Best Murders in The Sopranos

The Top Ten

1 Brendan Filone

Brendan Filone has an amazing death scene reminiscent of the Godfather Baptism sequence, specifically as brilliantly filmed as the Moe Greene special. What an amazing piece of film and the track matched perfectly with the culmination and climax of the shot. Brendan Filone quickly became my favorite due to the excellent death scene.

Brendan Filone is shot clean through the eye, "Moe Greene Special" and it's the most powerfully climactic scene, coupled with the "All Through The Night" montage. Best death scene + he was my favorite character in the series run.

Killed by Mikey Palmice. "Highjack, bye jack! " said Mikey before shooting. To the sound of Meadow singing "All through the night", Brendan finds out the price of disrespecting Junior.

2 Sean Gismonte

Sean surprises Christopher, wazzup! Bang! Get that mo$&@&! *+ Seatbelt! The seatbelt was stuck and Chris retaliated, Sean dead with a bullet to the head and smoking glock in his hand as the car slides and crashes with Matt fleeing the scene and bullets riddled on the pavement. Amazing scene.

3 Matthew Bevilaqua

1st hit I saw as a couple buddies were watching the DVD. Went out bought season that evening

4 Jimmy Altieri

Rat stuffed in his mouth after he got whacked.

5 Ralph Cifaretto

Killed by Tony Soprano. Maybe the most unexpected death on the show. Ralph was probably the one we all knew would get killed, mainly for being disrespectful and irreverent, but in this episode we saw more than that; we felt sympathy for him, and then we saw him being beaten, choked and decapitaded. And we found out he was bald.

6 Adriana la Cerva

Killed by Silvio Dante. In one of the best scenes of the series, we see Adriana and Silvio going to "meet Chris". We feel nervous, because Ade doesn't know what is gonna happen. Finally we realize that Chris chose Tony over her, and she died in the woods, crawling an crying, shot by Sil.

Best and worse. Acting was superb but I felt so bad when she died.

It's like the mouse calm with hawk above before.

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7 Mikey Palmice

Gunned down in the woods by Chris and Paulie.

8 Dino Zerilli
9 Phil Leotardo

Killed on Tony Soprano's orders. Just after saying goodbye to his grandsons, Leotardo finally got what he deserved, in a ridiculously viloent way, getting his skull crushed. Close casket.

10 Jackie Aprile, Jr.

The Contenders

11 Joe Peeps
12 Bobby Bacallieri

Too sad. Too nice and innocent, as innocent as one can be in that line of work, to go out like that.

Very well done with the trains etc

Killed on Phil Leotardo's orders. Very surprising, dramatic and sad, being Bacala so nice and big-hearted.

When they showed his cell phone left in the car ringing it was apparent that his time was up. Timing is everything - Billyv

13 Christopher Moltisanti

Most surprising death of the series by far!

Most unexpected especially since it was Tony who did it.

Killed by Tony Soprano. No one saw that coming. Tony murdered his protegé, after understanding Chris would never be more than a crackhead.

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14 Fat Dom Gamiello

Stabbed, butchered, and beheaded by Carlo Gervasi and Silvio Dante after making jokes about Vito's death

15 Tony Blundetto

Killed by Tony Soprano. He is getting home and all of a sudden Tony murders him. His own cousin, for mercy.

Awesome tony was forced by phil

16 Salvatore Bonpensiero

Come on, let's face it, this is the best murder in the whole show. It was team work, it was expected, planned smoothly. They were looking for the rat for years until they finally found it... Big Pussy, probably the most difficult kill for T as they were really close. The look on Pussy's face before jumping on the boat, looking over his sholder... He knew that was it, that there was no coming back.

Felt bad for him as he was a really likeable character. I just feel as if he went to Tony from the gate, things may have turned out differently for him.

I think it was the saddest of all... Even Silvio had to get away briefly before he participated.

17 Gerry Torciano

Gunned down at a restaurant, slow-motion blood splatter effect and all

18 Richie Aprile

Killed by Janice Soprano. Janice proves she can be as mean as her brother, and when Tony sees Richie's body it's such a great scene. He actually feels glad.

Tony ordered Richie's murder a scene before he got killed by his own stupidity. He wanted to control everything, and just like most others that later shared his experience of getting free from jail, didn't know his limits and didn't listen when somebody told him. When he crossed Janice, he didn't know he was crossing a Soprano, he thought he crossed "just a woman".

THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! I don't like Janice but she is awesome in this scene, and Richie really deserves it. So unexpected.

19 Emil Kolar

Killed by Christopher Moltisanti. First death on the show, and really shows its style.

20 Vito Spatafore

Loved it Phil was finished once he did that

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