Top Ten Best Plot Twists In Movies

Spoiler alert! Don't read this list if you don't like spoilers. These are the greatest plot-twists of all time, and if you haven't seen these movies, it will blow your mind. (When you watch the movies, not read the list! )

NOTICE: These are all pretty famous movies on here, so there is a chance you'll know most of them before you even see them. The list item title is just the movie's name, and the description is the plot-twist. So if you haven't seen the movie or know the twist, don't read the description!

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1The Sixth Sense

Literally, you have to watch the whole thing over again to be sure - Okochama-san675

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2Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father. " No, I am your father." - ThatStrangeKid42

3The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Not exactly the same thing as a plot twist, but a really thrilling scene nonetheless. - PositronWildhawk

Frodo refuses to throw the One Ring into the fires of Mt. Doom. "The ring is mine! " - ThatStrangeKid42

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4Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceV1 Comment
5Reservoir Dogs

Mr. Orange, who was gut-shot, was really an undercover cop the whole time. - ThatStrangeKid42


Norman Bates' mother is dead, and Norman is pretending to be her while killing people. - ThatStrangeKid42

72001: A Space Odyssey

HAL 9000 goes haywire, and becomes corrupted. "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that." - ThatStrangeKid42

8Kill Bill: Vol. 1

The Bride's child, who she thought died when she was killed, is actually still alive. Unknown to her at the end of he first movie, but Bill tells another character about the child. - ThatStrangeKid42

9Airplane II: The Sequel

They're out of coffee! (This is a comical plot twist, and not really meant to be serious. But it's funny.) - ThatStrangeKid42


John "Jigsaw" Kramer has been in the same room as the bathroom trap during the whole movie. The hospital worker they thought was the mastermind is merely an accomplice. - ThatStrangeKid42

The Contenders

11The Usual Suspects

The identity of the criminal mastermind is revealed - Billyv

12Lucky Number Slevin

Slevin is the kid that is seen in the flashback at the beginning of the movie and the whole confusion was perfectly planned out. - Martin_Canine


Nolan suggests Cobb was in a dream the whole movie

15The Prestige

Borden had a twin.

16Planet of the Apes

It was revealed at the end that they were on post-apocalyptic Earth the whole time.

18The Book of EliV1 Comment
19Halloween II
20Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Top Remixes

1. The Sixth Sense
2. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King



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