We openly admit: we didn’t buy a single pumpkin this year. Instead of twisting and turning a knife to carve those pumpkins we never purchased, we’re going to honor Halloween with a different type of twists, by listing THE BEST MOVIES WITH THE BEST TWISTS.
What qualifies a movie to be a best-movie-with-a-best-twist? It should have a twist that surprises you at the very least the first time you see it, and, second, the movie should still be worth watching even knowing the twist. The Empire Strikes Back, for example, has the iconic (yes, spoiler alert, though if you know how to read, you’re probably are familiar with this twist) “No. I am your father.” (No. Darth Vader didn’t actually say “Luke, I am your father.”) It may not seem like much as a twist if you’ve known the quote well before you’ve seen the movie, but imagine writing that plot twist into a movie (look at the kitten for impact)! So here goes our list:
(1) The Empire Strikes Back
(2) The Sixth Sense
(3) The Usual Suspects
(4) The Game
(5) The Prestige
(6) Planet of the Apes (the 1968 version, otherwise the twist is revealed…)
(7) Fight Club
(8) Primal Fear
(9) The Arrival
(10) No Way Out
What do you think? What’s missing from this list?
Related trivia: who created the first light bulb?
Answer to trivia from last post: Apple! Bill Fernandez introduced Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1971 and became Apple’s first employee. An extra big gold star goes to Ally Bean who saw past the obfuscation attempts 🙂