The 8 Best Deleted Movie Scenes That Are Total Game Changers
We don’t mean to brag, but we live and breathe movies. The Devil Wears Prada? We can quote every line. Titanic? Our love for James Cameron’s cinematic masterpiece is deeper than, er, the ocean. So when we came across these plot-changing deleted scenes, we were mystified.
Trust us, whether you worship the icy remarks of Miranda Priestly or somehow understand Star Wars, these eight deleted scenes will completely change the way you see these iconic films.
Twenty years ago, young Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet stole our hearts in Titanic, and this deleted scene makes the (iceberg) wound feel fresh all over again. We’ll never let go, James Cameron.
2. ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’
Fact: The Lord of the Rings series is confusing. While that may never change, this deleted scene from The Two Towers helps explain why Faramir (David Wenham) and Boromir (Sean Bean) want to steal the ring. In the clip, Faramir has a flashback that shows Boromir taking back Osgiliath and his father sending him back to Rivendell to retrieve “my precious.”
3. ‘Blade Runner’
Blade Runner fans have often debated whether Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is human or replicant. Thanks to this clip (and a magical unicorn), we now know he is, in fact, a replicant. Talk amongst yourselves.
4. ‘The Devil Wears Prada’
This scene left us shook. Does Miranda Priestly have a soul after all?
5. ‘Return of the Jedi’
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, Yoda forbade Obi-Wan Kenobi from telling Luke Skywalker that Darth Vader is his father. Say so why did you not, Yoda?
6. ‘Independence Day’
You don’t have to be an IT whiz to question David Levinson’s (Jeff Goldblum) simplistic method of obliterating the alien mothership via a computer virus. According to this deleted scene, it had something to do with binary code. That or he downloaded OS Alien Takedown.
7. ‘Fatal Attraction’
In the original ending for Fatal Attraction, Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) commits suicide to frame Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas). He’s arrested but later exonerated. Good thing director Adrian Lyne didn’t include this scene, because the final ending is so much juicier.
OK, this scene doesn’t necessarily change the course of the cinematic masterpiece that is Bridesmaids, but it will make you laugh so hard you snort (speaking from personal experience).