Movies with Best Cliffhangers

List by john Last updated April 15, 2017

A cliffhanger in a movie can be both good and incredibly frustrating as sometimes you never get told the answers. They are some of the most memorable parts of a film however and offer the viewer the opportunity to theorise about what could have happened next. This is a list of movies with great cliffhanger beginnings, endings and anything else in between. Contains spoilers!

cliffhanger intense List order as defined by john
Back to the Future movie poster

Back to the Future (1985)

He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born.
Adventure Comedy Science FictionVote count4,071Vote avg8/10Watch trailer

"It's not you it's your kids" cryptic clue at the end of this film paved the way for it's sequel.

Cloverfield movie poster

Cloverfield (2008)

Some Thing Has Found Us
Action Thriller Science FictionVote count1,515Vote avg6/10Watch trailer

was the monster ever killed?

Insidious movie poster

Insidious (2010)

It's not the house that's haunted.
Horror ThrillerVote count1,101Vote avg7/10Watch trailer

A the end we know that Josh is possessed. The film ends with "I'm here" as Josh grabs his wives shoulder.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels movie poster

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

A Disgrace to Criminals Everywhere.
Comedy CrimeVote count1,198Vote avg7/10Watch trailer

When Vinnie Jones is trying to throw the guns in the river at the end and someone is trying to call to tell him much they are worth.

The Matrix Reloaded movie poster

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Free your mind.
Adventure Action ThrillerVote count2,447Vote avg7/10Watch trailer

At the end when we know Agent Smith got on board one of the resistance ships.

The Thing movie poster

The Thing (1982)

Man is The Warmest Place to Hide.
Horror Science Fiction MysteryVote count904Vote avg8/10Watch trailer

Was one of the two survivors the thing? This cliffhanger has been speculated upon for years.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 movie poster

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Go for the kill.
Action CrimeVote count3,173Vote avg8/10Watch trailer

Inception movie poster

Inception (2010)

Your mind is the scene of the crime.
Action Thriller Science FictionVote count10,292Vote avg8.9/10Watch trailer

Did they really get back into reality?

The Italian Job movie poster

The Italian Job (1969)

Introducing the plans for a new business venture:
Action Crime ComedyVote count121Vote avg7/10Watch trailer

Bus cliff scene at end of movie. Probably the most famous cliffhanger scene of all time and people have talked about whether they were really able to get out of the predicament they found themselves in for decades.


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