Top 10 Movies With the Most Shocking Deaths

The Top Ten

1 The Departed The Departed Product Image

Leo's character gets shot in the face as soon as the elevator door opens. It's shocking because it looked like Matt Damon was screwed. Talk about unexpected.

2 Pet Sematary Pet Sematary Product Image

A child gets run down by a truck!

How many times does that happen!

3 American History X American History X Product Image

It looks like it's going to end well when suddenly, Danny gets shot in the restroom by a student he had a confrontation with earlier in the film. WOW. That shocked me big time. Right when all was back to normal, death arrived and took Derek's brother.

4 Scanners Scanners Product Image

Now that scene was gross.

The Head Explosion Scene

5 The Mist The Mist Product Image

Thomas Jane's character shoots everybody... Right before the army comes to save the day.

It's just such a gut punching end to a film. It's incredible

6 Burn After Reading Burn After Reading Product Image

George Clooney shoots Brad Pitt's head off.
Didn't see that coming. Especially between those two.

7 Deep Blue Sea Deep Blue Sea Product Image

Just as he's giving a motivational speech about how they're not going to die, he... Dies.

Samuel L. Jackson gets chewed up by a shark.

8 The Shining The Shining Product Image

You knew Chef Dick Hallorann was gonna get killed while walking through the lobby, you just didn't know at what time.

Dick getting axed to death was the scariest part of the movie.

9 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Product Image

Yoda passes away peacefully. You'd think such a powerful master would never die, but I guess nobody's invincible (except Jason).

I'd think it would be pretty cool to see someone disappear after they die. Just like obi-wan and yoda.

I never want to die from being eaten by a sarlacc because once you've been eaten by one you will be digested for 1,000 years.

The scene where the Gammorean guard gets eaten up by the Rancor was pretty scary.

10 The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption Product Image

Right when Tommy was slowly becoming a better person, he gets shot by the warden.

The Contenders

11 Red Dawn (2012) Red Dawn (2012) Product Image

In the 1984 Red Dawn, Jed lives. But in this Red Dawn remake, Jed gets shot in the head by a Korean soldier. How shocking was that?

12 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Product Image

If you never read the books, Dumbledore dying probably punched you square in the face!

13 Final Destination 2 Final Destination 2 Product Image
14 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Product Image

We knew Han Solo for 38 YEARS & the way his death happened was just indescribable yet totally unexpected as well. His son Ben (Kylo Ren) KILLED him with his own lightsaber without telling him he was going to. No words to describe this tragedy, which is an understatement for such a movie & character fate.

This should really be number one! We couldn't believe our eyes a character we knew for almost 4 DECADES like Han Solo would be killed by his own FATHER!

15 X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men: The Last Stand Product Image

Cyclop and professor xavier

16 Psycho (1960) Psycho (1960) Product Image
17 A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) Product Image

Blood fountain mattress, enough said

Yeah, talk about messing the bed...

18 To Live and Die in L.A. To Live and Die in L.A. Product Image

William Peterson is the star of the movie and he gets whacked with a half hour to go.

19 The Lion King The Lion King Product Image

If you remember this scene as a kid, Mufasa is expecting his brother to save him but he instead throws him off the gorge and killing him.

20 The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie Product Image
21 Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Infinity War Product Image
22 American Me American Me Product Image
23 Serenity Serenity Product Image

I am a leaf in the wind. Watch as I... *splat*

24 Life Is Beautiful Life Is Beautiful Product Image
25 Star Trek Into Darkness Star Trek Into Darkness Product Image

Khan crushes the Admiral's head with his bare hands got me the heebie jeebies out of me.

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