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Many films since the 1980s and earlier have featured mid- and post-credit scenes, also known as credit cookies.[1] Such scenes often include humour, plot revelations or hints for sequels. Since the late 2000s, Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero movies commonly employ post-credit scenes.[citation needed]

Pre-1980sEdit

Year Title Description of scene(s)
1966 The Silencers Matt Helm lounges on a bed with several scantily-clad women while overlain text reads: "Coming up next: Matt Helm meets lovely Kravezit in Murderer's Row."
1979 The Muppet Movie Animal tells the audience to "go home".

1980sEdit

Year Title Description of scene(s)
1980 Airplane! An taxicab passenger, abandoned by the lead at the beginning of the film, grumbles that he'll give the driver five more minutes to return.
1981 The Cannonball Run A collection of bloopers from the movie. This trend would continue in the sequels.
The Great Muppet Caper The characters sing over the end credits while floating down in parachutes. Finally, Gonzo snaps a photo of the audience, and promises to send copies to everyone.
1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan Animal can be heard saying, "Buh-bye! Buh-bye! Buh-bye! ... Hasta leugo!" (Spanish for "See you later")
1985 Young Sherlock Holmes Ehtar is revealed to be alive; he checks himself into an Alpine inn with a new name, "Moriarty", foreshadowing his role as Holmes' future nemesis.
1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris tells the audience that the film is over and to "go home".
1986 Aliens The sounds of the Facehugger are heard.
1987 Adventures in Babysitting Graydon is shown standing on the ledge, still trying to find his way to safety.
Masters of the Universe Skeletor's head emerges from the water at the bottom of the pit, saying "I'll be back!".
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Advertising executive William Windom is shown still examining the same photos Neil was waiting for him to finish looking at the start of the film over Christmas dinner.
1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Kung Fu Joe talks says to a cop that he is looking for Slade. The cop replies that Slade is already gone and walks away.
Married to the Mob Numerous one-off jokes related to other scenes throughout the movie.

1990sEdit

Year Title Description of scene(s)
1992
Wayne's World Garth asks if anyone is going to tell the group to leave.
Lethal Weapon 3 Riggs and Murtaugh are called to another building. As they debate whether to go in, the building explodes. Below a freeze-frame of the explosion, Riggs remarks, "I hope no one saw us."
Disney's Aladdin The Genie can be heard over the last few seconds of the end credits thanking the audience for coming, in a manner similar to a stand-up comic.
1993 Free Willy Willy re-appears swimming and popping his fin up.
Super Mario Bros. Two Japanese business executives propose making a video game based on Iggy and Spike, now trapped on Earth, who decide on the title The Super Koopa Cousins.
Grumpy Old Men A collection of bloopers and outtakes from the film.
1994 Clerks In the alternate ending (in which Dante is shot in a robbery), a post-credit scene shows Silent Bob enter the store, step over Dante's body, and steal a pack of cigarettes.
1995 Grumpier Old Men More bloopers and outtakes, as with the first film.
1996 Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame Hugo the gargoyle chuckles and wishes the audience good night.
Chain Reaction The reactor explosion from the view of the helicopter in which Eddie escapes. As the explosion goes off, Agent Ford can be heard saying "Whoa!"
Aladdin and the King of Thieves (direct-to-video) The Genie appears in several wacky poses over the end credits before screaming in terror that we've reached "the end!" Then he winks at the audience and flies off.
Space Jam Bugs Bunny says the "that's all folks" catch phrase. Porky Pig arrives and says "that's my line". Daffy Duck then interprets and attempts to say the catch phrase. However, he is pushed out of the screen by the aliens who then say the catch phrase. Michael Jordan pushed the screen up and asks "Can I go home now?"
Jingle All the Way After spending the whole movie trying to get a present for his son, Howard realizes he forgot to get his wife a Christmas gift.
1997 Liar Liar A collection of bloopers and outtakes from the movie.
Disney's Hercules Hades' voice can be heard complaining over the last 16 seconds of the film that everyone got a happy ending except for him.
1998 BASEketball Bob Costas and Al Michaels have a conversation only using the word "Dude." They pause suddenly, looking into each other's eyes, and appear to be about to kiss before screen goes black.
Snake Eyes The camera stays fixed on one of the pillars in the stadium throughout the end credits, only to reveal the final fate of one of the characters in the last few seconds.
A Bug's Life Parodying the bloopers of movies like Cannonball Run or Grumpy Old Men, there are a collection of scenes showing the characters goofing up or horsing around on the "set" of the CGI-animated movie.
Babe: Pig in the City One of the mice thanks the audience for staying until the end.
The Rugrats Movie The goat headbutts the Reptar Wagon.
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace In a moment of foreshadowing, Darth Vader's breathing can be heard over the last few seconds of the end credits.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me A badly injured Mufasa is shown still calling for help at the bottom of the cliff, having been left there by Austin.
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Ike eats a rat while waiting in the attic.
Toy Story 2 More fake bloopers in the style of A Bug's Life, including a moment where that movie's main character Flik shows up on set, mistakenly thinking that Pixar is filming a Bug's Life sequel.

2000sEdit

2001Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
The Fast and the Furious Dominic is seen driving through Baja California, in a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.
Ghost World An alternative version of the fight between Seymour and Doug, which Seymour wins.
A Knight's Tale The four main characters are shown having a farting contest.
Monsters, Inc.
  • A collection of fake bloopers similar to A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2.
  • Having covered up their attempts to hide Boo earlier in the movie by pretending they were rehearsing for a musical, Mike and Sully stage an actual musical loosely based on the events of the film.

2002Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Gilderoy Lockhart's new book Who Am I? is shown in a bookstore. This is a reference to Lockhart's severe loss of memory due to his spell backfiring on him.

2003Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Daredevil Bullseye, having been moved to a prison hospital and severely bandaged after his confrontation with Matt, is shown to still have his perfect aim after he impales a fly with a syringe needle and says "Bullseye."
Bruce Almighty A collection of bloopers and outtakes from the film, similar to Liar Liar.
Finding Nemo A small fish is drawn in by the light of a terrifying anglerfish, only for the smaller fish to eat the anglerfish in one bite.
Brother Bear Koda says that no fish were harmed followed by a bear chasing a salmon.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Jack the Monkey takes a coin from the treasure and is affected by the curse.

2004Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Ron and his team laugh awkwardly about their success before they all fall silent and abruptly walk away.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 A blooper of The Bride tearing out the eyeball of one of the Crazy 88s.
Shrek 2 After Donkey and Puss in Boots end their concert, Dragon appears flying in the sky, lands near Donkey and reveals that she has given birth to Donkey-Dragon hybrids.
Napoleon Dynamite Kip and LaFawnduh are married in an outdoor ceremony in Preston.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story White Goodman complains about how the American public can't deal with movies that don't have happy endings before performing a dance to Kelis' " Milkshake".
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie A cinema crew asks the pirates to leave the cinema.

2005Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
The Producers The cast sings "Goodbye!", telling the audience to leave the theater.

2006Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Crank The film re-imagined as a 2D action video game.
Cars Van and Minny are lost in the desert.
Flags of Our Fathers The actors are shown together with the veterans that once were the real soldiers they portrayed.
Happy Feet Ramón appears and says "Gracias".
Idiocracy A third capsule occupied by Rita's pimp opens.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest The Pelegostos now revere the dog as a god.
Slither A cat approaches Grant's remains and becomes infected by the alien parasite.
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Kyle and JB sit around a tape recorder, with JB telling Kyle not to make a sound unless it's a masterpiece. Kyle asks how he will know it's a masterpiece, to which JB replies that he will feel it. A few seconds later, Kyle farts. JB asks to wind the tape back.
X-Men: The Last Stand Professor X is shown to be alive after his apparent death by the hands of the Phoenix.

2007Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
American Gangster Frank shoots the camera.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Elizabeth and her son Henry watch from a sea cliff as Will returns aboard the Flying Dutchman.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story A short black-and-white clip of "The actual Dewey Cox, April 16, 2002" (still played by Reilly).

2008Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Cloverfield A strange static-filled voice is heard. When played backwards, the voice might say "It's still alive", suggesting that the monster survived the nuclear attack on it, although some online debate exists on this subject. [1]
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Neil Patrick Harris, who was shot and killed earlier in the film, picks himself off the ground unharmed.
Iron Man S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury visits Stark at home to discuss the "Avenger Initiative".
Kung Fu Panda Po and Master Shifu are sharing food as a pan out reveals that the seeds Shifu planted earlier have begun to sprout.
The X-Files: I Want to Believe Mulder and Scully head across the sea towards a tropical island in a row boat, waving to the camera above.

Note: While the Marvel Cinematic Universe film The Incredible Hulk technically does not have an end-credits scene, the final scene directly before the credits (where Tony Stark approaches Gen. Ross) is structured like many similar scenes that do take place during or after the credits in an MCU movie, planting seeds for future films (although Ross would not be seen again until Captain America: Civil War).

2009Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Coraline A caption reads: "For those in the know: Jerk Wad." ("Jerk Wad" was a clue for an online contest that ran at the time of the film's release.)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Deadpool is shown to have survived his decapitation.
Zombieland Tallahassee struggles to find adequate final words for Bill Murray. Eventually Murray himself appears and helps Tallahassee recite a line from Caddyshack: "In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre...au revoir, gopher."

2010sEdit

2010Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
The A-Team Murdock and Face of The A-Team's original television cast are seen.
Buried A lighter illuminates the name "Mark White" on the lid of the coffin, written by Paul earlier.
Insidious The old woman demon grins at the camera before blowing out a candle.
Iron Man 2 S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson reports the discovery of a large hammer at the bottom of a crater in a desert in New Mexico.Template:Refn
MacGruber MacGruber, dressed in a bathrobe, plays the saxophone while sitting in a tree.
Winter's Bone Home movie footage of Ashlee playing in the snow.

2011Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Fast Five Hobbs is given a file by Monica Fuentes concerning the hijack of a military convoy in Berlin, where he discovers a recent photo of Dom's former girlfriend Letty, who had been presumed dead.
Thor Erik Selvig is taken to a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility, where Nick Fury opens a briefcase and asks him to study a mysterious cube-shaped object,Template:Refn which Fury says may hold untold power. An invisible Loki prompts Selvig to agree, and he does.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides A voodoo doll of Jack Sparrow crafted by Blackbeard washes ashore and is found by Angelica.
Green Lantern Sinestro takes the yellow ring and places it on his finger causing his green suit and eyes to turn yellow.
Winnie the Pooh The Backson is revealed to really exist but is shown to be gentle and good.
Captain America: The First Avenger In a cut-down scene from The Avengers, Steve confers with Nick Fury at a gym. The scene is immediately followed by a short preview for The Avengers.
The Grey The alpha wolf lies on the ground taking two breaths, the second being a long, deep, and final exhale... similar to a wolf shot and killed by Ottway earlier in the film. Ottway lies against the wolf, viewed from the back.

2012Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
The Avengers
  • The Other (the commander of the Chutari invasion) reports to his boss, Thanos.
  • Exhausted, the team silently eats shawarma in a derelict restaurant in the aftermath of the film's climactic battle.
The Amazing Spider-Man Dr. Connors, in a prison cell at Ravencroft, speaks with a man in the shadows who asks if Peter knows the truth about his father. Connors replies “no”, and demands Peter to be left alone before the man disappears.

2013Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Iron Man 3 Tony's narration throughout the movie is revealed to be a counseling session that he's having with his friend Dr. Bruce Banner, despite Bruce's strenuous objections that "I’m not that kind of doctor. I’m not a therapist!"
Monsters University The slug monster finally arrives the classroom for his first day in school, only to be told by the janitor that the school year is already over.
Thor: The Dark World
  • Thor's companions take the Reality Stone to the Collector, presaging that character's appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Thor returns to Earth to share a romantic moment with Jane, then the scene shifts to show a frost monster still running wild in London.

2014Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
X-Men: Days of Future Past In Ancient Egypt, an Egyptian crowd is seen chanting to En Sabah Nur, who telekinetically elevates building blocks to build pyramids as four horsemen observe him from afar.[2][3]
Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Baby Groot dances to the music, but only when Drax isn't looking.
  • Tivan sits in his destroyed archive with two of his living exhibits: Cosmo the Spacedog and Howard the Duck.
Big Hero 6 Fred touches a portrait of his family and a secret door opens. Fred enters the room and discovers that his parents are superheroes. His father, voiced by Stan Lee, walks in.

2015Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Avengers: Age of Ultron Frustrated with his minions' lack of progress in collecting the Infinity Stones, Thanos vows to get the rest himself.
Ant-Man
  • Hank Pym shows his daughter Hope a prototype Wasp outfit.
  • In a scene from the then-upcoming Civil War, Captain America and Falcon discuss what to do about the Winter Soldier. Falcon says he knows "a guy" who can help him (meaning Scott Lang, the hero of this movie).

2016Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Captain America: Civil War
  • T'Challa puts the Winter Soldier back into cryostasis in Wakanda until a cure for his mental programming can be found.
  • Peter Parker looks at web shooters given to him by Tony Stark. The web-shooters emit a spider-signal.
Finding Dory The Australian tank gang from the first film finally reach California one year after floating across the Pacific Ocean and are picked up by staff members from the Marine Life Institute. Meanwhile, Gerald finally gets on Fluke and Rudder's rock without them knowing.
Suicide Squad Waller meets with Bruce Wayne, who agrees to protect her from the backlash against her role in Enchantress' rampage in exchange for access to the government's files on the expanding metahuman community. Waller then advises him to stop working late nights, to which Bruce answers her to shut down Task Force X or else he and his "friends" will do it.
Doctor Strange
  • In a cut-down scene from Thor: Ragnarok, Strange talks to Thor about why Thor is currently on Earth.
  • Mordo takes away Jonathan Pangborn's magic, saying that because there are "too many sorcerers."

2017Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Kraglin plays around with Yondu's telekenetic arrow.
  • Starhawk (Sylvester Stallone) gets his old crew back together.
  • Ayesha reveals her plans to stop the Guardians.
  • Adorable Baby Groot has now grown up into grumpy Teenage Groot, who plays video games and refuses to clean his room.
  • Stan Lee tells a rambling story to an audience of clearly bored Watchers. The Watchers begin sidling slowly away as Lee calls after them, "Wait! I've still got more stories!" Kevin Feige states that the scene is meant to confirm that the Watchers exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that Lee was meant to be the same person in all his cameos.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales While sleeping, Will and Elizabeth are approached by what appears to be a resurrected Davy Jones.
Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • In prison, The Vulture refuses to divulge Spider-Man's identity to his fellow inmates.
  • Captain America educates the audience about patience.
Thor: Ragnarok
  • Thor's spaceship is overtaken by an even larger spaceship (an event that leads directly into the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War).
  • The overthrown Grandmaster is confronted by his former subjects.
Justice League Lex Luthor has escaped from Arkham Asylum and then recruits Slade Wilson to form their own league.
The Disaster Artist Tommy has a verbal exchange with Henry (played by the real Tommy Wiseau), a party-goer with a similar accent and mannerisms who offers to hang out, but he refuses.

2018Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Black Panther
Avengers: Infinity War Before Nick Fury disintegrates, he calls Captain Marvel.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Pterosaurs are seen flying over the Las Vegas Strip.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • The events of Avengers: Infinity War finally catch up with Scott Lang and his friends.
  • An ant blown up to a large size entertains himself playing drums at Scott's house.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again In 1979, the passport stamper hits on Bill before singing ABBA's "Take a Chance on Me"; the scene extends into a gag take.
Venom Eddie Brock visits a prison to interview Cletus Kasady.
Ralph Breaks the Internet A tongue-in-cheek trailer for the upcoming film Frozen 2 is interrupted by a parody of the music video for Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up featuring Ralph in the singer's place.
Aquaman David is rescued by Dr. Stephen Shin and agrees to lead Shin to Atlantis in exchange for his help in his revenge on Arthur.
2.0 Vaseegaranis is seen talking on phone with Sana when his mobile turns into Kutti 3.0 saying, "I am your grandson".
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Spider-Man 2099 hops dimensions and finds himself back in the 1960s cartoon series.

2019Edit

Title Description of scene(s)
Captain Marvel Goose climbs onto Fury's desk and regurgitates the Tesseract.
Shazam! An imprisoned Sivana is approached by Mister Mind, who states he can give Sivana his powers back.

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