Psycho Honoured For Iconic Shower Sceneby Contributor | 17 April 2007
Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 movie Psycho has been named as the film with the most memorable bathroom scene in cinema history.
Janet Leigh's character Marion Crane is stabbed to death in the shower after checking in to the Bates Hotel and her scream has clearly left its mark on those who remember their bathroom scenes.
Also included is Jack Nicholson's "here's Johnny" moment in The Shining. Jack Torrance smashes through the bathroom door with an axe and pops his head through to give Mrs Torrance that characteristic smile.
Pretty Women is included in second place to add a much needed light hearted moment to the otherwise grim list of murders and capers.
Julia Roberts singing a Prince song while in a big bubble bath is often touted as a highly memorable moment in the classic film.
Other films which made the list include Something About Mary, for Cameron Diaz's 'hair gel' incident and Dumb and Dumber.
Jill Parkinson from Shuc.com, which polled 3,000 film fans for the survey, said: "Who would have thought so many movies would contain such dramatic bathroom scenes?
"Psycho is an obvious winner - the shower scene is such an iconic movie moment but it's good to see more light-hearted bathroom clips in Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber making it into the poll."
The Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller movie Meet the Parents finished off the top ten list for the loo flushing disaster blamed by Stiller's character on his in-laws' family cat, Mr Jinx.