Must Watch: A Video of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History

January 19, 2016
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A Video of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History

Sometimes, you just need to take your mind off of things, and bask in the glory of beauty. This is the perfect video to watch for three minutes of respite. When it comes to movies, there are so many incredible moments that are unforgettable thanks to how gorgeous the cinematography is. Not just the cinematography, but the choreography and composition, the lighting, everything works in harmony to create some of the most beautiful shots in movie history. I wish this would go on and on, an endless video of the moments that have left me in awe over so many years. The moments that make me more and more passionate about film.

From YouTube - editor Jim Casey explains that this is a video version of the Buzzfeed article also collecting the Most Beautiful Shots in Movie History. The music feature is Caro Emerald - Perfect Day (Live Lou Reed Cover). I feel like there are two movies missing from this, however: Sicario (the shot of the crew heading out into the sunrise; Roger Deakins is one of the best cinematographers today), and Lawrence of Arabia (pretty much any shot). The full list on Buzzfeed includes Lawrence of Arabia, and plenty of other great movies and unforgettable shots. We all have a list of our own personal favorites, too. Which shots do you love the most?

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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments


The scenes on the island in "The Black Stallion."

Nell Minow on Jan 19, 2016


I am glad they included a couple animated clips. They can be just as hard to do correctly, especially when you have 100% control of the shot.

DAVIDPD on Jan 19, 2016


Glad that Fight Club shot made it.

ryderup on Jan 19, 2016


My favorite shot is still the ending, absolutely love that scene

Ricardo_PT on Jan 19, 2016


The buildings collapsing? The CGI is very dated in that shot. If there's one scene needing a digital touch-up it's that.

BillPosters on Jan 21, 2016


Nice video, would've like some Kurosawa (Ikiru and Seven Samurai) but nice nonetheless

davidrabbich on Jan 19, 2016


So glad to see Jarhead in there, as far as I'm concerned one of the most underrated movies ever, and that segment with the burning oil has some of the best cinematography every. And I have to say, that Buzzed list is pretty good! Managed to strike down most of my favorite ones, well done!

Ricardo_PT on Jan 19, 2016


Eisenstein? Tarkovsky? Angelopoulos? Haneke? Kurosawa? Fritz Lang? Welles? Jodorowsky? Godard? Truffaut? Fellini? Antonioni? ....and many more.... Movie history was made by those geniuses, what comes after was just replicate. It sad to see how the american machine washed up everything else. 🙁

Max on Jan 19, 2016


If I could up-vote this comment a 100 times, I would. I could add a hundred other great films with images far more beautiful than these. Obviously a list from a first year film student.

Charles Knowlton on Jan 19, 2016


and your comment gives me hope in the incredible art that is cinema 🙂 And i hope that this short list of incredible art master would give the curiosity for some people here.

Max on Jan 19, 2016


Shitty cover of a great song. Otherwise a good video.

Higgens on Jan 19, 2016


the problem with this video is it's not an hour long because i can think of a dozen or more clips that deserve to be on there; there's a very popular twitter account dedicated to the premise with hundreds of worthy moments of cinematographic excellence still, i applaud the effort and the video reminded me of some films i must watch again 🙂

El_MUERkO on Jan 19, 2016


Cute video, but by no means a comprehensive and representative collection of the "most beautiful shots in movie history".

cuckoozey on Jan 19, 2016


Can someone tell me what movie this shot is from? It wasn't included in the buzzfeed list.

Duncan on Jan 19, 2016


The Fall

Clarky on Jan 19, 2016


Thank you!!

Duncan on Jan 19, 2016


No "In the Mood for Love"? The whole movie is a "beautiful shot"

kitano0 on Jan 20, 2016


Gotta love how a subjective personal taste list becomes "best in movie history" clickbait list.

BillPosters on Jan 21, 2016


A nice instrumental would have been perfect. I can't send it to my boyfriend, or any other friends, because of the negative lyrics. What a shame.

Mimi Fink on Jan 26, 2016

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