Heartwarming / Ben-Hur

  • Judah Ben-Hur is being dragged off to the slave galleys through a hot desert, and is refused water by the Roman guards. As Judah falls to his knees and tearfully prays to God, a shadow passes over him: it's a local carpenter's son, who silently offers him water to drink. A guard tries to stop the young Man from helping Judah, but the Roman sees something in the Man's face that makes him turn away in awe.
  • During the naval battle, Arrius has all of his galley's rowers chained except Judah to keep them at their post. When the galley is rammed, the first thing Judah does is knock out one of the overseers, steal his keys, and unchain the other rowers to give them a chance to escape.
    • Judah and Arrius' relationship. Despite Arrius' mistreatment of Judah, Judah saves his life and in turn Arrius adopts Judah. From enemies to family members.
  • This dialogue after Judah comes back from Jesus' crucifixion, and also the final lines of the movie:
    Judah: Almost at the moment He died, I heard Him say, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."
    Esther: Even then.
    Judah: Even then. And I felt His voice take the sword out of my hand.
  • The scene where the sheik is saying good night to his horses is adorable. He calls them "his children" and addresses each of them by name. And it's easy to tell they love him too.