14. The Sixth Sense
M. Night Shyamalan’s twist endings eventually saw him become something of a punchline, but the law of diminishing returns will never detract from the shocking rug-pull at the end of The Sixth Sense.
It’s still a great movie even if you know how it plays out, and if anything there’s definite value in re-watching it just to see all of the signs laid out in front of our eyes that Bruce Willis’ Malcolm Crowe was dead all along.
On second viewing it becomes apparent and even obvious, but hindsight is always 20/20 and very few people could have predicted the jaw-dropping twist to The Sixth Sense going in.