Let’s be real: Sometimes we just want to be entertained and watch people do cool stuff that we can’t do to save our lives. That’s why dance movies are the ultimate guilty pleasure.
Battle Of The Year comes out today and it’ll definitely have a place in the dance movie hall of fame. Who doesn’t love a good dance battle, right? To celebrate its release, we’ve compiled a list of the 7 most awesome dance movies to watch before Battle Of The Year’s release.
This is the definition of a classic. Kevin Bacon is the new kid on the block in some humorless, danceless town and tries to get all the town’s teens to rebel with some hip shaking and some guitar playing. Honestly, more than anything this movie made me afraid of the Midwest. But at least the soundtrack was good.
Rich girl falls for a working-class boy, which can only mean one thing: Dancing, lots of it. Of the dirty variety.
Save The Last Dance
Back when Julia Stiles was one of the hottest stars in Hollywood, she got a chance to dance with a really hot dude for an hour and a half and they called it a movie. I mean, there was some gritty plot in there too, but I’m mostly jealous of the fact that she got to dance with a really hot dude for an hour and a half.
Step UpSay what you will about the acting, okay. The dancing was really impressive. Also impressive: The sheer number of sequels there are in this franchise. I don’t think they’ll ever stop.
Bring It On
I’m counting this as a dance movie, because there is plenty of choreography in this classic teen comedy. I don’t think that I’ve ever loved Kirsten Dunst or Gabrielle Union more than I have in this film.
I didn’t know that ballet was so cut throat until Center Stage. There’s more drama in ballet than any reality TV show I’ve come across, so if you’re looking for some melodramatics and Mandy Moore music, check out Center Stage.
You Got Served
Is this a great film? No, but it is by far one of the most unintentionally hilarious films ever spawned. Also, it spurred so many amazing spoofs that it is impossible not to love deep down. Deep, deep down.
What’s your favorite dance movie? Tell us in the comments!
This post written in partnership with Sony Pictures.