The best movie endings

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

25. Lost in Translation

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One of the best performances of Bill Murray’s career and a breakthrough turn from Scarlett Johansson combine to deliver one of the 21st Century’s most memorable rom-coms, even if it hardly plays by the rules of the genre.

Murray’s Bob Harris bumps into newlywed Charlotte in Tokyo, where the duo get to talking and find out there’s a genuine spark between them, one that ends up tugging at every single one of your emotions and heartstrings.

There’s been a lot of theorizing over the ending, but if Sofia Coppola deliberately left it open to interpretation for viewers to tie up the story however they saw fit, then there’s really no reason to give a definitive answer.