15 Movie Endings That Might Have Been Just A Taaaaad Stronger If Audiences Were Allowed In The Writers' Room

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community, "If you could rewrite a movie ending, which one would it be?" and boy, did they deliver! Here are some incredible movie endings that should've made the final cut:

🚨 Warning: Potential spoilers ahead!

Note: Some submissions have been pulled from this Reddit thread by user u/SevenTom.

1.The real movie ending to Avengers: Endgame (2019):

Tony Stark dying at the end of "Avengers: Endgame"
Marvel

An alternate movie ending to Avengers: Endgame (2019):

Block of text that reads: "Steve and Thor would've made more sense for that sacrifice because that's within their character arcs"
BuzzFeed

2.The real movie ending to The Dark Knight Rises (2012):

Alfred and Bruce staring at each other
Warner Bros. Pictures

An alternate movie ending to The Dark Knight Rises (2012):

Block of text that reads: "I'd change the ending so that the only thing the audience sees is Alfred smiling and nodding to Bruce Wayne off camera"
BuzzFeed

3.The real movie ending to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Rey declaring her name is "Rey Skywalker" at the end of "The Rise of Skywalker"
Lucasfilm

An alternate movie ending to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019):

Block of text that reads: "I would've had Ben Solo live and use his bond with Rey to balance the Force again using the Gray Jedi teachings"
BuzzFeed

4.The real movie ending to Us (2019):

Adelaide driving a car, recalling her childhood trauma and being in therapy
Universal Pictures / Monkeypaw Productions

An alternate movie ending to Us (2019):

Block of text that reads: "I would've had the reveal come not as a flashback but as the audience just going back in time to see what we didn't get to see before"
BuzzFeed

5.The real movie ending to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014):

Crown Princess saying: "If you save the world, we can do it in the asshole!"
20th Century Fox

An alternate movie ending to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014):

Block of text that reads: "Despite its cheeky 'do me in the butt' ending, they didn't actually solve anything"
BuzzFeed

6.The real movie ending to Interstellar (2014):

Ellen Burstyn and Matthew McConaughey holding hands in a hospital bed
Paramount Pictures

An alternate movie ending to Interstellar (2014):

Block of text that reads: "Finally, I'd cut the 'it's us' speech in the tesseract — never mind the paradoxes it would create"
BuzzFeed

7.The real movie ending to The Notebook (2004):

Older Allie remembering who Noah is; young Allie and Noah kissing in the rain
New Line Cinema / Courtesy of Everett Collection

An alternate movie ending to The Notebook (2004):

Block of text that reads: "I wish the old man had turned out to be Lon — Allie never left him to be with Noah, and they lived out their days as husband and wife"
BuzzFeed

8.The real movie ending to The Intern (2015):

Matt telling Jules: "I love you, and I'll do so much better — if you'll let me"
Warner Bros. Pictures

An alternate movie ending to The Intern (2015):

Block of text that reads: "I would've rewritten it so that they stayed separated — it just felt like they wrapped everything up too fast"
BuzzFeed

9.The real movie ending to Bridget Jones's Baby (2016):

Jack carrying Bridget to the hospital on a bridge while Mark tries to help him
Universal Pictures

An alternate movie ending to Bridget Jones's Baby (2016):

Block of text that reads: "I thought for sure the protestors were going to recognize him and help get her to the hospital"
BuzzFeed

10.The real movie ending to Happiest Season (2020):

Harper and Abby kissing at the end of "Happiest Season" and Riley reuniting with Abby at a restaurant
Sony Pictures Releasing / Hulu

An alternate movie ending to Happiest Season (2020):

Block of text that reads: "Harper was an awful girlfriend to Abby and manipulated her. I would have loved to see Abby realize she didn't need someone that toxic in her life"
BuzzFeed

11.The real movie ending to Inside Llewyn Davis (2013):

Llewyn Davis struggling to climb stairs at the end of "Inside Llewyn Davis"
CBS Films

An alternate movie ending to Inside Llewyn Davis (2013):

Block of text that reads: "I would've ended the movie a bit earlier. The Dylan appearance wasn't crucial — the viewer knew that Davis's career was over, regardless of what else happened"
BuzzFeed

12.The real movie ending to To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020):

Lara Jean telling John Ambrose she wanted to be with Peter instead
Netflix

An alternate movie ending to To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020):

Block of text that reads: "There's this hot John Ambrose guy who had the same interests as Lara Jean and was sweet, but she still went with PETER???"
BuzzFeed

13.The real movie ending to I Am Legend (2007):

Anna trying to save Neville at the end of "I Am Legend" but failing
Warner Bros. Pictures

An alternate movie ending to I Am Legend (2007):

Block of text that reads: "Using the book's ending would've been fabulous, especially had they not shown the vampires and zombies throughout most of the movie"
BuzzFeed

14.The real movie ending to The Godfather (1972):

Kay asking Michael if he murdered someone, and him lying to her face while she looks on in fear
Paramount Pictures

An alternate movie ending to The Godfather (1972):

Block of text that reads: "I think that Kay should have killed Michael. It was obvious that she didn't want to be in a relationship with him anymore"
BuzzFeed

15.And the real movie ending to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 (2011):

Harry telling his son that he was named after a headmaster in Slytherin, and he was the bravest man he ever knew
Warner Bros. Pictures

An alternate movie ending to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows— Part 2 (2011):

"I'd change the names Harry gave to his children, Snape's redemption arc, and the many deaths"
BuzzFeed

Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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