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10 Times Movies Secretly Spoiled Their Own Story

They spelled it all out.

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A big reveal or a shocking plot twist can elevate a movie far beyond mere entertainment to an unforgettable work of artistic genius, and when a filmmaker knows they've got a killer revelation up their sleeve, they often can't resist the urge to hint at it throughout the movie.

And so, we have these 10 films, all of which effectively spoiled their story, twist and all, long before audiences actually got anywhere close to the finish line.

Though you'd need to be paying close attention to figure these clues out on a first viewing, none of the films made it totally impossible for audiences, leaving everything they needed to know hidden in plain sight.

At the same time, there's no denying the sneaky creativity with which these filmmakers managed to delicately lay out their more crucial story beats in a way that most viewers absolutely glossed over on a cold sit.

But if you managed to stumble upon any of them on a repeat watch, they certainly made for an ultra-satisfying lightbulb moment of recognition...

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