Going to the movie theater is a fantastic experience. Buying popcorn is the best, especially when you get to your seat and start munching away. Watching the film is also great, though, don’t get us wrong! However, our favorite part is when movies manage to catch us off guard and surprise us with a great plot twist. We just love it when the audience gasps!
This list compiles our favorite movie plot twists, shock endings, and endings that left us all puzzled. This article has major spoilers throughout, so don’t blame us if we spoil a movie for you!
1. Se7en, 1995
David Fincher is known for his unpredictable films, which is why he’s on our plot twists list four times! His first film on the list is Se7en, a violent thriller starring three Hollywood heavyweights: Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as police detectives and Kevin Spacey as a deranged serial killer. The whole movie is a mind game, where Spacey’s character outsmarts the two detectives and picks his victims according to the seven deadly sins.
Plot twist: Spacey’s killer planned his whole killing spree just so Pitt’s detective would commit the final deadly sin, wrath. How did he manage that? After the detectives discover the severed head of Pitt’s character’s wife (played by Pitt’s then real-life girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow), the detective kills the murderer in a fit of rage.