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The Most Shocking Movie Twists of All Time

Plot twists you DID NOT see coming!


Scandalous back in the day

Spoiler [Spoiler (click to open)]The set-up: Having been hired by Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband’s death, JJ Gittes (Jack Nicholson) discovers the existence of someone crucial to the case: Evelyn’s sister, Katherine. The twist: After being confronted by Gittes, Evelyn reveals that Katherine is also her daughter – and the result of being raped by her father when she was 15.

Bloody hell, no way!

Les Diaboliques

None of the remakes are as good as the original

Spoiler [Spoiler (click to open)]The set-up: A woman named Christina is enlisted into murdering her husband by his mistress. However, once the deed is done, his body disappears. The twist: Her husband faked his death with the help of his mistress. The pair wanted to make Christina believe she committed the murder in an attempt to destroy her.

Goodnight Mommy

For the horror fans

Spoiler [Spoiler (click to open)]The set-up: Brothers Elias and Lukas (played by real-life siblings Elias and Lukas Schwarz) believe their mother to be an imposter after she returns home having had her face reconstructed due to a car crash. They take (rather disturbing) matters into their own hands. The twist: One of the twins actually died in the crash. The other, unable to accept his brother's death, has merely imagined him to be alive the whole time and exacts revenge, blaming their mother for his death.

Primal Fear

Underrated gem

Spoiler [Spoiler (click to open)]The set-up: A defence attorney (Richard Gere) has a strong belief that his stuttering altar boy client (Edward Norton) is not guilty of murdering an influential Catholic Archbishop. He's later found not guilty by reason of insanity after being diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. The twist: He faked the disorder. The film's closing moments see him drop the stutter and reveal his guilt as his attorney looks on, disturbed.

The Sixth Sense

The granddaddy of them all. You know you didn’t know. You didn’t. Don’t even try.

Spoiler [Spoiler (click to open)]The set-up: A young boy who can see dead people encounters a child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) and attempts to discover the reason behind his disturbing ability. The twist: Crowe is, in fact, dead all along. He got killed during a robbery that we see in the film’s opening scene.

See the tags for hints to some of the other films on the list

Ontd what was the PLOT TWIST that shocked you in a film?

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