TV and Movies·Posted on Aug 20, 202023 "Anti-Happy Endings" In Movies That Are So Good, You'll Almost Forget How Messed Up They AreMore like happily NEVER after, am I right?!by Allie HayesBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink There are few things that knock the wind out of you quite like an expertly executed movie ending — even if that ending isn't your traditionally "happy" one. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. Well, this week Redditor Shinespark7 asked, "What's your favorite anti-happy ending movie?" and, WHEW, did people deliver! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. So, with that in mind, here are just a few of the films that don't exactly end with a "Happily Ever After" card: 1. Hereditary (2018) View this video on YouTube A24 "From a horror fan perspective, that one fucked with me a bit. I loved it."—soda_cookie 2. There Will Be Blood (2007) View this video on YouTube Paramount Vantage "It's one of my favorite endings ever! The main characters are both horrible people, who we see interacting in the movie over the course of many years/most of their lives. One becomes a merciless, vindictive oil baron and the other becomes a smarmy, hypocritical radio evangelist. The ending consists of the evangelist going to the baron to beg for money to support his fraudulent lifestyle, where the baron drunkenly mocks and belittles him, then beats him to death with a bowling pin."—keplar 3. The Green Mile (1999) View this video on YouTube Warner Bros. "I'd say this one for sure."—kove45 4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) View this video on YouTube Cinema 5 "I love the ending and always will. The perfect way to end a comedy."—CaptDeadeye 5. No Country For Old Men (2007) View this video on YouTube Miramax Films "No good ending, no bad ending. Just an ending, and life goes on."—ThecoolDwarf 6. Parasite (2019) View this video on YouTube CJ Entertainment —Starr_Yuu 7. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) View this video on YouTube Columbia Pictures "The movie ends with the whole world being destroyed by nuclear war. The final scene is strangely funny and optimistic, though."—Lakna_Rokee 8. Shutter Island (2010) View this video on YouTube Paramount Pictures "It was a pretty massive, mind-bending experience with that ending. Excellent movie."—Method__Man 9. Atonement (2007) View this video on YouTube Focus Features —localmoondog 10. Gone Girl (2014) View this video on YouTube 20th Century Fox "The ending was amazing. A full-on, heavy-as-lead, 'Oh shit, these poor saps are deeply and truly fucked' ending. I loved it!"—SyntheticRatking 11. Edward Scissorhands (1990) View this video on YouTube 20th Century Fox "I continued crying until the end of the credits."—DieMauz 12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) View this video on YouTube United Artists "For sure one of the saddest endings."—thisistoomuchman 13. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) View this video on YouTube Marvel Studios "I mean, sure, it was happy for Thanos..."—Redjurrac73 14. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) View this video on YouTube Focus Features "It's one of Steve Carell’s more serious roles, too."—Shlemp 15. The Dark Knight (2008) View this video on YouTube Warner Bros. "The Joker pretty much wins."—SerSleepy 16. Remember Me (2010) View this video on YouTube Summit Entertainment "The ending to that one stuck with me for a while."—maskentaenzerin 17. Dark Skies (2013) View this video on YouTube Dimension Films "it has the most disturbing unhappy ending of all time, in my opinion."—GunBullety 18. The Mist (2007) View this video on YouTube MGM "Not the best movie, but the most, 'I can't believe it ended that way' shockingly unhappy ending. My jaw hit the floor as the credits ran and I just sat there."—Kuli24 19. Watchmen (2009) View this video on YouTube Warner Bros. "One of the good guys ends up being the bad guy, and all of the other good guys just go along with him because revealing the truth would only make things worse. It's so cynical, but so much more realistic than a happy ending."—jephistopheles 20. The Lighthouse (2019) View this video on YouTube A24 "What a strange way to end an already strange movie."—swanj2000 21. The Cabin in the Woods (2011) View this video on YouTube Lionsgate "It was a very special movie with regards to tearing down the borders of genres. The end was also definitely not happy. What a roller coaster!"—Absyntho 22. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) View this video on YouTube New Line Cinema "I think this one fits into this category since Freddy Krueger traps the protagonists in a Freddy-car and drives away."—ThatBillyGuy17 23. And finally, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) View this video on YouTube United Artists "That ending haunted me for years afterward."—lachavela Now it's your turn! Can you top these? What's YOUR favorite "anti-happy ending" in a movie? Share yours in the comments below! Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit.