*For obvious reasons, there are spoilers.*
|"This is only slightly any of your business my friend."|
"Hangin' is any man's business that's around!"
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. (1975). R.P. McMurphy (brilliantly played by Jack Nicholson) believes acting crazy will get him into a hospital psych ward, which sounds much better than jail. He is crazy, but not insane. He is charming, immoral, in and out of jail for petty crime, and loves to live his life as a free spirit. He finds himself in a ward with neurotic men who voluntarily stay in the hospital. It doesn't take Mac long to stir up the men who are just hiding from the world, encourage them to get out and take life by the throat, live as men. But the ward is run by a cruel, controlling woman, every patient's nightmare, Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher). She is determined to break Mac's spirit, and he is equally determined to break her iron grasp. Mac becomes close friends with the Chief, a giant of a man who pretends to be mute and tells no one of his soul-destroyed life, except McMurphy. "What are doing in here, Chief? Huh? What's us two guys doing in this ... place. Let's get out of here. Out." But after Nurse Ratched's cruel treatment causes the suicide of Mac's young friend Billy (Brad Dourif), she finally gets her wish. Enraged, Mac tries to kill her, and is dragged out of the ward. He is gone for weeks, and the men have created a legend about him escaping the bonds and being free. One night, he is brought back to the sleeping ward and put into a bed. The Chief is overjoyed and goes to McMurphy's bed.
I had runner-up scenes to mention, but I'd rather hear what has moved you in the movies you have seen.