'I Drink Your Milkshake' and More: The Greatest Movie Endings

By Alison Nastasi

These 10 films tied up their loose ends (or didn't) with unforgettable panache.

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All things must come to an end, but the greatest finales leave a lasting impression. We've already explored the best opening scenes in cinema, and now it's time to dig into a few of film's greatest movie endings. Not all stories provide audiences with closure, happy resolutions, and loose ends neatly wrapped in a bow. Some of the best tales reveal jaw-dropping truths, narrative twists, and allow questions that go unanswered to linger in our minds. We've rounded up some of the most epic film endings past the break. There's plenty of room to discuss your favorites in the comments, so chime in with your thoughts after clicking through our gallery for more memorable movie goodbyes. Oh, and consider this your big-time spoiler warning.

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