Unforgettable Plot Twists: Plot Twists That Left Viewers Speechless

By Sophia Maddox | March 7, 2024

Bruce Willis Was Dead In The Sixth Sense

Are you someone who delights in the art of plot twists, eagerly anticipating the moment when a story takes an unexpected dive into the unknown? Perhaps you pride yourself on your keen eye for unraveling narrative mysteries, or maybe you simply revel in the thrill of being caught off guard by a cleverly concealed surprise. Join us on a journey through cinematic history as we unveil some of the most mind-bending plot twists that have left audiences reeling. But beware, as we delve into these twists, be prepared for major spoilers ahead!

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M. Night Shyamalan entered Hollywood in a big way with "The Sixth Sense" in 1999. Bruce Willis plays Malcolm Crowe, a psychologist who works with children. When the film opens, Crowe finds his former patient, Vincent, in his home. Vincent shoots Crowe and then turns the gun on himself. The film jumps forward to find the now-recovered Crowe working with a new patient. Cole is a young boy who confesses he sees dead people.

"The Sixth Sense" did such a great job of setting up the story that viewers didn't think twice when Cole revealed his secret. They thought it was just a boy with an imagination until the film introduced them to the ghosts only he could see. The twist comes as Crowe loses his wedding ring and hears his wife crying in her sleep about him leaving her, finally showing that Crowe was dead the whole time.

The Planet of the Apes Was Actually Earth

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20th Century Fox

Charlton Heston took the world by storm in 1968's "Planet of the Apes." Based on the book of the same name, the film starred Heston as George Taylor, one of three astronauts who wake when their ship crashes on a foreign planet. The trio finds a lush landscape but encounters strange things, leading to apes capturing Taylor and taking him to their home called Ape City. Taylor also meets Dr. Zaius, the ape in charge of his case, and Nova, a female ape.

"Planet of the Apes" left viewers on the edge of their seats as Taylor fought with the apes who wondered where he came from and later escaped. In the final few moments, Taylor finds the Statue of Liberty and learns that their ship traveled through time and landed on Earth where apes ruled after humans were wiped out.