All 6 ‘Step Up’ Movies in Order (Including a TV Series)

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If you’re a fan of dancing in general and a fan of movies, ‘Step Up’ is the right franchise for you. Created in 2006, the franchise is an anthology of romantic dance films that, despite receiving mixed reviews, grew into an entire franchise over the course of 14 years. Today, the ‘Step Up’ franchise has six movies and a single TV show, and we’re going to help you watch them in order.

Editor’s Note: This watch order was updated in November 2023 to include the latest news regarding the franchise.

All 6 ‘Step Up’ movies in release date order, including TV shows

The first ‘Step Up’ movie was released in 2006. It featured heartthrob Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. The movie was successful with the audiences due to its overall story and soundtrack. The critics doubted the movie, but it managed to earn more than $60 million on a budget of $12 million. Needless to say, this was enough to warrant multiple sequels, and this is their release order:

  1. ‘Step Up’ (2006)
  2. ‘Step Up 2: The Streets’ (2008)
  3. ‘Step Up 3D’ (2010)
  4. ‘Step Up Revolution’ (2012)
  5. ‘Step Up: All In’ (2014)
  6. ‘Step Up: High Water’ (2018-2022) – TV Series -3 Seasons
  7. ‘Step Up: Year of the Dance’ (2020)

Are all ‘Step Up’ movies connected? What’s the best way to watch them?

‘Step Up’ franchise is an anthology, meaning that the stories revolve around different characters but the overall premise remains the same and deals with dancing and dreams related to dancing. The movies can easily be watched as stand-alone movies, considering that the concept is easy enough to understand. The show ‘Step Up’ follows the same characters across three seasons while introducing new ones. The best way to watch the ‘Step Up’ franchise is therefore in release date order.

All 6 ‘Step Up’ Movies in Chronological order

As we’ve said, ‘Step Up’ is an anthology, meaning that its chronological order coincides with the release date order.

1. ‘Step Up’ (2006)

Step Up 2006

At a party, brothers Mac and Skinny, along with friend Tyler, clash with their rival PJ, who is involved in car thefts. After the trio vandalizes the Maryland School of Arts, Tyler takes the blame and is sentenced to 200 hours of community service, where he observes Nora Clark’s dance class preparing for a crucial audition performance.

2. ‘Step Up 2: The Streets’ (2008)

Step Up 2 The Streets 2008

In Baltimore, Andie West, dealing with the loss of her mother, immerses herself in street dancing with her crew, the 410, to maintain their top ranking in the illegal competition “The Streets.” Encouraged by her friend Tyler, she auditions for the Maryland School of the Arts, leading to her expulsion from the 410, but she forms a new crew with classmates and prepares for the competition while navigating personal challenges.


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3. ‘Step Up 3D’ (2010)

Step Up 3D 2010

In New York City, Moose, studying electrical engineering at New York University, is drawn back into the dance world when he encounters a dance battle led by Luke Katcher. Luke convinces Moose to join his crew, the House of Pirates, to compete in the World Jam Championships and win the $100,000 prize to save their financially troubled warehouse club.

4. ‘Step Up Revolution’ (2012)

Step Up Revolution 2012

In Miami, The Mob, a flash mob crew led by Sean Asa, gains attention by shutting down Ocean Drive with a dynamic performance. After watching their success on the news, the crew, who work as waiters, sneaks into their workplace’s beach club to enjoy their time off.

5. ‘Step Up: All In’ (2014)

All In 2014

In Los Angeles, Sean Asa and his dance crew, The Mob, struggle to find success and face financial challenges. After losing a dance battle to the Grim Knights, they decide to return to Miami, feeling unprepared for the competitive dance scene in Los Angeles.

6. ‘Step Up: High Water’ (2018-2022) – TV Series -3 Seasons

High Water

In the series, ‘High Water,’ twins Tal and Janelle move to Atlanta and enroll in the city’s highly competitive performing arts school, facing constant challenges and tests both in dance and their personal lives. As they strive to pursue their dreams, the duo learns the extent of their determination and the sacrifices required to seize their moment at High Water.

7. ‘Step Up: Year of the Dance’ (2019)

Step Up Year of the Dance 2019

‘Step Up: Year of the Dance’ is a Chinese spin-off film in the ‘Step Up’ franchise. The story revolves around a dance student, Qingming, who is expelled from his dance academy due to a fight. He teams up with a street dancer, Tian, to form their own dance crew and compete in a street dance competition. Together, they blend traditional Chinese dance with street dance elements, aiming to prove themselves and make a mark in the dance world.


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Where to watch the above-mentioned movies?

‘Step Up,’ Step Up 2,’ and ‘Step Up 3D’ can only be rented on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play and YouTube.

‘Step Up Revolution’ and ‘Step Up: All In’ can be streamed on Max. The first two seasons of ‘Step Up’ TV Show can be streamed via YouTube Premium, while the third season can only be bought via the Apple TV store.

The Chinese Spinoff ‘Year of the Dance’ can be streamed via Tubi and Freevee.

Will there be more ‘Step Up’ movies?

It doesn’t seem likely that the ‘Step Up’ franchise will continue. It seems unlikely that anyone will revisit the movies, but in any case, we will keep you updated if any news resurfaces.

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