What makes movies scenes showing characters in bathtubs or showers so interesting is that it presents them at their most vulnerable: naked, defenseless, alone. The scenes can be funny (think: rubber ducks), romantic (think: bubble bath) or horrifying (think: Psycho).
In drawing up this list we were surprised to see how many great bath and shower scenes we could remember. Movies that, for whatever reasons, did not make the final cut include The Shining, Fatal Attraction, Slumdog Millionaire, Dressed to Kill, Weird Science, The Godfather Part II, Arthur, Carrie and Pleasantville.
We think the 10 examples we chose represent a wide variety of genres and periods. We’ll start our slide show with the treacly pleasures of a classic ’50s-era romantic comedy…
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