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It's 300 Famous Movie Dance Scenes—in Under 5 Minutes

This lightning-fast dance compilation will get you off the couch and onto the dance floor.

by Beckett Mufson
09 September 2016, 12:30pm

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Whether you're a sadboy protagonist coming out of your shell, a supervillain celebrating a particularly devious plot, or a magical chimney sweep symbolizing the working class, a good dance is an entertaining way to push character development and plot devices forward. Film essayist Antonio Marina da Silva (of Hell's Club fame) strings together 300 jumping, gyrating, and jiggling movie characters in a four-and-a-half-minute video that's entertaining as hell.

We're not even going to try to name all the iconic dance scenes in the lightning-fast supercut, but they range in time period from Charlie Chaplin's classic potato jig to the groovy baby-Groot from 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy. There are a few surprises in here, such as Jack Nicholson's joyous Joker, plus memorable scenes from 80s dance dramas like Flashdance. The pure volume of films da Silva was able to cram into the short video is a nostalgia overload. Sit back and let a century of bouncing and bopping coax you off the couch and onto the dance floor.

See more of Antonio Maria da Silva's work on YouTube.

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