All Time Best: Twist Ending

January 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm

No need to worry about spoilers.

All Time Best Movie Moments

There have been a thousand million twist endings. (That’s a real number by the way)  Trying to come up with my all time favorite was actually pretty easy.  It was simply a process of elimination.

Here are some of the contenders that just missed.

Signs

Swing away

People will disagree with this.  So many people I’ve talked to about movies were shocked to learn that Signs is my favorite movie.  The number one comment I hear is how they loved the movie until the end.  I thought it was a fantastic ending.  Shyamalan set things up perfectly.  Whether you liked it or not is up to you.

However, it’s not my favorite twist ending.

Saw

What!?

That was my reaction in theaters when I saw this movie.  Normally, studios feel the need to sell a movie based on it’s epic twist ending.  I find that when you go in expecting a twist, you’re more likely to spot the hints.  I had no idea this twist was coming and it shocked the hell out of me.

Still, Saw doesn’t win my award today.

The Sixth Sense

A real jerk ruined it for me.

The ending of this movie was ruined for me by one of my “friends”.  I was devastated and didn’t bother seeing it in theaters.  When I finally rented the movie, I regretted that decision because Shyamalan’s story still kicked my ass.

Had the ending not been ruined, this film would have probably been my favorite twist.

Adopting an NFL Team

Seven

What’s in the box!

Whoa.  Easily one of the best movies ever written.  (In my humble opinion) I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t see this movie until a couple years ago.  I had no idea what I was in for.  When the final scene began, I had absolutely no idea what to expect.  Those are the best kinds of twists. The ones that blind side you.  I’m an even bigger fan of the movies that wrap up quickly after the big reveal.  It leaves you stunned in your seat trying to figure out how the filmmakers managed to manipulated you so easily.

All time best twist ending: Seven.