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Best film phone calls

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Hold the line, caller. For a visual medium, film sure has had its fair share of scenes where characters talk to each other over the telephone. Inspired by the pivotal moment in Steven Spielberg’s The Post (for which Meryl has garnered her record-breaking eleventy millionth Oscar nomination), we want your top telephone moments. The very best—and worst—phone calls on film. Oh my god, they got Amanda. The call is coming from inside the house. Quick, show us the money: make your list in thirty seconds or die. Remember to include notes!

Most mentioned

  • Scream
  • Taken
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Matrix
  • Phone Booth
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Arrival
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Locke
  • Get Out
  • Mean Girls
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Jerry Maguire
  • The Departed
  • Lost Highway
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Tropic Thunder

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