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 realistic, intense, interesting, talky, serious and dramatic films and TV shows about / with powerful ending, mentor, tragedy, storytelling, brutality, violence, corruption, death, dialogue and redemption plots mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as powerful ending: Jim Jefferies: Freedumb (2016), Raw Meat (1972), American History X (1998), J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000), Mystic River (2003), Jacob the Liar (1974), City of God (2002), A Midnight Clear (1992), Gallipoli (1981), Requiem for a Dream (2000).

List of powerful ending movies

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: talky, intense, cynical, meditative, philosophical ...
Plot: stand up special, politics, political, capitalism, greed, stand up comedian, mentor, conspiracy, idealism, life philosophy, brutality, culture clash ...
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 6.0
 4K
Raw Meat (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland Yard start to take the matter seriously. Helping them are ...
Style: cult film, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, cannibalism, subway, inspector, cannibal, rape, train, crimes, deadly, gory, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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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, dramatic, serious, tragicomedy, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, fighting the system, mental institution, insanity, freedom, nurse, anti heroes, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, dehumanization, society, oppression ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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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, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skinhead, racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, prison rape, gang, youth, crimes, prejudice, violence spree, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
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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, political conspiracy, deadly, assassination, espionage, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia, israel
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 7.9
 407K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, child abuse, death in the family, sexual abuse, child rape, child molestation, pedophilia, loss of daughter, murder, vigilantism, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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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: ghetto, hopes, war, friendship, holocaust, death, starvation, world war two, gestapo, murder, judaism, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: europe, poland, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr ...
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 8.6
 678K
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, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, gang war, urban ghetto life, society, street gang, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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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, buddies, disorder, friends, battles, isolation, surrender, prank ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, poland
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 7.4
 36K
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, serious, captivating, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, world war one, military, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, running, politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, turkey, africa, middle east ...
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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, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addiction, depression, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, insanity, degradation, drug use ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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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, vietnam war, photographer, war, friendship, anti war, life is a bitch, wartime life, rebelliousness, human spirit, evacuation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
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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: touching, clever, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, life sentence, criminal heroes, confined, hopes, plot twist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, maine, mexico
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 8.6
 1.4M
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: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, police investigation, master criminal, investigation, psychopath, police detective, torture, killings, crimes, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, united states
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The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, danger, journalism, radiation, control room, media, swat team, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, catastrophe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (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: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, concentration camp, world war two, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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Return to Paradise (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three friends vacationing in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually leave to pursue careers in New York, but Lewis stays behind to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that, because of their past ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: friendship, smuggling, journalism, death sentence, moral dilemma, legal, tourist, hanging, dishonesty, injustice, down on your luck, selflessness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: malaysia, new york, usa, asia, thailand ...
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 7.3
 12K
Coming Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, paralysis, disability, hospital, military hospital, soldier, paraplegic, wheelchair, post traumatic stress disorder, anti war, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: california, vietnam, usa, los angeles
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Ju Dou: Secret Love, Hidden Faces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, contemplative, touching, suspense ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, sadism, spouse abuse, patricide, abuse, marital abuse, drowning, factory, society, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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 8.8
 1.8M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, mind bending, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, self destructing, insomnia, against the rules, fighting the system, insanity, dissociative identity disorder, fist fighting, nihilism, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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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, murder, rape, secret, investigator, justice, haunted by the past, search, suspect, police, evidence, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1974
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, harvard university, buenos aires argentina
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 7.8
 117K
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, freedom, slavery, racism, battles, prejudice, battle, war, military life, captain, hopes, camp ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new england, south carolina
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 8.1
 141K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rebel, police brutality, poverty, youth, skinhead, protest, friendship, urban ghetto life, rebellion, racism, suburbs, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 7.2
 36K
The Believer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, anti semitism, identity crisis, nazism, bomb, anger, synagogue, gang, judaism, violence spree, hate ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, argentina, germany
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, sincere, gloomy, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, voyeurism, espionage, blackmail, german, interrogation, communism, iron curtain, politics, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
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 8.3
 138K
Incendies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, disturbing, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: pregnant from rape, rape, twins, torture, incest rape, massacre, prison, self discovery, family relations, son, family secret, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2009 ...
Place: middle east, lebanon, montreal, montreal quebec, canada
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Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: pedophilia, child abuse, homosexual, sexual abuse, child molestation, homosexual rape, male rape, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gay, man boy relationship, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, year 1987 ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: tense, disturbing, heartbreaking, psychological, touching ...
Plot: investigation, war crime, disappearance, army, guilt, military, torture, patriotism, cover up, innocence lost, murder investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, texas, bosnia, new mexico ...
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 8.3
 1.0M
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, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, character study, age difference, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, older man younger woman relationship, virgin, existentialism, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: prison, bomb, trial, irish, torture, rebellion, lawyer, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, thief, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, northern ireland ...
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