We’re not far from Valentine’s Day, and if the holiday is putting you in the mood for cheesy films and romance, then we recommend you watch Dirty Dancing.

Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, the film tells the story of a young woman who steps in to be the dance partner for a professional after his partner is unable to continue dancing. Along the way, the pair fall in love – and of course perform *that* spectacular lift.

If you’d like to stream Dirty Dancing online for free, then keep on reading. We also have similar articles for Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary and The Notebook.

How to watch Dirty Dancing online for free

At the time of writing, the only place to stream Dirty Dancing in the UK is via the Amazon Prime Video channel STARZPLAY.

To access this, you will first need to be subscribed to Amazon Prime Video – you can do this on the Amazon website. You can either sign up for just an Amazon Prime Video subscription for £5.99 per month, or pay for a full Amazon Prime account for £7.99 per month. There is a 30-day free trial available for new members.

Paying for a full Prime membership also gives you next-day delivery on online shopping, music streaming, audiobooks, access to flash sales such as Prime Day and more. You can find out more about the benefits of Amazon Prime here.

Once you have a Prime membership, you’ll need to add STARZPLAY as an extra channel to watch Dirty Dancing. This does have a seven-day free trial available – after that a subscription costs £4.99 per month.

STARZPLAY also allows you to stream the likes of Pennyworth and Godfather of Harlem online. If you’d like to know more about Amazon channels, you can read our explainer here. You can also check out our guide on watching STARZ in the UK

If in theory you sign up for an Amazon Prime trial and a STARZPLAY trial and cancel both before you're billed, you won't have to pay anything to watch Dirty Dancing

Unfortunately, Dirty Dancing isn’t available to stream on Netflix, Now TV or Disney Plus. 

Rent or buy the digital version

If you’d rather rent or buy Dirty Dancing, then you can do so from Amazon UK, Google Play, iTunes and YouTube.

Rental costs start from £3.49, whilst the price for buying the digital version outright starts from £5.99. 

Buy the DVD

You can also buy the DVD and/or Blu-Ray of Dirty Dancing from Amazon UK, WH Smith and HMV – prices start from £4 for the DVD, and £11 for the Blu-Ray.

Rent the DVD for free

Finally, you can also rent the DVD completely for free. Cinema Paradiso offers 30-day free trial for all new customers.