5 Lucky Heroes That Should Have Died But Didn’t

While it’s enthralling to watch our protagonists defying the odds again and again, there comes a point where skill becomes luck, and luck becomes ‘HOW THE HELL ARE THEY STILL BREATHING?’

Here are 5 of our favourite movie heroes who survived one too many sticky situations to be believed…

John McClane

Movies Survived: Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard With A Vengeance, Die Hard 4.0, Live Free or Die Hard

It’s one thing to survive the cold stare of Alan Rickman’s Hans Gruber, never mind abseiling an exploding skyscraper on a fire hose (Die Hard), falling off an aeroplane (Die Hard 2) and being strapped to a bomb (Die Hard with a Vengeance).


Movies Survived: : Toy Story 1-3

Woody is a great guy but he sure is infuriatingly lucky. How’s about escaping a sweltering furnace (Toy Story 3) even though he’s made of plastic? Pull the other one, Woody. But not too hard, otherwise you’ll pull it off.


Movies Survived: The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Frodo’s companion Sam would have been forgiven for not saving him so many times given his attitude – Sam even had to carry his ‘buddy’ all the way up Mount fricken’ Doom! No enthusiasm Frodo, considering this is where you’ve been travelling for three 160-minute movies?!

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Indiana Jones

Movies Survived: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

It’s one thing to survive a holy trail of booby-traps (The Last Crusade), poisoning (Temple of Doom) and falling off a cliff (The Last Crusade), as well as multiple propellors, closing stone doors and tank tracks, but to then survive an ACTUAL NUCLEAR BOMB…is silly.

Harry Potter 

Movies Survived: Harry Potters 1-8

Pretty little Potter was obviously lucky from birth – who else survived The Killing Curse from The Dark Lord himself while still a baby? No-one, that’s who. Potter brushed it off with nothing but a scratch that could conveniently be covered by his fringe. 

The real stupidity arises when Potter survives an arena of dragons (Goblet of Fire), a Dementor’s kiss (Prisoner of Azkaban) and ACTUALLY BEING DEAD FOR A FEW MINUTES (Deathly Hallows Part 2).

And he still gets on with life with hardly a (further) scar on him.

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