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Movie Death Scenes that really got to you...

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Dick, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. Chad A Wright

    Chad A Wright Supporting Actor

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    Wow, way to suck the emotion right out of that death scene [​IMG]

    I read all three books, but honestly didn't know that. Maybe I missed it along the way.
     
  2. Eric Fisher

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    The Sixth Sense

    Our realization (and his own) that the Doctor is in fact already dead
     
  3. Andy Sheets

    Andy Sheets Cinematographer

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  5. Jefferson Morris

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    I have to second, from Saving Private Ryan,
    Giovanni Ribisi's demise. The fact that he was a medic and thus entirely conscious of the severity of his wounds is what makes that scene wrenching for me. It doesn't make me cry - it just ties my stomach in knots and makes me feel uncomfortable. Particularly when he starts crying and calling for his mother. None of the other characters' deaths affected me as much, including Hanks at the end.
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    Also, it's also probably not a spoiler to say that the end of Dead Man Walking is a doozy and a half. Simply incredible work from Sean Penn. Simply incredible.

    --Jefferson Morris
     
  6. chris rick

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    I think that anyone who has seen Irreversible would agree that the scene with the fire extinguisher will do things to your emotions that no movie ever has. I have never seen something so unflinching and chilling in a film.
     
  7. Richard Travale

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    OMG , I can't believe I forgot this one and I can't believe nobody else has brought it up either.
    Tom Hanks in Philadelphia.
    I watched this last night and I was sniffling for the last 15 minutes of it.
     
  8. DavidLW

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    Ghost in the Shell

    When the robot rips Kosanga (sp)apart


    The Professional

    When Matilda's family get shot and when Leon say's "This is from Maltida" and hands the dirty cop a grenade pin.

    Conan The Barbarian

    When they chopped off Conan's mom head while she was still holding on to his hand (when he was young) and when his wife is cremated in the prye.

    ROTJ

    When Yoda dies

    The Hustler

    When Eddy's girlfriend (Laura Piper) kills herself in the hotel room

    BladeRunner

    When Pris get shot and Roy dies on the rooftop
     
  9. StephenA

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    Grave of the Fireflies:

    The death of Setsuko

    No child should have to go through what she did. What a terrible and sad way for such a young child to go.

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest:

    The death of Randle

    This showed that he got through to Chief Bromden. He didn't wanna see Randle in that state, so he did what he had to.

    Friday the 13th part 6:

    The death of the goofy paintball player.

    Go Ahead and laugh at me for this choice, but I couldn't help but feel sorry for the guy. He really didn't deserve what happened to him.

    Gladiator:

    The death of Maximus

    He lived an honorable life till the day he died, and the way he was punked by Commodus really sucked. Commodus was such a sneaky guy, and got what was coming to him, and I'm glad Maximus was the one to do it.

    Attack of the Clones:

    The death of Shmi

    I think I'd end up losing it like Anakin and do the same thing. She was definitely tortured, and it makes it all the more painful to lose her. Glad she got to see Anakin one more time before she died. Imagine how much more Anakin would have lost it and gone down the wrong path if he never got to see his mother after her passing.

    A New Hope:

    The Death of Obi-Wan Kenobi

    He knew he couldn't defeat Darth Vader, so sacrificiing himself was the only way that he help the rebellion.


    Return of the Jedi:

    The death of Yoda

    He got to see the start of the new breed of Jedi and Luke's training being pretty much complete. He knew that all would end up being right in the end so he knew it was his time to go.

    Return of the Jedi:

    The death of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader

    This can be considered two deaths in a way. When Darth Vader threw Palpatine over the edge, he ceased to be and essentially died, and Anakin Skywalker, who redeemed himself by killing Palpatine and saving Luke.


    Those are the only ones I could think of right now. I'll post more when I think of them.
     
  10. Nathan Gillmore

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    I'm glad to see I'm not the only guy unafraid to admit he cries during movies! You've all listed the major ones for me (Titanic, FOTR, Saving Private Ryn, We Were Soldiers, etc.), but I wanted to mention one I've watched lately that had me in tears several times: Band of Brothers

    The interviews with the real guys that went through it really choked me up, especially when they would choke up. It's one thing to see Hanks and the like act these stories out and do well enough to evoke an emotional response in you, but entirely another thing to see the guys that actually went through it all talk about it.
     
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    Platoon:
    Willem Dafoe's death.


    JFK:
    The examining of the shooting in the trial, with repeated footage of JFK being shot in the head.

    Goodfellas:
    Joe Pesci getting his head shot off.

    Forest Gump:
    Of course, Bubba!

    Do The Right Thing:
    When Radio Raheem gets strangled to death by the NYPD.

    and of course, Robocop:
    Murphy's long, bloody, death. (if you watched the X rated one)

    Menace II Society:
    The end shootout that kills nearly everyone.

    Leon:
    Leons Death/Suicide

    Glory:
    The End scene in which all the characters you learned to love, die.

    Ghandi:
    When a man is confessing to Ghandi that he smashed a kids head in.
     
  12. Geoffrey_A

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    Man, spoiler tags are a must! I'd never seen braveheart
    dammit!
     
  13. Patrick McCart

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    Les Diaboliques.

    NOT Michel's death.... in the spirit of the movie, I'm not giving away anything even in this spoiler tag [​IMG]
     
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    I agree with a lot of people on these:


    SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!







    Tom Hanks in Philadelphia

    Robin Wright ( with Tom ) in Forrest Gump - the grave scene gets me

    Titanic -
    not Jacks death so much as everyone else - especially when Ioan Gruffold ( 5th Officer )- says " we waited too long". Oh and the final sequence too - I'm such a sap. (If it were me - I'd take Billy Zane anyday LOL )

    Glory :
    Matthew Brodericks character ( Gould Shaw ), Denzel Washington's and Andre Braugher's characters all at the end - heart wrenching.

    Dances With Wolves :
    I hated to see Timmons go, as well as Cisco (the horse ) and Two Socks.

    Midnight Clear : also heart-wrenching. A woefully underrated movie.

    Steel Magnolias: when Sally Field wails - I lose it

    oh too many to list in one thought [​IMG]
     
  15. Jason_Els

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  16. Jeff Pounds

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    Not a "serious" movie by any means, but I can't belive that nobody has brought up Goose's death
    in Top Gun.

    When I first saw that movie at the ripe old age of 12, I swear that was the saddest thing I had ever seen! [​IMG]
     
  17. Dick

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    Adele - thanks for the reminder about GLORY. Matthew Broderick's performance in this film is so very excellent, and I don't feel he's ever been given proper credit for it. The moments when he is atop his horse just before the final attack, as he watches the seagulls flying free, knowing beyond doubt that he is about to give his life, is incredibly poignant.
     
  18. Alex Prosak

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    I can't believe it hasn't been mentioned yet, the scene didn't bring me to tears but it always moves me and I find it very disturbing:

    Full Metal Jacket
    When the sniper is picking Eightball apart.


    Scenes that have brought a tear to my eye...

    FOTR
    Boromir's death


    Platoon
    Willem Dafoe's death
     
  19. Jeff Pounds

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    The Iron Giant, no doubt about it. I cried like a baby.
     

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