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!
David Bowie’s Goblin-Filled Performance in “Labyrinth”
Leave it to icon David Bowie to be able to keep a straight face when singing in a room full of goblin puppets as the goblin king Jareth in Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth”.
Though the movie takes place in a mythical realm, the legend’s undeniable cool factor made it hard for audiences to take their eyes off of him as he danced and sang around the castle like it was a stage. Who knew a mullet and ruffled blouse could look so strangely spellbinding!
Anna and the King Performing “Shall We Dance?” in “The King and I”
From elaborately decorated sets to award-winning costume design, “The King and I” is often thought of as a work of art, and that’s not even mentioning the musical and dance numbers. In the film's most poignant scene, Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens teaches Yul Brynner’s character, King Mongkut of Siam, how to dance the polka.
Though the scene may seem tame compared to today’s standard, the King grabbing Anna’s waist to pull her in tight for dance was very scandalous for its time. Swoon!
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!
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines Duet in “White Nights”
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.”