After ‘The End’: 10 Memorable End-Credit Scenes

Because not every movie ends with the final fade to black, TIME presents a few titles worth staying in your seat for

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monti
monti

When the movie "Airplane" was in theaters, that last shot of Howard Jarvis in the taxi was after all the credits.  Nowadays, on cable, they seem to have moved it to before the credits.  Oh, well.

JimCarls
JimCarls

I am aghast that the closing credits to "Wild Things" isn't listed. Anyone who has seen it knows what I'm referring to, and if you haven't, you've missed one of the great guilty pleasures of B-movies made by B+ players (plus one A-list).

judecaserta
judecaserta

Toy Story! How funny to have out takes for an annimated film.

syzygysb
syzygysb

John Gonzalez:  That was my first reaction, too.  Ferris Bueller!   Iconic.  Classic as-the-credits-are-rolling,  and the first I remember seeing like that.    Also:  The Avengerz had a pretty cool credits rolling scene, too.  We sat and watched it,  long after most of the audience had left-----only because someone had told us to wait and see.

TomFiore
TomFiore

How about something similar to Michael Clayton, Bob Hoskins in The Long Good Friday?

CarlHoffman
CarlHoffman


I'd argue it's not just "similar," it's the original source material.
The Long Good Friday's amazing final scene preceded Michael Clayton's by
approximately 30 years.



CarlHoffman
CarlHoffman

And oh yes, the "outtakes" at the close of A Bug's Life are hilarious.

bellaluna30
bellaluna30

Michael Clayton, OMG, "I'm not the guy you KILL, I'm the guy you PAY."  That movie is AWESOME.  (I also like Shooter and 4 Brothers.)

And Hangover is decidedly not my type of movie, but it is my absolute "go to" when I need a hearty laugh.  That, Bad Teacher, Horrible Bosses, and even The Change Up.

Chicago7
Chicago7

You left out The Bad Seed, circa 1958.  Creepy-as-you-want thriller about a sweet-looking eight-year-old girl whose mother gradually discovers is a psychopathic murderer (strong stuff for 1958.) The ending credits roll over the cast members being introduced one by one, and after Nancy Kelly, who played the mother, is introduced, she shakes her finger at someone offscreen, and we see her then go over to Patty McCormack, who played the little girl, turn her over her knee and proceed to pretend-spank her.  It was funny, but some people complained that it broke the spell of the movie.    

CTaylor
CTaylor

What about BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, where the whole cast and crew are shown singing and also showing some outtakes.

JohnGonzalezJr.
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Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? How could they leave that off???? The music, the wrap of that whole story arc???? Perfect ending to that movie????

ctbeckyw
ctbeckyw

Not sure these qualify but most Jackie Chan movies including Rush Hour 1,2 & 3 should have made the list.  Then there is Ferris Bueller's Day Off and, most recently, Argo.  Now THAT one kept all but one person in the theater glued to their seats through the first part of the credits.

hslib
hslib

What aboout the pseudo-serious credit scenes in "Amazon Women on the Moon"?

(...er...has anyone besides me even seen "Amazon Women on the Moon"?)

KravenMoorehead
KravenMoorehead

I cannot believe that they did not include the scene from lethal weapon3 where Riggs starts smoking again and says that he had a dog biscuit problem :  he kept trying to lick himself and he kept falling off the couch

jondelfin
jondelfin

@KravenMoorehead If that was LW3, then it must have been LW2 to which I took my nephew way back when. He started to leave as the credits rolled, but I made him stay, and told him about the final images of "Airplane!" and "The Blues Brothers." Just as I finished, the credits ended, and a bonus scene played out. My unclely portfolio skyrocketed in value.

hbaligh
hbaligh

The best thing about the Will Ferrell movie "The Other Guys" was the awesome animated infographic about the credit crisis, that was shown during the end credits.

MikeDonfield
MikeDonfield

Problem I mentioned in earlier comment has been corrected.

MaureenOwen
MaureenOwen

Peter Sellers was right. A way to ruin a perfect movie.

MikeDonfield
MikeDonfield

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