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  • Ice Age: Three mammals and a baby. Also, unlucky guy tries hiding his food.
    • Ice Age 2: The Meltdown: The mammals meet three even weirder mammals. The day is saved by the unlucky guy.
    • Ice Age 3: 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.
    • Ice Age 4: Continental Drift: Unlucky guy causes the mammals to face both family problems and outlaws.
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    • Ice Age 5: Collision Course: Unlucky guy causes the mammals to face family problems IN SPACE!
  • Idiocracy: Blood Sports are used as punishments, and humans nearly go extinct from incompetence, famine and drought. It's a comedy.
  • 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.
  • Ikiru: An Empty Shell of a man works in an Obstructive Bureaucracy for 30 years. Decides to build a park.
  • 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.
    • Alternately: Two Irish hitmen get sent by their boss on a boring sightseeing tour.
  • The Imitation Game: Insufferable Genius hires people through a crossword puzzle trying to solve the gibberish caught on the radio. Based on a true story.
  • An Inconvenient Truth: Famously dull former politician delivers slide-show presentation with errors in it; receives two Academy Awards for his trouble.
  • Inception: 8 people fall asleep in the first class cabin of a plane.
    • Or: Man with daddy issues gets mind raped by 7 people he doesn't know, on the request of a man that he didn't know he threatened.
    • Or: 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.
    • Or: A film where you're not sure whether anything really happens.
    • A man deals with his guilt over the death of his wife; very, very metaphorically.
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008): A man tries to deal with his inner demon, but his girlfriend's father won't let him.
  • The Incredibles: Two former celebrities and their children fight a wannabe ex-fan.
  • Independence Day: A witty pilot and a cable repairman get into a fifty year-old used vehicle. Genocide ensues.
    • Independence Day: Resurgence: The genocide victims try to blow up the home of the responsible. A giant white marble features in the plot in a way.
  • Indiana Jones: College professor kills soldiers and steals priceless cultural treasures at the request of the United States government. Smash hit.
  • Inglourious Basterds: Brutal, sadistic Jewish psychopathic war criminals versus witty, urbane German psychopathic war criminals.
    • Or, Quentin Tarantino teams up with Eli Roth, Brad Pitt, and the Jewish kid from Freaks and Geeks. Their mission is to stab history in the face. With a baseball bat.
  • Ink: A ragtag bunch of invisible, stylish, physically fit, attractive 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.
  • Inside Out: An overtly happy woman and her depressive friend try to deal with the troublesome relocation of their workplace.
    • Or: Herman's Head, the cartoon.
    • Or: Two girls get lost in a pile of marbles and try to take the train home. With the help of a hobo, they go through a torture chamber, hijack a movie studio, and unleash a monster from the dungeons. It's actually a Tear Jerker.
    • Or: Girl deals badly with moving, decides to get away on bus, and still gets off it.
    • Or: The stress from moving to a new town causes a young girl to lose her marbles.
  • Interstellar: Astronauts embark on a decades-long quest into deep space to find a way to save humanity from extinction, but it turns out all they needed was a broken watch.
  • Insomnia: A cop who doesn't get enough sleep bungles his way through a murder mystery in some backwater town. It's not a comedy.
  • Interview with the Vampire: A dysfunctional family consists of an effete Parisian socialite, an emo former slave owner, and an increasingly bitter "child" who kills for fun and profit. Later, two of them conflict with a theatrical group.
    • Queen of the Damned: A French violinist forms a rock band, pisses off all of his old friends, and gets kidnapped by an Egyptian nymphomaniac.
  • In the Loop: The Doctor flies to Washington DC to duke it out with Sledge Hammer! and Tony Soprano over a clerical error.
  • The Invisible Man (2020): Traumatized wallflower struggles to convince people that her ex is both not over her and surprisingly sneaky.
  • I Am Legend: A cure for cancer...doesn't.
    • Alternatively: A lonely man finds a woman and child for life.
  • I, Robot: A detective, while investigating a death in a corporate building, learns that the company's new product line is defective.
    • Alternatively: A bigoted, superstitious Cowboy Cop meets Hot Scientist, Messiah figure, and a villain who is a product of the excesses of corporate America
  • The Iron Giant: A boy keeps a big tin can in his family barn. They become best buddies.
    • Or: Two children discuss the value of peace and life. Then, bigger one responds by shooting at the United States military and taking a nuclear missile to the face and being blown apart, then recovering.
    • Or: Someone else's hunting trip makes someone uneasy. In the climax they respond by taking a nuclear missile to the face.
  • Iron Man: Terrorists put an engineer in a cave with a box of spare parts. This leads the man to solve unethical business practices of his company.
    • OR: A rich 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 hot-rod, races larger hot-rod.
    • OR: Rich drunk human goes through a fey mood.
    • Iron Man 2: Rich drunk man tries not to get killed by his hot-rod and/or knockoffs of it.
    • Iron Man 3: Rich traumatized drunk snaps out after his friend is sent to hospital by a new drug, so the pharmaceutical company tries to kill him.
    • OR: Rich drunk assaults the disabled.
  • Iron Sky: Nazis from the dark side of the moon invade America in 2018 with space zeppelins and flying saucers. Their superweapon runs off of an iPad.
  • It (2017): A surprisingly heartwarming film about how a clown helps a group of kids overcome their fears and realize the power of friendship.
    • It: Chapter Two: A surprisingly heartwarming film about how a clown helps the now grown up kids cope with the difficulties of life.
  • It's a Wonderful Life: A man attempts suicide at Christmastime but is instead temporarily transported to a messed-up version of his hometown.
    • Alternatively: A man whose business is failing meets a dead geezer and hallucinates his way to happiness.
  • It Follows: An Aesop about STDs involving an invisible Eldritch Abomination.
  • It Happened One Night: 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.
  • It's a Boy Girl Thing: Geeky girl and Jerk Jock switch bodies. Hilarity Ensues.
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: A car accident causes a national park to increase its number of visitors.
    • Or: People look for money independent of each other, causing incidents along the way.
  • I Walked with a Zombie: A nurse is summoned to a Caribbean island to attempt curing a woman of zombie-ism.

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