Storybook endings and Hollywood go together like hash browns and a wicked hangover. But rarely, screenwriters like to buck the trend and generate shocking twists to their tales. Whether it’s Bruce Willis chatting to dead people or Darth Vader revealing he’s Luke’s father, there’s no shortage of unexpected endings.
Thing is: “Did not see that coming!” already plot developments have been well accounted for elsewhere. So rather than flog a dead horse (excuse us, PETA), we have decided to round up various of our favorite films that don’t necessarily have twists, but do have fully abrupt and bizarre endings. Ones with concluding scenes that leave you wondering, “what the hell just happened?”
Eyes Wide Shut
Couple former husband and wife Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in a film, and you’re bound to make something incredible, right? Well, uh, occasionally. What worked in Days of Thunder, did not exactly pan out while the duo hit the screen jointly in Stanley Kubrick’s last film. If the creepy masks and uncomfortable orgy scenes did not scar you for life, you may remember the movie’s extremely bizarre final scene. If there was an Academy Award for most excellent Film to End with the Word “F–k,” this flick would easily take top prize. Watch the closing scene of Eyes Wide Shut by clicking the following link: