What movies end with a dance montage?
March 27, 2011 12:09 PM   Subscribe

What movies end with a dance montage?

It's a pretty standard trope so there must be a ton of them. Hitch, The Wedding Crashers are the only two I've got so far. Anyone have particular favourites?
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee to Society & Culture (52 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Slumdog Millionaire!
posted by sucre at 12:11 PM on March 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


IIRC, The 40 Year Old Virgin.
posted by wuzandfuzz at 12:12 PM on March 27, 2011


The 40 Year Old Virgin, plus just about anything from the 30s/early 40s -- "We're gonna put on a SHOW!"
posted by sweetkid at 12:12 PM on March 27, 2011


The Imposters (scroll down for the end credits in the Extras section)
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 12:16 PM on March 27, 2011


Footloose.
posted by box at 12:16 PM on March 27, 2011


Explore the Dance Party Ending at TV Tropes.
posted by iconomy at 12:17 PM on March 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Monsoon Wedding
posted by bardophile at 12:17 PM on March 27, 2011


Anytime I find myself thinking "it's a pretty standard trope," whatever I'm wondering about always turns up in TVTropes. It's like they read my mind. Here's their list.
posted by jamaro at 12:17 PM on March 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Do you watch Indian movies? Because most in that category could be put here.
posted by hal_c_on at 12:18 PM on March 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


hal_c_on: Actually, while most Bollywood movies have a dance montage (or two or three or four) in them, they could just as easily end on something else. So a lot would fit, but not most. Just quibbling, of course.
posted by bardophile at 12:20 PM on March 27, 2011


Man of the Century
posted by Comrade_robot at 12:25 PM on March 27, 2011


beetlejuice
posted by smalls at 12:28 PM on March 27, 2011


Dirty Dancing. But I only know that because my wife makes me watch it every time it shows up on TBS. Which seems to be weekly.
posted by COD at 12:28 PM on March 27, 2011


Not a montage, per se, but Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing has a lovely dance at the end.
posted by xingcat at 12:29 PM on March 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


From Justin to Kelly. It's... oh god.
posted by cog_nate at 12:33 PM on March 27, 2011


Syndromes and a Century
posted by pravit at 12:40 PM on March 27, 2011


The Jerk! (The dancing also extends through most of the credits.)
posted by Room 641-A at 12:43 PM on March 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


Beau travail
posted by citron at 12:44 PM on March 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Bring it On! (only partially available on YouTube)
posted by ausdemfenster at 12:48 PM on March 27, 2011


The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi has one of my favorite WTF dance scene endings.

111 minutes of bloody swordfights and then it gets all Gene Kelly?!?
posted by qldaddy at 1:08 PM on March 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


Ending scene of Mighty Aphrodite
posted by Fairchild at 1:18 PM on March 27, 2011


All That Jazz?

Ghostbusters?
posted by Cookbooks and Chaos at 1:19 PM on March 27, 2011


Rushmore
posted by A dead Quaker at 1:26 PM on March 27, 2011


Shrek!
posted by pinksoftsoap at 1:29 PM on March 27, 2011


Return of the Jedi
posted by BobbyVan at 1:42 PM on March 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dan In Real Life
posted by ohohcyte at 1:43 PM on March 27, 2011


Awesomely enough, the samurai film Zatoichi (2003) ends with a tap dance sequence.
posted by en forme de poire at 1:51 PM on March 27, 2011


(god damn it, qldaddy beat me. still, watch it.)
posted by en forme de poire at 1:52 PM on March 27, 2011


The Last Days of Disco
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 1:53 PM on March 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


High School Musical (1 at least - don't know about the others).
posted by clerestory at 2:19 PM on March 27, 2011


In dance-along version, even!
posted by clerestory at 2:26 PM on March 27, 2011


Priscilla Queen of the Desert
posted by kimdog at 2:32 PM on March 27, 2011


The Meaning of Life
posted by a humble nudibranch at 2:36 PM on March 27, 2011


Most Shirley Temple movies.
posted by Melismata at 3:00 PM on March 27, 2011


Inland Empire
posted by Houyhnhnm at 3:03 PM on March 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Rat Faces
posted by davidmsc at 3:06 PM on March 27, 2011


Dammit.I meant Rat Race.
posted by davidmsc at 3:07 PM on March 27, 2011


Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin in All of Me.
posted by jbenben at 3:33 PM on March 27, 2011


It is cheating just a little, since there is a slight coda after the dance scene, but the whole last sequence of Fandango is so fantastic it is worth posting the link. Now if only the rest of the movie had been anywhere near as good as the ending ....
posted by gudrun at 4:16 PM on March 27, 2011


Fantastic Mr. Fox.
posted by cardboard at 4:19 PM on March 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


My favorite movie: An American In Paris
posted by Kangaroo at 4:28 PM on March 27, 2011


I know it was on the TVTropes list, but I'm so appalled it hasn't been said that I'm going to say it now. GREASE.
posted by SMPA at 4:51 PM on March 27, 2011


This Christmas is my favorite, and not on the TV Tropes list.
posted by Kim Reed at 5:03 PM on March 27, 2011


The Pirate Movie!
posted by holterbarbour at 5:04 PM on March 27, 2011


Strictly Ballroom.
posted by pie_seven at 6:40 PM on March 27, 2011


Does Fame count?
posted by pineappleheart at 6:55 PM on March 27, 2011


Just to reiterate Last Days of Disco. It's pretty darned charming!
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 7:15 PM on March 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


Death to Snookie
posted by shortyJBot at 8:20 PM on March 27, 2011


Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion has an awesomely weird dance number very close to the end. Alan Cumming!
posted by killy willy at 8:30 PM on March 27, 2011


Chicago.
posted by SisterHavana at 9:11 PM on March 27, 2011


Strangers With Candy had a montage at the end of every episode, as well as at the end of the movie.
posted by DolorousEdd at 12:41 AM on March 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Boy has a great Thriller dance sequence during the end credits.
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets at 2:08 PM on March 28, 2011


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