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50 Greatest Movie Deaths

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49. Robocop (1987)Bad guy Emil Antonowsky's (Paul McCrane) melting and liquifying after driving his truck into a tank of toxic waste (the famed Melting Man scene), and his death when he staggers around moaning and his body splatters explosively across the windshield of Clarence Boddicker's speeding vehicle
48. Witness (1985)Corrupt cop Fergie's (Angus MacInnes) smothering at the bottom of an Amish grain silo
47. Braveheart (1995)Scottish rebel William Wallace's (Mel Gibson) heroic death scene as he courageously dies for his cause by being beheaded (off-screen) after being tortured and disemboweled
46. Scanners (1981)The infamous exploding-head sequence in which 'bad' Scanner Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside) demonstrates his brain-bursting telepathic powers at an ESP conference
45. Carrie (1976)The death of the ultra-religious mother Margaret White (Piper Laurie) from the powers of psychokinetic Carrie (Sissy Spacek) as she is crucified by flying cutlery and kitchenware
44. Dead Calm (1989)Psycho homicidal drifter Hughie Warriner's (Billy Zane) death-by-flare to his mouth and his fiery propulsion backwards into the ocean
43. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)The lovable anti-hero Terminator's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) suicidal descent into a vat of molten steel with his thumb raised
42. Get Carter (1971)The shocking and depressing murder of London gangster Jack Carter (Michael Caine) by a single shot in the head from sniper fire as he walks along a beach after avenging his brother's murder

41. The Exorcist (1973)Self-sacrificial Father Damien Karras' (Jason Miller) welcoming of the devil into himself from devil-girl Regan (Linda Blair) and then hurling himself from the bedroom and falling to his death on the steep concrete steps below
40. The Wild Bunch (1969)The final monumental shoot-out as the Bunch suicidally attempts to rescue Angel (Jaime Sanchez) from 1,000 Mexicans
39. The Shining (1980)Jack Torrance's (Jack Nicholson) sudden fire-axe (to the stomach) ambush murder of Dick Hallorann (Scatman Crothers) in the lobby of the Overlook Hotel

38. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)The liquifying death of Glen Lantz (Johnny Depp) when he drifts off to sleep with a blaring TV on his lap and Freddy Krueger's (Robert Englund) clawed hand bursts through, pulls him through the bed cover and reduces him to a bloody geyser that gushes toward the ceiling
37. Scarface (1983)The bullet-ridden and coke-convulsed body of one-man army Tony Montana (Al Pacino) in a bloody standoff at his mansion ("Say hello to my leeetle friend!"), and his death by a point-blank shotgun blast in the back, sending him crashing down thirty feet to a pool below 36. Top Gun (1986)Naval pilot Lt. Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw's (Anthony Edwards) death during a failed flight, following a tailspin and botched ejection
35. A Short Film About Killing (1988)Taciturn loner Lazar Jacek's (Miroslaw Baka) random and brutal garotting of a taxi driver (Jan Tesarz), with the camera lingering on the victim's bare foot twitching from its shoe
34. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)Evil Nazi Toht (Ronald Lacey) burning and melting with a blast of God's wrath as he views the opening of the Ark of the Covenant
33. Irreversible (2002)The raw, unflinching, violent, and animalistic revenge-murder of a man (whose head is smashed with dull, crunching blows from a fire extinguisher until it becomes a bloody pulp) deep within a gay S&M club, filmed with a hand-held camera
32. Full Metal Jacket (1987)The bloody suicidal death of tormented, overweight misfit and psychopathic Marine Private 'Pyle' (Vincent D'Onofrio) during boot camp training, by shooting himself in the mouth and blowing his head off in the bathroom (just after murdering Gunnery Sargent Hartman (Ermey))
31. The Hitcher (1986)The infamous, grotesque death of young waitress Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh) when tied hand and foot by rope between two gigantic trucks and pulled in two (the gore remained off-screen)
30. Moby Dick (1956)Captain Ahab's (Gregory Peck) summons ("He beckons") and death by drowning while lashed by harpoon ropes to the side of his nemesis while threatening ("From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee. Ye damned whale")
29. Terms of Endearment (1983)Emma's (Debra Winger) tear-jerker death to cancer and final goodbye to her children by her hospital bed
28. Day of the Dead (1985)The spectacularly gory death of maniacal Capt. Rhodes (Joseph Pilato) when he gets ripped apart by zombies in the hallway
27. The Silence of the Lambs (1990)Hannibal Lecter's (Anthony Hopkins) lunging at Sgt. Pembry (Alex Coleman) with bloody, face-eating cannibalism, then savagely beating Sgt. Boyle (Charles Napier) to death with a police riot baton, and relaxing to Bach's Goldberg Variations
26. Blade Runner (1982)Android Roy Batty's (Rutger Hauer) last speech on a rain-drenched rooftop about "C-beams" as he lowers his head and dies
25. Miller's Crossing (1990) The faked death and execution scene in an isolated forest clearing between mobster Tom Reagan (Gabriel Byrne) and bookie Bernie Bernbaum (John Turturro) who pleads: "Look into your heart", followed by a double-cross and a second execution scene - with Tom's seething, cold reply to more begging: "What heart?"
24. Alien (1979)The convulsing birth and visceral emergence of "a chromium-toothed xenosprog" from the innards of Kane (John Hurt) to the shocked bewilderment of the other space crew members
23. Reservoir Dogs (1992)The prolonged and realistic death scene, through repeated flashbacks, of Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) as he painfully bleeds to death from a bullet in the stomach
22. The Godfather (1972)Sonny's (James Caan) grisly, bullet-riddled death (with 147 explosive squibs) at a tollbooth on the causeway
21. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) The execution of Arthur Charles Herbert Runcie MacAdam Jarrett (Graham Chapman) by a method of his own choosing - a mad dash-pursuit by a group of bare-chested women off a cliff
20. The Omen (1976)The demise of hapless photographer David Warner (Keith Jennings) by decapitation when a sheet of plate glass flies off a truck and slices through his neck

19. Les Diaboliques (1955)Long-suffering, enslaved and invalid widow Christina Delasalle's (Vera Clouzot) death from a heart attack when watching her husband Michel Delasalle (Paul Meurisse) rise zombie-like from the bath

18. Final Destination (2000)The splatty death of Terry Chaney (Amanda Detmer) when hit by a bus that suddenly appears without warning as she steps back into the street after talking to friends

17. The Deer Hunter (1978)The Russian roulette scene in a gambling den in Saigon when Nick (Christopher Walken) blows his brains out

16. Jurassic Park (1993)The scene of lawyer Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero) being chomped as he hides cowering in a toilet
15. Live and Let Die (1973)The disgusting scene of criminal Mr. Big's (Yaphet Kotto) 'blow-up' and 'pop' death from a compressed gas bullet to the mouth from a shark gun
14. Platoon (1986)The crucifixion martyr pose of nice-guy Sgt. Elias (Willem Dafoe) as a helicopter pulls away, and he staggers into view before NVA bullets overpower him
13. The Wizard of Oz (1939)The twisted, melting death of the green-faced Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) from a dousing from a bucket of water, and her screams of: "I'm melting! I'm melting. Who would have thought that some little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?!"
12. Jaws (1975)The opening scene in which skinnydipper Chrissie Watkins (Susan Backlinie), with blood-curdling shrieks is tugged by a below-surface, invisible predator to her painful death
11. Gremlins (1984)The spectacular death of dog-hating spinster Mrs. Deagle (Polly Holliday) by jet propulsion from her gremlin-modified stairlift up her bannister, through the skylight, and headfirst into snow
10. White Heat (1949)The death of mother-fixated gangster Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett (James Cagney) before blowing himself up by pumping bullets into a giant, round, holding gas tank, as he screams: "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"
9. Star Wars (1977)The brief light-saber duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness) against arch-nemesis Darth Vader leading to Kenobi's mythical demise after he lowers his weapon ("If you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine")
8. Gladiator (2000)Before his own heroic death, the mortally-wounded Spaniard wreaks "steely vengeance" on Emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) in front of a cheering Colosseum crowd
7. Scream (1996)After losing a phone quiz to a wacko, the demise of Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore) by repeated stabbing from the lunatic wearing a Halloween costume, and then hung from a tree
6. Bambi (1942)The traumatic, off-camera death of Bambi's mother
5. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)The jerky, writhing orgasmic bodies of Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) from a blizzard of bullets in a revolutionary, graphic ambush-death scene
4. Die Hard (1988)The unforgettable 30-story death plunge of bad-guy Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman)
3. King Kong (1933)The thrilling and traumatic death scene of the giant ape shot down from biplanes while atop the Empire State Building in NYC
2. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)The hat-waving, yee-hawing, bronco-phallic descent to Doomsday of Major Kong (Slim Pickens) while riding an atomic bomb, followed by the ironic "We'll Meet Again"
1. Psycho (1960)The 45-second steamy shower slashing scene, beautifully edited from 70 different angles and 90 edits, when lead actress playing Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is butchered (although the blade of the knife only briefly touches her flesh) by "Mother" (Anthony Perkins)

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Gawd, i love that bus one from Final Destination, it was just hilarious
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What Lies Beneath...the ending when Harrison Ford Dies.
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Where are the deaths from Kill Bill???
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Originally Posted by canuckfan
Where are the deaths from Kill Bill???
Right enough, Her killing spree in the house of blue leaves was so funny, all the squirting blood and the like.

Or how about when homer was 'dying' in the simpsons and said 'Avenge me, avenge my death'......then started snoring
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That 'Jaws' death scene, the girl got injure during the scene and the pain on her face is real
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Aaliyah in Queen Of The Damned... not because of the greatness of the movie, or the acting skills are whatever. Just the fact she herself died before it hit theathers made it kinda... well... yeah...
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I loved that one from Final destination, so funny

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Eva Peron in Evita and that is true, not just a made up story and affected the whole of Argentina.

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my faves are:

16 - jurassic park

12 - jaws

7 - scream
6 - bambi
5 - bonnie and clyde such a sad love story.
3 - king kong

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Where is Glenn Close - Fatal Attraction?

Why is Scream (#9) so high?

Why is Jaws not in the top 5?

Why is Alien so friggen low?
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