Have you played the game “Categories”? It’s when someone names a category, and everyone takes a turn saying something in that category until only one person is left. Being in the roofing business, we throw out the category of rooftop movie scenes…it gets them every time!
But here are a few of my favorites you can borrow should you find yourself in a heated game.
Top 5 rooftop movie scenes
- Mary Poppins
- Sleepless in Seattle
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Matrix
- King Kong
My personal favorite. Who can avoid smiling as they watch Dick Van Dyke (yes, we’re talking the original) and the other chimney sweeps sing and dance on the London rooftops?
Sleepless in Seattle
The scene on the Empire State Building observation deck that led hearts across America to beat rapidly as Annie finds Jonah’s backpack. The connection is made and our belief in happily ever after remains intact.
The Shawshank Redemption
This is one of Jeff’s favorites. The scene where Andy negotiates beer for re-tarring a roof discloses so much about his character. After the work is done, Andy doesn’t drink a single drop. If you’ve been on a roof getting new tar, you’ll know the sacrifice that was made.
The movie that made cinematic history by being the first 360-degree continuous shot with bullets flying between Neo and the Agent.
Just like Sleepless in Seattle, the Empire State Building (again, the original, not the remake) makes for a great rooftop scene as King Kong hangs off the antenna and swats away planes all in the name of love.
What’s your favorite rooftop scene? Feel free to join in the cinematic fun and share yours with us!
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