Movies are known for delivering powerful moments. It’s one of the things that makes them so great. But for all the powerful monologues and scenes that have been portrayed on the silver screen over the years, there are a few that stand out as the best speeches ever delivered by movie characters. Below are some of these moments from our favorite films. Share if you agree or comment if you would recommend others.
6. Armageddon - 14 Brave Souls
When it happens: The rag-tag team of oil drillers has finally done all the training it can fit in. As they make their long walk to board the space shuttles to take them to destroy a meteor hurtling toward Earth, the fictional president of the United States delivers a powerful speech about mankind as the world finally sees its first glimpse of the only people who can save it. The music does a nice job of building up this Michael Bay moment as well.
5. Serenity – I Aim to Misbehave
When it happens: For those of you who have never heard of the movie Serenity, it’s the movie ending to the great western-Sci-Fi (yep, you read that right) TV series Firefly. If you haven’t seen either, you should. This great Captain Malcolm Reynolds speech to his crew adequately sums up Nathan Fillion’s character and the spirit of the series as a whole. He delivers it after they finally figure out the series-long mystery of what created the zombie-like Reavers.
Sadly, I couldn’t find an clip that I could embed, so click here to see/listen to the speech.
4. The Dark Knight – Why So Serious
When it happens: Any scene that Heath Ledger’s Joker was in during The Dark Knight was absolutely electrifying. He owned this film and made it spectacular. We had seen glimpses of the Joker and his madness before this speech (well, perhaps it’s just a story he tells), but this scene where he starts to take over Gotham’s crime scene was the moment when we finally saw what a ruthless psychopath he really was while he coined a phrase that would become part of the pop culture lexicon.