If this weekend's "Battle of the Year" looks like another champion tale of a B-boy team who rises from nothing to something... well, you're not far off.

With a sports movie formula, the new breakdancing drama follows a long line of excuses to feature the latest and greatest dance moves on the big screen. But it's a good excuse. There are few ways to inject modern culture into every pocket of the world then a sizzling step sequence and a thumping soundtrack. Thanks to the constant evolution of dance, films like these will never be that generic.

We're currently in a Renaissance of big screen dancing -- and they're not all about "getting served." To prove it, here are the best choreographed throwdowns from the new millennium.

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