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    "It's Cinematic Perfection": 23 Movie Monologues That People Believe Are The Best Of All Time

    "The execution is completely untouched. I’d call it one of the best monologues in a film ever."

    We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community, "If there was an Academy Award category for Best Monologue Delivered by an Actor in a Motion Picture, what scene(s) do you think definitely would've taken home the gold?" and film lovers came through with some absolutely wonderful nominations for this fake award, which prompted even MORE great answers!

    So, with that in mind, here are just a few MORE of the movie monologues who'd like to thank the Academy:

    1. The Great Gatsby (2013)

    A man sleeps on stairs

    "Tobey Maguire's monologue at the end. It's taken directly from the end of Fitzgerald’s novel, and Maguire captured all of the emotions, and the cinematography was fantastic. Narrating over scenes from both earlier in the movie and new ones filmed for this scene — it is absolutely beautiful, and ends on the green light that is one of the most recognizable motifs in literature."

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    2. Hereditary (2018)

    A woman sits at a table

    "No list is complete without Toni Collette’s monologues."

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    3. Pulp Fiction (1994)

    A man with wide eyes

    "The Sam Jackson one."

    katie83

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    4. My Cousin Vinny (1992)

    A woman sits on trial being questioned by a lawyer

    "Mona Lisa Vito's sassy 'It is a trick question!' response. I know some of it's a back and forth with Joe Pesci, but the 'No, there's more!' part counts as a monologue."

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    5. Precious (2009)

    A woman crying

    "Mo'Nique's Oscar-winning monologue."

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    6. Scent of a Woman (1992)

    A man speaks before a committee

    "When Al Pacino stood up to those private school hypocrites! Amazing."

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    7. The Social Network (2010)

    A man yells at another man

    "It’s a crime that Andrew Garfield’s monologue wasn't on the original list."

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    8. Forrest Gump (1994)

    A man talks while assembling a weapon

    "'Anyway, like I was saying, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. There's shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That's about it.'"

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    9. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood... (2019)

    A man looks wildly into the camera

    "Leonardo DiCaprio's monologue was great."

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    10. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

    A man screams in front of his entire family

    "'The jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse!'"

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    11. Raisin in the Sun (1961)

    A man talks to a family

    "Any of his monologues in this are astounding."

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    12. A Few Good Men (1992)

    A man looks angrily at another man

    "How was Jack Nicholson’s speech not on the first list?!?!"

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    13. True Romance (1993)

    A bloodied man gives a speech

    "Dennis Hopper’s monologue on the history of Sicilians is brilliant."

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    14. The Matrix (1999)

    Two men who look the exact same interrogate a man

    "Agent Smith's monologue to Morpheus about the true nature of humanity and wanting to leave the matrix. The calm, even tone that Hugo Weaving uses throughout it makes him even more of a threat."

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    15. Kill Bill: Vol. I (2003)

    A bloodied woman gives a speech

    "Lucy Liu’s monologue to the other yakuza bosses has stuck with me since the first time I heard it. The buildup to the final lines are perfection."

    jelliejune

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    16. Stepmom (1998)

    A woman gives a watery eyed speech

    "Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts where Roberts's character shares her fear of not being a good enough mother and not being recognized for it, and Sarandon's character comforts her and says, 'I have their past, and you can have their future.' It's the vulnerability between these feuding women coming together for a common goal. I bawl every time."

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    17. Blindspotting (2018)

    A man points a gun at the camera

    "The scene toward the end where Daveed Diggs confronts the police officer that killed the man in the beginning, and he is holding a gun, debating whether or not to kill the cop. The majority of the monologue is rapped, but with no music or anything like that. Cinematic perfection in my opinion."

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    18. Blade Runner (1982)

    A man stands in the rain

    "How can you leave out Rutger Hauer’s 'Tears in the rain' monologue?"

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    19. Good Will Hunting (1997)

    Two men sit on a bench

    "When Robin Williams is talking to Matt Damon on the bench in the park. Best monologue ever."

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    20. Field of Dreams (1989)

    A man speaks on a baseball field

    "'This field, this game, it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again. People will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.'"

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    21. Mean Girls (2004)

    A woman sobs

    "The 'We should totally just stab Caesar!' monologue."

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    22. Cruella (2021)

    A woman with black and white hair speaks

    "Without a doubt, Emma Stone’s brilliant monologue in front of the fountain after she’s learned about her true parents. It’s a masterclass in acting. I’m surprised that scene alone didn’t earn her an Oscar nomination."

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    And finally:

    23. The Crucible (1996)

    A man yells at a judge

    "Hands down, Daniel Day Lewis’s monologue. It’s incredibly written by Arthur Miller, but the execution by Lewis is COMPLETELY untouched. I’d call it one of the best monologues in a film ever."

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    Alright, you've read their nominations, but now it's YOUR turn! Do you agree with them? What movie monologue do you believe is the best of all time? Share your pick in the comments below! OH! And be sure to check out the first list to see if your faves are on there!

    Note: Some responses were edited for length and/or clarity.