Best Homecomings in Movie History: The Best Years of Our Lives

Go ahead and search on YouTube for “best home coming movie scenes.” You know what shows up in the top 3 results? This very scene from the classic World War 2 film, The Best Years of Our Lives.

Go ahead and search on YouTube for “best home coming movie scenes.” You know what shows up in the top 3 results? This very scene from the classic World War 2 film, The Best Years of Our Lives.

There is no greater sight to behold than a soldier coming home. Just thinking about stirs the emotions in my mind. This iconic scene from The Best Years of Our Lives takes that emotion to a whole new level as it depicts a father coming home from war and surprising not only his two kids at the front door, but his wife as well. 

While the film is old and the quality is obviously not what we’re used to, there’s still something about seeing this vintage depiction that is timeless.

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David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

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