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Better Than It Sounds: Film M
  • M: The protagonist kills kids.
  • The Machinist: Batman cuts off Darryl Revok's arm, but is still easily beaten up by him.
  • Mad Max: Highway patroller meets a bunch of people in leather killing each other over gasoline.
    • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior: Same thing as the above. But in the Australian Outback, more deaths, less gasoline, and one of the leather-wearing people wears assless chaps and has a mohawk.
    • Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome: Highway patroller goes to a community led by Tina Turner. Later becomes the idol of many kids.
  • Madagascar: Misbehaviour and intervention of paramilitary group causes four friends to get stranded on island full of people who like to move it, move it.
    • 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.
    • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: Four friends gently strongarm paramilitary group to get them home and all involved get into the circus business while an insanely determined animal control officer is literally after their hides.
  • Madhouse: Iconic horror actor is stalked by his most famous character.
  • Man on Fire: A washed-up, world weary ex-hitman meets a little girl who makes him see the brighter side of life. He then goes on a killing spree.
  • Man on the Moon: Biopic of individual famous because he annoys people.
  • The Man Who Laughs: Man cannot stop smiling, despite his best efforts. Romantically pursued by blind girl who doesn't mind and another woman who thinks it's sexy.
  • Marathon Man: An elderly dentist pursues a long-distance runner.
  • March of the Penguins: Lucius Fox is an ornithologist you never see. Birds raise chicks in the freezer. Family fare with hot bird sex — and the Moral Guardians love it.
  • Mars Attacks!: Aliens with a cruel sense of humor are thwarted by a Slim Whitman song.
  • Mary Poppins: 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.
  • The Mask: Wood artifact with Norse mythology back-story turns man into walking Looney Tune.
  • The Mask of Zorro: Criminal loses his brother, and after knowing an ex-prisoner tries to seduce his daughter.
  • Master and Commander: 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.
  • Match Point: Murderer enjoys tennis.
  • Matilda: Emotionally abused six-year old starts attends a school where the principal emotionally abuses everyone. It's a comedy.
    • Or: Disaffected, emotionally abused girl discovers psychic powers. No, it's not like Carrie.
  • The Matrix: Killer robots turn people into batteries, and the only one who can stop them is Keanu Reeves.
  • Mean Girls: 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.
  • Meet the Robinsons: An orphan kid is kidnapped by a kid from the future, meets his relatives, and is then captured by a goofy man with a sentient bowler hat. Immense Timey-Wimey Ball and self-confidence aesops ensue.
  • Megamind: A man learns what life is like after overcoming his rival.
  • Memento: A forgetful, tattooed man kills another man for something he himself did. This probably isn't the first time.
  • Men In Black: International airport security guards with One Letter Names fight against angry farmers who are actually space bugs.
    • Men In Black 2: Same men fight against American fetishes who are actually... Japanese fetishes.
    • Men In Black 3: Same men fight against amputee who wants to kill a baseball fan.
  • Midnight Cowboy: Of Mice and Men in The Big Rotten Apple, with lots of Cameos by Andy Warhol's associates and a few naked people.
  • The Midnight Meat Train: Morbid photographer hangs out in subway, stalks former football player. Eventually meets Tony Curran.
  • Metropolis: A classic, highly influential sci-fi about a labor dispute.
  • Midnight in Paris: Woody Allen's version of Pleasantville for adults.
  • Midnight Run: Neurotic accountant incurs wrath of the Mob, the FBI and a bounty hunter during cross country trip.
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie: Teenagers With Attitude become ninja to fight living snotman.
  • Million Dollar Baby: Two old guys turn a bankrupt woman into the world's toughest professional female boxer. She loses to a chair. They kill her afterwards.
    • Simultaneously, a mentally retarded guy gets brutally beat up by other boxers.
  • Minority Report: Drowned woman causes man to be chased by Irish officer; trying to avoid him, said man loses his eyes and kidnaps a bald girl.
  • 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.
  • Miss Congeniality: The day can only be saved if an agent enters a Beauty Contest.
  • The Mist: Unusual weather phenomenon and wildlife sightings annoy supermarket patrons.
    • Bad weather keeps locals indoors.
  • Modern Times: 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, all the while openly pursuing a relationship with an underage girl. This is supposed to be a comedy.
    • Black Swan: A woman's job drives her insane. It's hard to know if she lives thereafter.
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday: A French man goes on holiday. Chaos ensues.
  • Monsters, Inc.: Two power-plant workers temporarily adopt a poisonous child and foil an inter-dimensional abduction scheme.
  • A Monster in Paris: A girl and a giant mutated bug dance around and sing songs in Paris. There is also a monkey.
  • The Monster Squad: 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.
  • Monsters vs. Aliens: After a woman's wedding day is interrupted by a falling meteor, she's drafted by the U.S. military to fight a hammy tentacled alien. She works alongside a boastful fish-man, a half-cockroach Mad Scientist, a dim but lovable slime heap, and a very large grub.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail: King Arthur on a low budget. With many original additions.
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian: Guy mistaken for the Messiah joins violent left-wing front, gets a Latin lesson at sword-point, meets a government official with a speech impediment, and dies hearing cheerful song.
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life: Some fish start to think philosophically. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Moon: A Sam's Club is built on the Moon.
    • Or: An introspective man goes home.
  • Moonwalker: Michael Jackson turns into a Cool Car, then a Humongous Mecha, and then a Cool Starship.
  • Mortal Kombat: Greedy old men invites people to show off their kung fu. Based on a video game.
  • Moulin Rouge! (1952): Noble cripple makes scandalous paintings and has way too much to drink.
  • Moulin Rouge! (2001): Writer falls in love while singing anachronistic songs - on a LOT of absinthe.
  • MouseHunt: Jobless/homeless Mario and Luigi put up with Tom and Jerry after inheriting Uncle Scrooge's mansion and his magical string factory. Live-action and full of depression, horror, and near-fatal accidents. Rated PG.
  • Mothra: A butterfly seeks revenge after her human companions are kidnapped and sold to a circus.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith: A man and his wife have a fight because of work.
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town: A man inherits a fortune. He then feeds doughnuts to horses and plays the tuba.
  • Mr. Holland's Opus: The heartwarming story of a neglectful, music-obsessed father and his deaf son.
  • Mr. Majestyk: A melon farmer attempts to harvest his crop in time.
  • Mulan: A Chinese teen becomes a transvestite and runs away from home for unselfish reasons.
    • Alternately, a teenage cross-dressing soldier racks up a huge body count by using snow as a weapon.
  • The Mummy: Foreign Legion defector, librarian and greedy man try stopping an undead adulterer from destroying the world.
  • The Muppet Movie: 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 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.
  • Murder by Numbers: A nerd and a popular guy try to commit the perfect murder. They fail. Miserably. There's enough homoerotic tension to make up for it.
  • Music and Lyrics: Has-been teams up with plant-waterer in order to write hit song for vapid Eastern mysticism enthusiast.
  • My Blue Heaven: A troublemaker is under the watch of an FBI agent, who falls in love with a police officer.
  • My Cousin Vinny: Rookie Brooklyn lawyer goes up against a Deadpan Snarker Alabama judge. Hilarity ensues.
  • My Dinner With Andre: Two guys have dinner.
  • Mystery Men: A working-class stiff who beats people up with a shovel, a Fake Brit 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.

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