The best movie endings

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

26. Invasion of the Body Snatchers


The 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a star studded ensemble piece that’s gone down in history as one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever made, with an ending that still packs a punch.

It’s also spawned more than its fair share of memes, though, with Donald Sutherland’s exaggerated pose recognizable to internet-savvy folks that might not have a clue where it originated initially.

Having managed to escape the pod people, Veronica Cartwright’s Nancy Bellicec crosses paths with Sutherland’s Matthew Bennell to let him know that she’s still human, only for her to discover to her horror that he’s been turned.