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12-10-2017, 19:18   #1
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I was just thinking about feature films whereby I was stunned by a shocking or surprising ending. Three came immediately to mind, first must be The Sixth Sense, where Bruce Willis has been a ghost throughout the whole movie, even though it shows he is badly wounded in the first scenes. Secondly, Seven when the head of detective Brad Pitt's wife gets delivered to him and he then commits the seventh deadly sin himself i.e. revenge. Thirdly A Beautiful Mind, when all Russel Crowe's tormentors are proven to be part of his schizophrenia and not real people. Ironically my own daughter suffers from that terrible illness, but I still missed it until the end.

Anybody think of others?
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12-10-2017, 20:00   #2
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Was watching Southpaw the other night when the final fight started,bloody telly blew up the minute they got in the ring,now that was a surprise,Don know what happened.
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12-10-2017, 21:05   #3
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Loads of good ones:

Shutter Island
Primal Fear
The Game
Arlington Road
The Others
The Usual Suspects
Jacob's Ladder
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12-10-2017, 22:34   #4
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Loads of good ones:

Shutter Island
Primal Fear
The Game
Arlington Road
The Others
The Usual Suspects
Jacob's Ladder
Arlington Road and Jacob's Ladder are very underrated films.
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12-10-2017, 22:41   #5
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Arlington Road and Jacob's Ladder are very underrated films.
So is The Wild Women Of Wongo
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12-10-2017, 23:04   #6
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Not bragging but I knew the sixth sense 'surprise' way before the end of the film, it was obvious.
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12-10-2017, 23:58   #7
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Not bragging but I knew the sixth sense 'surprise' way before the end of the film, it was obvious.
Same with me the second time lol

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Loads of good ones:

Shutter Island
Primal Fear
The Game
Arlington Road
The Others
The Usual Suspects
Jacob's Ladder
Agree on Primal Fear, The Game and The Usual Suspects. Don't think I have seen the rest of your list. I tried with Jacob's Ladder, but gave up on it long before the end, can't remember why.

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Was watching Southpaw the other night when the final fight started,bloody telly blew up the minute they got in the ring,now that was a surprise,Don know what happened.
The surprise was that the southpaw won the bout with a solid right uppercut, nobody saw that coming especially the other boxer .
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13-10-2017, 06:35   #8
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Loads of good ones:

Shutter Island
Primal Fear
The Game
Arlington Road
The Others
The Usual Suspects
Jacob's Ladder
I thought Shutter Island was good. I haven't seen any of the others.
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The two recent Star Wars films for me. How fans kept those surprises quiet on the net amazed me.
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13-10-2017, 09:50   #10
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American Sniper surprised me.
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13-10-2017, 12:28   #11
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13-10-2017, 14:42   #12
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I was just thinking about feature films whereby I was stunned by a shocking or surprising ending. Three came immediately to mind, first must be The Sixth Sense, where Bruce Willis has been a ghost throughout the whole movie, even though it shows he is badly wounded in the first scenes. Secondly, Seven when the head of detective Brad Pitt's wife gets delivered to him and he then commits the seventh deadly sin himself i.e. revenge. Thirdly A Beautiful Mind, when all Russel Crowe's tormentors are proven to be part of his schizophrenia and not real people. Ironically my own daughter suffers from that terrible illness, but I still missed it until the end.

Anybody think of others?
Erm, didn't you say 'no spoilers!', and then went on to give at least 3 massive spoilers?
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13-10-2017, 14:54   #13
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Erm, didn't you say 'no spoilers!', and then went on to give at least 3 massive spoilers?
'No spoilers!' wasn't part of the thread title when I posted. Must have been added without checking the content of the first post.

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Arlington Road and Jacob's Ladder are very underrated films.
Arlington Road is a great film; excellent actors too: Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins. I haven't seen it in ages, but as I recall it's an example of a twisty film where the twist is genuinely a surprise. It also upsets a few mainstream thriller conventions.

Shutter Island is a favourite as well, but the book is more satisfying.
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I liked that film too. I don't know why I kinda like films about asylums.
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Erm, didn't you say 'no spoilers!', and then went on to give at least 3 massive spoilers?
"No spoilers" was not part of my thread title, it was added by the mods I assume. As all the films I mentioned were relatively old and quite famous, I assumed everybody had seen them and was just giving out what surprised me at the time of watching them. Sorry if I did spoil it for anyone.
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"No spoilers" was not part of my thread title, it was added by the mods I assume. As all the films I mentioned were relatively old and quite famous, I assumed everybody had seen them and was just giving out what surprised me at the time of watching them. Sorry if I did spoil it for anyone.
I've seen those, but it did make me giggle when seeing the title and then the first post!

Shutter Island is pretty good.
Identity is another one that's similar.
The Others
The Machinist - Christian Bale's best film I reckon
Oldboy
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13-10-2017, 17:31   #17
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The twist in The Others is a classic.

I worked out what was going on in 6th Sense too, but it was still good when the reveal came around.

I thought The Village (another of M Night Shyalaman's) had a fabulous twist.

A more recent one is The Limehouse Golem, which I'll say no more about, since it's probably still out in the cinemas, but it keeps you guessing (even after the reveal).
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Loads of good ones:

Shutter Island
Primal Fear
The Game
Arlington Road
The Others
The Usual Suspects
Jacob's Ladder
The game is one of my favourite films of all time
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