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

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.


The Ending of ‘Encounter’ Explained


More like the ending of ‘Encounter’ complained.

The Unforgivable Sandra Bullock

The Ending of ‘The Unforgivable’ Explained


There is no easy path to retribution.

Eternals Ending Explained

The Ending of ‘Eternals’ Explained


It’s been a while since two post-credits scenes have been this significant to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe.