best final scene of a movie

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i'm lamestream but No Country For Old Men

fuiud, mac (rip van wanko), Saturday, 9 December 2017 23:55 (one year ago) Permalink

it's a little try-hard, faux deep, not believable, but still gets me every time

fuiud, mac (rip van wanko), Saturday, 9 December 2017 23:59 (one year ago) Permalink

Kubrick's The Killers is a good one.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 10 December 2017 00:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Cache

remember the lmao (darraghmac), Sunday, 10 December 2017 00:32 (one year ago) Permalink

The James Woods movie Cop (based on a James Elroy novel) is mostly forgettable but has an incredible ending.

omar little, Sunday, 10 December 2017 00:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Agree on NCFOM!

omar little, Sunday, 10 December 2017 00:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Just watched Profession: Reporter and that definitely qualifies.

glumdalclitch, Sunday, 10 December 2017 00:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Land Before Time

infinity (∞), Sunday, 10 December 2017 00:59 (one year ago) Permalink

cheese eating rat

fuiud, mac (rip van wanko), Sunday, 10 December 2017 01:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Just watched Profession: Reporter and that definitely qualifies.

For Americans, that's The Passenger.

and Josh, it's The Killing.

obv 2001

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 10 December 2017 02:37 (one year ago) Permalink

and Strangelove, Paths of Glory, and Barry Lyndon

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 10 December 2017 02:38 (one year ago) Permalink

here to do my duty and say the third man but also

notorious
a serious man
perfume: the story of a murderer
double indemnity (don't much like this movie; LOVE "closer than that, walter")
the godfather's good, always love a wipe.

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 10 December 2017 02:49 (one year ago) Permalink

and if morbs is listing every kubrick movie then fuck it, jack in the photograph IS deep

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 10 December 2017 02:57 (one year ago) Permalink

I have a soft spot for endings that literalize the movie's title, a la There Will Be Blood and Drag Me To Hell.

Oiled Launch (Old Lunch), Sunday, 10 December 2017 03:08 (one year ago) Permalink

and Josh, it's The Killing.

It is! I blame the phone. The Killers is the Burt Lancaster noir with two different versions, right?

The Conversation and Godfather II are both pretty great. The Searchers ... lots of great endings!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 10 December 2017 03:40 (one year ago) Permalink

The Bicycle Thief

jmm, Sunday, 10 December 2017 03:55 (one year ago) Permalink

The Vanishing is definitely the one I think about the most

sciatica, Sunday, 10 December 2017 04:02 (one year ago) Permalink

I love the ending of I Am Love, (not the mid-credits slow-motion shot of the two-of-them in the grotto), but when Tilda is seen stalking across the grounds through the window in the background, and bursts in the door, and then runs upstairs and the housekeeper is throwing clothes on the bed, and then bawling, and then Tilda's wearing something vaguely frumpy, and then she locks eyes with her secret lesbian daughter, and they clutch their hearts, and the camera runs out to where Tilda was standing a second before and turns and looks out the front door but she's gone

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 10 December 2017 04:06 (one year ago) Permalink

vertigo is one of old lunch's if you assume his acrophobia was cured in the middle of the movie but has just come back

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 10 December 2017 04:07 (one year ago) Permalink

xp Oh yeah and Harmonielehre blasting through the whole thing it's just great

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 10 December 2017 04:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Agree about I Am Love!

Kubrick is kind of his own category here, but my choice in that category is Eyes Wide Shut, although the last shot of Barry Lyndon is great.

As for recent movies, the last few scenes of The Lost City of Z are gorgeous.

ryan, Sunday, 10 December 2017 04:16 (one year ago) Permalink

I love the ending gag of Sherlock Jr, Buster looking to the screen for cues on what to do in a final scene

Colonel Blimp, the military band getting louder and louder

jmm, Sunday, 10 December 2017 04:21 (one year ago) Permalink

The Third Man ftw.

Monogo doesn't socialise (ledge), Sunday, 10 December 2017 11:38 (one year ago) Permalink

I feel like I should say The Florida Project just for trolling, but instead I'll say the one that The Florida Project keeps reminding me of, which is Corneliu Porumboiu's The Treasure. Anyone seen that?

Frederik B, Sunday, 10 December 2017 12:23 (one year ago) Permalink

The Vanishing is definitely the one I think about the most


oh god yeah, absolutely haunting

maybe pushing the definition of ‘final scene’ a little but fuck it - the giant’s superman-inspired self-sacrifice at the end of the iron giant makes me ugly-sob every single time

straightedge is just volcel for vegans (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:28 (one year ago) Permalink

The mist

sonnet by a wite kid, "On Æolian Grief" (wins), Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:30 (one year ago) Permalink

It seems unfair to say Stalker as that movie has the best everything else, just about, but Stalker

imago, Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:49 (one year ago) Permalink

And if we're shamelessly boosting our faves, best Bunuel closing scene is IMPOSSIBLE. Maybe slightly favour Fernando Rey going for the fridge

imago, Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Okay, bizarro, you've convinced me to finally give in to my sister's entreaties and watch Iron Giant over the holidays. Had no idea Donald Sutherland was even in it.

Oiled Launch (Old Lunch), Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:54 (one year ago) Permalink

And and the end of C&JGB. All the best films have the best endings. It's not fair. Will have to think of crap films with great endings now. Pierrot Le Fou is a good film with s great ending maybe

imago, Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:54 (one year ago) Permalink

The jerry Lewis film that ends with the set being dismantled

sonnet by a wite kid, "On Æolian Grief" (wins), Sunday, 10 December 2017 14:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Dangerously close to Monty Python & the Holy Grail there wins

imago, Sunday, 10 December 2017 14:01 (one year ago) Permalink

And holy mountain! Lewis did it 1st tho

sonnet by a wite kid, "On Æolian Grief" (wins), Sunday, 10 December 2017 14:04 (one year ago) Permalink

I did not know that!

imago, Sunday, 10 December 2017 14:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Fassbinder, "Fox and His Friends". Really life affirming that one <--- irony.

Action of Boyle Man Prompts Visitor to Stay (Tom D.), Sunday, 10 December 2017 14:07 (one year ago) Permalink

The mist yep dunno if the movie even earned it but

remember the lmao (darraghmac), Sunday, 10 December 2017 15:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Stroszek
All That Jazz

methanietanner, Sunday, 10 December 2017 15:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Kiss Me Deadly (original ending)

http://sensesofcinema.com/assets/uploads/images/directors/02/kissme2.jpg

rb (soda), Sunday, 10 December 2017 15:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Okay, bizarro, you've convinced me to finally give in to my sister's entreaties and watch Iron Giant over the holidays. Had no idea Donald Sutherland was even in it.


yr sister otm, it’s wonderful

straightedge is just volcel for vegans (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 10 December 2017 15:51 (one year ago) Permalink

if memory serves, Lewis film is The Patsy

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 10 December 2017 15:53 (one year ago) Permalink

the Olsen & Johnson vehicle Crazy House, in which one of them does to the romantic leads what the Marx Bros would've liked to do.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 10 December 2017 15:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Another recent one: Personal Shopper!

ryan, Sunday, 10 December 2017 16:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Ordet
Sunrise
Black Moon
All that Heaven Allows

clouds, Sunday, 10 December 2017 17:37 (one year ago) Permalink

videodrome

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 10 December 2017 17:38 (one year ago) Permalink

two animal related ones:

Umberto D
Au Hasard Balthazar

ryan, Sunday, 10 December 2017 17:39 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah I thought of poor old Balthazar

imago, Sunday, 10 December 2017 17:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I think a lot of my favorite movies have something closer to a final movement (not quite an act) or series of scenes--rather than a discrete "final scene." 2001 is probably the paradigm for this.

ryan, Sunday, 10 December 2017 17:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Minions - because I couldn't wait for that shit to be over!

pplains, Sunday, 10 December 2017 17:53 (one year ago) Permalink

(Seriously. a second vote for All That Jazz.)

pplains, Sunday, 10 December 2017 17:54 (one year ago) Permalink

3 Women

Oiled Launch (Old Lunch), Sunday, 10 December 2017 18:03 (one year ago) Permalink

3 men and a baby

infinity (∞), Sunday, 10 December 2017 18:23 (one year ago) Permalink

when Ted Danson masturbates in front of the baby, classic

fuiud, mac (rip van wanko), Sunday, 10 December 2017 18:38 (one year ago) Permalink

I believe that was actually a cardboard cutout of Danson masturbating

sonnet by a wite kid, "On Æolian Grief" (wins), Sunday, 10 December 2017 18:44 (one year ago) Permalink

another Antonioni: L'eclisse

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 10 December 2017 19:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Nostalghia

cajunsunday, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 12:47 (one year ago) Permalink

I dont remember that scene fellas

infinity (∞), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 16:32 (one year ago) Permalink

aguirre otm

marcos, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 16:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Make Way for Tomorrow
Kiss Me Deadly
The 400 Blows
L'eclisse
The Godfather
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Fury
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Last Bolshevik
Escape from L.A.
Dogville
Before Sunset
Burn After Reading
A Serious Man
Drag Me to Hell

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 17:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Burn After Reading was a thought I had :)

Cardi Acs (imago), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 17:08 (one year ago) Permalink

A.I. Artificial Intelligence goes on the list too.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 17:48 (one year ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/bVcPqyI.jpg

Wes Brodicus, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 18:10 (one year ago) Permalink

death in venice is a good one

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 18:39 (one year ago) Permalink

This always struck me as better representing the morbid ideal of psycho rather than the super hokey scooby doo villain unmasking/explanation scenes before it.
http://pics.imcdb.org/0is179/psychomarion2ndendkd8.3808.jpg

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 18:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Lukas Moodysson has a knack for endings

Fucking Åmal / Show Me Love ends with two girls, out of the closet in love for the first time, drinking chocolate milk together and giggling

Tillsammans /Together is a family reunification that looks like this — http://www.michael-nyqvist.com/together7x.jpg

rb (soda), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:27 (one year ago) Permalink

I genuinely thought of Show Me Love!!

Cardi Acs (imago), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:31 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Another recent one: Personal Shopper!


Yes!!!!!

flappy bird, Monday, 12 February 2018 20:54 (one year ago) Permalink

my all time favorite final scene / shot is Synecdoche, New York. it’s not even close. Was speechless & in a daze for an hour afterward. Shares something v important with the ending of Personal Shopper, a choice I’m surprised more filmmakers don’t use.

flappy bird, Monday, 12 February 2018 20:56 (one year ago) Permalink

devil's backbone has a gd final scene/shot imo

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 14:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Clue

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:55 (one year ago) Permalink

still think that was legitimately one of the coolest cinematic gimmicks ever pulled, shame something like that wouldn't work today

frogbs, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 19:13 (one year ago) Permalink

The Purple Rose of Cairo is a proper gutpunch of an ending

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Monday, 26 February 2018 16:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Songs from the Second Floor has a great ending.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 26 February 2018 16:48 (one year ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/-s-e799o37w

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 26 February 2018 16:49 (one year ago) Permalink

First thought is The Third Man, but on second thought the goodbye to all that optimistic Americanism is a bit tired for my personal taste.

Wilder's endings are pretty, pretty good.

Moo Vaughn, Monday, 26 February 2018 17:01 (one year ago) Permalink

withnail
aguirre
cook thief wife lover (i am remembering the dinner procession as the last scene, if i'm wrong then strike this one)
the devils

tp the return has trumped them all though. but it's not a movie.

Lockhorn. Lockhorn breed-uh (Jon not Jon), Monday, 26 February 2018 17:14 (one year ago) Permalink

xp i just watched Some Like It Hot for the first time last week & didn't know about the famous final line & started cackling to myself

flappy bird, Monday, 26 February 2018 17:14 (one year ago) Permalink


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