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Better Than It Sounds: Film D
  • Daredevil A blind man fights a bald guy armed with peanuts and paperclips.
  • Dark City: 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.
  • Dark Star: Incompetent hippies on a deep space demolition tour dispel their boredom by chasing and deflating a sentient beach ball. Over-confidently, they then enter a debate with a sentient thermo-stellar bomb.
  • Dark Water: Woman gets irritated when no one will fix her leaky ceiling.
  • Darkman: Doctor gets revenge on the mob using latex masks.
  • Darkness Falls: 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 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.
  • The Da Vinci Code: Forrest Gump and Amelie search for the Holy Grail. They discover that Amelie is a descendant of Jesus and say, "Fuck it, that'll do for an ending".
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951): A visitor from a far away place stops appliances from working.
  • Death Note: Law student turns vigilante calligrapher with the help of a super-being who sustains himself on a diet of nothing but apples - avoiding detection by both his own father and a child genius who has a ludicrous appetite for carbohydrates.
    • Death Note: The Last Name: As before, but with the addition of two cute babes from a TV station and another cartoon super-being. Nearly everyone dies.
    • L: change the WorLd: A 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.
  • DEBS: Villain falls in love with secret agent.
  • The Deer Hunter: Three friends travel to a wedding, the mountains, Southeast Asia, and then back home. It doesn't end well for any of them.
  • Deliverance: Tourists' boat trip turns sour.
    • Alternate: Tourists' boat trip turns into a pain in the ass.
  • Demolition Man: Maniac wrecks havoc on a Mary Sue Topia where Police Are Useless. Another maniac breaks up some more stuff to stop him.
  • Demon Seed: Woman gets raped by sentient house, voiced by The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • Despicable Me: A diabolical genius, who employs a senile mad scientist and an army of Twinkies, adopts three little girls as part of a heist.
    • Despicable Me 2: Diabolical genius falls in love while his Twinkies are stolen by a Latino stereotype who wants to cover them in grape jam.
  • The Devils Advocate: Workaholic discovers his new boss is a walking argument that lawyers are evil.
  • Dick: Ditzy teenagers unwittingly expose a corrupt politician.
  • Die Hard: 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.
    • Die Hard 2: Die Harder: Man experiences exact same Christmas he experienced the previous year, only in an airport this time.
    • Die Hard with a Vengeance: Newly-introduced biracial New York couple bickers while solving children's puzzles, irritating a visiting European man who misses his brother.
    • Die Hard 4.0/Live Free Or Die Hard: Man has to team up with geek to defeat thieves armed with... computers.
    • A Good Day to Die Hard: European thieves are defeated by a man who's having a really lousy vacation, but manages to reconcile with his estranged son.
  • 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 blows up his co-workers.
  • The Diving Bell And The Butterfly: A french man has a stroke and must communicate with his eye. Lots of symbolism.
  • Django Unchained: Guy wants to see his wife again. People die and have weird\racist conversations along the way.
  • Dr. Strangelove: A man's sexual frustrations cause him to make some questionable decisions at work.
  • Doctor Who and the Daleks: A popular TV story, compressed. Made more severe by later seasons of the show.
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story: A bunch of grown men play a Serious Business version of a game played in elementary school gyms.
  • Dog Day Afternoon: Bisexual tries financing his lover's sex change by robbing a bank, with help from his dimwitted friend. Based on true story.
  • Dog Soldiers: British soldiers in Scotland crack wise in the face of death as they fend off an attack by wild animals.
  • 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.
  • Donnie Darko: 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.
  • 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. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Dracula (1931): Two doctors and a solicitor from London must kill their neighbor because of his dental problems.
  • Drag Me to Hell: An old Romani woman is upset over losing her home.
  • Dragonball Evolution: A loose adaptation of an equally loose retelling of a famous story that was Very Loosely Based on a True Story. And for most, as bad as it sounds.
  • Dragonheart: Man teams up with Sean Connery to kill his ex-student.
    • Alternative: Scam artists goad villagers into helping them kill a transplant patient.
  • Dreamscape: Is Dennis Quaid badass enough to sleep with the President of the United States?
  • The Driller Killer: An artist goes stark raving mad and takes his anger out on his oppressors by way of a drill to the head.
  • Driving Miss Daisy : An old white lady and a slightly less old black man slowly become freinds over 20 years as she tries to assert independence while he tries to do his job of driving her around. In the end, pie is had.
  • Drop Dead Fred: 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.
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous: Mary Jane Watson and the nuclear physicist from The World Is Not Enough compete in a beauty pageant.
  • Duck Soup: Cheerfully insane dictator with a bizarre mustache starts a war with his neighbors, while an Italian and an Irishman spy on him.
    • Animal Crackers: Explorer with a bizarre mustache attempts to find stolen painting, while Italian and Irishman play music and attempt to hide it. Maybe.
    • A Night at the Opera: Con artist with a bizarre mustache attempts to make money off of Il Trovatore, 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.
  • Dude Wheres 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.
  • Duel: A guy in a car is followed by a truck.
    • Or: Tailgating: The Movie
  • Dumb and Dumber: The misadventures of two morons returning a briefcase.
  • Dumbo: A failed circus performer who keeps getting ridiculed for his large ears and his friend drink liquor to find out how to hit the big time.
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