Top 10 Movies with the Greatest Endings

The Top Ten
1 Fight Club

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 just have to love it.

2 The Shawshank Redemption

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

Just great and happy

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.

Brilliantly made, perfect ending!

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

How did I not know he was a Ghost!

4 The Usual Suspects

"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.

Come on. Epic twist

5 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.

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

6 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.

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

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

Disturbing with a mix of being glad some how.

I'm having an old friend for dinner.

8 Saw

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

For me, Saw saw the cake first!

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 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 end is sheer poetry! On a Robert Frost level!

Joker made this movie more than legend!

Where is Edge of Tomorrow?

The Contenders
11 Planet of the Apes

Best ending of then all. Should be higher.

12 The Dark Knight Rises

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.

Its inspirational. Anybody can be the hero.

13 Monsters, Inc.

The ending is sad.

14 Inception

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!

15 Hot Fuzz
16 Monty Python's Life of Brian

Look on the bright side of life.

17 The Others

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

18 Edward Scissorhands

Such a beautiful ending

19 The Matrix
20 The Conversation
21 City Lights
22 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
23 The World's End
24 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.

Ha ha, 12. Almost on top 10.

25 Citizen Kane
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