7 Movie Closing Lines That Would Take Your Breath Away

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Paroled Con Red (Morgan Freeman) follows the directions left by Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) to an idyllic beach:
“I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”

You have no idea what’s ahead of you, no absolute idea where you will end up but here you are, alive and hoping. And you can hear the sound of the waves hitting the shore.


2. The Usual Suspects (1995)

Verbal (Kevin Spacey) walks away from a police station with a surprisingly footloose long decisive step, his earlier words are repeated:
“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that.. he is gone”

You just can’t decide which part of the sentence leaves you with your eyes wide open. It could have stopped midway and it would have still taken you by surprise, but then it just happens to be more fascinating.


3. Fight Club (1999)

Schizophrenic Narrator (Edward Norton) watches a city’s skyline collapse into dust with Marla (Helena Bonham Carter).:
“You met me at a very strange time in my life.”
And just like that, you feel chaos like a hot breath on your neck and you’re letting out a sigh and you cannot help but smile.

4. Memento (2000)

Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) does not remember what he’d just done.
“Now, where was I?”
This line wouldn’t sound very pleasant in your head but as confusing as it sounds, it’s just as brilliant.

5.  Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer (2006)

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw)  survived for his art and after shaping an existence for his art, he sacrificed himself. He created a piece of art that took the artist’s life.
“For the first time in their lives, they believed they had done something purely out of love.”
One of the audience says that after watching this movie they started to think that “Art is like a parasite”. But we can’t deny the fact that this closing line just leaves you peacefully out of breath.
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6. Shutter Island (2010)

Teddy (Leonardo Dicaprio) asks Chuck (Mark Ruffalo) to let him know he has returned to sanity:
“This place makes me wonder.. Which would be worse: to live as a monster, or to die as a good man?”
This line makes you wonder.. What am I? What is life? What is everyone else in the world? And you just sit there, and sink deep into an existential crisis until you fall asleep.

7. The Black Swan (2010)

 Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman), the mad ballerina, seems to be dying but at least she has the satisfaction of a job well done.
“I was perfect.”

Self-satisfaction. Self-suffiency, and all the things you thought you’d never know. But you see it, and maybe even feel it coming.