Have you ever felt chills during a movie? Those memorable scenes that make your heart race and take your breath away. Whether it’s an emotional peak, a surprising twist, or an iconic line, they stick with you long after the movie ends. A recent online survey asked, “Which movie moments always give you goosebumps?” Here are the top 23 responses.
Gladiator – The Speech
“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son… husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”
“One of the best scenes, and great execution by Crowe and Phoenix.”
Whiplash – The Last 10 Minutes
“Whiplash is insane! So much of that movie gave me goosebumps.”
Interstellar – The Docking Scene
“+1 Definitely this. On paper it’s not exciting at all, but the build up to it combined with Zimmer’s epic score make it.”
“I cannot for the life of me recall the score, but every time I hear it, it gives me goosebumps and/ or makes me tear up. So so so good!”
Apocalypse Now – Kurtz / Willard
“When Kurtz is talking with Willard. The cinematography is just incredible.”
Braveheart – William Wallace Speech
Jurassic Park – Welcome To Jurassic Park
Most of Jurassic Park was filmed on the island of Kauai, when it was released in 1993 it became the highest-grossing film ever at the time.
Avengers: Endgame – Captain America, Thor’s Hammer
“I’m not even a geek for comic book movies but that moment was epic.”
Return of the King – My Friends, You Bow To No One
“Should have ended it there, would have been so powerful.”
Shawshank Redemption – Andy In The Rain
Shawshank Redemption was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, but did not win any. Despite this, it has since been recognized as a modern classic.
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes: The “No!” Scream
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is based on a science fiction novel ‘Planet of the Apes’ written Pierre Boulle in 1963.
The Dark Knight – Lt. James Gordon Quote
“…So we’ll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A Dark Knight.”
Raging Bull: The Dolly Zoom
Raging Bull was released to mixed reviews but is now considered one of the greatest films ever made.
Mad Max: Fury Road: Introduction Fire Guitar Guy
Mad Max: Fury Road was released in 2015, and a prequel ‘Furiosa’ is due to be released in May 2024.
Attack of the Clones: Seismic Charge
Attack of the Clones is the fifth film released in the Star Wars series.
Inception – The Hallway Fight
“Joseph Gordon Levitt fighting a guy on the ceiling is still one of the coolest things I’ve seen on a movie screen. I’m getting goosebumps just typing it.”
Gravity – Shenzou Escape Pod Entry
“The Shenzou escape pod atmosphere re-entry scene in Gravity. Amazing.”
Avengers: Infinity War – Thor’s Entrance Into Wakanda
Avengers: Infinity War is the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was released in 2018 and has grossed $2.052 billion.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day – T800’s Goodbye
Terminator 2 was the most expensive movie made at its time of release in 1991. With a budget of $102 million, it held this record for almost a decade.
Rocky Balboa – Last Fight
“Very end of the fight when Rocky reaches down and finds the last bit of energy he has to throw a fit of punches in the final seconds of the last round.”
Harry Potter: Prisoner Of Azkaban – Patronus
“When Harry casts his Patronus at the end of Prisoner of Azkaban, that moment of silence right before all you hear is him. Goosebumps.”
SpiderMan: Homecoming – Dad Talk
“Michael Keaton is awesome.”
Godzilla (2014) – The Tail Starts Glowing Blue
The filmmakers intentionally kept Godzilla hidden for much of the movie in order to build suspense and create a sense of awe when he finally appears on the screen.
Gattaca – The Swim
The title of the movie is derived from the four letters that represent the chemical bases of DNA: G, A, T, and C.
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