31 Movie Deaths That Were So Major, They Made People Sob, Scream, And Audibly React At The Theater

🚨Warning: MASSIVE spoilers ahead! 🚨

Content Warning: This post has mentions of sexual assault.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which movie death scenes were so shocking, sad, or traumatizing that everyone in the theater had a collective reaction out loud. Here are some of the best responses:

1.When Mufasa dies in The Lion King:

Simba finds Mufasa after the stampede

2.When "propeller guy," well, hits the propeller in Titanic:

Screenshots from "Titanic"

3.When James Bond dies in No Time to Die:

Screenshots from "No Time to Die"

4.When Rue dies in The Hunger Games and Katniss honors her with a memorial:

Closeup of Rue

5.When Dewey is killed by Ghostface after all these years in Scream 5:

Dewey's death scene with the caption it's an honor

6.When Carlisle Cullen gets beheaded in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2:

Edward and Bella reacting to Carlisle being beheaded

7.When Cassie is murdered in Promising Young Woman:

Screenshots from "Promising Young Woman"

8.When Tony Stark dies after defeating Thanos in Avengers: Endgame:

Tony Stark's last scene

"My sister-in-law blew her nose, and the whole theater laughed. You could tell there were sobs everywhere."



9.When Black Widow sacrifices herself at Vormir in Avengers: Endgame:

Black Widow and Hawkeye sharing a moment before her death

"It caused me to yell, 'You fucking assholes.' I didn't mean to; I just ended up overwhelmed and wound up."



10.When Snape kills Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

Dumbledore's death scene

"I saw it on opening night in the theater, and the whole room gasped, and there was audible crying going on. Also me. I was crying."


Warner Bros. Pictures

11.When Agent Mason is unceremoniously killed off before even the halfway point of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny:

Closeup of Agent Wilson

12.When Thanos kills Loki at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War:

Screenshot from "Avengers: Infinity War"

13.When Skip dies (off screen) in My Dog Skip:

Screenshot from "My Dog Skip"

14.When Nemo's family is attacked at the beginning of Finding Nemo:

Screenshot from "Finding Nemo"

15.When THAT scene happens in Hereditary:

Screenshot from "Hereditary"

16.When Billy is shot in The Departed:

Screenshot from "The Departed"

17.When John Coffey is executed at the end of The Green Mile:

Closeup of John Coffey

18.When Howard shoots Emmett in 10 Cloverfield Lane:

Screenshots from "10 Cloverfield Lane"

19.When everyone gets dusted in Avengers: Infinity War:

Thanos right before he snaps in Avengers: Infinity War.

20.And specifically, when T'Challa is dusted in Avengers: Infinity War:

T'Challa right before he is dusted in Avengers: Infinity War

21.When Snape dies in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2:

Snape says "You have your mother's eyes" right before he dies

22.And then when Neville kills Nagini in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2:

Neville slays Nagini

23.When Olaf is "dying" in Frozen 2:

Anna holds Olaf

24.And when Flynn "dies" in Tangled:

Flynn almost dies in Rapunzel's arms in Tangled

25.When Howard Ratner wins his bet, only to be killed right after in Uncut Gems:

Howard Ratner after he is shot and killed in Uncut Gems.

26.When Jojo finds his mother was hanged in Jojo Rabbit:

Jojo embracing his mother's feet in Jojo Rabbit.

27.When Kylo Ren kills Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

Han Solo touches Kylo Ren's face in The Force Awakens.

"During The Force Awakens, some dude yelled, 'What the FUCK!' at full volume when Kylo Ren killed Han Solo."



28.When Bing Bong sacrifices himself in Inside Out:

Bing Bong tells joy to take her to the moon for me

"I cried actual tears."



29.When E.T. appears to die near the end of the movie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial:

E.T. appears to die as gertie cries

30.When Joker kills Murray Franklin in Joker:

Joaquin Phoenix in "Joker"

31.And finally, when Marley dies at the end in Marley & Me:

Screenshot from "Marley & Me"

"Everyone in the theater was crying."


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Of course we didn't cover EVERY shocking movie death, so share your own movie theater memories in the comments below and they might even be featured in a future post!