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14 February, 2021

Survivors

Some movies seem to go on forever, and I'm not talking about the director's cut of Return of the King. Here are some films which have managed to hold onto an unusually high alive percentage for their age.

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Scream

1996

A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

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100% alive
0% dead

The Evil Dead

1981

When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.

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100% alive
0% dead

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

1982

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

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100% alive
0% dead

Terms of Endearment

1983

Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.

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100% alive
0% dead

Bugsy Malone

1976

A pint-sized cast illuminates this musical that is unlike any other ever made. Set in 1929 New York City, Bugsy Malone captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers - all played by child actors! As Tallulah, the sassy girlfriend of the owner of Fat Sam's Grand Slam Speakeasy, future superstar Jodie Foster dances and sings her way into our hearts.

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91.6% alive
8.3% dead

Acacia
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Gone with the Wind

1939

The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman's destructive "March to the Sea,” during the American Civil War.

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2.3% alive
97.7% dead

Sure it's barely hanging on, but it's pretty incredible that a movie that came out before World War II still has one remaining cast member alive.