You have to ask a question: what does a complicated ending really be like? Should it be a mystery wrapped in an enigma, or should it be just something that hinges on a word? This article will tackle such questions. Without being self-assuming, we are open to all kinds of endings. Directors are notoriously insane human beings. They like playing with their subjects, which are generally masqueraded as audiences. They experiment on them with mind twisting sub-plots, plots even, which are beyond comprehensible for a general being with an impoverished common sense. David Lynch and Michael Haneke certainly are the vanguards of the movement to keep us up at nights, thinking about what the ending really was. Don’t worry people, I am here to save you. Enjoy the list of the fifteen most complicated movie endings of the 21st Century. They won’t have elaborate explanations.
15. No Country For Old Men (2007)
Prima-facie you wouldn’t think of it being a complicated ending. Llewelyn dies, leaving Carla Jean a widow. Anton makes sure she doesn’t suffers anymore than she already had. Ed Bell gloriously retires, still empty because of his inability to save the former. But the film leaves you in a predicament, whether to continue searching for the meaning of his dream, which doesn’t affect the story in any way, or sit back and reminisce a fine piece of cinema. If you chose the former, you aren’t alone buddy. The film ends with Ed Bell sharing a dream (or nightmare, your choice) with his wife, which involved his father. The true meaning of it has yet toi surface, with even Tom McCarthy, the original writer of the novel, choosing to keep us guessing. And guess we will.
14. Donnie Darko (2001)
‘Donnie Darko’ came at a time when the trend of leaving films abruptly at an ambiguous end started. The uninspiring yet thickly talented cast was not expected to pull out anything special, and when they did, everyone gasped for air. It became a big commercial hit, also getting substantially rave reviews from critics. The film has gone on to become a cult film, with many citing it as one of the best sci-fi movies of its time. Was it just a dream? Or did he have an alter ego which prompted him to imagine things? There are no clear answers, but n number of speculations and deliberations. Some believe that the world is a different one than that in which Donnie lived, while some still purport it as Donnie dreaming in his bed, and getting killed in his sleep, was actually another dream he had. Phew.
13. Oldboy (2003)