4º – Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)After being brutally injured and having his wife murdered, a man will search endlessly for the killer of the woman, even having to deal with a serious problem in his short-term memory that prevents him from storing new events for long. Magistral, ‘Memento’ has a whole philosophical foundation under its history, showing how life is made in a subjective way, giving substance to the individual by the most diverse means. The “plot twist” contained in the film explicitly explains this philosophical load of the work, even causing a sense of re-evaluation of life on the part of the viewer.
3º – Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)After stealing a huge amount of the place where she works, a young woman decides to flee the city, falling on the road and stopping at a secluded hotel for a night’s sleep. The problem was that the hotel carried some lethal secrets to the young woman’s life. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, ‘Psycho’ alters all the basic meanings of terror and suspense, bringing a plot that suffers a dichotomy in the middle of the film’s display, elevating one of the greatest twists of the genre.
2º – The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, 1999)A psychologist tries to help a boy who sees ghosts in his day to day life. Directed by the king of plot twists, the good M. Night Shyamalan, ‘The Sixth Sense’, in addition to being, in fact, an excellent film, with a quite broad atmospheric suspense load, brings one of the most unexpected twists of the seventh art.
1º – Deathtrap (Sidney Lumet, 1982)A screenwriter, having been through a difficult phase in his career, decides to plan the murder of one of his students in order to get a script from the young man. Alternating between mystery and comedy, ‘Deathtrap’ is a film that deconstructs each scene, working to confuse and surprise its viewer at all times.