A good film is a real work of art, and slowing things down can sometimes help us appreciate how much artistry and care went into the most beautiful scenes. These movie scenes from cinematic movies will show you that every film still can be as gorgeous as a painting or a stunning photo.

The amount of creative work that goes into creating excellent cinematography is mind-boggling; it's no wonder that there's so much money in Hollywood. It's not just A-list actors' notoriously large salaries - every scene needs cameras, lighting, stage/scene equipment, props, furniture, and people to create/operate all of this equipment. Not to mention hiring the best cinematography experts there are. Many beautiful scenery locations used for filming can involve closing important through-ways for hours at a time, indeed a costly endeavor.

In the end, however, all of that work is worth it; especially when the directors, producers, and other staff create a timeless, work of art, beautiful movies. Please add your favorite best movie scenes to this list!

h/t: cinematicpaintings, T2GDa

#1 Life Of Pi

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#2 American Beauty

American Beauty

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Noor Al Obaidi 4 months ago

why is she nakied

#3 Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

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#4 E.t.

E.t.

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#5 The Truman Show

The Truman Show

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#6 The Shining

The Shining

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

Beautiful? Dramatic maybe.

#7 Lord Of The Rings

Lord Of The Rings

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#8 Breakfast At Tiffany's

Breakfast At Tiffany's

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

Tiffany's.

#9 Grand Budapest Hotel

Grand Budapest Hotel

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LunarAurora 3 years ago

Not sure if Ralph Fiennes or Dennis O'Hare.

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#10 The Matrix

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#11 The Fountain

The Fountain

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#12 Shindler's List

Shindler's List

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PamelaCowley 3 years ago

Absolutely. Absolutely.

#13 Interstellar

Interstellar

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#14 Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

What?! Two guys about kill another is not beautiful!

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#15 Inception

Inception

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#16 Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

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CharlotteRose 3 years ago

Terrifying, maybe...

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#17 The Matrix

The Matrix

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#18 The Hobbit

The Hobbit

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#19 Life Of Pi

Life Of Pi

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#20 V For Vendetta

V For Vendetta

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#21 The Shining

The Shining

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#22 Pirates Of The Carribean

Pirates Of The Carribean

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#23 Memoirs Of A Geisha

Memoirs Of A Geisha

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#24 Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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#25 300

300

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#26 Avatar

Avatar

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#27 Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

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#28 La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

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#29 Tree Of Life

Tree Of Life

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#30 Big Fish

Big Fish

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#31 2001

2001

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#32 The Shining

The Shining

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#33 Gravity

Gravity

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#34 Shawshank Redemption

Shawshank Redemption

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#35 Into The Wild

Into The Wild

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#36 Lion King

Lion King

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#37 Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

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#38 The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow

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#39 The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

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#40 The Prestige

The Prestige

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#41 The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

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#42 The Godfather

The Godfather

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#43 The Hobbit

The Hobbit

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#44 Curse Of The Golden Flower

Curse Of The Golden Flower

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#45 Fight Club

Fight Club

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#46 Mulan

Mulan

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#47 Beautiful Mind

Beautiful Mind

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#48 Melancholia

Melancholia

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PamelaCowley 3 years ago

Great movie, so underappreciated.

#49 Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

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#50 Batman Begins

Batman Begins

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#51 Titanic

Titanic

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#52 Lovely Bones

Lovely Bones

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PiperKaelble 3 years ago

One of the very few times I've watched a movie after reading the book and have not been angry and disappointed

#53 Se7en

Se7en

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#54 Pride And Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice

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#55 Lord Of The Rings

Lord Of The Rings

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#56 Star Wars

Star Wars

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#57 Clockwork Orange

Clockwork Orange

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#58 Harry Potter

Harry Potter

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#60 Silence Of The Lambs

Silence Of The Lambs

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#61 Parfume: The Story Of A Murderer

Parfume: The Story Of A Murderer

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thepinkrobot 3 years ago

This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Highly recommend it :)

#62 Sin City

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#63 Disney - Up

Disney - Up

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#64 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

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#65 Amelie

Amelie

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thepinkrobot 3 years ago

Easily my favourite movie ever.

#66 Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy

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#67 Avatar

Avatar

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#68 The Tree Of Life

The Tree Of Life

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#69 Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

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#70 Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

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#71 Braveheart

Braveheart

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#72 Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

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#73 Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

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#74 Forest Gump

Forest Gump

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#75 Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men

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#76 Forest Gump

Forest Gump

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#77 Star Wars

Star Wars

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#78 A Nightmare On Elm Street

A Nightmare On Elm Street

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#79 The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter

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#80 The Pianist

The Pianist

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#82 Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct

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#83 Sunshine

Sunshine

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#84 Thor

Thor

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#85 The Sound Of Music

The Sound Of Music

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#86 Princess Bride

Princess Bride

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#87 True Grit

True Grit

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#88 Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

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#89 300

300

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#90 Inception

Inception

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#91 Prometheus

Prometheus

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#92 Titanic

Titanic

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#93 Gladiator

Gladiator

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#94 The Chronicles Of Narnia

The Chronicles Of Narnia

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#97 The Millers

The Millers

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thepinkrobot 3 years ago

Jennifer Aniston ages like a fine wine.

#98 Les Miserables

Les Miserables

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