11 2023 Movie Characters That Died And Left Fans Fully In Tears

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With 2023 nearly over, it's time to look back at some of the most memorable movies of the year. There was no small share of great films, but what really makes a movie linger in your mind is its emotional impact. And, quite frankly, there is little that's as emotionally impactful as death. So we asked the BuzzFeed Community which character's death in 2023 films had them grieving long after the movie ended. Here are 11 of the best responses:

🚨 Warning: This post contains MAJOR SPOILERS for the films mentioned below. 🚨

1.Alicia (Rowan Robinson) in A Haunting in Venice

A woman standing in front of a window showing a rainy scene and a ghostly woman in a gown seen through the window

"The way the young bride was killed was heartbreaking."


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2.Joshua (John David Washington) in The Creator

A man lying on a bridge and holding a gun

3.Eric (Jonathan Groff) in Knock at the Cabin

Close-up of man looking distraught in front of bookshelves

4.Anika (Devyn Nekoda) in Scream VI

Close-up of crying woman

5.Sejanus (Josh Andrés Rivera) in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

People wearing matching suits and sitting together

"It was hard to watch."


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6.Wovey (Sofia Sanchez) in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Woman and child holding hands

7.Syd (Ray Liotta) in Cocaine Bear

Close-up of man facing a bear

8.Earth-65 Peter Parker (Jack Quaid) in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Animated characters embracing

9.Alberto (Damián Alcázar) in Blue Beetle

Man and woman touching hands at a table

"It stung."


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10.Wade (Mamoudou Athie) in Elemental

Animated character in a bar

11.Floor (Mikaela Hoover), Teefs (Asim Chaudhry), and Lylla (Linda Cardellini) in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Character pointing

This is just 11 performances! So tell us in the comments below what other characters from films that came out this year had you sobbing.

Note: These responses were edited for length and/or clarity.