Four Famous Limo Scenes From Movies

The TV series Sex and the City had one of the most famous scenes with a car service limousine

There’s nothing more suave than the movie scene where someone pulls up in a limo, rolls down the window, and delivers a blockbuster line. There’s something about it that can elevate a moment from flat to iconic. That’s exactly the effect that limos had on these four famous movie scenes.

2012 (2009)

Sometimes, the hero slides into a limousine casually with grace and dignity. Other times, he runs in to escape the end of the world. That’s what happens in 2009 blockbuster 2012 when John Cusack speeds away, somehow managing to maneuver through LA traffic quickly enough to literally outrun the end of the world.

Sex and the City (2008)

The cast of the long-running TV drama Sex and the City redefined elegance, largesse, and class, and that wouldn’t be possible without a few limo scenes sprinkled in. It culminated in the film when, in the moment that had been building up for the whole television series, Big decides to back out of his wedding with Carrie…and then instructs his driver to go down a one-way street to catch up with Carrie’s limousine. It doesn’t take a movie buff to predict that it doesn’t end well.

Pretty Woman (1990)

When thinking about Pretty Woman, the things that come into mind include style, luxury, and class—so, of course, the movie couldn’t reach its end without an ionic limo scene. At the end of the scene, Richard Gere’s character, Edward Lewis, goes to Julia Roberts’ character, Vivian Ward’s, apartment. But he doesn’t pull up on a motorcycle or in a Cadillac. No, he pulls up in a white stretch limo with opera music pouring out of it, standing through the sunroof and holding a bouquet of roses before climbing the fire escape to see his love. How could a woman possibly resist that?

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Of course, this list just couldn’t be complete without including one of Jim Carrey’s most iconic films, Dumb and Dumber. It might not be the most flattering look at limo drivers, but Jim Carrey’s character does deliver one of the most iconic lines for limousines: “It’s okay! I’m a limo driver.”