Top 10 Movie Ending Scenes with the Best MusicMovies are more than just visual spectacles. They are an immersive experience that can evoke a range of emotions, from joy and laughter to sadness and tears. One essential component of this experience is the music. The right score can elevate a scene to a whole new level, making it unforgettable. And when it comes to movie endings, the music can be the cherry on top of an already satisfying story. In this list, let's take a look at the top ten movie endings with the best music. From the iconic to the lesser-known, these scenes will leave you with a lasting impression, long after the credits have rolled.
Note, this does not include credits scenes.
The Top Ten
1 The Da Vinci Code Chevaliers de Sangreal by Hans Zimmer is so beautiful. As Robert Landon finds faith in his final discovery by the Louvre Pyramid, Chevaliers de Sangreal plays so powerfully.
2 A League of Their Own
3 The Lion King The King of Pride Rock plays as Simba takes his place as King. Finally ending on the outro version of Circle of Life (contained within King of Pride Rock)
4 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi One of the kings of movie composing. John Williams ends the saga with the perfectly placed Victory Celebration.
5 Cool Runnings Hans Zimmer always manages to make us cry. Here, he does it again as the bobsleighers carry their sled past the finish line and everyone who hated each other, comes together.
6 Planes, Trains and Automobiles Blue Room's rendition of Every time You Go Away makes us smile and cry as Del is finally embraced by Neil.
7 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo being hailed as a hero and no longer feared as a monster, is complemented perfectly by the music.
8 The Truman Show The song is called Father Kolbe's Preaching. As the creator addresses Truman, Truman finally manages to escape Big Brother. Very emotional music.
9 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
10 Full Metal Jacket
11 Leon: The Professional
12 The Breakfast Club
13 With Honors
14 Rocky In this particular movie, the result didn't matter. Rocky was the champion either way. The Final Bell by Bill Conti perfectly encapsulates the end of the struggles.
16 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
17 Mr. Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie Howard Goodall's Mad Pianos sees us out of this film as we discover that Bean has taken his work of art home with him. More importantly, after all he did, he was finally accepted by the family he stayed with.
18 Schindler's List
19 Ghost Unchained Melody is enough to make anyone cry as Molly is united with Sam's spirit.
20 The Great Escape
21 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope For those who were lucky enough to be alive when Star Wars was originally released, the final scene was the last thing they remembered. Reports of people leaving the theatre, then going straight back in to see it again are prevalent. The scene has wonderful and iconic music called The Throne Room by the genius John Williams.
22 Candyman (1992)
One of the scariest themes of all time.
23 E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial This is a big one. A very emotional goodbye between little Elliot and E.T.. The ship speeds off to John Williams' epic Escape / Chase / Saying Goodbye
24 Edward Scissorhands The Grand Finale is more than a tear jerker. It makes you feel all kinds of emotions. It's a beautiful piece of music by Danny Elfman. To see Edward carrying on is both heart-warming and heart-wrenching.
25 House on Haunted Hill (1999)