The UK’s Favourite Big Screen Moments

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If you’re anything like us here at “The People’s Friend”, you’re a sucker for the big screen.

That’s why we were fascinated by the results of a recent Showcase Cinemas study, which revealed the UK public’s favourite cinematic moments.

Take a look at the results below. Are any of these in your personal top 10?

  1. “E.T” – “Phone home” (12%)
  2. “Jaws” – “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” (11.7%)
  3. “Titanic” – “I’ll never let go Jack” (11.5%)
  4. “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” (Episode V) – “No…I am your father” (10%)
  5. “Psycho” – The shower scene (9.2%)
  6. “The Great Escape” – The bike jump (9.1%)
  7. “Forrest Gump” – “Run Forrest Run” (8.9%)
  8. “Pretty Woman” – “You work on commission, big mistake, HUGE” (8.9%)
  9. “The Shining” – “Here’s Johnny” (8.6%)
  10. “The Sound of Music” – “The hills are alive” (7%)

Mark Barlow, UK General Manager for Showcase Cinemas, said: “The big screen has provided us with so many legendary moments over the years – the list is endless.

“But the British public has collectively earmarked that incredibly iconic ‘phone home’ scene from E.T. as its most magical moment in cinema history. It’s fantastic to see so many wonderful moments from films right across the decades make the top ten.

“From tragedy to comedy and everything in between, there are so many incredible big screen movie moments, and we can’t wait to welcome film fans back to enjoy even more unforgettable magic on our big screens as we reopen our doors on May 17th.”

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Iain McDonald

Iain is Digital Content Editor at the "Friend", making him responsible for managing flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine's website and social media channels.