10 Movie Sequences Recreated Over And Over

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Sometimes scenes in a movie become so iconic that they eclipse and outlive the movies themselves. Some particular scenes become so memorable and unique that other TV shows and movies pay homage to that memorable moment. But paying tribute is not a simple task. It requires having a balance between sticking to a format or veering off course.

Scene imitation is a divided overall concept. It may feel like a recycling of authentic material and a lack of creativity, but many see it as a way to remind a new generation of a classic movie moment. Some recreations follow the blueprint of the original, while others put a new spin on a vintage design.

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Psycho shower scene

Alfred Hitchcock always went to great lengths for the best take. With 78 configurations and 52 cuts, the infamous shower killer in psychology would completely change the cinematic game.

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Although this groundbreaking horror scene has been spoofed in many productions, there are two examples that stand out in the Hitchcock universe. Gus Van Sant’s reviled 1998 remake psychology was filmed in color on black and white, upping the gore factor. Almost twenty years later, Bates Motela modernized prequel revolving around young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), would see Marion Crane (played by songbird Rihanna) leave the shower alive.


Flashdance Water Stage

She was just a steel town girl on a Saturday night looking for the fight of her life…or in the case of aspiring dancer Alex Owens (Jennifer Beals), water. lightning dance is an epic dance movie with a strong female lead. And aside from the ending, the most memorable scene is when Alex gets doused by a mini stunt on stage.

Eddie Murphy’s 2007 comedy Norbitas well as beloved children’s franchises Shrek and My little Pony, parodied the scene. In the world of advertising, water was replaced by laundry detergent for a P&G Gain 2021 ad featuring Office fan favorite Craig Robinson.


Say Anything Boom Box Scene

The classic teen movie say anything Still holds up today as both a coming-of-age tale and a quintessential love story. Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) set the romantic stage for future generations by waving a boombox outside Diane Court’s (Ione Skye) window, blasting Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes,” the song that defined their relationship.

A night at the RoxburyHaddaway’s tribute is one of the most memorable, using “What Is Love?” on Gabriel’s song. In 21st century media, the boombox has now been superseded by modern technology. However, Deadpool 2 would see everyone’s favorite anti-hero with a boombox phone case, playing the original bop.


Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Train Finale

1995 Diwale Dulhania Le Jayenge marks a turning point in the path of international cinema. 27 years after its release, it is one of the longest films of all time. The evergreen romance is defined by its final scene, with Simran (Kajol) following her heart and pursuing Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) as he reaches out to her to catch the moving train.

This scene has been remade several times, including another starring Shah Rukh Khan, in 2013 Chennai Express. Awarded the 2008 Oscar by Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire would also pay homage in a flashback scene.

dirty dance lift

Similar to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, dirty dance is also defined by its ending. Baby (Jennifer Grey) finally blossoms as a dancer alongside Johnny (Patrick Swayze), completing their routine with a majestic lift. The Oscar-winning song “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes set the scene perfectly.

One of the most beloved recreations would be between Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in 2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love. Recently, dance with the stars pro Derek Hough and Tik Tok star Charli D’Amelio performed the entire routine for Hough’s Sdive into… the movies ABC Special.

Duck Soup Mirror Scene

The Marx Brothers were a comic family ahead of their time. In their creative endeavors, they were not always appreciated for their off-brand humor. Little did they know that the hilarious mirror scene from 1933 duck soup would become a defining moment in the history of cinema.

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After being transported to Berlin in 1939, Stewie Griffin and Adolf Hitler satirized the scene in season seven family guy episode “Road to Germany”. 2014 Most Wanted Muppets had Kermit the Frog performing the sequence alongside his evil lookalike/twin Constantine.

Titanic scene “I fly”

James Cameron’s epic romance Titanic is one of the highest-grossing films of all time. The film brought Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet to prominence, with such success attributed to

their stellar performances and sizzling chemistry. A fan-favorite scene is when Jack (DiCaprio) and Rose (Winslet) stand on the bow of the ship at sunset, sharing their first kiss.

Leonardo DiCaprio hilariously mocked the scene with Jonah Hill for the latter in 2014 Saturday Night Live open and cold monologue. Kate Winslet would also be replaced by OwlKitty, a feline content creator, for a series of Titanic parodies.

Ghost potter’s wheel scene

1990s supernatural romance Phantom would result in a delightfully erotic scene for the time. Molly (Demi Moore) and Sam (Patrick Swayze) share an incredibly intimate moment on their potter’s wheel, on the Righteous Brothers’ rendition of “Unchained Melody.” The combination of a shirtless man and wet clay was cinematic dynamite.

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Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake parodied the scene for an episode of their Evolution of Dance series “Evolution of End Zone Dancing”. HBOMax’s Teen Drama Euphoria would also recently recreate the scene from the season two episode “You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can”.


When Harry Met Sally’s Katz Delicatessen Scene

With Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron When Harry meets Sally… challenged gender norms and stereotypes. The myth of fake orgasms was confirmed in Meg Ryan’s hilarious Katz Deli scene, which was completed with Estelle Reiner’s line, “I’ll have what she’s got.” No one knew it would become one of the most quoted lines of all time.

2006 parody film date movie included the line among its many rom-com references. Drew Barrymore would usurp the stage (in addition to many others) for the fall 2021 premiere of his daytime talk show on CBS, Drew.

Risky commercial dance scene

Tom Cruise cemented his status as an eternal star when he glided across the screen rocking to Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock n Roll” in 1983. Risky business. Joel (Cruise) is on his own when his parents go on vacation. He takes advantage of the solitude to dance all over the living room.

Characters such as Niles from The nanny and Adam Goldberg of The Goldbergs would valiantly imitate Joel’s dance. He was even the subject of a group heroes featuring blink-182’s Travis Barker, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo and Princess of Pop Taylor Swift.


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