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What Alternate Ending To A Movie Is Shockingly Different?

Great, weird, wild, or just stupid — we wanna know!

Sometimes movies are so good, it's hard for filmmakers to figure out how to perfectly wrap up their stories.

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When this happens, there are often alternate endings written and, a lot of times, even filmed!

Now, before we get going, I want to give you a fair warning that there are spoilers ahead! But these movies have all been out for many years,'ve been warned!

For example, did you know there's an alternate ending to The Descent that was released in the UK that's WAYYY more grim than the US ending?

US Ending showing Juno haunting Sarah, and UK ending with Sarah still stuck in the cave
Pathé Distribution

The UK ending is technically the original ending (it is a British film, after all), but Lionsgate asked the writer-director, Neil Marshall, to change the ending for American audiences after some test screenings.

Or I bet you didn't know that Thelma & Louise has an alternate ending that goes on a little longer than the original and also shows a more ~symbolic~ wrap-up for the iconic duo.

Original ending with the car flying off into a canyon; alternate ending with the car driving off to freedom on a road

This slightly longer alternate ending, which was included as a DVD extra, shows the car actually falling into the canyon as the police watch. It then attempts to wrap things up with a fantasy/afterlife situation where the duo drive off into the sunset. 

And did you know that in an alternate ending for Terminator 2: Judgment Day, we see a future where it's confirmed that Judgment Day did not happen?

Original ending with Sarah Connor talking over a dark road, and alternate ending where we see her as an old woman with gray hair
Tri-Star Pictures

Writer-director James Cameron actually wanted the Terminator story to be wrapped up neatly. In this version we see Sarah Connor in the future as an old woman, watching her son, John, and granddaughter play (this is the alternate ending). But Cameron was convinced by producer Mario Kassar (as well as a test screening) to leave the film open-ended and a little more dark, matching with the tone of the rest of the film.

So tell me — I'd really like to know: What movie has a really great (or wildly different) alternate ending?

Warner Bros.

Let us know your pick in the comments below and you could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post!