Today is Trickeration Day at the movies! The topic at The Bumbles Blog is Movies with Surprise Endings!
Molly and Andy listed some really great movies! If you want to play along, come up with a list of your own, write a post about your surprise ending movies and then link it to Molly & Andy's blog!
At first I thought I couldn't come up with any but then, little by little, one seeped into my memory, then part of another, which I must say, was a devil trying to remember,! but once I did, I remembered a few more!
Presumed Innocent (1990) Harrison Ford is a hot-shot attorney charged with the murder of his female colleague and mistress. Bonnie Bedelia plays Ford's wife and John Spencer, Raul Julia and Brian Dennehy are also in the movie. It is an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Scott Turow. The movie is great as is the book.
The Jagged Edge (1985) A wonderful murder mystery, quite scary at times with great twists and turns, Jeff Bridges is arrested for the vicious murder of his wife in their remote beach house. Glenn Close, Robert Loggia and Peter Coyote star in the courtroom drama with a 1940's feel. If you haven't seen this definitely rent, if you have see it again! lol It's that good!
Hot Fuzz (2007) A British action comedy about two police officers, one a sort of bumbling idiot, the other takes himself a little too seriously but is amazingly good at his job. Together they attempt to solve a series of mysterious and gruesome deaths in a quaint village. One of the officers is convinced they are murders, but it's possibly he's just bored and needs some excitement in the job! The movie stars Simon Pegg, also one of the writers, and Nick Frost, both worked together and starred in Shaun of the Dead, a fun, funny zombie movie.
Rebecca (1940) One of Alfred Hitchcock's wonderful psychological thrillers adapted from Dapne du Maurier's 1938 novel. The movie stars Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson. It's wonderfully creepy and scary! It was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won two including Best Picture.
The Sting (1973) This movie stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford (need I say more?!). They play two professional grifters (con men) who take on a mob boss. The plot is complicated and requires you to pay close attention but the movie is riveting and worth every minute of it's 2-hour length.