ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
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Jancy Richardson

There are certain movies that play with our expectations, whether it's a last-minute twist or a multiple personality, these films keep us guessing, often until the very final scene. Check out 6 movies where the protagonist and the monster are the same person, and the awful realization that the villain they've been fighting has really been themselves the whole time.

***SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY!***

1. Hide and Seek (2005)

Characters: Dr. David Callaway / Charlie

Actor: Robert De Niro


2. Secret Window (2004)

Characters: Mort Rainey / John Shooter

Actor: Johnny Depp


3. Angel Heart (1986)

Characters: Harry Angel / Johnny Favorite

Actor: Mickey Rourke

4. Shutter Island (2010)

Characters: Teddy Daniels/Andrew Laeddis

Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio


5. Fight Club (1999)

Characters: The Narrator / Tyler Durden

Actor: Edward Norton


6. High Tension (2003)

Characters: Marie / Le Tueur

Actor: Cécile de France

Do you like the 'Protagonist & Monster are the same person' trope?

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