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    25 Great Movie Dance Scenes

    So hard to choose!

    25. The Proposal, "Chant Scene"

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    Mildly offensive. But gotta love Sandra Bullock and Betty White dancing it out in the woods.

    24. Grease, "Summer Nights"

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    One of the more sweet numbers from this wild 50s nostalgia musical. We still have milkshakes and racism, people. Good song tho.

    23. Bring it On, "Dance Off"

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    Was it a surprise to anybody that the white girls stole the black kids' dance moves?

    22. The Harvey Girls, "Dance party"

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    One of the only times I've been ok with folk dancing. Plus Judy Garland and Ray Bolger. Underrated movie

    21. The Blues Brothers, "Freedom"

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    Aretha. That is all.

    20. Practical Magic, "Midnight Margaritas"

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    This scene made all of us want witch aunts who make margaritas in the middle of the night. Reminds us to find joy amid darkness.

    19. Mary Poppins, "Step in Time"

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    Everyone's favorite scene as a kid

    18. On the Town, "On the Town"

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    Gene Kelly doing what he does best, in a sailor's outfit, on the Empire State Building. Great supporting cast too, notably Frank Sinatra.

    17. Silver Linings Playbook, "Dance Competition"

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    There's so much heart and hope in these two flawed characters

    16. Ferris Bueller's Day Off, "Twist and Shout"

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    lol

    15. La La Land, "Another day of Sun"

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    Look, Moonlight deserved every bit of that Oscar. But you gotta hand it to La La Land for this opening scene.

    14. Legally Blonde, "Bend and Snap"

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    Jennifer Coolidge stealing the show in this classic movie

    13. Rent, "La Vie Boheme"

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    Iconic broadway show. Iconic movie. Also Idina Menzel as a lesbian.

    12. First Wives Club, "You Don't Own Me"

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    Three brilliant actresses took Lesley Gore's anthem about self-empowerment and made us laugh, cry, and yell "You don't own me!"

    11. Rocky Horror Picture Show, "Time Warp"

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    Cult classic

    10. Cabaret, "Wilkommen"

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    Joel Grey fully embracing his role in this musical set in a Cabaret club in Berlin before WWII.

    9. The Breakfast Club, "Dance Break"

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    Nothing captures the ennui of high school better than this classic detention dance scene

    8. 13 Going on 30, "Thriller"

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    Jennifer Garner making us laugh as the teenager trapped in an adult's body will go down in history as one of the greatest rom com scenes.

    7. Flashdance, "What a Feeling"

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    Young Jennifer Beals! 80s bops! Black leotards! What more could you want?

    6. Fame, "Street Dance"

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    Fame was doing street dancing before street dancing was cool

    5. Meet Me in St. Louis, "Skip to my Lou"

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    So many great scenes in this movie, arguably one of Judy Garland's greatest appearances. This scene just exudes so much color and joy.

    4. Royal Wedding, "Wall Dance"

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    Fred Astaire made it all look so easy. Some dope camera work and dope dance moves come together in this famous sequence!

    3. The Young Girls of Rochefort, "Opening Scene"

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    The standard for big dance scenes in movie musicals. You've got the Jaques Demy movie, Michel Legrand music, Catherine Deneuve as protagonist, appearance by an older Gene Kelly, and you can even spot dancer George Chakiris (also in the West Side Story entry below).

    2. Singin' in the Rain, "Make 'Em Laugh"

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    This movie is full of song and dance, but this smaller scene transcends expectations. Laughter is indeed the best medicine.

    1. West Side Story, "America"

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    Of its time, but so good. Rita Moreno as Anita slays. George Chakiris on this list again as Bernardo. Jerome Robbins' choreography, race relations in 1950s NYC, and the tragic tale of star crossed love bring everything together, making this number even more poignant.

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