Saddest Movie Deaths


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21 Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe) - Platoon

I hate you Barns, good job Charlie Sheen

Barns = Devil Elias = Angle

Taylor = Born of those to father's

By far the saddest the only ones that compare are wades and elephant mans rest on list are cheesy and made ma laugh

So dramatic and sad. He was a hero.

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22 Katsumoto (Ken Watanbe) - The Last Samurai

So so sad, he gave his life for freedom and what he thought was right. He died showing what true honour is and that everything is not lost even when you stand alone.

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23 Old Yeller (Spike) - Old Yeller

I cried so hard. And then I kept rethinking that scene, where Travis is pointing the gun at Yeller, and he looks like he's going to burst into tears right then and there... and I cried some more. So heartbreaking...

I get teary eyed just thinking about it

24 Setsuko (Rhoda Chrosite) - Grave of the Fireflies

The saddest thing that cinema has ever seen, and will ever see. This tragic death is the most tear jerking thing ever. - alimarashian

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25 Caine Lawson (Tyrin Turner) - Menace II Society
26 Bruno (Asa Butterfield) - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

That boy didn't deserve to die neither did any one else in that gas chamber.

I almost cried when his mom was crying over his clothes

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27 Gandalf (Ian Mckellen) - The Fellowship of The Ring

Technically not a "death", but let's be honest: We all cried when he fell. So. Damn. Hard. End of story.

That is not even a death it is like the doctor when he regenerates - Calebng

28 Coral (Elizabeth Perkins) - Finding Nemo

It was a sad death even when it wasn't shown. Bedsides most of the eggs were eaten before they brought baby fish to life and one of them got a little damaged causing the fish to have a smaller fin than usual.

She deserved to see her son and her other children, not to end up dying like this.

Finding nemo is one of the best Disney films coming shortly after finding dory as dory is the best but I got to admit I did not expect to happen at the start I didn't cry but it was very sad

How did she died? Did the shark eat her?

Yeah that was a sad one - hogwartsjedi

29 Ben Parker (Cliff Robertson) - Spiderman

What makes it so sad is that Peter had the power to prevent it instead his selfish actions resulted in the death of Uncle Ben. - egnomac

This scene has made me cry the hardest more than any other movie ever. I cry as hard as when a loved one dies, when seeing this scene.

Uncle Ben was killed when he was trying to stop the criminal not with violence but with words.

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30 Jesus Christ (Jim Caviezel) - The Passion of the Christ
31 Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Sad as he was one of the kindest characters and didn't deserve to be killed

32 French Soldier (Raymond Griffith) - All Quiet on the Western Front
33 Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) - Gran Torino

It was very emotional watching Walt being gunned down in the middle of the street by the men he was trying to protect Tao from. Even the silent soft whispering of Walt's voice at the end with Tao driving the Gran Torino got me.

34 Billy Flynn (Jon Voight) - The Champ

This one should be at the top 10 because its one of the saddest deaths in movie history, Billy Flynn wins his comeback fight only to die in the dressing room while his son cries out "Champ wake up. Please wake up Champ" - egnomac

I can't watch this movie without crying its really the saddest movie of all time.

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35 M (Judi Dench) - Skyfall
36 Dr. Robert Neville (Will Smith) - I Am Legend V 1 Comment
37 T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) - Terminator 2: Judgment Day

This character went from being an emotionless killing machine to being a father figure to John Connor who wanted to become more human. He sacrifices himself to save humanity, and in essence, becomes human himself.

When he put up the thumbs up I got teared up,

This one should be higher on the list - cadespencer

This was so sad I cried... Best... Film... EVAH... *cries*

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38 Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields) - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Heart breaking after katniss volunteers to save her life in the first place and for it to happen at the end of the film makes me cry the death of young girl my age similar to the death of rue

Her death is tied with Rue's for the saddest death in movie history, SO WHY ARN'T THEY IN THE TOP TEN!? It is so sad because Katniss volunteers as tribute for her so she wouldn't be killed but she dies in the end!? So sad. AND TO THINK PRESIDENT SNOW WAS BEHIND IT ALL! Susan Collins sure knows how to wright tear jurking stories. I cri every time... 😭

39 Cedric Diggory (Robert Pattinson) - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Cedric Diggory (Robert Pattinson) - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Cedric used to be Harry's friend. He is a Hogwarts champion and then he was being killed by Peter Pettigrew with the wand. I couldn't stop crying when he dies.

Does anyone else think this was the doctors trying to end Twilight before it began?

I cry every time I see this movie

40 Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard) - Dead Poets Society

This is just so sad. Why'd he had to kill himself? But this movie is so beautiful though, the moral in it. I always loved Neil Perry in this movie and his ambition to be an actor.. Dead Poets Society always makes me cry so badly.

The scene where you hear the gunshot still haunts me to this day. Love this movie and how powerful it is.

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