In the film “White Nights”, viewers are treated to one of the most memorable dance scenes in history, a duet with two of the most revered dancers of modern time — Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines.
Dancing to David Pack’s “Prove Me Wrong” the two turn an ordinary dance studio into the setting for one of the greatest dance scenes ever. Though the dancers have diverse dance backgrounds, they begin dancing together seamlessly. The grace, fluidity, and talent demonstrated by these two masters of their craft are often described as “breathtaking.”
Impromptu Performance of “You Don’t Own Me” in “First Wives Club”
Any film starring Hollywood’s funniest women, Bette Middler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton, is bound to be hilarious. Refusing to be defeated by the behavior of the men in their lives, the three women band together to support one another.
The characters' journey of empowerment is perfectly summed up in their rendition of Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” which the ladies perform after an event. Watching that scene, it’s hard not to want to throw on a white suit and join the stars as they sing that powerful anthem!
Channing Tatum Performing “Pony” in “Magic Mike”
Ginuwine’s song “Pony” gets hearts racing by itself, but add in Channing Tatum slowly stripping down, and the audience was practically breathless! Though there is no shortage of good-looking men making audiences feel hot under the collar, this scene is one of the film’s most famous, and for good reason.
Putting his own spin on the ‘90s R & B classic, Channing Tatum’s sensual solo act became one of the most memorable moments in the movie. Plan on taking a cold shower after watching this famous dance scene!
The Final Dance Scene in “Honey”
The 2003 dance film “Honey” may not have impressed critics with its often cringe-worthy dialogue (seriously, what were the writers thinking?), but the movie’s dance scenes more than made up for it. Loosely inspired by celebrity choreographer Laurieann Gibson (who choreographed and appeared in the film), “Honey” has various noteworthy dance scenes.
Fans especially loved the film’s final scene when Honey, Jessica Alba’s character, gets to see the at-risk youth she mentors perform in an elaborate hip hop-influenced number. Proving that behind the corny dialogue, the movie had real heart.
Tom Dancing to “You Make My Dreams” in “500 Days of Summer”
If there’s one word to describe the film “500 Days of Summer” it would probably be “quirky.” The film, which helped popularize the term “manic-pixie-dream-girl” tells the story of Tom (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who falls in love with a girl named Summer played by hipster goddess, Zooey Deschanel.
The film’s surprising dance sequence to Hall & Oates’s “You Make My Dreams” perfectly captures Tom’s euphoric feelings about Summer. Complete with background dancers and cartoon birds, it shows just how overwhelming first love can be.