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The Top 10 Movie Closing Shots of All Time, in One Video Countdown

The folks at CineFix recently ran down their favorite opening shots in film history, and their newest video tackles the other side of the cinematic coin: The top 10 closing shots of all time. As the video notes, few things sharpen a film’s emotional punch like a well-executed ending: Even after a few hours with the story, it’s the afterglow from those last few frames that sticks with you the longest.

The video conveniently breaks things down by functional category: the symbolic enigmas, the thematic encapsulations, the visual stunners, the twist endings, and more—from Kubrick to Coppola to Truffaut to Tarkovsky, The Searchers to The Shining, Fight Club to The Breakfast Club.