It is hard to deny that the big screen loves an elevator scene. Whether it be a blossoming romance or a ghastly homicide, the elevator has a big premise in the industry. Whilst we cannot say that we have worked on such projects, the team here at Elevators Ltd want to take a look into the lighter side of the industry. Here are the best elevator movie scenes…

Speed, 1994

This classic directed by Jan de Bont includes one of the most iconic elevator movie scenes of all time. Starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, the scenes involve a bunch of businesspeople trapped inside a skyscraper elevator with an unidentified man threatening to destroy the breaks with bombs unless he receives his ransom. Luckily, the heroes manage to rescue the hostages!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013

From books to film adaptions, young adult fiction has really taken over the big screen! The second instalment to The Hunger Games franchise sees leading stars Katniss, Peeta and Haymitch go into an elevator after the tribute parade. At the last minute another tribute enters the lift and confidently removes her clothing before walking out without saying a word in a bid to outwit her competition in preparation for the life or death Hunger Games!

Elf, 2003

It’s not christmas without Elf and Buddy does exactly what we all wish we could do inside a lift! Whilst the character is first apprehensive when stepping inside an elevator for the first time after a childhood in the North Pole, he soon warms up to the idea when he discovers the floor buttons. In fact, Buddy gets so excited that he presses every single button and exclaims that it ‘looks like a christmas tree’!

It is safe to say that nailing down the finalist for this blog was a tricky task! After all, there are thousands to choose from. When it comes to elevators in movies it is important to recognise the amount of work that goes into keeping everybody safe, including the very famous actors and actresses! To do this it is important to employ high quality lift maintenance! Whilst our elevators may not be in the movies, if you’re having a maintenance issue with your lift, get in contact with the experts here at Elevators Ltd!