300: The Final 300 Seconds (perhaps the most epic 5 minutes of cinematic history!)
Every time I watch 300 I get massive chills when I get to the ending. It is the most dramatic, terrific, exciting, stimulating, endearing, inspiring five minutes of any movie I've ever seen! The first song is "Message for a Queen" and the second is "Remember Us."
This clip might be a little less impacting taken out of context, but prepare to be moved and give it a shot.
Speech to the Spartan high council and army
(aka. Dilios' Battle Call at Plataea):
"Remember us: as simple an order as a king can give. Remeber why we died. For he did not wish tribute, nor song, nor monuments, nor poems of war and valor. His wish was simple: "Remember us," he said to me.
That was his hope, should any free soul come across that place in all the countless centuries yet to be, may all our voices whisper to you from the ageless stones; "Go tell the Spartans, passerby, that here by Spartan law we lie."
And so my king died, and my brothers died. barly a year ago. Long I pondered my kings cryptic talk of victory. Time has proven him wise. For from free Greek to free Greek the word was spread that bold Leonidas and his 300, so far from home, laid down their lives; not just for Sparta, but for all Greece and the promise this country holds. Now, here on this ragged patch of earth called Plataea, Xerxe's hordes face obliteration!
Just there the barbarians huddle, sheer terror gripping tight their hearts with icy fingers -- knowing full well what merciless horrors they suffered at the swords and spears of 300! Yet they stare now across the plain at 10,000 Spartans commanding 30,000 free Greeks: HA-OOH!
The enemy outnumber us a poiltry three to one: good odds for any Greek. This day we rescue a world from mysticism and tyranny, and usher in a future brighter than anything we can imagine.
Give thanks men! To Leonidas and his brave 300! TO VICTORY!!"