5 Slow Burns With Explosive Final Acts to Stream on Prime and Paramount+
These movies redefined the phrase “dramatic ending.”
Have you ever watched a movie that left you absolutely speechless just as it was about to end? The kind where the ending hits you like a ton of bricks and you're left staring at the screen as the credits roll, trying to process what just happened. Here are some of the best movies like this to stream right now.
Primal Fear (1996) — Paramount+
This courtroom drama is a slow burn that explodes in the final act. Edward Norton's stunning performance as an altar boy accused of murder will have you guessing till the very end. And when that end comes, trust us, you'll be left with your jaw on the floor.
Saint Maud (2019) — Prime Video
This isn't just a horror movie; it's a psychological deep dive. It explores faith, salvation, and obsession in a way that's as unsettling as it is mesmerizing. The ending is a crescendo of both terror and beauty, leaving you in a state of shock and awe.
Se7en (1995) — Paramount+
Talk about a dark and twisty ride! Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman take us through a gritty world of sin and suspense. The climax? It's the kind of thing that not only hits you hard but also leaves you pondering the deeper, darker aspects of human nature. You won't be forgetting this one anytime soon.
No Way Out (1987) — Prime Video
No Way Out is a political thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Kevin Costner delivers a performance filled with tension and uncertainty. And the finale is a revelation that turns the entire story on its head. You'll be rethinking every scene once the credits roll.
Mulholland Drive (2001) — Paramount+
Mulholland Drive is one of the best movies directed by David Lynch, the master of surreal cinema. This film is a mind-bending trip through Hollywood’s underbelly, full of dreams, illusions, and a twisty narrative.
Without giving away too much away, let's just say the ending is bizarre, haunting, and absolutely gripping.