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The most devastating movie twists of all time


THERE’S NOTHING LIKE a good sting in the tale.

Twists are the best.  They keep you guessing, hit you in the gut and there’s nothing better than walking out of the cinema shaking your head, replaying the whole movie in a different light.

We’re warning you now: There are A LOT of spoilers coming up.

If you want the mystery of unknown films preserved, then LOOK AWAY NOW. Or forever hold your peace.

Planet of the Apes

“We finally really did it. You maniacs! You blew it up! Damn you. God damn you all to hell.”

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What’s in that box? Um… You don’t want to know, Brad.

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The Empire Strikes Back

“Obi Wan never told you what happened to your father…”


The Prestige

Yeah, sure it would be easy to be a famous illusionist if you were secretly TWO people or else repeatedly cloning yourself. That’s just cheating, guys.

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12 Monkeys

That guy you shot, Bruce? That’s you. YOU.

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Soylent Green

Soylent Green… is PEOPLE.

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Shutter Island

Leo turns out not to have been an investigator but an in-patient. But does he know what he’s doing at the end?


Fight Club

We all know and love this twist now, but hands up who was left reeling in the cinema the first time?

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Sixth Sense

And almost everything else M Night Shyamalan has ever done, including The Village, Signs and The Happening.

At this stage, the only twist Shyamalan could include in a thriller is NOT to include a twist.

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The Usual Suspects

Who is Keyzor Soze? We’ll give you a big clue: it’s Kevin Spacey. Whoops.


What twist shocked you the most? Let us know in the comments.

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Fiona Hyde

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