You can make an argument that post-credit scenes have always been a part of movie culture (especially movie theater culture) as there have always been those folks in the theater that wait until the screen goes dark to finally grab their things and leave. Sometimes those people end up getting treated to something extra, and sometimes they have not. That said, there's also no denying the fact that post-credit scenes have increased in importance over the last decade or so, and there's no other choice but to really credit the best Marvel movies for that for that. In fact, it's gotten to the point where it's actually kind of hard to recall the post-credit scenes of movie that weren't Marvel, seeing as though so many of the MCU's post-credit scenes (like the recent one from The Marvels) have been super impactful by previewing/paving the way for future films/timelines. Any ending scene list in 2023 and beyond is undoubtedly going to be mostly those in the Marvel category. That said, today's topic of discussion is... the best post-credit scenes of all time, from the MCU and beyond.
We're going to get a bit crafty with it though as it would be completely unfair to make this list all about MCU. For example, The Rugrats Movie and A Bugs Life technically had ending credit scenes (though they probably wouldn't qualify as a post-credit scene in the 2020s)—so did Austin Powers in Goldmember for that matter (bet you forgot about that one). Some of our entries might surprise you, so grab the popcorn ladies and gents.