There is little else in a movie that gives us the feels as much as a good old fashioned dance sequence. Dancing in movies lets us see characters band together, blow off steam, get the girl, get the boy or just give us a glimpse of their personality. Just try not to smile while watching this dancing super cut set to Walk The Moon’s 2014 Billboard Top 40 hit “Shutup and Dance”
In this fun compilation that must have taken YouTuber MsTabularasa a long time to make, we see dozens of films spanning many genres. Whether it’s the song, the flawless timing in the edit or the fact that as human beings, dancing is a primal part within all of us; we just can’t stop watching this. The pleasure we find in music and dance is truly distinct to our species and this video surely scratches that itch we all feel in our DNA. It is no coincidence that most of these clips are the more memorable moments of the films they reside in. You can’t deny that dancing is a part of us all and that just might be what makes this video so appealing.
Some are key to the plot like Dirty Dancing, Flashdance and of course Footloose. Others, while not pivotal to the plot let us know something about the characters that dialogue otherwise could not as with Risky Business and Reservoir Dogs. There are even movies like Slumdog Millionaire and The 40 Year Old Virgin that have post credit dance sequences put in just for fun.
For those of you who may want to know each of the movies featured, lets do this!
Silver Linings Playbook, Reality Bites, Something Borrowed, Love, Charlie’s Angels, Dirty Dancing, Big, Reservoir Dogs, American Beauty, Happy Feet 2, 13 going on 30, Slumdog Millionaire, Save the Last Dance, Alice in Wonderland, Kick-Ass, Pulp Fiction, (500) Days of Summer, Flashdance, This Is the End, Grease, Intouchables, Tangled, The Replacements, Pride, Blue Valentine, The Wolf of Wall Street, Grind, Ted, Beetlejuice, American Pie, Blast from the Past, King of New York, Clerks II, The Mask, Mamma Mia!, New Year’s Eve, The Proposal, American Pie: The Wedding, Footloose, Magic Mike, Get Smart, West Side Story, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Scary Movie, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Hitch, Risky Business, The Breakfast Club, Penguins of Madagascar, Mermaids, Nothing to Lose, Billy Elliot, Shall We Dance, Hairspray, Napoleon Dynamite, Puss in Boots, She’s All That, The Heat, Rush Hour, West Side Story , A Night at the Roxbury, Burn after Reading, Step Up, Dirty Dancing, The Sound of Music, Silver Linings Playbook, The Ugly Truth, Scent of a Woman, Beauty and the Beast, Pretty in Pink, Grease, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Along came Polly, White Nights, Cry Baby, Tropic Thunder, The Blues Brothers, Mary Poppins, Footloose (2011), Friends with Benefits, The Sweetest Thing, Coyote Ugly, Saturday Night Fever, Center Stage, Rock of Ages, Little Miss Sunshine, Disaster Movie, and Bring it on
Clearly this isn’t the definitive video of movie dancing, and we surely hope it’s not the last. What pivotal dance scenes do you think were left out? Let us know in the comments.