Mine would have to be "The Game" 1997
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I think mine will have to be Orphan that's got a very unexpected end
The Skeleton Key
The MIST !!!!
Carrie - what has since become a cliché was a first in that movie. The Usual Suspects - Verbal Kint is Kaiser Soze: come on. Memento - because of a long term memory problem, Leonard would continue killing John G.s for as long as he lives.
The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Way We Were, In A Lonely Place, Dead Again
Titanic. I didn't see it coming.
Alex, that was freekin' hysterical
The Usual Suspects and The Crying Game.
Thanks Mike. I use S32 as a tool to make ppl laugh.
You're good, I'll give you that
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)... Love the ending.
Very clever, Alex.
I'm on board with all who mentioned The Mist. Absolutely did not see that coming. Stunning.
I would have to say I Am Number Four 2011.
gotta be The Mist for me and Fight Club just cuz its a really inceptiony movie.
It's a tie between "Six Sense"and "Identity"
I can not remember the name of the movie.. The one where the underground tunnel collapsed....I thought the ending to that was.... WHAT! The folk were all going to drown if they couldn't get out... There was a dog... I think Sylvester Stallone was the Hero.
"The Crying Game" (1992). Still not fully recovered.
The game. Man, it took me forever to finally see that movie and when I finally did, wow powerful. I'm with you on that movie. Aside from that my shocker for me was The Salton Sea. Total shocker in the end. If none of you have scene it I won't give it away for you. But I highly recommend checking that one out.
50 Yards to the Outhouse - written by Willie Makeit, directed by Betty Wont ;)
The Color of Night
The Mist and The Sixth Sense, definitely.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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The movie SEVEN with Brad Pitt, the best ending ever!
The Empire Strikes Back
Primal Fear, FIght Club and The Usual Suspects are among the best endings I've seen.
Primal Fear is a really good one. Forgot about that.
Primal Fear tied with Plant of the Apes. (the original)
The Usual Suspects
Bruce Willis.... The sixth sense.....
Shutter Island and The Dark Knight Rises
Kill Bill Vol. 2. I expected a much longer fight scene!
Hide and Seek! too
to be honest I cant think of one
Easy Rider. I thought a cool film when I was young, but I strongly dislike it now.
Lady in the water
Agree with "The Game". That and "Jacob's Ladder".
Been up there twice, Brian. Last time about 3 years ago. Fascinating.
I would say for me personally "Waiting for Mr. Goodbar"! that ending still disturbs me to this day!
A Perfect Storm - I swear I thought it was going to have a happy ending and I cried like a baby!
I mentioned Empire Strikes Back, but Shutter Island got me too.
Okay let's try this again: i'll go with The NeverEnding Story. I mean the very moment the end credits started rolling i cried foul on principle....
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Judy, I believe "The Game" was the first film mentioned in this thread. The only "The Game" I know was the one written by the Nazi "O'Brien" in a very funny Seinfeld episode.... I offered "The Crying Game" to the mix. I'll have to see "The Game." I'll also have to see "The Mist," which was mentioned a lot. The most-mentioned is the most-worthy "The Sixth Sense."
I believe ' The Game' he means is the one staring; Mike Douglas and Sean Penn. it is a thriller about a brother( Penn) who puts his brother ( Douglas) in a 'game ' with out his knowledge! I almost forgot ' The Edge' w/ Alec Baldwin & Elle McCfersen & Anthony Hopkins! Check that one out! Ps I love Seinfeld reruns , and New Adventures of Old Christine ( Elaine!) FUNNY!
DAYLIGHT.... I thought the ending was too abrupt... felt like the writer didn't know what to write, so just wrote an ending to get it done anyway. Came away thinking... really enjoyed the movie... BUT! The ending could have been done differently. Would like to have seen the DOG saved.
Yep, Judy, when I went to answer your post, I was shown the very first post, and the post-er nominates "The Game." However, he didn't describe the pic as you did. Now, I'm itchin' to see it! I wish they'd show reruns of "New Christine"; I've never got into that one--though I did fall immediately for "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Lew and anyone else out there who haven't seen the game yet, PLEASE do! if you're itching for an "off your seat suspense" turning into a "fall off your seat" ending, just do the right thing, watch The Game.
The Game is pure fun. Smart script, great direction from Fincher, and a controlled performance by Douglas. Suspend your belief a bit and go for the ride.
The end, profound and vivid, if not shocking, is exceptionally memorable -- as was nearly every scene in the movie "Citizen Kane." The ending, when a child's sled emblazoned with the name "Rosebud" is tossed into the fires and burns, has emotional impact that still hits hard over the decades. Thank you, Mr. Welles.
Se7en. Sixth Sense. Usual Suspects.
OKAY NEW SHOCKER!! SINISTER!! Just saw this movie over last weekend! I wrote in all caps on purpose. That movie is terrifying. I haven't jumped from a movie that original in quite sometime. It starts out like a regular horror movie would. But the plot twists and turns leading you into an ending you would never suspect. SINISTER. Watch it folks. Amazing.
6th Sense, one of my all time favs.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin, I did not expect a dance number.
@Cory Once it hit the "Let the Sunshine In" part, the credits did roll, but there was the whole "Aquarius" bit before that. Either way, the question was "Which movie ending shocked you the most," and to that I would like to submit Exhibit A: http://i.imgur.com/PH7ayKd.jpg
Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1978) version I honestly wasn't expecting that end, Leonard Nimoy's(I think) character to look up at the camera and make that sound. so memorable but shocking
The Usual Suspects, gotta love Kevin Spacey.
Nice to see the resurection of this post!
The Sixth Sense
there's one that didn't so much shock me as confused me the first couple times I saw it, the final scene in 'A History of Violence'. Having a silent scene as the end of that movie didn't quite make sense until several re-watches later when I watched a bit closer and picked up on the subtle things in it. You don't need anything except the character's movement to make a good scene... uncertainty from both, one looks up, the other looks up they both appear to see what they were hoping to, relief. roll credits. The music didn't hurt the scene either, it was there but it didn't overwhelm the scene like it could have easily done if done wrong.
The Prestige. That one demands multiple views!
Usual Suspects. Kevin Spacey's character being (SPOILER ALERT) just freakin' blew me away.
AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE and CHINATOWN.
I would have to say the movie identity with John cusack and primal fear both of them just blew me away
I can't believe no one said Arlington Road
Just recently. It has to be 'Prisoners'.
Hitchcock's 'Psycho' 'I'm not even going to swat that fly'
The Usual Suspects-(not sure if I got the title right)-Kevin Spacey...The end really upset me. I loved it!
Seven, The Usual Suspects, and Fallen all have excellent endings, especially Seven, which introduced the element of revenge (Wrath on the list of seven deadly sins) at the end of the third act as a motivation for Brad Pitt's character. Absolutely brilliant maneuver! My favorite, though, has to be the ending of an old Sam Peckinpah film called THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE. If you've never seen this film, watch for it. It's a classic. Jason Robards, Slim Pickens, David Warner, Stella Stevens, Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong... what a great cast and story!
The ending of London Boulevard. It was a terrible ending, not only shocking. Everything you'd assumed would be the payoff in the movie was destroyed in the last 30 seconds before the credits rolled.
The Sixth Sence.