While some films are awful from beginning to end, some movies start terrible but manage to wrap up with a great ending. Though their amazing conclusions don’t make them better, their surprisingly awesome resolutions rescued them from becoming totally forgettable films. Below are 30 bad movies with good endings.
After.Life stars Liam Neeson as Eliot Deacon, a mortician who claims to have the ability to speak to the dead. In the movie, Eliot tries to convince a recently deceased woman named Anna Taylor (Christina Ricci) to move on, helping her to transition into the afterlife. Though the film has an interesting premise, it fails to deliver enough thrills to keep viewers involved. While most parts of the flick are boring, the twist at the end makes things a little bit thought-provoking.
In the third act of the movie, it is revealed that Eliot is lying because Anna is actually alive. Eliot considers people who take life for granted as “walking corpses” because he wants to teach them about the sacredness of being alive. Unfortunately, Anna fails the test, so Eliot ends up burying her alive. Though the shocking ending doesn’t fix the film’s plot holes and inconsistencies, it does give a completely new meaning to Eliot’s motivations and Neeson’s performance.