There are many great movie quotes and some of them are the ending lines. I love movies that end on a classic line rather than an unanswered question, a cliché or a cliffhanger. And I didn’t realize how powerful the effect of closing lines had on me until I was writing this article and didn’t have to do any research! I simply recalled them. Here are some of my favorite and best last lines in the movies:
Warning – contains spoilers
“I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner. Bye.” This chilling yet humorous final line from the early 90s classic The Silence of the Lambs is uttered by Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter, and perfectly encapsulates his sinister yet undeniably sharp and in many ways likeable character. He and Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling were a fascinating partnership.
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