2. Flashdance (1983)
Admittedly, we still watch this movie on repeat–especially when we want to work off some stress or need motivation for that perfect bikini bod. Jennifer Beals was (and still is) completely gorgeous and we have a hard time believing that she plays Alex–a teenage welder at a steel mill.
Apparently, Alex does too because at night she works as a dancer and her biggest dream is to become a professional dancer despite formal training. Along the way, she falls in love as one is wont to do in a Hollywood-produced dance film, despite the fact that it seems like Alex has no time for a boyfriend.
Does Alex make it to the dance conservatory? We never find that out, but we do know her love “blooms.” Aww, sweet.