I saw some lists on watchmojo's YouTube channel of "best ____ scenes". So yeah, I wanna go with that.
What do you think are some of the best movie moments? I don't want WHOLE movies, I just want the moments. Maybe explain what you like too (though I'm sure some will speak for themselves).300
- Charge In
Given that there are many fights with many persians, I wasn't sure what to call it. Anyways. I think Zack Snyder is a KING of pulling off realistic effects and has a fine eye for what will look simply brilliant on camera. I love this scene... Leonidas charges in, repelling foes weapons with his shield or lifting them right off the ground with it! He uses his sword, he throws his spear, and the choice between real-time and slow-mo only express how wonderfully choreographed and nuanced the movements are. Finally, you get the gorgeous sepia-like scenery against the vivid red of the Spartan capes. Beautiful!The Lion King
- Simba's Rescue/Mufasa's Death
For a movie about talking cartoon animals... this was pretty damn well done. Saving his cub son from a life or death situation, this exceptionally animated scene shows the great lengths Mufasa went to in order to save his son. To top it off, right when you think Mufasa is able to escape the stampede below him, he asks for his brother's help to get back on flat ground...only to be betrayed by his brother in the ugliest way possible. Simba watched, and Scar convinced the fragile lion cub that it was his fault. Up
- Carl and Ellie's "life" montage
Never has such a small amount of film time been able to make me swell up like a baby by the end of it. The use of marriage's greatest high's and low's are beautifully expressed in this montage... A life of hard work is then given new life with the chance of a grand adventure overseas!!... only to be cut short as Carl's wife passed away. I usually let the tears go when I see Carl sitting alone after the funeral...IT'S JUST SO DAMN SAD.Tootsie
- The Reveal
Revealing a deep secret is always good fodder for dramatic gold. I thought Tootsie did a damn fine job of this. Dustin Hoffman plays a desperate actor who takes up as an [ugly] woman for a soap opera. However, his success starts to come back to haunt him as his mistaken identity begins to mess up his relationships, get him *male* suitors who have fallen in love with his female persona, and screw up his personal life. Naturally, when you affect so many people, the shock of being found out a fake is bound to cause some hysteria.Memento
- New scenes
Okay, I'm cheating a bit here. But how often is it the end of a sequence is the interesting part? I adore how this movie took a reversed chronicle and had it make sense! It does sort of play on the viewers excitement (the climax is kind of at the beginning?) but it creates a great mystery and has it work in the most peculiar way.... especially when you see how people take advantage of it.My Fairy Lady
- The last song & Ending
I wasn't too crazy for this film, but I thought the ending was *perfect*. After turning the beautiful Audrey Hepburn from a cockney Brit to a lovely miss, she asks if she means more to the lead Doctor who aided her transformation. As she eventually became a fair lady, he eventually "defrosted" to her. So when Audrey leaves with another man, the Doctor listens to an old recording of her as Audrey silently returns to him as he's reminiscing. She puts on her old cockney voice to call out to him... and his subtle surprise curls into a smile.
Just a smile; no grand kiss, no proclamation of love, no bursting sunset behind the embracing couple.