Top Ten Things That Only Happen In the Movies

A lot of typical day-to-day activities we think of as being normal are only so normal because of the media's portrayal of them. They may be subtle, or a little extreme in nature, but because we're so used to seeing them happen on the big screen, we just naturally assume they're realistic parts of everyday life.

The Top Ten

1 People acting like idiots in horror movies

-"Maybe we should split up.."
-"Good idea! " NOT. - NoSoup4You

2 Stopping a wedding

Fantastically relatable list. This is exactly what goes through my mind! - keycha1n

One of my all-time favourite films (and soundtracks), The Graduate, has this happen, and even though it's completely unbelieveable, it's perfect. - PetSounds

Lol. I love this too. When Seinfeld was going to end I wrote a script for the finale with Jerry & Elaine deciding "what the heck let's get married". Kramer realizes his true love for Elaine and runs through the streets a la Dustin Hoffman & pounds on the glass screaming "Elaine, Elaine". - Billyv

3 The car won't start

No matter how crappy the car (even if it's a Chevy), I have never seen one just not start. Only in the movies - Shake_n_Bake13

Exactly! Especially happens in slasher films. Some maniac with a chainsaw is chasing his victim, who runs to the safety of her car... And them wouldn' t you just know it, it won't start! - Britgirl

Oh. This happened to me ONCE - AnonymousChick

4 Well-choreographed dance numbers

Not to mention fight/battle sequences! - PositronWildhawk

5 There is always feedback when you turn on a microphone
6 Bombs with big-screen timers and three colorful wires
7 There is always a parade or a crowd to get lost in
8 Police officers dying one week from retirement
9 Highschools all have every cliché

High school is not a musical. Especially when you're studying for finals. - ethanmeinster

10 You grab onto a branch when you are about to fall off a cliff

Exactly. I can't tell you how many times this has happened in movies. - Minecraftcrazy530

The Contenders

11 Hiding in the vents

There's not vents everywhere if they noticed - kittylitature2

12 Zombies
13 Someone almost falls off a cliff but is pulled up.

How the heck could you pull a panicking, 150 pound person from a fatal, I'd say about 3-5 thousand foot, drop?

14 Stuck in the middle of nowhere
15 Someone is about to die.... But lives
16 It just happened to work, because of luck
17 Guns making a "click" when cocked

Revolvers click because the hammer locks in place. Semi autos have hammers too, sometimes.

If you hear a click, the safety has actually been put on. - PetSounds

18 Not being seen when you stand still
19 Have sex in a horror house
20 Monologues
21 A girl that looks happy and beautiful 24/7

Even after sleeping? That's a bunch of nonsense. - ethanmeinster

22 When someone starts singing, everyone immediately know the lyrics

Unless we're in a perfect Utopia, 9 out of 10 times, you would be the only one singing.

23 Not saying 'goodbye' at the end of a phone call
24 Happy Endings

Emphasis on the song it's not like the movies - AnonymousChick

25 Before school family breakfasts
26 Damsel in distress
27 The dog dies

It happens so much that I get annoyed instead of saddened - higgsboson2142

28 People breaking into song
29 Walking away from an explosion

In real life the force could still push you

30 The killer is hiding in the back seat
31 Shooting a gun that never needs reloading
32 There is always a storm and woods in horror films
33 Musicals happening out of nowhere
34 All teens being moody and stupid
35 The cops show up immediately after the fight
36 Reference to Some Popular Show, Movie, Comic Book Etc.
37 Hero can always hold breath longer than villain
38 Hot wiring a car magically unlocks the steering wheel
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