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

"A girl yelled, 'Noooooo, not Brad Pitt!'"

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 responses:

Disclaimer: If you're looking for one of your favorite moments (basically a lot Infinity War and Endgame moments among many others) there's a good chance it's not here because it was listed in this post or this post!


1. When Tony Stark died in Avengers: Endgame:

Tony Stark's last scene

"My sister-in-law blew her nose and the whole theater laughed. You could tell there were sobs everywhere."


2. When Bella's life was in limbo at the end of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part I:

Bella opening her eyes at the end of Breaking Dawn Part 1

"I went to see The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part I in the theater with my parents, and toward the end where you aren't supposed to know whether she'll live or not, somebody in the theater yelled out, 'She ain't dead!' The whole audience was laughing for the rest of the movie, and even as we were all leaving the theater. It was just perfect timing. I actually ended up watching a marathon on TV the other day with my mom, and she stayed up late, just so I could re-create the moment."


3. When Okoye says she would kill W'Kabi in Black Panther:


"When W'Kabi asks Okoye, 'Would you kill me, my love?' and she responds, 'For Wakanda? Without question.'

Someone in my theater yelled 'Do it, girl! Do it!'"


4. When Kristoff says he's going to propose to Anna in Frozen 2:

Kristoff and Sven talking about the engagement

"The whole cinema whooped."


5. When Buzz and Woody say goodbye in Toy Story 4:

Woody and Buzz say goodbye, with caption "Bye, Woody, I love you."

"I went to see Toy Story 4 in the theater, and when Buzz and Woody said goodbye, a little kid in the back said, 'Bye Woody, I love you.'"


6. When Dumbledore dies in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

Dumbledore's death scene
Warner Bros. Pictures

"I saw it on opening night in the theater, and the whole room gasped and there was audible crying going on. Also me. I was crying."


7. When Miguel sings "Remember Me" to Mama Coco in Coco and she sings along:


"I was in tears and you could hear people bawling loudly all over the theater."


"It destroyed everyone in the theater and we all dissolved into ugly sobs. Still my favorite Pixar movie 💙."


8. When Thanos kills Loki at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War:


"The communal gasp when Thanos kills Loki at the very beginning of Avengers: Infinity War. I noticed it more the second time around as I was too busy gasping along with everyone else the first time around."


9. When Rey and Kylo Ren kiss in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:


"When Rey kissed Kylo Ren, all the 'NOOOOOOOOS' in the theater. I still keep hoping they will redo that ending."


10. When Black Panther, Okoye, and Shuri reappeared in Avengers: Endgame:


"My whole theater stood up and yelled 'Wakanda Forever!'"


11. When Augustus, Hazel, and Isaac have a pre-funeral wake in The Fault in Our Stars:

20th Century Fox

"There was not a dry eye in the theater. I remember the elderly couple in front of me saying, 'I didn't know it was going to be so sad.'"


12. When Brad Pitt's character gets hit by a car in Meet Joe Black:

Brad Pitt standing near a car in Meet Joe Black
Universal Pictures

"In high school, a couple of friends and I saw Meet Joe Black in a theater and early in the movie, when Brad Pitt's character is hit by a car, a girl yelled 'Nooooo, not Brad Pitt!'"


13. When Nemo's family is attacked at the beginning of Finding Nemo:


"Seeing Finding Nemo on opening weekend. After the barracuda attack in the beginning, the theater was dead quiet and then someone yelled out, 'Goddamnit, Disney, why is it always the fucking mom?!' everyone laughed and it broke the tension of the moment."


14. When Steve said he cheated on Miranda in Sex and the City:

HBO Films

"The entire theater gasped."


15. Just, everything about this memorable Paranormal Activity screening:

Paramount / Courtesy Everett Collection

"I watched Paranormal Activity the weekend it opened and there were a bunch of lads behind me and my friends just generally being loud and annoying. When the film started ramping up the scares they got quiet, but then about a third of the way through, the girl gets dragged off the bed and down the hall by the ghost or whatever it was and one of these lads just went, 'NOPE. F*CK THAT. I'M OUT' and left. Everyone in the cinema laughed and I bet he never heard the end of it from his mates..."


16. When Monica and Quincy finally hook up in Love and Basketball:

New Line Cinema

"I was in college when Love & Basketball came out, and almost every woman in the theater gasped during the scene when Monica and Quincy FINALLY linked up and had sex. Like we were all like same girl, SAME lol."


17. When Aragorn cuts off the huge Uruk-Hai's head in The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

New Line Cinema

"The whole theater went completely quiet for a second and then an explosion of happy cries and clapping erupted from all the kids in the audience. It was so great, I have never experienced that before and I haven’t since."


18. When Landon breaks down to his dad in A Walk to Remember:

Warner Bros.

"I remember going to see A Walk to Remember in theaters with my family. I was a 'too cool' teen who was terrified of just generally showing emotion. I held it in for so long, but when Landon broke down in tears to his dad I let out what can only be described as a guttural sob. I was instantly embarrassed, but my sob literally broke the floodgates and I immediately heard cries all around the theater."


19. When we learn Adelaide was actually replaced by her double this whole time in Us:

Universal/Everett Collection

"The twist in the 2019 movie Us. Everyone lost their absolute shit, including me. Amazing."


20. When Edward takes off his shirt in The Twilight Saga: New Moon:

Summit Entertainment

"I was at the midnight premiere of New Moon. When Edward took off his shirt, and was about to step into the sun in public, a girl behind me went, 'Oh my god, is that a third nipple?!' Everyone cracked up."


21. When Joker kills Murray Franklin in Joker:

Warner Bros.

"When Joaquin Phoenix shot Robert De Niro on national television on a late night show in Joker. The entire theater audibly gasped when that happened."


22. When Bill and Harry show up in Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again:

Universal Pictures

"The best Mamma Mia! theater moment was in Here We Go Again, when Bill and Harry show up during 'Dancing Queen.' My crowd went WILD. Also when Cher showed up."


23. And when Billy is shot in The Departed:

Warner Bros. Pictures

"The theater was silent when I saw The Departed. But when Leo’s character got shot, it happened so quickly and out of the blue that I remember hearing the whole theater gasp."


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