Gone with the Wind (1939)
One of the most iconic scenes in gone With the Wind. Who has not pronounced out loud that mythical phrase “I will never go hungry again”? Even if it is rhetorical, of course.
Desert Centaurs (1956)
The ending of John Ford’s film is one of the most perfect in the history of cinema. John Wayne returns home finishing his particular initiatory journey to Ulysses in The Odyssey and marking many directors who continue to consider it one of the best films.
This film was the last work of James Dean, who died in an accident before finishing it. But that mythical scene in which he finally finds oil remains to be remembered, and from that moment his life changes. A pity the sudden loss of him.
Thirst for Evil (1958)
Orson Welles is one of the directors who has left the most iconic moments throughout the history of cinema and the opening sequence of thirst for evil is one of them. Anthological sequence shot that introduces us to the action of the film in a masterful way.
With Death on Your Heels (1959)
What to say about one of the most celebrated scenes in Alfred Hitchcock’s filmography: Gary Cooper makes a great surprised face when seeing a plane come that flies too low and the thing ends as surely all of you remember.
The shower sequence has been, without fear of being wrong, one of the most inspiring that has served for dozens of directors to have replicated it in their own way as a tribute. That shot of the sinkhole with bloody water is one of the most remembered moments in the history of cinema.
2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
Stanley Kubrick uses the first hominids to carry out the longest ellipsis in the history of cinema to the future, to a year 2001 in which man would have already conquered space. On top of that, the theme song for Thus spoke Zarathustra by Richard Strauss was already the height of perfection together with The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Raise your hand if you didn’t freak out when you saw the end of this movie and it left a certain bitter aftertaste. Charlton Heston finds out he was always on Earth and there is no better way to understand it than to come across an iconic monument. Do you remember which one it is?
Steven Spielberg breaks into this selection in which he has a few scenes of his own. He is the greatest for a reason. On this occasion, we attended the start of the film that put fear in the body of millions of viewers around the world. And there is no better way to do it than with an attack on a calm bather in the sea.
Star Wars (1977)
The start titles of Star Wars telling us part of the story to situate ourselves marked an era and served as a differentiating element for the creation of George Lucas. Raise your hand if you don’t have a special memory of this moment, accompanied by the musical theme of the great John Williams.
Alien the Eighth Passenger (1979)
Ridley Scott created a superb movie around a murderous creature. But the way he shows how he is born is so memorable and unique that few have dared to copy it for fear of being accused of plagiarism. That’s right. A pity that John Hurt dies so soon…
Brian’s Life (1979)
Monty Python’s masterpiece is still so relevant that all his jokes seem taken from the present. The final song is just the summary of a succession of scenes so mythical that they all deserve to be in this selection. And it is that «what have the Romans done for us?».
Land as you can (1980)
Don’t tell us that at some point you haven’t regretted the day you stopped…? If something like this has happened to you because of Land as you canwhich thanks to the great Lloyd Bridges gave us a master class on how bad it is to go back to old habits.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1980)
The Indiana Jones opening scene in In Search of the Lost Ark it is one of the best in the history of cinema but the climax that places it on Olympus is the rock that breaks off behind the adventurer. Raise your hand if you don’t remember it.
The Empire Strikes Back (1981)
Surely it is not necessary to say the reason for the importance of this sequence. It is the moment in which Darth Vader reveals to young Luke that he is his son. Such a radical twist to the saga that from that moment the Skywalker family addicts became legion. Or not?
ET The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
First was the scene ET the alien and then the Amblin Entertainment logo. Steven Spielberg puts all his talent at the service of one of those magical moments that are film history… along with the symphonic chords of a John Williams in a state of grace.
It was the first film created (practically) by computer and as a reminder of that feat, we stay with the light motorcycle race They leave a deadly trail in their wake. And you know what happens when two meet… It’s one of the most emblematic scenes of that computer-based future that cinema ended up giving us.
Back to the Future (1985)
Twin Pines Mall in 1985. Doc wants to show Marty his time machine. and for us to know how it goes to go back and forth to the past or the future, nothing better than a demonstration in front of the cameras. This scene, and the traces of fire from the wheels, are already part of the history of cinema.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park It is one of the great milestones in the history of cinema and the sequence in which we discover those dinosaurs by computer is one of the most sublime moments in memory. And how is it happening with these highlights by Steven Spielberg, they are always backed by the strains of John Williams.
Schindler’s List (1993)
Steven Spielberg’s raw film about the holocaust left us with a sublime moment when, among all the black and white of the scene, a red coat appears that belongs to a girl of which, later, we will see its fatal destiny. A resource that many considered easy on the part of Spielberg but that managed to place it as one of the most iconic scenes of this masterpiece.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
What to say about one of the most remembered scenes of that genius called Quentin Tarantino. pulp fiction showed us how well Mia and Vincent danced in a night that ended like the Rosario de la Aurora. But this moment, of course, is part of the history of cinema. Or not?
James Cameron’s film also left us with countless scenes to remember, although the most important of all is the one that Jack and Rose star as they climb onto the bow of the Titanic. That feeling of freedom, of being able to conquer everything thanks to the musical chords of the great James Horner were one of the most exciting moments of the drama.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
A sequence that has gone down in history because it practically revealed the secret of the film to us, but also because the arrival of the internet turned this important moment into a meme. Who has not once said, jokingly, that “sometimes I see dead people”?
The film that marks the path of cinema in the new century also has a string of mythical scenes behind it. maybe the one of Neo on the roof dodging the bullets be one of the most remembered with a bullet time that has been copied by video games ad nauseam.
Saving Private Ryan (1999)
We had never seen the Normandy landings with such rawness and realism as Steven Spielberg taught us in Saving Private Ryan. Inspired by recordings from the time and some of Robert Capa’s photographs (among others), it is the most faithful testimony we can remember of that decisive battle that took so many lives.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Peter Jackson’s trilogy was crowned with The return of the King by winning 11 Oscars and all the scenes he left us, the charge of the Rohirrim at the battle of Minas Tirith It was one of the most spectacular and epic in memory, because it marked the destiny of Middle-earth. She still gives the creeps.
The Dark Knight (2008)
Surely it was the sequence that gave the Oscar for best actor to the ill-fated Heath Ledger in his role as the Joker. Christopher Nolan’s movie is the one paves the way for today’s superhero movies and considered by many as a true masterpiece.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
The scene of the portals avengers endgame It is, in itself, one of the best in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, but its importance also lies in the fact that it is the culmination of more than 25 films where heroes and villains of all kinds and colors have appeared. The chords of Alan Silvestri, in addition, come to highlight a scene that is an anthology for the history of cinema.