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

31. “Get Back” – Tropic Thunder (2008)

Why did I pick this Tom Cruise dance scene and not the more legendary performance in Risky Business? A) Because it’s on every dance list and B) I didn’t want to. I saw Tropic Thunder before Risky Business, so I had no idea Tom Cruise had anything passing for rhythm. Color me shocked when not only did Cruise cover up his movie marquee good looks to play Hollywood mogul Les Grossman, but also busted some serious moves to a Ludacris song! The performance itself is a gimmick, but who doesn’t love the sheer force of Cruise’s performance?