Ending Explained

Ending Explained is a recurring series in which we explore the finales, secrets, and themes of interesting movies and shows, both new and old. We see it as an opportunity not only to help readers who need assistance unpacking endings but also as a chance to unpack themes and explore how expanded cinematic universes connect.

Here is an assortment of some of our favorite and most popular ending explainers throughout the years:

Explore the Ending Explained archive below

Thor Love And Thunder Ending Explained

The Ending of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Explained


Is the MCU really going where it looks like it’s going? Bring on the God Battle Royale.

Spiderhead Explained Netflix Movie

The Ending of ‘Spiderhead’ Explained


In ‘Spiderhead,’ nothing is what it seems. Here’s a breakdown of that wild twist ending,

Jurassic World Dominion Ending Explained

The ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Ending Explained


We dig into the film’s climax and consider how it does and does not complete plot strands that began in the Michael Crichton novel.

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Ending Explained

The Ending of ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Explained


Don’t think you’re free from its chaos yet. Marvel’s Multiversal madness is just beginning.

The Adam Project Explained

The Ending of ‘The Adam Project’ Explained


Ryan Reynolds stars in a new Netflix thriller that explores the psychological implications of time travel. We break down the ending.

The Batman Ending Explained

The Ending of ‘The Batman’ Explained


The sins of the father will be visited upon the son.

The Weekend Away Explained

The Ending of ‘The Weekend Away’ Explained


The ending of ‘The Weekend Away’ taps into what we love about murder mysteries.

Scream Ending Explained

The Ending of ‘Scream’ Explained


It’s all Rian Johnson’s fault.

Nightmare Alley Explained

The Ending of ‘Nightmare Alley’ Explained


We dig into the themes at play at the end of Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, Nightmare Alley.