1. The Red Shoes (1948). Powell and Pressburger's film starring Moira Shearer. It is a fantastic film in general, and the dancing is great (Shearer was a professional ballet dancer before becoming a movie star). The main set piece of the movie is really really good, beautifully surreal. I was fortunate enough to see a restored print in 2010 at IFC (it was done by Scorsese's Film Foundation, it is apparently one of his favorite films as well); see that version if you can! The colors are amazing.
2. The Turning Point (1977). ABT (with Baryshnikov) dancing, Shirley Maclaine and Anne Bancroft acting. Enough said. Well, I'll add that the story line is more complex than the average dance movie, with characters struggling with their regrets in their life and career choices. My boyfriend even got hooked on this and he is no balletomane! And there are lots of gorgeous classic ballet scenes.
3. First Position (2011). Documentary following six dancers competing in YAGP. All of the children / teens are surprisingly likable, which is not always the case with precociously talented children. Also featuring a crazy dance mom character who is very enjoyable to watch, because it will make you glad your mom is not a crazy dance mom, unless your mom is a crazy dance mom.
4. Center Stage (2000). Film about students at a pre-pro school loosely based on SAB. Rather typical teen shenanigans and girl struggling to find her voice in the ballet world narrative. But let's be real, sometimes teen shenanigans are fun. Top notch dancing by those who are in the company (including Ethan Steifel and Julie Kent) and the students as well (including a young Zoe Saldana).
5. Ballerina (2006). Documentary on five dancers of the Mariinsky. My favorite are the segments on Diana Vishneva and Ulyana Lopatkina. It unfortunately also reinforced my dislike of Svetlana Zakharova. Lots of gorgeous dancing and a fascinating look at the company and Vaganova Academy.
The last four are all on Netflix streaming, so what are are you waiting for? Go watch a ballet movie.