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The 50 best Miramax movie moments ever

Ever since Miramax broke out in the late 80s, the world of independent cinema has never been the same again. The Weinstein knack of knowing what smaller horses were the right ones to back has meant a steady output of iconic, game-changing films, such as Pulp Fiction, Scream, Trainspotting and Good Will Hunting.

To celebrate Miramax reaching a massive 50 million fans on Facebook, we've assembled a list of their 50 best moments, from Cinema Paradiso all the way through to Adventureland.

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  • Cinema Paradiso

    Cinema Paradiso

    Year: 1988 Moment: The kisses A good way to tell if… More details

    Cinema Paradiso

    Cinema Paradiso

    Year: 1988

    Moment: The kisses

    A good way to tell if you’re a pod person, this one. A young boy makes friends with the local cinema projectionist, grows up to become a movie director himself and then, upon learning that his old pal has died, discovers a reel left for him. On the reel? All the passionate movie embraces that the village priest ordered cut from the films, for fear of corrupting the audience. If you cry, you’re human. If not, sorry, you’re a soulless alien host.

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  • My Left Foot

    My Left Foot

    Year: 1989 Moment: Christy writes The most affecting moment… More details

    My Left Foot

    My Left Foot

    Year: 1989

    Moment: Christy writes

    The most affecting moment of the film that won Daniel Day-Lewis the first of his three Best Actor Oscars doesn’t actually include Day-Lewis. Hugh O’Connor wobbles the audience’s collective chin as Christy, a young boy with cerebral palsy growing up in a poor Irish household. Fed up with being part of the background, he grabs a piece of chalk and determinedly writes the word ‘mother’, with his left foot. His dad bursts with pride, his mum’s heart breaks and the audience begins sobbing and continues for a couple of hours.

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  • Sex, Lies And Videotape

    Sex, Lies And Videotape

    Year: 1989 Moment: The truth When you look back on Steven… More details

    Sex, Lies And Videotape

    Sex, Lies And Videotape

    Year: 1989

    Moment: The truth

    When you look back on Steven Soderbergh’s debut now it doesn’t look so unusual, but that’s because countless indie dramas since have copied its no frills, no budget, ruthlessly realistic style. This is never put to better use than in a scene that is just two people sitting and talking. Graham (James Spader) confesses his sexual and emotional problems to Ann (Andie MacDowell) in a way that is no-frills and true. And then everyone imitated it.

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  • The Grifters

    The Grifters

    Year: 1990 Moment: One bad mother Everyone in this… More details

    The Grifters

    The Grifters

    Year: 1990

    Moment: One bad mother

    Everyone in this con-artist drama has a heart as black as night, but none more so than Lily (Anjelica Huston), a swindler who’ll let nothing stand in her way, not even her own son (John Cusack). When he comes between her and freedom, she tries to steal his money, then tries to convince him they’re not related, then tries to seduce him, and eventually accidentally smashes a glass into his neck. She’s about nine greek tragedies in one peroxide wig.

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  • The Crying Game

    The Crying Game

    Year: 1992 Moment: The reveal It's been lauded as one of… More details

    The Crying Game

    The Crying Game

    Year: 1992

    Moment: The reveal

    It's been lauded as one of the biggest shock moments in cinema and while we might all know the twist now, at the time it was a genuine surprise. After flirtation turns into something more for IRA foot soldier Fergus and nightclub singer Dil, a move into the bedroom brings up quite the twist. Dil is in fact a pre-op transsexual.

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  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    Year: 1992 Moment: Opening credits Surely the most iconic… More details

    Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    Year: 1992

    Moment: Opening credits

    Surely the most iconic opening credits in movie history? There isn’t a group of friends under the age of 40 who haven’t tried to mimic this moment. And there isn’t a group of friends under 40 who haven’t looked like idiots trying. Stupendously cool, even Chris Penn tripping on a chair in the opening seconds of this clip is somehow done with style. The only slight flaw is Tarantino’s questionable soul patch.

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  • The Piano

    The Piano

    Year: 1993 Moment: Off with her finger Illicit love affairs… More details

    The Piano

    The Piano

    Year: 1993

    Moment: Off with her finger

    Illicit love affairs in movies are doomed. And so it goes in Jane Campion’s steamy bit of literary erotica, in which a mute woman (Holly Hunter) begins an affair with a strange brute (Harvey Keitel), initially to gain back the piano that serves as her ‘voice’ but then because she rather likes it, actually. Someone who does not like it is her husband (Sam Neill), who on receiving proof of her infidelity commits the worst act imaginable: He chops of her finger and robs her of her voice.

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  • Clerks

    Clerks

    Year: 1994 Moment: Randal Puts in His Order An innocent… More details

    Clerks

    Clerks

    Year: 1994

    Moment: Randal Puts in His Order

    An innocent woman and her innocent little child; all they want is to buy "Happy Scrappy Hero Pup" from the local video store. Buy some sweets, maybe some popcorn, enjoy some dog-based cartoon fun. And instead they are treated to a quite spectacular, X-rated order list from the store worker. To be fair, he does remember to ask for Happy Scrappy...eventually.

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  • The Crow

    The Crow

    Year: 1994 Moment: The shootout It’s the Citizen Kane of… More details

    The Crow

    The Crow

    Year: 1994

    Moment: The shootout

    It’s the Citizen Kane of goth action movies, made even more macabre by the on-set death of star Brandon Lee. In one of the darkest, but perversely most spectacular, scenes, Eric Draven (Lee), an undead rock musician with a grudge, comes in search of one of the men who killed his girlfriend – and, technically, him too – leading to a shoot-out that couldn’t be much more gloriously 90s if Michael Bay ran in pursued by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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  • Heavenly Creatures

    Heavenly Creatures

    Year: 1994 Moment: A walk with mother Throughout the… More details

    Heavenly Creatures

    Heavenly Creatures

    Year: 1994

    Moment: A walk with mother

    Throughout the majority of Peter Jackson's breakout hit Heavenly Creatures, we witnessed a friendship between two young girls turn into something far more sinister but it wasn't until this still shocking scene that we truly knew how dangerous their relationship was. On a walk with the mother of Pauline, chillingly played by Melanie Lynskey, we see the pair strike. Horribly effective.

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  • Il Postino

    Il Postino

    Year: 1994 Moment: Metaphors In the mid-20th century, the… More details

    Il Postino

    Il Postino

    Year: 1994

    Moment: Metaphors

    In the mid-20th century, the poet Pablo Neruda is exiled to a small Italian island, where he slowly becomes friends with a guileless local postman. The friendship is a very simple master-pupil scenario, with Neruda gradually teaching the postman how to embrace language, which he then puts to good use to seduce the woman he loves. Neruda starts simply, explaining the root of most poetry: the metaphor.

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  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    Year: 1994 Moment: Jules reads Ezekiel 25:17 You could pick… More details

    Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    Year: 1994

    Moment: Jules reads Ezekiel 25:17

    You could pick any number of incredible moments from Tarantino's masterpiece, but this one edges it for us; a slow and agonising scene where Jules and Vincent toy with their prey culminates in a most unlikely recital of an obscure Bible passage. At least you could argue the poor victims had a last rites of sorts.

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  • Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

    Don't Be a Menace to South …

    Year: 1996 Moment: How to get a girl’s number The Wayans… More details

    Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

    Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

    Year: 1996

    Moment: How to get a girl’s number

    The Wayans brothers have received a fair bit of flack for their later outings, but a much earlier spoof showed than do have the talent to make fun of things hilariously. A parody of the ‘life in the hood’ films, it’s full of very, very silly moments involving guns, odd hair and trousers worn too low, but we’re going with this rather inappropriate pick-up technique.

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  • The English Patient

    The English Patient

    Year: 1996 Moment: “I’ve always loved you” They call… More details

    The English Patient

    The English Patient

    Year: 1996

    Moment: “I’ve always loved you”

    They call Michael Ondaatje’s novel unfilmable, telling the story of a horribly burned English soldier being treated and his gradual revealing of the great romance of his life. Anthony Minghella stuck two fingers up at that and blew a big raspberry, and then won an Oscar. The defining moment is that between Laszlo, a cartographer, and Katharine, a married woman with whom he has an affair. After their affair has faded, they’re reunited by a spectacular plane crash, confess they’re undying love, and then she dies. Cue women swooning and everybody crying.

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  • From Dusk Till Dawn

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    Year: 1996 Moment: Santánico Pandemónium and the snake It… More details

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    Year: 1996

    Moment: Santánico Pandemónium and the snake

    It was the most memorable entrance since Cameron Diaz and her red dress paraded into Jim Carrey's bank in The Mask. After we enter the Titty Twister, we're introduced to the star performer Santánico Pandemónium, played by Salma Hayek. We're understandably transfixed and that's before the snake is brought onto the stage. It's also the last ray of sunshine before everything gets nasty.

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  • Scream

    Scream

    Year: 1996 Moment: The call The horror genre was a limp,… More details

    Scream

    Scream

    Year: 1996

    Moment: The call

    The horror genre was a limp, dying freak by the time Scream came out. It was a punchline to a joke that was supposed to be scary. But in the opening of Wes Craven's game-changing masterpiece, something special happened. Managing to combine a sense of humour with genuine terror, the fiendishly well-executed sequence also did something we hadn't seen since Psycho: it killed off the main star first.

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  • Sling Blade

    Sling Blade

    Year: 1996 Moment: “I call it a kaiser blade…” For… More details

    Sling Blade

    Sling Blade

    Year: 1996

    Moment: “I call it a kaiser blade…”

    For his Oscar-winning breakout, Billy Bob Thornton directs himself as Karl, a mentally disabled man who is released into society and becomes a friend of sorts to an unhappy boy. As the story progresses you come to warm to Karl, but always in the back of the mind there’s this moment of cool explanation, in which Karl calmly tells how he wound up in an asylum, for slaughtering his mother’s lover and then his own mother when he was just a boy, using the titular weapon. Sleep well.

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  • Swingers

    Swingers

    Year: 1996 Moment: Big Bear Everyone needs a pep talk from… More details

    Swingers

    Swingers

    Year: 1996

    Moment: Big Bear

    Everyone needs a pep talk from their bros, especially when self-esteem is low and you're out of practice on the dating scene. And what better way of doing that than being constantly reassured that "you're a big bear with claws". Not to mention the fact that "you're so money and you don't even know it". Women love rich bears who pay attention to nailcare, everyone knows that. Go get 'em tiger. Sorry, bear.

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    Year: 1996 Moment: A Lust For Life Or, more specifically,… More details

    Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    Year: 1996

    Moment: A Lust For Life

    Or, more specifically, the very second that those drums kick in and the movie is off and, quite literally, running. Your attention suitably grabbed, it's then followed by Renton's 'Choose Life' monologue (which was to decorate the bedrooms of students for many years to come) and the scene is set for one of the greatest British films of all time.

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  • Chasing Amy

    Chasing Amy

    Year: 1997 Moment: Silent Bob speaks As you would imagine,… More details

    Chasing Amy

    Chasing Amy

    Year: 1997

    Moment: Silent Bob speaks

    As you would imagine, when in character as Silent Bob, director Kevin Smith tends to keep schtum. But in each of his films he will generally allow himself a couple of lines. In Chasing Amy, the story of Holden, (Ben Affleck) a man trying to seduce a lesbian (Joey Lauren Adams), he gives himself the best speech in any of his movies. Done listening to his friend moan about his love life, Bob tells Holden about the dangers of letting fear prevent you going after what you want. And Holden goes off to get the girl. And Bob shuts up again.

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  • Cop Land

    Cop Land

    Year: 1997 Moment: Don't Shut Me Out There’s very little… More details

    Cop Land

    Cop Land

    Year: 1997

    Moment: Don't Shut Me Out

    There’s very little in the movie world better than an angry Ray Liotta. Here he blows a gasket at one of his fellow bent cops, with the ever awesome Harvey Keitel, chief in charge of bent cops, stepping in to calm the situation. It doesn’t work. Years of pent up anger is vented by Liotta’s character Figgsy in the direction of Keitel’s Ray Donlan. But perhaps the real telling point of this scene is how much you can read into Keitel, who says very, very little. Just continues eating nuts and supping beer. Always in control.

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  • Good Will Hunting

    Good Will Hunting

    Year: 1997 Moment: Picking just one scene from Matt Damon… More details

    Good Will Hunting

    Good Will Hunting

    Year: 1997

    Moment:

    Picking just one scene from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning breakout is tough. But we plumped for this one, purely as it's the most satisfying moment in the film. After a snobbish student condescends Ben Affleck's character, good old Will Hunting dresses him down in a rather spectacular fashion. Hugely embarrassing for him but massively pleasing to watch.

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  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    Year: 1997 Moment: Ordell kills Louis Friends and ex-cell… More details

    Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    Year: 1997

    Moment: Ordell kills Louis

    Friends and ex-cell mates, Louis and Ordell enjoy a strange relationship, climaxing, of course, in this moment. A mixture of comedy, anger and - as Ordell pulls the trigger on a thoroughly surprised Louis - sadness, as he delivers the (literally) killer lines: "what the f**k happened to you man? Your ass used to be beautiful", lamenting what he feels he has just been forced to do.

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  • Little Voice

    Little Voice

    Year: 1998 Moment: The show Throughout this Oscar-nominated… More details

    Little Voice

    Little Voice

    Year: 1998

    Moment: The show

    Throughout this Oscar-nominated comedy drama, we see LV (Little Voice) suffer under the tyrannical rule of her dreadful mother, played excellently by Brenda Blethyn. But in this scene, we finally see the meek attic-dwelling singer take centre stage with this show-stopping performance of the Shirley Bassey classic. Let's just all agree to temporarily forget the less happy moments that take place after.

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  • Rounders

    Rounders

    Year: 1998 Moment: Judges’ Game Despite the superb… More details

    Rounders

    Rounders

    Year: 1998

    Moment: Judges’ Game

    Despite the superb performances from John Turturro and John Malkovich our pick of the Rounders moments comes when Matt Damon’s character Mike find himself observing the Judges Game. Joining the hand with it already half way played Mike forecasts what every single player is holding, before leaving saying he “doesn’t play cards”. It’s Damon in full Good Will Hunting mode. The scary thing is that people can actually do that.

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  • Run Lola Run

    Run Lola Run

    Year: 1998 Moment: The second run Run Lola Run is like… More details

    Run Lola Run

    Run Lola Run

    Year: 1998

    Moment: The second run

    Run Lola Run is like playing a computer game, but replace lots of pixels and you mashing the X button with Franka Potente sporting flaming red hair and Tom Tykwer pushing the audience’s buttons. Following a terrifying call from her criminal boyfriend who has lost the money he owes his boss, Lola has 20 minutes to find 100,000 marks and save his life. She reaches the end of those 20 minutes…then it resets and we get another version. It’s gobsmacking, like a Choose Your Own Adventure but better.

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  • Shakespeare In Love

    Shakespeare In Love

    Year: 1998 Moment: A woman in a man’s profession It’s… More details

    Shakespeare In Love

    Shakespeare In Love

    Year: 1998

    Moment: A woman in a man’s profession

    It’s not the size of it; it’s how you use it. Film parts we’re talking about, of course. Judi Dench occupies the screen for fewer than 20 minutes in this imagined story of William Shakespeare’s life, but she stamps her authority all over every one as the imperious Elizabeth I. As Viola’s (Gwyneth Paltrow) illegal inclusion in a theatre production, a no-go area for women, is on the brink of exposure, the queen delivers a speech on being a woman in a man’s world and leaves no doubt about who’s in charge.

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  • Human Traffic

    Human Traffic

    Year: 1999 Moment: Look at your eyes Jip and Koop are… More details

    Human Traffic

    Human Traffic

    Year: 1999

    Moment: Look at your eyes

    Jip and Koop are splitting two lines of cocaine on a reflective surface while talking about the loss of sanity of Koop’s dad, before spotting how dilated their pupils are. The scene perfectly acknowledges the level of humour and comedy that two friends can only share when they go way, way back. We’re eavesdropping on jokes that we don’t really get, and that’s what makes it funny. And sure it’s a comical scene, but it also gestures towards the day-to-day struggles of youngsters and has the constant unnerving and unpleasant franticness that cocaine brings to a user.

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  • The Talented Mr Ripley

    The Talented Mr Ripley

    Year: 1999 Moment: Boat trip What could be more romantic… More details

    The Talented Mr Ripley

    The Talented Mr Ripley

    Year: 1999

    Moment: Boat trip

    What could be more romantic than a trip in a fishing boat off the coast of San Remo? As it turns out, pretty much anything, as Tom Ripley loses his temper and kills Dickie in a fit of rage using an oar as a particularly effective weapon. How could anyone smash Jude Law's beautiful face in? That's the big question.

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  • Scary Movie

    Scary Movie

    Year: 2000 Moment: Die Cheerleader Die In the earlier… More details

    Scary Movie

    Scary Movie

    Year: 2000

    Moment: Die Cheerleader Die

    In the earlier stages of the Scary Movie franchise, the jokes were often centred around mimicking the formula set out by the rash of late 90s slasher flicks. In this particular highlight from the first film, we saw Shannon Elizabeth's character up against Ghostface and, like Rose McGowan in Scream, she uses it as a chance to show how self-referential the situation can be, even when she's bleeding profusely.

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  • Amelie

    Amelie

    Year: 2001 Moment: The Gnome Though an eccentric delight on… More details

    Amelie

    Amelie

    Year: 2001

    Moment: The Gnome

    Though an eccentric delight on the surface, there’s always a trickle of darkness beneath the story of Amelie. Her little projects to help others usually involve confusion or unhappiness for another, like trying to help the grocer’s assistant by convincing his boss that he’s completely lost his marbles. But her most spectacular trick involves her own dad, who is the subject of a highly committed con involving a garden gnome sending postcards from around the world, thanks to a cabal of obliging air hostesses. In the wrong hands, terrifying and psychotic. In the hands of Jean Pierre Jeunet, charming and whimsical…eventually.

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  • The Others

    The Others

    Year: 2001 Moment:"I am your daughter" This… More details

    The Others

    The Others

    Year: 2001

    Moment:"I am your daughter"

    This chilly ghost story was a film full of spine-tingling scenes but this was easily the creepiest. Nicole Kidman's strict household is thrown into chaos when she becomes convinced that a supernatural force is affecting her children. When she checks up on her daughter, she's horrified to see that an old woman is apparently pretending to be her.

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  • City Of God

    City Of God

    Year: 2002 Moment: The Chicken Chase Just about every… More details

    City Of God

    City Of God

    Year: 2002

    Moment: The Chicken Chase

    Just about every character in City of God is imperiled at one time or another, but none more entertainingly so than the subject of the film’s opening sequence: a chicken less than keen to be dinner. As a gun-toting gang chases the reluctant nugget through the streets, Fernando Mereilles establishes the sense of joy and threat that will run all through his BAFTA-winner. A delight for audiences, if not for chickens.

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  • Gangs Of New York

    Gangs Of New York

    Year: 2002 Moment: I’ll festoon my bed chamber with his… More details

    Gangs Of New York

    Gangs Of New York

    Year: 2002

    Moment: I’ll festoon my bed chamber with his guts

    It’s easy to pick the best character in Gangs, but picking his finest moment is a conundrum. Daniel Day Lewis’s Bill ‘The Butcher’ Cutting steals every scene he appears in but, for us, it’s one of the movie’s more low key moments that wins out. Having killed Walter McGinn with his own club Bill summons Boss Tweed to his kitchen for a chinwag. Tweed leaves with no doubt in his mind who’s <really> boss. Oh and check out how Bill eats this steak at the end. We’ve been trying to mimic that in meat joints ever since.

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  • Infernal Affairs

    Infernal Affairs

    Year: 2002 Moment: Wong takes a dive You can argue all you… More details

    Infernal Affairs

    Infernal Affairs

    Year: 2002

    Moment: Wong takes a dive

    You can argue all you want about which is the superior movie out of Infernal Affairs and its American remake, The Departed. Both are classics, about a cop infiltrating a violent gang and another cop spying for that same gang. It’s a ridiculously tense and twisting tale about loyalties, secrets and the bad things men do. In this moment, undercover cop Chan (Tony Leung) discovers that terrible things happen to good people when his boss tries to protect him.

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  • Paid In Full

    Paid In Full

    Year: 2002 Moment: “I love to hustle” Drug dealing… More details

    Paid In Full

    Paid In Full

    Year: 2002

    Moment: “I love to hustle”

    Drug dealing isn’t an aspirational career – or it certainly shouldn’t be – but that doesn’t make this speech less stirring. In a film about the rise and fall of a Harlem coke dealer, Mekhi Phifer plays a mentor figure of sorts, explaining to his young friend (Wood Harris) his love for “the hustle”. Please do not try to repeat this speech as the likelihood of most of us pulling it off without embarrassment is very low.

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  • Bad Santa

    Bad Santa

    Year: 2003 Moment: Santa arrives This gloriously offensive… More details

    Bad Santa

    Bad Santa

    Year: 2003

    Moment: Santa arrives

    This gloriously offensive Christmas film works best when we see Billy Bob Thornton's hard-drinking, foul-mouthed persona conflict with his job as a mall Santa. It comes together perfectly in this clip where we see him exploding spectacularly in front of a group of expectant kids. We're hoping for more/worse in the sequel.

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  • Master & Commander

    Master & Commander

    Year: 2003 Moment: “For England” It’s not easy doing… More details

    Master & Commander

    Master & Commander

    Year: 2003

    Moment: “For England”

    It’s not easy doing war films at sea. There’s all that bloody water for a start. Makes everything a bit slow going. Can’t have people charging at each other over great expanses of wetness. Peter Weir’s historical ocean epic has its slower moments in telling the story of Captain Jack Aubrey, but in its final act it explodes into one of the biggest ocean battles in cinema history. Eat that, Pirates of the Caribbean.

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  • Cold Mountain

    Cold Mountain

    Year: 2003 Moment: Ruby shakes the mountain There are many… More details

    Cold Mountain

    Cold Mountain

    Year: 2003

    Moment: Ruby shakes the mountain

    There are many beautiful things about Anthony Minghella’s epic. There’s Nicole Kidman, as a yearning woman desperate for the return of her love, who’s lost in the civil war. There’s all the sprawling country scenery. Even the battle scenes have a morbid beauty. But slashing through them is Ruby, a great foghorn whose arrival gives the film some guts, earthiness and a big slug of humour. From the moment she swaggers on screen, Renee Zellweger grabs the film, earning herself an Oscar for her troubles.

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  • Kill Bill: Vol 1

    Kill Bill: Vol 1

    Year: 2003 Moment: The Bride makes an entrance After making… More details

    Kill Bill: Vol 1

    Kill Bill: Vol 1

    Year: 2003

    Moment: The Bride makes an entrance

    After making her way to Tokyo, The Bride makes herself known to O-Ren Ishii in a fairly spectacular fashion in this scene. She slices off her assistant Sofie Fatale's arm and we get to see a dramatic spray of blood that we'll soon become rather familiar with in the ensuing carnage. It's an iconic scene and kicks off some awe-inspiring choreography.

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  • The Aviator

    The Aviator

    Year: 2004 Moment: Fine pair of misfits Martin Scorsese's… More details

    The Aviator

    The Aviator

    Year: 2004

    Moment: Fine pair of misfits

    Martin Scorsese's biopic of Howard Hughes was notable for a number of things. Firstly, it gave DiCaprio another chance to showcase his maturity as an actor. Secondly, we got to see Scorsese let loose on the golden era of Hollywood. And thirdly, as showcased in this moment, Cate Blanchett delivered an Oscar-winning performance as Katherine Hepburn. It's the moment where we see Hughes and Hepburn bond over golf as she delivers her ethos.

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  • Finding Neverland

    Finding Neverland

    Year: 2004 Moment: Seeing Neverland Warning: major amounts… More details

    Finding Neverland

    Finding Neverland

    Year: 2004

    Moment: Seeing Neverland

    Warning: major amounts of dust are about to enter your eyes. In this tear-jerking scene, we see Johnny Depp's JM Barrie give a dying mother, played by Kate Winslet, a chance to see Neverland. It's a real example of beautiful visuals perfectly combined with genuine emotion. It was enough to make us embarrass ourselves in the cinema anyway...

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  • Garden State

    Garden State

    Year: 2004 Moment: Kenny The Cop Okay, okay so the Infinite… More details

    Garden State

    Garden State

    Year: 2004

    Moment: Kenny The Cop

    Okay, okay so the Infinite Abyss is a great scene, but how awkward for Peter Sarsgaard? No, for our money highlight of the movie comes when Largeman is pulled over by an old acquaintance, who’s now a cop. At no other time in movie history has a character gone from being such a d***, to so daft, in such a short period of time.

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  • Kill Bill: Vol 2

    Kill Bill: Vol 2

    Year: 2004 Moment: Black Mamba There you are, happily… More details

    Kill Bill: Vol 2

    Kill Bill: Vol 2

    Year: 2004

    Moment: Black Mamba

    There you are, happily counting your stash of money, checking that everything's nicely in order. You just don't expect a deadly African snake to be under a wad of notes. It's just not what normally happens. And if that weren't enough, you're then forced to listen, paralysed, as Elle casually reads out a copius list of notes, detailing the full extent of the lethality of the snake's poison, and the expected time that it will take for you to die that, naturally, she Googled. The Internet is so useful sometimes isn't it?

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  • Sin City

    Sin City

    Year: 2005 Moment: Meet Nancy Another unforgettable… More details

    Sin City

    Sin City

    Year: 2005

    Moment: Meet Nancy

    Another unforgettable bar-based introduction here, courtesy of the very lovely Jessica Alba. In the noirish graphic novel adaptation, her presence was a welcome distraction from all of the gruesome violence on display. We're also massively relieved to hear that she will be returning for the sequel, out later this year.

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  • The Queen

    The Queen

    Year: 2006 Moment: The tide turns The life of a powerless… More details

    The Queen

    The Queen

    Year: 2006

    Moment: The tide turns

    The life of a powerless figurehead is a strange one. Without any real influence on the running of her country, Queen Elizabeth II is still expected to act as its hand-shaking, hat-wearing, stoically waving mascot. And in this role she never falters, that is until the death of Princess Diana. It’s the moment that a woman who’s lived through war and numerous Prime Minister’s discovers that her country has changed beyond her understanding, and Helen Mirren plays it to perfection.

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  • Gone Baby Gone

    Gone Baby Gone

    Year: 2007 Moment: Revisiting Amanda Ben Affleck's powerful… More details

    Gone Baby Gone

    Gone Baby Gone

    Year: 2007

    Moment: Revisiting Amanda

    Ben Affleck's powerful directorial debut hinges on a devastating dilemma that faces Casey Affleck's character near the end of the film. Do you leave a child with her incompetent, uncaring mother or with someone who illegally took her but could offer a much better life? He opts for the first and its in the final wrenching scene where he comes to terms with his decision.

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  • No Country For Old Men

    No Country For Old Men

    Year: 2007 Moment: Chigurh Checks His Soles The tension in… More details

    No Country For Old Men

    No Country For Old Men

    Year: 2007

    Moment: Chigurh Checks His Soles

    The tension in this scene, when hitman Chigurh casually offers Carla Jean a coin toss to save her life, is palpable. For him, he is showing generousity witin his clear-cut worldview, yet Carla Jean cannot bear to choose. The moment it cuts to a beautifully-framed shot of the outside of the house, and we witness a distant figure emerge, lifting his feet slowly and deliberately, we know the outcome.

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    Year: 2007 Moment: I Drink Your Milkshake Parodied and… More details

    There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    Year: 2007

    Moment: I Drink Your Milkshake

    Parodied and oft-repeated, it's easy to forget what an amazing line this was, fantastically delivered by Day-Lewis' Plainview to the hapless Eli Sunday. Even better, the line was paraphrased from a real life quote from a US Senator in the 20s trying to explain the process of oil extraction; Director Paul Thomas Anderson was so enamored of it that he included it in this final dramatic scene.

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  • Adventureland

    Adventureland

    Year: 2009 Moment: Meeting Lisa P For anyone who's been… More details

    Adventureland

    Adventureland

    Year: 2009

    Moment: Meeting Lisa P

    For anyone who's been stuck in a summer job in their incredibly dull home town, Adventureland struck a chord. Jesse Eisenberg's disillusioned college graduate seems to be in his own version of hell when he's forced to get a job at a local theme park. But then things improve when Lisa P arrives. Perfectly capturing how one attractive girl can lift the spirits of a group of bored teenage boys, this clip is a standout moment in an underrated coming of age comedy.

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