Greatest Movie Endings


The Top Ten

1 Fight Club

Who could forget those buildings being blown up after we found out the truth about Tyler Durden? Truly the best movie ending of all time

The best movie to remind everyone of the important things in life, and make them realise how stupid society is - Mercedes

Everything that's already been said is my opinion too, I just want to add that the pixie song "where is my mind" was the perfect song for it and all in all it just blew me away. Don't forget the dick, just awesome

So unperdictable, who on earth could figure out how the makers came up with the truth of Tyler Durdan

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2 The Shawshank Redemption

The happiest ending (let alone the greatest) that I've ever seen.

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3 The Sixth Sense

Saw it at an L.A. on the Friday it opened... in a large theater where movie industry big-shots go to see the film they or their friends worked on. People there tend to stay for all the credits, then race for the door when the lights come up. Not on this particular evening. The lights at the end of the credits revealed a sellout crowd, half of them standing, ALL of them verbally processing with total strangers what they had just seen. It was a "wow" moment.

great movie with a great ending, but why isn't
the empire strikes back on the list

I love all the ending starting from Fight club, Seven to The silence of lamb, BUT! this movie give me a tight slap, cmon he is the GHOST! :p
- mesh13

Amazing, the end scene is the closest I have come to crying in a movie

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4 The Usual Suspects

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist

"And like that, he's gone. "Brilliant ending. Left my jaw open for 10 minutes.

The ending shocked me as hell

Ridiculous ending wow awesome jaw opened for half hour come on # 3?

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5 Psycho

I had watched a lot of movies like this movie. That's why I already guessed the main story of this movie. But for a 60s movie, yes it has good ending. - zxm

6 Se7en


Absolutely brilliant. Yes the other movie endings above are phenominal but this one truly is the winner. The whole movie is dark and grimy and while it is not a torture porn or gore flick it certainly doesn't shy away from blood, death, and several particularly nasty scenes and implications. But the end...

The ending is a bright country side, a polar opposite to everything leading up to the climax. At this point we're happy, but wary, as viewers- I mean, hey, we've caught the bad guy, we win. And then you see Morgan Freeman's face as he looks in "The Box" and swings around to look at Mills, far in the back ground. That line "Back off, John Doe has the upper hand, I repeat, he has the upper hand" completely throws off the viewer. Mills (Brad Pitt) has a gun to the bad guy's head. And then everything falls apart as he reveals it is Mill's wife's head, and that John Doe and Mills are to be the final sins if Mill's chooses to kill Doe.

No gore is seen, none ...more

This ending takes the prize for the most disturbing ending. They didn't even show anything that was visually disgusting. A mind-boggling and chilling end, no cop-out, no ridiculous twist, just the awful truth.

Simply the best ending I have seen (and yes I've seen all the movies in the top ten on this list) Absolutely jaw dropping.

7 The Silence of the Lambs

My favorite movie of all time. The opening is really good, the score is bae, the plot is great, the characters are likeable and had the perfect ending. No other film can beats Silence of the Lambs, the best movie of all time

I'm having an old friend for dinner. - louiethefly

There's a lot of good endings, but no one can beat silence of the lambs, an old friend for dinner

Disturbing with a mix of being glad some how.

8 Saw

Actually Unpredictable
The Gloom and the that was created around the time of the ending made the dialog super awesome

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9 Jaws

Awesome, the music, the lines, the psychological events, the adventure during those last few second. EPIC

A very satisfying ending, one of the best.

That explosion was awesome! And Roy schieders line was funny! Kick butt ending!

10 The Green Mile

How about this one? The whole time you watched this movie but never expected the ending. Missed the "counting". The ending is what I like most about the movie. - zxm

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11 The Dark Knight Rises

Its inspirational. Anybody can be the hero.

What th hell is wrong with you guys its should be at top 3

Better than Batman Begins - PeeledBanana

Yes, but it was the exact same ending of the postman

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12 The Dark Knight

I can't say that surely it is the best movie ending but I can say that this is best movie ending I ever watched... Masterpiece by Nolan... Just awesome

The last 2 minutes were orgasmic

The end is sheer poetry! On a Robert Frost level!

Because we have to chase him. He isn't a hero. He is a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A dark knight.
Gary Oldman - 2008 - SuperheroSith

13 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
14 The Others

The twist at the end of this movie is brilliant. Never saw it coming... Then everything just seems to line up..

15 Monty Python's Life of Brian

Look on the bright side of life. - errrr

16 Monsters, Inc.

The ending is sad.

17 King Kong
18 Edward Scissorhands

Such a beautiful ending

19 The Matrix

I love the ending of this movie it gets me so pumped - roblist

20 The Conversation
21 Midnight Express
22 City Lights
23 Inception

Come On! The ending of this movie has been ravaged for years! Undoubtedly the best ending of all time!

This must go higher. NOW.

Everyone is waiting for the top to stop spinning and then credits roll.. god damnit!

24 Unforgiven
25 The Shining

Crazy ending. Flipped my mind 180 degrees. - zxm

26 Heartbreakers
27 Planet of the Apes

Best ending of then all. Should be higher.

Wow... This isn't this on top 10, if not no. 1. The greatest enemies of humanity are humans themselves. Those maniacs...

28 The Last Detail
29 Rosemary's Baby
30 Alien 3
31 High Tension
32 Memento

"Now, where was I? "
Best closing line ever.

33 Oldboy

One of the best movies you will ever see

34 The Road Warrior
35 2001: A Space Odyssey

Some endings defy explanation, and love or hate this movie, (though no one hates this movie; those who think they hate it just don't understand it), this ending is 1. absolutely magnificent. No matter what one thinks of the movie as a whole, it is visually dazzling beginning to end. 2. It popularized the opening and closing score of the movie. Now one of the most iconic and recognizable in cinema, it has found countless uses in popular culture. 3. Most importantly, though, the uncertainty and lack of a straight forward meaning leaves it up for interpretation. That is why it is the greatest movie ending of all time.

How is this so low on this list. Anyone who has seen the ending will know that this is not only a visually beautiful ending, but one that will leave your head spinning for hours the first time you see it. Should be first, in my opinion.

Weird ending. - zxm

36 The Fugitive
37 The Wizard of Oz
38 Saving Private Ryan

The part where Tom Hanks shoots the Tank with a pistol was absolutely epic, and how it blew up was awesome.

39 The Godfather

Though this is not the end the christening scene was one of the best in movie history, and when Michael lies to his wife about murdering his brother in law it shows that he is one of the most evil deceiving characters of all time

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

Everybody hate this ending only because its like a 20 endings, but common people are good and not so infinite

Which ending? - errrr

41 Saw II

very suspense and frightening.

42 The Prestige

Such a surprising ending. - Gunnar9797

Never saw it coming...

Fantastic Ending - BeatlesFan1964

43 Titanic

I love it... How Rose dies in her sleep, returns to the Titanic in heaven with all others and Jack - Curious

Why is this not Number!?

44 Field of Dreams
45 Interview with the Vampire
46 Hot Fuzz
47 Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

It's a funny ending but I just want to cry cause it ends for ever (Homealone with kevin). - Amir031

48 The Departed

The movie which was moving at a normal pace suddenly went with the speed of a bullet train

49 Chinatown

Forget it Jake, its Chinatown.

Jack Nicholson- Greatest actor of ALL TIME!

50 Thelma & Louise
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2. Monty Python's Life of Brian
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