There are many movie death by falling, too much that I care to count. Some of them were very Iconic. So I decided to make a ranked list about it.
Honestly, this technique is overused. I rather have other cool methods. Also, there will be some spoilers, so spoilers ahead. Without further ado, let’s start!
Movie death by falling
11. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Evil Queen
This the oldest movie on the list. I rewatched this film a thousand times as a kid and I was always looking forward to the dwarfs taking revenge.
The defeat of the Evil Queen was so satisfying. It was pretty dark for a kids movie.
10. Dredd – Ma-ma
You don’t want to f**k with Dredd. The villain Ma-Ma died by falling, however, she saw it all in slow-motion due to the drugs she took. That made it all extra terrifying.
And if you hated Cersei of Game Of Thrones. Well, sit back and enjoy.
9. Robocop – Dick Jones
Robocop struggles to kill Dick Jones as he has to respect his en-scripted directives. He can’t kill the villain as long he’s a member of the company. However, once he was fired, he didn’t hesitate to shoot him and let him fall to his death.
Also, this is some bad CGI. Watch closely and you can see that his arms are way too long.
8. Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom – Mola Ram
The last bridge fight in Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom was awesome. When the bridge gets cuts in two, some villains fall to their death while the leader still holds on. Although not for long, as he was trying to get to the top. Ultimately, he falls to his death, only to be eaten by crocodiles.
Honestly, even if he would have killed Indiana Jones there, he would still die. I mean, the others were already up and all they had to do was to kick his hands.
7. The Amazin Spiderman 2 – Gwen Stacy
I know this movie isn’t loved by many, but it’s one of my guilty pleasures. What I absolutely loved about it was the romance between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone on screen.
Unfortunately, their romance comes to an end. Spiderman was too late to save her. I was hoping to see a third film where we could see how that had an impact on his life but as we all know that got canceled.
6. Beauty and The Beast – Gaston
Damn, I miss the old Disney Animated Movies. They could be so dark from time to time, especially the ending of Beauty and the Beast.
The fight between Gaston and the Beast was so exciting. When Gaston backstabbed the Beast, he slips and falls to his death.
5. Lion King – Mufasa
Prepare your tissues because this is where every kid cried. I bet no one would forget this memorable scene of the well-crafted Disney movie “Lion King.”
Long live the king!
4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Gollum
The ultimate conclusion to one of the best trilogies. When Gollum bites of Frodo’s finger to take the ring for himself. Obviously, they were both possessed and wanted the ring for their selves.
However, this was also Gollum’s downfall. Well, literately as he falls down in Mountain Doom with the ring.
3. Batman – Joker
Michael Keaton will forever be iconic as Batman, but so does Jack Nicholson as the Joker. Although, this Batman kills.
And off Joker dies at the last confrontation between him and the Batman. All because he wanted to escape and Batman used his grapple-hook on his foot to tie him with a statue. And, that makes him fall to his death with a smile on his face.
2. Die Hard – Hans Gruber
Yippie ka Yee Motherf**er.
Hans Gruber was one of the most menacing villains that Alan Rickman ever played. Yes sure, he’s also famous for playing Professor Snape in the Harry Potter Franchise, but he will always be Hans Gruber.
Did you know that when Alan Rickman did the fall, he was actually falling from a 21-foot high model? A stuntman was holding him and dropped him on the count of two, instead of three. That way they got the right reaction for the film.
1. Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi – The Emperor
My favorite trilogy is without a doubt the Original Stars Wars movies.
Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi had a fantastic ending. When Luke decides to not give in to the dark side, Palpatine tortures him and plans to kill him. However, Darth Vader finds it in his heart to save his son and throws the emperor to his death. This made Darth Vader redeem himself, but yeah let’s not talk about the millions he killed.
This was for me the best movie death by falling.