50 Greatest Goosebump Movie Moments

Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)

The Moment: Genjur returns home, little realising that his wife Miyagi has been killed. But then something strange happens…

Wipe Away A Tear When: In a single take, a panning camera follows Genjur across his house and back… to find the ghost of his wife is patiently waiting for him where she wasn't seconds earlier.

Babe (1995)

The Moment: Backed by the secret sheep password, Babe executes a perfect sheepdog trial. As Farmer Hoggett closes the gate, the silent crowd suddenly erupts into cheers.

Wipe Away A Tear When: Farmer and pig share a quality moment as Hoggett knows exactly what to say. "That'll do, pig. That'll do."

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

The Moment: As Joel Barrish frantically tries to preserve some memory of his ex Clementine Kruczynski, she tells him "Meet me in Montauk" - advice we already know his subconscious will follow.

Wipe Away A Tear When: Joel and Clementine decide to start a relationship, despite knowing that they've tried before and failed.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

The Moment: Chief, realising that Randle McMurphy has been lobotomised, suffocates his friend with a pillow.

Wipe Away A Tear When: Chief smashes a water cooler through the window and escapes from the asylum.

Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)

The Moment: Jill McBain arrives in Flagstone, expecting to be met by her new husband but little realising he and his children have just been murdered.

Wipe Away A Tear When: Jill walks through the train station, and the camera cranes upwards and over the roof to reveal the town in all its glory - timed perfectly to match Ennio Morricone's gorgeous score.

Drive (2011)

The Moment: The Driver steps into a lift with his neighbour Irene and a hitman hired to kill him. He kisses Irene, and then head-stomps the killer to death.

Wipe Away A Tear When: Irene gives him a confused, horrified, what-kind-of-man-are-you? look as she leaves the bloody elevator.

Andrei Rublev (1966)

The Moment: A boy, who has persuaded a town he knows the secret of how to make a giant bell, watches on anxiously as the first test proves successful and the bell tolls.

Wipe Away A Tear When: The boy admits to painter Andrei Rublev that he didn't know how to make the bell but was working from faith alone. Rublev breaks his vow of silence to predict their future: "You’ll cast bells. I’ll paint icons."

The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)

The Moment: German refugee Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff is detained at immigration and asked to explain why he's entering Britain, so he tells them in a single-take, three-minute monologue.

Wipe Away A Tear When: Theo explains, "Very foolishly I remembered the English countryside, the gardens, the green lawns, the weedy rivers and the trees she loved so much. And a great desire came over me to come back to my wife's country. And this, sir, is the truth."

Donnie Darko (2001)

The Moment: As time reverses and Donnie dies, his friends and family find themselves inexplicably moved while Gary Jules' Mad World plays over the soundtrack.

Wipe Away A Tear When: Gretchen waves to Mrs Darko, the mother of the boyfriend she'll never have.

The Truman Show (1998)

The Moment: Having realised that his existence in Seahaven is a reality show sham, Truman Burbank takes to the water to escape… only to crash into the wall of his self-contained world.

Wipe Away A Tear When: Truman makes a stand against Christof, his creator, and walks out of the exit with one final flourish of his catchphrase, "In case I don't see you... good afternoon, good evening, and good night."