Favorite Cinematic Dance Scenes

Dance scenes that don't take place at a dance competition or on a stage. In other words, no dance movies allowed.
  1. Oscar Isaac in Ex Machina
    🙌🏼 my fave 🙌🏼
  2. The sisters in Dogtooth
    The guy who directed and wrote The Lobster also wrote this. Very disturbing! But these moves... You can watch the whole thing on YouTube.
  3. Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You
    Truly a great female lead. She gets drunk and dances on a table at a house party.
  4. Romy & Michele's High School Reunion
    Suggested by   @taylormorley
  5. Not my all-time favorite, but Tina Fey and Amy Poehler dancing to Informer (?) in Sisters. Oh, 1993 how I miss you.
    Suggested by   @lorimcs
  6. The Living Room Routine from Perks of Being a Wallflower!
    My friend and I were obsessed with it and learned it a few years ago: LIVING ROOM ROUTINE
    Suggested by   @celestestelle
  7. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in (500) Days of Summer
    Suggested by   @gagneet
  8. Ferris Bueller's parade scene
    Suggested by   @biancasanchez
  9. The end of the "Machine Gun" montage from Boogie Nights
    Suggested by   @Gola
  10. The Breakfast Club
    Suggested by   @biancasanchez
  11. Jenny Slate and Jake Lacy, Obvious Child
    Suggested by   @spicymeatball
  12. Leo DiCaprio in Wolf of Wall Street.
    Suggested by   @haileybunton
  13. Donna and Max dance in "Obvious Child"
    So cute and weirdly relatable.
    Suggested by   @kate_dom
  14. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth in P&P
    God I love this scene
    Suggested by   @marymurphy
  15. Slumdog Millionaire
    Suggested by   @marymurphy
  16. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
    Suggested by   @marymurphy
  17. Harry and Hermione in Deathly Hallows Dos
    Suggested by   @marymurphy
  18. Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph in Bridesmaids
    Suggested by   @calliestorie
  19. Dance battle in the Starsky and Hutch remake
    Couldn't find a GIF of the actual scene. Just YouTube it
    Suggested by   @ahoags
  20. Gene Kelly on roller skates?
    Suggested by   @andersun
  21. Can't Buy Me Love African anteater ritual
    Suggested by   @lorimcs
  22. Napoleon Dynamite. Vote for Pedro dance.
    Suggested by   @rachel_weav
  23. Pretty In Pink
    Suggested by   @audreypalumbo
  24. Cha Cha in Grease
  25. Hot Rod
    I had to
    Suggested by   @audreypalumbo
  26. Footloose- so many to choose from.
    Suggested by   @kashshu11
  27. Megan Draper in 'Mad Men'
    Singing 'Zou Bisou Bisou'. Fun for us but Don was mildly pissed 😏
    Suggested by   @angela3950
  28. Nobody's mentioned the Pulp Fiction dance scene yet?
    Suggested by   @MatthewAlmont
  29. Love actually
    Suggested by   @jmewants2travel
  30. Something Borrowed
    Their throwback dance to their youth.
    Suggested by   @Boogie
  31. The Rex Manning Day Dance
    So many life lessons learned from EmpireRecords
    Suggested by   @MrsMuss
  32. Hairspray Run and Tell That
    🎶Tryin to make a dollar out of 15 cents 🎶
    Suggested by   @Boogie
  33. "You Don't Own Me" First Wives Club
    Suggested by   @tiffanyjenellej
  34. 40 Year Old Virgin
    I guess that's what it'd feel like to lose your virginity at 40ish?
    Suggested by   @lillinares
  35. Nobody mentioned Dirty Dancing? Shameful.
    Johnny & Baby ❤️
    Suggested by   @solitarygigi
  36. This Amy Adams perfection in Enchanted
    Suggested by   @luchag
  37. Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator
    Beautiful score, so oddly sweet, but also ~symbolism~
    Suggested by   @allysonarno
  38. A Knight's Tale!
    Perfect soundtrack with Golden Years by David Bowie
    Suggested by   @rach_simone
  39. The Sweetest Thing
    Suggested by   @angostman
  40. Center Stage dance class scene ❤️
    Suggested by   @marianavel
  41. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook. The final dance competition.
    Suggested by   @iker314
  42. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewin on the dock in Step Up
    Suggested by   @eye_eles
  43. Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig in Skeleton Twins
    Suggested by   @gramcrackalack
  44. west side story y'all come on
    Suggested by   @ilanablazer
  45. Ralph Fiennes in A Bigger Splash
    Suggested by   @JerichoReid
  46. Tom Cruise Risky Business
    Suggested by   @melee520
  47. Biaggio from The Kings of Summer
    Suggested by   @GzzyDuzIt