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Old 10-05-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Definitely The Usual Suspects. And I was surprised by the ending of The Sixth Sense, though I know many who weren't. I've not seen The Crying Game b/c someone long ago told me the plot twist; I just don't think I'd enjoy it as much as if I didn't know what was coming.

One other springs to mind: Casablanca. As many times as I've seen it, I still keep expecting it to turn out differently.

And while it's not a surprise ending, I was VERY surprised by the infamous Brad Pitt scene in Burn After Reading.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Definitely The Usual Suspects. And I was surprised by the ending of The Sixth Sense, though I know many who weren't. I've not seen The Crying Game b/c someone long ago told me the plot twist; I just don't think I'd enjoy it as much as if I didn't know what was coming.

One other springs to mind: Casablanca. As many times as I've seen it, I still keep expecting it to turn out differently.

And while it's not a surprise ending, I was VERY surprised by the infamous Brad Pitt scene in Burn After Reading.
Left me aghast.

Kind of like the scene with Samuel L. Jackson in Deep Blue Sea, that was great!
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: NY
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The first "SAW" movie. I mean, who saw THAT one coming??
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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Nobody's mentioned Se7en. That was the introduction to great surprise endings to me and got me looking for them from then on. The Usual Suspects still got me though. The Mist's ending was a little predictable to me but still a great one. It was like watching a good Twilight Zone episode. You should all see that movie.
The Matrix isn't mentioned either (although it's not a twist ending) but, like Psycho, surprises the hell out of you if you don't already know what the movie is about and I didn't when it first came out. All I had to go on was the poster so the twist middle was awesome.
The Magician is good too and it's the movie that got overshadowed by The Prestige. Very similar yet very different and both with great twist endings.
Habre Los Ojos (later remade into Vanilla Sky) had a great twist ending. I prefer the Spanish version but if you don't like reading subtitles Vanilla Sky is an exact remake.
The original Friday the 13th hasn't gotten mentioned and has a great surprise ending.
That's all I can think of for now.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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The Sting.
Halloween. (the first one)
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Old 10-07-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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My favorite surprise endings:

The Sixth Sense (of course)
Fight Club
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:41 PM
 
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Here's my favorite "surprise ending" movies, but I'm always up for other good ones. What are yours?
Only one I can think of is Sleepaway Camp (1983) -- Excellent movie. VERY SURRPISING ENDING!!!
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:01 PM
 
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Easy Rider

Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry


Both involving Peter Fonda.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:52 PM
 
Location: ohio
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Ferris Buellers Day Off, I saw it in the theatre and I normally dont stay to watch credits, glad I did that time tho.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:41 AM
 
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Yea that Is surprising!!!!! (At the end of MR BEAN (1997) its kinda the same )
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