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Poll: Top 250 Middle Twists

Many memorable plot twists happened near the end of the movie or during the final act, to the degree that most of the time, the notion of 'twist' is associated with surprise endings. But that's ignoring that many classic shockers, surprises or plot-derailing revelations happened in the second act.

Which of these middle plot twists from Top 250 movies surprised you the most?

After voting, you may discuss the list here

Middle or Ending, a twist is still a twist... so SPOILERS AHEAD

Make Your Choice

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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    "I am your father", while this happens pretty much during the film's finale, it is arguably a middle plot twist if you consider the whole narrative trilogy and the fact that the real shock about the ending is that Han Solo isn't saved.
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

    "Mmm. Juicy Fruit".
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    Se7en (1995)

    "DETECTIVE! You're looking for me".
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    Psycho (1960)

    Does this one really need the spoiler tag?
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    L.A. Confidential (1997)

    "Rollo Tomasi."
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    Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    Orange you glad I was a cop?
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    Rashomon (1950)

    Either the moment where we get the second version of the story (and get what the film is about) or when even the dead guy gives his own version, which was a move no one could see coming.
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    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.".
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    All About Eve (1950)

    Eve like in the eve-il treachery reve-ealed in the middle.
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    Pulp Fiction (1994)

    Vincent gets toasted
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    The Third Man (1949)

    A debatable one, from the credits, we could expect the face of Orson Welles to pop up at anytime, but not the asskicking way it was done.
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    Ikiru (1952)

    Post-mortem flashback
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    Room (2015)

    When you realize that the title only refers to the first half of the film.
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    A Beautiful Mind (2001)

    A beautiful... but unreliable mind.
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    Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    "What's your major malfunction, numbnuts?".
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    Gone Girl (2014)

    "I'm so much happier now that I'm dead. Technically missing. Soon to be presumed dead. Gone.".
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    Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Tragic early celebration.
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    Dial M for Murder (1954)

    Things don't go as planned... or do they?
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    The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

    "Obviously they're not talking about this microbe. He must have a peanut"

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