One of the greatest parts of cinema - when done correctly, of course - is a good ol' twist ending or surprise reveal.
If handled in the right way, a clever or shocking reveal can elevate a movie from so-so to good, and from good to exceptional. Getting that big reveal or major twist right isn't as easy as it may first seem, mind, for a bungled revelation or turn can completely sour an otherwise enjoyable picture, with so many films over the years being tarnished by a naff reveal that plays out to a face-palming audience during a movie's final act.
Thankfully, cinema has given audiences a slew of memorable and monumental reveals, particularly when we're talking about classic villains of the silver screen. For some of these reveals, they're shockers that moviegoers are still decade about decades since a movie was first released out into the open.
Here, then, it's time to look at some of the most enjoyable, fan-pleasing villain reveals and revelations seen on the big screen. And for those panicking at the thought of it, fear not, for there's not a Mandarin-style bait-and-switch anywhere in sight.