The Graduate (1967)
This is a coming-of-age epic and leaves most of its viewers speechless with its daunting, yet incredibly well-written ending. The film fades to black as grim-faced Ben and Elaine sit at the back of a bus after eloping from Elaine’s wedding. The contemplation and sudden realization of the ambiguous future lying in front of them becomes apparent. The scene perfectly captures the essence of young adulthood as the euphoria of rebellion dwindles out, leaving only the thoughts of the unseen future lying ahead.