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!


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Back to the Future (1985)

Adventure Comedy Science Fiction
He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born.
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Vote count 4,875 Vote avg 79 Release date 1985-07-03

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


Cloverfield (2008)

Action Thriller Science Fiction
Some Thing Has Found Us
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Vote count 1,879 Vote avg 64 Release date 2008-01-15

was the monster ever killed?


Insidious (2010)

Horror Thriller
It's not the house that's haunted.
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Vote count 1,383 Vote avg 67 Release date 2010-09-13

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 (1998)

Comedy Crime
A Disgrace to Criminals Everywhere.
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Vote count 1,454 Vote avg 74 Release date 1998-03-05

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 (2003)

Adventure Action Thriller
Free your mind.
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Vote count 2,880 Vote avg 66 Release date 2003-05-15

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


The Thing (1982)

Horror Science Fiction Mystery
Man is The Warmest Place to Hide.
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Vote count 1,260 Vote avg 77 Release date 1982-06-25
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Was one of the two survivors the thing? This cliffhanger has been speculated upon for years.


Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Action Crime
Go for the kill.
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Vote count 3,869 Vote avg 76 Release date 2003-10-10


Inception (2010)

Action Thriller Science Fiction
Your mind is the scene of the crime.
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Vote count 12,711 Vote avg 81 Release date 2010-07-14

Did they really get back into reality?


The Italian Job (1969)

Action Crime Comedy
Introducing the plans for a new business venture:
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Vote count 170 Vote avg 71 Release date 1969-06-02

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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