History DrivenToSuicide / Film

22nd Jun '16 7:23:05 AM Dravencour
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** Also, at the film's climax,[[spoiler: Warden Norton]], realizing he could potentially spend the rest of his life in his own prison for illicit money-handling and ordering an inmate murdered, pulls a gun from his desk drawer and shoots himself.

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** Also, at the film's climax,[[spoiler: Warden Norton]], realizing he could potentially spend the rest of his life in his own prison for illicit money-handling and ordering an inmate murdered, pulls a gun from [[AteHisGun eats his desk drawer and shoots himself.gun]].
17th Jun '16 3:09:15 PM HawkbitAlpha
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* In [[Film/ThePatriot]], after discovering that [[BigBad Tavington]] and his men have killed his wife and son, John Billings shoots himself in full view of the other militia members.
8th Jun '16 4:29:52 PM WillBGood
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* ''{{Airplane}}!''. Three people commit suicide rather than listen to Ted Striker's reminiscing.

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* ''{{Airplane}}!''.PlayedForLaughs in ''{{Airplane}}''. Three people commit suicide rather than listen to Ted Striker's reminiscing.



* In ''Film/DiaryOfTheDead'' Mary attempts to shoot herself in the head after she thinks she killed three people; they're zombies however. She misses her brain causing her to bleed to death while the other characters attempt to save her life. TherFilm/e is something so sad about a failed suicide too.

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* In ''Film/DiaryOfTheDead'' Mary attempts to shoot herself in the head after she thinks she killed three people; they're zombies however. She misses her brain causing her to bleed to death while the other characters attempt to save her life. TherFilm/e There is something so sad about a failed suicide too.
15th May '16 11:35:28 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/FemaleAgents'': After giving up the other operatives under torture, Gaëlle begs Louise for her cyanide capsule and takes it, after a prayer for forgiveness, posing in the manner of Christ on the cross.
16th Apr '16 3:39:45 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Mannen som elsket Yngve'' (The Man who Loved Yngve). Jarle's sudden attack at a party, caused by internalised homophobia and the stress of being in love with two people at the same time, one of them secretly, combines with [[spoiler: underlying mental health problems]] to send [[spoiler: Yngve]] jumping off a bridge. [[spoiler: He survives, but ends up in mental hospital.]]

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* ''Mannen som elsket Yngve'' (The Man who Who Loved Yngve). Yngve): Jarle's sudden attack at a party, caused by internalised homophobia and the stress of being in love with two people at the same time, one of them secretly, combines with [[spoiler: underlying mental health problems]] to send [[spoiler: Yngve]] jumping off a bridge. [[spoiler: He survives, but ends up in mental hospital.]]


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* You could make a drinking game out of all the references to suicide in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster''. Within the first few minutes, Phil Hartman violently [[BerserkButton self-destructs]]. Main characters routinely throw themselves [[LeapOfFaith off of cliffs]], deliberately onto high places during a [[LightningCanDoAnything heavy thunderstorm]], and into [[HeroicSacrifice certain death]]. (Although they were all for heroic purposes.) There's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8kQDNLkT3c one scene]] in particular where a lone flower wilts and dies after realizing its isolated fate. There is a can opener/lamp/shaver character who ''strangles itself with its own cords onscreen'' for not knowing its purpose. By the end of the movie, there's a cast of ruined vehicles in a junkyard which sing about how they're [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqT2uOa1-d0 'worthless']], with themes of despair, regret, intolerance, and loneliness, one of them even ''willingly'' driving straight into a gigantic shredder to be compressed into small metal cubes. Hey, [[ValuesDissonance it was a]] [[TheEighties different time]].
16th Apr '16 3:37:31 PM Pichu-kun
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* George Bailey in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'': Every golden opportunity is frustrated by his self-imposed duties, until one Christmas Eve, when Potter seizes an opportunity to steal $8,000 from the Bailey Building & Loan, then threatens to charge George with the theft. He is saved by his guardian angel as he contemplates jumping off a bridge.
** Ironically, he ends up [[spoiler:jumping off the bridge anyway to save said guardian angel]].

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* George Bailey in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'': Every golden opportunity is frustrated by his self-imposed duties, until one Christmas Eve, when Potter seizes an opportunity to steal $8,000 from the Bailey Building & Loan, then threatens to charge George with the theft. He is saved by his guardian angel as he contemplates jumping off a bridge. \n** Ironically, he ends up [[spoiler:jumping off the bridge anyway to save said guardian angel]].



* In ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'', [[spoiler:the elderly inmate Brooks, after being in prison for more than 50 years, is finally let out. Unfortunately, the world outside of the prison is too much for the old man to handle after being locked away for so long, so he hangs himself in his bedroom in]] [[TearJerker one of the saddest scenes in film history]].

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* In ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'', [[spoiler:the ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'':
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elderly inmate Brooks, [[spoiler:Brooks]], after being in prison for more than 50 years, is finally let out. Unfortunately, the world outside of the prison is too much for the old man to handle after being locked away for so long, so he hangs himself in his bedroom in]] in [[TearJerker one of the saddest scenes in film history]].



* ''DeadPoetsSociety'': [[spoiler: Neil]] realizes his father will never accept his vocation and shoots himself in the head.
** [[spoiler: Neil]]'s vocation is acting. Back then, a lot of people assumed that men in the theater were gay. We're not sure whether [[spoiler: Neil]]'s father suspects his son might be gay, or just fears that dabbling in theater might turn him gay, or is just afraid of what people might think-- but he decides to send him to a military academy to straighten him out and keep him away from show biz influences. We're left to draw our own conclusions about how much vocation, sexuality, and a bad relationship with his father-- that his father would make assumptions without talking to him is pretty awful, but also standard for the time-- played into his decision.
** It should be noted that ''in-universe'', the father's motivation is a ''time'' issue. The father wants his son to become a doctor in the future; if the son were to "waste" his time acting, that would detract from his doctor studies (and the father is heavily emotionally invested in his son becoming a doctor because he and his wife have made ''sacrifices'' to give the son what they think is his best future).

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* ''DeadPoetsSociety'': ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'': [[spoiler: Neil]] realizes his father will never accept his vocation and shoots himself in the head.
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head. [[spoiler: Neil]]'s vocation is acting. Back then, a lot of people assumed that men in the theater were gay. We're not sure whether [[spoiler: Neil]]'s father suspects his son might be gay, or just fears that dabbling in theater might turn him gay, or is just afraid of what people might think-- but he decides to send him to a military academy to straighten him out and keep him away from show biz influences. We're left to draw our own conclusions about how much vocation, sexuality, and a bad relationship with his father-- that his father would make assumptions without talking to him is pretty awful, but also standard for the time-- played into his decision.
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decision. It should be noted that ''in-universe'', the father's motivation is a ''time'' issue. The father wants his son to become a doctor in the future; if the son were to "waste" his time acting, that would detract from his doctor studies (and the father is heavily emotionally invested in his son becoming a doctor because he and his wife have made ''sacrifices'' to give the son what they think is his best future).



* In the film the Breakfast Club the nerd Brian Johnson is so obsessed with his grades that when fails shop he [[spoiler:tries to kill himself]] because he knows his parents will say he's ruined his chances fortunately [[spoiler:he is unsuccessful because it was a flare gun that went off in his locker ]] giving him detention.

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* In the film the Breakfast Club ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' the nerd Brian Johnson is so obsessed with his grades that when fails shop he [[spoiler:tries to kill himself]] because he knows his parents will say he's ruined his chances fortunately [[spoiler:he is unsuccessful because it was a flare gun that went off in his locker ]] giving him detention.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', [[spoiler:Manolo's]] death at [[spoiler:Xibalba's]] hands has undertones of this. Believing himself to be responsible for [[spoiler:Maria's]] demise, he asks to see her again despite knowing what it entails.
1st Apr '16 6:13:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the 1978 ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'', Peter contemplates committing suicide but changes his mind as he rushes off to the helicopter to the sound of heroic music. So he can live a life in a world covered by zombies, yay. The original script had Peter kill himself but ExecutiveMeddling called for a "happier" ending.
** In [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 the remake]] of the movie Michael gets bitten and, after getting the other survivors away on a boat, shoots himself.

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* In the 1978 ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'', Peter contemplates committing suicide but changes his mind as he rushes off to the helicopter to the sound of heroic music. So he can live a life in a world covered by zombies, yay. The original script had Peter kill himself but ExecutiveMeddling called for a "happier" ending.
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ending. In [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 the remake]] of the movie Michael gets bitten and, after getting the other survivors away on a boat, shoots himself.



* This is played for laughs in the 1971 Hal Ashby film ''Film/HaroldAndMaude'', where the death-obsessed protagonist stages elaborate faux-suicides out of boredom.
** Until [[spoiler:his friend Maude really ([[SuicideIsPainless and cheerfully]]) does it, saying 80 is the right age and she's lived a long, full life.]]

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* This is played for laughs in the 1971 Hal Ashby film ''Film/HaroldAndMaude'', where the death-obsessed protagonist stages elaborate faux-suicides out of boredom.
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boredom. Until [[spoiler:his friend Maude Maude]] really ([[SuicideIsPainless and cheerfully]]) does it, saying 80 [[spoiler:80 is the right age and she's lived a long, full life.]]



* Though she doesn't actually carry it out, in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', [[TheWoobie River]] is shown putting a gun to her head while in the middle of her absolute rock-bottom mental breakdown, complete with her begging Simon to [[MercyKill put a bullet in her]], because she is terrified of what [[KnightTemplar the Operative]] will do to the rest of the crew to get to her.

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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'':
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Though she doesn't actually carry it out, in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', [[TheWoobie River]] is shown putting a gun to her head while in the middle of her absolute rock-bottom mental breakdown, complete with her begging Simon to [[MercyKill put a bullet in her]], because she is terrified of what [[KnightTemplar the Operative]] will do to the rest of the crew to get to her.



* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', [[spoiler: Bruce]] reveals that they once tried to attempt suicide but [[spoiler: the Hulk took control and "spat the bullet out"]]

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* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Avengers|2012}}'':
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[[spoiler: Bruce]] reveals that they once tried to attempt suicide but [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Hulk took control and "spat the bullet out"]]



* In ''Disney/TheLionKingII'', If you thought it looked like Zira smiled during her fall it's because she ''did''. It was originally a suicide but that did not officially make it past [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoctlRyGdf8 the storyboards]], because it was considered too dark. Despite this she still looks way too happy to have accidentally fell to her death.

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* In ''Disney/TheLionKingII'', ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', If you thought it looked like Zira smiled during her fall it's because she ''did''. It was originally [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] a suicide but that did not officially make it past [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoctlRyGdf8 the storyboards]], because it was considered too dark. Despite this she still looks way too happy to have accidentally fell to her death.
11th Mar '16 6:48:41 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Film/Jailbait2014'', Anna cuts her wrists in solitary after having discussed the possibility for suicide with other inmates. Of course, she was also naked in solitary while suffering from crack withdrawal, so she may not have been trying to kill herself.
1st Mar '16 6:02:07 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials'', Winston is bitten by a Crank and infected so they begged their friends to help them so they wouldn't become a Crank. Newt hands them a loaded gun and the rest quietly leave. After the group travelled far enough, a gunshot was heard.
20th Feb '16 10:20:33 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', [[spoiler: Bruce]] reveals that they once tried to attempt suicide but [[spoiler: the Hulk took control and "spat the bullet out"]]

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* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', [[spoiler: Bruce]] reveals that they once tried to attempt suicide but [[spoiler: the Hulk took control and "spat the bullet out"]]
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