Iconic Dance Sequences: 9 Mesmerizing Moments on the Big Screen

Chicago (2002)

The edgy and elegant film's depiction of the roaring twenties, crime, and stardom gave a great Broadway production new life.

Cabaret (1972)

The film, directed by Bob Fosse and based on the Broadway musical, stars Liza Minnelli as the lively Sally Bowles and Michael York as the quiet writer Brian Roberts.

The Young Girls of Rocherfort (1967)

A superb example of Jacques Demy and Catherine Deneuve working together. Deneuve and her real-life sister Françoise Dorléac play twin sisters Delphine and Solange.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

For her 2023 film Barbie, Greta Gerwig was inspired by this film's vivid visual appeal and Catherine Deneuve's immaculate elegance. The Jacques Demy-directed film.

The Music Man (1962)

Robert Preston plays seductive con artist Harold Hill and Shirley Jones plays skeptical librarian Marian Paroo in Morton DaCosta's 1962 musical adaption of the Broadway play.

Funny Girl (1968)

Barbra Streisand stars in the film about Fanny Brice, a comedy genius who wants to star in the Ziegfeld Follies, and her turbulent relationship with Nicky Arnstein, an entrepreneur and gambler.

Pitch Perfect (2012)

Despite its simple premise, the film popularized acapella competitions and is another great female-driven picture about friendship and aspiration, not boyfriends.

Mary Poppins (1964)

One cannot imagine musicals without Julie Andrews. One of her favorites is Mary Poppins. The picture is one of Disney's best, winning five Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Andrews.

West Side Story (2021)

It's hard to choose between Steven Spielberg's remake and the 1961 original as musical must-sees. We're going with the 2021 version since it contains everything that made the original a classic with a new twist.