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The 'Greatest' and 'Best'
Filmsite has compiled its own extensive collections of 'the greatest' and 'best of' film topics, including the following:

100 Greatest Film Scenes
Tribute to the
100 Greatest Film Scenes

(illustrated)
Greatest Films Scenes
Greatest Film
Moments and Scenes

(illustrated)
Greatest Film History Milestones
Greatest Film History
Milestones
Greatest Plot Twists
Greatest Plot Twists, Spoilers,
and Surprise Endings

(illustrated)
Sexiest Films of All-Time
Sexiest Films of All-Time

(illustrated)
Sexy Hollywood Bombshells
Sexy Hollywood Bombshells

(illustrated)
Sex in Cinema
Sex in Cinema - By Year
(illustrated)
Most Controversial Films
The Most Controversial Films
of All-Time
(illustrated)
50 Years of Bond Films
50 Years of Bond Films
(illustrated)
Ranked James Bond Films
Ranked James Bond Films
(illustrated)
Best James Bond Girls
Greatest James Bond Girls

(illustrated)
The James Bond Films
The James Bond Films

(summarized)
All-Time Box Office Top 100
Top 100 Blockbusters
Top Films of All Time
Top Films of All Time
Box Office Hits - By Decade and Year
Box Office Hits -
By Decade and Year
All-Time Highest Grossing Movies By Genre
Highest-Grossing Movies
By Genre Type
Greatest Film Franchises
Greatest Series-
Film Franchises

(illustrated)
All-Time Box Office Major Film Franchises
Top Box-Office Hits
Film Franchises
Summer Blockbusters
Top Summer Blockbusters
Greatest Film Flops
Greatest Box-Office Bombs,
Disasters, and Flops
Greatest Film Stars
100 Greatest Film Stars

(illustrated)
Greatest Film Stars & Roles
Greatest Film Star Roles
Greatest Film Star Legends
Film Star Legends
Greatest Film Characters
Greatest Film Characters
Of All-Time
(illustrated)
Great Last Movie Lines
Great Last Movie Lines
Greatest Film Quotes - By Decade
Greatest Film Quotes
By Decade
Greatest Film Misquotes
Greatest Film Misquotes
Greatest Film Speeches & Monologues
Greatest Film Speeches
and Monologues
(illustrated)
Greatest Disaster Scenes
Greatest Disaster
Film Scenes
(illustrated)
Scariest Movie Scenes
Scariest Movie
Moments and Scenes
(illustrated)
Best Film Deaths
Best Film
Death Scenes
(illustrated)
Greatest Movie Entrances
Greatest Movie Entrances of All-Time
(illustrated)
Super-Heroes on Film
Super-Heroes on Film

(illustrated)
Greatest Chase Scenes
Greatest Classic Chase
Film Scenes

(illustrated)
Best Film Kisses
Best and Most Memorable
Film Kisses of All Time

(illustrated)
Greatest Tearjerkers
Greatest Tearjerker Films
Moments and Scenes

(illustrated)
Best Film Editing Sequences
Best Film Editing Sequences

(illustrated)
Visual and Special Effects Milestones in the Movies
Visual and Special Effects
Milestones in Film History

(illustrated)
Robots in Film
Robots in Film

(a comprehensive
illustrated history)
Academy Awards - Mistakes and Omissions
Academy Awards Oscars -
Mistakes and Omissions
Greatest Film Directors
Greatest Film Directors
Film Director Cameos
Most Famous
Film Director Cameos

(illustrated)
Alfred Hitchcock Cameos
Alfred Hitchcock's
Film Cameos

(illustrated)
Best Picture Milestones
Best Picture Milestones
Great Chick Flicks
Memorable and Great
'Chick' Flicks

(illustrated)
Funniest Movie Scenes
Funniest Movie
Moments and Scenes

(illustrated)
Greatest Musical Song/Dance Scenes
Greatest Musical Song/Dance
Moments and Scenes

(illustrated)
Greatest Crowd Scenes
Greatest Crowd
Film Scenes

(illustrated)
Great Christmas Movies
Great Christmas Movies

(illustrated)
Greatest Westerns
Greatest Westerns

(illustrated)
Greatest War Films
Greatest War Films

(illustrated)
Greatest Guy Movies
Greatest Guy Movies
(illustrated)
Three Great Horror Franchises
Three Great Horror
Film Franchises
Film Genres
Film Genres
Filmsite Film Reviews
Filmsite's Film Reviews
Greatest Film Noir Femmes Fatales
Greatest Femmes Fatales
(illustrated)
 

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Filmsite's Greatest Film Scenes

What is a 'Great Film Scene' or 'Great Film Moment'? (illustrated)
An introduction to the topic
Greatest Film Moments and Film Scenes (illustrated)
(arranged alphabetically by film title)
Hundreds of scenes described with images

Greatest Moments and Film Scenes Mini-Quiz (illustrated)
How many do you recognize?
Tribute to the 100 Greatest Film Scenes (illustrated)
With detailed descriptions of the 100 selected scenes

Film critic Roger Ebert's 1995 list of 100 Great Movie Moments
(unillustrated originally, but illustrated on this site)

Other Sources for Greatest Film Scenes and Moments: Over the years, other popular magazines and newspapers have also compiled their own selections of greatest movie moments, almost all of which were already included in this site's selections and listings. For example:
  • Entertainment Weekly compiled its own list of the 100 Greatest Moments in Movies (1950-2000) in its September 24, 1999 issue. To limit the sprawling subject, the editors decided to save pre-'50s movies for another tribute, and foreign films and documentaries received only brief recognition. Their list started halfway through the history of film.
  • Premiere Magazine compiled a list of 100 Greatest Movie Moments of All Time from 100 years of movies, in its March, 2003 issue. Their list of memorable movie moments was compiled from "multiple reader suggestions, multiple staff meetings, multiple debates among movie-loving friends, multiple long nights replaying multiple moments mentally and on DVD." Included in their list was Charlton Heston's sight of the Statue of Liberty on the beach in Planet of the Apes (1968) at # 59, Jack Nicholson's retort to a waitress to "Hold it between your knees" in Five Easy Pieces (1970) at # 29, and Marilyn Monroe's white skirt blown up by wind from a subway grating in The Seven Year Itch (1955) at # 31.
  • The Observer, the Sunday version of the British newspaper the Guardian Unlimited, published (in its February 6, 2000 edition) votes taken in late 1999 and early 2000 for "the 100 most memorable moments in film history." In more than 15,000 votes taken during the polling, 2,500 different moments received at least one vote. The # 1 moment was from The Usual Suspects (1995) when detective Kujan realized who Keyser Soze was. The films in the # 2 to # 5 positions included: the shower scene from Psycho (1960), Harry Lime's appearance from the dark shadows in The Third Man (1949), the jump cut from the flying bone to the spaceship in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and the dawn helicopter raid in Apocalypse Now (1979). The full list with scene analysis may be accessed online.
  • IGN Entertainment Online compiled their Top 100 Greatest Movie Moments of All-Time in a list (accessible online) that they promised "encompasses the very best that cinema has to offer." In their 100 web-pages listing, they included "black-and-white classics rubbing shoulders with modern-day blockbusters, with shocking horror moments wedged between action sequences and song-and-dance numbers." Quite a few of their selected moments were related to famous film quotes, for instance: # 1 ("I am your father" from The Empire Strikes Back (1980)), # 2 ("Make him an offer he can't refuse" from The Godfather (1972)), # 3 ("Rosebud" from Citizen Kane (1941)), # 4 ("You talkin' to me?" from Taxi Driver (1976)), and # 5 ("We're gonna need a bigger boat" from Jaws (1975)).
  • TV Guide compiled their 50 Greatest Movie Moments of All Time in their March 24-30, 2001 issue.
  • Chuck Workman created a short film composed of clips in 1994, called 100 Years at the Movies.

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