Few things are quite as infuriating as a bad movie climax. After all, when you devote two hours or more of your life to a film, you at least want that film to have a satisfying finish. Well, the directors on this list must’ve missed the memo, as they’re responsible for ending their movies in some of the most nonsensical and illogical ways possible. Whether they employ cheap plot twists or shameless marketing ploys, these 19 flicks are all disappointing when it arguably matters most.
19. Knowing (2009)
Nicolas Cage had a pretty terrible run of movies in the mid-’00s thanks to turkeys like Ghost Rider, Next and the laughably bad remake of The Wicker Man. But perhaps his most nonsensical project came in 2009 with the release of the utterly baffling Knowing. After a long and arduous hunt to discover the truth behind a host of numbers, their meaning is revealed near the movie’s conclusion. And that meaning is strange: they are messages delivered by an alien race from the future in order to warn people of the Earth-destroying solar flare that’s about to hit. Confused? So are we.