Comuserricsil2037this is a 1914 film showing black people dancing on a dance floor. Roguish gamblerdancer lucky garnett is challenged by his fiances father to come up with 25,000 to prove hes worthy of her hand. But after he falls in love with a dance instructor, luckyll do anything to keep from earning the bucks. Director george stevens stars fred astaire, ginger rogers, victor moore, helen broderick. Black swan, step up and footloose are among the greatest dance flicks of all time. Her primary legacy may be that of the first black movie star, but even in the comparably tolerant france, that honor had to be filtered through a. Body-double controversy aside, this thriller does feature some great dancing. We live for the dance skills of gregory hines and mikhail baryshnikov and the choreographic talent of twyla tharp. The be-all and end-all of dance movies, dirty dancing is the story of frances baby houseman, who has the time of her life with johnny castle, the dance instructor at the resort. and with 2020 releasing so many strong certified fresh contenders, expect plenty of movies from that year represented, including ma raineys black bottom, bad boys for life, one night in miami, da 5 bloods, soul and more. Below is the result of all that compiling our guide to the best black films of the century (so far!). For a movie about sex, eyes wide shut doesnt have all that much of itif anything, the heros journey into the new york night is an epic tour of missed opportunities.