Worst Movie Endings of All Time


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

Just curious which ending is being referred to because it had like 20 different endings..

What? How is this ending horrible this is like the best movie ever made!

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2War of the Worlds (2005)

Till the end of the movie, I was waiting for the twist to turn to "Happy Ending", and at the end, I was happy it would be an sad ending movie, then bam! He found a method! Sad movie..

Why is Lord of the Rings in this top ten? It's the best end ever!

3Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

I didn't think the original ending was powerful enough. I mean it's just them at a bonfire and luke meets up with the ghosts of anakin, yoda, and obi-wan. That's it.

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4The Abyss

This movie was well on it's way to becoming one of Cameron's best. A brilliantly realistic depiction of the under sea world. The Ed Harris/Elizabeth Mastrantonio scene dying and returning was stupendous.
But ending that movie with ET and everyone doing the Spielberg look of awe destroyed what came before. And, I won't even mention the end appearance of Chris Elliot a funny man in such a deadly serious film. ridiculous.

Epicly bad ending on an otherwise good movie. Perhaps the biggest drop off of all time.


Such a boring predictable lump of crap
All the people died on the boat and nobody gave a damn. It was so self centred on the two main characters. One of the cheesiest American remakes ever!

Three hours of horribly boring dribble, only to leave us with the most predictable, cliched ending of all time.

This was the most predictable ending in movie history. - booklover1

Lets just get this straight there was enough room for 2 come on!

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6Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

What the heck man seriously that Russian died from the dumb ark

While knowing had a crap ending, I mean. Really. Ok, Spalkos eye blowing up was cool. But...

Good movie but what the hall why have a flying sorcer at the end you start with all the history stuff then in to a syfi crap

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7Lady In The Water
9Broadcast News

One of my favorite movies of all time. especially albert brooks character. awful tagged on ending

10The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Seriously, it was all just a vision?

Was it an ending? Another part must be there...

The Newcomers

?Knocked Up
?The Conjuring

The Contenders

11The Mist

Everyone states that this movie is unbeatable masterpiece and even classic. I say WHAT? OK, it wasn't bad but it wasn't great at the same time. And yes, the ending was stupid - Alexandr

God I wanted to throw up, he killed everyone because he wanted to have the horrible death that never came when the military came and saved the day.

It makes no sence! You have an epic idea, epic monsters, good actors. and suddenly he just randomly kills his kid because he thinks there going to die. In the book the run to safety, even the man with that big moustache survives!

The movie is actually awesome but the ending is screwed up! Seriously, why did he kill his family even when the military came?!?

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12No Country for Old Men

This movie was perfect for the first 3/4. But the fact that they skipped over the big climax that finished a major character's arc almost ruined the whole thing. Even though the book did the same thing, what works in a book dosen't work the same in a movie and NCfOM is the best example.

Also, why is would Return of the King be #2? That's probably my all-time favorite movie, so what if it had five endings? The more the merrier

Really the murder gets loose! A t least have him bleed out after suffering for a month.

13Vanilla Sky
14Ocean's Eleven
15The Dark Knight Rises

This ending does not deserve to be on the list Cause it's the best ending I've ever seen

Danteem probably put this ending here, he is the only in the world than hate this end

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16Pay It Forward

This defeated the whole purpose of the underlying message.

Help others out and you'll get hurt.

Great Ending *Sarcasm*

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the whole film was boring and the ending was disappointing in addition. N. Cage showed awful acting too - Alexandr

18The Matrix Revolutions
19SunshineV1 Comment
20The Happening

This the worst ending of a movie I have ever seen. It's like it just cut off the end with about 30 minutes left of the movie. - westofohio

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Top Remixes

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2. Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
3. War of the Worlds (2005)
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2. The Mist
3. Vanilla Sky



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