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Movies by Death #1

We describe the death of one of the characters. You name the movie.
If multiple movies fit, guess the most well-known
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
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First submittedSeptember 18, 2013
Times taken74,719
Average score47.6%
Rating4.33
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Death
Movie
Stabbed in the shower
Psycho
Trampled by wildebeests
The Lion King
Hypothermia in the Atlantic while
girlfriend floats on a door
Titanic
Attacked by great white shark
while skinny dipping
Jaws
Drove into the Grand Canyon
Thelma & Louise
Fell off the Empire State Building
King Kong
Russian roulette in Vietnam
The Deer Hunter
Axe to head and then stuffed
into a wood chipper
Fargo
Nuclear explosion on a meteor
Armageddon
Froze to death in a hedge maze
The Shining
Boxed to death by Ivan Drago
Rocky IV
Death
Movie
Fell from a plane astride an A-bomb
Dr. Strangelove
Melted in a vat of molten steel
with thumbs up
Terminator 2
Beaten to death with a bowling pin
There Will be Blood
Ate poisonous nightlock berries
The Hunger Games
Beaten with baseball bats in
a cornfield, then buried
Casino
Surfed the 50 year storm in Australia
Point Break
Shot while pretending to be a zombie
Zombieland
Axe to head while listening to
"Hip to be Square"
American Psycho
Chose poorly and drank
from a fancy grail
Indiana Jones and
the Last Crusade
Shot on a boat in Lake Tahoe
as ordered by his brother
The Godfather Part II
67 Comments
+6
Level 85
Oct 3, 2013
Fredo is shot by Al Neri, not his brother.
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Level ∞
Oct 3, 2013
Fixed!
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Level 82
Nov 4, 2013
So few got There Will Be Blood.. good flick.. maybe if the clue was "had his milkshake drunk by Daniel Day Lewis" more people would have gotten it right. Most obvious one I missed was Fargo... I guessed a few other movies with woodchipper deaths in them and then gave up.
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Level 27
Nov 4, 2013
Too bad, it's a great movie. Anyway, good quiz to start the with
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Level 75
Feb 11, 2016
I saw the movie and thought it was good, but it was too long ago for me to remember the bowling pin death. I agree the milkshake might have jogged my memory, but I'm not complaining. I should have gotten it.
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Level 28
Nov 4, 2013
Great quiz
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Level 91
Nov 4, 2013
Awesome quiz! Got all of them except the 2 lowest-guessed. Loved the clues for Fargo and Rocky IV.
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Level 82
Nov 5, 2013
I liked the Rocky clue, too. If I make a variant of this quiz I would do movies by absurd death and include My Name Is Khan.. in which a character dies because he is hit in the stomach with a soccer ball kicked by an adolescent boy.
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Level 82
Apr 29, 2014
I finished my quiz.

Movies by Absurd Death

Thought it took me so long to get around to completing it that I forgot Dr. Strangelove was on this one, too, and duplicated the answer. The rest are new, though.

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Level 64
Nov 5, 2013
Michael did not watch Fredo die: he is looking out the window contemplating, but cannot see the boat. It is implied that he HEARS the gunshot, but there is no evidence that Michael saw it happen. It was his plan and his doing, but he didn't personally witness it.
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Level ∞
Nov 5, 2013
I'll take your word for it. Fixed the clue.
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Level 75
Jul 7, 2014
I'm just stunned that less than a quarter of the people knew the answer.
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Level 77
Feb 11, 2016
I never saw the movie and have no clue about the plot, but "by his brother" made me immediately guess the movie.
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Level 67
Aug 5, 2021
"You're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the family again. Ever." He wasn't kidding.
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Level 60
Nov 5, 2013
Well, I missed one of those because I remembered Field of Dreams taking a really dark turn.
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Level 84
Jun 3, 2014
I actually guessed that as well.
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Level 75
Jul 7, 2014
I think that was the sequel, "Field of Nightmares." ;)
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Level 84
Apr 30, 2014
Whole lot of "OOOhhhhhh" on this one. Guess I don't remember movies that vividly. Great idea for a quiz, and good movie choices. Just wish the sequels weren't required-- godfather and rocky didn't take at first.
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Level 83
Jan 5, 2015
"Beaten to death with baseball bats..."

And my first thought was the copier in Office Space.

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Level 67
Aug 5, 2021
PC Load Letter?! What the %#^& does that mean?!
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Level 52
Jul 2, 2015
Someone also died drinking from the wrong grail in that famous scene from THE PRINCESS BRIDE. It should be accepted.
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Level 38
Jul 11, 2015
+1 LOVING THAT SOMEONE LIKES THE PRINCESS BRIDE!!
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Level 33
Aug 19, 2015
Nope, both were poisoned, so there was no "wrong" grail. :-)
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Level ∞
Oct 6, 2015
Changed the clue so it has to be Indiana Jones
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Level 74
Dec 22, 2018
It still could be the Princess Bride. The trick was that the choice wasn't between the goblets, but between drinking and not. You should just take it as a type-in.
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Level 89
May 2, 2023
Billy Crystal...is that you? ;)
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Level 70
Aug 9, 2021
Agreed. It's a poor choice to go into a battle of wits with The Man In Black when death is on the line.
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Level 37
Oct 12, 2015
With Rocky you have to actually write Rocky 4 and Terminator 2 you just have to write Terminator, its really confusing, consistency please :)
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Level ∞
Oct 12, 2015
Fixed
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Level 49
Feb 11, 2016
Not quite sure how I missed Jaws...
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Level 66
Feb 12, 2016
just for fun I took the time to try "how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb"...it didn't get accepted :(
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Level 65
Mar 16, 2016
That was the title I rememered. I could not remember Dr Strangelove.

It is part of the title and should be added http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012/

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Level 63
Dec 22, 2018
Nearly 3 years later and this still hasn't been fixed.
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Level ∞
Dec 22, 2018
No, I choose to keep it this way. I don't like how the ridiculously long title wrecks the formatting.
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Level 84
Dec 22, 2018
Same here hahaha
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Level 65
Nov 18, 2021
November 18, 2021 and I still can't remember Dr. Strangelove.
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Level 89
Feb 13, 2016
I thought FOR SURE "chose poorly, and drank from a fancy goblet" was going to refer to The Princess Bride! Never bet against a Sicilian when death is on the line!
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Level 73
Mar 28, 2016
"Chose poorly and drank from a fancy grail" definitely is applicable to Princess Bride.
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Level 85
Apr 3, 2017
Nope. Vizzini didn't "choose poorly". It didn't matter which cup he chose. Both were poisoned. Westley had built up a tolerance to the poison, so he was able to survive drinking the poison.
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Level 89
Dec 22, 2018
He spent so much time deciding which one to choose, never realizing he had already chosen poorly by agreeing to the game in the first place
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Level 82
Dec 22, 2018
Also there was nothing fancy about the cups they were drinking out of.
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Level 89
May 2, 2023
Depends on your perspective. They'd look pretty fancy on my dinner table instead of the reusable Dickey's "Big Yellow Cup" that I normally use! ;)
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Level 66
Dec 22, 2018
Sad about the low percentage for Strangelove. One of the all time classic film scenes!
+1
Level 66
Dec 22, 2018
Merry Christmas to you too QM!
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Level 45
Dec 23, 2018
Merry Christmas Everyone!

one of my favorite movies is Princess Bride

Fargo was an easy one.

Princess Bride never crossed my mind during the Indiana Jones one.

Great quiz.

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Level 67
Dec 23, 2018
WOW....had a brainfart, only remembered 3 of them, despite being a movie-lover. Yet I did know 'There will be blood'. :P
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Level 67
Sep 15, 2020
For "Beaten with baseball bats in a cornfield, then buried" can you please accept Field of Dreams? You might not be familiar with the Director's Cut.
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Level 68
Nov 18, 2021
I can't tell if you're joking, or not, but that was literally the first thing I tried.
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Level 58
Jul 1, 2021
Captain America: Civil War also had a character stabbed in the shower (Zemo murdering the psychiatrist)
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Level 90
Aug 5, 2021
Yeah but the actual stabbing happens off-screen and the death in Psycho is much more well-known.
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Level 80
Jul 1, 2021
At this point, when in doubt, I just always guess the Godfather on quizzes like this. It's almost always an answer lol.
+1
Level 67
Aug 5, 2021
You gotta go DOWN! It's gotta be that way!
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Level 76
Aug 5, 2021
a lot of these sounds like itchy and scratchy deaths
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Level 70
Aug 5, 2021
Initial thought on the grail question was 'Monty Python', then I realised that would have been a better question all round.

"Decapitated by a rabbit, with a vicious streak a mile wide".

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Level 59
Aug 5, 2021
It's frustrating when you know the movie but not the english title - "Dr StrangeLOVE..." - in german "Dr Seltsam ...", which translates to "Dr Strange".

Great movie btw...

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Level 70
Jul 12, 2024
Interesting, in Dutch basically the same word (zeldzaam) means rare (which does appear to be a now obsolete former meaning of seltsam). Speaking of rare, that is basically the Dutch word for strange (as a form of raar).

The three languages have swapped things around :)

seltsam(G)=strange

zeldzaam(D)=rare

rare(D)=strange

It is not that weird actually, they are all connected to being unique/uncommon.

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Level 66
Aug 5, 2021
For the one with the hedge maze, I typed out all of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I need some sleep.
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Level 72
Aug 5, 2021
This deserves a part 2. "Eaten by T. Rex while sitting on the commode." "Stabbed slowly while being comforted by German soldier." "Shot by several arrows whilst protecting hobbits." "Incinerated by laser blast after definitely not shooting first, according to fans." "Laser grid." "Crushed by flying house (in colour)." "Baby alien bursts out of chest after eating the Space Special." or "Baby alien burst out of chest, but not after eating the space special."
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Level 78
Jan 9, 2023
Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Resident Evil, Wizard of Oz, and... Space Balls?
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Level 62
Aug 5, 2021
"Chose poorly and drank

from a fancy grail"

This could also be The Princess Bride.

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Level 77
May 2, 2023
That cup wasn't fancy. Nor is anyone really likely to refer to it as a "grail," that word now being pretty much exclusively reserved for the Holy Grail (or, in this case, its imitators) or as a metaphor for a highly sought-after item. And Vizzini didn't choose poorly; both goblets were poisoned, so there was no actual "choice." In Last Crusade, the guy actually did have have a choice and had the potential to choose correctly, but didn't.
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Level 57
Aug 5, 2021
OK but Stanley Kubric never OPENLY states in Dr Strangelove that the guy dies
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Level 58
Aug 9, 2021
Zero humans have ever survived being heated to over 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit (the bomb did detonate).
+1
Level 58
Aug 9, 2021
What does it say that I had zero problem with this one?
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Level 68
Nov 18, 2021
Fun times.
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Level 58
Apr 26, 2022
Such a great list of movies!
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Level 68
May 2, 2023
Hey Paul !