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10 War Films Where The Villain Kills The Hero

Only the dead see the end of war.

Legendary Pictures

As is the mantra with many war films, death is not romantic. Many do not get a heroic send-off and are unceremoniously killed off by other unnamed, unseen and unknown soldiers.

The heroic deaths tend to be reserved for the main character.

The enemy could be a persistent force, an enemy general or someone on your side whose moral compass is a distance shy of 'good'. For the heroes of these movies, death is waiting patiently for them.

The deaths of the main characters in these films feel genuine and thus carry emotional weight. There are a number of films, however, in which our rugged protagonists withstand insurmountable odds to reach the end credits, but often is the case that this feels disingenuous to the realities of war.

War is an ugly, haunting reality that millions of people have faced for thousands of years. This is a list of some stories that Hollywood felt warranted telling.

Of course, some are completely fictional in terms of the scenarios and plots surrounding the main characters, but the realistic depictions of warfare are no fantasy.

War has heroes. Not all heroes survive.

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD

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