Are These the Most Beautiful Shots in Movie History?


If the world implodes before we make it to the next century, at least we’ll have these films to remember us by.

YouTube channel The Solomon Society put together a rapid-fire video a while back featuring what they believe to be the most beautiful shots in cinematic history, and 9 million people have tuned in to judge for themselves. There’s the iconic frames you know (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off museum visit, the hallway scene in The Shining), from the directors you expect (Tarantino, Francis Ford Coppola), plus the slightly more unexpected (Finding Nemo).

Film buffs, relax—they can’t fit every memorable frame from film history into a single three-minute video, so just feet up and enjoy the show. Anyways, here’s one they missed:

Check the video out above and try spot your favourites, or, because it’s YouTube after all, check out the film ID’s below, assembled by some zealous YouTube users.

0:03 Death proof
0:22 The Tree of Life
0:25 The Master
0:27 Moon
0:29 Black Swan
0:31 Psycho
0:34 Mulan
0:36 Casablanca
0:39 Manhunter
0:41 Reservoir Dogs
0:43 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
0:45 Frances Ha
0:48 Nightmare on Elm Street
0:50 Hero (2002)
0:52 American Beauty
0:54 2001: A Space Odyssey
0:56 The Grand Budapest Hotel
0:58 The Shining
1:00 Schindler’s List
1:02 Inglorious Basterds
1:04 The Princess Bride
1:07 Suspiria (1977)
1:09 Skyfall
1:11 Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark
1:13 Goodfellas
1:15 Django Unchained
1:17 Mad Max Fury Road
1:20 Lawrence of Arabia
1:21 O Brother, where art thou?
1:23 Big Fish
1:25 The Darjeeling Limited
1:27 Apocalypse Now
1:29 Pleasantville
1:31 The Bridge on the River Kwai
1:33 Thelma and Louise
1:35 Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope
1:37 Chinatown
1:39 The Road (2009)
1:41 Life of Pi
1:43 Into the Wild
1:46 Days of Heaven
1:48 Blade Runner (1982)
1:50 Fight Club
1:52 There Will Be Blood
1:54 Jarhead
1:56 Sunshine
1:57 Mississippi Burning
2:00 American Psycho
2:02 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
2:04 Enter The Void
2:06 Birdman
2:08 Pulp Fiction
2:10 Shawshank Redemption
2:12 Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
2:14 Kill Bill Volume 1
2:16 Finding Nemo
2:19 Dirty Harry
2:21 A Clockwork Orange
2:23 Vertigo
2:25 The Matrix (1999)
2:28  Stand By Me
2:30 The Dark Knight
2:32 Saving Private Ryan
2:34 My Neighbor Tortoro
2:36 Miller’s Crossing
2:38 Jurassic Park
2:40 Children of Men
2:42 Barry Lyndon
2:44 The Fall (2006)
2:47 The Nightmare Before Christmas
2:49 Tangled (2010)
2:51 Mr. Turner
2:53 Her
2:55 Pan’s Labyrinth
2:57 Full Metal Jacket
3:00 E.T
3:02 Gone With the Wind

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