25 Most Influential Movie Scenes of the Past 25 Years

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#27
Braveheart falls somewhere in the middle of being influenced and being influential, so I think it's safe to leave it off.
Maybe. I remember it seeming groundbreaking when it came out. I was also thinking Jurassic Park, but that's just beyond the cutoff.
 

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#28
Gump was a pop culture phenomenon, but I can't really point to one scene and say "it influenced a bunch of movies."

I guess maybe it influenced the Transformers movies in a way. But that's not exactly a good thing.
Maybe Lieutenant Dan’s missing limbs? Putting a current figure in historical footage?

“Life is Like a Box of Chocolates” is moreso a moment in that film than an influential one.
 

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#29
Maybe. I remember it seeming groundbreaking when it came out. I was also thinking Jurassic Park, but that's just beyond the cutoff.
You know what scene should have made the list?


Not just for the scene itself, which has been replicated many times, (mostly by Zack Snyder), but because Gladiator ushered in a whole era of modern Sword and Sandals films (Troy, 300, Clash of the Titans reboot, etc)
 

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#30
Let me clarify.

Bullet time IS the moment. But I didn't know if this would be one of those too cool lists that go for the alternate moment.

What's the MIS for Pulp Fiction? Royale with Cheese?

Is Paranormal Activity on the list?
 

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#31
Let me clarify.

Bullet time IS the moment. But I didn't know if this would be one of those too cool lists that go for the alternate moment.

What's the MIS for Pulp Fiction? Royale with Cheese?

Is Paranormal Activity on the list?
Pulp Fiction missed the cutoff. 1995 forward.

No Paranormal.
 

LiddyRules

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#32
Pulp Fiction missed the cutoff. 1995 forward.

No Paranormal.
Oh. I'm sorry. I assumed 25 years meant 25. I didn't know it meant 24. Or 23 if you wanted to get more technical.

Paranormal should be on the list.
 

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Oh. I'm sorry. I assumed 25 years meant 25. I didn't know it meant 24. Or 23 if you wanted to get more technical.

Paranormal should be on the list.
Why Paranormal? Didn't Blair Witch usher that in?
 

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#34
Oh. I'm sorry. I assumed 25 years meant 25. I didn't know it meant 24. Or 23 if you wanted to get more technical.

Paranormal should be on the list.
It is stupid that they are counting 2019 as a year, when the only movie that has come out is Glass. And that wasn't very influential. Most trilogies end in disappointment.
 

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#38
What does first directed have to do with anything?
When you said first of it's type, I assumed you meant "teen comedy". There were dozens before Clueless, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High, directed by Heckerling. I'm not sure what Clueless was that made it different from what came before, and I'm not sure what scene it had that influenced anything after. I know it's a cult hit and is well regarded, but I guess I don't see the influential part.
 

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#39
How about Clueless? Wasn't it the first of its type?
I don't know if it was the first of its type, but I'd put it up there. It's the most popular high school movie of the past 25 years certainly.
 

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#40
I don't know if it was the first of its type, but I'd put it up there. It's the most popular high school movie of the past 25 years certainly.
Aside from Mean Girls, which before anyone says it took a lot more inspiration from Heathers than Clueless.

And Superbad. And American Pie.
 

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#41
Aside from Mean Girls, which before anyone says it took a lot more inspiration from Heathers than Clueless.

And Superbad. And American Pie.
Clueless was way more influential than Mean Girls. Maybe Pie is up there, but not Super bad.
 

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#42
I'll give Clueless this - it may not have influenced mainstream Hollywood films, but it may have had a hand in porn's current obsession with step brother/sister scenes:

 

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#43
When you said first of it's type, I assumed you meant "teen comedy". There were dozens before Clueless, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High, directed by Heckerling. I'm not sure what Clueless was that made it different from what came before, and I'm not sure what scene it had that influenced anything after. I know it's a cult hit and is well regarded, but I guess I don't see the influential part.
I think the teen drama was seriously dying off in the early 90's and Clueless brought it back and inspired many movies like Mean Girls. Not to mention the influence it had on slang and fashion.
 

LiddyRules

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#45
I think the teen drama was seriously dying off in the early 90's and Clueless brought it back and inspired many movies like Mean Girls. Not to mention the influence it had on slang and fashion.
Plus there was the scene where Cher was trying on different outfits on her computer, which was the first movie a girl used a computer.

Plus it taught an entire generation the definition of the word sporadically.
 

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#47
Clueless was way more influential than Mean Girls. Maybe Pie is up there, but not Super bad.
American Pie was inspired by Porky's. AP may have revived the raunchy teen comedy but defiantly not first of its kind and didn't really bring anything groundbreaking to the genre.
 
#48
I know we all hate Forrest Gump now, but back then, it was hugely popular. And for Matrix, would it be bullet time lean back or red pill blue pill?
I always hated Forrest Gump and maintain that Jenny is the evilest character in all of cinema.
 
#50
More than Dirth Vooder and the Umpire?!?
She caught the AIDS so she ran back to the ultra-rich retard she knew and shit out a kid in order to forever tie him to Forrest's fortune. Oh, and then she fucking died. Bitch is pure evil!
 
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