Death is humanity's great equaliser, and there's no denying that a well-crafted death scene can help elevate a movie's emotion while possibly delivering an instantly iconic moment that audiences won't ever forget.
When filmmakers get it right, they've got audiences eating out of the palm of their hand - think Erik Killmonger's (Michael B. Jordan) poignant demise in Black Panther or Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) murdering Ryan Reynolds at the end of Deadpool 2.
And with 2019 set to be one of the biggest years for cinema on record - especially if you're called Disney - it's fair to say that the next 10 months are sure to serve up their share of visceral, iconic and utterly devastating death scenes.
From tear-soaked farewells for long-tenured superheroes, to terrifying villains finally getting their comeuppance and everything in-between, these are the 10 probable movie deaths which should lodge their way into audience's brains the most aggressively in 2019.
Of course, nothing is set in stone and these films could all end up swerving audiences, but on the balance of what we know, they're the ones to watch for shocking, upsetting, satisfying and unforgettable death scenes...
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