Marvel Avengers Assemble (2012)
The Moment: The Avengers assemble in New York as the Chitauri begin to invade. There's just one guy left to complete the set - Hulk. "Doctor Banner, I think now might be a good time for you to get angry," advises Captain America.
Wipe Away A Tear When: Banner replies, "That's my secret, Cap: I'm always angry," hulks out and smashes an approaching alien.
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
The Moment: Steve Zissou has a change of heart when he comes face to face with the jaguar shark he's spent the film trying to kill.
Wipe Away A Tear When: The soaring strains of Sigur Ros' Starálfur kick in on the soundtrack.
The Abyss (1989)
The Moment: Lindsey Brigman convinces husband Bud that the only way for them to escape a damaged submarine is to risk her drowning in the hope that the extreme cold will shock her body into hibernation.
Wipe Away A Tear When: Bud successfully resuscitates his wife and realises that he loves her.
The Moment: The beginning of the end of Noe's back-to-front shocker, as our appreciation of an idyllic, Beethoven-soundtracked pastoral sequence is tempered by our knowledge of what happens next.
Wipe Away A Tear When: The camera spins into the cosmos as a caption informs us that Time Destroys Everything.
My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
The Moment: With her sister missing, Satsuki asks Totoro for help and he calls the Catbus to aid in the search.
Wipe Away A Tear When: Having found Mei, the Catbus takes the girls to visit their sick mother in hospital.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
The Moment: Jerry visits Dorothy and gives her the big "You complete me" speech to try and win her over.
Wipe Away A Tear When: She tells him, "You had me at hello."
Blue Valentine (2010)
The Moment: Dean Pereira courts Cindy Heller by playing ukulele and singing in a goofy voice. She responds by doing a delicate tap-dance.
Wipe Away A Tear When: The same scene is replayed in the closing credits, now pregnant with melancholy following the failure of their relationship.
The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)
The Moment: With their pursuers closing in on the waterfall hidey-hole, Hawkeye tells Cora Munro to allow herself to be captured. "I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you."
Wipe Away A Tear When: Hawkeye jumps into the water.
The Karate Kid (1984)
The Moment: Next point wins, and Johnny Lawrence surely has the edge given how injured Danny LaRusso is. But he hasn't counted on the miracle that is the crane kick.
Wipe Away A Tear When: Mr Miyagi gives a small smile to convey his quiet satisfaction.
The Moment: Isaac Davis tries to stop ex-girlfriend Tracy going to London, and she tells him, "Not everybody gets corrupted. You have to have a little faith in people."
Wipe Away A Tear When: Woody cracks a wry smile that crashes into the closing Gershwin-scored montage of the New York skyline.