Limousines in movies

limousines in movies

Limousines are irresistible to Hollywood filmmakers because they are powerful visual devices for communicating wealth and influence.  Limousines are the modern day versions of carriages with amazing horse power.  Just like in the old days, the more elaborate the decorations or, in our days,  the more unique the make and model of the limousine is, the higher ranking social status of the owner it represents.

Most noteworthy, one can find limousines scenes in dramas, comedies, thrillers, action, and romance.  The same back seat in the limousine becomes a setting for a most romantic proposal, a scene of the gruesome murder, or a pivotal moment in plot twist.

Stretch limos are associated with special occasions and events that are out of the ordinary, since ordinary people do not hire limousines to be chauffeured around on a daily basis.

Limousines add a certain “on the go” or “in the moment” illusion, the conversation continues and the plot thickens as characters move from place to place enclosed in a private bubble.

There have been many classic limousine scenes in movies over the years, we have found 57 movies with limousines scenes in them. Please visit our Pinterest board to see them all.  Let us know if we miss any.

Recently we came across a blog by Luxor Black Car and Limousine Service “Top Ten Limo Movie Scenes”.

To read full article, please follow this link.

Here is the top 10:

  1. The Secret of My Success (1987)
  2. Pretty Woman (1990)
  3. Wall Street (1987)
  4. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
  5. Sex and the City (2008)
  6. True Lies (1994)
  7. 2012 (2009)
  8. Arthur (1981)
  9. National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation (1997)
  10. Cosmopolis (2012)

Would you agree with this ranking? Which are your favorite limousine movie scenes?

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