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17 Movie Endings That Ruined The Entire Film For People

"I went into the theater as an 8-year-old expecting a fun fantasy movie and that is not what I got."

It sucks when you watch a whole movie only to be severely disappointed by the ending. So when Reddit user u/minecraftplayer48 asked, "What movie ending ruined the whole movie for you?", people came in hot.

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Here are 17 of the responses.

Warning: A fair amount of spoilers lie ahead!

1. "The Circle...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!"

A large presentation scene from the movie "The Circle"
1978 Films

2. "Hancock. Loved the premise and seeing Hancock start as this sarcastic, alcoholic, and bitter hero who's hated by everyone and then turn into an actual hero who people look up to and respect is touching. The PR angle for a superhero movie was interesting and unique. But then all of that is ruined by the lovers twist."

Hancock drinking while flying over a freeway in "Hancock"
Columbia Pictures

"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 too suddenly. Hancock really feels like two separate movies stitched together."

u/thwipsandquips

3. "The Aladdin remake. I was beyond disappointed to not see a battle between Jafar as a snake and Aladdin. Nobody asked for the giant nameless parrot to chase them through the city. No one. Give me a snake battle."

Aladdin touching the genie lamp in the "Aladdin" remake
Walt Disney Pictures

4. "I hate the ending of a classic 1940s film called Gentleman's Agreement. Gregory Peck plays a journalist who pretends to be Jewish in order to write an article about antisemitism. His girlfriend knows about the ruse and as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that she's a closet antisemite. They argue about this but in the end he stays with her."

Gregory Peck in "Gentleman's Agreement"
Twentieth Century Fox

5. "A Simple Favor. It was all mysterious with 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? The ending felt like it was meant for a different movie."

Stephanie and Emily clinking martinis in "A Simple Favor"
Lionsgate

6. "I enjoy disaster movies immensely. That being said, the ending of Knowing (with Nicolas Cage) was just...dumb. It kinda ruined the whole thing for me and I haven’t watched it since."

John from "Knowing" looking at a crowd awkwardly
Summit Entertainment

7. "50 First Dates. It’s supposed to be this wrap-up ending that makes you feel good... It bothers me so much and I can’t even really tell you why."

Lucy and Henry talking in "50 First Dates"
Columbia Pictures

"I won’t watch the movie again because the ending makes me so mad. I get mad even just talking about it. Not sure why I have such a strong reaction to it."

u/stranded_hopes

8. "How It Ends, a Netflix movie starring Theo James, Forest Whitaker, and Kat Graham. It wasn't altogether a bad film, but that final scene sure made it one."

Will looking out at a destroyed city in "How It Ends"
Netflix

9. "Passengers. It could have been an amazing sci-fi movie where Jennifer Lawrence was forced to make the same decision Chris Pratt's Marvel character Star-Lord did. Instead they went for a happily ever after."

Aurora and Jim watching a movie in "Passengers"
Columbia Pictures

10. "One Day starring Anne Hathaway. Said, 'Oh fuck off,' rather too loudly in the theater."

Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess in "One Day"
Focus Features

11. "Bridge to Terabithia broke me as a child. No one can watch that movie/read the book more than once. I went into the theater as an 8-year-old expecting a fun fantasy movie and that is not what I got."

Leslie and Jess holding a light beam in "Bridge to Terabithia"
Walden Media

12. "Repo Men. Fuck that 'it was all in his head' nonsense."

Forest Whitaker and Jude Law in "Repo Men"
Universal Pictures

13. "Frozen II. I don't think it was nice of Elsa to miss her sister's coronation! She wasn't even doing anything important."

Elsa standing around frozen diamonds in "Frozen II"
Walt Disney Pictures

14. "Source Code. I really enjoyed that movie but those last minutes retroactively ruin the rest of it for me. Clearly tacked on to give a happy ending."

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan in "Source Code"
Summit Entertainment

"I tell everyone I know to watch it but to stop when you see what was clearly intended to be the end and to ignore the last five minutes."

u/Jackage

15. "City Of Angels, where Meg Ryan (human) dies in a bike accident right after Nicolas Cage (angel) decides to give up immortality to be with her."

Nicolas Cage and Andre Braugher sitting on a road sign in "City of Angels"
Warner Bros.

16. "Click. A fantastic movie about how life can pass you by if you let it and the consequences of your actions. If they ended it in the hospital as he was dying, it would have been a fantastic, insightful movie. But no, let's let him rewind and live happily ever after."

Adam Sandler in "Click"
Columbia Pictures

17. And finally, "500 Days of Summer. Ooh, he met 'Autumn.' How quirkyyyyy. Lame."

Tom and Summer from "500 Days of Summer" standing in an elevator
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Note: Answers have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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