Top Ten Movie Death Scenes


The Top Ten

1 Kane (John Hurt) - Alien (1979)

It was Gross!, but that is just why it was good - attarj

2 Boromir (Sean Bean) - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Boromir=boss. Very sad scene.

Superb acting

3 Sgt. Elias (Willem Dafoe) - Platoon (1986)

One of the most impactful deaths ever! - attarj

4 Bill Murray (As Himself) - Zombieland (2009) Bill Murray (As Himself) - Zombieland (2009) William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live, for which he earned his first Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy films, including Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Scrooged, What more.

Absolutely hilarious when Columbus realizes that he just killed Bill Murray!

He was only in it five minutes - attarj

5 Tony Montana (Al Pacino) - Scarface (1983) Tony Montana (Al Pacino)  - Scarface (1983) Antonio Raimundo "Tony" Montana is a fictional character and the villain protagonist of the 1983 film Scarface.

I almost cried when he died, still the most brutal movie ending of all time - NjakDjak

What is the Hunger Games doing here?

I didn't See that coming - attarj

6 Moe Greene (Alex Rocco) - The Godfather (1972)

Clean through the eye; best death scene in a movie and it was a part of the baptism sequence montage. After this scene, characters who are shot through the eye are referred to as having the "Moe Greene Special." Additionally, Moe Greene is my favorite character in the Godfather trilogy.

Moe Greene Special! Right in the eye!

7 Maj. Arnold Toht (Ronald Lacey) - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
8 The Emperor (Ian McDiarmid) - Star War Return of the Jedi (1983
9 Mufasa (James Earl Jones) - The Lion King(1994)


10 Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) - Gran Torino (2008)

Those Asian street gangs that killed Walt should all burn in hell.

This was just a sad scene - attarj

The Contenders

11 Frank Pentangeli (Michael V. Gazzo) - The Godfather Part II (1974)
12 Connor Rooney (Daniel Craig) - Road to Perdition (2002)
13 Leon Trotsky (Geoffrey Rush) - Frida (2002)
14 Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) - The Shining (1980) Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) - The Shining (1980) John Daniel Edward "Jack" Torrance is the main antagonist of Stephen King's horror novel The Shining.

Oh no the murderer died
Aw - MoldySock

15 Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) - Star Wars (1977)
16 Stanley Uris (Richard Masur) - IT (1990)
17 Freddy Krueger - Freddy vs Jason (2003)

He didn't die - NjakDjak

18 Larry Purvis (Leland Orser) - Alien: Resurrection (1997)
19 Zhora (Joanna Cassidy) - Blade Runner (1982)
20 Colonel Al Dillon (Carl Weathers) - Predator (1987)
21 William Wallace (Mel Gibson) - Braveheart (1995)

The thing is, it was real! - attarj

22 Clove (Isabelle Fuhrman) - The Hunger Games (2012) Clove (Isabelle Fuhrman) - The Hunger Games (2012) Clove Kentwell is a fictional character in the The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. She was portrayed by 19 year old Isabelle Fhurman in the film adaptation.

Getting her head smashed in with the Cornucopia was pretty mush a brutal way to go.

Arguably the brains of the Career Pack.

23 Claude Frollo (Tony Jay) - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1996) Claude Frollo (Tony Jay) - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1996)

I actually thought he was a demon rather than a man with that look in his eye! - QuarterGuysApprentice

'And he shall smite the wicked and plunge them into the fiery pit! '

24 Martin - Pulp Fiction (1994)
25 Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero) - Jurassic Park (1993)
26 Glimmer (Leven Rambin) - The Hunger Games (2012)
27 Kane (Orson Welles) - Citizen Kane (1941)


28 Homer Simpson (Donald Sutherland) - The Day of the Locust (1975)
29 Eddie Carr (Richard Schiff) - The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
30 Norris (Charles Hallahan) - The Thing (1982)
31 Girl In the Sleeping Bag - Friday the 13th: The New Blood (1988)

Best death scene EVER

32 Yancy Becket (Diego Klattenhoff) - Pacific Rim (2013)

He gets pulled out of the jaeger and is never seen again

33 George Denbrough (Tony Dakota ) - It

He was only 6 and he gets his arm ripped (not chopped, RIPPED) off by a demon clown

34 Cato (Alexander Ludwig) - The Hunger Games (2012)

Man, that scream he le out when the muts atacked him... - HeavyDonkeyKong

35 Quint (Robert Shaw) - Jaws (1975)
36 John Wintergreen (Robert Blake) - Electra Glide in Blue (1973)
37 Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) - Easy Rider (1969)
38 Joe Frady (Warren Beatty) - The Parallax View (1974)
39 John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) - Don't Look Now (1973)
40 Col. Kurtz (Marlon Brando) - Apocalypse Now (1979)
41 Adore (Jackie Earle Haley) - The Day of the Locust (1975)
42 Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) - Midnight Cowboy (1969)
43 John McCabe (Warren Beatty) - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
44 Burke Dennings (Jack MacGowran) - The Exorcist (1973)
45 Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley) - Nashville (1975)
46 Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) - RoboCop (1987)
47 Bonnie and Clyde (Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway) - Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
48 Han Solo (Harrison Ford) Star Wars: The Force Awakens
49 Dobby (Doby Jones) - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1
50 Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) - The Princess Bride

This is the best death scene ever!

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Bill Murray (As Himself) - Zombieland (2009)
2. Kane (John Hurt) - Alien (1979)
3. Tony Montana (Al Pacino) - Scarface (1983)
1. Moe Greene (Alex Rocco) - The Godfather (1972)
2. Frank Pentangeli (Michael V. Gazzo) - The Godfather Part II (1974)
3. Connor Rooney (Daniel Craig) - Road to Perdition (2002)
1. Kane (John Hurt) - Alien (1979)
2. Maj. Arnold Toht (Ronald Lacey) - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
3. Sgt. Elias (Willem Dafoe) - Platoon (1986)

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