10 Best Movie Endings
The 10 best movie endings is a topic that could easily be one of the most disputed subjects known to most movie watchers. For some, they might have been more inclined to think that the ending of "Gone With the Wind" was the best, but for others the ending of "Star Wars" was historical and unforgettable. That is the beauty of the movies—everyone has their favorites. In no particular order, here are ten of the best movie endings.
- "Citizen Kane" a movie that chronicled the life and times of millionaire Charles Foster Kane. The movie starred the director of the film, Orson Wells. Throughout the film, a reporter tried to find out who Rosebud was and at the very end we see a sled being thrown into a big furnace with the name Rosebud on it. The whole movie centered around the question: Who is or was Rosebud?
- "Pulp Fiction" burst onto the movie scene with an unforgettable ending. In the end of the film, Samuel Jackson and John Travolta are shown sitting in a restaurant when a robbery breaks out. Through some slick maneuvering on Jackson's part, he has the most incredible dialogue with the would be robbers.
- "Casablanca" is an old school classic full of romance and danger. In the last three minutes of the movie, Rick is helping his one time love escape even after shooting a German Captain as he strolls off into the fog filled night uttering "Louie, I think this could be the start of a beautiful friendship."
- "The Sixth Sense" was full of suspense until the end, when Haley Joel Osmond realizes that Bruce Willis is in fact one of the dead people he can see. He now sees parallels in his interaction with him throughout the film and the relationship to the color red in the dead people.
- "All about Eve" featuring Bette Davis had a really bittersweet ending for Eve. It just shows that you can't always get what you want. Eve got the career she wanted but lost the friends she had along the way.
- "The Bad Seed" showed that pretty girls don't always finish first. The evil and mean girl meets her end behind the beloved medal for penmanship that she had killed for earlier in the movie. It's easy to see what you live for is something that you can easily die for.
- "The Fugitive" with Harrison Ford is a real example of bringing someone to justice. Harrison Ford kills the man that is responsible for his wifes murder and as he is seen riding away in the car with Tommy Lee Jones, he turns to him and tells him "I told you I didn't kill my wife.
- "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" is the first of the three classic movies which featured Harrison Ford battling Nazis. The ending is amazing in that the Germans are defeated despite their attempts to kill Ford in the Tomb of the Ark of the Covenant.
- "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" ended with a good twists of manipulation. The end of the movie shows the other six brides being married to the men that had kidnapped them earlier in the film. It's amazing what a shotgun wedding can do.
- "Up" showcased a stubborn widow that wanted to fly his house to the spot his wife and he had dreamed of for years. Through all of his travels and determination to fulfill his late wifes dream of moving the house to their place, he had actually overlooked the main theme that he in fact had lived the dream all along. As the film ends. they show Carl with his new found buddy Russell enjoying their lives together.
This list is a short an unofficial list of the best movie endings in the past cinematic era. Everyone will have their own list to make. So enjoy the list making.