Article: Top 10 Chinese Movies Based On Dance

With films by a creative and widely recognized Sixth Generation, China currently has one of the largest film markets in the world and challenges  other global superstars of Chinese-language filmmaking (Taiwan and Hong Kong).

Here we’ve listed the top 10 best Chinese movies based on dance-

1. Mao's Last Dancer,2009

It was released on 1 October 2009,  and directed by Bruce Beresford.

It presents Li Cunxin, who is eleven years old, who is kidnapped from his rural Chinese home to get trained in Beijing and eventually rises to the top of the country's dancers. He enters the country as a young exchange student for a different culture.


2. Youth, 2017

It was released on 15 December, 2017 and directed by Feng Xiaogang.

Delicate hopes are smashed by the events of a modernizing China when Xiaoping enters the military. The terrible Sino-Vietnamese War slams into China in the 1970s, forever altering the lives of the young recruits to the army.


3. Mountains May Depart, 2015

It was released on 30 October, 2015 and directed by Jia Zhangke.

Shen Tao has two suitors during the dawn of China's capitalist explosion: his best buddy Liangzi, a coal miner, and Zhang, an aspiring businessman. Shen Tao chooses to wed Zhang, a future-oriented man.


4. Happy Together, 1997

It was released on 30 May, 1997 and directed by Wong Kar-wai.

Ho (Leslie Cheung) and Lai (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) set to Argentina from Hong Kong in search of a better life. When Lai makes friends with Chang (Chen Chang), he realizes it would be pointless to stay with the irresponsible Ho. They repeatedly break up and get back together as a result of their tense, abusive relationship. However, Chang is on his own adventure, and in the end, Lai and Ho found themselves very alone and far from home.


5. Step Up China, 2019

It was released on 26 June, 2019 and directed by Ron Yuan.

Beijing's popular dance squad, made up of young people from various economic backgrounds, who discover what true family is all about.


6. The Way We Dance, 2013

It is a 2013 Hong Kong film directed by Adam Wong Sau Ping and produced by Saville Chan. It has Cherry Ngan as Fleur.


7. Dance Of A Dream,2001

The movie was released on 21 December, 2001 and directed by Andrew Lau.

While teaching tango to a wealthy woman (Anita Mui), a waitress (Sandra Ng) develops feelings for a charming dancer.


8. Duel For Love, 2010

Released on 15 April, 2010 and casts Wallace Chung.

Chu Sinan spent his entire life aspiring to be a dancer. He luckily has a supporting friend in realizing his goals. After an accident, he is shocked to learn that the friend  had been having a lot of emotional and physical problems, and resultantly  she temporarily quits dancing. He hires a new student and trains her to take Lilly's place but he did not imagine the emotional gap Lilly's absence would cause.


9. The Red Detachment Of Women, 1960

Released on 3rd March, 1960.Directed by Xie Jin.

The film is based on a novel on one of the well-known Chinese Revolutionary themes.  It portrays a ruthless warlord who mistreats the housemaid Wu Qionghua until she joins a group of female soldiers.


10. Dance Dance Dragon, 2012

Directed by Kat Goh, the film was released on 19 January 2012 in Synopsis:The movie examines Chinese culture's long-standing fascination with dragons and the practice of bearing children during a "dragon year". Ah Long (Melvin Sia) describes in the opening that his father yearned for a son to be born in the year of the Dragon since, according to his ancestors, only a "Dragon boy" could inherit the family's Lion dance club. To the dismay of his father, Ah Long was born a few seconds just after the clock hit twelve, declaring him a "Snake baby”. His mother instead gave birth to "Dragon females."