The best movie endings

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

9. Gone with the Wind

gone with the wind ending

Gone with the Wind may have been in the headlines for the wrong reasons following last year’s widely-publicized criticisms directed at the movie’s outdated content, but it’s still a monument to Hollywood at its greatest no matter how poorly it may have ages in the decades since.

The epic to end all epics, Victor Felming’s sweeping and operatic tale is big screen excess at its most lavish and opulent, boasting the sort of star studded ensemble and top-tier production design destined for awards season glory.

In the end, despite everything they’ve been through Scarlett O’Hara and and Rhett Butler don’t end up together, as he rebuffs her final plea before walking off into the fog, although she vows to win him back one day.