10 Deaths That Totally Changed The Movie, According To Reddit

The following article contains spoilers for each film discussed. Few things hit a movie harder than the death of a beloved character. There are many examples: Leslie Burke (Annasophia Robb) In Bridge to TerabithiaDobby in Harry PotterJohn Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) In The green mile. And let’s not start with that Marley and I.

In a thread r/movies, the largest movie subreddit, Redditors discussed which on-screen deaths they thought were the most memorable. Their selection ranges from crime films to war epics, science fiction and fantasy. Among them are some of the most heartbreaking scenes ever captured on celluloid.


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10 Billy – “Departed” (2006)

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In The departed, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Billy Costigan, an ambitious young cop who infiltrates an Irish-American gang led by Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). Billy struggles with his double identity and the increasing danger of his assignment. It’s one of DiCaprio’s best performances, and it captures the tension between his loyalty to his job and his moral code.

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Several Redditors have called Billy’s death one of the most momentous in any crime movie. “Sudden, shocking and tragic,” he said User SeagullsStopItNowz. “Great choice. I’ve never been this excited about a DiCaprio character, and suddenly he’s eating a bullet. What a moment,” he added Redditor IMDRMARIO.

9 The Nazis – “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981)

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While Reddit wasn’t exactly mourning the deaths of these villains, their sudden deaths came as a surprise. The first Indiana Jones follows the whip-wielding archaeologist (Harrison Ford) while battling Nazi agents to discover the Ark of the Covenant, a powerful religious artifact that could bestow invincibility on its possessor. The film famously ends with the villains breaking open the ark, only to be snuffed out by its blinding light.

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“One melted, one imploded, one exploded. Something for everyone!” User Jackieirish. “Of course, I personally hope they find creative ways to kill the villains [in the next Indiana Jones movie]. “We had airplane propellers, the power of a Jewish god, a flaming skewer, a rock crusher, alligators, the power of a Christian god, ants, and most uniquely, the vast knowledge of an interdimensional alien,” he said Redditor YoungBeef03.

8th David – “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1984)

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The third star trek The film is one of the most emotional. The villain pitcher (Christopher Lloyd) destroys the research vessel Grissomwhere the scientist David Marcus (Merritt Butrick), the son of Captain Kirk (William Shatner), was stationed. It was User Protection2‘s pick for most haunting screen death of all time, “not because that death was particularly well staged or acted, but because it elicited one of Shatner’s finest performances of all time from Shatner in response.”

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Nimoy (who directed) tells the story of him telling Shatner to walk as far as he wanted, which caused him to stumble backwards and fall,” they continue. “It’s unclear if Shatner fully planned it or if he accidentally tripped, but after Nimoy.” yelled “Cut!” and then asked Shatner if he hurt himself. He replied that he was fine, and then asked, “Do you think we can use this?” in reference to autumn. That’s what the movie is about.

7 Wade – Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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Giovanni Ribisi has a supporting role Steven Spielbergis the World War II masterpiece as Irwin Wade, a compassionate and dedicated soldier who provides medical care to his comrades on the front lines. Despite the terrible circumstances, he is tender and gives comfort to his dying comrades.

It’s all the more heartbreaking when Wade faces his death. Ribisis delivers a devastating performance in his final moments. “Giovanni Ribisi whimpers for his mother on the battlefield as they inject vial after vial of morphine,” he said Redditor TechTheTerrible.

6 Mitsuko – “Battle Royale” (2000)

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battle royale is a Japanese post-apocalyptic thriller that has inspired a lot of movies Kill Bill To The hunger Games. It is set in a dystopian future where a class of middle school students are forced to participate in a brutal survival game. One of the most notable characters in the film is Mitsuko Souma (Kou Shibasaki). She is manipulative, cunning, and willing to use any tool at her disposal to gain an advantage in the game. However, she still meets a cruel fate.

“When Kiriyama kills Mitsuko battle royale. The film shows us a battle between the two most successful “players”, but Mitsuko is completely defeated. She relied on sneaking around and catching people off guard. “However, Mitsuko keeps getting up and flailing around while Kiriyama shoots her multiple times,” she said User crusername47.

5 Hans Gruber – Die Hard (1988)

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Die Hard would not be the classic that is without Alan Rickman‘s grandiose performance as Hans Gruber. He is sophisticated yet ruthless, aristocratic and coldly charming. He’s a great contrast to the down-to-earth John McClane (Bruce Willis).

Gruber’s death is a high point of the film. With a shocked look on his face, he rushes towards his downfall. But it wasn’t just about acting. The stunt coordinators told Rickman he would fall on three, but they actually let him go on one so his surprise was real. “Alan Rickman’s reaction is just perfect,” he said Redditor deagle746. “I know they tricked him with the count, but it was amazing and satisfying.”

4 Beaumont – “Jackie Brown” (1997)

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In Quentin Tarantino‘S Jackie BrownBeaumont (Chris Tucker) is a petty criminal who gets arrested and agrees to cooperate with the police in exchange for a reduced sentence. That obviously doesn’t go over well with gangster Ordell Robbie (Samuel L Jackson), which lures him to a shocking and unexpected death. It’s a great sequence where Robbie pretends everything’s fine – until it’s not. The camera work is also successful and captivating.

“I just watched it again Jackie Brown And man, does this movie have some outstanding deaths? The event I always remembered most, and this one in particular, was the death of Beaumont Livingston. “The whole scene where Ordell talks Robbie Beaumont into the trunk is just fantastic and from the moment ‘Strawberry Letter 23’ kicks in, I think it’s just cinematic perfection,” he said User IMDRMARIO.

3 Marion – “Psycho” (1960)

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Few cinematic deaths are more iconic than Marion Crane’s (Jane Leigh), stabbed to death by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) under the shower. The scene is constrained by the limitations of its time, which only makes it more impactful. We see Bates’ blade coming down, the horror on Marion’s face, and blood pouring out of the drain (although it was actually chocolate syrup).

The shower scene is a masterclass in filmmaking, expertly choreographed and edited for maximum suspense. Fast cuts, shrill music and a subjective camera angle put the viewer right in the middle of the action. “Norman Bates kills Marion in the shower scene in Psycho it all started for the slasher genre. horror in general. Alfred Hitchcock classic,” said Redditor Mystikalmyers79.

2 Tony Stark – “Avengers: Endgame” (2019)

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endgame upped the ante in every way: more characters, bigger battles, and most importantly, big deaths. Most haunting was the death of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), perhaps the MCU’s most popular character. He sacrifices himself for the greater good and reveals his maturity over the course of the films.

The scene is made even more harrowing by the reactions of the characters around him: Rhodey (Don Cheadle), Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). “I liked that he was too beat up to communicate while they were talking to him,” he said User Ricobe.

1 Boromir – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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Boromir (sean bean) is a warrior from Gondor who joins the Fellowship to protect his kingdom from the evil forces of Sauron. He is one of Lord of the Rings extremely complex characters bound by a strong sense of duty, but also vulnerable to the temptations of the ring. What’s even more poignant is that Boromir is aware of what the ring is doing to him.

He redeems himself with his victim at the end of the first film, leading to one of the most emotional scenes in the series. “One of the few moments when the Jackson Movies far surpass novels. Gets me every time,” said Redditor IMDRMARIO. “I totally agree,” he replied User BiingoBangoBongo. “Be at peace, son of Gondor.”

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