THAT scene in Prisoners is so, so, so, so, so good.
In Rocketman, when the pool montage succinctly illustrated Elton’s overdose and how much pressure he was under to perform and sell records.
In Amélie, when Amélie helped the man who’s blind cross the street, and she explained every tiny thing she saw in expressed detail, resulting in a magical sensory overload.
In Zodiac, when Robert realized that he was alone in the basement with the suspected Zodiac Killer, and he had to escape but couldn’t let on that he knew too much.
In Booksmart, when Amy followed Ryan into the pool, and everything that followed was equal parts innocent, beautiful, authentic, nostalgic, exciting, playful, and heartbreaking.
In Blindspotting, when Collin confronted the officer and rapped his soliloquy about the relationship between Black people and police in America.
In The Hunger Games, when the timer counted down to zero and the bloodbath officially began and everything was silent, except for a faint ringing in Katniss’s ears.
In Short Term 12, when Jayden read Grace her story about the shark and the octopus, and they both started crying because they knew the underlying message.
In Prisoners, when the final scene ended on a cliffhanger, and you were unsure if Detective Loki found Keller from his faint whistles for help.
In Monster’s Ball, when Hank fed Leticia ice cream while she quietly thought about whether he was worthy of her love and a future together.
In Atonement, when everything unfolded and an elderly Briony revealed the truth about what happened to Robbie and Cecilia.
In 20th Century Women, when the final montage revealed exactly what happened to each character, and it simultaneously broke your heart and filled it with endless love.
In Ex Machina, when Ava locked Caleb inside the fortress and then escaped in hopes of finally experiencing life as a real human.
In Juno, when Bleeker comforted Juno after she delivered the baby, and they silently cried while holding each other in the hospital bed.
In Queen & Slim, when Queen and Slim slowly danced together at the juke joint and opened up about what they truly wanted in life.
In Hearts Beat Loud, when Sam was determined to learn how to ride a bike, after being discouraged for years because her mom died in a biking accident.
In Almost Famous, when Lester delivered his “uncool” monologue after William became friends with the band.
And in Someone Great, when Jenny wrote a love letter about her relationship with Nate and talked about how thankful she was for the experience, even though they could no longer be together.