Top 5 Movies That Begin With The End

The main criteria here was that the device of using the ending at the beginning had to be integral to the movie. I gave myself a lot of leeway and I’m including bookends here as well – mostly because it was too hard to differentiate.

Top 5

Honorable Mention

  • Amores Perros
  • Clue
  • Double Indemnity
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Outsiders, The
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Ping Pong (not the end – but end of second act)
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Raging Bull
  • Remember the Titans
  • Sunset Blvd.
  • Titanic (even though I hate the book ends of this film)
  • Usual Suspects

Best of the Rest

  • 12 Monkeys
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
  • American Beauty
  • Basketball Diaries
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Gattaca
  • Interview with a Vampire
  • Irreversible
  • Milk
  • Rashomon
  • Serpico
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Ladder 49
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