10 Biggest Plot Twists in Movie History No One Saw Coming

10 Biggest Plot Twists in Movie History No One Saw Coming
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Let's face it - there's nothing quite like a good old-fashioned plot twist to wrap up a movie, completely changing the way viewers perceive the narrative and forcing them to re-watch the whole thing in hopes of picking up some clues as to how it will end.

That said, twists have become something of a nuisance in the last decade or so, with fans constantly complaining about how cringe-worthy and uninspired twists have begun to feel lately. But even as modern filmmakers struggle to update sudden revelations to modern standards, we still have a plethora of classic movie twists to marvel at.

Here are 10 of the best examples of movie twists that no one saw coming (warning: major spoilers ahead!):

Obviously, the movies on this list are so iconic, and their plot twists have been discussed so much, that no one in their right mind expects a viewer in 2024 to be shocked by them. After all, the final revelations have become even bigger than the movies themselves, and people re-watch them for one reason only - to try to find some small detail that might explain the ending in advance.

It feels like detective work - fans pick up on clues and connect the dots to the upcoming finale, taking the movie to new heights.

But even if the aforementioned twists are no longer surprising, they are still perfect examples of how to handle the final revelation, as the impeccable quality of the writing once shocked millions around the world.

If only modern filmmakers would learn from their example, right?