50 Greatest Mid-Film Twists

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    • thehedd

      Jun 5th 2013, 7:51

      16 - Kane (John Hurt) was the 1st to be killed by the xenomorph, not Ash the rapey Android (Ian Holme) . To say that is a rookie mistake is an understatement

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jun 5th 2013, 10:11

      Brett is the first crew member to die after Kane.

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    • NSpike

      Jun 5th 2013, 11:12

      About Audition, it still remains to be seen whether it's all real or just in Aoyama's mind.

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    • liamscott

      Jun 5th 2013, 12:48

      Predator? Twist? Surely it can't be a twist if the "twist" is named in the title of the movie??????

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    • frankberrodin

      Jun 5th 2013, 12:53

      SPOILER ALERT: The Place Beyond the Pines was a s**t movie. You don't take the Baby Goose away and expect the movie to turn out good.

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    • liamscott

      Jun 5th 2013, 12:57

      I have to say this topic wasn't thought through at all. ***SPOILER ALERT*** The biggest twist in the Star Wars saga was that the main villain was the main hero's dad. The whole story (all 6 movies) is built on that idea. Not the crappy small twist you have here

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    • SiMan

      Jun 5th 2013, 13:17

      Actually, in one of the deleted scenes and in extended cut of Alien, Dallas has been captured and coc**ned and Ripley comes across him when she's trying to escape, so technically he's the last one to snuff it by getting blown up with the ship. Also, i'd have loved to have experienced that moment in T2 when he tells john to 'Get Down' and blasts what we thought was the hero in the chest. I bet that would have blown a load of peoples minds who didn't actually know.

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    • tothemaxsmith

      Jun 5th 2013, 15:03

      I can't believe "He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not" was left off the list! Best mid-film twist ever.

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    • zachjansen

      Jun 5th 2013, 15:08

      So anything between the first shot and final credits is now considered mid-film?

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    • 2Dglasses

      Jun 5th 2013, 15:48

      We learn about 2 minutes in that Teddy gets killed by Lenny in Memento.

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    • Ripley427

      Jun 5th 2013, 15:56

      The Skin I Live In should be #1. The twistiest creepiest most brilliant series of freaky dealings ever.

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    • piffle

      Jun 5th 2013, 18:44

      Most of these are just plot points. Very few twists at all. The Crying Game probably gets it, changes the tone of the film massively.

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    • devilsfoxes

      Jun 5th 2013, 19:02

      The birds attacking in The Birds is a great mid film twist??? hahahaha you mean those birds that were attacking in the poster of the film? Those birds??

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      Jun 5th 2013, 20:07

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    • NathDyl

      Jun 5th 2013, 20:50

      No Fight Club? Surprised, the one film where I did not guess it first time around-I know I should have read the book but still was a great twist.

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    • henryjr

      Jun 6th 2013, 15:48

      No Blue Valentine? [SPOILERS] How it turns out not to be Ryan Gosling's daughter, it changes the way we see the character completely. No Moon? [BIGGER SPOILERS] the whole clone thing could've been kept to the end, but was much more cleverly revealed at the end of the 1st act. Also, any of the genre and/or protagonist shifts that occur in Red State

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    • ferrisrules

      Jun 6th 2013, 15:59

      Seriously - no Sixth Sense, Usual Suspects or Orphan????? Okay - we all know the twists now but at the time!??!

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    • Hadouken76

      Jun 6th 2013, 23:32

      Dead mans shoes.. okay it was near the end..but damn...

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    • thelimopit

      Jun 7th 2013, 8:24

      No LA Confidential? The big reveal made the entire cinema let out a collective "Whoa!"

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    • chibik

      Jun 7th 2013, 8:27

      @endofdays: Acknowledging a weakness doesn't mean you don't like something as a whole. I'll admit that the film lost some of its momentum after the big twist (which I thought was inspired), but I think it did recover, and the film worked well overall.

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    • chibik

      Jun 7th 2013, 8:29

      @liamscott: I'm not old enough to know from experience, but I suspect back when Predator was first released, people didn't know that the "Predator" was going to be an alien. I mean, it was the first movie featuring this species, wasn't it?

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      Jun 7th 2013, 9:08

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    • chibik

      Jun 7th 2013, 13:04

      @endofdays: I won't deny any of that. I just don't think there is an inherent contradiction in giving a film a good score whilst admitting its flaws (as you original comment seemed to suggest).

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      Jun 8th 2013, 23:13

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    • monkeeboots

      Jun 9th 2013, 18:10

      I am sorry, I find many of these features very loose... Is the YTS girl knocking these out on Friday afternoon? Can I mention a REAL twist that did not make the list - DUSK TILL DAWN, up until the Vampire reveal it is plodding along as a very good Criminal/Hostage film. The Vampires turn up, namely Miss Hayek and it is WHAT THE CLUCKING BELL IS GOING ON

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    • Wideeye

      Jun 10th 2013, 11:43

      'Loose' control? Really? ME AM DO WRITING!

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    • Hadouken76

      Jun 10th 2013, 22:11

      The Hancoq twist was good, but a bit tooo convienient. The one person who actually takes time out to help HC, just HAPPENS to be married to 'another' HC. I knows I shouldnt nit pick, but I hate coincedences in movies!

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    • HughFran

      Jun 11th 2013, 0:39

      Hadouken76 you nit pick about everything on here, you make it a daily habit!

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    • jackhaworth

      Jun 12th 2013, 16:59

      I did an article similar to this for another film website called Sound On Sight - however, it was about 'genre-defying' films; films like From Dusk Till Dawn, which don't just change in plot, but change in tone too. Check it out: www.soundonsightDOTorg/top-5-genre-defying-films/

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