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    Updated on Aug 9, 2020. Posted on Jul 27, 2020

    26 Of The Most Underrated Movie Scenes Of All Time

    Stop! Overlooking! These! Scenes!

    We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community, "What is the most UNDERRATED movie scene of all time?" and they did not disappoint! Here are just a few of the movie scenes* that deserve to go down with the rest of the "classics":

    *Also, WARNING: There are some spoilers ahead for several of these films!

    1. The seance, Hereditary (2018)

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    A24

    "Everyone talks about the family dinner scene, but I think the seance scene with Toni Collette and Ann Dowd deserves more attention. It’s one of the creepier moments in the whole movie, and the actors are giving two very different (but both very powerful) performances, creating a startling and emotional experience."

    jamanthameg

    2. The choice, John Q (2002)

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    New Line Cinema

    "I have heard mixed opinions from people on this movie, but I loved it. Especially the part where Denzel Washington’s character, John, is talking to his son (who needs a heart transplant). John makes a serious choice after feeling like he's out of options and hope. It breaks me every time. I don’t know if it’s the parent in me seeing it from his perspective or what, but the whole scene is beautiful and so heart-wrenching. Denzel is an amazing actor always, but something about the raw emotion in the movie gets to me."

    jaimem4348b3795

    3. The heart-to-heart, Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince (2009)

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    Warner Bros.

    "The staircase scene in this is one of the better scenes in the franchise. Putting the focus on Hermione’s feelings for Ron and how they parallel Harry’s feelings for Ginny was done very well. I felt for both of them, even though Ron and Ginny aren’t nearly as good in the movies as they are in the books."

    rachelc43

    4. The opening battle, Revenant (2015)

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    20th Century Fox

    "I have to say the beginning battle scene. The cinematography is beautiful and the fights scenes are brutal."

    generalhux

    5. The kitchen, Scream (1996)

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    Dimension Films

    "People always bring up the opening scene, but the ending kitchen scene deserves more credit. There's so much tension after the big reveal!"

    aaronweeks101

    6. The performance, Whiplash (2014)

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    Sony Pictures Classics

    "I'd say the final scene of this is wildly underrated. Everyone talks about the scene when J.K. Simmons screams at Miles Teller in the classroom, but the last scene where Teller overrides Simmons' 'betrayal' was truly amazing."

    dxdavis888

    7. The fight, Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

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    Miramax

    "The face-off between O-Ren Ishii and The Bride. The music, the set, the choreography, the dialogue, the cinematography...it is nothing short of perfection and deserves more credit."

    aliciazumbusch

    8. The milk money, Stand By Me (1986)

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    Columbia Pictures

    "The milk money scene where Chris breaks down in front of Gordie after admitting that he tried to return the money, but still got punished. The actual story of the milk money isn’t really that deep, but River Phoenix’s acting was raw emotion — he really had to dig deep to make himself cry for that, which is super impressive for an actor at such a young age."

    autumnm42c82b234

    9. The refusal, The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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    Warner Bros.

    "When Alfred tells Bruce that he will not bury him, and how he felt since he first heard his cries as a baby. That lump in my throat builds up every time."

    larryhegs

    10. The sad truth, Atonement (2007)

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    Focus Features

    "The final scene with Vanessa Redgrave as old Briony telling the truth about what really happened. It’s only about five minutes, but it’s devastating."

    molly1112

    11. The drug deal, Boogie Nights (1997)

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    New Line Cinema

    "The drug deal scene with 'Sister Christian' and 'Jessie's Girl' playing in the background. It was tense AF!"

    virginiaslim

    12. The car chase, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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    Marvel Studios

    "Nick Fury’s car chase scene is so good! I feel like the timing and thrill of it is perfect."

    tessafahey

    13. The madness, The Lighthouse (2019)

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    A24

    "The scene when both of the characters are starting to lose touch with reality and they keep saying, 'What, what, what!' and 'YOU DON'T LIKE ME LOBSTER?' It’s hilarious."

    normac46b352334

    14. The sacrifice, Rogue One (2016)

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    LucasFIlm Ltd.

    "The end scene when Cassian and Jyn die together on the beach. It makes me cry every time knowing that they both knew they were going to die. Also, the cinematography is perfection."

    mmeaghanstein

    15. The speech, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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    New Line Cinema

    "Sam’s speech is SO inspiring and it's just such amazing acting. Sean Astin was robbed of an Oscar."

    gaylaj

    16. The kitchen, Upgrade (2018)

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    OTL Releasing

    "The kitchen fight scene specifically. The way Logan Marshall-Green moves his body is just otherworldly, and whatever special effects there are blend seamlessly with his movements. More people need to see that movie!"

    lacys44b16bb8d

    17. The power stone, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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    Marvel Studios

    "The scene when Peter Quill grabs the power infinity stone. You as a viewer experience such a wide variety of emotion. From laughing at the dance-off to crying at Peter looking across space and time to one of his biggest moments of regret. Couple this with the epic closing line and great music and you have yourself one of the best cinematic scenes in Marvel history!"

    alexdibartoload

    18. The mahjong game, Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

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    Warner Bros.

    "I love how Rachel finally stands up to Eleanor in such an elegant and powerful way — Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh also really brought their A game in this scene. I'll never get tired of watching it!"

    kaylayandoli

    19. The "Lost in the Woods" song, Frozen 2 (2019)

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "Kristoff singing and talking about his feelings. A lot of Disney movies, especially the musicals, don’t really give the male characters moments of emotional growth like that!"

    megana459810788

    20. The ending, The Lobster (2015)

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    A24

    "The last scene, when the guy goes to bathroom at the diner while the girl waits at the table. No spoilers, but it leaves off with you not knowing whether or not he goes through with *it*."

    katelynf4787a7cd3

    21. The gathering, The Witch (2015)

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    A24

    "The last scene where she joins the coven and starts floating in the air. I know it’s supposed to be bad, but I was like 'Hell yes!'"

    stephaniesezz

    22. The pie, A Ghost Story (2017)

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    A24

    "No explanation required."

    catladysara

    23. The twist, Arrival (2016)

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    Paramount Pictures

    "Amy Adams realization that her daughter would die in the future...how does she not have an Oscar?"

    catladysara

    24. The sibling reunion, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

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    LucasFilm Ltd.

    "Luke and Leia’s final moments together as he prepares to Force-project to Ben in order to buy time for the Resistance is so gut-wrenching and so fucking lovely. Their banter ('I know what you’re going to say...I changed my hair'), and the devastatingly hopeful truth Luke gives her ('No one is ever really gone') are a sight to behold."

    andrewthomasf

    25. The confrontation, Doubt (2008)

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    Walt Disney Studios

    "Honestly, Viola Davis's scene gets me EVERY single time. It's just so powerful and it tells you everything you need to know about her character's struggles and personal life. She only had one scene in the whole movie, which more people should see!"

    spenceralthouse

    26. And finally — the truth about motherhood, Marriage Story (2019)

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    Netflix

    "Laura Dern's feminist rant about motherhood was SO good. I watched the scene at least three times before continuing on with the rest of the movie. One of the best monologues I've seen in any movie! She's a legend."

    brand0nm

    Now it's your turn! In your humble opinion, what is the most underrated movie scene of all time? Share yours in the comments below!

    Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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