Easy enough, I love movies. Classics, good ones, bad ones, ones so bad they're good. I'm going to have to rope myself in on this one. You know I can go on, and on, and on.
Nora Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, "I'm still a big star, the pictures just got small." All the while clutching a cigarette in that weird claw like holder. Gloria Swanson was brilliant.
Same movie, same character, " I'm ready for my close up Mr DeMille." as she's descending the staircase after killing her gigolo lover.
Shower scene from Psycho, with Janet Leigh. Hitchcock at his best.
Same director, Tippi Hedren running down the street, being dive bombed in The Birds. Scared the crap out of me as a kid. Which incidentally is on right now.
"God bless us, every one." Tiny Tim in Scrooge. Gets me a little misty, every Christmas.
The party scene at Holly Golightly's apartment, "Timber". Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. What's not to love?
Any scene with Peter Sellers. A comedic genius.
There are lots more in this category because I love old films, but I'm going to move on, reluctantly.
Best Tear Jerker
Has to be the little kid in the hospital scene in Terms of Endearment.
I did not see that coming
Bruce Willis as a "dead people" in The Sixth Sense.
Mrs. Vorhees as the killer in the original Friday the 13th.
Same movie, end scene with Jason rising from the lake. Now a horror genre staple, the last minute scare.
Sophie's real choice, from the movie Sophie's Choice. Also belongs in the best tear jerker category.
Tom Cruise's entire performance in Magnolia. Who knew he could act, that one time?
Mindy's gore fest in the drug dealer scene in Kick Ass. How can you not love a little girl in a purple wig kickin' ass and takin' names.
Topher Grace's character in Predators being revealed as a sadistic twist completely justifying my general dislike of Topher in all of his weasel-i-ness.
Julian's full frontal in American Gigolo. A big (or not so big, sorry Richard) deal in 1980 when it was released.
Best Mother Daughter Moment
Sally Field and Julia Roberts when Julia's character has the seizure in the beauty parlour in Steel Magnolias.
(a friend of mine told me she had just seen this amazing movie, Mongolian Steel, I had to see it LOL)
I got nothing, feel free to fill this one in
Best Romantic Moment
Not really my favourite genre, see above.
Best Sci Fi Moment
Hands down, Rutger Hauer's death speech in Blade Runner. Love. This. Movie.
Can't Get Enough Moments
With Kate Beckinsale, Sigourney Weaver and Mila Jojovich in the Underworld, Alien or Resident Evil movies.
Hands down, Elisabeth Berkley, Showgirls, "It's Versase". Sorry Liz, even the bell couldn't save you there.
Best Moments of the Cheesefest
"Vicar, if we don't make it through this I just want you to know, I BLAME YOU ENTIRELY," says Fletch in Lesbian Vampire Killers. This movie cracked me up. Silly, pointless, hilarious.
"Slide me some sugar babe." Bruce Campbell preparing to fight the undead hordes in The Army of Darkness
If only it were true moments
Drew Barrymore getting axed in the opening scene of Scream. It marked a turning point for her personally and career wise so it doesn't really belong here but at the time....
A pole through the forehead for Paris in House of Wax. A social service really.
Kim K getting crushed in Disaster Movie, A guy can dream can't he?
The best moment is when the final credits are rolling, at last I can leave
There are quite a few that fall into this category. You all know the ones I mean. Some are just bad, some just ass numbingly long.
Titanic, Catwoman, Wolverine, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars, Episodes 1, 2 and 3, The English Patient, ET, Gigli, Avatar. I'll cut it off there.
Feel free to add your favourites in the comments. Drop by Rory's, can't wait to read the other Best Movie Moment picks.