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  • In Groundhog Day, Phil does this to his clock radio that won't stop playing "I Got You Babe" every morning at 6:00.
    • To be fair, that was only two days that it played the song. He just happened to live the first day over and over for decades.
  • In The Movie of City Hunter starring Jackie Chan, the movie opens with this, with Jackie expertly shooting the (hanging) alarm clocks set by his assistant. He doesn't even come close to waking up.
  • At the end of Enchanted, Nancy's (animated!) cell phone rings during her (also animated) wedding. She takes it out; comments, "Wow, really good reception here," then throws it to the floor with enough force to shatter it to bits.
  • In The Mask, the titular character is "trying" to sneak quietly past his landlady's apartment when an alarm clock pops out of his pocket and starts bouncing noisily around. He finally smashes it with a giant cartoon hammer.
    • "Snooze!"
  • The opening sequence of Muppets from Space has a short montage of various Muppets turning off their alarm clocks with varying degrees of force.
    • Out of all of them, the only one to actually break a clock is Sweetums.
  • Similarly, the opening sequence of The Peanuts Movie features a wake-up montage. Peppermint Patty smashes her alarm clock with a hockey stick.
  • Played with in movie Get Smart. Agent 23 does this to a colleague's phone in a meeting (the colleague was texting during the meeting). The guy sitting on the other side of 23 angrily takes the pieces and says "Next time, use your own damn phone."
  • In Bruce Almighty, Bruce throws his pager out the window, where a car runs over it. It still works.
  • A Variant of this occurs in Rain Man when Raymond's attempts to get breakfast trigger the smoke alarm in Charlie's apartment, freaking him out until Charlie destroys it.
  • Another variant occurs in Animal House when Bluto stops an annoyning crooner's song by smashing his guitar against the wall.
  • Up. The old man protagonist does this as a matter of habit, and it's Played for Laughs with a bullfrog that wakes him up later in the movie. (Don't worry, it lives.)
  • In Brain Donors, this is part of handyman Jacques' morning routine. He even has a dresser drawer full of broken alarm clock parts and a closet full of new clocks for this purpose.
  • In The Amazing Spider-Man, this is the first sign that the newly empowered Peter Parker Does Not Know His Own Strength. Not to mention it shows off his new reflexes, the clock only gets in about two rings before the crunching.
  • Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. A kid smashes one up with a hammer, because living After the End he's no idea what the ringing sound means.
  • The Hong Kong animated film Color Old Master Q features a hapless alarm clock attempting to wake the titular character. It gets bashed with a wrench for its troubles. In spite of being reduced to a clockwork pancake, it succeeds in waking Old Master Q with a little help from Murphy's Bed abruptly dumping Old Master Q on the floor and closing up so he can't get back on it.
  • As a Running Gag in the Finnish film Rollo and the Spirit of the Woods, whenever Rolli is awakened by an alarm clock, he starts humorously hitting it with a hammer before throwing it into a flowerbed where it finally shuts down. The second time he's shown doing this, there's already about half a dozen alarm clocks in the flowerbed. And by the end of the movie, he still has about as much of them in the cottage he resides in.