We can all enjoy a gloomy ending if the movie calls for it. But not every film needs to be a downer. That’s a lesson quite a few filmmakers have learned the hard way. A surprising amount of classic films and modern-day blockbusters originally came equipped with far harsher finales, but those sad scenes were stripped away for something a little more lighthearted — or, at least, a little less depressing. Check out the list of movies which originally have much darker endings.