Top 10 Bleakest Movie Endings
#10 - THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN [1982]
THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN [1982] Image

"I did my best but I guess my best wasn't good enough . . ."

#09 - MIDNIGHT COWBOY [1969]
MIDNIGHT COWBOY [1969] Image

"Here I am, goin' to Florida, my leg hurts, my butt hurts, my chest hurts, my face hurts and like that ain't enough, I gotta pee all over myself . . . I'm fallin' apart here!"

#08 - BAD LIEUTENANT [1992]
BAD LIEUTENANT [1992] Image

"I'm sorry, Lord. I've done so many bad things."

#07 - GALLIPOLI [1981]
GALLIPOLI [1981] Image

"The attack must continue at all costs . . ."

#06 - EASY RIDER [1969]
EASY RIDER [1969] Image

"We blew it . . ."

#05 - REQUIEM FOR A DREAM [2000]
REQUIEM FOR A DREAM [2000] Image

"We got a winner, I said we got a winner, we got a winner!"

#04 - INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS [1978]
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS [1978] Image

"People are being duplicated. And once it happens to you, you're part of this thing . . . I keep seeing these people, all recognizing each other. Something is passing between them all, some secret. It's a conspiracy, I know it."

#03 - NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD [1968]
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD [1968] Image

"Good shot! OK, he's dead, let's go get him. That's another one for the fire."

#02 - PLANET OF THE APES [1968]
PLANET OF THE APES [1968] Image

"You maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"

#01 - THE VANISHING [1988]
THE VANISHING [1988] Image

"For me, dying is not the worse thing."


Forgotten Movie Classics

User Comments - Add a Comment
Andy - 2011-06-03 04:46:00
The Mist should be on here.
Michael - 2011-06-10 14:43:35
leaving Las Vegas
Jeremy - 2011-06-22 23:52:56

You missed the point of the ending of Night of the Living Dead. After doing everything he could to survive the zombie attack and get out of that house, he gets killed anyway.

daho - 2011-07-12 17:15:23

And where is The Road?

scott - 2012-06-03 23:46:26

Yeah The Vanishing was pretty bleak alright.Poor guy was hopelessly obsessed and just had to know exactly what happened to his girlfriend at any cost.He found out.

Zach - 2012-07-26 18:08:19

The end of Requiem for a Dream was great (not to mention very appropriate). The end of Night of the Living Dead was intensely shocking. The end to Midnight Cowboy and Planet of the Apes were both great. This list is garbage.

bill ambrise - 2012-08-24 13:29:55

electra glide in blue. c'mon.an obvious one

Paul Kyriazi - 2012-09-11 13:32:49

Number one bleakest movie ending would be Rock Hudson in John Frankenhiemer's 'Seconds'. Anyone who saw the movie in its entirty would agree. Great block and site.

Falcon41 - 2012-11-11 23:41:18

How about LEAVING LAS VEGAS?

Will G - 2013-04-30 01:09:02

Atonement!, Dear Zachary.

Michael - 2013-08-15 12:41:41

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