The most satisfying movie endings of the 2010s are impossible to forget. They stick with you long after the film is over. Executing a really memorable ending is a difficult task. It has to pull everything else together in a meaningful way that makes sense, leaves no loose ends, and delivers some kind of emotional impact that sends audiences out of the theater on a high. When you see a movie with a weak ending, it just makes you appreciate the good ones even more.
The best movie endings from the 2010s can be found in a variety of genres. The twisty sci-fi ending of Inception leaves viewers debating what really happened in the best way, while the finale of the musical La La Land makes us re-evaluate how we see the romance between the two main characters. Spike Lee's drama BlacKkKlansman draws an audacious line between past and present events. Then there's Toy Story 3, whose wrap-up is so heartfelt that not tearing up is virtually impossible. These and other endings guarantee that you don't forget about the movies for a long time - and maybe want to see them again, just to re-experience their conclusions.
Vote up your favorites on this list of 2010s movie endings, regardless of the genre.
Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. DiCaprio plays a professional conman who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. He is offered a chance of redemption as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, + more
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to battle Thanos, who is trying to amass the Infinity Stones for a gauntlet that will allow him to inflict his will on all reality. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, + more
Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Lee Unkrich, the screenplay was written by Michael Arndt, while Unkrich wrote the story along with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, respectively director and co-writer of the first two films. The film was released worldwide from June through October in the Disney Digital 3-D, RealD, and IMAX 3D formats. Toy Story 3 was the first film to be released theatrically with Dolby Surround 7.1 sound. The plot focuses on the toys Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and their friends dealing with an uncertain future ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, + more
Directed by: Lee Unkrich
La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, and Rosemarie DeWitt. The plot follows a musician and aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt
Directed by: Damien Chazelle