It’s the shock of seeing Norman Bates
, knife in hand, clad in his mother’s clothes, grinning maniacally in the swinging lamplight. It’s the realization that Kevin Spacey
spun us a bunch of lies, and was actually Keyser Söze
the whole time. It’s finally connecting “I see dead people” with Bruce Willis
being shot at the beginning of “The Sixth Sense
.” When movies pull the rug from under us, it’s one of the greatest thrills that cinema can provide.
As Hollywood continues to reboot countless old properties, it’s easy to think that the days of original and surprising storytelling are long behind us. But these films prove that Hollywood still has a few tricks up its sleeve, ones that have kept us talking for years, and have cemented their place in film history.
Beware of spoilers! Here are the best plot twists of the 21st