Friday, July 11, 2008

The 20 Best Movie Endings

The End: the best movie endings ever, from E.T. to Casablanca - Times Online: "Is it E.T. leaving in a spaceship or Butch and Sundance going down in a hail of bullets? Here Times critics choose their Top 20 film endings. But be warned: it does contain spoilers."


Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

It's Rick telling Ilsa to get on that damn plane. You don't need to count up to twenty.

Doc Quatermass said...

Se7en didn't impress me much nor critics if I recall.

Blair Witch Project is the lamest most over rated film I've ever wasted time on. I was so glad when it was implied the whinging brats were going to meet their demise. I'd rather watch The Borrower again.

Long time since I've seen Les Diaboliques.

Thelma & Louise was decent, ending a tad incredulous.

Memento sounds good, but seems inspired by the first season first episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Revenge".

Still need to see The Shawshank Redemption (have it on DVD). Loved The Green Mile.

Took a lot of years for me to embrace Gone With the Wind as a great movie. The Wizard of Oz should be watched once a year.

Casablanca, Doctor Strangelove, Some Like It Hot, Breakfast At Tiffany’s all classics. Chinatown a great film. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid a pretty good film.

Carrie a nice horror film.

The Sixth Sense was a good film but it seemed pretty likely from the beginning that Bruce was dead.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial a decent film but overrated.

The Italian Job very good indeed.

The Usual Suspects should be number one for surprise endings.

Planet of the Apes had a cool ending but hardly original, Alex Schomburg did two covers eleven years apart (Fantastic Universe Science Fiction, Sept. 1953 and Amazing Stories Feb. 1964) that obviously inspired the films ending.

Fantastic Universe Science Fiction, Sept. 1953

Amazing Stories Feb 64

As usual a list by people largely unqualified for such things.