Memorable Death Scenes in Movies


Death is a very serious topic, but in the history of films, some memorable scenes have been captured. Whether it’s over-acting, the location of the death, the method of death or something else, we’ve collected some of the most memorable death scenes in movies.

Jaws (1975)

This is the death of a shark – a nasty one at that – but it’s still a very memorable death scene. Maybe it’s more memorable because there are so many death scenes in this one? And that music! Are you hearing the theme in your head right now? LOL.

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

Who can forget the fat cat businessman jumping up and then jumping out of the window in The Hudsucker Proxy. He didn’t go to Business School in Muncie, Indiana, but he made our list of one of the most memorable death scenes.

Citizen Kane (1941)

Rosebud! If you don’t know what that means, you need to watch this classic movie from start to finish as soon as you can. This is a long and drawn out death scene, but it kind of pulls the whole movie together as you try to figure out what the character’s last words meant.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

This is another non-human death – H.A.L. 9000 goes down in this movie – thankfully! This is a science-fiction masterpiece and a movie you can easily watch more than once without getting bored. Do you remember the death of the computer in this one? Watch it again.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

If you’ve seen this movie as many times as I have, you know the death scene I’m talking about in this one. The melting face was pretty high-tech for 1981, but it wasn’t the primary reason this one was and continues to be a hit with movie fans of all ages.

The Lion King (1994)

Yes, this is the death of a cartoon, but the “Lion King” character Mufasa died a very sad death. Even though this was made primarily for children, the cartoon movie masterpiece deals with a lot of complex issues.

Into the Wild (2007)

While this wasn’t a widely popular film, it’s based on a true story. A man goes to the Alaskan wilderness and runs into trouble. His death is very slow and drawn out, but it’s very emotional. This is definitely a movie for adults only, but it shows someone slowly dying alone.

Final Destination 5 (2011)

This series of movies just keeps going and going and going! In production for over a decade now, the fifth installment has more than one memorable death scene. This type of movie isn’t for everyone, but it offers something a little different.

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