Have you ever watched a movie that was ruined by a moment you saw happening a mile away? You knew it would happen because it’s been repeated a gazillion times in so many different films.
Whether it’s an evil mirror in a horror film or a bomb that is diffused in seconds, Hollywood puts the same cliches in movies over and over again.
Some of them fit the plot nicely, but others are overplayed; quite frankly, they need to disappear … and fast. So, get ready for 25 Movie Cliches You Will Never Want To See Again.
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The simultaneous head tilt
You will usually find this cliche in comedy movies. A group of guys is watching an adult movie. You don’t see the movie, just “sound effects.”
As these sounds get louder, all the guys tilt their heads to the left or right, hinting that the actor in the film is doing something very unusual. It should be noted that all these guys, for the most part, have straight faces.
No change necessary
It’s near the climax of that romantic comedy. The male main character is taking a cab to the airport to stop the female love interest from getting on that plane. The male character hands the cab driver a bill, not even hearing how much the cab ride costs or looking at how much he gave to the driver.
He just hands over any amount of money and runs out. It would probably be better to take an Uber next time.
In English, please
There is some sort of disaster going to happen. So, a really smart doctor-type person has the solution. Rather than saying it in a way that makes sense, they use big, scientific words to show off their superior intellect.
The hero of the movie, who is actually going to stop said disaster says the famous line, “In English, please.”
The social outcast sidekick
In just about every action or thriller movie, there is a character who helps out the good guy. This person is usually much smaller or in horrible shape. They offer some kind of comedic relief and don’t do much except maybe distract the bad guy with their antics, unconvincingly, but for some reason the villains buy it.
Even though the sidekick didn’t really do anything, the hero thanks them in an attempt to remain humble.
The drug deal gone wrong
We’re not saying that drug dealers are the most honest people in the world, but movies always have a drug deal where someone gets double-crossed. Okay, how is this big drug dealer still in business if they keep ripping people off?
One can only assume it’s not the first time they screwed someone over. Eventually, these people are going to talk, or someone is going to find out, and then no one is going to want to do business with them.