There are few legal things that can teleport you to another world as well as an excellent long film take in a movie. When those happen — think of those scenes in Children of Men or Goodfellas — you don’t feel like you’re watching a movie anymore, you feel like you’re seeing it happen in real life.
CineFix lists what they think are the 12 top long takes ever filmed in this video compilation below.
Here’s the full list:
- Children of Men’s car scene
- Snake Eyes’s boxing match
- Goodfellas’ Copacabana Lounge
- Gravity’s opening shot
- Touch of Evil’s bomb sequence
- The Player’s opening shot
- Hard Boiled’s hospital shootout
- Weekend’s traffic jam scene
- Atonement’s beach sequence
- The Mirror’s burning barn scene
- The Protector’s restaurant fight scene