If a movie doesn’t end with a bang, what’s even the point of watching it? People flock to cinemas and binge-watch films on Netflix to be entertained, but unfortunately, we all come across one or two films that embody the exact opposite of “entertaining. Some movies are bad from the get-go, yet we end up watching them through until the end because we want to give them a chance.
While everyone has a different perspective on what defines a good or bad ending, we hereby present you with the 35 worst movie endings in our book. So get ready to be disappointed with the sour aftertaste of terrible cinematic endings. Warning: Spoilers lie ahead!
When the Mel Gibson stars in a new movie, you watch it. From “Braveheart” all the way to “What Women Want”, there isn’t a film he released that didn’t become a hit… unless we’re talking about “Signs”, of course.
Released in 2002, the sci-fi thriller had Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix spearheading the cast and unsurprisingly delivered a performance that gained acclaim worldwide. The plot followed the Hess family as they moved into a farmhouse that soon became a beacon for strange crop circles that were apparently the work of extraterrestrials. No one can deny that the suspense that was building up had us all on the edges of our seats. We eventually scooted right back up and sighed heavily into the armrest of our couch when the ending ruined the entire movie. What was it again that could defeat the vicious aliens? Oh right, a baseball bat and water.
#2 Law Abiding Citizen
Released in 2009, “Law Abiding Citizen” is a heartwrenching, heartstopping, high-energy film that will keep you guessing. Starring Gerard Butler as Clyde Shelton and Jamie Foxx as Nick Rice, we expected nothing short of amazing, which it was! Clyde takes justice into his own hands when the law fails to punish the criminal who murdered his wife and daughter. In a very cleverly planned rampage, he targets the district attorney and everyone involved. This movie entails some of the most diabolically evil attacks we have ever seen.
From the beginning until about 15 minutes before the actual end of the film, we were ready to declare this our favorite action flick. During the entire run of the movie, you will find yourself rooting Clyde (attacks on innocent people aside), because he was doing all this out of vengeance for his family. Clearly a jab at the faulty justice system, most viewers were definitely on his team. That’s why it totally broke us when Nick Rice rewired a bomb that he planted, instantly killing Clyde in his jail cell. Boo.
#3 How It Ends
This apocalyptic movie was released in 2018, and really captivated us with its amazing cast that includes the likes of Forest Whitaker, Theo James, and Kat Graham. how rude of this movie to be so awesome for one hour straight, only to drop us into a pit of confusion and frustration at the end!
In a fictional end of the world setting, a young man races across states to get to his pregnant girlfriend on time. With his father-in-law in tow, the two make a lethal duo that you shouldn’t mess with. All that action went down the drain when the film ended weakly with the leading man and leading lady driving away from a massive sand storm. The downside of “How It Ends”? Well, it doesn’t.
#4 Bird Box
Is it just us or was 2018 the year of post-apocalypse-themed movies? We set our expectations high for “Bird Box”, because let’s be honest, when has Sandra Bullock ever disappointed?
Set in a gloomy world wherein your sight could kill you, Malorie Hayes (Sandra Bullock) and her two children fight the unseen evil in order to find the elusive safe haven down a long and winding stream. We’ve got to hand it to Netflix, this is the first horror movie that was able to frighten us without even showing creepy visuals. You could simply sense that fictional evil presence radiating from the screen. Bravo! We were so worried for Malorie and those precious little babies the entire time!
Okay, but now it’s time to get to the point; the ending. The conclusion of the movie was okay, but it still left a bitter taste on our cinema palates. We hate it when a film doesn’t have an actual solution at the end. Are they just supposed to hide in that sanctuary forever? Will the evil never find them there? Who’s going to go out to get food? Oh, well, at least the birds in the box that they were carrying survived too.
#5 The Silence
Allow us to make one thing very clear: we love Netflix and we watch every series and movie they produce, that’s why it hit us in the feels when “The Silence” didn’t live up to the beginning and middle of the movie.
Starring Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka (Oh hey, Sabrina!) as a father-and-daughter-duo, they flee with their entire family in an attempt to find refuge from the monstrous flesh-eating pterodactyl-like creatures that kind of look like buffalo wings at first glance. They’re blind monsters, BTW, so it shouldn’t be too hard, right?
Oh, guess again, because these buffalo wings have super-sonic hearing and will eat you if you make a sound. As with any apocalypse-themed movie, this fam is out to find a safe haven. Once the writers heartbreakingly kill off the dog and the grandma, we were bawling our eyes out. (Why is it always the cute and helpless ones??)
Everything was perfect until it reached the open-ended conclusion. The family finds the safe haven, and after a few years, Kiernan’s character had grown out her hair and she and her boyfriend transformed into bow-and-arrow-wielding hunters who target the monsters in the woods. Okay, great. So, now what?
Let’s throw it back to 2012 with this masterpiece of a production, “Buried”. Starring Ryan Reynolds, and literally Ryan Reynolds alone (apart from a few vital voice actors), this movie was riveting and totally out-of-the-box (excuse the pun).
Ryan Reynolds portrays the role of Paul Conroy, an American truck driver working in Iraq. After a violent attack by terrorists, he wakes up inside a coffin buried in the ground. With only a cell phone and a lighter at his disposal, Paul desperately tries to escape the claustrophobia and panic attacking-inducing death trap that confines him.
#7 The Number 23
Let’s take it back to the early 2000s, with this mystery thriller movie that made us want to pull our hair out. starring Jim Carrey as Walter, a man who becomes extremely obsessed with a book that his wife gifted him for his birthday. It wasn’t long before Walter began connecting his own life to the disturbing stories spilled across the pages of the book titled, “The Number 23”.
Watching this movie was like trying to break out of an escape room and giving up when you’re close to solving it at the very end because all your clues just fell out of your hands and are now lying in an incoherent pile on the floor.
While the psychological elements made our brains dizzy, and the ending was more than confusing, we did get to see a more intense side to this internationally acclaimed comedian, and it was Oscar-worthy. Also, this was the first time we actually saw Logan Lerman who played the role of Walter’s son, and that’s a win all on its own!
#8 In The Tall Grass
“In the Tall Grass” was launched on Netflix just in time for Halloween in 2019. The horror flick was carried by Avery Whitted, Laysla De Oliveira, Harrison Gilbertson, and Patrick Wilson. We can’t deny that this film gave us goosebumps all throughout. There’s just something creepy, disturbing, and high-key terrifying about watching a pregnant lady, her boyfriend, her brother, a random kid, and his parents traverse the endless labyrinth referred to as the “Tall Grass”. There weren’t any monsters jumping out from every corner, but there was a shady rock that one guy was obsessed with. Also, sometimes humans can be just as scary as monsters.
Overall, it is a stress-inducing film that gave us high hopes for a good conclusion, but sadly it didn’t deliver. The ending they showed us was more of a beginning, which implied that the characters were stuck in a loop that was only broken by that one selfless dude who saved them all.
Currently, humans only use 10% of their brains. Judging from the amazing things we can already do at this rate, we can only begin to imagine the supermassive magic we can do when we reach 100% capacity. Maybe then people would be able to fly, perform telekinesis, time travel, use superspeed, have super strength, prevent all diseases, solve the mysteries of the universe, and finally stop being racist idiots towards others.
Lucky for us, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) gave us a sneak peek at what 100% brain capacity looks like, and it’s as phenomenal as she is gorgeous and talented. Watching her portray the role of Lucy only gave us some serious Black Widow vibes and reminded us how perfect she is for action roles. You do not want to mess with this girl.
The only downside was that she totally ghosted the audience in the end. Apparently, she is now “everywhere”, but where exactly? We need specifics, please. Or are you just going to hack every computer when you feel like it? Are you reading this right now? If so, hi, Lucy!
#10 The Forgotten
Julianne Moore takes on the role of a heartbroken mother who is dealing with the loss of her son in the 2014 mystery thriller, “The Forgotten”. Her character’s world comes crashing down once again when her family, friends, and psychiatrist insist that she is hallucinating about having a son in the first place.
Determined to prove them wrong, we were hoping to see some sort of mindblowing explanation, but instead, we get a group of aliens who attempted to make parents forget about their children. The bizarre experiment fails to work on this tough mother, and suddenly her son is back and the aliens are nowhere to be found. The rushed ending doesn’t do justice to the rest of the film and the cast’s acting prowess.
#11 Breaking Dawn
“The Twilight Saga” came to a conclusion in 2012. After 4 years of making us fall deeper in love with the vampire-human-werewolf love triangle and the concept of living forever, the last installment of the franchise, “Breaking Dawn Part 2” didn’t exactly live up to the spectacularness that came before it.
With Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) now happily married and the former living her new vampire life, they are tasked with protecting their hybrid baby, Renesme from the clutches of the Volturi.
Long story short, there is a huge showdown between the Olympia vampire clan, Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) and the wolf pack, and the formidable Volturi. With our hearts raising and cheesy popcorn on our fingers, we thought we had just witnessed the most epic wolf-vampire battle in the world of cinema.
Too bad it was all just a premonition shows to the Volturi by Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene). It was so anti-climactic that we could cry. Anyway, all’s well that ends well, right?
#12 The Dark Knight Rises
When “The Dark Knight Rises” was released in 2012, people flocked to the cinemas like sheep, because you can never go wrong with a Batman movie, right? Well, no.
After all that Harvey Dent drama in the previous movie, Bruce Wayne so nobly takes responsibility for the crimes he committed in order to keep his rep clean (Why though?). Obviously, Gotham City’s finest is now hunting him down. The plot progresses with a strange encounter that involves Selina Kyle A.K.A. Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), Talia Al Ghul (Marion Cotillard), and Bane (Tom Hardy). The heroes protect the city, get into a little trouble, then defeat the villain in the end. (Were we the only ones terrified by Bane?)
While the movie was interesting in the beginning and middle, the end was sort of cliche. Don’t get us wrong, we love a conclusion wherein good defeats evil. We just believe that there are more creative ways to do it. As a consultation prize, Anne Hathaway’s lovely face always lights up the screen.
#13 Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot is charming and beautiful, a true gem in Hollywood. However, contrary to popular opinion, “Wonder Woman” wasn’t exactly wonderful. With Justice League’s signature slow-motion frames taking up a large portion of the action sequences and a myriad of unrealistic events occurring, it lacked that heroic luster. Sure, we know that Diana Prince is a powerful Amazon princess, but when you space out that long on the battlefield, your enemies are bound to hit you. They aren’t going to wait for you to come out of your daze.
Regardless of these factors, it was a film worth watching until you reached the end of it, wherein Trevor (Chris Pine) sacrifices his life to save the world. It was a loss that didn’t even have to happen because there were so many other ways to blow up that plane carrying the chemicals.
This movie set the bar high when it comes to making people bawl their eyes out, but as time went by, we all began to realize that this whirlwind romance between Jack (Leonardo Dicaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) ended in tragedy due to their own shortcomings.
When the Titanic sank, Jack and Rose beat the odds and made it out of the ship. Jack helped Rose safely get onto a piece of driftwood and foolishly stayed floating in the ice-cold water. Our question is: if you couldn’t share the driftwood with Rose, why didn’t you find yourself your own piece of wood to sit on? It just doesn’t make sense, and we’re mad about it until this very day.
#15 Remember Me
If you watched “Remember Me”, then oh boy, we believe that you will remember it forever, especially the heart-wrenching ending. Starring Robert Pattinson, Pierce Brosnan, Emilie De Ravin, and Chris Cooper, this romantic heartwrenching drama is certainly not one that is run-of-the-mill. The plot follows the twists and turns in the life of Tyler (Robert Pattinson). Viewers are brought on along his journey of coping with pain, letting go, and finding love. While the lead character traversed his struggles with his workaholic dad, copes with the loss of his brother, protects his little sister, and finds his soulmate, we are left clueless as to what year this movie plays out in for some reason.
What we didn’t expect (and couldn’t expect) was that heartbreaking ending. Just when everything was going well in Tyler’s life, our hero finds himself alone in his father’s office. When he looks out the window, he (and the audience) are met with a horrifying view of an airplane heading straight for the building. You probably don’t have to guess what year the film is set in now. It was 2001. September 11th, 2001, to be exact.
Don’t get us wrong; the ending was creatively well-written and directed. We never saw it coming, and that’s why it hurt so much. It was an ending that was based on a true story and seeing that reference on the big screen stirred up raw pain in many viewers. We wished it had ended differently.
#16 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
The year was 2012; Katniss Everdeen took her bow and arrow to the silver screen and shot it straight at our hearts. It was then that we all collectively decided that we want to learn archery and have a fishtail braid.
It wasn’t until the last half hour or so of the last installment in the series, “Mockingjay Part 2”, wherein all our hopes and dreams of a perfect ending came crashing down in flames. The excitement of seeing Katniss volunteer as tribute to save her sister or the rush we felt when they defied the odds during the dangerous games, all boiled down to our heroine spending the end of the war unconscious. She woke up to world peace, and we can’t complain about that. It just felt very anti-climactic. Also, the way she cut ties with her childhood best friend and boyfriend, Gale, was so abrupt and unexplained that we couldn’t quite process it at first.
#17 I Am Legend
It goes without saying that Will Smith is one of the most talented and charismatic actors the world has ever seen. We have never seen a Will Smith movie that we didn’t love. However, when he starred as scientist, Robert Neville, in “I Am Legend”, we totally encountered an ending that we didn’t love. The legendary “I Am Legend” was released in theaters in 2007. Starring the equally legendary Will Smith, this dystopian cinematic masterpiece took us on a daring adventure, made us scream in terror, and cry for the main character’s cute and loyal doggo.
After all his emotional and physical struggles and after finding a cure for the man-made virus that took over the world, our selfless hero sacrifices his own life to save his two fellow survivors. The zombies or hemocytes got him just when he discovered the antidote for their manic condition. No, just no.
If you don’t know the love story of polar opposites, Sandy and Danny, you better watch “Grease” right now, because it’ll change your life by inspiring you to slick your hair back and throw on some cute lace socks in true 1978 style. But while the entire film was a musical spectacle courtesy of Sandy (Olivia Newton-John), Danny (John Travolta), and their band of groovy friends, the ending was kind of rushed.
Sure, it was awesome to see that the two lead characters were willing to change up their looks for each other (“Gift of the Magi” reference, anyone?), but did Sandy really have to go as far as smoking a cigarette that was totally against her beliefs? Also, we thought this movie was set in the ’70s, how on Earth did these two find a flying car? Unless it’s some crossover with “Back To The Future”, we just don’t get it. Whatever that flying car meant, we just love a happy ending, so we still appreciate Grease.
#19 (500) Days Of Summer
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have a romantic fairytale vibe that will hit you right in the feels with an idealistic love story… well, kind of. It’s actually more of a painfully one-sided love story told from the perspective of a hopeless romantic. The plot follows the 500-day romance between Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer (Zooey Deschanel). While Tom is entirely in love with Summer, the latter makes it very clear that she isn’t looking for a serious relationship.
The dysfunctional romance progresses until one day Summer leaves Tom for a different man who she soon marries. Basically, the movie is Tom narrating his life with Summer, and all he really gets from it is the realization that she wasn’t the one for him. He also musters up the courage to quit his boring job as a greeting card writer and follows his dream of becoming an architect.
Just when we thought love wasn’t in the cards for our hero, he meets a girl named… (we’ll give you three guesses) Autumn. So, does this mean that he has to go through the cycle of Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring in order to find his soulmate? We’ll never know.
“Passengers” is a cinematic masterpiece that was released in 2016. Starring Hollywood heavyweights, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, and Laurence Fishburne, we were treated to a storyline that followed the interstellar spaceship called The Avalon.
Carrying 5,000 passengers in a state of hibernation, the ship is on a 120-year journey to Homestead II. It would have been a seamless journey if the supposedly indestructible ship wasn’t hit by a meteor that prematurely awoke Jim Preston (Chris Pratt). With 90 more years left in the journey to their new home planet and a robotic bartender named Arthur as his only companion, Jim soon attempts to end his life, However, after he sees a beautiful woman asleep in her hibernation pod, he makes a desperate and selfish move to awaken her. Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence) is left in the dark about how she actually woke up (by Jim and not a malfunction, as he claims), so the two eventually fall in love until she learns the truth.
Fights ensue, the ship is put in danger, they save the day and their fellow passengers, and the two lead characters reconcile. After facing adversity together, they discover that the ship’s Autodoc, a robotic medical diagnostics and treatment pod can be used as a makeshift hibernation pod for one person. Jim tries to make amends for his actions by offering Aurora the chance to return to hibernation, and we kind of thought she would jump at the opportunity, since he kind of robbed her of it in the first place.
But of course, we are proven wrong when she so selflessly forgives him and builds a life with Jim on the spaceship. Years later, everyone on the ship wakes up according to schedule, and they find a huge tree, a cabin, vegetation, and birds in the ship’s grand concourse area. The movie ends with Aurora’s voice narrating the story she wrote about the beautiful life she lived with Jim on The Avalon.
It was an unsatisfying ending in the most lonely and claustrophobic way possible. Maybe they were trying to show us that “all you need is love” or something. Not very practical, but okay, it’s romantic.
#21 The Circle
Okay, so Tom Hanks is a true gem in Hollywood. He’s one of those actors that totally seems like a nice guy in real life too. From “Forrest Gump” all the way to literally any movie that he starred in, we only learned to love his acting prowess even more. Too bad there is an exception, and it’s called “The Circle”. This isn’t Tom Hanks’ fault though. It was just that the story was sort of all over the place without a believable resolution. Maybe it was the way Emma Watson’s character was conveyed or perhaps it was really just the weak conclusion.
The film came to a close with a young tech company employee named Mae Holland (Emma Watson) who takes matters into her own hands when she discovered the shady business going on. Instead of reporting the issue to the authorities or doing something more reasonable, she tricked the founders of the company into wearing their own surveillance device to become equals with the public. Instead of just declining (since they kind of have the power to), they seemed shocked and defeated.
Whatever it is, if you like movies about technology invading your privacy and putting people’s lives in danger, but not really solving any of that in the end, then you should give this a go. On another note, Karen Gillan’s outfits are worth seeing!
#22 Gone Girl
This girl has gone, and so did we. Meaning, we were so gone out of that cinema with a bothering feeling hanging over our heads. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, and Tyler Perry, “Gone Girl” was a strong adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel. It was so strong that the ending didn’t match the one in the book, leaving most fans confused and frustrated.
The storyline focuses on a psychopath who kills her ex-boyfriend who had good intentions, among other crimes. Instead of paying for her heinous wrongdoings, she walks free and even wins her friends back. In short, the movie was brutal and twisted without any form of justice, and it didn’t sit well with the majority of viewers.
#23 City Of Angels
Released in 1998 “City Of Angels” was a magical love story that made our hearts flutter. Starring Hollywood pillars, Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage, this romantic drama was truly one for the ages.
When Seth, a guardian angel in charge of watching over the people of Los Angeles falls in love with Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he gradually decides to trade in his pure angelic existence for a mortal life with his soulmate. Just when everything seems to be going in the right direction, the movie’s heroine is so overcome with happiness that she rides her bicycle down a hill with her eyes closed and her arms stretched to the side like wings (why would anyone do this?) And you guessed it, that little act of total freedom gets her hit by a truck, and that’s the end of their love story.
2019 was the year that “Yesterday” was released, and with a charming cast composed of Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, and Kate McKinnon, it was quite an interesting film to see. From the trailer alone, one would totally be drawn to this unique storyline wherein for some unexplained reason only one man in the entire world remembers the Beatles, and finds himself in a situation where he plagiarizes their songs and debuts as a hot new artist.
Now, towards the end, Jack Malik(Himesh Patel) encounters two fans who also happen to remember the Beatles. Instead of condemning him for taking credit for the group’s songs, they thank him for using his talent to keep the Beatles’ music alive. They also give him John Lennon’s address, and when our lovable lead character visits him, he learns that the legendary singer is living a happy life with his beloved wife. Jack even picked up a nugget of wisdom about love from the Beatles’ singer.
With a few new life lessons up his sleeve, Jack admits his plagiarism at his concert, uploads the songs for free onto the internet, and confesses his love for the woman of his dreams. Jack ends up giving up his dream of becoming a famous singer, marries the love of his life, raises children, and takes on a new dream of teaching music. The ending isn’t actually all that bad. It’s just a bit underwhelming in contrast to the entire run of the story. Idealistic? Sure. Cliche? Yes.
#25 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Harry Potter franchise ran for 10 years long, and many of us literally grew up with a magical childhood filled with wizards, spells, wands, Quidditch, Patronus charms, and owls thanks to Hogwarts and its students and teachers.
The final battle found Hogwarts in a death match between Voldemort and his fleet of evil wizards and witches. It was Dumbledore’s Army versus the biggest evil the wizarding world has ever known. With a bunch of heartbreaking losses along the way, the Golden Trio emerged unscathed along with a few of their friends. The only thing that disappointed us about this enchanting franchise is that the end was rushed. The final battle between Harry Potter and Voldemort was held in the courtyard in mid daylight, and ended so abruptly. Where was the struggle? Where were the fireworks? Where were the sound effects?
It’s a small flaw, but we deserved a more powerful conclusion to the magical movie franchise that we followed throughout our childhood. Anyway, we thank J.K. Rowling for her amazing imagination, and we will always be waiting for Hedwig to bring our Hogwarts letter. We also accept email, in case that’s how you roll now.
#26 La La Land
Oh, La La Land, how much do we love you? Let us count the ways: First, you introduced us to Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) as people with big dreams. Secondly, you made us fall in love with their endearing romance. Thirdly, you enchanted us with the whimsical and retro theme of the entire movie. Fourth, you gave us countless new songs to add to our playlists. Fifth, you showed us that there is a right time for every dream to come true. Sixth, we thought that our lovebirds would achieve their dreams and end up together.
Seventh, you click-baited us. Mia and Sebastian both achieved their individual goals but at the expense of their love for each other. For this, we hate you.
#27 Before I Fall
Imagine living the same day over and over again. No, we aren’t talking about your mundane days during quarantine. We are talking about living the exact same day on loop. Can’t picture it? Well, Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) can.
In “If I Fall”, she stars as a popular high school girl. She’s got family, friends, and a boyfriend. Her life seems perfect until she and her friends get into a car accident that gets her trapped reliving the same day over and over again. Helplessly, she tries to act, dress, and speak differently every day to find out where she went wrong. Each time, she realizes her mistakes, her shortcomings, and sees her life under a new lens of clarity. With each new (same) day she lives, she tries to make amends towards the people she hurt, and we see a stronger, kinder, and more beautiful Samantha come to shape.
Too bad all these epiphanies just led up to her death when she saved a classmate from committing suicide. We were not expecting that at all.
#28 Every Day
You know how people say that you should love a soul and not a face? Well, the 2018 romance drama titled “Every Day”, kicks it up a notch. “Every Day” follows the strange life of a spirit named A, who inhabits a different person’s body every single day. When he falls in love with Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), their lives become a chaotic game of “come find me”. We found it quite interesting and beautiful how Rhiannon could love A in any form, no matter his face, size, skin color, race, or gender. Now, that’s real love right there.
We honestly shipped these two so bad that it literally hurt us when A made the difficult decision to leave Rhiannon to live a healthier lifestyle than he could ever offer her. The movie ends with Rhiannon looking at an Instagram post by A, who apparently moved to another city. Ah, here come the tears again. We did not want it to end that way.
#29 Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse
We don’t need to tell you that Spiderman is all sorts of awesome, right? Because you already know that. From Tobey Maguire all the way to Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland, and Miles Morales, we have never met a Spiderman that we didn’t root for.
However, when it comes to the multiverse of this crime-fighting arachnid, we would much rather stick to one for now. The animated “Into the Spiderverse” movie highlights Spidermen from parallel universes, and aside from being mind-boggling, the ending was quite predictable as well. The voice acting was superb, though!
#31 Vanilla Sky
What do you get when you put Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz in one heartwrenching psychological drama? You get Vanilla Sky, of course! The American adaptation of the Spanish film was art; sad and slightly confusing, but it was art nonetheless.
It’s all about David Aames (Tom Cruise) who seems to have it all. As he begins to fall in love with Sofia (Penelope Cruz), he gets into a terrible car accident courtesy of a jealous Julie (Cameron Diaz). Left in a coma, the movie traverses the concept of lucid dreaming and life extension. The entire film didn’t make sense until the end, wherein it was explained that David was in a cryogenic freezer, just dreaming forever.
Honestly, when he jumped off that tall building, we still weren’t sure if he was actually still dreaming or awake or hibernating or whatever. Did that fall really wake him up? We were just left with a hint of depression and darkness.
#32 The Matrix
Kenau Reeves starring as a digital superhero who chooses the red pill over the blue pill and is thus committed to a life of cool sunglasses and long leather jackets? Yes, please.
We all know the story of Neo, and how he saved the Matrix, but when “The Matrix: Revolutions” came to an end, all our hopes came crashing down. Why? Well, because some of us fell asleep before we saw the ending of this movie franchise and because the others couldn’t deal with the sacrifice of Trinity and Neo. They brought peace between humans and machines, but didn’t get to live to see it? No way, sir. No, we didn’t like that at all.
Every Disney fan knows the legendary tale of Sleeping Beauty, and how she slept for a thousand years just waiting for her true love to slay the dragon and break the sleepy curse. We all know how her fairy godmothers fought over the color of her Sweet 16 gown (Blue! Pink!) We also know how amazing it was when the princess was finally reunited with her parents at the castle.
What we didn’t remember about this classic fairytale is that Maleficent grew a soft spot for Aurora and ended up being the one who wakes her up with a kiss on the cheek. That is because this is not how the story went! What are we going to tell our children when we read them fairytales and then they come across this movie? Who really saved who?
#34 The Kissing Booth 2
“The Kissing Booth” starring Joey King, Jacob Elordi, and Joel Courtney is a teen flick that would send your heart aflutter. It all started with a kissing booth at a school event and has now flourished into a lovely relationship between the two leads.
After overcoming adversity, Elle (Joey King) and Noah (Jacob Elordi) end the movie on a happy note as a reconciled couple. Now, Elle is faced with the dilemma of choosing to study at the same university as her boyfriend or her best friend, Lee (Joel Courtney). Apparently, she got accepted into both universities. We all saw this coming, right?
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are actors who never disappoint. They always deliver, and that’s why we love them. While “Gravity” seemed promising, the ending of the film just didn’t hit home right. The sound of silence during the entirety of the outer space movie was so loud that it drew us in like magnets to metal.
The film offered a unique take on a space concept with only two actual characters on screen. That is… until they killed off George Clooney’s character. What started out as a routine spacewalk ended in disaster, as one astronaut drifted off into space and the other frantically tried to seek help in order to return to Earth safely. This part should have had us all excited and anxious, but we honestly just kind of lost ourselves in the ASMR of all those space effects. Don’t worry, she was rescued.