Originally Posted by Andrew Merriweather
How does THE USUAL SUSPECTS do that, though? They've got a bunch of burned-up bodies on a boat and the rest is Verbal's story. I don't get what pleasure people derive from combing back over the film, looking for hints and clues as to what was real and what wasn't - literally everything could quite easily be an invention of Kint's, especially given the cues he takes from items in the room.
To me, I still come back to and enjoy The Usual Suspects
because whether you read them as total fabrications or versions of the "truth," those scenes are very well made and acted. As "non-submersible units" unto themselves, they're enjoyable to watch.
ETA: Also, a "format request"...
Since many of us want to participate in and read this thread (assuming it gets beyond listing), yet invariably will have not seen every single film listed, how about some sort of agreed upon format like: name the title of the film at the top of your post followed by a reasonable gap before the text begins describing the twist. Basically, just name the film so that someone's not skimming the actual twist/spoiler before they can see what film it's for.