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The hero dies in this one (MAJOR SPOILERS)

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People who added this item 2721 Average listal rating (1573 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Who: Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles)
How: Aged


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People who added this item 2921 Average listal rating (1762 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1322 Average listal rating (806 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Who: Spartacus (Kirk Douglas)
How: Crucified


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People who added this item 1039 Average listal rating (598 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Who: Sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward)
How: Burned alive inside a large wicker statue of a man


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People who added this item 2963 Average listal rating (1908 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Who: Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze)
How: Shot by a thug
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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Toto the Hero (1991)
Who: Thomas Van Hazebrouck (Michel Bouquet)
How: Shot


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Who: Léon (Jean Reno)
How: Shot by Stansfield
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People who added this item 7447 Average listal rating (4860 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
Who: Mufasa (James Earl Jones)
How: Thrown off a cliff by Scar and run over by a stampede of antelopes
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People who added this item 4735 Average listal rating (3108 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
Who: William Wallace (Mel Gibson)
How: Beheaded, his body is quartered


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People who added this item 3644 Average listal rating (2296 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Who: Mercutio (Harold Perrineau), Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Juliet (Claire Danes)
How: Mercutio is stabbed by Tybalt with a shard of glass, Romeo takes a poison, Juliet shoots herself in the head

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People who added this item 9201 Average listal rating (5750 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Titanic (1997)
Who: Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio)
How: From hypothermia
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Who: Adrian Caparzo (Vin Diesel), Irwin Wade (Giovanni Ribisi), John H. Miller (Tom Hanks)
How: Caparzo is wounded by a sniper in the arm and slowly bleeds to death, Wade, is fatally wounded in the ensuing skirmish, Miller is shot and mortally wounded while attempting to blow the bridge


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People who added this item 7131 Average listal rating (4660 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Who: Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis)
How: Killed by Vincent and was unknowingly dead the entire time
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People who added this item 2723 Average listal rating (1523 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Who: The Lisbon sisters: Therese (Leslie Hayman), Mary (A.J. Cook), Bonnie (Chelse Swain), Lux (Kirsten Dunst), and Cecilia (Hanna R. Hall)
How: Cecilia jumped out of her bedroom window and impaled herself on an iron fence, Therese took sleeping pills, Bonnie hanged herself in the basement, Mary stuck her head in the gas oven, and Lux died of carbon monoxide poisoning by leaving the car engine running in the garage
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People who added this item 1739 Average listal rating (969 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Who: Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank)
How: Killed by John Lotter and Tom Nissen
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Who: John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan)
How: Executed in the electric chair
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People who added this item 6568 Average listal rating (4245 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Who: Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey)
How: Shot by Colonel Frank Fitts


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Who: Charlotte Fielding (Winona Ryder)
How: From a heart neuroblastoma
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Who: Selma Ježková (Björk)
How: Executed through hanging
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People who added this item 6492 Average listal rating (4399 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.5
Who: Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe)
How: Mortally stabbed in his side with a stiletto by Commodus before the fight


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People who added this item 4390 Average listal rating (2801 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Who: Satine (Nicole Kidman)
How: From tuberculosis
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People who added this item 1128 Average listal rating (660 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Who: Sara Deever (Charlize Theron)
How: From the Hodgkin's lymphoma (terminal cancer)
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People who added this item 3379 Average listal rating (2177 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Who: Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett)
How: Shot
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People who added this item 3855 Average listal rating (2523 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Who: Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) and her children, Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley)
How: Grace smothered both children with a pillow and then, realizing what she had done, shot herself

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People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (211 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Believer (2001)
Who: Daniel Balint (Ryan Gosling)
How: Dies in the explosion in the temple where he and fellow skinheads planted a bomb under the pulpit
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Who: Jamie Elizabeth Sullivan (Mandy Moore)
How: From leukemia
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People who added this item 3511 Average listal rating (2132 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Who: Noah (James Garner) and Allie Calhoun (Gena Rowlands)
How: Noah had a heart attack, and Allie was suffering from Alzheimer's disease
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People who added this item 3839 Average listal rating (2435 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Who: Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank)
How: Breaks her neck, resulting in quadriplegia with no hope for recovery, develops bedsores, and finally Frankie administers a fatal injection of adrenaline to help her die
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People who added this item 4862 Average listal rating (3202 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Who: Hector (Eric Bana), Achilles (Brad Pitt)
How: Achilles kills Hector, Paris shoots Achilles in his vulnerable heel and then several times in the torso, Achilles then dies of his wounds

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People who added this item 6220 Average listal rating (4099 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Who: Marv (Mickey Rourke), John Hartigan (Bruce Willis)
How: Marv is executed n the electric chair, Hartigan shoots himself in the head

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People who added this item 4530 Average listal rating (2997 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
King Kong (2005)
Who: Kong
How: Attacked by the Army's Curtiss Helldivers, hit by several bursts of gunfire
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People who added this item 5165 Average listal rating (3368 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Who: Everyone. No, seriously, most characters die. Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), Trooper Brown (Anthony Anderson), Trooper Barrigan (James Badge Dale), Sullivan (Matt Damon)
How: Costigan and Brown are shot by Barrigan, Barrigan is then shot by Sullivan, and then Dignam shoots Sullivan



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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6
Who: James Brocklebank (Leo Bill), Nancy Brocklebank ((Kate Fahy)
How James stabbed Nancy, his mother, with a knife, then stabbed himself



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Who: Leslie Burke (AnnaSophia Robb)
How: Drowned in the creek (possibly due to head injury)
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People who added this item 2003 Average listal rating (1184 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Who: Gerry Kennedy (Gerard Butler)
How: From a brain tumor
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People who added this item 2479 Average listal rating (1459 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Who: Robbie Turner (James McAvoy) and Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley)
How: Robbie died at Dunkirk of septicemia while awaiting evacuation, and Cecilia died as one of the 65 flood victims in the Balham tube station of the London Underground during The Blitz

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Who: Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) and Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter)
How: Mrs. Lovett is locked in the oven, Todd is throat slit by Toby

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Who: Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin)
How: Shot


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Who: Sirius Black (Gary Oldman)
How: Avada Kedavred by Bellatrix Lestrange
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People who added this item 1659 Average listal rating (998 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Who: Tim Thomas (Will Smith)
How: Committed suicide by taking a bath with ice water and box jellyfish
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People who added this item 1745 Average listal rating (1027 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Who: Marley
How: Develops arthritis and deafness upon aging, suffers from two attacks of gastric dilatation volvulus, is then euthanised
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People who added this item 2232 Average listal rating (1450 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
Who: Robin Ramzinski (Mickey Rourke)
How: From a heart attack


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Who: Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan)
How: Raped and stabbed by George Harvey


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Who: Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon)
How: Avada Kedavred by Severus Snape
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Who: Dobby the Elf (Toby Jones)
How: Mortally wounded by Bellatrix Lestrange's dagger
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People who added this item 4523 Average listal rating (2777 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Who: Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman)
How: Stabbed herself with a shard of glass
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People who added this item 544 Average listal rating (347 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2

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Who: Kate Fitzgerald (Sofia Vassilieva)
How: From acute promyelocytic leukemia and renal failure


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