Powerful ending movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant powerful ending movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out thought provoking, realistic, interesting, serious, suspense and intense films and TV shows about / with powerful ending, mentor, storytelling, death, murder, dialogue, brutality, friendship, destiny and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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powerful ending movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as powerful ending: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Se7en (1995), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), American History X (1998), American Beauty (1999), The Best Offer (2013), Antebellum (2020), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Gone Baby Gone (2007), The Abyss (1989).

List of powerful ending movies

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, clever, touching, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, hopes, prison life, powerful ending, existentialism, life is a bitch, justice, life sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
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 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, neo noir, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police detective, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, psycho, psychology, powerful ending, homicidal maniac, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, against humanity, friendship, nazism, war, gas chamber, nazi, atrocity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, skinhead, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, prison rape, prejudice, gang, racial slur, male rape, gay rape, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
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 8.4
 1.1M
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, sexual, cynical, dramatic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, existentialism, loneliness, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, age difference, virgin, dysfunctional family, older man younger woman relationship, character study, closeted homosexual, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.8
 117K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: twist ending, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, deception, art theft, art collector, painting, forgery, mysterious character, collector, obsession, cons and scams, adult virgin, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, vienna, prague
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 5.7
 25K
Antebellum (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.
Style: brutal, rough, disturbing, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Plot: slavery, torture, justice, racial slur, brutality, racism, powerful ending, african american, humanity, freedom, rape, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., new orleans, virginia, louisiana, north carolina
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Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 321 min.
Story: Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, mafia, vengeance, crimes, organized crime, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, killings, rivalry, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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 7.6
 269K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, tense, disturbing, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, pedophile, investigation, disappearance, missing child, kidnapped child, life is a bitch, private detective, tragic event, death, crimes, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, usa
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 7.5
 175K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: first contact, ufo, ocean, space and aliens, sea, submarine, heroic mission, disaster, alien encounter, alien life-form, catastrophe, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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 8.0
 14K
The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, apartment building, corruption, dishonesty, society, russian, rebellion, small town, moral dilemma, courage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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 7.9
 668K
Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, twist ending, philosophical, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien contact, scientist, alien race, ufo, alien creature, science, loss, female protagonist, time ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, china, montana, pakistan, venezuela ...
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Jim Jefferies: Freedumb (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Returning for a second Netflix comedy special, Jim Jefferies unleashes his famously ferocious black humor to a packed house in Nashville, Tennessee.
Style: political, talky, intense, cynical, meditative ...
Plot: stand up special, politics, capitalism, greed, stand up comedian, mentor, conspiracy, idealism, life philosophy, brutality, culture clash, corruption ...
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The Best Is Yet to Come (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Following a huge misunderstanding, two friends always decide to tackle everything to make up for lost time.
Style: tragicomedy, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, mind bending ...
Plot: friendship between men, life, friendship, friends, life philosophy, best friends, philosophy, powerful ending, human relationship, humour, inspiration, illness ...
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 6.6
 454
The Passion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Christ's last days and crucifixion.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, harsh
Plot: religion, crucifix, easter, controversy, crucifixion of jesus, jesus, culture clash, life philosophy, death, powerful ending, prophecy, jewish ...
Place: jerusalem, holy land
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 5.4
 906
Aka Bitches (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Something terrible is happening in class 3A at Calmecatl Junior High. No one can leave the classroom until the guilty party is found. This is the device that gives us a glimpse of the ethics, games, esthetics and eroticism of these girl-women. It is ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, brutal, thought provoking
Plot: friendship, teenager, powerful ending, underage sex, humiliation, sexuality, psychology, moral ambiguity, insult, marital problem, human nature, manipulation ...
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Two Sentence Horror Stories (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series featuring updated tales of horror and haunting for the digital age, inspired by the viral fan fiction of two sentence horror stories.
Style: twists and turns, thought provoking, realistic, philosophical, suspense ...
Plot: technology, life is a bitch, social decay, computers and web, human nature, life philosophy, society, future dystopia, powerful ending, technology gone awry, loneliness, multiple storylines ...
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 6.7
 56K
Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, jungle, adventurer, amazon rainforest, river, alone, raft, rescue, lost, israeli, hallucination, nature ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, year 1981
Place: south america, bolivia, andes mountains
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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman ...
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, alternate reality, changing the past or future, mind control, forbidden love, fictional reality, power of love, true love, teleportation, creator, foreknowledge ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Most Dangerous Game (2020)
Genre: Short, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 7 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life, Dodge Maynard accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game where he soon discovers that he's not the hunter - but the prey.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: game of death, most dangerous game, manhunt, scheme, game, struggle for survival, life & death, mission of murder, threat to kill, human prey, money, destiny ...
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, tragicomedy, dramatic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, human spirit, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, unlikely friendships, nurse, mental illness, dehumanization, escaped mental patient, doctors and patients, self control ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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 8.6
 740K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, gang war, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, street gang, society, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, depressing, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, drug addiction, hallucination, drug trip, depression, degradation, drug use, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Style: suspense, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, rape, investigator, murder, haunted by the past, police, evidence, lawyer, justice, suspect, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1974
Place: argentina, latin america, harvard university, buenos aires argentina, south america
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 7.8
 133K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, freedom, slavery, racism, war, prejudice, hopes, glory, human spirit, civil war, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
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J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: soldier, investigation, friendship, military, suicide, politics, undercover, crimes, state affairs, assassination, political conspiracy, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: north korea, korea, south korea, asia, israel
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Jacob the Liar (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: East Germany, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Jewish ghetto in the east of Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central Europe. In order to keep his companion in misfortune, Mischa, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, semi serious, serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: hopes, ghetto, friendship, holocaust, death, judaism, world war two, starvation, murder, gestapo, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: europe, poland, east germany, central europe, german democratic republic ...
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A Midnight Clear (1992)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, innocence lost, anti war, christmas, isolation, battles, disorder, friends, surrender, prank, buddies ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland
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 7.4
 39K
Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, world war one, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, soldier, desert, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, turkey, egypt, middle east, africa ...
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The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, photographer, vietnam war, war, friendship, anti war, rebelliousness, human spirit, wartime life, life is a bitch, moral dilemma ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
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