If you’ve ever seen a movie and thought to yourself, “That movie was great but it should have ended this way”, then this post goes out to you. Inspired by a new Lord Of The Rings ending we decided to compile some of the best alternate movie endings on YouTube (and one alternate television series ending). Check them all out below and be sure to share any of your alternate ending ideas with us in the comments!
*SPOILER ALERT! Some of the alternate endings in this list may give away the endings to movies you haven’t seen yet so watch at your own risk.
Gimli Destroys The Ring
This alternate ending to The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring caught my attention when it started climbing the YouTube charts earlier this month. I’m a huge LOTR fan and I thought this was absolutely hilarious. Basically, Gimli succeeds in saving all sorts of trouble and cutting out both of the other films in the trilogy in one fell swoop.
How Lord of The Rings Should Have Ended
This alternate LOTR ending, which has over 10 million YouTube views, also succeeds in cutting out both the second and third parts of the trilogy, but in a slightly different way. I like that they try to offend Sauron by telling him, “Your mother had cataracts!” Oh, snap!
MadTV – Wizard of Oz (Alternate Ending)
With over 5 million YouTube views, MadTV’s alternate Wizard of Oz ending is truly hilarious. Dorothy speaks her mind after she discovers that all this time all she had to do was click her heels together three times and she could have gone home all along.
Another alternate Jedi ending – Misjudged effects
Ever thought about the environmental repercussions of destroying the Death Star?
Yogi Bear Parody: “Booboo Kills Yogi” ending
This Yogi Bear alternate ending in which Booboo kills Yogi is genius. With over 3 million views in a little over a month, the animation is brilliant. However, as you can tell from the title this isn’t exactly a happy ending and is not recommended for the faint of heart.
Rambo – Alternate Ending
Are you one of the Rambo fans who loved the First Blood but couldn’t stand any of the Rambo sequels? This alternate ending kills all chances of Rambo sequels, and many commenters seem to agree that this ending may actually have been better. What do you think?
*ALTERNATE* ending of I AM LEGEND!!
I loved I Am Legend, but the ending totally bummed me out. Why did Will Smith have to die? According to this alternate ending, he didn’t.
BONUS: Alternate “LOST” Ending with Vincent
Finally, I know that LOST is a television show and not a movie. However, I just couldn’t resist including it in this list because (a) it’s hilarious and (b) it features my favorite YouTube video of all time! Oh, Jimmy Kimmel. You make me laugh and laugh.