10. Earth Is Now Overrun By Apes - Planet Of The Apes (2001)
The ending of Pierre Boulles Planet Of The Apes has the astronaut stranded on a planet where intelligent simians rule over humans escape his captors and pilot his way back to Earth, only to discover that his world too has become overrun my those damned dirty things (theres also a bookend narrative about chimps in space finding a message in a bottle, but thats one for another article).
If that sounds familiar, it may be because thats pretty much the end of the 2001 remake of the 1968 classic. Thats right Tim Burtons shoddy remake is, at least for one scene, actually more faithful than the iconic Statue of Liberty one from the original. Its a great twist too nothing as gut-punching as finding out you've been walking over the graves of everyone you ever knew, but still a haunting conclusion on man's inevitable destruction.
Of course, Burton didnt stop at lifting from the book he also insinuated that the films villain, Tim Roths General Thade, was the instigator of the ape uprising, despite being from a totally different planet and having no way to beat Mark Wahlberg to Earth and already my heads hurting again. Take out Ape Lincoln though, and this could have been something alright.