By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox.
Fight Club positioned near the top of the list.
Here is a little bit of movie fun before we start getting to work on some of the more serious reports for the kick off of the new week. The good people over at FilmCritic have created a comprehensive list of the top 50 film endings of all time with spoilerific summaries.
Top 50 Movie Endings
The number one reason I dig The Top 50 Film Endings of All Timeis because the last pick and one of the first picks are my favorite... ending wise. I was not a fan of The Blair Witch Project, but I do admit that I LOVED the ending. The other mention, ranked at #2, is one of those films I first saw a few segments of and thought how strange it looked. Once completing the whole film, however, I became hooked and wanted to be Tyler Durdren's best friend. What film is that you ask?
50. The Blair Witch Project (1999) - The movie isn't particularly scary... at least until the last two minutes, which take the tension level from 10 to 100 at an exponential pace. The final seconds -- wherein a member of the cast is spotted, back turned and facing a corner, as an unseen spirit does away with the remaining member of the crew, who's been filming all of this in a panic-stricken run through an abandoned house -- rank as some of the most terrifying moments ever put to film. It gives me chills just to write about it.
2. Fight Club (1999) - No matter what you think of David Fincher's translation of Chuck Palahniuk's pre-iPod, post-post-punk nightmare, you have to admire an ending that foresaw things that are still being talked about today. The film predicts the emo-boy nation that we swim in these days, but the ending, with the Pixies' raucous "Where is My Mind?" wailing in the background, sees self-terrorism and numb romance as the new, essential way of life.
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