Best Movie Twist Endings

Twist endings are when at the end of a certain story, you realize what really happened about something, that was hidden all along the tale and which finally makes sence.... In the End...

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The Top Ten

1 The Usual Suspects

What's not to love about this movie? Kevin Spacey winning tht Oscar was much deserved! He putting one over on the police and his clean getaway was classic. Very well done! - curlyqgirly

This blown me away. Fight Club, I knew the ending in the first 5 minutes of watching the film. I have yet to watch "The Prestige" but I will soon.

In the meantime, if you have not seen The Usual Suspects, you must! - Gasmaskboi19371945

And like that, he gone.

The end: verbal kint is Keizer sozei

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2 The Sixth Sense

It should be required watching. It has the best ending of all time. - Y2K

If you haven't seen it, you need to watch it.

One of my favorite endings to a movie. They did it perfectly! - MontyPython

This and citizen kane are my favorite twists

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3 Fight Club

I saw Fight Club for the first time in 2014 and somehow never heard about the twist. I loved every second of the movie the first time I saw it, and when the twist happened at the end it completely blew me away. Incredible movie.

such a hard choice between this and the usual suspects... but this wins - arsenal193

This is actually my favorite movie of all times, not just the one with the best twist ending

Great movie.

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4 Memento

Honestly, it's a good movie and all, but in the end it's just a story played backwards and I could actually see the twist coming. I think it deserves to be on this list, because of good acting and in the end a great story, but I'm just writing this because in my opinion Fight club should be over this one, because you definitely couldn't think of this ending! No disrespect to this movie anyway.

The best twist endings are the ones that provide some new insight into the character and his motivations, and this is one of those. The set up for this movie is nearly perfect, and the twist is no exception. - beasthound

5 The Prestige

Saw? Seriously? Thanks God, I'm not a kid to love stupid saw franchise.
The Prestige is already cult film with smart storyline and phenomenal ending. I could easily predict The Usual Suspects' ending but I was blown away with this one - Alexandr

A mind boggling film with great suspense and phenomenal ending. I wish every film was like this one.

FACT: Christopher Nolan is amazing

6 Oldboy


The most unimaginable twist of all time,should be number 1
i mean anyone could figure out the twist in sixth sense in six minutes but OLDBOY'S twist is just amazing and breathtaking

7 Saw

I love thriller, and this was the best thriller that I have ever seen. When I started seeing this, I was fully conscious what gonna happen next... It is awesome... Specially the third part...

My list
1. saw
2. momento
3. identity
4. others
5. psycho

8 The Others

A dark and ominous ghost story... And the ending is as eerie as they come.

Ripped off sixth sense with the twist

9 Psycho

I already guessed it what's going to happen. So I don't think its very twisty to this gen viewers. But yeah, for a 60s movie its very twisting. - zxm

10 The Baby (1973)

The Contenders

11 Seven


Absolutely brilliant. Yes the other movie endings above are phenominal but this one truly is the winner. The whole movie is dark and grimy and while it is not a torture porn or gore flick it certainly doesn't shy away from blood, death, and several particularly nasty scenes and implications. But the end...

The ending is a bright country side, a polar opposite to everything leading up to the climax. At this point we're happy, but wary, as viewers- I mean, hey, we've caught the bad guy, we win. And then you see Morgan Freeman's face as he looks in "The Box" and swings around to look at Mills, far in the back ground. That line "Back off, John Doe has the upper hand, I repeat, he has the upper hand" completely throws off the viewer. Mills (Brad Pitt) has a gun to the bad guy's head. And then everything falls apart as he reveals it is Mill's wife's head, and that John Doe and Mills are to be the final sins if Mill's chooses to kill Doe.

No ...more

12 Frailty
13 Shutter Island

One of my favourite movies ever. - DarkSideOfDragons

14 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Only #15? Seriously? Don't get me wrong; 90s twists and Hitchcock twists are fine in their own right, but this one comes from what is RIGHTFULLY known as one of the greatest scenes in cinema history! The best part: Lucas had been planning it as he made A New Hope, (previously just known as Star Wars).

If the ending wasn't ruined to you like it wasn't to me and you see that it changed everything for you. While there were some good endings in movies, none shocked the world like this one

#19 my ASS! "NO, I am your father" did you forget that scene

People in the modern age know the twist before they watch it. it is still an amazing movie

15 Identity

This is a good one.
If you haven't seen it, watch it.

A mind blowing movie


16 Vertigo

Blew me away

17 Matchstick Men
18 The Crying Game
19 Charade

Ha! What a great movie, didn't know the oldies could be so crafty

20 In Bruges
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