15 epic movie twists [SLIDESHOW]

For movie lovers, a good plot twist makes or breaks a film.

Here are 15 movies with awesome plot twists. Beware, this slideshow gives away the ending to a lot of great films!

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  • Possibly the most iconic line in movie history. "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" when Darth Vader said, "No, I am your father." Talk about a twist no one saw coming.
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  •  In "The Usual Suspects" Kevin Spacey is really Keyser Soze. He leaves the police station, straightens out his fake limp, and the cop questioning him realizes he made up that entire story he was feeding him from things he saw around the police station! (photo:Spelling Films International)
  • In "The Village" the viewer is led to believe the year is 1897. Turns out it's present day.
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  • In "Primal Fear" Martin Vail (Richard Gere) helps Aaron Stampler (Edward Norton) get off on a murder charge.
Stampler has a split personality named Roy - a sociopath who kills people. The judge finds him not guilty by reason of insanity. All seems well. Until it's revealed that "there never was an Aaron" and Roy had planned the whole thing. 
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  • In "The Others" Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) and her two children are being haunted by ghosts. They spend most of the movie afraid of the spirits in their house. Then, in a crazy twist, it is revealed that Grace and her children are the ghosts and they are the ones haunting the house.
(photo:Dimension Films, Warner Bros.)
  • in "Momento" there's not really a specific "John G". Leonard has created this whole man hunt on his own.
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  • At the end of "The Prestige" it's revealed that the two magicians have different ways of preforming a trick called "the transported man." It turns out Borden has a twin brother who helps him do his trick. Hugh Jackman's character, Angiers, makes clones of himself that he lets drown in giant glass vats of water beneath the stage.
(Buena Vista Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • In "V for Vendetta" Evey thinks she is being held prisoner by the British government. Turns out she's being held prisoner by V. Also, the United Kingdom staged a massive biochemical terrorist attack against its own people.
(Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • "Scream" is another classic horror film, with a twist! The killer was Sydney's boyfriend, Billy all along! Stu is his accomplice.
(Dimension Films)
  • "SAW" Possibly the best ending to a horror film of all time. The corpse in the room is actually John Kramer, the Jigsaw Killer.
(Twisted Pictures, Lionsgate)
  • Alfred Hitchcock's iconic movie "Psycho." The twist? Norman Bates' mother is already dead. The killer is Norman Bates dressed as his mother. 
(Photo:Paramount Pictures,Universal Pictures)
  • In "The Sixth Sense" Cole says, "I see dead people." He isn't kidding. Turns out Bruce Willis has been dead all along.
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  • In "Fight Club," Tyler Durden isn't real. He's the alter ego of Edward Norton's character. Surprise!
(photocredit: 20th Century Fox)
  • "Soylent Green" is another Charlton Heston classic. In the year 2022, people survive on food rations provided by the Soylent Corporation. It's said to be a nutritious sort of "plankton" but Heston discovers that - "Soylent Green is people!"
(photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • The original "Planet of the Apes" when Charlton Heston stumbles upon what remains of the Statue of Liberty and realizes the Ape Planet is post-nuclear war Earth.
(photo:20th Century Fox)