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25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny

Updated May 14, 2020 16.5k votes 1.6k voters 45.3k views25 items

List RulesVote up the funniest poorly explained movie plots.

Inspired by a wildly popular /r/AskReddit thread, users have created another subreddit, /r/BadMovieDescriptions, where they describe a movie's plot in the worst possible way. Some of these bad movie descriptions may be obvious to you, but will definitely surprise you when you're stumped. They also do a great job at shouting out the things that don't quite make sense in a movie, like a character trait or a weird plotline. 

Most of these bad movie descriptions are so funny because of how true they are to the plot, so browse below and vote up the most creative descriptions for your favorite movies.

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    Man gets steroids and a frisbe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Man gets steroids and a frisbee to fight off Nazis.

  • 2
    A group spends nine hours retu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    A group spends nine hours returning some jewelry.

  • 3
    Orphan farm boy kisses sister  is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Orphan farm boy kisses sister while dead beat dad tries to get him to join the family business.

    By Redditor /u/MonaPizzaSmile

  • 4
    Drug addicted girl takes advan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Drug addicted girl takes advantage of mentally challenged boy for three decades.

  • 5
    A man ends world hunger with h is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    A man ends world hunger with his rock collection.

  • 6
    Man saves woman from drowning. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Man saves woman from drowning. Woman doesn't return favor.

  • 7
    An office worker does drugs to is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    An office worker does drugs to learn Kung Fu.

  • 8
    Dude invites some kids to a fa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Dude invites some kids to a factory, 4 of them possibly die, then he tries to rip off the 5th one before letting him use the elevator.

  • 9
    A nun bangs her boss, renounce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    A nun bangs her boss, renounces her faith, and flees the country.

  • 10
    A couple with an inordinate nu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    A couple with an inordinate number of children use their special talents to find their kids after they are kidnapped by a mass murderer who aims to wear their skin.

  • 11
    A guy and his imaginary friend is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    A guy and his imaginary friend take on the finance sector.

  • 12
    Woman saves cat from an intrud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Woman saves cat from an intruder on her spaceship.

  • 13
    A fox, a bear, and a badger ha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    A fox, a bear, and a badger have some serious disagreements with the way a wolf and a lion choose to govern the land.

  • 14
    A man traveling on a train doe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    A man traveling on a train doesn't like his seat, so he goes to speak to the driver.

  • 15
    Man’s wife dies. He tries to g is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Man’s wife dies. He tries to get high in order to cope. Accidentally gets a minor high along with himself. They go on a major trip and end up good friends when they come down.

  • 16
    A guy abandons his trash colle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    A guy abandons his trash collection for his crush, only to be confronted by obese beings unlike him.

  • 17
    Boy gets friend zoned by a tig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Boy gets friend zoned by a tiger, no one believes him.

  • 18
    Man crawls through a sewer to  is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Man crawls through a sewer to get to Mexico.

  • 19
    Man goes to meet estranged wif is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Man goes to meet estranged wife and kids for the holidays and ends up crawling in ventilation shafts.

  • 20
    Ex-pilot regains her memory. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Ex-pilot regains her memory.

  • 21
    Rich white man is barely punis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Rich white man is barely punished for DUI.

  • 22
    A man and a woman meet each ot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    A man and a woman meet each other, complain about their lives, and then leave each other with no change.

  • 23
    A man and a kid watch Shrek wh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    A man and a kid watch Shrek whilst fighting a zombie outbreak.

  • 24
    Teens drink, do drugs, and hav is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Teens drink, do drugs, and have sex while they're supposed to be conducting a medical procedure.

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    Boy makes rockets with other b is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny
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    Boy makes rockets with other boys, goes to mine coal with his dad, then makes more rockets with the boys.

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