The Top 5 Film Scenes Everyone Loves To Act Out
Have you ever been caught up in a movie montage with your pals?
Do you need a quick jog to your memory of the greatest film moments of all time?
Without further ado, we present to you 5 of our favorite cinematic scenes to reproduce in the convenience of home, in front of friends, or in public places around strangers who either join in or take a few steps away.
Below each scene you’ll find YouTube videos of fans who have already taken a stab at those scenes!
Scene #1: The Shining – “Here’s Johnny!”
This scene is a must for Nicholson fans and features an enraged, demonic, and insane Jack Torrance chopping away at a bathroom door. After hacking away for a few rage-fueled moments, Jack sticks his face in the hole he created to taunt his terrified wife with an expression of pure crazy and the line, “Here’s Johnny!”
Scene #2: Romeo & Juliet – “The Balcony Scene”
In the classic, vintage movie versions of this story, there’s always an infamous balcony scene where Romeo professes his undying love to the teenage Juliet. It’s such an iconic moment, passed down through generations of giggling couples and Drama majors. It’s also almost always inclusive of the line, “Romeo, Romeo! Where for art thou, Romeo?”
Scene #3: When Harry Met Sally – “Fake Orgasm”
In this epic scene, Harry and Sally get into a discussion about fake orgasms and how difficult or easy it is for men to spot them. The ‘orgasm’ lasts an entire minute and 8 seconds with the cap-ending coming from a nearby patron (the director’s real-life mother) who said, “I’ll have what she’s having!” People love reenacting this scene because it gives men the chance to argue their ability to recognize when a woman’s faking it, while offering women the opportunity to outdo Meg Ryan’s career-making act.
Scene #4: The Silence of the Lambs – “The Liver Lip”
This movie scene is the tell-all in a game of Charades; a scenario that most people will guess correctly instantly. Hannibal Lecter delivers his statement to Clarice, “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” He then pulls his upper lip up over his teeth in a slurping sneer to indicate how delicious he found his cannibalistic meal to be.
Scene #5: Forrest Gump – “Box of Chocolates”
Answer this… “What is life like?” Forrest Gump delivered a dim-witted but surprisingly in-depth opinion when he said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” This scene is usually mimicked from the comforts of a park bench.
As the old adage goes, “Imitation is the highest form of flattery.” Not only is this inclusive amongst artists and literary majors, but it’s a quote meant for everyday people. For the individuals who wrack their brains for the best movie scene to reenact in the middle of a Charades game. Or for those who simply love to show their film knowledge through a spot-on rendition of theatrical greats like Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, or Robin Williams.