The best twist ending is not just surprising – it's a logical, organic conclusion to the film; it follows a string of intelligently placed hints. And more importantly, it turns your entire perception of the film upside down, giving a new meaning to everything that has happened before it.
Unless you've been living under a rock the past twenty years, you're familiar with the regular suspects of the twist ending persuasion – Fight Club (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Game (1997), Memento (2001), and that other one.
If not, you can go ahead and watch them instead, although save for Memento, none are better than any of the ones listed below. Here are three movies with great twist endings:
Caroline, a hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home, finds herself entangled in a mystery involving her employer Violet, Violet's bedridden husband Ben, and the house's dark past.
This movie has a top-notch twist ending.
The twist ending here is chilling, surprising, and does everything a twist ending should do.
In 1955 New York City, private detective Harry Angel is hired to track down a man named Johnny Favorite, a once popular singer who disappeared after WWII. His investigation takes him to upstate New York and then to New Orleans, where things get curiouser and curiouser, and darker and darker.
The movie is superbly made, and Rourke's acting is fantastic. The twist ending is good, but it's far from being the main point of this beautiful, atmospheric film.