It might not be the most obvious place to host crucial – or hilarious – movie scenes, but bathrooms and toilets have played host to a number of brilliant and memorable scenes in big old blockbusters.
Below you can find a list of crucial movie bathroom and toilet scenes that each movie wouldn’t be the same without.
2011 rom-com Bridesmaids is full of notable belly-laughs, not least of which is the scene that takes place in the bathroom. In a beautiful bridal boutique, central character Annie and the other bridesmaids come down with a bout of food poisoning and need to use the toilet – all at the same time. The scene wasn’t originally in the script, but we’re glad it was included, as it became one of the films stand-out scenes.
Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho is an iconic slasher-thriller, with a number of striking scenes – including the infamous shower scene. Marion Crane, during her stay at the Bates Motel takes a shower, she is stabbed to death, with the famous music by Bernard Herrmann setting the backdrop. Discovering who stabbed her takes up the rest of the movie.
Ask anyone who has seen1993 movie Jurassic Park about the ‘toilet scene’ and they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about. In this short-but-oh-so-sweet moment, cowardly lawyer Donald Gennaro runs to the toilet to hide from a liberated T-Rex only to have the toilet knocked down around him and him to be eaten.
A 1990 movie about prostitute Vivian meeting businessman Edward, Pretty Woman is top of many rom-com lists. In this famous scene, Vivian takes a bubble bath in Edward’s hotel suite, singing along to Prince on her Walkman. The two then negotiate the terms of their ‘business’ arrangement.’
1999 drama comedy follows Lester Burnham, a man in his 40s having a midlife crisis and growing increasingly infatuated with his daughter’s friend Angela. In this bathroom scene, Burnham fantasises about Angela in a bath of red roses. The artwork for the movie shows Angela in the same bath of rose petals.
(List provided by DM Designs, specialists in bathrooms, with a Bathroom Showroom, Glasgow)