The most unforgettable movies are the ones with astounding plot twists. The twist is not always helping the film. But when put with skill and apt knowledge, it can make the film extraordinary.
1. The Sixth Sense (1999)
It is the story of a young boy, Cole (Haley Joel Osment), suffering from a physical condition. He can see the dead. Malcolm (Bruce Wills) is there to help the kid. The only bad thing for the doctor is that his own wife is unaware of his presence. The unforgettable twist in this film is that the doctor is dead.
2. The Others (2001)
The Others revolves around the period after the Second World War. A single mother (Nicole Kidman) with her two children lives in the countryside. The story unravels as they realize they are sharing the house with the uninvited guests from the other side. The unremarkable twist is that the mother and her kids are dead. Do you want to know the culprit? It’s their mother.
3. Fight Club (1999)
The story follows the insomniac (Edward Norton) who encounters Marla (Helena Bonham Carter). The narrator meets Tyler Durden, a salesperson. Their friendship matures in an underground fight club, and they begin the project Mayhem. They want to end the movement as people are dying. What’s twisted is that the narrator and Tyler are two sides of one split personality.
4. The Usual Suspects (1995)
This film has the most famous plot twist in the history of cinema. The story is revealed through the aid of flashbacks. Kint (Kevin Spacey), a con man, is in the middle of interrogation. He is the survivor of the terrible heist.
In the film, we see that a mastermind, Keyser Soze, gathers a group of criminals and encourages them to do the heist. The iconic plot twist is that Kint is the mastermind. During interrogation, he weaves a story by putting together items in the room.
5. Saw (2004)
This story revolves around the pair of a doctor, Lawrence (Cary Elwes), Adam (Leigh Wannell), and a photographer. The story starts in the middle of the act. Both Lawrence and Adam are in a sparing bathroom. They have a corpse, a saw, and an instruction manual in the form of tapes. They must kill the other one to escape. One of them escapes, and the corpse gets up. He reveals that he is the mysterious Jigsaw and locks the door.
6. The Prestige (2006)
The Prestige portrays the story of two contemporaries trying to defeat one another in the realm of magic. Alfred (Christian Bale) and Robert (Hugh Jackman) are in London competing against one another. But Alfred manages to be everywhere. How? Borden is not one person but twins competing against the illusionist. One of them is murdered, and the second finds him hanging at the gallows.
7. Memento (2000)
A man with anterograde amnesia is on a mission. He wants to avenge the killers of his wife. Leonard (Guy Pearce) is incapable of creating new memories. He tattoos his entire body with clues. The unthinkable plot twist in the film is that he killed his wife. But the way it unravels gives us enough ambiguity that Leonard’s past life memories may also be a lie.
8. Fractured (2019)
This film depicts the story of a desperate father, Ray (Sam Worthington), who takes his injured daughter (Peri, played by Luci Capri) to a hospital. Though the relationship between husband and wife (Joanne, played by Lily Rabe) is tense, but they are trying to help their daughter.
Ray finds the hospital staff shady. His suspicions turn real when the hospital claims that his daughter and wife were never there. He killed them and doesn’t remember.
David Fincher’s The Game is one of the best creepy films. It deals with a variety of concepts like blackmailing, conspiracies, and assassins. Nicholas (Michael Douglas) is a sad businessman. His brother Conrad (Sean Penn) gifts him a weird voucher. When he uses the voucher, The Game begins. A clown doll controls Nicholas, and he worries about his life, finances, and reputation. The twisted ending of the film is a game plan for Nicholas ending his life.
10. Stay (2005)
A determined psychiatrist, Sam Foster (Ewan McGregor), tries hard to save his patient. Sam takes some patients, one of them is a 20-year-old teenager, Henry (Ryan Gosling). He gives Sam a deadline that he will end his life in three days.
Sam is unable to differentiate between reality and delusion. But what’s astounding is that this film is not the struggle of Sam. But an illusion of Henry, who is lying injured on the road, imagining everything. Sam and the other characters are mere bystanders.
11. Session 9 (2001)
Session 9 is the story of a handymen whose job is to remove asbestos from a property. These workers work for a small company owned by Gordon Fleming (Peter Mulan). While working for a mental hospital, they realize that the place has been abandoned for a long time.
One of the workers, Hank (Josh Lucas), disappears. They hire a replacement for him. After Hank, other crew members also disappear. Gordon finds that Phil is the culprit, who vanishes into the air when Gordon inquires about Hank.
12. Dolores Claiborne (1995)
This film portrays a twisted relationship between a mother and daughter. It is an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. Dolores (Kathy Bates) spends her entire life searching for Vera Donovan (Judy Parfitt). But she becomes the suspect of her murder.
This news reaches a journalist, Selena (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who investigates the issue. During her investigation, she learns ugly truths about her mother and her connection to the murder of Vera and her father.
13. Primer (2004)
It is one of the most complex and best time travel movies. Abe (David Sullivan) and Aaron (Shane Carruth) decide to work on a time machine. Abe successfully travels through time, and he shows this to Aaron. They utilize this invention to get petty revenge on their boss, make money, and save a friend from a girlfriend’s wrath. At the end, we see Aaron building a gigantic machine. Because of multiple timelines in the film, we will never know which Aaron this was.
14. Under the Silver Lake (2018)
This story revolves around a creep and an out-of-work character, Sam (Andrew Garfield). He treats Sarah (Riley Keough) as someone he can’t have. The film also has graffiti that states, “Beware, the Dog Killer.”
This film revolves around Sam and his delusions about life. He is a man in pain, and we witness his mental breakdown. The twisted bit is that at the end of the movie, we can only decipher that Sam is an unstable, mentally ill dog killer.
15. Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
This film is a romantic comedy. Emily (Julianne Moore) wants a divorce from Cal (Stever Carell). She cheats on her husband and meets with Jacob (Ryan Gosling). Cal is a playboy, and he is learning his tactics from Jacob. But Jacob meets a girl, Hannah (Emma Stone), and he is head over heels with her.
The surprise is that Hannah is the daughter of Emily and Cal. Cal does not want Hannah to be with Jacob, and Jacob insists that he loves her. It is all a family drama, but the astonishing portrayal makes it exciting and somewhat unpredictable.
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