The Ten Best Rooftop Movie Scenes!

By Roof Online Staff • Last updated September 29, 2022

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Some of these have a lot of violence or foul language. If you’re an adult and you’ve ever seen an R-rated movie, you’ll be fine.

We like trying to guess what kind of roof the roof in a movie is. We’re still having a hard time with the CGI roof in The Matrix; it looks a lot like a rooftop plaza deck with improbably oversized sand-colored pavers, but they don’t give you a lot of clues about what’s supposed to be underneath them. Looks like they slacked off when it came to the roofs in that particular movie.

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The Best Rooftop Movie Scenes

10. “The Rooftop Chase Scene” from Vertigo

Vertigo (1/11) Movie CLIP - Officer Down (1958) HD

9. “Nitti Doesn’t Beat the Rap” from The Untouchables

The Untouchables (9/10) Movie CLIP - Nitti's Fall (1987) HD

8. “The Roof Scene” from Frantic

Frantic (Roof Scene)

7. “Opening Scene” from Skyfall

Skyfall - Opening Scene: Motorbike Chase (1080p)

6. “Dodge This” from The Matrix

The Matrix: Dodge this

5. Cary Grant and George Kennedy: “Rooftop Fight Scene” from Charade

Charade (6/10) Movie CLIP - Rooftop Fight (1963) HD

4. “Terry Asks Edie Out on a Date” from On The Waterfront

On the Waterfront (3/8) Movie CLIP - Terry Asks Edie Out (1954) HD

3. “The Roofing Scene” from The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank redemption - Icy cold bohema style beer (Hope)

2. “The Murder of Don Fanucci” from The Godfather Part II

The Godfather - Part II - Murder Of Don Fanucci

1. The “Tears in Rain” Scene from Blade Runner

Blade Runner - Final scene, "Tears in Rain" Monologue (HD)