The Best Dance-Offs in Movies That Aren't Even About Dancing
The only thing better than a big film climax is a totally unexpected movie dance-off. Sure, movies like Step Up and Stomp the Yard feature some killer moves, but that's to be expected. Viewers don't expect people to battle it out through dancing in movies that aren't about dancing, so those moments are the driving force behind some of the best film dance offs.From Kid 'n' Play's totally '90s party moves to dancing as a strategy for revenge, this list pays homage to the best movie dance-offs nobody saw coming. Now boogie on down through this compilation and don't forget to vote up the best dance-off scenes in movies that totally made you want to bust out some killer moves.
- 124 VOTES
In the dancing equivalent of a fantasy pillow fight, two groups of hot white chicks engage in a dance-off. It looks like the competition is over when the second team runs out of memorized dance material, but everything (including the awesome soundtrack) gets tricky when Kevin and Marcus show 'em how it's done.
- 240 VOTES
Vince Vega has a pretty crazy job description, but of all the briefcase-retrieving assassin's duties, his most important job is to make sure Mia Wallace has a good time. Mia wants to enter the Twist contest at Jack Rabbit Slim's, so she warns him that he better be a good dancer - but even she's not ready for the moves Vega busts out.
- 329 VOTES
Steve Stifler feels uncomfortable when he realizes he's in a gay bar, but his discomfort turns to anger when some patrons laugh at the prospect of being attracted to him. So what does the Stifmeister do? He initiates a dance-off. After he and Bear bare their dancing souls, they practically become BFFs, and Stifler gets his egotistical groove back.
- 421 VOTES
Here's an atypical anti-drug warning: cocaine may lead to unexpected dance-offs. Starsky learns that lesson the hard way when he forces a rude guy at the club into a dance battle and Hutch has to care for him in the aftermath.
- 519 VOTES
When hot girl Jessica accidentally swaps bodies with the not-so-hot (and not at all female) criminal Clive, a group of unlikely friends helps her track down her body. They suspect a rival hottie, Bianca, of making the switch through some sort of voodoo that can be detected through a tattoo. Jessica (in Clive's body) tries to find the tattoo by stripping Bianca in a group dance-off, but alas, she only manages to ruin a bunch of shirts.
- 617 VOTES
This fun-natured dance-off is as '90s as it gets, with girls versus boys in the center of a circle more colorful than a box of crayons. Kid 'n' Play aren't playing around with their killer moves, but neither are their girlfriends - especially not with those bright yellow outfits. The boys technically win the dance-off, but nobody walks away as a loser.