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The Best Dance Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy

Finding a good Dance movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Dance movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Kanopy.

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1. The Gold Rush

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8.2/10
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83/100
Released: 1925
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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2. Suspiria

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7.4/10
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82/100
Released: 1977Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tanz Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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3. The Italian Job

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7.3/10
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78/100
Released: 1969Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: Charlie's got a 'job' to do. Having just left prison he finds one his of friends has attempted a high risk job in Torino, Italy, right under the nose of the mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far, so Charlie takes over the 'job'. Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal a fortune in gold and escape in the chaos.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Black Orpheus

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7.5/10
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73/100
Released: 1959Rated: PG
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Young lovers Orfeu and Eurydice run through the favelas of Rio during Carnaval, on the lam from a hitman dressed like Death and Orfeu's vengeful fiancée Mira and passing between moments of fantasy and stark reality. This impressionistic retelling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice introduced bossa nova to the world with its soundtrack by young Brazilian composers Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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5. Summer Interlude

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7.6/10
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71/100
Released: 1951
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A lonely ballerina reminisces about her first love affair.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Vudu).

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6. Lola Montès

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7.3/10
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68/100
Released: 1955
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Lola Montes, previously a great adventurer, is reduced to being the attraction of a circus after having been the lover of various important men.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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7. The Fits

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6.7/10
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67/100
Released: 2016
Drama

What it's about: Toni, a tomboyish boxer, lands a spot on an after-school drill team in the West End community of Cincinnati. She eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. It’s the joy of her first friendships and her discovery of dance. Shortly after Toni joins the team, most of the girls on the team suffer from episodes of fainting, swooning, and shaking in a seemingly uncontrollable catharsis. Nobody can explain the mysterious outbreak. These fits soon transform into a rite of passage as the trauma draws the other girls closer together. Caught between her need for control and her desire for acceptance, Toni must decide how far she will go to embody her new ideals.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Sundance Now & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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8. Into the Forest

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5.8/10
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67/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In the not too distant future, two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness & starvation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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9. Royal Wedding

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6.7/10
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67/100
Released: 1951
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: Fred Astaire (Tom) and Jane Powell (Ellen) are asked to perform as a dance team in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth's wedding. As brother and sister, each develops a British love interest, Ellen with Lord John Brindale (Peter Lawford) and Tom with dancer Anne Ashmond (Sarah Churchill--Winston's daughter).

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, Dove Channel & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. Attenberg

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6.2/10
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64/100
Released: 2010
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance. Instead she chooses to observe it through the songs of Suicide, the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough, and the sexual-education lessons she receives from her only friend, Bella. A stranger comes to town and challenges her to a foosball duel, on her own table. Her father meanwhile ritualistically prepares for his exit from the 20th century, which he considers to be "overrated." Caught between the two men and her collaborator, Bella, Marina investigates the wondrous mystery of the human fauna.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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11. Mao's Last Dancer

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7.3/10
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63/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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12. Tony Manero

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6.8/10
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61/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from "Saturday Night Fever".

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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13. A Dog's Life

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7.8/10
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58/100
Released: 1918
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: The Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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14. Polina

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6.7/10
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57/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: Polina is a young dancer from a modest family. After years of ballet academy, she is accepted by the Bolshoi; still, she decides to try and audition of a modern dance company in France. She makes it, but her journey will not end there...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Test

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6.5/10
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57/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: San Francisco, 1985. Two opposites attract at a modern dance company. Together, their courage and resilience are tested as they navigate a world full of risks and promise, against the backdrop of a disease no one seems to know anything about.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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16. A Scandal in Paris

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6.7/10
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51/100
Released: 1946
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A smooth-talking French thief (George Sanders) wangles his way into an important position as prefect of police.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Prime Video, Vudu & PlayStation Store).

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17. Starstruck

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7.0/10
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48/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: A new-wave extravaganza in which a young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Shout Factory TV & Kanopy).

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18. I Am Happiness on Earth

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4.4/10
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41/100
Released: 2014
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Emiliano looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, mixing the objective reality with the processes of the artistic creation. The story he is filming flounders with his daily life, until his world is trapped in the lens of his camera. Confused, always alone and in front of a screen, now become a transfigured reality, but at the same time a measurable, controllable and manipulable one, he listens in loop to a song: one of those songs you sing or repeat as a prayer and forcing you to remember, believe and convince yourself.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (CinePride & Kanopy).

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19. A Beautiful Now

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5.5/10
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38/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A beautiful dancer hangs on the razor's edge between reality and fantasy as she asks her friends to help her figure out the passions and relationships that have shaped who they are and who they will become.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).