10 Great Netflix Movies With Terrible Endings

Netflix has always maintained an outstanding lineup of films, but that doesn’t exempt the streaming giant from a string of truly gruesome endings. Just because a movie ticked all the boxes on a must-do list doesn’t mean it won over audiences with absurd, mediocre, confusing, or disappointing conclusions.



RELATED: What’s New on Netflix: Movies and Series Coming in July 2022From failing to fix problems to easily forgettable endings, some Netflix films have struggled to impress with an equally remarkable conclusion. The finale of any film should be as satisfying as the rest of the film, regardless of the filmmaker’s artistic vision – a solid conclusion is as essential as any other aspect of the film.

ten Army Of Thieves Builds Up To A Few Cameos

Zack Snyder fans army of the dead can relive some fun and humorous aspects of the film in the prequel, army of thieves. It follows Ludwig Dieter, whom a group of bank robbers recruit to open a set of highly secure vaults around the world. While the film is an exciting and solid comedy overall with very loose ties to its sequel, the film’s conclusion feels like a safe (no pun intended) ending to an otherwise entertaining film.

After the long buildup of Dieter’s relationship with his recruiter and expert thief, Gwen, audiences don’t get the closure they deserve and instead play out as a near-end credit scene to reference the next film.

9 Always be my maybe was too predictable

Romantic comedies are often hit and miss in movies, but 2019 Always be my maybe, which starred Ali Wong and Randall Park in the lead roles, is a delightfully heartwarming and genuinely funny film. After childhood friends Sasha and Marcus split up during their teenage years, they reignite romantic tension when Sasha returns home to open her restaurant.

RELATED: 8 Harsh Realities Of Rewatching Any ’90s Romantic ComedyDespite several challenges along the way, the two eventually find each other. It is not easy to conclude an excellent film; rom-coms often give lovers a happy ending by being together, but the conclusion seemed unsurprising and predictable compared to such a witty and quirky film.

8 A mid-credits scene ruins the end of the Fear Street trilogy

The trilogy of films that were released one after the other for three weeks, like the episodes of a series called street of fear, has been generally well received for such a unique and colorful adaptation of RL Stine’s books. The movie(s) follow a group of teenagers trying to break a local curse on their town when people start getting killed.

While each film focuses on different years, is a well-thought-out take on horror, the ending of Part 3 makes the characters’ efforts to succeed feel like a waste when an unknown character appears in a moment” gotcha”, as if to start the curse again.

seven Bird Box unnecessarily killed one of the main characters

When the invisible entity in bird box causes most of the characters in the post-apocalyptic film to die, significant character deaths are to be expected. Yet one, in particular, feels out of place. The immaculate character development between Malorie and fellow survivor Tom is evident when the mostly unresponsive Malorie opens up to Tom and their two children.

However, when they are given the opportunity to escape to a safe place, Tom, who is more compassionate to the children than Malorie, sacrifices himself to save them. The sacrifice feels wrong, and even more disappointing when the audience sees Malorie almost revert to her colder persona.

6 Don’t look for a grim end

Whereas Don’t look up is a darkly comedic journey filled with high-profile celebrities, the film’s serious allegory regarding the current climate crisis makes the ending even heavier. When the main characters, astronomers played by Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, warn the world of an impending comet that will destroy Earth, humanity doesn’t take their warning seriously.

Although it is a satire, the film ends with the end of the world and the frustration of influential individuals who can do nothing but run aimlessly. Comedic or not, the all-too-real references make the grim conclusion hard to swallow.

5 My octopus teacher ends with the harsh reality of nature

The Oscar-winning documentary My octopus teacher, is a heartfelt love letter to cephalopods. It follows documentary filmmaker Craig Foster on his unexpected friendship with an octopus. Foster’s bond with the animal grows stronger when the female octopus lets Foster into her world, showing her how she lives in her ocean environment.

RELATED: 10 Netflix Documentaries That Will Break Your HeartAlthough the documentary is a breathtaking exploration of animal intelligence and scenic presentations of the sea, the ending is heartbreaking when the same friendly octopus that Foster had been following for a year lays a group of eggs and dies.

4 Okja should have freed all the super pigs

2017 movie by Bong Joon Ho, Okja, showed a young girl, Mija, doing everything in her power to protect her beloved super pig from being slaughtered. However, the emotional story takes place after Mija’s genetically modified super pig, Okja, is taken away to be bred.

Although the film is uniquely detailed, the references to actual animal farming practices make the film all the more heartbreaking when Okja Is end up in a slaughterhouse. Luckily for Okja, Mija rescues her and one of the other factory farmed babies just in time, but it’s hard to accept that Mija has to leave all the animals behind.

3 Enola Holmes would have worked better as a series

The 2020 children’s adaptation of a book series of the same name, Enola Holmessets Enola, played by Millie Bobby Brown, the younger sister of famed Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, on her own mysterious adventure to find her missing mother.

Although the film ends with Enola defeating her brothers and finding her mother, it feels more like the unsatisfying end of a book chapter than the conclusion of a singular movie. The ending leaves audiences wanting more than the movie’s happy ending was able to provide.

2 The babysitter feels formula at the end

The babysitter is a dark comedy about a young boy, Cole, who discovers that his babysitter and best friend, Bee, is part of a demonic cult when he sees her performing a ritual sacrifice with her friends at his home.

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The movie is a funny and great watch, but it lacks the originality of the script at the end. After Cole successfully outsmarts Bee and his cult friends, she tries to recruit him, but he ends up ramming her with a car. When authorities investigate the damage, Bee comes back to life.


1 Tinder Swindler audiences won’t see justice served

The 2022 true crime documentary, The Tinder scammer, details the recent case of a scammer named Simon Leviev who uses Tinder to scam unsuspecting women out of their money. Leviev pretended to be a wealthy heir, lured potential partners with his charm, then swindled them out of their finances by pretending to be in trouble, then cut off all contact with them.

Although the victims discover the truth, they have been left with crushing and emotionally ruined debts by Leviev’s scams, and he has yet to be charged with fraud. To make matters worse, the end of the documentary indicates that Simon is still on Tinder; however, the company claims to have since banned him from its site.

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Alfonso E. Cramer