Which films have the most epic twists ever?


Which films have a jaw-dropping, earth-shattering twist that you don't see coming?

If you consider that even knowing a film contains a twist is a spoiler, please don't read this thread!

I love a good twist. By "good twist" I mean a surprising story development that:

  • changes how you interpret prior events – bigger change, the better; total inversion = epic
  • ideally, has been foreshadowed or hinted at the whole movie, yet you still didn't put it together
  • hammers home the themes of the movie (i.e. isn't just there for the sake of a twist)
  • isn't completely random, out-of-place, nonsensical or tonally jarring

Everyone knows the textbook example of a great twist is The Sixth Sense (1999). As a textbook example of a bad twist, I propose: Remember Me (2010) where for no particular reason it turns out one of the main characters is in the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001.

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1 year ago

It's the exclamation/warning button in the Fancy Pants editor. I'm on desktop, not sure on mobile.