The 10 Best Movie Twist Endings of the Decade
Our cornucopia of decade's end lists continues now with the Twist List: The best twist-endings and third-act mindf*cks from the last ten years. They're the cherries on your Manoj sundae, and they're after the jump.
The set-up: A group of ten strangers are stranded at a Nevada motel during a thunderstorm. Meanwhile, a psychopath awaits trial at a mental institution.
The twist: The strangers are all multiple personalities of the psychopath, each being killed off in his mind by the true homicidal personality: Timmy York, a quiet boy who had faked his own death earlier.
The set-up: Irish-Catholic Boston boy Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) is raised by mobster Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) to become a mole in the Massachusetts State Police. Meanwhile a force graduate (Leonardo DiCaprio) is convinced to become an undercover agent infiltrating Costello's inner circle.
The twist: Having executed a seemingly perfect crime with no witnesses, Sullivan returns home expecting to find his psychiatrist girlfriend Madolyn. Instead, Staff Sergeant Sean Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) is waiting for him, and puts a bullet in his head.