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

10. “Jump in the Line” – Beetlejuice (1988)

Sorry Ex Machina, but there’s another bizarre scene that takes precedence. When people think of Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice they go with the dinner table rendition of “Day-O,” but my heart belongs to the final dance wherein Lydia Deetz (Winona Ryder) celebrates an “A” on her math test by getting ghostly levitation and the voice of Harry Belafonte. It’s the culmination of a long road between the living and the dead, complete with deadly shrimp, and gives the film the happiest ending you’d expect.