Top 15 Unforeseen Movie Deaths

The unexpected character death. It can occasionally be funny, make you sad, or completely change the course of the movie.

Warning: Spoilers & Graphic content


15. Anchorman (2004)

– Brick kills a guy with a trident.

14. The Boondock Saints (1999)

– Rocco accidentally discharges his gun, splattering a cat.

13. Deep Blue Sea (1999)

– Samuel L. Jackson getting eaten by a shark mid-speech.

12. Låt den Rätte Komma In [Let the Right One In] (2008)

– Eli dismembering the bullies trying to hurt/kill Oskar.

11. Psycho (1960)

– Marion Crane getting stabbed to death in the shower (shower scene).

10. Pulp Fiction (1994)

– Marvin accidentally getting shot in the face.

9. El Laberinto del Fauno [Pan’s Labyrinth] (2006)

– Ofelia dies at the end (they killed the kid?).

*Starts at ~2:45

8. The Thing (1982)

– While using a defibrillator, the patient’s(alien) chest caves in and bites the doc’s arms.

7. Goodfellas (1990)

– Tommy getting shot in back of the head while led to believe he was going to be “made.”

6. L.A. Confidential (1997)

– Jack Vincennes getting shot by Capt. Dudley Smith.

*Trailer, unable to find the scene

5. Mou Gaan Dou [Infernal Affairs] (2002)

– Yan getting killed by Billy (the 2nd mole), then Ming(1st mole) subsequently shoots Billy.

~3min in

4. Alien (1979)

– Classic chestburst scene.

3. American History X (1998)

– Danny getting shot by a classmate he previously harassed.

2. Children of Men (2006)

– Julian gets shot during an assault on their car.

*Trailer, unable to find the scene

1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

– Ben peeks out the window to see if help is coming, only to be shot by cops/militia.

About sebastianhaff
I'm Steve. 24 year old recent college grad. My love of films (and sheer boredom) lead me to begin this blog. My taste in movies is eclectic, although I tend to lean toward foreign and non-mainstream cinema. Feel free to contact me at:

3 Responses to Top 15 Unforeseen Movie Deaths

  1. Craig says:

    Very good post. Some very memorable moments there, especially Pulp Fiction. I’d go for Leonardo DiCaprio getting it in The Departed, but u kinda covered that with Infernal Affairs.

    Cool site.

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