Aren’t there so many movies we loved but wished the ending was different, that the movie endings absolutely ruined everything? Well, you aren’t alone because we’ve been thinking about these movies and thought of compiling movie endings that ruined everything.
The ending is a crucial part of any movie. It gives the viewer a complete closure from the story, and it has to be a satisfying one. The end lingers in our mind more than the entire plot does and stays with us for longer. It leaves the audience feeling satisfied and in complete awe, but failing to do so makes them never revisit them ever again.
1. 500 Days of Summer
The movie definitely brings good concepts about love and teaches us so many lessons. It is meaningful, but the movie’s end is cliché and lame. In the end, Tom meets another girl named Autumn (after dating a girl named Summer in the entire movie).
2. The Circle
The movie does a great job in today’s world, explaining to the youth the dangers of sharing personal information on social media. The movie’s whole purpose is blown off because of its ending, especially when Mae (Emma Watson) embraces the overtly pushy social media company instead of rejecting it.
3. The Next
The movie, starring Nicholas Cage, had conceived an innovative concept but failed towards its healthy development, especially towards the end. The lead role has a superpower of seeing the next few minutes of the future but still fails to recognize a nuclear bomb will destroy a large population. Then what was the purpose of giving him those superpowers?
4. Knowing (Another Nicolas Cage film)
The movie is a sci-fi thriller starring Nicolas Cage as a professor of astrophysics at MIT. He discovers a huge disaster that has the potential to wipe away the planet through one of the student’s notes, thanks to the time capsule. The movie has a thrilling and exciting plot, but the movie endings ruined everything.
5. How It Ends
The Netflix original film is about the world facing natural calamities and about a young man who’s stuck away from his pregnant girlfriend. He tries hard to reach her in Seattle. When he finally comes, the movie nears its climax, and the movie is left with an abrupt ending. The end is exactly opposite of its title.
6. Knock Knock
The movie is a horror/thriller starring Keanu Reeves. He plays the role of a dedicated husband and father, but his life takes 180 degrees, because of two (underaged) girls who come up knocking on his door. The end doesn’t do justice to Keanu’s character, and the audience feels there are too many things left unexplored. The end is left for the viewers to assume what happens next.
The movie turned out to be surprisingly good and insightful. The story, its mood, and Adam Sandler’s acting connected everything so well and was relatable to most, no doubt. Everything’s well until the end. The movie ended with the typical “happily ever after” instead of keeping it more real. Many viewers agree to this and feel the movie should’ve ended a little earlier than it did.
8. My Sister’s Keeper
The movie will definitely have your eyes filled with tears while you’re watching it. The movie is based on a novel of the same name. The movie is a beautiful depiction of bond between sisters and grabs you till the end. But if you have read the book first before watching the movie, you will most likely be disappointed by the end.
9. Justice League (2017)
We already see the heat for the movie after Zack Snyder’s Justice League’s release. It became even easier for fans to spot the differences (or faults) from the previous version. Justice League’s ending disconnects from the entire motive and doesn’t add up.
10. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
There must hardly be a few who aren’t a fan of Harry Potter movies. The Fantastic Beasts series has been like a cherry on top. The first part successfully intrigued the audience, making us want more. But the ending of the second part left many disappointed. It left the audience feeling like the Harry Potter world has somewhat narrowed after finding out Credence’s relation with Albus Dumbledore.
The makers built the plot in a very gripping manner. They had their audience on edge to find out who’s behind all those murders, and once we did, we wondered what the main protagonist, Carly, would do about it once she found out. Her boyfriend and neighbor, Zeke, made efforts to expose Jack, the murderer, by filming him. But the ending ruins everything! She simply chooses to lash out at Zeke and gives a precious suggestion, “to get a life”.
12. One Day
The movie is based on a novel, One Day, written by David Nicholls. The movie has the same ending as the book does. Many viewers believe that the ending is totally unfair to the lead, Emma (Anne Hathaway), and it disappointed many.
13. City of Angels (You guessed it right, another Nicholas Cage film)
The actor seems to attract movies with a good plot but a poor ending. In the movie, he plays the role of an angel and falls in love with a human. To be with the love of his life, he turns into a human only to find she dies. Not fair!
Lucy stars Scarlett Johansson as a drug mule. The movie has a fascinating and innovative story. Who would have thought about showing the brain’s total capacity so cleverly? But with its ending, they took it too far. It was tremendous and appealing until she turned into a pen drive and ghosts the rest.
15. Number 23
If you’ve watched this one, you would agree that it had you for the most part. It tried to handle mental illness as delicately as possible but failed in the end. The movie is a mystery/thriller. The ending is the most narcissistic ending ever!
16. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The movie deserved a different and more mature ending after watching the series. Many viewers expected to see a sad and more realistic ending instead; to everyone’s disappointment, it ends with the little girl pressing the button.
17. Hobbs and Shaw
The movie is about Hobbs, a federal agent, Shaw, a British mercenary, and their enmity. Even though their constant banter makes the film entertaining, the ending really ruins everything. It makes absolutely no sense and completely messes with the so-called “48 hours” timer. Also, not to forget the helicopter chained to a rally of trucks.
Do you know any more movie endings that ruined everything? Tell us in the comments.