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7th Feb '14 5:28:49 PM DracMonster
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While even the best movies can be boiled down to some [[http://www.postmodernbarney.com/2009/04/uncomfortable-plot-summaries/ uncomfortable truths]] if taken out of context, don't worry: they really are [[BetterThanItSounds better than they sound]].

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While even the best movies can be boiled down to some [[http://www.postmodernbarney.com/2009/04/uncomfortable-plot-summaries/ uncomfortable truths]] if taken out of context, don't worry: they really are [[BetterThanItSounds [[SugarWiki/BetterThanItSounds better than they sound]].
13th Jan '13 2:29:28 PM greatpikminfan
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13th Aug '12 4:20:46 AM movie007
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8th Jun '11 9:30:54 PM igordebraga
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2nd Dec '10 9:26:14 PM FastEddie
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* [[spoiler: ''[[TwelveMonkeys 12 Monkeys]]'']]: John [=McClane=] acts almost as crazy as Benjamin Button. Monkeys don't really enter into it.
* [[spoiler: ''[=~1408~=]'']]: Cynical writer can't get out of his hotel room.
* [[spoiler: ''[=~2001: A Space Odyssey~=]'']]: Big rectangles change the course of human evolution, a computer goes nuts, and an astronaut sees lots of colored lights.
** [[spoiler: ''[[{{ptitledixtv2ac}} 2010]]'']]: People go restart the computer to see what the hell happened. This causes brutal changes to the Solar System.
*** Or: The rectangles blow up Jupiter.
* [[spoiler:''[=~2012~=]'']]: Estranged husband tries to bond with his kids, only to find out that he ''really'' picked a bad time to do so.
* [[spoiler:''[=~24 Hour Party People~=]'']]: Socially inept news reader sets up record label where the top bands include a band who are accused of being Nazis and whose singer commits suicide, an anorexic man and a group of drug-addled lunatics, including their maracas-wielding dealer. Based on a true story.
* ''[[spoiler:[[TwentyEightDaysLater 28 Days Later]]]]'': Bicycle courier finds himself on the run from extremely ticked-off urbanites. He meets up with a woman keen on hacking people to death with a machete, a slightly mad taxi driver, and his quiet daughter, who take him on a road trip through the countryside. The four encounter a small group of soldiers living in a country mansion who intend to restart the human race. One of them wears a pink apron.
* ''[[spoiler: [[ThreeHundred 300]]]]'': Barely dressed soldiers fight with "metrosexual version of the Devil". (Sort of) based (indirectly) on what might be a true story.
* ''[[spoiler: 50 First Dates]]'': Remember Adam Sandler? Drew Barrymore doesn't.
* ''[[spoiler: [[FiveHundredDaysOfSummer (500) Days of Summer]]]]'': A hopeless romantic falls for a quirky young woman who doesn't believe in true love. Hilarity/heartache ensue.
* ''[[spoiler:8Mile]]'': White man successfully co-opts black culture to impress other whites.
* ''[[spoiler:[[{{ptitlenzlwumi9}} 8½]]'': A philandering JerkAss of a filmmaker tries to make a film while dealing with a midlife crisis and hallucinating elements from his past. [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean Is not the kind of thing you go around making musicals for.]]
* ''[[spoiler:[[Film/{{Nine}} 9]]]]'': Dolls take on a rogue MookMaker.
** Alternately, a "hero" is born...and proceeds to kill the first friendly person he meets. Before it's over, many others are dead, including the pope.
** A naive but courageous doll saves a post-apocalyptic future by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero accidentally killing (almost) all his friends.]]
* ''[[spoiler: TheAbominableDrPhibes]]'': Burn victim who is supposed to be dead seeks vengeance on those responsible, sometimes via their children.
** Or: Slowly-dying man comes up with overly elaborate deathtraps for enemies, but sometimes leaves a possible way out.
** Or: Elusive PoeticSerialKiller takes inspiration from TheBible.
** ''[[spoiler: Dr. Phibes Rises Again]]'': Semi-undead being and AdventurerArchaeologist race to Egypt in order to achieve immortality. The archaeologist's crew keep dying in bizarre and overly-elaborate ways, and it ends with a song from ''TheWizardOfOz''.
* [[spoiler:''AChristmasCarol'']]: Time-travelling ghosts teach a cheap old British guy to be less of an asshole.
** [[spoiler: 2009 version]]: The NightmareFuel Before Christmas.
* [[spoiler: ''AcrossTheUniverse'']]: TheSixties happen to a group of young people who fall in love, take some drugs, have lots of sex, briefly hate each other, and then reunite as friends in the end. And they express these emotions by singing [[TheBeatles Beatles]] songs. One of the young people is a cute fella from Liverpool who does not have a visa, and thus does not legally exist in America; he tends to do the wrong thing with good intentions. Another young person gets drafted into the surrealist division of the US Army. Oh, and this is ''really'' a musical.
* ''[[spoiler: {{The Adventures of Baron Munchausen}}]]'': An old dude wants to die, but he's forced into finding his friends by a little girl.
* ''[[spoiler: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane]]'': Chauvinist [[HappyDays Fonz]]-wannabe foils convoluted music industry conspiracy while drinking flaming milkshakes and insulting [[AlBundy Al Bundy]] about his early disco career. Also features Tone Loc occasionally throwing people from rooftops and [[ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] doing the worst British accent in all history.
* [[spoiler: ''[=~A.I.: Artificial Intelligence~=]'']]: Robot decides to BecomeARealBoy, with the help of a teddy bear and sarcastic FetishFuel built to resemble Jude Law.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Airplane}}!]]'': Food poisoning leads ShellShockedSenior to pilot a passenger jet.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'']]: Orphaned StreetUrchin falls in love with RebelliousPrincess, seduces her with the help of near-omnipotent comedian and a piece of fabric, and defeats the bad guy by trapping him into a device used for lighting.
** [[spoiler: ''The Return of Jafar'']]: BigBad comes back to try and take the kingdom. He is defeated by his own parrot.
** [[spoiler: ''{{Disney/Aladdin}} And The King of Thieves'']]: The urchin and the princess are about to get married, when the wedding is crashed by the boy's father and his workmates.
* [[spoiler: TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'']]: Girl with sleep disorder accidentally takes a wrong turn while fleeing from reality. She then teams up with a neurotic butler, a midget warrior, a crazy cook, and a fashion-conscious contortionist to help an imprisoned pacifist, whose sister has strange taste in interior design.
* ''[[spoiler: [[Film/{{Alien}} Alien]]]]'': A stomach cramp gets out of hand.
** ''[[spoiler: [[Film/{{Alien}} Aliens]]]]'': An entire colony has very bad stomach cramps. The only one who can help them was sleeping for years. All of the sequels are exactly as bad as they sound.
** ''[[spoiler: [[Film/{{Alien}} Alien³]]]]'': A ''dog'' stomach cramp gets out of hand.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/{{Alien}} Resurrection'']]: Woman is brought back to life because of stomach cramps.
** ''[[spoiler: AlienVsPredator]]'': A lot of people get stomach cramps in the Arctic. Three Big Game Hunters have to clean up after them.
** ''[[spoiler: AlienVsPredator: Requiem]]'': Big Game Hunter gets stomach cramp, forcing his friends to stop in a small town.
*** They really need to stop forgetting to take the Pepto Bismol.
* [[spoiler:''{{All Dogs Go to Heaven}}]]'': A dog dies twice.
* ''[[spoiler:[[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks]]]]'': A down-on-his-luck songwriter's fortune changes when he takes in a trio of singing rodent siblings, before a {{Jerkass}} record producer entices them into record label slavery.
* ''[[spoiler:AlteredStates]]'': William Hurt combines sensory deprivation with Mexican mushrooms to experience his own genetic memory, and triggers a transformation into a primitive hominid and later a blob of primordial consciousness.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Amadeus}}]]'': An old man is still obsessed with his rival, decades after killing him.
* ''[[spoiler:Amarcord]]'': A young man fondly recalls his life in a port town in Fascist Italy, which includes scurrilous rumors about his neighbors, his dad getting threatened by the Gestapo, and a sexual encounter with an obese tobacconist.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Amelie}}]]'': A spaced-out but shy waitress plays matchmaker with her friends, whilst an old man who can never leave his apartment tries to set her up with a weird guy who works in a porn shop.
** Or: A woman runs around an over-idyllic fantasy Paris in a way that makes social anxiety look merely cute and misunderstood.
* ''[[spoiler:AmericanBeauty]]'': Dirty old man fantasizes about teenager, smokes pot, dies.
* ''[[spoiler:AnAmericanCarol]]'': Before a rally he planned, a guy's understanding of his country gets altered by two historical figures and TheGrimReaper. He helps stop [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]] from trashing a courthouse and helps two [[DefectorFromDecadence Defectors From Decadence]] save a concert. [[{{Anvilicious}} Anvils are dropped]] along the way. For most, as bad as it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler:AmericanPsycho]]'': '80s yuppie has ''serious'' mental issues.
* ''[[spoiler:AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon]]'': Two tourists get attacked by a crazy dog. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]]/Horror ensues.
* ''[[spoiler: TheAmityvilleHorror]]'': A family moves into a HauntedHouse and instead of leaving immediately live there for twenty-eight days for some reason.
** ''[[spoiler: Amityville II: The Possession]]'': A guy has sex with his sister and shoots everybody because a house told him to.
** ''[[spoiler: Amityville 3-D]]'': Cynical writer moves into a haunted house to write books, must deal with a gateway to Hell. People somehow keep breaking into the house and die because of it. IN 3-D!
** ''[[spoiler: Amityville 4]]'': An evil lamp kills people.
** ''[[spoiler: The Amityville Curse]]'': A guy kills people in haunted house which is somehow back despite being destroyed in an earlier instalment.
** ''[[spoiler: Amityville: It's About Time]]'': An evil clock kills people.
** ''[[spoiler: Amityville: A New Generation]]'': An evil mirror kills people.
** ''[[spoiler: Amityville Dollhouse]]'': An evil dollhouse kills people.
** ''[[spoiler: The Amityville]]'': Remake of the original. Suspiciously similar to ''The Shining'' in several regards.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Anastasia}}]]'': Orphan girl travels with two conmen to visit her grandmother she doesn't remember.
** Alternatively, undead [[WhoFramedRogerRabbit Judge Doom]] and half the cast of TheSimpsons try to kill [[WhenHarryMetSally Sally]], but she's being helped by [[BetterOffDead Lane Meyer]] and {{Frasier}}
* ''[[spoiler:{{Antz}}]]'': A neurotic guy accidentally becomes a hero to the working class, discovers a utopia, and thwarts the plans of a StupidEvil racist, when all he wanted was to get into the pants of a princess.
* ''[[spoiler: ApocalypseNow]]'': A soldier enters the jungle to kill a superior. It's hard to know which of the two is crazier.
** Alternatively: [[SouthPark Stan, Kyle, and Kenny]] go looking for Cartman in the jungle. Predictably, everybody they meet has lost their marbles. Kenny gets his head cut off. So does a water buffalo. Guest starring [[TheMatrix Morpheus]] and [[StarWars Han Solo]].
* ''[[spoiler:AreWeThereYet?]]'': Man drives woman's kids to Canada hoping to get into her pants.
* ''[[spoiler:Disney's TheAristocats]]'': A children's comedy film about an heiress and her children being drugged and abandoned. They later meet a vagabond who hangs out with a jazz band composed of ethnic stereotypes.
* [[spoiler: ''Around The Bend'']]: father and son reconcile while on a road trip to bury the grandfather with the son's son.
* ''[[spoiler:TheAristocrats]]'': One hundred comedians tell the same deliberately unfunny joke. HilarityEnsues.
* [[spoiler:''ArsenicAndOldLace'']]: Little old ladies do community service. One of their nephews disapproves and thinks that they should not be up and about. They have a family reunion.
* ''[[spoiler: TheATeam]]'': An old guy, young guy, crazy guy and black guy find out why they were kicked out of the military.
** Or - A [[StarWars Jedi knight]], a [[WetHotAmericanSummer summer camp counselor]], a [[{{District9}} South African bureaucrat]], and a wrestler blow up a good portion of Germany and Mexico to prove their devotion to each other and to their country.
* ''[[spoiler: Atonement]]'': Young woman sees something, misunderstands it, and spends rest of her life regretting it.
** [[OrIsIt Or does she?]]
* ''[[spoiler:Audition]]'': A Japanese widower looks for love by finding an actress during a movie audition. The woman he chooses is a killer who uses piano wire to cut limbs off, and has a limbless, still living man tied up in a bag at home.
** Or - Widowed, bogus casting director would like to meet hot babe for tediously prolonged courtship. Turn ons: accupuncture, neurotoxins, rubberwear and body modification.
* [[spoiler:''Film/{{Avatar}}'']]: Crippled SpaceMarine goes to another planet, becomes furry both [[BizarreAlienBiology literally]] and [[FurryFandom figuratively]]. The planet and most of the life on it are one gigantic brain that might also be God.
** Alternatively, A MightyWhitey SpaceMarine saves furry Indians in allegory of American foreign policy.
*** ...[[{{Anvilicious}} Allegory]]?
** The main characters want to destroy some aliens' internet. The furries are enraged and there is massive InternetBacklash, complete with a literal FlameWar.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/{{Babe}}]]'': Naive kid attempts to be something he's not and impresses a few different species.
** ''[[spoiler:Film/{{Babe}}: Pig in the Big City]]'': That naive kid travels away from home and makes friends with more species.
* ''[[spoiler:Baby Mama]]'': A working-class ditz bears the child of a professional woman. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler:BackToTheFuture]]'': Thanks to a discontinued sports car, a boy nearly commits incest with his mother after teaching his father how to use violence. All their lives improve as a result.
*** Alternatively: Eccentric old loner helps his friendís father hook up with a teenaged girl.
** ''[[spoiler: BackToTheFuture II]]'': A young man uses a discontinued sports car to visit his children. Someone steals the car to get himself a sports almanac and then returns it. This changes all reality.
** ''[[spoiler: BackToTheFuture III]]'': Two people plan a train robbery in order to conduct a scientific experiment and escape a gunfight. A canyon is named after Clint Eastwood.
* ''[[spoiler:Backyard Dogs]]'': World's worst participants in a faked sport make the big time.
* ''[[spoiler:BadBoys]]'': Novice prostitute joins forces with insensitive playboy and embittered family man to hunt down foreign exchange villain.
** ''[[spoiler:BadBoys II]]'': Insensitive playboy tries to join the family of the embittered man while the two are hunting down another foreign exchange villain.
* ''[[spoiler:BarbWire]]'': {{Casablanca}} [[SettingUpdate WITH STRIPPERS]]! Actually, [[strike: as bad as]] WorseThanItSounds.
* ''[[spoiler: Bananas]]'': Man leads communist revolution and overthrows corrupt government in order to impress a girl.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/{{Batman}}]]'': Disfigured gangster organizes city's anniversary celebrations whilst attempting to woo attractive photographer. Billionaire demonstrates the practical applications of his awesome toys.
** ''[[spoiler: BatmanReturns]]'': CorruptCorporateExecutive sponsors disfigured Abandoned Child's mayoral campaign. Meanwhile, concussed woman attempts to seduce billionaire by wearing skin-tight leather and beating him up.
*** That small guy from Taxi and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest plays a crime boss that leads an army of penguins, trying to destroy the city because his parents abandonded him as a child. His gang includes that tall guy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
** ''[[spoiler: BatmanForever]]'': Billionaire fights two men disputing on who is the [[LargeHam largest ham]] in the film: one who got smarter due to a thing that looks like a giant blender, and a disfigured one who paints himself pink. [[LoveItOrHateIt For some, as bad as it sounds]].
** ''[[spoiler: BatmanAndRobin]]'': Billionaire argues with hormone-crazed sidekick about the sexual intentions of a WellIntentionedExtremist while their butler is dying of a terminal disease that the wife of a now-mad scientist whom the extremist teams up with happens to have. And the butler's niece snoops around a lot. To be fair, this one is better than it sounds in a SoBadItsGood way - and only then if you're [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible really generous with the meaning of "good."]]
** ''[[spoiler: BatmanBegins]]'': Welsh ninja detective fights Irish ninja and Irish mad scientist that wears a bag on his head.
*** On top of it, said ninja falls in love with an undergraduate of Law school that pretends she's a District Attorney, and has his combat equipment designed by [[DrivingMissDaisy Miss Daisy's driver]].
** ''[[spoiler: TheDarkKnight]]'': While not pretending to be a rude and obnoxious corporate executive, a ninja detective fights a MonsterClown and a deformed lawyer who has trouble making decisions by himself, and puts to rest once and for all that wiretapping really does work.
*** Also: part of the clown's plan is ruined by Deebo from ''{{Friday}}''.
** ''[[spoiler: [[BatmanTheMovie Batman (1966)]]]]'': A middle-aged billionaire and [[HoYay his teenage "ward"]] run around in tights, kicking and punching a variety of garishly-dressed people who [[HurricaneOfPuns speak in cheesy puns]].
* ''[[spoiler: BattleRoyale]]'': A Japanese High School class has to fight to the death, or their heads will explode.
** Alternatively, a class goes on a field trip; most don't make it back.
* ''[[spoiler: The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms]]'': New Yorkers threatened by contagious dinosaur.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/BeautyAndTheBeast]]'': Young woman is captured by violent fanged monster, and talks to furniture and crockery. Fortunately, [[LoveRedeems she convinces her captor to not be such an ass,]] and everyone lives HappilyEverAfter. Except for a BruceCampbell lookalike, who [[DisneyVillainDeath falls off a building.]]
** Objectively insane romance novel enthusiast falls for a short-fused [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Person]], to the dismay of an egotist who had his sights on her. The object of her affection [[MurderTheHypotenuse Murders The Hypotenuse]], then crosses the BishonenLine.
** Or, French woman gets kidnapped and develops Stockholm Syndrome.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Beetlejuice}}]]'': Nice dead people try to scare living people from a house. Also, a decomposing pervert with an [[RuleOfThree identity crisis]] falls madly in love with a teenage girl and tries to marry her.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Before Sunrise}}]]'': Two people meet on a train. They do not plan a murder. They are both exactly who they claim. There are no series of humorous misunderstandings. They just talk for a bit and then have sex.
** ''[[spoiler:{{Before Sunset}}]]'': Sequel to the above and exactly the same except in Paris.
* ''[[spoiler: BeingJohnMalkovich]]'': A chronically unemployed puppeteer finds a magical portal that facilitates the unwilling MindRape of a notable character actor for 15-minute spurts. The traumatic experience is repeated frequently for laughs. Because of this, the Actor facilitates marital infidelity, spousal abuse, stalking, lesbianism, fraud, corporate theft, and the potential immortality of Gary Sinise. It's okay, though, [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys because there's monkeys]].
* ''[[spoiler: BeingThere]]'': An IdiotPlot taken to the ultimate level.
* ''[[spoiler: BenHur]]'': Loose tile makes man lose his best friend, get arrested, and enter the world of racing.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Film/Beowulf}}]]'': Swede with Cockney accent fights monsters, yells often. Sex with unmarried women invariably leads to death. Glory is achieved by having your son violently murdered and/or tearing out your son's heart with your bare hands.
* ''[[spoiler:BernardAndTheGenie]]'': Man loses everything, and, with the help of a man from first-century Palestine, gets his life back together.
* ''[[spoiler: BestInShow]]'': A bunch of people go to a dog show.
* [[spoiler: ''BicentennialMan'']]: Sensitive, eccentric android builds artificial organs and replaces his insides with them over a 200-year period in hopes of becoming human [[spoiler: by killing himself]]. Also, he likes making clocks.
* ''[[spoiler: The Big Country]]'': Reasonable man attempts to rationally settle land dispute and gets branded a coward for his trouble.
* [[spoiler:''TheBigLebowski'']]: Dude gets his rug peed on, and then has to fight a bunch of nihilists.
** [[MemeticMutation The prostitute has been kidnapped by nihilists. Are you a bad enough Dude to rescue the prostitute?]]
* ''[[spoiler:BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure]]'': Time-Travelling George Carlin ditches his stand-up career to help two So-Cal losers cheat on their homework. They meet in the parking lot of a convenience store and, well, you can imagine where it goes from there. Napoleon is a fat bastard who eats too much ice cream and cheats children in meaningless competitions. Well, at least that part was accurate. For some reason, Neo doesn't save TheMatrix.
** ''[[spoiler:BillAndTedsBogusJourney]]'': Losers attempt to stop evil android duplicates with the help of a [[GrimReaper Supernatural Bald Dude]] and two disfigured midgets from beyond the stars.
* ''[[spoiler:BladeRunner]]'': Special police officer searches for interplanetary criminals seeking their parents. Fans [[EpilepticTrees try guessing his true nature]] [[FlipFlopOfGod and are doomed to fail.]]
** Alternately: A mostly retired hitman falls in love with a woman he might have to kill.
** Alternatively: A [[MandatoryUnretirement weary]] cop questions himself as he hunts down, shoots and occasionally [[RapeIsLove forces himself upon]] four-year-olds.
* ''[[spoiler:BlastFromThePast]]'': A man from the '60s is transplanted into the '90s. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler: BlazingSaddles]]'': A small town in the old west gets the last sheriff it would ever want thanks to the machinations of a corrupt government official who is frequently mixed up with a famous actress. The sheriff manages to keep order with the help of a drunk and some tricks taken right out of a Merrie Melodies cartoon. The climactic fight is so violent it shatters the Fourth Wall.
* ''[[spoiler:Blow-Up]]'': Pics or it didn't happen.
* ''[[spoiler:TheBluesBrothers]]'': Two musicians go on a MissionFromGod and antagonise everyone they come across.
** ''[[spoiler: TheBluesBrothers 2000]]'': Musician rebuilds old ties with family, friends, and cops, and has dealings with the supernatural.
* ''[[spoiler: Bobby]]'': A hotel owner cheats on his wife, the kitchen staff fight, some people fall in love on the day of their wedding, Tony Hopkins plays chess with Harry Bellafonte, a woman goes shopping, some people drop acid, one guy is mean to a journalist, and this other guy barely appears and then gets shot dead.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Bolt}}]]'': A TV actor who's [[TheManWhoKnewTooLittle way too into his role]] hitchhikes from New York to Hollywood with [[DeadpanSnarker a sarcastic homeless woman]] and [[AscendedFanboy his biggest fan]].
* ''[[spoiler: BoogieNights]]'': Naive young man stumbles into a career which requires him to have lots of sex with attractive young women. After having sex with his drug-addicted mother figure, he attempts to start an eighties rock band but winds up a drug-addicted prostitute and failure.
* ''[[spoiler: TheBookOfEli]]'': Badass totes [[spoiler: Bible]] across what is very definitely ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not]]'' the [[{{Fallout}} Capital Wasteland]]. He is accompanied by [[FamilyGuy Meg Griffin]] and hunted by [[TheDarkKnight Comissioner Gordon]].
* ''[[spoiler: TheBoondockSaints]]'': Two brothers, along with a sandwich delivery boy and a coffee-loving FBI agent, examine questions of morality and legality while cursing profusely. Their estranged father, an Irish comedian, puts their doubts to rest.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Borat}}]]'': [[FunnyForeigner An eccentric foreigner]] [[PoirotSpeak with a strong accent]] travels across America [[CringeComedy making everyone feel uncomfortable]].
** ''[[spoiler:{{Bruno}}]]'': As above, but with gay jokes. Lots and lots of gay jokes.
* ''[[spoiler: TheBourneSeries]]'': Secret agent with amnesia wanders around much of the world, beats up other secret agents and others who are after him, and all the while tries to remember who he really is.
** ''[[spoiler: [[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]]]'': Guy proves to have mercy. This causes him to be shot and LeftForDead.
* ''[[spoiler: TheBraveLittleToaster]]'': A {{Hero}}, a slightly dim-witted guy, a GrumpyBear, a LargeHam, and a TagalongKid go through an ''unbelievable'' amount of crap to find a giant.
** Alternately: A whole lot of bizarre, frightening, and disturbing stuff happens to five traveling friends who are looking for a giant. It is not a horror movie.
* ''[[spoiler: TheBraveLittleToaster To the Rescue]]'': Said friends fight animal cruelty.
** ''[[spoiler: TheBraveLittleToaster Goes to Mars]]'': Said friends are [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]
* ''[[spoiler: {{Brazil}}]]'': A bureaucrat tries to get some loose paperwork errors corrected, and maybe get his air conditioning repaired in the process.
** Alternately, ''[[NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' as directed by MontyPython.
* ''[[spoiler: TheBreakfastClub]]'': Five teenagers with problems waste a Saturday proving that they're even less unique than they thought.
* ''[[spoiler: BringingUpBaby]]'': Heiress attempts to woo paleontologist with use of leopard. Complications ensue.
* ''[[spoiler: BroadwayDannyRose]]'': Sweet-natured but unsuccessful Broadway promoter escorts mob-connected girlfriend of one of his acts to a social function and incurs the wrath of lovelorn gangster. She betrays him in a business deal but he forgives her.
* [[spoiler:''BrokebackMountain'']]: Two cowboys look after some sheep. It turns into an angsty SlashFic.
** Or: If it had pudding, a movie foretold by SouthPark.
* ''[[spoiler:TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai]]'': A group of people want to blow up a bridge, and another group wants to stop them. Tension occurs. The group that wants to blow up the bridge has decided on this course of action long before the bridge is finished. And this bridge is being built by perfectionists who place their workmanship on the bridge above all else.
* ''[[spoiler:BruceAlmighty]]'': [[strike:God]] MorganFreeman goes on vacation, leaving JimCarrey in charge. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler:BubbaHoTep]]'': An aging Elvis Presley and the reincarnated John F. Kennedy fight a zombie, who is picking off the residents of a senior's home.
* ''[[spoiler:ABugsLife]]'': Guy accidentally destroys a food offering. To prevent the violent consequences of such act, he hires a circus troupe.
** Alternatively: AnimatedAdaptation of ''The SevenSamurai''.
* ''[[spoiler:BulletsOverBroadway]]'': A midwestern writer gets his big break in the theater. The overseer his play's "angel" gives him ends up rewriting the entire work; he is much better at playwriting than the playwright. During the first showing of the play on Broadway, this overseer is terminated with prejudice for excising the reason the "angel" funded the play.
* ''[[spoiler:The Burbs]]'': A [[TheQuietOne quiet, privacy-minded]] family from [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern Europe]] move to next door to a CrazySurvivalist, a [[TheFool meddling oaf]], and [[StarWars Princess Leia]]. HilarityEnsues over [[FantasticRacism misunderstandings]] over their [[EvilForeigners intentions]]. Tom Hanks does not turn into a kid, does not have AIDS, isn't retarded, and isn't stranded in the middle of the ocean.
* ''[[spoiler: TheCabinetOfDrCaligari]]'': Murders are committed while everyone involved, including the killer, is asleep. TimBurton has spent his entire career trying to remake this film.
** Alternatively: Mad carney with part-time job as a psychiatrist sends his psychic, narcileptic, sleepwalking henchman to murder people ForScience!
* [[spoiler: ''Cannibal Holocaust'']]: A professor goes looking for some friends in the Amazon and finds their home videos. They aren't pretty.
* ''[[spoiler: CaptainClegg]]'': Brandy-smuggling vicar, witty coffinmaker, and LargeHam pretend to be ghosts in order to scare away asshole cop.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Cars}}]]'': After an incident where he gets lost and enters a hillbilly village, racer decides to lose the race of his life.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Carrie}}]]'': Teen girl throws a fit at a prom.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Casablanca}}]]'': After a long time, a guy meets his ex-girlfriend, who ditched him for another guy. He's bitter and jealous, but he begins to fall in love with her again. And then he forces her to stay with the other guy.
** Or a guy falls in love with another mans wife. The husband forgives them because he likes fighting nazis. Meanwhile a corrupt french cop closes down a bar after pocketing his winnings. He is notably shocked.
** Or the wife of a handsome war hero falls in love with a bartender. The bartender refuses her because he prefers going to war beside a corrupt french cop.
* ''[[spoiler:Casino Royale (1967)]]'': Spies visit casino, [[GainaxEnding has an ending hard to describe]]. But JamesBond is played by David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Daliah Lavi, ''and'' Woody Allen (sort of). And OrsonWelles is the bad guy. That's got to count for something.
** Or: Spies visit casino, start a fight, indians parachute in, and Super Pooh saves the day ([[ExecutiveMeddling before "they" stopped him]]).
* ''[[spoiler:{{Casper}}]]'': A moody teen and a dead kid try to stop a RichBitch and her lackey from getting their hands on some family mementos.
** Alternatively: Not-so-nice dead people try to scare living people from a house. Also, a dead guy with an identity crisis falls madly in love with a teenage girl.
* ''[[spoiler: CastAway]]'': A man is stranded on an island for several years and then leaves. Alternately, [[ABoyAndHisX A man and his volleyball]].
* ''[[spoiler: Castle in the Sky]]'': A young miner and a girl who fell out of the sky have to save the titular location from an evil man voiced by [[StarWars Luke Skywalker]].
* ''[[spoiler:CatchMeIfYouCan]]'': A government agent spends five years trying to find a teenage runaway.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Caveman}}]]'': Foreign-language film about a love triangle in a savage, untamed land.
* ''[[spoiler: Chaplin]]'': IronMan becomes a famous comedy star in the 1920s.
* ''[[spoiler: ChariotsOfFire]]'': Four people become friends and run a lot.
* ''[[spoiler: ChickenRun]]'': Prisoners concoct elaborate escape plan with help from American circus acrobat after learning that their captors intend to turn them into pies.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/ChildsPlay]]'': Criminal becomes shorter and frames a kid.
** ''[[spoiler: Child's Play 2]]'': Short criminal returns to get the same kid.
** ''[[spoiler: Child's Play 3]]'': Same as above, only at military school.
** ''[[spoiler: Bride of Chucky]]'': Short criminal gets an equally short girlfriend.
** ''[[spoiler: Seed of Chucky]]'': Short criminal and girlfriend attempt to raise their son.
* ''[[spoiler: ChildrenOfMen]]'': People kill each other over a pregnant woman.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Chinatown}}]]'': Man solves extremely {{Squick}}y murder mystery about water treatment.
* ''[[spoiler: ChristmasWithTheKranks]]'': A married couple learns the hard way that Christmas is SeriousBusiness. Actually, even worse than it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler: The Chronicles of {{Narnia}}: The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe]]'': A girl discovers a fairyland inside the upstairs closet. Her siblings treat her badly until they make friends with an unwashed builder and his fussy wife, who teach them about Jesus. They proceed to save the day, then get home in time for supper twenty years later.
** ''[[spoiler: The Chronicles of {{Narnia}}: Prince Caspian]]'': The four siblings learn that [[DoctorWho the Doctor]] was correct and that time really is just a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff. They save the day again, and manage not to miss the school bus.
* ''[[spoiler: C.H.U.D.]]'': Hoboes mutate.
* ''[[spoiler:CitizenKane]]'': A dying old man says something very strange on his deathbed, prompting someone to order someone else to interview everyone he ever met to try and find out what he meant.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/CityOfAngels]]'': Guy quits his job to be with his girlfriend. This proves to be short-lived.
* ''[[spoiler:CityOfGod]]'': Photographer gets stuck in a fight between a childhood friend and a bus inspector.
* ''[[spoiler:CityOfLostChildren]]'': An orphan and a circus strongman, both French, must team up to overcome an octopus and some quirky clones. They are both helped and hindered by fleas.
** [[spoiler:All but one of the actors is French. I will let you guess which One.]]
* ''[[spoiler: {{Clerks}}]]'': A minimum-wage employee gets called into work on his day off, and gets to hang out with his best friend and play hockey.
** ''[[spoiler: Clerks II]]'': Aging slackers experience life crisis when place of employment burns to ground.
* ''[[spoiler:AClockworkOrange]]'': A sadist has therapy. (from an actual TV listing guide)
** Alternatively: Teenager gets arrested for killing a CrazyCatLady. [[ItGotWorse Then he was released, and sees what's changed.]] Brainwashing is involved.
* ''[[spoiler: CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs]]'': A BunglingInventor creates a machine to make food out of water so everyone won't have to eat sardines.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Cloverfield}}]]'': A guy really ought to leave town right away, but stays to be with some chick he dated once.
** Or: When a child gets hopelessly lost in New York City, the residents are none too happy about it. They all take turns trying to kill it to get it to stop making so much noise and breaking stuff.
** Or: A Japanese soft drink company indirectly destroys New York. The viewer only knows this if [[AllThereInTheManual they spend too much time]] [[ViralMarketing on the internet.]]
* ''[[spoiler: {{Clue}}]]'': [[RockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank 'N Furter]], [[BackToTheFuture Doc Brown]], and a bunch of other blackmail victims run around a big house looking for a murderer and debating simple mathematics.
** Or, [[DannyPhantom Vlad Masters]] and [[RockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]] star in a movie based on a board game.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Clueless}}]]'': So this girl, like, does a load of shopping and wears these way awesome clothes and gives her new friend a make-over, ya know? And she's really into this guy but he's ''so'' not into her and there's this other guy who she, like, can''not'' stand 'cause he's like this total geek, and he's always ragging on her and she's like "what-''ever''", but he's way cuter than she first thought so it's cool. And it's totally based on this old book and stuff.
* ''[[spoiler: Coffee and Cigarettes]]'': Two guys meet at a cafe. Two more people meet at a different cafe. And it goes on like this.
* ''[[spoiler: Cold Comfort Farm]]'': A young woman is orphaned and goes to live with some relatives in the country.
* ''[[spoiler:ComingToAmerica]]'': Rich immigrant tries to trick women into marriage.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Commando}}]]'': Man with peculiar accent helps former co-worker let off some steam.
* ''[[spoiler: ConanTheBarbarian]]'': Man with peculiar accent's life is ruined by the voice of CNN.
* ''[[spoiler: ConAir]]'': Man fights against plane hijackers just to see his daughter. Also known as "Criminals On A Plane".
* ''[[spoiler:Conspiracy]]'': A number of German bureaucrats assemble in a country mansion to ratify an unpopular policy. Contains scenes of posturing and fine dining.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Constantine}}'']]: [[BadassLongcoat Long coat wearing]], ghostbusting, goth styled detective in a parable about the dangers of smoking and not having a good exit plan for your afterlife. Has nothing to do with the comic book.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Coraline}}'']]: A girl with a NiceHat tries to free her ignorant parents (one a [[DesperateHousewives desperate housewife]] and the other an [[CompleteWorldKnowledge expert on homelessness]]) from a DarkWorld where everyone has buttons for eyes.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Corpse Bride}}'']]: A man finds himself in a LoveTriangle involving a dead woman.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Crank}}'']]: A very angry man will die if he stops moving.
** Better yet: A very angry white man with a shaved head will die if he stops beating up ethnic stereotypes.
** [[spoiler: ''Crank 2: High Voltage'']]: A very angry man will die unless he electrocutes himself.
* ''[[spoiler: Crash (1995)]]'': A movie producer is drawn into the world of people who are sexually aroused by being in car crashes; that helps bring a husband and wife together and revitalize their sex life.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Creepshow}}]]'': A young boy reads a comic book in which an undead being searches for cake, Leslie Nielsen is a deranged millionaire (though not ''the'' Deranged Millionaire), StephenKing turns into a plant, Adrienne Barbeau gets eaten by a baboon, and cockroaches amass in an apartment.
* ''[[spoiler: TheCryingGame]]'': An incompetent terrorist fails to notice what kind of bar he's in.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Cypher}}]]'': In the future, unsubscribing from a mailing list is ''really'' complicated
* ''[[spoiler:[[WallaceAndGromit The Curse of the Were-Rabbit]]]]'': [[DoctorWho Elric Penley]] is a crazy inventor who takes rabbits from people's yards and then tries to track himself down. He and [[SchindlersList Amon Göth]] are rivals for the affections of [[HarryPotter Bellatrix Lestrange]].
* ''[[spoiler: DarkCity]]'': An amnesiac fights aliens at night with the help of an asthmatic psychologist.
** Alternatively, in a city of narcoleptics, one man suffers from insomnia. A council of albinos move against him.
* ''[[spoiler:DarkStar]]'': Incompetent hippies on a deep space demolition tour dispel their boredom by chasing and deflating a sentient beach ball. Overconfidently, they then enter a debate with a sentient thermostellar bomb.
* ''[[spoiler: DarkWater]]'': Woman gets irritated when no one will fix her leaky ceiling.
* ''[[spoiler: Darkness Falls (2003)]]'': The Tooth Fairy is actually the ghost of a woman who was burned to death years ago in the town, and she murders everyone who sees her. ''But'' ... she [[DarknessEqualsDeath cannot stand to be in the light]] - and so the protagonist (who saw her as a kid and survived) arms himself with ''a gym bag full of flashlights''.
* ''[[spoiler:DeathNote]]'': Emotionally detached law student turns vigilante calligrapher with the help of a cartoon superbeing who sustains himself on a diet of nothing but apples - all the while avoiding detection by both his own father and a nameless skinny reclusive child genius who has a ludicrous appetite for carbohydrates.
** [[spoiler: ''[=~Death Note: The Last Name~=]'']]: As before, but with the addition of two cute babes from a TV station and another cartoon superbeing. Nearly [[KillEmAll everyone dies]].
** ''[[spoiler: L: Change the [=WorLd=]]]'': A nameless skinny reclusive child genius who has a ludicrous appetite for carbohydrates with only 23 days left to live battles eco-terrorists with a deadly virus.
*** Alternatively: A man commits suicide by notebook, adopts a kid and fights terrorists. ''In that order.''
* ''[[spoiler: [[{{DEBS}} D.E.B.S.]]]]'': Lesbian super villain falls in love with secret agent.
* ''[[spoiler: Deliverance]]'': Tourists' boat trip turns sour.
** Alternate: Tourists' boat trip turns into a pain in the ass.
* ''[[spoiler: DemonSeed]]'': Woman gets raped by sentient house, voiced by ''The Man From UNCLE''.
* ''[[spoiler: TheDevilsAdvocate]]'': Workaholic discovers his new boss is a walking argument that [[AmoralAttorney lawyers are evil]].
* ''[[spoiler: Dick]]'': Ditzy teenagers unwittingly expose a corrupt politician.
* ''[[spoiler: DieHard]]'': European thieves are defeated by man without shoes.
** Alternatively: Man has a really lousy time at a corporate Christmas party, but manages to reconcile with his estranged wife.
** ''[[spoiler: DieHard II: Die Harder]]'': Man experiences exact same Christmas he experienced the previous year, only in an airport this time.
** ''[[spoiler: DieHard with a Vengeance]]'': Newly-introduced biracial New York couple bickers while solving children's puzzles, irritating a visiting European man who misses his brother.
** ''[[spoiler: DieHard 4.0/Live Free Or Die Hard]]'': Man has to team up with geek to defeat thieves armed with... computers... whose plan involves taking over America.
* ''[[spoiler:{{District 9}}]]'': A man injured on the job gets no worker's compensation, so he decides to shoot up the place with an immigrant friend.
** Or: A baby killer is afraid of surgery, so he [[LudicrousGibs blows up]] his co-workers.
* ''[[spoiler:DoctorStrangelove]]'': A man's sexual frustrations cause him to make some questionable decisions at work. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler:DoctorWho and the Daleks]]'': A popular TV story, [[CompressedAdaptation compressed]]. Some AdaptationDecay, made more severe by later seasons of the show.
* ''[[spoiler:DogDayAfternoon]]'': Bisexual tries financing his lover's sex change by robbing a bank, with help from his dimwitted friend. Based on true story.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Dogma}}]]'': Two disgraced angels try to exploit a loophole in Catholicism to kill God and destroy the universe, and it's up to an abortion clinic worker, two stoners, a stripper, and the 13th Apostle to stop them. And there's a monster made out of crap.
* ''[[spoiler:DogSoldiers]]'': British soldiers in Scotland [[FacingTheBulletsOneLiner crack wise in the face of death]] as they fend off an attack by wild animals.
* ''[[spoiler:DonnieDarko]]'': An anti-social teenager sees visions of an anthropomorphic rabbit, has a jet engine crash into his room, and has one month to prevent the end of the world... which he is the cause of.
* ''[[spoiler:Doomsday]]'' Scotland has been sealed off from the world to contain a zombie-creating virus epidemic. Ten years later a crack British commando team is sent in to investigate signs of life. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Dracula}}]]'': Two doctors and a solicitor from London must kill their neighbor because of his dental problems.
* ''[[spoiler: DragMeToHell]]'': An old Romani woman is upset over losing her home.
* ''[[spoiler: DragonballEvolution]]'': [[InNameOnly A loose adaptation]] of an equally loose retelling of a famous story that was LooselyBasedOnATrueStory. And for most, as bad as it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler: Dreamscape]]'': Is Dennis Quaid badass enough to sleep with the President of the United States?
* ''[[spoiler: DropDeadFred]]'': A woman with a cheating husband, a domineering mother, and serious self-esteem issues figures out how to solve all her problems with the help of her imaginary friend from childhood.
* ''[[spoiler: [[MarxBrothers Duck Soup]]]]'': Cheerfully insane dictator with a bizarre mustache starts a war with his neighbors, while an Italian and an Irishman spy on him.
** ''[[spoiler: Animal Crackers]]'': Explorer with a bizarre moustache attempts to find stolen painting, while Italian and Irishman play music and attempt to hide it. Maybe.
** ''[[spoiler: A Night at the Opera]]'': Con artist with a bizarre moustache attempts to make money off of ''IlTrovatore'', while Italian and Irishman play music and attempt to help the career of a tenor. The most famous scene has all of them, including the tenor, in a small room.
* ''[[spoiler: [=~Dude, Where's My Car?~=]]]'': Two guys with amnesia eat pudding and play with a Rubik's Cube. Out-of-towners try to seduce and/or mug them.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Film/Duel}}]]'': A guy in a car is followed by a truck. For the ''whole movie''.
* ''[[spoiler: Eastern Promises]]'': A midwife investigates a rape case with the occasional help of a heavily tattooed Russian man.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Elf}}]]'': Loud manchild does everything to make his father have a merry Christmas.
* [[spoiler: ''TheEmperorsNewGroove'']]: An utterly selfish boy-king ruminates for a few days and learns to care about others as a result. Features a severely ageing Catwoman and half the cast of ''JustShootMe''.
* ''[[spoiler: EdWood]]'': An optimistic transvestite and a washed up has-been make a few movies. BasedOnATrueStory.
* [[spoiler:''EdwardScissorhands'']]: Avon saleswoman brings abandoned man who [[LooksLikeCesare looks almost exactly like a famous movie villain]] to her house.
* [[spoiler: ''Elizabethtown'']]: Suicidal shoe designer goes to Kentucky and hooks up with a flight attendant.
* [[spoiler:''{{Enchanted}}'']]: A walking clichés thrown from clichéland and and falls in love with a lawyer.
* [[spoiler:''EndOfDays'']]: Man with peculiar accent tries to prevent a pregnancy.
* [[spoiler: {{Equilibrium}}]]: A handsome man falls in love with his recently deceased coworker's girlfriend. His interactions with her and a lovable puppy inspire him to confront his boss and quit a job he never truly liked. Can be seen on the Lifetime Channel.
** Alternatively, In a futuristic dystopia that has outlawed ''emotions'', a former enforcer of the system must fight for freedom with laughably unrealistic gunfighting skills.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Eraser}}]]'': Man with peculiar accent helps people play Hide-and-Seek.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Eraserhead}}]]'': A man encounters difficulties trying to raise his deformed child.
** ''[[spoiler: TheElephantMan]]'': Circus performer quits job, lives in a hospital, befriends Hannibal Lecter and Mrs. Robinson.
** ''[[spoiler:INLANDEMPIRE]]'': A mystery about a woman in trouble.
** ''[[spoiler:MulhollandDrive ]]'': Blonde Canadian woman is unhappy after moving to LA.
* ''[[spoiler: EscapeFromNewYork]]'': Police arrest BadAss criminal and order him to break ''into'' a very large prison under the threat of exploding his neck.
** ''[[spoiler: EscapeFromLA]]'': The exact same thing as above, but from different camera angles. This time, after the criminal is done, he helps everyone save on their electrical bills.
* [[spoiler: ''[[ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'']]: Some misfit suburban Emo kid gets high with his alien friend whom his mom doesn't think is real and might be Jesus.
* ''[[spoiler: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind]]'': A man dreams about his ex-girlfriend before meeting her on Valentine's Day. They end up going on a date to a lake they used to visit, but they both become upset when she finds a tape of him complaining about her. The moral of the story? MindRape will bring you closer together.
* ''[[spoiler: EverythingIsIlluminated]]'': Frodo goes to Ukraine in search of his grandfather's ex-girlfriend, finds an old lady in a house filled with boxes. A blind grandpa does the driving and a rock star (without his famous mustache) translates.
* ''[[spoiler: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask]]'': TheFilmOfTheBook of a sex guide.
* ''[[spoiler: The EvilDead]]'': Camping trip takes a turn for the worse when the hero's car conks out. The fertility rites of nature are explored in detail. Reading books is bad for your complexion.
** ''[[spoiler: The Evil Dead 2]]'': Man has another bad camping trip (or perhaps the same one), then beats himself up about an upcoming surgery. Furniture laughs at him.
** ''[[spoiler: Army of Darkness]]'': Housewares-salesman travels through time, causes and averts ZombieApocalypse. Then bores his co-workers with tales of derring-do.
* ''[[spoiler: [[FaceOff Face/Off]]]]'': Hammy actor does a hammy impersonation of another hammy actor... Leaving the latter actor with no choice but to do a hammy impression of the first.
* ''[[spoiler: The Faculty]]'': [[TheLordOfTheRings Elijah Wood]] kills body-snatching aliens with [[WeaksauceWeakness cocaine]]. [[TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] has a [[BeardOfEvil beard]].
* ''[[spoiler: The Fall]]'': Ex-stuntman tells a magical story to a little girl in a hospital, all the while trying to trick her into stealing drugs for him.
* ''[[spoiler: FallingDown]]'': A man goes around shooting people who piss him off after his car's air conditioning breaks down.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/FantasticFour]]'': Slimy CorruptCorporateExecutive tries to make the moves on his geeky college rival's ex-girlfriend, but everything he does just ends up pushing her back to him. Eventually, the executive puts on a mask and tries to freeze the college rival with liquid nitrogen.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/FantasticFour - Rise of the Silver Surfer]]'': Giant cloud attacks Earth with help from an Academy Award statue.
* [[spoiler: ''FantasticMrFox'']]: A father of 2 years to a BrattyHalfPint EmoTeen [[OffTheWagon falls off the wagon]] and begins indulging in an addiction that endangers the lives of hundreds of civilians, as well as the stability of his marriage.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Fargo}}]]'': Car salesman can't convince his employer that his paperwork is finished, also fails to upsell a promotional extra to his customers. Grumpy Old Man shits on everyone beneath him, refuses to help his daughter in an important financial transaction. A pregnant sheriff tries to work out who the main character is in the movie.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Felidae}}]]'': A cat solves a murder mystery.
* ''[[spoiler: FerrisBuellersDayOff]]'': Smartass kid neglects his education, shamelessly manipulates the sympathy of his parents and those around him and, for his own self-gratification, triggers a series of events that results in the destruction of his best friend's father's priceless car. Without remorse. Despite this, everyone loves him (a fact lampshaded by his sister, until she makes out with a drug dealer).
* ''[[spoiler:{{Fido}}]]'': The heartwarming story of a young boy and his pet zombie.
* ''[[spoiler: TheFifthElement]]'': The world will be saved by a hot girl with weird name. With the assistance of a cab driver and a cross-dressing radio disc jockey.
* ''[[spoiler: FightClub]]'': A guy and his best friend bond over practical jokes and extreme sports. They conflict over a LoveTriangle. Girl uses cancer to get the attention of her LoveInterest.
** Insurance worker with multiple personality disorder takes up hypochondria and illegal bareknuckle fighting in an attempt to cure insomnia. Unwittingly becomes founder of a nationwide anarchist paramilitary force which he subsequently defeats by blowing one side of his own face off.
** Middle-aged WASP finds meaning in life through "Murder, Mayhem, and Soap". Lots of soap.
* [[spoiler: ''FinalDestination'' ]]: People avoid dying in an accident, [[NecroNonSequitur only to die more gruesomely later]].
** Alternately: Gruesome depictions of the consequences of home and workplace safety violations.
** [[spoiler: ''Final Destination 2'' ]]: Ditto.
** [[spoiler: ''Final Destination 3'' ]]: Ditto... yet again.
** [[spoiler: ''[[TitleConfusion The Final Destination]]'' ]]: Ditto... [[RecycledINSPACE IN 3D]]!
* ''[[spoiler:FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren]]'': Lots of children get sick, and join a cat-eyed cult led by three brothers, whose mother is a head in a box. One brother eventually grows up to become their father, only to get beaten up in a ''[[RuleOfCool spectacular]]'' fashion. Meanwhile, a man sees dead people, [[ContemplateOurNavels thinks about deep things]], and fights ''lots'' (often doing all three at the same time). Also, much of what occurs during this movie is almost completely incomprehensible to anybody who either has not played the video game on which this movie is based or has a basic understanding of physics (particularly the effects of gravity).
* ''[[spoiler:FindingNemo]]'': A widower and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} with blue skin go on a quest to rescue the widower's son, who has been captured in a watered crystal jail with tiki figures in it by a dentist who is several times their size.
* ''[[spoiler: Fierce Creatures]]'': Multinational corporation acquires small English zoo and turns it into corporate nightmare.
** Alternatively: JohnCleese owns a zoo, shoots at a few trainers, drinks the blood of an old lady, and things happen.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Firefox}}]]'': A man with PTSD from TheVietnamWar steals an aircraft.
* ''[[spoiler: [[{{Rambo}} First Blood]]]]'': Man goes crazy, traps forest rangers and has an unitelligable monologue.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Rambo}}: First Blood Part II]]'': Same man looks for prisoners. Meets a hot chick.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Rambo}} III]]'': Man from before fights evil with rebels. Over the top gun play ensues.
** ''[[spoiler:{{Rambo}} (2008)]]'': The same man comes out of retirement. [[KillEmAll Everything dies.]]
*** Alternatively, The same man shows a bunch of pacifists the goods of mass murder, and how you should never trust yellow people.
* ''[[spoiler:AFishCalledWanda]]'': FemmeFatale bank robber falls in love with stuffy barrister whilst attempting to locate stolen diamonds. Her boyfriend is a psychopathic Buddhist hitman who torments a stuttering animal lover who keeps killing dogs.
** Alternately: Two members of MontyPython pretend not to know each other. Americans act rudely, behave selfishly, speak in vulgarities, and eat fish.
* ''[[spoiler: TheFisherKing]]'': A red knight tries to kill a homeless person. A radio DJ tries to help the homeless man. And RobinWilliams gets naked.
* ''[[spoiler: AFistfulOfDollars]]'': A mischievous troublemaker plays two rival families in order to get rich quick.
** ''[[spoiler: ForAFewDollarsMore]]'': Mischievous troublemaker chases a guy obsessed with a music box.
** ''[[spoiler: [=~The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly~=]]]'': Three men search for a graveyard.
* ''[[spoiler: Fitzcarraldo]]'': An opera-loving rubber merchant goes on a boat trip. Through a jungle.
* ''[[spoiler: FlashGordon]]'': [[FiddlerOnTheRoof Tevye]] and two Americans end up on another planet, where they meet [[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]], Timothy Dalton, and Max von Sydow dressed as FuManchu.
* ''[[spoiler: Flatliners]]'': Kiefer Sutherland decides to kill himself over and over. Kevin Bacon and Julia Roberts think it's an awesome idea.
* ''[[spoiler: Fletch]]'': A wiseass is hired by a wealthy businessman to commit a murder. The wiseass decides that the best way to react to this is to dress up in a variety of weird costumes and sleep with the businessman's wife. The wiseass is treated as the hero and as being completely in the right.
** ''[[spoiler: Fletch Lives]]'': Same wiseass heads down south to hang out with stereotypes, sleep with a dead woman and sing Zippidy-do-da.
* ''[[spoiler:TheFlightOfDragons]]'': Bookstore owner gets pulled into fantasy world to SaveBothWorlds from mad sorcerer; he ends up destroying said fantasy world with grade school science. And this is supposed to be a good thing.
* ''[[spoiler:Flightplan]]'': A widow boards a plane with her young daughter and promptly falls asleep. (This comes from an actual newspaper listing, submitted on BBC's News Quiz)
* [[spoiler:''Fluke'']]: A puppy has an identity and existential crisis.
* ''[[spoiler: TheFly]]'': A man's teeth fall out, his skin gets awful, and he starts to have trouble with his eyesight.
** ''[[spoiler: The Fly II]]'': The man's son is called in to finish his father's work. Grows up to not be as pathetic as his dad was.
* [[spoiler: ''The Fog'']]: weird atmospherical condition and past events ruin a town's 100th anniversary.
* ''[[spoiler:ForkliftDriverKlaus - The First Day on the Job]]'': Forklift safety film goes horribly awry. [[CrossesTheLineTwice This is played for laughs.]]
* ''[[spoiler:ForrestGump]]'': A mentally retarded man is sent to war and becomes a ping-pong player, while his lifelong crush turns to a life of sex and drugs.
* ''[[spoiler: TheFountain]]'': Wolverine is vehement that he prefers his wife alive.
* ''[[spoiler: Four Brothers]]'': Three R&B artists and [[{{Troy}} Achilles' cousin]] try to solve their mother's murder.
* ''[[spoiler: FourLions]]'': TheThreeStooges join Al-Qaeda.
* ''[[spoiler: Fracture]]'': A man confesses to murder. The prosecution still struggles to convict him.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Freaks}}]]'': A Russian woman marries a German dwarf for his money. His friends disapprove.
* ''[[spoiler:Frequency]]'': A son saves his father's life, and they talk about baseball.
* ''[[spoiler: Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel]]'': A British nerd meets a wierd American girl at a pub and goes to the restroom a lot.
* ''[[spoiler: Friday]]'': Young, unemployed blacks spend a day sitting around and smoking pot.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Friday the 13th}}]]'': A camping trip goes horribly, horribly wrong. Also, [[NightmareFuelUnleaded Kevin Bacon gets an arrow through his throat]].
* ''[[spoiler:Film/FritzTheCat]]'': A talking cat has lots of sex and does a lot of drugs. And he's voiced by a children's show actor. The creator of the character hated the film so much, he killed him off.
** ''[[spoiler:TheNineLivesOfFritzTheCat]]'': The talking cat, despite having an icepick put through his head a year earlier, is now married and has either hallucinations or flashbacks about being a Nazi and going into space. Satan is a homosexual.
* ''[[spoiler: FromDuskTillDawn]]'': Two brothers drive an RV to a strip club and encounter the supernatural.
* ''[[spoiler:TheFullMonty]]'': Unemployed men become strippers.
* ''[[spoiler:FunnyGames]]'': Two men murder a family with the jagged shards of a broken 4th wall.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Gamera}}]]'': A little boy becomes best friends with a big turtle who is really neat.
** ''[[spoiler:Gamera: Guardian Of The Universe]]'': Big turtle saves Japan from giant man-eating bats.
** ''[[spoiler:Gamera: Advent of Legion]]'': Flying turtle fights giant bug.
** ''[[spoiler:Gamera: Revenge of Irys]]'': Girl seeks revenge against a giant turtle. Giant tentacled monster offers his help only to manipulate the girl's emotions for his own gain. Oh, and the giant bat-monsters come back.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Gattaca}}]]'': A man who may or may not be terminally ill steals his roommate's identity in order to fulfill his childhood dream, which will almost certainly put his coworkers' lives in danger. Later, he seduces a woman with no intention of revealing his true identity to her, then proves that he isn't mature enough to cope with his sibling-rivalry issues. In the end, [[spoiler:the protagonist fulfills his dream while his roommate commits suicide in an incinerator.]]
* ''[[spoiler:GetShorty]]'': Mob-connected loan shark discovers he's a natural Hollywood player.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Ghostbusters}}'']]: Four guys drive around in a van and trap restless spirits with laser-powered vacuum cleaners. They save New York City from a giant candy mascot by [[CrossingTheStreams taking serious risks with their equipment]].
** [[spoiler: ''{{Ghostbusters}} II'']]: Evil painting comes to life and summons pink goo within disused subway tunnels to stalk an infant. He is eventually defeated by four guys piloting a mobile national monument.
* ''[[spoiler: GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra]]'': Man fights his ex-girlfriend's new friends.
* ''[[spoiler:GingerSnaps]]'': Coming of age/werewolf drama. Morbid friendless sisters feature in a study of the similarity between premenstrual tension and uncontrollably violent lycanthropic bloodlust.
* ''[[spoiler: Glengarry Glen Ross]]'': A band of real estate agents endeavour to sell undesirable property to unwilling prospective buyers.
* ''[[spoiler: TheGodfather]]'': Importer of olive oil struggles to keep with the times. It gets violent.
** ''[[spoiler: The Godfather Part II]]'': Son inherits family business and flashbacks are shown throughout.
** ''[[spoiler: The Godfather Part III]]'': Organization leader starts a charity fund.
* ''[[spoiler: TheGodsMustBeCrazy]]'': An epic quest to get rid of an old glass bottle.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Godzilla}}]]'': An examination of post-war national disillusionment, heartbreakingly told through the allegory of a giant dinosaur.
** ''[[spoiler: King Kong VS Godzilla]]'': Giant gorilla fights big dinosaur.
** ''[[spoiler: Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster]]'': A radioactive dinosaur, a giant caterpillar, and a giant pterodactyl team up to save Japan from a space dragon.
** ''[[spoiler: Son Of Godzilla]]'': Father and child bonding told through the eyes of dinosaurs.
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla VS Megalon]]'': Giant dinosaur vs [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 beetle with Chrysler buildings for arms]] vs a robot version of Jack Nicholson. Actually, this one is pretty bad.
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla VS Mechagodzilla]]'': Giant Dinosaur VS Robot Dinosaur VS Ancient Lion-Dog Thingy.
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla VS King Ghidorah]]'': Time travelers from the future send a giant dragon to fight a big dinosaur.
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla VS Destoroyah]]'': A dinosaur explodes from a nuclear meltdown while fighting a giant demonic crab-monster that murdered his son.
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack]]'': [[OurGhostsAreDifferent enraged spirits of Japanese soldiers who fought in WWII]] possess a dead giant dinosaur and fight against a dragon, a butterfly, and a red dinosaur thing while trying to destroy Japan.
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla Final Wars]]'': A mustachioed BadAss and his crew release giant dinosaur he once imprisoned to stop the invasion of leather wearing aliens by beating the shit out of all the monsters they control. Also, one of the crew members is the Japanese equivalent to [[TheMatrix Neo]]
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla]]''[[spoiler: (1998, American)]]: Sea critter gets stuck with a misnomer and tries to nest despite humans disturbing the area.
* ''[[spoiler: GoneInSixtySeconds (1974)]]'': Professional carjacker steals [[CoolCar '73 Mustang]], proceeds to [[CarFu utterly void its warranty]].
** ''[[spoiler: GoneInSixtySeconds (2000)]]'': Professional carjacker steals [[CoolCar '67 Shelby Mustang]] in order to prevent [[DoctorWho The Doctor]] from killing his brother.
* ''[[spoiler: GoneWithTheWind]]'': A spoiled bitch and a lecherous scoundrel fight for slavery. They're our heroes.
* ''[[spoiler: Good Bye Lenin!]]'': Woman falls into coma, [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp wakes up in another country]]. Her son tries to cover it up.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Goodfellas}}]]'': A kid gets a job parking cars for the people across the street and talks about the things his employers have him do.
* ''[[spoiler: GoodWillHunting]]'': A therapist, a mathematician, and working class roughs vie for the soul of a really smart janitor.
* ''[[spoiler: AGoofyMovie]]'': Reject from the DisneyAnimatedCanon, featuring wacko suburbanite and his son on a crazy RoadTrip, culminating in the two of them ending up on stage at a concert by a performer who appears to be a cross between {{Prince}} and 1980s-era MichaelJackson.
* ''[[spoiler: TheGoonies]]'': A hobbit and his friends try to find some treasure that was buried in a cave. They end up not getting to keep much of it.
* ''[[spoiler: Gorgo]]'': Irish mother travels to London to rescue her kidnapped son. Visits various monuments and destroys them.
* ''[[spoiler: GorillasInTheMist]]'': The inspiring true story of a white woman who goes to Africa and spends most of her time hanging out with apes while pissing off a lot of black people. Ultimately she is mysteriously murdered after trying to interfere with said black people's way of making money.
* ''[[spoiler: Gosford Park]]'': Love and intrigue at a 1930s British house party. Michael Gambon is murdered twice.
* ''[[spoiler: GranTorino]]'': Guy gets gangsters who broke his garden dwarf away from his property. This turns him into a neighbourhood hero.
** Alternatively: A GrumpyOldMan keeps threatening to shoot people. He befriends the kids from next door because of it.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Gremlins}}]]'': City gets attacked by corrupted Christmas gift.
** ''[[spoiler: Gremlins 2]]'': Office building is conquered by Tony Randall and an army consisting entirely of Frank Welker.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Grindhouse}} - Planet Terror]]'': Woman quits dancing the same day she becomes crippled. Gets used to her new prosthetic limb, though.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Grindhouse}} - Death Proof]]'': Women who are tired of putting up with celebrities go and rent a car, kill Kurt Russell.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Grosse Pointe Blank}}]]'': A hitman attends his ten-year reunion to get back together with his high school sweetheart.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/GroundhogDay]]'': A journalist falls into a time loop, and kills himself and a woodchuck several times. Eventually he becomes enlightened.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Hancock}}]]'': JerkAss superhero gets a PR man.
* ''[[spoiler: TheHangover]]'': A group of friends go out for a night on the town and wake up not remembering a thing. You see more of the latter than the former.
* ''[[spoiler: HappyFeet]]'': Several layers of social commentary, wrapped in a 'first contact' subtext, taped with religious and mythic connotations, and directed by George Miller, to boot. Oh, and there's tapdancing. [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins In Antarctica]].
** Or, Footloose with penguins.
* ''[[spoiler: Happy-Go-Lucky]]'': A schoolteacher takes driving classes and has a social life.
* ''[[spoiler: AHardDaysNight]]'': Pop band and grandfather spend time in a train and a room, and a car and a room, and a room and a room. They all then get chased by the police and perform a concert.
** '' [[spoiler: {{Help}}!]]'': A drummer from a pop band gets on the wrong side of an Indian death cult and a MadScientist with funding issues because of a new ring.
** ''[[spoiler: YellowSubmarine]]:''Mean people invade idyllic land, and are defeated by ThePowerOfRock.
*** An old man, author, and four musicians have pyschedelic adventures and fight mean people.
** ''[[spoiler: Magical Mystery Tour]]'': People on a bus trip have wacky adventures... um, actually, this one isn't really better than it sounds.
** ''[[spoiler:LetItBe]]'': A band tries to revive its team spirit, only to make things worse.
*** Actually, I heard that they knew they were breaking up, and this was meant to be their last project together.
*** ''[[spoiler: GiveMyRegardsToBroadStreet]]'': In a dream, a musical genius must recover a lost master tape. His sanity may be on the line. YourMileageMayVary.
** [[spoiler: ''Film/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'']]: The Bee Gees steal a bunch of musical instruments from Aerosmith's hired goons, and it's almost a downer ending until the weather vane comes to life.
* [[spoiler:''The Hamiltons'']]: It's just like PartyOfFive, except they're cannibalistic serial killers.
* ''[[spoiler:HaroldAndKumar Go To White Castle]]'': Two stoners have difficulty finding their favorite restaurant.
** ''[[spoiler:Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay]]'': Two stoners are mistaken for terrorists. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/HarryPotter and the Sorcerer's Stone]]'': A boy discovers he has a talent and goes to a school for his talent, where the teachers are either kindhearted or douchebags.
** Alternate: Orphan discovers his parents enrolled him in boarding school before they died. He kills one of his teachers and doesn't want to go home for the summer. He's the hero.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/HarryPotter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'': The boy keeps seeing a midget and has to stop a snake.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/HarryPotter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'': The boy reunites with his godfather and has weird encounters with cloaked people.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/HarryPotter and the Goblet of Fire]]'': The boy enters a competition and fights a bald guy.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/HarryPotter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'': The boy's school is taken over by an uberbitch. Climactic scene has people fighting over a glass ball.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/HarryPotter and the Half Blood Prince]]'': The boy is stalking one of the teachers and trying to get laid.
* ''[[spoiler: The Haunted Mansion]]'': A workaholic and his kids try to stop a creepy butler from making the workaholic's wife marry a ghost. It's based on a theme park ride.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Heat}}]]'': Two workaholics find themselves in direct competition as each aims to completely screw up the other's plans, as all the while their personal lives implode spectacularly. The highlight of the movie is a scene in which the two meet for the first time, have a friendly coffee and pleasantly and calmly discuss why exactly they're trying to screw each other over.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Heathers}}]]'': A popular girl falls for a bad boy as they plan to blow up their school. Hijinks ensue.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Hedwig and the Angry Inch}}]]'': A transsexual rock musician stalks her ex-boyfriend in an attempt to sue him for copyright infringement.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/{{Hellboy}}]]'': Man defies his main purpose in life.
** ''[[spoiler: HellboyII: The Golden Army]]'': Elven attempt at saving the Earth from those foolish humans meets demonic resistance. The demon is the good guy.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Hellraiser}}]]'': A man [[BackFromTheDead recovering from]] [[{{Understatement}} a terminal illness]] has an affair with his brother's wife. Later, his niece plays with a Rubik's cube and hangs out with some kinky goths.
* ''[[spoiler:Disney/{{Hercules}}]]'': Comicbook/{{Superman}} [[RecycledInSPACE IN ANCIENT GREECE]]!
* ''[[spoiler: Film/{{Hero}}]]'': A guy tells the king a story. The king says he's lying. The guy admits it. In the meantime, [[ImplausibleFencingPowers swordfighters slay all laws of physics]].
* [[spoiler:''HighFidelity'']]: A self-absorbed, broke music store owner is dumped by his lawyer girlfriend, and is bitter about it. Gets over it by hanging out with his employees and sleeping with one of the Cosby children. Later goes into business with teenagers who once tried to rob him.
* ''[[spoiler: HighNoon]]'':We have to watch Gary Cooper's every move for over an hour. The rest of the town tries to get him to just go away. Most people seem dissatisfied with his choices, including himself. At one point there's a heated debate in which everyone decides not to do anything.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Highlander}}]]'': Super-centenarian travels to New York to claim a prize.
* ''[[spoiler: HisGirlFriday]]'': Editor attempts to persuade retiring journalist to cover execution by repeatedly framing insurance agent for minor misdemeanors.
* [[spoiler:''HistoryOfTheWorldPartOne'']]: One man is a king, a prophet, a philosopher, a pissboy, and torturer with a [[VillainSong musical number]] that [[MontyPython nobody expects]].
* [[spoiler: ''The Hitcher'']] Young man picks up a Dutch hitchhiker, whom he kicks out after a tiff; the guy keeps giving him presents and a waitress does some serious stretching.
* ''[[spoiler:HomeAlone]]'': Family comedy about a young child who is abandoned by his family and robbed in his own home. On Christmas Eve.
** ''[[spoiler:HomeAlone 2: Lost in New York]]'': Family comedy about a young child inflicting incredibly graphic and brutal torture on two comic bunglers. Still on Christmas Eve.
** ''[[spoiler:HomeAlone 3]]'': Team of spies attempt to steal a child's Christmas present. HilarityEnsues. Actually, about as bad as it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler:HoneyIShrunkTheKids]]'': Kids discover how dangerous the garden of their house is.
** ''[[spoiler:Honey, I Blew Up the Kid]]'': AbsentMindedProfessor gets worried about his youngest son's growth.
** ''[[spoiler:Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves]]'': AbsentMindedProfessor and wife try communicating with their son.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/TheHost]]'': Dysfunctional family band together to save youngest member from giant lungfish that may or may not be carrying SARS.
* [[spoiler:''HotFuzz'']]: Model one-man British police force gets transferred from his crime-infested city to a town where [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere nothing bad ever happens]]. His partner, a fat guy who loves {{Buddy Cop Show}}s, wants to make his life exciting again. Lots of HoYay ensues.
** Police officer ruins village inspection.
* ''[[spoiler: HouseOnHauntedHill]]'': Dysfunctional couple try to resolve their problems with a house party.
** ''[[spoiler: The 1999 version]]'': Rightful tenants of a comfy, spacious house hang around until a bunch of greedy people arrive to pester them.
* ''[[spoiler: TheHowling]]'': Woman is romantically pursued by supernatural stalker named Edward. Based on the popular novel of the same name.
* ''[[spoiler: HowToTrainYourDragon]]'': Scrawny young teen stops a seven-generation long war and impresses his dad by eating a raw fish that his best friend spit back up. [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Cuteness ensues]].
** Alternate: Pretty girl ignores nerd until he gets a hot new ride.
* ''[[spoiler:TheHudsuckerProxy]]'': After industrialist commits suicide, board of directors appoint naive mailroom clerk to position of CEO, whereupon he promptly invents the hula-hoop.
* ''[[spoiler:TheHunchbackOfNotreDame]]'': A government official tries to rape Demi Moore and emotionally abuses a handicapped man who talks to architecture. It's a musical.
* ''[[spoiler:TheHuntForRedOctober'']]: SeanConnery seals a giant submarine. Alec Baldwin finds it. In the process WorldWarIII almost breaks out. On Christmas.
* ''[[spoiler:TheHurtLocker]]'': Two guys have to put up with a new co-worker who enjoys their job a little too much. [[StuffBlowingUp Explosive]] levels of angst ensue.
* ''[[spoiler:Hustle&Flow]]'': Pimp loves his girls, raps about beating them.
* ''[[spoiler:IceAge]]'': Three mammals and a baby. Also, unlucky guy tries hiding his food.
** ''[[spoiler:IceAge: The Meltdown]]'': The mammals meet three even weirder mammals. The day is saved by the unlucky guy.
** ''[[spoiler:IceAge: Dawn of the Dinosaurs]]'': One of the mammals discovers fatherhood. An attempt of another to do the same leads him to need rescue. The unlucky guy meets the woman of his dreams... and leaves her behind for food.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Idiocracy}}]]'': Large corporations have taken over the government, {{Blood Sport}}s are used as punishments, and humans nearly go extinct from famine and drought. It's a comedy.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Igor}}]]'': A mad scientist's assistant invents something revolutionary, with the help of an immortal suicidal rabbit and a brain in a jar. His plans backfire when his invention does not turn out evil, and instead aspires to be {{Annie}}.
* ''[[spoiler:In Bruges]]'': Mad-Eye Moody, Fleur Delacour and Lord Voldemort hang out in a small Belgian town with Colin Farrell and a midget. They all try to kill each other.
* ''[[spoiler:An Inconvenient Truth]]'': Famously dull former politician delivers slideshow presentation with errors in it; receives two Academy Awards for his trouble.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Inception}}]]'': 8 people fall asleep in the first class cabin of a plane.
** Alteratively: Rich, white man with daddy issues gets {{mind rape}}d by 7 people he doesn't know, on the request of a Japanese man he didn't know he threatened.
** Or: [[{{Titanic}} Jack Dawson]], [[ThirdRockFromTheSun Tommy Solomon]], {{Juno}}, [[StarTrekNemesis Shinzon of Remus]], [[Film/{{Avatar}} Dr. Patel]], and [[TheLastSamurai Katsumoto]] break into [[BatmanBegins Scarecrow]]'s mind to convince him to break up [[TheUsualSuspects Mr. Kobayashi]]'s MegaCorp empire while Edith Piaf tries to kill all of them.
** Another one: A guy kills his wife and leads a group in feeding a perfectly fine guy lies. He gets over his justified guilt and succeeds. It's a good ending.
** Alternatively: A film where you're not sure [[AllJustADream whether anything really happens]].
** An elaborate, MindScrew quest to convince CillianMurphy that Pete Postelthwaite really loved him.
** A man deals with his guilt over the death of his wife; ''very, very metaphorically''.
* [[spoiler:''TheIncredibles'']]: Two former celebrities and their children fight a wannabe ex-fan.
* [[spoiler: ''IndependenceDay'']]: A witty pilot and a cable repairman get into a fifty year-old used vehicle. Genocide ensues.
* [[spoiler:''InglouriousBasterds'']]: [[BloodKnight Brutal]], [[AxCrazy sadistic]] [[SociopathicSoldier Jewish psychopathic war criminals]] versus [[EvillyAffable witty, urbane]] [[ThoseWackyNazis German psychopathic war criminals.]]
** Or, QuentinTarantino teams up with Eli Roth, Brad Pitt, and the Jewish kid from ''FreaksAndGeeks''. Their mission is to stab history in the face. [[BeyondTheImpossible With a baseball bat]].
* [[spoiler:''{{Ink}}'']]: A ragtag bunch of invisible, stylish, physically fit, attractive [[spoiler: dead]] people try to get a young girl to wake up after she is kidnapped by an albino with a gigantic schnoz. This can only be done if her dad stops being a JerkAss.
* ''[[spoiler:InterviewWithTheVampire]]'': A dysfunctional family consists of an [[AmbiguouslyGay effete]] Parisian socialite, an {{emo}} former slaveowner, and an increasingly bitter "child" who kill for fun and profit. Later, two of them conflict with a theatrical group.
** ''[[spoiler:QueenOfTheDamned]]'': A French violinist forms a rock band, pisses off all of his old friends, and gets kidnapped by an Egyptian nymphomaniac.
* ''[[spoiler: IAmLegend]]'': A cure for cancer...doesn't. Vincent Price, Charlton Heston, and Will Smith have all starred in versions of this film.
* ''[[spoiler: IRobot]]'': A detective, while investigating a death in a corporate building, learns that the company's new product line is defective.
* ''[[spoiler: TheIronGiant]]'': A boy keeps a big tin can in his family barn. They become best buddies.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/IronMan]]'': Terrorists put a [[BadassBookworm very intelligent man]] in a cave with a box of spare parts. This leads the man to solve unethical business practices of his company.
** OR: A rich white guy goes to Asia to drink and flirt, gets a new suit, and leaves with a new enlightened outlook on life.
** OR: Rich drunk with a heart condition builds flying hotrod, races larger hotrod.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/IronMan 2]]'': Rich drunk man tries not to get killed by his hotrod and/or knockoffs of it.
* ''[[spoiler: ItsAWonderfulLife]]'': Man attempts suicide at Christmastime, is instead temporarily transported to [[CrapsackWorld a messed-up version of his hometown]].
* ''[[spoiler: ItHappenedOneNight]]'': A dotty rich girl flees her overbearing father and goes on a road trip with a drunk newspaperman. The two gripe at each other a lot. It's a romantic comedy.
* ''[[spoiler: ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld]]'': Car accident causes national park to increase its number of visitors.
* ''[[spoiler: [[ValLewton I Walked with a Zombie]]]]'': A nurse is summoned to a Caribbean island to attempt curing a woman of zombiism.
* ''[[spoiler: JacobsLadder]]'': Man comes home from war. He does not have a good time.
* ''[[spoiler: Jailbait]]'': Prison bitch tries to kill his rapist. With a pencil.
* ''[[spoiler: JamesBond]]'': Man who needs to be discreet and effective, but introduces with his full name and goes after every girl he meets. ''And'', every bartender on the planet knows his DrinkOrder. Also, faces people who [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim don't know simple killing methods]].
** ''[[spoiler:{{Goldfinger}}]]'': A man tries to increase gold prices--by reducing the supply.
** ''[[spoiler:YouOnlyLiveTwice]]'': A man with a scar and a liking for cats tries to start WorldWarThree by hijacking spacecraft.
** ''[[spoiler:TheSpyWhoLovedMe]]'': A man with a marine obsession tries to start WorldWarThree by hijacking submarines.
** ''[[spoiler:{{Moonraker}}]]'': A man tries to use chemical weapons dispensed from a KillSat to cause mass genocide. Actually, a good deal worse than it sounds.
** ''[[spoiler:{{Octopussy}}]]'': A man dressed as a clown tries to stop a plot to blow up a military base.
** ''[[spoiler:AViewToAKill]]'': A man tries to dominate the microchip industry -- by flooding the competition.
** ''[[spoiler:TheLivingDaylights]]'': The key to disrupt evil general is a cello player.
** ''[[spoiler:LicenceToKill]]'': A man goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against a drug dealer and loses his job because of it.
** ''[[spoiler:GoldenEye]]'': An attempt to use a nuclear bomb to cover up a robbery. Twice.
** ''[[spoiler:TomorrowNeverDies]]'': A man tries to start WorldWarThree just to see it in the news.
** ''[[spoiler:TheWorldIsNotEnough]]'': A man with a scar and a bullet inside his head tries to raise the price of oil to please his girlfriend.
** ''[[spoiler:DieAnotherDay]]'': A diamond merchant with his private KillSat tries to reunite two long-divided nations by force. Actually as bad as it sounds.
** ''[[spoiler:CasinoRoyale]]'': Adults' card game is SeriousBusiness.
** ''[[spoiler:QuantumOfSolace]]'': A man blows up a hotel to get over his dead girlfriend.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Jaws}}]]'': Scientist, police officer afraid of water and war veteran go fishing. With explosives.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Jaws}} 2]]'': Police officer's kids go fishing. Without explosives.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Jaws}} 3D]]'': Police officer's son goes fishing at a theme park. Actually, not all that great.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Jaws}} The Revenge]]'': Fish goes human hunting. A good deal WorseThanItSounds, actually.
* ''[[spoiler:Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle AKA The enigma of Kaspar Hauser]]'': A sheltered teenage boy learns about the world for the first time and dies violently. The boy was played by an amateur actor in his forties.
* ''[[spoiler:JesusChristSuperstar]]'': The tale of the death of an important religious leader, using a strangely diverse cast and anachronistic props. Oh, and it's a rock opera!
* ''[[spoiler: JesusChristVampireHunter]]'': The tale of the return of an important religious leader, but this time he has to use kung fu to save Ottawa's lesbian community from vampires. A luchador helps him. Also, it's a musical.
* ''[[spoiler: JingleAllTheWay]]'': Family man with peculiar accent battles a postal worker and poses as a superhero to secure his son's Christmas gift. Someone eats his cookies. Actually, that sounds better than it is.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/{{Jumanji}}]]'': A (board) game of life or death.
** ''[[spoiler: Zathura]]'': A (board) game of life or death... [[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE!]]
* ''[[spoiler:TheJungleBook]]'': A kid fights a tiger. And ''wins''.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Junior}}]]'': A muscle-bound scientist with a peculiar accent impregnates himself. His nipples become very sensitive. And he could not have done a worse job picking the other parent, even though there is attraction between them.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Juno}}]]'': Girl deals with pregnancy and [[TotallyRadical speaks]] [[BuffySpeak weirdly]].
* [[spoiler: ''JurassicPark'']]: Two kids get invited to visit their grandfather's zoo and watch a lawyer feed one of the animals.
** [[spoiler: ''The Lost World: JurassicPark'']]: Girl accompanies her father to the breeding facility of the zoo, where he would meet his ex-wife. One of the animals follows them home.
** [[spoiler: ''JurassicPark III'']]: Boy gets lost in the breeding facility.
* [[spoiler:''TheKarateKid'']]: Teen does chores for an old man, and as a result goes from being a bully magnet to an expert fighter within months.
** [[spoiler:''TheKarateKid'']]: Old man watches while a teenager [[spoiler:''wax off'']]
** [[spoiler:''TheKarateKidPartII'']]: Teen visits the old man's hometown and meets his family.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/{{Kick-Ass}}]]'': Teen discovers being a hero hurts a lot.
* [[spoiler:''KillBill Vol. 1'']]: Uma Thurman dressed as Bruce Lee from a movie fights a swarm of bodyguards dressed as Bruce Lee from a TV show.
* [[spoiler:''KillBill Vol. 2'']]: Uma Thurman and David Carradine partake in a heart-wrenching FunnyAneurysmMoment.
* ''[[spoiler:KindergartenCop]]'': Man with peculiar accent tells kids to shut up.
* ''[[spoiler:KindHeartsAndCoronets]]'': A bitter man murders his relatives one by one. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler:TheKingAndTheClown]]'': Two good friends use their comedic genius to make their lives go from bad to worse.
* ''[[spoiler:KingKong]]'': Movie maker brings death and destruction to New York.
* ''[[spoiler:Kingdom of Heaven]]'': Emo blacksmith moves to the Middle East and nails Eva Green.
* ''[[spoiler:{{KinkyBoots}}]]'': A man who inherits a failing shoe factory sees the factory recover, and learns some important life lessons after a chance encounter with a cross-dresser.
* ''[[spoiler:KnightAndDay]]'': Woman falls for man she met in an airport. This causes her to nearly get killed over and over.
* ''[[spoiler:AKnightsTale]]'': Man makes fame and fortune by getting himself hit with large pieces of wood.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Koyaanisqatsi}}]]'': Pretty cinematography eventually makes you feel [[HumansAreBastards kind of like an asshole.]]
* [[spoiler:''KungFuPanda'']]: A [[AscendedFanboy fat, clumsy geek]] becomes TheChosenOne and must defeat a BadAss prison escapee who has [[WellDoneSonGuy issues with his adopted father.]]
* [[spoiler:''KungPow: Enter the Fist'']]: TheChosenOne saves the world from [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot French Aliens]] with his sentient tongue.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Labyrinth}}]]'': A girl navigates a maze at the whim of a fairy rock star.
* [[spoiler: ''Lady in the Water'']]: A character from a fairy tale ([[AllMythsAreTrue which is entirely accurate to reality, of course]]) takes up residence under a swimming pool, with the intention of inspiring a writer whose works will become important.
* ''[[spoiler: Lagaan]]'': A rebelious teenager must put together and train a ragtag team including a Sikh, a badass mute, a hairy fortune-teller, and a man with a gimp arm (who is their secret weapon), to play cricket so they can save their village from taxes that will force them all into starvation. Also, it is a Bollywood musical.
* ''[[spoiler: Il Mare]]'': Woman becomes pen pals with someone whose letters take two years to reach her.
** ''[[spoiler: TheLakeHouse]]'': American woman becomes pen pals with someone whose letters take two years to reach her.
* ''[[spoiler: Lakeview Terrace]]'': Cop finds out his new neighbors are an interracial couple. Racism ensues.
* ''[[spoiler: TheLandBeforeTime]]'': Five kids walk westward for a few days. All the while, their de-facto leader is following the advice of what is either a hallucination or his mother's ghost. And then they kill the guy who killed the leader's mother.
* ''[[spoiler:TheLastUnicorn]]'': A unicorn has an identity crisis, gets turned into a human, falls in love with [[TheBigLebowski The Dude]], and fights an energy drink mascot. There's also a talking cat.
* ''[[spoiler:Lawrence of Arabia]]'': An idealistic British officer brings the Ottoman empire to its knees, but becomes a cynical recluse in the process. He dies at the end, except it's actually at the beginning.
** A conceited staff flunky becomes convinced he is the messiah and kills a lot of Turks. Arabs on CoolHorse s cheer.
* [[spoiler: ''La Vita è Bella'' (a.k.a. ''Life is Beautiful'')]]: A comedy, the second half of which takes place in a Nazi concentration camp.
** A family of Italian Jews get sent to a concentration camp, where they get split up and the father lies to his son. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler: LayerCake]]'': Man looks for missing pills, while Dumbledore discusses baking.
** JamesBond gets his pre MI-6 training in the London drug trade. Some of the skills learned come in handy in his later spy job.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Legend}}]]'': Problems befall a pair of unicorns. Tom Cruise saves them and a princess from TimCurry.
* ''[[spoiler:[[TheProfessional Leon/The Professional]]]]'': Girl is forced to move in with her neighbor, and gets interested in his job.
** Alternatively: A grown man grows increasingly uncomfortable about a pubescent girl hitting on him.
* ''[[spoiler:LetTheRightOneIn]]'': A shy, unpopular adolescent experiences first love with a vampire, cursed with eternal youth, an uncanny beauty, and ice-cold skin like marble, but blessed with the wisdom of the ages. Can their love last, despite the dangers inherent in their union? [[ManOnFire And you won't believe what happens if the vampires go in the sunlight...]]
* ''[[spoiler:LifeIsBeautiful]]'': The second half of the movie is set in a Nazi death camp. It's a ''comedy.''
* ''[[spoiler:Like Minds]]'': Two students from a Catholic boarding school kill people. Incest, necrophilia and pedophilia ensue (sometimes all three at the same time).
* ''[[spoiler:LiarLiar]]'': Man gets close to losing the case of his life due to a birthday wish.
* ''[[spoiler:Linda Linda Linda]]'': A Japanese girl band prepare to play a few punk rock songs at their autumn festival.
* ''[[spoiler:TheLionKing]]'': Prince who blames himself for his father's death runs away and is taken in by all-male commune which subsists on insects.
** Alternatively: ''{{Hamlet}}'' [[RecycledINSPACE IN AFRICA!]]
** ''[[spoiler:The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride]]'': Princess falls in love with the wrong guy. It only gets fixed after killing her mother in-law.
*** Alternatively: ''RomeoAndJuliet'' IN AFRICA!
** ''[[spoiler:The Lion King 1½]]'': Two bug-eating pariahs become friends.
*** Alternatively: ''[[RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Were Eaten by a Lion]]''... Only they aren't, because it gets a happy ending.
* ''[[spoiler:TheLionInWinter]]'': Dysfunctional family bickers throughout the entire movie.
* ''[[spoiler:LegallyBlonde]]'': Girl goes to law school trying to get engaged.
* ''[[spoiler:TheLittleMermaid]]'': A girl trades her voice for feet to impress a guy who thinks she ''is'' her voice.
* ''[[spoiler:TheLittleShopOfHorrors]]'': A sad sack grows a plant that feeds on blood. It takes place in a CrapsackWorld.
** ''[[spoiler:LittleShopOfHorrors]]'': Musical adaptation about an awkward orphan who wants to win a battered beauty's heart by tending to a plant that came from space.
* ''[[spoiler:Lo]]'':The main character paints a circle in his apartment floor, spends the entire film sitting in that circle.
* ''[[spoiler: LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels]]'': Rigged game puts cardshark with a huge debt. While trying to get the money, he and friends stumble by LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters [[AnyoneCanDie dying]].
* ''[[spoiler: The Long Good Friday]]'': As a result of dodgy deal gone ''very'' badly wrong, London gangster experiences worst Easter Weekend of his life.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/TheLordOfTheRings]]'': Midget destroys stolen property during the war years.
** ''[[spoiler: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'': A group of unrelated men fight off multiple claimants to a jewelry inheritance.
** ''[[spoiler: The Two Towers]]'': Aristocrat and his servant help a man with multiple personality disorder.
** ''[[spoiler: Return of the King]]'': Defective merchandise is returned, causing the manufacturer to go out of business due to the resulting upheaval.
* ''[[spoiler: TheLostBoys]]'':Vampires terrorize a boardwalk like an MTV music video. Disaffected Teen saves mother from obsessive nocturnal video store owner. Billy Idol tries to seduce Jim Morrison.
* ''[[spoiler: TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra]]'': Three different parties all search for a valuable meteorite.
* ''[[spoiler:LuckyNumberSlevin]]'': An unlucky guy stays over at his friend's house in New York, then two gangsters try to make him commit murder and come up with a ton of money. He goes on dates with his friend's plucky neighbour.
* ''[[spoiler: {{M}}]]'': The protagonist kills kids.
* ''[[spoiler: The Machinist]]'': [[TheDarkKnight Batman]] cuts off [[{{Scanners}} Darryl Revok]]'s arm, but is still easily beaten up by him.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Madagascar}}]]'': Misbehaviour and intervention of paramilitary group causes four friends to get stranded on island full of people who [[EarWorm like to move it, move it]].
** ''[[spoiler: {{Madagascar}}: Escape 2 Africa]]'': Paramilitary group leads the four friends (plus two of the "MOVING!" people) to another wild place. Among the problems they face are... tourists.
* ''[[spoiler: Madhouse]]'': Iconic horror actor is stalked by his most famous character.
* ''[[spoiler:MadMax]]'': Highway patroller meets a bunch of people in leather killing each other over gasoline.
** ''[[spoiler: MadMax 2: The Road Warrior]]'': Same thing as the above. But in the [[LandDownunder Australian Outback]], more deaths, less gasoline, and one of the leather-wearing people wears assless chaps and has a mohawk.
** ''[[spoiler:MadMax Beyond Thunderdome]]'': Highway patroller goes to a community led by Tina Turner. Later becomes the idol of many kids.
* [[spoiler:'' ManosTheHandsOfFate'']]: A family gets lost on their way to a lodge. They spend the night at the home of a polygamist and his sexually-deprived, acid-dropping, satyr groundskeeper. Actually, [[SoBadItsGood as bad as it sounds]], [[SoBadItsHorrible if not worse]].
* ''[[spoiler: TheManWhoLaughs]]'': Man cannot stop smiling, despite his best efforts. Romantically pursued by [[MrMagooAndTheMonster blind girl who doesn't mind]] and [[FreakyIsCool another woman who thinks it's sexy.]]
* ''[[spoiler:Film/MarathonMan]]'': An elderly dentist pursues a long-distance runner.
* ''[[spoiler:MarchOfThePenguins]]'': [[TheDarkKnightTrilogy Lucius Fox]] is an ornithologist you never see. Birds raise chicks in the freezer. Family fare with hot bird sex -- and the MoralGuardians love it.
* ''[[spoiler: MarsAttacks!]]'': Slim Whitman saves the world from aliens with the Indian Love Call.
* ''[[spoiler: MaryPoppins]]'': Children neglected by their workaholic father and political activist mother befriend a busker, participate in magic with their flighty governess, and cause an economic crisis. It's a musical.
* ''[[spoiler: TheMask]]'': Wood artifact with Norse mythology backstory turns man into walking [[LooneyTunes Looney Tune]].
* ''[[spoiler: TheMaskOfZorro]]'': Criminal loses his brother, and after knowing an ex-prisoner tries to seduce his daughter.
** ''[[spoiler: [[TheMaskOfZorro The Legend of Zorro]]]]'': Ex-criminal tries to get his wife back while she is dating a terrorist.
* ''[[spoiler: MasterAndCommander]]'': British and French go around the world and kill each other. The British captain plays a fiddle and his friend cuts himself open with a knife.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Matilda}}]]'': Emotionally abused six-year old starts attends a school where the principal emotionally abuses everyone. HilarityEnsues.
** Disaffected, emotionally abused girl discovers psychic powers.
* ''[[spoiler:TheMatrix]]'': Killer robots turn people into batteries, and the only one who can stop them is Keanu Reeves.
** ''[[spoiler:TheMatrix Reloaded]]'': Keanu Reeves becomes Superman, humans throw a rave with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suspicious dancing]], and a bearded man [[MindScrew confuses audiences]].
** ''[[spoiler:TheMatrix Revolutions]]'': The killer robots' existence is menaced by a man whose previous work include a drag queen and the voice of a sheepdog.
* ''[[spoiler:MeanGirls]]'': A girl raised in Africa by her zoologist parents goes to high school for the first time and learns that American high school isn't all that different from the jungles of Africa.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Memento}}]]'': A forgetful, tattooed man kills another man for something he himself did. This probably isn't the first time.
* [[spoiler: ''MenInBlack'']]: Men with {{One Letter Name}}s fight against space bugs.
* ''[[spoiler: The Midnight Meat Train]]'': Morbid photographer hangs out in subway, stalks former football player. Eventually meets Tony Curran.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Metropolis}}]]'': A classic, highly influential sci-fi about a labour dispute.
* ''[[spoiler: Midnight Run]]'': Neurotic accountant incurs wrath of the Mob, the FBI and a bounty hunter during cross country trip.
* ''[[spoiler: MinorityReport]]'': Drowned woman causes man to be chased by Irish officer; trying to avoid him, said man loses his eyes and kidnaps a bald girl.
* ''[[spoiler: MirrorMask]]'': Young girl must travel to a magical land in order to apologize for shouting at her mother. Gets turned into a goth by singing clockwork robots.
* ''[[spoiler: StephenKing's The Mist]]'': Unusual weather phenomenon and wildlife sightings annoy supermarket patrons.
* ''[[spoiler: ModernTimes]]'': A man's job drives him insane, and he has to make a living thereafter.
** A man has a nervous breakdown, loses several jobs, starves, and is unjustly imprisoned. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler: Monsieur Hulot's Holiday]]'': A French man goes on holiday. Chaos ensues.
* ''[[spoiler:MonstersInc]]'': Two power-plant workers temporarily adopt a poisonous child and foil an interdimensional abduction scheme.
* ''[[spoiler:TheMonsterSquad]]'': A bunch of foul-mouthed pre-teens hang out with Frankenstein's Monster, fight an old European man and his creepy friends, and discover the Wolfman does, in fact, have nards.
* ''[[spoiler:MonstersVsAliens]]'': After a woman's wedding day is interrupted by a falling meteor, she's drafted by the U.S. military to fight a [[LargeHam hammy]] tentacled alien, alongside a boastful fish-man, a half-cockroach MadScientist, a dim but lovable slime heap, and a very large grub.
* ''[[spoiler:MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail]]'': KingArthur on a '''low''' budget. With many original additions.
* ''[[spoiler: MontyPython's LifeOfBrian]]'': Guy mistaken for the Messiah joins violent left-wing front, gets a Latin lesson at swordpoint, meets a government official with a speech impediment, and dies hearing cheerful song.
* ''[[spoiler:[[MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife Monty Python's The Meaning of Life]]]]'': Some fish start to think philosophically. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Film/Moon}}]]'': A Sams Club is built on the Moon.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Moonwalker}}]]'': MichaelJackson turns into a CoolCar, then a HumongousMecha, and then a CoolStarship.
* ''[[spoiler:MoulinRouge (1952)]]'': Noble cripple makes scandalous paintings and has way too much to drink.
* ''[[spoiler:MoulinRouge (2001)]]'': Writer falls in love while singing anachronistic songs - [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on a LOT of absinthe]].
* ''[[spoiler:Mothra]]'': A butterfly seeks revenge after her human companions are kidnapped and sold to a circus.
* ''[[spoiler: MrAndMrsSmith]]'': A man and his wife have a fight because of work.
* [[spoiler:''{{Mulan}}'']]: A Chinese teen becomes a transvestite and runs away from home for unselfish reasons.
* ''[[spoiler:[[TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy]]]]'': Foreign Legion defector, librarian and greedy man try stopping an undead adulterer from destroying the world.
** ''[[spoiler:[[TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy Returns]]]]'': Undead adulterer is re-brought from the dead so he can get a dog army from a giant arachnid-thing.
*** ''[[spoiler:TheScorpionKing]]'': CG monster gets backstory and launches a successful film career.
** [[spoiler: ''[[TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor]]'']]: Bickering father and son reconcile as they fight to prevent a dead man's bid to rid the world of freedom. The dead man can turn into [[{{Godzilla}} King Ghidorah]].
* ''[[spoiler:TheMuppetMovie]]'': A short guy who plays the banjo is convinced to go into show business. Along his way to Hollywood, he teams up with a struggling comedian, a portly, bad-tempered would-be actress who [[IKnowKarate knows karate]], a plumber with a chicken fetish, and other oddballs. He also has to avoid a restaurateur who ''really'' wants the short guy to be his new spokesperson.
** ''[[spoiler:TheGreatMuppetCaper]]'': A pair of twin brothers who don't look anything alike reporting for a newspaper go, along with their oddball photographer, to England to investigate jewel robberies done to the local fashion designer. A would-be model pretends she is said designer to score a date with one of the brothers and is then framed for the robberies.
** ''[[spoiler:TheMuppetsTakeManhattan]]'': A group of oddball college graduates go to New York to bring their college stage play to Broadway.
** ''[[spoiler:MuppetsFromSpace]]'': A young man with identity issues ponders his existence. George Clinton and other funk greats provide background music.
* ''[[spoiler: Murder by Numbers]]'': A nerd and a popular guy try to commit the perfect murder. They fail. Miserably. There's enough [[HoYay homoerotic]] [[UnresolvedSexualTension tension]] to make up for it.
* ''[[spoiler: Music and Lyrics]]'': Has-been teams up with plant-waterer in order to write hit song for vapid Eastern mysticism enthusiast.
* ''[[spoiler: My Cousin Vinny]]'': Rookie Brooklyn lawyer goes up against a DeadpanSnarker Alabama judge. Hilarity ensues.
* ''[[spoiler:My Dinner With Andre]]'': Two guys have dinner.
* ''[[spoiler:MysteryMen]]'': A working-class stiff who beats people up with a shovel, a FakeBrit who throws forks around, and a hot-headed jerk accidentally kill their hometown's greatest superhero. They decide to save the day in his stead with the help of an annoying black teenager, a girl who carries her late father's skull around in a bowling bag, and a flatulent Pee-Wee Herman.
* ''[[spoiler:NakedLunch]]'': An exterminator accidentally shoots his wife, then goes to Morocco to investigate drug smugglers with the help of a talking typewriter. The whole thing may or may not be a hallucination.
* ''[[spoiler:NapoleonDynamite]]'': A nerd helps a Mexican run for president against a rich bitch.
* ''[[spoiler:NationalTreasure]]'': Guy with family secret sets out to steal an old piece of paper.
** [[spoiler: ''National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets'']]: To clear his family name, the guy tries to find a lost city of gold under Mount Rushmore, after nearly being arrested for playing with a toy helicopter, being drunk at Buckingham Palace, and kidnappping the President.
* ''[[spoiler:The Negotiator]]'': Disgraced cop stages late night sit-in to prove his innocence. Former colleagues attend to help him pass the time and remodel the office.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Network}}]]'': Old man rants on TV about how much this generation sucks. People find it amusing.
* ''[[spoiler: Newsies]]'': Boys go on strike from selling papers, until publishing companies lower the sudden tax increase on the papers they're selling. Singing, dancing, and Christian Bale pelvic thrusting ensues.
* ''[[spoiler: Neverwas]]'': Psychiatrist discovers that his father wrote a book based on one of his patient's delusions, then starts believing it himself.
* ''[[spoiler:NightAtTheMuseum]]'': Perpetual slacker succumbs to gainful employment, and must stop his predecessors in the job from ripping off his new place of employment.
** ''[[spoiler:NightAtTheMuseum: Battle of the Smithsonian]]'': The slacker, who is now on a new job, tries to save two of his former workmates, and falls in love with a dead woman.
* ''[[spoiler: TheNightOfTheHunter]]'': Children flee the wrath of their tattooed stepfather.
* ''[[spoiler: NightOnTheGalacticRailroad]]'': Two boys go for a ride on a train that runs along The Milky Way.
* ''[[spoiler: NightOfTheLivingDead]]'': Drifter and JerkAss argue about how best to defend a farmhouse that isn't theirs from intruders desperate to break in, whilst PTSD victim cowers in shock and mother worries about ailing daughter.
*** Or for the remake: Drifter and JerkAss argue about how best to defend a farmhouse that technically belongs to someone else in their group, while a PTSD victim decides to live and escapes. When she returns, she is dismayed by the actions of the rednecks who rescued her.
** ''[[spoiler: DawnOfTheDead]]'': Two cops and two reporters, one of whom is pregnant, turn shopping mall into fortress/apartment complex.
** ''[[spoiler: DayOfTheDead]]'': Military and scientists argue about how best to perform experiments on dead people.
** ''[[spoiler: Land of the Dead]]'': Two men and a girl are hired by a businessman to return his truck.
** ''[[spoiler: Diary of the Dead]]'': Whiney film students go on a road trip and meet weird people. YourMileageMayVary on this one...
* ''[[spoiler: Night Shift]]'': Entrepreneur and accountant convert city morgue into brothel.
* ''[[spoiler:TheNightmareBeforeChristmas]]'': A walking skeleton decides to be jolly instead of scary, and nearly ruins Christmas as a result.
* ''[[spoiler: ANightmareOnElmStreet]]'': Sleeping teenagers are stalked and killed by a man in a Christmas colored sweater. JohnnyDepp gets eaten by his bed.
** ''[[spoiler: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge]]'': Boy must deal with the fact that a burnt man is inside him and now owns him. Homosexual undertones ensue.
** ''[[spoiler: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors]]'': Institutionalized kids and a doctor fight a burnt man with their imaginations.
** ''[[spoiler: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master]]'': Wallflower must fight a burnt man and gain self confidence.
** ''[[spoiler: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child]]'': Mother's unborn son befriends a burnt man, much to her chagrin.
** ''[[spoiler: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare]]'': Two doctors, an amnesiac, a stoner, a deaf Hispanic and a girl with father issues fight a burnt man who is powered by demons that look suspiciously like sperm and who enjoys videogames. Johnny Depp gets whacked with a frying pan.
** ''[[spoiler: Wes Craven's New Nightmare]]'': A former actress is threatened by metafiction.
** ''[[spoiler: FreddyVsJason]]'': Burnt man in a fedora fights a zombie in a hockey mask.
* [[spoiler: ''The Nines'']]: God plays life like an MMO. A couple of [=NPCs=] help convince him to quit his addiction.
* ''[[spoiler: NoCountryForOldMen]]'': The husbands of Penélope Cruz and Diane Lane chase each other all over Texas.
* ''[[spoiler:NorthByNorthwest]]'': A man is forced to climb Mount Rushmore thanks to a figment of the CIA's imagination.
* [[spoiler:''OBrotherWhereArtThou'']]: Three refugees from a chain gang wander around the Depression-era South.
* ''[[spoiler: OceansEleven]]'': Man tries to get some money while humiliating his ex's current affair.
** ''[[spoiler: Ocean's Twelve]]'': Men try to avoid prison... through stealing.
** ''[[spoiler: Ocean's Thirteen]]'': Men start an earthquake, torment a reviewer, and seduce a woman to avenge a conned friend.
* [[spoiler:''OfficeSpace'']]: One guy stops caring about his job, another wants to rob his employer, and a third just wants his stuff back.
* [[spoiler:''Once'']]: A multi-cultural couple should get together for love of a vacuum cleaner, but they don't.
* [[spoiler:''{{Once Upon A Time In The West}}'']]: A former criminal helps a dying crippled man accomplish his final wish in exchange for gaining a legitimate position in the crippled man's company. However, the former criminal's [[MoralEventHorizon past]] comes back to haunt him in the form of a guy who plays the harmonica.
** [[spoiler:''Once Upon A Time In America'']]: The histories of a group of former juvenile delinquents is explored. This is a movie about New York gangsters directed by a man famous for westerns.
* [[spoiler:''OneHourPhoto'']]: RobinWilliams works at a Wal-Mart clone and spends most of his time alone watching ''TheSimpsons''. It's a dramatic thriller.
* [[spoiler:''OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'']]: A couple sets out to rescue their 15 children from a fashion-obsessed woman. By the end of the film, they've adopted 84 more.
* ''[[spoiler: TheOrphanage]]'': Woman goes back to her childhood home, where her young son befriends some of her old friends from childhood.
* ''[[spoiler:TheOthers]]'': Woman is pestered by the new inhabitants of her house.
* ''[[spoiler: PansLabyrinth]]'': During the Spanish Civil War, a bookish girl with a psychotic army officer for an adoptive father completes three tasks so she can get killed and be reincarnated again as the fairy princess she was in a past life. Oh, and they're the ''[[TheFairFolk scariest fairies ever]]''.
* ''[[spoiler: ParanormalActivity]]'': A man and woman argue incessantly because their noisy roommate is obsessed with the woman.
* ''[[spoiler: ThePassionOfTheChrist]]'': A nice guy shows up and tries to help, but the last half of the movie is him getting tortured to death.
** Alternatively, the Master of the Universe willingly goes through hell -- literally -- to save a species of utter bastards.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Patton}}]]'': A guy swears a lot, kills a lot of people and [[LargeHam has a lot of fun doing so]].
* ''[[spoiler:Paul Blart: Mall Cop]]'': A pair of criminal sociopaths with some [[AwesomeYetPractical very acrobatic henchmen]] repeatedly attempt to murder a hypoglycemic.
* ''[[spoiler: PeeWeesBigAdventure]]'': A slightly creepy SNL-rejected manchild loses his bike to another manchild. He then looks for the bike. Directed by a man whose past works deal with a disturbed, Poe-obsessed kid and a dead dog. For the soundtrack, these two went to the leader of a considerably popular punk-rock-new-wave-comedy troupe and asked him to compose an orchestrated score depite his total lack of experience in that area. The main character went on to host a children's show with a talking house.
* ''[[spoiler:ThePerfectStorm]]'': [[OceansEleven Danny Ocean]] vs. the ocean.
* ''[[spoiler:ThePhantomOfTheOpera]]'': A neurotic ballet dancer takes singing lessons from a serial killer who lives behind her dressing-room mirror.
* ''[[spoiler: Phenomena]]'': On the advice of Donald Pleasence and his chimp, Jennifer Connelly creates an army of bugs to drive a five year-old SerialKiller away from Richard Wagner's house.
* ''[[spoiler: Philadelphia]]'': A lawyer gets fired for being sick and enlists the help of another lawyer who thinks he might get cooties from the sick guy.
* ''[[spoiler: The Philadelphia Story]]'': Arrogant divorced heiress gets remarried. Ex-husband brings paparazzi into the house for the preparations. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensues]].
* ''[[spoiler: Film/PhoneBooth]]]'': A JerkAss in New York gets into a phone booth and can't get out.
* ''[[spoiler:Picnic At Hanging Rock]]'': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Schoolgirls go on a picnic, and a handful wander off to climb a rock. Not actually a true story.
* ''[[spoiler:PiratesOfTheCaribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]]'': A blacksmith's rich girlfriend gets kidnapped by zombie pirates, and he goes to rescue her with the help of another pirate who is not a zombie but wears eyeliner. And it's based on a [[DisneyThemeParks theme park]] ride.
*** Alternatively: A politician's daughter steals gold and is mistaken for a gold-thief's daughter by gold-thieves, who want to kill her, so they can die. Her stalker fails to save her with the help of a guy his dad knew from work, but the gold thieves don't kill the politician's daughter, because she's not a gold thief's daughter. Everyone who isn't a gold-thief fights everyone who is until the gold-thieves go to jail or die.
** ''[[spoiler:PiratesOfTheCaribbean: Dead Man's Chest]]'': In the sequel, the pirate tricks the blacksmith into serving a man with a Scots accent and a Welsh name with an octopus for a head who lives in a Dutch submarine and plays the organ.
** ''[[spoiler:PiratesOfTheCaribbean: At World's End]]'': The pirate, the blacksmith, the girlfriend and others hold a XanatosRoulette contest and try to one-up each other. A ThirtyXanatosPileup ensures.
* ''[[spoiler:PlanetOfTheApes]]'': Man's travel takes longer than expected, and after his arrival he ends up captured by hostiles.
** ''[[spoiler:Beneath the PlanetOfTheApes]]'': Guy goes after the above man, also gets lost but manages to find him after being captured by a different set of hostiles. When both hostile groups find each other... the consequences are catastrophic.
** ''[[spoiler:Escape from the PlanetOfTheApes]]'': A few of the first group of hostiles manage to get to the lost men's homeland.
** ''[[spoiler:Conquest of the PlanetOfTheApes]]'': Horseback rider decides to take over a city after his employer is driven to suicide.
** ''[[spoiler:PlanetOfTheApes (2001)]]'': Guy goes to rescue his pet and gets lost. This causes [[EvolutionaryLevels evolution to get fast]] enough to kill his workmates.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Pleasantville}}]]'': A brother and sister get way too into a sitcom from TheFifties.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Pocahontas}}]]'': Native American woman who enjoys extreme sports falls in love with Mel Gibson.
** ''[[spoiler:Pocahontas II]]'': After Mel Gibson fakes his death, the Native American woman goes on a goodwill tour to England and falls in love with a tobacco salesman.
* [[spoiler: ''PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'']]: Reclusive father imprisons daughter. Earth is wiped out when she escapes.
** Alternatively: A young girl has magical abilities to transform items, call floods and run on water. Nobody cares.
* [[spoiler: ''The Poseidon Adventure'']]: Cruiseship ends up upside down. A group of people decide to get to the top. Adventure ensues.
** [[spoiler: ''Poseidon'']]: Same thing as above, but instead of an AllStarCast, a B-Star Cast.
* ''[[spoiler:The Postman]]'': A man puts on a postman's jacket, altering the course of history for the better.
* ''[[spoiler: Pour la Suite de Monde]]'': A bunch of Quebecois catch a beluga whale, and take it to New York. Not based on a true story so much as ''actually'' a true story.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Precious}}]]'': Teenage girl fights with mother over pregnancy, then writes about it in her diary.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Predator}}]]'': Man with peculiar accent survives hunting trip gone horribly wrong. Also, features two state governors.
** ''[[spoiler:{{Predator}} 2]]'': A big game hunter, whose vocabulary consists of "want some candy?", "shit happens" and "motherfucker," fights Latino gangsters and cops. It can only be stopped by that black dude from ''LethalWeapon''.
** ''[[spoiler:{{Predators}}]]'': Some people ''and'' a big game hunter get roped into a hunting trip.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Primer}}]]'': The apotheosis of TechnoBabble.
* ''[[spoiler:ThePrestige]]'': [[Film/XMen Wolverine]] hires DavidBowie to build a teleporter so he can frame [[DarkKnightSaga Batman]] for murder.
* ''[[spoiler:PrinceOfSpace]]'': Hapless, middle-aged scientists have to be constantly rescued from evil alien chicken people.
** This is actually ''worse'' than it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler:ThePrincessAndTheFrog]]'': A [[UpperClassTwit slacker prince]] finds himself with [[BalefulPolymorph a bizarre skin condition]] after getting his fortune told. To combat this situation, he teams up with a workaholic black chick, a reclusive jazz enthusiast, and a redneck who's in love with a star.
* ''[[spoiler:ThePrincessBride]]'': A farm hand becomes a pirate and his girlfriend becomes a princess and then he kidnaps her and dies. Then, with the help of a hungover fencer and a stupid giant, he kidnaps her again after coming back to life. Whilst all this is going on, a grandfather tells his grandson a story.
** Alternately: Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles. It doesn't sound ''too'' bad.
** Alternately: Some plonker reads a kissing book to his grandson.
* ''[[spoiler: TheProducers]]'': Two hard-on-their-luck guys attempt to make the [[SoBadItsHorrible worst play in history]]. They fail. ''[[SpringtimeForHitler Spectacularly]]''.
* ''[[spoiler: TheProposition]]'': A petty criminal decides which of his brothers he likes better. [-IN AUSTRALIA!-].
* ''[[spoiler: {{Psycho}}]]'': Woman is killed by man in drag, who also [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas has an Oedipus complex]].
** ''[[spoiler: Psycho II]]'': Man from before tries to go straight, but Oedipus complex returns.
** ''[[spoiler: Psycho III]]'': Essentially the first film.
** ''[[spoiler: Psycho IV]]'': Man gets over his Oedipus complex.
* [[spoiler:''PulpFiction'']]: A couple of hitmen [[SeinfeldianConversation discuss]] everything from hamburgers to theology. One retires, the other dies, and their boss is anally raped.
* [[spoiler:''Quantum Hoops'']]: A basketball team full of math nerds attempts to break its 240-game, 21-year losing streak.
* ''[[spoiler:The Queen]]'': An elderly woman finds the sudden death of her estranged ex-daughter-in-law more difficult to cope with than she expected.
* ''[[spoiler: QuestForCamelot]]'': A girl who has never left the family farm teams up with a blind hermit and a talking, two-headed dragon (which constant argues with itself) to save a kingdom.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/QuickChange]]'': Three people pull off [[ThePerfectCrime the Perfect Bank Robbery]], but the getaway turns into an over-complicated mishap-strewn nightmare. Nonetheless, they still get away.
* [[spoiler:''TheQuietEarth'']]: Three people in New Zealand are the only people in the world, because they were about to die. One of them almost dies again, and ends up the only person in a world of weird jellyfish-shaped clouds which orbits a ringed planet.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Raging Bull}}]]'': A boxer gets mad at his brother, his wife and/or himself.
* ''[[spoiler:[[IndianaJones Raiders Of The Lost Ark]]]]'': A college professor joins forces with a bartender to fight an entire army over a box that will kill you if you try to open it.
** ''[[spoiler:IndianaJones and the Temple of Doom]]'': College professor, Asian kid and [[DistressedDamsel a singer whose only purpose in the movie is screaming]] go to a palace with hideous food, plenty of bugs and a bloodthirsty cult.
** ''[[spoiler:IndianaJones and the Last Crusade]]'': To get her hands on an old cup, a woman sleeps with both a college professor and his father.
*** Alternatively, college professor reconciles with his father.
** ''[[spoiler:IndianaJones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'': College professor and JerkJock go to the middle of the jungle to prevent Communists from getting their hands into artifacts NotOfThisEarth. ([[BrokenBase For some]], [[YourMileageMayVary as bad as it sounds]]).
* ''[[spoiler: Film/RainMan]]'': A yuppie simultaneously exploits and bonds with his idiot savant brother.
* ''[[spoiler:RaisingArizona]]'': Infertile couple kidnaps baby, and is pursued by a motorcycle-riding bounty hunter for their troubles.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Rashomon}}]]'': Four people can't seem to agree on a testimony. One of them is a ghost.
* ''[[spoiler: Rasputin - Dark Servant of Destiny]]'': Alan Rickman hangs out with a haemophiliac and shows his penis to a crowd of people. For this, James Frain very slowly murders him. However, this is not enough to prevent Ian [=McKellen=], Greta Scacchi, and David Warner from being killed with TorchesAndPitchforks.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Ratatouille}}]]'': Vermin becomes a chef using a human puppet.
* ''[[spoiler: RatRace]]'': A bunch of losers race from Las Vegas to a small town in New Mexico.
* ''[[spoiler:Ready To Rumble]]'': Total geeks help an over-the-hill athlete get back on his feet, and inadvertently destroy the very franchise [[MerchandiseDriven they're supposedly promoting]].
* ''[[spoiler:RealGenius]]'': A bunch of nerds play practical jokes on each other and their professor, though the latter quickly becomes SeriousBusiness. With the help of a super-smart hermit and copious amounts of popcorn, they save the day.
* ''[[spoiler:RearWindow]]'': A reporter solves a murder mystery without leaving his apartment.
* ''[[spoiler: The Red Violin]]'': SamuelLJackson has ''had it'' with this motherfucking stringed instrument at this motherfucking auction.
* ''[[spoiler:RedDawn]]'': A group of guerrilla ChildSoldiers use terrorist tactics to slaughter patriotic soldiers.
* ''[[spoiler: Repo Man]]'': A disillusioned punk rocker starts a new career in debt collection.
* ''[[spoiler: RepoTheGeneticOpera]]'': A widowed surgeon imprisons his daughter. The dead wife's ex-boyfriend tries to break the daughter out. Daughter befriends a drug dealer. Everybody sings.
* ''[[spoiler:RequiemForADream]]'': Four drug addicts lead miserable, self-destructive and ultimately unfulfilled lives. Oh, and it has epic music.
* ''[[spoiler:ReservoirDogs]]'': Well-dressed men talk about Madonna and wonder if one of them is a police officer.
* ''[[spoiler: ReturnOfTheLivingDead]]'': Air pollution causes unexpected consequences.
** ''[[spoiler: Return of the Living Dead Part II]]'': Children fight people created by oil drum leakage.
** ''[[spoiler: Return of the Living Dead 3]]'': A teenaged boy's girlfriend dies in an accident and he must learn to deal with the aftermath of this tragedy.
** ''[[spoiler: Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis]]'': High schoolers get lost in a facility where scientists are attaching guns to corpses.
** ''[[spoiler: Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave]]'': College students fight badly tripping stoners. Ends with an explosion and a man covered in tar hitchhiking.
* ''[[spoiler: Disney's TheRescuers]]'': Mice help a little girl escape child abuse.
** ''[[spoiler: Disney's TheRescuers Down Under]]'': Eva Gabor and {{Newhart}} ride halfway around the world on John Candy's back to prevent George C. Scott from committing child abuse and killing Frank Welker.
* [[spoiler: ''[[TheStoryOfRicky Riki-oh]]'']]: TheShawshankRedemption [[XMeetsY meets]] [[TheSimpsons Itchy and Scratchy]], in the form of a kung-fu movie.
* ''[[spoiler: TheRing]]'': Following the death of her niece, a young woman watches a really creepy and confusing video, and soon finds herself threatened by a [[CreepyChild spooky little girl]] with [[StringyHairedGhostGirl long, stringy hair]].
** Death cult forms around short confusing artsy film created by a disturbed recluse who has devised an unconventional viral-style distribution model.
** ''[[spoiler: Ringu]]'': [[InSovietRussiaTropeMocksYou In Japan, videotape watches you!]]
* ''[[spoiler: Rise of Evil]]'': Insane dictator with a bizarre mustache starts a war with his neighbours.
** ''[[spoiler: TheGreatDictator]]'': Insane dictator with a bizarre mustache starts a war with his neighbours, but played for laughs.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Downfall}}]]'' After starting war with his neighbours, insane dictator with bizarre mustache hides in his bunker and blatantly denies reality whilst his adjutants humour him.
* [[spoiler: ''[REC]'' ]]: A bubbly TV reporter and her cameraman shadow two firefighters to do an episode of their show; but when the firefighters go answer a call, everybody ends up quarantined and [[NotUsingTheZedWord Zombies (or some sort of, anyway)]] ensue.
* ''[[spoiler: RoboCop]]'': Cop gets injured in the line of duty, after serious physical therapy, he takes down the gang that terrorizes his city and the corrupt executive that sponsored them.
* [[spoiler:''[[RobinHoodMenInTights Robin Hood: Men In Tights]]'']]: A group of men (united by wearing womens clothing), including a Rabbi plot to take down Richard Lewis, whilst parodying everything they can.
* ''[[spoiler: TheRock]]'': After a military operation goes wrong, millions of lives depend on chemist and 60-year old prisoner.
** Alternatively: Government forces shoot down of protest against mistreatment of veterans.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Rocky}}]]'': An athlete pours his heart and soul into his training and loses anyway.
** ''[[spoiler: Rocky II]]'': The athlete trains harder and wins this time.
** ''[[spoiler: Rocky III]]'': The athlete must compete yet again. His opponent pities him.
** ''[[spoiler: Rocky IV]]'': The athlete avenges a fallen comrade and defeats communism.
** ''[[spoiler: Rocky V]]'': The athlete is forced into retirement and then subsequently beats his student to a pulp for betrayal, reconnects with son.
** ''[[spoiler: Rocky Balboa]]'': The athlete comes out of retirement after decades and loses the big fight; he must also deal with family issues.
* ''[[spoiler: TheRockyHorrorPictureShow]]'': A musical about a slut and an asshole who get corrupted by a crossdressing mad scientist and his retinue.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Rodan}}]]'': A tragic love story, [[RecycledInSpace with giant monsters.]]
* ''[[spoiler:{{Ronin}}]]'': Multicultural team of mercenaries spend Christmas adding to the traffic chaos in France.
* ''[[spoiler:A Room For Romeo Brass]]'': Army fanatic turns young child against his disabled friend and then shows the boy's sister his erection.
* [[spoiler: ''Rosemary's Baby'']]: A pregnant married woman doesn't know who's the father of her baby.
* ''[[spoiler: RunLolaRun]]'': To get some money to her boyfriend, a girl runs and [[MakeMeWannaShout screams]].
* ''[[spoiler: TheRunningMan]]'': Man with peculiar accent participates in hit reality show.
** Or... Man with peculiar accent wins Game Show by sending [[HeyItsThatGuy some old guy]] from HogansHeroes hurtling to his death. Somehow this saves the world. Arguably increased audience interest in Japanese reinterpretation of hockey.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Rushmore}}]]'': An overachieving student likes his teacher; admires/dislikes/envies local industrialist.
* ''[[spoiler: SantaClausConquersTheMartians]]'': Extraterrestrials learn the true meaning of giving after one of their kind gets pummeled with toys for attempting to kill a spirit associated with the winter solstice. A good deal WorseThanItSounds, [[SoBadItsGood but lots of fun.]]
* ''[[spoiler: TheSantaClause]]'': Tim Allen kills a man and is forced to assume his identity.
* ''[[spoiler:SavingPrivateRyan]]'': Pennsylvania teacher leads rescue team.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Saw}}]]'': Fending off depression, a terminally ill craftsman and his puppet mascot pose puzzles to strangers.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Scanners}}]]'': World is rocked by the mind-blowing effects of a tranquilizer prescribed to pregnant women. Got some really dumb sequels.
* ''[[spoiler: SchindlersList]]'': Factory owner has trouble in keeping his workforce.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Schizopolis}}]]'': A man writing a speech that no one will give has an affair with his wife but breaks it off when he falls in love with the same woman. Also, the guy who impersonates Dr. Galazkiewicz in the Bud Light commercials has a fat fetish and an incoherent man with offensive genitalia has lots of sex.
* ''[[spoiler:SchoolOfRock]]'': An unemployed middle-aged man steals the identity of a substitute elementary school teacher, and gives the children an unusual curriculum.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Se7en}}]]'': Religiously obsessed diarist fabricates convoluted domino-effect murder/suicide.
* ''[[spoiler: SecretHonor]]'': Richard Nixon, completely alone, talks into a tape-recorder in his study for an hour and a half.
* ''[[spoiler: TheSecretOfNIMH]]'': A single mother uses her connections to a shady organization to move her house to a more convenient place.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Serenity}}]]'': A commercial for granola bars causes a schizophrenic [[WaifFu ninety pound girl]] and a ShellShockedSenior to topple a government.
* ''[[spoiler:SesameStreet: Follow That Bird]]'': Citizens of an acid-tripped one-road town go on country-wide manhunt for a 10-foot tall adolescent who's run away from foster care.
** Alternatively, overgrown kid runs away from xenophobic foster family, attempts to hitchhike back to his former home, and is kidnapped and imprisoned by con men. Meanwhile, residents of his old neighborhood go on a manhunt and eventually rescue him. Intended for children.
** ''[[spoiler:SesameStreet: Please Don't Eat the Pictures]]'': Said 10-foot-tall adolescent gets locked in the Metropolitan Museum of Art overnight. While everyone goes on a manhunt for him (again), he tries to help conduct a lost soul to the afterlife.
* ''[[spoiler:ShaunOfTheDead]]'': Two slackers discover that the dead have risen and decide to go to the pub.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/SherlockHolmes]]'': Mildly autistic shut-in matches wits with resurrected peer while attempting to sabotage best friend's engagement.
* ''[[spoiler:TheShining]]'': A hotel near some of America's most popular ski resorts shuts down for the Winter and is left in the care of a hallucinating drunk and his insane family.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/ShootEmUp]]'': A Brit with a carrot fetish has numerous gunfights with a father of one over a baby.
* ''[[spoiler:Shooter]]'': Evil industrial-military cabal uses robot gun to frame world's most awesome special forces sniper for the President's murder. In a turn of events that no-one could have predicted (and driven on by the knowledge that the cabal also killed his dog) the sniper uses his awesome abilities to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge take them all out one by one]] - illustrating along the way the inherent danger in various forms of domestic cooking gas supply.
* ''[[spoiler:ShortCircuit]]'': A computer geek and his perpetually horny Indian friend try to rescue a peacenik Weapon of Mass Destruction from technophobic security guard for dissection. [[FriendToAllLivingThings Friend To All Animals]] tries to protect said [[WeaponOfMassDestruction WoMD]] from both of them.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Shrek}}'']]: A grumpy man and a clingy jackass are sent to fight a dragon due to a zoning dispute.
** [[spoiler: ''{{Shrek}} 2'']]: While said man tries to make his in-laws like him, the metrosexual son of a fast-food addicted EvilMatriarch tries to steal his wife.
*** Alternatively: A fairy godmother decides to play matchmaker. She must be stopped.
** [[spoiler: ''{{Shrek}} the Third'']]: Grumpy man gets afraid of both fatherhood and a future inheritance. Meanwhile, the metrosexual tries to kill him... with a stage play.
** [[spoiler: ''{{Shrek}} Forever After'']]: Grumpy man ruins the lives of himself and all his friends because he's dissatisfied with his life.
* [[spoiler:''ShutterIsland'']]: ConspiracyTheorist wanders around insane asylum during a hurricane; suspects {{Gandhi}} of being the mastermind behind the whole thing all along.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Signs}}'']]: A disenchanted preacher's faith in God is renewed by a terrifying alien invasion.
* ''[[spoiler: TheSilenceOfTheLambs]]'': Woman pursues man who wants to be a woman. There's also a jailbreak.
** ''[[spoiler: Manhunter/Red Dragon]]'': Video editor develops obsession with William Blake painting, and is pursued by man with liquid personality. Scheming convict ruins the lives of everyone involved.
* ''[[spoiler:SingingInTheRain]]'': A famous actor must reinvent himself after the suprising discovery that he can't actually act. His girlfriend has a co-worker try to take credit for her work.
* [[spoiler: ''SitaSingsTheBlues'']]: Sita from the the Hindu epic The Ramayana singing songs from the jazz singer Annette Hanshaw.
** Also: A woman copes with her divorce by reading a story from the country her ex eloped to. Then, she turns both things into an animation. Nearly-{{Public Domain}} jazz ensues.
* [[spoiler: ''TheSixthDay'']]: Man with peculiar accent teams up with man with peculiar accent.
* [[spoiler: ''TheSixthSense'']]: A therapist's ghost helps a young boy deal with childhood traumas.
* [[spoiler: ''Sleeper'']]: Delicatessen owner leads far-future rebellion.
* [[spoiler: ''SlingBlade'']]: A retarded man makes friends with a young boy.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Slither}}]]'': [[{{Firefly}} Mal]] and [[ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno Miri]] Fight Alien Zombies.
* [[spoiler: ''SlumdogMillionaire'']]: In India, Game Shows are SeriousBusiness.
** Alternatively, ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire?'' TheMovie.
* ''[[spoiler:SnakesOnAPlane]]'': Man is [[ExpospeakGag exasperated to breaking point by the annoying presence of numerous reptiles with acted-upon Oedipal complexes on board a flying passenger conveyance with a similiarly acted-upon Oedipal complex]].
** Or simply: [[spoiler: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin SnakesOnAPlane]]]].
* ''[[spoiler: {{Snatch}}]]'': After a caravan purchase goes wrong, boxing managers end up in a convoluted heist plot with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters [[AnyoneCanDie dying]].
* ''[[spoiler:Sneakers]]'': A plucky team of professional bank robbers (but actually, TheyFightCrime) get into hot water thanks to their ringleader's old college buddy, who happens to be in the business of triggering global recessions.
* ''[[spoiler:SomeLikeItHot]]'': Two members of all-girl band are actually fugitives from the mafia. One of them tries to seduce the lead singer.
* ''[[spoiler: Something The Lord Made]]'': Alan Rickman and Mos Def cut open babies. Rickman gets all the credit.
* ''[[spoiler: SonOfRambow]]'': Two English boys in 1982 remake Sylvester Stallone's ''[[{{Rambo}} First Blood]]'' with a VCR Cam-corder.
* ''[[spoiler:TheSoundOfMusic]]'': Family bonds and resists a dictatorship with the aid of musical numbers.
* ''[[spoiler:SouthPark: Bigger, Longer and Uncut]]'': Owing to over-sensitivity about a movie with bad language, an interfering parent starts World War III. Meanwhile, {{Satan}} has boyfriend difficulties, and a young boy tries to discover what the clitoris is in order to impress his girlfriend.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Spaceballs}}]]'': Two guys in a Winnebago rescue a RebelliousPrincess and her maid. After visiting a midget who is trying to make some money with merchandising, they fight [[PlanetLooters air-stealing aliens]] who have a bunch of Assholes working for them.
* ''[[spoiler:SpaceJam]]'': An athlete gets sucked through a golf hole in order to help TalkingAnimals play basketball.
** ''[[spoiler: LooneyTunesBackInAction]]'': Actor gets fired, and decides to help a failed stuntman find his father.
* ''[[spoiler:Space Cowboys]]'': Guy is asked to fix device based on a design of his, and invites three old buddies for the mission.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Spartacus}}]]'': A bunch of rebellious slaves impersonate their leader.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Speed}}]]'': Police officer earns emnity of embittered retiree who forces him to use swift-moving public transportation.
* ''[[spoiler: SpeedRacer]]'': Large companies manipulate the stock market to maximise their return. The impact this has on sport is investigated.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Film/Spider-Man}}]]'': Due to bug bite and money not paid, teenager loses his uncle. This causes him to later fight the father of a friend who dresses very oddly.
** ''[[spoiler:Spider-Man 2]]'': Crimefighter [[HowDoIShotWeb forgets abilites]] due to stress. Meanwhile nuclear physicist is possessed by his creation.
** ''[[spoiler:Spider-Man 3]]'': Alien turns crimefighter into aggressive man who does [[SaturdayNightFever Tony Manero]] impressions.
*** Or: Alien turns hero into agressive man, then takes control of [[That70sShow Eric Forman]]
* ''[[spoiler:SpiritedAway]]'': A girl rescues her parents from a greedy old woman with an oversized head by working in a bath house.
* ''[[spoiler:Stand and Deliver]]'': Some minority kids study for a math test.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Stargate}}]]'': Archaeologist shares candy with aliens. Then they rebel against GOD!
* ''[[spoiler: StarshipTroopers]]'': Boy joins the army so he can visit new places, see lots of bugs, and kill them. Almost everyone in the film is so obscenely handsome or pretty as to be sickening.
** Or: An AlienInvasion, from the perspective of the invaders.
** Or: ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', only subtler.
* ''[[spoiler:StarTrekTheMotionPicture]]'': Over two hours of staring at model spaceships. New captain investigates mechanical space probe. He lets it absorb him to get rid of it. Meanwhile much HoYay is had.
** ''[[spoiler:StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan]]'': An exiled former dictator helps a desk jockey overcome his midlife crisis. Lots of [[LargeHam hammy acting]] is involved.
** ''[[spoiler:StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock]]'': A big excuse to [[DisneyDeath bring back someone who died]] in the previous installment. It had to be done--that someone's spirit was driving his [[TheRival rival]] crazy. [[BrokenAesop Aesops are broken]] along the way.
** ''[[spoiler:StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome]]'': Seven military officers facing court martial look for whales so they can fly them into the sun. HilarityEnsues.
*** Or: ''BackToTheFuture'' in a star ship. And with whales.
** ''[[spoiler:StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier]]'': WilliamShatner fights God. [[WriterOnBoard Shatner wins]].
** ''[[spoiler:StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry]]'': The IronCurtain comes down [[RecycledInSPACE IN SPACE!]]
*** Or: Shakespeare in the Sky With Klingons.[[hottip:* :All credit for this particular phrase of awesome goes to the Fandom_wank wiki.]]
** ''[[spoiler: StarTrekGenerations]]'': WilliamShatner is rescued from Paradise by a Frenchman with a British accent. [[DroppedABridgeOnHim He dies shortly thereafter.]]
** ''[[spoiler: StarTrekFirstContact]]'': To prevent [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul parasitoid-like cyborgs]] from screwing up history, military officers help an alcoholic pilot a spaceship.
** ''[[spoiler: StarTrekInsurrection]]'': A LargeHam with a nice sofa attempts to quit his plastic surgery addiction. Our heroes must prevent this and save a planet sparsely populated with supermodels. An android starts shooting people because he's having a fit of ethics.
** ''[[spoiler: StarTrekNemesis]]'': The Frenchman with a British accent is cloned, but whoever did it forgot to fix the genetic problems that the original had already fixed. A "clone" of the android is also found. The original android jumps between two starships to fix everything for his captain.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/StarTrek]]'': Lots of LensFlare and a time-traveling miner press the ResetButton on over 40 years of media. They kept the [[LargeHam ham]]. However, some {{Nakama}}s are simply meant to be.
* ''[[spoiler: StarWars]]'': This was described in some TV listings which took brevity too far: "A farmboy seeks his destiny."
** ''[[spoiler: Episode I: ThePhantomMenace]]'': Two warrior monks and a none-too-bright amphibian defend a 14-year-old Queen from a trade embargo by a mysterious, shadowy, troublesome entity..
** ''[[spoiler: Episode II: AttackOfTheClones]]'': Assassination attempt on politician leads to [[RomanticPlotTumor overwrought]] [[StrangledByTheRedString sexual tension]] and protracted offensive deployment involving replicated individuals.
** ''[[spoiler: Episode III: RevengeOfTheSith]]'': The greatest hero of all time betrays his comrades, murders his wife and conquers all known civilizations, despite his [[BigNo protracted denial]]. EvilOverlord gets vindication for past grievances.
** ''[[spoiler: Episode IV: ANewHope]]'': The world's nascent chance of salvation is a boy who farms water in a desert, has inappropriate sexual attraction to his sister and kills millions through the use of faulty safety regulations and the voices in his head.
** ''[[spoiler: Episode V: TheEmpireStrikesBack]]'': Corrupt government counter-attacks. Boy learns mystical powers from a Muppet with a speech impediment, then gets his hand cut off by his long-lost father.
*** Alternatively: [[spoiler: A guy with a sword. His father. They don't get along.]]
** ''[[spoiler: Episode VI: ReturnOfTheJedi]]'': Mystical, heroic figures come back after a long absence. The highly advanced villains are [[RockBeatsLaser defeated by an army of teddy bears with spears]].
* [[spoiler:''Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning'']]: Feckless [[StarTrek spacemen from the future]] get stuck in the present, rebuild their fleet through Russian manpower. They travel to another dimension and party with [[BabylonFive some other spacemen]].
* ''[[spoiler: The Stepfather]]'': The family life of a [[AxeCrazy man]] who likes building little houses unravels around him.
** ''[[spoiler: Stepfather II]]'': A man leaves an asylum, settles down with a new family and must deal with nosy neighbors and other such busybodies.
** ''[[spoiler: Stepfather III]]'': A man leaves another asylum, has plastic surgery and marries a woman whose handicapped son hates him. Starts screwing around on the side and works in greenhouse using special fertilizer.
* ''[[spoiler:Still Crazy]]'': Washed-up old rock stars try and pretend they're still big.
* ''[[spoiler:The Stunt Man]]'': A Vietnam vet on the run from the cops accidentally kills a man, then agrees to become an actor in a cheesy World War I movie. He falls in love, while Peter O'Toole proceeds to screw with his head ([[MindScrew and the heads of the audience]]).
* ''[[spoiler:StrangeDays]]'': Loser who deals in illicit goods has trouble letting go of the past and getting over his ex-girlfriend. An ActionGirl limo driver with a crush on him, two corrupt police officers and a psychotic rapist-murderer help him move on.
* ''[[spoiler: StrangerThanFiction]]'': A writer starts messing with an IRS agent's life.
* ''[[spoiler: StrawDogs]]'': Dustin Hoffman kills the guys who did his roofing.
* ''[[spoiler: A Streetcar Named Desire]]'': A man with bad table manners screams his wife's name and rapes his crazy sister-in-law. It won a lot of Oscars.
* ''[[spoiler: StreetsOfFire]]'': Guy rescues his ex-girlfriend from bikers. Lots of music plays.
* ''[[spoiler:Stroczek]]'': The american dream is ruined by a dancing chicken.
* ''[[spoiler:The Sum Of All Fears'']]: Man discovers a few politicians who miss the ColdWar in an unhealthy way.
* ''[[spoiler: Sunrise]]'': Man attempts to murder his wife so that he can run off with his mistress, but backs out at the last second. [[KarmaHoudini Not only does he suffer no lasting consequences for this]], [[EasilyForgiven his wife instantly forgives him]], and it actually ends up rejuvenates their failing marriage.
* ''[[spoiler: SunsetBoulevard]]'': Boy meets girl. Girl wants him to write script for her. Boy writes script with other girl instead. Boy dies.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/{{Superman}}]]'': Young man from Kansas goes on a trek to the Arctic after his adoptive father's death. He then disregards his birth father's advice and saves woman from crashing helicopter. Meanwhile, wig-wearing man attempts to make a killing in real estate.
** Alternately: A young immigrant protects the city he loves from a real estate agent.
** ''[[spoiler: Superman II]]'': After romantic get-away with his girlfriend, young man discovers that old acquaintances of his father have arrived in town at the worst possible time for him. This results in another Arctic trek, followed by battle in which a removable plastic seal plays a significant role.
** ''[[spoiler: Superman III]]'': Man hooks up with his old high-school girlfriend and experiences identity crisis after being given a rock partially made from tar.
** ''[[spoiler: Superman IV: The Quest For Peace]]'': Man engages in self-appointed one-man nuclear disarmament program and comes into conflict with another man made from a strand of his hair. A woman demonstrates the ability to breathe in space. For many, [[SoBadItsHorrible exactly as bad as it sounds]].
** ''[[spoiler: Superman Returns]]'': Man returns from extended fact-finding mission to return his ex-girlfriend is in a relationship with someone else and has a kid. This results in him following her and listening in to her conversations a lot. Meanwhile, an ex-convict plans another unscrupulous real-estate deal.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/SuperMarioBros]]'': A pair of plumbers visit an alternate dimension and save the world. [[VideoGameMoviesSuck Based on a hit video game series.]] For most, as bad as it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler:Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story]]'': The fictionalized story of a famous American musical band, acted out entirely with Barbie dolls.
* ''[[spoiler:Sunshine]]'': Bomb with eight people on board flies into sun. The people begin to die.
** Alternatively: Eight people want to blow up the biggest landmark known to Man. Guy with really bad sunburn tries to stop them.
* ''[[spoiler:SweeneyTodd]]'': A barber who wants his revenge on a corrupt judge murders his clients so that his landlady who is secretly in love with him can make pies out of them and sell them. They sing a lot.
** Alternatively: A love/hatred dodecahedron between a barber, his wife, his landlady, a judge, the barber's daughter and a sailor boy. Blood and singing ensues.
*** Or: Willy Wonka exacts revenge on Snape, but to do so he has to kill Borat. Meanwhile, Bellatrix Lestrange sticks weird things into her pie(s).
* ''[[spoiler:{{Swimming With Sharks}}]]'': Insecure Hollywood studio dogsbody resorts to home invasion and paper cuts in protest of unreasonably specific coffee orders.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Taken}}]]'': 93 minutes of Liam Neeson beating the shit out of minorities in Paris.
* ''[[spoiler:TheTaleOfDespereaux]]'': A tiny mouse and a rat save a town in which soup is so Godly important that they have a national holiday every year celebrating its greatness.
* ''[[spoiler:TaxiDriver]]'': An insomniac gets a firearms obsession and meets Jodie Foster.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Team America World Police}}]]'': US special forces are being dicks.
** Or: America's top special forces learn that "dicks" fuck "assholes" and "pussies".
* ''[[spoiler: Teen Witch]]'': Self-centered teenage girl developes god-like powers which she proceeds to abuse for her own personal gain. Not ''HaruhiSuzumiya''.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Terminator}}]]'': Robot with peculiar accent attempts to kill a waitress.
** ''[[spoiler:Terminator 2: Judgment Day]]'': In the future, your computer hates you. The only person who can save you is a pre-teen JerkAss. Your computer REALLY hates him.
** ''[[spoiler:Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines]]'': Lax security and overly strict deadline result in mishap when installing a new network.
** ''[[spoiler: Terminator Salvation]]'': Guy from the military goes rescuing his father, who is somehow younger than himself.
* ''[[spoiler: TheTexasChainSawMassacre]]'': A mentally handicapped man with a penchant for making his own masks and his family have a girl over for dinner.
** ''[[spoiler: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2]]'': A radio show host and a cowboy fight a retarded man, a hippie war veteran, a cantankerous chef and a withered old man in an amusement park.
** ''[[spoiler: Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III]]'': A young couple delivering a car fight rednecks with help from a black guy.
** ''[[spoiler: The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]'': A screaming tranvestite and his family who work for a government cult controlled by aliens hunt prom goers (one of them is Ren?Zellweger). Matthew Mcconaughey plays an insane cyborg who controls his prosthetic leg with a TV remote. Actually, it's that bad.
** ''[[spoiler: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake]]'': Teenagers fight a retarded manchild, an old woman, a fat woman, an emaciated woman, a war veteran sheriff and a paraplegic with the help of a near-feral child. Pretty terrible, actually.
** ''[[spoiler: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning]]'': Essentially the above, but with more torture, gore and origin stories.
* ''[[spoiler: ThatDarnCat]]'': It's up to a feline and an FBI agent with cat allergies to save a bank teller.
* [[spoiler:''Thelma and Louise'']]: Women try escaping their boring lives - and later the law - even when the only way out is a cliff.
* ''[[spoiler: Theatre of Blood]]'': Actor gets really fed up with his critics.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/TheThing]]'': Large men and their dogs turn into aliens.
* ''[[spoiler: ThereWillBeBlood]]'': Oil baron goes crazy, discusses dessert beverages.
* ''[[spoiler: TheyLive!]]'': Homeless man wearing CoolShades fights alien economists, who, presumably, are responsible for world [[ChewBubblegum bubblegum]] shortage.
* ''[[spoiler:TheThirdMan]]'': A guy tries to find his old friend in Vienna. Only succeeds after he stops looking.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/ThreeAmigos!]]'': Washed-up actors discover that people they never expected to meet love their work a bit too much.
** ''[[spoiler:GalaxyQuest]]'': Washed-up actors discover that people they never expected to meet love their work a bit too much [-[[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE!]]-]
** Or: Tim Allen is in a movie whose plot revolves around the fact that he's famous. Monk helps.
*** Alternate: [[ToyStory Buzz Lightyear]], [[HarryPotter Professor Snape]], {{Monk}}, [[{{Ghostbusters}} Dana Barrett]] and some other people meet real aliens in a ripoff of [[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries an old TV show]].
* ''[[spoiler:TimeBandits]]'': A young history buff is tired of being ignored by his shallow, consumerist parents, so he decides to follow a band of criminal midgets through a hole in time and space.
* ''[[spoiler:TheTrumanShow]]'': Insurance salesman lives humdrum life completely unaware that he's the most famous person on the planet.
** A comedian best known for his fart jokes decides to do an artistic movie. The movie and trailers spoil the plot in the first thirty seconds; expect the fourth wall to be broken repeatedly.
* ''[[spoiler:ThisIsSpinalTap]]'': Washed-up old rock stars try and pretend they're still big.
** Alternate: Some clowns with wigs and fake British accents write songs and play music better than at least half of all so-called serious musicians.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Titanic}}]]'': A period romance with a DownerEnding... from the guy who gave us the ''{{Terminator}}'' series. The film's male lead was earlier nominated for an Academy Award for playing a retarded teenager, and has gone on to call it the worst movie ever made.
* ''[[spoiler:To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar]]'': Three men in unusual clothing go on a road trip, experience car trouble and stay in a small town while waiting for spare parts.
* ''[[spoiler: Tom Yum Goong/The Protector]]'': Someone steals a village's elephants. One angry villager sets out to get them back. Bone-breaking Muay Thai vengeance ensues.
* ''[[spoiler:ToyStory]]'': A cowboy and a delusional astronaut vie for the affections of the young boy who owns them both.
** ''[[spoiler: ToyStory 2]]'': The cowboy is kidnapped by a man in a chicken suit and debates whether not to travel to Tokyo and seal himself in a glass box for all eternity. While searching for him, the astronaut tries to steal a belt from a younger version of himself. We learn that the astronaut's backstory is basically a spoof of ''StarWars.'' Also, {{Frasier}} in a cardboard box.
** ''[[spoiler: ToyStory 3]]'': Evil totalitarian government brainwashes the astronaut, so the cowboy goes to rescue. The villain is a [[SealedEvilInATeddyBear teddy bear]].
*** Or: The owner of the cowboy and the astronaut appears to have forgotten about them, so they are sent to a place ruled by an evil teddy bear. They try to escape, fighting among others a creepy monkey.
* ''[[spoiler:TotalRecall]]'': Man with peculiar accent helps Martians breathe easier.
* ''[[spoiler:TransformersTheMovie]]'': TransformingMecha rip off Marvel Comics, kills off half its cast to hair metal music.
** In the words of one of the stars of said movie: "You know what I did this morning? I played the voice of a toy. Some terrible robot toys from Japan that changed from one thing to another. The Japanese have funded a full-length animated cartoon about the doings of these toys, which is all bad outer-space stuff. I play a planet. I menace somebody called Something-or-other. Then I'm destroyed."
** ''[[spoiler: {{Transformers}}]]'' [[spoiler: [[TransformersFilmSeries (2007, live-action)]]]]: A boy's car and its friends protect him from alien invaders who have arrived in search of eyewear. Meanwhile, a part-time model declines to eat donuts.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/{{Transformers}}: Revenge of the Fallen]]'': Aliens search for the boy after he's possessed by a piece of metal. [[LoveItOrHateIt For many,]] [[{{Sequelitis}} about as bad as it sounds,]] [[UncleTomfoolery and a good deal more racist.]]
* ''[[spoiler:The Treasure of Sierra Madre]]'': Greed leads to both insanity and discussions about badges.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Tremors}}]]'': Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, and Reba [=McEntire=] team up to stop a worm infestation.
** ''[[spoiler:Tremors 2: Aftershocks]]'': A handyman and his adoring fan get so angry with worms that they blow up an oil refinery.
*** ''[[spoiler:Tremors 3: Back to Perfection]]'': Now the worms can ''fly.''
* ''[[spoiler: TrickRTreat]]'': Town is shown the true meaning of its favourite holiday by a little boy.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Troll 2}}]]'': A young boy invokes the Power of Goodness in the form of pissing on a table and eating a double-decker bologna sandwich. Actually, [[WorseThanItSounds as bad as it sounds]].
* ''[[spoiler: {{TRON}']]'': A guy goes through way, ''way'' too much effort to gather enough evidence to support a copyright dispute. Otherwise, a movie about a BASIC programming command.
* ''[[spoiler: TropicThunder]]'': Closeted rapper, IronMan doing a SamuelLJackson impersonation, drug addict and nerd (who is [[OnlySaneMan the only reliable man in the group]]) try rescuing actor from his fans.
* ''[[spoiler: Troy]]'': Beautiful woman runs off with horny prince. Her husband and brother-in-law don't take it well.
* ''[[spoiler: TrueLies]]'': Dissatisfied wife considers cheating on her peculiar-accented husband until she learns that he lied about his real occupation.
* ''[[spoiler: TwelveAngryMen]]'': Lack of consensus makes people stuck for hours and hours inside a room.
* ''[[spoiler: TwelveMonkeys]]'': Guy travels back in time. This influences nutty to create terrorist group, that ends up liberating a bunch of zoo animals, an action which somehow leads to RocksFallEveryoneDies.
* ''[[spoiler: Twice Upon A Time]]'': A shapeshifter, a mime, a wannabe actress, and a wannabe superhero are the only ones who can stop an eccentric factory owner from giving everyone a serious case of chronic nightmares.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Twilight}}'']]: An AntiSue moves with her father in his dreary (and perpetually blue-tinted) hometown and falls in love with a vampiric MartyStu, complete with awful special effects. Actually ''is'' as bad as it sounds.
** And it stars [[HarryPotter Cedric Diggory]], the girl from {{Zathura}}, and Shark Boy.
* ''[[spoiler: Twin Town]]'': Jobless siblings fuelled by grief, glue and non-authentic hotdogs test drive a series of cars in various locations around Swansea.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Twister}}]]'': Two divorced scientists battle [[TheRival rival scientists]] and the bad weather they're all trying to study, then fall in love again.
* ''[[spoiler: Two Lane Blacktop]]'': A couple mumbly and inarticulate longhairs and their noncommittal female hitchhiker companion challenge a habitual liar to a cross-country drag race. Then they sort of forget to finish it.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Ugetsu}}]]'': Potter falls in love with multiple ghosts. Not ''{{Ghost}}''.
* [[spoiler: ''{{UHF}}'']]: A daydreaming loser is given a failing television station. He must save the station's ratings with the help of a midget, an alien, an idiot and Fran Drescher. Film stars a novelty musician and the main comedic character is played by a known racist.
* ''[[spoiler: The Unbearable Lightness of Being]]'': A Czech woman tries to get a promiscuous doctor to settle down, befriending his mistress along the way. The couple then flee from a military invasion and die in a car accident.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Unbreakable}}'']]: A skeptical security guard becomes a superhero under the tutelage of a crippled comic book geek. [[spoiler: The latter [[TreacherousAdvisor turns out to be a terrorist.]]]]
* ''[[spoiler: UndercoverBrother]]'': Seventies blaxploitation cliche battles white supremacist who has uncontrollable urge to use hip-hop slang.
* ''[[spoiler: UnderSiege]]'': Ship's cook slaughters the catering staff and entertainers on the captains birthday.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Unforgiven}}]]'': Men leave retirement due to disfigured prostitute seeking revenge against man with small penis.
* ''[[spoiler: United 93]]'': [[KnightTemplar Religious nuts]] try to fly planes. BasedOnATrueStory.
* ''[[spoiler: TheUntouchables]]'': Four men wage war upon a mobster. He's eventually caught for unpaid taxes.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Up}}]]'': Old man trying to cope with his wife's death kills his childhood hero and steals his pets and vehicle.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Valkyrie}}]]'': A group of military officers attempt to assassinate the head of state and seize power in a military coup so they can make a deal with their country's enemies.
* ''[[spoiler: The Valley Of The Gwangi]]'': Cowboys and dinosaurs. That's pretty much it.
* ''[[spoiler: Velvet Goldmine]]'': Batman writes a newspaper story on King Henry VII pretending to be David Bowie who had sex with Obi-Wan Kenobi and faked his own death. Later, Obi-Wan and Batman have gay sex on a roof. A preteen female fanfic writer's wet dream.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Vertigo}}]]'': He's a cop... who's scared of heights.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Videodrome}}]]'': A exploitation TV station producer discovers an S&M television program that alters the viewer's perceptions by giving them brain tumors. And [[MindScrew might or might not]] have put [[BodyHorror a vagina in his stomach]].
* [[spoiler: ''TheVillage'']]: A group of historical re-creationists terrify their children with rubber costumes and forbid them from wearing red.
* ''[[spoiler: WakingLife]]'': TalkingHeads from the UncannyValley discuss philosophy.
* ''[[spoiler: WakingNedDevine]]'': Two elderly Irishmen mastermind a plot to defraud a major lottery company.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Wall-E}}]]'': A trigger-happy botanist and an elderly sanitation worker fall in love. Then they rescue some fat people from a steering wheel.
** Alternatively, a garbage worker goes on a mission to save his his trigger-happy girlfriend and inadvertantly saves the human race.
** A garbage truck stalks a killer iPod. It's a comedy!
* ''[[spoiler:{{Wanted}}]]'': A bunch of weavers start a club with a loom as the boss. Years later, someone wants to stop listening to the loom. He must die.
* ''[[spoiler:TheWarriors]]'': A group of teenagers go home after a pep rally. They seem to have difficulty taking the train and are thus forced to walk most of the way.
* [[spoiler:''WarGames'']]: A computer game nearly ends the world.
* [[spoiler:''WarOfTheWorlds'' (2005)]]: Man tries to deal with his children, while HumongousMecha rise from the underground and start destroying everything.
* [[spoiler:''Film/{{Watchmen}}'']]: A group of heroes try to stop a supervillain from enacting his plan to save the world and fail.
** A faceless detective, an overweight loser, a Smurf colored bald guy, a chick with mommy issues and a former Hitler Youth mourn the loss of a Robert Downey Jr. look alike and wonder if they'll get screwed because of it.
* ''[[spoiler:WatershipDown]]'': In a story praised for its uncompromising realism, vicious talking rabbits, some of whom have psychic powers, wage brutal warfare on an island. Based on a book of the same name.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Waterworld}}]]'': Part-fish guy fights redneck over little girl with map tattooed on her back.
* ''[[spoiler: TheWeddingSinger]]'': [[TheEighties '80s]] entertainer is ditched at altar, and gets over this by planning waitress' wedding.
* ''[[spoiler:WhatWomenWant]]'': Freak accident leads man to steal his boss' ideas while seducing her.
* ''[[spoiler:WhereTheWildThingsAre]]'': A schizophrenic child is sent to his room after biting his mom, but escapes from reality and he's crowned as king over a tribe of semi-feral monsters that represent parts of his emotions/personality.
* ''[[spoiler:WhoFramedRogerRabbit]]'': A grieving alcoholic and a nutty actor team up to solve a murder mystery.
* ''[[spoiler: TheWickerMan]]'': Obnoxiously religious man meets people who are even more obnoxiously religious than he is.
** ''[[spoiler: TheWickerMan (2005)]]'': [[NicolasCage Nick Cage]] [[SoBadItsHorrible ruins the memory of a good movie]] by punching women while dressed as a bear.
* ''[[spoiler: What The Bleep Do We Know]]'': Incoherent ramblings about quantum physics, funded by a woman who claims to be the reincarnation of 40000 year old warior spirit. One of the few legitimate scientists who agreed to be interviewed for the movie claims that the filmakers completely misrepresented his views. Possibly just as bad as it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler: WingsOfDesire]]'': Guy quits his job to be able to score with the girl he stalked while on the job.
* ''[[spoiler: Witchfinder General]]'': Soldier swears revenge on lawyer.
* ''[[spoiler: WithnailAndI]]'': Two unemployable, alcoholic actors go to the country to try and escape their miserable lives but everything goes wrong.
* ''[[spoiler:TheWizard]]'': A boy discovers his emotionally disturbed half-brother is quite good at video games and travels cross-country with him to California, bringing him to compete in a video game tournament. A lot of product placement ensues.
* ''[[spoiler:TheWizardOfOz]]'': Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she runs into and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again. This actually appeared as a capsule synopsis in a TV guide, making it the UrExample.([[http://www.suddenlysenior.com/vanostrandmoviequiz.html More where that one came from]])
* ''[[spoiler:WorldsGreatestDad]]'': RobinWilliams is a poetry teacher ([[DeadPoetsSociety no]]) whose son dies of [[EroticAsphyxiation autoerotic asphyxiation]], and Robin pretends it was a suicide to protect both their reputations. It's a comedy. [[NakedPeopleAreFunny And]] [[{{Fanservice}} Robin]] [[FanDisservice is]] [[FetishFuel naked]] [[{{Squick}} at]] [[YourMileageMayVary the]] [[EverybodyRemembersTheStripper end.]]
* ''[[spoiler: [[Film/XMen X-Men]]]]'': Holocaust survivor turns Statue of Liberty into deadly weapon.
** ''[[spoiler: [[Film/XMen X2: X-Men United]]]]'': Disabled guy is kidnapped by evil colonel.
** ''[[spoiler: [[Film/XMen X-Men: The Last Stand]]]]'': Holocaust survivor recruits army to kill a bald kid. Meanwhile, a Ph.D. biologist kills her boyfriend and goes berserk.
** ''[[spoiler: X-Men Origins: Wolverine]]'': Angry Canadian wants to kill his brother, and asks the help of evil colonel.
* ''[[spoiler:YorHunterFromTheFuture]]'': A caveman kills lots of people, gets multiple girlfriends and then kills robots with laser rifles.
* [[spoiler: ''YouDontMessWithTheZohan'']]: An Israeli supercommando wants to dress hair. He gets half of Manhattan pregnant in the process.
* ''[[spoiler:YoungFrankenstein]]'': A man goes to eastern Europe to confront his family legacy. While there, he tries to teach a zombie to tap-dance.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Zodiac}]]]'': Police fail to find a serial killer.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Zombieland}}]]'': People who [[GenreSavvy have seen way too many]] ZombieApocalypse films go to an amusement park.
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* [[spoiler: ''[[TwelveMonkeys 12 Monkeys]]'']]: John [=McClane=] acts almost as crazy as Benjamin Button. Monkeys don't really enter into it.
BetterThanItSounds/{{Film A-F}}
* [[spoiler: ''[=~1408~=]'']]: Cynical writer can't get out of his hotel room.
BetterThanItSounds/{{Film G-M}}
* [[spoiler: ''[=~2001: A Space Odyssey~=]'']]: Big rectangles change the course of human evolution, a computer goes nuts, and an astronaut sees lots of colored lights.
** [[spoiler: ''[[{{ptitledixtv2ac}} 2010]]'']]: People go restart the computer to see what the hell happened. This causes brutal changes to the Solar System.
*** Or: The rectangles blow up Jupiter.
BetterThanItSounds/{{Film N-S}}
* [[spoiler:''[=~2012~=]'']]: Estranged husband tries to bond with his kids, only to find out that he ''really'' picked a bad time to do so.
* [[spoiler:''[=~24 Hour Party People~=]'']]: Socially inept news reader sets up record label where the top bands include a band who are accused of being Nazis and whose singer commits suicide, an anorexic man and a group of drug-addled lunatics, including their maracas-wielding dealer. Based on a true story.
* ''[[spoiler:[[TwentyEightDaysLater 28 Days Later]]]]'': Bicycle courier finds himself on the run from extremely ticked-off urbanites. He meets up with a woman keen on hacking people to death with a machete, a slightly mad taxi driver, and his quiet daughter, who take him on a road trip through the countryside. The four encounter a small group of soldiers living in a country mansion who intend to restart the human race. One of them wears a pink apron.
* ''[[spoiler: [[ThreeHundred 300]]]]'': Barely dressed soldiers fight with "metrosexual version of the Devil". (Sort of) based (indirectly) on what might be a true story.
* ''[[spoiler: 50 First Dates]]'': Remember Adam Sandler? Drew Barrymore doesn't.
* ''[[spoiler: [[FiveHundredDaysOfSummer (500) Days of Summer]]]]'': A hopeless romantic falls for a quirky young woman who doesn't believe in true love. Hilarity/heartache ensue.
* ''[[spoiler:8Mile]]'': White man successfully co-opts black culture to impress other whites.
* ''[[spoiler:[[{{ptitlenzlwumi9}} 8½]]'': A philandering JerkAss of a filmmaker tries to make a film while dealing with a midlife crisis and hallucinating elements from his past. [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean Is not the kind of thing you go around making musicals for.]]
* ''[[spoiler:[[Film/{{Nine}} 9]]]]'': Dolls take on a rogue MookMaker.
** Alternately, a "hero" is born...and proceeds to kill the first friendly person he meets. Before it's over, many others are dead, including the pope.
** A naive but courageous doll saves a post-apocalyptic future by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero accidentally killing (almost) all his friends.]]
* ''[[spoiler: TheAbominableDrPhibes]]'': Burn victim who is supposed to be dead seeks vengeance on those responsible, sometimes via their children.
** Or: Slowly-dying man comes up with overly elaborate deathtraps for enemies, but sometimes leaves a possible way out.
** Or: Elusive PoeticSerialKiller takes inspiration from TheBible.
** ''[[spoiler: Dr. Phibes Rises Again]]'': Semi-undead being and AdventurerArchaeologist race to Egypt in order to achieve immortality. The archaeologist's crew keep dying in bizarre and overly-elaborate ways, and it ends with a song from ''TheWizardOfOz''.
* [[spoiler:''AChristmasCarol'']]: Time-travelling ghosts teach a cheap old British guy to be less of an asshole.
** [[spoiler: 2009 version]]: The NightmareFuel Before Christmas.
* [[spoiler: ''AcrossTheUniverse'']]: TheSixties happen to a group of young people who fall in love, take some drugs, have lots of sex, briefly hate each other, and then reunite as friends in the end. And they express these emotions by singing [[TheBeatles Beatles]] songs. One of the young people is a cute fella from Liverpool who does not have a visa, and thus does not legally exist in America; he tends to do the wrong thing with good intentions. Another young person gets drafted into the surrealist division of the US Army. Oh, and this is ''really'' a musical.
* ''[[spoiler: {{The Adventures of Baron Munchausen}}]]'': An old dude wants to die, but he's forced into finding his friends by a little girl.
* ''[[spoiler: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane]]'': Chauvinist [[HappyDays Fonz]]-wannabe foils convoluted music industry conspiracy while drinking flaming milkshakes and insulting [[AlBundy Al Bundy]] about his early disco career. Also features Tone Loc occasionally throwing people from rooftops and [[ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] doing the worst British accent in all history.
* [[spoiler: ''[=~A.I.: Artificial Intelligence~=]'']]: Robot decides to BecomeARealBoy, with the help of a teddy bear and sarcastic FetishFuel built to resemble Jude Law.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Airplane}}!]]'': Food poisoning leads ShellShockedSenior to pilot a passenger jet.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'']]: Orphaned StreetUrchin falls in love with RebelliousPrincess, seduces her with the help of near-omnipotent comedian and a piece of fabric, and defeats the bad guy by trapping him into a device used for lighting.
** [[spoiler: ''The Return of Jafar'']]: BigBad comes back to try and take the kingdom. He is defeated by his own parrot.
** [[spoiler: ''{{Disney/Aladdin}} And The King of Thieves'']]: The urchin and the princess are about to get married, when the wedding is crashed by the boy's father and his workmates.
* [[spoiler: TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'']]: Girl with sleep disorder accidentally takes a wrong turn while fleeing from reality. She then teams up with a neurotic butler, a midget warrior, a crazy cook, and a fashion-conscious contortionist to help an imprisoned pacifist, whose sister has strange taste in interior design.
* ''[[spoiler: [[Film/{{Alien}} Alien]]]]'': A stomach cramp gets out of hand.
** ''[[spoiler: [[Film/{{Alien}} Aliens]]]]'': An entire colony has very bad stomach cramps. The only one who can help them was sleeping for years. All of the sequels are exactly as bad as they sound.
** ''[[spoiler: [[Film/{{Alien}} Alien³]]]]'': A ''dog'' stomach cramp gets out of hand.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/{{Alien}} Resurrection'']]: Woman is brought back to life because of stomach cramps.
** ''[[spoiler: AlienVsPredator]]'': A lot of people get stomach cramps in the Arctic. Three Big Game Hunters have to clean up after them.
** ''[[spoiler: AlienVsPredator: Requiem]]'': Big Game Hunter gets stomach cramp, forcing his friends to stop in a small town.
*** They really need to stop forgetting to take the Pepto Bismol.
* [[spoiler:''{{All Dogs Go to Heaven}}]]'': A dog dies twice.
* ''[[spoiler:[[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks]]]]'': A down-on-his-luck songwriter's fortune changes when he takes in a trio of singing rodent siblings, before a {{Jerkass}} record producer entices them into record label slavery.
* ''[[spoiler:AlteredStates]]'': William Hurt combines sensory deprivation with Mexican mushrooms to experience his own genetic memory, and triggers a transformation into a primitive hominid and later a blob of primordial consciousness.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Amadeus}}]]'': An old man is still obsessed with his rival, decades after killing him.
* ''[[spoiler:Amarcord]]'': A young man fondly recalls his life in a port town in Fascist Italy, which includes scurrilous rumors about his neighbors, his dad getting threatened by the Gestapo, and a sexual encounter with an obese tobacconist.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Amelie}}]]'': A spaced-out but shy waitress plays matchmaker with her friends, whilst an old man who can never leave his apartment tries to set her up with a weird guy who works in a porn shop.
** Or: A woman runs around an over-idyllic fantasy Paris in a way that makes social anxiety look merely cute and misunderstood.
* ''[[spoiler:AmericanBeauty]]'': Dirty old man fantasizes about teenager, smokes pot, dies.
* ''[[spoiler:AnAmericanCarol]]'': Before a rally he planned, a guy's understanding of his country gets altered by two historical figures and TheGrimReaper. He helps stop [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]] from trashing a courthouse and helps two [[DefectorFromDecadence Defectors From Decadence]] save a concert. [[{{Anvilicious}} Anvils are dropped]] along the way. For most, as bad as it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler:AmericanPsycho]]'': '80s yuppie has ''serious'' mental issues.
* ''[[spoiler:AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon]]'': Two tourists get attacked by a crazy dog. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]]/Horror ensues.
* ''[[spoiler: TheAmityvilleHorror]]'': A family moves into a HauntedHouse and instead of leaving immediately live there for twenty-eight days for some reason.
** ''[[spoiler: Amityville II: The Possession]]'': A guy has sex with his sister and shoots everybody because a house told him to.
** ''[[spoiler: Amityville 3-D]]'': Cynical writer moves into a haunted house to write books, must deal with a gateway to Hell. People somehow keep breaking into the house and die because of it. IN 3-D!
** ''[[spoiler: Amityville 4]]'': An evil lamp kills people.
** ''[[spoiler: The Amityville Curse]]'': A guy kills people in haunted house which is somehow back despite being destroyed in an earlier instalment.
** ''[[spoiler: Amityville: It's About Time]]'': An evil clock kills people.
** ''[[spoiler: Amityville: A New Generation]]'': An evil mirror kills people.
** ''[[spoiler: Amityville Dollhouse]]'': An evil dollhouse kills people.
** ''[[spoiler: The Amityville]]'': Remake of the original. Suspiciously similar to ''The Shining'' in several regards.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Anastasia}}]]'': Orphan girl travels with two conmen to visit her grandmother she doesn't remember.
** Alternatively, undead [[WhoFramedRogerRabbit Judge Doom]] and half the cast of TheSimpsons try to kill [[WhenHarryMetSally Sally]], but she's being helped by [[BetterOffDead Lane Meyer]] and {{Frasier}}
* ''[[spoiler:{{Antz}}]]'': A neurotic guy accidentally becomes a hero to the working class, discovers a utopia, and thwarts the plans of a StupidEvil racist, when all he wanted was to get into the pants of a princess.
* ''[[spoiler: ApocalypseNow]]'': A soldier enters the jungle to kill a superior. It's hard to know which of the two is crazier.
** Alternatively: [[SouthPark Stan, Kyle, and Kenny]] go looking for Cartman in the jungle. Predictably, everybody they meet has lost their marbles. Kenny gets his head cut off. So does a water buffalo. Guest starring [[TheMatrix Morpheus]] and [[StarWars Han Solo]].
* ''[[spoiler:AreWeThereYet?]]'': Man drives woman's kids to Canada hoping to get into her pants.
* ''[[spoiler:Disney's TheAristocats]]'': A children's comedy film about an heiress and her children being drugged and abandoned. They later meet a vagabond who hangs out with a jazz band composed of ethnic stereotypes.
* [[spoiler: ''Around The Bend'']]: father and son reconcile while on a road trip to bury the grandfather with the son's son.
* ''[[spoiler:TheAristocrats]]'': One hundred comedians tell the same deliberately unfunny joke. HilarityEnsues.
* [[spoiler:''ArsenicAndOldLace'']]: Little old ladies do community service. One of their nephews disapproves and thinks that they should not be up and about. They have a family reunion.
* ''[[spoiler: TheATeam]]'': An old guy, young guy, crazy guy and black guy find out why they were kicked out of the military.
** Or - A [[StarWars Jedi knight]], a [[WetHotAmericanSummer summer camp counselor]], a [[{{District9}} South African bureaucrat]], and a wrestler blow up a good portion of Germany and Mexico to prove their devotion to each other and to their country.
* ''[[spoiler: Atonement]]'': Young woman sees something, misunderstands it, and spends rest of her life regretting it.
** [[OrIsIt Or does she?]]
* ''[[spoiler:Audition]]'': A Japanese widower looks for love by finding an actress during a movie audition. The woman he chooses is a killer who uses piano wire to cut limbs off, and has a limbless, still living man tied up in a bag at home.
** Or - Widowed, bogus casting director would like to meet hot babe for tediously prolonged courtship. Turn ons: accupuncture, neurotoxins, rubberwear and body modification.
* [[spoiler:''Film/{{Avatar}}'']]: Crippled SpaceMarine goes to another planet, becomes furry both [[BizarreAlienBiology literally]] and [[FurryFandom figuratively]]. The planet and most of the life on it are one gigantic brain that might also be God.
** Alternatively, A MightyWhitey SpaceMarine saves furry Indians in allegory of American foreign policy.
*** ...[[{{Anvilicious}} Allegory]]?
** The main characters want to destroy some aliens' internet. The furries are enraged and there is massive InternetBacklash, complete with a literal FlameWar.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/{{Babe}}]]'': Naive kid attempts to be something he's not and impresses a few different species.
** ''[[spoiler:Film/{{Babe}}: Pig in the Big City]]'': That naive kid travels away from home and makes friends with more species.
* ''[[spoiler:Baby Mama]]'': A working-class ditz bears the child of a professional woman. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler:BackToTheFuture]]'': Thanks to a discontinued sports car, a boy nearly commits incest with his mother after teaching his father how to use violence. All their lives improve as a result.
*** Alternatively: Eccentric old loner helps his friendís father hook up with a teenaged girl.
** ''[[spoiler: BackToTheFuture II]]'': A young man uses a discontinued sports car to visit his children. Someone steals the car to get himself a sports almanac and then returns it. This changes all reality.
** ''[[spoiler: BackToTheFuture III]]'': Two people plan a train robbery in order to conduct a scientific experiment and escape a gunfight. A canyon is named after Clint Eastwood.
* ''[[spoiler:Backyard Dogs]]'': World's worst participants in a faked sport make the big time.
* ''[[spoiler:BadBoys]]'': Novice prostitute joins forces with insensitive playboy and embittered family man to hunt down foreign exchange villain.
** ''[[spoiler:BadBoys II]]'': Insensitive playboy tries to join the family of the embittered man while the two are hunting down another foreign exchange villain.
* ''[[spoiler:BarbWire]]'': {{Casablanca}} [[SettingUpdate WITH STRIPPERS]]! Actually, [[strike: as bad as]] WorseThanItSounds.
* ''[[spoiler: Bananas]]'': Man leads communist revolution and overthrows corrupt government in order to impress a girl.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/{{Batman}}]]'': Disfigured gangster organizes city's anniversary celebrations whilst attempting to woo attractive photographer. Billionaire demonstrates the practical applications of his awesome toys.
** ''[[spoiler: BatmanReturns]]'': CorruptCorporateExecutive sponsors disfigured Abandoned Child's mayoral campaign. Meanwhile, concussed woman attempts to seduce billionaire by wearing skin-tight leather and beating him up.
*** That small guy from Taxi and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest plays a crime boss that leads an army of penguins, trying to destroy the city because his parents abandonded him as a child. His gang includes that tall guy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
** ''[[spoiler: BatmanForever]]'': Billionaire fights two men disputing on who is the [[LargeHam largest ham]] in the film: one who got smarter due to a thing that looks like a giant blender, and a disfigured one who paints himself pink. [[LoveItOrHateIt For some, as bad as it sounds]].
** ''[[spoiler: BatmanAndRobin]]'': Billionaire argues with hormone-crazed sidekick about the sexual intentions of a WellIntentionedExtremist while their butler is dying of a terminal disease that the wife of a now-mad scientist whom the extremist teams up with happens to have. And the butler's niece snoops around a lot. To be fair, this one is better than it sounds in a SoBadItsGood way - and only then if you're [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible really generous with the meaning of "good."]]
** ''[[spoiler: BatmanBegins]]'': Welsh ninja detective fights Irish ninja and Irish mad scientist that wears a bag on his head.
*** On top of it, said ninja falls in love with an undergraduate of Law school that pretends she's a District Attorney, and has his combat equipment designed by [[DrivingMissDaisy Miss Daisy's driver]].
** ''[[spoiler: TheDarkKnight]]'': While not pretending to be a rude and obnoxious corporate executive, a ninja detective fights a MonsterClown and a deformed lawyer who has trouble making decisions by himself, and puts to rest once and for all that wiretapping really does work.
*** Also: part of the clown's plan is ruined by Deebo from ''{{Friday}}''.
** ''[[spoiler: [[BatmanTheMovie Batman (1966)]]]]'': A middle-aged billionaire and [[HoYay his teenage "ward"]] run around in tights, kicking and punching a variety of garishly-dressed people who [[HurricaneOfPuns speak in cheesy puns]].
* ''[[spoiler: BattleRoyale]]'': A Japanese High School class has to fight to the death, or their heads will explode.
** Alternatively, a class goes on a field trip; most don't make it back.
* ''[[spoiler: The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms]]'': New Yorkers threatened by contagious dinosaur.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/BeautyAndTheBeast]]'': Young woman is captured by violent fanged monster, and talks to furniture and crockery. Fortunately, [[LoveRedeems she convinces her captor to not be such an ass,]] and everyone lives HappilyEverAfter. Except for a BruceCampbell lookalike, who [[DisneyVillainDeath falls off a building.]]
** Objectively insane romance novel enthusiast falls for a short-fused [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Person]], to the dismay of an egotist who had his sights on her. The object of her affection [[MurderTheHypotenuse Murders The Hypotenuse]], then crosses the BishonenLine.
** Or, French woman gets kidnapped and develops Stockholm Syndrome.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Beetlejuice}}]]'': Nice dead people try to scare living people from a house. Also, a decomposing pervert with an [[RuleOfThree identity crisis]] falls madly in love with a teenage girl and tries to marry her.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Before Sunrise}}]]'': Two people meet on a train. They do not plan a murder. They are both exactly who they claim. There are no series of humorous misunderstandings. They just talk for a bit and then have sex.
** ''[[spoiler:{{Before Sunset}}]]'': Sequel to the above and exactly the same except in Paris.
* ''[[spoiler: BeingJohnMalkovich]]'': A chronically unemployed puppeteer finds a magical portal that facilitates the unwilling MindRape of a notable character actor for 15-minute spurts. The traumatic experience is repeated frequently for laughs. Because of this, the Actor facilitates marital infidelity, spousal abuse, stalking, lesbianism, fraud, corporate theft, and the potential immortality of Gary Sinise. It's okay, though, [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys because there's monkeys]].
* ''[[spoiler: BeingThere]]'': An IdiotPlot taken to the ultimate level.
* ''[[spoiler: BenHur]]'': Loose tile makes man lose his best friend, get arrested, and enter the world of racing.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Film/Beowulf}}]]'': Swede with Cockney accent fights monsters, yells often. Sex with unmarried women invariably leads to death. Glory is achieved by having your son violently murdered and/or tearing out your son's heart with your bare hands.
* ''[[spoiler:BernardAndTheGenie]]'': Man loses everything, and, with the help of a man from first-century Palestine, gets his life back together.
* ''[[spoiler: BestInShow]]'': A bunch of people go to a dog show.
* [[spoiler: ''BicentennialMan'']]: Sensitive, eccentric android builds artificial organs and replaces his insides with them over a 200-year period in hopes of becoming human [[spoiler: by killing himself]]. Also, he likes making clocks.
* ''[[spoiler: The Big Country]]'': Reasonable man attempts to rationally settle land dispute and gets branded a coward for his trouble.
* [[spoiler:''TheBigLebowski'']]: Dude gets his rug peed on, and then has to fight a bunch of nihilists.
** [[MemeticMutation The prostitute has been kidnapped by nihilists. Are you a bad enough Dude to rescue the prostitute?]]
* ''[[spoiler:BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure]]'': Time-Travelling George Carlin ditches his stand-up career to help two So-Cal losers cheat on their homework. They meet in the parking lot of a convenience store and, well, you can imagine where it goes from there. Napoleon is a fat bastard who eats too much ice cream and cheats children in meaningless competitions. Well, at least that part was accurate. For some reason, Neo doesn't save TheMatrix.
** ''[[spoiler:BillAndTedsBogusJourney]]'': Losers attempt to stop evil android duplicates with the help of a [[GrimReaper Supernatural Bald Dude]] and two disfigured midgets from beyond the stars.
* ''[[spoiler:BladeRunner]]'': Special police officer searches for interplanetary criminals seeking their parents. Fans [[EpilepticTrees try guessing his true nature]] [[FlipFlopOfGod and are doomed to fail.]]
** Alternately: A mostly retired hitman falls in love with a woman he might have to kill.
** Alternatively: A [[MandatoryUnretirement weary]] cop questions himself as he hunts down, shoots and occasionally [[RapeIsLove forces himself upon]] four-year-olds.
* ''[[spoiler:BlastFromThePast]]'': A man from the '60s is transplanted into the '90s. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler: BlazingSaddles]]'': A small town in the old west gets the last sheriff it would ever want thanks to the machinations of a corrupt government official who is frequently mixed up with a famous actress. The sheriff manages to keep order with the help of a drunk and some tricks taken right out of a Merrie Melodies cartoon. The climactic fight is so violent it shatters the Fourth Wall.
* ''[[spoiler:Blow-Up]]'': Pics or it didn't happen.
* ''[[spoiler:TheBluesBrothers]]'': Two musicians go on a MissionFromGod and antagonise everyone they come across.
** ''[[spoiler: TheBluesBrothers 2000]]'': Musician rebuilds old ties with family, friends, and cops, and has dealings with the supernatural.
* ''[[spoiler: Bobby]]'': A hotel owner cheats on his wife, the kitchen staff fight, some people fall in love on the day of their wedding, Tony Hopkins plays chess with Harry Bellafonte, a woman goes shopping, some people drop acid, one guy is mean to a journalist, and this other guy barely appears and then gets shot dead.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Bolt}}]]'': A TV actor who's [[TheManWhoKnewTooLittle way too into his role]] hitchhikes from New York to Hollywood with [[DeadpanSnarker a sarcastic homeless woman]] and [[AscendedFanboy his biggest fan]].
* ''[[spoiler: BoogieNights]]'': Naive young man stumbles into a career which requires him to have lots of sex with attractive young women. After having sex with his drug-addicted mother figure, he attempts to start an eighties rock band but winds up a drug-addicted prostitute and failure.
* ''[[spoiler: TheBookOfEli]]'': Badass totes [[spoiler: Bible]] across what is very definitely ''[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not]]'' the [[{{Fallout}} Capital Wasteland]]. He is accompanied by [[FamilyGuy Meg Griffin]] and hunted by [[TheDarkKnight Comissioner Gordon]].
* ''[[spoiler: TheBoondockSaints]]'': Two brothers, along with a sandwich delivery boy and a coffee-loving FBI agent, examine questions of morality and legality while cursing profusely. Their estranged father, an Irish comedian, puts their doubts to rest.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Borat}}]]'': [[FunnyForeigner An eccentric foreigner]] [[PoirotSpeak with a strong accent]] travels across America [[CringeComedy making everyone feel uncomfortable]].
** ''[[spoiler:{{Bruno}}]]'': As above, but with gay jokes. Lots and lots of gay jokes.
* ''[[spoiler: TheBourneSeries]]'': Secret agent with amnesia wanders around much of the world, beats up other secret agents and others who are after him, and all the while tries to remember who he really is.
** ''[[spoiler: [[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]]]'': Guy proves to have mercy. This causes him to be shot and LeftForDead.
* ''[[spoiler: TheBraveLittleToaster]]'': A {{Hero}}, a slightly dim-witted guy, a GrumpyBear, a LargeHam, and a TagalongKid go through an ''unbelievable'' amount of crap to find a giant.
** Alternately: A whole lot of bizarre, frightening, and disturbing stuff happens to five traveling friends who are looking for a giant. It is not a horror movie.
* ''[[spoiler: TheBraveLittleToaster To the Rescue]]'': Said friends fight animal cruelty.
** ''[[spoiler: TheBraveLittleToaster Goes to Mars]]'': Said friends are [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]
* ''[[spoiler: {{Brazil}}]]'': A bureaucrat tries to get some loose paperwork errors corrected, and maybe get his air conditioning repaired in the process.
** Alternately, ''[[NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' as directed by MontyPython.
* ''[[spoiler: TheBreakfastClub]]'': Five teenagers with problems waste a Saturday proving that they're even less unique than they thought.
* ''[[spoiler: BringingUpBaby]]'': Heiress attempts to woo paleontologist with use of leopard. Complications ensue.
* ''[[spoiler: BroadwayDannyRose]]'': Sweet-natured but unsuccessful Broadway promoter escorts mob-connected girlfriend of one of his acts to a social function and incurs the wrath of lovelorn gangster. She betrays him in a business deal but he forgives her.
* [[spoiler:''BrokebackMountain'']]: Two cowboys look after some sheep. It turns into an angsty SlashFic.
** Or: If it had pudding, a movie foretold by SouthPark.
* ''[[spoiler:TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai]]'': A group of people want to blow up a bridge, and another group wants to stop them. Tension occurs. The group that wants to blow up the bridge has decided on this course of action long before the bridge is finished. And this bridge is being built by perfectionists who place their workmanship on the bridge above all else.
* ''[[spoiler:BruceAlmighty]]'': [[strike:God]] MorganFreeman goes on vacation, leaving JimCarrey in charge. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler:BubbaHoTep]]'': An aging Elvis Presley and the reincarnated John F. Kennedy fight a zombie, who is picking off the residents of a senior's home.
* ''[[spoiler:ABugsLife]]'': Guy accidentally destroys a food offering. To prevent the violent consequences of such act, he hires a circus troupe.
** Alternatively: AnimatedAdaptation of ''The SevenSamurai''.
* ''[[spoiler:BulletsOverBroadway]]'': A midwestern writer gets his big break in the theater. The overseer his play's "angel" gives him ends up rewriting the entire work; he is much better at playwriting than the playwright. During the first showing of the play on Broadway, this overseer is terminated with prejudice for excising the reason the "angel" funded the play.
* ''[[spoiler:The Burbs]]'': A [[TheQuietOne quiet, privacy-minded]] family from [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern Europe]] move to next door to a CrazySurvivalist, a [[TheFool meddling oaf]], and [[StarWars Princess Leia]]. HilarityEnsues over [[FantasticRacism misunderstandings]] over their [[EvilForeigners intentions]]. Tom Hanks does not turn into a kid, does not have AIDS, isn't retarded, and isn't stranded in the middle of the ocean.
* ''[[spoiler: TheCabinetOfDrCaligari]]'': Murders are committed while everyone involved, including the killer, is asleep. TimBurton has spent his entire career trying to remake this film.
** Alternatively: Mad carney with part-time job as a psychiatrist sends his psychic, narcileptic, sleepwalking henchman to murder people ForScience!
* [[spoiler: ''Cannibal Holocaust'']]: A professor goes looking for some friends in the Amazon and finds their home videos. They aren't pretty.
* ''[[spoiler: CaptainClegg]]'': Brandy-smuggling vicar, witty coffinmaker, and LargeHam pretend to be ghosts in order to scare away asshole cop.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Cars}}]]'': After an incident where he gets lost and enters a hillbilly village, racer decides to lose the race of his life.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Carrie}}]]'': Teen girl throws a fit at a prom.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Casablanca}}]]'': After a long time, a guy meets his ex-girlfriend, who ditched him for another guy. He's bitter and jealous, but he begins to fall in love with her again. And then he forces her to stay with the other guy.
** Or a guy falls in love with another mans wife. The husband forgives them because he likes fighting nazis. Meanwhile a corrupt french cop closes down a bar after pocketing his winnings. He is notably shocked.
** Or the wife of a handsome war hero falls in love with a bartender. The bartender refuses her because he prefers going to war beside a corrupt french cop.
* ''[[spoiler:Casino Royale (1967)]]'': Spies visit casino, [[GainaxEnding has an ending hard to describe]]. But JamesBond is played by David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Daliah Lavi, ''and'' Woody Allen (sort of). And OrsonWelles is the bad guy. That's got to count for something.
** Or: Spies visit casino, start a fight, indians parachute in, and Super Pooh saves the day ([[ExecutiveMeddling before "they" stopped him]]).
* ''[[spoiler:{{Casper}}]]'': A moody teen and a dead kid try to stop a RichBitch and her lackey from getting their hands on some family mementos.
** Alternatively: Not-so-nice dead people try to scare living people from a house. Also, a dead guy with an identity crisis falls madly in love with a teenage girl.
* ''[[spoiler: CastAway]]'': A man is stranded on an island for several years and then leaves. Alternately, [[ABoyAndHisX A man and his volleyball]].
* ''[[spoiler: Castle in the Sky]]'': A young miner and a girl who fell out of the sky have to save the titular location from an evil man voiced by [[StarWars Luke Skywalker]].
* ''[[spoiler:CatchMeIfYouCan]]'': A government agent spends five years trying to find a teenage runaway.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Caveman}}]]'': Foreign-language film about a love triangle in a savage, untamed land.
* ''[[spoiler: Chaplin]]'': IronMan becomes a famous comedy star in the 1920s.
* ''[[spoiler: ChariotsOfFire]]'': Four people become friends and run a lot.
* ''[[spoiler: ChickenRun]]'': Prisoners concoct elaborate escape plan with help from American circus acrobat after learning that their captors intend to turn them into pies.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/ChildsPlay]]'': Criminal becomes shorter and frames a kid.
** ''[[spoiler: Child's Play 2]]'': Short criminal returns to get the same kid.
** ''[[spoiler: Child's Play 3]]'': Same as above, only at military school.
** ''[[spoiler: Bride of Chucky]]'': Short criminal gets an equally short girlfriend.
** ''[[spoiler: Seed of Chucky]]'': Short criminal and girlfriend attempt to raise their son.
* ''[[spoiler: ChildrenOfMen]]'': People kill each other over a pregnant woman.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Chinatown}}]]'': Man solves extremely {{Squick}}y murder mystery about water treatment.
* ''[[spoiler: ChristmasWithTheKranks]]'': A married couple learns the hard way that Christmas is SeriousBusiness. Actually, even worse than it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler: The Chronicles of {{Narnia}}: The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe]]'': A girl discovers a fairyland inside the upstairs closet. Her siblings treat her badly until they make friends with an unwashed builder and his fussy wife, who teach them about Jesus. They proceed to save the day, then get home in time for supper twenty years later.
** ''[[spoiler: The Chronicles of {{Narnia}}: Prince Caspian]]'': The four siblings learn that [[DoctorWho the Doctor]] was correct and that time really is just a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff. They save the day again, and manage not to miss the school bus.
* ''[[spoiler: C.H.U.D.]]'': Hoboes mutate.
* ''[[spoiler:CitizenKane]]'': A dying old man says something very strange on his deathbed, prompting someone to order someone else to interview everyone he ever met to try and find out what he meant.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/CityOfAngels]]'': Guy quits his job to be with his girlfriend. This proves to be short-lived.
* ''[[spoiler:CityOfGod]]'': Photographer gets stuck in a fight between a childhood friend and a bus inspector.
* ''[[spoiler:CityOfLostChildren]]'': An orphan and a circus strongman, both French, must team up to overcome an octopus and some quirky clones. They are both helped and hindered by fleas.
** [[spoiler:All but one of the actors is French. I will let you guess which One.]]
* ''[[spoiler: {{Clerks}}]]'': A minimum-wage employee gets called into work on his day off, and gets to hang out with his best friend and play hockey.
** ''[[spoiler: Clerks II]]'': Aging slackers experience life crisis when place of employment burns to ground.
* ''[[spoiler:AClockworkOrange]]'': A sadist has therapy. (from an actual TV listing guide)
** Alternatively: Teenager gets arrested for killing a CrazyCatLady. [[ItGotWorse Then he was released, and sees what's changed.]] Brainwashing is involved.
* ''[[spoiler: CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs]]'': A BunglingInventor creates a machine to make food out of water so everyone won't have to eat sardines.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Cloverfield}}]]'': A guy really ought to leave town right away, but stays to be with some chick he dated once.
** Or: When a child gets hopelessly lost in New York City, the residents are none too happy about it. They all take turns trying to kill it to get it to stop making so much noise and breaking stuff.
** Or: A Japanese soft drink company indirectly destroys New York. The viewer only knows this if [[AllThereInTheManual they spend too much time]] [[ViralMarketing on the internet.]]
* ''[[spoiler: {{Clue}}]]'': [[RockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank 'N Furter]], [[BackToTheFuture Doc Brown]], and a bunch of other blackmail victims run around a big house looking for a murderer and debating simple mathematics.
** Or, [[DannyPhantom Vlad Masters]] and [[RockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]] star in a movie based on a board game.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Clueless}}]]'': So this girl, like, does a load of shopping and wears these way awesome clothes and gives her new friend a make-over, ya know? And she's really into this guy but he's ''so'' not into her and there's this other guy who she, like, can''not'' stand 'cause he's like this total geek, and he's always ragging on her and she's like "what-''ever''", but he's way cuter than she first thought so it's cool. And it's totally based on this old book and stuff.
* ''[[spoiler: Coffee and Cigarettes]]'': Two guys meet at a cafe. Two more people meet at a different cafe. And it goes on like this.
* ''[[spoiler: Cold Comfort Farm]]'': A young woman is orphaned and goes to live with some relatives in the country.
* ''[[spoiler:ComingToAmerica]]'': Rich immigrant tries to trick women into marriage.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Commando}}]]'': Man with peculiar accent helps former co-worker let off some steam.
* ''[[spoiler: ConanTheBarbarian]]'': Man with peculiar accent's life is ruined by the voice of CNN.
* ''[[spoiler: ConAir]]'': Man fights against plane hijackers just to see his daughter. Also known as "Criminals On A Plane".
* ''[[spoiler:Conspiracy]]'': A number of German bureaucrats assemble in a country mansion to ratify an unpopular policy. Contains scenes of posturing and fine dining.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Constantine}}'']]: [[BadassLongcoat Long coat wearing]], ghostbusting, goth styled detective in a parable about the dangers of smoking and not having a good exit plan for your afterlife. Has nothing to do with the comic book.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Coraline}}'']]: A girl with a NiceHat tries to free her ignorant parents (one a [[DesperateHousewives desperate housewife]] and the other an [[CompleteWorldKnowledge expert on homelessness]]) from a DarkWorld where everyone has buttons for eyes.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Corpse Bride}}'']]: A man finds himself in a LoveTriangle involving a dead woman.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Crank}}'']]: A very angry man will die if he stops moving.
** Better yet: A very angry white man with a shaved head will die if he stops beating up ethnic stereotypes.
** [[spoiler: ''Crank 2: High Voltage'']]: A very angry man will die unless he electrocutes himself.
* ''[[spoiler: Crash (1995)]]'': A movie producer is drawn into the world of people who are sexually aroused by being in car crashes; that helps bring a husband and wife together and revitalize their sex life.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Creepshow}}]]'': A young boy reads a comic book in which an undead being searches for cake, Leslie Nielsen is a deranged millionaire (though not ''the'' Deranged Millionaire), StephenKing turns into a plant, Adrienne Barbeau gets eaten by a baboon, and cockroaches amass in an apartment.
* ''[[spoiler: TheCryingGame]]'': An incompetent terrorist fails to notice what kind of bar he's in.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Cypher}}]]'': In the future, unsubscribing from a mailing list is ''really'' complicated
* ''[[spoiler:[[WallaceAndGromit The Curse of the Were-Rabbit]]]]'': [[DoctorWho Elric Penley]] is a crazy inventor who takes rabbits from people's yards and then tries to track himself down. He and [[SchindlersList Amon Göth]] are rivals for the affections of [[HarryPotter Bellatrix Lestrange]].
* ''[[spoiler: DarkCity]]'': An amnesiac fights aliens at night with the help of an asthmatic psychologist.
** Alternatively, in a city of narcoleptics, one man suffers from insomnia. A council of albinos move against him.
* ''[[spoiler:DarkStar]]'': Incompetent hippies on a deep space demolition tour dispel their boredom by chasing and deflating a sentient beach ball. Overconfidently, they then enter a debate with a sentient thermostellar bomb.
* ''[[spoiler: DarkWater]]'': Woman gets irritated when no one will fix her leaky ceiling.
* ''[[spoiler: Darkness Falls (2003)]]'': The Tooth Fairy is actually the ghost of a woman who was burned to death years ago in the town, and she murders everyone who sees her. ''But'' ... she [[DarknessEqualsDeath cannot stand to be in the light]] - and so the protagonist (who saw her as a kid and survived) arms himself with ''a gym bag full of flashlights''.
* ''[[spoiler:DeathNote]]'': Emotionally detached law student turns vigilante calligrapher with the help of a cartoon superbeing who sustains himself on a diet of nothing but apples - all the while avoiding detection by both his own father and a nameless skinny reclusive child genius who has a ludicrous appetite for carbohydrates.
** [[spoiler: ''[=~Death Note: The Last Name~=]'']]: As before, but with the addition of two cute babes from a TV station and another cartoon superbeing. Nearly [[KillEmAll everyone dies]].
** ''[[spoiler: L: Change the [=WorLd=]]]'': A nameless skinny reclusive child genius who has a ludicrous appetite for carbohydrates with only 23 days left to live battles eco-terrorists with a deadly virus.
*** Alternatively: A man commits suicide by notebook, adopts a kid and fights terrorists. ''In that order.''
* ''[[spoiler: [[{{DEBS}} D.E.B.S.]]]]'': Lesbian super villain falls in love with secret agent.
* ''[[spoiler: Deliverance]]'': Tourists' boat trip turns sour.
** Alternate: Tourists' boat trip turns into a pain in the ass.
* ''[[spoiler: DemonSeed]]'': Woman gets raped by sentient house, voiced by ''The Man From UNCLE''.
* ''[[spoiler: TheDevilsAdvocate]]'': Workaholic discovers his new boss is a walking argument that [[AmoralAttorney lawyers are evil]].
* ''[[spoiler: Dick]]'': Ditzy teenagers unwittingly expose a corrupt politician.
* ''[[spoiler: DieHard]]'': European thieves are defeated by man without shoes.
** Alternatively: Man has a really lousy time at a corporate Christmas party, but manages to reconcile with his estranged wife.
** ''[[spoiler: DieHard II: Die Harder]]'': Man experiences exact same Christmas he experienced the previous year, only in an airport this time.
** ''[[spoiler: DieHard with a Vengeance]]'': Newly-introduced biracial New York couple bickers while solving children's puzzles, irritating a visiting European man who misses his brother.
** ''[[spoiler: DieHard 4.0/Live Free Or Die Hard]]'': Man has to team up with geek to defeat thieves armed with... computers... whose plan involves taking over America.
* ''[[spoiler:{{District 9}}]]'': A man injured on the job gets no worker's compensation, so he decides to shoot up the place with an immigrant friend.
** Or: A baby killer is afraid of surgery, so he [[LudicrousGibs blows up]] his co-workers.
* ''[[spoiler:DoctorStrangelove]]'': A man's sexual frustrations cause him to make some questionable decisions at work. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler:DoctorWho and the Daleks]]'': A popular TV story, [[CompressedAdaptation compressed]]. Some AdaptationDecay, made more severe by later seasons of the show.
* ''[[spoiler:DogDayAfternoon]]'': Bisexual tries financing his lover's sex change by robbing a bank, with help from his dimwitted friend. Based on true story.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Dogma}}]]'': Two disgraced angels try to exploit a loophole in Catholicism to kill God and destroy the universe, and it's up to an abortion clinic worker, two stoners, a stripper, and the 13th Apostle to stop them. And there's a monster made out of crap.
* ''[[spoiler:DogSoldiers]]'': British soldiers in Scotland [[FacingTheBulletsOneLiner crack wise in the face of death]] as they fend off an attack by wild animals.
* ''[[spoiler:DonnieDarko]]'': An anti-social teenager sees visions of an anthropomorphic rabbit, has a jet engine crash into his room, and has one month to prevent the end of the world... which he is the cause of.
* ''[[spoiler:Doomsday]]'' Scotland has been sealed off from the world to contain a zombie-creating virus epidemic. Ten years later a crack British commando team is sent in to investigate signs of life. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Dracula}}]]'': Two doctors and a solicitor from London must kill their neighbor because of his dental problems.
* ''[[spoiler: DragMeToHell]]'': An old Romani woman is upset over losing her home.
* ''[[spoiler: DragonballEvolution]]'': [[InNameOnly A loose adaptation]] of an equally loose retelling of a famous story that was LooselyBasedOnATrueStory. And for most, as bad as it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler: Dreamscape]]'': Is Dennis Quaid badass enough to sleep with the President of the United States?
* ''[[spoiler: DropDeadFred]]'': A woman with a cheating husband, a domineering mother, and serious self-esteem issues figures out how to solve all her problems with the help of her imaginary friend from childhood.
* ''[[spoiler: [[MarxBrothers Duck Soup]]]]'': Cheerfully insane dictator with a bizarre mustache starts a war with his neighbors, while an Italian and an Irishman spy on him.
** ''[[spoiler: Animal Crackers]]'': Explorer with a bizarre moustache attempts to find stolen painting, while Italian and Irishman play music and attempt to hide it. Maybe.
** ''[[spoiler: A Night at the Opera]]'': Con artist with a bizarre moustache attempts to make money off of ''IlTrovatore'', while Italian and Irishman play music and attempt to help the career of a tenor. The most famous scene has all of them, including the tenor, in a small room.
* ''[[spoiler: [=~Dude, Where's My Car?~=]]]'': Two guys with amnesia eat pudding and play with a Rubik's Cube. Out-of-towners try to seduce and/or mug them.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Film/Duel}}]]'': A guy in a car is followed by a truck. For the ''whole movie''.
* ''[[spoiler: Eastern Promises]]'': A midwife investigates a rape case with the occasional help of a heavily tattooed Russian man.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Elf}}]]'': Loud manchild does everything to make his father have a merry Christmas.
* [[spoiler: ''TheEmperorsNewGroove'']]: An utterly selfish boy-king ruminates for a few days and learns to care about others as a result. Features a severely ageing Catwoman and half the cast of ''JustShootMe''.
* ''[[spoiler: EdWood]]'': An optimistic transvestite and a washed up has-been make a few movies. BasedOnATrueStory.
* [[spoiler:''EdwardScissorhands'']]: Avon saleswoman brings abandoned man who [[LooksLikeCesare looks almost exactly like a famous movie villain]] to her house.
* [[spoiler: ''Elizabethtown'']]: Suicidal shoe designer goes to Kentucky and hooks up with a flight attendant.
* [[spoiler:''{{Enchanted}}'']]: A walking clichés thrown from clichéland and and falls in love with a lawyer.
* [[spoiler:''EndOfDays'']]: Man with peculiar accent tries to prevent a pregnancy.
* [[spoiler: {{Equilibrium}}]]: A handsome man falls in love with his recently deceased coworker's girlfriend. His interactions with her and a lovable puppy inspire him to confront his boss and quit a job he never truly liked. Can be seen on the Lifetime Channel.
** Alternatively, In a futuristic dystopia that has outlawed ''emotions'', a former enforcer of the system must fight for freedom with laughably unrealistic gunfighting skills.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Eraser}}]]'': Man with peculiar accent helps people play Hide-and-Seek.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Eraserhead}}]]'': A man encounters difficulties trying to raise his deformed child.
** ''[[spoiler: TheElephantMan]]'': Circus performer quits job, lives in a hospital, befriends Hannibal Lecter and Mrs. Robinson.
** ''[[spoiler:INLANDEMPIRE]]'': A mystery about a woman in trouble.
** ''[[spoiler:MulhollandDrive ]]'': Blonde Canadian woman is unhappy after moving to LA.
* ''[[spoiler: EscapeFromNewYork]]'': Police arrest BadAss criminal and order him to break ''into'' a very large prison under the threat of exploding his neck.
** ''[[spoiler: EscapeFromLA]]'': The exact same thing as above, but from different camera angles. This time, after the criminal is done, he helps everyone save on their electrical bills.
* [[spoiler: ''[[ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'']]: Some misfit suburban Emo kid gets high with his alien friend whom his mom doesn't think is real and might be Jesus.
* ''[[spoiler: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind]]'': A man dreams about his ex-girlfriend before meeting her on Valentine's Day. They end up going on a date to a lake they used to visit, but they both become upset when she finds a tape of him complaining about her. The moral of the story? MindRape will bring you closer together.
* ''[[spoiler: EverythingIsIlluminated]]'': Frodo goes to Ukraine in search of his grandfather's ex-girlfriend, finds an old lady in a house filled with boxes. A blind grandpa does the driving and a rock star (without his famous mustache) translates.
* ''[[spoiler: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask]]'': TheFilmOfTheBook of a sex guide.
* ''[[spoiler: The EvilDead]]'': Camping trip takes a turn for the worse when the hero's car conks out. The fertility rites of nature are explored in detail. Reading books is bad for your complexion.
** ''[[spoiler: The Evil Dead 2]]'': Man has another bad camping trip (or perhaps the same one), then beats himself up about an upcoming surgery. Furniture laughs at him.
** ''[[spoiler: Army of Darkness]]'': Housewares-salesman travels through time, causes and averts ZombieApocalypse. Then bores his co-workers with tales of derring-do.
* ''[[spoiler: [[FaceOff Face/Off]]]]'': Hammy actor does a hammy impersonation of another hammy actor... Leaving the latter actor with no choice but to do a hammy impression of the first.
* ''[[spoiler: The Faculty]]'': [[TheLordOfTheRings Elijah Wood]] kills body-snatching aliens with [[WeaksauceWeakness cocaine]]. [[TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] has a [[BeardOfEvil beard]].
* ''[[spoiler: The Fall]]'': Ex-stuntman tells a magical story to a little girl in a hospital, all the while trying to trick her into stealing drugs for him.
* ''[[spoiler: FallingDown]]'': A man goes around shooting people who piss him off after his car's air conditioning breaks down.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/FantasticFour]]'': Slimy CorruptCorporateExecutive tries to make the moves on his geeky college rival's ex-girlfriend, but everything he does just ends up pushing her back to him. Eventually, the executive puts on a mask and tries to freeze the college rival with liquid nitrogen.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/FantasticFour - Rise of the Silver Surfer]]'': Giant cloud attacks Earth with help from an Academy Award statue.
* [[spoiler: ''FantasticMrFox'']]: A father of 2 years to a BrattyHalfPint EmoTeen [[OffTheWagon falls off the wagon]] and begins indulging in an addiction that endangers the lives of hundreds of civilians, as well as the stability of his marriage.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Fargo}}]]'': Car salesman can't convince his employer that his paperwork is finished, also fails to upsell a promotional extra to his customers. Grumpy Old Man shits on everyone beneath him, refuses to help his daughter in an important financial transaction. A pregnant sheriff tries to work out who the main character is in the movie.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Felidae}}]]'': A cat solves a murder mystery.
* ''[[spoiler: FerrisBuellersDayOff]]'': Smartass kid neglects his education, shamelessly manipulates the sympathy of his parents and those around him and, for his own self-gratification, triggers a series of events that results in the destruction of his best friend's father's priceless car. Without remorse. Despite this, everyone loves him (a fact lampshaded by his sister, until she makes out with a drug dealer).
* ''[[spoiler:{{Fido}}]]'': The heartwarming story of a young boy and his pet zombie.
* ''[[spoiler: TheFifthElement]]'': The world will be saved by a hot girl with weird name. With the assistance of a cab driver and a cross-dressing radio disc jockey.
* ''[[spoiler: FightClub]]'': A guy and his best friend bond over practical jokes and extreme sports. They conflict over a LoveTriangle. Girl uses cancer to get the attention of her LoveInterest.
** Insurance worker with multiple personality disorder takes up hypochondria and illegal bareknuckle fighting in an attempt to cure insomnia. Unwittingly becomes founder of a nationwide anarchist paramilitary force which he subsequently defeats by blowing one side of his own face off.
** Middle-aged WASP finds meaning in life through "Murder, Mayhem, and Soap". Lots of soap.
* [[spoiler: ''FinalDestination'' ]]: People avoid dying in an accident, [[NecroNonSequitur only to die more gruesomely later]].
** Alternately: Gruesome depictions of the consequences of home and workplace safety violations.
** [[spoiler: ''Final Destination 2'' ]]: Ditto.
** [[spoiler: ''Final Destination 3'' ]]: Ditto... yet again.
** [[spoiler: ''[[TitleConfusion The Final Destination]]'' ]]: Ditto... [[RecycledINSPACE IN 3D]]!
* ''[[spoiler:FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren]]'': Lots of children get sick, and join a cat-eyed cult led by three brothers, whose mother is a head in a box. One brother eventually grows up to become their father, only to get beaten up in a ''[[RuleOfCool spectacular]]'' fashion. Meanwhile, a man sees dead people, [[ContemplateOurNavels thinks about deep things]], and fights ''lots'' (often doing all three at the same time). Also, much of what occurs during this movie is almost completely incomprehensible to anybody who either has not played the video game on which this movie is based or has a basic understanding of physics (particularly the effects of gravity).
* ''[[spoiler:FindingNemo]]'': A widower and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} with blue skin go on a quest to rescue the widower's son, who has been captured in a watered crystal jail with tiki figures in it by a dentist who is several times their size.
* ''[[spoiler: Fierce Creatures]]'': Multinational corporation acquires small English zoo and turns it into corporate nightmare.
** Alternatively: JohnCleese owns a zoo, shoots at a few trainers, drinks the blood of an old lady, and things happen.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Firefox}}]]'': A man with PTSD from TheVietnamWar steals an aircraft.
* ''[[spoiler: [[{{Rambo}} First Blood]]]]'': Man goes crazy, traps forest rangers and has an unitelligable monologue.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Rambo}}: First Blood Part II]]'': Same man looks for prisoners. Meets a hot chick.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Rambo}} III]]'': Man from before fights evil with rebels. Over the top gun play ensues.
** ''[[spoiler:{{Rambo}} (2008)]]'': The same man comes out of retirement. [[KillEmAll Everything dies.]]
*** Alternatively, The same man shows a bunch of pacifists the goods of mass murder, and how you should never trust yellow people.
* ''[[spoiler:AFishCalledWanda]]'': FemmeFatale bank robber falls in love with stuffy barrister whilst attempting to locate stolen diamonds. Her boyfriend is a psychopathic Buddhist hitman who torments a stuttering animal lover who keeps killing dogs.
** Alternately: Two members of MontyPython pretend not to know each other. Americans act rudely, behave selfishly, speak in vulgarities, and eat fish.
* ''[[spoiler: TheFisherKing]]'': A red knight tries to kill a homeless person. A radio DJ tries to help the homeless man. And RobinWilliams gets naked.
* ''[[spoiler: AFistfulOfDollars]]'': A mischievous troublemaker plays two rival families in order to get rich quick.
** ''[[spoiler: ForAFewDollarsMore]]'': Mischievous troublemaker chases a guy obsessed with a music box.
** ''[[spoiler: [=~The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly~=]]]'': Three men search for a graveyard.
* ''[[spoiler: Fitzcarraldo]]'': An opera-loving rubber merchant goes on a boat trip. Through a jungle.
* ''[[spoiler: FlashGordon]]'': [[FiddlerOnTheRoof Tevye]] and two Americans end up on another planet, where they meet [[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]], Timothy Dalton, and Max von Sydow dressed as FuManchu.
* ''[[spoiler: Flatliners]]'': Kiefer Sutherland decides to kill himself over and over. Kevin Bacon and Julia Roberts think it's an awesome idea.
* ''[[spoiler: Fletch]]'': A wiseass is hired by a wealthy businessman to commit a murder. The wiseass decides that the best way to react to this is to dress up in a variety of weird costumes and sleep with the businessman's wife. The wiseass is treated as the hero and as being completely in the right.
** ''[[spoiler: Fletch Lives]]'': Same wiseass heads down south to hang out with stereotypes, sleep with a dead woman and sing Zippidy-do-da.
* ''[[spoiler:TheFlightOfDragons]]'': Bookstore owner gets pulled into fantasy world to SaveBothWorlds from mad sorcerer; he ends up destroying said fantasy world with grade school science. And this is supposed to be a good thing.
* ''[[spoiler:Flightplan]]'': A widow boards a plane with her young daughter and promptly falls asleep. (This comes from an actual newspaper listing, submitted on BBC's News Quiz)
* [[spoiler:''Fluke'']]: A puppy has an identity and existential crisis.
* ''[[spoiler: TheFly]]'': A man's teeth fall out, his skin gets awful, and he starts to have trouble with his eyesight.
** ''[[spoiler: The Fly II]]'': The man's son is called in to finish his father's work. Grows up to not be as pathetic as his dad was.
* [[spoiler: ''The Fog'']]: weird atmospherical condition and past events ruin a town's 100th anniversary.
* ''[[spoiler:ForkliftDriverKlaus - The First Day on the Job]]'': Forklift safety film goes horribly awry. [[CrossesTheLineTwice This is played for laughs.]]
* ''[[spoiler:ForrestGump]]'': A mentally retarded man is sent to war and becomes a ping-pong player, while his lifelong crush turns to a life of sex and drugs.
* ''[[spoiler: TheFountain]]'': Wolverine is vehement that he prefers his wife alive.
* ''[[spoiler: Four Brothers]]'': Three R&B artists and [[{{Troy}} Achilles' cousin]] try to solve their mother's murder.
* ''[[spoiler: FourLions]]'': TheThreeStooges join Al-Qaeda.
* ''[[spoiler: Fracture]]'': A man confesses to murder. The prosecution still struggles to convict him.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Freaks}}]]'': A Russian woman marries a German dwarf for his money. His friends disapprove.
* ''[[spoiler:Frequency]]'': A son saves his father's life, and they talk about baseball.
* ''[[spoiler: Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel]]'': A British nerd meets a wierd American girl at a pub and goes to the restroom a lot.
* ''[[spoiler: Friday]]'': Young, unemployed blacks spend a day sitting around and smoking pot.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Friday the 13th}}]]'': A camping trip goes horribly, horribly wrong. Also, [[NightmareFuelUnleaded Kevin Bacon gets an arrow through his throat]].
* ''[[spoiler:Film/FritzTheCat]]'': A talking cat has lots of sex and does a lot of drugs. And he's voiced by a children's show actor. The creator of the character hated the film so much, he killed him off.
** ''[[spoiler:TheNineLivesOfFritzTheCat]]'': The talking cat, despite having an icepick put through his head a year earlier, is now married and has either hallucinations or flashbacks about being a Nazi and going into space. Satan is a homosexual.
* ''[[spoiler: FromDuskTillDawn]]'': Two brothers drive an RV to a strip club and encounter the supernatural.
* ''[[spoiler:TheFullMonty]]'': Unemployed men become strippers.
* ''[[spoiler:FunnyGames]]'': Two men murder a family with the jagged shards of a broken 4th wall.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Gamera}}]]'': A little boy becomes best friends with a big turtle who is really neat.
** ''[[spoiler:Gamera: Guardian Of The Universe]]'': Big turtle saves Japan from giant man-eating bats.
** ''[[spoiler:Gamera: Advent of Legion]]'': Flying turtle fights giant bug.
** ''[[spoiler:Gamera: Revenge of Irys]]'': Girl seeks revenge against a giant turtle. Giant tentacled monster offers his help only to manipulate the girl's emotions for his own gain. Oh, and the giant bat-monsters come back.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Gattaca}}]]'': A man who may or may not be terminally ill steals his roommate's identity in order to fulfill his childhood dream, which will almost certainly put his coworkers' lives in danger. Later, he seduces a woman with no intention of revealing his true identity to her, then proves that he isn't mature enough to cope with his sibling-rivalry issues. In the end, [[spoiler:the protagonist fulfills his dream while his roommate commits suicide in an incinerator.]]
* ''[[spoiler:GetShorty]]'': Mob-connected loan shark discovers he's a natural Hollywood player.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Ghostbusters}}'']]: Four guys drive around in a van and trap restless spirits with laser-powered vacuum cleaners. They save New York City from a giant candy mascot by [[CrossingTheStreams taking serious risks with their equipment]].
** [[spoiler: ''{{Ghostbusters}} II'']]: Evil painting comes to life and summons pink goo within disused subway tunnels to stalk an infant. He is eventually defeated by four guys piloting a mobile national monument.
* ''[[spoiler: GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra]]'': Man fights his ex-girlfriend's new friends.
* ''[[spoiler:GingerSnaps]]'': Coming of age/werewolf drama. Morbid friendless sisters feature in a study of the similarity between premenstrual tension and uncontrollably violent lycanthropic bloodlust.
* ''[[spoiler: Glengarry Glen Ross]]'': A band of real estate agents endeavour to sell undesirable property to unwilling prospective buyers.
* ''[[spoiler: TheGodfather]]'': Importer of olive oil struggles to keep with the times. It gets violent.
** ''[[spoiler: The Godfather Part II]]'': Son inherits family business and flashbacks are shown throughout.
** ''[[spoiler: The Godfather Part III]]'': Organization leader starts a charity fund.
* ''[[spoiler: TheGodsMustBeCrazy]]'': An epic quest to get rid of an old glass bottle.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Godzilla}}]]'': An examination of post-war national disillusionment, heartbreakingly told through the allegory of a giant dinosaur.
** ''[[spoiler: King Kong VS Godzilla]]'': Giant gorilla fights big dinosaur.
** ''[[spoiler: Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster]]'': A radioactive dinosaur, a giant caterpillar, and a giant pterodactyl team up to save Japan from a space dragon.
** ''[[spoiler: Son Of Godzilla]]'': Father and child bonding told through the eyes of dinosaurs.
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla VS Megalon]]'': Giant dinosaur vs [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 beetle with Chrysler buildings for arms]] vs a robot version of Jack Nicholson. Actually, this one is pretty bad.
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla VS Mechagodzilla]]'': Giant Dinosaur VS Robot Dinosaur VS Ancient Lion-Dog Thingy.
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla VS King Ghidorah]]'': Time travelers from the future send a giant dragon to fight a big dinosaur.
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla VS Destoroyah]]'': A dinosaur explodes from a nuclear meltdown while fighting a giant demonic crab-monster that murdered his son.
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack]]'': [[OurGhostsAreDifferent enraged spirits of Japanese soldiers who fought in WWII]] possess a dead giant dinosaur and fight against a dragon, a butterfly, and a red dinosaur thing while trying to destroy Japan.
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla Final Wars]]'': A mustachioed BadAss and his crew release giant dinosaur he once imprisoned to stop the invasion of leather wearing aliens by beating the shit out of all the monsters they control. Also, one of the crew members is the Japanese equivalent to [[TheMatrix Neo]]
** ''[[spoiler: Godzilla]]''[[spoiler: (1998, American)]]: Sea critter gets stuck with a misnomer and tries to nest despite humans disturbing the area.
* ''[[spoiler: GoneInSixtySeconds (1974)]]'': Professional carjacker steals [[CoolCar '73 Mustang]], proceeds to [[CarFu utterly void its warranty]].
** ''[[spoiler: GoneInSixtySeconds (2000)]]'': Professional carjacker steals [[CoolCar '67 Shelby Mustang]] in order to prevent [[DoctorWho The Doctor]] from killing his brother.
* ''[[spoiler: GoneWithTheWind]]'': A spoiled bitch and a lecherous scoundrel fight for slavery. They're our heroes.
* ''[[spoiler: Good Bye Lenin!]]'': Woman falls into coma, [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp wakes up in another country]]. Her son tries to cover it up.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Goodfellas}}]]'': A kid gets a job parking cars for the people across the street and talks about the things his employers have him do.
* ''[[spoiler: GoodWillHunting]]'': A therapist, a mathematician, and working class roughs vie for the soul of a really smart janitor.
* ''[[spoiler: AGoofyMovie]]'': Reject from the DisneyAnimatedCanon, featuring wacko suburbanite and his son on a crazy RoadTrip, culminating in the two of them ending up on stage at a concert by a performer who appears to be a cross between {{Prince}} and 1980s-era MichaelJackson.
* ''[[spoiler: TheGoonies]]'': A hobbit and his friends try to find some treasure that was buried in a cave. They end up not getting to keep much of it.
* ''[[spoiler: Gorgo]]'': Irish mother travels to London to rescue her kidnapped son. Visits various monuments and destroys them.
* ''[[spoiler: GorillasInTheMist]]'': The inspiring true story of a white woman who goes to Africa and spends most of her time hanging out with apes while pissing off a lot of black people. Ultimately she is mysteriously murdered after trying to interfere with said black people's way of making money.
* ''[[spoiler: Gosford Park]]'': Love and intrigue at a 1930s British house party. Michael Gambon is murdered twice.
* ''[[spoiler: GranTorino]]'': Guy gets gangsters who broke his garden dwarf away from his property. This turns him into a neighbourhood hero.
** Alternatively: A GrumpyOldMan keeps threatening to shoot people. He befriends the kids from next door because of it.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Gremlins}}]]'': City gets attacked by corrupted Christmas gift.
** ''[[spoiler: Gremlins 2]]'': Office building is conquered by Tony Randall and an army consisting entirely of Frank Welker.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Grindhouse}} - Planet Terror]]'': Woman quits dancing the same day she becomes crippled. Gets used to her new prosthetic limb, though.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Grindhouse}} - Death Proof]]'': Women who are tired of putting up with celebrities go and rent a car, kill Kurt Russell.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Grosse Pointe Blank}}]]'': A hitman attends his ten-year reunion to get back together with his high school sweetheart.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/GroundhogDay]]'': A journalist falls into a time loop, and kills himself and a woodchuck several times. Eventually he becomes enlightened.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Hancock}}]]'': JerkAss superhero gets a PR man.
* ''[[spoiler: TheHangover]]'': A group of friends go out for a night on the town and wake up not remembering a thing. You see more of the latter than the former.
* ''[[spoiler: HappyFeet]]'': Several layers of social commentary, wrapped in a 'first contact' subtext, taped with religious and mythic connotations, and directed by George Miller, to boot. Oh, and there's tapdancing. [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins In Antarctica]].
** Or, Footloose with penguins.
* ''[[spoiler: Happy-Go-Lucky]]'': A schoolteacher takes driving classes and has a social life.
* ''[[spoiler: AHardDaysNight]]'': Pop band and grandfather spend time in a train and a room, and a car and a room, and a room and a room. They all then get chased by the police and perform a concert.
** '' [[spoiler: {{Help}}!]]'': A drummer from a pop band gets on the wrong side of an Indian death cult and a MadScientist with funding issues because of a new ring.
** ''[[spoiler: YellowSubmarine]]:''Mean people invade idyllic land, and are defeated by ThePowerOfRock.
*** An old man, author, and four musicians have pyschedelic adventures and fight mean people.
** ''[[spoiler: Magical Mystery Tour]]'': People on a bus trip have wacky adventures... um, actually, this one isn't really better than it sounds.
** ''[[spoiler:LetItBe]]'': A band tries to revive its team spirit, only to make things worse.
*** Actually, I heard that they knew they were breaking up, and this was meant to be their last project together.
*** ''[[spoiler: GiveMyRegardsToBroadStreet]]'': In a dream, a musical genius must recover a lost master tape. His sanity may be on the line. YourMileageMayVary.
** [[spoiler: ''Film/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'']]: The Bee Gees steal a bunch of musical instruments from Aerosmith's hired goons, and it's almost a downer ending until the weather vane comes to life.
* [[spoiler:''The Hamiltons'']]: It's just like PartyOfFive, except they're cannibalistic serial killers.
* ''[[spoiler:HaroldAndKumar Go To White Castle]]'': Two stoners have difficulty finding their favorite restaurant.
** ''[[spoiler:Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay]]'': Two stoners are mistaken for terrorists. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/HarryPotter and the Sorcerer's Stone]]'': A boy discovers he has a talent and goes to a school for his talent, where the teachers are either kindhearted or douchebags.
** Alternate: Orphan discovers his parents enrolled him in boarding school before they died. He kills one of his teachers and doesn't want to go home for the summer. He's the hero.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/HarryPotter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'': The boy keeps seeing a midget and has to stop a snake.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/HarryPotter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'': The boy reunites with his godfather and has weird encounters with cloaked people.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/HarryPotter and the Goblet of Fire]]'': The boy enters a competition and fights a bald guy.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/HarryPotter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'': The boy's school is taken over by an uberbitch. Climactic scene has people fighting over a glass ball.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/HarryPotter and the Half Blood Prince]]'': The boy is stalking one of the teachers and trying to get laid.
* ''[[spoiler: The Haunted Mansion]]'': A workaholic and his kids try to stop a creepy butler from making the workaholic's wife marry a ghost. It's based on a theme park ride.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Heat}}]]'': Two workaholics find themselves in direct competition as each aims to completely screw up the other's plans, as all the while their personal lives implode spectacularly. The highlight of the movie is a scene in which the two meet for the first time, have a friendly coffee and pleasantly and calmly discuss why exactly they're trying to screw each other over.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Heathers}}]]'': A popular girl falls for a bad boy as they plan to blow up their school. Hijinks ensue.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Hedwig and the Angry Inch}}]]'': A transsexual rock musician stalks her ex-boyfriend in an attempt to sue him for copyright infringement.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/{{Hellboy}}]]'': Man defies his main purpose in life.
** ''[[spoiler: HellboyII: The Golden Army]]'': Elven attempt at saving the Earth from those foolish humans meets demonic resistance. The demon is the good guy.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Hellraiser}}]]'': A man [[BackFromTheDead recovering from]] [[{{Understatement}} a terminal illness]] has an affair with his brother's wife. Later, his niece plays with a Rubik's cube and hangs out with some kinky goths.
* ''[[spoiler:Disney/{{Hercules}}]]'': Comicbook/{{Superman}} [[RecycledInSPACE IN ANCIENT GREECE]]!
* ''[[spoiler: Film/{{Hero}}]]'': A guy tells the king a story. The king says he's lying. The guy admits it. In the meantime, [[ImplausibleFencingPowers swordfighters slay all laws of physics]].
* [[spoiler:''HighFidelity'']]: A self-absorbed, broke music store owner is dumped by his lawyer girlfriend, and is bitter about it. Gets over it by hanging out with his employees and sleeping with one of the Cosby children. Later goes into business with teenagers who once tried to rob him.
* ''[[spoiler: HighNoon]]'':We have to watch Gary Cooper's every move for over an hour. The rest of the town tries to get him to just go away. Most people seem dissatisfied with his choices, including himself. At one point there's a heated debate in which everyone decides not to do anything.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Highlander}}]]'': Super-centenarian travels to New York to claim a prize.
* ''[[spoiler: HisGirlFriday]]'': Editor attempts to persuade retiring journalist to cover execution by repeatedly framing insurance agent for minor misdemeanors.
* [[spoiler:''HistoryOfTheWorldPartOne'']]: One man is a king, a prophet, a philosopher, a pissboy, and torturer with a [[VillainSong musical number]] that [[MontyPython nobody expects]].
* [[spoiler: ''The Hitcher'']] Young man picks up a Dutch hitchhiker, whom he kicks out after a tiff; the guy keeps giving him presents and a waitress does some serious stretching.
* ''[[spoiler:HomeAlone]]'': Family comedy about a young child who is abandoned by his family and robbed in his own home. On Christmas Eve.
** ''[[spoiler:HomeAlone 2: Lost in New York]]'': Family comedy about a young child inflicting incredibly graphic and brutal torture on two comic bunglers. Still on Christmas Eve.
** ''[[spoiler:HomeAlone 3]]'': Team of spies attempt to steal a child's Christmas present. HilarityEnsues. Actually, about as bad as it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler:HoneyIShrunkTheKids]]'': Kids discover how dangerous the garden of their house is.
** ''[[spoiler:Honey, I Blew Up the Kid]]'': AbsentMindedProfessor gets worried about his youngest son's growth.
** ''[[spoiler:Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves]]'': AbsentMindedProfessor and wife try communicating with their son.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/TheHost]]'': Dysfunctional family band together to save youngest member from giant lungfish that may or may not be carrying SARS.
* [[spoiler:''HotFuzz'']]: Model one-man British police force gets transferred from his crime-infested city to a town where [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere nothing bad ever happens]]. His partner, a fat guy who loves {{Buddy Cop Show}}s, wants to make his life exciting again. Lots of HoYay ensues.
** Police officer ruins village inspection.
* ''[[spoiler: HouseOnHauntedHill]]'': Dysfunctional couple try to resolve their problems with a house party.
** ''[[spoiler: The 1999 version]]'': Rightful tenants of a comfy, spacious house hang around until a bunch of greedy people arrive to pester them.
* ''[[spoiler: TheHowling]]'': Woman is romantically pursued by supernatural stalker named Edward. Based on the popular novel of the same name.
* ''[[spoiler: HowToTrainYourDragon]]'': Scrawny young teen stops a seven-generation long war and impresses his dad by eating a raw fish that his best friend spit back up. [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Cuteness ensues]].
** Alternate: Pretty girl ignores nerd until he gets a hot new ride.
* ''[[spoiler:TheHudsuckerProxy]]'': After industrialist commits suicide, board of directors appoint naive mailroom clerk to position of CEO, whereupon he promptly invents the hula-hoop.
* ''[[spoiler:TheHunchbackOfNotreDame]]'': A government official tries to rape Demi Moore and emotionally abuses a handicapped man who talks to architecture. It's a musical.
* ''[[spoiler:TheHuntForRedOctober'']]: SeanConnery seals a giant submarine. Alec Baldwin finds it. In the process WorldWarIII almost breaks out. On Christmas.
* ''[[spoiler:TheHurtLocker]]'': Two guys have to put up with a new co-worker who enjoys their job a little too much. [[StuffBlowingUp Explosive]] levels of angst ensue.
* ''[[spoiler:Hustle&Flow]]'': Pimp loves his girls, raps about beating them.
* ''[[spoiler:IceAge]]'': Three mammals and a baby. Also, unlucky guy tries hiding his food.
** ''[[spoiler:IceAge: The Meltdown]]'': The mammals meet three even weirder mammals. The day is saved by the unlucky guy.
** ''[[spoiler:IceAge: Dawn of the Dinosaurs]]'': One of the mammals discovers fatherhood. An attempt of another to do the same leads him to need rescue. The unlucky guy meets the woman of his dreams... and leaves her behind for food.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Idiocracy}}]]'': Large corporations have taken over the government, {{Blood Sport}}s are used as punishments, and humans nearly go extinct from famine and drought. It's a comedy.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Igor}}]]'': A mad scientist's assistant invents something revolutionary, with the help of an immortal suicidal rabbit and a brain in a jar. His plans backfire when his invention does not turn out evil, and instead aspires to be {{Annie}}.
* ''[[spoiler:In Bruges]]'': Mad-Eye Moody, Fleur Delacour and Lord Voldemort hang out in a small Belgian town with Colin Farrell and a midget. They all try to kill each other.
* ''[[spoiler:An Inconvenient Truth]]'': Famously dull former politician delivers slideshow presentation with errors in it; receives two Academy Awards for his trouble.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Inception}}]]'': 8 people fall asleep in the first class cabin of a plane.
** Alteratively: Rich, white man with daddy issues gets {{mind rape}}d by 7 people he doesn't know, on the request of a Japanese man he didn't know he threatened.
** Or: [[{{Titanic}} Jack Dawson]], [[ThirdRockFromTheSun Tommy Solomon]], {{Juno}}, [[StarTrekNemesis Shinzon of Remus]], [[Film/{{Avatar}} Dr. Patel]], and [[TheLastSamurai Katsumoto]] break into [[BatmanBegins Scarecrow]]'s mind to convince him to break up [[TheUsualSuspects Mr. Kobayashi]]'s MegaCorp empire while Edith Piaf tries to kill all of them.
** Another one: A guy kills his wife and leads a group in feeding a perfectly fine guy lies. He gets over his justified guilt and succeeds. It's a good ending.
** Alternatively: A film where you're not sure [[AllJustADream whether anything really happens]].
** An elaborate, MindScrew quest to convince CillianMurphy that Pete Postelthwaite really loved him.
** A man deals with his guilt over the death of his wife; ''very, very metaphorically''.
* [[spoiler:''TheIncredibles'']]: Two former celebrities and their children fight a wannabe ex-fan.
* [[spoiler: ''IndependenceDay'']]: A witty pilot and a cable repairman get into a fifty year-old used vehicle. Genocide ensues.
* [[spoiler:''InglouriousBasterds'']]: [[BloodKnight Brutal]], [[AxCrazy sadistic]] [[SociopathicSoldier Jewish psychopathic war criminals]] versus [[EvillyAffable witty, urbane]] [[ThoseWackyNazis German psychopathic war criminals.]]
** Or, QuentinTarantino teams up with Eli Roth, Brad Pitt, and the Jewish kid from ''FreaksAndGeeks''. Their mission is to stab history in the face. [[BeyondTheImpossible With a baseball bat]].
* [[spoiler:''{{Ink}}'']]: A ragtag bunch of invisible, stylish, physically fit, attractive [[spoiler: dead]] people try to get a young girl to wake up after she is kidnapped by an albino with a gigantic schnoz. This can only be done if her dad stops being a JerkAss.
* ''[[spoiler:InterviewWithTheVampire]]'': A dysfunctional family consists of an [[AmbiguouslyGay effete]] Parisian socialite, an {{emo}} former slaveowner, and an increasingly bitter "child" who kill for fun and profit. Later, two of them conflict with a theatrical group.
** ''[[spoiler:QueenOfTheDamned]]'': A French violinist forms a rock band, pisses off all of his old friends, and gets kidnapped by an Egyptian nymphomaniac.
* ''[[spoiler: IAmLegend]]'': A cure for cancer...doesn't. Vincent Price, Charlton Heston, and Will Smith have all starred in versions of this film.
* ''[[spoiler: IRobot]]'': A detective, while investigating a death in a corporate building, learns that the company's new product line is defective.
* ''[[spoiler: TheIronGiant]]'': A boy keeps a big tin can in his family barn. They become best buddies.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/IronMan]]'': Terrorists put a [[BadassBookworm very intelligent man]] in a cave with a box of spare parts. This leads the man to solve unethical business practices of his company.
** OR: A rich white guy goes to Asia to drink and flirt, gets a new suit, and leaves with a new enlightened outlook on life.
** OR: Rich drunk with a heart condition builds flying hotrod, races larger hotrod.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/IronMan 2]]'': Rich drunk man tries not to get killed by his hotrod and/or knockoffs of it.
* ''[[spoiler: ItsAWonderfulLife]]'': Man attempts suicide at Christmastime, is instead temporarily transported to [[CrapsackWorld a messed-up version of his hometown]].
* ''[[spoiler: ItHappenedOneNight]]'': A dotty rich girl flees her overbearing father and goes on a road trip with a drunk newspaperman. The two gripe at each other a lot. It's a romantic comedy.
* ''[[spoiler: ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld]]'': Car accident causes national park to increase its number of visitors.
* ''[[spoiler: [[ValLewton I Walked with a Zombie]]]]'': A nurse is summoned to a Caribbean island to attempt curing a woman of zombiism.
* ''[[spoiler: JacobsLadder]]'': Man comes home from war. He does not have a good time.
* ''[[spoiler: Jailbait]]'': Prison bitch tries to kill his rapist. With a pencil.
* ''[[spoiler: JamesBond]]'': Man who needs to be discreet and effective, but introduces with his full name and goes after every girl he meets. ''And'', every bartender on the planet knows his DrinkOrder. Also, faces people who [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim don't know simple killing methods]].
** ''[[spoiler:{{Goldfinger}}]]'': A man tries to increase gold prices--by reducing the supply.
** ''[[spoiler:YouOnlyLiveTwice]]'': A man with a scar and a liking for cats tries to start WorldWarThree by hijacking spacecraft.
** ''[[spoiler:TheSpyWhoLovedMe]]'': A man with a marine obsession tries to start WorldWarThree by hijacking submarines.
** ''[[spoiler:{{Moonraker}}]]'': A man tries to use chemical weapons dispensed from a KillSat to cause mass genocide. Actually, a good deal worse than it sounds.
** ''[[spoiler:{{Octopussy}}]]'': A man dressed as a clown tries to stop a plot to blow up a military base.
** ''[[spoiler:AViewToAKill]]'': A man tries to dominate the microchip industry -- by flooding the competition.
** ''[[spoiler:TheLivingDaylights]]'': The key to disrupt evil general is a cello player.
** ''[[spoiler:LicenceToKill]]'': A man goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against a drug dealer and loses his job because of it.
** ''[[spoiler:GoldenEye]]'': An attempt to use a nuclear bomb to cover up a robbery. Twice.
** ''[[spoiler:TomorrowNeverDies]]'': A man tries to start WorldWarThree just to see it in the news.
** ''[[spoiler:TheWorldIsNotEnough]]'': A man with a scar and a bullet inside his head tries to raise the price of oil to please his girlfriend.
** ''[[spoiler:DieAnotherDay]]'': A diamond merchant with his private KillSat tries to reunite two long-divided nations by force. Actually as bad as it sounds.
** ''[[spoiler:CasinoRoyale]]'': Adults' card game is SeriousBusiness.
** ''[[spoiler:QuantumOfSolace]]'': A man blows up a hotel to get over his dead girlfriend.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Jaws}}]]'': Scientist, police officer afraid of water and war veteran go fishing. With explosives.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Jaws}} 2]]'': Police officer's kids go fishing. Without explosives.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Jaws}} 3D]]'': Police officer's son goes fishing at a theme park. Actually, not all that great.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Jaws}} The Revenge]]'': Fish goes human hunting. A good deal WorseThanItSounds, actually.
* ''[[spoiler:Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle AKA The enigma of Kaspar Hauser]]'': A sheltered teenage boy learns about the world for the first time and dies violently. The boy was played by an amateur actor in his forties.
* ''[[spoiler:JesusChristSuperstar]]'': The tale of the death of an important religious leader, using a strangely diverse cast and anachronistic props. Oh, and it's a rock opera!
* ''[[spoiler: JesusChristVampireHunter]]'': The tale of the return of an important religious leader, but this time he has to use kung fu to save Ottawa's lesbian community from vampires. A luchador helps him. Also, it's a musical.
* ''[[spoiler: JingleAllTheWay]]'': Family man with peculiar accent battles a postal worker and poses as a superhero to secure his son's Christmas gift. Someone eats his cookies. Actually, that sounds better than it is.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/{{Jumanji}}]]'': A (board) game of life or death.
** ''[[spoiler: Zathura]]'': A (board) game of life or death... [[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE!]]
* ''[[spoiler:TheJungleBook]]'': A kid fights a tiger. And ''wins''.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Junior}}]]'': A muscle-bound scientist with a peculiar accent impregnates himself. His nipples become very sensitive. And he could not have done a worse job picking the other parent, even though there is attraction between them.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Juno}}]]'': Girl deals with pregnancy and [[TotallyRadical speaks]] [[BuffySpeak weirdly]].
* [[spoiler: ''JurassicPark'']]: Two kids get invited to visit their grandfather's zoo and watch a lawyer feed one of the animals.
** [[spoiler: ''The Lost World: JurassicPark'']]: Girl accompanies her father to the breeding facility of the zoo, where he would meet his ex-wife. One of the animals follows them home.
** [[spoiler: ''JurassicPark III'']]: Boy gets lost in the breeding facility.
* [[spoiler:''TheKarateKid'']]: Teen does chores for an old man, and as a result goes from being a bully magnet to an expert fighter within months.
** [[spoiler:''TheKarateKid'']]: Old man watches while a teenager [[spoiler:''wax off'']]
** [[spoiler:''TheKarateKidPartII'']]: Teen visits the old man's hometown and meets his family.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/{{Kick-Ass}}]]'': Teen discovers being a hero hurts a lot.
* [[spoiler:''KillBill Vol. 1'']]: Uma Thurman dressed as Bruce Lee from a movie fights a swarm of bodyguards dressed as Bruce Lee from a TV show.
* [[spoiler:''KillBill Vol. 2'']]: Uma Thurman and David Carradine partake in a heart-wrenching FunnyAneurysmMoment.
* ''[[spoiler:KindergartenCop]]'': Man with peculiar accent tells kids to shut up.
* ''[[spoiler:KindHeartsAndCoronets]]'': A bitter man murders his relatives one by one. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler:TheKingAndTheClown]]'': Two good friends use their comedic genius to make their lives go from bad to worse.
* ''[[spoiler:KingKong]]'': Movie maker brings death and destruction to New York.
* ''[[spoiler:Kingdom of Heaven]]'': Emo blacksmith moves to the Middle East and nails Eva Green.
* ''[[spoiler:{{KinkyBoots}}]]'': A man who inherits a failing shoe factory sees the factory recover, and learns some important life lessons after a chance encounter with a cross-dresser.
* ''[[spoiler:KnightAndDay]]'': Woman falls for man she met in an airport. This causes her to nearly get killed over and over.
* ''[[spoiler:AKnightsTale]]'': Man makes fame and fortune by getting himself hit with large pieces of wood.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Koyaanisqatsi}}]]'': Pretty cinematography eventually makes you feel [[HumansAreBastards kind of like an asshole.]]
* [[spoiler:''KungFuPanda'']]: A [[AscendedFanboy fat, clumsy geek]] becomes TheChosenOne and must defeat a BadAss prison escapee who has [[WellDoneSonGuy issues with his adopted father.]]
* [[spoiler:''KungPow: Enter the Fist'']]: TheChosenOne saves the world from [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot French Aliens]] with his sentient tongue.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Labyrinth}}]]'': A girl navigates a maze at the whim of a fairy rock star.
* [[spoiler: ''Lady in the Water'']]: A character from a fairy tale ([[AllMythsAreTrue which is entirely accurate to reality, of course]]) takes up residence under a swimming pool, with the intention of inspiring a writer whose works will become important.
* ''[[spoiler: Lagaan]]'': A rebelious teenager must put together and train a ragtag team including a Sikh, a badass mute, a hairy fortune-teller, and a man with a gimp arm (who is their secret weapon), to play cricket so they can save their village from taxes that will force them all into starvation. Also, it is a Bollywood musical.
* ''[[spoiler: Il Mare]]'': Woman becomes pen pals with someone whose letters take two years to reach her.
** ''[[spoiler: TheLakeHouse]]'': American woman becomes pen pals with someone whose letters take two years to reach her.
* ''[[spoiler: Lakeview Terrace]]'': Cop finds out his new neighbors are an interracial couple. Racism ensues.
* ''[[spoiler: TheLandBeforeTime]]'': Five kids walk westward for a few days. All the while, their de-facto leader is following the advice of what is either a hallucination or his mother's ghost. And then they kill the guy who killed the leader's mother.
* ''[[spoiler:TheLastUnicorn]]'': A unicorn has an identity crisis, gets turned into a human, falls in love with [[TheBigLebowski The Dude]], and fights an energy drink mascot. There's also a talking cat.
* ''[[spoiler:Lawrence of Arabia]]'': An idealistic British officer brings the Ottoman empire to its knees, but becomes a cynical recluse in the process. He dies at the end, except it's actually at the beginning.
** A conceited staff flunky becomes convinced he is the messiah and kills a lot of Turks. Arabs on CoolHorse s cheer.
* [[spoiler: ''La Vita è Bella'' (a.k.a. ''Life is Beautiful'')]]: A comedy, the second half of which takes place in a Nazi concentration camp.
** A family of Italian Jews get sent to a concentration camp, where they get split up and the father lies to his son. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler: LayerCake]]'': Man looks for missing pills, while Dumbledore discusses baking.
** JamesBond gets his pre MI-6 training in the London drug trade. Some of the skills learned come in handy in his later spy job.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Legend}}]]'': Problems befall a pair of unicorns. Tom Cruise saves them and a princess from TimCurry.
* ''[[spoiler:[[TheProfessional Leon/The Professional]]]]'': Girl is forced to move in with her neighbor, and gets interested in his job.
** Alternatively: A grown man grows increasingly uncomfortable about a pubescent girl hitting on him.
* ''[[spoiler:LetTheRightOneIn]]'': A shy, unpopular adolescent experiences first love with a vampire, cursed with eternal youth, an uncanny beauty, and ice-cold skin like marble, but blessed with the wisdom of the ages. Can their love last, despite the dangers inherent in their union? [[ManOnFire And you won't believe what happens if the vampires go in the sunlight...]]
* ''[[spoiler:LifeIsBeautiful]]'': The second half of the movie is set in a Nazi death camp. It's a ''comedy.''
* ''[[spoiler:Like Minds]]'': Two students from a Catholic boarding school kill people. Incest, necrophilia and pedophilia ensue (sometimes all three at the same time).
* ''[[spoiler:LiarLiar]]'': Man gets close to losing the case of his life due to a birthday wish.
* ''[[spoiler:Linda Linda Linda]]'': A Japanese girl band prepare to play a few punk rock songs at their autumn festival.
* ''[[spoiler:TheLionKing]]'': Prince who blames himself for his father's death runs away and is taken in by all-male commune which subsists on insects.
** Alternatively: ''{{Hamlet}}'' [[RecycledINSPACE IN AFRICA!]]
** ''[[spoiler:The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride]]'': Princess falls in love with the wrong guy. It only gets fixed after killing her mother in-law.
*** Alternatively: ''RomeoAndJuliet'' IN AFRICA!
** ''[[spoiler:The Lion King 1½]]'': Two bug-eating pariahs become friends.
*** Alternatively: ''[[RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Were Eaten by a Lion]]''... Only they aren't, because it gets a happy ending.
* ''[[spoiler:TheLionInWinter]]'': Dysfunctional family bickers throughout the entire movie.
* ''[[spoiler:LegallyBlonde]]'': Girl goes to law school trying to get engaged.
* ''[[spoiler:TheLittleMermaid]]'': A girl trades her voice for feet to impress a guy who thinks she ''is'' her voice.
* ''[[spoiler:TheLittleShopOfHorrors]]'': A sad sack grows a plant that feeds on blood. It takes place in a CrapsackWorld.
** ''[[spoiler:LittleShopOfHorrors]]'': Musical adaptation about an awkward orphan who wants to win a battered beauty's heart by tending to a plant that came from space.
* ''[[spoiler:Lo]]'':The main character paints a circle in his apartment floor, spends the entire film sitting in that circle.
* ''[[spoiler: LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels]]'': Rigged game puts cardshark with a huge debt. While trying to get the money, he and friends stumble by LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters [[AnyoneCanDie dying]].
* ''[[spoiler: The Long Good Friday]]'': As a result of dodgy deal gone ''very'' badly wrong, London gangster experiences worst Easter Weekend of his life.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/TheLordOfTheRings]]'': Midget destroys stolen property during the war years.
** ''[[spoiler: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'': A group of unrelated men fight off multiple claimants to a jewelry inheritance.
** ''[[spoiler: The Two Towers]]'': Aristocrat and his servant help a man with multiple personality disorder.
** ''[[spoiler: Return of the King]]'': Defective merchandise is returned, causing the manufacturer to go out of business due to the resulting upheaval.
* ''[[spoiler: TheLostBoys]]'':Vampires terrorize a boardwalk like an MTV music video. Disaffected Teen saves mother from obsessive nocturnal video store owner. Billy Idol tries to seduce Jim Morrison.
* ''[[spoiler: TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra]]'': Three different parties all search for a valuable meteorite.
* ''[[spoiler:LuckyNumberSlevin]]'': An unlucky guy stays over at his friend's house in New York, then two gangsters try to make him commit murder and come up with a ton of money. He goes on dates with his friend's plucky neighbour.
* ''[[spoiler: {{M}}]]'': The protagonist kills kids.
* ''[[spoiler: The Machinist]]'': [[TheDarkKnight Batman]] cuts off [[{{Scanners}} Darryl Revok]]'s arm, but is still easily beaten up by him.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Madagascar}}]]'': Misbehaviour and intervention of paramilitary group causes four friends to get stranded on island full of people who [[EarWorm like to move it, move it]].
** ''[[spoiler: {{Madagascar}}: Escape 2 Africa]]'': Paramilitary group leads the four friends (plus two of the "MOVING!" people) to another wild place. Among the problems they face are... tourists.
* ''[[spoiler: Madhouse]]'': Iconic horror actor is stalked by his most famous character.
* ''[[spoiler:MadMax]]'': Highway patroller meets a bunch of people in leather killing each other over gasoline.
** ''[[spoiler: MadMax 2: The Road Warrior]]'': Same thing as the above. But in the [[LandDownunder Australian Outback]], more deaths, less gasoline, and one of the leather-wearing people wears assless chaps and has a mohawk.
** ''[[spoiler:MadMax Beyond Thunderdome]]'': Highway patroller goes to a community led by Tina Turner. Later becomes the idol of many kids.
* [[spoiler:'' ManosTheHandsOfFate'']]: A family gets lost on their way to a lodge. They spend the night at the home of a polygamist and his sexually-deprived, acid-dropping, satyr groundskeeper. Actually, [[SoBadItsGood as bad as it sounds]], [[SoBadItsHorrible if not worse]].
* ''[[spoiler: TheManWhoLaughs]]'': Man cannot stop smiling, despite his best efforts. Romantically pursued by [[MrMagooAndTheMonster blind girl who doesn't mind]] and [[FreakyIsCool another woman who thinks it's sexy.]]
* ''[[spoiler:Film/MarathonMan]]'': An elderly dentist pursues a long-distance runner.
* ''[[spoiler:MarchOfThePenguins]]'': [[TheDarkKnightTrilogy Lucius Fox]] is an ornithologist you never see. Birds raise chicks in the freezer. Family fare with hot bird sex -- and the MoralGuardians love it.
* ''[[spoiler: MarsAttacks!]]'': Slim Whitman saves the world from aliens with the Indian Love Call.
* ''[[spoiler: MaryPoppins]]'': Children neglected by their workaholic father and political activist mother befriend a busker, participate in magic with their flighty governess, and cause an economic crisis. It's a musical.
* ''[[spoiler: TheMask]]'': Wood artifact with Norse mythology backstory turns man into walking [[LooneyTunes Looney Tune]].
* ''[[spoiler: TheMaskOfZorro]]'': Criminal loses his brother, and after knowing an ex-prisoner tries to seduce his daughter.
** ''[[spoiler: [[TheMaskOfZorro The Legend of Zorro]]]]'': Ex-criminal tries to get his wife back while she is dating a terrorist.
* ''[[spoiler: MasterAndCommander]]'': British and French go around the world and kill each other. The British captain plays a fiddle and his friend cuts himself open with a knife.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Matilda}}]]'': Emotionally abused six-year old starts attends a school where the principal emotionally abuses everyone. HilarityEnsues.
** Disaffected, emotionally abused girl discovers psychic powers.
* ''[[spoiler:TheMatrix]]'': Killer robots turn people into batteries, and the only one who can stop them is Keanu Reeves.
** ''[[spoiler:TheMatrix Reloaded]]'': Keanu Reeves becomes Superman, humans throw a rave with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suspicious dancing]], and a bearded man [[MindScrew confuses audiences]].
** ''[[spoiler:TheMatrix Revolutions]]'': The killer robots' existence is menaced by a man whose previous work include a drag queen and the voice of a sheepdog.
* ''[[spoiler:MeanGirls]]'': A girl raised in Africa by her zoologist parents goes to high school for the first time and learns that American high school isn't all that different from the jungles of Africa.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Memento}}]]'': A forgetful, tattooed man kills another man for something he himself did. This probably isn't the first time.
* [[spoiler: ''MenInBlack'']]: Men with {{One Letter Name}}s fight against space bugs.
* ''[[spoiler: The Midnight Meat Train]]'': Morbid photographer hangs out in subway, stalks former football player. Eventually meets Tony Curran.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Metropolis}}]]'': A classic, highly influential sci-fi about a labour dispute.
* ''[[spoiler: Midnight Run]]'': Neurotic accountant incurs wrath of the Mob, the FBI and a bounty hunter during cross country trip.
* ''[[spoiler: MinorityReport]]'': Drowned woman causes man to be chased by Irish officer; trying to avoid him, said man loses his eyes and kidnaps a bald girl.
* ''[[spoiler: MirrorMask]]'': Young girl must travel to a magical land in order to apologize for shouting at her mother. Gets turned into a goth by singing clockwork robots.
* ''[[spoiler: StephenKing's The Mist]]'': Unusual weather phenomenon and wildlife sightings annoy supermarket patrons.
* ''[[spoiler: ModernTimes]]'': A man's job drives him insane, and he has to make a living thereafter.
** A man has a nervous breakdown, loses several jobs, starves, and is unjustly imprisoned. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler: Monsieur Hulot's Holiday]]'': A French man goes on holiday. Chaos ensues.
* ''[[spoiler:MonstersInc]]'': Two power-plant workers temporarily adopt a poisonous child and foil an interdimensional abduction scheme.
* ''[[spoiler:TheMonsterSquad]]'': A bunch of foul-mouthed pre-teens hang out with Frankenstein's Monster, fight an old European man and his creepy friends, and discover the Wolfman does, in fact, have nards.
* ''[[spoiler:MonstersVsAliens]]'': After a woman's wedding day is interrupted by a falling meteor, she's drafted by the U.S. military to fight a [[LargeHam hammy]] tentacled alien, alongside a boastful fish-man, a half-cockroach MadScientist, a dim but lovable slime heap, and a very large grub.
* ''[[spoiler:MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail]]'': KingArthur on a '''low''' budget. With many original additions.
* ''[[spoiler: MontyPython's LifeOfBrian]]'': Guy mistaken for the Messiah joins violent left-wing front, gets a Latin lesson at swordpoint, meets a government official with a speech impediment, and dies hearing cheerful song.
* ''[[spoiler:[[MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife Monty Python's The Meaning of Life]]]]'': Some fish start to think philosophically. HilarityEnsues.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Film/Moon}}]]'': A Sams Club is built on the Moon.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Moonwalker}}]]'': MichaelJackson turns into a CoolCar, then a HumongousMecha, and then a CoolStarship.
* ''[[spoiler:MoulinRouge (1952)]]'': Noble cripple makes scandalous paintings and has way too much to drink.
* ''[[spoiler:MoulinRouge (2001)]]'': Writer falls in love while singing anachronistic songs - [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on a LOT of absinthe]].
* ''[[spoiler:Mothra]]'': A butterfly seeks revenge after her human companions are kidnapped and sold to a circus.
* ''[[spoiler: MrAndMrsSmith]]'': A man and his wife have a fight because of work.
* [[spoiler:''{{Mulan}}'']]: A Chinese teen becomes a transvestite and runs away from home for unselfish reasons.
* ''[[spoiler:[[TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy]]]]'': Foreign Legion defector, librarian and greedy man try stopping an undead adulterer from destroying the world.
** ''[[spoiler:[[TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy Returns]]]]'': Undead adulterer is re-brought from the dead so he can get a dog army from a giant arachnid-thing.
*** ''[[spoiler:TheScorpionKing]]'': CG monster gets backstory and launches a successful film career.
** [[spoiler: ''[[TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor]]'']]: Bickering father and son reconcile as they fight to prevent a dead man's bid to rid the world of freedom. The dead man can turn into [[{{Godzilla}} King Ghidorah]].
* ''[[spoiler:TheMuppetMovie]]'': A short guy who plays the banjo is convinced to go into show business. Along his way to Hollywood, he teams up with a struggling comedian, a portly, bad-tempered would-be actress who [[IKnowKarate knows karate]], a plumber with a chicken fetish, and other oddballs. He also has to avoid a restaurateur who ''really'' wants the short guy to be his new spokesperson.
** ''[[spoiler:TheGreatMuppetCaper]]'': A pair of twin brothers who don't look anything alike reporting for a newspaper go, along with their oddball photographer, to England to investigate jewel robberies done to the local fashion designer. A would-be model pretends she is said designer to score a date with one of the brothers and is then framed for the robberies.
** ''[[spoiler:TheMuppetsTakeManhattan]]'': A group of oddball college graduates go to New York to bring their college stage play to Broadway.
** ''[[spoiler:MuppetsFromSpace]]'': A young man with identity issues ponders his existence. George Clinton and other funk greats provide background music.
* ''[[spoiler: Murder by Numbers]]'': A nerd and a popular guy try to commit the perfect murder. They fail. Miserably. There's enough [[HoYay homoerotic]] [[UnresolvedSexualTension tension]] to make up for it.
* ''[[spoiler: Music and Lyrics]]'': Has-been teams up with plant-waterer in order to write hit song for vapid Eastern mysticism enthusiast.
* ''[[spoiler: My Cousin Vinny]]'': Rookie Brooklyn lawyer goes up against a DeadpanSnarker Alabama judge. Hilarity ensues.
* ''[[spoiler:My Dinner With Andre]]'': Two guys have dinner.
* ''[[spoiler:MysteryMen]]'': A working-class stiff who beats people up with a shovel, a FakeBrit who throws forks around, and a hot-headed jerk accidentally kill their hometown's greatest superhero. They decide to save the day in his stead with the help of an annoying black teenager, a girl who carries her late father's skull around in a bowling bag, and a flatulent Pee-Wee Herman.
* ''[[spoiler:NakedLunch]]'': An exterminator accidentally shoots his wife, then goes to Morocco to investigate drug smugglers with the help of a talking typewriter. The whole thing may or may not be a hallucination.
* ''[[spoiler:NapoleonDynamite]]'': A nerd helps a Mexican run for president against a rich bitch.
* ''[[spoiler:NationalTreasure]]'': Guy with family secret sets out to steal an old piece of paper.
** [[spoiler: ''National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets'']]: To clear his family name, the guy tries to find a lost city of gold under Mount Rushmore, after nearly being arrested for playing with a toy helicopter, being drunk at Buckingham Palace, and kidnappping the President.
* ''[[spoiler:The Negotiator]]'': Disgraced cop stages late night sit-in to prove his innocence. Former colleagues attend to help him pass the time and remodel the office.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Network}}]]'': Old man rants on TV about how much this generation sucks. People find it amusing.
* ''[[spoiler: Newsies]]'': Boys go on strike from selling papers, until publishing companies lower the sudden tax increase on the papers they're selling. Singing, dancing, and Christian Bale pelvic thrusting ensues.
* ''[[spoiler: Neverwas]]'': Psychiatrist discovers that his father wrote a book based on one of his patient's delusions, then starts believing it himself.
* ''[[spoiler:NightAtTheMuseum]]'': Perpetual slacker succumbs to gainful employment, and must stop his predecessors in the job from ripping off his new place of employment.
** ''[[spoiler:NightAtTheMuseum: Battle of the Smithsonian]]'': The slacker, who is now on a new job, tries to save two of his former workmates, and falls in love with a dead woman.
* ''[[spoiler: TheNightOfTheHunter]]'': Children flee the wrath of their tattooed stepfather.
* ''[[spoiler: NightOnTheGalacticRailroad]]'': Two boys go for a ride on a train that runs along The Milky Way.
* ''[[spoiler: NightOfTheLivingDead]]'': Drifter and JerkAss argue about how best to defend a farmhouse that isn't theirs from intruders desperate to break in, whilst PTSD victim cowers in shock and mother worries about ailing daughter.
*** Or for the remake: Drifter and JerkAss argue about how best to defend a farmhouse that technically belongs to someone else in their group, while a PTSD victim decides to live and escapes. When she returns, she is dismayed by the actions of the rednecks who rescued her.
** ''[[spoiler: DawnOfTheDead]]'': Two cops and two reporters, one of whom is pregnant, turn shopping mall into fortress/apartment complex.
** ''[[spoiler: DayOfTheDead]]'': Military and scientists argue about how best to perform experiments on dead people.
** ''[[spoiler: Land of the Dead]]'': Two men and a girl are hired by a businessman to return his truck.
** ''[[spoiler: Diary of the Dead]]'': Whiney film students go on a road trip and meet weird people. YourMileageMayVary on this one...
* ''[[spoiler: Night Shift]]'': Entrepreneur and accountant convert city morgue into brothel.
* ''[[spoiler:TheNightmareBeforeChristmas]]'': A walking skeleton decides to be jolly instead of scary, and nearly ruins Christmas as a result.
* ''[[spoiler: ANightmareOnElmStreet]]'': Sleeping teenagers are stalked and killed by a man in a Christmas colored sweater. JohnnyDepp gets eaten by his bed.
** ''[[spoiler: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge]]'': Boy must deal with the fact that a burnt man is inside him and now owns him. Homosexual undertones ensue.
** ''[[spoiler: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors]]'': Institutionalized kids and a doctor fight a burnt man with their imaginations.
** ''[[spoiler: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master]]'': Wallflower must fight a burnt man and gain self confidence.
** ''[[spoiler: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child]]'': Mother's unborn son befriends a burnt man, much to her chagrin.
** ''[[spoiler: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare]]'': Two doctors, an amnesiac, a stoner, a deaf Hispanic and a girl with father issues fight a burnt man who is powered by demons that look suspiciously like sperm and who enjoys videogames. Johnny Depp gets whacked with a frying pan.
** ''[[spoiler: Wes Craven's New Nightmare]]'': A former actress is threatened by metafiction.
** ''[[spoiler: FreddyVsJason]]'': Burnt man in a fedora fights a zombie in a hockey mask.
* [[spoiler: ''The Nines'']]: God plays life like an MMO. A couple of [=NPCs=] help convince him to quit his addiction.
* ''[[spoiler: NoCountryForOldMen]]'': The husbands of Penélope Cruz and Diane Lane chase each other all over Texas.
* ''[[spoiler:NorthByNorthwest]]'': A man is forced to climb Mount Rushmore thanks to a figment of the CIA's imagination.
* [[spoiler:''OBrotherWhereArtThou'']]: Three refugees from a chain gang wander around the Depression-era South.
* ''[[spoiler: OceansEleven]]'': Man tries to get some money while humiliating his ex's current affair.
** ''[[spoiler: Ocean's Twelve]]'': Men try to avoid prison... through stealing.
** ''[[spoiler: Ocean's Thirteen]]'': Men start an earthquake, torment a reviewer, and seduce a woman to avenge a conned friend.
* [[spoiler:''OfficeSpace'']]: One guy stops caring about his job, another wants to rob his employer, and a third just wants his stuff back.
* [[spoiler:''Once'']]: A multi-cultural couple should get together for love of a vacuum cleaner, but they don't.
* [[spoiler:''{{Once Upon A Time In The West}}'']]: A former criminal helps a dying crippled man accomplish his final wish in exchange for gaining a legitimate position in the crippled man's company. However, the former criminal's [[MoralEventHorizon past]] comes back to haunt him in the form of a guy who plays the harmonica.
** [[spoiler:''Once Upon A Time In America'']]: The histories of a group of former juvenile delinquents is explored. This is a movie about New York gangsters directed by a man famous for westerns.
* [[spoiler:''OneHourPhoto'']]: RobinWilliams works at a Wal-Mart clone and spends most of his time alone watching ''TheSimpsons''. It's a dramatic thriller.
* [[spoiler:''OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'']]: A couple sets out to rescue their 15 children from a fashion-obsessed woman. By the end of the film, they've adopted 84 more.
* ''[[spoiler: TheOrphanage]]'': Woman goes back to her childhood home, where her young son befriends some of her old friends from childhood.
* ''[[spoiler:TheOthers]]'': Woman is pestered by the new inhabitants of her house.
* ''[[spoiler: PansLabyrinth]]'': During the Spanish Civil War, a bookish girl with a psychotic army officer for an adoptive father completes three tasks so she can get killed and be reincarnated again as the fairy princess she was in a past life. Oh, and they're the ''[[TheFairFolk scariest fairies ever]]''.
* ''[[spoiler: ParanormalActivity]]'': A man and woman argue incessantly because their noisy roommate is obsessed with the woman.
* ''[[spoiler: ThePassionOfTheChrist]]'': A nice guy shows up and tries to help, but the last half of the movie is him getting tortured to death.
** Alternatively, the Master of the Universe willingly goes through hell -- literally -- to save a species of utter bastards.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Patton}}]]'': A guy swears a lot, kills a lot of people and [[LargeHam has a lot of fun doing so]].
* ''[[spoiler:Paul Blart: Mall Cop]]'': A pair of criminal sociopaths with some [[AwesomeYetPractical very acrobatic henchmen]] repeatedly attempt to murder a hypoglycemic.
* ''[[spoiler: PeeWeesBigAdventure]]'': A slightly creepy SNL-rejected manchild loses his bike to another manchild. He then looks for the bike. Directed by a man whose past works deal with a disturbed, Poe-obsessed kid and a dead dog. For the soundtrack, these two went to the leader of a considerably popular punk-rock-new-wave-comedy troupe and asked him to compose an orchestrated score depite his total lack of experience in that area. The main character went on to host a children's show with a talking house.
* ''[[spoiler:ThePerfectStorm]]'': [[OceansEleven Danny Ocean]] vs. the ocean.
* ''[[spoiler:ThePhantomOfTheOpera]]'': A neurotic ballet dancer takes singing lessons from a serial killer who lives behind her dressing-room mirror.
* ''[[spoiler: Phenomena]]'': On the advice of Donald Pleasence and his chimp, Jennifer Connelly creates an army of bugs to drive a five year-old SerialKiller away from Richard Wagner's house.
* ''[[spoiler: Philadelphia]]'': A lawyer gets fired for being sick and enlists the help of another lawyer who thinks he might get cooties from the sick guy.
* ''[[spoiler: The Philadelphia Story]]'': Arrogant divorced heiress gets remarried. Ex-husband brings paparazzi into the house for the preparations. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensues]].
* ''[[spoiler: Film/PhoneBooth]]]'': A JerkAss in New York gets into a phone booth and can't get out.
* ''[[spoiler:Picnic At Hanging Rock]]'': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Schoolgirls go on a picnic, and a handful wander off to climb a rock. Not actually a true story.
* ''[[spoiler:PiratesOfTheCaribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]]'': A blacksmith's rich girlfriend gets kidnapped by zombie pirates, and he goes to rescue her with the help of another pirate who is not a zombie but wears eyeliner. And it's based on a [[DisneyThemeParks theme park]] ride.
*** Alternatively: A politician's daughter steals gold and is mistaken for a gold-thief's daughter by gold-thieves, who want to kill her, so they can die. Her stalker fails to save her with the help of a guy his dad knew from work, but the gold thieves don't kill the politician's daughter, because she's not a gold thief's daughter. Everyone who isn't a gold-thief fights everyone who is until the gold-thieves go to jail or die.
** ''[[spoiler:PiratesOfTheCaribbean: Dead Man's Chest]]'': In the sequel, the pirate tricks the blacksmith into serving a man with a Scots accent and a Welsh name with an octopus for a head who lives in a Dutch submarine and plays the organ.
** ''[[spoiler:PiratesOfTheCaribbean: At World's End]]'': The pirate, the blacksmith, the girlfriend and others hold a XanatosRoulette contest and try to one-up each other. A ThirtyXanatosPileup ensures.
* ''[[spoiler:PlanetOfTheApes]]'': Man's travel takes longer than expected, and after his arrival he ends up captured by hostiles.
** ''[[spoiler:Beneath the PlanetOfTheApes]]'': Guy goes after the above man, also gets lost but manages to find him after being captured by a different set of hostiles. When both hostile groups find each other... the consequences are catastrophic.
** ''[[spoiler:Escape from the PlanetOfTheApes]]'': A few of the first group of hostiles manage to get to the lost men's homeland.
** ''[[spoiler:Conquest of the PlanetOfTheApes]]'': Horseback rider decides to take over a city after his employer is driven to suicide.
** ''[[spoiler:PlanetOfTheApes (2001)]]'': Guy goes to rescue his pet and gets lost. This causes [[EvolutionaryLevels evolution to get fast]] enough to kill his workmates.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Pleasantville}}]]'': A brother and sister get way too into a sitcom from TheFifties.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Pocahontas}}]]'': Native American woman who enjoys extreme sports falls in love with Mel Gibson.
** ''[[spoiler:Pocahontas II]]'': After Mel Gibson fakes his death, the Native American woman goes on a goodwill tour to England and falls in love with a tobacco salesman.
* [[spoiler: ''PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'']]: Reclusive father imprisons daughter. Earth is wiped out when she escapes.
** Alternatively: A young girl has magical abilities to transform items, call floods and run on water. Nobody cares.
* [[spoiler: ''The Poseidon Adventure'']]: Cruiseship ends up upside down. A group of people decide to get to the top. Adventure ensues.
** [[spoiler: ''Poseidon'']]: Same thing as above, but instead of an AllStarCast, a B-Star Cast.
* ''[[spoiler:The Postman]]'': A man puts on a postman's jacket, altering the course of history for the better.
* ''[[spoiler: Pour la Suite de Monde]]'': A bunch of Quebecois catch a beluga whale, and take it to New York. Not based on a true story so much as ''actually'' a true story.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Precious}}]]'': Teenage girl fights with mother over pregnancy, then writes about it in her diary.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Predator}}]]'': Man with peculiar accent survives hunting trip gone horribly wrong. Also, features two state governors.
** ''[[spoiler:{{Predator}} 2]]'': A big game hunter, whose vocabulary consists of "want some candy?", "shit happens" and "motherfucker," fights Latino gangsters and cops. It can only be stopped by that black dude from ''LethalWeapon''.
** ''[[spoiler:{{Predators}}]]'': Some people ''and'' a big game hunter get roped into a hunting trip.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Primer}}]]'': The apotheosis of TechnoBabble.
* ''[[spoiler:ThePrestige]]'': [[Film/XMen Wolverine]] hires DavidBowie to build a teleporter so he can frame [[DarkKnightSaga Batman]] for murder.
* ''[[spoiler:PrinceOfSpace]]'': Hapless, middle-aged scientists have to be constantly rescued from evil alien chicken people.
** This is actually ''worse'' than it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler:ThePrincessAndTheFrog]]'': A [[UpperClassTwit slacker prince]] finds himself with [[BalefulPolymorph a bizarre skin condition]] after getting his fortune told. To combat this situation, he teams up with a workaholic black chick, a reclusive jazz enthusiast, and a redneck who's in love with a star.
* ''[[spoiler:ThePrincessBride]]'': A farm hand becomes a pirate and his girlfriend becomes a princess and then he kidnaps her and dies. Then, with the help of a hungover fencer and a stupid giant, he kidnaps her again after coming back to life. Whilst all this is going on, a grandfather tells his grandson a story.
** Alternately: Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles. It doesn't sound ''too'' bad.
** Alternately: Some plonker reads a kissing book to his grandson.
* ''[[spoiler: TheProducers]]'': Two hard-on-their-luck guys attempt to make the [[SoBadItsHorrible worst play in history]]. They fail. ''[[SpringtimeForHitler Spectacularly]]''.
* ''[[spoiler: TheProposition]]'': A petty criminal decides which of his brothers he likes better. [-IN AUSTRALIA!-].
* ''[[spoiler: {{Psycho}}]]'': Woman is killed by man in drag, who also [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas has an Oedipus complex]].
** ''[[spoiler: Psycho II]]'': Man from before tries to go straight, but Oedipus complex returns.
** ''[[spoiler: Psycho III]]'': Essentially the first film.
** ''[[spoiler: Psycho IV]]'': Man gets over his Oedipus complex.
* [[spoiler:''PulpFiction'']]: A couple of hitmen [[SeinfeldianConversation discuss]] everything from hamburgers to theology. One retires, the other dies, and their boss is anally raped.
* [[spoiler:''Quantum Hoops'']]: A basketball team full of math nerds attempts to break its 240-game, 21-year losing streak.
* ''[[spoiler:The Queen]]'': An elderly woman finds the sudden death of her estranged ex-daughter-in-law more difficult to cope with than she expected.
* ''[[spoiler: QuestForCamelot]]'': A girl who has never left the family farm teams up with a blind hermit and a talking, two-headed dragon (which constant argues with itself) to save a kingdom.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/QuickChange]]'': Three people pull off [[ThePerfectCrime the Perfect Bank Robbery]], but the getaway turns into an over-complicated mishap-strewn nightmare. Nonetheless, they still get away.
* [[spoiler:''TheQuietEarth'']]: Three people in New Zealand are the only people in the world, because they were about to die. One of them almost dies again, and ends up the only person in a world of weird jellyfish-shaped clouds which orbits a ringed planet.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Raging Bull}}]]'': A boxer gets mad at his brother, his wife and/or himself.
* ''[[spoiler:[[IndianaJones Raiders Of The Lost Ark]]]]'': A college professor joins forces with a bartender to fight an entire army over a box that will kill you if you try to open it.
** ''[[spoiler:IndianaJones and the Temple of Doom]]'': College professor, Asian kid and [[DistressedDamsel a singer whose only purpose in the movie is screaming]] go to a palace with hideous food, plenty of bugs and a bloodthirsty cult.
** ''[[spoiler:IndianaJones and the Last Crusade]]'': To get her hands on an old cup, a woman sleeps with both a college professor and his father.
*** Alternatively, college professor reconciles with his father.
** ''[[spoiler:IndianaJones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'': College professor and JerkJock go to the middle of the jungle to prevent Communists from getting their hands into artifacts NotOfThisEarth. ([[BrokenBase For some]], [[YourMileageMayVary as bad as it sounds]]).
* ''[[spoiler: Film/RainMan]]'': A yuppie simultaneously exploits and bonds with his idiot savant brother.
* ''[[spoiler:RaisingArizona]]'': Infertile couple kidnaps baby, and is pursued by a motorcycle-riding bounty hunter for their troubles.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Rashomon}}]]'': Four people can't seem to agree on a testimony. One of them is a ghost.
* ''[[spoiler: Rasputin - Dark Servant of Destiny]]'': Alan Rickman hangs out with a haemophiliac and shows his penis to a crowd of people. For this, James Frain very slowly murders him. However, this is not enough to prevent Ian [=McKellen=], Greta Scacchi, and David Warner from being killed with TorchesAndPitchforks.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Ratatouille}}]]'': Vermin becomes a chef using a human puppet.
* ''[[spoiler: RatRace]]'': A bunch of losers race from Las Vegas to a small town in New Mexico.
* ''[[spoiler:Ready To Rumble]]'': Total geeks help an over-the-hill athlete get back on his feet, and inadvertently destroy the very franchise [[MerchandiseDriven they're supposedly promoting]].
* ''[[spoiler:RealGenius]]'': A bunch of nerds play practical jokes on each other and their professor, though the latter quickly becomes SeriousBusiness. With the help of a super-smart hermit and copious amounts of popcorn, they save the day.
* ''[[spoiler:RearWindow]]'': A reporter solves a murder mystery without leaving his apartment.
* ''[[spoiler: The Red Violin]]'': SamuelLJackson has ''had it'' with this motherfucking stringed instrument at this motherfucking auction.
* ''[[spoiler:RedDawn]]'': A group of guerrilla ChildSoldiers use terrorist tactics to slaughter patriotic soldiers.
* ''[[spoiler: Repo Man]]'': A disillusioned punk rocker starts a new career in debt collection.
* ''[[spoiler: RepoTheGeneticOpera]]'': A widowed surgeon imprisons his daughter. The dead wife's ex-boyfriend tries to break the daughter out. Daughter befriends a drug dealer. Everybody sings.
* ''[[spoiler:RequiemForADream]]'': Four drug addicts lead miserable, self-destructive and ultimately unfulfilled lives. Oh, and it has epic music.
* ''[[spoiler:ReservoirDogs]]'': Well-dressed men talk about Madonna and wonder if one of them is a police officer.
* ''[[spoiler: ReturnOfTheLivingDead]]'': Air pollution causes unexpected consequences.
** ''[[spoiler: Return of the Living Dead Part II]]'': Children fight people created by oil drum leakage.
** ''[[spoiler: Return of the Living Dead 3]]'': A teenaged boy's girlfriend dies in an accident and he must learn to deal with the aftermath of this tragedy.
** ''[[spoiler: Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis]]'': High schoolers get lost in a facility where scientists are attaching guns to corpses.
** ''[[spoiler: Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave]]'': College students fight badly tripping stoners. Ends with an explosion and a man covered in tar hitchhiking.
* ''[[spoiler: Disney's TheRescuers]]'': Mice help a little girl escape child abuse.
** ''[[spoiler: Disney's TheRescuers Down Under]]'': Eva Gabor and {{Newhart}} ride halfway around the world on John Candy's back to prevent George C. Scott from committing child abuse and killing Frank Welker.
* [[spoiler: ''[[TheStoryOfRicky Riki-oh]]'']]: TheShawshankRedemption [[XMeetsY meets]] [[TheSimpsons Itchy and Scratchy]], in the form of a kung-fu movie.
* ''[[spoiler: TheRing]]'': Following the death of her niece, a young woman watches a really creepy and confusing video, and soon finds herself threatened by a [[CreepyChild spooky little girl]] with [[StringyHairedGhostGirl long, stringy hair]].
** Death cult forms around short confusing artsy film created by a disturbed recluse who has devised an unconventional viral-style distribution model.
** ''[[spoiler: Ringu]]'': [[InSovietRussiaTropeMocksYou In Japan, videotape watches you!]]
* ''[[spoiler: Rise of Evil]]'': Insane dictator with a bizarre mustache starts a war with his neighbours.
** ''[[spoiler: TheGreatDictator]]'': Insane dictator with a bizarre mustache starts a war with his neighbours, but played for laughs.
** ''[[spoiler: {{Downfall}}]]'' After starting war with his neighbours, insane dictator with bizarre mustache hides in his bunker and blatantly denies reality whilst his adjutants humour him.
* [[spoiler: ''[REC]'' ]]: A bubbly TV reporter and her cameraman shadow two firefighters to do an episode of their show; but when the firefighters go answer a call, everybody ends up quarantined and [[NotUsingTheZedWord Zombies (or some sort of, anyway)]] ensue.
* ''[[spoiler: RoboCop]]'': Cop gets injured in the line of duty, after serious physical therapy, he takes down the gang that terrorizes his city and the corrupt executive that sponsored them.
* [[spoiler:''[[RobinHoodMenInTights Robin Hood: Men In Tights]]'']]: A group of men (united by wearing womens clothing), including a Rabbi plot to take down Richard Lewis, whilst parodying everything they can.
* ''[[spoiler: TheRock]]'': After a military operation goes wrong, millions of lives depend on chemist and 60-year old prisoner.
** Alternatively: Government forces shoot down of protest against mistreatment of veterans.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Rocky}}]]'': An athlete pours his heart and soul into his training and loses anyway.
** ''[[spoiler: Rocky II]]'': The athlete trains harder and wins this time.
** ''[[spoiler: Rocky III]]'': The athlete must compete yet again. His opponent pities him.
** ''[[spoiler: Rocky IV]]'': The athlete avenges a fallen comrade and defeats communism.
** ''[[spoiler: Rocky V]]'': The athlete is forced into retirement and then subsequently beats his student to a pulp for betrayal, reconnects with son.
** ''[[spoiler: Rocky Balboa]]'': The athlete comes out of retirement after decades and loses the big fight; he must also deal with family issues.
* ''[[spoiler: TheRockyHorrorPictureShow]]'': A musical about a slut and an asshole who get corrupted by a crossdressing mad scientist and his retinue.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Rodan}}]]'': A tragic love story, [[RecycledInSpace with giant monsters.]]
* ''[[spoiler:{{Ronin}}]]'': Multicultural team of mercenaries spend Christmas adding to the traffic chaos in France.
* ''[[spoiler:A Room For Romeo Brass]]'': Army fanatic turns young child against his disabled friend and then shows the boy's sister his erection.
* [[spoiler: ''Rosemary's Baby'']]: A pregnant married woman doesn't know who's the father of her baby.
* ''[[spoiler: RunLolaRun]]'': To get some money to her boyfriend, a girl runs and [[MakeMeWannaShout screams]].
* ''[[spoiler: TheRunningMan]]'': Man with peculiar accent participates in hit reality show.
** Or... Man with peculiar accent wins Game Show by sending [[HeyItsThatGuy some old guy]] from HogansHeroes hurtling to his death. Somehow this saves the world. Arguably increased audience interest in Japanese reinterpretation of hockey.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Rushmore}}]]'': An overachieving student likes his teacher; admires/dislikes/envies local industrialist.
* ''[[spoiler: SantaClausConquersTheMartians]]'': Extraterrestrials learn the true meaning of giving after one of their kind gets pummeled with toys for attempting to kill a spirit associated with the winter solstice. A good deal WorseThanItSounds, [[SoBadItsGood but lots of fun.]]
* ''[[spoiler: TheSantaClause]]'': Tim Allen kills a man and is forced to assume his identity.
* ''[[spoiler:SavingPrivateRyan]]'': Pennsylvania teacher leads rescue team.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Saw}}]]'': Fending off depression, a terminally ill craftsman and his puppet mascot pose puzzles to strangers.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Scanners}}]]'': World is rocked by the mind-blowing effects of a tranquilizer prescribed to pregnant women. Got some really dumb sequels.
* ''[[spoiler: SchindlersList]]'': Factory owner has trouble in keeping his workforce.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Schizopolis}}]]'': A man writing a speech that no one will give has an affair with his wife but breaks it off when he falls in love with the same woman. Also, the guy who impersonates Dr. Galazkiewicz in the Bud Light commercials has a fat fetish and an incoherent man with offensive genitalia has lots of sex.
* ''[[spoiler:SchoolOfRock]]'': An unemployed middle-aged man steals the identity of a substitute elementary school teacher, and gives the children an unusual curriculum.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Se7en}}]]'': Religiously obsessed diarist fabricates convoluted domino-effect murder/suicide.
* ''[[spoiler: SecretHonor]]'': Richard Nixon, completely alone, talks into a tape-recorder in his study for an hour and a half.
* ''[[spoiler: TheSecretOfNIMH]]'': A single mother uses her connections to a shady organization to move her house to a more convenient place.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Serenity}}]]'': A commercial for granola bars causes a schizophrenic [[WaifFu ninety pound girl]] and a ShellShockedSenior to topple a government.
* ''[[spoiler:SesameStreet: Follow That Bird]]'': Citizens of an acid-tripped one-road town go on country-wide manhunt for a 10-foot tall adolescent who's run away from foster care.
** Alternatively, overgrown kid runs away from xenophobic foster family, attempts to hitchhike back to his former home, and is kidnapped and imprisoned by con men. Meanwhile, residents of his old neighborhood go on a manhunt and eventually rescue him. Intended for children.
** ''[[spoiler:SesameStreet: Please Don't Eat the Pictures]]'': Said 10-foot-tall adolescent gets locked in the Metropolitan Museum of Art overnight. While everyone goes on a manhunt for him (again), he tries to help conduct a lost soul to the afterlife.
* ''[[spoiler:ShaunOfTheDead]]'': Two slackers discover that the dead have risen and decide to go to the pub.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/SherlockHolmes]]'': Mildly autistic shut-in matches wits with resurrected peer while attempting to sabotage best friend's engagement.
* ''[[spoiler:TheShining]]'': A hotel near some of America's most popular ski resorts shuts down for the Winter and is left in the care of a hallucinating drunk and his insane family.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/ShootEmUp]]'': A Brit with a carrot fetish has numerous gunfights with a father of one over a baby.
* ''[[spoiler:Shooter]]'': Evil industrial-military cabal uses robot gun to frame world's most awesome special forces sniper for the President's murder. In a turn of events that no-one could have predicted (and driven on by the knowledge that the cabal also killed his dog) the sniper uses his awesome abilities to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge take them all out one by one]] - illustrating along the way the inherent danger in various forms of domestic cooking gas supply.
* ''[[spoiler:ShortCircuit]]'': A computer geek and his perpetually horny Indian friend try to rescue a peacenik Weapon of Mass Destruction from technophobic security guard for dissection. [[FriendToAllLivingThings Friend To All Animals]] tries to protect said [[WeaponOfMassDestruction WoMD]] from both of them.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Shrek}}'']]: A grumpy man and a clingy jackass are sent to fight a dragon due to a zoning dispute.
** [[spoiler: ''{{Shrek}} 2'']]: While said man tries to make his in-laws like him, the metrosexual son of a fast-food addicted EvilMatriarch tries to steal his wife.
*** Alternatively: A fairy godmother decides to play matchmaker. She must be stopped.
** [[spoiler: ''{{Shrek}} the Third'']]: Grumpy man gets afraid of both fatherhood and a future inheritance. Meanwhile, the metrosexual tries to kill him... with a stage play.
** [[spoiler: ''{{Shrek}} Forever After'']]: Grumpy man ruins the lives of himself and all his friends because he's dissatisfied with his life.
* [[spoiler:''ShutterIsland'']]: ConspiracyTheorist wanders around insane asylum during a hurricane; suspects {{Gandhi}} of being the mastermind behind the whole thing all along.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Signs}}'']]: A disenchanted preacher's faith in God is renewed by a terrifying alien invasion.
* ''[[spoiler: TheSilenceOfTheLambs]]'': Woman pursues man who wants to be a woman. There's also a jailbreak.
** ''[[spoiler: Manhunter/Red Dragon]]'': Video editor develops obsession with William Blake painting, and is pursued by man with liquid personality. Scheming convict ruins the lives of everyone involved.
* ''[[spoiler:SingingInTheRain]]'': A famous actor must reinvent himself after the suprising discovery that he can't actually act. His girlfriend has a co-worker try to take credit for her work.
* [[spoiler: ''SitaSingsTheBlues'']]: Sita from the the Hindu epic The Ramayana singing songs from the jazz singer Annette Hanshaw.
** Also: A woman copes with her divorce by reading a story from the country her ex eloped to. Then, she turns both things into an animation. Nearly-{{Public Domain}} jazz ensues.
* [[spoiler: ''TheSixthDay'']]: Man with peculiar accent teams up with man with peculiar accent.
* [[spoiler: ''TheSixthSense'']]: A therapist's ghost helps a young boy deal with childhood traumas.
* [[spoiler: ''Sleeper'']]: Delicatessen owner leads far-future rebellion.
* [[spoiler: ''SlingBlade'']]: A retarded man makes friends with a young boy.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Slither}}]]'': [[{{Firefly}} Mal]] and [[ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno Miri]] Fight Alien Zombies.
* [[spoiler: ''SlumdogMillionaire'']]: In India, Game Shows are SeriousBusiness.
** Alternatively, ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire?'' TheMovie.
* ''[[spoiler:SnakesOnAPlane]]'': Man is [[ExpospeakGag exasperated to breaking point by the annoying presence of numerous reptiles with acted-upon Oedipal complexes on board a flying passenger conveyance with a similiarly acted-upon Oedipal complex]].
** Or simply: [[spoiler: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin SnakesOnAPlane]]]].
* ''[[spoiler: {{Snatch}}]]'': After a caravan purchase goes wrong, boxing managers end up in a convoluted heist plot with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters [[AnyoneCanDie dying]].
* ''[[spoiler:Sneakers]]'': A plucky team of professional bank robbers (but actually, TheyFightCrime) get into hot water thanks to their ringleader's old college buddy, who happens to be in the business of triggering global recessions.
* ''[[spoiler:SomeLikeItHot]]'': Two members of all-girl band are actually fugitives from the mafia. One of them tries to seduce the lead singer.
* ''[[spoiler: Something The Lord Made]]'': Alan Rickman and Mos Def cut open babies. Rickman gets all the credit.
* ''[[spoiler: SonOfRambow]]'': Two English boys in 1982 remake Sylvester Stallone's ''[[{{Rambo}} First Blood]]'' with a VCR Cam-corder.
* ''[[spoiler:TheSoundOfMusic]]'': Family bonds and resists a dictatorship with the aid of musical numbers.
* ''[[spoiler:SouthPark: Bigger, Longer and Uncut]]'': Owing to over-sensitivity about a movie with bad language, an interfering parent starts World War III. Meanwhile, {{Satan}} has boyfriend difficulties, and a young boy tries to discover what the clitoris is in order to impress his girlfriend.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Spaceballs}}]]'': Two guys in a Winnebago rescue a RebelliousPrincess and her maid. After visiting a midget who is trying to make some money with merchandising, they fight [[PlanetLooters air-stealing aliens]] who have a bunch of Assholes working for them.
* ''[[spoiler:SpaceJam]]'': An athlete gets sucked through a golf hole in order to help TalkingAnimals play basketball.
** ''[[spoiler: LooneyTunesBackInAction]]'': Actor gets fired, and decides to help a failed stuntman find his father.
* ''[[spoiler:Space Cowboys]]'': Guy is asked to fix device based on a design of his, and invites three old buddies for the mission.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Spartacus}}]]'': A bunch of rebellious slaves impersonate their leader.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Speed}}]]'': Police officer earns emnity of embittered retiree who forces him to use swift-moving public transportation.
* ''[[spoiler: SpeedRacer]]'': Large companies manipulate the stock market to maximise their return. The impact this has on sport is investigated.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Film/Spider-Man}}]]'': Due to bug bite and money not paid, teenager loses his uncle. This causes him to later fight the father of a friend who dresses very oddly.
** ''[[spoiler:Spider-Man 2]]'': Crimefighter [[HowDoIShotWeb forgets abilites]] due to stress. Meanwhile nuclear physicist is possessed by his creation.
** ''[[spoiler:Spider-Man 3]]'': Alien turns crimefighter into aggressive man who does [[SaturdayNightFever Tony Manero]] impressions.
*** Or: Alien turns hero into agressive man, then takes control of [[That70sShow Eric Forman]]
* ''[[spoiler:SpiritedAway]]'': A girl rescues her parents from a greedy old woman with an oversized head by working in a bath house.
* ''[[spoiler:Stand and Deliver]]'': Some minority kids study for a math test.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Stargate}}]]'': Archaeologist shares candy with aliens. Then they rebel against GOD!
* ''[[spoiler: StarshipTroopers]]'': Boy joins the army so he can visit new places, see lots of bugs, and kill them. Almost everyone in the film is so obscenely handsome or pretty as to be sickening.
** Or: An AlienInvasion, from the perspective of the invaders.
** Or: ''{{Film/Avatar}}'', only subtler.
* ''[[spoiler:StarTrekTheMotionPicture]]'': Over two hours of staring at model spaceships. New captain investigates mechanical space probe. He lets it absorb him to get rid of it. Meanwhile much HoYay is had.
** ''[[spoiler:StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan]]'': An exiled former dictator helps a desk jockey overcome his midlife crisis. Lots of [[LargeHam hammy acting]] is involved.
** ''[[spoiler:StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock]]'': A big excuse to [[DisneyDeath bring back someone who died]] in the previous installment. It had to be done--that someone's spirit was driving his [[TheRival rival]] crazy. [[BrokenAesop Aesops are broken]] along the way.
** ''[[spoiler:StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome]]'': Seven military officers facing court martial look for whales so they can fly them into the sun. HilarityEnsues.
*** Or: ''BackToTheFuture'' in a star ship. And with whales.
** ''[[spoiler:StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier]]'': WilliamShatner fights God. [[WriterOnBoard Shatner wins]].
** ''[[spoiler:StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry]]'': The IronCurtain comes down [[RecycledInSPACE IN SPACE!]]
*** Or: Shakespeare in the Sky With Klingons.[[hottip:* :All credit for this particular phrase of awesome goes to the Fandom_wank wiki.]]
** ''[[spoiler: StarTrekGenerations]]'': WilliamShatner is rescued from Paradise by a Frenchman with a British accent. [[DroppedABridgeOnHim He dies shortly thereafter.]]
** ''[[spoiler: StarTrekFirstContact]]'': To prevent [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul parasitoid-like cyborgs]] from screwing up history, military officers help an alcoholic pilot a spaceship.
** ''[[spoiler: StarTrekInsurrection]]'': A LargeHam with a nice sofa attempts to quit his plastic surgery addiction. Our heroes must prevent this and save a planet sparsely populated with supermodels. An android starts shooting people because he's having a fit of ethics.
** ''[[spoiler: StarTrekNemesis]]'': The Frenchman with a British accent is cloned, but whoever did it forgot to fix the genetic problems that the original had already fixed. A "clone" of the android is also found. The original android jumps between two starships to fix everything for his captain.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/StarTrek]]'': Lots of LensFlare and a time-traveling miner press the ResetButton on over 40 years of media. They kept the [[LargeHam ham]]. However, some {{Nakama}}s are simply meant to be.
* ''[[spoiler: StarWars]]'': This was described in some TV listings which took brevity too far: "A farmboy seeks his destiny."
** ''[[spoiler: Episode I: ThePhantomMenace]]'': Two warrior monks and a none-too-bright amphibian defend a 14-year-old Queen from a trade embargo by a mysterious, shadowy, troublesome entity..
** ''[[spoiler: Episode II: AttackOfTheClones]]'': Assassination attempt on politician leads to [[RomanticPlotTumor overwrought]] [[StrangledByTheRedString sexual tension]] and protracted offensive deployment involving replicated individuals.
** ''[[spoiler: Episode III: RevengeOfTheSith]]'': The greatest hero of all time betrays his comrades, murders his wife and conquers all known civilizations, despite his [[BigNo protracted denial]]. EvilOverlord gets vindication for past grievances.
** ''[[spoiler: Episode IV: ANewHope]]'': The world's nascent chance of salvation is a boy who farms water in a desert, has inappropriate sexual attraction to his sister and kills millions through the use of faulty safety regulations and the voices in his head.
** ''[[spoiler: Episode V: TheEmpireStrikesBack]]'': Corrupt government counter-attacks. Boy learns mystical powers from a Muppet with a speech impediment, then gets his hand cut off by his long-lost father.
*** Alternatively: [[spoiler: A guy with a sword. His father. They don't get along.]]
** ''[[spoiler: Episode VI: ReturnOfTheJedi]]'': Mystical, heroic figures come back after a long absence. The highly advanced villains are [[RockBeatsLaser defeated by an army of teddy bears with spears]].
* [[spoiler:''Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning'']]: Feckless [[StarTrek spacemen from the future]] get stuck in the present, rebuild their fleet through Russian manpower. They travel to another dimension and party with [[BabylonFive some other spacemen]].
* ''[[spoiler: The Stepfather]]'': The family life of a [[AxeCrazy man]] who likes building little houses unravels around him.
** ''[[spoiler: Stepfather II]]'': A man leaves an asylum, settles down with a new family and must deal with nosy neighbors and other such busybodies.
** ''[[spoiler: Stepfather III]]'': A man leaves another asylum, has plastic surgery and marries a woman whose handicapped son hates him. Starts screwing around on the side and works in greenhouse using special fertilizer.
* ''[[spoiler:Still Crazy]]'': Washed-up old rock stars try and pretend they're still big.
* ''[[spoiler:The Stunt Man]]'': A Vietnam vet on the run from the cops accidentally kills a man, then agrees to become an actor in a cheesy World War I movie. He falls in love, while Peter O'Toole proceeds to screw with his head ([[MindScrew and the heads of the audience]]).
* ''[[spoiler:StrangeDays]]'': Loser who deals in illicit goods has trouble letting go of the past and getting over his ex-girlfriend. An ActionGirl limo driver with a crush on him, two corrupt police officers and a psychotic rapist-murderer help him move on.
* ''[[spoiler: StrangerThanFiction]]'': A writer starts messing with an IRS agent's life.
* ''[[spoiler: StrawDogs]]'': Dustin Hoffman kills the guys who did his roofing.
* ''[[spoiler: A Streetcar Named Desire]]'': A man with bad table manners screams his wife's name and rapes his crazy sister-in-law. It won a lot of Oscars.
* ''[[spoiler: StreetsOfFire]]'': Guy rescues his ex-girlfriend from bikers. Lots of music plays.
* ''[[spoiler:Stroczek]]'': The american dream is ruined by a dancing chicken.
* ''[[spoiler:The Sum Of All Fears'']]: Man discovers a few politicians who miss the ColdWar in an unhealthy way.
* ''[[spoiler: Sunrise]]'': Man attempts to murder his wife so that he can run off with his mistress, but backs out at the last second. [[KarmaHoudini Not only does he suffer no lasting consequences for this]], [[EasilyForgiven his wife instantly forgives him]], and it actually ends up rejuvenates their failing marriage.
* ''[[spoiler: SunsetBoulevard]]'': Boy meets girl. Girl wants him to write script for her. Boy writes script with other girl instead. Boy dies.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/{{Superman}}]]'': Young man from Kansas goes on a trek to the Arctic after his adoptive father's death. He then disregards his birth father's advice and saves woman from crashing helicopter. Meanwhile, wig-wearing man attempts to make a killing in real estate.
** Alternately: A young immigrant protects the city he loves from a real estate agent.
** ''[[spoiler: Superman II]]'': After romantic get-away with his girlfriend, young man discovers that old acquaintances of his father have arrived in town at the worst possible time for him. This results in another Arctic trek, followed by battle in which a removable plastic seal plays a significant role.
** ''[[spoiler: Superman III]]'': Man hooks up with his old high-school girlfriend and experiences identity crisis after being given a rock partially made from tar.
** ''[[spoiler: Superman IV: The Quest For Peace]]'': Man engages in self-appointed one-man nuclear disarmament program and comes into conflict with another man made from a strand of his hair. A woman demonstrates the ability to breathe in space. For many, [[SoBadItsHorrible exactly as bad as it sounds]].
** ''[[spoiler: Superman Returns]]'': Man returns from extended fact-finding mission to return his ex-girlfriend is in a relationship with someone else and has a kid. This results in him following her and listening in to her conversations a lot. Meanwhile, an ex-convict plans another unscrupulous real-estate deal.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/SuperMarioBros]]'': A pair of plumbers visit an alternate dimension and save the world. [[VideoGameMoviesSuck Based on a hit video game series.]] For most, as bad as it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler:Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story]]'': The fictionalized story of a famous American musical band, acted out entirely with Barbie dolls.
* ''[[spoiler:Sunshine]]'': Bomb with eight people on board flies into sun. The people begin to die.
** Alternatively: Eight people want to blow up the biggest landmark known to Man. Guy with really bad sunburn tries to stop them.
* ''[[spoiler:SweeneyTodd]]'': A barber who wants his revenge on a corrupt judge murders his clients so that his landlady who is secretly in love with him can make pies out of them and sell them. They sing a lot.
** Alternatively: A love/hatred dodecahedron between a barber, his wife, his landlady, a judge, the barber's daughter and a sailor boy. Blood and singing ensues.
*** Or: Willy Wonka exacts revenge on Snape, but to do so he has to kill Borat. Meanwhile, Bellatrix Lestrange sticks weird things into her pie(s).
* ''[[spoiler:{{Swimming With Sharks}}]]'': Insecure Hollywood studio dogsbody resorts to home invasion and paper cuts in protest of unreasonably specific coffee orders.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Taken}}]]'': 93 minutes of Liam Neeson beating the shit out of minorities in Paris.
* ''[[spoiler:TheTaleOfDespereaux]]'': A tiny mouse and a rat save a town in which soup is so Godly important that they have a national holiday every year celebrating its greatness.
* ''[[spoiler:TaxiDriver]]'': An insomniac gets a firearms obsession and meets Jodie Foster.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Team America World Police}}]]'': US special forces are being dicks.
** Or: America's top special forces learn that "dicks" fuck "assholes" and "pussies".
* ''[[spoiler: Teen Witch]]'': Self-centered teenage girl developes god-like powers which she proceeds to abuse for her own personal gain. Not ''HaruhiSuzumiya''.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Terminator}}]]'': Robot with peculiar accent attempts to kill a waitress.
** ''[[spoiler:Terminator 2: Judgment Day]]'': In the future, your computer hates you. The only person who can save you is a pre-teen JerkAss. Your computer REALLY hates him.
** ''[[spoiler:Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines]]'': Lax security and overly strict deadline result in mishap when installing a new network.
** ''[[spoiler: Terminator Salvation]]'': Guy from the military goes rescuing his father, who is somehow younger than himself.
* ''[[spoiler: TheTexasChainSawMassacre]]'': A mentally handicapped man with a penchant for making his own masks and his family have a girl over for dinner.
** ''[[spoiler: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2]]'': A radio show host and a cowboy fight a retarded man, a hippie war veteran, a cantankerous chef and a withered old man in an amusement park.
** ''[[spoiler: Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III]]'': A young couple delivering a car fight rednecks with help from a black guy.
** ''[[spoiler: The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]'': A screaming tranvestite and his family who work for a government cult controlled by aliens hunt prom goers (one of them is Ren?Zellweger). Matthew Mcconaughey plays an insane cyborg who controls his prosthetic leg with a TV remote. Actually, it's that bad.
** ''[[spoiler: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake]]'': Teenagers fight a retarded manchild, an old woman, a fat woman, an emaciated woman, a war veteran sheriff and a paraplegic with the help of a near-feral child. Pretty terrible, actually.
** ''[[spoiler: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning]]'': Essentially the above, but with more torture, gore and origin stories.
* ''[[spoiler: ThatDarnCat]]'': It's up to a feline and an FBI agent with cat allergies to save a bank teller.
* [[spoiler:''Thelma and Louise'']]: Women try escaping their boring lives - and later the law - even when the only way out is a cliff.
* ''[[spoiler: Theatre of Blood]]'': Actor gets really fed up with his critics.
* ''[[spoiler: Film/TheThing]]'': Large men and their dogs turn into aliens.
* ''[[spoiler: ThereWillBeBlood]]'': Oil baron goes crazy, discusses dessert beverages.
* ''[[spoiler: TheyLive!]]'': Homeless man wearing CoolShades fights alien economists, who, presumably, are responsible for world [[ChewBubblegum bubblegum]] shortage.
* ''[[spoiler:TheThirdMan]]'': A guy tries to find his old friend in Vienna. Only succeeds after he stops looking.
* ''[[spoiler:Film/ThreeAmigos!]]'': Washed-up actors discover that people they never expected to meet love their work a bit too much.
** ''[[spoiler:GalaxyQuest]]'': Washed-up actors discover that people they never expected to meet love their work a bit too much [-[[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE!]]-]
** Or: Tim Allen is in a movie whose plot revolves around the fact that he's famous. Monk helps.
*** Alternate: [[ToyStory Buzz Lightyear]], [[HarryPotter Professor Snape]], {{Monk}}, [[{{Ghostbusters}} Dana Barrett]] and some other people meet real aliens in a ripoff of [[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries an old TV show]].
* ''[[spoiler:TimeBandits]]'': A young history buff is tired of being ignored by his shallow, consumerist parents, so he decides to follow a band of criminal midgets through a hole in time and space.
* ''[[spoiler:TheTrumanShow]]'': Insurance salesman lives humdrum life completely unaware that he's the most famous person on the planet.
** A comedian best known for his fart jokes decides to do an artistic movie. The movie and trailers spoil the plot in the first thirty seconds; expect the fourth wall to be broken repeatedly.
* ''[[spoiler:ThisIsSpinalTap]]'': Washed-up old rock stars try and pretend they're still big.
** Alternate: Some clowns with wigs and fake British accents write songs and play music better than at least half of all so-called serious musicians.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Titanic}}]]'': A period romance with a DownerEnding... from the guy who gave us the ''{{Terminator}}'' series. The film's male lead was earlier nominated for an Academy Award for playing a retarded teenager, and has gone on to call it the worst movie ever made.
* ''[[spoiler:To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar]]'': Three men in unusual clothing go on a road trip, experience car trouble and stay in a small town while waiting for spare parts.
* ''[[spoiler: Tom Yum Goong/The Protector]]'': Someone steals a village's elephants. One angry villager sets out to get them back. Bone-breaking Muay Thai vengeance ensues.
* ''[[spoiler:ToyStory]]'': A cowboy and a delusional astronaut vie for the affections of the young boy who owns them both.
** ''[[spoiler: ToyStory 2]]'': The cowboy is kidnapped by a man in a chicken suit and debates whether not to travel to Tokyo and seal himself in a glass box for all eternity. While searching for him, the astronaut tries to steal a belt from a younger version of himself. We learn that the astronaut's backstory is basically a spoof of ''StarWars.'' Also, {{Frasier}} in a cardboard box.
** ''[[spoiler: ToyStory 3]]'': Evil totalitarian government brainwashes the astronaut, so the cowboy goes to rescue. The villain is a [[SealedEvilInATeddyBear teddy bear]].
*** Or: The owner of the cowboy and the astronaut appears to have forgotten about them, so they are sent to a place ruled by an evil teddy bear. They try to escape, fighting among others a creepy monkey.
* ''[[spoiler:TotalRecall]]'': Man with peculiar accent helps Martians breathe easier.
* ''[[spoiler:TransformersTheMovie]]'': TransformingMecha rip off Marvel Comics, kills off half its cast to hair metal music.
** In the words of one of the stars of said movie: "You know what I did this morning? I played the voice of a toy. Some terrible robot toys from Japan that changed from one thing to another. The Japanese have funded a full-length animated cartoon about the doings of these toys, which is all bad outer-space stuff. I play a planet. I menace somebody called Something-or-other. Then I'm destroyed."
** ''[[spoiler: {{Transformers}}]]'' [[spoiler: [[TransformersFilmSeries (2007, live-action)]]]]: A boy's car and its friends protect him from alien invaders who have arrived in search of eyewear. Meanwhile, a part-time model declines to eat donuts.
** ''[[spoiler: Film/{{Transformers}}: Revenge of the Fallen]]'': Aliens search for the boy after he's possessed by a piece of metal. [[LoveItOrHateIt For many,]] [[{{Sequelitis}} about as bad as it sounds,]] [[UncleTomfoolery and a good deal more racist.]]
* ''[[spoiler:The Treasure of Sierra Madre]]'': Greed leads to both insanity and discussions about badges.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Tremors}}]]'': Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, and Reba [=McEntire=] team up to stop a worm infestation.
** ''[[spoiler:Tremors 2: Aftershocks]]'': A handyman and his adoring fan get so angry with worms that they blow up an oil refinery.
*** ''[[spoiler:Tremors 3: Back to Perfection]]'': Now the worms can ''fly.''
* ''[[spoiler: TrickRTreat]]'': Town is shown the true meaning of its favourite holiday by a little boy.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Troll 2}}]]'': A young boy invokes the Power of Goodness in the form of pissing on a table and eating a double-decker bologna sandwich. Actually, [[WorseThanItSounds as bad as it sounds]].
* ''[[spoiler: {{TRON}']]'': A guy goes through way, ''way'' too much effort to gather enough evidence to support a copyright dispute. Otherwise, a movie about a BASIC programming command.
* ''[[spoiler: TropicThunder]]'': Closeted rapper, IronMan doing a SamuelLJackson impersonation, drug addict and nerd (who is [[OnlySaneMan the only reliable man in the group]]) try rescuing actor from his fans.
* ''[[spoiler: Troy]]'': Beautiful woman runs off with horny prince. Her husband and brother-in-law don't take it well.
* ''[[spoiler: TrueLies]]'': Dissatisfied wife considers cheating on her peculiar-accented husband until she learns that he lied about his real occupation.
* ''[[spoiler: TwelveAngryMen]]'': Lack of consensus makes people stuck for hours and hours inside a room.
* ''[[spoiler: TwelveMonkeys]]'': Guy travels back in time. This influences nutty to create terrorist group, that ends up liberating a bunch of zoo animals, an action which somehow leads to RocksFallEveryoneDies.
* ''[[spoiler: Twice Upon A Time]]'': A shapeshifter, a mime, a wannabe actress, and a wannabe superhero are the only ones who can stop an eccentric factory owner from giving everyone a serious case of chronic nightmares.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Twilight}}'']]: An AntiSue moves with her father in his dreary (and perpetually blue-tinted) hometown and falls in love with a vampiric MartyStu, complete with awful special effects. Actually ''is'' as bad as it sounds.
** And it stars [[HarryPotter Cedric Diggory]], the girl from {{Zathura}}, and Shark Boy.
* ''[[spoiler: Twin Town]]'': Jobless siblings fuelled by grief, glue and non-authentic hotdogs test drive a series of cars in various locations around Swansea.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Twister}}]]'': Two divorced scientists battle [[TheRival rival scientists]] and the bad weather they're all trying to study, then fall in love again.
* ''[[spoiler: Two Lane Blacktop]]'': A couple mumbly and inarticulate longhairs and their noncommittal female hitchhiker companion challenge a habitual liar to a cross-country drag race. Then they sort of forget to finish it.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Ugetsu}}]]'': Potter falls in love with multiple ghosts. Not ''{{Ghost}}''.
* [[spoiler: ''{{UHF}}'']]: A daydreaming loser is given a failing television station. He must save the station's ratings with the help of a midget, an alien, an idiot and Fran Drescher. Film stars a novelty musician and the main comedic character is played by a known racist.
* ''[[spoiler: The Unbearable Lightness of Being]]'': A Czech woman tries to get a promiscuous doctor to settle down, befriending his mistress along the way. The couple then flee from a military invasion and die in a car accident.
* [[spoiler: ''{{Unbreakable}}'']]: A skeptical security guard becomes a superhero under the tutelage of a crippled comic book geek. [[spoiler: The latter [[TreacherousAdvisor turns out to be a terrorist.]]]]
* ''[[spoiler: UndercoverBrother]]'': Seventies blaxploitation cliche battles white supremacist who has uncontrollable urge to use hip-hop slang.
* ''[[spoiler: UnderSiege]]'': Ship's cook slaughters the catering staff and entertainers on the captains birthday.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Unforgiven}}]]'': Men leave retirement due to disfigured prostitute seeking revenge against man with small penis.
* ''[[spoiler: United 93]]'': [[KnightTemplar Religious nuts]] try to fly planes. BasedOnATrueStory.
* ''[[spoiler: TheUntouchables]]'': Four men wage war upon a mobster. He's eventually caught for unpaid taxes.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Up}}]]'': Old man trying to cope with his wife's death kills his childhood hero and steals his pets and vehicle.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Valkyrie}}]]'': A group of military officers attempt to assassinate the head of state and seize power in a military coup so they can make a deal with their country's enemies.
* ''[[spoiler: The Valley Of The Gwangi]]'': Cowboys and dinosaurs. That's pretty much it.
* ''[[spoiler: Velvet Goldmine]]'': Batman writes a newspaper story on King Henry VII pretending to be David Bowie who had sex with Obi-Wan Kenobi and faked his own death. Later, Obi-Wan and Batman have gay sex on a roof. A preteen female fanfic writer's wet dream.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Vertigo}}]]'': He's a cop... who's scared of heights.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Videodrome}}]]'': A exploitation TV station producer discovers an S&M television program that alters the viewer's perceptions by giving them brain tumors. And [[MindScrew might or might not]] have put [[BodyHorror a vagina in his stomach]].
* [[spoiler: ''TheVillage'']]: A group of historical re-creationists terrify their children with rubber costumes and forbid them from wearing red.
* ''[[spoiler: WakingLife]]'': TalkingHeads from the UncannyValley discuss philosophy.
* ''[[spoiler: WakingNedDevine]]'': Two elderly Irishmen mastermind a plot to defraud a major lottery company.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Wall-E}}]]'': A trigger-happy botanist and an elderly sanitation worker fall in love. Then they rescue some fat people from a steering wheel.
** Alternatively, a garbage worker goes on a mission to save his his trigger-happy girlfriend and inadvertantly saves the human race.
** A garbage truck stalks a killer iPod. It's a comedy!
* ''[[spoiler:{{Wanted}}]]'': A bunch of weavers start a club with a loom as the boss. Years later, someone wants to stop listening to the loom. He must die.
* ''[[spoiler:TheWarriors]]'': A group of teenagers go home after a pep rally. They seem to have difficulty taking the train and are thus forced to walk most of the way.
* [[spoiler:''WarGames'']]: A computer game nearly ends the world.
* [[spoiler:''WarOfTheWorlds'' (2005)]]: Man tries to deal with his children, while HumongousMecha rise from the underground and start destroying everything.
* [[spoiler:''Film/{{Watchmen}}'']]: A group of heroes try to stop a supervillain from enacting his plan to save the world and fail.
** A faceless detective, an overweight loser, a Smurf colored bald guy, a chick with mommy issues and a former Hitler Youth mourn the loss of a Robert Downey Jr. look alike and wonder if they'll get screwed because of it.
* ''[[spoiler:WatershipDown]]'': In a story praised for its uncompromising realism, vicious talking rabbits, some of whom have psychic powers, wage brutal warfare on an island. Based on a book of the same name.
* ''[[spoiler:{{Waterworld}}]]'': Part-fish guy fights redneck over little girl with map tattooed on her back.
* ''[[spoiler: TheWeddingSinger]]'': [[TheEighties '80s]] entertainer is ditched at altar, and gets over this by planning waitress' wedding.
* ''[[spoiler:WhatWomenWant]]'': Freak accident leads man to steal his boss' ideas while seducing her.
* ''[[spoiler:WhereTheWildThingsAre]]'': A schizophrenic child is sent to his room after biting his mom, but escapes from reality and he's crowned as king over a tribe of semi-feral monsters that represent parts of his emotions/personality.
* ''[[spoiler:WhoFramedRogerRabbit]]'': A grieving alcoholic and a nutty actor team up to solve a murder mystery.
* ''[[spoiler: TheWickerMan]]'': Obnoxiously religious man meets people who are even more obnoxiously religious than he is.
** ''[[spoiler: TheWickerMan (2005)]]'': [[NicolasCage Nick Cage]] [[SoBadItsHorrible ruins the memory of a good movie]] by punching women while dressed as a bear.
* ''[[spoiler: What The Bleep Do We Know]]'': Incoherent ramblings about quantum physics, funded by a woman who claims to be the reincarnation of 40000 year old warior spirit. One of the few legitimate scientists who agreed to be interviewed for the movie claims that the filmakers completely misrepresented his views. Possibly just as bad as it sounds.
* ''[[spoiler: WingsOfDesire]]'': Guy quits his job to be able to score with the girl he stalked while on the job.
* ''[[spoiler: Witchfinder General]]'': Soldier swears revenge on lawyer.
* ''[[spoiler: WithnailAndI]]'': Two unemployable, alcoholic actors go to the country to try and escape their miserable lives but everything goes wrong.
* ''[[spoiler:TheWizard]]'': A boy discovers his emotionally disturbed half-brother is quite good at video games and travels cross-country with him to California, bringing him to compete in a video game tournament. A lot of product placement ensues.
* ''[[spoiler:TheWizardOfOz]]'': Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she runs into and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again. This actually appeared as a capsule synopsis in a TV guide, making it the UrExample.([[http://www.suddenlysenior.com/vanostrandmoviequiz.html More where that one came from]])
* ''[[spoiler:WorldsGreatestDad]]'': RobinWilliams is a poetry teacher ([[DeadPoetsSociety no]]) whose son dies of [[EroticAsphyxiation autoerotic asphyxiation]], and Robin pretends it was a suicide to protect both their reputations. It's a comedy. [[NakedPeopleAreFunny And]] [[{{Fanservice}} Robin]] [[FanDisservice is]] [[FetishFuel naked]] [[{{Squick}} at]] [[YourMileageMayVary the]] [[EverybodyRemembersTheStripper end.]]
* ''[[spoiler: [[Film/XMen X-Men]]]]'': Holocaust survivor turns Statue of Liberty into deadly weapon.
** ''[[spoiler: [[Film/XMen X2: X-Men United]]]]'': Disabled guy is kidnapped by evil colonel.
** ''[[spoiler: [[Film/XMen X-Men: The Last Stand]]]]'': Holocaust survivor recruits army to kill a bald kid. Meanwhile, a Ph.D. biologist kills her boyfriend and goes berserk.
** ''[[spoiler: X-Men Origins: Wolverine]]'': Angry Canadian wants to kill his brother, and asks the help of evil colonel.
* ''[[spoiler:YorHunterFromTheFuture]]'': A caveman kills lots of people, gets multiple girlfriends and then kills robots with laser rifles.
* [[spoiler: ''YouDontMessWithTheZohan'']]: An Israeli supercommando wants to dress hair. He gets half of Manhattan pregnant in the process.
* ''[[spoiler:YoungFrankenstein]]'': A man goes to eastern Europe to confront his family legacy. While there, he tries to teach a zombie to tap-dance.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Zodiac}]]]'': Police fail to find a serial killer.
* ''[[spoiler: {{Zombieland}}]]'': People who [[GenreSavvy have seen way too many]] ZombieApocalypse films go to an amusement park.
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* ''[[spoiler:{{Rodan}}]]'': A tragic love story, [[RecycledInSpace with giant monsters.]]
24th Nov '10 3:54:44 PM Bobjones
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** Or simply: [[spoiler: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin SnakesOnAPlane]]]].
22nd Nov '10 5:46:03 PM LadyMomus
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* [[spoiler: ''The Nines'']]: God plays life like an MMO. A couple of NPCs help convince him to quit his addiction.

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* [[spoiler: ''The Nines'']]: God plays life like an MMO. A couple of NPCs [=NPCs=] help convince him to quit his addiction.
22nd Nov '10 12:31:38 AM Malph
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** [[spoiler: 2009 version]]: The NightmareFuel Before Christmas.
21st Nov '10 11:46:31 PM craigj
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*** Alternatively: Eccentric old loner helps his friend’s father hook up with a teenaged girl.

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*** Alternatively: Eccentric old loner helps his friend’s friendís father hook up with a teenaged girl.


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** Better yet: A very angry white man with a shaved head will die if he stops beating up ethnic stereotypes.
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