. Buffalo Gals (Malcolm McLaren music video. 1982):
The first breakdancing video on MTV, that brought hip hop to the mainstream, most noticeably in Europe.
Style! (Movie. 1982)
. Flashdance (Movie. 1983):
features an appearance by the Rock Steady Crew and a stunt breakdance stand-in for the main character.
Wars (Movie. 1983):
Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant's historic PBS documentary Style Wars tracks the rise and fall of subway graffiti in New York
in the late 1970s and early 1980s. At the peak of its popularity, graffiti was as much a part of B-boy culture as rapping,
scratching, and breaking.
Breakin' (Movie. 1984): The first movie all about breakdancing
. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (Movie. 1984).
Boys (Movie. 1984)
Genres Comedy, Plot Synopsis: A gang of boys under the Brooklyn Bridge are united by their common interest in break dancing.
. Beat Street (Movie. 1984)
Like That by Run DMC (Music Video. 1997):
Quite possibly the dance video responsible for the return of breakdancing to mainstream culture. The recording, though seemingly
unrelated to the harsh themes of the song, features a comical battle between two talented respectively all-female and male
Bust A Groove (Video game franchise. 1998):
The two games series by 989 Studios which spanned comprises a rhythm based gameplay that featured characters with distinctly
unique dance styles. The fictional main character, "Heat," former F-1 racer, specializes in breakdancing, while other selectable
characters, punk Gas-O and alien twins Capoiera use respectively house and (obviously) Capoiera martial arts.
. Zoolander. (Movie. 2001):
On a catwalk, model Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) engage in a "walk-off," or a mock modeling exhibition
which sees both them randomly performing breakdancing moves—notably the Robot, the wallflip, and a few windmills. Later
in the film, Hansel uses headspins to kick his enemy in the face, an absurd attack to which villain Mugatu (Will Ferrell)
blurts, "They're breakdance fighting!"
. Save the Last Dance
. Days Go By by Dirty Vegas (Music Video. 2002):
The music video tells the story of a man who returns to the same spot every year to breakdance in the hopes that the girl
who left him will return.
. Pro-Test by Skinny Puppy (Music Video.
2004): Features B-Boys breakdancing on a sidewalk in Los Angeles, when a group of goths show up to the B-Boys ridicule.
At this point a battle breaks out between the B-Boys and the goths with the goths winning out in the end. The video also features
. You Got Served (Movie. 2004): The film centers
on street dancing, where two inner-city dancers (played by Omarion Grandberry and Marques Houston), along with their crew,
compete in a tournament to regain pride and money lost in a hasty bet. Though marred by mediocre acting and story plot, the
film was praised for high-level choreography, and featured world-class breakdancers from California. The movie also popularized
the slang term "served."
. South Park - You Got F'd in the A
(Television series. 2004):
This episode features a parody to the plot seen in You Got Served.
by The Chemical Brothers (Music Video. 2005):
features three young boys who sneak out of their homes late at night wearing clown makeup and then sneak into a dance club
for a break dance competition focuses heavily on Krump the song mixes Hip-hop and Electronica elements.
B-boy (videogame) (2006): a console game which aims at
an unadulterated depiction of breakdancing
Break (Mini Series 2006) The Korean mini series featured
well known singers and dancers including Poppin' Nam Hyun Joon that brings people of all backgrounds into a breakdancing competition.
. Over the Rainbow (Drama series 2006) centers on a different characters
who are brought together by breakdancing as they all try to aim for fame. This series includes many popular Korean stars including
Fany of Fly to the Sky and also guest stars many Korean bboys including the 2005 BOTY champions, Last for One's Zero-nine.
. Energy Drink Energzen Commercial (2006) A Korean commercial featuring
Bboy Bruce Lee from the 2004 BOTY champions Gambler.
. Canon in
D Korean video clip (2006) features a famous DJ (DJ Chang Eue), beatboxer (Eun Jun), and three members of the 2005 BOTY champions,
Last for One in two different versions.
. South Korea vs North Korea
Breakdancing video clip (2005) depicts the separation of these two nations and the will for reunification through bboying.
Sonic video game is known to breakdance as a form of celebration, or even as attack moves in some situations.
. Super Smash Bros. Melee for Nintendo GameCube, some characters use breakdancing
moves for their downward smash attack.
In the novel Kid B by
Linden Dalecki, published on Houghton Mifflin (2006). The first, and currently only, novel set in the world of b-boying.