The best movie endings

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

27. Carrie

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Brian De Palma’s Carrie was the first big screen adaptation of a Stephen King novel, and the prolific author’s work is still a goldmine for the film and television industry to this day.

However, few have had quite the impact as Carrie, which still endures as one of the greatest and most iconic horror movies ever made, with a terrifying ending that’s still more than capable of getting people to jump out of their seats in fear.

Sole prom survivor Sue has a nightmare where she lays flowers on the charred remains of the title character’s house, only for Carrie’s arm to burst out from the rubble and grab her, causing her to jolt awake in a fit of screaming, which is pretty much how viewers felt as well.