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

8. “Pasodoble” – Strictly Ballroom (1992)

This tale of mismatched dancers has some fantastic sequences mixed in with weird set-ups and plot twists that can only be expected in a film directed by an Australian. Scott (Paul Mercurio) and Fran’s (Tara Morice) final dance sets up to prove the “utter inconceivability” of their pairing has paid off. The Latin pasodoble is technically exquisite, blending both the old-world of ballroom dancing with the new and exotic, and director Baz Luhrmann makes everything move with energy and vibrancy.