Top 10 Movies with the Greatest Endings

The Top Ten
1 Fight Club Fight Club Product Image

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

Was hoping to see this on the list, surprised and not surprised this is number one. One of the most perfectly executed movie scenes in cinematic history

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

You met me at a very strange time in my life

2 The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption Product Image

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

Just great and happy

the end is the only part of the movie I like. the end is so good. I just watch the end when it's on TV.

Best Movie Ending Ever!

3 The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense Product Image

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.

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

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

Brilliantly made, perfect ending!

4 Psycho Psycho Product Image

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.

I hope they are watching, they'll see and they'll know and they'll say...why she wouldn't even harm a fly.

5 Se7en Se7en Product Image


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.

First time I saw this movie, the end blew my mind. Seen it 1,000 times since

6 The Usual Suspects The Usual Suspects Product Image

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.

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

Kevin Spacey = Awesome movie and awesome endings.

7 The Silence of the Lambs The Silence of the Lambs Product Image

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

Somehow, it's satisfying to me that a homicidal cannibal is free and wreaking havoc on his victims.

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

I'm having an old friend for dinner, without a doubt the best ending ever

8 Saw Saw Product Image

The ending just made my jaw drop to 10 inches... Unforgettable

For me, Saw saw the cake first!

I like saw film like this

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

9 Jaws Jaws Product Image

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

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

A very satisfying ending, one of the best.

10 The Dark Knight The Dark Knight Product Image

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

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

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

Joker made this movie more than legend!

The Contenders
11 The Dark Knight Rises The Dark Knight Rises Product Image

If you're talking about the cafe bit than I agree. If the bit with Joseph Gordon-Levit going into the batcave, no. That dosen't round off the trilogy like the other one does. It leaves the field open for a Dark Knight Ends or something.

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

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

Its inspirational. Anybody can be the hero.

12 Monsters, Inc. Monsters, Inc. Product Image

The ending is sad.

13 Inception Inception Product Image

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

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

This must go higher. NOW.

14 Monty Python's Life of Brian Monty Python's Life of Brian Product Image

Look on the bright side of life.

15 Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands Product Image

Such a beautiful ending

16 The Matrix The Matrix Product Image

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

17 The Conversation The Conversation Product Image
18 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Product Image
19 City Lights City Lights Product Image
20 The Others The Others Product Image

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

21 The Green Mile The Green Mile Product Image

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.

Ha ha, 12. Almost on top 10.

22 Unforgiven Unforgiven Product Image
23 The Last Detail The Last Detail Product Image
24 Rosemary's Baby Rosemary's Baby Product Image

Sure, Rosemary is naive and weak at times, but she is an amazing mother, even to the spawn of Satan.

25 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey Product Image

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.

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