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List of Best Films with Twists You Did Not See Coming

Movies that will completely surprise you.

Movies that will completely surprise you.

Shakespeare famously wrote, "All's well that ends well," and if there is one place that this is true, it's in Hollywood. Movies can be made or broken by their endings. Sometimes the whole movie lies in the climax that you weren't expecting at all.

This is particularly true of the movies of three of my favorite directors, Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Nolan, and M. Night Shayamalan. All three have directed thrillers and produced some classic suspense films that have lingered in the minds of viewers, and in the case of M. Night Shayamalan, helped raise the status of Indian actors and directors in world cinema.

Part of the reason that I love the films of these three directors is their twist endings. What I mean by a twist is anything unusual that you were not expecting at all. I have seen many films with twist endings, as well as films with twists that come in the middle of their plots. I love such movies.

That is why I thought of making a list of the top 10 movies with twist endings. I hope you enjoy reading it. If you find any of your favorite movies with twist endings missing, let me know in comments.

Spoiler Alert: The plots of these films are discussed. If you do not want to know about the climax and endings of these movies, then do not read their descriptions.

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The Sixth Sense
10 points

The Usual Suspects
Fight Club
6 points
12 Monkeys
Shutter Island
Planet of the Apes
4 points
The Others
The Game
4 points
The Village
The Machinist
The Shawshank Redemption
The Illusionist
The Prestige
3 points
Primal Fear
The Devil's Advocate
Citizen Kane
The Number 23
Sherlock Holmes
Empire Strikes Back
2 points
Arlington Road
Donnie Darko
Soylent Green
The Life of David Gale
No Way Out
1 point
American Psycho
The Mist
The Ring
Minority Report
Mulholland Drive
Vanilla Sky
High Tension
Lucky Number Slevin
The Butterfly Effect
Black Christmas
The Skeleton Key
Perfect Stranger
The Vanishing
Rosemary's Baby
The Da Vinci Code
Black Swan
The Wicker Man
0 points
The Crying Game
Angel Heart
Night of the Living Dead
The Descent
Swimming Pool
Eastern Promises
Taking Lives
Hide and Seek
Secret Window
Jacob's Ladder
The Forgotten
Reindeer Games
88 Minutes
Gone Baby Gone
Suicide Kings
Remember Me
April Fool's Day
When a Stranger Calls
Carnival of Souls
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Orphanage
Friday the 13th
Sleepaway Camp
The Pledge
Don't Look Now
Under Suspicion
Open Your Eyes
Dead Man's Shoes
The Mechanic
The Sting
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Sleepy Hollow
Mystic River

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There are actually not that many twist-ending movies. What's more, there are even fewer original twists. The few truly original surprise endings have given inspiration to the theme and plots of dozens of other films. Hence, if you've seen the all of the best twist-ending movies in this list, I bet you can predict the climax of almost any other mystery movie you will come across.

#10: "Psycho"—You Must See It From the Very Beginning!


Description: The successive thrills of this movie—a grand theft, an isolated motel, an innocuous motel owner, an unseen mother, and a murder in the shower—all make Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho a real rush and have been imitated by other films ever since. In particular, the shower scene is one of the most thrilling scenes in cinematic history. Norman Bates, the proprietor of Bates Motel, is a nervous young man afraid of his own mother. While his hotel seems innocent, even quaint, the twist at the end will give you goose bumps.

A Scene: My favorite scene from Psycho is obviously the scary and iconic shower scene.

The Twist: Norman Bates was psycho. He killed his own mother along with her lover and developed a split personality, acting as his mother while killing his other victims.

#9: "Shutter Island"—Someone Is Missing

Description: Sixty-six patients are housed at Ashecliff Hospital on Shutter Island. When one escapes, US Marshal Teddy Daniels is asked to investigate the case with his newly-appointed assistant, Chuck. Daniels' ulterior motive for taking on the case is to locate Andrew Laeddis, the arsonist who killed his wife and who had escaped from the islands months prior. As the plot progresses, Teddy develops the impression that illegal brain surgeries are being performed on mentally ill criminals in the island's lighthouse. Although the patient who escaped is caught, Teddy feels compelled to find out the truth. Gradually, he learns the truth about his new assistant, Andrew Laeddis, Dr. John Cawley, Ward C, Shutter Island, and his own reality.

A Scene: In my favorite scene from Shutter Island, Leo gives a very good performance:

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The Twist: The whole setup of his investigation was staged in order to make Teddy realize the truth: that he had killed his own wife because she drowned their three children, and he himself was the 67th patient of Shutter Island.

#8: "The Prestige"—a Friendship That Became a Rivalry

Description: Two men, Alfred Borden and Robert Angier, are rival magicians. However, they didn't start that way. In the beginning, they worked together. One fatal night, Borden ties the knots on the wrists of Angier's wife for an on-stage water escape. He has been experimenting with new knots, and Angier's wife, unable to escape, drowns. Later, Angier exacts revenge by sabotaging Borden's bullet trick, causing Borden to lose two fingers. This leads to a back and forth that further hardens the magicians against one another.

Borden becomes famous for a trick called the Transported Man. In this trick, he walks into a cabinet on one side of the stage and, seconds later, emerges from a cabinet on the other side of the stage. Seemingly, the only explanation for doing so with such speed is teleportation.

Angier becomes obsessed with learning the trick, and eventually builds a machine that can help him perform it. However, the machine does not actually transport; it creates an exact replica. With the machine, he begins to perform a trick called the Real Transported Man. In the trick, he appears to transport after entering the machine. In reality, he falls through a trap door and drowns, while his duplicate self walks in the other door.

Borden knows that Angier has found a way different than his own for performing the trick and is determined to find it out. During a performance, he sees Borden fall into the tank and drown, but then is discovered and charged with Angier's murder, which earns him the death penalty. Angier visits Borden in jail to announce he has won their long-standing feud, and Borden hangs.

A Scene: Hugh Jackman's magic trick scene defined the film. Here is the scene:

The Twist: Angier is in the theater when Borden's assistant enters and shoots him. As he does so, Angier sees that Borden's assistant is missing two fingers, just as Borden had after Angier sabotaged his bullet trick. Suddenly, he realizes that Borden's assistant is actually Borden, wearing makeup, and that he had to be Borden's identical twin, which had enabled him to do his "transportation" trick.

#7: "12 Monkeys"—The Future Is History

Description: In 1996, the whole world comes under the attack of an unknown virus, which destroys 99 percent of the human population. After 39 years, in 2035, the remaining population is fighting to survive, living underground. A convict named James Cole agrees to be sent back in time to commute his sentence. The plan is for him to transport back to 1996 to find out about the origin of the unknown virus which is believed to have been spread by the Army of Twelve Monkeys.

However, the convict is mistakenly sent to 1990. There, he meets Dr. Kathryn Railly, a psychiatrist, and Jeffery Goines, a patient in a mental institution. Jeffrey is the son of a famous scientist, and James suspects him as the leader of the Army of Twelve Monkeys. James focuses on Jeffery and his mysterious plans.

A Scene: This was the first Brad Pitt film I saw, and I became an instant fan of Pitt. Look at his performance:

The Twist: The Army of Twelve Monkeys was a red herring. Actually, the virus was released by Dr. Peters, an assistant working in the lab of Goines's father. By the time James realizes this, it is too late, and the world is destroyed again (or anyway, depending on your frame of reference).

#6: "The Empire Strikes Back"—the Saga Continues

Description: Evil Lord Darth Vader is planning to capture Luke to convince him to join the Dark Side. However, Luke is taking advanced Jedi training from Yoda on Dagobah, and so, Darth Vader instead captures Luke's friends, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and the droids R2-D2 and C-3P0.

After learning about his friends, Luke is in a dilemma—whether it is better to fight the evil Lord and free his friends or to complete his advanced Jedi training and become a full Jedi knight.

A Scene: This is the most famous scene from the entire Star Wars franchise:

The Twist: Darth Vader is the father of Luke Skywalker.

#5: "Memento"—Some Memories Are Best Forgotten

Description: Now here is a movie with more than one twist. Leonard, the main character, used to be an insurance agent, but was forced to stop because he now suffers from a short-term memory loss disease. This condition means that while his long-term memory is untouched, he is unable to store new memories. According to him, he got this disease on the night attackers raped and murdered his wife; while Leonard strangled one, the other escaped.

However, the police say that there was only one rapist and they do not conduct an investigation. The story proceeds with Lenny in search of the other rapist, "John G," compensating for his lack of short term memory by leaving himself notes written on paper, scribbled on the edges of Polaroid photos, and permanently inscribed on his body with tattoos. His investigation is both altered and aided by Natalie, Teddy, Sammy Jankis, and an unknown phone caller, and he eventually finds and shoots "John G."

The film is shown in two different sequences or phases. As each sequence begins, the audience is unaware of the preceding events, just like Leonard, thereby giving the viewer a sense of his confusion. That's why, like Lenny, even viewers are not sure about who is helping or using Lenny, leading to the twist in each scene.

The Trailer: Here's the trailer for Memento, which allows you to see how Leonard pieces together his memory the way he does throughout the film.

The Twist: Leonard accidentally killed his own wife. In order to not to deal with it he focused his short term memory on Teddy instead.

#4: "The Usual Suspects"—the Truth Is Always in the Last Place You Look

Description: A robbery takes place on a ship, and a faceless figure identified as "Keyser Söze" shoots a man called "Keaton" and sets the ship on fire.

The only two survivors from the incident, a Hungarian and a man named Roger "Verbal" Kint, are apprehended, then investigated separately. Under police custody, Verbal starts telling a story that begins six weeks before the ship robbery. According to his story, he and four other criminals, Dean Keaton, Michael Mcmanus, Fred Fenster, and Todd Hockney, met one another in a police lineup. The five found quick success when they looted a police van. But after that, they are forced by Keyser Söze's lawyer, Kobayashi, to stop a deal by Söze's rivals, a gang of Hungarians who will soon try to buy $91 million dollars worth of cocaine on a ship. They have no choice but to follow Kobayashi's orders, because as they learn from Kobayashi, who has extensive knowledge about their histories, each of them has at some point directly or indirectly crossed Söze's path. The only way Söze will spare their lives and that of their families is for them to stop this deal.

After one of their partners, Fenster, is killed while attempting to run away, the remaining four agree to work for Söze. During the ship robbery, all four except Verbal are killed by the unidentified figure. The officer interrogating Verbal accepts the fact that Verbal was spared because he was crippled, and is convinced that the man Verbal thought was Keaton was actually Keyser Söze, who is still alive. Verbal is allowed to leave.

The Trailer: Here is the trailer for the movie. The opening quote is the key to the movie: "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."

The Twist: Verbal Kint was Keyser Söze. The whole story he told was partially or totally fictional and was made up on the spot.

#3: "Fight Club"—Losing Hope Is Freedom

Description: An unnamed insomniac narrator talks about his life and how he is fed up with following the system. On arriving home from one of his business trips, he learns that his house has been destroyed in a gas explosion. He calls Tyler Durden, a soap salesman whom he befriended on the flight, and asks for help. They develop a mutual friendship which grows into sharing a house, a girl, and a fight club. Tyler Durden, also fed up with the system, eventually turns the fight club into a project to destroy the government, a plan with which the narrator disagrees. The narrator's effort to stop Tyler Durden finally leads him to his true identity.

The Trailer: As in all of the best twists, this one is foreshadowed. In the narrator's own words, "I prayed for a new life. This is how I met Tyler Durden." Here is the trailer for the film.

The Twist: There was no Tyler Durden. In reality, he was the other half of the narrator's split personality.

#2: "Planet of the Apes"—Here, No Human Can Remain Human

Description: After a 2000-year of voyage at light speed, a human spaceship crash-lands on an unknown planet. The Captain of crew, George Taylor, suggests that they are 320 light years away from Earth but admits he is not sure. The crew later finds out that the planet is inhabited by the apes who dominate human beings. These apes think that Taylor and his crew are just like the human beings native to their planet—mute and easily outsmarted. They attack the crew and kill Taylor's crew mates. Taylor is captured, and finds himself in a situation where he bids his life to find out about the talking apes, the mute human beings, and the strange planet upon which he's landed.

The Trailer: The trailer of what was billed as "the year's most unusual and important motion picture":

The Twist: The planet Taylor is on was actually Earth the whole time.

#1: "The Sixth Sense"—Not Every Gift Is a Blessing

Description: Dr. Malcom Crowe is a child psychologist. After a mishap with a former patient who had hallucinations as a child, Dr. Crowe starts working with a nine-year-old boy, Cole Sear. Cole's problem is similar to that of Crowe's previous patient; the boy claims that he can see ghosts. Step by step, Dr. Crowe gains the trust of Cole, and they develop a mutual relationship. Dr. Crowe comes to believe that Cole actually can see dead people and that he had failed his previous patient when he refused to believe similar stories. Dr. Crow encourages Cole to overcome his fear of dead people and to help them. After overcoming his ghostly visions, Cole in turn helps Dr. Crowe find the reality of his life, his wife's changed behavior, and the mishap with his former patient.

The Trailer: Here is a summary of the best scenes of the movie:

The Twist: At the end, Dr. Malcom Crowe realizes that he is dead (the most unexpected surprise I ever saw in a twist-ending movie).

Your Favourite Movie In The List?

Hollywood's Impact on the World—Share Your View

Does Hollywood have a negative impact on the world?


meirblachman: yes

VspaBotanicals: Yes.

Edutopia: Hollywood has both a positive and negative impact on the world though I'd argue that it does more good (as long as you are not working in it).

GiselleToner: I don't know about the world as such but it is frightening to know that America today has 80% of the serial killers in the world. Makes one wonder if that is due to all the serial killer movies Hollywood produces each year. Something to think about

Johanna Eisler: It's frightening to see the terrible things happening in the world re-enacted by copycats. It's worse to see tragedies happen to children because they copied things they learned in the movies.

Holidayhomerent: Planet of the Apes for me has the best twist ever! Great lens!

pheonix76: Hollywood movies tend to promote and even sometimes glorify bad behavior -- not a great message to send the world!

anonymous: sometimes

squid-pinkchic18: There is a strong misrepresentation between reality and hollywood sometimes. The only thing that bothers me about it is that it makes teens feel insecure about what they should like like as portrayed through 'culture-like' movies.

hlkljgk: it certainly promotes excessive consumerism and keeps people from enjoying their real lives.

irenemaria: Yes, I think people all over the globe can be missinformed about what life really is about. Sure there is entertainment but we have to choose carefully

Rhonda Albom: Yes, especially when they choose to glorify violence.

RuthCoffee: I think Hollywood has a negative impact on the times. It also provides a positive times, and certainly some good entertainment.


ashleynicole21: I don't think soï¼

Oosquid: Overall I'd say No.

anonymous: Fantastic Lens!!

aquarian_insight: I don't think we can generalise. It's just a medium.

Miha Gasper: Hollywood is just a symptom!

garyrh1: No.

AllPurposePapoon: I don't think Hollywood is the problem, people are. I think it's a shame that many people don't have the sense to distinguish entertainment from real life. I don't believe in censorship, unless it exploits children and if someone doesn't like a program, turn it off.

lovelylashes: Hollywood does negatively influence some people, but it's the people who negatively impact themselves.

WarcraftJunkie: Yes and No. The World is how you see it.

nousdementor: If people become violent after watching a movie...its their problem...i personally feel movies and though fictional makes us more open-minded and accept and gives a chance to look at all sides of different perspectives through a movie character

Rachellewms: No. People are who they are, and if a movie provokes them to do something stupid, then they were clearly unstable to begin with.

anonymous: No, the world has a negative impact on the world!!!!

moskit: Nicely put together. For me The 6th Sense is still number one. I saw it in the theater and still remember how shocked I was at the ending. Andy

Tr0y: It may seem so but in the end, it is only entertainment. What we have to be careful of is what we let our children watch.

Linda Hoxie: I think we have a choice on how Hollywood impacts our world. The power of choice, we choose what we watch, what our children watch.

Which are your best movie endings?

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Which Movie Twist Is Your Favorite?—Share Your Thoughts, Comments, and Suggestions or Just Say "Hi"

anonymous on August 16, 2013:

@pheonix76: You are right. The Others, unlikely The Sixth Sense, has a twist ending that is really impossible to find.

anonymous on August 16, 2013:

@CharlotteSchroeter: GO SEE IT even if you have been told. It is very good.

kostasael on April 21, 2013:

it's a great list well done!!there are some of my favourites movies off all times!and many not so popular that i didn't except you haveit but they are excellent movies like the passengers,chaos,lucky number slevin,basci etc..i love the twists!:)

kostasael on April 21, 2013:

lucky number slevin my favourite!how can i vote this movie??

Underrated on April 20, 2013:

Fight club has the best ending to me...

CharlotteSchroeter on April 19, 2013:

I loved Fight Club, Shutter Island, Secret Windows and Black Swan and had no idea about the twists until the end. I want to see The Others, even though I've been told what the twist is!

anonymous on March 27, 2013:

I think the sixth sense had a great ending that I never seen coming. I love movies with a great twist and unpredictable ending. Great Lens

anonymous on February 17, 2013:

@Lou165: what about ace ventura pet detective!!

anonymous on February 02, 2013:

LuKe I Am Your Father!

anonymous on February 01, 2013:

The usual suspects, saw and identity is one of my favorites!

ChroniclesofaWa on January 19, 2013:

I agree with you on The Sixth Sense. I also like The Others. :)

Neil Spencer from uk on December 16, 2012:

What a great lens this is and a very interesting read ;-)

anonymous on November 23, 2012:

1) The usual suspects 2) Saw 3)The prestige 4)The sixth sense 5)Secret window/Revolver

anonymous on October 30, 2012:

Once Upon A Time in the West. You have to watch the entire film for the ending to be a twist. It is a twist that you never see coming, but the last 60 sec of the film make it all make sense. It is the Usual Suspects of westerns.

anonymous on October 23, 2012:

You have to check out the fabulous Ewa Da Cruz as she stuns the audience in the final seconds of Dogs Lie.

BruceJackson1 on April 25, 2012:

Best twist is in the movie Malice with Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman. Shocking.

Hypersapien2 from U.S. on April 14, 2012:

Great list! I loved all these movies!

MindPowerProofs1 on March 29, 2012:

Seven,sixth sense, others

anonymous on March 09, 2012:

Leonard didn't kill his wife. Teddy was lying!

anonymous on March 09, 2012:

Oldies like The Third Man and what was that Audrey Hepburn film where she is blind...Wait Until Dark.

RCGraphicsDesign on February 23, 2012:

Fantastic lens. I really enjoyed many of the movies but had forgotten about them. Thanks for bringing them back. I loved the Sixth Sense and Psycho was the first movie of that type I had seen as a child. Manys the time after the movie I would have to peak around the shower curtain when taking a shower.

Edutopia on January 31, 2012:

In what is no surprise to you I'm sure I'm going to go ahead and say that I don't exactly agree with your top 10 list in placement. But that is the way of these lists so what are you going to do. It was a good list all the same.

Risteard O'Marcahain from Wales on January 06, 2012:

Wow what a list ' I will link to it from my site on Greatest Movies if that is OK

agent009 on November 29, 2011:

American History X I didn't see the ending coming, same with 12 Monkeys. I love those movies where you think you know what the twist is, but it comes about completely differently.

dvdmoviereviews on November 24, 2011:

cool lens

aquarian_insight on November 05, 2011:

Great selection. Sixth Sense is my favourite shock ending.

cocktailsexaminer on August 26, 2011:

Great topic, I agree with most of the choices!

Obscure_Treasures on July 19, 2011:

Good lens.Bt the Movies The Illusionist nd The Number 23 have the greatest twists I have seen.Another movie Perfume The story of a Murderer have a unique twist at the end.Watch it.

thesuccess2 on July 14, 2011:

Chinatown's end shocked me

smithlights on June 17, 2011:

I just saw The Prestige for the first time, and wow! What a great show!

promotional-coupons-codes on June 02, 2011:

Sixth Sense is my favorite thriller movie.

cok666 lm on May 27, 2011:

number 3 and number 1..


Krafick on May 24, 2011:

Sixth Sense is one of the best.

pheonix76 from WNY on May 23, 2011:

I LOVE being surprised by the ending of a movie, but I have not seen most of the movies on your list. I enjoyed The Sixth Sense, but do not think it was the best twist as many people (myself included) figured out the ending quite quickly. I really liked The Others and Psycho. Nice lens!!

anonymous on May 08, 2011:

I love the twist endings, but a lot of the time trailers ruin them

JoshK47 on April 28, 2011:

The Usual Suspects is definitely my favorite twist - I honestly didn't see it coming.

bubblylittlepri on April 23, 2011:

I just dropped by your lens and I really enjoyed reading~

I found some of my favorite movie in your list, such as Inception and Sherlock Holmes~

Great lens and it deserves a thumb up!

Heard_Zazzle on April 16, 2011:

I love finding out Darth Vader was Luke's father, and later that Leia is twin.

Planet of the Apes ending is a classic. Psycho, too.

jolou on March 26, 2011:

Psycho was a great movie. I thought Anthony Perkins was great in the role. Another good movie with a twist at the end was Primal Fear, one of my favorite Richard Gere movies.

garyrh1 on March 25, 2011:

My favorite movie twist is probably Pyscho or Fight Club. But my favorite movie on the list is Usual Suspects.

Treasures By Brenda from Canada on March 17, 2011:

There are some great movies on this list!

itsmuzza2011 on March 17, 2011:

you can't beat a film that makes you say " i wasn't expexting that !" great lens many thanks

Stephen Carr from Corona, CA on March 16, 2011:

I thought Unknown was pretty good. Nice lens.

Dinostore on March 11, 2011:

"There is one general belief about movie making that goes with the proverb "All Is Well If End Is Well"." This always annoyed me! Great lens!

MasterPsycho from Earth on March 11, 2011:

Wow alot of twisted movies in one lens...........but why planet of apes is in that list?

kguru1979 lm on March 04, 2011:

very brilliant collection of twist movies ... thanks for sharing...

jvsper63 on February 27, 2011:

Well this is a lens I love. I was going to make a lens. On the planet of the apes. Plus all my lenses mostly are movie lenses.. Great lens Joni

Glenn619 on February 23, 2011:

All the movies you have listed are really good nice job with the lens.

AllPurposePapoon on February 23, 2011:

The Prestige was the bomb! Thumb up definitely.

DogToys LM on February 18, 2011:

Love Fight Club and Shutter island

NiedersJobs on February 17, 2011:

I think Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back. If you are older and seeing the movie for the very first time back in the early 80's that would have blown your mind

WarcraftJunkie on February 16, 2011:

Although it only had the effect for me once, The Sixth Sense was hands down the very best twist. The Others, with Nichole Kidman, was pretty good too.

EuroSquid LM on February 01, 2011:

I have a hard time accepting that Planet of the Apes was better than my all time favorite movie, Memento. But this is a good lens, well done.

June Campbell from North Vancouver, BC, Canada on January 21, 2011:

Great selection of films. I have seen most of them and enjoyed them totally. Shutter Island is a particular favorite and the book is even better.

wilddove6 on January 17, 2011:

Fantastic lens for movie lovers!

I think Memento was my favorite, and I agree with your top 10.

Andrea RM on January 12, 2011:

I've seen all of these movies and agree with most of what you say... I've always thought that Fight Club's a grossly overrated film though (heresy, I know!) ;-)

GoodinDevelopme on January 09, 2011:

These are all great movies. I think Memento is the only movie that the second time I watched it seemed like an entirely different film. Enjoyed your lens, thank you!

natashaely on January 05, 2011:

What a great lens, seen most of them but a couple I haven't so they're on my list now to watch. Well laid out though made sure I didn't read the twists of ones I have to watch. Have added to favourites. Natasha

badudi on January 05, 2011:

A wonderful list. Well done!

jgelien on December 28, 2010:

I enjoyed the lens but I made sure not to read the twists so I can watch the movies I haven't seen yet without knowing the twist ahead of time.

Rachellewms on December 26, 2010:

Excellent Lens!

thesuccess2 on December 23, 2010:

Wish I'd thought of this lens!

squid-pinkchic18 on December 22, 2010:

Great lens. I haven't seen too many of these but I'm kind of a wimp when it comes to semi-scary movies so it's no surprise to me that I haven't seen them ;) Great job.

cwarden on December 20, 2010:

I love your list, all of these movies were amazing!

MikeEssex on December 19, 2010:

Awesome list, most movies with twists are ruined now by posters that declare 'with a twist you'll never see coming'. - This then makes you think the opposite of everything and spoils any twists.

doubleside lm on December 19, 2010:

OH,man..I just want to write the same topic with two or three different movies. I gotta look another twist-ending movies. Good job!

dellgirl on December 19, 2010:

I love your lens, it is so beautiful and your list is perfect, I love it! And, I love every one of those movies -- with their unexpected twists. Love Alfred Hitchcock and the other guys!!!

5 stars for a great lens, thumbs up, lensrolling you to my "tv & movie" lenses and, joining your fan club.

anonymous on December 13, 2010:

I think you should consider Deja Vu for your list. ( I think that is how it is spelled) with Denzel Washington.... what a twisting moving that keeps you on the edge of your seat... you never see the ending coming!!!

javr from British Columbia, Canada on December 08, 2010:

I remember the twist from Empire Strikes Back. Thanks!

hlkljgk from Western Mass on December 08, 2010:

great list of twists :)

jgelien on December 05, 2010:

Great choices. There are a couple I have not seen yet so thanks for the recommendations.

gideon43 on December 05, 2010:

Great Lens, Sixth Sense and Fight Club are top of the pile for me.

anonymous on November 28, 2010:

Nice lense. I like it!

anonymous on November 26, 2010:

some of them are good :)

Tr0y on November 26, 2010:

Hi Yourshowman! I like this lens of yours. I particularly like the section about "The Usual Suspects". I just love that movie. Who is that girl on your bio pic?

ChloeJones LM on November 25, 2010:

Great lens! I like Fight Club, and have watched several times.

Tempus on November 25, 2010:

12 Monkeys was a stinker wasn't it. Whereas The Prestige was rather ingenious.

anonymous on November 24, 2010:

Great comprehensive list , you have put thoughts on segregating them. I haven't seen all these movies but would like to.

David Lawrence from United States on November 07, 2010:

"Soylent Green is PEOPLE!!" from Soylent Green!

howtocurecancer on October 19, 2010:

I love comedies, but as from your list, the sixth sense is the best for me.

KimGiancaterino on October 17, 2010:

I love "The Usual Suspects" and have seen it so many times. Even when you know the ending, it's fun to watch. I'll have to check out some of your recommendations.

Jeanette from Australia on October 06, 2010:

A twisted ending really gets you thinking about the movie. Another intriguing twisted movie is The Sixth Day.

PS I think you should put a spoiler alert message at the top of your lens.

italianizeyours on October 04, 2010:

Love the lens. I gotta agree about Shutter Island. All the others are great though. Great list.

Jen from California on October 04, 2010:

Great lens. My fav - The Usual Suspects (hence a dog names Keyser Soze). I hadn't seen a couple of the movies - so that was a spoiler, but that's ok...I doubt I'll watch Shutter Island anyway!

Tempus on October 04, 2010:

Great Lens, although I can't really agree with your choice of Shutter Island. I saw it last night and wasn't impressed, you could guess the twist way before the ending

cbessa on September 30, 2010:

although i've already seem all the movies, a Spoiler alert. One of big ones, would be great! :-)

julieannbrady on September 29, 2010:

The Usual Suspects is my all-time twist-ed movie! That twist is such a clever one.

Barbara Isbill from New Market Tn 37820 on September 27, 2010:

My wife and I love clean movies with twisted endings! Thumbs up!

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on September 26, 2010:

When I saw your lens title, I thought of three right away, and they were all on your list: The Usual Suspect, Sixth Sense, and Fight Club. Great films!

Yourshowman LM (author) on September 25, 2010:

@RhondaAlbom: I haven't seen No way Out. I will surely check it out

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on September 25, 2010:

You missed my favorite movie with a twist ending. And if you haven't seen it I highly recommend No Way Out (Kevin Costner).

anonymous on September 25, 2010:

@jdwheeler: Me too John. That's what makes for a great ending.

A very good selection of movies here, well done!

jdwheeler on September 25, 2010:

The twists are what makes you want to watch movies in the first place. I love getting blindsided with something unexpected at the end.

eclecticeducati1 on September 24, 2010:

Empire Strikes Back was my favorite movie on this list. Unfortunately, my brother ruined it for me. lol!!! Great lens.

Kerri Bee from Upstate, NY on September 22, 2010:

I saw The Sixth Sense as a sneak preview before it was released. The theater was packed and no one knew what was about to happen. No one even knew there was going to be a twist. There was no one to blow it for everyone else. It was AMAZING.

RebeccaE on September 21, 2010:

awesome lens, great work!

anonymous on September 20, 2010:

Like your lens!

Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on September 20, 2010:

The Usual Suspects is one of the best character driven movies even years later it is still fabulous.

Sami4u LM on September 18, 2010:


Nice list but I think you need to add the first Saw movie to your list. :)

Lou165 from Australia on September 15, 2010:

Some great movies here - I love the Usual Suspects, Kevin Spacey is awesome and the twist in the Sixth Sense even caught me (I don't usually get caught by twists so that was really good).

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