It goes without saying:
WARNING. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Now that that's out of the way, a good plot twist can make or break a story. Either the plot has been meticulously building upon what you've seen, ramping up moment by moment to the shocking truth that will spin your mind. Or they hastily tack a twist on at the end that makes no sense, but these aren't those ones. These are the good ones.
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Do You Want To Play A Game?
The ending of the first SAW movie really blew my mind...
So many people are so ungrateful to be alive.
But not you.
Almost Missed It With Eyes Closed
The reveal of the bent neck lady in haunting of hill house. Still a scene that sends chills down my spine.
That shocked me so much! I'm pretty sure I cried because it seemed so cruel.
A lot of good reveals in that one. The realization that all of the kids have been in the room behind the red door. Realizing that the little girl the kids are friends with isn't a ghost.
The prestige. I don't want to spoil it for anyone else.
the Prestige's plot twist actually makes the movie better when you watch it a second time, imo
Throughout the movie they tell you repeatedly to watch closely and we still missed it. I immediately rewatched it once I finished it the first time.
Every Villain Has An Origin
Darth Vader being Luke's father
I wish I had gotten to see Empire in the theater when it first came out. I didn't see my Star Wars until 2004. Even though I didn't know much about the series, I still knew that. I wish I could have not known. It would have been awesome.
It's Not Just A Game.
Enders Game novel is probably one of the few things I went into without it being ruined for me.
The payoff plot twist was as amazing as it was heart wrenching.
Twist Upon Magical Twist
Snape working for Dumbledore
I'm rereading POA at the moment and I feel like Ron's pet rat of all things ending up being the true villain of the book was such an underrated twist. Who could've seen that coming?
It's so great because Scabbers has been there all along, it wasn't a "Oh look I got a pet rat" at the start of POA just to set up it being Pettigrew, he literally lived with the family for years and was mentioned numerous time in the first books.
I also absolutely love that Crookshanks, while totally acting like a normal cat after a rat, was also/really helping Sirius try and take out an enemy. We spend a huge chunk of the book just thinking he is/was a jerk to Ron's pet and at the end we're like "Dammit, I wish he really did eat Scabbers!"
Follow The Clues. Follow The Trail.
The Usual Suspects ending.
One of those movies you wish you could watch again for the first time.
I saw the movie for the first time just a couple of years ago. I can't believe I've never seen it before and I can't believe it was never spoiled for me. I'm very grateful though.
Thanos actually winning in Avengers: Infinity War.
It really was refreshing to see an MCU movie where the villain actually won for once.
I didn't expect him to win.
I watched the Marvel movies for the first time in late 2018 not knowing anything about them. I was looking for something new to watch and a friend introduced me to Marvel.
The snap took me by surprise.
Holy. Forking. Shirtballs.
The end of season 1 of The Good Place
I love that they didn't tell most of the cast about the plot twist, the video of them hearing the script for the first time is gold.
We're All Still Crying About This One
The Brendan Fraser reveal on Scrubs: "Where do you think we are?"
Seeing Dr. Cox's emotions slowly take over while he's choking back tears still hurts to watch 😭
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