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15 Times TV Shows And Movies Had Plot Twists That People Didn't See Coming At All

Prepare to go down a twisty hole.

Recently, a Reddit thread sparked a conversation in which people shared a plot twist that left them in awe. Here are some of the most popular responses:

1. The Mist

MGM Distribution Co.

"The ending of The Mist was fucking crazy." —the_dove_from_above

NOTE: Stephen King (who wrote the novel The Mist) once said this about the movie's new ending:

"It is the most shocking ending ever and there should be a law passed stating that anybody who reveals the last five minutes of this film should be hung from their neck until dead."

(Read more about the ending of The Mist.)

2. Black Mirror Season 3, Episode 2, "Playtest"

Netflix

"The ending to Black Mirror's 'Playtest.' I had to pause and reevaluate what I had just watched."

Watch the ending to "Playtest" and read an explanation of it.

3. House of Cards Season 2, Episode 1, "Chapter 14"

Netflix

"I nearly woke my family up with my, 'WOAH!' when I was watching it at 2 a.m." —mandwuba

(Here's more context regarding the twist.)

4. The Good Place Season 1, Episode 13, "Michael's Gambit"

NBC

"Michael’s laugh after that is so evil and shocking." —galaxi12

(Here's more context regarding the twist.)

5. Sorry to Bother You

Mirror Releasing

"That movie completely caught me by surprise since there was no way I could have guessed it would end up going in the crazy direction it went. I messaged my friend that recommended it to me and told him that it had me fucked up." —-eDgAR-

6. Westworld Season 1, Episode 7, "Trompe L'Oeil"

HBO

"Season 1, when a certain character remarked, 'What door?' I immediately shit bricks." —Apophes439

(Here's more context regarding this twist.)

7. Gone Girl

20th Century Fox

The plot twist in Gone Girl had me pausing the movie and SCREAMING. Maybe it was predictable to some, but it caught me so off guard.

8. The Usual Suspects

Gramercy Pictures

"The Usual Suspects ending. Never saw it coming." —GoneyerselfBigMan

(Here's an explanation on the ending.)

9. Interstellar

Paramount Pictures

"I watched Interstellar for the first time. It wasn't the twist itself, but I just had to take a moment to think about the universe and shit. Once the movie was over, I just kinda stared at the ceiling for a while. It was overwhelming to me." —Bibbenboober

10. Saw

Lions Gate Films

"The first Saw movie. That twist slapped me hard at the time, and I loved it!" —Bear327

11. The Prestige

Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

"The two major plot twists in The Prestige made me rethink everything I had just watched. Such a great movie." —Jcrispy13

12. Memento

Newmarket

"The end of Memento." —etymologynerd

(Here's an explanation of Memento's ending.)

13. Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 5, "The Door"

HBO

"'Hold the door' caught me off guard." —Ja3o6

14. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Marvel

Just now watched Spider-Man: Homecoming. I was NOT expecting (see spoiler above). Had to pause it and walk around the living room to process it all. Here's a clip of the twist.

15. Funny Games

Warner Independent Pictures

"The twist in Funny Games grabbed me by the neck like a frightened kitten, had me feeling all kinds of hopeless and upset. Had to pause it for a hot minute just so I could get my pulse under control and crawl back into my body." —kid-m

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