Best movie scene ever!

  1. Okay y'all got me thinking of movies. What is the best movie scene ever, in your opinion. Can be because it gave new meaning to your life, or was so stupid, you will never forget it.
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  3. by   whipping girl in 07
    OK, it's a little gruesome, but it's just so damn funny.

    The scene in Pulp Fiction where Uma Thurman's character is ODing on heroin (which she snorted because she thought it was coke) and John Travolta brought her to the dealer's (Eric Stoltz) house and they argue over who's going to inject the epi into her heart. "When I bring an ODing b*tch to your house, I'll give the shot!!!" I think is what Eric Stoltz had to say. So John gives her the shot and she just leaps up screaming. And Rosanna Arquette says, "Say something." And Uma says, "Something?" Completely hilarious. I laugh till I cry just thinking about it. We were talking about intracardiac epi at work a while back, and I could barely tell the story to the 40somethings I work with, I was laughing so hard.
  4. by   goats'r'us
    yeah, i love that scene too, but, well, you'll probably laugh at me for this, but my favourite ever scene it in Cruel Intentions. The bit where Reese Witherspoon is really upset with Ryan Phillipe, and she goes up an escalator, and then he's at the top waiting for her. She says 'I'm impressed' and then he says 'and I'm in love', and i melt on the spot. I also love the ending where Sarah Michelle Gellar gets her come-uppance and they play 'Bittersweet Symphony'.
  5. by   kids
    The "you had me at hello" scene in Jerry Maguire. My husband and I went through several months of not willing to be in love, not wanting to give away that piece of ourselves again (previous bad hurts from others) trying to not be together, in general making ourselves and each other miserable. He showed up at my house one day and said some very similar things to me (this is long before the movie came out). I was hooked.

    The other is the flying cow scene in Twister ... my best girlfriend and I use it to express when our lives are out of control...all one of us has to do is email or leave a message for the other saying "cows Julia, we got cows" and the other is on the phone (or on the road).
    Last edit by kids on Nov 2, '02
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    Call me sentimental, but there are similar scenes at the very end of 2 different movies (ironically, both of which are set in 1912) that give me the chills every time. One is the final scene of "Somewhere in Time" where Christopher Reeve finally gets to be with his love, Jane Seymour, forever, and that wonderfully melancholy music plays. I've seen that movie at least 3 dozen times, and I get all teary because that's the way I think Heaven will be: being with all my loved ones again, especially my baby daughter whom I never got to take home from the hospital.

    The other scene, naturally, is the last one in "Titanic", with Leo and Kate coming together again and everyone who died on board, like the Captain and the little girl and Mr. Andrews, all applauding as they meet on the grand staircase. I'm not much of a weeper in real life; it's just the combination of sadness and joy that gets me. As Dolly Parton said in "Steel Magnolias" (another great tear-jerker): smiling through tears is my favorite emotion!
  7. by   nursegoodguy
    The Quiet Man! The scene where Maureen O'hara tries running out of John Waynes new home before he finds her there and as she pulls open the door the wind gusts in blowing her hair and then John Wwayne grabs her by the hand pulls her into his arms and kisses her....
  8. by   adrienurse
    Most erotic movie scene for me:

    The English Patient, when the Kristin Scott Thomas character climbs into the tub with the Ralph Fiennes character and washes his hair and ears. Pretty chaste, but I found it very sexy and poignant. I love that movie, art direction again. Gives great visuals when reading the book.
  9. by   anitame
    I absolutely LOVE Val Kilmer in Tombstone. He stole the show. And the very best scene is the one near the end when he pretends to be on his deathbed then sneaks up get the bad guy and save Kurt Russell. I could just :kiss him!
  10. by   cmggriff
    for all us Old timers The African Queen. Bogart when he has to climb back out of the boat to pull in the leech infested water. The courage displayed by the character Charlie Allnut almost always makes me misty eyed. The only other scene is in Saving Private Ryan and the medic on the beach is triaging. GAry
  11. by   JonRN
    My fav is in Blackhawk Down when the kid who is all shot up is lying on the table and the medic tells him he is going to be OK even though he knows it is a lost cause. This brought back a lot of sad memories to me that I had tried to supress.

  12. by   baseline
    This falls into the category of TNTC, but I'll settle for just two.
    Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson in A Few Good the end in the last court scene.

    And Kevin Spacey's death scene in LA Confidential.........brrrrrrr.......still get chills.
  13. by   nursegoodguy
    In the movie the Red Violin... So many scenes!!! The maker of the violin carrying his wife home, (afterwards), how the violin got it's red coloring! The fortune teller alone all through the movie reading the "womans" fortune!
  14. by   Q.
    The scene in As Good As It Gets with Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson, in the restaurant where he pays her a "compliment" by stating he hates pills but because of her, he has begun taking them.

    "You make me want to be a better man."