The 50 greatest X-Men movie moments

Jean's sacrifice

The moment: The X-Men are in serious trouble when the Alkali Lake dam bursts and the X-Jet malfunctions, leaving them powerless to the torrents of water that threaten to flood the aircraft. Making the ultimate sacrifice, Jean stands in the midst of the chaos; one arm holding back the rising tide, the other lifting the X-Jet out of harm's way. At the last second she finally stops, letting the water engulf her.

Mutant magic: Jean struggled for so long to control her powers, and finally, her crowning achievement in harnessing them results in her sad, tragic demise. *sniff* Bit dusty in here, isn't it?

Gem Seddon

Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.