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.
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 Ending Credits of “Paddington 2”
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?
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!
The Iconic Water Dance in “Flashdance”
Though the premise of “Flashdance” seems a bit far-fetched (a gorgeous and talented welder at a steel mill who moonlights as a dancer in a gentleman’s club by night), the film is considered one of the best dance movies in history.
Her audition scene set to the song “What a Feeling” is certainly memorable. However, it’s her sensual and soaking wet dance to “He’s a Dream” that has not only become a pop culture legacy but remains one of the most erotic dance scenes ever filmed.