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Greatest Suicide Missions in Film Ever

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Gallipoli (2005)
Mel Gibson's regiment being sent into certain death out of the trenches of World War 1 despite his message delivery from a commander calling off the frontal assault.
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People who added this item 571 Average listal rating (383 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Jim Brown racing to deploy hand grenades down Nazi ventilation shafts while under intense machine-gun fire...
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People who added this item 3890 Average listal rating (2487 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
The Exorcist (1973)
Despite his failing heart condition and dire premonitions, Father Merrin goes on to face the demonic force that threatens the life of Reagan. A cataclysmic battle between good and evil.
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People who added this item 1151 Average listal rating (763 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Reign of Fire (2002)
Matthew McConaughey's iconic leap into the Dragon's jaws of death rivals Capt. Ahab's quest for Moby Dick.
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People who added this item 1582 Average listal rating (1077 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Sunshine (2007)
The last survivor of the ill-fated spaceship that must penetrate the sun's corona and explode an experimental anti-matter device in order to re-ignite the sun's fusion reactions and save the earth.
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Randy Quaid's jet attack into the particle beam weapon of the alien mother-ship while screaming "I'm Back..."
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Slim Picken's ride on top of the just released thermo-nuclear bomb just released from his B-52's Bombay doors over a Russian missile facility. Yeee Haaay!!!
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Errol Flynn once more into the breech [ala Charge of the Light Brigade. This time as US Army's 7th Calvary commander Gen. George Custer at the Little Big Horn facing thousands of Sioux warriors.
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What I wanted was the episode "Best of Both World's" where Starfleet's last stand was made at Wolf 359 against the lone Borg cube bent upon destroying the earth with Picard as the assimilated Lacutis of Borg.
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People who added this item 2096 Average listal rating (1414 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
AlienĀ³ (1992)
Even better than Ripley's swan dive into molten steel while clutching the newly birthed alien extruding from her chest cavity was Charles Dutton's deadly hand to hand battle with the alien in order to give Ripley time.
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Richard Attenbourough and Steve McQueen's epic escape attempt from the maximum security Nazi prison camp.
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People who added this item 254 Average listal rating (169 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Zulu (1964)
True Story like Gallipoli...
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People who added this item 815 Average listal rating (554 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Spock's epic sacrifice into the warp core plasma chamber that fatally irradiated him was immortalized by his famous "The needs of the Many..." goodbye to Capt. Kirk.
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Armageddon (1998)
Bruce Willis saving the earth & Liv Tyler from comet extinction...
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"Come with me if you want to live!" Kyle Reese on a no-return time travel mission to save Sarah Conner & his future son John; leader of the human resistance against Skynet.
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Keneau Reeves as messianic-figure Neo...Not to be outdone there is also Carrie Moss' Trinity sacrifice.
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End of Days (1999)
Arnold dives onto the blade of Archangel Michael to save the girl and humanity from The Apolcalypse.
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Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Dec 6 21:36
Only thing missing was the true story of the volunteer workers at Cherynobol, Jack Lemmon as the Nuclear Reactor manager in 'The China Syndrome' and Meryl Streep as Karen Silkwood. Soon to be added will be the heroic passengers on United 93 during the 9/11 tragedy.

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