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Is there a category for films like 'Shutter Island' where the story is turned upside down at the end of the movie, and then you have a "WTF" feeling?

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Try watching <a href="imdb.com/title/tt2585562/">Pizza</a>;, a Tamil movie which also have a similar "WTF" feeling at the end –  Arunkumar TK Nov 13 '13 at 10:27

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I'd classify them as films with a twist ending, and Shutter Island in particular to have what's called an "unreliable narrator". See this wikipedia page for more classifications of plot twists with a few examples of each.

I won't compile a list here--Google should be able to--but keep in mind that watching a movie with the knowledge that a plot twist is coming might diminish the experience for you :)

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Also, I'm not sure how much in the question or answer needs to be spoilered, or whether I'm just being overprotective. –  Verge Dec 14 '11 at 9:07
The general policy for spoilers is, that in the question and answer bodies they are perfectly allowed to exist, just not the question titles. If you really fear that you could ruin the movie for somebody (well, only someone deciding to read a question about a movie he hasn't seen), you could use the spoiler markup (don't know the markdown code for it, though), which only shows the text when hovering over it, but use responsibly. –  Napoleon Wilson Jun 7 '13 at 10:46
In literature its called the O.Henry ending. Since this is adapted from a book might apply to this movie as well. –  Judge Dredd Jun 7 '13 at 14:08

You can use free online services like Jinni to find movies related to particular mood/plot. For your benefit, I did a search with keyword 'Surprise Twist'. Here is the result.

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I think Surprise Twist is an answer OP was in search of, so that's kind of hard to fead to a search engine. –  NGLN Dec 14 '11 at 21:42

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