6. Save The Last Dance (2001)
When you initially watch Save The Last Dance, it’s hard to identify with the Sara Johnson (Julia Stiles), the tortured high school dancer who botched her Juilliard audition because of the death of her mother.
However, what unfolds is an inspiring love story about Sara and her culturally-different African-American boyfriend Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas.) Through Derek’s influence, Sara learns how to not just dance again, but dance with impassioned soul.
Does she get into Juilliard? What do you think?