Favourite/memorable on-screen deaths?

Inspired by: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x5uO2NyWOQ

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(warning: Sopranos spoiler) and also considering there's only 18 days left for the Breaking Bad S05 premiere I'm thinking about a certain character exit... :)

MQ: It can be a TV or a movie character exit, (or both?) just put in links in case people don't want it ruined (I don't care tbh). It can be a favourite (because of how cleverly it was filmed) or memorable (because of how attached you were to the character or I guess how painful it was to watch...) or both? :)

Just for Boardwalk Empire/Breaking Bad/The Walking dead fans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5DqEkwoE8U

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BQ: The most ridiculous death scene you've ever witnessed

Thanks! :D


Hey Hawkeye! I actually re-watched Deep blue Sea last night, completely forgot how Samuel Jackson dies and almost crapped my pants. So yeah. That was fun. Good answer!

Update 2:

Hey Gabriel! Yeeaahh that scene is like nails on a chalkboard for me but like multiply that by a million. *shudders*

Update 3:

well you wrote 'spoilers' in caps, so no worries :)

@Logan- search away! I haven't seen, The Crow but I'm slightly terrified now...

Update 4:

Bahahahahaha, Donny that "Garbage Day" link is gold! I love how he's got those crazy eyes lol what did I just watch? And 3 million views.

17 Answers

  • V
    Lv 5
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Hey Rebellion :D

    There's quite a few deaths that I would consider memorably, I highly do recommend that anyone who hasn't seen the following films/TV series to not read on; "Se7en", "American History X", "Lost" or "Twilight".

    1. "Se7en".


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    John Doe's death was in terms of impact, one of the worst in the film in my opinion. If the "Lust" crime had been shown, then I would probably have the most trouble watching that, as even with what little was shown it was quite shocking. As for John Doe's death, the seven bullets that Detective Mills planted within him were the ones that would let him win the game. I understand that John Doe had beheaded Tracy and was the cause for both her death and of her unborn baby, possibly putting Detective Mills in an unfamiliar state of mind that would cause him to act on impulses and emotions, effectively letting John Doe win the game. It was troublesome to watch, as it effected everyone. Detective Mills lost his wife, unborn child and possibly even his job. Detective Somerset had to have this case be his last, directly before retirement and John Doe got the satisfaction that he wanted.

    2. "American History X".


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    The curbstomp scene, it's so brutal and chilling. I found it to be one of the more shocking scenes I have seen in a movie for quite a while. I don't think that much needs to be said about this.

    3. "Lost".


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    Charlie was such a lovely character, so selfless and caring that he would give up his own life for Claire and Aaron. I really couldn't stand this scene, it was beautifully done but I just found it to be so sad. To know that he'll never be reunited with his love, to never see Aaron again or even give Hurley another hug, it was so just too much and by far, one of my favourite on-screen deaths.

    4. "Leon: The Professional".

    Leon and Norman's "Ring Trick" scene was quite a sad death to see on screen as well, I also really did enjoy how Luc Besson shot it through the perspective of Leon at times.

    I also really wanted to mention a certain death in the film "Hesher", however it's not on-screen.

    BQ: "Twilight". James' death, I really didn't think this was done well at all. *Sighs*

  • 8 years ago

    Memorable Death Scene: Curb Stomp (sp

    American History X - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsFpyUgkdrY

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    - (SPOILERS) Memorable to me mainly because of the way they used Black & White to film Derek Vinyard running around in those white boxers. The guys teeth touching the concrete is a hauting sound. And thats when I usually should want to turn my head but never do. Plus I've never seen someone die from a curb stomp in Films.

    BQ: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QwWiiEltzU

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    Nice Question Marina!

    *Edit* - Holy Sh*t! I hope I didn't spoil that for anyone. I just read the q again. My Bad.

  • 8 years ago

    Hello again! :D


    The bad guy gangster Geiger is dispatched by his own men when Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) sends him out of the house at the end of THE BIG SLEEP. Although he screams to his henchmen that it’s him and they shouldn’t shoot, he is machine-gunned to death — the bullets tracing a pattern across the closed door. So, the violence isn’t actually on screen (and the Production Code isn’t violated) but it’s even more gruesome and horrific than if he’s been shot on screen (imo).

    Leonardo diCaprio’s’ death in his 6 movies.

    Tom Hanks in Road to Perdition.

    Jack Nicholson in the Shining (YES!)

    Richard Beymer in West Side Story

    Vincent D’Onofrio in Full Metal Jacket

    Everybody got cut to death in Ghost Ship

    Ivana Baquero in Pan’s Labyrinth

    Edward Norton in Painted Veil

    There Will Be Blood (Dano)

    recently: Bill Murray’s death in Zombieland.

  • Donny
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    great question! spoilers ahead!!

    The Sopranos


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    honestly pretty much every death scene from The Sopranos is fantastic

    there's two really great death scenes from The Shield but no one on here as watched the show and I don't want to ruin it for anyone

    The Godfather


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    The Departed


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    Game of Thrones


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    Reservoir Dogs

    I'll edit.. I LOVE DEATH SCENES lol just kidding

    BQ- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7gIpuIVE3k

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  • 8 years ago

    In Armaggedon, at the end of the mission on the gigantic space rock when the Nuke's remote detonator went on the fritz and someone had to stay behind and sacrifice themselves to save the world. That was not only the bravest and honorable act of valor and selflessness I've ever seen in a movie, but self-sacrificing scenes in movies truly make me cry and I show absolutely no emotion in any fasett of life. When Bruce Willis sabotaged Ben Aflack's Space suit and sent him home with his mission patch to stay behind and push the button himself to save the world. That was ultimately the best all-around on-screen death scene of all time. Hand's down #1 of all time... Who could really disagree with that?

    Source(s): Armaggedon/ Bruce Willis death at the end. I'm a movie fanatic...
  • 8 years ago

    Roy Batty in Blade Runner

    Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    John Travolta getting greased by Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction. Didn't see that one coming

    BQ: Samual L Jackson in Deep Blue Sea

  • 4 years ago

    Sopranos Curb Stomp

  • 8 years ago

    Dumbledore... NOT!!!!! James Caan as Santino Corleone in the first Godfather. either that or Matt Damon being shot by mark wahlberg at the end of The Departed, as it demonstrates a good point. You can't touch Wahlberg.

    Source(s): I like mobster movies
  • Logan
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Top Dollars death on The Crow

    now this is just what I liked, I had a thing for this movie for a few years


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    BQ Hawkye got me on this lol

    but this is mostly funny


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