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Most films, however awful they may be, always contain at least one nugget of cinematic richness.

Below is our list of seven features (some of which are plain disappointments, while others are just plain bad) that all share a commonality in regards to the inclusion of one scene where that ticket purchase or time invested in home viewing was (almost) justifiable.

Richard Gere’s car crash in Intersection

Some of you may not be overly familiar with this film, and why would you? It’s a little-seen 1994 feature in which Gere stars alongside a post-Basic Instinct Sharon Stone in a familiar flashback-leaden Hollywood melodrama about a marriage on the rocks, which failed to make any dent at the box office and has since slipped into relative anonymity.

It does however (oddly) feature one of the greatest car crashes committed to film and happened towards the end, before Gere’s adulterous character is able to reach closure with his wife. The crash itself is a beautifully-constructed slow-mo sequence, where the incident is stretched out for a minute or so, allowing to see the full impact of a collision from all angles, and it’s also a device which lets you literally see Gere’s life slowly flash before his eyes.

It’s the kind of scene that someone could easily rip-off, frame-by-frame, and present as their own (which has probably happened anyway, to be honest).

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