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

18. “The Streets” – Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

The Step Up franchise lives and dies on its finales, and none has ever bested the final dance from this 2008 sequel. The entire cast is drenched in water, leaving an air of suspense to the whole thing. (I’m assuming a lot of people slipped and fell during rehearsals.) The fake-out slow-motion, the differing dance styles, and, again, the rain all lead to a sense of triumph. Whether the group wins or loses, they pulled off the impossible.