'Dirty Dancing' lands on Netflix this weekend

'Dirty Dancing' lands on Netflix this weekend

As far as classic dance movies with iconic scenes, a brilliant soundtrack and impeccable chemistry between lead actors go, the number one film which springs to mind is 1987's Dirty Dancing.

And over 30 years after the film was released, it is still one of the most adored romantic movies of all time. So, anyone who happens to be a fan - and has access to a Netflix account - will be ecstatic to hear that the cult classic will be landing on the streaming service this weekend!

Take another look at this iconic scene from Dirty Dancing:

The hit film, set in the 1960s, centres around Frances 'Baby' Houseman, who falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle while vacationing with her parents at a Catskills resort.

The movie, based on screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein's experiences in her youth, touched and resonated with audiences all over the world - leading to repeat viewings and an overall positive response.

dirty dancing Credit: Warner Bros

Bergstein told Aaron Tracy as part of the To Live and Dialogue in LA podcast:

"[Baby and Johnny] are two people with honour and a crack inside that wants to heal by making the world better. It’s a love story but it’s also about honour. If you reach out your hand and behave with honour, at some point the world will turn on its axis and that’s what happened with Baby. She was very brave, she reached out her hand and Johnny, who believed in nothing, saw someone behave with absolute selfless honour toward him and that’s what gave him the courage to pull her back."

No one could have guessed just how popular Dirty Dancing would go on to become - with a modest budget of just $6 million dollars. It ultimately earned a staggering $213 million at the box office, and as such, was one of the highest-grossing films of 1987.

But if love stories and steamy dance choreographies aren't quite your cup of tea, then there are plenty of other upcoming additions to the streaming platform.

The Lego Batman Movie, The Ranch: Part seven, and Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea will also be arriving on Netflix next month. Plus a brand new Netflix original series, Unbelievable, is also landing on the service on Friday, 13th September.

Dirty Dancing will be available to stream on Netflix from September 1.