Movies From 2022 With Unexpected Plot Twists

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Vote up the movie twists that took you by surprise.

Whether it was the reveal of a killer's identity, a secret confession, or the realization that not everything is as it seems, these movie twists from 2022 caught us off guard in the best way possible. But which twist was the absolute best?

Vote up your favorite plot twists below and vote down the twists that make no sense.

Warning: Major spoilers below.


  • The Set-Up: Leena Klammer (Isabelle Fuhrman), a 31-year-old woman with the appearance of a 9-year-old, pretends to be missing child Esther Albright and is brought to Esther's family in America - Allen (Rossif Sutherland), his wife Tricia (Julia Stiles), and their son Gunnar (Matthew Finlan).

    The Twist: Tricia knows Leena is not the real Esther, because Gunnar killed Esther and Tricia covered up the crime.

    392 votes
  • The Set-Up: Tess (Georgina Campbell) and Keith (Bill Skarsgård) seemed to have double-booked a rental home in a bad neighborhood of Detroit, and they decide to share it for the night. When Tess is accidentally locked in the basement, she finds a hidden room with a camcorder pointed at a soiled mattress. Tess has Keith investigate, only for them to find a hidden tunnel.

    The Twist: Keith is killed by “The Mother,” a woman who lives in the basement with Frank (Richard Brake), the house's original owner who has abducted and r*ped women for generations.

    263 votes
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    185 VOTES

    'Fall' - What Really Happened?

    The Set-Up: Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Shiloh (Virginia Gardner) climb a 2,000-foot tower to spread Becky's husband's ashes. At the top, their ladder breaks, leaving them stranded. After a few failed efforts to get help, Shiloh confesses to Becky that she had had an affair with Becky's husband. She then attempts to climb down to an antenna dish where their water fell.

    The Twist: Becky eventually realizes that she has been hallucinating Shiloh still being with her and that Shiloh died after falling onto the antenna dish.

    185 votes
  • The set-up: Alice (Florence Pugh) and her husband Jack (Harry Styles) live in the ‘50s-style small suburban town of Victory, but things aren’t quite what they seem. Every day, the men go to work at Victory Headquarters, and their wives are told not to ask questions about what they do.

    The twist: Frank (Chris Pine), the leader of the town, is actually the creator of the Victory Project, a virtual reality world that Jack plugged Alice into, Matrix-style. Every day when Jack says he's going to work, he's really exiting the Victory Project and entering the real world.

    462 votes

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    222 VOTES

    'Do Revenge' - Who's Really Getting Revenge On Whom?

    'Do Revenge' - Who's Really Getting Revenge On Whom?
    Photo: Netflix

    The Set-Up: In a teenage twist on Strangers on a Train, Drea (Camila Mendes) and Eleanor (Maya Hawke) team up to out-bully their bullies: Max (Austin Abrams), Drea's ex-boyfriend who Drea thinks leaked their sex tape, and Carissa (Ava Capri), the girl Eleanor claims outed her.

    The Twist: Eleanor is not who she says she is, and her big plan for revenge is actually against Drea, who outed her when they were 13. The two still end up taking down Max together after he admits he did leak the sex tape.

    222 votes
  • 'Bodies, Bodies, Bodies' - Who Killed David?
    Photo: A24

    The Set-Up: A group of friends and their dates play a party game in a mansion during a hurricane. When one of the players, David (Pete Davidson), is found dead, the remaining few begin turning on one another as they try to figure out who among them is the killer.

    The Twist: David's killer was… David. As he was making a video for TikTok, he accidentally slashed his own throat while trying to open a wine bottle with the machete.

    194 votes

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