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Best movie endings

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef2, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    You do have an appreciation of endings that are not neat and tidy, don't you?

    Empire was the only one of the original trilogy that did not have a tidy ending, which is one of many reasons it was the best of the three.
  2. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    White Heat

    "Made it, Ma. Top of the world!"
  3. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Agreed. Or should I say, AGreedo.
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member


    (Han shot first, dammit!)
  5. oxfordcrowe

    oxfordcrowe Member

    When I first read the thread title the first movie that came to my head was "Usual Suspects." Agree on mostly everything, especially "Shawshank" and "Seven."

    Some others not yet mentioned:
    "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"
    "The Departed"
    "Unforgiven" (while the closing scene is not Clint cleaning house at the saloon, it's close enough)
    "Pulp Fiction"

    I'm sure there are more that I will think of later.
  6. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    This one doesn't belong with most of those already mentioned.
    "Independence Day." I figured the earthlings were going to win the day, but Quade's komikaze run was kinda surprising.
  7. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    "The Vanishing". YES.
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    "Carrie." Jumped out of my seat.

    "Field of Dreams," "Apollo 13" , "IAWL" and "Shawshank" are great feel-good endings.

    OTOH, the end of "Return to Perdition" was a stunner.
  9. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    I love you. (And I agree 100 percent)

    A few others yet to be mentioned:

    American Psycho (Love how the director makes you question the entirety of the film to that point)
    Fargo (Those Coen Brothers know how to end a movie, man)
    Dan In Real Life (if you turn it off before the scenes during the credits, that is)
  10. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    "Ill make it." Hoosiers - Jimmy Chitwood's Final Shot
    Rudy - Final Scene
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Some not Mentioned,
    Murder on the Orient Express - I didn't see it coming, but I was only 13 when I saw it the first time.

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - the great line "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend"
    and the final line of the movie, "Nothing's too good for the man who Liberty Valance"

    And Forrest Gump "Is he smart, or is he like me" Gump shows more self awareness than you imagine.
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