The best movie endings

40 all-time greats that managed to end on a bang, not a whimper.

31. Bonnie and Clyde

bonnie clyde ending

The outlaw couple were legends in their own right long before they were brought to the big screen by Arthur Penn with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in the title roles, but 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde only cemented their legacy.

A landmark entry when it comes to the genesis of the New Hollywood movement, the movie was filled with sex and violence, while the two leads were antiheroes in every sense of the word, scripted and portrayed with shades of grey.

Bonnie and Clyde go out in a blaze of bullet-riddled glory, with the camera lingering on their lifeless bodies as the movie cuts to black, with Denver Pyle’s Frank Hamer getting exactly what he wanted, if not the way he sought to get it.