20 Movies That Only Happen Because the Characters Are Idiots

In ‘Gremlins,’ everybody should’ve just followed the rules
20 Movies That Only Happen Because the Characters Are Idiots

At its best, a movie is a doorway to a magical world much sharper and more colorful than our own, but it can’t just throw you through it like Uncle Phil. The journey needs to begin with a setup: a boy is told he’s a wizard, a cult leader is given an impossible mission, a crime lord releases a bunch of motherfucking snakes on a motherfucking plane, etc. That way, we can enter through the eyes of a character who’s been likewise invited. 

But what if they take a hard left and do shit that makes you start mashing buttons from behind the eyes of the mech-tagonist? What if, had they acted like a functioning human, the movie never would have had to happen at all? You’d spend the rest of the movie thinking about it. Possibly the rest of your life. So when user RedstonekPL asked r/AskReddit, “What movie could have been over in 10 minutes if the main character wasn’t such a fool?” it’s no surprise that Reddit was still processing some big feelings.

Finding Nemo

The Wizard of Oz

No Country For Old Men

The Blair Witch Project

The Purge

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Avengers: Infinity War

Uncut Gems


Jurassic World

The Evil Dead

The Martian

Reservoir Dogs

John Wick

Inside Out

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York


The Visit

The Ring

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