Battle of the Scenes: Braveheart vs. Gladiator

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Braveheart scene vs Gladiator scene? (Watch videos to decide)

  1. Braveheart "Freedom" scene

  2. Gladiator "Honor Him" scene

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  1. Poeman Registered

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    These are two of my favorite movies of all time...As many, these two scenes make the film what it is also today. What I like to call "Oscar winning scenes".

    SPOILER ALERT SCENE/THREAD...Leave if you havent seen Braveheart or Gladiator.

    But for those who have...I am trouble deciding which scene made me man cry more or hits me harder. Which is the more EPIC scene?

    The two films may have been compared, but these two scenes are the endings / key deaths of the film that leave a huge emotional effect. Not to mention the absolutely stunning scores

    So who wins? I'd recommend seeing the scene again to see which resonates more

    The Braveheart "Freedom" scene


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    The Gladiator "Honor Him" scene
     
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  2. titansupes Registered

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    Braveheart. Never liked Gladiator.
     
  3. Piper Maru Guest

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    Predator vs Arnold Schwarzenegger is better.
     
  4. Project862006 Registered

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    :oyou forgot one
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  5. Marvolo Registered

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    Tho I love Gladiator and the power of the "Honor Him" scene it is a completely ridiculous scene that would never have happened. The idea of a woman commanding anyone to do anything in Roman society like that after an Emporer has just been slain is complete BS. That would have played out very differently. There is a lot in the film that wouldn't have happened, but that scene just really irks me.

    That leaves Braveheart and 300. Both are beautiful scenes imo. "Freedom" is more iconic and lasting, but that scene in 300 is pretty damn powerful after Leonidas's final "My queen! My wedwife...my love."
     
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  6. Bim Registered

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    Tough one because i enjoyed both, but in the end "Freedom" just gets to me more. So powerful. And now i want to go home and watch Braveheart.
     
  7. Thundarr Registered

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    I find the "Freedom" scene to be just so much more powerful and moving. Of course, that might be because I happen to be Scottish.

    I do love both movies though.
     
  8. gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Both good films. For some reasons, I still prefer "Gladiator" though.
     
  9. Gort Baringa Registered

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    Other swashbuckling heroes who die who might be considered:

    Kirk Douglas in The Vikings
    Charlton Heston in The War Lord
    Charlton Heston in El Cid
    Anthony Hopkins in The Mask of Zorro
     
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    Prefer Braveheart, but as others have said, both are damn good movies.
     
  11. gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Also Gerard Depardieu in "Cyrano de Bergerac." Possibly the best of them all:o
     

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