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
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

What if the ghost wants to join in? - SuperHyperdude

20 Monologues
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