50 Greatest Goosebump Movie Moments

Marvel Avengers Assemble (2012)

The Moment: The Avengers assemble in New York as the Chitauri begin to invade. There’s just one guy left to complete the set – Hulk. “Doctor Banner, I think now might be a good time for you to get angry,” advises Captain America.

Wipe Away A Tear When: Banner replies, “That’s my secret, Cap: I’m always angry,” hulks out and smashes an approaching alien.

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

The Moment: Steve Zissou has a change of heart when he comes face to face with the jaguar shark he’s spent the film trying to kill.

Wipe Away A Tear When: The soaring strains of Sigur Ros’ Starálfur kick in on the soundtrack.

The Abyss (1989)

The Moment: Lindsey Brigman convinces husband Bud that the only way for them to escape a damaged submarine is to risk her drowning in the hope that the extreme cold will shock her body into hibernation.

Wipe Away A Tear When: Bud successfully resuscitates his wife and realises that he loves her.

Irreversible (2002)

The Moment: The beginning of the end of Noe’s back-to-front shocker, as our appreciation of an idyllic, Beethoven-soundtracked pastoral sequence is tempered by our knowledge of what happens next.

Wipe Away A Tear When: The camera spins into the cosmos as a caption informs us that Time Destroys Everything.

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

The Moment: With her sister missing, Satsuki asks Totoro for help and he calls the Catbus to aid in the search.

Wipe Away A Tear When: Having found Mei, the Catbus takes the girls to visit their sick mother in hospital.

Jerry Maguire (1996)

The Moment: Jerry visits Dorothy and gives her the big “You complete me” speech to try and win her over.

Wipe Away A Tear When: She tells him, “You had me at hello.”

Blue Valentine (2010)

The Moment: Dean Pereira courts Cindy Heller by playing ukulele and singing in a goofy voice. She responds by doing a delicate tap-dance.

Wipe Away A Tear When: The same scene is replayed in the closing credits, now pregnant with melancholy following the failure of their relationship.

The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)

The Moment: With their pursuers closing in on the waterfall hidey-hole, Hawkeye tells Cora Munro to allow herself to be captured. “I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you.”

Wipe Away A Tear When: Hawkeye jumps into the water.

The Karate Kid (1984)

The Moment: Next point wins, and Johnny Lawrence surely has the edge given how injured Danny LaRusso is. But he hasn’t counted on the miracle that is the crane kick.

Wipe Away A Tear When: Mr Miyagi gives a small smile to convey his quiet satisfaction.

Manhattan (1979)

The Moment: Isaac Davis tries to stop ex-girlfriend Tracy going to London, and she tells him, “Not everybody gets corrupted. You have to have a little faith in people.”

Wipe Away A Tear When: Woody cracks a wry smile that crashes into the closing Gershwin-scored montage of the New York skyline.

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