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A small child, vs a literal Smug Snake. The small child wins. note 
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  • In the sushi restaurant; the as-yet-unnamed Boo slips away from Sulley and goes to the other end of the room. Keep in mind she's a tiny, adorable toddler, she innocently says "Boo!". Absolute panicked bedlam ensues among the monster patrons...
  • Boo vs. Randall. Also including a baseball bat and Randall's head!
    • This line afterward makes the scene all the better.
      Sulley: She's not scared of you anymore.
      Boo: RAAAR!
      Sulley: Looks like you're out of a job.
      Randall: (gulps)
    • And after, Sulley and Mike toss Randall into a door and proceed to destroy said door so he won't come back.
      Sulley: Care to do the honors, Mikey?
      Mike: With pleasure.
    • And Randall winds up into a trailer in some swampland where the mother and son think he's a gator that got in. And they immediately go for the shovel and start pummeling Randall into luggage!
  • The Scare Floor montage.
    • Two words: "Slumber party".
      • Fridge Awesome (if that's even a thing) kicks in after watching Monsters University, the climactic scene of which involves Sulley scaring an entire camp cabin full of people, something previously believed to be impossible for any monster. Now it's something he can apparently do pretty reliably.
  • The International/Interdimensional Door Chase.
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    • Heck, the very existence of the door vault is this. The DVD commentary states that the vault contains 35 million doors.
    • This sequence is titled "Ride of the Doors" in the soundtrack - which is also pretty awesome!
    • Mike slamming a door on Randall, with an entirely appropriate quip to boot:
      Mike: I hope that hurt, lizard boy!!
    • At the very end, when Sulley swings on one of the doors and leaps across to the door Randall has escaped through.
    • Boo finally overcoming her fear of Randall and beating the crap out of him as he's about to push Sulley out the door.
    • The entire sequence is incredibly thrilling, and would make an excellent attraction at the Disney Theme Parks. In fact, there were plans to replace the existing Soundstage 17 and Muppet*Vision 3D theater at Disney California Adventure with a rollercoaster themed to the door chase, but the budget earmarked for this project was ultimately funneled to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
  • Sulley tearing down a metal door to save Boo. Many parents watching that scene can relate to how he feels.
  • How about Celia, who's spent the entire movie pissed off at Mike for abandoning her after the sushi restaurant is infiltrated, and who now has a vice grip on Mike as he's being carted away by Sulley, demanding he explains what's going on. When he does, she's skeptical at first until she sees Boo over Sulley's shoulder, which shocks her to the point of letting go, then sees Randall chasing after them like Mike had said. The crowning moment of awesome is when Celia creates a distraction for Sulley and Mike by announcing that Randall has beaten the all-time scaring high score, leaving everyone around Randall to mob him in congratulations so Sulley and Mike can get away.
    Celia: Go get 'em, Googily-Bear.
  • Waternoose deserves mention for catching up to Sulley and Boo and managing to rip open a door that Sulley had secured shut with a metal pipe, all the while proving how terrifying he can be.
  • This brief moment deserved a mention:
    Waternoose: Because of you, I had to banish my top scarer.
    Randall: Nah, with this machine, we don't need scarers. Besides, Sullivan got what he deserved.
    Waternoose: Sullivan was twice the scarer you'll ever be!
  • The entire plan leading to Waternoose's downfall.
    • When Waternoose brings the CDA to apprehend Mike and Sulley, attempting to frame them for Boo's kidnapping, Mike comes out with Boo's monster disguise in his arms. He then throws a sock at a CDA, distracting them while he runs off.
    • As the CDA pursue Mike, Sulley takes the real Boo and her door to another station. When Waternoose follows them, Sulley barricades the door with a steel pipe to keep him out, even giving a big Death Glare towards his boss when he takes Boo through the door as Waternoose tries to order him not to.
    • Waternoose goes on a passionate Motive Rant before knocking Sulley aside and reaching for the bed, only to grab the animatronic child from the start of the film. They're not in Boo's room, they're in the simulator, and Mike and the CDA were outside listening while Waternoose confessed to everything.
      Mike: You know what, let's watch my favorite part again, shall we?
      Waternoose: (on tape, looped) I'll kidnap a thousand children before I let this company die!
  • After Waternoose's arrest, an officer tells Mike and Sulley that the CDA commander, "number one", wants to talk to them. They watch as the CDA agents stand in formation, a procession streaming into the room, and at the end of the procession- ROZ, wearing a CDA-styled sweater. The fact she hid all this, for two and a half years, is worthwhile.
    • Really, just Roz in general. She only has upwards of three minutes of screen time, yet she steals every scene she's in.
  • The third instance of the 2319. George Sanderson gets another human sock on him and just as Charlie is about to call for the CDA again, George stuffs the sock into Charlie's mouth, throws him through the kid's door, shuts it, and walks away happily while whistling. After falling victim to the CDA's "decontamination" methods twice, it was completely reasonable, awesome, and hilarious.
  • While it was a tense moment and Played for Drama, you gotta give four foot tall Mike props for getting angry enough to tackle behemoth Sulley hard enough to completely knock him over and hold his own while fighting him on the way down.
  • The ending of the film was not only Heartwarming Moment, but REALLY awesome:
    Sulley: (peeking through the rebuilt door) ...Boo?
    Boo: Kitty! (Sulley smiles in joy)
    • How about the fact Mike spent a lot of time, effort, and some cuts from the door shreds, just to make that happen for Sulley. That's true friendship.
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