The Best Movie Endings

Ken AshfordPopular Culture2 Comments

The London Times lists the Top 20 Best Movie Endings (click here for more details, but warning — SPOILER ALERTS abound).

Before you read on, keep in mind these aren’t necessarily all surprise movie endings a la "The Sixth Sense" and "The Usual Suspects".  They are, however, movie endings that are, for one reason or another, memorable.

Planetofapes20. Se7en
David Fincher, 1995

19. The Blair Witch Project
Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez, 1999

18. Memento
Christopher Nolan, 2000

17. Planet of the Apes
Franklin J Schaffner, 1968

16. The Shawshank Redemption
Frank Darabont, 1994

15. Gone With the Wind
Victor Fleming, 1939

14. Doctor Strangelove
Stanley Kubrick, 1964

Thelmalouisemustang13. Les Diaboliques
Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955

12. The Wizard of Oz
Victor Fleming, 1939

11. Thelma & Louise
Ridley Scott, 1991

10. The Sixth Sense
M. Night Shyamalan, 1999

9. The Usual Suspects
Bryan Singer, 1995

8. The Italian Job
Peter Collison, 1969

7. Some Like It Hot
Billy Wilder, 1959

6. Breakfast At Tiffany’sCanontest34
Blake Edwards, 1961

5. Chinatown
Roman Polanski, 1974

4. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Steven Spielberg, 1982

3. Casablanca
Michael Curtiz, 1942

2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
George Roy Hill, 1969

1. Carrie
Brian De Palma, 1976