17 Movies That Almost Had Completely Different Endings

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It's no secret that movie scripts can change radically before they make it to the big screen, whether it be a tweak in the introduction or some re-wording of the dialogue. But one of the more common (and challenging) parts to get just right is the ending of the story. Every filmmaker knows that a solid conclusion is essential for their movie's success. It's that final scene that ties everything together and leaves the final impression on viewers, and so if it falls flat or fails to give any closure, it can practically ruin the entire film.

While some of the most well-known endings have gone through several edits during the production process, others were actually completely cut and replaced by an alternate ending. To be honest, we still feel like some of these scenes could've been way better. But hey, at least they tried, right?