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Old 02-22-08, 08:48 PM
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Movies that end w/self sacrifice?

SPOILERS, uh DUH!

Can you name some movies that end with a main character self-sacrificing themselves for the greater good?

Spoiler:
Armageddon - Bruce Willis setting off the nuke


Spoiler:
Event Horizon - Larry Fishburne blowing up the ships core
Old 02-22-08, 08:53 PM
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Spoiler:

Will Smith in I Am Legend
Old 02-22-08, 08:53 PM
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Having a spoiler really doesn't have a point unless you know what is being spoiled. For example, I was just spoiled by the post above me.

Ripley in Alien 3
Gorman and Vasquez in Aliens
Father Damien in The Exorcist
Leon in The Professional
Randy Quaid's character in Independence Day
Dyson in T2 (and The Terminator too, I guess)
Doc Ock in Spiderman 2
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"I know now why you cry but it is something I could never do"

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Old 02-22-08, 09:19 PM
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Yeah, the spoiler is pointless for this thread. The second you see what movie is mentioned, then the ending is basically spoiled.

The only way to avoid it is to not read the thread, or hope that you've seen the movies mentioned already.
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Spoiler:
Steve McQueen in The Sand Pebbles
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Having a spoiler really doesn't have a point unless you know what is being spoiled. For example, I was just spoiled by the post above me.

Ripley in Alien 3
Gorman and Vasquez in Aliens
Father Damien in The Exorcist
Leon in The Professional
Randy Quaid's character in Independence Day
Dyson in T2 (and The Terminator too, I guess)
Doc Ock in Spiderman 2
And just posting the movie and character without spoiler tags ALSO spoils the movie.

The best way to do it would be the way PopcornTreeCt did it. Post the actor, character name or a quote and then in spoiler say the name of the movie.
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Spoiler:
The Assasination of Jesse James
Old 02-22-08, 09:49 PM
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Spoiler:
Sunshine
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Spoiler:
T2
But he's back anyway

Spoiler:
Sonatine and Hana-Bi
There would have been a lot more problems if not.

Spoiler:
Hero (with Jet Li)


Spoiler:
Brave Heart
The most obvious American film .. I would think.

Spoiler:
The Matrix - Revolutions (Neo)


Spoiler:
Omega Man


Spoiler:
Titanic


Spoiler:
U-571 (Trigger)
Reality, but it still bugs me every time I see it.
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Originally Posted by 89981
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Spoiler:
The Assasination of Jesse James
Suicide out of depression/despair/hopelessness isn't the same thing as self-sacrifice for the greater good.
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Day of the Dead
Spoiler:
Miguel acting as zombie bait to wipe out the other soldiers


Dr Strangelove
Spoiler:
Slim Whitman's character riding the bomb
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The Last Temptation of Christ
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Originally Posted by sracer
Dr Strangelove
Spoiler:
Slim Whitman's character riding the bomb


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Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
it'll never be better than that. close the thread.
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"Look on the bright side. We'll all have high schools named after us."
Spoiler:
Deep Impact

And, while not wholly intentional:
"...Nothing... can stop that now... Just for once, let me look on you with my own eyes."
Spoiler:
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Spoiler:
Bruce Dern in Silent Running
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Originally Posted by Coral
Yeah, the spoiler is pointless for this thread. The second you see what movie is mentioned, then the ending is basically spoiled.

The only way to avoid it is to not read the thread, or hope that you've seen the movies mentioned already.

Actually, I think the best way to post in this thread is either "Title" then use "SPOILER" tags or just the "Title" with no other info. This way you may know there's a "self sacrifice" in a particular film, but at least you won't know -who- unless you open the spoiler. It gives a choice.
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Did anyone mention Sin City yet?
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End of Days
Exorcist
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The Crying Game

(unless we're only talking about movies where the character dies.
If that's the case, never mind)

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Has no one mentioned Star Trek II yet? I'm shocked!
Old 02-23-08, 12:48 PM
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Also....

The Poseidon Adventure
The Iron Giant
United 93
X-men 2
Independence Day

and of course...
The Passion of the Christ

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