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Best DJ Movies and Dance Club Scenes To Get Your Groove On

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Club scenes in movies are heavily laced with electronic dance music- and either nail the club culture or fall flat. It all depends on the best DJs hitting the right beats. We know you recognize Fatboy Slim on many movie and tv soundtracks, especially if you’re a Gen X. We’ve come up with a list of the best DJ movies and dance club scenes to get your groove on. From documentary films to blockbuster movies, we know you’ll be grabbing your best friends to hit the best clubs after being inspired by these movies. Affiliate links are included in this post.

We've come up with a list of the best DJ movies and dance club scenes to get your groove on. From documentary films to blockbuster movies, we know you'll be grabbing your best friends to hit the best clubs after being inspired by these movies.

Best DJ Movies And Dance Club Scenes

Some of the best DJ movies are straight up about being a DJ and are told best through a music documentary telling true stories.

Some movies that made it on the list are focusing more on the dance club scene and culture, with a nod to the young adults and famous artists spinning the records.

We’re sure you’ll find a great movie or two that you may have forgotten about- or never seen before.

Check out this list of the best DJ movies and dance club scenes and get moving to your own beat. Maybe the noisy environment of a dance club will get you to star as the main character in your own DJ scene.

zac efron as a DJ. best dj movies: we are your friends

1. We Are Your Friends (2015) – Best DJ Movies

Starring Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski, this film follows an aspiring DJ as he searches for his big break in the electronic music scene.

This movie is filled with heart and soul, as it delves into the struggles of making it as the new guy in the music industry and finding true friendship along the way. 

Watch on Amazon, Vudu or Redbox.

2. It’s All Gone Pete Tong (2004) 

This dark comedy tells the story of Frankie Wilde, a legendary DJ who begins to suffer from hearing loss due to tinnitus.

The film beautifully captures Wilde’s journey to redemption as he finds himself at odds with both his health and his dream life career. 

Best DJ movies: It's all gone Pete Tong.

3. Pulp Fiction (1994) 

This classic Quentin Tarantino film features a memorable scene between John Travolta and Uma Thurman set in a nightclub, where a DJ spins some serious beats while they dance and talk about life.

While not technically a movie about DJs (in fact, it has more to do with drug dealers and gangsters), it still deserves mention as one of the best movies depicting dance culture in popular culture history.

pulp fiction dance scene best dj movies

4. Human Traffic (1999) 

This British cult classic follows five friends during one weekend of clubbing in Cardiff, Wales.

With a soundtrack featuring some of the rave scene and underground dance music’s biggest stars at the time, Human Traffic is an ode to rave culture and its ability to bring people together despite their differences. 

Totally encapsulating the rave scene of the 90s.

Human Traffic DJ Movie. Movie Poster.

5. 24-Hour Party People (2002) 

Starring Steve Coogan as Tony Wilson, this biopic tells the story of Manchester’s influential independent record label Factory Records.

We learn about its relationship with some of Britain’s most popular bands during the late 70s and early 80s.

Through Wilson’s eyes, we get an inside look at what made Factory Records so special: their commitment to creativity over commercialism that was never afraid to take risks or push boundaries artistically or musically.

It’s a great peek into the history of DJing.

best DJ movies: 24 hour party people.

6. Best DJ Movies: Groove (2000) 

This is one of the many inspirational musical drama films you can find. Groove takes us on a journey through San Francisco’s underground rave party scene during its heyday in 1999-2000 era when house music was king.

Aspiring DJ Leyla discovers her own inner groove while she learns how to spin records by night in order to make ends meet by day, leading her on an emotional roller coaster ride through love, loss & ultimately self-discovery.

best DJ movies: groove

7. Berlin Calling (2008)

A man (Paul Kalkbrenner) tours clubs around the world with his girlfriend and manager.

Right before the big album release, he is admitted to a psychiatric clinic after overdosing at a gig.

8. You Got Served (2004) | List of Best DJ Movies

Featuring Omarion Grandberry before he became famous for his reality show Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, You Got Served is an entertaining teen dance battle flick.

Two rival dance crews are pitted against each other with plenty of heart-pounding hip-hop beats provided by DJ Eric (played by Marques Houston).

You got Served. best dance club and dj movies

9. Hip Hop Revolution (2006) 

Narrated by Common, Hip Hop Revolution documents four rap battles between MCs from different parts of Los Angeles over one weekend.

Set against the backdrop of LA’s thriving hip-hop DJ scene and features some amazing turntablism from world-renowned DJs Shortkut & and Babu among others.

Hip Hop Revolution best DJ movies.

10. Best DJ Movies: Scratch (2001) 

Directed by Doug Pray, Scratch takes us inside America’s underground vinyl turntablism scene which was then still very much in its infancy.

Showcasing artists like Mix Master Mike & Rob Swift who were pushing hip hop into new directions with their innovative scratching techniques.

They prove once again that music can be made without traditional instruments just using the DJ equipment of two turntables & a mixer. DJ Shadow is featured.

11. Ibiza: Love Dunk On Netflix (2018)

Robb Stark is a famous DJ in Spain? (buying tickets NOW)

Well, not exactly.

But Richard Madden is and that’s good enough for us to add this romantic comedy to the list.

You can check it out on Netflix.

We hope there’s something on this list of the best DJ movies and dance club scenes that you’ll love!

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