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What is your favorite movie that had a huge twist or made you think?

Asked by El_Cadejo (34524points) April 2nd, 2008

Sorry i dont really know how to word this question. Im talking about movies like Seven, The usual suspects,Mulholland Drive(which i still to this day dont understand), and Memento. I really love these types of movies. What are some i may have missed?

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TheDeadWake's avatar

I still glean new info from the Matrix trilogy every time i watch it. Other than that, Inside Man.

delirium's avatar

Donnie darko. Can’t help it. I just like it.

I’ll come up with many more later.

crackerjack's avatar

dang delirium you beat me to it, i watched it once and it became my favortie movie and bought it the next day.

Kaela's avatar

The Departed

delirium's avatar

The Illusionist!
(I liked the prestige too, but I figured it out way too early.)

El_Cadejo's avatar

I liked donnie darko the first couple of times watching it but its just kinda eh. It really does start to get lame. Fight Club ive seen a million times definitely one of my favorite movies and last the matrix trilogy is eh. The first one was so great and then it just kinda went downhill from there.

Babel i think was very much overrated good but not amazing.(dont get riser started on this movie)
The departed was amazing.

Ive yet to see the illusionist and prestige ill have to check them out.

sorry my post lost structure people just kept responding as i was typing up my response and didnt want to rewrite.

delirium's avatar

Illusionist is much much much better than the prestige.

joeysefika's avatar

The Prestige was great

Randy's avatar

Not that great of a movie series, but saw had some twisty endings.

qashqai's avatar

Can I answer with two titles?
Point Break (with Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze & Val Kilmer)
Catch me if you can ( With Leo Di Caprio, Tom Hanks & Christopher Walken)

El_Cadejo's avatar

Point Break!?! Ever fired your gun in the air and yelled, ‘Aaaaaaah?’

Catch me if you can is another one of those movies ill have to put on my list to watch.

sndfreQ's avatar

Quite a list so far…if I may I’d like to add to it The Usual Suspects.

Spargett's avatar

Vanilla Sky got me pretty good. I remember the feeling of everything as he was running through halls screaming “TECH SUPPORT!!!”.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@sndfreQ The Usual Suspects is such an awesome movie. Greatest twist in any movie ive ever seen, and Kevin Spacey is just amazing. Its a shame though that when you go back and watch it again it you cant get that amazing shock you got the first time around but you start to see a lot of stuff you missed before though so thats pretty cool. All in all its a must see movie.

@spargett yea i liked vanilla sky, nice twist in there.

peedub's avatar

‘Krull” changed my life

yannick's avatar

I liked ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. No real twist, but I thought it was a really good movie. And Jim Carey was really good in it.

sndfreQ's avatar

Also a recent addition to my own list is Into the Wild…beautiful filmmaking and Sean Penn’s directorial genius combined with up-and comer Emile Hirsch-awesome.

p.s. Eddie Vedder’s soundtrack is also sooo amazing.

syz's avatar

But sndfreQ, didn’t you spend the entire movie knowing how it was going to end and wondering when it was going to happen?

Agree about the soundtrack, tho.

Rae's avatar

premonition was a movie that made me think alot!! I had to watch it twice to really understand it and it had a twisted ending!

Amurph's avatar


This movie has about 10 twists.
The 1st five are easy.
the next 2 are tough.
the following 2 are even harder
and if you get the last twist before they tell you what it is, you need to see a shrink.

shockvalue's avatar

I’ve always liked memento. Brick is great too…

brownlemur's avatar

Sixth Sense was pretty twisty….

tupara's avatar

I will always remember the first time I watched ‘Vertigo’.

smart1979's avatar

I really enjoyed The Village’s little twist. In fact, I really enjoyed the whole movie.

I’m with you guys on the Into The Wild soundtrack too! it’s really good.

steelmarket's avatar

Amadeus. A true tale, but narrated by a madman.

yannick's avatar

Oh and what about Matchstick Men? Not a hugely deep and meaningful movie, but I thought it had a pretty damn good twist…

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