Top 5 Movies That Are Worth Watching for a Single Iconic Scene

Top 5 Movies That Are Worth Watching for a Single Iconic Scene
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Although the movies are pretty good, each one has a scene that makes it worth watching.

There are many reasons to watch a movie. And it's definitely weird to watch a film for a single scene. But in the case of these five movies and their most iconic moments, it's completely understandable.

Armageddon (1998, 6.7 on IMDb)

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This sci-fi disaster movie starring Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck is set in a world about to be devastated by a giant asteroid on its way to Earth. As humanity prepares to fall into oblivion, only a group of people attempt to combine the best of human knowledge and technology to prevent the catastrophe. But the most memorable part of the movie is undoubtedly the speech of the US President, who encourages people around the world to keep faith in tomorrow.

Starship Troopers (1997, 7.3 on IMDb)

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This cult sci-fi action movie is set in the 23rd century, where human civilization, united under the banner of the United Citizen Federation, is engaged in a long space war with a voracious alien species of Arachnids. There's a dramatic scene in the movie where the Arachnids suddenly attack Outpost 29. It seems boring at first, but it gets more dramatic as the characters heroically fight to the death to stop the attack, showing their best qualities.

The Crow (1994, 7.5 on IMDb)

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Based on James O'Barr's comic book of the same name, this superhero movie follows Eric Draven, who is killed along with his girlfriend Shelly by the local mobsters. A year later, Eric is resurrected by a crow, and now all he wants is revenge. Perhaps the most memorable vendetta is against mobster T-Bird, who is killed in an epic explosion when his car flies off a pier and into the water as Eric gravely savors the moment.

American Psycho (2000, 7.6 on IMDb)

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Adapted from Bret Easton Ellis' novel of the same name, the film centers on Patrick Bateman, a New York investment banker by day and serial killer by night. Aside from the many atrocities in the movie, there's an absolutely hilarious and iconic business card scene where several characters show off their respective items, bragging about the difference in shades of white and the exquisiteness of the font, which just goes to show how shallow these people are.

Sicario (2015, 7.7 on IMDb)

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Starring Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin, this action thriller follows Kate Macer, an FBI special agent tasked with taking down the head of a notorious Mexican drug cartel. Kate has high moral standards that prove to be a hindrance in the war against drugs. One of the most memorable and intense scenes is the iconic border crossing where US special agents chase and later massacre several armed drug dealers.