For readers who like movies full of mysteries and surprises, Bula has put together a list of 13 features with the most twists to watch in streaming: seven on Amazon Prime Video and six on Netflix. “Whiplash: In Search of Perfection” (2014), by Damien Chazelle, is on the paid channel Paramount +, on Amazon, but it is possible to test the service for free for seven days. In addition to being surprising, all the selected works received good ratings from critics specializing in cinema and the public. Among them, we highlight “O Ilusionista” (2006), by Neil Burger; “Um Contratempo” (2016), by Oriol Paulo; and “The Invitation” (2015), directed by Karyn Kusama. The titles are organized according to the year of release.
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Extraterrestrial beings land 12 spacecraft in different places on Earth. In the United States, the government calls on linguist Louise Banks and physicist Ian Donnelly to interpret the aliens' signals in an attempt to understand what they want on Earth. Louise and Ian do a series of experiments with extraterrestrials, but political interests end up interfering with their work. Meanwhile, the tension between Earthlings and aliens continues to rise.
Andrew dreams of being the best drummer of his generation and is inspired by Buddy Rich, his greatest idol. He gets a place to study at Shaffer Conservatory, the best music school in the United States, where he catches the eye of revered jazz master Terence Fletcher. To reach the level of perfection demanded by Terence, Andrew turns his dream into an obsession, putting his own physical and mental health at risk.
Daniel Atlas is the charismatic leader of the illusionist group “Os Quatro Caveleiros”. In addition to enchanting the public with surprising magic, they also rob banks and distribute the money in the accounts of the spectators themselves. Magicians announce that they will soon make the most audacious assault in history. Willing to unravel the group's tricks, FBI agent Dylan Rhodes goes out of his way to capture them.
A magician named Eisenheim haunts Vienna with its convincing numbers of illusionism. At one of his shows, he meets Sophie, the girl he loved as a teenager and who is now promised to Crown Prince Leopold. Eisenheim and Sophie start a secret romance, but Leopold is suspicious and places a police inspector to investigate the illusionist and unmask his magic tricks.
Trevor Reznik suffers from insomnia and last slept over a year ago. Since then, tiredness is destroying your physical and mental health. He works as a factory worker and, embarrassed because of his problem, increasingly isolates himself from other employees. After involuntarily causing an accident at work, Trevor comes to believe that his colleagues are plotting to fire him and struggle to keep his job.
Leonard Shelby has the house invaded by two thieves. One of them hits his head and the other rapes and kills his wife. Now, due to the blow, he suffers from anterograde amnesia, a disease that prevents him from memorizing the events that just happened. Even with this difficulty, he insists on finding his wife's killer. But the police do not believe Leonard's version of the crime.
Patrick Bateman is a handsome, cultured and intelligent young man. He works on Wall Street, where he makes a fortune. But when no one is watching, Bateman turns into a serial killer. Egocentric and materialistic, he gets angry when he meets someone who makes him jealous. During the night, Bateman wanders fearlessly through New York and takes his anger out on his victims.
Adrian Doria is a young businessman who lives a great time in both professional and family life. Until one day he wakes up in a hotel room and finds his lover dead in the bathroom. Afraid to see his life fall apart, Adrian hires Spain's best defense lawyer, Virginia Goodman, who will help him find out what really happened that night.
Nicky is a professional cheater who is always giving scams to cover his luxuries. Beginning con artist Jess tries to trick Nicky, but he manages to unmask her in time. Impressed by her rival's intelligence, Jess begs him to teach her his tricks and invite her to join his scamming team. Nicky agrees to train the girl, but ends up falling in love with her, which goes against her principles.
On the day of her fifth wedding anniversary, Amy disappears without a trace. When the appearances of a happy union start to crumble, Nick, her husband, becomes the prime suspect for the police. But, Nick claims not to be the culprit and will do anything to prove his innocence, while investigating what really happened to Amy. The feature is based on the eponymous book written by Gillian Flynn.
A tragedy shakes the couple Will and Eden. They accidentally lose their son and, desolate, Eden leaves without explaining. Two years later, she reappears married to David, the man she met in a religious sect. She invites her ex-husband to a dinner she will offer to meet friends again. During the meeting, Will begins to suspect that the hosts are plotting against him.
In a world where it is possible to enter the human mind, Cobb is able to invade people's dreams and steal secrets from the subconscious. Wanted by justice, he is a fugitive and is prevented from returning to the United States. Desperate to see his children again, Cobb accepts an almost impossible task: planting an idea in a person's mind. If his mission is successful, he can return to the USA.
Teddy Daniels and his co-worker Chuck Aule investigate the disappearance of an assassin at the mental hospital on Shutter Island. Upon arriving at the hospital, they discover that doctors were acting unethically, performing prohibited procedures on patients. And to make the investigation more difficult, employees refuse to show patients' old files. Meanwhile, a hurricane is approaching the island, precipitating a rebellion among the prisoners.