The Italian Job

The Italian Job

There is nothing better than a movie that has an ambiguous ending as it leaves you with questions and can provoke heated debate.

We take a look at some of the movies that have great ambiguous endings that left us with plenty to think about.

- The Italian Job (1969)

The Italian Job is one of the best heist movies of all time and remains a true British gem.

The film saw Peter Collinson in the director's chair while Michael Caine led the cast as he took on the role of Charlie Croker.

The movie follows Croker and the team as they plan and then undertake the heist of gold from Turin.

Just when it looks like they have succeeded the coach skids on a mountain road and the back is left teetering over a cliff edge. The gold is sliding closer and closer to the rear doors and Croker can't reach it without making it slip further.

The perfect end to a great movie as you are left asking... do they get the gold?

The Italian Job

- Inception (2010)

Christopher Nolan has made some terrific movies over the years as he is not afraid to push the boundaries.

Inception was one of the best movies of 2010 and followed Dom Cobb, who specialises in infiltrating the subconscious of this targets to plant ideas or steal secrets.

Cobb and his team are sent on a tricky mission that sees them travel deep into the subconscious of the target and it is not a certainty that they will be able to get back.

Cobb carries a spinning top to help him determine whether he is in a dream or in reality. He tests reality as he is reunited with his children at the end of the movie... but the credits roll before we find out the result.


- Lost in Translation (2003)

Lost in Translation remains the best of Sofia Coppola's movies and it was the one that really put her on the map.

The movie starred Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson who develop a bond after a chance meeting in Tokyo.

Lost in Translation was a movie that examined themes such as loneliness and insomnia and was a huge critical and commercial hit.

The end of the movie sees Murray and Johansson say goodbye but Murray whispers something inaudible to the audience in the ear of Johansson. What did he say? Do they meet again? We will never know.

Lost in Translation

- The Wrestler (2008)

Darren Aronofsky returned to the director's chair for The Wrestler, a sports drama that was one of the best movies of 2008.

The movie re-ignited Mickey Rourke's career - we ended up being Oscar nominated for his performance - as he took on the role of an aging professional wrestler who cannot leave that world behind.

Randy "The Ram" Robinson has put his wrestling career ahead of everything else and continues to get into the ring despite health problems.

The final scenes see him struggling, once again, with chest pain in whilst in the ring. Knowing he is in trouble he salutes the crowd and jumps from the ropes.

It was a powerful and poignant end to the film... but what happened to Randy "The Ram" Robinson?

The Wrestler

- The Wizard of Oz (1939)

It is hard to believe that The Wizard of Oz was released back in 1939 and yet it remains a much loved classic.

After being caught in tornado Dorothy finds herself in the world of Oz and desperate to get home.

Befriended by the scarecrow, the tin man and the cowardly lion as they set off to see the Wizard of Oz in a bid for Dorothy to get home.

'There's no place like home' is one of the most famous lines in film history and when Dorothy wakes she is back in her own bed. Was her experience real? Or was it all just a dream?

The Wizard of Oz
- Life Of Pi (2012)

If you haven't had chance to see Life of Pi yet then it is a movie that you really need to check out as Ang Lee adapted the novel by Yann Martel.

The movie followed the experience of Pi who is stranded in the Pacific Ocean after a shipwreck that sees his family killed.

Tiger Richard Parker is the only company he has out at see and together they help each other to survive.

But is the tale with the tiger the truth? Or was Pi forced to kill the ship's cook after he killed a sailor and his mother?

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