It's ironic how an aggressive form of street dance from the Bronx—created to ease off gang violence—made its official spark on the world through Flashdance—a film we hope you're not the biggest fan of. Regardless of how it was initially introduced, thanks to its visual appeal, b-boys (wrongly known as breakdancers) quickly found themselves performing at presidential bowls, in television ads, and even Hollywood films. Unfortunately, as anything that gets over exploited, the art form soon lost its limelight by the late '80s, and was played out like polka dots.

Now nearly two decades later, street dancing and b-boying have resurged, and continue to win with films like Step Up 3D, which hits theaters this Friday (August 6th). The third installment of the popular franchise will feature more than 200 dancers, and b-boys showcasing headspins and flares in 3D. To commemorate the ongoing influence b-boys have on dance flicks, we're downrockin' it out with our 10 Favorite B-Boy Movies Of All Time...



#10: You Got Served (2004)

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#9: B-Girl (2009)

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#8: Warring Factions (2008)

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#7: Breakin' (1984)

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#6: Breakin' and Enterin (1983)

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#5: Style Wars (1983)

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#4: Beat Street (1984)

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#3: Wild Style (1983)

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#2: Flashdance (1983)

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#1: Planet B-Boy (2007)

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