I wish life was like the movies. Whenever things go bad, you could reach as deep as you can and bellow out a deafening “NOOOOOOOOOO!” to let everyone know that you disapprove of something. Because that’s exactly what happens in movies when something bad happens. Here are 12 great examples.
Back to the Future (1985)
I’m sure that once Marty McFly took a second, he’d realize that when Doc Brown was shot, it freed Marty from the awkwardness of being a teen boy hanging out with an eccentric old man. But his first instinct was to yell “NOOOOOOOO!”.
The 2:40 mark is where the good stuff happens. And don’t you dare click on this video if you haven’t already seen Se7en.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
True fact: I went to college with a guy named Austin Power. All that separated him from the Mike Myers character was an s at the end of his name. We were both pitchers on our college baseball team, and he christened every bullpen fence with a “booger pole”. Also, I saw him at the theatre when he went to see Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, which was a movie that featured a really great twist on the epic “NOOOOOO!”.
Evil Dead II (1987)
Ash earns the distinguished service award for yelling “NOOOOOO!” probably the most times in a single movie in film history.
Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith (2005)
There was no way I could exclude the Darth Vader “NOOOOOOO!” from this list. It’s one of the best worst scenes in movie history. It’s absurdly over-the-top, an indelible brand on the brain to close out an ill-advised prequel trilogy.
Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
While I’m at it, I should also mention Luke Skywalker’s epic “NOOOOOOO!” upon discovering Darth Vader’s horrible secret. I guess yelling “NOOOOOO!” runs in the family.
A Christmas Story (1983)
Put yourself in Ralphie’s shoes. He’d asked everyone in the world for the only thing he wanted- a Red Ryder BB Gun. They had all turned him down, one by one, alerting him that he’d shoot his eye out. And in the deepest, darkest moment of despair, he turned to the one person on earth who could understand. He turned to Santa Claus… who told him that he’d shoot his eye out. How else could you react to a rejection like that?
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The whole LOTR trilogy is crawling with “NOOOOOO!” moments. My favorite was the first, when Frodo saw a dear friend on the verge of death. Like all movies from the early 21st century, it’d be incomplete without somber new age music in the background, although you can barely tell it’s there in the following 4 second clip:
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
I’ve never been to Detroit, but if I was a racist asshole, I’d probably hate it as much as this guy.
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Any list about people yelling would be incomplete without Al Pacino. 1:08 is the starting mark here. And as you’d expect, there are spoilers.
Jungle Fever (1991)
I guess he didn’t have two dollars.
This one happens in the 30 second range and comes with the bonus effect of slow motion. Oh, 1980s, why were you so cheesy? Sadly, embedding is disabled.