30 Movie and TV Tropes You Can Never Unsee

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30 Movie and TV Tropes You Can Never Unsee

Show of hands (or comments, since we can’t see your hands) if you’ve ever remained besties with your ex? It can’t be as common as sitcoms would have us believe, can it? If any of our exes walked into this coffee shop right now, we’d lie that we were writing a novel and pray they don’t ask any follow-up questions. Man, we hope that none of you still have your hands up.

Friends Only You Prem CRACKED.COM Don't worry, if someone loves you just book a flight and they'll chase you to the airport to stop you from leaving them... ...right? She's Outta My League Love Actually

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CRACKED.COM A character makes a wish.. Regrets making it.

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If a character gets a gift, STARTREK transporter - room - SAN FRANC BONJOV you can count on that gift getting ruined by the of the episode. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM FBI TIRED HORROR TROPES THAT STILL WORK THE SKEPTIC IS PROVEN WRONG Ghost Stories, and of course The X-Files during its prime, made great use of this trope. But our favorite example is John Cusack's character in 1408. Seriously, we need more smart horror movies taking their time with a smug skeptic - only for them to be forced to swallow their skepticism.

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TIRED HORROR TROPES THAT STILL WORK STATIONARY FOUND FOOTAGE The genre is full of tired tropes. One we really like, however, is when the camera simply stops shaking and we're left with a still image of explicit or implicit horror. Perhaps because it's based on real events, a modern example we love is the final massacre scene in Ti West's underrated 2013 movie, The Sacrament. CRACKED.COM

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... TELL US NOW. THE END DOESN'T JUSTIFY THE MEANS Payton C. says, Hi. I'm the villain that has a really sensible goal to achieve. Something that the average viewer might actually agree with. I'm going to drown a school-bus full of orphans now. CRACKED.COM

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... TELL US NOW. UGLY = EVIL Khoi C. wants media to retire the association between evil and physical unattractiveness. CRACKED.COM

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