When Kai came and asked if anyone could take his usual slot for him this week with a list, I took the opportunity… for I’ve had a few lists on my mind that I just haven’t gotten around to. And I found this a perfect chance to give one. And the one I’m going to talk about today is top elevator scenes in films.
Elevator scenes can be a lot. They can be scary. They can be funny. They can be romantic. They can be intense. They can even be a mix of those. That’s a lot of emotions that can take place in such a small area. Before I get into this, though, I do want to add that I’m not really including films where elevators are central to the overall plot, such as Devil or any of the killer, demonic elevator movies out there (yes, there is more than one). Instead, these are just scenes that just so happen to take place in elevators within the film–they can be long scenes, short scenes… whatever.
NOTE: For the most part, I’m just gonna let the videos do the talking for me.
Runner-Up: Attack the Block… it gets runner-up status basically for nothing really happening in or around the elevator, but for the visual when the doors open at the very end. Also, Willy Wonka barely missed the list, as well.
10) FINAL DESTINATION 2
9) RESIDENT EVIL
Note: This is not a great video, as it has been chopped up and edited to fit some weird analogy this person was trying to make… but it’s the only one I could find for the scene. But it has a similar ending to the previous film on this list.
8) TERMINATOR 2
Note: This isn’t the full scene… but I couldn’t find the full one, so this will have to do. Also, embedding was unfortunately disabled for this video, so you’ll have to click here to see it on top of that. Sorry. Anyway, the T-1000 is chasing the others and attacking them in an elevator. Good stuff.
7) SPIDER-MAN 2
The only reason this isn’t higher on the list is because it kind of goes against my own rule that it can’t be a major part of the plot. This is essentially the first 15 minutes of the movie or thereabouts. Because of this, I don’t have actual video to share. But I’m sure you know what I’m talking about anyway.
5) THE DEPARTED
Warning: Major Spoilers
4) THE SHINING
3) DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE
Note: I’m sure you could really include any Die Hard movie, but I loved this one in particular.
Note: Split into two parts because I couldn’t find a full version.
1) THE EYE
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