20 Scenes That Ruin Nearly Perfect Movies

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20 Scenes That Ruin Nearly Perfect Movies

Very few movies are Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, so by definition very few movies are perfect. A lot of them come close, but one tiny thing that’s just a little off keeps them from being a 10 out of 10. Maybe one character is bizarrely miscast, or the director is very into lens flares, or the screenwriter keeps making the characters say “bloof,” like it’s a real slang term that we’d recognize. 

There’s always something.

But sometimes, it’s just one scene that throws everything off. You’ve got no notes up to that point, but then it suddenly becomes a wildly different (and worse) movie before brushing itself off and getting back to competent business like nothing happened. It’s a frequent enough occurrence that thousands responded when user jasontredecim asked r/AskReddit, “What’s the one scene that stops a 9/10 film from being a 10/10 film for you?”

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


The Avengers



The Martian

Office Space

Inglourious Basterds

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Dark City




Kung Pow! Enter the Fist

The Goonies

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

The Long Kiss Goodnight

Captain America: Civil War

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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