My Top Ten Carpets & Rugs In Movies


Has anyone done a list of their top ten carpets & rugs in movies yet?? I can’t find one! Anyway – this came about as the hubby & I were discussing my number one on this list (a movie I’m pretty obsessed with). He doesn’t love it the way I do & part of my argument as to why it’s so awesome is because of THE CARPET! So….

Here are My Top Ten Carpets & Rugs In Movies:

10. The Pink Panther

The lovely Claudia Cardinale on a weird tiger-rug. Guess it’s a little more sexy than that picture of Burt Reynolds on the bearskin rug…


9. The Machinist

Super skinny Christian Bale has a super hard time with a dead body in a rug (Don’t worry – that’s not really a spoiler as it’s the opening scene).


8. American Hustle

Hey look – it’s Christian Bale again! Except this time he’s fat & and he has an even more problematic rug…


7. The Money Pit

Who doesn’t love Tom Hanks?! (Other than Abbi…). Here’s poor Tom stuck in a rug after falling through a hole in the floor of his “money pit” house.


6. Trainspotting

Ewan McGregor sinks into this rug in a drug-fuelled haze while the excellent Lou Reed song Perfect Day plays. Great scene!


5. Aladdin

Come on! You know the magic carpet from Aladdin needs to be on this list… πŸ™‚


4. The Big Lebowski

Again – you knew this one would be on the list!

The Dude: “That rug really tied the room together.”


3. A Nightmare On Elm Street

Don’t you hate it when you’re trying to get away from Freddy Krueger and your carpeted stairs suddenly turn into some sort of gooey quicksand? Poor Nancy! Still, it was probably better than getting licked by the Freddy-phone.


2. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Chewbacca – the greatest walking-carpet-sidekick ever!

Princess Leia: “Will somebody get this big walking carpet out of my way?”



1. The Shining

There is no other possible number one for this list. The Shining is responsible for bringing us the creepiest carpet in the history of film.


Next Week: CURTAINS!


Not really… πŸ˜‰

Honorable Mention: I couldn’t find a picture of it to use but I like Gru’s pandaskin rug in one of my favorite movies of recent years –Despicable Me

Now, I think the only proper way to end this post is with a song from Nick Rivers:


66 thoughts on “My Top Ten Carpets & Rugs In Movies

    • Thanks Abbi! That means a lot coming from you as you come up with the BEST top tens! : ) I had a lot of fun with this one. I wasn’t sure I could think of ten at first. Bet I’ve not thought of LOADS. I’ll always notice the carpet & rugs in every movie I watch from now on… Lol

  1. Yeah this is a pretty sweet list. That Shining rug is pretty damn creepy indeed but I’d almost have to put the Lebowski rug higher just b/c of the hilarious references to it in the film. My god that movie is so funny.

    And of course, Aladdin — who could forget that magical carpet?

    • Thanks Tom! I always kind of put favorite movies as high as possible on these kinds of lists. I put The Big Lebowski high as it’s really THE one true rug movie. But, I have a terrible confession: I’m not the biggest fan of the movie. Shh – don’t tell! πŸ˜‰

  2. HA!!! This is the most random thing I’ve seen all day, but it’s also one of the most awesome things! What a brilliant idea for a top 10! I had hoped Aladdin would pop up on here, but these are all pretty perfect. πŸ˜€

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  4. Well, well, well. This was certainly an original little list here. I am so glad that THE rug was in here, it really tied this post together πŸ˜‰

    And it wouldn’t be complete without the magic carpet!!

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  9. Great list! A few of these are great the decor icons in film – The Big Lebowski and The Shining. I love the inclusion of Christian Bale’s cap in American Hustle.

    • Oh, thank you! I’m so behind on replying to comments – glad I didn’t miss this. Was such a fun list to put together. I’d kind of love to have The Shining carpet! But suppose it would also be creepy as hell… : )

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