We here at WOD Magazine love a good dance scene- especially when it’s unexpected. Check out our picks for some of the best dance scenes to pop up in comedy films, and be sure to let us know some of your favorite movie dance scenes as well.
13 Going on 30 (2004)
Can we all just agree that this is one of the most charming and unexpected dance scenes in a romantic comedy? From Jennifer Garner’s colorful dress to Mark Ruffalo’s adorable reluctance, this scene is full of joy and we are here for all of it.
She’s All That (1999)
This modern take on Pygmalian gave us all unrealistic expectations for our own prom. From the Fatboy Slim song, to the spaghetti straps, to Usher as the DJ, this scene is pure 90s perfection.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
This surprising scene is a nod to the Busby Berkley musicals of the 1930s, with the dance down the stairs and the bevy of costumed dancers. Jeff Bridges as The Dude shuffles his way through this delightful number with none other than Oscar winner Julianne Moore as a Gutterball Viking.
This Is The End (2013)
Backstreet’s back, alright! At the end of this hilarious comedy, Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, and Jay Baruchel find themselves in heaven where they join the Backstreet Boys for this iconic dance scene. Coincidentally, that is also our definition of heaven.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
What’s not to love about this scene? From the Jamiroquai song, to the Moonboots, to Jon Heder’s awkwardly awesome moves, this scene is an absolute classic and meant to be watched over and over again.
The Mask (1994)
The film that introduced the world to Cameron Diaz, and gave us endless quotable catchphrases, also had one of the most memorable dance scenes of the decade. Fun fact: that is actually Jim Carrey dancing in both the Cuban Pete and Coco Bongo scenes.
Ferris Bueller (1986)
Young Matthew Broderick schemed his way into our hearts in this classic teen comedy. There are a lot of memorable moments in this beloved eighties movie but our personal favorite is this iconic dance scene.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Mel Brooks is a comedy legend. In this hilarious bit from Young Frankenstein, Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle dance to “Puttin on the Ritz,” a scene which was almost cut from the film. Thank goodness somebody fought to keep it in.
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Just when we thought Joseph Gordon-Levitt couldn’t get any more adorable, he shows us his dance moves. Everything about this scene is utterly delightful, from the animated birds to the Hall and Oates song, we swoon every single time.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
No list would be complete without this classic John Hughes coming-of-age dramedy. This totally rad 80s dance montage actually made us want to get detention.