I'd like to see what you guys consider the best gutwrenching scenes are in movie history. You know the ones where your jaw just drops to the floor or you feel like you've been punched in the stomach and your emotional involvement in the movie has quadrupled! Some examples : Braveheart :When the English lord slits Murran's throat. The Patriot : When Mel Gibson's son is shot and killed. Star Wars:When Luke sees that Owen and Beru have been murdered by the Stormtrooper with that great John Williams music! You know Lukes world has been turned upside down. The Empire Strikes Back:When Vader says "No, I am your Father" Return of the Jedi:When Vader kills the Emperor. This is probably my favorite movie scene of all time. I remember when Vader said perhaps Leia would turn to the Dark SIde, I just wanted Luke to kill him and I was convinced there was no good at all in him and was totally stunned when he saved Luke. Gladiator : Your wondering why Commodus has the courage to fight Maximus and then he stabs him in the heart. Then the great choral scoring by Zimmer. Tears gush from my eyes every time. I could add some more but I'd like to see some other peoples nominations are.