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Better Than It Sounds: Film C
  • The Cabin in the Woods: People are unwillingly sent to scripted reality show, visit the network headquarters, meet some potential participants and ultimately anger the target audience.
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: Murders are committed while everyone involved, including the killer, is asleep. Tim Burton has spent his entire career trying to remake this film.
    • Alternatively: Mad carney with part-time job as a psychiatrist sends his psychic, narcoleptic, sleepwalking henchman to murder people For Science!!
  • The Cable Guy: Ferris Bueller has a Stalker with a Crush in the guy who fixes his TV.
  • Caddyshack: A golf resort goes nuts.
  • Cannibal Holocaust: A professor goes looking for some friends in the Amazon and finds their home videos. They aren't pretty.
  • Can't Hardly Wait: Chris Griffin and Claire Fisher are locked in the bathroom and Greg Mendell listens to Barry Manilow.
  • Captain America: The First Avenger: A scrawny wimp volunteers to take steroids and is dressed in the American flag to fight an army led by a man with a skull for a head.
    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Centenarian war veteran is chased by his former companions, including an amputee with a Soviet tattoo. He'll try to dissuade them with the help of his one-eyed boss, a troubled Russian chick, Robin from How I Met Your Mother and a guy who's a pilot despite being unable to drive aircraft.
  • Captain Clegg: Brandy-smuggling vicar, witty coffin-maker, and Large Ham pretend to be ghosts in order to scare away jerkass cop.
  • Carnival of Souls: A car-crash victim becomes a church organist, then goes to an amusement park.
  • Carrie (1976): Teen girl throws a fit at a prom.
  • Cars: After an incident where he gets lost and enters a hillbilly village, racer decides to lose the race of his life.
    • Cars 2: One of the racer's friends gets a second job.
  • 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 man's 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.
  • Casino Royale (1967): Spies visit casino, has an ending hard to describe. But James Bond is played by David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Daliah Lavi, and Woody Allen (sort of). And Orson Welles is the bad guy. That's got to count for something.
  • Casper: A moody teen and a dead kid try to stop a Rich Bitch and her Pythonian 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.
  • Cast Away: Workaholic gets into forced vacation. Alternately, A man and his volleyball.
  • 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 Luke Skywalker.
  • Cat People (1982): A man is so desperate to have sex that he tries to get it on with his sister.
  • Catch Me If You Can: A government agent spends five years trying to find a teenage runaway.
  • Caveman: Foreign-language film about a love triangle in a savage, untamed land. It involves three of The Beatles, one of whom it is dedicated to.
  • Chaplin: Iron Man becomes a famous comedy star in the 1920s.
  • Chariots of Fire: Four people become friends and run a lot.
  • The Chase: A birthday clown and an heiress take a road-trip to Mexico. Her father doesn't want her to go. This garners a lot of attention from the press and law enforcement.
  • Chicken Run: Prisoners concoct elaborate escape plan with help from American circus acrobat after learning that their captors intend to turn them into pies.
  • Chicago: Attention Whore tries to get famous, despite her only skill being lying.
  • Child's Play: Criminal becomes shorter and frames a kid.
    • Child's Play 2: Short criminal returns to get the same kid.
    • Child's Play 3: Same as above, only at military school.
    • Bride of Chucky: Short criminal gets an equally short girlfriend.
    • Seed of Chucky: Short criminal and girlfriend attempt to raise their son.
    • " Curse of Chucky": Short criminal antagonizes a wheelchair bound woman and her family.
  • Children of Men: People kill each other over a pregnant woman.
  • Chinatown: Man solves extremely Squicky murder mystery about water treatment.
  • A Christmas Carol: Time-traveling ghosts teach a cheap old British guy to be less of an jerkass. Been filmed a million times.
  • A Christmas Story: Kid wants weapon likely to shoot someone in the eye.
  • 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.
    • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: The four siblings learn that 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.
    • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Two of the siblings and their cousin go on a sea cruise and save the day. Again.
  • C.H.U.D.: Hoboes mutate.
  • Cinderella: A long neglected girl who is friends with mice and gets treated like a slave attends a ball that she was never actually invited to thanks to a magical old woman. When she leaves said ball, she drops a piece of footwear.
  • Citizen Kane: 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.
  • Citizen X: The police force of a police state is unable to catch a real criminal until the state collapses.
  • City of Angels: Guy quits his job to be with his girlfriend. This proves to be short-lived.
  • City of God: Photographer gets stuck in a fight between a childhood friend and a bus inspector.
  • City Of Lost Children: An orphan and a circus strongman must team up to overcome an octopus and some quirky clones. They are both helped and hindered by fleas.
    • All but one of the actors are French. I will let you guess which One.
    • A Mad Scientist lives on an oil rig with a little person, some semi-retarded clones, and a Brain in a Jar. The scientist can't dream, so he kidnaps children to try to steal their dreams for himself. It was probably a mistake to kidnap Hellboy's little brother, though.
  • 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.
    • Clerks II: Aging slackers experience life crisis when place of employment burns to ground.
  • Click: A man constantly uses his remote control.
  • A Clockwork Orange: A sadist has therapy. (from an actual TV listing guide)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: A Bungling Inventor tries to give some variety to his homeland's diet.
  • 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 they spend too much time on the internet.
  • Clue: Dr. Frank 'N Furter, Doc Brown, and a bunch of other blackmail victims run around a big house looking for a murderer and debating simple mathematics.
  • Clueless: An overdressed girl goes shopping and gives her new friend a make-over. She's into a guy that is not into her. There's another guy who she cannot stand because he's a total geek, and he's always ragging on her, but he's way cuter than she first thought so it's cool. And it's based on a book.
    • Or: A teenager from the Valley tries to play matchmaker with the people in her life. In doing so, she learns more about herself and what is more important in life.
  • Coffee and Cigarettes: Two guys meet at a cafe. Two more people meet at a different cafe. And it goes on like this.
  • Cold Comfort Farm: A young woman is orphaned and goes to live with some relatives in the country.
  • Collateral: A killer and a taxi driver share a life changing trip around night-time LA, and discuss jazz.
  • Coming to America: Rich immigrant tries to trick women into marriage.
  • Commando: Man with peculiar accent helps former co-worker let off some steam.
  • Con Air: Man fights against plane hijackers just to see his daughter. Also known as "Criminals On A Plane"
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982): Man with peculiar accent's life is ruined by the voice of CNN.
  • Conspiracy: A number of German bureaucrats assemble in a country mansion to ratify an unpopular policy. Contains scenes of posturing and fine dining.
  • Constantine: A 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.
  • Coraline: A girl tries to free her ignorant parents.
  • Corpse Bride: A man finds himself in a Love Triangle involving a dead woman.
    • Alternatively: A ghost comes back to life because a shy groom practiced his wedding vows in the wrong place.
    • Alternatively: A family film about necrophilia.
  • Cowboys and Aliens: Amnesiac loner goes to ghost town. Strange visitors follow him.
  • 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.
    • Crank: High Voltage: A very angry man will die unless he electrocutes himself.
  • Crash (1995): A movie producer is drawn into the world of people who are sexually aroused by being in car crashes.
  • Crash (2004): A carjacking helps solve the problems of a lot of Los Angelenos.
  • 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), Stephen King turns into a plant, Adrienne Barbeau gets eaten by a baboon, and cockroaches amass in an apartment.
  • The Crimson Rivers: Two members of Le Cops Sportif go to a mountain university to look for a killers of Those Wacky Nazis. Only takes 'em one day.
  • The Croods: A family reluctantly goes on a road trip while the father of the clan struggles to accept new ideas... like "fire".
  • Cruel Intentions: Two step-siblings make a bet so they can screw each other. The brother dies.
  • The Crying Game: An incompetent terrorist fails to notice what kind of bar he's in.
  • The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Elric Penley is a crazy inventor who takes rabbits from people's yards and then tries to track himself down. He and Amon Göth are rivals for the affections of Bellatrix Lestrange.
  • Cypher: In the future, unsubscribing from a mailing list is really complicated.
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