Movie Scenes That Were Done In One Take - And Why There Really Was No Plan B 

The prison sequence in The Shawshank Redemption was actually one of only two scenes in the movie that were done in one take.  

The Dark Knight is a Batman film with a lot of one take scenes. 

Goodfellas is an example of a movie scene that was done in one take because there really was no Plan B.

The scene was filmed in one take with no CGI and in fact, DiCaprio was actually laying on ice to make it

In 1917, Charlie Chaplin shot a movie called The Immigrant. He and his troupe of actors acted out the entire film in one take.

One of the most famous scenes in Birdman is when Michael Keaton's character, Riggan Thomson, jumps off a balcony. The scene is done in one take