Often, a film feels like a speeding freight train filled with rapidly developing characters and plot threads. When it stops on a dime, answers aren’t always provided in the way that we expect.
There are films that abruptly or otherwise unexpectedly cut to black or a freeze-frame with closing music. We see this in films like Inception, when we are left uncertain about the nature of reality, or in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, when the protagonists’ fates remain a mystery.
Confusing movie endings aren't necessarily good or bad. The most ambiguous movie endings of all time have left fans wanting more, while some classic films are great despite their lackluster conclusions. For better or worse, the following films left viewers asking, “What?”
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