20 Film Endings You Won’t See Coming


Whilst the whole franchise went a little off the rails after the second instalment, the first film was a genuine shock-fest. The film itself is one of the most stressful movies you might ever watch and the reveal at the end will have you banging your head against the wall. Simple, yet so effective.

*SPOILER*: The dead body lying on the floor is actually alive and the perpetrator of the whole sick game.

The Descent

The ending of The Descent is more than a little cheesy and yet, when you watch the film, you will get completely wrapped up in the moment. If you’re unfamiliar with this subterranean horror-romp, then watch it now. There’s a reason your teachers wouldn’t let you use “then I woke up and it was all a dream” in your stories.

*SPOILER*: Even though she appears to escape, Maya is still inside the cave – it is all a dream.

The Vanishing (Spoorloos)

Despite being subject to an inevitable subpar Hollywood remake, the original Dutch film is genuinely creepy and haunting. Whilst it certainly won’t leave you uplifted or optimistic, endings like this one are what cinema’s all about.

*SPOILER*: Rex, like his girlfriend, is buried alive by Raymond, who gets away with it.


Apart from being one of the best films to have ever been released, Oldboy has an ending that will simultaneous knock your socks off, make you shout out loud and leave you feeling a little bit sick. The entire film’s a wonder to behold but it is in the ending that you will really become obsessed. Prepare to have questions.

*SPOILER*: Dae-su finds out that the woman with whom he has fallen in love is actually his daughter.