Quite often, a series manages to wrap up the story in an epic fashion by the last episode. However, there are some productions that don't feel content with just concluding the series with a normal episode, so they decide the show should reach its conclusion in a feature-length film.
Contrast Pilot Movie, which is when a feature-length film is intended to serve as the beginning of a television show. Compare Big Damn Movie, The Resolution Will Not Be Televised and Sequel in Another Medium.
Not to be confused with the last movie in a series of movies.
- The conclusion of Neon Genesis Evangelion came in the form of the theatrical movie, The End of Evangelion.
- The story of Blood-C was concluded with the film Blood-C: The Last Dark, which had Saya finally mete out justice against the villain after they had gotten away with their actions.
- The 2003 adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist had all of its lingering plot threads resolved in Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa.
- The The iDOLM@STER 2011 anime closes the book on the 765 cast with THE iDOLM@STER: To the Other Side of the Light, a film that wraps up their character development and and sees them cemented as popular, successful female idols. All appearances they make in the iM@S A-1 Pictures continuity after this movie are just cameos.
- The Last: Naruto the Movie is supposed to be the final film Studio Pierrot made for Naruto, which follows him learning about Hinata's feelings for him and he himself realizing that he loves her back. While he does appear later on in spinoffs and especially in Boruto, this movie remains the last one focusing on young Naruto as a central protagonist rather than a side character.
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion acts as the epilogue to Puella Magi Madoka Magica, though the ending is left open-ended in case the creators want to continue.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions wraps up the story of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga while celebrating the franchise's 20th anniversary.
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- Love Live! The School Idol Movie chronicles the final journey of μ's as they travel to New York and decide if they want to continue being a group with the 3rd years graduating.
- Love Live! The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow follows Aqours as they travel to Italy to search for the 3rd years and decide if continuing the group without the 3rd years.
- ALF: The show itself ended on a cliffhanger in 1990, so in 1996 a movie was made to finally wrap things up.
- Although Breaking Bad ended with the final season of the series, Jessie's plot line was concluded by El Camino.
- Deadwood was concluded by a film ten years after the final episode.
- Firefly received a deserved ending after being cancelled with the movie Serenity, which serves as the finale for the series.
- CSI ended with a movie-length finale called "Immortality".
- The finale of House of Anubis came in the form of a Made-for-TV Movie titled The Touchstone of Ra.
- Perhaps the Trope Codifier is the final episode of M*A*S*H, "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen", during which the Korean War finally comes to an end and the 4077 disbands. It runs an astonishing two-and-a-half hours, with sad and endearing moments abound. To this day, it holds the record for most-watched non-Super Bowl broadcast television program in history.
- Stargate SG-1 had its remaining major plots concluded with Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate Continuum.
- Transparent was wrapped up with a movie titled Transparent: Musicale Finale.
- The 2000s version of Battlestar Galactica had two. The Grand Finale, Daybreak, ran between 140 to 200 minutes depending on the cut. Although it was divided into three episodes, it is essentially one big movie that wraps the story up. The feature-length interquel, the Plan, chronologically took place in Seasons 1 and 2 but it was the last production of the show to air and served as a thematic finale, wrapping up certain elements that were not addressed in Daybreak.
- Aladdin and the King of Thieves serves as the conclusion of Disney's version of Aladdin (consisting of a movie, the first sequel Aladdin: The Return of Jafar and the animated series Aladdin: The Series), in which Aladdin meets his father and finally marries Jasmine.
- Drawn Together received a direct-to-DVD movie titled The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! after its cancellation. The film had the show's cast attempt to revive their series after hearing of its cancellation.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy concluded with Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show, where the Eds finally earned acceptance from the Cul-de-Sac Kids after they ended up getting their long overdue karma at the hands of the Kanker Sisters and Eddy's Big Brother Bully received long overdue karma for abusing his little brother.
- Zig-zagged with G.I. Joe: The Movie, which was originally intended to bridge the gap between season two of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and an unproduced third season. With the series continuing production via DiC Entertainment rather than Sunbow, the movie at least serves as a proper finale to the original Sunbow run of the cartoon.
- Hey Arnold! received a proper conclusion years after the original show's cancellation in a Made-for-TV Movie called Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie, in which Arnold finally reunites with his parents who have been missing since he was a baby.
- Kim Possible was originally intended to end with the movie Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama, which had Dr. Drakken finally pull off a competent scheme that nearly successfully takes over the world and had Kim and Ron's relationship taken to the next level. The movie instead became a Series Fauxnale because Disney was successfully petitioned to renew the series for more episodes.
- Leroy & Stitch serves as the conclusion to Lilo & Stitch: The Series, though the franchise would continue without Lilo thanks to two spinoffs consisting of the anime Stitch! and the Chinese animated series Stitch & Ai.
- The Proud Family ended with the Made-for-TV Movie The Proud Family Movie, which had the family dealing with a mad scientist named Dr. Carver planning to use peanut clones to take over the world.
- Recess was supposed to end with the theatrical movie Recess: School's Out, however a few episodes aired after it (though chronologically taking place before the movie). The entire series ended with the direct-to-video movie Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade, pieced together from three episodes of a scrapped Sequel Series or seventh season.
- Sofia the First has Forever Royal, a Made-for-TV Movie, to end the series.
- The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie was intended to be the finale of the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise when it first came out. At this time of writing, while the television series lasted a good decade and more afterwards, the movie is still considered the end of the canon timeline.
- Steven Universe: The Movie combined this with Pilot Movie, signifying the transition from Steven Universe to the Sequel Series Steven Universe: Future.
- Tangled: The Series has Plus Est Vous, a Made-for-TV Movie three-part long series finale.
- Teacher's Pet had its story wrapped up in a theatrical movie where Spot turned to a Mad Scientist named Dr. Ivan Krank to fulfill his dream of becoming a boy.
- Transformers: Prime concluded with Predacons Rising, which had the Autobots take down Unicron for good in a final battle and Decepticon leader Megatron reforming.
- Turtles Forever serves as a conclusion to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) and has the Turtles team up with their counterparts from the 1987 cartoon and the original Mirage comic book to thwart the Utrom Shredder's scheme to destroy the entire Ninja Turtles multiverse.