There are some scenes in movies that are so completely unexpected that they actually end up surprisingly becoming our favorite scenes. The campy horror film “Beetlejuice” has many memorable scenes and characters, but few can forget the dinner dance scene to the song “Day-O.”
In the scene, possessed dinner guests suddenly begin singing and dancing to the Jamaican song, “Day-O” with one guest even using an ice bucket as a drum. The whole scene where they dance around the table is both shocking and hilarious.
The Three-Person Tango in “Take the Lead”
You’ve got to love an inspiring tale about the power of dance that is based on a true story. The film “Take the Lead” was inspired by famed dance instructor Pierre Dulaine who used dance to help disadvantaged youth.
The film manages to show a variety of impressive dance scenes, but the most memorable has to be during the final dance competition when three of the students perform a three-person tango. Set to a remix of traditional tango music, the unique dance is truly a feat of artistic talent and creativity.
Maria and Captain von Trapp Dance in “The Sound of Music”
In the classic film, “The Sound of Music,” Maria is sent to take care of a widowed Naval Officer, Captain von Trapp, and his seven children. The bubbling chemistry between the young governess and the stoic father is obvious as they begin to dance the Ländler, a traditional Austrian folk dance.
While the movie is a classic for its many musical numbers, this scene is memorable because we truly feel the love between the two characters as they dance, creating their own little world on the dance floor.
Backstreet Boys’ Surprise Appearance in “This Is the End”
From mastering their dance moves and songs, to choosing their favorite member of the boy band, there was no ‘90s group bigger than the Backstreet Boys. Who knew that decades later, we would see the pop group rocking out in a massive musical number at the end of the comedy-disaster film “This Is the End”?
In the scene, the Backstreet Boys show off their signature moves in heaven surrounded by a huge dancing crowd. The scene is everything we could want — ‘90s pop music, hilarious actors, and ridiculous costumes.
David Bowie’s Goblin-Filled Performance in “Labyrinth”
Leave it to icon David Bowie to be able to keep a straight face when singing in a room full of goblin puppets as the goblin king Jareth in Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth”.
Though the movie takes place in a mythical realm, the legend’s undeniable cool factor made it hard for audiences to take their eyes off of him as he danced and sang around the castle like it was a stage. Who knew a mullet and ruffled blouse could look so strangely spellbinding!