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My 10 Favorite Movie Scenes
The best movie scenes are timeless
Ever watch a movie with a scene that motivates or inspires you personally? A scene that replays in your head over and over again, or that you come back to time after time when you need that type of encouragement or message reinforced in your life again? These are what make the best movie scenes, in my opinion, because they are timeless. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
Favorite Scene #1: Soldier's Ear is Healed by Jesus - Movie: The Passion of the Christ
This is a part of the scene that immediately follows "The Garden Scene," when the soldiers come for Jesus. The soldier's ear is cut off by Peter at about 2:25 into this clip. I have often wondered what it must have been like for this man to have been healed by Jesus while participating in the effort to take him into custody. I think this movie did an excellent job of portraying it.
There was debate when The Passion first came out that it was too violent. It was said by some that no matter the reason, it was just too much and shouldn't have included so much violence. Others said the violence was necessary to depict the reality of the crucifixion Jesus suffered through.
If you've seen it, what say you?
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These are the kinds of movies that I like to watch over and over again. While The Passion is a movie that I probably would only watch once or twice a year, because it is, admittedly, very intense, it is one I do own so whenever I do want to watch it, I don't have to rent it.
Movie Scene #2: The Death Crawl - Movie: Facing the Giants
We all need some motivation during times in our lives when circumstances we are going through are so difficult or so painful, it would be so much easier just to "give up", whatever that might look like in a given situation. This movie scene, I thought, was amazing to show us that even during those times, we can find the little bit of push or extra strength we need within us, especially when we have the support of someone else in life alongside us, reminding us to keep going.
If you are in a trying phase of life, make sure you have someone that is supportive to help you if you need some encouragement on the hardest days. And if you know someone who's going through something painful or difficult, be that source of encouragement and lend a listening ear when you see they need it.
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Another movie that I own... and here are some eBay auctions if you'd like to consider adding it to your movie library as well. [Note: Some of the auctions may actually be for other movies by the same Producer as Facing the Giants. I've seen all but Flywheel and any of them would be excellent to own, in my opinion.]
Courageous is one of these movies, and is actually the movie from which the next scene comes, just below!
Movie Scene #3: Dinner with Daughter - Movie: Courageous
This movie is such a good movie overall, with several great scenes, it's hard to choose a favorite from it. But this scene speaks directly to the heart of every father. Without ruining the movie for those who have not seen it, a tragedy happens in this movie in the family of this character's co-worker. It moves him to make a resolution to be a better father and his co-workers stand with him and decide to take the same resolution.
The young lady in this scene had not been making wise dating choices. The young man she had been dating had gotten involved with a gang, which he father discovered while on the job as a police officer in one of the scenes. After his co-worker's tragic loss, he decides he needs to take a more active leadership role in his daughter's dating relationships.
There is another scene in this movie that I loved, which happened after the tragedy scene, but I could not find it. In it, the main character is getting counseled on grieving, and he makes a statement that I think is excellent for anyone working through grief. I cannot remember the exact words, but he basically says that we don't ever really "get over" the loss of a loved one but that it becomes a little easier as time goes by to handle the ongoing grief we will experience for the rest of our lives.
Daddy Daughter Dates
I co-author a food blog with my husband and blogged this year about an event Chick-fil-A held, a Daddy Daughter Date night. These links are to some information about Daddy Daughter Dates.
- My blog post: Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-fil-A ~ Reasons Daddies Should Date Their Daughters
I believe strongly that Daddy-Daughter date nights can help strengthen the important relationship between a daddy and his daughter. I think it can provide a good environment, where daddies and daughters are out together with a little privacy away fr
- Chick-fil-A's Daddy-Daughter Date Night Events page
The place to find information for the next Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-fil-A.
- Daddy/Daughter Date Night Personal Experience Story
A Daddy shares a note of thanks for the memories made at a Daddy-Daughter Date Night he and his daughter participated in at Chick-fil-A.
Movie Scene #4: Movie Trailer - Movie: A Walk to Remember
For this one, it's difficult to isolate any one scene, because for me, the general storyline of the movie needs to be understood to appreciate any particular scene. And there are a lot of good scenes in this movie with quite a few sub-plots throughout, as any good movie has.
Movie Scene #5: Final Race - Movie: Seabiscuit
One of the things I love in this scene is how the friendship these two characters have shared is seen in a powerful way as one puts his own ambitions for this race aside to help his friend, knowing "the secret" to Seabiscuit's past success in racing.
Time for Intermission
I don't really go to the movies often, but when I do, I usually like grabbing a treat from the concessions, even though the prices are outrageous!
Grab Some Gourmet Popcorn
If you enjoy having movie nights at home and like popcorn for your own concessions, try some of these gourmet options for a special treat.
Movie Scene: Our Deepest Fear - Movie: Coach Carter
Love this movie, the true story of Coach Carter, who comes into an inner city school and transforms the basketball team, not just athletically, but academically, and most of all, personally.
Warning: This is one of the videos that causes this lens to be R rated. It does have a curse word in it.
Movie Scene: Courtroom Scene - Movie: A Time to Kill
This is one of my favorite movies overall. I recommend that everyone see it who has not, at least once.
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Movie Scene: You Can't Handle the Truth - Movie: A Few Good Men
Probably one of the most loved scenes of all time by many!
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Movie Scene: Under the Stars - Movie: The Lion King
And here we have a scene from a popular Disney movie, where Mufasa, Simba's daddy, helps him refocus his life and find a sense of purpose again. I think we all go through times when we can lose that sense of identity, whether it's in the formative teenage years when so many struggle with identity, or even later in life as we experience the loss of someone close to us or experience something in our lives that causes us to question our purpose. For me, this scene was a good reminder not to lose sight of who I am and why I am here!
Movie Scene: Dance Lesson - Movie: Hitch
As someone who's been known for being "too serious," I do enjoy some comedy as well. And this is one of my favorite comedies. This scene makes me "LOL" every time.
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Or... did any of these scenes "inspire" you to see one of these movies you hadn't seen yet? Would love to hear your thoughts.