The 5 Best Film Endings


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The 5 best film endings is fast-forwarding to the end to figure out which movies have the best endings. Check out our picks in the gallery below!

A movie’s ending can make or break the entire ordeal. If the filmmaker lays the ending on a bit too thick, then the rest of the film goes down with it. If the movie ends too ambiguously, then audiences might not be satisfied (even if that’s what the director intended). It’s a very delicate balance, and one that comes down to an exact science. That’s why it’s worth praising the directors who absolutely nailed the landing.

Notice that all of these films walk the line between drama and thriller—typically, these films have endings that pack a real punch. After a whole film’s worth of setup, it’s always so satisfying to encounter an ending that delivers on every little bit of foreshadowing in a way that perfectly sums up the entire viewing experience. It sounds like a daunting task, but these five films from directors like Stanley Kubrick, David Fincher, and John Carpenter all managed to do it.