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15 Of Cinema’s Best Dance Party Endings
Climactic song-and-dance numbers guaranteed to make you smile

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There’s something special about walking out of a movie theatre with the film’s theme tune stuck in your head – and there’s something even more special about walking out of a movie theatre with the film’s dance moves stuck in your, um, feet. With Nick Frost’s seductive salsa hip-swings set to inspire many to take up dancing when Cuban Fury arrives on screens, here are a few other (non-musical) cinematic outings that end with more than a bit of a boogie.

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BEETLEJUICE (1988)

Song: ‘Jump In The Line (Shake, Senora)’ by Harry Belafonte
Dancing: MID-AIR!

If you love to see a rocking chair rock out, some buckets boogie, and Winona Ryder float in the air as she clicks her fingers and shakes her thang, then this is the dance party ending for you. That said, there’s not quite as much partying and dancing as you might expect, as the scene quickly cuts to Beetlejuice in a waiting room having his head shrunk to the size of a clementine. Still, ghostly American footballers jiving on the stairs! And a song that won’t vacant your hippocampus for the rest of your life! Whichever way you look at it, it’s definitely a nice fuckin’ model.
 

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1 Special Mention to...
... the dance at the end of 'Mirror, Mirror.' Was not wowed by the film, but that number made me get up and dance. More

Posted by HighwayJoe on Saturday February 15, 2014, 23:50

2 Tropic Thunder: Making Tom Cruise Awesome
Legends, the lot of you -- for making this. More

Posted by ASparePocket on Friday February 14, 2014, 22:26

3 what about the Blues Brothers!!!!!
Blues Brothers???!!!! Jail house rock sequence is awesome!! More

Posted by gordon_m_b on Thursday February 13, 2014, 04:09

4
No Zatoichi? Are you mad? More

Posted by Klamath on Wednesday February 12, 2014, 17:35

5
Effing love Beetlejuice, I do. More

Posted by Whistler on Wednesday February 12, 2014, 13:20

6
What about "Dodgeball"? The Milkshake dance during the credits was unforgettable. More

Posted by the_rainman21 on Wednesday February 12, 2014, 00:24

7 Boy
The "Thriller" ending to Taika Waititi's NZ comedy Boy is a great example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-TiQXCJtRk More

Posted by Scruffybobby on Tuesday February 11, 2014, 20:12

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Great list, except I think Little Miss Sunshine should be on here :) Greg Kinnear and Steve Carell's dance moves are awesome :D' More

Posted by cool avfc on Tuesday February 11, 2014, 18:48

9 Zatoichi
You forgot Zatoichi (2003)... More

Posted by TheSilentJimbo on Tuesday February 11, 2014, 17:46

10 What about Fantastic Mr Fox?
There was a better dance ending than Return of the Jedi. More

Posted by Film2012 on Tuesday February 11, 2014, 17:25


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