The credits are rolling! Wasn't that a great show? Let's all reflect on the great moments we just watched. ...Ah, here they come now! And they brought a stirring, victorious musical track, too!

In short: The credit sequences of TV shows, movies or video games include a {{montage}} of stills or clips from earlier in the show. In some works, this sequence is animated or drawn in a different style, making it an AnimatedCreditsOpening at the end of the show. It's similar to a TitleMontage, but the clips or stills tend to be longer and more representative of the complete plot, rather than (as in a Title Montage) brief clips showing off the characters and scenery.

May be related to the PhotoMontage, which is frequently one of these. Shows that have gone into syndication have these added when the original broadcaster play the credits in a CreditsPushback.

Doesn't count if the events depicted happen after the ending -- that is, as an epilogue. (For instance, the credits of ''WesternAnimation/WallE''.)

Some shows have HilariousOuttakes during their credits instead of a montage.

Compare the musical counterpart, the CreditsMedley. Contrast CreativeClosingCredits.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The shortened versions of the credits that are shown in the broadcast English dubs of Manga/{{Bleach}} and Manga/{{Naruto}} tend to be this, showing various screenshots from the current season. In Bleach's case, a shortened version of the ending theme plays.
* ''FruitsBasket''
* ''FushigiYuugi'' features this alongside a montage of promotional artworks or those taken from the manga. [[spoiler: Even Nuriko's death episode has one for him.]]
* Some anime combine this with OnTheNext by having clips from the episode you just saw play, followed by clips from the next episode, in the EndingTheme:
** ''LightNovel/KyouKaraMaou''
** ''Anime/MagicUsersClub TV''
** ''[[FlintTheTimeDetective Jikuu Tantei Genshi-kun]]''
** ''{{Kuragehime}}''
* ''Gintama'' often have this at the end of the action arcs and the last episodes of a season.
** The [[BigDamnMovie Gintama movie]] (the second one, with the original story) has this at the end as well, showing scenes from the movie accompanied by the movie's theme. Then it goes [[UpToEleven up to eleven]] when the first montage ends and the second begins, using ''[[CallBack the anime's first theme]]'' accompanied by scenes from the all six seasons in the foreground as scenes from the [[TitleSequence title sequences]] flash by in the background.
* The second ending sequence in ''KirbyOfTheStars'' uses previous clips from throughout the series.
* Episode 63 of ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' has a special end credits sequence [[spoiler:highlighting the life of Hohenheim, using clips from throughout the show itself, including previous opening/ending sequences]].
* ''ArashinoYoruNi''
* ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan''
* ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' has this at the end of episode 1.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' (the sequence itself is known as "The Incredits!")
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAntBully'' (in the form of cave paintings by the ants)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'': After the epilogue vignettes there's a touching CreditsMontage.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride''
* ''Film/TopGun''
* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'', [[HowWeGotHere detailing]] the extensive {{backstory}}, including explicitly showing The Comedian [[WhoShotJFK was on the grassy knoll]].
* ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' (1956 version)
* ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' -- the only film in the series to use this
* ''Film/KillBill Volume 2'', in the part of the credits that shows the entire cast of characters
* ''Film/TheHangover'' featured still pictures from the guys' wild night [[spoiler:when they were high on roofies]].
* ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'' had clips from the entire movie.
* ''Film/ImJuli'', the closing credits show stills of the actors alongside their names.
* ''Film/ShortCircuit'' recaps Number/Johnny Five's escapades, including some deleted scenes (an encounter with a toy robot, for instance).
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' kicks off its end credits sequence with clips of the main players and some of the celebrities who made cameos.
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* Many programs of T.A.T. Communications Co. (later Embassy Productions) -- among them, but not limited to ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' and ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' -- used montages. ''Diff'rent Strokes'' froze its shots for most of its seasons, while ''The Facts of Life'' and ''One Day at a Time'' used clips that usually lasted 5-10 seconds each.
* Each episode of the Creator/CirqueDuSoleil variety series ''Solstrom'' featured a montage covering most of the acts in the episode. Each act got text offering interesting details on the performer(s)/acts who weren't imported from Cirque's live shows, and the name of the specific show for those who were.
* ''Series/AllThat''
* ''ShipToShore''
* The compilation episodes of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' UK.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' (At least up to season 7) had stills from the episode that just aired during the credits sequence. However, most of these stills were from events that that little to do with the episode's plot, such as JD's daydreams.
* ''Series/TheATeam'' would show a funny or action-filled clip from the episode, and then freeze it at the most hilarious or climactic moment and a section of the credits would appear. Lather, rinse, repeat.
** See also: most other series from Creator/StephenJCannell Productions in the 1980s. (It was not uncommon for them to last over a minute, unusual for TV at the time... and even today.)
* The final episode of ''Series/TheShield'' ends with a very moving nostalgic montage of both happy and sad events from earlier in the series.
* With Billy's departure in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo,'' we got a montage of Billy scenes going back to day one over the credits instead of the then-usual HilariousOuttakes.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' did this with a slight twist: Some of the stills shown during the closing credits were from entirely different episodes, usually ending with a particularly iconic image (the GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe or the [[TheGrays giant-headed alien puppet Balok]]).
* The final episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'' end credits featured the first and last images of the regular cast in order of internal chronology.
* The last episode of ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'' had one of these take the place of the usual ending. Justified in thar [[spoiler: the montage is a projection from Gash's head.]]
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' does it in reverse chronological order -- and it's a bit longer if you beat the TrueFinalBoss.
* ''DrillDozer''
* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' actually justifies this trope as a PhotoMontage.
* ''{{Kirby}}'s Adventure'' features AttractMode-style battles with each of the non-final bosses within its credits.
* ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'' (that is, the DS port of the SNES game.)
* ''VideoGame/MOTHER3''
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' had one, but it was sadly cut out of the Wii version.
* ''VideoGame/RPGMaker'' lets you make your own CreditsMontage by putting a "snapshot" event in your game, which records the image and later shows it during the credits.
* ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' - After clearing a team's story mode, the [=FMVs=] from their story play silently during the credits.
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' has clips from cutscenes.
** ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' has gameplay clips from the original versions of the levels adapted for the game.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' and ''MajorasMask'' are borderline examples, with both recapping and epilogue.
* ''VideoGame/WarioLand4'', when you get all of the treasures.
* ''VideoGame/YouHaveToBurnTheRope''
* ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''
** Also ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''.
* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' and VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy. ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Sunshine]]'' is not quite this trope as it has holiday photos of the stages instead.
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' has this as well. It's an EvolvingCredits [[CreditsMontage Montage]], as each time you beat more levels that you originally skipped and then go back to beat the game again, more levels get added to the ending with the word "NEW!" put on the picture.
* ''{{Persona 3}}'' used clips from the animated story events. Could very well be a case of [[spoiler: MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes]].
* ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'' had one.
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time]]''.
** Done in VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam too, although the montage shows the events after the game and the gang's vacation through the same areas they explored.
* Every game in the ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' series has one of these.
* ''The King of Dragons' credits shows all the bosses the player fought in the game.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', although the last sequence widens to show parts not included in the original shot.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', in black and white, with extra clips at the end.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 3}}''.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV: The Lost And The Damned'' has one of these showing how [[OneDegreeOfSeparation Niko and Johnny's stories intersect]].
* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain''
* Both ''VideoGame/{{Ouendan}}'' games and ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' have stylized black-and-white versions of the good endings for some of the levels.
* ''VideoGame/{{Dubloon}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pickory}}''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''.
* ''VideoGame/MadFather'': All of the CG graphic cutscenes shown throughout the game appear over the credits, from Monika's portrait, straight through to [[spoiler:the eponymous man himself gone mad]]. Also counts as a PhotoMontage.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer at the Bat" had a montage with an [[{{Retraux}} 'old film' sepia effect]].
* WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch
* If i recall correctly, all cartoons from ''WhatACartoon!''
* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had this as a spoof of the credits montage on ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has one in every episode, followed by TheStinger. In seasons one and two it's static images of scenes from the episode, but from season three on it's animated clips.
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