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10 Top-Notch Movie Plot Twists Of All Time

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We have numerous reasons to love to go to the cinema. Being caught off guard by a well-deployed twist is one of them. It is an unrivaled joy to get pulled into a movie’s exciting set-up, follow every trait, and get knocked out completely by an unexpected outcome. Plot twists can be considered the main dishes of cinematic meals.

Twists are often prevalent in horror, case-detecting, and sci-fi films. An unpredictable climax leaves viewers obsessed and talking nonstop about it. Not only do plot twists serve audiences’ curiosity well, but they also emphasize several deep meanings. Moviemakers desire their messages to stay unforgettable. Henceforth, a phenomenal upside-down at the end of their work will do the job perfectly.

We have compiled what we believe to be 11 of the greatest twists in cinema history, from dark and horror flicks to familial and romantic features. Enjoy them!

#1. Parasite (2019)

Pltw 1 -10 Top-Notch Movie Plot Twists Of All TimeSource: CJ Entertainment, Camera Film

Plot: The poor Kim family leaves squalor behind to infiltrate the affluent Parks’ home.
Twist: Inside the mansion, there is a basement. A bunch of secrets is revealed, which leads to a couple of unexpected deaths and other surviving characters’ unstable futures.

#2. Us (2019)

Pltw 2 -10 Top-Notch Movie Plot Twists Of All TimeSource: Universal Pictures

Plot: A family’s beach vacation takes a violent turn when they learn they’re being hunted by some very curious doppelgängers.
Twist: The main character – the Wilson girl is an impostor, who switched identity with the real one many years ago.

#3. Coco (2017)

Pltw 3 -10 Top-Notch Movie Plot Twists Of All TimeSource: Pixar

Plot: A little boy named Miguel has guitar skills in his bones, but his family forbids him from any kind of music. He travels to the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, the famous singer Ernesto de la Cruz.
Twist: While mingling with the dead, Miguel meets Héctor, a sad sap trying to reconnect with his family. The big reveal discloses that Héctor is actually Miguel’s great-great-grandfather and Coco’s father.

#4. Gone Girl (2014)

Pltw 4 -10 Top-Notch Movie Plot Twists Of All TimeSource: 20th Century Studios

Plot: When his seemingly perfect wife Amy goes missing, philandering Nick becomes the prime suspect.
Twist: After learning Nick cheated, Amy meticulously planned her disappearance to make it look like Nick killed her. Later, she returns home to Nick and reveals her true brutal purpose.

#5. Planet of the Apes (1968)

Pltw 5 -10 Top-Notch Movie Plot Twists Of All TimeSource: 20th Century Studios

Plot: Three astronauts crash-land on a strange planet after traveling at light speed for 2,000+ years. There, gorillas, orangutans, and chimpanzees rule the world, while humans are considered second-class citizens.
Twist: The surviving astronaut stumbles across a half-sunken Statue of Liberty on the shore and realizes the weird cruel planet they’ve been on the whole time is the future Earth.

#6. Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Pltw 6 -10 Top-Notch Movie Plot Twists Of All TimeSource: Lucasfilm

Plot: As the Rebel Alliance runs from Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker trains to become a Jedi Knight.
Twist: Darth Vader speaks to Luke’s face: “I am your father!”.

#7. The Sixth Sense (1999)

Pltw 7 -10 Top-Notch Movie Plot Twists Of All TimeSource: Buena Vista Pictures

Plot: Dr. Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist, tries to help a young boy who can see the dead.
Twist: Dr. Crowe is actually dead.

#8. Memento (2000)

Pltw 8 -10 Top-Notch Movie Plot Twists Of All TimeSource: Newmarket

Plot: The main character suffers from anterograde amnesia after a home invasion that left his wife dead. He searches for his wife’s murderer with clues he leaves himself with tattoos, notes, and photographs.
Twist: The wife survived the home invasion, but he accidentally killed her later.

#9. Interstellar (2014)

Pltw 9 -10 Top-Notch Movie Plot Twists Of All TimeSource: Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures

Plot: Earth is dying. So Cooper and a group of cosmonauts voyage through the universe on a mission to find another life-hosting planet. Meanwhile, Coop’s daughter, Murphy, works to solve the equation of gravity, which will help vast amounts of humans escape from Earth.
Twist: Murph solves her equation with the help of a strange presence communicating with her through book stacks. That ghost is actually her father in a time warp.

#10. Knives Out (2019)

Pltw 10 -10 Top-Notch Movie Plot Twists Of All TimeSource: Lionsgate

Plot: The patriarch of a miserable, greedy, affluent family, has been killed. Every member is a suspect.
Twist: He actually killed himself.
Twist on the Twist: There was actually a person trying to kill him.

#11. Last Christmas (2019)

Pltw 11 -10 Top-Notch Movie Plot Twists Of All TimeSource: Calamity Film

Plot: A lady was saved by a heart transplant last Christmas and finds haphazard love in a handsome and kind stranger.
Twist: That kind stranger died last Christmas. Her transplanted heart used to be his.

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