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

Army Of The Dead

The Ending of ‘Army of the Dead’ Explained

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Zack Snyder’s new zombie flick sets up an even more killer sequel.

Spiral Saw Ending Explained

The Ending of ‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw’ Explained

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We crack into the new ‘Saw’ spin-off and consider how it updates the franchise’s demented philosophy.

The Woman In The Window Netflix

The Ending of ‘The Woman in the Window’ Explained

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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

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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

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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?

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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’

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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

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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

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