Greatest Suicide Missions in Film Ever
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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.
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Jim Brown racing to deploy hand grenades down Nazi ventilation shafts while under intense machine-gun fire...
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.
Reign of Fire (2002)
Matthew McConaughey's iconic leap into the Dragon's jaws of death rivals Capt. Ahab's quest for Moby Dick.
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.
Independence Day (1996)
Randy Quaid's jet attack into the particle beam weapon of the alien mother-ship while screaming "I'm Back..."
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!!!
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.
Encounter at Farpoint (1987)
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.
Alien 3 (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.
The Great Escape (1963)
Richard Attenbourough and Steve McQueen's epic escape attempt from the maximum security Nazi prison camp.
True Story like Gallipoli...
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.
Bruce Willis saving the earth & Liv Tyler from comet extinction...
The Terminator (1984)
"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.
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Keneau Reeves as messianic-figure Neo...Not to be outdone there is also Carrie Moss' Trinity sacrifice.
End of Days (1999)
Arnold dives onto the blade of Archangel Michael to save the girl and humanity from The Apolcalypse.
Greatest or most dangerous suicide missions captured in film