Most Popular "Main Character Dies" Titles
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2. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Action, Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
3. Run All Night (2015)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.
4. Titanic (1997)
PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
5. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, SF and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.
6. Troy (2004)
R | 163 min | Adventure
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
8. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion.
9. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
10. Lucy (I) (2014)
R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
11. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory.
12. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
13. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Drama
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
14. Braveheart (1995)
R | 177 min | Action, Biography, Drama
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.
15. Les Misérables (2012)
PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives for ever.
16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
Upon admittance to a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients to take on the oppressive head nurse.
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Fantasy
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
18. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.
19. No Country for Old Men (2007)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
20. I Am Legend (2007)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
Writers: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Matheson, John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield
21. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
22. Red Dawn (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller, War
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.
23. Seven Pounds (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama
A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
25. Grand Theft Auto V (2013 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Three very different criminals team-up for a series of daring yet very profitable heists in the corrupt city of Los Santos.
26. Man on Fire (2004)
R | 146 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
27. Armageddon (1998)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
28. Event Horizon (1997)
R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.
29. Public Enemies (2009)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
31. Sabotage (I) (2014)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.
32. Safe House (2012)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
33. Cold Mountain (2003)
R | 154 min | Drama, History, Romance
In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.
34. Glory (1989)
R | 122 min | Drama, History, War
Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
35. Doom (2005)
R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.
36. RoboCop (1987)
R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
37. Training Day (2001)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
38. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Follows a brilliant, flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.
39. The Thin Red Line (1998)
R | 170 min | Drama, War
Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.
40. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi
The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
41. The Crow (1994)
R | 102 min | Action, Fantasy
A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.
43. Alexander (2004)
R | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
44. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
PG-13 | 175 min | Western
Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
45. The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and... See full summary »
46. Alien³ (1992)
R | 114 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Ripley continues to be stalked by a savage alien, after her escape pod crashes on a prison planet.
47. Red Dawn (1984)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama, War
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
48. Road to Perdition (2002)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.
49. Romeo and Juliet (1968)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Romance
When the now famous "star crossed lovers" of two feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues.
50. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.