15 Most Epic Last Stands In Movie History

15. Ulmer & Donowitz - Inglourious Basterds

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Trust Quentin Tarantino to come up with a last stand that's by turns brutal, hilarious, and engages with real world history in a shocking and provocative way.

All Hell breaks loose during the premiere of Nazi propaganda film Nation's Pride, as Shosanna (Mélanie Laurent) hatches her plan to burn the cinema down, while Ulmer (Omar Doom) and Donowitz (Eli Roth) break into the VIP box and riddle Hitler and Goebbels with bullets.

Mission accomplished, right? Not quite. The pair then proceeds to keep firing their machine guns at the panicking crowd of Germans as the cinema continues to burn. Donowitz even unloads another clip into Hitler's face for good measure, in one of the decade's great cathartic movie moments.

Their brutal last stand comes to an end when the bombs attached to their legs detonate, killing them both and exploding the little that remains of the cinema and everyone in it. Beautiful.

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