* Matilda's final victory over the Trunchbull.
* Bruce (the fat kid) [[MundaneMadeAwesome eats a whole cake]] (the ''size of a fat kid''). [[ItMakesSenseInContext This is a triumph of the human spirit]] and not only do the other kids cheer him on, but you will also be tempted to follow suit.
*** It's even more awesome when Trunchbull smashes the glass platter over his head. While that is a bad thing to do to a kid it gives two more awesome points for Bruce: 1. Being that he is durable enough to take a heavy glass platter over the head with nothing short of a loud belch. 2. It gives Bruce the satisfaction that the aforementioned action meant he got to Trunchbull showing us a glimpse of her VillainousBreakdown.
** He gets a second moment at the end. As all the kids are throwing water balloons, he smears a cake across the Trunchbull's mouth.
* Miss Honey also gets a slight one when she [[spoiler: finally stands up to the Trunchbull]].
-->'''Miss Honey''': I am ''not'' seven years old anymore, [[spoiler: Aunt Trunchbull]].
** Miss Honey also gets one in both the book and the film when she calls Mr. Wormwood out for considering some stupid T.V. show (in the book, it was a soap opera; in the movie, it was a televised boxing match) more important than his daughter.
** And again when Matilda's dad makes disparaging comments about college-educated people and Miss Honey points out that educated people have a place in the world (if, Heaven forbid, Matilda's dad had a heart attack, the doctor that cared for him would have been college-educated or, if Matilda's dad was sued for selling faulty cars, his lawyer would have been college-educated).
** Mr Wormwood's INeverSaidItWasPoison response:
-->'''Mr Wormwood''': What car? Sued by who? Who have you been talking to?!