Ranking the greatest movie scenes of all time

Here is an overview of the ten greatest movie scenes who still have the potential to attract more fans.

Why so serious?

(The black Knight)

Oscar-winning star Heath Ledger is one such antagonist who has garnered more attention than Batman. His psychotic performance when executing a gangster with the dialogue “Why so serious?” will always be the

best acted movie scenes of all time.

Head delivered in the box


The harrowing climax to this suspenseful film revealed the murder of Detective Mills’ wife as Somerset finds his head in the box. This action by serial killer John Doe prompted Mills to kill him. Consequently, Doe was successful in his plan to be punished for the sin of envying Mills’ life.

Separation from the Red Sea

(The ten Commandments)

A frozen exodus scene that depicts powerful passages from the Old Testament is the best part of the movie. Stunning visuals send chills as Moses splits the Red Sea in two to escape the army of Pharaoh Ramses II.

First conversation between Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling


Anyone who loves this scary movie, credit goes to Hannibal Lecter for portraying the role of the cannibalistic yet charming villain. When he said with vicious calm, “I ate his liver with beans,” to Clarice Starling, the dialogue only indicated that there would be a lot more gore in the latter part of the film.

The Escape from the Bike Chase

(AND the extra-terrestrial)

Steven Spielberg is famous for directing the most epic movies of all time through intriguing scenes that remain forever etched in the viewer’s heart.

Human friends help an alien safely return to his home planet in HEY is one of those iconic bike chase scenes. At the end, where ET hugs Elliot adds the perfect emotional touch to the climax. Few sci-fi movies show such a simple but forever memorable scene.

Carol Anne’s individual interaction with ghosts

(Fighting spirit)

If you are a horror movie fanatic, play Fighting spirit watch some best movie scenes. Especially the ones where sweet little girl Heather O’Rourke communicates with ghosts through a static TV screen. These twinkling TV lights always give viewers goosebumps. Moreover, the line “They’re here” intensifies the unease of the public.

spaghetti kiss

(The Lady and the Tramp)

Who said animated films couldn’t leave a mark on the viewer’s mind?

The most beloved scene is the dinner scene which sparked a romance between Tramp and Lady with a beautiful song by Bella Note in the background. The adorable moment didn’t end there. It’s when two canine lovers accidentally kiss while eating spaghetti from the same plate and looking at each other with puppy eyes (literally). You’ll end up saying aww!

Without a doubt, Walt Disney delivers one of best movie scenes already!

shower scene


The 45-second shower scene with creepy violin background music is one of great moments in the history of cinema. A dark figure, stab wounds, blood flow and Marion Crane’s screams indeed leveled the thrill. The nerve-wracking scene will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Fun fact – Alfred Hitchcock used chocolate syrup as his ‘blood’ when performing this famous scene.

Winning hand after hand

(rain man)

Starring superstar Tom Cruise, a fascinating part of this American drama film is when he plays Blackjack with his brother – played by Dustin Hoffman – who was good at numbers. As a result, he wins a cash prize of $86,000 by winning the bet to pay off his debts.

Of course, this whole scenario of beating the odds is entirely different in real money online casinos. But the plot left a big smile on the faces of the viewers as they saw the leader win the coin toss.

Jack’s death in freezing water


Titanic has a next-level fanbase due to many jaw-dropping scenes. But the climactic part not only influenced every viewer emotionally, but also left an eternal doubt in everyone’s mind.

Wasn’t the floating raft that saved Rose’s life big enough to accommodate Jack too? Many argue that there was room for him.

However, Jack’s death is also one of the best moments of the movie that people of all generations love. Indeed, it left a hole in the heart, but only to entice viewers to revisit the iconic film often.


Many movies of different genres can take your breath away with unforgettable scenes. The iconic movie scenes listed above are just the tip of the iceberg. Once you step out of a movie theater, the best part stays in your mind forever.

Andrea G. Henderson