Stingers in live-action movies.
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- 30 Minutes or Less ends with Dwayne, Travis and The Major surviving their near-death experiences and going into business together running a tanning salon that's a front for a prostitution ring. Dwayne also gets the girl as Travis killed her boyfriend with a flamethrower.
- If you watch a little ways into the credits for Adventureland, you'll get to see a TV commercial for the titular park.
- Adventures in Babysitting has a scene with one of the villains still trapped on the top of a building where the heroes left him.
- There is a Brick Joke in the stinger for The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Earlier in the film, the characters experiment with turning a blow-up doll into a kite, only to have its line snap and the doll fly away. After the closing credits, we then see a peaceful-looking Zen monastery, with a Buddhist monk sitting in meditation on his patio — until the blow-up doll flies down and lands on his head.
- There's a clip at the very end of Airplane! showing the guy who got into Ted Striker's abandoned taxi at the start of the movie, saying, "Well, I'll give him another twenty minutes, but that's it!" And in the sequel, the hijacker asks for his bomb back.
- Airplane II: The Sequel also features an end-of-credits gag with William Shatner. The end of the credits proclaims "Coming next summer: Airplane 3!" ... and we cut to Shatner echoing Robert Stack's line from the first movie: "That's exactly what they're expecting us to do!"
- After the end of the story-based film adapted from Cirque du Soleil's Alegría, it returns to a loony (actually director Franco Dragone) standing on a street corner, saying — in a perfect quote from The Princess Bride — "He said to wait right here; he said he would be back; I'm not leaving."
- At the end of the credits to the film Aliens, an egg opening and/or facehugger scampering can be heard (it's reportedly different in different releases of the movie).
- The 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks ended with the Big Bad Ian Hawke jobless and penniless, trying to recapture the success he had with the Chipmunks by trying to get other animals such as squirrels to sing. The Squeakquel saw this search pay off with the Chipmunks' Distaff Counterpart group, the Chipettes.
- The Amazing Spider-Man has Dr. Connors in a mental institution, being visited in his cell by a mysterious man who asks if he "told the boy the truth about his father". Connors says no and demands the man leave Peter alone, but he has already left.
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a rare crossover example advertising a dueling movie, with the post-credits scene being a clip from X-Men: Days of Future Past showing Havok, Mystique, Toad, and a young William Stryker. This was part of a compromise between Sony and 20th Century Fox over some contract disputes involving director Marc Webb.note So no, this doesn't mean Sony and Fox have decided to bury their Marvel Screwed by the Lawyers hatchet away to team up against the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also has a different kind of stinger: Using the Shazam app to identify the movie's credits song brings up a video teasing the Sinister Six lineup.
- Annie (2014) has Stacks, Grace, and Annie watching the next MoonQuake Lake movie.
- The A-Team has a stinger featuring cameos from the original Face and Murdock. With their new counterparts, no less. The Re-Cut Blu-Ray/DVD version inserted those scenes in the movie proper.
- The Austin Powers trilogy of films have all done this, to an extreme in "The Spy Who Shagged Me". Post-credit scenes show Scott Evil on The Jerry Springer Show learning who his real mother is, Austin catching another time-displaced version of himself sleeping with Felicity Shagwell, and Wafa Mustafa (played by Will Ferrell) still yelling for help at the bottom of a cliff.
- Bean: The end-credits scene has Mr. Bean passing by, telling the audience that just like them, he also stays until the credits finish. He then walks off-screen to the right and comes back, stating that it's now the end of the movie, and tells them to leave whenever they want to. When he leaves again, he goes back the other way, as this was where he was initially.
- Ron Howard's documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week features one that's a half-hour long: the 4K restoration of their famous Shea Stadium concert from 1965!
- An unusual example of this trope being used in a documentary: at the very end of Believe, a documentary covering the career of actor/comedian Eddie Izzard, we see a photo of Eddie during his Sport Relief fund-raising campaign where he ran 43 marathons over 2 months, which he had completed just before the documentary was released in theaters.
- Beware the Woods: After the credits roll, we see Jessica's roommate driving along a country road looking for her and her friends. He sees the old lady, and stops to ask if she's seen them. She denies, and he goes to leave... only to be struck on the back of a head with a shovel and dragged off.
- Big Ass Spider! cuts to a clip which reveals that a giant cockroach is attacking the Statue of Liberty.
- Boogeyman (2005): After the credits, we see the shot of a little girl's room from inside the closet. The girl asks one of her parents to close the closet door for who, and the parent complies.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer features one of the vampires (who'd taken a long time to die) continuing to die at a break in the credits. It also features news interviews with the cast while the credits are running.
- But I'm a Cheerleader has a Pet the Dog moment where the main character's father is shown speaking at a PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meeting. Her mother is in the audience wearing sunglasses, a scarf and a hat.
- A rumbling can be heard under the last few seconds of the credits for Chain Reaction - then an aerial view of the climactic underground explosion can be seen, complete with Fred Ward's understated "Whoa."
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: after the credits, the wardrobe opens, light shines through it, and a lion's roar can be heard. There are two stingers in that movie. The first one happens in the middle of the credits (right after the principal cast and before the rest of the crew). It was a novel thing at the time, and resulted in many patrons who were in the midst of leaving the theater standing frozen while the extra scene played. The scene was of Lucy attempting to re-enter Narnia through the wardrobe, only to meet the Professor, who says he didn't think it would work because he's "already tried."
- Cloverfield has a mildly disappointing example: after sitting through the credits, the audience is treated to a two-second, crackling, indecipherable audio clip that, when played backwards, apparently says "It's still alive!" And it was apparently nothing but Flame Bait, since the Word of God later stated that yes, the monster is dead. Forwards, it says "Help us!" However, there is another message, by combining both the original and backwards message: "I don't want to live, help u-
- Con Air showed Garland Greene having a drink at the Craps tables.Dealer: New shooter coming out, new shooter. Does the new shooter feel lucky? Well, does he?
Garland: Yes, yes he does. ("Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynrd Skynrd plays)
- After the credits for Constantine (2005) end, there's a scene with Constantine visiting Chas Kramer's grave. Chas appears in "halfbreed" form (half-angel with wings), then rockets up into the sky.
- Curse of Chucky: Chucky decides to mail himself to his old enemy Andy Barclay. He cuts his way out of the package with his knife and prepares to attack, only to be shocked when Andy sees him coming and shoots him in the face with a shotgun.
- Cult of Chucky: Andy's foster sister Kyle visits Andy's house to torture the captive Chucky.
- Daredevil (2003) has a very cartoonish scene with Bullseye after the credits, depicting him in a cartoon-like full-body cast. However, he still hasn't lost his touch with accurate throws, as he kills a fly by throwing a syringe at it."Bullseye."
- In the Dawn of the Dead (2004) remake, a last segment is interspersed with the credits, showing (through video camera footage) the surviving main characters traveling on the boat they escaped to at the end of the film. They find a zombified head gnashing away in a rowboat, struggle with the lack of food, potable water and gas, before finally reaching their island destination. Unfortunately, they take one step onto the shore and are promptly chased back towards their boat by a rampaging horde of the undead. This entire segment was belatedly filmed and added to the final print after preview audiences complained about the film's original abrupt ending.
- D.C. Cab: "I am the angel of death. Take me to Hell." "Got any luggage?"
- Death Note Series:
- L: change the WorLd contains a short scene, set mere minutes before L's final meeting and death. He closes his case book while eating some chocolate and leaves his desk. The screen goes black, and these words appear:
- Death Note: Light Up the New World: A portion of Kira's video message appears on screen as he utters his signature Catchphrase, "Just as I planned". He then smiles.
- Deep in the Valley: After the closing credits, it is revealed that Cowboy Cop Rod Cannon was transported to Lester's old job at the liquor store.
- The end titles for Demons start to roll on the screen, while Cheryl picks at a wound on the back of her neck... Subverted because the credits disappear, Cheryl turns into a Demon, but is shot and killed before she can harm George. Then the car with George on it disappears from view and the credits finally roll.
- Disturbing Behavior. One of the "Blue Ribbons" is now a student-teacher in an inner city high school.
- Dracula: Dead and Loving It ends with Dracula's voice being heard after the end credits, revealing that he is still alive AND has now won the little "who gets the last word" game over Van Helsing.
- After Goku defeats King Piccolo near the end of Dragonball Evolution, Roshi is revived, and Goku and Chi-Chi have a practice match, the credits play, and afterwards King Piccolo is shown being tended to by a woman.
- Some outtakes play during the credits of The Duff.
- Just before the ending credits for Dungeons & Dragons (2000), it is implied that our heroes are going to go off to another dimension to bring back Snails. One presumes it was going to be a Sequel Hook.
- After Ernest Saves Christmas, the two delivery warehouse workers are shown arguing about whether one of the letters on a label for a giant box is an E or an F. As one of them insists it reads "E. Bunny", two huge rabbit ears smash through the top of the box...
- The Evil Dead (2013) remake has a cameo by Bruce Campbell as Ash saying one of the series' most famous lines:Groovy.
- In Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the Silver Surfer is seen floating in space after the destruction of Galactus, and suddenly he opens his eyes.
- The Fast and the Furious: The series has intermittently used post-credit scenes throughout the various films:
- The original film had a post-credit shot of Dom driving a Chevrolet Chevelle through Baja, Mexico, eventually ending with him Riding into the Sunset.
- Midway through the end credits of Fast & Furious, the gang is shown racing towards the bus that is taking Dom and other convicts to prison, intending to break him out.
- Fast Five: Hobbes is working in his office when Agent Fuentes arrives and tells him she has some information for him. Though he tells her he doesn't want to hear about it if there's nothing about Dom, she counters that he should be very interested. She then asks him if he believes in ghosts, and reveals that Letty is still alive.
- Fast Six: Han's death (in Tokyo Drift) is reshown in a different context. It wasn't a mere random car accident (as was thought in Tokyo Drift), but a deliberate hit-and-run crash by the villain Ian Shaw's brother, Deckard, looking for revenge against Dom.
- The Fate of the Furious narrowly avoided this. There were plans to include a post-credit scene of Hobbs and Shaw cracking jokes at each other, but this was pulled just prior to release for unknown reasons.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off uses it to show us John Hughes' troll side: first, the film hooks us back into our seats by having one last scene with Ed Rooney all the way through the credits, and then after the Iris Out, it cuts back in to the Buellers' hallway, where Ferris walks in and tells the audience to go home because the movie is over.
- At the end of the 1980 Flash Gordon movie, Ming the Merciless has died, the day has been saved, and all is well. The words 'The End' appear, but a sinister laugh is heard as a familiar hand picks up the ring, and a question mark appears after the words...
- The Funhouse Massacre: This film has two.
- In the first one, which shows up in the middle of the credits, Sheriff Kate crawls out of a crashed ambulance, and then pulls her face off, revealing that she's actually Eileen "The Stitch-Faced Killer", who just skips off.
- In the second stinger, which shows up after the credits, we're shown a large amount of body bags. The camera settles on one, which sits up, and then a big pair of buff muscles rips out of the sides, while making Rocco The Clown's roar, revealing who's inside the bag.
- Future World (2018): After the film's credits have mostly passed, a final scene shows that Ash and Lei freed the sex slaves in Big Daddy Love Lord's brothel.
- Get Him to the Greek: "Go home. Get the fuck out of the theater. It's over."
- Ghostbusters (2016) has a scene of the team working in their new lab. Patti stops the EVP recorder and asks: "What's Zuul?", referring to one of the villains of the original Ghostbusters film.
- Ghost World: After all the credits roll, there's another take of the scene where Seymour (Steve Buscemi) gets attacked by Doug in the minimart. Only this time, Buscemi's character easily wins the fight, choking Doug with his own weapon, and stomps out triumphantly. He finishes with a bunch of Mr. Pink type dialogue.
- The two movies of the Godzilla series' Kiryu Saga both feature them: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla has a small scene of robot pilot Akane agreeing to go out to dinner with roboticist Tokumitsu in light of a bet they made earlier in the film, while Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. features a more chilling scene of a DNA lab where a sample of the original Godzilla's DNA zooms out to reveal samples from every single monster that's attacked before in that timeline.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019): Alan Jonah and his terrorists purchase King Ghidorah's severed left head from some fishermen who salvaged it.
- The Grey: The film ends with Ottway surrounded by wolves and getting ready for the big showdown with the alpha wolf, a knife in one hand and broken liquor bottles taped to the other. The Stinger reveals the wolf lying on the ground, mortally wounded (in a callback to a wolf breathing heavily similarly earlier in the film), and Ottway's head — only seen from the back — resting on the wolf. Whether or not Ottway survives is up for debate.
- Half Past Dead shows one of the inmates talking to his girlfriend.
- The end credits of Hancock interrupt for a scene where a NY crook triggers our hero's Berserk Button.
- Hardcore Henry: Henry receives a posthumous message from Jimmy, warning him there is one last thing he has to do.
- Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay has a stinger in which Patrick Harris LIVES! A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas reveals he was resurrected after making Jesus angry.
- At the end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (originally following the credits, but after the theatrical release moved to preceding them), we see a new book in the window of the Flourish and Blotts' bookstore, by Gilderoy Lockhart (who had his memory accidentally erased earlier when his own spell backfired), entitled "Who Am I?"
- Hellboy (2004): During the closing credits there's a brief shot of Dr. Manning still trying to contact someone on his team and getting nothing in response. A shadow of a Sammael passes in the background as the scene fades back to credits.
- Hellboy (2019):
- Hellboy gets drunk in a cemetery and runs into Lobster Johnson's ghost.
- Baba Yaga plots revenge on Hellboy with an unrevealed figure.
- Hocus Pocus ends with the adults leaving the Town Hall Halloween party, Jay and Ernie still trapped in their cages, and the spell book opening its eye and looking around.
- Holding the Man includes an excerpt of interview with the real Timothy Conigrave, author of the memoir the movie is inspired from telling that the only thing he had to live for is writing a stage play and the memoir, the latter of which he finished 10 days before he died.
- Holes: At the very end of the credits, Hector "Zero" Zeroni quotes the curse his great-great-great-grandmother made with her accent and speech patterns. It plays like a funny outtake.
- Idiocracy: Rita's pimp emerges from a suspended animation capsule to find her.
- InTheHeights has the reprise of "Piragua" during the blackout, with the Piragua Guy taking advantage of archrival Mister Softee's ice-cream truck being broken down.
- Inception has "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" playing towards the end of the credits, telling viewers to 'wake up' from the movie.
- At the end of Inspector Gadget, they have a couple scenes, one of a TV show called RoboBrenda Aerobics, the headless body of RoboGadget run around for a while before slamming into the camera, one showing Sykes going to a Henchman's Anonymous meeting, with many other minions, such as Jaws, Oddjob, Nick Nack, and Tonto, a scene with Penny using her famous watch to try and communicate with Brain, resulting in us hearing Don Adams talking as Brain, and finally the Gadget Mobile attempting to convince us that this was actually HIS movie.
- Iron Sky ends with a shot of a satellite or a space station orbiting Mars. Subverted in that it plays no part in the sequel. However, the sequel's stinger reveals a huge hammer-and-sickle shaped Soviet city on Mars with Sputnik-shaped satellites in orbit, while "Kalinka" plays in the background.
- There's still someone trying to kill Jennifer Love Hewitt after I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.
- Early James Bond films conclude with "James Bond will return in [insert title]" up until Octopussy, when it suddenly became infrequent in the series. Later restored following the third instalment in the rebooted series, however, with Skyfall confirming the next film, Spectre. No Time to Die ends with one despite Bond dying, to reassure audiences that Bond will come back (via Continuity Reboot) following the end of the Daniel Craig era.
- Jane Wants a Boyfriend has a very short scene of Jane reading aloud from A Midsummer Night's Dream, followed by black-and-white clips from the rest of the movie.
- The end credits of Jerry Maguire gets interrupted by Rod Tidwell's first Reebok's commercial.
- Jingle All the Way has a post-credits scene on Christmas Eve where Howard realizes that after everything he went through trying to get his son a Turbo Man toy, he just so happened to forget to get his wife anything...
- Johnny English: After the credits, there's a scene of Lorna falling into a pool after being ejected from Johnny's car. Bough notices this, along with a hidden man sitting by the poolside reading a newspaper. The man drops the newspaper to reveal that he is the man Johnny "created" earlier in the movie as an assailant.
- Johnny English Reborn: During the credits, there is a scene where English prepares a meal for Kate, while syncing his actions to Edvard Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King".
- Journey 2: The Mysterious Island has a mid-credits scene, revealing that three small elephants survived the submerging of Atlantis. They are seen swimming underwater towards that city.
- Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back: Parodied. A movie theatre attendant explains to the audience that only blockbusters have Stingers, and since this isn't a blockbuster, it doesn't have one.
- Kamen Rider Double Forever — after Philip and Shotaro take out the movie's exclusive villain, the credits roll. After that, we see Shroud in a dimly-lit bathroom, putting the finishing touches on her Bandaged Face disguise, reminding everyone that the main plot hasn't finished yet.
- Delightfully subverted in the Sci-Fi Original Kaw, where the reveal that the killer birds aren't dead comes immediately before the credits (they attack the hero as he walks into his bedroom).
- Kenny & Company has one just a few seconds long, of Big Doug handcuffing Johnny and saying, "And that's the way handcuffs work."
- Kill Bill Vol. 1 plays a two second outtake of The Bride plucking out an eye. The director yells "cut" and Uma looks at the camera, grinning and asks if they can do it again.
- The live-action adaptation of Kimi ni Todoke has three clips during the credits and one after, the final stinger involving Sawako holding two planetarium tickets as replacements to the ones Kazehaya threw away. It ends with the two of them happily heading off on a date together.
- Kingsman: The Secret Service has Eggsy going back to the bar to get his mother away from Dean, as well as to re-enact Harry's beatdown of Dean's crooks.
- The King's Man: A mid-credits scene shows that Erik Jan Hanussen has secretly become the new Shepherd, now building a new Flock group. He already has Lenin on his side, and welcomes someone credited as the "Moustached Man", who sports a familiar undercut....Erik Jan Hanussen: This young man will come to rival your position in this world, my friend.
"Moustached Man": It is an honor, Comrade Lenin.
Lenin: And your name?
"Moustached Man": Adolf Hitler.
- A Knight's Tale has a brief scene of Roland, Wat, Kate and Chaucer having a fart contest to decide who pays for the next round of drinks. Wat loses.
- Kong: Skull Island: Conrad and Weaver are interrogated in a room with a two way mirror. They resist revealing anything about their experiences on the island, then it is revealed to be a test and the two are invited to join Monarch. The two are then shown several photos of cave drawings depicting Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah, and a huge one of Godzilla fighting King Ghidorah, setting the stage for Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).
- K-PAX ends the credits with a scene of Dr. Powell looking at the constellation Lyra through his backyard telescope, wondering...
- Kung Pow! Enter the Fist has Master Tang, still in the same area as he was where he "died", being eaten by a hawk, getting laughed at by the crew, and telling the viewers to save the whales.
- In Lethal Weapon 3, a post-credit sequence shows Riggs and Murtaugh rushing out to answer another bomb threat, getting there seconds before the bomb goes off, and driving off thinking that they'll be blamed.
- The Lost Boys: The Tribe has one partway into the credits. The viewer is shown Edgar Frog, standing in a misty playground at night. Suddenly, out walks Sam Emerson from the first film, once again played by Corey Haim... And he's a fricking vampire. After a brief conversation, the two lunge at each other and the credits resume, with the viewer left to wonder who survives.
- Roman Polański's adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth has Donalbain seeking out the witches, implying that the events that just transpired, for all their bloodshed and destruction, were ultimately meaningless and the same thing will just happen again.
- The Master of Disguise puts this trope up to eleven following the credits filled with outtakes and deleted scenes with a lengthy scene with Pistachio finding out a midget was inside the slapping dummy.
- In the Masters of the Universe film adaptation, Skeletor's head is shown popping out of some strange pool of pink liquid and shouting "I'll be back!". Given that there was no sequel and Word of God says that Skeletor fell to his death, it's not quite clear why they put that in.
- They were trying to make a sequel, but Cannon (which was planning to make the sequel and a Spider-Man movie back-to-back) ran out of cash and lost the license, forcing them to cannibalize the existing stuff; the movie that resulted was Cyborg (1989).
- Master Z: Ip Man Legacy: This film contains the first ever credits scene in the Ip Man Film Series. Placed during the credits, it shows Cheung's son, Fung, returning to the same bully that gave him a black eye earlier. The result is a Curb-Stomp Battle that leaves the bully with two black eyes, and Fung with two new friends (Who used to side with the bully) wanting to learn Wing Chun from him.Fung: I told you, my father is a Wing Chun teacher.
- The Matrix Reloaded showed a trailer for The Matrix Revolutions.
- The Matrix Resurrections shows the focus group from Thomas Anderson's company trying to come up with ideas, then one thinks of stringing together cat videos and calling it the "Catrix".
- Memoirs of a Murderer: A mid-credits scene shows the eponymous murderer, Toshio, being taken to his room in a mental health facility. Unfortunately for him, Jo (The Yakuza member whose mother was murdered by that man) is shown to have secretly snuck in the building. He runs towards Toshio with a knife and a stabbing sound is heard as a Smash to Black occurs, confirming the murderer's death.
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie has one during the credits. With Ivan Ooze destroyed and Rita and Zedd last seen trapped in a snowglobe, Goldar proclaims himself the new Big Bad, with Mordant cheering him on. Cue Rita and Zedd, now back to full size, marching in.Goldar / Mordant: Uh-oh...
- Subverted by what else Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which features no ending credits whatsoever; it cuts abruptly to a black screen and plays repetitive organ music for two minutes and forty seconds. It's an Ingmar Bergman pastiche. What did you expect to happen after they sacked the people responsible for writing the subtitles, those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, and the directors of the firm hired to continue the credits after the other people had been sacked?
- Mr. Bean's Holiday: After the end credits, Mr. Bean records his feet writing the word 'FIN'Translation in the sand. As he finishes, waves wash away his handiwork and the video camera battery dies out.
- The Muppets:
- According to That Other Wiki, one of the earliest movies to have a post-credits scene was The Muppet Movie. During the credits, we see various shots of the Muppets, discussing the movie (starring themselves) that they just watched. The Stinger comes afterwards, when Animal looks into the camera and shouts "GO HOME!! GO HOME!! Bye bye."
- The Great Muppet Caper, which had everyone parachuting out of an airplane at the end, after the credits has Gonzo drop back in, yell for everyone not to go home yet, and takes a picture of the audience-then at the camera flash the screen goes black before he tells the audience he'll send them each their copy.
- Muppets Most Wanted simply has Fozzie telling the audience to go home because the movie's over.
- Mandy (2018) shows a shot of the title character's sketches.
- Most Likely to Murder (2018) has a mid-credits scene of Sheriff Perkins in the car, receiving a phone call from Elana about how their son ate weed that he found in a bobblehead dog that Perkins stole from Billy.
- The post-credits wedding scene in Napoleon Dynamite.
- In the mockumentary NBT: Never Been Thawed, frozen entrée collector Shawn shows off all of his padlocked freezers full of his collection, then reveals that his most valuable piece is in an unlocked freezer among food that's actually meant to be eaten, since anyone trying to steal from his collection wouldn't think to look there. The stinger has his brother opening up the freezer and pulling out the item in question to cook it - either he genuinely mistook it for regular frozen food, or he's just being his jerkass self.
- Pacific Rim: Mid-way through the credits, Hannibal Chau cuts his way out of the baby Kaiju.Where's my goddamn shoe?!
- Paranormal Prison: After the first few credits role, we see Shtog, who we now know is a ghost, leave Sara a message telling her that her Synchrotronic Kinetic Energy Pattern Testing Computer works as intended.
- Peelers: After the credits, we see an infected hand grab an axe from among a wrecked motorcycle. And after that, we see a flachback of how Blue Jean got her motorcycle.
- Pirates of the Caribbean. Yes, all of them.
- The first film has a sequel hook involving the monkey re-cursing itself, thus allowing the plot of the following movies
- The second one is more funny showing The Prison Dog turning in to the chief of the Pelogostos
- But the one in the third technically resolves a plot point by showing us a "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue concerning Elizabeth and Will, and their now ten year-old son, after he's freed from captaining the Flying Dutchman.
- On Stranger Tides, has a stinger which shows Angelica after Jack deserted her on a island, finding the Jack voodoo doll after it washes up on shore. Unfortunately this ended up going nowhere in future movies.
- Dead Men Tell No Tales, Will and Elizabeth lying in bed. While Will struggles to sleep, the door creaks open, and the shadowed figure of Davy Jones enters the room. When Will wakes up from his nightmare, he goes back to sleep, before the camera pans to several barnacles lying in a puddle of seawater under the bed.
- Planes, Trains and Automobiles: After the credits Neal's boss is still at his desk analyzing the ads, his Thanksgiving dinner sitting on his desk.
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has a mid-credits scene where Wickham leads an army of zombies to attack the double wedding.
- Private Parts: Some of the funniest moments take place during the closing credits.
- Pumpkins: After the credits roll, we see a scene of a young girl trick or treating at Mrs. Randle's house. After she's done there, she strolls down a country path, where she encounters a jack-o-lantern that seems to move of its own volition. This means that the Pumpkin Man is nearby.
- Repo! The Genetic Opera has an extra scene right after the initial end credits. The script writer is kind enough to include himself as a character and point out the impending epilogue in song.
- Return of the Scarecrow: The film has two.
- In the first one, Travis and a female camper are still in the campsite in the woods. The lady leaves to get a "surprise", and comes back in BDSM gear, and Travis makes a speech to the audience about he's still alive and about to get laid.
- In the second one, Josephine and Doc have tied the scarecrow to its post and are now discussing what they should do with it.
- During the end credits of Rock N Rolla the full scene of One Two dancing with Handsome Bob at the gay bar is shown.
- The Running Man. At the end of the credits, the title game show's announcer does a voiceover like those of Real Life game shows."The Running Man has been brought to you by; Break-away para-military uniforms, Orgofura procreation pills, and Cadre Cola — it hits the spot! Promotional consideration paid for by; Kiltem flame-throwers, Dwainsright electrical launchers, and Hammer and Gauge chainsaws. Damon Killian's wardrobe by Shea Zantwan — nineteenth century craftsmanship for the twenty-first century man. Cadre trooper and studio guard side arms provided by Goldchester — the pistol of patriots. Remember, tickets for ICS studio tours are always available for class A citizens in good standing. If you'd like to be a contestant on The Running Man, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to ICS Talent Hunt care of your local affiliate, and then go out and do something really despicable. I'm Phil Hilton. Good night and take care."
- At the end of Sadako vs. Kayako, Yuri (one of the main characters), who is now a fusion of Sadako and Kayako is shown in new footage of the cursed video.
- Saw VI: Amanda is seen in a flashback telling Corbett Denlon (the daughter of Jeff Denlon, one of the main protagonists of Saw III) not to trust the man that will save her (Mark Hoffman).
- Scary Movie features a gag after the credits. It involves a vacuum cleaner.
- Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed features a post-credits scene where Scooby is playing the Game Boy Advance game based on the movie and shows the viewers a secret code to use in the game. Entering it in the GBA game, among other things, shows the game's true ending, which is similar to the film's. It can be used in other versions as well — using it at the end of the PC game takes the player to a bonus level, which is a five-round dance off with the Evil Masked Figure.
- Secret Window features Johnny Depp singing in a quite disturbing little voice "mama's little baby loves shortbread, shortbread..."
- At the end of Shallow Hal, after the credits, we see Walt putting ski boots onto his hands in preparation for skiing on all fours. He says to a kid next to him, "Hey, kid, how bout these Rossi boots? They fit like a glove, or what!"
- In The Smurfs 2, after Gargamel and Azrael return to the medieval Europe past, the two of them get into a fight with each other because Azrael no longer has the luxuries he was used to in present-day Paris. And of course, Gargamel used his magic to drag Azrael back with him to the past.
- Two of them in Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), both of which happen mid-credits and double as Sequel Hooks.
- The first sequence, which happens after the closing title just before the credits actually start rolling, features Robotnik, still banished in Mushroom Planet for months and having fallen into insanity, shaving his head and growing his mustache to assume his signature form from the games. He also has one of Sonic's quills in his possession and is confident he can use it to return to Earth. However, he's gone so nuts that he has a Companion Cube in the form of a rock that he refers to as Agent Stone.
- The second one, taking place mid-credits, has Tails make his on-screen film debut by using one of Sonic's rings to land on Earth, having been unable to locate him back on Sonic's World. Using a tracking device he built, he discovers Sonic's location at Green Hills, Montana. Overjoyed, he jumps off a cliff and performs his signature Propeller Flying ability before heading to the town.
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) has a mid-credits scene, showing G.U.N. soldiers cleaning up the wreckage created by Dr. Robotnik's Death Egg Robot. While Commander Walters muses on the slim chances of Robotnik's survival, Agent Stone is revealed to have disguised himself as one of the soldiers. He listens in on the ensuing conversation, where a female G.U.N. agent informs the Commander that a black site file dating 50 years back was uncovered while clearing Robotnik from the databases. It contained coordinates to a research facility housing a black and red hedgehog, who opens his red lightning-fuelled eyes. The name of this test subject? Project Shadow.
- Sony's Spider-Man Universe
- Venom (2018) has two.
- Eddie returns to being a journalist and visits a notorious criminal in prison: Cletus Kasady, who is promising that there will be carnage to come.
- The other stinger is an extended teaser for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse showcasing a fight between Miles Morales and Prowler, as well as Miles being chased through New York carrying Peter Parker's unconscious body. Its significant since text confirm that it takes place in an Alternate Universe to the SSU.
- Venom: Let There Be Carnage: While in a hotel in South America, Venom offers to show Eddie some of his past... Which somehow causes them both to be transported into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Venom claims that he had nothing to do with what just happened. They then see a news report of Spider-Man's secret identity being publicly revealed, which Venom takes an interest in as he licks the television...
- Morbius (2022) has two, both connected to Spider-Man: No Way Home: Adrian Toomes is transported from the MCU into Sony's Spider-Man Universe. Due to the fact that the authorities of that world have no criminal records on him, they let him go. The second post-credits scene shows Toomes meeting up with Morbius, having somehow reconstructed the Vulture suit, and proposes that they team up to do some good.
- Venom (2018) has two.
- The Spirit of '76 has a 54-second scene of Chris and Tommy explaining various kitchen items to Adam-11: "It's a spray paint can, but with cheese!" The scene ends when David Cassidy starts laughing.
- Star Wars:
- The credits of The Phantom Menace involve Anakin's theme, which occasionally hints at the Imperial March, and end with a bit of Vader Breath.
- There was supposed to be a similar ending to the credits of Attack of the Clones, with the Imperial March playing simultaneously with Anakin and Padmé's love theme, but it was cut. It still appears on the soundtrack.
- In Stealth, the AI that went haywire, killed people, and blew stuff up performs a Heroic Sacrifice in the end to save the hero and redeems itself. After the credits, the AI lights up again amongst the rubble. Presumably this was a set up for a sequel, but the film's poor grossing put a halt on that.
- In Street Fighter, M. Bison is alive (too bad Raúl Juliá isn't).
- Super Mario Bros. has a scene where a pair of Japanese businessmen make an offer to an unseen person to produce a video game based on their adventures. The camera pans to Iggy and Spike, who suggest the title, "Super Koopa Cousins".
- Team America: World Police had a stinger as part of a musical Credits Montage: a song not heard in the movie, revealing the interplanetary aspect of Kim Jong-Il's plot.
- During the credits in Terminator Genisys, Genisys' system core in a hidden subterranean chamber has survived the explosion and a holographic projection of the now self-aware Skynet looks on.
- Texas Chainsaw 3D has Heathers abusive adoptive parents arrive at the Sawyer estate to mooch off of her and her inheritance, only to be greeted by a chainsaw-wielding Leatherface.
- Thirst (2015): After the credits, we see the camera pan across the desert floor at close range to a radio... that starts to flicker.
- The 2007 Transformers movie has three of these, all during the end credits rather than after; two involve a television interview with the Witwicky family, and one shows Starscream escaping into space.
- Trick or Treat has a short post-credits scene of Ozzy Osbourne as anti-rock demagogue Rev. Aaron Gilstrom saying, "This could kick you off into becoming an absolute pervert!"
- At the end of the credits for the action-movie spoof Troma's War, the countless bodies scattered around the terrorist camp suddenly lift their arms and wave to the camera.
- "Breaking Dawn Part 1" of the Twilight Saga has one, with the Volturi secretary being dragged away, supposedly to be killed for spelling Carlisle's name wrong on a letter. Informing of Edward's and Bella's marriage.
- After the title of Warcraft (2016) flashes at the end of the film, there's a short scene where Go'el is found by humans in a Moses in the Bulrushes scenario.
- Wayne's World: Exchange of words between Wayne and Garth.
- Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins has him interviewing his family.
- The end credits of Wild Things feature a series of scenes that show the story behind the story of the film, explaining how the entire plot really worked. Some of them are hilarious (intentionally).