Plot twists can make or break movies. When executed well, a plot twist can add a whole new layer of meaning and complexity to the film. But if delivered poorly, it can ruin the entire movie, no matter how great its other aspects are. A good plot twist is something that is unexpected yet believable. While it completely contradicts the assumptions the viewers have been led to believe, it shouldn’t be random, meaning there have to be at least subtle hints planted early in the story that support the big reveal. To learn more about what makes a perfect plot twist, check out 30 of the greatest movie plot twists of all time in the list below.
American Psycho (2000)
Based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel of the same name, American Psycho stars Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, a yuppie New York City investment banker who is gradually revealed to be a serial killer preying on homeless people, sex workers, work colleagues, and random members of the public.
But in the final scene of the Mary Harron-directed movie, Patrick learns that many of his victims are still alive, suggesting that the killings he has done are not real and may all be in his head.