Epic Movie Moments That Need To Be In The History Books

Some movie scenes are so iconic, they should honestly be included in every school’s core history curriculum.


“When everything is suddenly in color in The Wizard of Oz.”


“When Ripley says ‘Get away from her you bitch!’ to the Queen Alien in Aliens.”


“The scene where you’re introduced to the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park.”

Universal Pictures

“A turning point for CGI in movies alongside an amazing score. Still gives me goosebumps.”

— tasar_


“The hallway scene at the mall where Arnold says ‘Get down’ in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

TriStar Pictures

“The amazing thing about Terminator 2 is that every scene turns it up a notch from the one before.”

— vbcbandr


“When Andy crawls out of the sewage pipe and stands in the rain after escaping prison in The Shawshank Redemption.”

Columbia Pictures

“One of the few films that earns a happy ending through its plot and character development, rather than just having one because the structure dictates it.”

— tobypruett


“The graveyard scene in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

United Artists

“I can pull it up at any random time and everyone will stop what they are doing and silently watch it. Eli Wallach as Tuco is the greatest anti-hero and one of the greatest performances in film history.”

— eligodfrey


“The scene where Juror #3 has a breakdown, leading to his change of vote in 12 Angry Men.”

United Artists

“What gets me about it every single time is that for the whole film, he’s just angry, but in this last monologue you see his frustration, his sorrow, his sheer anguish over his own son, and it casts him in a completely different light.”

— hyperlethalrabbit


“The scene at the end of Schindler’s List where Oskar realizes that he could’ve saved more Jews, and Itzhak Stern and others tell him ‘Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.'”


“The auto-destruct sequence in Alien.”

20th Century Studios

“You can feel Ripley’s dread when she realizes she fucked up the abort sequence.”

— zubbs99


“That scene when all of the elevators open in Cabin in the Woods.”

Lionsgate Films

“I swear to god, I spot something new each time.”

— Cally_G94


“The opening scene of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.”


“It’s hard to impress upon anyone how amazing that star destroyer flying over your head for what seemed like forever felt like at the time. I was 7 when I saw it and it blew my mind. The final trench run made me literally sit on the edge of my seat involuntarily and I had feelings of adrenaline I simply did not know a human could feel.”

— porncrank


“The final scene of Fight Club, when ‘Where Is My Mind’ by the Pixies starts playing.”


“The ‘YOU SHALL NOT PASS’ scene from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”

New Line Cinema

“Ian McKellen, in my opinion, is the reason there can’t ever really be another adaptation of Lord of the Rings. Those films are full of great performances and excellent interpretations of the characters, but he is the definitive Gandalf.”

— dogsarethetruth


“When Simba is making his way up Pride Rock after defeating Scar and the hyenas in The Lion King.”


“It’s an incredibly powerful moment, and I still get goosebumps every time I watch that scene.”

— S7efen_8


“The ‘What’s in the box?’ scene from Seven.”

New Line Cinema

“I still have not rewatched that movie. The reveal was so epic I knew I could never feel that way about it again.”

— blackpony04


“The hotel hallway fight scene in Inception.”


“The ‘I know it was you, Fredo’ scene from The Godfather Part II.”


And “the shower scene” in Psycho.

Paramount Pictures

“It’s an incredibly brutal scene, killing off who you were led to believe was the main heroine of the film. It was groundbreaking. Such an amazing movie.”

— Lychgateproductions

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