When we are not out and about, we like to chill with friends or enjoy a little bit of me, myself and I time. A great way to do that is by watching a movie. Sometimes we like to watch a comedy or action movie before the pre-drinks commence. It’s a way to enjoy the quietness before the big storm later that evening and night.
There are several objectives when watching a movie. Sometimes you want to be moved, to be educated, to laugh, to be inspired, to empty the mind or to nervously watch when the next moment of jump scares occur. We love to watch happy movies before going out, especially when the main story is about nightlife! Or at least when it’s a movie that contains enjoyable nightlife or dancing scenes.
Sometimes we can actually learn from those dancing scenes, but other times they are just for laughs. Anyhow, here are 10 of our favourite dancing scenes you probably remember pretty well! We understand if you used a few of these on the dance floor already!
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
Tropic Thunder – 2008
This comedy is clearly a parody. When looking at Robert Downey Jr.’s painted face, you would assume he steals the show. But what a lie this turned out to be, because it’s the popular Scientology member Tom Cruise who makes this movie memorable. This credit scene alone makes this more than clear with a pumping Ludacris rapping “Get Back”.
Hitch – 2005
Hitch is one of our all time favourite movies. We don’t care it “only” has a 6.6 on IMDB.com, the movie is super positive and makes you wanting to go out there and communicate with the opposite sex. Will Smith makes some statements about women which are 100% true. In this scene he learns Kevin James how to dance on Usher’s “Yeah!”, it is really that simple! There are more lessons to learn so definitely check this movie out!
A Night at the Roxbury – 1998
Another positive and funny movie is A Night at the Roxbury. The movie and both main characters (brothers) are really crazy and over the top though, but if you are a Will Ferrell fan you’re all sorted! This scene shows the dim-witted brothers how NOT to act on the dance floor! Not even in the 90s when the movie and song “This is Your Night” by Amber were produced, did night outers act this crazy…
The Inbetweeners Movie – 2011
The Inbetweeners is known all over the UK. These 4 young lads have some “interesting” skills when it comes to their communication with women… Anyhow the scene is funny where they dance on Yolanda be Cool’s “We No Speak Americano”. You can’t blame them for trying to stand out! When was the last time you approached girls in such fashion with your friends? Probably never? A no is always guaranteed if you don’t try!
Napoleon Dynamite – 2004
If you have seen this movie, you could probably relate to Napoleon in one of the scenes. The movie follows this normal pattern you would except in such a comedy that is all about an alienated teenager. But the ending! On Jamiroquai’s “Canned Heat”? Totally unexpected! Who would have thought he has such dancing skills? I guess that just shows you should never judge people too fast, especially not alienated teenagers!
Little Miss Sunshine – 2006
Like Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine is a clever comedy about not so ordinary people. However at the end the characteristics of the Hoover family are not far off when it comes to regular families. There are always a few “out-of-the-box” individuals who different themselves easily from the rest of the family. Abigail Breslin who plays Olive Hoover, shows in this remarkable dance scene with the song “Super Freak” by Rick James on the background, that you should not care what other people think. It’s all about enjoying yourself!
Pulp Fiction – 1994
Yes Pulp Fiction! A movie that finds itself in the top 10 of IMDB.com! If there is a movie I believe every reader has seen, it’s this one. The movie exist for more than 20 years now and remains a cult classic forever. Who expected John Travolta and Uma Thurman to have a romantic night after this scene? I know I did! (Unfortunately that did not happen). The director Quentin Tarantino loves his details, and he perfectlty directed both favourite actors with “You Never Can Tell” by Chuck Berry as the background song.
Guardians of the Galaxy – 2014
Hahahah! That was our first reaction when watching this scene! Guardians of the Galaxy is a super funny superhero movie with occasional dancing and singing. This scene may be short, but it’s funny as hell! Who would expect that The Five Stairsteps’s song “Ooh Child” will be sung by Chris Pratt in such a crucial scene? A lesson we can learn from this, is that dancing and singing have the power to solve the most serious problems in life.
Silver Linings Playbook – 2012
Silver Linings Playbook can be categorized as dramatic, romantic and funny. We love this final dance scene where Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence combine different music genres with different dance styles. Like many other scenes in this blog, it shows characters who really don’t care what others think. I guess that is one of the perks of alcohol, it makes one care less about the crowd.
Slumdog Millionaire – 2008
The last movie scene in this blog comes from Slumdog Millionaire. This scene makes us realise that Dublin needs to organise more Bollywood themed events. We love the synchronised dancing and the positive energy that this scene brings. It’s a perfect ending to a movie that contains some disturbing scenes. The song “Jai Ho” by A.R. Rahman is catchy and stays in your brain for hours.