The best movie endings

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

7. Seven

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David Fincher’s Seven is one of cinema’s greatest psychological thrillers, and the ending is about as harrowing as they come, despite most of its impact coming from the power of suggestion and implication.

We never actually see what’s in the box, but after Kevin Spacey’s John Doe regales Brad Pitt’s David Mills with the tale of how he broke into his house and decapitated his wife, we’ve got a pretty good idea.

Morgan Freeman’s William Somerset is powerless to prevent pure emotion taking over, with Mills gunning down the serial killer in cold blood, with envy and wrath rounding out the final two deadly sins on his checklist.