The Ending Of Joker Explained

  • Published: 05 October 2019
  • Joker definitely goes its own way with the depiction of the legendary Clown of Prince of Crime, right up to its explosive and unforgettable climax. Now that everyone's had a chance to see the film, it's time to talk about what it all built to and how it all paid off. Spoilers ahead for the entire film!

    The whole of Joker is about the transformation of Arthur Fleck from downtrodden, beat-up loser to hero in his own mind sometimes literally in his own mind. The last time we see Arthur he's walking out of an interview room in Arkham State Hospital, fresh off the triumph of the night he shot Murray Franklin and became the figurehead of an entire riotous movement.

    We see Arthur leave bloody footprints as he dances down the hall, and then we see an orderly chasing him down the corridors, suggesting a violent escape might be in order for the newly minted Clown Prince of Crime. The film makes it clear several times that Arthur Fleck is a man who has no trouble losing himself in elaborate fantasies, but the question of what's fact or fantasy doesn't actually change the outcome for Arthur Fleck — by the end of Joker, whether he's escaping to a new life of crime or caught in a delusion, it's clear that he's long since passed the point of no return.

    One of the most important structural aspects of Joker is just how small Arthur's inner circle is. He has his mother, of course, and he seemingly has friends at the clown company until they begin to turn on him, but apart from them the only major presence left is Sophie, his neighbor who we actually know less about than some parts of the film would have us believe.

    In Arthur's mind, Sophie is his girlfriend, at least until she isn't. In Sophie's mind, Arthur is just the slightly strange neighbor she and her daughter ride the elevator with sometimes. When he walks into her apartment uninvited and we discover his fantasy life with her, she is clearly scared but also eager to defuse the situation. So, what becomes of Sophie? Keep watching the video to see the ending of Joker explained!

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    Arthur Fleck's future | 0:16
    Sophie's choice | 1:07
    Send in the clowns | 1:56
    Thomas Wayne's secrets | 2:48
    The future of Bruce | 3:34
    Fantasy world | 4:16
    Jokes to come | 5:06
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Comments • 2 060

  • Looper
    Looper   2 weeks back

    Let's hear all your theories on what really went down. We have some suspicions ourselves...

    • White Power
      White Power  4 days back

      @Elijah Luna taxi driver was awful film

    • Elijah Luna
      Elijah Luna  7 days back

      Michael Gilbert taxi driver wasn’t in his head both Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese confirmed it was real

    • EMIK 626
      EMIK 626  1 weeks back

      @Chris Malinowski it could of been a cover up by Thomas wayne

    • Ex7reme
      Ex7reme  1 weeks back

      I think everyone is looking too far into it and everything is real exept the part with murray

    • Dylan J. Lawrence
      Dylan J. Lawrence  1 weeks back

      What if... this joker is actually the dad of the heath ledger joker. Think about it the timeline would line up and also Author Fleck is definitely crazy enough to disfigure his own son and also warp his mind to hate the rich including the Wayne family. This is my opinion let me know what you think

  • Britten Young
    Britten Young  40 minutes back

    You didn’t explain the ending you just confused me more 😂

    • A D S
      A D S  3 hours back

      *TAKE* *NOTE* guys what if joker 2019 is really connected to the dark night as you can see the joker ending young bruce wayne killed they're parents in front of him while arthur fleck is already older i think arthur is already dead when the dark night release and bruce wayne became a batman and joker health ledger appeared in the scene with same similarity's with arthur and i think arthur inspired joker heath ledger and he is one the arthur clown's follower before??

      • Bintang Prasojo
        Bintang Prasojo  4 hours back

        "what if all of it is just a dream"

        • justarandom girlhere
          justarandom girlhere  5 hours back

          I believe that Wayne actually is his father. He's a powerful man, could easily cover it all up. Also, this would add a lot of depth to the character, making him not purely a good rich guy.
          I also think that the epic scene of Joker's followers praising him is real since we also see Bruce's parents getting killed by a random protester and I doubt he would imagine it that way. (And I just really hope it's real because I got goddamn goosebumps and was totally rooting for joker at this point)
          Some people say that everything in the movie happens in Arthur's mind while he's in the asylum, which I really doubt. It just seems highly unlikely to me that Arthur would imagine himself imagining a relationship with Sophie.
          In the end, it completely depends on the interpretation of the viewer what's real and what's not, which is one of the many reasons that this movie is a goddamn masterpiece. Phoenix was amazing too, delivering an amazing, scary, real and iconic performance.

          • Dayton Bolton
            Dayton Bolton  6 hours back

            I think the people who didn’t like the movie are the ones who prob thought it would be a fast moving movie like the heath ledger joker. And they prob made up their minds that he wouldn’t be as good as heath ledger. Heath ledger will always be a legend but Phoenix joker is a legend as well. This movie was so good and couldn’t have gone any better. This movie was just so real and that there is real people that have mental illness like the joker did.


              I saw joker yesterday and I loved it . The only scene extremely violent in my opinion was the one where he stabs into that dudes head with scissor , I loved the scene with the small man (Terry I think )

              • A
                A  9 hours back

                eh i didnt enjoy watching all that dysfunction & misery. theres enough of that going on with the left in real life.

                • Bertie st. clair
                  Bertie st. clair  16 hours back

                  If anyone needs the ending explained they shouldn't have seen the movie. The End.

                  • CocoKeepYourCool 0
                    CocoKeepYourCool 0  17 hours back

                    That movie was super dark. I watched it with my boyfriend yesterday and I had to look away once.... or twice 😂

                    • Owentube132
                      Owentube132  20 hours back

                      Can someone explain that whole Sophie thing I’m so confused 😂

                      • Robert Bugeja
                        Robert Bugeja  23 hours back

                        I don't know how I feel about the film honestly. I hate the depiction of individuals with a mental illness as ticking time-bombs (I know that is not the purpose of the film, but it really doesn't help with the stigma around personality disorders)

                        • Coolkidz Media
                          Coolkidz Media  23 hours back

                          That Batman scene was epic and him killing murray🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣

                          • Coolkidz Media
                            Coolkidz Media  23 hours back

                            This movie was great it was a 10 out of 10 so many good moments

                            • NerfzyiOS
                              NerfzyiOS  1 days back

                              I like the part when he does yoga after he killed 3 teens in a train lol

                              • Breezyyboigamer
                                Breezyyboigamer  1 days back

                                I seen the movie yesterday

                                • bahara ahmadyar
                                  bahara ahmadyar  1 days back

                                  I still don’t understand

                                  • Danny Chen
                                    Danny Chen  1 days back


                                    • Venkata Srikanth
                                      Venkata Srikanth  1 days back

                                      SOCIETY TO Arthur: what's so funny 😣?

                                      Here comes the JOKER down the stairs: WHY SOO SERIOUSSSS!!!!!!!!🤡🔪🔪

                                      • dodgers doon1130
                                        dodgers doon1130  2 days back

                                        Wow, you didn't explain shit

                                        • Joseph Tyler
                                          Joseph Tyler  2 days back

                                          Bruce Wayne standing over his parents body says it all!!! The Batman is coming and the battle line has been set! Ya just can’t keep them two apart😎

                                          • Isis Escandon
                                            Isis Escandon  2 days back

                                            Incredible movie 👏👏👏

                                            • Yo Bro
                                              Yo Bro  2 days back

                                              When they talked about him getting beat by his mothers bf and how she never knew because of his condition which made him laugh when he was feeling sad or mad “he was such a happy little boy” really hit hard for me

                                              • Coralvortexx
                                                Coralvortexx  2 days back

                                                Both Arthur and his mom were sick. That could mean that it is hereditary. So isn't it a possibility that she might be his real mother?

                                              • Noname Mcshane
                                                Noname Mcshane  2 days back

                                                Think everyone needs to realise the whole movie wasn’t a delusion it was just his version of what he was experiencing he was with the woman but it’s just how his mind took being in those situations it’s what his mind was trapped in what was happening was the delusions he was living then though creating them with his negativity manifested it all

                                                • Meghnath S
                                                  Meghnath S  2 days back

                                                  This joker did a justice for heath ledger joker. I love em both.

                                                  • Ciao Tszu
                                                    Ciao Tszu  2 days back

                                                    Ledger: the maniacal joker
                                                    Phoenix: the psychotic joker
                                                    Leto: the joke

                                                    • George T
                                                      George T  2 days back

                                                      What a shit synopsis

                                                      • Justin In
                                                        Justin In  2 days back

                                                        Was that really the video? Waste my time again please

                                                        • DacooltrytheDCandMarvelNerd

                                                          It would of been cool having the scene where he does not have his makeup on but he has his red suit on in the grave yard in the trailers but it never happened

                                                          • Raju Paswan
                                                            Raju Paswan  3 days back

                                                            in childhood our heroes were superman and spider man and now we trying to understand villain too like joker and thanos ..

                                                            • Konrad Curze
                                                              Konrad Curze  3 days back

                                                              Hi, in the scene with the bloody smile, does anyone sees him crying ?

                                                              • The Last Spartan
                                                                The Last Spartan  3 days back

                                                                everything is a dream sequence .. just check the CLOCKS in every scene you will notice .

                                                                • MrRM
                                                                  MrRM  3 days back

                                                                  Well not really explained then is it?

                                                                  • Ahiga Tso
                                                                    Ahiga Tso  3 days back

                                                                    I dont know about all this!I think they are all paid actors!

                                                                    • Stevo Canuck
                                                                      Stevo Canuck  3 days back

                                                                      This movie was simply amazing. It was very sad in the beginning because you could tell that this was a guy that was down on his luck, trying to make it into this world through what he loved. Movie touched on mental illness, loneliness, abusiveness.. such an incredible film and realizing that it was all a fantasy with Sophie was just unexpected. There was not one boring scene.

                                                                      • Unknown Entity
                                                                        Unknown Entity  3 days back

                                                                        Funny how we can all appreciate The Art of this movie, "WiThOuT bEiNg iNsIpIrEd To CoMmIt" the atrocious acts we see in the Movie. Who would've thought we were that competent.

                                                                        Certainly not the media.

                                                                        • harrysekhar
                                                                          harrysekhar  3 days back

                                                                          Where did you get these hd scenes. They havent even released it yet!

                                                                          • Jeff Bourke
                                                                            Jeff Bourke  3 days back

                                                                            Movie was not woke enough for today....... 😂😂😂😂

                                                                            • L D
                                                                              L D  4 days back

                                                                              You missed to say that at the end when he thinks of Bruce Wayne he laughed, and when the therapist ask him why he was laughing he said you wouldn't be it...for me this might means two things. He was really expecting that Thomas was really his father, therefore when he got killed Bruce, "his brother" will suffer a worst life than him. Or in fact is all a fantasy in his Bruce Wayne's mind without parents Bruce is an adopted orphan and while growing up became insane therefore becoming the Joker...think about it he had a few fantasies.

                                                                              • rodra167
                                                                                rodra167  4 days back

                                                                                His laugh was amazing. I love both Phoenix and Ledger’s characters. Phoenix gives more recognition to mental illness and jokers downfall, while ledger gives a criminal and more action POV

                                                                                • Theodore scott Comics and art

                                                                                  Or was the whole film a recap of his memories, and the ending is him in the future.

                                                                                  • chirag Sethi
                                                                                    chirag Sethi  4 days back

                                                                                    You'll get an Oscar, Joaquin. Because for this acting "You get what you fucking deserve"

                                                                                    • MargaritaKon
                                                                                      MargaritaKon  4 days back

                                                                                      I think it was one of the few times that I got sad when the movie ended, cause I wanted more.

                                                                                      • Enio Mecaj
                                                                                        Enio Mecaj  4 days back

                                                                                        Where did you find these hd version of the film?

                                                                                        • Johnny Pastrana
                                                                                          Johnny Pastrana  4 days back

                                                                                          At the very end as he walks down the white hallway at the mental hospital, the bottoms of his shoes are coated in blood...symbolism or did he just kill his in patient therapist?

                                                                                          • Johnny Pastrana
                                                                                            Johnny Pastrana  4 days back

                                                                                            More questions than answers but I still enjoyed the video...and as you state, there is no way to prove what is real and what is memorex.

                                                                                            • Donald Mejia
                                                                                              Donald Mejia  4 days back

                                                                                              he's just an ordinary clown.