After hearing about the recent finale of Lost, it got me thinking about movie endings. I love movies where something happens in the final scene that is a shocking revelation and it causes you to re-think the entire movie. I have listed some movies below that are know for having some major twists and surprises at the end of the movie. CAUTION-major spoilers below! Read at your own risk.
Psycho-Norman has split personalities and was acting as his mother. The movie is named after him.
The Sixth Sense - Bruce Willis died in the first scene but didn't realize he was a ghost until the end.
The Others - Nicole Kidman is actually a ghost (where else have we seen that?)
The Usual Suspects - Kevin Spacey's inept character was actually the mastermind Keyser Soza
The Village -It takes place in modern times but they live in a protected sanctuary.
The Prestige - Christian Bale had an identical twin to help him pull off the tricks.
Planet of the Apes - They landed back on earth in the future and it had been taken over by apes.
The Empire Strikes Back - Darth Vader is Luke's Father (and even worse, Luke kissed his sister)
The Game -It was just an elaborate staged surprise for his birthday.
The Crying Game - The he is actually a she (never seen it).
Citizen Kane - His dying word "Rosebud" was the name of the sled he had as a young boy.
Fight Club - Edward Norton's character and Tyler Durden are actually the same person .
Soylent Green - This popular government subsidized food staple is made out of people!
So there you go. In just a few minutes I have spoiled over 60 years of Hollywood's greatest surprise endings. I warned you not to read if you haven't seen them.