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19 Ending Scenes That People Believe Ruined Otherwise Okay Movies

Choices. Were. Made.

There are few things more unsatisfying than committing hours to a movie that starts out pretty great...only for it to have a disappointing ending.


And this week, when Reddit user minecraftplayer48 asked, "What movie ending ruined the whole movie for you?" there were some CHOICES made.

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Here are just a few films named whose endings did NOT justify the means:

1. Passengers (2016)

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"It could have been an amazing sci-fi movie where Jennifer Lawrence was forced to make the same decision Chris Pratt did...but instead they went the 'happily ever after' route."


2. Downsizing (2017)

Paramount Pictures

"It was a great concept that could've done without that forced love story."


3. The Circle (2017)

STX Films

"It seemed to be a film warning of the dangers of sharing too much online, only to do a COMPLETE 180 on the message at the end!"


4. My Sister's Keeper (2009)

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"Especially since I read the book...I very nearly threw my remote at the TV I was so fucking pissed."


5. The War of the Worlds (2005)

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"The whole family was fine and safe in their house and the son was there β€” even though he ran into a war zone β€” and he was wearing the same clothes...WTF!"


6. 1408 (2007)

Dimension Films

"The ending of this horror movie where (SPOILERS) he dies. The version I saw was way creepier where he lived and they were going through the box of stuff and found the tape recording he had used while in the hotel room and they heard his daughter on the tape. That was a damn good ending."


7. Justice League (2017)

Warner Bros.

"Superman gets resurrected and immediately beats the shit out of Steppenwolf. The conflict was just gone, the heroes had no difficulty after he came in."


8. Hancock (2008)

Columbia Pictures

"I loved the premise and seeing Hancock start as this sarcastic, alcoholic, bitter hero who's hated by everyone turn into an actual hero that people look up to. The PR angle for a superhero movie was interesting and unique. But then all of that is ruined by the lovers' twist and all of act one and two are pretty much thrown out. I'm fine with either the superhero PR angle or the tragic lovers angle, but they're way too different and the latter is introduced so suddenly. Hancock really feels like two separate movies stitched together because of the end."


9. A Simple Favor (2018)


"It was all mysterious and there were some good twists, then she just gets hit by a car and the moms group is like 'Don’t mess with moms' or some shit?! Like WTF?! The ending felt like it was meant for a different movie."


10. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

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"The very last moment of this? Like, hey, let's upheave tons of established lore in the last 30 seconds! The fuck was that?!"


11. City of Angels (1998)

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"The movie where Nic Cage is an angel and he falls in love with Meg Ryan, who's a human. He becomes a human for her, then she DIES. WTF?! I almost threw my TV out of the window because I was so upset."


12. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Overture Films

"Damn Jamie Foxx and his ego, Gerard Butler deserved his revenge!"


13. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Universal Pictures

"I thought it was going to end on a sad and mature ending conveying the idea that you can't save everything...but that stupid little girl ruined it by pressing that button."


14. Yesterday (2019)

Universal Pictures

"The concept had enormous potential. It was just so unique. What if only one person knew about the Beatles? The movie was fun and suspenseful! Then it just fell flat when he confessed to essentially doing nothing wrong??? It just felt anticlimactic."


15. Wonder Woman (2017)

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"The first two acts were really good, and then everything fell apart in a terrible final battle sequence."


16. Insidious (2010)


"The first one was terrifying and brilliant up until the's like whoever wrote it got a huge pay cut when they were about to finish the script, so they gave it to their 8-year-old child to finish. I was genuinely scared for the whole movie, but the ending was so bad."


17. Glass (2019)

Universal Pictures

"Someone spoiled the ending for me before I even had a chance to see it, and I was still disappointed. Still, Unbreakable is one of my favorite movies."


18. Remember Me (2010)

Summit Entertainment

"They really had to make THAT the twist at the end?"


19. And finally, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)


"Here's how it should've ended:

Old Lady: What's your name?

Rey: I'm Rey. Rey Palpatine.

Old Lady: Palpatine? Bu that was the name of the guy who committed two galaxy-wide genocides! Are you saying you're related to him?!

Rey: Yes, but bloodlines...aren't important.



Now it's YOUR turn. What's one decent movie that is completely derailed by its ending? Share your pick in the comments below!

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Some answers have been edited for length and/or clarity. H/T: Reddit.

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