At a time of this unprecedented confinement, and history of wiggling and venting in the living room, AlloCiné offers you 10 films – from Grease to Sexy Dance to see on Amazon Prime that make you want to let off steam.
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Pitch Perfect (2012)
Pitch Perfect / The Hit Girls or the film that revived a capella singing! The latter created the surprise when it was released in 2012, so much so that Universal launched a suite, then another, to follow the adventures of the Bellas de Barden. The first opus, led by Anna Kendrick, brought out talents including a certain Rebel Wilson, who plays the tireless Amy the whale there. Pitch Perfect is also and above all a motley soundtrack ranging from Jessie J, to Sia through the Jackson 5 and Roxette.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
The first musical film “bitterness” could be read on the poster of The Blues Brothers, which brings together for the first time on screen the two friends John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, in the role of two brothers who try to save the orphanage that saw them grow up. From this film, we especially remember the cult title Everybody needs somebody to love as well as its improbable choreography (very easy to reproduce at home if you want to stretch your legs without going out). But we also forget that certain celebrities make brief appearances there, like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Frank Oz or even Steven Spielberg.
Sexy Dance 2 (2007)
Sexy Dance (Step Up in VO) is THE saga around dance to see. Exit Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, this second opus welcomes a new couple – Robert Hoffman and Briana Evigan – as well as a new director Jon Chu (Insaisissables 2, Crazy Rich Asians). With its frenzied choreography (including the unforgettable final in the rain) that mixes hip-hop and classical dance and its high-level battles, this film will make you want to put on your sneakers and start dancing.
You’re the one that I want! Why not take advantage of confinement to (re) watch this cult film or introduce it to your family? This musical by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John has hardly aged. Until summer and its Summer Nights, you can always throw yourself into a fiery jive in your living room, to the rhythm of Grease music.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol star in this romantic comedy. Raj and Simran have been promised to each other since their birth, but it is far from love at first sight between the two … until they get to know each other, to the rhythm of the songs and Indian dances (“Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna” and “Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam” are among the must-sees). Dilwale Dulhania The Jayenge has a record for longevity: it is still broadcast regularly in an Indian cinema, 25 years after its release.
The best movies to see on Amazon
Director of a prestigious university, Narayan Shankar, decides to expel a student, Raj Malhotra, in love with his daughter Megha. This is the synopsis of Mohabbatein, which brings together the cream of Indian cinema, with Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai. Five years after Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, director Aditya Chopra returns with a new romantic drama brilliantly interpreted.
From 6 years old
If there is a film that makes you want to wiggle, it’s Happy Feet. Mumble, an Atlantic penguin, can not sing, unlike his other fellows. But he masters dance like no other, and intends to use his talent to seduce Gloria and prove to others that there is nothing wrong with being different. A feel-good film with a frenzied rhythm to watch with your family!
From 10 years old
Making music was everything for Zoë. But since her father left, she hasn’t touched his guitar once. When she misses being hit by the young bus driver, Mik, the emerging passion makes her understand that music could become her asset again. Heart Beat on Amazon.
For the love of dance! We all know this cult film with Kevin Bacon but did you know that it is based on a true story? It is that of Elmore City High School in Oklahoma, whose 1979 high school ball almost came under threat from a local 19th century law that prohibited dancing within the city limits. If that hadn’t happened, then we wouldn’t have had two hits from the movie: Footloose by Kenny Loggins and Let’s hear it for the boy by Denise Williams.
A remake of the musical of the 1980s, this Fame is a declaration of love for art in all its forms – singing, dancing, drama and all other forms of bodily expression. Even if the times are not the same, passion and perseverance are still the watchwords for success at the High School of Performing Arts in New York. The cast is made up exclusively of young talents including Kay Panabaker and Asher Book (his interpretation of the title Ordinary People you might like it!).
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