The best movie endings

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

32. Rocky II

rocky 2 ending

Rocky is one of the best sports dramas, boxing movies and feelgood films you’ll ever hope to find, but let’s not forget that the Italian Stallion came out on the losing end of the climactic fight.

The first installment was such a success that a franchise was born, and there was only one way to wrap up the sequel, sending audiences home happy and finally letting Rocky win the big one.

The rematch to end all rematches, you still find yourself willing Rocky to land that final knockout blow, and it’s made all the sweeter by his final rallying cry of, “Yo, Adrian, I did it!”.