Top 10 Movies by Body Count

The following list of 10 movies by body count is based on the estimated number of bodies visible on screen. Many films have gone a lot out of their way to make the film more deadly.


1. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Date Released: 2003

Body Count: 836

Description: This was the concluding trilogy film of the Lord of the Rings. The film was an epic fantasy based on the novels written by J.R.R. Tolken.


2. Kingdom of Heaven

Date Released: 2005

Body Count: 610

Description: The story surrounds the time of the crusades in the 12th century. In the film, A French Blacksmith aims to help Jerusalem fight off the Muslims under the leadership of Saladin.


3. 300

Date Released: 2006

Body Count: 600

Description: This fantasy film is based on a comic series written by Frank Miller in 1998. It fictionally retells the Battle of Thermopylae.


4. Troy

Date Released: 2003

Body Count: 572

Description: This is an epic film starring Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom. It chronicles the events of the Trojan War in Ancient Greece. The movie was nominated for several awards.


5. The Last Samurai

Date Released: 2003

Body Count: 558

Description: The film surrounds the main character, Captain Nathan Algren who is a man loose. The battles he once fought is now seem distant and futile.


6. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Date Released: 2002

Body Count: 468

Description: This is the second film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, based on the books written by J.R.R. Tolken. Frodo and Sam are still on a mission to destroy the ring.


7. GrindHouse: Double Feature

Date Released: 2007

Body Count: 310

Description: This is an action/horror film produced, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. The double feature is a combination of Rodriguez’s Planet Terror and Tarantino’s Death Proof. The reviews for the film were positive, but the sales were not.


8. Hard Boiled

Date Released: 1992

Body Count: 307

Description: This was an action film produced by Hong Kong’s best, John Woo. This was the last of John Woo’s Hong Kong films.


9. Titanic

Date Released: 1997

Body Count: 307

Description: This film is based on the true story of the Titanic and how it sank. Amongst the action and the chaos, a love story ensues between Kate Winslet and Leonrdo DeCaprio.


10. We Were Soldiers

Date Released: 2002

Body Count: 305

Description: This film chronicles the Battle of la Drang and stars Mel Gibson. Battle of la Drang was the first major battle fought between the US Army and Vietnam.


Resource: – Movie Body Count


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2 Responses

  1. Elle

    I am very familiar with Titanic, which I have seen four times. And every time, i would be crying. really romantic.

  2. Halidom

    I though Braveheart would have made this list. It had an army of extras.


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