The best movie endings

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

22. The Italian Job

italian job ending

One of the most iconic crime capers to ever grace the big screen, The Italian Job is packed full of quotable dialogue, while the signature car chases and action scenes more than hold up when viewed today.

Michael Caine’s crafty criminal Charlie Croker leads a gang of thieves in the attempted robbery of an armored truck packed full of gold, but things inevitably go awry for the crew.

By the time the credits roll, Charlie and the gang are left hanging over the side of a cliff with the gold sliding towards the exit. In the most literal sense of the world it’s a cliffhanger, with Caine’s “Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea” a tremendous capper.