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If you’ve seen more than 7 movies in your lifetime, chances are that at least one of them ended in a way that left you feeling relatively satisfied (unless you’ve only ever seen movies directed by Michael Bay – my sincerest condolences if that’s you).

And why not? I mean, there’s nothing wrong with a happy ending, is there? You paid good money to see these movies, after all, and if they can grant you with a momentary buzz of joy before you go stumbling back into the shambling mess that is your everyday life, then, hey, that’s not necessarily a bad thing…

Sometimes, though, the writers of said movies don’t play fair with audiences. In a lot of cases, you might notice how they’ve cleverly skimmed over crucial points of information (or avoided them all together) to trick you into thinking that everything has been wrapped up with a nice neat bow.

Take the 10 movies we’ve assembled here, for example, all of which purposely steer clear of some of the disturbing implications made by their “normal” endings. Hollywood is trying to keep you oblivious, though, often whilst avoiding the bigger picture entirely (and in hoping that you don’t take the time to actually think about what it is you’ve seen). Probably.

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This article was first posted on May 1, 2013