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mentalcase
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:26:55 PM

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I want to say Les Mis. I know its a semi happy ending, but everybody dies!
llkop
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3) One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest


yes thats a great one...

my personal favorite though, fight club !!!
Poppet
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:01:11 PM

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Shawshank Redemption and Green Mile

LadyX
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:10:41 PM

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Poppet wrote:
Shawshank Redemption


How? That movie has a textbook traditional happy ending.
sprite
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:24:31 PM

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mentalcase wrote:
I want to say Les Mis. I know its a semi happy ending, but everybody dies!


no happy ending at all - every one dies and Cosette's dad dies ON HER WEDDING DAY. the MISERABLE is RIGHT! every anniversary, she'll be reminded of that.

http://www.lushstories.com/stories/hardcore/west-coast-games-part-one-the-beach.aspx
Magical_felix
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:30:30 PM

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LadyX wrote:


How? That movie has a textbook traditional happy ending.


There was a river of shit involved though... Not very traditionally happy, but i know what you mean.



sprite
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Magical_felix
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:33:28 PM

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Anyone ever see the Brown Bunny? That had a literal happy ending at the end... Kinda ironic.



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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:04:24 PM

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sprite wrote:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.


This sorta does have a weird happy ending... i mean they kind of leave it open so you can decide if they continue together or not... I mean after they erased their memory, still they continue to find each other!! Whats more romantic than that? again in a weird fucked up way!
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clum wrote:
My favourite movie is Snatch. I don't think its ending could be classed as a "traditional happy ending".


Yes! Absolutely.

Took me by surprise - on of my favorite movies.

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janet_haney
Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:09:43 AM

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LadyX wrote:


But under its own circumstances, wasn't this ending a fairly happy resolution? Same with Sling Blade, really. In both movies, the crisis resolved itself in arguably the best realistic way.

Come to think of it...those two movies are really similar thematically, too, right down to the ending.



sniff, sniff.....sad10 Great movie, though.


Maybe so. I am not a real movie buff so you may be right. I didn't think that Clint Eastwood's character dying made for such a traditional happy ending though. In my day, if he had been victorious over the gang and survived and everyone else lived happily ever after, would have been a traditional happy ending.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 5:20:52 PM

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Romeo and Juliet
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:20:08 PM

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Here are a few that haven't been mentioned:

Citizen Kane
Dr. Strangelove
Easy Rider

Not a 'best' movie but one of the all-time Hollywood, 'tear jerkers.'
Steel Magnolias

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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:58:37 PM

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sprite wrote:


no happy ending at all - every one dies and Cosette's dad dies ON HER WEDDING DAY. the MISERABLE is RIGHT! every anniversary, she'll be reminded of that.


B..b..but... they 'will live again in freedom in the Garden of the Lord. They will walk behind the ploughshare. They will put away the sword. The chain will be broken and all men will have their reward'... Sounds like a good time to me. You're just not seeing it right. :p

And hey, at least Cosette gets her man in the end. happy8


sprite
Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:13:01 PM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:


B..b..but... they 'will live again in freedom in the Garden of the Lord. They will walk behind the ploughshare. They will put away the sword. The chain will be broken and all men will have their reward'... Sounds like a good time to me. You're just not seeing it right. :p

And hey, at least Cosette gets her man in the end. happy8


but Eponine dies! broke my heart into pieces and now I'm all alone again, nowhere to turn, no one to go to... without a home, without a friend, without a face to say hello to...

she and Cosette should have run off together to live happily ever after. :D



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VinDavies
Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:30:01 PM

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Reservoir Dogs
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Dr. Zhivago, hands down.
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Moon
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The Green Mile
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Anything that was originally written by Graham Green all others pale in comparison when it comes to to no optimism whatsoever. The penultimate is probably The Heart of The Matter. If you wish to retain any faith in humanity don't watch any but they are extremely well written.
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:17:04 AM

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The Usual Suspects

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LadyX
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:34:56 AM

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janet_haney wrote:


Maybe so. I am not a real movie buff so you may be right. I didn't think that Clint Eastwood's character dying made for such a traditional happy ending though. In my day, if he had been victorious over the gang and survived and everyone else lived happily ever after, would have been a traditional happy ending.


On second thought, you're absolutely right about that. The traditional happy ending usually doesn't involve a firing squad LOL.
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:29:15 PM

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LadyX wrote:


On second thought, you're absolutely right about that. The traditional happy ending usually doesn't involve a firing squad LOL.


True, but to me Clint dying to help out the others was the way for it to end relatively happy.


Some others I loved are

The Departed

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Se7en
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 2:15:17 PM

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Night of the Living Dead (the 1968 original that launched the whole cannibal zombie genre). Yes, the survivors get out of the house without being eaten, but the African-American who had become their de facto leader is gunned down by their white "rescuers".


Stories that satisfy about people seeking satisfaction

Satisfaction in the Park

Satisfaction in the Library
HappyEnding
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:07:52 PM

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hey now, I'm happy ending
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A film called The Mist!!!!!

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ashflower
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:47:47 PM

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Cabin in the woods. The whole world dies.
Plunger
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:58:35 PM

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Without any doubt To Kill a Mockingbird, it changed my life!
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:02:46 PM

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go back to a old old movie, "Old Yeller" year 1957
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 3:07:15 PM

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The Factory with John Cusack
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