A good plot twist will not only spice up a story, but if done correctly, will shock the reader or watcher like a bucket of ice water to the face. Over on Reddit, people are sharing jaw-dropping moments in favorite books, movies, and television series that completely took them by surprise. Vote up the plot twists that stayed with you long after the story was finished.
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From Redditor u/rusty_razor:
After watching that final scene I immediately wanted to watch it again to search for any clues or foreshadowing that I missed.
From Redditor u/SethPatton1999:
When I saw it orginally, I still thought they were [messing] with him until I watched it again and realized he really was the missing patient. It was such a good plot twist, I literally couldn't believe it at first
From Redditor u/LeaveForNoRaisin:
Did you get the whole thing at the the end where Leo’s last line indicates he’s completely sane now and willfully going to get lobotomized? I had seen that movie probably 3 times before a friend finally pointed it out to me and blew my mind.Whoa?
From Redditor u/Jcrispy13:
The two major plot twists in The Prestige made me rethink every thing I had just watched. Such a great movie.
From Redditor u/azura26:
...The teleportation device is just creating a clone at the other end and killing the original at the first end, and when you learn that Christian Bale's character has an identical twin brother.
From Redditor u/FlashpointJ24:
Once you know that "Alfred" is actually twins switching places, you re-watch the movie and see subtle differences between the two. One is more driven, determined, and reckless; the other is more cautious, timid, and reluctant. It's a testament to Christian Bale's acting talent.
The best part is that the movie secretly reveals this twist right in the beginning. When Cutter shows the disappearing/reappearing bird trick to the young boy, he asks at the end of the trick, "But where's his brother?"
But, you're not really looking for it. You want to be fooled...
‘The Prestige’ will always be held in the highest regard for me and its plot twist—or should I say plot twists (plural)—was absolutely unreal pic.twitter.com/QgEMmeHCSU— milk moovies (@milkmoovies) June 25, 2020Whoa?
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From Redditor u/TheDankestMofo:
Oldboy was probably the only movie that made me say "Holy sh*t" out loud.
From Redditor u/bruda:
The best thing is you don't really see it coming, and then as soon as he opens the photobook it hits you like a brick wall.
From Redditor u/UNREASONABLEMAN:
I found the fact that he chose to "forget" as the more shocking twist. Whether or not it actually held is a topic for another conversation...Whoa?
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From Redditor u/theDonutpanda:
The ending of "Shut up and Dance" for me.
From Redditor u/loctopode:
I really felt sorry for him, at the start. And I thought it seems like something that is increasingly likely to happen to people these days, so could happen to any innocent person.
But when the reveal came, I felt like I'd been knocked over or something, I felt almost dizzy off it. It really messed my mind up for a bit.
From Redditor u/izaem:
Totally, when they begin the fight and is revealed why he's been dragged to the whole mess was amazing. And gave a whole new perspective on rewatching.
From Redditor u/Childish_YambinoIII:
When the old guy asked “How old were they?” to be specific.
From Redditor u/beermeupscotty:
And then you realize him being nice to the little girl in the beginning was more sinister than previously thought.Whoa?