Cracked Archive - Movies & TV

7 Insane Ways Actors Got The Ideas For Famous Performances

Inspiration can be found in anything from a viral YouTube video to a sick cat, resulting in some of the most memorable performances of all time.


6 Hilariously Bad Ideas Actors Had For Iconic Roles

Sometimes an actor's suggestion is so stupid it might actually be brilliant.


5 Anime Shows That Even ‘Normal’ People Will Like

If you don't like these shows, I invite you to tell me why, in person, just before we hug for a long time, two anime fans embracing against the wind.


5 True Stories About Films (Too Far Fetched For Movie Plots)

These folks apparently hired professional screenwriters to script their lives.


5 Shockingly Insane Scenes From Star Wars’ Expanded Universe

If Disney had any guts, all of these plots would be made into feature films.


21 Famous Characters That Actors Wish They’d Never Played

Sometimes being a movie star downright sucks.


5 Problems With Movies About History (From A Few Years Ago)

Reliving recent tragedies is suddenly hip in Hollywood. This needs to stop.


5 Famous Roles Obviously Written For A Different Actor

It turns out filmmakers love to dress up other folks like the person they actually wanted, squint their eyes, and try to live a lie.


Ways Plots Telegraphed Huge TV Character Deaths

WARNING: This article is one big, ongoing spoiler.


Netflix's JonBenet Documentary Will Be Huge (And Gross)

An IMDb title search of JonBenet reveals over 100 entries. Of those, 15 or so are movies or miniseries. That's nearly one a year since she died. And a new one is coming in 2017.


Awful-Sounding TV Sandwiches (Built And Taste-Tested)

It's almost like TV writers were daring someone to try their monstrosities. We accepted.


4 Commercials Directed At An Audience That Doesn't Exist

Commercials suck. Especially those that transcend from 99-percent uselessness into 100-percent inexplicable.


18 Movie-Ruining Characters (And How We’d Get Rid Of Them)

We're looking forward to the special editions of these films that will now surely get made.


Controversial Movie Decisions (That Actually Make Sense)

Some of the stupid turns taken in famous sequels have explanations.