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  • Flex Your Rights.com's very informative movie "10 Rules For Dealing With The Police" includes this scene.
  • The constant cuts between the shivering old lady and Evolet in 10,000 BC. Death and rebirth indeed.
  • In 1408, John Cusack attacks his mini fridge, shouting, "WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME!?"
  • 2012:
    • Buildings are collapsing, people are screaming, the characters are racing to reach the airport in time... And suddenly a giant donut rolls by.
      • The Brazilian dub made it even funnier by making one of the characters shout "Cuidado com a rosquinha!!!" (Watch out for the donut!!!)
    • The donut was fine, that was silly and shocking at the same time. The old ladies in the taxi, however...
      • HOLD ON TO ZOSE EGGS, DEAR!
    • "Reverse motion engaged."
    • "No Pull-ups!" "Niiice." *facepalm*
    • The first time a plane takes off from or lands at an airport that's literally falling into the ground, that's pretty cool. By the fourth... yeah.
      • The Las Vegas takeoff was especially Narmful. Some ass in the control tower screams repeatedly at the heroes not to take off because they don't have "clearance"-as a volcanic ashcloud kills him.
    • Gordon tells Kate "I think there's something driving us apart" or something to that effect, and immediately the ground fissures, right between them both. By this point, many viewers were certain that the film had segued into happy self-parody mode.
    • After watching this you will never see a certain scene the same way again. "The latinos... HAVE MUTATED! And they're heating up the planet *dances*"
  • Any scene in 300 with Queen Gorgo to anyone familiar with a certain famous British monster movie. She was a real person, but that doesn't make it any less funny.
    • There were also the over-the-top attempts to make the Persians look evil. Uber Immortal and Fat Executioner get a pass for being freakin' awesome, though.
    • "THIS. IS. SPARTA!" Go back to BRIAN BLESSED classes, Gerard.
    • The decapitation scene of that random Persian General. His head just flew in the air with clenched teeth. Funny as hell.
    • Extra points go to the scene when that bloke's son gets his head cut off in the most ridiculous manner possible, especially because it completely inverts the High-Pressure Blood trope used throughout the movie. Not a drop comes out. Also extra points to all the scenes with the hunchback.
    • When Xerxes loses it in during his conversation with Leonidas, when he's shaking and has his mouth all clenched up — he's supposed to look angry, but it looks more like he's about to burst into tears.
    • Can we talk about when Gorgo kills Theron, please? His purse spills open, revealing Persian gold to the assembled elders. One of them picks it up and says "Traitor." The rest all start yelling, "Traitor! Traitor! TRAITOR!" Not only is it silly on its own, but it's also Narmtastic because they're all very old men. It seems as if they're all senile and would shout any phrase with equal fervor if they heard someone else say it. "TAPIOCA! TAPIOCA!"
      • Oh, you git, that wrecks the scene!
    • The overuse of slow motion. Is Dillios telling them, "okay, now imagine some guy throwing a spear in slow motion"?
      • The epic sex scene that's so epic that it HAS to be in slow-motion. SLOW MOTION EPIC SEX.
      • Lena Headey's tits bouncing in SLOW MOTION!
    • The zombie-ninja Immortals are so narmy that they reach the Narm Charm level.
  • Don't see 9 with anyone who doesn't get Greek funerals. Just... don't. It's cruel.

    A 
  • In the film adaptation of the short story A & P by John Updike, Sean Hayes says the line "Fiddle-de doo" as a dismissal of his manager telling him he's making a mistake in quitting. The original version has him mumbling that in utter confusion; it was supposed to be sort of embarrassing and silly. In the film, Sean Hayes says it totally seriously, as if it was "Shut the fuck up." Fiddle-de-doo.
  • One of the most should-have-been-tense moments in the regrettable movie The Abyss is when, during a hurricane, the crane connecting the surface rig with an underwater lab breaks off. The drama is somewhat lost when the Captain frantically reports to the divers, "THE! CRANE! THE! CRANE! IS COMING! DOWN! AND IT'S ON! ITS WAY! TO! YOU!"
    • Also from The Abyss is a whole scene in which the hero desperately tries to save a female character who seems to have drowned. He pummels her chest repeatedly before yelling, "SHE HAS A STRONG HEART! SHE WANTS TO LIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!" Unsurprisingly, this causes her to wake up. There is much relief on the ship. It's meant to be the darkest scene in the movie, but the catharsis hit a little early...
  • Hugo Weaving's character in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert dresses in stereotypically "straight" clothes for the journey home with his son. He looks much more ridiculous than in his normal street clothes. It detracts from the angst of him re-closeting himself.
  • After Earth
    • A villainous creature in the film is called an Ursa (which means "bear"). For those who haven't seen the film yet but read reviews or to those that know the meaning of ursa, the name could make some believe that Will and Jaden are up against an alien space bear.
    • Also, Cypher Raige. Really. Like Revengeance, that's either awesomely stupid or stupidly awesome.
    • The final quest very much plays out like trying to find a signal for a cellphone, especially with Kitai checking for a connection every few feet.
    • Kitai's dream on the raft, which ends with a horror movie-style reveal of his sister's mangled corpse, might seem like something out of a different movie.
    • "No, Dad!" It probably would've sounded better without Jayden Smith's voice cracking.
  • The entirety of an Egyptian film called Ahlam Omrena, Dreams of Our Lives. The DVD box cover claims it to be romance, comedy, drama, and action all in one. The opening of the film has a Meet Cute scene of the two leads, when suddenly "Khalid, your horse is giving birth!" Cue dramatic music, the rush to help birth a pony, and a ruined chance meeting. It doesn't get any better than that, or does it...?
  • Surely almost all of Oliver Stone's Alexander. It's hard enough to take Irish Macedonians seriously without taking Alexander's crazy wig changes into account, or that hideous love scene with Roxane (including, maybe especially, the little scene with Hephaistion immediately before)
    "You lawv kheem?" "He is Hephaistion."
    • The Macedonians were supposed to have Irish accents, as this was an artistic device to emphasise the cultural differences between the Macedonians and the Greeks, who considered the latter to be more rough and primitive. The problem is that, aside from the Macedonians, no one else has a consistent accent; see most of the Persians, for example, or Angelina Jolie's very Egyptian-tinted Queen Olympias.
    • Colin Farrell's performance swings back and forth between extremes, one being hyper-manly Large Ham and the other being a cripplingly wimpy mama's boy, with hilarious facial expressions and even more hilarious hair. Come to think of it, his hair deserves this entry.
  • Alien: Resurrection features this scene near the end of the movie:
    "WHAT'S BURNING?"
    "US!"
    "SHIT, YOU'RE! RIGHT!"
    (Both visibly inhale, then scream).
  • An early scene in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem has a father and son (out hunting) come upon a crashed Predator ship containing deadly facehuggers. One of them follows the pair; the father shoots it, causing acid blood to spill on his arm. The son hides behind a rock and watches as his father groans like he just ate a bad bowl of chili while his arm melts off.
    • Only rivaled in hilarity by most of the sequences afterwards, including a scene in which the main character (a once-convicted felon) says to his assembled motley crew after most of Gunnison, Colorado is taken over:
      "People are dying. We need guns!"
    • That, or the pizza delivery boy going crazy and shooting at a Predator.
    • Near the end of the movie, the main character's obligatory annoying, moronic, unlikable love interest runs away from the group and is accidentally impaled on one of the Predator's stray weapons.
      "That's not possible! The government doesn't lie!"
  • From The Amazing Spider-Man:
    • The crane scene has been called the cheesiest and most laughable moment of any Spider-Man films. Topped off with the spotlights forming a video game-style Puzzle Pan, minus the puzzle. Peter couldn't figure it out on his own?
    • "Go to sleep, Aunt May!"
    • "Your boyfriend is a man of many masks!" Well, at least it wasn't "Your boyfriend's a bit of a swinger..."
    • Chocolate milk killed Uncle Ben. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • In the movie An American Crime, based on the real life torture murder of a girl named Sylvia Likens, there is a scene that didn't occur in Real Life, in which she finally manages to escape the house, but her sister Jenny is left behind. She is driven, by the guy who helped her, to her parents' home, and tells them what happened. They drive her back to Gertrude Baniszewski's house, and she walks in to bring Jenny out, only to find her own dead body on the floor. The Sylvia that escaped then vanishes, showing that her escape was a dying dream, a wish of what she wanted to see happen. What makes it ridiculous, sadly, is that Sylvia says "I have to do this" to her parents before walking back into the place where she had been tortured and beaten for months. Who the hell would do that? Talk about a random blunder thrown into an otherwise accurate, good recreation of this infamous tragedy. Even if it was only a dream, it was stupid.
  • The Amityville Horror (1979): "AHHH! SHE WAS SHOT IN THE HEEEEAD!"
  • The Québec thriller Angle mort has an infamous scene where one of the main characters searches the corpse of a police officer to find a pair of keys and fails to find them, after which the other main character loudly screams "CHECK DANS SES POCHES!" ("Check his pockets!"). The moment became so infamous in Québec media that the scriptwriter of the film appeared on a News Parody show to reiterate that the production company extensively rewrote his script without his permission and that his version did not feature the infamous line, even bringing a physical copy of said script to prove it.
  • While walking home and singing "Tomorrow", Annie has a number of Imagine Spots of other pedestrians having fun with their kids while they're really doing mundane tasks. One man who appears to be tossing his toddler up and down is revealed to be doing this with a bucket of water for some reason.
  • The vintage school scare film Another Man's Family, is about fire safety presented through the tragic story of a typical American family. It's a gem of a film featuring a creepy ginger child, a couple of walking Darwin awards for parents and several Family Unfriendly Aesops (no bunk beds or your children will die from smoke inhalation; don't leave the dog outside or he won't be able to wake you up in case of fire). The film is crowned with a sad walk through the burnt shell of the house and a description of how everyone did the wrong thing. Then, the family dog, left outside at night (and whose barking alerted neighbors but somehow not the family) carries the doll of the little girl he worshiped through the charred house and lays down on the grass. The dog then hears the sounds of the last time he played with the little girl, and your heart about breaks. Until the dog starts crying. Remember that old Native American from the anti-littering commercials? Oh yeah, Narm at its best.
  • The use of "Ride of the Valkyries" in Apocalypse Now under the bombing of the village, while appropriate, has been known to get laughs. "Ride of the Valkyries" is all there is to know about Apocalypse Now, and Coppola had Col. Kilgore choose that song for a reason (not that it worked as they intended). Because parodies of this have run rampant over the years, it's likely viewers will have seen them long before the movie, furthering the narminess.
  • Although the Filipino film "Apoy sa Dibdib ng Samar" is a flop, it is memorable for just one line delivered ridiculously by Mark Lapid: “Oo, inaamin ko, saging lang kami. Pero maghanap ka ng puno sa buong Pilipinas, saging lang ang may puso! Saging lang ang may puso!”note  The lonely music isn't fitting. It has even spawned a remix. If you want to see the clip, go to this link.
  • Armageddon: Grace and A.J. are pawing each other like horny teenagers after prom and A.J. tucks an animal cracker into her panties, then we get one of the most hilariously godawful dialogue exchanges in movie history:
    Grace: Baby, do you think it's possible that anyone else in the world is doing this very same thing at this very same moment?
    A.J.: I hope so, otherwise, what the hell are we trying to save? (A.J. then sucks Grace's ribs up her neck)
  • Pretty much ALL of Australia, largely due to a frankly eye-watering script.
    • "Drove 'em home, drover."
    • "I mix with dingoes, not duchesses."
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    B 
  • Back to the Future
    • Back to the Future Part II has Marty's reaction to seeing his father's grave in the alternate 1985 (possible YMMV):
      "No! OH PLEASE, GOD, NO!"
      • BTTF Part 2 had Alternate-Biff, the ripple effect brought in the ham in droves.
        Marty: First tell me how, where, and when you got that book.
        Biff: All right, take a seat.
        [Marty doesn't sit]
        Biff: I said, SIDDOWN!
    • Back to the Future Part III originally had a scene before Marty's showdown with Buford Tannen where Buford kills Marshal Strickland. It was deleted because Robert Zemeckis felt it made audiences so unsympathetic to Buford that they would want him to be killed by Marty. The part with Strickland's son plaintively crying out "PAWWWWWW!" after his father is shot is (would have been?) dripping with Narm.
  • Bad Girls has this infamous line:
    "We sold our bodies; why can't we sell some wood?"
  • The Harvey Keitel film Bad Lieutenant has a sequence where a nun is raped by two men. The initial shot of the assault is all right, but someone on the production crew thought a cut to Jesus screaming on the cross would make the scene more horrifying. It turned out to be so on-the-nose that it became Narm.
  • The Ritchie Valens biopic La Bamba ends with Ritchie's brother Bob (Esai Morales), after Ritchie's death, walking to the middle of a bridge, then crying out to the heavens "RRRIIIIIITCHIIIIEEEEE!!!"
  • Ginger Rogers' recital of "Le Marseillaise" in The Barkleys of Broadway. Ginger snarls and shrieks her lines like a bad-tempered cat, yet still draws a standing ovation from the audience in the movie.
  • Barton Fink: "LOOK UPON MEEEE! I'LL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND! I'LL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND!" Maybe it was meant to be symbolic and gruesome; but out of context, seeing John Goodman running down a flaming hallway with a shotgun screaming that... Darn YouTube...
  • Basic Instinct 2. During his sex scenes, David Morrissey always looks like he's about three seconds away from tossing his lunch. You almost expect him to ask Sharon Stone if she has any Dramamine.
  • Batman
  • Battle: Los Angeles has a couple that happen almost back to back:
    • The first comes when Aaron Eckhart is trying to console a small child. He tells him, in his overwrought Sergeant Rock voice, that he needs him "to be his little Marine". Instead of a Heartwarming Moment, we get a corny slogan with shaky pedophilic undertones.
    • Right after that, he has to deal with a Marine who hates his guts because he got his brother killed in action. Eckhart proceeds to rattle of a The Dead Have Names list to demonstrate that he still feels regret for every man lost under his command. Okay, not bad. But then he utterly destroys any semblance of emotional stock he gained by saying "But none of that matters now." I guess he was trying to make the point that they needed to focus on the task at hand rather than dwell on the past, but it comes off as "Okay people, we got the emotional side-story out of the way now. Let's get back to the 'splosions!"
  • Shuya's question to Oki when he has a hatchet buried into his skull in Battle Royale.
    • "Are you okay?"
  • The best part of Beautiful Creatures involves Emma Thompson hamming it up with a Southern accent.
    "YOU MUST BE CLAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMED!"
  • Ewan McGregor's attempt at a French accent in Beauty and the Beast (2017) would make John Cleese jealous with how outrageous it sounds.
  • Dr. Varnick, the villain of Beethoven, has a number of narmy lines. "I need PUPPIES!"
  • Beowulf:
    • Beowulf fights the monster Grendel completely naked, resulting in a game of Scenery Censor.
    • The face of Beowulf's grizzled, white-haired actor was digitally pasted on to a much younger body.
    • Beowulf burst out of a sea monster's eye screaming "BEEEEOOOOWUUUUULF"!
      Michael J. Nelson: Hey, you guys; if I ever burst through the eye of a giant sea monster, I promise to have a better line ready than "MIIIIIIIKE!"
  • During the big football scene in The Best Of Times, the band starts playing "The Liberty Bell March". This is not a smart thing to do in a movie in a post-Monty Python's Flying Circus world if you want people to take it seriously.
  • Big Fish: A film directed by Tim Burton about a man who goes on a bunch of amazing, and sometimes supernatural adventures during his younger years. Now old and near death, the man's incredulous son tries to reconcile him by telling him a story of how he dies. In the alternate dream version, he takes his father out of the hospital and after that escape he takes him to the lake. Everything in that scene is extremely emotional, until the end. Before saying goodbye, Will finally tells his father:
    "You become what you always were... a very big fish".
    • This is actually an ironic subversion as Ed had always grounded his stories, many of which featured the fish in different forms, in reality of what had happened to him but had always exaggerated. Through this final absurd use of the metaphor his son gets on his wavelength, acknowledging the mundane yet admirable reality behind the man. Still doesn't make the line any less silly said out loud, though, especially with the flat, wooden way the actor delivers the line and the music swells as if to say, "SEE?! DO YOU GET IT?!".
  • The film adaptation of Billion Dollar Brain, particularly in the second half. Leo's death by gunfire is a glaringly obvious application of tomato sauce. The "General"'s convoy, en route to attack Latvia, is shot at over a frozen lake, causing the ice to break and all the vehicles and the soldiers in them to sink. At the very end, the eggs containing the bio-weapons are switched by Harry Palmer, with his superior finding instead a clutch of hatched chicks.
  • In BIONICLE: Mask of Light, when Takua becomes Takanuva, he says "I am Takanuva, Toa of Light" in a hilariously girlish voice.
    • And later, to a lesser degree, when Turaga Vakama says "Let us now awaken the Great Spinach Spirit."
  • In The Black Dahlia, the resemblance between the characters Madeleine Linscott and Elizabeth Short is a plot point. But their respective actresses, sharp-faced, full-lipped Hilary Swank and waifish, wide-eyed Mia Kirshner, aside from both being attractive young brunettes, look NOTHING alike. Another character's exclamation of "She looks like that dead girl!" has been known to shock audiences into confused laughter.
  • Blade Trilogy:
    • The ending of the first Blade made it look like they ran dry of their special effects budget. The head explosion when the Dragon Lady was sprayed by the garlic mace looked like a balloon popped. The Big Bad's death looked animated. And the vampire spirits looked so badly CGI'd it ruins the seriousness of it.
    • Blade, in Blade II, when baiting Ron Perlman and his Blood Pack buddies: "Now you got an explosive device stuck to the back of your head!" Possibly meant only to be semi-serious, but should not have generated the widespread paroxysms of laughter that it did.
    • Pretty much everything in Blade: Trinity's unrated version. Ryan Reynolds and the vampire trio that resurrect Dracula are the narmiest things in the whole franchise. They all hate each other so much, that they come up with the worst combinations of swear words and normal words ever to fling at each other as insults. On top of that, the vampire trio seems so immature and utterly nonthreatening, they come off more like spoiled douchebags than evil villains.
  • Blade Runner: It was supposed to be terrifying, but Roy Batty chasing after Deckard, howling like a wolf, and smashing his head through walls like a cartoon character? Amusing.
    • The dying Pris thrashing on her back as if she's throwing a temper tantrum. Even between viewings, this scene doesn't necessarily age well.
      • It does not help that the female stunt actress was too exhausted to do the preceding scenes and they had to get a MAN to do it, attentive viewers noticed. Or the makeup this character wore.
      • This becomes hilarious after watching Daryl Hannah do something similar in Kill Bill Vol. 2.
  • Kim Basinger followed up her Oscar-winning performance in L.A. Confidential with the flop Bless the Child three years later. Bless the Child (which is based on a book of the same name) tried very hard to be a supernatural horror film with heavy religious overtones (in the vein of The Omen), but it failed on every single levelnote . It has too many empty plot holesnote , awkward dialoguenote , dodgy special effectsnote , and glaring continuity errorsnote  to count. And it quickly turned into a clichednote , predictable, over-the-top unintentional comedy.note 
  • BloodRayne has many, as expected from an Uwe Boll film. Melodramatic, Strangled by the Red String ending? Michelle Rodriguez and her horrid English accent? The comical gratuitous sex scene? Billy Zane wearing roadkill on his head? Michael Madsen? The list goes on.
  • Blue Velvet: "Why are there people like Frank in the world?" Speaking of whom, the character of Frank Booth cannot possibly be taken seriously in any way, shape, or form, despite the the film doing its damnedest to make him look scary. Once you realize he's effectively the original Tourette's Guy, he becomes comic relief through and through.
  • The scene in The Bone Collector in which Jack Rubin and his wife are abducted by the killer worked, up until Jack attempts to open his door and gets his hand pricked on a hidden needle. His response is to utter "Son of a bitch!" in the same tone of voice one would use upon returning home to discover their cat had knocked over the Christmas tree.
  • The Boondock Saints, where Willem Dafoe's FBI investigator character just whips out his gun and yells, "There was a FIREFIIIIIIIGHT!" Possibly also the bit where he dresses in drag...
  • Born on the Fourth of July. It's hard to shed a tear over Ron's frustration and despair when Tom Cruise is yelling "PENIS PENIS PENIS!" for nearly a minute straight. Also, the wheelchair fight between him and Willem Dafoe (though that may well have been deliberately absurd).
  • The Boy Next Door: J-Lo is given a first edition of The Iliad by the titular boy. More than one critic has pointed out the almost awe-inspiring silliness of this.
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula. For some great Narm, how about specifically from the One himself? Keanu Reeves attempts a British accent at first; it's shaky at best. But he stops trying halfway through the film. Just listen as he says "It is the man himself. Look, he's gotten younger!" COMPLETELY like Ted "Theodore" Logan.
    • Dracula: "NOOOOO! I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH!"
  • There's a scene in The Breakfast Club where Bender and Andrew get into an argument. Andrew says something about how he would win a fight between them, and Bender says something like 'Actually, I'd kill you' and Andrew's like 'Yeah, right' but Bender takes out a knife and sticks it into the top of a chair. Obviously it's meant to be a serious scene, but it's ruined by Allison leaning over and stealing the knife.
  • There was a made-for-TV adaptation of Bridge to Terabithia back in the 1980s. The director gave the lead role to his son, who, it turns out, couldn't act.
  • From Breeders, we have this.
  • Brokeback Mountain's "I wish I knew how to quit you!" anyone? I just can't take Jake Gyllenhaal with a pornstache seriously.
  • In Brother Bear, Phil Collins' song being played while Kenai tells Koda that he killed his mother.
    • A Deleted Scene averts this with Kenai telling the entire story to Koda without any songs getting in the way.
  • The scenery literally fell apart when Tobey Maguire starts wrecking the kitchen in Brothers. See it here. (1:07 onwards)
    • YOU KNOW WHAT I DID!!!!????
  • The ending of Buried could be seen as this. Especially the line "I'm sorry Paul. I'm so sorry...". YMMV, of course.
  • The ButterCream Gang: The entire movie. Go here for some especially narmy highlights.

    C 
  • The first murder scene in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Impromptu Cesare-initiated tickle fight!
  • The Canadian Drug Test, an old and dated movie, is supposed to be a jarring exposé of the dangers of substance abuse along with a quiz to see how likely you are to use drugs. However, some students couldn't help but snicker at lines such as "Billy and Jimmy were supposed to go to a party that night, BUT THEY NEVER CAME BACK!" as well as the organ music and ominous chanting that played in the background of some scenes.
    • During the quiz segments, the utter straightforwardness of some questions (such as "do you smoke marijuana?") can be laughable because they assume utterly straightforward answers.
  • Captain America:
    "Congratulations. HEIL HITLER!" [bang]
  • Catwoman: The entire movie. Just try not to laugh at some of the "dramatic" scenes.
    • The film tries to be about female empowerment while being incredibly sexist.
  • Longtime fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are well-aware of just how notoriously brimming with NARM Miles O'Keefe's The Cave Dwellers is. The three protagonists encounter "snakes that growl". The setting of the film jumps around from scene to scene. A dramatic long shot of the hero riding his horse off into the sunset is ruined by tire tracks in the background. The same hero inexplicably FLIES A HANG GLIDER. Perhaps it is no surprise, then, that Miles O'Keefe himself saw the mockery of his film and found it so funny that he asked for a copy in the mail.
  • Kim Basinger's performance in Cellular will likely make you wonder how in the world she could be an Oscar winner in the first place. In it, Basinger plays a kidnapped high school biology teacher whose only chance of survival is calling the aid of a total stranger (played by Chris Evans) and his trusty Nokia 6600 phone. For one thing, Basinger, especially during her scenes with bad guy Jason Statham, is so ridiculously over dramatic with her awful whimpers and nervous stuttering. Not only that, but her performance as a whole was widely inconsistent, as if Depending on the Writer. What doesn't gel about Basinger's character is the shrieking over-reaction to violence together with the calm reconstruction of a telephone; the totally girly fight she puts up followed by an accurate slashing of an artery and the then almost nonchalant explanation of the damage she had done to him and how much blood he was going to lose. Even when Basinger is first trying to convince Chris Evans that she had been kidnapped she sounds so bored and uninterested. Her role in general seemed to be short of lines in some places but overdone in others. And what we ultimately got from Basinger was a decidedly shrill, overly-earnest and sometimes deathly wooden acting job.
  • Behold, the trailer for Chain Letter, one of the most ridiculous horror movies ever made. If the cheesy narrator doesn't get you, the acting will.
  • The Child's Play series: Hilariously, when Brad Dourif is onscreen dressed up as Charles Lee Ray, he looks like a Tommy Wiseau cosplayer. Even more hilariously it's completely unintentional on the films' part given that first movie was released fifteen years before The Room.
  • The scene with the bear in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: The heroes, travelling in the wilderness, pass by a bear. Lucy, the youngest of the children, runs towards it, saying stuff like "what's your name"; the bear, quite understandably runs towards her, roaring. After she is saved in the last moment by her dwarf friend, she exclaims, "I don't think it could talk at all!" Instant Narm. The point is that she's used to meeting talking, sentient animals in Narnia; but the scene makes it look like the girl is completely insane.
    • The accents — especially the Telmarine accents.
    • Sopespian looked like a bearded Saddam Hussein right after he was captured.
    • That one scene where some of Miraz's soldiers find Caspian in the forest with Nikabrik and Trufflehunter? The sudden realization and pan on Caspian's face to see his dumbfounded reaction (dundunDUN) was so unnecessary and so funny. And man, he was quick to use the horn!
    • Any time Prunaprisma did her "anguished" screams.
    • The scene where the cast is planning to go to war, and a very large and (probably) stupid bear calls, "For Aslan." It doesn't seem narmy unless you listen to him say it; his voice sounds like Mr Ed's, only with audible stupidity.
    • The scene where the Telmarine soldiers are marching onto the field in front of Aslan's Howe. Row after row of carefully disciplined soldiers—wearing Greek theatre masks.
    • There's also a scene early on in the film, when Caspian is leaving his castle, where he walks down a flight of stairs. Totally uninteresting scene, except that he almost dances.
    • Any time Peter opens his mouth. William Moseley hit puberty a decade late.
  • Although the first Chronicles of Narnia movie is good, there are some Narmy scenes that probably weren't meant to be funny. For instance, when Peter holds up the sword awkwardly and says, "We have come to see Aslan". Peter's awkwardness before and after he meets Aslan was probably the point, but it's so obvious that it's amusing.
    • Peter during the final battle in the first movie bellows "FOR NAAAARNIAAAA!" and brandishes his sword menacingly... while sitting atop a unicorn.
  • The third Chronicles of Narnia flick, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, was overall very good, but near the end of the film Narm hit what should have been a serious and suspenseful scene. The crazy old lord that they just saved from the island warns them not to "reveal their fears," the implication being that whatever they fear will become real. Immediately after this warning, Edmund apologizes and tells them that he couldn't help it as they all rush to the side of the boat to see what hideous fate lies in store. Anyone who watched this part and didn't expect the Staypuft Marshmallow Man to come rising up from the deep has not seen Ghostbusters (1984)...
  • Count how many times Riddick takes his goggles off in dramatic moments in The Chronicles of Riddick. It's nearly impossible not to start giggling after a while. The odd part is, in Pitch Black, it's revealed that his night vision makes his eyes sensitive to light so he needs the goggles. In the sequel, this weakness is apparently gone since he whips them off every other scene, including one in which he gazes at explosions.
  • Clash of the Titans. Its increased darkness and edginess somehow makes it even cheesier than the original.
    • The earliest example is the scene where, immediately after shouting underwater to his drowning family ("Nooooo!" "Gooooo!"), Perseus ends up lying on a piece of flotsam, screaming inarticulately.
    • When Perseus said to his men, in regards to Medusa: "Don't look that bitch in the eye."
    • The line "Soldiers from Argos!" (as well as any subsequent reference to Argos) is hilarious if you live in the UK, where Argos is the name of a general goods retailer.
  • The A Clockwork Orange gang fight scene was a testament to the ultraviolence that Alex and the Droogs does on a daily basis. Unfortunately, thanks to changes in Standards and Practices and culture, it now falls under "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny. Films can get away with so much more graphic violence now than they did in The '70s, and do it so often, that the gang fight now seems, um, moderate.
    • Also, the look on the author's face when he realizes that Alex is the guy who raped his wife. Even the actor thought it was too much, and complained to Kubrick that "I look like I'm takin' a shit!"
  • Cloud Atlas:
    • Some of the makeup, especially in the "Neo Seoul" segments. Some of the attempts to change the actors' race end up looking extremely creepy. In spite of some very good instances of makeup, the attempts to change the races of several actors runs straight into Uncanny Valley and is highly distracting. There's some amount of contention between critics over whether it was intentional or not.
    • The way people talk in Zachry's era. Can also double as Narm Charm.
  • The subway scene in Cloverfield was dramatic until the monsters started sounding like someone strangling a duck.
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982)! The proverbial feast of a thousand Narms kicks off with the epically hammy opening narration, and continues with such gems as:
    • Conan "realizing his sense of worth" (Aka, stabbing a guy 47 times in the face).
    • Conan's philosophy of life (Da lamantation of da women!) The moderator's dismissal of one warrior's answer as "WRONG!" strongly reminds one of a BC-era The McLaughlin Group.
    • And Conan on the power of prayer.
    • The scene with the witch may be the funniest sex scene in cinematic history, but it probably wasn't intended that way.
    • The often-mocked scene where he punches a camel in the face (The camel actually died from the repeated takes).
    • Then there is Conan the Destroyer, offering exchanges like:
      • Conan: "I need you." Akiro: "I'm yours."
  • Contamination .7 (aka Troll 3) has an unfortunately hilarious rape scene in which the rapist repeats, "I'm gonna stick it to you" while bouncy synth music plays on the radio, and the girl shrieks, "Get off me, you pig!"
  • Cool as Ice is a motherlode of narm.
    • "Drop that zero and get with da hero!"
    • "I'm gonna drop some funkeh lyrics!"
    • "I could have it done by... tomorrow!" "TOMORRAH?!"
    • The scene where the two crooks track Cathy... by following about three feet behind her, on a darkened and deserted street, with their lights on. Also, the scene where one of them tries to catch her little brother.
    • The bike jump.
  • Dr. Conrad Zimsky's rant in The Core.
    Oh, come on, you're a bunch of suicidal morons! What are you, crazy? Plan C? Restart the core "somehow"? Oh, that's a great idea! That's a brilliant idea! I can't believe I'm stuck in this floating septic tank with you lunatics! You may have nothing to lose. You may have nothing to lose! You may have nothing to lose, but I have my life to lose thank you very much while you're up! Now turn it around! He told us to go back and we're going back! Why? You want to be a hero? You want to be a martyr? What do you want to be? You're out of your mind! Thank you! Turn it around!
  • The Covenant has the Big Bad trying to look intimidating by quoting Little Miss Muffet.
    • The movie's climactic battle scene where the Big Bad levitates from the balcony, arms outspread, and intones, "How 'bout I make you... my wi-otch."
  • Crash. This movie, with its over-the-top acting and unrealistic scenarios, felt like a two-hour-long after-school special.
    • Come on, guys! Didn't we all learn very important lessons from that movie? Like, falling down a staircase will cure you of racist feelings?
    • This movie is so full of Narm, it's even in a scene in which a little girl almost gets shot. Slow motion, muted Big "NO!", close-ups, One-Woman Wail... all combined for one of the most narmtastic scenes in recent history.
      • I have a magic spot on me where I am bulletproof.
  • The Crazies. Not the film itself, but the title: "the crazies" is the common name for a particularly goofy kind of cat behavior. If you're a cat owner, the film's title doesn't bring to mind people going on crazed killing sprees so much as it does people bouncing off walls and chasing balls of paper.
  • The Creeping Terror was presumably meant to be dramatic and scary, but when the monster is so slow that victims have to literally crawl into its mouth it loses some impact
  • In Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the fight scene during which everyone stops for a moment to declare their beef with Jade Fox is somewhat comical.
  • The Crucible has John Proctor, who signs a confession but refuses to put it on the church door. Why? In his own words:
    "IT IS MY NAAAAAAAMMMMEEEE!"
    • It gets worse when you see theatrical productions. In one such production, the actor playing Proctor delivers the line: "I have given you my soul, leave me my name" in such a way that it's obvious he's trying to remain strong, but giving in to sorrow at the same time. Very understated, very powerful. Three-time Oscar-winner and all-around master thespian Daniel Day-Lewis just screams "Leave. Me. My. NAAAAAAAAAAME!" like a kid having a tantrum.
    • "I say GOD IS DEAAAAAAAD!!!"
    • "I Have KNOWN Her!!!" In spite of what he means, this line has become a meme in more than a few High Schools where the film is showed.
      • All of these examples were Grade A Imported Narm, imported from the play. It doesn't help that Daniel Day-Lewis is the one reading it.
    • The fact that the movie ends with John and two other characters being hanged mid-prayer causes some viewers to burst out laughing.
  • Cthulhu Mansion (which actually has very little to do with Cthulhu) has a would-be dramatic scene at a carnival where Chris gets shot in the leg. When we cut to security guards rushing to the scene, we also see Chris' actor casually stroll past the guards in the opposite direction, still wearing the exact outfit he just got shot in: Either the film-makers reused footage from a deleted scene the actor was supposed to be in without noticing such a blatant continuity error, or they just were that low on extras. Either way, it's especially funny because immediately before this happens, he has the line "I don't think I can walk!". See the video clip accompanying this review.
  • In Curse of the Golden Flower, after the Reveal-Bomb that Chan and Wan are half-siblings and have been having an affair (whoops), we have the scene of the horrified and BSODing Chan running screaming through the courtyard. Her jiggling breasts didn't help.
  • In Cyberbully (2011), main character Taylor Hillridge tries to kill herself by overdosing. However, due to a combination of over the top ridiculousness, bad acting and cheesy music, what was originally supposed to evoke heart wrenching emotions turned out to be quite hilarious. See for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fStdkvn4tnw
    • "UR a liar Lindsay"
  • This photoplasty contest from Cracked points out a few.

    D 
  • You wouldn't think this would be possible when depicting a 9/11 victim, but DC/9/11: A Time Of Crisis manages to. One of the survivors is supposed to have horrible burns on her face, but it's obviously just red lipstick or the like smeared on her face.
  • The scene in Dante's Peak where Charles Hallahan's character dies. It could have been a relatively decent scene (remember what happened when Hallahan died in The Thing (1982)?) were it not for the unwise placement of The Wilhelm Scream... For clarification: the shot in which we see him die is a distance shot, and he is standing on top of his car in the middle of a traffic jam as the volcanic river heads his way. You can have no sound but the rolling volcanic river, or you can have everyone in the area scream; but if you have just the character we know screaming over the rumble of the volcanic river — that is lungpower!
  • In Daredevil, the scene where Bullseye is introduced. Flinging the darts without missing (or looking, for that matter) was kinda cool. But when he decides to reveal his trademark forehead, just the look on his face... it's hilarious. And not in a good way.
    • Speaking of Bullseye, the scene where he stands up on his motorcycle. Yes, Colin Farrell, we get it. You think you're a badass. Go away.
    • He... Made me... MISS.
    • Daredevil standing out in the rain and thunder saying "I'm not the bad guy".
    • A big complaint is that the acrobatics are hard to take seriously thanks to the obvious special effects, the most cited being Daredevil somehow leaping off the top of a skyscraper, falling several floors, and landing on a window cleaner's platform... Somehow not breaking his legs in the process.
  • Dark Prince: True Story of Dracula is entertaining and moderately accurate to, well, the True Story of Dracula, even if it does involve a stubbly Rudolf Martin in a lot of black leather- but the heavy hammer of Narm slams down hard on an otherwise dramatic scene. Vlad Dracul, previously established as brutal but well intentioned and a loving husband, watches his wife leap to her death, and responds by shouting her name. With Anakin-esque intensity and the previously upheld attempts at accurate accent... well, narrrrrm...
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    • The movie features a cop running as far away from the entrance to the roof of the mall as possible in order to allow the other survivor to escape by helicopter. He hunkers down in an office, puts his gun under his chin, prepares to die... then changes his mind, karate kicks a zombie in the chest, and proceeds to cover the entire mall in seconds to get to the chopper before it takes off, all while what sounds like an incredibly bad rip-off of the theme from the A-Team plays.
    • There's also the raid on the ghetto apartment, where a cop kicks in a door and fires his shotgun at what's supposed to be someone's head but turns out to be a balloon. You even see the remains of the balloon go drifting across the camera.
  • Captain Rhodes' death from Day of the Dead (1985). "CHOKE ON 'EM!" Indeed...
  • Tagline on the poster for The Day of the Dolphin neatly summarizes the plot of the film. Too bad it also makes the plot seem something out of a comedy sketch.
  • In the Disaster Movie Daylight, Sylvester Stallone's character tries to rescue a guy named George who is pinned under a truck at the bottom of a pit filling with water. Stallone manages to find a rubber tube, which he puts in the almost unconscious George's mouth to buy him more time... then undermines the tension by screaming the words "Come on George, BREATHE! BREATHE! IN AND OUT! IIIIIIN AND OOOOOUUUT!" in a way that makes you wonder if he was having a flashback to his short lived porno career. Unsurprisingly, Stallone was nominated for a Razzie for that movie. (He "lost" to Tom Arnold and Pauly Shore).
  • The 80s horror flick Deadly Friend features one of the most unintentionally hilarious death scenes ever: DEATH BY BASKETBALL.
  • The scene in Dead Poets Society where Mr. Perry finds his son Neil, who has shot himself with his father's gun is made rather ridiculous by the camera turning to slow-mo (the only special effect in the entire movie!), making Mr. Perry's "Noooooooo!" just stupid. It doesn't help that Mr. Perry is played by the dad of That '70s Show, one almost expects him to scream "YOU DUMBASS!" instead of a Big "NO!".
    • Also in that movie, possibly the scene in which one of the characters breaks down crying from Neil's death. It doesn't help that another character shoves snow into his mouth at this moment (though he did just throw up).
  • Unless you're scared by dolls/puppets, Dead Silence will be a wonderful Narmfest. The cherry on the top is the part about Edward being turned into a ventriloquist doll, especially the scene with his back hollowed to make room for the wooden shaft.
  • The Dead Zone: The ICE!!!!! is gonna BREAK!!!!!!!!!
  • Deadfall. Nic Cage in that movie is the very DEFINITION of Narm. Which ends up working somewhat in the movie's favor, because without the gigantic tanker-load of overacting Cage brings in the movie would have been flat-out trash instead of enjoyably bad. See for yourself.
    "HOTHEAD!? I'LL SHOW YOU A FUCKING HOTHEAD! I'LL SHOW YOU A FUCKING HOTHEAD!!! ARGHARARARARARA!!! ARGHIBRUDIRRBIRASSHOLE!!!!!"
    • Keep in mind that while Cage's character is incoherently yapping like a lunatic, the soundtrack is still desperately trying to sell it as a tense, dramatic moment.
  • The 1977 B-movie Death Bed: The Bed That Eats is for the most part a borefest, but has a few moments of truly fantastic narm.
    • After claiming one of its victims, the bed lets out a low moan, and then consumes the contents of her bag, including... wait for it... Pepto-freaking-Bismol.
    • The most boring scene in the movie is probably the one where a character drags herself from the bed, moaning repetitively and unconvincingly, for a whole two minutes and fifty seconds... until she gets lassoed by the bedsheet. Shades of Indiana Jones and the Balrog before those films were made...
    • One character late in the movie gets his hands skeletonized by the bed but remains quite composed throughout. His reaction when the tip of his finger falls off:
      "Great, the cartilage is decaying."
  • Samuel L. Jackson's epic speech from Deep Blue Sea that ends with total shark pwnage.
  • Devil:
    • That one line from the trailer.
    Tohorn onn de la-aights~~!
    • The demonstration of "jelly side down" toast. It's supposed to be a tense moment as the one security guard explains the presence of the devil. It's still a slow motion shot of jelly-on-toast falling.note 
  • The Dirty Harry franchise had its unintentionally funny moments.
    • In an early scene in The Enforcer, when a criminal gang demands a getaway car, Harry gets in his squad car and rams the shop front where the criminals are holed up, taking them utterly off guard. In a later scene, Harry is chasing an assassin on foot across rooftops, who accidentally falls through a roof window - right into a porn film shoot. Harry also uses a toilet plunger on an underworld figure's face to extract information from him.
    • In The Dead Pool, the celebrity killer attempts to blow up Harry Callahan's car with a modified RC car infused with C4. However, the attempt fails when some kid playing with his own RC car interferes with the bomb-car's radio frequency. Instead of waiting for another opportunity, the killer starts a downright hilarious RC car chase across San Francisco. It gets especially funny when it dawns on you that Harry's driving a massive 8-cylinder sedan and yet somehow has trouble outrunning a radio-controlled toy. That must have been a hell of a modification.
      • In addition, Johnny Squares' death was horrific until you notice he was flailing about in a particularly weird way. The poster taken by the killer does not help as it seems to indicate what happened in a slightly silly manner: "You check in. You die." Additionally, Squares was portrayed by Jim Carrey in one of his early roles, before going on to bigger and better things as a comedic Hollywood actor.
  • Almost every possible dramatic scene in District 9 is dampened by utterances of "Fowck!"
    • Somewhat justified in that he's using the Afrikaans word "fok," which means the same thing but is pronounced slightly differently.
    • The Reveal of Wikus' claw hand.
    • The part just before Wikus vomits and blacks out repeats the line "cut some cake!" in slo-mo, and it ends up sounding an awful lot like a bad Bill Cosby impersonation.
  • Disco Pigs (an indie Irish film) had Cillian Murphy, a twenty-four-year-old man, playing a sixteen-year-old boy at the heart of an obsessive romance that makes Bella and Edward look independent, when everyone else in the film either was much younger or looked much younger. The movie's overuse of slow mo didn't help. Just try to watch the scene where Murphy's character loses it in the men's room for fifteen bloody minutes without thinking, "Cheer up emo kid!" And slow-motion in the crying scenes... A veritable Narm goldmine!
  • Divergent:
    • Some reviewers of Divergent have pointed out that while Dauntless's habit of doing Le Parkour to board the overhead railway is clearly meant to embody how free spirited and brave they are, the movie makes them look more like the cast of Fame or West Side Story than army recruits. Mark Kermode in his BBC review also thought their jumpsuits looked "a bit Blake's 7", which may become Narm Charm for some viewers.
    • Tris's pained squealing in The Divergent Series: Insurgent during the trial in Candor.
  • The second half of this scene from Doctor Zhivago, where the character goes from sober to steaming drunk in twenty seconds flat and proceeds to chomp down on the scenery. Especially hilarious is the final line:
    "We're all made of the same clay you know. CLAY! CLAAY!"
    • His death also qualifies.
  • Doggy Poo:
    • The premise. It's a very melodramatic film about the protagonist learning to accept death and find his purpose in the world. Said protagonist is a dog turd.
    • The ending, in which the dog turd decides to become fertilizer for a sprout of dandelion. 1: The film insists that the dandelion will become a beautiful flower, even though dandelions are widely considered to be unwanted weeds. 2: It sounds like the doggy poo and the dandelion are talking about sex.
  • In Dogma, when Bethany learns that she's a descendant of Jesus. She responds by running away and falling into a lake and screaming to the heavens "WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU WANT?!?" It was supposed to be... dramatic, maybe, but it ends up as just silly. Probably due to the sudden Mood Whiplash.
    • Plus, she's majorly suffering from wet t-shirt at the time.
  • The 1931 Dracula has loads of Narm outside of Bela Lugosi (and even he's not fully safe from that either, due to his thick accent.) It'd be shorter to list the scenes that aren't Narm: some cuts of the movie have some extra sounds added, such as Renfield screaming while Dracula strangles him to death, and some extended groaning sounds when Dracula is staked at the end... off-screen.
  • Dracula Untold:
    • The notion of a vampire's clothes being part of him purely as a Hand Wave for why Dracula isn't nude when he turns back from bats to human.
    • The Sultan's entire army being blindfolded.
    • Vlad's wife waking up and saying a few final words after FALLING OFF OF A MOUNTAIN.
  • In Dragonslayer, the hero comes upon his old servant Hodge, who's mortally wounded. He says, "You know, somebody shot me. But I can still talk..." But the way he says it makes it a laugh line.
  • From Dungeons & Dragons: Ridley Freeborn's "NOOOOOOOOOO!" when Snails dies.
    • "You can run your ladyship. But... YOU CAN NEVER... RUN... FAR ENOUGH!"
      "You have the powah of the immooohtaals."
    • "The battle may be over... But not! The WARRRRRRRR!" *cue Jeremy Irons pretending to grow wings*
      • If the producers hadn't run out of money, then they could have included all the effects that would have helped the movie make a lick of sense. Then this could have been the evil wizard's One-Winged Angel act. It still would have been narmy, but at least there would have been real wings.
    • Bruce Payne's entire performance in that film is Narm. It's telling that he has a cult following online and is the only thing this film and its sequel In Name Only have in common. Note sure what "Cold Ham" is supposed to mean? Watch this guy.
      "POST brigades at every sewer entrance and exit. I want them found... nnnow."
    • It's interesting to note from Snails' death scene that Ridley is clearly an alumni of the William Shatner School of Acting. Compare his pain posture with Captain Kirk's whenever he gets zapped with an invisible alien pain laser: falls to his knees, elbows connected, palms open toward the sky, looking up with eyes closed as he gives a hammy scream. The Shatner would be so proud!
  • We've trudged through Deliver Us from Evil and have finally gotten to a surprisingly bad-ass exorcism, and the demon is asked its name. It's... "Jungler". With a name like that, that demon had to have constantly had its butt kicked on Hell's playground as a child.
    • Also, the demon's presence is indicated by the sudden out of nowhere playing of music from The Doors. Break On Through to the really unscary side.

    E 
  • Though Eagle Eye as a whole was generally okay, and this had nothing to do with the acting: the insane computer declares one of the characters a traitor and states, "and treason is punishable by death."
    • The reciting of the preamble.
    • The tension of the final scene is undermined when you realize that none of the children are playing their instruments, and would have to be musical prodigies to play them that well.
  • From An Education:
    "I'm not going to lose my virginity to a piece of fruit".
  • The Gus Van Sant movie Elephant had so much inherent drama and pathos built into its story that it would take an extra-special effort on the director's part to get any Narm out of it at all, but Van Sant pulled it off anyway. Simply put, this is the most laid-back school shooting ever depicted. Here are some highlights: A kid who had advance warning of the rampage simply stands outside the school and obliquely warns other students that "you don't wanna go in there." He doesn't explain why or ask anyone to call the police. One student peeks out into the hall, gets shot dead, and the other kids in his classroom -who heard the gunshot and see the blood- start flatly admonishing the dead boy to "stop foolin' around." Another one serenely strides the halls during a lengthy tracking shot, stops to help an extremely mellow girl calmly exit out a window, and then walks directly into the gunman's path and is blown away. Van Sant may have been trying to go for some kind of dramatic statement with all this, but it just comes off looking like no one in the school can muster the energy to actually give a shit whether or not they're violently murdered by their classmates.
  • The sex scene in Enemy at the Gates was intended to be steamy or moving, but Rachel Weisz's facial expressions... She looks less like she's thinking "You're an amazing lover" and more like "Oh shit, I think you just dislocated my pelvis." Then again, may have been intentional as an Aversion of Idealised Sex - they were having sex in a subway under a bombed-out city, with not much room for themselves, trying to not wake up another guy sleeping only a foot away.
  • Bruce Lee screaming and emoting in Enter the Dragon is hard to watch without at least grinning.
  • From 1981's Enter the Ninja, the best death scene ever.
  • The opening scene in Equilibrium when the Mona Lisa is burned. It had to be the best-known painting in the world to make sure even the Lowest Common Denominator would catch the "drama."
  • In Eragon, Galbatorix (who was not meant to be a character this early) and his servant, Durza, are seen numerous times in awkward Ho Yay situations, including Galbatorix shoving him up against a wall whilst whispering battle plans softly to him and getting touchy-feely.
    • Galbatorix was keeping his dragon beyond a big-ass cloth map the entire movie. It was meant to be hyper-dramatic.
      "I suffer without my stone!"
    • "We fight as ONE!" was meant to be a Moment of Awesome.
    • How about that gem near the end?
      "INTO THE SKY, TO LIVE OR TO DIE!!!"
    • The scene where Eragon wakes up after exhausting himself trying to save Saphira. Murtagh's face looks like he just played a priceless joke on Eragon.
      "Some friendships can never be replaced... but fortunately they don't have to be!"
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Elliott screaming when he first sees E.T. in the cornfield. The fact that it's shown from multiple camera angles adds to the effect.
  • Excalibur: A sex scene near the beginning would be extremely dramatic, portentous and erotic were it not for the fact that one of the participants is fully ARMOURED.
    • Nigel Terry's accent just adds to the narm.
    • Mordred's golden, face-covering armor makes him look like C-3PO.
    • The whole movie is Narm from beginning to end. Nicol Williamson's performance as Merlin leaves tooth-marks all over the scenery, making Merlin appear borderline insane. Probably the narmiest scene in the movie, aside from the whole banging-in-full-armor deal, comes from Patrick Stewart, of all people, fully reaching for the bacon as Leondegrance, attempting to pull the sword from the stone: "Give meeee the POWERRRRRRR!"
  • One of many mistakes in Exorcist II: The Heretic was revealing that the demon possessing Regan, unnamed in the first film, is the Babylonian god Pazuzu. This god was quite a terrifying figure; unfortunately, his name sounds silly when spoken aloud. And Richard Burton bellows it at the top of his lungs during a close up of his extremely sweaty face. It has been retconned that (in the universe where the movies take place) Pazuzu is what Africans call Satan. That doesn't make it sound any less silly.
    "I. AM. PAH-ZU-ZUUUUUUUU!"
    • The original preview screening of the film did cause the audience to erupt into laughter. The result was so bad that the studio immediately pulled the film and recut it. (It didn't help.)
      • Futurama made the name even sillier by using it for Professor Farnsworth's gargoyle.
      • And The Simpsons compounded on it in their parody of The Exorcist in Treehouse of Horror XXVIII, with Homer mistaking Pazuzu for "pizza." And then there's the Pazuzu Lullaby sung by a possessed Homer to Maggie.
    Homer (with red eyes signifying his demonic possession): Oh, when Pazuzu's eyes are glaring, it's time to go to bed. You'll see demon shadows fighting, but it's just inside your head. When Pazuzu's eyes are staring, then the moonlight will turn red, cuz Pazuzu's in your nightmares, until we all are deeeead. Sweet dreams, Maggie! Don't let the Beezlebubs bite!
    Sandra: "What's the matter with you?"
    Regan (in a rather matter-of-fact tone): "I was possessed by a demon."
    <Sandra's eyes widen to the size of dinner plates>
    Regan: "Oh, it's okay. He's gone!"

    F 
  • Face/Off: "I'm going to take his face... off."
    • Even Better: Archer screaming "DDDDIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!" while ramming Castor with a harpoon.
      • Making this even funnier is that the film suffers from a major case of Ending Fatigue, with the climactic fight between Castor and Archer going on much longer than you'd think. All this of course means that the audience is just as fed up as Archer with Castor's refusal to die by the time that line comes.
    • Most of Nicolas Cage's time as Castor Troy is full of this, especially that one face he makes when he grabs the girl's butt.
  • The religious film Facing the Giants features a scene where Coach Grant gives one member of the football team a lesson on motivation by making him crawl from one end of the field to another while carrying his classmate on his back. The number of times he yells at the player to keep going makes it hilarious instead of motivating.
    • Every single moment with the coach's wife. True, most of the cast had never acted before due to the low-budget, locally filmed nature of the movie, but most of them are at least trying. The wife, by contrast, seems like she just stepped out of Hee-Haw.
  • Even Cindy Crawford fans find the scene in Fair Game where she uses her feminine wiles to persuade the guy in the computer shop to let her use one of the terminals cringemaking; admittedly neither she nor the actor playing the shop assistant are helped by having to deliver dialogue like "I was hoping to demo your unit."
  • Fantastic Four (2005): In the second film, a military officer completely and utterly snubs Reed Richards and his ilk simply because Reed didn't play football in high school. This is not only a stupid idea in its own right, but it's obviously only added so Reed can mount not only an equally stupid, but also forced comeback that people are expected to relate to: At first it sounds like he's throwing his words back at him ("I stayed in and studied like a good little nerd. And fifteen years later, I'm one of the greatest minds of the 21st century."), but then he refers to his fiancée Sue only by her physical attractiveness, instead of her supposed intelligence ("I'm engaged to the hottest girl on the planet!"), which apparently excites Sue so much that she squeals "I'm so hot for you right now!", which really derails the whole thing. (In fairness to the filmmakers, it was taken almost word-for-word from the Warren Ellis comic book.)
    General: Let me make it clear for you and your band of freaks here; I'm the quarterback. You're on my team. Got it? But I guess you never played football in high school, did you, Richards?
    Reed: No, you're right. I didn't. I stayed in and studied like a good little nerd. And fifteen years later, I'm one of the greatest minds of the 21st century; I'm engaged to the hottest girl on the planet; and the big jock who played quarterback in high school? He's standing in front of me asking for my help. And I say he's not gonna get a damn thing, unless he does exactly what I tell him, and starts treating me and my friends with a little respect.
    [beat]
    General: ...Give him what he wants.
    Sue: [to Reed] I'm so hot for you right now!
  • Wade's death in Fargo. A low, throaty "Ohhhhhhhhh..." combined with goofy bugged-out eyes. Of course, this is The Coen Brothers we're talking about, so it could just as easily have been Black Comedy.
    • Fargo is the embodiment of Narm in film form. Which, knowing the brothers, was probably the intended goal.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: As Honest Trailers put it:
    Anastasia: What are butt plugs?
    Honest Trailers Narrator: It's a plug. For your butt.
  • The Final Sacrifice has a scene in which a cult member starts rolling around on the ground for some reason. Anything involving Pipper or Satoris also counts. Satoris is best described as an evil Morrissey who talks at 30 RPM.
    "Death woll be too morciful for you, Zap Rowsdower!"
  • The First Power is chock full of narmy moments, especially the possessed bag lady.
    "It's not nice to hit a LAY-DEE!"
  • A Fistful of Dollars may be one of the greatest Westerns ever made, but it has one of the least intimidating speeches ever:
    See, that's what I wanna talk about. He's feelin' real bad. My mule. You see, he got all riled up when you fired those shots at his feet. I understand you were just playin' around. But the mule, he just doesn't get it. Of course, if you were to all apologise... I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. See, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now, if you apologise, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.
  • The climax of Flowers in the Attic. "GO ON! EAT IT! EAT THE COOKIE!"
  • In The Fly (1958), the infamous scene at the end where the human-fly is trapped in the spider's web crying out "HELP MEEEEEEE! PLEEEEASE! HELP MEEEEEE!" in a squeaky voice. Apparently, various people just kept cracking up during the scene so several takes had to be made.
  • Just about any time Foodfight! tries to be dramatic, it trips headfirst into this trope. Between the stiff Uncanny Valley animation, the ridiculous character stereotypes, and Mr. Clipboard, nothing in this film works. The crowning moment of narm, though, is hand-down the beautiful phrase "you cold-farted itch". Said in a dead-serious tone, by Charlie Sheen of all people.
  • In For the Love of the Game, the main character's girlfriend is trying to get him help in the hospital after he cuts his hand open with a saw but no one will help them. In frustration, she screams:
    IS BASEBALL NOT AMERICA'S FAVORITE PASTIME!?
  • From Beyond, a little known 1986 horror movie bearing an odd likeness to "The Thing": A pair of scientists create a device that opens into a nightmarish, otherworldy dimension. After finding the deranged head scientist's "headless" corpse, the police arrest his assistant, Dr. Crawford, whose experience with the machine has reduced him to a gibbering wreck. At the rehabilitation center, he recounts his horrifying ordeal in one of the most laughable quotes possible:
    "It [the alien creature] bit off his head, like a gingerbread man!"
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    G 
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, this line:
    'Kill them! Kill all the Joes and destroy the ice park!'
    • "Deploy the SHARCs!" is probably Narm Charm.
      • RZA as the Blind Master in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The awkward expositioning ruins what would have been some otherwise pretty cool scenes.
      • Cobra Commander as well. His extremely deep voice renders lines like "I want it ALL." and "We're kicking you out of the band, Destro." hilarious.
  • Gallipoli's final scene, in which Archie goes out of the trenches and is shot. The exact moment of this is a freeze-frame, which then fades to black. The Narm comes from the freeze-frame lingering for so long that the viewer might start wondering if the film (or tape or DVD) is defective.
  • Gandhi is an extremely well acted, emotionally resonant movie... except for the very first scene, which depicts Gandhi's assassination. Something about the way Ben Kingsley just kind of whimpers "Oh, God," like getting shot three times in the chest at point blank was no big deal, followed by his slow, jerky fall. After watching the movie, though...
    • Truth in film. That's precisely what Gandhi did upon being shot, save for speaking in Hindi rather than English.
  • Gangs of New York has a scene where Bill the Butcher and his crew of nativists are walking through the streets of New York as the Emancipation Proclamation is celebrated. A furious Scottish member of the gang yells "They want tae mak oot tha' we're nae different frae niggers!", and, upon seeing some black people standing cheering, charges at them screaming that they should go back to Africa. So far, so chillingly racist. His next line, however, is so babyish sounding that it completely shoots down the drama of the scene:
    THERE'LL BE NO NIG-NOGGERY HERE! NONE!
  • Blythe's incredibly forced laugh is the high point of The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. Tangerine actually visually shakes her head at it.
  • Ghost Ship opens with a scene of a crowd of people being sliced in two by razor wire. The sliced people stand around looking shocked for a second before they fall apart, making it seem more like Looney Tunes than a horror movie even with the gore. There's even a shot of a man's clothes falling off before he falls apart.
  • Among many other things, Gigli contains the immortal and oddly prophetic line spoken by Jennifer Lopez's character Ricki (requesting Ben Affleck's character perform oral sex on her):
    "It's turkey time... gobble gobble!"
  • In the American remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, we have Daniel Craig calling out for his pet cat: "CAAAAAAT!"
    • Later on, his cry of "Fuck!" during the dead cat scene has also brought out laughter.
  • In Gladiator the foley guys were lazy—they reused the soundtrack from Zulu so you've got the invading Germanic barbarians doing recognizable African war chants.
    • This movie is so, SO much into Black and White Morality that the story/plot becomes this after few views. On one hand we have Maximus as an impossibly perfect protagonist who has almost more Mangst than the Winchester brothers, on the other we have Commodus as an impossibly imcompetent and bratty Card-Carrying Villain who makes funny faces and overacts. And then the script blatantly tries to manipulate the viewer's feelings towards Maximus via making him increasingly tragic and making Commodus even more evil if that's even possible. It's almost a bit insulting to our intelligence.
  • Glory: During the final battle, Searles climbs over the hill and yells, "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHOOOO!".
  • During the scene in The Godfather where Sonny beats up Carlo, one of his punches clearly misses by a mile.
    • The horse head scene because It Was His Sled. Once the viewer is given time to brace for the intended shock and squick, Woltz doing The Scream can be quite amusing.
  • The Godfather Part III, when Sophia Coppolla says "Dad?" right after getting shot. And Pacino's subsequent overlong silent scream of anguish.
  • Masako Tezuka from Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth has her mouth hang open when seeing Godzilla's Kick the Dog moment flinging the Mothra larva from his tail as Disproportionate Retribution for biting the tip of the tail.
  • Even as a serious Godzilla movie, there are still a couple of moments in Godzilla (2014):
    • Elizabeth Olsen's "running" in this scene.
    • "We call him... *dramatic head turn*... Gojira."
    • The way Godzilla finishes off the last Muto, which sort of looks like a Kiss of Death, can be seen as unintentionally silly.
    • The scene where the military investigate the nuke graveyard and find the female Muto escaped... leaving a giant hole in the side of the mountain and is clearly marching to Vegas in the midday sun. Failed a Spot Check of epic proportions.
    • There is nothing more hilarious than the line which explains that M.U.T.O stands for "Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism"... and then the same character immediately points out "except it can fly, so it's not really terrestrial." I guess MUFO "Massive Unidentified Flying Organism" isn't as catchy?
  • At the end of The Golden Compass, Lyra is alone on a vast barren tundra (the camera pans out helpfully to show just how vast and empty it is) at a tiny building she's only barely been able to find after looking forever. As soon as she gets in trouble, several large groups of people who should have no idea where she is converge conveniently on the same spot all at the same time.
    • Any time there's a close-up of a CG bear roaring defiantly; it happens about twenty times in under five minutes.
    • The film ends on a happy note with Lyra and Roger going to reunite with Asriel, hoping he'll protect them. This may elicit a bit of chuckle from anyone who has read the book... Asriel kills Roger to further his plans when they get there.
  • The otherwise excellent Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck's surprisingly good directorial debut) is dark and suspenseful until it is revealed that one of the main antagonists, who may have kidnapped a four-year-old girl, is a drug dealer named... Cheese. Not helped by his remark after shooing away one of his kept women, "Bitches love The Cheddar".
    • In the book, the character is white (while black in the movie), and he was nicknamed Cheese because of his pasty, crater-y skin.
    • An imaginary friend as a drug dealer?
    • "I liike crack cocaaaaaine."
  • Most of A Good Day to Die Hard.
  • At the end of Gran Torino, when Clint Eastwood starts singing about his car. It's supposed to be a solemn, bittersweet ending, but that was just too much.
    • The most ridiculous moment was probably Tao trying to break out of the basement screaming "WAAAAALT! WAAAALT, LET ME OUT RIGHT NOW! WAAAALT!"
  • The Gravedancers is Narmish at first but, surprisingly, manages to dig itself out a little past the midway mark with a bit of oldschool design work and Character Development. However, the end takes the hope the viewer tentatively invests in it crashing down. Instead of carrying on to the end with what had been a subtle haunting for its genre, the movie suddenly launched into a car chase. For "car chase", read "gigantic CGI-enhanced puppet ghost head screaming through the halls of the mansion, attempting to eat the protagonists' Humvee with them inside it". The extras imply that the director intended it as a Moment of Awesome. In practice, it's such a blunt 180 on the tone that it sends the movie plummeting back down from "not that bad" to "horror horrible". The sad part is that, without the CGI, it's a badass puppet...
  • In one film version of The Great Gatsby, the scene where Myrtle gets run over by Gatsby's car was poorly done.
    • There's also a scene in which Gatsby is throwing shirts around, and Daisy starts crying and says, "These are the most beautiful shirts I've ever seen!" The movie had its share of Narm, that's for sure.
    • In the adaptation starring Paul Rudd as Nick, it works until Myrtle's "leg" flies into the air.
    • Another scene has Myrtle looking out a window and seeing a car parked below with Tom, Jordan, and Nick in it. Then she suddenly punches through the window and reacts by awkwardly putting her bloody fist in her mouth. It is supposed to be a shocking display of rage, but her overreaction makes it hilarious.
  • Green Lantern has a lot of potential moments, but a good one is probably Hal's flashback sequence to his father's death. When your dramatic internal struggle has uncanny similarities to an episode of South Park, I think it's safe to say that you have officially entered Narm territory.
  • In the horror film The Grudge 2, when the teacher was turned into a zombie or ghost or whatever, it was supposed to be scary; but the teacher started screaming WAAAAAA-AAAAAAA really high.

    H 
  • Halloween
    • In the original Halloween (1978), Laurie runs across the street with Michael stalking her. She runs up to the door of the house and reaches into her pocket to find the keys. Her line?
    Laurie: The keys? THE KEEEEYS?!
    • The ending of Halloween III: Season of the Witch: "STOP IIIIT!"
    • In the Zombie remake, we have Michael bursting through a car windshield followed by Dr. Loomis shouting "MICHAEL! JESUS CHRIST!" as if he were reacting to someone spilling coffee on the floor. The line even became a meme in the Dread Central podcast and forums, usually used whenever Malcolm McDowell is mentioned.
    • The ending of Halloween: Resurrection. Michael has just been defeated and the heroine is being bombarded by reporters. She's rescued by Busta Rhymes' character who drops this gem.
    Michael Myers is not a sound-byte, a spin-off, a tie-in, some kind of celebrity scandal. Michael Myers is a KILLER SHARK. IN BAGGY ASS OVERALLS.
  • David Tennant's scenery-chewing portrayal of Hamlet stayed on the right side of Narm for most of the play, but there were a few moments when it was too much. There's a part where Hamlet has been messing around with a bunch of props and is still wearing a spangly fake crown lopsided on his head. He runs up behind his praying uncle with a sword, but finds himself unable to kill him. He pulls an expression which was presumably supposed to convey frustration and self-loathing, but looks like an angry 'O' face.
  • From the 1990 film adaptation of Hamlet starring Mel Gibson as Hamlet: Hamlet going berserk and bashing his sword on the castle walls. And Gertrude's death being loaded with orgasmic twitching.
    • Ophelia singing bawdy songs at her introduction.
  • Kenneth Branagh's otherwise excellent version of Hamlet has the intermission break at the end of Hamlet's line, "My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth". The (written) speech is a somber reflection on Hamlet's reluctance to take action when he has been clearly wronged contrasted against a whole army about to go to war over a worthless plot of land. Branagh, in Large Ham fashion, delivers it as a bombastic tirade, standing on a cliff as the camera pans back, back, revealing more and more soldiers. The shot should have ended with a soldier saying, "Who is that guy up there yelling at us?"
    • Another Narm moment comes when you see who is playing Osric the courtier: none other than Robin Williams.
    • Yet another Narm moment comes when Hamlet stabs Claudius with the poisoned blade... by hurling it from the balcony in slow motion.
      • If that wasn't enough, Claudius got chandelier'd when Hamlet uses it to swing down from the balcony.
    • And then there's Hamlet's famous speech to the actors. Branagh's Hamlet, during this speech, does exactly what he's telling the players to avoid doing - he even "saws" his hands through the air when he's talking about that. And Hamlet isn't supposed to be acting then! This is a gift that keeps on giving because, well, the Narm comes from his unintentionally lampshading his unnatural natural behavior. Branagh's Hamlet is like this always, so if you notice Narm here, then the amusement will last through the rest of the film.
    • Laertes storms into the throne room after Ophelia's death flanked by an angry mob... which disperses in the most polite manner five seconds later.
    • When Hamlet and Laertes duel, they wear fencing armor that appears to be composed of the foam muscles from a Superman Halloween costume, and spandex pants. It is impossible not to at least chuckle at this.
    • Polonius' face as he lies in a pool of his own blood looks more like a mischievous frog than a murder victim.
  • The Happening wavers between ultimate narm (RUN AWAY FROM THE WIND!), self-parody ("Do you like hotdogs?") and genuine scariness (the first five minutes, Suicide by Cop, the house with the paranoid old couple). Even the plot - plants think humans are jerks, and so they selectively evolve to make humans kill themselves as painfully and creatively as possible - is funny.
    "Cheese and Crackers!"
    • The ending is hilarious - the plants start killing the French, further reinforcing their place as the world's Butt-Monkey.
    • That scene with the shotgun blasting those children through the window and a slow-mo NOOO.
    • The film uses so many shots of Mark Wahlberg's face trying to look horrified that fail. And then there are all the times that the actors pretend they're crying... unconvincingly. Oh, and there's gaudy and gory Special Effect Failure. They tried to do Techno Babble: it makes your brain Reverse Polarity.
    • Even better was the scene near the beginning where Marky Mark is talking to his class and elicits speculation from his students as to why bees are disappearing. The last student says something to the effect of 'it's an act of nature and we'll never fully understand it.' Wahlberg acts proud. Science works only because we can understand acts of nature; science only operates on the natural world. M. Night apparently believes that science is magic.
    • "What? NOOO!" The film may have been narmtacular, but that line made it worth the ticket price. (It also helps if you decide M. Night was trying to make a comedy.)
    • The repeated presence of boom mics in frame in indoor shots caused many audiences to burst out laughing at what were apparently intended as quiet, emotional scenes. That cannot be deliberate!
    • Marky Mark, all terrified of the old bat's sex doll.
    • Lemon drink.
    • Seeing someone get torn apart by wild animals should by all means be horrifying. And then a woman watching this asks, "what kind of terrorists are they??"
    • As The Nostalgia Critic points out, Zooey Deschanel's facial expressions throughout the movie make it look like she's just shit her pants.
    • This alternate opening is pure unintentional comedy gold. It starts with Elliot walking into Alma's room with a box of Honey Crunch cereal and Alma throwing a ceramic doll at him. Particularly entertaining is Alma's line "How can you be sure? I almost hurt you. My God, I almost hurt you, soon you'll find severed body parts of strangers in the freezer Elliot, this is how it starts!", an awkward segue into a discussion of rocky road ice cream, and Alma seeing a man urinating in their garbage when she leaves the house the next day. It works really well with a Laugh Track.
  • From The Haunting (1999):
    "It's about family!"
    • Reviews frequently mention the audiences' laughter at unintentionally funny moments, including the statues' heads changing direction, and Owen Wilson's character's impending death.
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army:
    "He was just trying to help, don't you see!"
  • In Disney's Hercules, Zeus, after discovering that his son has been taken from Mount Olympus, lets out a fantastic "NOOOOOOOO!"
    • Some of the Titans' voices are a bit silly. Especially when they are proclaiming what they will do to Zeus, and the hurricane one goes "Blow. Him. Away!"
    • There's also the Cyclops using Hercules to play hackey sack and his Evil Laughter.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's debut Hercules in New York has this in spades, but the bear scene takes the cake. A man in a very unconvincing bear suit is wrestled into submission by Arnie in the title role, while his girlfriend screams her head off, oblivious to the ludicrousness of the situation.
  • High School Musical:
    • Bet On It from the sequel must be seen to be believed. Zac Efron, sporting a fake tan as orange as the desert landscaping behind him, has an epiphany moment and breaks into an angry, aggressive, character development song of self discovery. The choreography? A twirly, skippy mix between contemporary ballet and Michael Jackson dance moves. On a golf course. He also takes a golf break in the middle of the song and then sings to his hilariously unconvincing reflection.
      • Even more Hilarious in Hindsight: Madame Tussaud make their model of him while he had that tan. Never Live It Down, indeed.
      • Disney made an even more narmy remix music video, which aired on Disney Channel during commercial breaks. One could almost imagine that the person directing the editing of this had just discovered various video effects and was using this as their guinea pig.
    • When Sharpay said that Troy was an excellent golfer to her father. She was completely serious—he was perfect.
    • The part where a frustrated Troy runs into the empty kitchen, screams at the top of his lungs, and runs out again. Aaaand... SCENE.
    • There's also Zac's song about "I don't know where to go" which involves lightning in the background, going sideways on the walls, and screaming.
      • The ending, when he screams.
    • While an exhaustive list of Narm in High School Musical would be impossible, Vanessa Hudgens really deserves a mention here. Her wangst song, where she flounces around the school in an Ophelian manner and sings pitifully to a 20-foot poster of Zac note , is probably the Narm high-point of the first movie.
    • In the first movie, there's a bit with a violin sting when Sharpay exclaims "CALLBACK?!" Later on, Chad goes to look at the call-back sheet. The Agony Booth joked that the musical sting would probably have been a "Wah-wah-wahhhhhh" on the trombone.
    • In the third movie, Gabriella and Troy start to sing to each other in the middle of a basketball game, in which Troy is playing. Doug Thompson joked on Best Week Ever that the guy Troy was supposed to be guarding probably scored the winning basket while Troy was singing.
  • The Hills Have Eyes
    • In The Hills Have Eyes (2006), there is a terrifying scene in which most of the main characters are killed or incapacitated. But the horror of a brutal rape was dulled by the victim's trying to fend off her attacker by hitting him with a pillow. The rapist then grabbed the pillow and started hitting her back.
      • Stephen King wrote in his survey of the horror genre Danse Macabre that real horror means you're unable to figure out whether you should scream or laugh, or both. By that definition the above scene succeeds, at least on paper.
    • The excessive use of flashbacks in the sequel to the original film. Even the dog is having them.
  • The film version of The Host: Turns out having your main character be a prisoner in her own body, who spends most of the story impotently screaming at the person controlling it, is rather silly to see on film.
    • This line. It sorta makes sense in context, but...
    "Kiss me like you want to get slapped!"
  • Hound Dog. When a 12-year-old girl getting raped ends up the funniest scene in the movie, you've screwed up epically.
  • House of Flying Daggers had plenty of Narm at the end where the female lead has a knife sticking out of her chest for approximately four hours while she and two other characters argue about how she's too close to death to continue arguing with them.
    • Flying Daggers also has a Narmy scene at the middle with all the secrets — "So you are NOT blind!" "So you are NOT the leader of the House of Flying Daggers!" "So you ARE a spy!" They were all revealed in the space of two minutes, making it seem like a parody of such scenes.
  • The trailer for the gritty drama House of Sand and Fog starts to wallow in overdramatic narm in the second half, especially Ben Kingsley's facial expression at 1:22.
  • The scene in House of Wax (2005) where the entire theatre cheered when the character Paris Hilton was playing got killed.
  • The remake House on Haunted Hill (1999): "I had nothing to do with this! I was adopted!", said in a way that sounded straight out of a Saturday Night Live skit.
    • Once the survivors escape the horrific and murderous house, they cheerfully end the film with these lines:
      "That was a kickass party!"
      "Okay, but one more thing—how do we get down from here?"
      * laughter *
  • Hulk has many such moments, such as Nick Nolte literally Chewing the Scenery, the mutant French Poodle, and Talbot's freeze-frame death. The Agony Booth even dubbed the latter The Single Most Gloriously Stupid Image Ever Captured on Film.
    • For some, the fact that it was directed by Ang Lee (whose name brings to mind an Engrish pronunciation of Bruce Banner's catchphrase: "you wouldn't like me when I'm angry").
  • The Human Centipede could have been a shocking movie waist deep in Body Horror... if it weren't for how awful the acting is at some parts. Dieter Laser's performance as Dr. Josef Heiter reaches such levels of Large Ham that instead of feeling repulsed by him, we're instead laughing at how ridiculous he acts. For example, in one scene...
    "IF YOU DO NOT OPEN UP IMMEDIATELY I WILL... CCCCCCCCCCCCCCAHT YOUR KNEES AND PULL YOUR TEETH OUT ONE BY ONE WITHOUT ANY AESTHETIC!"
    • Later on, once the Centipede is finally made, one of the test subjects has this to say...
      "Shit! I have to shit. I'm sorry... please forgive me..."
      • To be fair... there wasn't much else he could say in this situation.
  • This song from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is supposed to be heartrending, but it's just hilarious.
  • The Hunger Games:
    • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1:
      • The scene with the lumberjacks in District 7 bombing their Peacekeepers can come off as this, due to the Peacekeepers' poor aim and the fact that the trees are left conspicuously undamaged by the bombs.
      • Katniss' rage-filled speech after the District 8 bombing borders on this, but Jennifer Lawrence delivery mostly saves it. Mostly.
      • President Snow? Are you there? It's me, Katniss...
      • Peeta's movements when he's restrained and desperately trying to break free at the end. Although some found it incredibly disturbing.
      • Katniss waking up from a nightmare by screaming loudly and bolting into sitting while thrashing.
    • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2:
      • The scene in which Katniss breaks down upon seeing Buttercup and yells at him to leave because Prim is dead can be a bit hard to feel emotional over because Buttercup is a cat who barely reacts to her screaming and throwing objects at him as if he is wondering who the hell Prim is and why should he care.
      • Coin's speech during Snow's execution is so heavy handed that it's impossible to take seriously; not to mention that, by itself, makes it obvious what's going to happen to her.
      • The heroes appear to be hiding out in a place owned by a cast member of Cats.
    • The morbid cause of it makes it Black Comedy for sure, but there's still quite a bit of narmy humor in Katniss's squeaky voice at the very beginning of the film.


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