Best Movie Scenes


The Top Ten

1 Pulp Fiction - Ezekiel 25:17

This scene was the most perfect ending you could have had to an awesome movie. By far the most badass scene of any movie ever.

The best scene from probably the best movie of all time. Sam L Jackson>any other actor. Quentin Tarantino>any other director

2 Saving Private Ryan - D-day

The scene is almost real. I felt like I was actually there in the war, and its just so sad and astonishing to watch. Without a doubt it's the best movie scene of all time. Nothing can compare. - lukestheman4

Tom hanks weird "disease" in this scene was exceptional..

I remember first seeing this scene in the therature and seeing people start to vomit at the scene. it was so good that it would envoke multiple human emotions

3 Psycho - The Shower Scene

I bet Marion would've got out of there easily. if there were any shampoo or conditioner bottles in there she would have thrown those at Norman's face, knocking him out, and then getting out alive (naked! ).

Classic scene that made a lasting impression forever. R.I.P. Alfred Hitchcock

I have a heart attack every time I watch this scene. Along with that horrific music.

4 The Dark Knight - Pencil Trick

Classic! funniest part of the movie. R.I.P Heath Ledger - dragon13304

Oh and the suit, it wasn't cheap. You ought to know, you bought it.

The whole movie is great... Every scene is great.

"I'm gonna make this pencil disappear... *slams someone head on pencil* TADA, it's... it's gone..." - The Joker

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5 Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Monty Python's Life of Brian
6 The Opening Scene - 2001: A Space Odyssey
7 Don't go! (Ending Scene) - Interstellar

I agree it was epic - Toucan

It is the greatest movie scene ever.The plot became full circle by that scene.
Amazing acting of Matthew McConaughey just sent shivers down my whole body.His voice so full of emotion, frustration and helplessness.
Also, the song S.t.a.y. in the background by Hans Zimmer just connected so well with that scene. Not to forget the scientific part of the scene : The representation of the Fourth dimension, The tesseract using special effects was also so Amazing. - Neeoo

8 Body Burst - Alien
9 Jack Sparrow's Palace Escape - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

I like how he stopped mid point just to get a cream cake he wanted. And just when he's escaped the clutches of the redcoats, Keith Richards pops up.

You will always remember this as the day you almost caught CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow. - jezza0

One thing Jack Sparrow is very good at is escaping. This scene proves it.

10 The Usual Suspects - The final Scene

The Newcomers

? Shallow Water / The Wonder's Evasive Maneuver From Pirates - Alice Through the Looking Glass

The opening sequence when the Wonder its attacked by pirates but the ever resourceful Alice Kingsleigh manages to evade the pirates - jezza0

? Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Barn Dance

The Contenders

11 Stairway to Heaven - The Song Remains the Same
12 Taxi Driver - You Talkin' To Me?

I heard this scene was improvised.

13 Jaws - Quint is Devoured
14 The Return of the King - You Bow to No One

Great scene where all the characters bow down to the hobbits because they are the true heroes. they fallowed and protected frodo on the quest to destroy the one ring.

15 Return of the Dragon - Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris

You may thought Chuck Norris memes are always funny because of how powerful he is. Explain this? Bruce Lee beats Chuck Norris on purpose and he won. Lee should have a meme than Norris.

16 The Empire Strikes Back - I Am Your Father (Darth Vader)

Why is this not higher? The plot twist none saw coming now engrained in people's memory forever. From the casual to the diehard fan, this scene is cherished fire how shocking it was at the time. But then Brother Lucas gave people a backstory to this plot twist no one really asked for.

IConic twist now part of pop culture


17 The Birds - Crows Attack the Students
18 The Ending Scene - City Lights
19 Final Destination 5 - Bridge Collapse Premonition
20 Scarface - Final Shootout at Mansion With "Say Hello to My Lil' Friend"
21 Inception - Anti-Gravity Hall Fight
22 The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - Tuco Argues With His Brother Pablo

While preparing to leave his brother's monastery, Tuco stops by to say hello to his priest brother Pablo, whom he hasn't seen since 1853. But Pablo's welcome is less than warm, and he brings Tuco some upsetting news... - SourNote2014

23 2001: A Space Odyssey - Stargate (Ending)
24 The Lower Depths (1957) - The Party

At the end of the film, the residents of the slum, while gambling, break out into their own song and dance number. The choreography and the editing is top notch here. - SourNote2014

25 The Knights Who Say Ni! - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
26 Apocalpyse Now - Helicopter Attack
27 The Shining - Here's Johnny

This is a great movie scene adding both comedy and creepiness to the tension.

This scene and the Usual Suspects scene should be one and two it they are so much better than Pirates of the Caribben.

28 Ghostbusters - The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
29 The Host - Hee-bong defends his son Gang-du

Gang-du's siblings Nam-il and Nam-joo criticize their brother's narcolepsy and their father, Hee-bong, defends Gang-du, explaining that he was malnourished due to abandonment as a child and never had the right nutrition, explaining why, as an adult, he nods off at inopportune moments and comes off as lazy as a result.
This shows Hee-bong's regret for having not been a better parent, and his love for his children being equal, not loving one above the other.

30 Seven Samurai - Kikuchiyo's Speech

While training his men to fight the bandits, wannabe samurai Kikuchiyo notices that one of the peasants is not holding a bamboo stick, but an actual spear. He interrogates him and finds dozens of pieces of samurai armor at Manzo's house, revealing that the farmers had either killed samurai or stripped fallen ones. The other samurai are shocked, and Kyuzo confesses that he'd like to kill every farmer in the village.
Eyes brimming with angry tears, Kikuchiyo unleashes a furious tirade towards the farmers for being cowardly vultures, and then attacks the samurai just as brutally for being bullies who sack villages, enslave the men, take the women, and kill them if they resist.
As Kikuchiyo collapses into a furious raging wreck, a guilty Kambei's suspicions are confirmed.

This scene is a remarkable turning point for Kikuchiyo and helps to draw the farmers and samurai closer together and understand one another.

31 The Thing - Defribillator
32 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Final Showdown

It's one of the greatest for one simple reason: We're worried about Tuco. All this time we've been following him on this incredible journey through the Wild West. We've seen him survive things that would kill a man. We've grown to really like him over the course of the movie. And now, watching him in a three-way showdown between Blondie and Angel Eyes, we're not sure he's going to make it.

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33 Shaun of the Dead - Don't Stop Me Now Zombie Attack

Beating up zombies to the tune of one of the greatest Queen tracks is certainly more entertaining than a band of washed up US troops in Normandy.

What's better than fighting zombies?
Fighting zombies to the beat of QUEEN!
(Honestly, QUEEN made this scene a whole lot better)

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34 Transformers - Blackout Destroys Military Base

This scene was so cool!

35 8 Mile - The final rap battle

Eminem RULES

36 Se7en - What's in the Box?

Never a scene as intense, brilliant, clever, and well shot as this one

37 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - The Ecstasy of Gold
38 The Matrix - Bullet Time
39 When this baby hits 88 miles per hour.... - Back to the Future
40 Troy - Hector vs. Achilles
41 Jackass 3D - Midget Bar Brawl

This was insane Wee-Man vs midget gang, then midget cops and midget paramedics arrive.

42 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - News Teams Fight
43 Mission Impossible - Vault Heist
44 You're gonna need a bigger boat. - Jaws
45 Seven Samurai - Kikuchiyo drunkenly trying to pass himself off as a samurai
46 Full Metal Jacket - Sergeant Hartman and Gomer Pyle First Met
47 Platoon - Sgt. Elias' Death Scene
48 Planet Of The Apes - Lady Liberty
49 Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto -Takezo's first capture
50 The Wizard of Oz - Tornado
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1. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Monty Python's Life of Brian
2. The Opening Scene - 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. Stairway to Heaven - The Song Remains the Same
1. Inglorious Bastards - Intro (French Dairy Farmer)
2. Saving Private Ryan - D-day
3. Pulp Fiction - Ezekiel 25:17
1. Saving Private Ryan - D-day
2. Return of the Dragon - Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris
3. Final Destination 5 - Bridge Collapse Premonition

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