1993 – Schindlers List
In a film that was full of horrific moments, nothing stood out more than the shot of the little girl in the red coat, symbolising that war affects us all.
1994 – Pulp Fiction
No film speech will ever compare with the biblical vengeance of Jules (Sam L. Jackson) in this Tarantino classic.
1995 – Braveheart
The powerful ‘they may take our lives’ speech and furious battle cries will forever cement this battle scene as one of the most epic in cinematic history.
1996 – Trainspotting
Trainspotting was a film that told us what life really was behind our sugar-coated ideologies and the ‘choose life’ scene showed us how.
1997 – Titanic
Titanic showcased one of the most iconic film scenes of all time and became an instant classic because of it.
1998 – Saving Private Ryan
Filled with blood, death and the screeching of bullets, this is one of the most brutal and fast-paced film openings and captures the brutal realism of war.
1999 – American Beauty
There can never be a more iconic image in cinematic history than the girl in roses from American Beauty.
2000 – Gladiator
Gladiator had it all: action, romance and adventure. I think it’s safe to say we were thoroughly entertained.
2001 – Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
No scene ever taught us companionship in such a tearful way like the beginning of the Fellowship’s journey at Rivendell.
2002 – 28 Days Later
Opening with the infamous scene of empty London, this film turned the tables on the horror-zombie genre for years to come.
2003 – Love Actually
The Christmas classic has got far too many heart-warming scenes, but the queen of them has to be Mark’s silent declaration of love for Juliet.
2004 – Mean Girls
In a film filled with memorable quotes and memes, Mean Girls showcases the best and the worst of teenage girls in high school.
2005 – Brokeback Mountain
One of the most emotional endings of all time has to be when Ennis (Heath Ledger) breaks down over the memories encased in Jack’s shirts.
2006 – Pan’s Labyrinth
The escapades of a young girl climax in this terrifying scene of a blind monster with eyes in his hands.
2007 – Juno
A gorgeous moment in teen cinema: Juno and Paulie’s melodious final send off is absolutely heartwarming.
2008 – The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger’s Joker will be remembered as the character’s most iconic depiction and has set the benchmark for the future.
2009 – Avatar
Avatar may not have been one of the first amazing sci-fi films but it was certainly central in the creation of the vast cinematic worlds we see today.
2010 – Black Swan
Explosive in its constant conflict of the beautiful and the grotesque, the scene where Portman removes a feather from her skin is one of many excruciating moments.
2011 – Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2
The Harry Potter franchise was a global phenomenon, so when it all came to an end in 2011 it was the end of an era.
2012 – Skyfall
MGM and Sony went big for Bond’s 50th Anniversary by creating the biggest cinematic explosion to date – until Spectre’s release 2 years later.
2013 – Frozen
The highest grossing animated Disney film of all time Frozen is still just as popular now as it was up release – as is its classic anthem, ‘Let It Go’
2014 – Birdman
While its technical achievement is unique throughout the whole film, Michael Keaton in his underwear in Times Square will never be forgotten.
2015 – The Revenant
The film that finally won DiCaprio an Oscar had the most brutal scenes, but none were worse than the bear attack.
2016 – Deadpool
Deadpool wasn’t the film that defined the superhero genre, but it did change the way in which audiences and studios perceived them.
2017 – Moonlight
The swimming lesson scene in this stunning film has, without a doubt, earned its place in cinematic history of iconic moments.