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The Greatest Deaths in Cinematic History

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Character: Burmese Jeep Driver

Demise: By far the new king of spectacular cinematic deaths. After commandeering a Jeep with a mounted machine gun, Rambo points the huge calibre weapon at the driver and lets rip, resulting in an explosion of innards and one less mouth to feed for the Burmese military.
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People who added this item 2316 Average listal rating (1560 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Character: 'Escalator guy'

Demise: Some unsuspecting commuter is ruthlessly gunned in the back by several different men when used as a human shield by Arnie.
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People who added this item 2606 Average listal rating (1724 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
Character: Emil Antonowsky

Demise: This henchman gets splashed by 'toxic waste' and quite simply begins to melt uncontrollably. He meets his final demise when hit by a truck which liquifies him on impact.
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People who added this item 6087 Average listal rating (3812 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
Character: Sonny Corleone

Demise: The highlight of the film. Heir to the criminal empire, Sonny suspects nothing as he pulls up to a toll both on the freeway. Seconds later rival henchman appear in every booth and surrounding car and spray him with machine gun fire from their faithful Tommy Guns.
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Character: Shujumi

Demise: A psycho trooper goes postal on the battlefield and is swiftly ended by the arachnids. Pretty much the first human to die on the attack on Klandathu.
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People who added this item 3301 Average listal rating (2158 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Character: One

Demise: The commando team leader meets a hilarious demise at the hands of a laser grid which dices him. He would have survived had he taken a few steps backwards.
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People who added this item 6294 Average listal rating (4267 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
Character: Victim of Lust

Demise: The prostitute. You never see her die, but the inferences of how she must have met her demise turn your stomach.
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People who added this item 2517 Average listal rating (1539 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Character: Sgt. Elias Grodin

Demise: One of the most iconic poses in history, let alone cinema. Grodin is finally defeated and sinks to his knees after seeing the evacuation helicopter leave without him. Brutally betrayed by his own squad, he makes it back against all odds to the landing zone but is finally overcome by the chasing hordes.
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People who added this item 4851 Average listal rating (3199 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Character: Hector

Demise: After a superb scripted fight, Achilles manages to get the better of Hector - the people's champion. It doesn't end there for the poor man as he is dragged behind his chariot across the desert and initially denied a proper burial.
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People who added this item 6207 Average listal rating (4095 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Character: Yellow Bastard

Demise: The sick paedophile pervert who finally meets a deserved end when Hartigan punches his face into nothingness. Superb.
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People who added this item 2131 Average listal rating (1346 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Character: Seth Brundle

Demise: A prolonged and ultimately tragic and painful death for the brilliant scientist, who after everything, fails in his desperate attempt to return to a human and ends up fused with components of his transportation machine. A shotgun blast to the head finishes the deal.
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People who added this item 5128 Average listal rating (3359 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Character: Hapless Cops

Demise: Two ordinary cops respond to reports of a heist and are utterly annihilated by Mr White before they even get a chance to leave their car.
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Character: Katsumoto

Demise: During a heroic last stand, Katsumoto managed to overcome hundreds of men in a rifle regiment, thunder through the reserves in a dashing cavalry charge, breeze past incoming cannon fire and is only stopped by revolutionary technology - a Gatling gun on the battle field. Even then, he gets so tired of killing other people, he decides that he has to kill himself.
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Character: 'Injecting Henchman'

Demise: After a gruelling battle with Ting, he is knee dropped with such ferocity that he smashes through a wooden platform, which is then crushed under the head of a giant statue. Jaw dropping endage.
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Character: Jesus Christ

Demise: Probably the longest death scene ever. The lord and saviour is repaid for his saving of humanity by being gruesomely tortured and crucified. No pleasing some people.
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People who added this item 3328 Average listal rating (2172 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Character: Carl Showalter

Demise: Something we've all dreamed of doing to Steve Buscemi at some point - killing him with an axe and then feeding his remains through a wood chipper.
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People who added this item 3992 Average listal rating (2443 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Character: Tony Montana

Demise: It's how I want to go. In a coke-fuelled psychosis, Montana picks up his faithful M16 assault rifle - with underslung grenade launcher - and obliterates half of an invading army of gangsters who are hell bent on killing him. He finally succumbs to a hail of bullets and it blown from his balcony into a pool below. Heroic!
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People who added this item 2094 Average listal rating (1405 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Character: Brandt

Demise: One of the biggest tools in recent years, Taye Diggs' character is the ultimate suck up who - after preparing himself for an ultimate battle with Preston - is instantly killed by one lightning quick slash from his opponent.
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People who added this item 306 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 4.7
The Marine (2006)
Character: Angela

Demise: Cena takes no prisoner as he breaks into the passenger door side of a juggernaut, grabs this girl by the hair, then throws her into the path of an oncoming bus. Hilarious stuff.
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People who added this item 1799 Average listal rating (1185 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Character: Navajas

Demise: Wearing a grimace that could destroy the Berlin wall, Navajas fills El Meriachi with knives before being rudely interrupted by hired goons in a heavily armoured car. He annihilates about four more bad guys before meeting his demise.
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Character: Denethor

Demise: A beautiful death. Denethor manages to set himself on fire, run screaming through the higher echelons of Minas Tirith and then throw himself off of the top of the city. Rib tickling.
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People who added this item 1990 Average listal rating (1213 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Character: Thomas J. Sennett

Demise: McCauly Culkin gets stung to death by bees and everyone on the planet without a Y chromosome cries. Gave me a fear of bees throughout most of my childhood, until science cured that irrationality!
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A list of great character deaths in movie history. The deaths listed here are chosen for their pure unadulterated gore, hilarity, ridiculousness or poignancy. Or maybe a mixture of the above. As a result, there might be some spoilers hidden away, but not every film has the most obvious death as a nomination.

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