A sudden, unexpected, or shocking demise can knock a movie audience completely off balance. When the twist is snuck into the opening minutes, viewers will spend the next hour nervous, simply because the movie has shown them that all bets are off. A shocking death scene in the final stretch could either be the tragic finale or the ironically bittersweet victory. But these sudden, shocking deaths only work if we love, hate, or care about the character in some way -- no easy task. Here are 12 movies that got it right.