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The concluding/final part of a movie/tv show.

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Why does Max do this at the end of Pi?

At the end of Pi, Max takes a deep breath. Then we hear the motor again. Max lifts up his arm. He's holding a drill. He places the bit against the math section of his scalp. He applies pressure and ...
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What does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize?

Near the end of Total Recall (2012), does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize that it is all a dream/fake memory? And, if so, why does he just accept it?
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What was Colonel Douglas Mortimer's relation to the woman shown in the photograph in his watch?

In Sergio Leone's For a Few Dollars More, is Colonel Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef's character) the brother of the girl killed by El Indio, or is he her dad, and the girl was in love with her ...
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Does the ending of The Rise of Skywalker mean the Jedi prophecy was wrong?

In Star Wars, the Jedi prophecy reveals “A Chosen One shall come, born of no father, and through him will ultimate balance in the Force be restored”. It was originally thought that this referred to ...
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Does Dark have an ending?

The Netflix-series Dark is perfectly set up so that the narrative can keep on changing. Without any spoilers: in the series our time-dimension has some unexpected properties. However this does not ...
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Who dies in A Death In The Gunj?

A Death In The Gunj shows a family who's come down on holidays in a remote town in India. The opening scene of the movie is a shot of any implied dead body in the trunk of a car, which is being ...
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Ending of The Innkeepers

In The Innkeepers (2011), Leanne Rease-Jones tried to warn Claire, and she seemed to know something crucial, but she never told the truth about what was going on. I am confused about the ending of ...
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Interpretation of the ending of World on a Wire (Welt am Draht)

(Question contains spoilers) In the film Welt am Draht (World on a Wire), somewhere in the first half of the film, Fritz Walfang enters the "one level down" simulated world, but instead of Fritz ...
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Capricorn One, what happened to the protagonists?

In the movie Capricorn One, we see that both the astronauts Willis and Walker are captured by NASA officials. I wonder, is there an in-universe explanation to what happened to them thereafter? ...
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The final scene in Joker

Most interpretations I've found online, including a few on this site, seem to believe that the events of Joker are all imagined, and the only "real" scene is the final scene, with Joker in Arkham ...
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Final scene in Planet of the Apes (2001)

I'm confused by the final scene in the Planet of the Apes film (2001, not the recent Rise film). Leo lands on Earth in his own time to find it run by the Apes. How does this happen? I'm assuming ...
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What happens to the girls at the end of the movie?

I have recently watched Silent Hill again, but I couldn't really understand its ending. Rose and Sharon seem to be forever trapped within the foggy dimension, but neither of them seem to really ...
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At which dream level did Inception end?

In the ending of Inception (2010), there is some doubt that Cobb is in the real world. But if he is not in the real world then at which level of the dream he is in? Starting at the presumed 'real ...
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What happened at the end of The Thing (1982)?

This is a spoiler. At the end of The Thing (1982), MacReady and Childs sit together. It is not clear if either or none of them is the Thing at this point. I assume it is clear that not both of them ...
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Ending of “The Man From Earth: Holocene”

I didn't understand ending of The Man From Earth: Holocene. Just after cave painting, we see a man from FBI talks about guy who is found dead, who looks like John(s), but with description of black ...
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Did Sawyer really fire Jill at the ending or was she joking?

I know this is not the most important question that you should have after watching the film Unsane (2018) but I just can't get it off my head. At the ending of the film you see Sawyer eating salad ...
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How does Jacob get cured in the end?

I did not understand the plot of movie 'Voice from the Stone'. How does Jacob get cured in the end? I have watched the movie multiple times and I still don't understand.
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Who emits this vocalization near the end of Ad Astra?

Near the end of Ad Astra, Roy unclips the tether connecting him to his father, Clifford. This is followed by a shot of Clifford drifting away. After a few seconds of silence, a short scream is heard. ...
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Are there two versions of The Notebook's ending? If so, why?

Last night, my partner and I watched The Notebook on (UK) Netflix. At the end of the film, Noah climbs into Allie's bed, where they hold hands and talk about miracles. Cut to birds flying over a lake,...
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The ending of Silence

For me, Silence (2016) is unlike any other work of Scorsese and the ending particularly left me puzzled. What is the significance of the cross in the main character's hand when he is cremated given ...
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What happened at the end of Rocky?

It's been sometime since I saw Rocky, but I remember being confused by the ending. The fight ends by both of them grabbing each other, and the referee pulling them apart. Rocky then goes looking for ...
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What happened at the end of Her?

Samantha "leaves" Theodore. She tells him that all of the OS's are leaving. Theodore goes to visit his friend Amy who was also in a relationship with an OS, although I think they were just friends. He ...
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Is the series suggesting that there were two attackers?

The Netflix series "Unbelievable" follows a story of Marie, who was charged with lying about being raped and the two detectives, who follow a case of a serial rapist. During the series, after ...
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Ending of Sacred Games

Can someone explain the ending of Sacred Games (Season 1). Who is the character found tied in a hole? Is he dead or alive? And what is the significance of the items shown present in the place with ...
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Any explanation on “Based on a true story” (“D'après une histoire vraie”, 2017)?

I just watched "Based on a true story" (D'après une histoire vraie, 2017) by Roman Polanski. I can't in any way figure out what actually happened, I've got some theories and I've tried to search ...
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Missing ending scene in 12 Angry Men?

I remember vividly having seen the 1957 film 12 Angry Men in the 1980's on TV (most probably the early 1980's). I remember many specific details of it, including things from the basic plot, and other ...
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Why did Steve Rogers choose this character in Endgame?

In the end of Endgame, we see Cap giving the shield to Sam Wilson. So why didn't he give the shield to Bucky? Sam Wilson was already a great superhero without a shield, and Bucky obviously needed ...
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Where did Beast end up while looking into the mirror?

At the end of Split (2017) where all the personalities witnessed the beast's body blocked off two shot gun wounds, where did he actually end up while looking in the mirror? Was that a secret place or ...
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What is the secret ending of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch?

In Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, there are multiple endings and there suppose to be a secret ending, which was hinted by Netflix itself: But did we figure out which was this ending and what is the path?...
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Can someone explain the ending of the movie “Bleed”

I understand that the town folk is basically a cult, that Sarah and Eric were born on the same day Ana Harris died, and that Ana Harris is the small red head girl depicted throughout the film. What I ...
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What is the meaning of the ending of Goodfellas? [duplicate]

At the the end of Goodfellas Henry looks into the camera and "gets shot" by Joe Pesci. Why does he look to into the camera and "gets shot" by Joe Pesci? I understand how meaningful the name of the ...
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Alternate conclusions of The Usual Suspects

I've heard Stephen Baldwin talk about The Usual Suspects fellowships who meet and try to pin the Keyser Söze identity on characters other than Verbal. I know that Verbal is the true Keyser Söze, but ...
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Explanation for the ending of John Wick 3

In the middle of John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum John is roaming the desert in search of the 'Elder one'. He then proceeds to make a deal with the 'Elder one' to revoke his excommunicado status and ...
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Is there any evidence what happened right after the end of Snatch?

At the end of the 2000 movie "Snatch," what happens next is left ambiguous. It's not clear if the diamond is actually purchased after that, or if it's stolen with the presenters killed, or if ...
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Who are all the people at the funeral?

In Avengers: Endgame near the end we attend Iron Man funeral but there were few faces I was not able to recognize. I do recognize the kid from Iron Man 3 and the Avengers but some civilians were ...
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Confusion about the ending of 'Stree'

The movie Stree is a horror/comedy film about an Indian folklore where a village is haunted by a ghost of a murdered woman (stree) who abducts men in the middle of the night. At the climax, Vicky, ...
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The ending of First Reformed

To me the ending of First Reformed (2017) was a bit of a strange cinematic experience. Why would Reverend Toller do things like strapping a wire around him, and attempting to drink washroom cleaner?
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Were the survivors the originals or their tethered counterparts?

Ok, so while it is clearly explained in Jordan Peele's Us (2019) that Adelaide got switched with her tethered counterpart as a child, what about her children? Were they weird just because they were ...
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What was the purpose of “sugar coating” the last episode of the second season of “The Good Doctor”?

The oldest trick in the book of a tv show director is to create cliffhangers: if the viewers will be anxious to know "what happens next", the show will live to the next season. Yet the last episode ...
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Did Murli donate his eyes to Aakash?

Spoilers ahead- I recently watched the movie Andhadhun. The movie ends with director showing that Aakash can still see with his eyes. It made me confused about how did he get his eyes back as Simmi ...
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What does the ending of “The Favourite” mean?

I am trying to understand what happened at the end of "The Favourite":
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Was Plan B in Interstellar carried out?

In Interstellar, it was proposed that if Plan A of evacuating the humans on Earth does not work out, they would have to colonize a new planet using the frozen human embryos. But since the evacuation ...
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Why did Thor not aim for the arm holding the gauntlet?

I think it's been enough time for this to not be a spoiler about Avengers: Infinity War. But still, So, at the end(ish) I understand, to a point, why didn't Thor go for his head (in Thor's logic ...
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Explanation of the last scene in La La Land

In the last scene where Mia and her husband walk into Seb's, she finds out its the jazz club Sebastian had always talked about running (Which he wanted to call 'Chicken on a stick' previously). After ...
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Why is this character in a bubble?

In Blade Runner 2049, so why is Dr. Ana Stelline in a bubble? To clarify I'm not asking about her supposed weakness that has her in a bubble. I mean if she is the key link to both sides issue, then ...
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Ending of “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”

I just watched "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" (2009) and I was wondering about the ending. Immediately after Nicolas Cage's character snorts a line from the bag of uncut heroin and sits ...
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Explanation of the ending of “A Quiet Place” [closed]

I have just watched the horror a Quiet Place. Not at all bad. But I have a question concerning the end of the movie. Can anybody explain to me in what the tool against the aliens rest. To tell the ...
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What does Bob say to Charlotte at the end of “Lost in Translation”?

During the climax of the 2003 movie, Lost in Translation, the central characters, Bob & Charlotte share an emotional moment. During that time, Bob seems to have said something into Charlotte's ...
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Who was the lady mending the toy at the end?

I started watching the movie The Boy (2016). I noticed that at the ending of the movie someone is again mending the toy named Brahms. The toy boy (Brahms) was broken and there is no one in the house ...
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Is Peggy really to blame for all those dead people?

The second season of the excellent FX series Fargo aired its season finale last night. In a series packed with great characterizations and plot twists, there was one I was disappointed with. In the ...