A really well done movie has a powerful ending that leaves you speechless and I think any writer knows how hard it is to have a really good finale.
This has to do with my poll:
What movie had the best ending?
The Sixth Sense (40%) The Usual Suspects (27%) Se7en (27%) American Beauty (7%) Primal Fear (0%)
Total Votes: 15
I’ll have you know I picked The Usual Suspects and I will gladly explain in detail why. Feel free to add your opinions, they are almost always welcome. I’ll go in backwards order of my favorites.5. The Sixth Sense – I really just added this to the list because it’s such a popular ending but I’m not sure it’s even in my top 5 to be honest. I actually figured out the ending in the first 10 minutes so I wasn’t very surprised. You know…I’m a film genius.
4. Se7en – Ok ok…this is a kick ass ending…no doubt about that but it’s a little more shocking than ((gasp)) shocking or maybe it was just so long ago since I’ve seen it :dunno: When John Doe is antagonizing Pitt’s character and then Freedman’s character opens the box…holy shit! Good stuff.
3. American Beauty – Even though this my all-time favorite film it is not my favorite ending but it’s up there. I had no idea what would happen when I was watching this and I think I was banking on the daughter at one point. I did not see the shot coming even though we all knew he was going to die but it was just so silent and then ((bang)) and everything was so still and almost beautiful. That last line is beautiful: You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure. But don’t worry… you will someday.
2. Primal Fear – This was the first time I saw a movie that it caused me to gasp outloud at the ending and I suddenly found myself with the biggest 😀 because I was so impressed. I had no idea where it was going and I was beyond fooled. When suddenly Norton’s character started clapping I just gasped out loud in the theater (along with everyone else) and sat there in shock.
1. The Usual Suspects – Before this movie I wouldn’t say I was a film buff but when TUS got to the ending I realized I’d just witness something profound. At that moment my then ex-boyfriend and I decided to watch the movie all over again to see everything we’d missed. This film doesn’t really add up until you get to the very last scene and before that the movie might make you confused. And of course the line: The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that… he is gone.
If you haven’t seen any of these movies you should be ashamed of yourself and I may have to end our friendship :whosnext: I know Keyser Soze wouldn’t have it 👿