Dirty Dancing

Oh, 1987, what a year! That's when "Dirty Dancing" sashayed onto the scene and had us all swooning. Enter Baby (played by the fabulous Jennifer Grey from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"), ready for a snooze-fest summer in the Catskills with the fam. But hold the phone! Along struts Johnny Castle (the one and only Patrick Swayze), a dance instructor with moves so hot they should come with a warning label.

When Baby and Johnny start cutting a rug, sparks fly, and let's just say, nobody puts these two in a corner. Their dance floor dalliance blooms into one of the most sizzling romances ever to grace the big screen.

Fast forward over 30 years, and we're still here, dreaming about perfecting that iconic lift. "Dirty Dancing" didn't just raise the bar for dance flicks and romances; it twirled that bar on its little finger and then did a backflip off it!

  • Director: Emile Ardolino
  • Writer: Eleanor Bergstein
  • Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes
  • Year: 1987
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 100 minutes