History DrivenToSuicide / Film

13th Aug '16 7:54:46 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/Fracture2007'': Detective Nunally kills himself when Crawford gets acquitted.
22nd Jul '16 10:47:35 PM HawkbitAlpha
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** Also during the sinking of the ship, a crewman, historically speculated to be First Officer William Murdoch, shoots himself, presumably to avoid death by hypothermia.
17th Jul '16 5:28:44 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Film/BattleRoyale'' begins with [[spoiler: Shuya's father hanging himself before the events of the movie]], and doesn't let up any time soon. [[spoiler: During the events of the BR program, many students kill themselves out of despair, fear, and to avoid murdering others; Kazuhiko and Sakura jump off a cliff together, Yoji and Yoshimi hang themselves with the former's rope, and Yuko throws herself from the lighthouse after accidentally poisoning Yuka (and, in extension, causing the rest of her friends to shoot each other out of the resulting paranoia). Averted with Shinji, who attempts a TakingYouWithMe attack at Kiriyama after he murders his friends.]]

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* ''Film/BattleRoyale'' ''Film/BattleRoyale'':
** ''Battle Royale''
begins with [[spoiler: Shuya's father father]] hanging himself before the events of the movie]], and doesn't let up any time soon. [[spoiler: soon.
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During the events of the BR program, many students kill themselves out of despair, fear, and to avoid murdering others; Kazuhiko [[spoiler:Kazuhiko]] and Sakura [[spoiler:Sakura]] jump off a cliff together, Yoji [[spoiler:Yoji]] and Yoshimi [[spoiler:Yoshimi]] hang themselves with the former's rope, and Yuko [[spoiler:Yuko]] throws herself from the lighthouse after accidentally poisoning Yuka [[spoiler:Yuka]] (and, in extension, causing the rest of her friends to shoot each other out of the resulting paranoia). paranoia).
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Averted with Shinji, [[spoiler:Shinji]], who attempts a TakingYouWithMe attack at Kiriyama after he murders his friends.]]



* The original adaptation of ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'', called ''These Three'', removed the suicide but the second version did not.

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* The original adaptation of ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'', called ''These Three'', removed the suicide but the second version did not. After her AnguishedDeclarationOfLove to [[spoiler:Karen]], [[spoiler:Martha]] hangs herself due to {{gayngst}} combined with feeling her emotions ruined both her and [[spoiler:Karen]]'s lives.
17th Jul '16 5:20:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''{{Airplane}}''. Three people commit suicide rather than listen to Ted Striker's reminiscing.

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



* [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Amanda Krueger]] killed herself after seeing news reports of how the rape-conceived son she'd given up for adoption had been arrested for murdering children.

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* [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'': Amanda Krueger]] Krueger killed herself after seeing news reports of how the rape-conceived son she'd given up for adoption had been arrested for murdering children.


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* Near the end of ''Film/ReeferMadness'' [[spoiler:Blanche]] jumps out of a window. This was actually enforced by UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode. One of their rules was that wrongdoers needed to punished.
* The original adaptation of ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'', called ''These Three'', removed the suicide but the second version did not.
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.
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