5 Great Scenes from Movies Involving Limos

Limos factor into a number of films, but only a select few stand out as being memorable. Here are five scenes from movies that feature great limousine scenes.

Driving Miss Daisy

Winner of Best Picture at the 1989 Academy Awards, “Driving Miss Daisy” explores race relations and prejudice in the south when an elderly Jewish woman, played by Jessica Tandy, is compelled to hire a driver, played by Morgan Freeman, after her license is revoked due to an accident. Much of the film features Freman driving around Tandy as her chauffeur in a 1950’s classic Cadillac. These types of cars, or at least cars similar to these, are often used by those seeking a little bit of luxury in their transportation.

While it’s not an isolated scene, the critical acclaim “Driving Miss Daisy” received, as well as the beautiful vehicles used throughout the movie, make it a worthy inclusion on any list focused on limos in film.



Die Hard

Poor John McClane. All he wanted to do was reconcile with his wife at Nakatomi Plaza, but instead he gets caught up in the shenanigans of terrorist Hans Gruber and his partners in crime. As McClane, played by Bruce Willis, fights through the building in an effort to save his wife, Argyle, played by De’voreaux White, the young chauffeur who picked McClane up at the airport, is parked in the garage underneath the building, oblivious to the chaos unfolding above him. Toward the end of the film, however, he becomes an unlikely hero, preventing one of the terrorists from escaping by knocking him out. But that’s not all. At the very end of the film, he bursts through the garage to cart McClane and his wife away from the scene, presumably to renew their marriage. Of course, we learn this doesn’t happen with the sequel. Poor McClane.



Pretty Woman

It’s one of the most iconic romantic comedy/dramas in history, but it’s the ending that brings the role of the limousine front and center. The film focuses on a wealthy businessman named Edward, played by Richard Gere, who hires a high class prostitute named Vivian, played by Julia Roberts, to accompany him around town while he’s on business. Drama and turmoil surround their relationship, but at the end of the film, Edward arrives at the apartment of Vivian in a white limousine, itself a metaphor for the white knight atop his white horse saving the princess in the tower, holding flowers and shouting her name. It’s one of the most iconic scenes in film, and definitely deserving of a spot on this list.



Dumb & Dumber

One of the funniest films ever made, “Dumb & Dumber” follows the mishaps of Lloyd Christmas and his friend Harry Dunn as they make their way to Aspen to return a suitcase belonging to who Lloyd believes is his dream girl. She left it at the airport as ransom money, but Lloyd scooped it up, thinking she forgot about it. You see, he was her limo driver, with the opening scene seeing Lloyd driving her to the airport and just simply making a fool of himself. Sadly, he loses his job yet again after falling onto an active runway. It’s a major scene in what has proven to be one of the funniest movies the Farrelly Brothers have ever done.



2012

You gotta love John Cusack, even when he stands in a high-budget, explosion-filled action adventure flick such as 2012. Cusack plays an author who works a side job as a limo driver for a Russian billionaire. He uses the limo to drive his kids out for a night of camping, yet on the ride home seismic activity sets into motion the disaster that comprises most of the film. If anything, it’s incredibly to see how well Cusack can maneuver such a long vehicle through the streets of Los Angeles.


Posted on July 31, 2012 at 9:00 AM