While a stunning third-act reveal can elevate an okay movie to a borderline classic, obvious plot twists can turn a solid movie into a complete joke. It’s not always easy for writers to come up with plot twists that resonate with audiences or even make sense within the larger narrative. There’s a fine line between something that feels like a ripoff, original, or can be seen coming from a mile away.
In an attempt to avoid revelations that lack logical coherence, filmmakers will often play it safe; putting major clues to a reveal right in front of the viewer's face, making the twists obvious even for those watching a film for the first time. In hindsight, the build-up appears blatant and glaringly obvious. With that in mind, here are the least surprising plot twists that everyone saw coming.