Though the cult-classic comedy “Mean Girls” provided us with tons of new slang (“so fetch!”) and other quotable moments, one of the film’s most memorable scenes has to be when the girls dance to the holiday classic “Jingle Bell Rock”.
From their barely-there Santa costumes to the malfunctioning boombox, the scene is perfect from start to finish. And who could miss Amy Poehler holding the camcorder as she records and encourages the girls? The scene is iconic, to say the least!
The Bollywood Twist at the End of “Slumdog Millionaire”
The award-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” is a powerful story about love and destiny. And no scene captures the intensity of the film as much as the musical number played during the ending credits.
The song “Jai Ho,” which roughly translates to “let there be victory,” features the film's protagonists as they dance using traditional Bollywood moves in a train station. After going on such a powerful emotional journey with the characters, seeing them break out into song and dance is a memorable way to end the film.
El Tango de Roxanne in “Moulin Rouge”
Set in an opulent Parisian cabaret, “Moulin Rouge” tells the story of the relationship between a performer named Satine and her lover, an English poet named Christian. Though Satine and her co-stars perform many unforgettable routines, one number truly puts the emotions of the characters into actual motion — “El Tango de Roxanne.”
Set to The Police’s “Roxanne,” the scene begins with a passionate Argentinian tango dance which quickly turns into a powerful display of emotions. The scene is so intense you might have to remind yourself to take a breath!
Audrey Hepburn’s Bohemian Dance in “Funny Face”
In the film “Funny Face,” Audrey Hepburn plays a bookseller from New York who finds herself thrust into the fashion industry and traveling to Paris. She soon falls in love with a fashion photographer played by Fred Astaire.
Though Audrey had studied classical dance, the film’s most memorable dance scene is when Audrey shows off her unique-for-the-era dance moves in black pants and a black turtleneck. Audrey’s outfit and moves from this scene have become iconic and even inspired Whitney Houston’s music video for “I’m Your Baby Tonight.”
A Fully Choreographed Prom in “She’s All That”
As if high school wasn’t hard enough, some expect you to know a perfectly choreographed routine to perform at prom. At least that was the case for the high school in “She’s All That.”
Like many teen films, the focus of this movie was prom. And no prom would be complete without mean girls, elaborate hairdos, and impossibly-difficult-to-master dance moves. We’re not going to lie, we kinda wish our prom would have included a well-choreographed dance routine that everyone somehow magically knew!