For any movie director, the success lies with the audiences’ reactions, and when the theatre is filled with “Woahs” and “Nooos,” we know they’ve done a great job. Haven’t we all made and heard those “audible” reactions to movie scenes because they were so huge? These are the moments that make them even more exciting and loved. It takes you for a ride and leaves you in awe. While recollecting such huge movie theater moments, we felt nostalgic, and we couldn’t help but share them with y’all.
So here’s a list of 21 movie theater moments that made people react audibly:
1. Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame
There’s no denying that this has to be the biggest movie moment to which everyone reacted audibly and had eyes filled with tears (I am judging if you didn’t). Tony’s death was completely unprecedented, and we still aren’t over it. The theater was filled with people’s reactions first, and then there was pin-drop silence.
2. Post-credit scene from Spider-Man: Far From Home
The post-credit scenes of the movie shook all of us, and the crowd was frenzied after they saw Peter Parker‘s identity is revealed and his reputation being stashed. The entire audience in the theater went, “OH NOOO..”
3. Dumbledore’s death in Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
The movie left the crowd completely speechless. Dumbledore’s death was so unexpected and so sad that it couldn’t help the audience but leave some “Ooos” in the theatre. The moment is so huge, it still gives goosebumps.
4. Prince Hans’s confession in Frozen
We were all rooting for Prince Hans and Anna, and we were sincerely hoping that Anna is right about him. But the moment he confessed about faking his love for Anna to reach his unfulfilled dream, it crushed our hearts along with Anna’s. There was so much gasping in the theater during the scene.
5. Snape’s last moments in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Snape’s true alliance was a big mystery until the franchise’s absolute end. And how many hearts did the scene break? The scene left everyone gasping and in tears.
6. Loki’s death at the beginning in Avengers: Infinity Wars
The movie starts with Loki’s death at Thanos’s hand and tells us what to expect from the movie. Even though Loki created a lot of troubles for the Avengers, his death was equally shocking.
7. Elsa’s love for Anna at the end of Frozen
Elsa strikes her beloved sister by mistake, and almost cost her Anna’s life. Ann’s been told that an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart. We all thought that a kiss is the solution but the movie’s end took us by surprise. The love other than that of a lover is so underrated in such films that this was completely unexpected. And the entire theater was “aww.”
8. Edward sacrificing himself for Bella in The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Grieving for what he thinks happened to Bella results in Edward taking drastic steps in the movie. The entire crowd during the scene went like, “Nooooo, wait.” That’s how powerful the scene’s impact was on the audience.
9. Nagini’s end in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part two
The battle between the death eaters and the entire Hogwarts was breathtaking. But this specific moment in the movie where Neville kills Nagini had everyone like “whoaaa.”
10. Janice’s fall in Annabelle: Creation
The movie got everyone involved in the plot right from the beginning and has some brutal scary scenes that will knock you off. This one scene, in particular, where Janice goes after the doll in the forbidden room and ends up falling to the ground from the top floor, had everyone screaming.
11. Flynn at the end of Tangled
The pair develop pure chemistry by the weird situations they go through and decide to stick with one another; just then, Flynn is in Rapunzel’s arms, dying. Everyone was having bouts and struggling to hold back tears.
12. A Quiet Place
The movie is way too gripping and full of suspense. You are on the edge while watching this and are so into the movie that you forget to do everything else. That’s how the crowd in the theater was, so “quiet.”
13. Captain America lifting Mjolnir in Avengers: Endgame
We all know what it means when someone can lift Mjolnir, and when we saw Captain America lift it, the audience could not contain their excitement, and everyone in the theatre was hooting and cheering for their beloved superhero.
14. Sirius Black’s death in Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix
We got so little of Sirius with Harry. Wasn’t he such a sweetheart? And we thought that things can’t go wrong now that Harry has Sirius. But no. It was one of the saddest moments and left everyone to be like, “Noooo, not him.”
15. Jojo’s mother in Jojo Rabbit
There would be hardly anyone disagreeing with this that Jojo finding his mother is the most moving movie scene ever! He innocently runs around a butterfly only to find his mother’s body hanging. There were considerable sobs in the theatre. The moment was too pure and heartbreaking.
16. Darth Vader and Luke in Star Wars: Episode V
What was your reaction when you saw the scene where Darth Vader reveals that he is Luke’s father? The crowd was audibly surprised and shocked.
17. Joker in Joker
Joker is talking on a show, “Live with Murray Franklin,” and the next thing you know, there’s a bullet in his head. He kills him without blinking, for he thinks he is being made fun of. That scene had gasps filled in the theatre with shock in peoples’ eyes.
18. First earthquake in 2012
2012 is actually filled with moments where people reacted so audibly, but the first one was unexpected. In the scene where Jackson is taking his kids and his family away to find the ship, the earthquake on the screen looked even more massive and terrified the audience.
19. End revelation in Now You See Me
The movie has so many audible movie theater moments. Those wow moments hooked the audience to a new style of the heist. Although the end was shocking and filled the theater with “Oohs.”
20. Harry when he saves Ron in Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
In the movie, Harry runs around to find bezoar, and while he was searching, the audience panicked too, like “hurry up Harry.” The sighs of relief after were so many.
21. Paul Walker’s tribute at the end of Fast and Furious 7
Everyone had connected with the actor and the character as the movies progressed. The actor’s demise felt like a personal loss, and the song and ending resulted in tearful movie theater moments.
Which one is your favorite movie theater moment? Let us know in the comments!