Braveheart-When William Wallace is being eviscerated in front of the crowd, and the mood changes from glee to sorrow, every one whispering "Mercy!Mercy!" and then Wallace see's his beloved Murran beckoning him home to her. I'm getting teared up just thinking about it now! Great music by James Horner, much better than Titanic.
ET-The docs are trying to revive him, using the electric paddles, his body jumps, and little Gertie jumps in fright and pain as it happens. Whatever happened to that actress?
Somewhere in Time (I was depressed for weeks by that ending.)
Field of Dreams-"Dad? Do you want to play catch?" as the camera zooms back to see the MILES of cars converging toward the field.
Dances With Wolves-"I am Wind-In-His-Hair! Can you not see that I am your friend?! Can you not see that I will always be your friend?!" The best John Barry score ever!
Lord of the Rings-a)Gandalf falls.(Even though I knew he'd be back, the way that scene was handled was SO GOOD!) b)Theoden is restored to sanity ("I know that face!") c)The last 30 minutes of "The Return of the King" is so joyous and sad that I always choke up watching it.(Also helped by a great score by Howard Shore)
Plague Dogs - This is an animated film?! If you ever had a pet, and you watch this movie, don't say I didn't warn you! You will be so bummed out by the end.
I think so many good scenes are helped when they are scored well, it adds a lot of dimension to the scenes. I'm sure Terry, the resident movie musicologist, would agree.