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* ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' does this for the first twenty-two films of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, retroactively known as the "The Infinity Saga." By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:the original six Avengers are no more. Tony and Natasha are dead, Clint once again retires to be with his family, Banner's arm is (possibly permanently) damaged from using the Stones, Thor leaves Earth to join the Guardians of the Galaxy on their adventures after deeming Valkyrie the ruler of New Asgard, and Steve, after going back in time to return the Stones to their original locations in history, chooses to return to 1940s to live a full life with Peggy.]]

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* ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' does this for the first twenty-two films of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, retroactively known as the "The Infinity Saga." By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:the original six Avengers are no more. Tony and Natasha are dead, have sacrificed their lives to defeat Thanos, Clint once again retires to be and reunites with his restored family, Banner's arm is (possibly permanently) damaged from using the Stones, Thor leaves Earth to join the Guardians of the Galaxy on their adventures after deeming Valkyrie the ruler of New Asgard, and Steve, after going back in time to return the Stones to their original locations in history, chooses to return to 1940s to live a full life with Peggy.]]


* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is about the end of World War II for the Germans and the end of the Nazi era and the crashing down of the fantasy world that they'd constructed as the Allies move in.

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* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is about the end of World War II for the Germans and Germans, the end of the Nazi era era, and the crashing down of the fantasy world that they'd the Nazis had constructed as the Allies move in.


* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is about the end of World War 2 for the Germans as the Nazi fantasy world comes literally crashing down on their heads.

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* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is about the end of World War 2 II for the Germans as and the end of the Nazi era and the crashing down of the fantasy world comes literally crashing down on their heads.that they'd constructed as the Allies move in.


* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit?'' links the construction of the Pasadena Freeway to the end of old-timey Los Angeles culture, represented by UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation come to life. For anyone who knows the history of LA, that was actually somewhat TruthInTelevision. It's the freeway that was a major factor in the basin's development and subsequent suburban sprawl. However, the freeway was actually built seven years before the film is set, making it strange that the very idea of a "freeway" is presented as a novel concept that everyone but Judge Doom thinks [[ItWillNeverCatchOn Will Never Catch On]]. Also, [[CaptainObvious living cartoons never happened]].

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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit?'' links the construction of the Pasadena Freeway to the end of old-timey Los Angeles culture, represented by UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation come to life. For anyone who knows the history of LA, that was actually somewhat TruthInTelevision. It's the freeway that was a major factor in the basin's development and subsequent suburban sprawl. However, the freeway was actually built seven years before the film is set, making it strange that the very idea of a "freeway" is presented as a novel concept that everyone but Judge Doom thinks [[ItWillNeverCatchOn Will Never Catch On]]. Also, [[CaptainObvious living cartoons never happened]].happened.


* ''Film/AvengersEndgame'': By the end of the film [[spoiler:the original six Avengers are no more. Tony and Natasha are dead, Clint once again retires to be with his family, Banner's arm is (possibly permanently) damaged from using the Stones, Thor leaves earth and joins the Guardians on their adventures after deeming Valkyrie the new ruler of New Asgard, and Steve, after going back in time to return the Stones to their original locations in history, chooses to return to 1940s to live a full life with Peggy.]]

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* ''Film/AvengersEndgame'': ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' does this for the first twenty-two films of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, retroactively known as the "The Infinity Saga." By the end of the film movie, [[spoiler:the original six Avengers are no more. Tony and Natasha are dead, Clint once again retires to be with his family, Banner's arm is (possibly permanently) damaged from using the Stones, Thor leaves earth and joins Earth to join the Guardians of the Galaxy on their adventures after deeming Valkyrie the new ruler of New Asgard, and Steve, after going back in time to return the Stones to their original locations in history, chooses to return to 1940s to live a full life with Peggy.]]


* This trope is invoked by name in the Dutch film ''Film/{{Admiral}}'', which partially takes place at the beginning of the end of the Dutch golden age. At the funeral of Michiel de Ruyter, the eponymous admiral, one of the aristocrats mentions his death heralds the end of an age. See Real Life - Early Modern for more information.

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* This trope is invoked by name in the Dutch film ''Film/{{Admiral}}'', which partially takes place at the beginning of the end of the Dutch golden age. At the funeral of Michiel de Ruyter, the eponymous admiral, one of the aristocrats mentions his death heralds the end of an age. See Real Life - Early Modern for more information.information.
* ''Film/AvengersEndgame'': By the end of the film [[spoiler:the original six Avengers are no more. Tony and Natasha are dead, Clint once again retires to be with his family, Banner's arm is (possibly permanently) damaged from using the Stones, Thor leaves earth and joins the Guardians on their adventures after deeming Valkyrie the new ruler of New Asgard, and Steve, after going back in time to return the Stones to their original locations in history, chooses to return to 1940s to live a full life with Peggy.]]



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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragonTheHiddenWorld'', [[spoiler:the dragons depart en masse to the Hidden World to wait until humans are ready for them to return. Over the years, they fade to myth]].

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!!Animated Film
* This is a major theme in ''WesternAnimation/TheIllusionist (2010)'' as nobody wants to see stage magicians anymore and nobody believes in magic.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' has this as a theme of the story as the advent of [[spoiler:the cannon]] threatens to make kung fu irrelevant and useless in battle. However, Po averts this spectacularly [[spoiler:by discovering an effective kung fu CatchAndReturn technique to defeat cannon fire, making kung fu still a vital skill in battle that can counter artillery. Furthermore, Po rather casually makes it clear that he can teach his friends this technique, which means it will be spreading throughout China in due time]].
* The ending of ''WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea''. [[spoiler:Saorise regains her coat and sings her song, ushering all of Ireland's fair folk across the sea to Tír na nÓg. She also sacrifices her selkie coat to remain on Earth with her human family, taking with it the last remaining bond to the fairy world.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'': The NASCAR-style stock racers like [=McQueen=] are quickly being sidelined by new [=GT3=]/Le Mans-style racers such as Jackson Storm.

!!Live-Action
* The downfall of UsefulNotes/NewHollywood is traced to the box-office success of ''Franchise/StarWars'' and the colossal failure of ''HeavensGate'' three years later.
* In ''Film/ThirteenAssassins'', the age of samurai is drawing to a close, which is reflected in the [[GreyAndGrayMorality conflicting ideas about justice]] among the main characters.
* ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}'': The Mayan civilization is on its last legs, and [[spoiler:the Spaniards arrive to the Americas]].
* ''Film/TheArtist'' is set during the twilight of silent films and the emergence of talkies.
* The lightning strike to the clock tower in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' arguably represents the beginning of the eventual decline and decay of Hill Valley's town square. Or, in a broader sense, it perhaps symbolizes the end of America's 1950s post-war boom.
* It's largely only subtext in the film, but the {{novelization}} of Creator/RobertZemeckis' ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' makes it clear that for the Norse people the dawning of the age of Christianity means the end of the age of myths and legends, something which Beowulf greatly resents.
* ''Film/BoogieNights'' deals with end the close-knitted 70s, 80s porn producing subculture and the rise of the open market porn industry. Little Bill, played by William H. Macy, appears in the 70s scenes, [[ButtMonkey frequently complaining about his wife]]. However, at a New Year's Eve party, ushering in 1980, Little Bill [[spoiler:shoots his wife dead, says "Happy New Year" to the shocked partygoers, and then shoots himself in front of them.]] The scene sets the tone for the grim, uncertain 1980s after the carefree, hedonistic 1970s.
* ''Film/{{Casino}}''.
-->'''Sam:''' The town will never be the same. After the Tangiers, the big corporations took it all over. Today, it looks like Disneyland. And while the kids play cardboard pirates, Mommy and Daddy drop the house payments and Junior's college money on the poker slots. In the old days, dealers knew your name, what you drank, what you played. Today, it's like checkin' into an airport. And if you order room service, you're lucky if you get it by Thursday. Today, it's all gone. You get a whale show up with four million in a suitcase, and some twenty-five-year-old hotel school kid is gonna want his Social Security Number. After the Teamsters got knocked out of the box, the corporations tore down practically every one of the old casinos. And where did the money come from to rebuild the pyramids? Junk bonds.
* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is about the end of World War 2 for the Germans as the Nazi fantasy world comes literally crashing down on their heads.
* ''Film/{{Dragonslayer}}''. The end of magic and dragons, and the start of Christianity.
* ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'': ruminates on the twilight of the optimism of the 1960s in America. Johnny Depp says the famous "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_and_loathing#The_.22wave_speech.22 Wave Speech]] in voiceover while peering out a window.
* In ''Film/TheFlintstones'', Mr. Slate announces the passing of the Stone Age with the invention of concrete.
* Played in ''Film/ForrestGump''. Many have interpreted Jenny's death from a disease that might be AIDS as being symbolic of the death of the 1960s/1970s counterculture in the early 1980s.
* ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' can be seen as the end of the era of classic slasher films, being the final canonical film of both the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' and ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmstreet'' franchises, the last time Creator/RobertEnglund would play Freddy, and the last entry in the original crop of slasher films before the remakes began.
* ''Film/GoodByeLenin'': The end of East Germany and, more broadly, the end of communism in Europe.
* In the last segment of ''Film/HowTheWestWasWon'' ("The Outlaws") there's a running theme that [[TwilightOfTheOldWest the days of hot-shot gunslingers and train-robbing outlaws are almost at an end, with all the most famous examples of each having died already.]] The big showdown between Marshal Zeb Rawlings and outlaw Charlie Grant is portrayed as one of the last of its kind as the West loses its [[WildWest wildness]].
* The final third of ''Film/IntoTheStorm2009'' showcases the post-war period. It has a very melancholic feel to it, displaying the definitive end of the British Empire and the downfall of Winston Churchill and the sort of Imperialistic, larger-than life politician he represents.
* ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom'': The final remnants of Jurassic Park/World are about to be completely destroyed in a cataclysmic volcanic eruption, which will wipe out the remaining dinosaurs once and for all ([[WhatHappenedToTheMouse we're not really told what exactly happened to the other islands]]). The plot revolves around the characters trying to save a small number of them from extinction and by the end [[spoiler: [=InGen=]'s monopoly on cloning technology and the dinosaurs isolation from the mainland also comes to an end]].
* ''Film/TheLastDaysOfDisco''. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''Film/TheLastSamurai'' and ''The Hidden Blade'' are both about the end of the samurai age. In ''The Hidden Blade'', an expert in western culture even teaches the samurai how to ''run'' in the "western style."
* ''Film/NicholasAndAlexandra'': The film dramatizes the fall of Tsarist Russia. Count Witte describes it in such a way.
-->'''Count Witte:''' None of you will be here when [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI this war ends]]. Everything we fought for will be lost, everything we've loved will be broken. The victors will be as cursed as the defeated. The world will grow old, and men will wander about, lost in the ruins, and go mad. Tradition, restraint, virtue, they all go. I'm not mourning for myself, but for the people who will come after me, they will live without hope. And all they will have will be guilt, revenge, and terror. And the world will be full of fanatics and trivial fools.
* A recurring motif in ''Film/OceansThirteen'', various characters remark at different points at how the casinos and heists in Las Vegas have changed around them ("You're analog players in a digital world"). The changing of the times also divides the crooks of the setting between the heroic [[GentlemanThief Gentlemen Thieves]] who abide by the codes, and the villain of the movie, who sees the modern Las Vegas as an excuse to betray it.
* One of the themes of the first ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina'', lamenting the fading of Kung Fu in the face of modern weapons. Particularly exemplified by AntiVillain Master Yen. Furthermore, the increase in westernization among Chinese people emphasized on how the characters deal and cope with it.
* All in one film, ''Film/PacificRim'' covers [[spoiler:the end of the {{Kaiju}}-free Earth, end of the Jaeger's golden age, and lastly the end of the Kaiju era...perhaps.]]
* In the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series, there is an ongoing theme that the end is near for the era of WoodenShipsAndIronMen - an age of freedom and adventure that has been memorialized ever since. Indeed, the series takes place [[AnachronismStew vaguely]] in an early-to-mid 18th century setting, the very end of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy. The [[TrilogyCreep seemingly unstoppable progression of sequels]] has rendered this theme somewhat awkward and ironic.
** In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', the ''Black Pearl'' is briefly referred to as "the last real pirate threat in the Caribbean".
** In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', Cutler Beckett had a speech about how the world was changing and there would soon no longer be a place for pirates like Jack Sparrow.
** In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', Sparrow and Barbossa had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqanNlzgwz4 a similar conversation;]] the point gets driven home when they stumble upon the body of the Kraken.
--->'''Barbossa:''' The world used to be a bigger place.\\
'''Jack:''' The world's still the same. There's just... less in it.
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' hammers the point home even more so with [[spoiler:the Spanish destroying the Fountain of Youth at the end of the movie]].
* ''Film/PrettyBaby'' depicts the end of Storyville, a RedLightDistrict of UsefulNotes/NewOrleans during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
* ''Film/RogerAndMe'': The film highlights the end of company towns and the businesses that promised lifetime employment, in favor of a more globalized, greed driven world.
-->'''Moore:''' ''[narrating]'' As we neared the end of the twentieth century, the rich were richer, the poor, poorer. [[ItMakesSenseInContext And people everywhere now had a lot less lint, thanks to the lint rollers made in my hometown.]] It was truly the dawn of a new era.
* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' ends with the final mission of the original Enterprise and her crew. In a way, especially for fans, it was emphatically the end of an era. It also had TheFederation finally make peace with their long-time arch-rivals, the Klingons, marking the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar era in RealLife.
* The Old Republic in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, shown in its final stages of decline in the prequels. In the original film (''Film/ANewHope''), Obi-Wan describes the good old days of the Jedi Knights to Luke.
* ''Film/{{Sunset}}'' is about both the end of the Old West and the end of silent movies.
* The Hungarian film ''Sunshine'' chronicles Hungary's fall from glory, from the upbeat optimism of the Habsburg Monarchy to the bleak and fatalistic 1956 Revolution against the Soviets.
* The Creator/BorisKarloff movie ''Film/{{Targets}}'', both in terms of plot and production, marks the end of [[MadScientist one age]] of the horror film, and the dawn of a [[SerialKiller new one]].
* James Cameron's ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' can arguably be this, especially for the viewpoint of the Present Day Rose.
* The Serbian film ''Film/{{Underground}}'' is about the dissolution of the united Yugoslavia, which the film mourns. Many critics did not appreciate the film's romanticizing of [[UsefulNotes/JosipBrozTito Tito]]'s communist regime.
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit?'' links the construction of the Pasadena Freeway to the end of old-timey Los Angeles culture, represented by UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation come to life. For anyone who knows the history of LA, that was actually somewhat TruthInTelevision. It's the freeway that was a major factor in the basin's development and subsequent suburban sprawl. However, the freeway was actually built seven years before the film is set, making it strange that the very idea of a "freeway" is presented as a novel concept that everyone but Judge Doom thinks [[ItWillNeverCatchOn Will Never Catch On]]. Also, [[CaptainObvious living cartoons never happened]].
* ''Film/TheWildBunch'' is set in the TwilightOfTheOldWest, with aging outlaws heading to Mexico and taking on OneLastJob.
* Discussed in ''Film/{{Yamato}}''. Kamio, being one of the surviving crewmen of the eponymous battleship, has spent the past few decades mired in SurvivorGuilt, unable to move on. By recounting his tale to Makiko, he is finally able to acknowledge that the Showa period has come to an end and let go of the past.
* ''Film/DaughtersOfTheDust'': Peazant family matriarch Nana fears that in leaving the island, her family will forget its Gullah roots and become assimilated.
* This trope is invoked by name in the Dutch film ''Film/{{Admiral}}'', which partially takes place at the beginning of the end of the Dutch golden age. At the funeral of Michiel de Ruyter, the eponymous admiral, one of the aristocrats mentions his death heralds the end of an age. See Real Life - Early Modern for more information.

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