As CineFix sees it, there’s only two parts to a movie: the ending and everything else. It’s that important to have a kick-ass closer. It’s the final impact, the last moment you have with the story, and filmmakers aim to make it count, because even a good movie with a weak ending will undo the creative worth for many. An incredible closing shot, though, will leave you breathless with a visual, it’ll stun you with a twist, it’ll make you scratch your head in wonder for the sheer volume of rad you just experienced. I mean, who the hell doesn’t like a killer climax?

So, just as the CineFix crew ranked their ten favorite opening shots, here are their calls for the ten best closing shots in movie history.

10. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
9. A Serious Man (2009)
8. The Piano (1993)
7. Gangs of New York (2002)
6. Fight Club (1999)
5. Inception (2010)
4. The Searchers (1956)
3. Stalker (1979)
2. The 400 Blows (1959)
1. Casablanca (1942)