What makes a movie truly memorable? Some would say the acting, others would cite the special effects, but one of the things that truly makes a movie live long in the memory is a well-written plot with surprising twists and turns that really keep us guessing.
Major Spoilers ahead: The best films manage to surprise and shock us with their unpredictable stories, and the following 5 classics had some of the best twists in cinematic history. Did you see any of these twists coming the first time you saw them?
Orphan – There’s Something Wrong with Esther
A classic 2009 horror movie directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and starring Isabelle Fuhrman in the role of the eponymous orphan, this film follows a young couple who adopt a sweet-looking orphan girl after the death of their own unborn child.
At first, everything seems fine, but when the girl starts demonstrating violent behavior, it quickly becomes clear, something is wrong. Shockingly, towards the end of the film, we learn that this seemingly 9-year-old child is actually a 33-year-old woman with a growth disorder and murderous intent.