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Saddest movie death?

Bambi's mother
Debra Winger - Terms of Endearment
James Caan- Brian's Song
The dog- I Am Legend
Jon Voight-The Champ
Jake Gyllenhaal- Brokeback Mountain
Sean Penn- Milk
Robin Wright- Forrest Gump

Who else?
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I remember feeling sad when the mother died in Beaches.
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The kitten at the beginning of Winter Passing.
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Anthony Edwards - Top Gun

Still gets me every time...
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Spock - Wrath of Kahn
Old Yeller
William Wallace - Braveheart
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Re: Saddest movie death?

To stay topical, Leo in Titanic. Still hearbreaking. Million Dollar Baby. Unacceptably moving and hurtful. Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon. Andy didn't really die. But still moving.


I prefer the epic, uplifting deaths.

Braveheart
Spike in Cowboy Bebop
Arnie in T2
Guy/Girl in Aliens duct chase scene
Italian Guy in The Fall
Leon in The Professional
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King Kong and any real animal character (Old Yeller), don't know why but when an animal dies in a film It really affects me. Humans:

The girl in Bridge to Terabethia
Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile
Bruce Willis in Armageddon
The two kids in Grave of the Fireflies

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Re: Saddest movie death?

Originally Posted by JumpCutz
Debra Winger - Terms of Endearment
Very true. I literally just finished watching this for the umpteenth time on one of the HBO channels, and her scene saying goodbye to her two sons still gets me.
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Willem Dafoe- Platoon
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Michael Keaton in My Life
Old Yeller
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Anything with a faithful dog dying. Old Yeller and My Dog Skip are like emotional torture.
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Roberto Benigni in Life is Beautiful
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Artax in the Neverending Story.
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Originally Posted by MrSmearkase
Very true. I literally just finished watching this for the umpteenth time on one of the HBO channels, and her scene saying goodbye to her two sons still gets me.
Sad fact: my grandmother on my father's side died of cancer when he was only 12. Apparently the last time he ever saw her alive she had a blue bow in her hair just like Debra Winger's character. I was too young to see this in the theater , but my mom said it was the first time she ever saw my dad cry at a movie. I think the second was Marley and Me. Again, animals get to people.
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Re: Saddest movie death?

Sometimes it's more the response to the death onscreen that gets to you, as opposed to the actual death. I thought Rocky's reaction to Mickey's death was heart-wrenching. Well-played by Stallone.

Another good one along those lines was Ewan McGregor/Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge. You would have thought Nicole was actually dying there in his arms.

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E.T.

Even though it's:
Spoiler:
not permanent
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Re: Saddest movie death?

Pan's Labyrinth...
Spoiler:
although you could also argue it's an uplifting death as well. Depending on how much you accept to be reality.
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queue someone bitching about lack of spoiler tags in 3... 2...
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
queue someone bitching about lack of spoiler tags in 3... 2...
Forum rules are that if the title of the thread indicates the content will be spoiler-ish, no tags are necessary.
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The second death in Serenity (as if you couldn't guess by my signature!)
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Ruth - Fried Green Tomatoes
Dog - Marley & Me
Million Dollar Baby

Just a few off the top of my head. Pretty sure there is more...
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Ricky - Boyz N The Hood
Tyrone - Apocalypse Now
Pvt. Hudson - Aliens
Benny - City of God
Michael - Road To Perdition
Brooks/Tommy - Shawshank Redemption

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