For the 2014 Film:
- The final performance showcase is a masterful display of editing and sound.
- Andrew gradually growing more confident in his abilities, to the point where he stands up to Fletcher.
- Andrew's father going full Papa Wolf and getting Fletcher kicked out of teaching after the latter endangers his son's well being.
- The point where Andrew is able to fill in for one of his classmates in a musical performance after losing the sheet music, as he had practiced so much that he memorized the music himself.
- Admit it, you were cheering Andrew on when he attacked Fletcher onstage, and for once actually made him look terrified.