The 9 Best Netflix Movies With Plot Twists and Unexpected Events

While Netflix doesn’t always churn out winners, some movies will positively stun you with unforeseen twists and turns.

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When it comes to movies, spoilers are the absolute worst. Knowing what’s going to happen in the next scene or the next act can ruin the tension and drama and the fun of a slamming revelation.

That’s why we’re so drawn to movies with exciting plot twists—the kind that make us buzz with predictions like “It might be this!” or “It might be that!” until something we don’t expect comes up.

With a great storyline and extraordinary plot twists, a movie can be thrilling and worth watching. Here are some of the best movies on Netflix with plot twists and unexpected events!

WARNING: Knowing that a plot twist exists is itself a spoiler, but we’re also going to name and explore the actual plot twists. Skip over any movies you haven’t seen yet.

9. The Cloverfield Paradox

This movie has an experiment-gone-wrong atmosphere to it, centering on scientists who are sent out into space to conduct a project.

In terms of problems that might arise, the only possible thing we could expect is the failure of the space station and being drifted far from Earth. No one expected an interdimensional connection between multiverses to occur in this movie.

8. In the Shadow of the Moon

In the Shadow of the Moon is one of those movies that mixes crime investigators with paranormal phenomena. The usual outcomes are one of two: either the case remains unsolved or the detectives resort to using paranormal methods to catch the culprit.

Instead, we have a scenario where every nine years—for the rest of his life—the investigator chases an extraordinary case that costs him his life, family, career, and friends.

The movie tackles a futuristic approach to changing a whole nation by eliminating those who might start a small movement that will eventually ruin the entire country if left unchecked.

7. Eli

If you’re into horror movies and feel like nothing has really quite thrilled you lately, you should watch Eli. It’s the story of a young boy with a peculiar illness that causes him to keep away from everything—even the air he breathes needs to be inspected.

As the story goes on, in a clinic full of doctors who are said to be experts on his case, a creepy and disturbing story lurks behind the curtains: the secret of the boy, the hospital, and his parents are eventually revealed in unexpected twists of dark fantasy.

6. In the Tall Grass

Being lost in the woods is a scary experience for anyone, but being lost in a field of tall grass with no sure escape can be much worse.

This thriller movie features a field that changes all the time, every minute, every second, making one’s sense of direction meaningless and obliterating one’s survival instincts.

The story is quite unique with its combination of betrayal, time loop, creepy figures, and psychotic killer all in one place with no exit.

5. Fractured

Fractured is a story that brings life to dissociative amnesia and gives it a whole new meaning. The thrills and events in this movie will surely raise the hairs on your neckk right up to the end of the story.

It all starts with a man who brings his daughter to a hospital for an X-ray, and that launches a series of events dripping with suspicion. It all ends with him getting his family back, but with an unexpected thrill.

4. His House

His House is a film about a man who’s granted the opportunity to live in a community and leave his former life. In it, he’s given a house—one that’s more than good enough for starting again with his wife—but they eventually run into a series of unexplained occurrences.

The story runs deep into traditional culture and beliefs that show a curse is behind everything that’s happening to them, in line with denial, guilt, and conscience.

3. Don’t Listen

Here’s another horror film that’ll have you glued to your seat. Don’t Listen features a family who regularly changes their residence because their father’s line of work demands it.

At first, the movie seems to carry a typical family-murder theme because of the eerie background and huge house, but as the story progresses, you can see that there’s more to it.

You’ll find elements that relate to European witchcraft and its history, which give a more uniquely thrilling experience to the film.

2. Awake

Awake is an interesting movie that features a world deprived of sleep. With all people losing their ability to think properly due to lack of rest, chaos and turmoil flood the community.

This movie also features a mother who tries her best to survive along with her two kids, with one being the answer to the catastrophic sleeplessness epidemic that’s ravaging everyone.

1. The Discovery

No matter what you think about the afterlife, The Discovery will have you thinking. This movie is about an alternative history where science has proven the existence of an afterlife.

For many, this discovery leads them to commit suicide in the hopes that they’ll find better happiness in the afterlife. For the rest who remain on Earth, the world looks a lot different than it used to be.

In the end, The Discovery asks: “What would you do for someone you love?” And that makes the story exciting up to the end.

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