What are some stupid clichés in movies that wouldn't happen in real life?

1 ) The ethical popular kid inviting the loner to the lunch table.
Popular kids don’t take risks. Conformity is a contributing factor towards their elite rank. Doing this shakes up the status quo and puts their good standing in jeopardy. How do they stay where they’ve always been? By doing what they’ve always done.

2 ) The lighting rod epiphany that turns a cautious dweeb into a fearless warrior overnight.
This cliche is particularly rampant in action movies. Usually someone close to them gets killed or they’re the recipient of absurdly bad luck. Don’t get me wrong. People definitely change. But not that fast. There’s a fierce desire within us to replicate the same average experience we had yesterday. Change is gradual and a game of inches. Unless radioactive spiders are involved, zero to hero stories within a 24 hour cycle simply don’t happen.

3 ) A group of characters locking arms and singing Kumbaya immediately after settling a dispute.
Resolving conflicts is loud and exhibitory in movies. The characters sing a song or perform a surprisingly elaborate dance number for two people that haven’t spoken for months. In real life, settling conflict is quiet and uncomfortable. People go home and reflect. Ponder the exchange. Turning resolution into display art isn’t even a thought that arises.

4 ) Slow claps.
This one hurts because I’m a staunch supporter of the phenomena. I genuinely wish there were more instances of slow claps in real life. I’ve always wanted to start one myself but never had the balls. They get me every time in movies. One person creating a ripple that eventually culminates into a tidal wave. That’s what it’s all about. One man really can change the world. Or at least the vibes at an intramural basketball game.

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Can you name more stupid movie clichés? You are welcome to share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Diane Thompson
Very interesting info. regardless of these comments from people who seem to think they're masters at letting you know why you shouldn't have posted the article. I enjoyed the "slow clap" one. I also enjoy the impact of that in a movie. What's really irritating is when someone on foot is being pursued by a motorist and instead of turning into another direction, they carry on running in the same direction as the car. The other thing that's irritating is when the person, once they've knocked out or thought they've killed the bad guy, they turn their backs or don't pick up the gun. Very entertaining article. Thanks.
Jan 9, 2019 5:38AM
Marianne Frederick Halterman
Or a real cliche': "Love means never having to say you're sorry." What a crock!
Feb 17, 2021 3:43PM
Patrick G Cox
My pet hate in movie “cliches” is the depiction of sprinklers operating in response to the “hero/villain” setting off a single sprinkler head with a match or cigarette lighter - and having the entire system operate throughout the building! They do not work that way, the sprinkler head is essentially a heat detector, which, when it reaches its response temperature open that specific sprinkler head and no other!
Dec 13, 2018 1:42AM
Michael Johnston
Next thing you will be telling me, someone can fire a machine gun at me, and will only hit the ground near my feet🤷‍♀️
Jan 8, 2019 4:43AM
Michael Garmaise
Peter Robertson, I was going to say something similar. Besties on TV or film are usually of different races, but not so in real life.
Oct 10, 2021 10:09PM
Jim Adams
Stupidest ever and yet everyone of them has happened in real life.
Jan 15, 2020 11:22PM
Linda Pfaff
michellerose, Serpentine! Serpentine! (Remember ‘The In-Laws’ with Peter Falk?)😉
Nov 10, 2019 6:18PM
Sherry Wallis
I hate the shows where the Latino guy loses his temper all the time and is a macho bragger.
Aug 28, 2019 6:41PM
Carolina Torbet
not very
Feb 14, 2019 4:44PM
Marlene Marty Fowler-helfrick
The old" the girl friend standing there wringing her hands while her boyfriend gets beat on". I don't know anyone who does that. Even back in the fifties.
Jan 16, 2019 4:54PM
Peter Robertson
A group of kids that includes several different races and one token total misfit. In true life,different ethnic groups mostly stick together,as they have more in common with each other.
Dec 31, 2018 5:33PM
Alex Markin
Happy ends.
Dec 21, 2018 4:46PM
Dani Smith
Doreen Henricks, I live on the same street as my neighbors and see them once a most.
Dec 19, 2018 6:01PM
Lydia Coutts
Please stop lifting answers from Quora and posting them as articles — it’s lazy, boring, and usually a load of crap.
Dec 12, 2018 5:55PM
Hazelyn Dillon
The above 'so-called' clichés and their criticism sound pretty cynical to me. Movies are always going to exaggerate reality … always have … always will. Mike
Dec 9, 2018 5:31PM

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