The Ending: Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) gets to play catch with his dead dad, while spectators flock to the baseball diamond.
Feelgood Factor: If you build it, he will come.
Feelbad Sequel: ...Until Autumn, when attendances drop and Kev realises he should have kept at least some of the field free for harvesting crops.
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Dec 13th 2010, 9:36
Good call on Mr Hollands Opus and Shawshank obviously. However bloody "Wonderful Life" at No1 - I don't think so. I recently wrote an article on Filmjuice on this topic and wished you'd have put - as I did - "Pieces of April" in there - probably the finest final 2 minutes to any film without CGI, clogging sentiment or overacted tosh.
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Dec 13th 2010, 9:54
Great list, and I'm so happy Return of the Jedi was in the top 3. However, 2 films that should definitely be in there; The Colour Purple and The Wedding Singer, I never cry with happiness at films apart from these two films.
Dec 13th 2010, 10:36
What about Se7en? Any film that ends with Gwyneth's head in a box is a happy ending surely?
Dec 13th 2010, 11:56
Before getting to finishing reading this I knew that "It's a Wonderful Life" would be numero uno, Always reduces me to tear with a smile on my face. I think 50 First Dates has a really nice ending that leaves you happy with the end result.
Dec 13th 2010, 14:10
jkoopa beat me to it.
Come one guys! The Colour Purple! That is a heartbreaking, totally uplifting happy ending.
To put Return of the Jedi or The Goonies on this list, but no Colour Purple?
Dec 13th 2010, 14:30
I like Gallipoli.
It made Mel Gibsons career, and he called that police officer "sugar t**s", and now he's making the talking Beaver movie.
Dec 13th 2010, 16:07
What about the Wicker Man? Lord Summerisle's plan works a treat and next seasons crop looks set to burst!
Dec 13th 2010, 18:58
I know it might be uncool these days, but Crocodile Dundee has a great ending. The subway, the great pace, the sweet pay off. Really well put together too with a fantastic soundtrack that makes the heart swell.
Dec 13th 2010, 20:07
If "The Pursuit of Happyness" didn't have a happy ending I may well have done myself in. That film was an emotional roller coaster.
Dec 14th 2010, 13:58
Yes Teenwolf... wins the match, defeats the bully and chooses the right women... all to the strains of Amy Holland's Shooting for the Moon... I love this movie
Dec 14th 2010, 17:25
I love the end of Fandango, where Grover says goodbye to an era and his youth, frozen in time to the strains of Blind Faith.
Dec 18th 2010, 1:07
I had forgotten about that marvelous song at the end of "The Muppet Movie" - that was one wonderful end to a great feel-good film!
Dec 18th 2010, 18:59
Rubbish list-most of the movies on there I hadn't even heard of or seen.And how come Walle is on the list?Walle is a whole load of utter nonsense and the ending makes the whole film a complete waste of time.Where was the ending to Wallace and Gromit:Curse of the were-rabbit or Toy Story 3?And what about the end of Journey to the centre of the earth(the version that came out in 2008)?
Aug 20th 2011, 9:01
Not sure "The Graduate" counts. It's a very deceptive happy ending since both Ben and Elaine have "Now what?" looks on their faces. She might have dodged a bullet, but who's to say she didn't get hit by another one?
Oct 21st 2011, 7:32
f**k you TOTALFILM com!!! What? You think your readers are too lazy to SCROLL to see this list??? So you make them load a new page every time they want to see a new item on your f*****g list? 50 f*****g pages. You've got to be kidding me!
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