Tuesday, February 27, 2024

List: Top 3 Spike Lee Scenes

This week on Episode 286 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by Spike Lee’s BlackKklansman, we decided to talk about our scenes from his patent Spike Lee Joints. Lee has been an important voice for almost 30 years now, and it’s wonderful that we still have someone like him making films that are as vital today as they were in 1989. He’s made over 25 feature length films at this point, so there are plenty of great scenes to choose from that help define his career, and the man himself. Hopefully we did him justice. On that note, what scenes would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)


1) Love And Hate – Do the Right Thing
2) Gym Scene / Confrontation – Chi-Raq
3) Monty Bathroom Rant – 25th Hour


1) Third Act – Crooklyn
2) Racial Stereotypes – Do the Right Thing
3) Be Safe – Chi-Raq


1) Hallway Fight – Oldboy
2) Prison Shower Conversation – Malcolm X
3) I Like Getting High – Jungle Fever

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Various other scenes from these films – Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Inside Man, He Got Game, 25th Hour, She’s Gotta Have It, Get on the Bus, 4 Little Girls, Chi-Raq, BLackKklansman

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As noted above, there are many great scenes in the Spike Lee canon that we could have mentioned that perhaps would make your list. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duranhttps://insessionfilm.com
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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