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Powerful Movie Scenes

Sometimes a single movie scene is more powerful and artistic than most movies in their entirety. Sometimes a scene or two is all that remains memorable out of the entire movie. Presented below is a selection of powerful movie scenes, according to various Deep Spirits, which still makes it a subjective list, but we hope you enjoy our choices... Make sure you see the other great movie scenes lists as well!

If you think there is a powerful movie scene that should be added, let us know which, and why.
The below movie scenes are not sorted in any way.
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"Take Me!"

Directed by Michael Mann
Genre: Adventure/Romance

"The Last of the Mohicans" (1992)

Maj. Duncan Heyward mistranslates on purpose offering his own life so that another man could be with the woman he loves. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Steven Waddington and Wes Studi

"My Name is Gladiator"

Directed by Ridley Scott
Genre: Adventure/Drama

"Gladiator" (2000)

"Father of a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife and I will have my vengeance in this life or the next"... This is the scene in which the general who became a slave who become a gladiator meets Commodus eye to eye, once again. Starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix.

Death is the Road to Awe

Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Genre: Drama/Romance

"The Fountain" (2006)

Tommy, Tomas and Tom Creo realize the truth. Incredible soundtrack by Clint Mansell.
Starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz

The One in Control

Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Genre: Drama

"Instinct" (1999)

A movie based on a philosophical novel "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn.
Brillant scene starring Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Order 66

Directed by George Lucas
Genre: Science-Fiction/Fantasy

"Star Wars: Episode III" (2005)

The soldiers are fighting alongside the Jedi, together. In the moment the order 66 is executed the same people that were until then fighting with them now turn against them, without any warning... and shoot them in the back... basically. There should be some things one can rely on... and things like this should never ever happen.

Keep One

Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Genre: Drama/Romance

"Sophie's Choice" (1982)

One of the most painful scenes of all time. Starring Meryl Streep.

Not a Snitch

Directed by Martin Brest
Genre: Drama

"Scent of a Woman" (1992)

This is one of those times when it's imperative to have an Al Pacino next to you.
Starring Al Pacino and Chris O'Donnell.

To Die For

Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Genre: Animation/Adventure/Drama

"Lion King" (1994)

Even though it's an animated movie, this scene from Disney's "Lion King" is one of the most heart-breaking scenes ever made.

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