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on 24 Mar 2009 04:59

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Best WTF: Endings, Plots and Moments

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1. The Nines (2007)
You have to be willing to accept the WTF moments, because if you don't you missed the whole point and will most likely hate it. Each of the 3 acts increases in WTF value till the end will either have you nodding in approval of a truly unique idea, or cursing it because you think it's "dumb". The whole concept behind the movie is a bold move, so enjoy it for its nobility to try something new.
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People who added this item 110  Average listal rating (71 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
2. Right at Your Door (2006)
When a dirty-virus-laden-bomb is detonated in LA, the character decisions will have you questioning what you would do in that situation. The unique situation the film establishes, sets up a great WTF ending. Watch this movie with your significant-other to see if it will last, if the conversation you have after viewing ends in "WTF, really?" good luck.
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People who added this item 6558  Average listal rating (4350 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. The Sixth Sense (1999)
It was in front of you the whole time and you didn't even know it. The moment you realize whats going on is almost the same moment Bruce Willis' character puts it together. Not only is the main character of the film experiencing an ultimate WTF moment, the audience is right there with him. Quick cuts to evidence that was throughout the film reveal what was really going on. The second time around you're wondering why you didn't see it before, because it fits almost perfectly.
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People who added this item 8122  Average listal rating (5186 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
4. Fight Club (1999)
Upfront we are given a movie that has no setup for any sort of surprise ending. I mean it's about guys beating the sh!t out of each other, male bonding and some other stuff. What could happen right? An ending that was so well done, that every other movie that tries it looks retarded (I'm talking to you Secret Window!).
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People who added this item 3696  Average listal rating (2473 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
5. Saw (2004)
Before this was milked out to an astonishing 8 movies and clearly overstaying it's welcome (two more movies: Saw 3D and an unlikely Saw 8). Saw started off as a compelling and unique twist of a tale. The plot would spur conversations of whether or not you'd be able to perform the gruesome self mutilation required to survive. And the ending at the time was also an unexpected twist. All along we thought it was Benjamin Linus pulling the strings... Little did we know this would be the birth of a new age horror icon (debatable)... Jigsaw. His revelation in the climax of this movie topped off the WTF sundae with a WTF cherry.
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People who added this item 2676  Average listal rating (1671 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
6. Oldboy (2003)
When a drunken man is kidnapped on his way home for his daughters birthday he didn't know he would be held captive for 15+ years! What would YOU do when you got out? Thats right have sex and KICK SOME ASS! But you have been gone for a long time be prepared to face WTF's all around.
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People who added this item 669  Average listal rating (359 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
7. Primer (2004)
Time Travel is a difficult subject for movies. If there was ONE movie that did it right it would be primer. And because its so well done its full of WTF moments. Primer was not only written by a former mathematician and engineer with only $7,000, it doesn't dumb ANYTHING down. Once the time travel starts even if you're paying attention you'll still be WTF'ing your way to the end. The WTF value still remains after multiple viewings.
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People who added this item 1797  Average listal rating (1125 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
8. Battle Royale (2000)
In order to control an increase in unruly children. Japan apparently partakes in field trips that involve you killing your entire high school class! And you thought that our high school years were tough. This film isn't quite banned in America but the subject matter isn't exactly causing people to jump on it and rush it to DVD in the states. That alone is worthy of a WTF.
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People who added this item 1922  Average listal rating (1176 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
9. Hard Candy (2005)
Before she was putting babies up for adoption Ellen Page was giving a potential pedophile/sexual predator a day he wouldn't soon forget. This takes "To catch a Predator" and shows Chris Hansen how its done. Everything in this movie is a WTF moment. But most of all the sheer fact this young girl devised a plan that was so near flawless, and executed it with surgical precision (pun intended).
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People who added this item 3201  Average listal rating (2135 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
10. 28 Days Later... (2002)
As our protagonist Jim navigates the deserted London streets, he finds himself in a church. As he searches disturbs a zombie. It sits straight up in the middle of the pews and stares at Jim. No rage, no attack, just stares at him. WTF?
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People who added this item 2362  Average listal rating (1545 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
11. Burn After Reading (2008)
Presented with the Cohen brothers dark sense of humor we are delivered one of the most rediclous deaths ever. Brad Pitt is hiding in a closet, George Clooney while cleaning up grabs his gun to put away. As he opens the closet door we see Brad's stupid looking smile for one second before a startled George shoots him in the f**king face. He had no clue he was there or who he was. You couldn't help but laugh hard at the scene thinking "WTF?"
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People who added this item 2379  Average listal rating (1587 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
12. Tropic Thunder (2008)
As our team of Hollywood jerk offs are dumped into the jungle, the director of the film tells them its all fake and to just play along. Just then he steps on a land mine and is reduced to a fine mist of blood, body parts and a decapitated head (which is then tossed around like a prop by our stars). Don't worry it was all fake... wasn't it? Hold on, did he just die!? WTF?
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People who added this item 1624  Average listal rating (1037 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
13. Cube (1997)
As we are introduced to the first character in Cube, we watch him as he tries to figure out where he is. He checks the hatches located on all 6 sides of the cube shaped room and picks one. A moment of hesitation as he walks across the new cube. In an instant he flinches as a loud mechanical 'woosh' breaks the silence. For a moment he looks fine, standing in the middle of the cube. Soon grid lines of blood form on his body and he crumbles into small cubes in a pile of gore on the floor. As you take in the scene in its glory all you can say is "WTF". soon your question is answered as a razor-wire grid rotates down into view and folds back up into the ceiling. What... the... f**k
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People who added this item 2022  Average listal rating (1278 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.6 
14. Silent Hill (2006)
Loud air raid siren whales as our main characters flee to safety inside a church. Oh noes! Someone fell behind! At that moment PyramidHead grabs the poor soul by the neck and rips her clothes off in one quick swipe. Then with equal effort, he grabs the skin on her chest and skins her alive! F**king brutal. That kind of brutality left most people in laughter over the "WTF? Did he just rip her skin off!"
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People who added this item 923  Average listal rating (584 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.8 
15. The Forgotten (2004)
Most people imagine being abducted by aliens involving a beam of light and slowly ascending into the sky. Not the people behind the Forgotten. In an action so unnatural and so sudden every time you see it makes you go WTF. People get ripped the f**k into the sky to such a degree you can't imagine they survived the journey. It also happens in such a way that you aren't really expecting it so when it does happen, it's like a happy surprise.
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People who added this item 2578  Average listal rating (1660 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
16. Final Destination (2000)
you know the one, when that B!tch steps out into the street and gets flattened by the bus. One of those moments that you're WTFing so hard you have to laugh. In fact that they had to re-edit the move to include a longer shot with no dialog after that scene because sreener audiences were so pumped up and laughing they missed the scene after it.
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People who added this item 4688  Average listal rating (3099 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
17. The Departed (2006)
A corrupt cop working for the mob. An honest undercover cop infiltrating the mob... what could go wrong right? As these two characters move through the plot the tension created as we anticipate the the moment when they would meet is only shadowed by the actual confrontation. Even if you know what's going to happen, it's still a shock, leaving you wondering WTF did this movie just do to it's main characters.
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People who added this item 2197  Average listal rating (1484 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
18. Cloverfield (2008)
We have a colossus sea monster and the colossus' parasites that were brought up with it (already serious WTF). But These little baddies had some serious venom that caused swelling so severe no dose antihistamine could prevent the inevitable: Our cast of cocky 20-somethings decide to take the subway tunnels. Hud, equipped with a night-vision equipped camera is the only one who knows what's lurking just behind them.... "RUN"! One of our characters is bitten... nothing to worry about, it's just a scratch-- right?
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People who added this item 469  Average listal rating (279 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
19. The Man from Earth (2007)
As a man (John) tells his life story at his moving away party, the friends he's made over the past 10 years start to realize there is something more to his stories than expected. He tells them that he is immortal and has lived for thousands of years. His story unfolds his friends poke and prod the details to the point that the audience isn't even sure what to think of his story.
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People who added this item 930  Average listal rating (593 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
20. The Host (2006)
A peaceful riverside park, people having picnics, laying in the sun. Focus is turned to something hanging from a bridge. Curiosity gathers people near the rivers edge. They throw food into the water, suspecting it to be a dolphin of some kind as it swims away. As the people clamor on about what it could have been, a few people standing near the water watch in paralyzed horror as a huge lumbering creature stampedes towards them taking out unsuspecting people or people too horrified to move. The experience of our main character processing what he's looking at and piecing together the danger is a wonderful slice of WTF. Also the bizarre mix of comedy is worthy of a WTF of its own.
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People who added this item 1820  Average listal rating (1104 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
21. Adaptation (2002)
Adaptation is an ouroboros of a plot. (Ouroboros is a snake eating it's own tail). This story self writes as it happens, it's self referencing and self fulfilling. The whole thing is like one long deja vu. Nicolas Cage pulling out all the stops and proving he can in fact act, and act well merits a WTF career achievement award of some kind. Anyone who bashes Nick Cage's acting ability has obviously never seen this movie.
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People who added this item 568  Average listal rating (368 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
22. High Tension (Switchblade Romance, UK) (2003)
Alexandre Aja has brought us the Hills Have Eyes remake and the upcoming Piranhas 3D remake, but before all that he brought us this little WTF gem. Some people considered the ending to be horrible and the plot nonsensical and full of plot holes... but one thing to remember is that the movie we see is the 'story' the main character is telling or her interpretation and not what actually happens. If you're willing to accept that and ignore the "plot holes" some of the biggest WTF moments reveal that characters mental state. And build up to one hell of a WTF ending.
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Though minimal in actual spoilers this will take the wind out of any of these movies you haven't seen. Please, as a courtesy to yourself and the movie use caution when reading this list.

Endings that had you questioning the movie as a whole.
Complicated or Unique plots that have you taking notes or rethinking life.
Moments that damn near make the movie worth full admission for that one scene.
These are things that makes us go "What The F**K!?"

A Growing List. Additions as I come up with them.

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Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Apr 17 4:11
The Departed is good too...when Leo Dies
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at May 27 11:41
I concur with the above statement and Fight CLUB
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at May 27 17:51
Check out the movie Fat Girl (2001) from France. It's on Criterion DVD.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at May 27 21:59
You need to watch High Tension(Haute Tension)
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 7 9:32
Watch some Takashi Miike for plenty of WTF moments.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Sep 27 10:07
Sion Sono's "Strange Circus" is all about WTF Plot Twists.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Sep 27 10:56
How come theres not a single david lynch movie on that list?!
Ive tried watching Inland Empire, its a nostop WTF?! movie
despite that, good choices (except cloverfield kinda really sucks )
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Sep 27 19:17
Haha, so true about the Forgotten ;)
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Sep 29 17:35
You can add 3 more movies to this great list, American Psycho, the Mist, 1408. All have great WTF factors in it.

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