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08-16-2010, 02:28 PM
While the movie itself went straight to DVD...and some of it was sort of "so-so" I thought the ending to Pandorum was really good not the part where Dennis Quaid was insane and the younger guy didn't exist, but the part where they were already on the other planet, just underwater

Oh! and also The Illusionist. I love how it sort of leaves you thinking it could be either way...they could have ended up together after all or you might just be seeing how the investigator is thinking it went, due to his obsession with catching him.

Tinami Amori
08-16-2010, 09:52 PM
There are so many great movie endings, "great" for different reasons and due to different techniques...

I’ll second with the original post :D ..“Nobody’s perfect”.

Best comedy endings
- Some Like it Hot
- La Legge e Legge
- Little Golden Calf (Russian)
- Pink Panther (original)
- Fanfan Tulip
- Everything’s Illuminated
- It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World

Final twist in the plot
- Diabolique (1958)
- Charade
- Secret Window
- Planet of the Apes (1968)
- The Other Side of Midnight
- White (three colors trilogy)
- House of Sand and Fog

Drama/Romance (Dialogues/Monologues/Actors’ interaction)
- All about Eve
- Age of Innocence
- Roman Holiday
- Lion in Winter
- Indiscretion of an American Wife

Politics/World events
- Dr. Stangelove
- Judgment at Neuremberg

Cinematography/Visual/Images/Camera work/Symbolism
- Cabaret
- Erendira
- Nostalgia (Tarkovsky)
- The Legend of a Pianist in the Ocean (Legend of 1900)
- Sunset Boulevard
- Notti di Cabiria
- The Cow (Iranian)
- Run Lola, Run
- Seventh Seal
- Bicycle Thief
- Apocalypse Now
- Liquid Sky
- 400 Blows

08-16-2010, 11:43 PM
The Full Monty ?

Ba dum dum.

Seriously, Primal Fear is probably at the top of my list for "didn't see that one coming".

The Sting was great at the time, but it feels really dated to watch it now.

I absolutely loved the ending to Second Hand Lions, and the whole movie is my family's feel good show.

I'm a real junkie when it comes to science fiction, but I never liked the ending to 2001 A Space Odyssey.

The saddest/happiest ending belongs to Life Is Beautiful.

Thelma and Louise had a fairly shocking ending.

08-17-2010, 01:35 AM
I've always loved the ending of Shindler's List, where the black & white shot of the people walking over the hill shifts to color into the real people of today. So touching.

08-17-2010, 01:39 AM
Just remembered 12 Monkeys - a very trippy and twisty movie with a provocative ending.

Loved that film. It also convinced me that Brad Pitt is not just a pretty boy but a very good actor.