14 Times Movie Characters Actually Press The 'Big Red Button'

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The Big Red Button. When audiences see these bad boys in a movie, they know what it means: Whenever that thing finally gets pushed, everything is going to change. The function and look of the Big Red Button varies from film to film, but its existence never stops being ominious.

Big Red Buttons have been popping up on-screen since at least the 1960s, when the Cold War had everyone worrying about who was in control of "the button" with the power to devastate humanity. While some of the Big Red Buttons collected below have destructive powers, others work on a smaller scale.

Some of the buttons release untold horrors, one of them just powers an elevator/rocket, and another one straight-up wipes out one person and that's it. It's up to you to decide which of these Big Red Buttons is worth pushing - and which should have been left alone.