We’ve officially come to the end of the road, folks.

After three beloved books and four blockbuster movies, The Hunger Games series will see its conclusion when Mockingjay, Part 2 premieres this Friday. The final installment means one last viewing of heart-stopping action within the Districts and one last farewell to Katniss, Peeta, and Gale (tear). But before we battle the theater crowds like a tribute at the cornucopia, let’s take a nostalgic walk down memory lane to revisit the very best moments from the first three movies. (Bonus: This also serves as a great catch-up on everything major that’s gone down in the past.)


“I volunteer as tribute.” The bone-chilling, sacrificial Katniss moment that started it all.__

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__Katniss takes aim at the gamemakers.__ Lesson learned: Katniss is not to be ignored. (Plus, she’s also a badass.)


Introducing the Girl on Fire. Leave it to Cinna to make coal cool. #District12

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__RIP, Rue.__ The first of many, many times we’d be moved to tears in the *Hunger Games* series.


The infamous berries scene. Nice try, gamemakers, with that last minute rule revoking—Peeta and Katniss are too smart for that.

__*The Hunger Games: Catching Fire*__

__President Snow’s visit.__ Coriolanus Snow: Ruining white roses for us one scene at a time.


Rue’s salute. Again, chills. And tears.

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__Gale gets whipped.__ One of the toughest scenes to watch to date.


Peeta and Katniss get “married.” And Peeta drops the baby bomb heard ’round the Districts. Take that, Snow. Take that.

__When Katniss shoots the force field.__ Goodbye, Quarter Quell.




The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

The Hanging Tree. Yep, Katniss sings—and starts a revolution.

__Peeta’s rescued!__ But he’s been “hijacked” by the Capitol—a.k.a. a form of mental and physical torture. (Poor Peeta.)



__May the odds be ever in our favor.