The top ten sex deaths in movies: WatchMojo ranks cinema’s most outrageous coital casualties (VIDEO).

The Top 10 Sex Deaths in Movie History, in One Video Countdown

The Top 10 Sex Deaths in Movie History, in One Video Countdown

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Oct. 3 2015 2:43 PM

The Top 10 Sex Deaths in Movie History, in One Video Countdown

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Both sex and death are common in movies, but then there is the sex death, that rare act in which, for the coupling characters on screen, “the climax really is the end.” Cinema has a rich tradition of coital casualties, and WatchMojo’s latest video is a noble stab at ranking the top 10 in history.

Needless to say, a spoiler warning is in order if you plan on seeing any of the featured flicks. The list spreads the love by recognizing old and new favorites—both American Psycho and Gone Girl make the cut—but the real draw here is the sheer diversity of murder methods: We see lovers downed by snakes, spears, switchblades, and, in one case, the steel trap of a woman’s thighs.  

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