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Old 06-01-05, 09:29 PM
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Help: Recommend me some movies with twist endings

hey, i just signed up to the blockbuster online deal (2 month free trial) and need some recommendations on movies with twist endings (arlington road, primal fear, usual suspects, saw, etc)

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The Game with Michael Douglass and Sean Penn is one of my favorites.
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The Empire Strikes Back.
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Double Jeopardy
High Crimes
SAW
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There are a bunch. Besides the ones mentioned already:

Sixth Sense )
Unbreakable )(get Shyamalan out of the way first)
The Village )

Fight Club
12 Monkeys
Memento
Identity
Seven
Donnie Darko
Vanilla Sky
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Presumed Innocent
The Others
Minority Report
What Lies Beneath
Psycho (1960)
Vertigo
Planet of the Apes
Jacob's Ladder
To Live and Die in LA
The Crying Game
No Way Out
Ocean's 11 (2001) (minor twist)


Some of these aren't straightforward twists, but they make you think/mess with your mind.

There are bunch more is this thread:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ighlight=twist
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One of the all-time classics is DIABOLIQUE. This French gem is out on Criterion.
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ROTS had a major twist ending:

Spoiler:
EVERYONE DIES!!!!!!!
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Haute Tension
eXistenZ
Mulholland Drive
The Sixth Sense
Unbreakable
The Wicker Man (kind of)

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you guys rock. thanks.
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memento
The Game

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See also: any thriller release in the past two and a half years.

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Deathtrap
Below
Spanish Prisoner
Zero Effect
Session 9
Under Suspicion
Vidocq
Identity
Usual Suspects
The Interview
Arsenic and Old Lace
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Just having someone (usually the teaser) tell me a movie has a twist ending usually ruins it for me. I start looking for clues so I can guess the twist. The best are the one where the twist catches me totally off guard.
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old horror flick that popped into my head: Burnt Offerings
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Don't forget The Score. I think Wicker Park has a twisted ending too (haven't watched it) but I've seen the original, L'Appartment.
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Besides the ones mentioned above:

The Conversation
Lone Star
Bunny Lake is Missing
Dead & Buried
Deep Red
Tenebrae
Black Christmas
Basic
Laura
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Closer - sorta kinda

Swimming Pool
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REINDEER GAMES!...I know this movie gets hated on but i love it and it delivers all the twists you could ask for
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The Changeling
Jacob's Ladder
The Grudge
American Beauty
ButterFly Effect
Donnie Darko
The Other's
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Wild Things has a twist ending that'll make you tear your hair out!
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Originally Posted by nemein
Deathtrap
Below
Spanish Prisoner
Zero Effect
Session 9
Under Suspicion
Vidocq
Identity
Usual Suspects
The Interview
Arsenic and Old Lace

I'm curious, what do you consider the 'twist' in Arsenic and old Lace?
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The Vanishing (original version)
Carnival of Souls
A Pure Formality
Angel Heart
The Ninth Configuration
The Tenant
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Planet of the Apes (1968)
Fixed.
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Originally Posted by DeputyDave
Just having someone (usually the teaser) tell me a movie has a twist ending usually ruins it for me. I start looking for clues so I can guess the twist. The best are the one where the twist catches me totally off guard.
That is exactly what I was thinking. If you know the twist exists then you are going to be looking for it possibly ruining the surprise. But to each their own.

One I didn't see mentioned: Primal Fear

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