memory, ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Herrmann | Stars: Richard Move, Ann Magnuson, Debbie Harry, Mark Morris

Votes: 42

37. Mammame (1986)

65 min | Fantasy, Music

7.2
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A Ruizian adaptation of Jean-Claude Gallotta's iconic wordless ballet choreography.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Eric Alfieri, Mathilde Altaraz, Muriel Boulay, Christophe Delachaux

Votes: 85

38. Out of Focus (II) (2007)

52 min | Documentary

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Ohad Naharin is Israel's "rock star" choreographer, and artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. He specializes in getting world-class dancers to move from their guts-not the mirror-by ... See full summary »

Director: Tomer Heymann

40. Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men (1989 Video)

52 min

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Director: David Hinton | Stars: Lloyd Newson, Nigel Charnock, Russell Maliphant, Douglas Wright

Votes: 61

41. Martha Graham: An American Original in Performance (1957)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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A documentary containing three historic performances in the world of dance: (1) "A Dancer's World" demonstrates the challenge and beauty of expression through movement, dance and ballet. (2... See full summary »

Director: Peter Glushanok | Stars: Martha Graham, Yuriko, Helen McGehee, Gene McDonald

Votes: 31

42. Waking the Dead (2017)

3 min | Short

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A Fall Friday night in the college town of Denton, Texas brings out the artists, the drummers, the dancers, the gallery goers and the theatre lovers. October is the month of Day of the Dead... See full summary »

Directors: Susan Carol Davis, Elizabeth Harding

43. Lou n'a pas dit non (1994)

78 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Director: Anne-Marie Miéville | Stars: Marie Bunel, Manuel Blanc, Caroline Micla, Geneviève Pasquier

Votes: 24

44. Movement (R)evolution Africa (2007)

65 min | Documentary

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In an astonishing exposition of choreographic fomentation, nine African choreographers tell stories of an emergent art form and their diverse and deeply contemporary expressions of self. ... See full summary »

Directors: Joan Frosch, Alla Kovgan | Stars: Beatrice Kombe, Nadia Beugre, Nora Chipaumire, Sello Pesa

45. On Point (2008)

75 min | Documentary, Music

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A look at The Brasilia, Brazil Dance Seminar and Competition. Dancers and world renown judges come from around the world to dance and compete in ballet, modern, jazz and flamingo.

Director: Theodore Collatos

47. Let's Dance (2011)

72 min | Documentary

8.3
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Let's Dance. is a documentary about the phenomenal success of Israeli contemporary Modern Dance.

Director: Gavriel Bibliowicz | Stars: Jonathan Karmon, Ohad Naharin, Renana Raz, Rina Schenfeld

Votes: 9

48. Meet the Maestros (1938)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Music

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A Headliners short showcasing the contrasting styles of five bands.

Director: Leslie M. Roush | Stars: Isham Jones, Phil Spitalny, Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra, Russ Morgan

49. Haunting Douglas (2003)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Douglas Wright escaped small town New Zealand by punishing his body with drugs, alcohol and eventually, extraordinary dance; but facing death, the world renowned choreographer struggles to exorcise demons even he can't dance away.

Director: Leanne Pooley | Stars: Neil Ieremia, Shona McCullagh, Lloyd Newson, Taiaroa Royal

Votes: 12

50. Kaha:wi - The Cycle of Life (2014)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Shane Belcourt | Star: Santee Smith



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