10 Awful Endings That Screwed Great Movies (And What Should Have Happened Instead)

And it was all going so well.

The ending of any film, like a TV show, has to leave you satisfied, without too many unanswered questions. You don't want to feel that you have wasted hours (or in the case of television shows, years) of your life. Get it right and you'll remember everything that was great about the film. Get it wrong and the chances are you'll only remember that bad final scene. Sometimes a great ending can elevate a film. The ending of Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines was great because we didn't see it coming. It turned the film from a not-as-good rehash of Terminator 2: Judgement Day into a tragic story where our heroes were unable to save mankind, despite all their efforts. At the other end of the scale are terrible endings that ruin great films. There's nothing more unsatisfying then enjoying a film only for the last five or ten minutes to leave you hanging. They're worse than TV finales because you don't have hours and hours of great stories and characters to negate them. Get the ending of a film wrong and it's game over. So here are 10 films that were great, sometimes brilliant, but were totally screwed over by utterly disappointing endings. For fun, I'll also suggest some far better alternatives. Whether you agree or not... well, that's what the comments section is for...

A writer for Whatculture since May 2013, I also write for and am the TV editor and writer for . I wrote two plays for the Greater Manchester Horror Fringe in 2013, the first an adaption of Simon Clark's 'Swallowing A Dirty Seed' and my own original sci-fi horror play 'Centurion', which had an 8/10* review from Starburst magazine! ( I also wrote an episode for online comedy series Supermarket Matters in 2012. I aim to achieve my goal for writing for television (and get my novels published) but in the meantime I'll continue to write about those TV shows I love! Follow me on Twitter @BazGreenland and like my Facebook page