Cracked Archive - Movies & TV


20 Surprising Origins Of Famous Pop Culture Ideas

Inspiration doesn't always need to be a brilliant light bulb. Sometimes it can just be broken glass to a bare foot.


5 Game Of Thrones Scenes That Are More Shocking In The Books

It turns out HBO is actually pulling some of its punches when it comes to 'Game Of Thrones.'


5 Terrible TV Shows (That Began As Great Movies)

This has to one the most difficult challenges in all of Hollywood.


6 Minor Details That Reveal Major Things About Movie Worlds

Sometimes the same movies that we mock for replacing plot with explosions hide important details so well that we wouldn't have picked up on them with a dozen repeat viewings.


19 B.S. Science Facts Everybody Assumed Movies Got Right

You'd be amazed at how thoroughly movies have turned you into a dum-dum.


6 Upcoming Movie Sequels That Are Completely Doomed

There's a very good chance many of us are still gonna end up paying to see some of the following movies, despite all the warning signs.


25 Great Movie Scenes (Ruined By Product Placement)

We decided it was high time classic movies got the modern Hollywood treatment.


6 Bizarre Ways Companies Subliminally Screw With Stuff On TV

These days, broadcast TV is having to fight for ways to get more advertisements into your eyeballs, whether you like it or not. And things are starting to get weird.


5 Ugly Realities Of Making 'Mockbusters' Like 'Sharknado'

If you can even remember the pre-internet days, Asylum is basically the Cracked to Hollywood's Mad Magazine. We wanted to know how our film counterpart operates (and if they're at all interested in making some list-based movies).


6 Reasons Burton's Willy Wonka Is Actually A Serial Killer

Tim Burton is kind of a weirdo. And when he adapted 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' for the big screen that it became apparent that he is deeply unhinged.


26 Characters (Surprisingly) Based On Real People

We can all take a moment and immediately think of a fictional character we consider iconic. And chances are, that character are heavily influenced by someone who really lived (or currently lives).


21 Movies & TV Shows If They Honored The Source Material

Hollywood loves to pilfer and then tweak in a sad effort to make a concept seem unique.


5 Actors Who Weren't Acting In Their Most Iconic Scenes

Here are five times when directors decided the best way to help an actor capture a moment was by recording them out of character.


5 Everyday Products That Hollywood Thinks Have Magical Power

If the universe operated by any of these Hollywood rules, life on Earth would become a nightmarish carnival of death and destruction.


7 Insanely Dark Reality Shows We'd Probably Watch

Where others see a tragic decline in our national conscience and integrity, I see opportunity. Which is why I'm pitching the following ideas to CBS.