Top 10 Movies With the Most Shocking Deaths

The Top Ten
1 The Departed

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 in trouble. Talk about unexpected.

2 Pet Sematary

A child gets run down by a truck! How many times does that happen!

3 American History X

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. Just when everything was back to normal, death arrived and took Derek's brother.

4 Scanners
5 The Mist

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

6 Burn After Reading

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

7 Deep Blue Sea

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

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

9 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

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

I 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.

10 The Shawshank Redemption

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

The Contenders
11 Red Dawn (2012)

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

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

13 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

We knew Han Solo for 38 years, and 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 can describe this tragedy, which is an understatement for such a movie and 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 son!

14 Final Destination 2
15 X-Men: The Last Stand
16 Psycho (1960)
17 A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Yeah, talk about messing the bed.

18 To Live and Die in L.A.

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

19 The Lion King

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

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

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

24 Life Is Beautiful
25 Star Trek Into Darkness

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

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