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Old 08-21-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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What is the best ending to a movie you've seen - it can be any genre.

Mine is 'The Professional" and even though it is not the exact final scene when Gary Olman is holding a gun on the guy on the floor and then the guy opened his jacket and he was strapped with bombs and he said. 'This is for Matilda'
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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Odd that you mentioned that scene, because IMO the end of the movie is much better. Matilda tells the headmistress at the school; "Drug Enforcement Agency agents murdered my family, for the last week I've been living with a mob hit-man who was killed this morning, if you don't take me back I'll be dead by this time tomorrow".

I don't think those are the exact words but close enough.

The end of "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells" is pretty good too.

"Memento".

Just a couple off the top of my head.

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Old 08-21-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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Here are a few of my favorite movie endings:

Rocky
All Quiet on the Western Front
Citizen Kane
The Planet of the Apes
Les Diaboliques
Casablanca
The Godfather both I & II
Umberto D
La Strada
The Third Man
The Birds
Shane
and I guess I have to include: The Wizard of Oz (about the only movie where the "it's all been a dream" ending doesn't disappoint.)
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:28 PM
 
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The Godfather
Hero - with Jet Li
Phantasm
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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try and give us a little about what happened that made it a favorite scene.
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:15 AM
 
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American History X
The Departed (the last 20 minutes or so)
Fight Club
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:32 AM
 
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I love the long narration by Morgan Freeman at the end of The Shawshank Redemption.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:43 AM
 
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The end of The Mist with Thomas Jane and he's you know finished with everything and then realizes that he didn't have to do all of that. I'm sure that character is still in a corner somewhere crying and hollering. That ending had kinda disturbed me..
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Old 08-22-2009, 05:47 AM
 
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Didn't we do this not long ago? Anyway, possible spoilers here.

I loved the ending of Local Hero, when our hero, who has lost his heart to the tiny coastal village of Ferness, Scotland, must return to the United States. There is a somber scene as he arrives back in his apartment in Houston. The next thing we see is the red telephone box in Ferness.
It is ringing--but nobody is there.
Throughout this ending, one of my favorite songs, Going Home, by Mark Knopfler, is in its beginning segment. At the last scene, it plays full force.
Talk about an emotional moment.

Fly Away Home
This movie was about much more than people building a contraption to help orphaned geese learn to migrate, but that part of it was really cool.
It was also about relationships, adolescence, dealing with tragedy. This sounds like a recipe for a chick flick, but guys can get into it, too, especially because Bill Daniels is so sympathetic as the floundering father.
Anyway, I love the ending when the geese arrive at their destination.

Seabiscuit
A horse that's too small.
A jockey that's too big.
Wounded people working together, connecting, persevering.
At the end of the film, triumph.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Unbearable Lightness of Being.
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