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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The Contenders

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
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