It give me chills every time...

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Exactly what it says on the tin: What are some of your moments that give you chills every time you see/think about them?
A few of my personal ones:
- Back to the Future. Marty being sent back to 1985.
- Superman Returns. (I know, I know) After ignoring physics and catching a plane, Superman stands in front a roaring crowd.
- Dragon Ball Z. Gohan's lengthy Kamehameha duel with Cell.

- The officer's speech near the end of the movie Gallipoli. Followed by tears at the ending.

- There's this one bit in War and Peace where Pierre gets into a hand-to-hand struggle with a French officer. Pierre is a big, overweight and burly fellow. When he puts his hands around the officers neck the book describes them (his hands) as "weapons of primitive terror."

- Wreck-it Ralph. When Venelope goes speeding down the gum ball section of the racetrack. I have no idea why.

- The action-packed climax of District 9.

- That sequence in Children of Men. If you've seen the movie, you know what I mean.

- Mass Effect 2 during Lair of the Shadow Broker. When Liara looks up at the screen of data feeds with that 'Oh, I got this' look on her face.

- Many of the emotional moments in the Mass Effect trilogy, particularly one sequence on the Krogan homeworld in Mass Effect 3
- The "Ecstasy of Gold" scene towards the end of The Good the Bad and the Ugly
- The final scene in Pulp Fiction, particularly Samuel L. Jackson's beautiful (yes, beautiful) monologue that ends the film

More moments than I could mention in The Shield or The Wire. Certain scenes in 13 assassins... you'll know which if you've seen it.

I'll probably out myself as a sap, but... The end of Smoke.

Some music examples:
-The entirety of the Beatles' song "In My Life".
-The short guitar riff near the later part of The Who's "Baba O'Reilly"
-That part of the video for the Gorillaz's song "Feel Good Inc", when Noodle starts playing her guitar. Every single time, I just shut my eyes and turn up the volume.

The mission War Pig in Call of Duty 4. I love how it drops you right in the middle of the fray.

"JACKSON! GET YOUR ASS ON THE LINE NOW! WE GOT HOSTILES MOVING IN FROM THE NORTH!"

This whole song, but the ending solo brings a tear to my eye.

So much emotion, and you let it out like a faucet.

I think since this primarily a gaming website, a lot of you will appreciate this:


After 3:45, good-feeling chills.

The next three videos are, in my opinion, the greatest videos on Youtube because they are just so damn moving.

It gives me chills every time:
-I see needles piercing human flesh (be it a simple vaccination, donating blood, or acupuncture)
-Twisted bone fractures
-That one scene in the anime series finale of Berserk; you know the one...

It give me chills everytime when I dream "trailers" about my fictional creations I have in my mind while I am listening the suitable music to play when I work out or when I am to my PC.

For me, it was listening to The Wall for the first time. The change from In the Flesh? to Outside the Wall never fails to give me chills, especially at the part where "we came in". This is something you need to listen to the album to get what happened.

The Ride of the Rohirrim in Return of the King:

Gets me every single time.

From the top of my head:
Hans Zimmer - Like a dog chasing cars (from The Dark Knight OST)
Final Fantasy VIII intro song
Michael McCann - Icarus (from Deus Ex Human Revolution OST)
and that moment in Batman Begins when Batman uses that device to call a swarm of bats.

Zhukov:
That sequence in Children of Men. If you've seen the movie, you know what I mean.

I assume you're talking about...

That was pretty good. I still can't figure out how they pulled that off. As in, where did the real life actor stop and the special effect begin. The camera work in that movie was fucking brilliant.

OT:
- The Incredibles when Dash realizes he's badass enough to run on water, and the score swells up...
- Berserk when Sir Laban utters the phrase "The brighter the light shines, the darker the shadows fall."
- Akira: Tetsuo vs. Kaneda with laser rifle.
- Practically every dream sequence in Twin Peaks.
- The muffled scream in the appartment complex in Silent Hill 2.
- The ending to Journey.
- The ending to The Walking Dead.
- Jeff Goldblum's "The insect is awake" monologe from The Fly.
- The "Kom Susser Tod" sequence from End of Evangelion.
- Murphy's death scene from Robocop.
- The "Sparkplug Minuet" scene from The Royal Tenenbaums.
- The "Canis Lupus" scene from Fantastic Mr. Fox.

cip_raziel:

Michael McCann - Icarus (from Deus Ex Human Revolution OST)

Totally agree.

I love that song, and it fits the game so well. Have you heard the piano version of it?

OT: There are a few parts in The Count of Monte Cristo that totally do.

-The prison scene in Silent Hill 2, I'm not gonna say what it is because it's spoiler territory.

-Every time I heard Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. I just sit back and listen.

Mandatory Mention of this song

-The intros to FF6, 7, 8 and 9.
-Final Fantasy Main Theme.
-Call of Duty 1: Soviet Theme.
-Medal of Honour 1: Taking out the Railgun & Main theme.

There are many more, but

The main battle in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, both the beginning and the full scene. The musical score especially helped make it amazing.

This song... is just gorgeous, especially in context.

Casual Shinji:

Zhukov:
That sequence in Children of Men. If you've seen the movie, you know what I mean.

I assume you're talking about...

That was pretty good. I still can't figure out how they pulled that off. As in, where did the real life actor stop and the special effect begin. The camera work in that movie was fucking brilliant.

I assumed they meant

This gets me every time. People don't make speeches like that anymore.

A whole bunch of scenes in Kick-Ass; Big Daddy clearing out the lumberyard, all of them getting to head to/heading to Safehouse B, and Hitgirl saving BD and KA.

Final scene of Little Big Soldier.

Opening credits from Watchmen.

Aurora Borealis, one thing I must do before I die is go way up north for a holiday and see it.

FirstToStrike:
This whole song, but the ending solo brings a tear to my eye.

So much emotion, and you let it out like a faucet.

Agreed.

You heard Brendan's Death Song?

The scene where Mustang repeatedly incinerates Lust to death in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

The intro theme in Final Fantasy VII.

Casual Shinji:
- The "Canis Lupus" scene from Fantastic Mr. Fox.

It's the music that does it, man. It's the god damned beautiful music... *sniff*

You have earned my eternal respect for referencing this scene.

OT:

A couple of mine would be:

- Jake Sully's speech near the end of Avatar, as he rallies the fallen Omaticaya to fight the humans.

- The Circle of Life opening of The Lion King.

- Seeing the city of Rapture for the first time.

- Captain Keyes' ultimate fate in Halo: Combat Evolved

- The scene in the loft in The Walking Dead. You know the one I mean.

teqrevisited:
There are many more, but

Gah! How did I forget this? Yes! Every time!

The climax of the first Mass Effect was probably my favourite moment in gaming, so i'll go with that.

FirstToStrike:

This whole song, but the ending solo brings a tear to my eye.

So much emotion, and you let it out like a faucet.

Great choice from my favourite album (in music). Honorable mentions go to Hard To Concentrate, which has really interesting guitar-play and similarly to Wet Sand, it also really picks off at the end.

Legion:
The main battle in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, both the beginning and the full scene. The musical score especially helped make it amazing.

This song... is just gorgeous, especially in context. Ignore the ridiculous picture they chose for it...

Casual Shinji:

Zhukov:
That sequence in Children of Men. If you've seen the movie, you know what I mean.

I assume you're talking about...

That was pretty good. I still can't figure out how they pulled that off. As in, where did the real life actor stop and the special effect begin. The camera work in that movie was fucking brilliant.

I assumed they meant

No way. It's got to be...

No matter how many times i hear it

Also many moments in games and films, most notably the end of Mass Effect 3 when Tali puts shepards name up on the memorial wall and the end of the dark knight rises when Alfred speaks at Bruce's funeral (gotta love Michael Caine). Two moments that make me choke back man-tears and send a severe shiver down my spine...

Legion:

Casual Shinji:
I assume you're talking about...

That was pretty good. I still can't figure out how they pulled that off. As in, where did the real life actor stop and the special effect begin. The camera work in that movie was fucking brilliant.

I assumed they meant

Oh right. Damn, I can't believe I forgot that scene.

Proverbial Jon:

Casual Shinji:
- The "Canis Lupus" scene from Fantastic Mr. Fox.

It's the music that does it, man. It's the god damned beautiful music... *sniff*

You have earned my eternal respect for referencing this scene.

This movie was practically tailor made for me; It's got foxes, it's stop-motion, and it's directed by Wes Anderson. I bought the soundtrack as soon as I could after I first saw it.

A lot of people have mentioned Chaplain's speech in The Great Dictator, but I will mention it again. It deserves ALL the mentions.

And then, for whatever reason, the final racing sequence in Speed Racer. It's an objectively shit movie, but screw it, I will always love it.

Discovering the last den of Doug Rattmann in Portal 2. After that, every time I thick about it's chilling, especially if you can hear his crying out gibberish.

Casual Shinji:
This movie was practically tailor made for me; It's got foxes, it's stop-motion, and it's directed by Wes Anderson. I bought the soundtrack as soon as I could after I first saw it.

Yep, it's confirmed, you're my new favourite person.

The moment Ash earns his bandit hat and the way they proceed to escape from the farmers should be listed here as a definite "chills" moment. The whole feature is such a beautifully crafted, lovingly made piece of art and an absolute favourite of mine.

The ending of MGS3 still remains strong stuff

And than there is this piece of epic music:

-When Lavos kills you and destroys the world of 1999. 'In the end, the future refused to change...' For that extra tingling, consider that this is the end of the natural life cycle of Lavos' species. After destroying the planet it was incubated in, it then sends its offspring to other planets to repeat the cycle.
-The end of Batman Begins.
-The Game Over sequence in Symphony of the Night.

Well the first that comes to mind is the one I have most recently seen (again) in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

another would have to be from Midnight Oil, it's actually the demo of their instrumental song called Bakerman. The demo has lyrics and sounds... eerie, like it's... well unfinished seems like a "duh" thing to say, but it's the best way I can find to describe it. It's rough, incomplete, and I love it.

During the climax of the original Vampire Hunter D anime, there's a sequence where D slashes at a large brazier to put out the fire, then leaps over it at Count Magnus Lee. The camera spirals around D midleap and something about the animation of that scene always impresses me. I was hoping to find a clip to post, but didn't find one.

Nothing in the world compares to hearing this on surround sound at the theater.

I went back to see the movie again almost entirely because of this.

And since I'm a Warhammer 40k fan, I have to post this.

Chills man, chills. Especially the pan out from the eyes of the Dreadnought.

Absolutely loving this thread by the way. One of my favorites in a LONG time.

EDIT: OH OH I THOUGH OF ANOTHER ONE

A different kind of chills entirely, but damn, it does it. The giggling in the background just makes it that much more disturbing.

Despite being the forgotten Bioware game, the moment you are betrayed in Jade Empire. Didn't see it coming at all and it perfectly turned the entire plot on its head. Fantastic every time I play it. Shame about the ending mind...

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