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Mar 30, 2020

17 More Plot Twists That Are So Shocking, They Should've Won An Academy Award On Their Own

Every great series is a trilogy, after all.

Twice now, we've asked members of our BuzzFeed Community, "If there were an Academy Award for 'Best Movie Plot Twist,' which films would have DEFINITELY won?" and their answers were so good, they sparked even more brilliant responses! So here's the threequel in this trilogy of posts, with even MORE plot twists that would like to thank the Academy:

Also, WARNING: Given the nature of this post, several of the entries contain SPOILERS for their respective films, so please proceed with caution!!!

1. Parasite (2019)

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"The fact that there was a whole-ass person living in the rich people's basement caught me so off guard!"

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2. Breaking Dawn: Part 2 (2012)

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"I’m still unsure how I feel about this one, but it was definitely well-executed. I left the theater shocked and here I am today still thinking about it."

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3. Se7en (1995)

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"When you finally find out WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!"

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4. Last Christmas (2019)

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"This one should definitely be included. I was not expecting that twist at all!"

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5. The Uninvited (2009)

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"This one for sure! Not enough people have seen this movie."

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6. La La Land (2016)

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"The ending montage will always be my favorite twist in anything."

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7. Searching (2018)

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"This one actually has A LOT of great twists, but the best one was when it was revealed that Detective Vick was responsible for Margot’s disappearance. It blew my mind in the theater. It's a great film and super underrated film, and the twists in it are just perfect."

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8. Arlington Road (1999)

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"It truly got me. I'm still upset about it like 20 years later."

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9. The Orphanage (2007)

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"When you find out that the mother had inadvertently locked her son in a hidden room and that the noises/scares during the movie were just him trying get out...it was so sad."

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10. Identity (2003)

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"When the first major twist/big reveal happened, the entire theater — including myself and my dad — were collectively like, 'What in the actual fuck?!' It literally came out of nowhere."

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11. Remember Me (2010)

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"There was never a more jaw-dropping ending than the main character finally getting his life together, only to be seen going up 80 floors in one of the twin towers on 9/11 and DYING. I mean WTF?!"

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12. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

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"If someone told me they knew King Candy was actually Turbo, I'd say they were lying!"

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13. Knives Out (2019)

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"This one had a lot of nice plot twists, but I was shocked when we find out Marta gave the right medicine, and Ransom set fire to the DNA lab not to protect her, but to destroy the evidence that she wasn't guilty!"

Grégory Damaso, Facebook

14. American Psycho (2000)

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"The first time I watched that and that ending came, I was genuinely shocked!"

Cory Lyle Vinderslev, Facebook

15. Jacob's Ladder (1990)

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"I saw this recently for the first time and it has a great plot twist ending. Like, HOLY SHIT."

Sara Luna, Facebook

16. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

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"How has this not been mentioned on either of the previous lists?!"

Ashton Melchert

17. Sixth Sense (1999)

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"This is the ONLY right answer. The end of this movie, when you find out that Malcom has been a ghost this whole time changed how movie twists are written. And when you go back and rewatch it, it makes so much sense when you notice all the little foreshadowing that goes into it!"

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Now it's your turn! What movie plot twist do YOU believe would be honored with the coveted (and completely made up) "Best Movie Plot Twist" Oscar? Share your pick in the comments below, and be sure to follow the BuzzFeed Community for a chance to be featured in an upcoming post and/or video!

Some entries have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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