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31 More Movie Moments That Were So Major, They Made People Audibly React At The Theater

"You know it’s a good movie when you find yourself unintentionally repeating the title."

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which movie theater moments were extremely memorable to them. There were so many iconic and relatable moments, that even more people shared theirs in the comments. Here are some of the best:


1. When Astrid tells her cheating ex-husband, "It's not my job to make you feel like a man" in Crazy Rich Asians:

Astrid tells her husband "I can't make you into something you're not"
Warner Bros. Pictures

"My entire cinema went, 'OHHHHHHHHHH!'"


2. When Erik Killmonger says "Hey, Auntie" in Black Panther:

Killmonger says "Hey, Auntie" in Black Panther

"I’m not sure exactly why we were all so tickled by this, but when I went to see Black Panther, the entire theater busted out laughing when Michael B. Jordan said 'Hey, Auntie' to Angela Bassett."


3. When Mysterio emotionally manipulates Peter during the illusion scene in Spider-Man: Far From Home:

Peter Parker looking at Tony Stark's grave in an illusion scene in Far From Home.

"On opening night, when Mysterio said, 'If you were good enough, maybe Tony would still be alive,' everyone in the theater gasped."


4. When Darth Vader reveals himself as Luke's father in The Empire Strikes Back:

Darth Vader says "I am your father."

"An oldie but a goodie: 'Luke, I am your father.' Saw it in a packed theater the weekend it came out. Oh, yeah. Minds. Blown."


5. When Jacob Black takes off his shirt in The Twilight Saga: New Moon:

Jacob Black shirtless in Twilight: New Moon

"Ha, not gonna lie, when Jacob Black took his shirt off in the second Twilight movie."


6. When Rose actually had Chris's keys at the end of Get Out:

Universal Pictures

"When we watched Get Out in theaters, I was so scared. All I could say was 'Get out of there!' You know it’s a good movie when you find yourself unintentionally repeating the title."


7. When Trinity goes into the phone booth right before an agent slams a truck into it in The Matrix:

Trinity after she runs into a phone booth in The Matrix
Warner Bros.

"Going a bit further back, but we went to go see The Matrix in the theater, and when Trinity stepped into the phone booth just before an agent was going to crash into it (but before you learn she got teleported out), the lady next to me gasped and said, 'Why did she do that? WHY DID SHE DO THAT?!?'"


8. When Rocky goes the distance at the end of Rocky:

A scene from Rocky
United Artists/Courtesy Everett Collection

"I was a teenager when the original Rocky came out. At the end of the movie, when Rocky goes the distance, the entire (packed) movie house stood up and cheered and clapped. I'd never seen a movie get a standing ovation before...or since."


9. When T'Challa is dusted in Avengers: Infinity War:

T'Challa right before he is dusted in Avengers: Infinity War

"When I saw Avengers: Infinity War, there was a woman in the theater who screamed out 'T’Challa, NO!' when he got dusted. When I’ve watched it at home, I always say that now!"


10. When we discover the stairway leading to the basement in Parasite:

CJ Entertainment

"I saw the movie twice and the second time I paid attention to the reaction of people around me and pretty much everyone gasped in shock."


11. When Kostas returns in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2:

Lena walks away from Kostos
Warner Bros. PIctures

"So, this might be really random, but did anyone else see Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 in theaters? Because there’s a part like midway through when Lena is FINALLY starting to get back on her feet after having her heart broken into a million tiny pieces by Kostas. She’s leaving this art class where this cute boy has been flirting with her and it seems like she’s really going to be able to move on and be happy, and then all of a sudden you hear, 'Hello, Lena.' Lo and behold, it’s the heartbreaker himself, KOSTAS DOUNAS in Bethesda, Maryland, back to ruin her life! I saw that movie the day it opened, in a theater packed full of women, young and old, and I swear we all let out one MASSIVE gasp in unison and then immediately burst out laughing at our communal reaction. It was awesome."


12. Just...everything about Snape's death scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2:

Snape says "You have your mother's eyes" right before he dies
Warner Bros. Pictures

"When Snape was dying in Deathly Hallows and Harry comes up with the vial to catch his tears, and he says 'You have your mother’s eyes,' the entire theater broke. Everyone was already quietly crying and sniffling, but when the line was said, you could hear the turmoil in the room. People were gasping, crying out, and openly sobbing."


13. And then when Neville kills Nagini in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2:

Neville slays Nagini
Warner Bros. Pictures

"When Neville slayed Nagini in Deathly Hollows: Part 2. I saw it the day it came out. I haven’t heard so many people cheer and laugh at the same time as loudly as that."


14. Watching Bridesmaids in theaters for the first time:

The characters in Bridesmaids leaving for the Bachelorette Party.
Universal Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

"I’ve never seen a theater audience so reactive until I saw Bridesmaids on opening night. Everyone in that theater was losing their shit."


15. The ending of Happy Feet:

Warner Bros. Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

"When I saw Happy Feet in theaters, I actually tapped my feet to the rhythm at the end when all the penguins follow Mumble's lead to have their voice heard by the humans!"


16. Just everything about Rihanna's Met Gala entrance in Ocean's 8:

Rihanna walking down the stairs at the Met Gala in Ocean's 8
Warner Bros. Pictures

"When Rihanna came down the Met steps in the red ball gown dress in Ocean’s 8, the whole theater gasped. A true god."


17. When Olaf is "dying" in Frozen 2:

Anna holds Olaf

"When I saw Frozen 2, I started sobbing the moment I realized that Olaf was dying when Elsa froze. That moment is something I will never forget for as long as I live."


18. And when Flynn "dies" in Tangled:

Flynn almost dies in Rapunzel's arms in Tangled

"I saw Tangled in theaters and when Flynn 'dies,' you could tell everyone in the audience was trying not to cry. Then one little girl shouts at the top of her lungs 'I'M. SO. SAD.' It was so cute and pitiful, I think it helped a lot of people suck those tears back in."


19. Watching A Quiet Place in silence:

Paramount Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

"The best movie I ever watched in the cinemas was A Quiet Place. Everyone really was so into the movie that nobody was moving, eating popcorn or whatever. It was a huge experience!"


20. When Jennifer Hudson sings "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" in Dreamgirls:

Jennifer Hudson singing in Dreamgirls
Paramount Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

"She got a standing ovation in the movie theater."


21. When there's a tribute to Paul Walker's character, Brian, at the end of Fast & Furious 7:

Paul Walker in a scene in Fast & Furious 7
Universal Pictures

"The ending scene of Fast & Furious 7 showing Paul Walker's character drive away. The entire audience (mostly young military men and car enthusiasts) were crying. It was so emotional for everyone, knowing Paul Walker had just passed away, and the song 'See You Again' really was perfect."


22. This very funny and relatable thing that happened at the beginning of a Mamma Mia! screening:

A scene from Mamma Mia!
Universal/Courtesy Everett Collection

"One of the funniest moments at the cinema. One time we saw Mamma Mia!, there was a glitch and we got the same trailer on repeat at the beginning. It started with the line 'Would you like to hear a story?' On like the third time through, the whole crowd replied with 'NO' as one!"


23. When Mia rips off her pore strip in The Princess Diaries:

Mia yelping in pain after ripping off her pore strip in The Princess Diaries

"I went to see The Princess Diaries in theaters and yelled 'ouch!' during the scene where she rips the pore strip off her nose. I got a couple chuckles out of the audience and my 11-year-old self was horrified and so embarrassed."


24. When Pennywise comes out of the projector screen in IT:

Warner Bros. Pictures

"I don’t know if jump scares should count, but in IT, when Pennywise came out of the projector screen, the entire theater screamed. It was the only jump scare in the whole movie that accomplished that."


25. When Rey seemingly blows up the ship that Chewbacca was on in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:


"I remember audibly crying out when it appeared that Rey accidentally blew up the ship that Chewbacca was on, only to sigh in relief when it turned out he was on another ship and was alive."


26. When the Green Bay Packers sing in Pitch Perfect 2:

The Green Bay Packers sing in a riff off in Pitch Perfect 2
Universal Pictures

"In Wisconsin, opening weekend of Pitch Perfect 2, when the Bellas get invited to the underground sing-off and then the Green Bay Packers are introduced, it was like 2012 winning the Super Bowl what with all the cheering and clapping and hollering! It was one of the best theater experiences I’ve ever been a part of!"


27. Literally just experiencing a singalong version of The Greatest Showman:

Zac Efron and Zendaya in The Greatest Showman
20th Century Fox/Courtesy Everett Collection

"I would have to say going to The Greatest Showman singalongs. That movie is way too much fun to sing under your breath."


28. Watching What We Do in the Shadows in a full movie theater:

A scene from What We Do in the Shadows
Paramount Pictures

"Best movie experience in years was a special festival screening of What We Do in the Shadows at the small Capitol Theatre. The entire cinema roared with laughter the entire movie. Virtually all movies we get are international blockbusters. It was so special watching a locally made film with actors we know and love, in a style of comedy that’s uniquely New Zealand. Love Taika’s work so much!"


29. When Katniss makes a memorial for Rue and gives the Three Finger Salute in The Hunger Games:

Katniss gives the Three Finger Salute

"Not a verbal reaction but...on opening night of the first Hunger Games movie when Katniss finishes her memorial for Rue and gives the Three Finger Salute, most people in the theater were in tears and gave the salute as well."


30. When Woody says his goodbyes to all the toys at the end of Toy Story 4:

Woody says goodbye to all the toys in Toy Story 4

"For me, it was Toy Story 4 when Woody said goodbye to everyone and I just yelled, 'NOOOOOO.'"


31. And, finally, watching the twist ending of The Sixth Sense for the first time:

Bruce Willis at the end of The Sixth Sense
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

"You could tell the exact second everyone in the theater finally figured out what was really happening in The Sixth Sense. There was one huge collective gasp. It was awesome."


Got any more extremely memorable moviegoing moments? Let me know in the comments!

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