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Poll: Iconic Closing Shots in Movies

These were the very last shots that we saw before that screen faded to black... and we haven't been able to shake them since. As plots and character arcs wrapped up, these final frames were able to satisfy, shock or elicit some other type of emotion from us. These shots showed us how one can never underestimate the power of a send off.

Which of these iconic closing shots in a film is your favorite?

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    Diane Keaton in The Godfather (1972)

    The birth of evil...
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    Judd Nelson at an event for The Breakfast Club (1985)

    Signing off, breakfast club
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    Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains in Casablanca (1942)

    Beginning of a beautiful friendship
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    Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd. (1950)

    Ready for my closeup, Mr. Demille
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    Anthony Perkins in Psycho (1960)

    Wouldn't even harm a fly
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    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Mankind is reborn
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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Karolyn Grimes in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    Atta' boy Clarence
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    Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Alex McCrindle, and John William Ault in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    A new hope... with a new gang
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    Jean-Pierre Léaud in The 400 Blows (1959)

    What happens with Antoine now?
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    Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen, Bonnie Hunt, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Blake Clark, and Don Rickles in Toy Story 3 (2010)

    So long... partner
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    Takashi Shimura in Ikiru (1952)

    Finally got his swingset
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    #12

    Shut up and Deal!
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    Charles Chaplin in City Lights (1931)

    An eye for an eye puts a smile on The Tramp
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    Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke (1967)

    That ol' Luke smile
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    Robert De Niro in Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

    Smile away Noodles
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    Seven Samurai (1954)

    Samurai look on
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    Paul Newman and Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

    Pow! Pow! POW!
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    Back to the Future (1985)

    Where we're going we don't need... roads
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    John Wayne in The Searchers (1956)

    Edwards stares on
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    Joseph Cotten and Alida Valli in The Third Man (1949)

    The third... and last man
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    Jack Nicholson in The Shining (1980)

    Jack... is that you?
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    Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

    The Wrath of God
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    Natalya Abramova in Stalker (1979)

    The Zone... what a strange place
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    Robert De Niro in Raging Bull (1980)

    Lamotta the comedian
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    Anthony Hopkins and Anthony Heald in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Old friend for dinner
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    Cinema Paradiso (1988)

    The final montage kiss
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    Helena Bonham Carter and Edward Norton in Fight Club (1999)

    Met me at a strange time
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    Inception (2010)

    Will it stop spinning...?
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    Christian Bale in The Dark Knight (2008)

    A watchful protector...
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    Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects (1995)

    And... LIKE THAT... he's gone!

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