Movie endings . . .

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May 12, 2023, 22:47

ButtPlug, I'd appreciate your input here. I'm in a whatsapp debate about the greatest ever movie endings. So far we've got 6th Sense, Thelma and Louise, Shawshank Redemption, Inception, Fracture and No Country For Old Men. I'm saying the "I'm trying real hard to be the shepherd" scene that ended Pulp Fiction. Any obvious ones we're missing? Breathless got a mention as did Apocalypse Now.

May 12, 2023, 22:55

We then started debating actors who stole movies. You know, like Joe Pesci stole Goodfellas or Michael Madsen stole Reservoir Dogs or Will Ferrell stole Wedding Crashers. A lesser known smaller part who made the movie great. Dennis Hopper in True Romance an example, or almost any Christopher Walken movie.

How about Alan Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine or Alan Ford (Bricktop) in Snatch?

My pick, John Goodman stealing The Big Lebowski.


May 12, 2023, 23:03

The above not aimed at ButtPlug alone. Anyone else with candidates for best movie ending or actor/actress who stole a movie?

Just thought of a good one . . . Juliet Lewis in Due Date. Very funny well-directed movie.

May 12, 2023, 23:32


May 13, 2023, 03:51


May 13, 2023, 05:00

Butch Cassidy & the S.K.

May 13, 2023, 06:34

Al Pacino's yelling at the end of "Scent of a Woman" was a pretty good ending...but "6th Sense" was probably better.

May 13, 2023, 06:38

Both Jack Nicholson's and Heath Ledger's  "Joker" performances in their Batman movies were good.

May 13, 2023, 06:43

ButtPlug Baggin's appearance at the end of the Lord of the Rings, and the Hobbit.

May 13, 2023, 09:34

No Country for old Men

'if i dont come back tell my mother that i love her

but your mother's dead

then i guess i'll tell her myself '.

May 13, 2023, 09:52

Something closer to reality...a real life story of  author Norman Maclean.

May 13, 2023, 10:13


Walter is, for me anyway, the correct choice. That eulogy for Donnie still kills. Just thinking about it makes me laugh. And "...that creep can roll, man!". One can understand how they come up with a character like that but to then write every line he says so perfectly and to have it portrayed the way Goodman did, almost impossible.

And let's also remember Jesus, prepping to bowl to the Spanish version of Hotel California. That hair net, the sox...I can't hahaha.

It doesn't matter how many films I try to remind myself of, that Goodman performance was as good as it gets.

Big Lebowski itself is just a masterpiece of a film. Another that you mention which is in my top 5. Our current show dane is named after The Dude...Saxony Lebowski haha

It terms of best endings, you won't know the film, but Primer gets my vote. Mega complex and have to rewatch it about 10 times with a notepad to figure out what was actually going on. A bit like Fight Club, only on steroids.

But that's a bit of a cheat because, if you've watched the film, you'll understand that it's end only tells you that the film was something completely different to what you though it was. Which isn't an ending so much as a plot twist. Sounds like gibberish but I'm trying not to include spoilers.

Not sure exactly why I rate it so highly, but there is something in the way that the director didn't give a shit if you didn't understand the film. I don't even know if it was intentional, I doubt it.

In terms of conventional endings, Barney's Version gets my vote. Not normally the soppy type but the way that film ended was crushing.

Just to recap, No Country For Old Men, Big Lebowski, True Romance, Apocalypse Now...

Haha how much does it suck to know that at least 4 in your top ten are in mine too.

May 13, 2023, 10:25 for the most hated big movie thread...I absolutely hated Titanic....

o ja and the "Mars Attacks" had a hilarious ending...Slim Whitman lol

May 13, 2023, 10:26

Most Guy Richie films have good endings.

May 13, 2023, 22:01


May 13, 2023, 22:05

May 13, 2023, 22:06

magic music

May 13, 2023, 23:04


May 14, 2023, 10:18

Gary Oldman as George Smiley and just an epic ending.

May 15, 2023, 08:31

Most Guy Richie films have good endings

Just watched the newly released....  "Guy Richie's The Covenant"

2 hours long.... brilliant

May 15, 2023, 09:08

I thought Guy Ritchie went off the boil after "Lock Stock" and "Snatch".

"Swept Away" was a shocker, "Revolver" and "RocknRolla" were both okay but not in the same league as his first two and the Shelock Holmes movies were meh at best.

Didn't know he had a new one out. Will look for it.

Just to add, the ending to Lock Stock was really funny . . . that scene when he was about to drop the expensive shotgun and the guys were trying to phone him to tell him what it was worth but he couldn't answer the phone without dropping it.

May 15, 2023, 11:41


May 15, 2023, 12:12

The newest movie really hits home regarding how many Afghan interpreters were actually left behind when the US pulled out....

Superb movie ... written and directed by Guy Ritchie

May 16, 2023, 18:47

Without doubt an Italian moving capturing the history (in the late 60's early 70's) showing the  cruel acts that the African continent had to endure for and from the locals.

"Goodby Africa" if I'm not mistaken.

No actors just the savage so called locals doing what they do best.

May 16, 2023, 19:52

Addio Africa

May 16, 2023, 19:52


May 16, 2023, 21:01

Dankie blobbok.

May 16, 2023, 21:21


May 18, 2023, 14:23

Mean az movie DA thnx for the heads up

May 18, 2023, 14:55

Pleasure Blackboy

May 18, 2023, 15:24

Out of Africa

May 20, 2023, 08:37


May 21, 2023, 23:06

Tx Draad

May 24, 2023, 20:39

A classic.

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