Top 10 Movie Characters We Didn't Want to Die

These are movie characters who did not deserve to die or kick the bucket. One rule: Only deaths that were NOT resurrected.

The Top Ten

1 Mufasa - The Lion King Mufasa - The Lion King

Well, Mufasa is not a relatable character and not worth caring for. He was a bigoted, fascist dictator who forced a whole species of hyena to starve for no reason, just because the movie portrays ALL hyenas as villains instead of just a few. How would you like it if someone forced you to starve? I wouldn't. There are worse and sadder things happening in real-life than in fiction, and you can't get arrested and go to jail for saying "I'm happy Mufasa died! ", since The Lion King's characters are just fictional, not real people.

Just because the character is fictional, doesn't mean we shouldn't care about that character. If we shouldn't care for a character because he or she is fictional, then what's the point of liking any movie or show that isn't a documentary? When you're watching or reading fiction, you're looking at a world where the characters exist. They can make you laugh, make you sing, make you dance, make you amazed, or make you sad, whether you cry about it or not. There are many people that can relate to characters in fiction. Judging by your ignorant comment, you must not be one of those people.

I'm not imbecile, and Mufasa and the rest of TLK are not worth caring for. Trust me, worse things happen in real-life than fiction according to the news, yet you don't seem to care for, example, all the poor people dying or starving to death, innocent families losing their loved ones in a tragedy, anything you worry about,.etc. How would you feel if you lost a loved one in real-life? Much worse than a fictional lion dying to be honest. So stop being babies when Mufasa died. Geez!

I didn't cry at that scene either. Heck, that scene is not worth crying for. Mufasa deserved to die for forcing a whole species to starve and was not a good character. Hate all the characters in this movie.

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2 John Coffey - The Green Mile

This was the first Stephen King film I had ever saw and this also was the most shocking death I saw at the time (I was little when I saw it) - samanime

That part is very sad

Always makes me want to cry. But I'm glad Wild Bill and Percy Wetmore got what's coming to them. They were pure evil!

3 Jenny Curran - Forrest Gump

Totally! I sobbed right after that part. - MontyPython

4 The Terminator/T-800 - Terminator 2: Judgement Day

I wish Arnold didn't have that chip. - jojodgreat

5 Danny Vinyard - American History X
6 Walt Kowalski - Gran Torino

He died like a boss

7 Stoick the Vast - How to Train Your Dragon 2

His death was a little sudden & uneccesary, & I don't think it needed to happen. - ruJILLous

8 Bambi's Mother - Bambi

I clicked on this list because I knew this was going to be on this list. How could this not be at #1? This death had such a powerful effect, and it was a very bold move for a movie that was meant for all ages. R-rated movies don't have a death that intense. There are many people that became sentimental because of this sad moment. This death really hit home because it represented how tragic and unpredictable life can be.

This should be #1! When I was little I would always edit this scene out on the video when I made copies. Now with DVDs and Blu-rays you can just hit "skip chapter" twice to get past it.

It is much sadder than Mufasa's death. Bambi's parents were not dictators unlike Mufasa.

9 Jyn Erso - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Jyn Erso - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Jyn Erso is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by English actress Felicity Jones in the 2016 film Rogue One.


10 Sirius Black - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Sirius Black - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Sirius didn't have a fair life, he was locked up for years in a horrible prison that sucked away all his happiness and then Dumbledore forced him to stay locked up in his old family home full of depressing memories for him. He promised Harry they could live together someday and it was heartbreaking to see Harry so devestated after he died, he was the only family Harry had left. Sirius didn't have a happy life and it makes me so upset to think about all the years he spent in jail and how when he was released, he didn't ever get to experience the life of a free man again. It also crushed me to see Remus's reaction, because he had three best friends and one of them died, and the other was a traitor. He only had Sirius left and when Sirius died he witnessed it, but instead of being able to grieve he had to restrain Harry. He never really got to express how upsetting it must have been for him like Harry did and Sirius's death affected everyone so much. - pjo

That death was rare and ass and I thought it revived

The Contenders

11 Newt - The Maze Runner

It's sad because he had such a hard life and there was so much painful buildup. Pus he's such a sweet funny wonderful character who just didn't deserve it.

I miss him so much I love him - pjo

Guys! This is Newt! he was so immensely perfect, I can't even describe it.


12 Han Solo - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Harrison Ford. In the original film trilogy, Han and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Empire.
13 Leslie Burke - Bridge to Terabithia

His death was a mess, should not have died

14 William "Billy" Costigan Jr. - The Departed

Leonardo DiCaprio likes to die

15 Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

I'm a huge fan but I was actually happy when he died, Dumbledore was one of the most annoying characters ever - pjo

Before he died, I wanted to see a battle against Voldemort

Well thanks for spoiling it -.-

16 Bing Bong - Inside Out Bing Bong - Inside Out

So sad I cried

17 Starscream - Transformers: Dark of the Moon Starscream - Transformers: Dark of the Moon Starscream is a fictional character in the Transformers franchise. He is one of the most frequently occurring characters in the Transformers fictional work, appearing in almost all versions of the story.
18 Ricky Baker - Boyz n the Hood
19 Primrose Everdeen - Mockingjay

This could have been really sad if it had been executed properly, but the writing was so stiff and boring that it didn't really make me that upset - pjo

Pretty sure this is a spoiler!

20 Ironhide - Transformers: Dark of the Moon Ironhide - Transformers: Dark of the Moon
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Tadashi Hamada - Big Hero 6
2. Stoick the Vast - How to Train Your Dragon 2
3. Sirius Black - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
1. Jyn Erso - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. Han Solo - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3. Bing Bong - Inside Out
1. John Coffey - The Green Mile
2. Jenny Curran - Forrest Gump
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