Many different feelings come to mind when it comes to bathrooms: Peace and quiet, relaxation, another place to linger on your smartphones a little too long. There’s just so many things to do in their besides, well, you know. “Where’s the bathroom” is typically the first thing that’s asked when entering someone’s home. Some of our best ideas come as a result of being in the bathtub, so it’s really no wonder that bathrooms have been featured so prominently in film.
Since we love films and bathrooms are pretty much our thing, we thought it would be fun to create a list of some of the most memorable bathroom scenes used in film.
Some films just stand the test of time, and Alfred Hitchcock’s murderous thriller is one of them. Now more than fifty years old, that harrowing and deadly shower scene still has people nervous whenever they turn on the shower faucet.
BIG LEWBOWSKI (1996)
Okay, so maybe this darkly humorous, drug-induced cult classic is not on everyone’s Netflix queue. But it should be if not for the epic bath tub scene in which a chillaxin’ Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is just being the dude and in his tub, only to be bombarded by a pack of nihilists and their rabid ferret.
The Godfather (1972)
You can’t have any list involving film without mentioning the Godfather. It just so happens that Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia-inspired classic had one of the most memorable bathroom scenes. Have you ever seen a toilet with a chain. If so, check it for firearms.
The Shining (1980)
Ah…we’ve finally arrived at the most memorable and unsettling scene in Stanley Kubrick’s the Shining. Kubrick’s eerie and escalating camera work is something not to be taken lightly.The “room 237” scene, where we see an increasingly demented Jack Torrance discover a woman in the bathtub, is one of those eery and unsettling scenes.
Did we miss any? We’re sure we did, so let us know your favorite bathroom scene in the comments!