Worst Movie Endings of All Time


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The Top Ten

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Just curious which ending is being referred to because it had like 20 different endings..
I didn't even think this movie was going to end

2Star 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.
Only big flaw with the original trilogy

3The 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


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!
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.

4Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
While knowing had a crap ending, I mean. Really. Ok, Spalkos eye blowing up was cool. But...
So this Indiana Jones movie has aliens, ALIENS really?
What the heck man seriously that Russian died from the dumb ark
[Newest]I just have one thing to say about this one. ALIENS!?

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.


6Vanilla Sky

7The 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.

8War 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!

9The Matrix Revolutions

10The Dark Knight Rises
This was a great ending!
This ending does not deserve to be on the list Cause it's the best ending I've ever seen
It's not a bad ending. If anything it's just kind of confusing.

The Contenders

11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Was it an ending? Another part must be there...
Seriously, it was all just a vision?

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.


14Broadcast News
One of my favorite movies of all time. especially albert brooks character. awful tagged on ending

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


This movie was all special effects and no story. I'm seriously the mail character has his brain put into an alien!? Really?
This was the worst movie ending ever. Who wants their brain sucked out!

17Pay It Forward
This defeated the whole purpose of the underlying message.

Help others out and you'll get hurt.

Great Ending *Sarcasm*

18Ocean's Eleven

It turned from a sci-fi film into a slasher film

20The Happening

21The Devil Inside
They crash the car and then... A website link. Two hours of my life I'll never get back.

22The Lion King
Timon and Pumbaa need to die to make it a good movie DUH!
How is the ending bad... ?
I wish that Timon and Pumba died!

23The Village
Living in the wild life preserve

24I Am Legend

25Paranormal Activity 2

There was NO climax. I was hoping maybe something would happen but NO! The end was just as bland as everything else
This film is stupid and makes no sense, the only thing is good is the steampunk themed stuff


27The Last Airbender
I mean why only do a part 1 in the Cartoon it is called book 1 but this movie happen in 2011 I think and they have not done book 2 and 3 come on now it is the year of 2013!


Rocky schould of won that fight but those stupid judges gave it to appolo

29Serious Moonlight

30The Grey
What happened to him. Doe she die or does he kill the wolf?

31A Serbian Film

32The Birds
Dreadful film, dreadful ending.


33The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Have you forgotten that there's still one more movie to go? It's not a bad ending, it's a cliffhanger.

34Babe: Pig in the City
How is the ending bad?

35Nine Dead

36August Rush
You don't even august reuniting with his parents

37The Sound of Music

38Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2


40Saw 3D: The Final Chapter

41The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

42The Lion King 1 1/2


44Lost in Space (1998)

45Monty Python and the Holy Grail

46The Number 23

47Another Earth

48Lady In The Water

49High Tension

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