It’s been 10 years since Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum (then just Jenna Dewan) stole our hearts with Step Up. They’ve since married each other and had a kid. A slew of Step Up sequels followed, too. Not one of them, however, matches the sheer exhilaration of the 2006 original. It revolutionized the dance movie genre for the digital music age. It also spawned a narrative formula whose followers never quite lived up to the originator.
Thankfully, not all dance movies are made the same, and the past decade has seen its fair share of highly choreographed modern-day masterpieces. The following movies break the mold of what we’ve come to expect a dance movie to be; they, er, dance across genres and provide a viewing experience that can, at times, be almost too cathartic. (Thanks, Darren Aronofsky.) Here then are the five movies you should binge on when you’re not rewatching Step Up for the 89th time.