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    These 10 Movie Endings Need Improvement, So I Went Ahead And Fixed Them

    A list of movies that made you cry, scream, confused, or all the above... with new, improved, much happier, and *slightly unrealistic* alternate endings.

    🚨A lot of these movies are from years ago, but please note that there are still spoilers ahead!🚨

    1. 500 Days of Summer (2009)

    Fox Searchlight

    This movie was the most frustrating, like ever. First of all, Tom was wayyyyyy to obsessive. Chill out, dude. And that ending — ugh! — we went through 500 days of stress to reach the worst breakup, with zero closure. To top it all off, I’m pretty sure Tom was already way too into Autumn in the final scenes. Not again, please — I can’t take it.

    Alternate ending: I get that the ending was the point of the movie, and that not all relationships end with ~happily ever after~, blah blah blah. But come on — the way they just fizzled out made me want to rip my hair out. So instead, let’s say they break up and then meet again five years later and fall in love and have babies named Autumn and Winter.

    2. Grease (1978)

    Paramount Pictures

    I get it, the '50s were a different time. But I’m still so annoyed that Sandy had to put on skin-tight leather pants and light up a cigarette to win the heart of Danny. UGH, can we get a little equality pls??? And the flying car... really?

    Alternate ending: I didn’t totally love when Danny tried to be a cardigan-wearing jock. In my perfect world, Sandy and Danny stay true to who they are and realize they can love each other DESPITE their differences.

    3. Hardball (2001)

    Paramount Pictures

    No. No. No. NOT G-BABY. The scene with Kofi holding G-Baby and telling him it will be okay has scarred me for life. In fact, excuse me while I grab a Kleenex.

    Alternate ending: ~Alright, let me break it down to you real quick.~ The stray bullet GRAZES Kofi’s arm. Not bad enough for any real damage, just bad enough that he can’t play and G-Baby makes a shocking winning play in their championship game.

    4. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

    BBC Films

    The friendship between Schmuel and Bruno was so innocent. Schmuel so quickly forgave Bruno when he got him in trouble and lied, and we all loved Bruno’s readiness to help Schmuel find his father. The devastation was REAL, though, when I realized the friends’ fate… and when they held hands in the chamber… cue tears.

    Alternate ending: They stop the gas chamber and the dad finds his son, realizing his own heartlessness. He then releases everyone from the concentration camp. Hey, I told you these endings were slightly unrealistic, but it's a movie. Let me have this.

    5. Remember Me (2010)

    Summit Entertainment

    I’ve never been so unprepared to cry my eyes out. They really fake you out with a happy ending before the teacher writes "September 11, 2001" on the chalk board and you realize you’re actually watching one of the greatest American tragedies in history. Just when you stated to really like Tyler’s character and saw his life going up, the towers came down. The reality of it with the historic event was just too much for my heart to handle.

    Alternate ending: If Tyler has to die, let’s leave historic tragedy out of it PLEASE. But, I say the movie just fades out when Tyler finds his picture on his dad’s computer and realizes he loves him and we walk away happy, knowing his life is heading in the right direction.

    6. Coach Carter (2005)

    Paramount Pictures

    One of my favorite movies of all time. The ending was heartbreaking for more reasons beyond the fact that the Richmond Oilers lost. The heartbreaking part was really the fact that Ty Crane, the cocky dude from Damien's last school, made the winning shot. The perfect underdog story was then shattered.

    Alternate ending: I know, I know. It’s a true story and I can’t rewrite history. But, I’m pretending I can. Let’s reverse the roles: the Oilers get the final shot, Timo Cruz passes up a three to pass it to Damien, who nails a game winner. Rich-what? RichMOND!

    7. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

    New Line Cinema

    Okay, this one isn’t a tearful ending, but it’s certainly a frustrating one. When the bikini models offer Harry and Lloyd a chance to be their "grease boys," instead of jumping on the bus, they send the bus to the next town over. After they had “no food, no job, and their pets' heads are falling off!" they miss their big break — again.

    Alternate Ending: They ~totally redeem themselves~ and go on tour with the models (which could’ve been a way better plot for Dumb and Dumber To).

    8. A League of Their Own (1992)

    Columbia Pictures / Via giphy

    I know there’s no crying in baseball… but this movie had me in tears. I didn’t love Kit’s character in the movie. In fact, I found her to be whiny and jealous of Dottie. Dottie seemed to be the more deserving character of the win, plus all the other characters we fell in love with.

    Alternate ending: Dottie holds on to the ball and the Rockford Peaches win. That’s it. That’s the ending.

    9. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

    Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

    Leslie’s character was so totally lovable. And the way Jess could blame himself for her death was so sad. I needed their friendship to live on forever in the magical land of Terabithia. It was a really beautiful story, but the heartbreak…. oof.

    Alternate ending: NO ONE DIES. They grow up, fall in love, have children, and their children play in the magical land of Terabithia with frequent visits from Queen Leslie, King Jesse, and Princess Aunt MayBelle.

    10. Titanic (1997)

    20th Century Fox/Paramount Pictures

    You knew it was coming in this post, because, UGH. Not only does Rose leave Jack in the freezing cold while she comfortably lays on the door, but she also throws the Heart of the Ocean... back into the ocean. All the beauty (and money) the search crew was searching for was dropped — just like my heart when Jack wouldn’t answer Rose.

    Alternate ending: Here’s an idea — let’s share the dang door. Or take turns!!! This way, both Jack and Rose can live and possibly even sell the Heart of the Ocean for money to live a young, free, and reckless life together.

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