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    19 Alternate Movie Endings That Are So Good, They Should've Made The Final Cut

    Thor should've died instead of Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to rewrite movie endings they didn't find 100% satisfying. Here are the amazing alternative endings.

    🚨 Spoilers ahead 🚨

    1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)

    Harry telling his son that he was named after a headmaster in Slytherin, and he was the bravest man he ever knew
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Alternative ending: "I know it technically doesn't count, since they are book-to-movie adaptations, but I'd change the names Harry gave to his children, Snape's redemption arc (sorry, I don't think adults bullying children is ever okay), and the many deaths (mainly Fred and Remus — Percy should have died instead), and I would have had the Dursleys get thrown into Azkaban instead of just completely ignoring the abuse Harry suffered. It sends a horrible message to kids that everyone acted as if it wasn't a big deal. I could go on forever." —Seriously24

    "At the end of Deathly Hallows Part 2, Voldemort should have just died like a normal human because that was the whole point...not, like, weirdly dissolve." —Hollis

    2. The Godfather (1972)

    Kay asking Michael if he murdered someone, and him lying to her face while she looks on in fear
    Paramount Pictures

    Alternative ending: "I know a lot of people will hate me for this, but in The Godfather, I think that Kay should have killed Michael. It was obvious that she didn't want to be in a relationship with him anymore, but she was lying to herself. Also, he had way too much power over her, and she didn't want to be involved with the Mafia." —endlessknowledge

    3. I Am Legend (2007)

    Anna trying to save Neville at the end of "I Am Legend" but failing
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Alternative ending: "I Am Legend should have ended like the book. Neville should have become the ultimate villain by accident, even if he was trying to help." —VenkmanPhD

    4. Titanic (1997)

    Rose and Jack kissing and embracing on the Titanic at the end of "Titanic"
    Paramount Pictures

    Alternative ending: "We all know that Jack should have fit on the door at the end of Titanic, but I was hoping throughout the movie that they'd reveal that Rose married Jack, who was living under an alias so they wouldn't find him and Rose. It killed me when he actually died." —aliciab435faaa8d

    5. Onward (2020)

    Ian looking at Barley reuniting with their dead father
    Disney / Pixar

    Alternative ending: "For the Pixar film Onward, I would've liked to see Ian meeting his deceased dad when he briefly comes back to life (spoiler alert: He tried, but he lost the chance)." —corgiprincessvictoria

    6. Us (2019)

    Adelaide driving a car, recalling her childhood trauma and being in therapy
    Universal Pictures / Monkeypaw Productions

    Alternative ending: "Adelaide knowing the entire time that she was the real Tethered just didn’t make sense to me, given her behavior throughout the movie. I would've had the reveal come not as a flashback but as the audience just going back in time to see what we didn’t get to see before. We know the truth, but it was strongly implied that Adelaide had completely repressed the memory because of trauma, so the characters had no idea who she really was." —eclipsecat14

    7. Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

    Rey declaring her name is "Rey Skywalker" at the end of "The Rise of Skywalker"
    Lucasfilm

    Alternative ending: "The Force is all about balance, not one side triumphing over the other. I would've had Ben Solo live and use his bond with Rey to balance the Force again using the Gray Jedi teachings, ushering forth a new era of Jedi who are comfortable with both the dark and light inside them and who don't have to live in fear of being perfect. The stormtroopers would've rebelled, inspired by Finn's actions, and the First Order and Resistance would've called a truce and built a new second Republic." —zoecatherinegrant

    8. To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020)

    Lara Jean telling John Ambrose she wanted to be with Peter instead
    Netflix

    Alternative ending: "The second To All the Boys SO needs a new ending! There’s this hot John Ambrose guy who had the same interests as Lara Jean and was sweet and treated her better, but she still went with PETER??? That always confused me, and it’s such a common thread in rom-coms (going with the original guy instead, even if the new guy is actually a better match)." —faithislit0602

    9. The Notebook (2004)

    Allie remembering who Noah is; a picture of young Lon talking to Allie
    New Line Cinema

    Alternative ending: "I'd rewrite the end of The Notebook — I think the 'twist' that the old man was Noah and the old woman was Allie was a little too predictable for the emotional gut punch that the film tried to pull off. I wish the old man had turned out to be Lon — Allie never left him to be with Noah, and they lived out their days as husband and wife. During her dementia, knowing that she was never truly happy with him, Lon made the ultimate sacrifice to 'love' and allowed Allie to believe that she married Noah and had the fairy-tale life she always wanted with him." —ollied42f4b7b76

    10. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

    Jess and Joe talking on an empty soccer field at night; Jess and Jules walking off the field together happily
    Helkon SK

    Alternative ending: "I would have had Jess and Jules get together. They had major chemistry, everyone already thought they were a couple, and most importantly, Jess deserved better than Joe!" —tsifira

    11. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Tony Stark dying at the end of "Avengers: Endgame"
    Marvel

    Alternative ending: "I'd rewrite the ending of Avengers: Endgame. Tony just wanted everyone to be safe, so for him to make the ultimate sacrifice was out of character. Steve and Thor would’ve made more sense for that sacrifice because that’s within their character arcs. I feel like the writing was ultimately catering to the 'final' Marvel film for Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, rather than the characters we spent 10 years growing to love." —Aspiring Gay Icon

    12. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

    Michael saying goodbye to Jules after his wedding
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    Alternative ending: "Michael doesn't marry Kim OR Jules. He realizes that he and Kim will never last in the long run and that Jules is a toxic, horrible person. He leaves and hopefully finds a better, healthier relationship somewhere down the road." —SForsgren1

    13. Happiest Season (2020)

    Harper and Abby kissing at the end of "Happiest Season" and Riley reuniting with Abby at a restaurant
    Sony Pictures Releasing / Hulu

    Alternative ending: "Abby should have left with John instead of going back to Harper. Harper was an awful girlfriend to Abby and manipulated her. I would have loved to see Abby realize she didn't need someone that toxic in her life, and for Harper to still come out to her family. I would've also loved to see Harper make amends with Riley after seeing how awful it felt to lose Abby." —Kara P.

    14. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

    Jack carrying Bridget to the hospital on a bridge while Mark tries to help him
    Universal Pictures

    Alternative ending: "When they're taking Bridget to the hospital and they get stopped by the protest (which involves the women Mark defended), I thought for sure the protesters were going to recognize him and help get her to the hospital. This could have been Mark's 'knight in shining armor' moment and would have validated his work and also his dedication to it." —jjtsmomma

    15. Corpse Bride (2005)

    Emily letting Victor go, while she dissolves into butterflies outside of the church
    Warner Bros, Pictures

    Alternative ending: "I really hated the ending of Corpse Bride, when she just dissolved into butterflies. I would've had her end up staying solid and going off on her own. The original ending was kind of stupid and came out of nowhere." —colleend9

    16. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

    Llewyn Davis struggling to climb stairs at the end of "Inside Llewyn Davis"
    CBS Films

    Alternate ending: "I loved the movie Inside Llewyn Davis, but I would've ended the movie a tad bit earlier. Davis impregnated an old girlfriend who bore his child, and never met the child or had any contact with the ex. On the way back to New York City, he passed an exit sign, showing the town where the ex and child lived. I think the movie should have ended there, making the viewer wonder if he ever stopped there to see his ex and meet his child. The actual ending didn’t add that much, other than expose Carey Mulligan’s character (which they could've done in an earlier scene) and the 'appearance' of Bob Dylan at the club announcing that music was taking a new turn. The Dylan appearance wasn’t crucial — the viewer knew that Davis’s career was over, regardless of what else happened." —audreys4a6196a57

    17. Gravity (2013)

    Sandra Bullock flying down to earth at the end of "Gravity"
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Alternative ending: "Instead of the movie ending with Sandra Bullock returning to Earth, I wish it had cut back to her still stuck in space, hallucinating George Clooney, talking to herself, and slowly losing her grip on reality. It's dark, but hey, that's me." —howzitguy96815

    18. Soul (2020)

    22 flying down to earth at the end of "Soul"
    Disney / Pixar

    Alternative ending: "I loved Soul as a whole, but I wish they had shown us who 22 grew up to be or where she was now." —Briar Rose

    "It would’ve been nice to see 22's future. I thought she was going to become a teacher or therapist!" —sammyyyyyyyr

    19. And Carol (2015)

    Carol and Therese staring deeply at each other at the restaurant
    The Weinstein Co.

    Alternative ending: "I'm glad Carol ended on an optimistic note and allowed the viewer to use their imagination to determine what happened with Carol and Therese, but I also wanted something more concrete! I would've loved to see Carol get up from the dinner table after those deep, deep stares and walk away with Therese to their new apartment in New York City. Simple but sweet." —Kayla Yandoli

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

    If *you* could rewrite any movie ending, which one would it be? Let us know in the comments below!

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