Historical Circuit: Top 35 Dance Sequences in Film, Vol. 2

22. “Cry to Me” – The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

Did I rank this higher than it deserves? You bet I did! After watching Alicia Vikander in serious fare throughout 2015, it was a welcome surprise watching her slide into the doorframe, in pajamas and sunglasses, dancing to Solomon Burke’s “Cry to Me.” The song originally conjured up thoughts of Dirty Dancing, but Vikander pulls off the drunken elegance and flirtation with Armie Hammer’s Illya – culminating with him slapping himself twice – which gives this a whole new feeling. Vikander trained as a ballet dancer and I want her in a musical ASAP!