Cracked Archive - Movies & TV

8 Horrifying Movie Props You Won't Believe You Could Buy

Out of their original context, many of these are pure nightmare fuel.


The Drunken Wisdom of Harry Potter

Because if LOTR taught us anything, it's that wizards in chemically altered states have all the answers.


4 Things That TV Commercials Will Never Show You

Commercials create a glaring absence. No matter how obviously unrealistic their short narrative is, there's still that one aspect of a food/gadget/service they never depict.


5 Signs You're Watching the Awesome Kind of Bad Movie

To achieve true good-badness, movies must follow a surprisingly complex series of rules.


5 Character Names That Give Away Movie Plots

When it comes to fictional names, their main power is being able to spoil your favorite films harder and faster than 'Rosebud McItwashissled.'


5 Pop Culture Classics That Almost Had Truly Terrible Titles

Not everyone can nail a title on the first shot, which means there's bound to be some famous things that ran through some exceptionally crappy titles before they landed on the one that worked.


5 Unrealistic Movie Plot Twists That Really Happened IRL

Even stranger than when truth is stranger than fiction is when truth is exactly as strange as fiction, right down to the unfeasible little details that would make you roll your eyes and change the channel.


4 Upcoming Reboots That Must Be Stopped

Note: There are several spoilers for eons-old plot twists in this article. May anyone who does not realize and accept this be eaten by a grue.


5 Grossly Inappropriate Jokes Hidden in Children's Cartoons

Cartoon writers have the unenviable task of creating something a toddler will love, without it making mom or the babysitter want to blow their own brains out. Yet some of the stuff they slip past censors is pretty shocking.


5 Fictional Universes Where Being a Regular Person Sucks

What's life like on Coruscant for a cab driver? How does a cobbler in Rohan get by? Not as well as you might think, I'd wager.


4 Insane Conspiracy Theories That Need Their Own Movie

Why don't we check out some movie-worthy theories out there and see if Hollywood will bite?


4 Things About Spider-Man That Don't Make Any Damn Sense

Enjoy this transcript of the interview, titled 'Things Spider-Man Hasn't Learned.'


5 Scrapped Episodes That Almost Ruined Famous TV Shows

You'd be surprised by how close some great TV shows came to destroying themselves with awful storylines.


5 Details They Cut from My Season of 'The Biggest Loser'

Cracked talked to 'The Biggest Loser' Season 3 runner-up Kai Hibbard, who told us that behind the hasty weight loss, trumped-up drama, and dramatic music, there lurked a dark side.


7 Movies Based on a True Story (Are Shockingly Full of Crap)

The following biopics have as much in common with the true events they depict as 'Super Mario Bros.' depicts the day in the life of an Italian plumber.