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

The Ending of ‘Spiderhead’ Explained

In 'Spiderhead,' nothing is what it seems. Here's a breakdown of that wild twist ending, Read More

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… Read More

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. Read More

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… Read More

The Ending of ‘The Batman’ Explained

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

The Ending of ‘The Weekend Away’ Explained

The ending of 'The Weekend Away' taps into what we love about murder mysteries. Read More

The Ending of ‘Scream’ Explained

It's all Rian Johnson's fault. Read More

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. Read More

The Ending of ‘Encounter’ Explained

More like the ending of 'Encounter' complained. Read More