People Are Sharing The Most Iconic, Inspiring Movie Moments Of All Time, And Now I’m Wishing I Could Rewatch All These Films For The First Time

A while ago, I rounded up some of the most cheer-worthy movie moments, and there were so many great submissions from the BuzzFeed Community in the comments! So now I’m back with 43 more scenes so good, people literally cheered when they saw them in theaters.

SPOILERS AHEAD, obviously.

1. In Jaws, when Brody blew up the shark:


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“Every now and then, this old theatre in my town will play old movies. I’ve seen Jaws there a couple times, and every time the shark blew up, the whole theatre erupted into cheers and applause.”

alexfromjupiter

“When Roy Scheider finally hits the bottle of nitrogen he’s stuck in that shark’s teeth with the second or third shot and blows that 24-footer to kingdom come.”

lhixson1984

2. In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, when Luke blew up the Death Star:



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Star Wars digital re-release in the ’90s — when the Death Star blew, the whole theatre went mad.”

chloesilverado

3. In Gladiator, when Maximus revealed his identity:



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Suggested by mumingo

4. In The Shawshank Redemption, when Andy escaped the pipe into the rain:

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“FREEEDOOOOOOM!”

craigshames8

5. In Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, when Sam carried Frodo up Mt. Doom:



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“A good Lord of the Rings one in my opinion is when Sam said: ‘I can’t carry it for you… but I can carry you!’ Then picked up Frodo. I thought that scene was powerful.”
tabbyreviews

6. The “Freedom” speech in Braveheart:



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“So I think we can all agree that Mel Gibson the man has well and truly cancelled himself, but, that aside, the ‘freedom’ speech scene from Braveheart is one of the most air-punching moments in cinema history.”

juliaw1

7. In Air Force One, when President Marshall pushed Egor off the plane:



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“The crowd went wild, and as a huge Gary Oldman fan, I was torn! 🤣🤣🤣”

Sixthtryatadamnusername

8. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, when Ron and Hermione finally kissed:

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This was a long time coming — literally almost a decade — and I screamed my 17-year-old heart out when it finally happened.

9. In The Color Purple, when Celie stood up to her husband:



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“Everyone stood up and cheered!”

mistinguette

10. In Seabiscuit, when Seabiscuit got in the lead on his last race:



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“The entire theatre cheered and clapped. It was bloody awesome.”

denisesf5

11. In Dead Poets Society, when the students stood on their desks and recited, “Oh Captain, My Captain”:



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Suggested by mumingo

12. In Titanic, when Rose spit in Cal’s face:

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Suggested by CapeCodLvr

13. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, when Aslan came back to life:



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“My class watches The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe every year, and it never fails that they clap when Aslan comes back to life.”

Anonymous

14. In Rocky IV, when Rocky beat Ivan Drago:



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Suggested by Blue

15. In Snakes on a Plane, when Samuel L. Jackson uttered his iconic line:

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“B-movies are the best movies to watch with an audience.”

hailcthulhu

16. In The Rise of Skywalker, when they found Lando:



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“I cheered so loudly when Rey, Finn, and the others found Lando!”

Shahbano Malik

17. And in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, when Lando came with reinforcements:



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I know this movie is divisive, but I still love this moment.

18. In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, when Éowyn killed the Witch-king:



New Line Cinema

“Nothing will ever top the ‘I AM NO MAN’ scene in LOTR for me.”

sierrao44a157429

19. In Legally Blonde, when Elle caught Chutney in a lie and made her admit the truth:



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20. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, when Umbridge asked Harry for help when the centaurs took her away, and Harry uttered the phrase she’d used against him the whole film:



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21. In The Notebook, when Noah and Allie finally kissed again:

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22. When Truman left the set at the end of The Truman Show:



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23. In Sleeping with the Enemy, when Laura called 911 and then shot Martin, her ex-husband and abuser:



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24. In My Cousin Vinny, when Mona Lisa proved, using her car knowledge, that Bill and Stan couldn’t have committed the murder:



20th Century Fox

Literally one of the most satisfying, badass movie moments of all time.

25. When everyone came back in Avengers: Endgame:



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You know I had to include this one.

26. When Molly killed Bellatrix after she tried to kill Ginny in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2:

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27. In Wonder Woman, When Diana walked right into no man’s land:

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28. In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, when Rick killed Sadie with a flamethrower:

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“Everyone was cheering and clapping when Leo got the flamethrower!”

hobbitgirl96

29. In Robocop, when Robocop killed Jones, then the OCP chief executive asked his name, to which Robocop replied, “Murphy”:



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Suggested by thedeleted73

30. In The Dark Knight, when Batman flipped Joker’s truck:



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Suggested by goldengirlsfan

31. In Independence Day, when the dog jumped away from the explosion:

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“The whole theater cheered when the dog was able to leap through the door and escape the fire in Independence Day. It’s been over 20 years, but that is still the only film I’ve been to where the entire theater cheered.”

johnpaynepayne

32. In The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King, when Pippin lit the beacons:



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Suggested by horsekream

“That’s actually one of my favorite scenes: the lighting of the beacons, the buildup to Aragorn seeing the beacons, Théoden’s pause as he considers helping Gondor… Fucking awesome.”

flyerboy6

33. When George McFly knocked out Biff in Back to the Future:

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Suggested by harpergg

34. When Inigo killed Count Rugen in The Princess Bride:



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Suggested by melissapowers

35. In Dreamgirls, when Effie sang “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”:

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“Jennifer Hudson’s rendition of that song gave me CHILLS. My parents saw Dreamgirls on Broadway with Jennifer Holliday, and they said that Jennifer Hudson is the only one who could have brought that power back to the screen. It was incredible.”

walkinginspace

36. In The Dark Knight, when Batman showed up out of nowhere while the Joker was threatening Rachel:



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Suggested by micaharit

37. When Ellen voiced this iconic line in Aliens:

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Suggested by reginaldcartwright

38. In Independence Day, when the president gave his speech:



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“This ages me, but…oh well. I loved the president’s speech in the original Independence Day.”

cr1stalfairie

“That might be one of my favorite monologues of all time.”

karlys3

39. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, when Hermione punched Malfoy:

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Suggested by prezgar

40. In The American President, when Andrew gave his speech:



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The American President speech (yes, I’m an old millennial) always always makes me cheer internally. ‘I’m Andrew Shepherd, and I AM the President!’ Damn you, Aaron Sorkin, for making me believe in decent people and politicians!”

mollykin1015

41. When Leia came onscreen in Rogue One:



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Suggested by danger666305

42. In Enough, when Slim killed her abusive husband:

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“In Enough when she finally gets to stand up to her abusive husband and wins before it cuts to her driving off to a new life with her daughter and partner.”

slytherinshark

43. And finally, literally just the opening of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope:

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“The only time I have ever heard full-on cheering in a movie theater was at the re-release of Star Wars Ep. IV. The theater gets dark, and the music starts, and it’s pandemonium. I cried a little. It’s giving me goosebumps thinking about it! So sad that that was probably the last time anyone felt that way about Star Wars.

kfish2325

What movie moments always make you cheer? Let us know in the comments!