7 Great Movies That Were Ruined by Awful Endings

Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver" captivates with style and performances, but its climax veers into conventional action, losing some of its initial charm.

Baby Driver

Initially promising, "Bad Times at the El Royale" descends into chaos with convoluted plot twists and excessive melodrama, leading to disappointment.

Bad Times at the El Royale

The Chinese cut of "Fight Club" swaps its poignant ending for a mundane postscript, undermining the film's impact and drawing criticism from fans and the author alike.

Fight Club

While charming and inclusive, "Happiest Season" disappoints as the chemistry between Kristen Stewart and Aubrey Plaza overshadows the protagonist's decision, leaving viewers unsatisfied.

Happiest Season

Steven Spielberg's return to "Indiana Jones" stumbles with the introduction of an alien spaceship, straying from the series' adventurous tone and dividing audiences.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Peter Jackson's epic conclusion, "Return of the King," earns acclaim but tests patience with a lengthy denouement, detracting from its overall impact.

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Orson Welles' masterpiece falls victim to studio meddling, replacing its original ending with a diluted version, highlighting the impact of interference on artistic vision.

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