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Poll: Cinematic Sophie's Choices

As moviegoers, we have been the victims of having to witness some of our most beloved movie characters have to make the most agonizing decisions ever, ones that we ourselves could never, or rather would hope to never, make in our lives.

Other than the agonizing Sophie's choice decision, which can be deemed the quintessential 'hard choice' to make, which of these excruciating decisions in a movie would you find the hardest to make if faced with one?

[Please note: There may be some spoilers ahead].

After voting, you may discuss the poll here.

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    Mary Jane or the Children?
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    Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix (1999)

    Red Pill or Blue Pill?
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    Ralph Fiennes and Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

    Life or Death?
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    "Casablanca" Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman 1942 Warner Bros.

    Leave with Victor or Stay with Rick?
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    Rachel Dawes or Harvey Dent?
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    Shawnee Smith in Saw (2004)

    All of the Choices.
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    Mark Hamill and David Prowse in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

    Light Side or Dark Side?
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    Christopher Reeve in Superman (1978)

    East Coast or West Coast?
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    Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey in Se7en (1995)

    Kill John Doe and let him "win", or let him live thus causing him to "lose"?
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    Follow orders by killing an innocent man at his own request or take the risk and set him free?
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    George Clooney in Gravity (2013)

    Leave your friend to die in space to save yourself, or stay and risk both of your lives?
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    Casey Affleck in Gone Baby Gone (2007)

    Tell the truth and let a kid live with her drug-addicted, careless mother or keep the lies to let her live with someone who actually cared and loved her?
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    James Franco in 127 Hours (2010)

    Cut off your own hand with an impromptu surgery or remain trapped by a boulder to experience certain death?
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    Richard Burton and John Hurt in 1984 (1984)

    Surrender your loved ones, and your idealism, to get a merciful death or get tortured by your greatest fear?
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    Jeffrey DeMunn, Laurie Holden, and Frances Sternhagen in The Mist (2007)

    Kill your own family or let them possibly die in a horrible way?
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    Famke Janssen and Hugh Jackman in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

    Kill Jean or let Phoenix control her?
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    Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game (2014)

    Keep a secret that the enigma code was cracked, thus intentionally allowing many people to die, or reveal it and risk the Nazis realizing the enigma's broken and redesign it?
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    James Woods in Hercules (1997)

    Mortal or Immortal?
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    Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, and Alexander Gould in Finding Nemo (2003)

    Nemo or Dory?
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    Verna Felton and Barbara Luddy in Sleeping Beauty (1959)

    Blue Dress or Pink Dress?
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    Tom Hanks in Big (1988)

    Stay an adult or go back to being a kid?
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    Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting (1997)

    California or Boston?
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    Mel Gibson and Brawley Nolte in Ransom (1996)

    Pay the ransom or not?
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    Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel in Frozen (2013)

    Let Elsa die or sacrifice yourself?
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    Turn in your brother to certain death or get killed yourself?
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    Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Robert Redford, and Seymour Cassel in Indecent Proposal (1993)

    Let the rich guy have sex with your wife or turn it down?
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    Will Ferrell in Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

    Try to fight fate and stay with your true love or accept that it was all predestined and there is nothing you can do to stop it?
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    Michael Lonsdale and Adel Bencherif in Of Gods and Men (2010)

    Stay to administer to your flock while risking murder by fundamental terrorists or leave it all behind to stay safe?
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    Dispose of the body of your new roommate and keep the suitcase full of money or call the cops and get nothing?
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    Paul Dano in Ruby Sparks (2012)

    Continue to try and "fix" your beloved creation or let her disappear?
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    Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Kasia Smutniak in From Paris with Love (2010)

    Kill your fiancee or let her live but she will suicide-bomb the Embassy?
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    Aftershock (2010)

    Similar situation to Sophie's Choice: A mother can only choose to save her son or daughter in an earthquake, and one of them will be left buried on earth?
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    Cameron Diaz and James Marsden in The Box (2009)

    Open the box and get $1M with the knowledge a stranger will be killed as a result, or not?
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    Payman Maadi and Ali-Asghar Shahbazi in A Separation (2011)

    Try to improve the life of your child by moving to another country or stay in Iran and look after a parent with Alzheimer's?

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