Now is the perfect time to catch up on the best books, films, television shows, music and podcasts you might have missed. Feeling nostalgic? These dance movies capture the early 2000s zeitgeist perfectly.
A group of beautiful, flawed young people navigate the cutthroat world of professional dance at the American Ballet Academy in this cult classic.
Save the Last Dance
Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas play an interracial couple who come from different worlds but bond over their love of dance.
Jessica Alba is Honey Daniels, a dance teacher who dreams of making it as a hip hop choreographer. Mekhi Phifer and Missy Elliott also star.
Channing Tatum’s breakthrough role, and where he met his future ex-wife Jenna Dewan. Disadvantaged teen meets privileged teen, both can dance. Lust blossoms.
Bring It On
It burned “I’m sexy, I’m cute, I’m popular to boot” into our brains and became an instant teen classic when it was released in 2000.