Favourite Movie Moments!

The roof-chasing scene in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
The fight in the inn scene in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
The fight in the bamboo grove in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

“They call me Mr. Tibbs!”

–Sid Poitier, In the Heat of the Night

General Ripper: Mandrake, I suppose it never occurred to you that while we’re chatting here so enjoyably, a decision is being made by the President and the Joint Chiefs in the war room at the Pentagon. And when they realize there is no possibility of recalling the wing, there will be only one course of action open: total commitment… Mandrake, do you recall what Clemenceau once said about war?

Group Captain Mandrake: No. I don’t think I do sir, no.

General Ripper: He said war was too important to be left to the Generals. When he said that, fifty years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow communist infiltration, communist indoctrination, communist subversion, and the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.


the credits of dogville

when the kids stand on their desks in dead poets

the fight in the quiet man.

the scene in comrades: a love story which flashesback to their first train journey.

bogie’s “hill of beans” speech in casablanca

Hey, HGC - good to see another Strangelove fan out there. One of the greatest films ever made.

It was your post that remineded me. I got busy bit torrenting immediately.

So it’s thank you! :laughing:


I’m going to have to disagree with you there. The credits to Dogville (where von Trier shows a montage of Depression-era migrants while ironically playing David Bowie’s “Young Americans”) were vile. von Trier seems to revel and feel a perverted glee at the misfortune and desperation of these destitute Americans, because they allow him to feel self-righteous and superior. He’s nothing more than a sadistic, misanthropic bully whose movies exploit and demean women under the most contrived circumstances.

to each his own. where some see his “hate” for america others see an interesting twist on those greek plays where the gods meddle in the lives of mortals painted on as sparse a canvas as possible allowing our own projections to color our perspectives. i had never even hear of the dude until well after i had seen the movie. so, i kinda went in as a blank slate. for me it was a masterpiece

coming from working class poor stock the juxtaposition of the photos with the music was interesting. i saw it as a contrast of the american myth vs. the american reality.


the beat down in cool hand luke

the fork on the spoon in dirty rotten scoundrels

what was the movie where the young chinese teacher goes off in search of her wayward student? sweet stuff.

Robert Deniro peeling a boiled egg in Angel Heart (a memorable scene in an otherwise fairly unmemorable movie):


Eddie Murphy as Buddy Love in The Nutty Professor when he goes to the comedy club and gets into an insult match with Reggie (Dave Chappelle) is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen in a movie.[quote] Oh, now, Iook at this white guy right here.
You cannot teII me he ain’t got a smaII jammie.
Man, it’s so smaII he needs tweezers to take a piss.
He needs tweezers to take a piss!
Tweezers on his dick!
Reggie’s hot tonight. Uh-oh.
- Look at this. Look at this.
Oh! Oh! Oh! I can’t breathe!
- Excuse me, brother. - I can’t breathe!
- Okay. - Brother, man!
You aImost kiIIed me, man!
I had to give myseIf the HeimIich.
You mind waitin’ for the punch Iine first, brother?
I’m sorry. You’re so funny.
You’re so funny the way you take a person’s personaI defects and fIip it around.
Like you pick somebody in the room and say, ““Look at your foot,””
and everybody Iook at it and start Iaughin’.
That’s funny shit. You’re on your way!
You goin’ to the top! You’re the next Lenny Bruce!
- Why, thank you. Thank you very much. - That’s genius.
That’d even work with me doin’ it to you.
If I say, Iook at Reggie’s gums and teeth. His mother had an affair with Mr. Ed.
- See? Everybody’s Iaughin’.
They can visuaIize your mother in a barn with Mr. Ed.
Look what I’m doin’, WiIbur. Look at me!
You snappin’ on me? Are you snappin’ on Reggie?
It’s your teeth, Reggie.
I don’t know whether to smiIe at you or kick a fieId goaI.
Hey, Reggie! It’s good!
It’s aII good!
And, man, what’s wrong with that breath? I can smeII it over here.
Reggie, your breath is so stink, peopIe Iook forward to your farts.
- Breath smeII Iike shit. Do you smeII shit?
I smeII shit.
Oh! Oh! You done did it now, boy.
I wasn’t gonna say nothin’ ‘cause I Iike bIack peopIe.
But it’s time to attack bIack. That’s right. The gIoves coming off.
Don’t hurt me now!
Maybe it’s time for Reggie to Iay into your mama.
- Whoo! - Oh! Oh, yeah!
Maybe it’s time for Reggie to taIk about your mama a IittIe bit.
- You’re the man, Reggie! - Your mother’s so fat,
she went to SizzIer’s, and the bitch got a group discount.
- Uh!
Aah! Ha! Ha!
- Uh-uh!
Okay, fat jokes!
You want to do fat jokes? AII right.
Your mother’s so fat,
the bitch need a Thomas Guide to find her asshoIe!
AII right! Wait, wait, wait. Your mother’s so fat,
after sex I roIIed over twice, and I’m stiII on the bitch!
- Your mother is so fat,
she feII in the Grand Canyon and got stuck!
Reggie’s mama’s so fat that the bitch gets her toenaiIs painted at EarI Scheib!
EarI Scheib!
EarI Scheib! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
Hey, hey, get off the stage, man. You ain’t in show business.
Reggie’s mama is so fat,
her bIood type is Rocky Road!
- Isn’t that somethin’?
Reggie’s mother is so fat, her beIt size is equator!
Get it? Equator?
Let’s get a big round of appIause for Reggie’s mama’s ass…
that brought us so much joy tonight.
Yeah! That’s a big ass.
Enough! SiIence!
I can’t take this shit no more.
Now, you done taIked about me enough, boy!
I tried to be peacefuI, but now it’s time for Reggie to ““karatasize”” your ass!
- Whoo! - Oh, yeah.
Oh, Reggie, I heard of dreadIocks, but ““shitIocks””?
- That’s not your hair.
Take that piIe of shit off your head. You go too far with the comedy.
Oh, oh- I- I- Come on! Come on!

This movie has by far the best fart scene as well.

Someone mentioned The Unforgiven and one of my favorite scenes comes from this as well. Where Clint goes into the saloon and asks

Clint blows him away and then

[quote]Well sir… You are a cowardly
sonofabitch because you have just
shot down an unarmed man.

He should have armed himself if he
was gonna decorate his saloon with
the body of my friend.

Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels:
The scene where all the various stories come together, accompanied by Greek music.

The story about Hatchet Harry beating a guy to death with a 12" black rubber cock.

“If you hold back anything, I’ll kill ya. If you bend the truth or I think your bending the truth, I’ll kill ya. If you forget anything I’ll kill ya. In fact, you’re gonna have to work very hard to stay alive, Nick. Now do you understand everything I’ve said? Because if you don’t, I’ll kill ya.”

A Fish Called Wanda:
Michael Palin’s failed attempts at killing the old woman :roflmao:

Dr Strangelove:
Slim Pickens riding the bomb.

“It would not be difficult mein fuhrer…oh, sorry, Mr. President

Breaker Morant:
The capture and execution of the Boer soldier, Visser.
The Aussies being told the verdict.
The execution scene at the end.

Young Winston:
The armoured train scene.

When the curtains closed, the lights went on, and I left.

The scene from “seven” where Morgan Freeman’s character is trying to keep the fact that Brad Pitt’s wife’s head is in a box. Good movie!

Many scenes in “Silence of the Lambs”. My favorite is when Jodie Foster is searching in the darkened basement and the psycho Killer is watching her from two feet away with night vision glasses. The dialogues with Hannibal Lecter and her are great as well.

I always liked “Rocky” in the training montage.

how 'bout the scene where “Butch” and “Marsalis” (sp?) are about to get raped in the basement of the shop by the white supremacist freaks and “The Gimp” in Pulp Fiction? Classic. oh yeah, one of them does get raped off camera.

Resovoir Dogs - singing and dancing and cutting a cops ear off. Simply devastating and brilliant.

The battle between the Balrog and Gandalf at the beginning of the second LOTR movie. Many great scenes in the whole trilogy but relies heavily on special effects. Still good.

The fight scene in the retaurant from Kill Bill - when she tells the survivors that they can go but they have to leave the missing limbs behind I laugh.

Plane crash scene from “The Aviator” when Howard Hughes is freaking out and burning up. Somebody rescues him and he croaks “I’m Howard Hughes - the aviator”

‘Full Metal Jacket’ including the murder suicide scene and any scene from Basic training.

there is a movie out now called “crank”. it is full of candidates for this thread. this guy has been doped up with some lethal stuff that will kill him. his only choice is to keep his adrenaline up. not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination, but teeming with “they actually put this in a movie?” moments.

example A: his adrenaline is flagging. what to do? he makes love with his girl friend on a public street in front of a bus of japanese girl students (in sailor suits). at first he can’t get it up, the crowds urges him on and things work out.

example B: he chops off a gun weilding baddies hand with a cleaver. he then picks up the gun, which is still attached to the lost hand and kills the baddie using his own gun AND his own hand.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Time Warp sequence into Sweet Transvestite

We’ll just say where we are
and then go back to the car

We don’t want to be any trouble

So you got caught with a flat
well, how bout that
well babies don’t you panic

[quote=“dadodedagoo”]Best Fight:
Sorry, not a movie. Deadwood Season 3. If you saw it, you know what I am talking about.[/quote]

Yeah, Dan and Turner, great fight.

I like your list, but I’m not so sure about this one (and I’m a huge Deadwood fan) (about 230lbs or so…) (ahem).

In my opinion, superior catharsis is achieved (better fight scene) - hands down - in the BBC/HBO production Rome, Episode 11, “The Spoils”: Titus Pullo is sent to the arena.

I was just reading the final scene from Apocalypse Now the other day. Thought it worth a mention. Many of my favorite have already been mentioned:

[quote]WILLARD (v.o.)
“On the river, I thought that the minute I looked at him, I’d know what
to do, but it didn’t happen. I was in there with him for days, not under
guard - I was free - but he knew I wasn’t going anywhere. He knew
more about what I was going to do than I did. If the generals back in
the Trang could see what I saw, would they still want me to kill him?
More than ever probably. And what would his people back home want if
they ever learned just how far from them he’d really gone? He broke
from them and then he broke from himself. I’d never seen a man so
broken up and ripped apart…”


" I’ve seen horrors…horrors that you’ve seen. But you have no right to call
me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that…But
you have no right to judge me. It’s impossible for words to describe what is
necessary to those who do not know what horror means.
Horror. Horror has a face…And you must make a friend of horror. Horror and
moral terrorare your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared.
They are truly enemies. I remember when I was with Special Forces…Seems
a thousand centuries ago…We went into a camp to innoculate the children.
We left the camp after we had innoculated the children for Polio, and this old
man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn’t see. We went
back there and they had come and hacked off every innoculated arm. There
they were in a pile…A pile of little arms. And I remember…I…I…I cried…
I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn’t know what I
wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want
to forget. And then I realized…like I was shot…Like I was shot with a
diamond…a diamond bullet right through my forehead…And I thought:
My God…the genius of that. The genius. The will to do that. Perfect,
genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were
stronger than we. Because they could stand that these were not
monsters…These were men…trained cadres…these men who fought with
their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with
love…but they had the strength…the strength…to do that. If I had ten
divisions of those men our troubles here would be over very quickly. You
have to have men who are moral…and at the same time who are able to
utilize their primordal instincts to kill without feeling…without passion…
without judgement…without judgement. Because it’s judgement that
defeats us. "

	KURTZ (to Willard)

“I worry that my son might not understand what I’ve tried to be.
And if I were to be killed, Willard, I would want someone to go
to my home and tell my son everything. Everything I did, everything
you saw… Because there is nothing I detest more than the stench
of lies. And if you understand me, Willard, you’ll do this for me.”


Then I always loved this scene. It along with the foot massage conversation has to be Tarentino’s best work:

– okay now, tell me about the hash

                   What so you want to know?

                   Well, hash is legal there, right?

                   Yeah, it's legal, but is ain't a
                   hundred percent legal.  I mean you
                   can't walk into a restaurant, roll
                   a joint, and start puffin' away.
                   You're only supposed to smoke in
                   your home or certain designated

                   Those are hash bars?

                   Yeah, it breaks down like this:
                   it's legal to buy it, it's legal to
                   own it and, if you're the
                   proprietor of a hash bar, it's
                   legal to sell it.  It's legal to
                   carry it, which doesn't really
                   matter 'cause -- get a load of this
                   -- if the cops stop you, it's
                   illegal for this to search you.
                   Searching you is a right that the
                   cops in Amsterdam don't have.

                   That did it, man -- I'm fuckin'
                   goin', that's all there is to it.

                   You'll dig it the most.  But you
                   know what the funniest thing about
                   Europe is?


                   It's the little differences.  A
                   lotta the same shit we got here,
                   they got there, but there they're a
                   little different.


                   Well, in Amsterdam, you can buy
                   beer in a movie theatre.  And I
                   don't mean in a paper cup either.
                   They give you a glass of beer, like
                   in a bar.  In Paris, you can buy
                   beer at MacDonald's.  Also, you
                   know what they call a Quarter
                   Pounder with Cheese in Paris?

                   They don't call it a Quarter
                   Pounder with Cheese?

                   No, they got the metric system
                   there, they wouldn't know what the
                   fuck a Quarter Pounder is.

                   What'd they call it?

                   Royale with Cheese.

                   Royale with Cheese.  What'd they
                   call a Big Mac?

                   Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call
                   it Le Big Mac.

                   What do they call a Whopper?

                   I dunno, I didn't go into a Burger
                   King.  But you know what they put
                   on french fries in Holland instead
                   of ketchup?




                   I seen 'em do it.  And I don't mean
                   a little bit on the side of the
                   plate, they fuckin' drown 'em in



Rambo: First Blood

The end scene:

[quote] lt’s over, Johnny. lt’s over!
Nothing is over! Nothing! You can’t just switch it off!
lt wasn’t my war. You asked me, l didn’t ask you!
l did everything to win, but someone didn’t let us win.
And at home at the airport those maggots were protesting.
They spat at me, called me a baby murderer and shit like that!
Why protest against me, when they weren’t there, didn’t experience it?
lt was hard, but it’s in the past.
For you! Civilian life means nothing to me. There we had a code of honor.
You watch my back, l watch yours. Here there’s nothing!
You’re the last of an elite troop, don’t end it like this.
There l flew helicopters, drove tanks, had equipment worth millions.
Here l can’t even work parking fucking cars!
Where is everybody?
l had a friend who was there for us.
There were all these guys. There were all these great guys!
My friends!
Here there’s nothing! D’you remember Dan Forest?
He wore a black headband. He had found magic markers,
That he sent to Las Vegas, because we’d always talked about that.
About the fucking Chevy Convertible we wanted to drive until the tires fell off.
ln one of these barns a kid came to us with a kind of shoe cleaning box.
He kept on asking. Joe said yes.
l went to get a couple of beers. The box was wired. He opened it…
There were body parts flying everywhere.
He lay there and screamed… l have all these pieces of him on me!
Just like that. l try to get him off me, my friend! l’m covered with him!
Blood everywhere and so… l try to hold him together,
But the entrails keep coming out!
And nobody would help!
He just said: ‘‘l want to go home!’’ And called my name.
''l want to go home, Johnny! l want to drive my Chevy!
But l couldn’t find his legs.
‘‘l can’t find your fucking legs!’’
l can’t get it out of my head. lt’s seven years ago.
l see it every day.
Sometimes l wake up and don’t know where l am. l don’t talk to anyone.
Sometimes all day long.
Sometimes a week.
l can’t get it out of my head.


Rambo – best movie scene ever? You gotta be kidding? Besides, didn’t you sanitize the dialogue to remove a few "uh. . .ugh. . . uhhhh. . . ugghhhh"s?

This is an entire movie, but it’s only one scene – and a classic at that – so it should qualify:
video.google.com/videoplay?docid … illa&hl=en

It was a great scene, not a great movie, so :raspberry:

Especially where Stallone’s voice broke when he said, “Ya got no fucking legs.”