Surprise endings...

Do you actually see them coming? What's your favourite?

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13/01/2014 at 21:16

Das Boot - never expected that to happen!

Saw the twist in the tale of "The Village" a mile off but still thought it was well done.

13/01/2014 at 21:22

I didn't spot the twist at the end of "The Village" and favourite is probably "The Usual Suspects"...

If you haven't watched "Oldboy" and can cope with subtitles and a bit of gore, then that has an interesting twist...

13/01/2014 at 21:49

I loved Das Boot!

I guess Carrie will always be shock/surprise, and Leon when he reveals the pin, but the one that really surprised me and made me cheer out loud was The Departed.


13/01/2014 at 22:07

'Burn After Reading'. Beware the CIA.

Of course there's the 'Shawshank Redemtion'. Can't be topped that one.

Edited: 13/01/2014 at 22:08
13/01/2014 at 23:42

There's a low key Bruce Willis film called 'Unbreakable' which has a very natty twist at the end.  Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

gingerfurball    pirate
14/01/2014 at 09:59

That Se7en one with Brad was awful though

14/01/2014 at 10:23
gingerfurball wrote (see)

That Se7en one with Brad was awful though

I agree with you GFB. Way too much hype, I was underwhelmed.


I had read the Shawshank Redemption before I saw the film but it was done brilliantly.


The ending of "The Woman in Black" was a bit of a surprise too. Talk about ingratitude! 


I suppose one of the most daring, though, is still Psycho where the main character (up to that point) gets killed off halfway through. 

Edited: 14/01/2014 at 10:24
14/01/2014 at 12:03

Jacob's Ladder
and no, I didn't see it coming

14/01/2014 at 12:36

1956 Grand National

14/01/2014 at 12:38
RicF wrote (see)

'Burn After Reading'. Beware the CIA.

My favourite film ending of all time.

Closely followed by Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

14/01/2014 at 12:45

I quite like the end of the Sound of Music, where they escape over the mountains and then it turns out they're in Bavaria and they get captured by the Nazis.

14/01/2014 at 12:48

The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis

14/01/2014 at 12:57

Not the ending but The Crying Game and then The Ipcress File are the two that spring to mind.


14/01/2014 at 13:10
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

1956 Grand National

Doesn't beat the 1913 Derby for drama...

14/01/2014 at 13:21

There was more blood in '13 I suppose.

14/01/2014 at 13:25

I liked the ending of Alvin and the Chipmunks when they are devoured by bloodhounds.

seren nos    pirate
14/01/2014 at 13:28
carterusm wrote (see)

The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis

same with me...I had to watch it over again straight away to try and resuss it out

gingerfurball    pirate
14/01/2014 at 13:36

Cheerful Dave    pirate
14/01/2014 at 13:43

Snakes on a Plane... never saw that one coming.

14/01/2014 at 19:27

Not sure if anyone's ever seen Eden Lake.

One of those films that you could see happening in real life, couple disturbed by local yobs and then things get worse and worse.

The ending is cruel, as it looks like it'll be some kind of happy one, but instead there's a horrible twist right at the end, and a slow soul destroying one!

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