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Poll: IMDb's Top 25 Movies - Most Powerful Moments

The top 25 listed Movies in the top 250 list of IMDb surely all have powerful moments. These are some of the most powerful moments in movie history. They're covered by spoiler bars to avoid spoiling you, if you didn't see the movie. Which of them is your favorite?

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The Top 25 Movies are listed according to the state of March 2021.

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    Bob Gunton in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    The corrupt and hypocritical Warden Norton discovers that Andy tricked him to flee and withdrew all of Norton's money on the run. So Norton shot himself.
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    Al Pacino in The Godfather (1972)

    The Baptism sequence and the simultaneous Mafia cleanup.
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    Giuseppe Sillato in The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    Vito Corleone takes revenge on his father's murderer Don Francesco.
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    Tom Lister Jr. in The Dark Knight (2008)

    The two-ship-duel of the Joker, ended by the tattooed prisoner.
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    E.G. Marshall in 12 Angry Men (1957)

    The fact based turnaround of the process of Juror 4.
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    Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley in Schindler's List (1993)

    Oskar Schindler leaves after saving his Jewish workers.
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    Elijah Wood in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Frodo destroys the One Ring in the fire of Mount Doom.
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    Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames in Pulp Fiction (1994)

    Butch Coolidge and Marsellus Wallace got caught and brought into a pervert's basement.
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    Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    The mexican stand-off with Blondie, Tuco and Sentenza
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    Ian McKellen in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    The fight of Gandalf with the Balrog
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    Helena Bonham Carter and Edward Norton in Fight Club (1999)

    The downfall of The Narrator
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    Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Haley Joel Osment in Forrest Gump (1994)

    Jenny Curran reveals to Forrest Gump that he has a son.
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    Inception (2010)

    Cobb's spinning top turns, and turns, and ... ?
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    The big battle at Helm's Deep
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    David Prowse in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker that he is his father
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    Keanu Reeves in The Matrix (1999)

    Neo reveals a new world
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    Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci in Goodfellas (1990)

    Three Fellas digging a grave after murder
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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Louise Fletcher, and Peter Brocco in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

    R.P. McMurphy becomes mad about Nurse Ratched's sadistic behavior and throttles her.
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    Seven Samurai (1954)

    The peasants revolt and the killing of the attackers
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    Kevin Spacey in Se7en (1995)

    John Doe clears up his shady game - and the consequences.
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    Giorgio Cantarini in Life Is Beautiful (1997)

    Giosué "wins" the tank and reunites with his mother Dora.
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    Leandro Firmino in City of God (2002)

    The street war sequence
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    Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    The last interrogation of Dr. Hannibal Lecter by Clarice Starling
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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Carol Coombs, Karolyn Grimes, Jimmy Hawkins, and Larry Simms in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    By all the love of his fellow men, George Bailey becomes happy at the end.
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    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    After tough battles, the rebellion managed to destroy the death star.

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