Here are the most iconic shots in film history

You can recognize these shots even if you only saw them for a second. Because they've been spoofed and parodied, referenced and homaged, spliced into our brains through pop culture, recreated in conversation so many times that these iconic shots are what we'll remember even when we forget everything else.


I don't even think I've seen all these movies (for shame, I know) but I've seen these shots hundreds of times each. At least. CineFix stitches together a hundred of the most iconic shots in film history below.

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These lists usually have a strong biased towards more recent flicks, but this one was surprisingly thorough, even threw a few Fellini and Bergman in there. I wish some of the cuts weren't so fast though — almost missed Battleship Potemkin. And I bet no one here saw that 8 1/2, it was like a tenth of a second long!