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13 Films That Made '80s Kids Fall In Love With Music And Dance

If you grew up in the 80's, this one's for you. Time to grab the mic and bust a move.

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1. Lady Sings The Blues

Lady Sings The Blues, a 1972 biographical film based on the life of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. Starring Diana Ross as Holiday and Billy Dee Williams as Louis McKay.
Paramount Pictures

Lady Sings The Blues, a 1972 biographical film based on the life of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. Starring Diana Ross as Holiday and Billy Dee Williams as Louis McKay.

"The Man I Love/Them There Eyes" — Lady Sings The Blues

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2. Beat Street

A 1984 hip-hop classic film about breakdancing, graffiti, and DJing. Beat Street features New York City hip-hop culture in the '80s. The film stars Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, and Duane Jones.
Orion Pictures

A 1984 hip-hop classic film about breakdancing, graffiti, and DJing. Beat Street features New York City hip-hop culture in the '80s. The film stars Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, and Duane Jones.

Roxy Battle — Beat Street

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3. Grease

Grease, the 1978 musical romantic comedy about two 1950s high school lovers, stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and Stockard Channing. The film is based on the 1971 musical of the same name.
Paramount Pictures

Grease, the 1978 musical romantic comedy about two 1950s high school lovers, stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and Stockard Channing. The film is based on the 1971 musical of the same name.

"You're The One That I Want" — Grease

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4. Purple Rain

Released in 1984, Purple Rain is a cult classic. Prince makes his film debut, along with Morris Day and the Time, and Apollonia. The film features extended performances of The Purple One's hits.
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Released in 1984, Purple Rain is a cult classic. Prince makes his film debut, along with Morris Day and the Time, and Apollonia. The film features extended performances of The Purple One's hits.

Purple Rain Trailer

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The Passord is What!?! — Purple Rain

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5. Flashdance

Flashdance is a 1983 romantic drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson. The theme song for the film, "Flashdance…What A Feeling", won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Paramount Pictures

Flashdance is a 1983 romantic drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson. The theme song for the film, "Flashdance…What A Feeling", won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Irene Cara, "What A Feeling" — Flashdance

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6. Krush Groove

Based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, Krush Groove is a 1985 film starring Run-DMC, Sheila-E, Kurtis Blow, LL Cool J, and Blair Underwood as Russell Simmons. A classic in the early hip-hop movement.
Warner Bros.

Based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, Krush Groove is a 1985 film starring Run-DMC, Sheila-E, Kurtis Blow, LL Cool J, and Blair Underwood as Russell Simmons. A classic in the early hip-hop movement.

RUN DMC, "It's Like That" — Krush Groove

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7. Saturday Night Fever

In 1977, John Travolta starred as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. Travolta danced his way into the hearts of many in the disco themed film.
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In 1977, John Travolta starred as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. Travolta danced his way into the hearts of many in the disco themed film.

Bee Gees, "More Than A Woman" — Saturday Night Fever

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8. Sparkle

Sparkle, a 1976 film inspired by The Supremes, starred Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, and Philip Michael Thomas. Curtis Mayfield composed and produced the score and songs for the film.
Warner Bros.

Sparkle, a 1976 film inspired by The Supremes, starred Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, and Philip Michael Thomas. Curtis Mayfield composed and produced the score and songs for the film.

"Hooked On Your Love" — Sparkle

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9. Fame

Fame, a 1980 musical film, follows a group of high school students at the New York High School of Performing Arts. The film won two Academy Awards, for Best Original Song and Original Music Score.
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Fame, a 1980 musical film, follows a group of high school students at the New York High School of Performing Arts. The film won two Academy Awards, for Best Original Song and Original Music Score.

"The Body Electric" — Fame

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10. Footloose

Footloose is a 1984 musical-drama film about a big city teen that moves to a small town in which the local minister has banned rock music and dancing. The film stars Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, and John Lithgow.
Paramount Pictures

Footloose is a 1984 musical-drama film about a big city teen that moves to a small town in which the local minister has banned rock music and dancing. The film stars Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, and John Lithgow.

Kenny Loggins, "Footloose"

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11. Breakin'

Breakin' is a 1984 film about breakdancing at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. Ice-T made his film debut in "Breakin" as a club MC.
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Breakin' is a 1984 film about breakdancing at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. Ice-T made his film debut in "Breakin" as a club MC.

Turbo Broom Dance — Breakin'

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12. Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing, a 1987 romantic drama, is about a teenage girl's relationship with a dance instructor during her family's summer vacation. The film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
Vestron Pictures

Dirty Dancing, a 1987 romantic drama, is about a teenage girl's relationship with a dance instructor during her family's summer vacation. The film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

"Lover Boy" — Dirty Dancing

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13. White Nights

White Nights, a 1985 drama, stars dancers Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov. The Taylor Hackford directed film features the Academy Award winning song "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie.
Columbia Pictures

White Nights, a 1985 drama, stars dancers Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov. The Taylor Hackford directed film features the Academy Award winning song "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie.

"Prove Me Wrong" — White Nights

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