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15 Films With the Best Endings of All Time: “Nobody’s perfect, but this ending is”

Some Like It Hot
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Redditor NHazellnut recently asked what was the best movie ending you’ve ever seen. Reddit was right on the money with these fifteen incredible films with even better endings.

The Truman Show

The Truman Show
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  • Streaming on HBO Max

Jim Carrey in The Truman Show is brilliant, and several Redditors agree it has one of the best movie endings ever. Truman was adopted, and his entire life broadcasts as a reality TV show in a made-up world around him. 

I don’t want to spoil the ending, so, “In case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!”

There Will Be Blood

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Following one man’s ambition for wealth at all costs, There Will Be Blood (2007) tells a story of family, hatred, and religion. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, and Ciarán Hinds. 

It’s a period-time drama highlighting Southern California’s late 19th and early 20th-century oil boom. I’ll spare you any spoilers with context, but Redditor Rob_Reason expressed, “There Will Be Blood, bowling alley scene, just wow.”

Memento

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  • Streaming on HBO Max

Christopher Nolan‘s Memento (2000) tells a twisty story of a man experiencing Anterograde amnesia. Leonard’s (Guy Pearce) short-term memory loss prevents him from creating new memories. 

His last memory is of his wife dying, and he is out for vengeance. Redditor kdubstep states, “It’s the only film I ever watched and then immediately watched again and enjoyed it, even more, the second time.”

Heat

Heat
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  • Streaming on Starz

Michael Mann’s Heat (1995) features an ensemble cast led by Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. It follows the conflict between a detective, a career criminal, and his thieving friends. 

After unknowingly leaving a clue behind at a heist, the LAPD turns up the Heat. Redditor junkyardpig expressed, “With God Moving Over the Face of Waters by Moby playing. One of my favorite movies and endings, and probably my favorite ending song.”

The Mist

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Based on Stephen King‘s 1980 novella of the same name, The Mist (2007) tells a captivating story about small town Bridgton, Maine. An unknown bloodthirsty species of monsters hiding in the mistiness of a freak storm that brought them in. 

The city holds up in a grocery store, and the townspeople split into two groups. The ending in The Mist film is darker than in Stephen King’s book. However, Stephen King was receptive to the change. 

The Sixth Sense

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M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense (1999) follows a child psychologist (Bruce Willis) who helps a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) with his frightening ability to see dead people.

It’s filled with spine-tingling moments and one of the most blindsiding endings in film history. Redditor Obi_Wan_Benobi confessed, “The Sixth Sense absolutely fried my brain. It got me big time. I walked out of the theater like I was drunk.”

Whiplash

Whiplash
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  • Streaming on HBO Max

Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash (2014) follows a jazz drummer and music student Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller), and his ambition to be the best. But his instructor Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), abrasively pushes Andrew to his limits. 

Redditor Am_I_Bean_Detained admits, “I watched it for the first time at the start of the pandemic while working from home and had to rewatch the final like 16 minutes immediately.”

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects
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  • Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

The Usual Suspects (1995) follows the interrogation of a two-bit con man and a gun massacre on a ship docked in Los Angelos. 

Roger “Verbal” Kint (Kevin Spacey) tells his story through narration and flashbacks of how he’s one of only two disaster survivors. It’s a story of crime Lord Keyser Söze and his control over five criminal companions. 

Some Like It Hot

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  • Available to Rent or Buy on Amazon Prime Video

The American comedy classic Some Like It Hot (1959) stars Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. The film follows two musicians who witness a mob crime. So they disguise themselves as women to escape the mafia. 

Redditor DiscussionPale3216 stated, “Can’t believe no one’s said Some Like It Hot yet. The ending’s famous for a reason!” To which Redditor braundiggity replied, “Nobody’s perfect, but this ending is.”

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoos' Nest
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  • Streaming on HBO Max and Apple TV+

Based on Ken Kesey’s novel of the same name, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) stars Jack Nicholson and is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest movies ever. 

A criminal (Nicholson) is admitted to a mental institution after winning an insanity plea. But unfortunately, Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) is a sadistic woman. So he rallies the frightened patients to rebel. The ending is one of the most talked about endings in film history. 

Fight Club

Fight Club
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  • Available to Rent or Buy on Amazon Prime Video

Based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name, Fight Club (1999) has an unbelievable ending and subsequent cult following. It follows an unnamed narrator (Edward Norton) who hates his nine-to-five and is discontent with life. 

So he forms a “Fight Club” with soap salesman Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt). I’d love to tell you more, but “The first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club.” 

Inception

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  • Streaming on Apple TV+ and Free on Tubi

Christopher Nolan’s Inception (2010) introduces dream-sharing technology that allows the plantation of ideas in another person’s mind. The plot follows a professional thief (Leonardo DiCaprio) with a tragic past who has the inverse task of using this technology in the subconscious of a C.E.O. 

If he succeeds, they’ll erase his criminal history. Redditor BatmanAndMe123 admits, “Yes! That ending had me saying, that is why I love movies.”

Fallen

Fallen
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  • Streaming on Starz

The film Fallen (1998) is one of Denzel Washington’s most underrated films. Although, it’s amassed a cult following. It follows a homicide detective (Washington) who witnesses a serial killer’s execution. 

However, not long after his death, the killings begin again. The similarities make investigators believe it’s a copycat killer, but things aren’t as they seem. The ending is one of the most shocking in movie history. “Tiiiiiiiiime is on my side. Yes, it is.”

Identity

Identity
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Loosely based on Agatha Christie’s whodunit And Then There Were None (1939), the movie Identity (2003) twists and turns to the very end. Ten stranded strangers take shelter in an empty motel in Nevada. 

But, as they begin to get acquainted, they start dying at the hands of an unknown killer. Redditor saucy_angel sums up, “Identity is one of the few films where I genuinely had no idea how it would end.”

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  1. What about the movie “Another Earth”? That ending was incredible! How the movie brings the main character’s story together with the events that appear on the Television was brilliant. I jumped out of my chair during the ending scene screaming I was so pulled into that movie.

    • yessss!!!!! one of my favorite movies ever. i tell people about it all the time and nobody bothers. they’re missing out. also, I origins. That’s a surprise ending as well! Brit Marling is a totally underrated actress and writer

  2. “PEPPERMINT”….It should not matter if you are female or male…this is “how it should be” if you are Wronged” like this! MOVIE INFO:….. The movie REALLY starts when you see the words “Five Years Earlier” on the screen!….LOVED THE ENDING!!

  3. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, 2019! Another great Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio movie! That was one of the BEST endings I have EVER seen! It doesn’t get any better than the can of dog food!!!

  4. Not bat. “There Will Be Blood” is a unique story about all the characters who aren’t the usual heroes (the family that Plainview actually gives in to, that we never see), but the ending isn’t anything special or unusual in Hollywood. The greatest switch endings are in “Bury Me an Angel”, “The Bravados”, “Ambush at Tomahawk Gap”, “Jungle Fighters”, “The Bridges at Toko Ri”, “Fortress”, and “This is Not a Test”.

  5. How about some older movies? The ending of Easy Rider left me so shocked I was just numb. The friend who went with me was so shocked she inadvertently went the wrong way down a one-way street… in her home town, where she knew all the streets.

  6. I agree with all of these except Sixth Sense. That movie was totally predictable from the onset. The dead giveaway was the amount of blood Willis’ character lost in the shooting. Anyone bleeding out like that wouldn’t survive, even in an operating room with surgeons standing by. Hence the rest of the film is totally predictable, including the end.

    • Well look at the big brain on Frederick! Let me start off by saying, anytime I watch movies like these, the last thing I am trying to do is figure out the ending or plot twists; sure, please let me ruin the movie for myself! Since when are movies realistic? In the real-world bleeding out that much is instant death, in movie land, that was just a minor cut. I am guessing you have not watched the John Wick movies yet. If I applied your “movie logic” to this film, then John Wick became a ghost a long time ago. I know a lot of people who have watched the Sixth Sense and you are the first person I have come across to figure out the ending let alone the entire movie “from the onset”. Please buy yourself a lollipop as your reward. {my entire reply is satire and is for entertainment purposes only. Of course, I figured out the ending very early on. In fact, I knew exactly how it would end before the movie was ever written.}

  7. I can’t believe nobody is mentioning one of the most shocking endings of all time. Paul Newman and Robert Redford in “The Sting”

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