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The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:29 am

Well, i don't dare to think i know which one was so i'll ask you guys. In your opinion what was the most amazing movie scene you have ever seen?
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:04 am

The Two Towers- Gandalf vs. Balrog

Ninja Scroll - Jubei vs. Tessai (must be played in slow motion to appreciate its awesomeness)

For me it's a tie between those two.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:45 am

Most memorable 1st thing that comes into my head......Madness......THIS IS SPARTA!!!!

Amazing scene...humm,As for beautiful i would have to say a couple of Avatars Bio luminous night Landscape scenes.2d but better in 3d :o

Action scene 1st thing i can think of is the beach landing in Saving Private Ryan,Mostly because of how realistic it seemed and i saw it on a saturday matinee in a almost Empty theater.Well i never took my eyes off that scene but when i did i noticed a much older couple sitting in the last row on the far right.The woman was comforting the man who was clearly crying.That really struck a cord,he must have been a ww2 vet.Not being the type of person who stares at people in distress,idiots yes:) ..so i continued to watch the movie giving a glance over every once in a while.It was clear as day that he was being reminded of something bad.About a hour in I noticed the OLD man and probably wife had left and never returned....Ill never forget his face,or get the chance to thank him.

I like so many movies so it is hard to pic...i think of one thing then remember another,I give up.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:52 am

I've always enjoyed the scene towards the end of Scent of a Woman where Al Pacino defends young 'Charlie' before the school's disciplinary board.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:18 am

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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:21 am

I'd have to say the ending of Gladiator.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:31 am

Twist my arm and I might go with the pale man from Pan's Labyrinth:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9YD2PFF31E
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:52 am

The entire parade scene from the end of "Animal House".
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:56 am

Parade scenes?

What about this one (Ferris Bueller's Day Off):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vltUWa_tOhE
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:05 am

Captain Ned wrote:The entire parade scene from the end of "Animal House".


In the same vein, the Daley Plaza scene at the end of "Blues Brothers".
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:10 am

The last scene from Unforgiven, where Munny goes into town to avenge Ned's death.

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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:54 am

There's too many to list, but there are two right off the top of my head, the end of The Usual Suspects and the bank heist from Heat.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:31 am

Porky's I. Principal's follow up scene to the Beaver shoot.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:59 am

FireGryphon wrote:The last scene from Unforgiven, where Munny goes into town to avenge Ned's death.

"That's right... I've killed women and children. I've killed everything that walked or crawled at one point or another... And I'm here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned."


That's a really good one. I also like several scenes in Serenity such as River fighting the Reavers and the giant space battle.

Gandalf fighting the Balrog is awesome as well as the opening 2nd Age battle between Sauron and the armies of the West.

"I am your father" In Empire Strikes Back as well as the asteroid chase scene.

It may be campy but I love Anthony Hopkins blowing away those guys at the end of Legends of the Fall
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:03 am

I definitely second LOTR, Star Wars, Gladiator, Heat, and 300 scenes. I'll throw in:

Braveheart - "Freedom"
Downfall - Hitler's speech
Snatch - The ending
There Will Be Blood - The ending
The Great Escape - The motorcycle scene with McQueen
Scarface - "Say Hello..."
This Is England - Milky beaten by Combo
Saving Private Ryan - The beach
Gone With The Wind - "Frankly my dear..."
Harry Potter - The death of Dumbledore
The Departed - The ending with all the killing (probably more than 1 scene I guess)

I'm sure I'm leaving tons out b/c I've only thought on this for a couple minutes.. But those are a few IMHO.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:24 pm

Not even one vote for an HK martial arts flick yet?

I nominate the final fight scene of Jackie Chan's "Legend of Drunken Master" (a.k.a. DMII, not the original '78 flick). Everything in that scene, from the moment he re-enters the steel mill, comes together perfectly...and then continues about three times longer than you ever expected, escalating at just the right rate.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:54 pm

My list of fav scenes:

Godfather 2 : Vito stalking Don Fanucci along the rooftops in a classic New York street festival ( or in GF 1 when Sonny dies )

Empire Strikes Back : 'I am your father'

The Good the Bad and The Ugly : Final showdown scene in the cemetery.

Saving Private Ryan : The beach ( Seems others enjoy it too )

Schindler's List: Oscar Schindler's tearful escape

Shawshank Redemption: The escape

Dr. Strangelove : Riding the bomb

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The whole damned opening
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:56 pm

Saving Private Ryan - beach scene. I dunno that I'd call it 'amazing' so much as 'suicidal'. 23+ minutes of no dialogue whatsoever, just a horrific scene that shows you the brutality, finality and full affect of war. What our men did on that day is something that I hope we will not have to repeat ever again. 'Greatest generation' indeed.

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Loved the LoTR Gandolf-Balrog suggestion as well. My 5 year old watched it with me, and I yelled 'CAVE TROLL' when they were in the tombs.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:07 pm

I like lots of scenes from different movies - LOTR/Gladiator/Saving Private Ryan/300, etc. I have good 3D TV at home AND I have a nice 5.1 speaker system (with an awesome Velodyne sub) in my tiny "movie" room, so anything with exceptional visual effects (like "Avatar", when using active 3D glasses in completely dark room) or even some simplistic movies with a GOOD "audio/sound" scenes in them (for example, the first "Transformers" movie with the "Arrival To Earth" scene or "Tron: Legacy" movie with scenes where Sam gets dressed or gets onto Lightcycle for the first time, or "The Fifth Element" where Diva starts to sing) can be considered "amazing" by me :wink:
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:13 pm

"ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!" from Gladiator. I love that scene, but I also love that whole movie.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:31 pm

The scene in 1962's Manchurian Candidate where they investigate the soldiers and it keeps switching between a women's gardening meeting and high party officials in Communist China.

Unbelievably amazing scene.

Other top ones:
The Shower scene in Psycho was awesome. - Tons more from Hitchcock - Rear Window's opening, NxNW plane chase, The Man who Knew Too Much - the telephone call.
Singing in the Rain - Gene Kelly dancing away to the title song.
Goodfellas - walking into the nightclub.
The Usual Suspects - Kevin Spacey's transformational walk at the end with the cut scenes back to the office.
The fight at the end of Star Wars - without CGI it was unbelievably well done.
Stagecoach - John Wayne flipping his Winchester (to load another shell) when he cries out "Hold it"
All of Citizen Kane - the techniques in that film with distortion and shadowing - fricking brilliant
The Godfather - Where Michael accepts fealty while Kay looks on, knowing she was lied to, and that she is shut out.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:37 pm

Aside from the Star Wars and LOTR sagas:

Ivanhoe - Black Knight heralds
El Cid - "For God, the Cid, and Spain!"
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - "Come with me, and you'll see..."
The Prince and the Pauper (1962) - "I forbid you to set the Crown upon that impostor's head!"
Wallace & Gromit in the Wrong Trousers - "All yours, Gromit!"
Cats The Musical - Old Deuteronomy and the Jellical Ball
My Fair Lady - London at sunrise, "The rain in Spain..."
South Pacific - "Bali Hai"
Great Expectations (1998) - final scene: "And the rest of it, it didn't matter."
The Prince of Egypt - massacre hieroglyphics come alive
The Sandlot - reckoning with The Beast
Fireproof - "We're getting this car off the tracks."
Apollo 13 - "...give your oxygen tanks a stir."
Mission to Mars - "Micrometeroids!"
Dante's Peak - lahar & bridge fall
Goldeneye - around St. Petersburg by T-72
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles - "You're going the wrong way!"
Sergeant York - "You're the only noncom left."
The Patriot - Battle of Cowpens, hilltop house
Waterloo - "Withdraw to square! Shoot at the Horses!"
Zulu - "Volley by Ranks!"
Lawrence of Arabia - desert trek
The Wind and the Lion - marine march to battle: "Too early in the morning for rattling sabers."
Saving Private Ryan - Omaha Beach
Pearl Harbor - dive bombing of USS Arizona
Enemy at the Gates - river crossing to Stalingrad
Troy - Myrmidon attack, Achilles meets Priam
Shiri - final confrontation, husband vs. wife
Act of Valor - beginning kinetics
Suing the Devil - "You're wondering why, I do what I do."
The Passion of the Christ - roman scourging: "...my heart is ready."
Contact - "I had no idea..."
Forbidden Planet - "That machine is going to supply your monster... with whatever amount of power it requires to reach us."
Aliens - dropship assault, bosses battle
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:08 pm

the bank heist from Heat.

'Twas my first thought. Second thought was the final showdown at the end of Leon (or The Professional, apparently, depending on which version yer watchin').

Third thought was the Scared Mule conversation from the beginning of A Fistful of Dollars. "I don't think that's very nice, you laughin'."
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:09 pm

Good thread, love reading everyone's favorites. How did I forget the escape in Shawshank Redemption? Awesome.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:39 pm

LoTR: RotK when the Rohirrim are at the top of the ridge, looking down on the assault on Minas Tirith... it's the horns that get me, even as a young 'un reading the book, imagining the sound of the horns winding.

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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:46 pm

Hawkwing74 wrote:"I am your father" In Empire Strikes Back as well as the asteroid chase scene.


I remember the gasp in the movie theater.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:41 pm

2001 - The walk around the inside of the hub to upside down. First time I'd ever seen gravity / centifugal force dealt with properly in a movie.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:37 pm

trackerben wrote:Shiri - final confrontation, husband vs. wife

Curious about this one. Bollywood is it?

Other epic scenes that haven't been mentioned in this thread yet:

The Mist : ending

Another Earth : ending

Endhiran : battle scene (this is Indian/Tollywood)
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:34 pm

I think numero uno for me has to be the destruction of the Death Star in the original Star Wars movie - when it was on the big screen. I was a kid, and I remember the audience getting to their feet and cheering.

In second place is the scene in Gettysburg where Lee is cheered by his troops just before Pickett's Charge. It sums up in a moment why the Army of Northern Virginia was so difficult to defeat, despite substantial disadvantages.
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Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Postposted on Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:44 pm

FireGryphon wrote:The last scene from Unforgiven, where Munny goes into town to avenge Ned's death.

"That's right... I've killed women and children. I've killed everything that walked or crawled at one point or another... And I'm here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned."

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