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    Films with the best endings.

    My favourite endings in cinema are:

    Memento
    Seven
    The Usual Suspects
    Silence of the Lambs
    Fight Club

    What about yours?
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    I'm a fan of the old "plot twist" end, so I love the denouments of M Night Shyamalan's early work. The Sixth Sense & Unbreakable both have quality conclusions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I'm a fan of the old "plot twist" end, so I love the denouments of M Night Shyamalan's early work. The Sixth Sense & Unbreakable both have quality conclusions.

    Sadly he's gone from being bad to vomit out loud awful of late.
    Heard you're also a fan of The Crying Game's ending.
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    Vertigo. Such a poignant and fitting ending, despite the fact that the 'twist' was revealed mid-way through the story.
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    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Something uber cool about the way Tom Courtenay sticks two fingers up to authority in sight of the finishing line.

    The Quiet Earth - Makes no sense whatsoever, but does it need to?

    Into the Wild - Not sure why, as on the surface there's nothing special about it, but the combination of the cinematography, Eddie Vedder's soundtrack and the ending create something superb IMO.
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    Into the wild was a beautiful film but they made the guy out to be a hero or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Into the wild was a beautiful film but they made the guy out to be a hero or something.
    Not how I saw it. Superficially, maybe but I disagree that he was really made out to be a hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Into the wild was a beautiful film but they made the guy out to be a hero or something.
    I saw him more as a tragic figure, which is not necessarily the same as being a hero.

    As for the thread subject, loved the ending of The Shawshank Redemption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    I saw him more as a tragic figure, which is not necessarily the same as being a hero.
    Exactly. At the end he has an epiphany "Happiness isn't real unless its shared" or something like that. He's no hero, just a naive kid with 'first world problems'.

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    Yeah, basically Shaweshank nails it for me. Usual Suspects definately up there too
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Exactly. At the end he has an epiphany "Happiness isn't real unless its shared" or something like that. He's no hero, just a naive kid with 'first world problems'.
    Yeah tragic but they also romanticised the whole thing, which was a wrong message to send in case more idiots try and do the same.

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    Whenever this topic is brought up I immediately think of No Way Out, but when I look at it objectively I think I've seen several better movie endings. There probably isn't a greater difference in quality between the first 95% of a movie and the end of it than in No Way Out though; it was pretty average throughout until that twist.
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    Several finishes when I saw that film, tbh.

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    Shawshank is great. Would be one of my favourites.

    To Kill a Mocking Bird has a great ending as well, when Scout stands on the porch of the Radley house and sees her world from a whole new perspective.

    Casablanca is beyond great as well.
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