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:

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The Woman In The Window Netflix

The Ending of ‘The Woman in the Window’ Explained


The ending of ‘The Woman in the Window’ comes with a number of colossal twists, and sheds light on important issues along the way.

Mortal Kombat Ending Explained Scorpion

The Ending of ‘Mortal Kombat’ Explained


The newest addition to the Mortal Kombat universe teases a sequel in the best way possible.

Thunder Force Explained Mccarthy Spencer Pickle

The Ending of ‘Thunder Force’ Explained


In this Netflix comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer as a pair of superheroes, nothing is more important than having a good friend to lean on.

Godzilla Vs Kong Ending Explained

Does the ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Ending Confirm a One Perfect Monster?


We dig into the movie’s conclusion to see which Titan comes out on top. The film certainly seems to have a preference, but is it yours?

Zack Snyder's Justice League Ending

There’s No Ending for ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’


The Snyder Cut revels in Injustice and shows that there may be gods amongst us, but we should take no solace in such knowledge.

Yes Day ending

The Ending of ‘Yes Day’ Explained


In this light-hearted, high-concept Netflix Original, we learn that there’s no right way to be a family.

THX 1138 Ending

The Ending of George Lucas’ ‘THX 1138’ Explained


1970s science fiction isn’t known for being hopeful. THX 1138 is the tentative exception.

Boss Level ending explained

The Ending of ‘Boss Level’ Explained


In Joe Carnahan’s time-loop thriller, love and optimism conquer all.

Saint Maud ending explained

The Ending of ‘Saint Maud’ Explained


In Rose Glass’s breakout feature, God is not what He seems.