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If you happen to have grown up during the 1980s, then you probably remember the oh-so-brief trend of break dancing (aka B-Boy) films. Granted, the trend didn't last long in Hollywood, but there were some memorable moments -- and I think we can all agree that Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo was the definitive low point. (Clearly you haven't seen Rappin', dear. -- SW)

But no matter how bad those films got, to this day I will still stay up way past my bedtime to catch Beat Street on the late show. After the thrill of the pop and lock had faded away, it seemed that B-Boy had become just another pop-culture footnote. Fast forward to the late 90's, and the B-Boy lifestyle made a resurgence on a global scale, and in Benson Lee's 2005 documentary B-Boy Planet, he showcased the B-Boy culture to awards and acclaim. These days dance flicks are everywhere you look, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Screen Gems will be getting in on the fun.

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