The best bits of Freddie and friends on film
1 ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in Wayne’s World
The sequence that brought back headbanging (probably), Wayne’s World opens with Wayne, Garth and their three friends whose names nobody can ever remember, driving around while singing along to Queen’s epic rock opera.
2 ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ in Shaun Of The Dead
Edgar Wright is such a Queen fan that he closes Shaun with ‘You’re My Best Friend’. But it’s hard to top the bit where Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Kate Ashfield beat up a zombie with pool cues to ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’.
3 ‘Under Pressure’ in Grosse Pointe Blank
Martin Q. Blank goes to his high school’s tenth anniversary reunion. At one point, he’s handed a baby. And, as Queen and David Bowie’s collaboration builds, the two lock eyes, and suddenly Blank knows what it is to feel.
4 ‘We Will Rock You’ in A Knight’s Tale
Brian Helgeland’s bonkers fusion of medieval drama and modern music sets its stall out with its opening credits, as a rowdy crowd, ready for some jousting fun, bellow along to ‘We Will Rock You’.
5 ‘Brighton Rock’ in Baby Driver Baby Driver
All through we’re told Baby (Ansel Elgort) has a killer track, but we only get to hear it right at the end. That killer track? ‘Brighton Rock’, with its furious pace and face-melting guitar solo. And it’s perfect.