Worst Movie Cliches

Watching the new Batman movie made me review the best ways to ruin a sure blockbuster.

The Top Ten

1 All the main characters magically survive

Lol not in Logan

2 It was all a dream

Laziest possible way to end anything ever. At least if the main character dies, SOMETHING happens.

Sometimes it works but other times it just SUCKS and it feels like the movie give an f you to the audience

That really pisses me off, on some movies that do this I think to myself I sat through this piece of S/ only find out it was just a dream its like a huge middle finger to the viewers is what it is. - egnomac

That only worked in "The Wizard of Oz".

3 Love interest is kidnapped

A lot of the time, the love interest isn't even interesting/likable enough to make it exciting. Besides, the Super Mario series's overuse of the damsel in distress trope all but ensured that I will never be able to enjoy any straight use of it. - Treacle

Who hasn't seen that a thousand times. - egnomac

It's just not cool.

So stupid. I just hate the damsel in distress bullcrap. I mean, I'm no feminist but I think it's pretty damn sexist.

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4 Ally gets mind-controlled, hero says fight it, ally says he can't.

Oh this is annoying - adventurer

5 Unoriginal/meaningless villain deaths
6 Villain tells hero big plan
7 Villain holds gun at hero, tells him everything, hero kills villain
8 Ally dies, hero is sad, ally comes back to life
9 Hero sacrificing himself
10 Extensive soul searching

"Who am I? What is my purpose? " Ick. Tired of it; it happens in all of the movies and it all starts and ends the same way. Annoying.

The Contenders

11 Kissing at the End

Trust me! Every movie has it!

More like in the middle or some time before the movie ends

12 Singing for no reason at all

Yeah! Take Frozen's "Let it Go" for example

13 People shoot guns, but miss their target every time.

They must have lousy aim or were just really really drunk during filming. - egnomac

14 Guns never run out of bullets
15 Sole black character dies
16 The rubbish players score
17 The strong damsel in distress

Honestly I have seem many strong heroines but those women were a part of the following
1.a damsel in distress at some point
2.a love interest
3.A sidekick
4.stupidly removed or dies
take all of these heroines for example

princess Leia(star wars)-1,2,3
Hermione(harry potter)-1,2,3
Vanessa(Austin powers)-2,3,4
Katniss(hunger games)-2

18 Bomb disabled when there's one second left
19 Villain devises elaborate hero death
20 The quick dodging unemotional hero
21 The goofy villain
22 Love just because

Glad I just brought this up to #28

23 The Bully

Name one movie, set in a school that doesn't have one?

24 Be careful...
25 Everyone but the hero and love interest die

That's so dumb. It's not like it makes a difference to everyone else, dead or alive. It was new and acceptable when it happened in things like Shakespeare, but Titanic, so what?!

26 Villain points gun at hero but doesn't shoot
27 Villain uses expensive simulations to show off plan
28 "And they lived happily ever after"
29 Relying too much on CGI

It used to be awesome back in the days of Jurassic Park but somehow the advancement in technology has resulted in CGI looking LESS realistic. Not to mention there are times when a practical effect would work just as well if not better. Example: Those Raptor heads in Jurassic World (when they're in restraints and two characters are talking about them) didn't need to be CGI. They could easily have used animatronics in that scene and it would have been more believable.

30 The shaking cam

This is already on the list.

31 Sex scenes
32 Husband arrives from work opens the door and says "Honey, I'm home!", and then his wife serves him dinner.
33 The sparkling teeth
34 The great speech
35 The car won't start

Why won't the car start THE KEY IS IN THE KEY SLOT START!

Wouldn't it just be easier to run. - egnomac

Maybe it's because it's OUT OF GAS?

36 Movie ends with the main character and love interest kissing
37 The overbearing, religious parent

Watch Bubble Boy and you'll see what I'm talking about.

38 Celebrities popping out of nowhere
39 Everyone magically survives
40 Characters written just to be hot
41 Villain stares intimidated in the face of danger
42 Main characters die after sex scene
43 "You won't find him, he will find you."
44 Child goes missing, sad, wants home, gets back miraculously, everybody is overjoyed
45 Villain tries to kill hero after he's been foiled
46 Somebody steps on a gun as somebody tries to grab it
47 It a boat on a river
48 Deus ex machina

"So how did you defeat him? " "there was a screwdriver on the ground, something he's allergic too. I threw it and it amzingly hit him in right in the teeth and he blew up! " - Puga

49 The misunderstood hero


50 The prophecy calls upon a nobody to keep this movie's plot going
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Extensive soul searching
2. Villain tells hero big plan
3. Ally gets mind-controlled, hero says fight it, ally says he can't.
1. Main character survives
2. Everyone magically survives
3. Villain is not dead
1. Singing for no reason at all
2. Kissing at the End
3. Love interest is kidnapped

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