Movies can make you laugh, cry, or even sometimes learn something. These fantastic film sequences are just what we need for a good dose of escapism.
Check out 13 of the greatest movie scenes ever committed to film!
1. Do The Right Thing
The racist stereotype sequence illustrates how everyone holds fast to their own judgements until DJ Señor Love Daddy calls for a literal time out.
2. Call Me by Your Name
Against a swoonworthy backdrop of Italy in the summertime, Professor Pearlman advices Elio to experience life to the fullest while he’s still young enough to appreciate it.
3. The Dark Knight
The bank robbery sequence tells us everything we need to know about the Joker’s personality right from the beginning—he’s a man who just wants to watch the world burn.
A soldier risks life and limb to get a live-saving message to the front lines in real time and runs through an abandoned village as bombs throw the perfect balance of light and shadow around him. Gorgeous and terrifying at the same time.
5. Singing In The Rain
Legendary hoofer Gene Kelly plays silent film star Don Lockwood, who splashes and dances his way through puddles as he realizes he’s lovestruck.
The moment we realize that Mrs. Bates isn’t who we thought she was and neither is Norman. (Hint, hint!)
7. The Shawshank Redemption
In a daring escape through the sewers of Shawshank Prison, lifer Andy Dufresne is washed clean of his sins.
8. The Truman Show
Truman walks away from the televised world into the unknown, as we, the audience, watch his public finale.
9. The Apartment
With a cracked compact mirror, Baxter realizes that Fran is also broken.
10. The Color Purple
After years of abuse, Ceilie finally stands up against Master.
All the thrills, chills and spills of a Roman chariot race in one of the greatest actions sequences in history.
The final fight between Adelaide and Red ends with a twist that we don’t see coming. Who’s really who here?
13. Inglourious Basterds
Hans Landa’s measured interrogation of a French dairy farmer leaves audiences—and the hidden Dreyfus family—on the edge of their seats with every word.
Fans and critics agree that these are undoubtedly some of the greatest scenes filmdom has to offer.
What are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!