Video: The Evolution of Dance in Movies

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Ever wondered how we got from Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire to Napoleon Dynamite‘s dance routine? YouTube user mewlists, who brought you the “25 best unscripted scenes” video that we posted a few days ago, has compiled 100 iconic dance sequences that span 90 years of film. In-between the ones mentioned above are such new classics as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s steamy tango from Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Billy Elliot giving in to the music, and Steve Carell and co. gallivanting to “The Age of Aquarius” at the end of The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Who knew there was so much dance in so many genres of film? You've got musical, indie comedy, parody, rom-com, animated… Dance really is the great unifier.