These aren’t just films with great endings. They’re films that would have been complete failures without an eleventh hour twist. Click the images to watch the endings at YouTube.
10. Citizen Kane (1941)
It may be the stuff of a film professor’s wet dreams, but ask any film student and they’ll tell you, Citizen Kane is a two hour set-up for a three-minute scene. In fact, the whole movie can basically be abbreviated to its closing shot and line.
9. The Usual Suspects (1995)
The conclusion to Kevin Spacey’s best performance makes this one of the best crime movies ever. The final scene turns everything that came before it on its head. More than that, the movie’s final revelation makes the rest of the movie’s fragmented plot make sense.
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