It may seem a bit strange to see Hugh Grant in a children’s movie considering his often sarcastic nature. Thankfully, though. Hugh was able to show off his surprising musical side in the sequel to the popular film, “Paddington 2.”
Playing an actor-turned-criminal named Phoenix Buchanan, Hugh performs a lengthy musical and dance number at the end of the film. Wearing a pink striped prison uniform, Hugh dances and sings rather spectacularly we must say. Who knew he had it in him?
Tom Cruise Dancing to “Old Time Rock and Roll” in “Risky Business”
“Risky Business” may be known as Tom Cruise’s break-out movie, but it’s also the film that launched a million of the easiest DIY Halloween costumes. Like Tom’s character in the comedy, all you need is a pair of briefs, a button-down shirt, and uber-cool sunglasses.
Though the same film features a young Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay getting down and dirty on Chicago’s public transportation, it’s Tom sliding around in his socks and lip-syncing to “Old Time Rock and Roll” that really captured our attention.
Dance-Off Scene in “White Chicks”
What would an early 2000s movie be without the quintessential dance-off scene? In the film, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans play two FBI agents going undercover as wealthy blonde sisters. Naturally, (sarcasm alert) their beauty and grace incur the envy of another pair of wealthy blonde sisters.
Soon the sisters, thronged by their respective girlfriends, battle it out on the dance floor. This scene is memorable for its insane dance moves, and the fact that the undercover agents managed to win the faceoff without their wigs falling off and blowing their cover. Now that’s talent!
The Passionate Dance in “The Mask of Zorro”
Even with his trademark mask, it would be hard not to see the obvious chemistry between stars Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the film, “The Mask of Zorro.” Though the duo’s surprisingly erotic duel may be the film’s most famous scene, their dance number is just as memorable.
In the scene, the masked vigilante named Zorro and Elena (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones) share an unbelievably passionate dance together. With the dance floor to themselves, audiences watch as the two engage in a scandalously-intimate number that resonates with audiences even today.
Salma Hayek’s Vampire Dance in “From Dusk Till Dawn”
Before princess of pop Britney Spears was shimmying at the 2001 VMAs with a snake, there was another reptile-wearing dancer — Salma Hayek’s character in “From Dusk Till Dawn.” In the film, she plays an exotic dancer who is really a vampire (seriously!).
What follows is one of the film’s most memorable scenes involving Salma’s sensual belly dance as a giant snake intertwines itself around her — foretelling the scary fate that awaits the bar’s patrons. Those with a fear of snakes might want to skip this particular number!