Every movie is a whole new experience and often every movie takes you into a totally different world. We await the climax of each and every movie the most and when it comes to thrillers, crime and suspense stories, the wait for the ultimate culmination at the end becomes almost unbearable! But there are movies that end leaving the audience on the edge. A definitive climax isn’t provided and is left to the imagination. Let us look at some of those movies with nail biting finishes.
This movie has to be undoubtedly the most thrilling cliffhanger of all. In the climax, Leonardo DiCaprio spins the totem. We wait anxiously to see if the totem stops or continues spinning, to understand if he has made it back to the real world or is still in the dream. But the screen blacks out, Nolan (director) has decided to let us decipher that. It is by and far the most exasperating finish to the story-line.
2. Shutter Island
A psychological thriller, in which the protagonist investigates a missing case in a mental asylum. During the course of the investigation, the audience discover unseen characteristics of the protagonist, US Marshal Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio). The plot takes its own course with twists and turns and finally painting a big question mark on the Marshal himself. The doubt arises whether the Marshal himself must be a patient in the facility rather than being a law enforcement officer.
3. The Italian Job
Who doesn’t love a good old heist film with an uncanny crew? The Italian Job offered just that. The great gold heist goes as planned and the crew are happily out in the open, after navigating the bustling streets and overcoming car chases. But in the very end, the driver loses control of the vehicle and it’s left lurching and wobbling over a ravine. The amassed gold starts to fall down and just as one of the cast (Michael Caine) declares that he has a plan, the scene is cut short to the credits.
The list goes on and on with other prominent cliffhangers like 28 Weeks Later, The Dark Knight Rises, The Matrix Revolutions, Back to the Future, Kill Bill Vol.1, Matrix Reloaded and many more. Add them to your watchlist to be intrigued and engrossed!