Top Ten Movies with the Best Plot Twists

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!

The Top Ten

1 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

No I am your father

A smart idea in concept, and perfect execution.

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

It shocked everyone in the 80s - PeeledBanana

2 The Sixth Sense

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

Dr. Malcom Crowe has been dead the whole time. - ThatStrangeKid42

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

@Positron Wildhawk EXACTLY! This is too obvious to be a plot twist it's a dramatic scene with no confusion and twisted details

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

As piçoas n sabem o q é um plot twist

4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

'You dare use my own spells against me, Potter. Yes...I'm the Half-Blood Prince.' chills every time. Rest in peace, Alan Rickman. You were a gift to cinema.

To be honest, the real plot twist of the series is in the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - PeeledBanana


5 Psycho

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

6 Reservoir Dogs

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

7 The Usual Suspects

The identity of the criminal mastermind is revealed - Billyv

8 2001: A Space Odyssey

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

9 Kill 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

10 Saw

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

11 Fight Club

It turns out that the narrator and Tyler Durden are the same person - Psycho2344

12 Lucky 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

13 Airplane 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

14 Shutter Island
15 Planet of the Apes

I watched it only a few years ago but gets me every time

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

16 Wreck-It Ralph

King Candy was Turbo this whole time, how shocking!

17 The Others
18 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
19 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The death from one of the main character, like in each first of trilogies - Olive855

Good movie. But where's the plot twist?

20 Primal Fear

A very good twist. - mood333

Edward Norton's character doesn't have a split personality and is a violent psychopathic throughout the movie - Martin_Canine

21 The Gift
22 The Shawshank Redemption
23 Inception

Nolan suggests Cobb was in a dream the whole movie

24 The Prestige

Borden had a twin.

25 The Book of Eli

Was blind the whole time!

26 Halloween II
27 The Thing
28 Spectre

Possibly the best plot twist of all time,it turns out the Franz Oberhauser was dead and the villain was actually Ernst Stravro Blofeld,Bond's arch nemesis all along.He recruited Le Chiffre,Greene and Silva! He killed Vesper Lynd and M! It was him! - Lord28

29 Paranorman
30 Scary Movie

Ray wasn't gay... I know that it was supposed to be funny, but when u think about it, It's a very well executed plot twist

31 Memento
32 The Visit
33 Meet the Robinsons

I wasn't shocked by it, because I was four when I first watched it.

34 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
35 Oldboy
36 Planes, Trains and Automobiles
37 Seven
38 Lego Movie 2

The real villain is Rex Dangervest, who's a twisted version of Emmet from the future.

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List StatsUpdated 7 May 2019

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Top Remixes

1. Lucky Number Slevin
2. The Usual Suspects
3. Psycho
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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