Favorite scenes from movies

Not ‘favorite movies’, necessarily (although I suspect favorite scenes will often be scenes from movies you really really liked).

My list:

  1. Jaws: crew comparing scars and singing ‘show me the way to go home’

  2. Lincoln: could have gone with several scenes, but gotta go with ‘I don’t hold with equality in all things’ scene.

  3. Good Will Hunting: Toss-up between the ‘regurgitating Gordon Wood’ bar scene and the ‘missed Game Six of the World Series to have a drink with my future wife’ scene.

  4. A Few Good Men: ‘You can’t handle the truth’ - d’oh.

  5. Pulp Fiction: ‘Can I try your hamburger’ interrogation scene

  6. Amadeus: The scene where Salieri sees Mozart’s ‘first and only drafts’ that show no signs of any corrections; that Mozart was ‘writing down music already completed in his head’.

  7. Reservoir Dogs - tipping scene.

And probably a bunch more I’m forgetting, but that should get everyone going!

Pay attention to who rats out Mr Pink in that scene

The Usual Suspects.

When Verbal’s leg straightens out

Goodfellas, the helicopter scene.

Armageddon, the President’s speech.

The shootout scene from Miller’s Crossing. (sorry I can’t find a better-quality clip of this.)

A few off the top of my head:

Order 66 in Episode III

The part of the Battle of New York in The Avengers where the camera swoops across to show each of the heroes kicking ass and taking names. That felt like a double panel of a comic book brought to life.

The Initial Attack in Independence Day.

Best scene I never want to see again:

Oskar Schindler wondering how many people his gold rimmed Nazi pin could have saved at the end of Schindler’s List.

Chicago- the cell block tango
Glen Glengarry Ross- Coffee is for closers
Monty Python and the Holy Grail- the opening credits.

Burt Reynolds’ locomotive gets strafed by a Spitfire in The Train

Commercial flight reports a UFO over the radio early in Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Lobby shootout in The Matrix

Burt Lancaster. It was Burt Lancaster in The Train, not Burt Reynolds. And yeah, that was a great scene. Not as good as when the locomotive crashes into the caboose, but still great. :cool:

When the stern of the ***Titanic *** rises out of the water in the movie of the same name.

When the Lancasters start their bomb runs in The Dam Busters.

When Alan Arkin comes after Audrey Hepburn with the butcher knife in Wait Until Dark.

When Jonathan Winters wrecks the service station in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

When Jimmy Stewart has his horrific revelation in It’s a Wonderful Life.

The final courtroom scene in Miracle on 34th Street.

“Play the Marselliase!” in Casablanca.

Natalie Wood in a corset in The Great Race. :cool:

I’ve mentioned this before (in similar threads) but True Romance - The Sicilian Scene is very close to perfect.

City Lights – the final scene
Singin’ in the Rain – Gene Kelly dancing the title song.
Duck Soup – Courtroom scene
The Coconuts – “Why a duck?”
A Night at the Opera – “The Party of the first part.”
Horse Feathers – “Swordfish”
The Conversation – the final shot

“Fill yer hands, you sonuvabitch!” in John Wayne’s True Grit.

The self-immolation scene in Harold and Maude.

  1. Jaws - Quint’s monologue of the sinking of the Indianapolis

  2. Casablanca - Singing La Marseillaise over the Germans

  3. True Grit - “Fill your hands, you sonofabitch!”

  4. Five Easy Pieces - Jack Nicholson ordering a chicken salad sandwich

  5. Some Like It Hot - * “Nobody’s perfect.”*

  6. The Sting - The poker game on the train

  7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest - The fishing trip

  8. Apocalypse Now - “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”

  9. The Guns of Navarone - Gregory Peck exploding at David Niven… “You got me in the mood to use this thing, and by God, if you don’t think of something, I’ll use it on you!”

  10. Good Will Hunting - The bar scene… “Is that your thing, you come into a bar, read some obscure passage and then pretend - you pawn it off as your own, as your own idea just to impress some girls, embarrass my friend?”

When Dana Andrews decks the John Bircher in The Best Years of Our Lives.

The courtroom speech in The Purple Heart.

“My name ain’t Joe.” in Objective: Burma.

The bus scene in Star Trek IV.

William Holden exposes the spy in Stalag 17.

“'Scuse me while I whip this out!” in Blazing Saddles.

Opening night in The Producers.

“Captain, you’re relieved!” in The Caine Mutiny.

Blondie demanding that the ruffians apologize to his mule in Fistful of Dollars.

Tuco’s bathtime scene in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Tuco and Blondie blowing up the bridge, and the dying captain’s reaction, in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The Marseillaise scene from Casablanca is always the first one I think of.

I’ll add:

The whole Devil’s Tower sequence from Close Encounters.

Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn comes out of the bullpen in Major League.

The charge of the Rohirrim, LOTR:ROTK.

Gandalf faces off with the balrog, LOTR:FOTR.

Climactic BSU* scene of Guns of Navarone.

Steve McQueen jumping the fence, Great Escape.

*blowin’ shit up.