There are a lot of movies out there that end in a way that just chills or astonishes, or grabs in some fashion. I'd be interested to know people's favorites and why. Here are a few of mine: Chinatown: "Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown." About as perfect a way possible to sum up the clusterfuck of Jake's experiences. And it also perfectly captures so much of how I personally see the world -- when you think things might be fucked up, might be best to assume things are very fucked up. Speaking of that, Raiders of the Lost Ark: what more can be said about the confusingly mangled complexity of the US bureaucracy. Indie finally delivers the ark, and it's last seen being lost in that massive warehouse, no doubt to be found only a thousand years hence by a new hero. The futility of everything he does and risks in the movie crashes down on us in that final scene. Last one for today, which I already discussed in another thread, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: the scene is shot and acted perfectly, and speaks volumes about the desperation of the men involved, the harshness of their circumstances. But what I like most, is when we learn that it was once again manipulated by the iconic man with no name. It's the final fuck you by Clint Eastwood and proves once and for all that he's the same person we saw in For a Fist Full of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More. Okay, who's next?