16 Movie Tropes That Make People Want To Walk Out Of The Theatre

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Vote up your favorite annoying movie tropes.

Movies can be some of the most enjoyable and incredible forms of entertainment. From the chemistry of the cast, to the intricate script, to the scene that made you rewind and say, “wait- was that Nicolas Cage?” Movies have the power to immerse an audience member in their world, but small moments can really pull someone out of it. Redditor u/Fishboi694 asked: “What instantly ruins a movie?” and the responses had us switching to Youtube. 

  • 1
    790 VOTES

    Characters Making Dumb Decisions In Horror Movies

    From Redditor u/TastyPork1:

    I'm a horror movie guy, when the main characters start making dumb decisions people would never make. Makes me start rooting for the monster, kinda k*lls the suspense.

    From Redditor u/GSyncNew:

    "Let's split up! Or hide in this old barn full of deadly implements!"

    From Redditor u/ArtsySAHM:

    Husband and I just watched that new Halloween movie. Holy sh*t, I wanted almost every single person in that movie to d*e. Every dumb choice was made in that d*mn movie.

  • 2
    767 VOTES

    Morals Out Of Nowhere

    From a Redditor:

    When they m*rder 1000 henchmen without showing a sign of remorse, but then don't k*ll the person who caused all the problems because suddenly morals.

    From Redditor u/LeFopp:

    And every one of the henchmen instantly d*e from a single sword slice, bullet, or arrow, while the main characters can be riddled with mortal wounds and still fight like nothing even happened to them.

    From Redditor u/mr-jingles:

    This one bothers me so much. Heroes just outright m*rdering generic bad guys without a thought. Happens in so many films.

  • 3
    792 VOTES

    'Wait, I Can Explain'

    From Redditor u/Expert_Overthinker:

    “Wait I can explain! But I won't explain it right now, because it's not convenient for the plot. So I’ll keep saying, ‘I can explain’ without explaining anything.”

    From Redditor u/Steinfall:

    "You know, it is, it is because,…well, what I want to say. I think, because it is important. So, yes, what you need to know …“


    "I mean, the survival of our earth depends on this information. And actually, we need to act now, within the next minute. But, before I tell you the important information, yes, how to say, it is so difficult to explain.“

    From Redditor u/UnpleasantEgg:

    “You just have to trust me.” Well, or you could just tell me real quick.

  • 4
    656 VOTES

    Characters Jumping To Conclusions

    From Redditor u/Tonythunder:

    When a character jumps to conclusions after overhearing something without full context as a heavy plot device to push the story forward. It's SO lazy and uncreative.

    From Redditor u/brokendowndryer:

    And the other character yells I CAN EXPLAIN, and then just doesn't.

    From Redditor u/broberds:

    The only exception is if they have a Jump To Conclusions mat.

  • 5
    750 VOTES

    Telling The Villain They're Onto Them

    From Redditor u/TonyDP2128:

    Any scene where a clueless victim tells the villain that he's on to his plot and is going to the authorities. Only to get k*lled right there by the bad guy, because he hadn't said anything to anyone else, so nobody else knows. If you have any sense, first you wait for the cops to arrive, then you confront the bad guy.

    From Redditor u/AngryMustachio:

    Or when the villain reveals his master plan to the only person/ people trying to stop him. Only to be thwarted seconds before completing the plan.

  • 6
    616 VOTES

    Action Sequences With Too Many Cuts

    From Redditor u/MyNameIsRay:

    When action sequences have so many cuts, it might as well be a slideshow.

    From Redditor u/ConduckKing:

    "Time for a fight scene with so many quick shots and closeups you can't even tell what's going on!" -Peter Griffin.

    From Redditor u/kmb*mber:

    YES!! I scrolled way too far to find this. The Taken 3 car chase was especially bad.