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20 Movies That Absolutely Nailed Their Final Scenes And Left People 100% Satisfied

"Moonlight's ending left me in such an emotional state of mind — Chiron's speech brought tears to my eyes."

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the absolute best movie ending that left them 100% satisfied, and oh boy, did they deliver. Here are the incredible results.

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1. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Mr. Darcy telling Elizabeth: "You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you this day on"
Universal Pictures

"Pride & Prejudice had the most satisfying movie ending, 100%. Mr. Darcy calling Elizabeth 'Mrs. Darcy' over and over again — and the long awaited kiss — made me tear up every time."

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"THERE IS NO OTHER ANSWER BESIDES PRIDE & PREJUDICE FROM 2005."

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2. La La Land (2016)

Sebastian and Mia looking at each other lovingly in Sebastian's jazz club
Lionsgate

"Whoever didn't like La La Land's ending just didn't get it — the ending was perfect because it was imperfect, making it more relatable. The entire film was honest about what it's like to go after your dreams, and the challenges that come with doing that — Mia and Sebastian worked hard for what they wanted, and they finally found their achievements. They didn't end up together, but that's just the reality of being human. Even if we get what we want, that doesn't mean our lives are going to be perfect — we can't have it all. Mia and Sebastian got what they initially wanted from the beginning of the movie while accepting they couldn't be together. That's what made this ending so perfect — knowing that nothing can ever fully be perfect."

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3. Get Out (2017)

Rose on the pavement coughing "Help, help!" while Rod is there to save Chris, saying: "Oh, shit! Chris!"
Universal Pictures / Monkeypaw Productions

"I absolutely LOVED the final scene in Get Out — when Rose's face sunk when she realized it was Chris' friend in the police car there to save him instead of her? Brilliant."

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4. Moonlight (2016)

Chiron telling Kevin: "You're the only man that's ever touched me — you're the only one. I haven't really touched anyone since"
A24

"The final scene in Moonlight was flawlessly acted and scripted. It summed up everything you've seen and experienced in the film in just a few words, it invoked powerful emotions, and left you completely satisfied. It was a perfect ending to an amazing movie."

taye_nick

"Moonlight had an amazing ending — it left me in such an emotional state of mind. Chiron saying, 'You were the only man that ever touched me. I haven’t touched anyone ever since,' brought tears to my eyes (and Kevin’s smize was so touching). And then when baby Chiron was on the beach under the moonlight, looking at the camera — it was perfect. I’m emotional now."

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

Harry telling his son: "You were named after two headmasters of Hogwarts, and one of them was a Slytherin, and he was the bravest man I've ever known"
Warner Bros. Pictures

"Definitely Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The Golden Trio (along with Draco Malfoy) sending their children Albus Severus, Rose, and Scorpius to Hogwarts for the first time was just brilliant. The original music was a great touch, and there was so much nostalgia."

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6. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Harry toasting George saying: "To my big brother, George: the richest man in town!"
RKO Radio Pictures

"It might seem cliché, but Frank Capra’s It's a Wonderful Life has a beautiful ending. Watching George come to terms with the fact that even though his life turned out different than he had planned, he still had a 'wonderful' life, and had so much to be thankful for! And no matter how many times I watch it, I still get choked up when Clarence reminds him in the end, 'No man is a failure who has friends.'"

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"I've seen it countless times, but it still makes me cry every time — it's such a beautiful ending."

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7. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

Jenna and Matt sharing razzles together outside of their home as husband and wife
Sony Pictures Releasing

"13-year old Jenna and Matt dashing out the front door towards a flash-forward scene that reveals their wedding day years later makes me smile until my cheeks hurt! It is such a gratifying ending because Jenna realizes how a beautiful friendship can last a lifetime and turn into something more."

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8. The Lion King (1994)

The ending of "The Lion King," with Simba taking over as king and introducing his son to the kingdom
Disney

"I gotta go with The Lion King (1994 version). The movie ended with Simba taking Mufasa's place while 'Circle of Life' played in the background — the final scene was just like the opening scene, only with a new generation ascending. It's literally the circle of life."

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9. The Color Purple (1985)

Celie and Nettie reuniting in the field at the end of "The Color Purple"
Warner Bros. Pictures

"Definitely The Color Purple — Shug got redemption and her father's forgiveness, Mister did right by Celie and Nettie, and Celie was finally reunited with Nettie and her children."

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10. Matilda (1996)

The ending montage of Miss Honey and Matilda living happily ever after, with a voice over that reads: "Matilda found to her great surprise that life could be fun, and she decided to have as much of it as possible"
Sony Pictures Releasing

"The final scene in Matilda, hands down — it was such a sweet and happy ending. Miss Honey adopting Matilda was perfect, and I loved the montage of them having a picnic and roller skating after Matilda’s home life had been so lonely and sad. The actors were exactly how I imagined them in my head after reading the book so many times as a kid — I loved Danny DeVito’s narration and Rusted Root’s 'Send Me on My Way' in the background. And, of course, the movie coming full-circle with Miss Honey and Matilda reading Moby Dick — there are so many reasons why this is one of my favorite movies!"

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11. Coco (2017)

Miguel teaching his younger sister about the importance of family; Coco and Héctor reuniting in heaven
Disney / Pixar

"I loved the final scene of Coco — you could see how far the Rivera family had come. Miguel AND his cousins were playing instruments, the ghosts accepted Héctor, and Mamá Coco got to see her grandchildren and father all together. The visuals were so pretty, and it was such a sweet ending."

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12. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

Angela Bassett singing as Tina Turner, then a cut-to the real Tina Turner performing live in concert in the 1980s
Buena Vista Pictures

"I fully understand it's a biopic, so you already knew how the ending was going to play out going into the movie, but oh, man — watching it was a completely different experience. Angela Bassett singing as Tina Turner when she was on top of the world as a solo artist in the 1980s, then cutting to the real Tina performing live in concert to hundreds of fans was BRILLIANT. How this movie never won an Academy Award, I'll never know."

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13. Legally Blonde (2001)

Elle graduating from Harvard Law School with a smile on her face, with a cut to Warner that reads: "Warner graduated without honors, without a girlfriend, and without any job offers"
MGM

"Legally Blonde all the way — we got a hopeful and happy ending. Warner was unsuccessful, Elle graduated graduated at the top of her class, Paulette and Kyle ended up together, and Emmett supposedly proposed to Elle that night. To top it all off, they ended the movie with the song it started with: 'Perfect Day' by Hoku. It made me happy."

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14. Carol (2015)

Carol and Therese looking at each other lovingly in the Oak Room
StudioCanal

"After everything Therese and Carol had been through, when their eyes met across the crowded room, so much emotion passed through their eyes, and their small smiles promised so much. Neither one of them expected Therese to actually come, but she did, and it's a beautiful ending to a beautiful movie."

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15. Cruel Intentions (1999)

Cecile handing out Sebastian's journal, exploiting Kathryn's cruel behavior
Sony Pictures Releasing

"Annette driving away with a smile on her face while Kathryn’s life was crumbling around her with 'Bittersweet Symphony' playing was something I’d never forget. I’ll never hear that song without thinking about that scene."

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"Cruel Intentions easily had the best ending of any movie. Kathryn got what she deserved and was exposed, while Annette rode off in Sebastian's car."

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16. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

Lauryn Hill singing, "Joyful, joyful, we adore thee" while Whoopi Goldberg conducts her students
Disney

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The end of Sister Act 2 when Rita and the rest of the choir sings "Joyful, Joyful" is such an important movie scene. Lauryn Hill is up there being her true, authentic self, and Whoopi Goldberg is in her habit dancing and urging the rest of the kids to sing their hearts out. It's a perfect ending to a cinematic masterpiece.

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17. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

Marianna watching Héloïse, saying: "I saw her one last time. She didn't see me"
Pyramide Films

"It was so soul-crushing at the end, and we obviously knew they couldn’t stay together. However, seeing them again in some capacity was so perfect — Héloïse reacting to the music that Marianne had played her years before made everything so full-circle, even if it didn't end the way you wanted it to."

hannahrosenman

"Portrait of a Lady on Fire had the best ending to any film I’ve ever seen. It was truly a remarkable way to end the film, and Adèle Haenel’s performance should have gotten her an Oscar all on its own. I was truly disoriented after I left the theatre — that ending sat with me for weeks."

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18. Little Women (2019)

Jo finally holding her published book, "Little Women"
Sony Pictures Releasing

"Little Women (2019), which ended with a shot of Jo clutching her published book to her chest. It was a sweet scene of her life finally coming together and her family being reunited again, and she got to publish her book like she always wanted."

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"Jo's small smile turning to frown, and the way her hands wrapped around the book — it brings tears to my eyes every time. It was so perfect."

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19. To Sir, with Love (1967)

The ending of "To Sir, with Love," with Mark tearing up and opening a gift from his students
Columbia Pictures

"I always got choked up during the last scene of To Sir, with Love — Sidney Poitier was amazing."

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20. And Call Me by Your Name (2017)

Elio crying in front of the fireplace
Sony Pictures Classics

"The final scene in Call Me by Your Name was so amazing. It was literally four minutes of Elio crying in front of the fireplace with 'Visions of Gideon' by Sufjan Stevens playing in the background, and it hit you hard. It forced you to recount all of the events in the movie, and realize how much Oliver effected Elio in that one summer. Timothée’s Oscar nomination was well-deserved, and he was truly amazing in the film."

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"It was so beautifully anti-climactic, and I couldn't care less that it ended on such a bittersweet note. I walked away learning a great song, and an instant admiration for Timothée Chalamet."

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