A great ending will send audiences out of the theater on a high. The year 2022 gave moviegoers a number of real winners, from Pete Mitchell's romantic flight with Penny Benjamin in Top Gun: Maverick to the pitch-perfect - and highly meaningful - final shot in Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans. These endings let you know exactly where the main characters are going after the end credits are done rolling. Their execution is flawless.
But 2022 also gave us several movie endings that got people asking, “What just happened?” These finales were sometimes intentionally vague, designed to get viewers thinking about what they've just seen. A few are a little more concrete than that, yet still offer an unconventional way of wrapping up. Whether weird, crazy, or provocative, the following endings proved memorable for the fascinating, unexpected manners in which they drew their stories to a close. Tread lightly if you haven't seen the films, because spoilers abound.