Cracked Archive - Movies & TV

6 Insane (But Convincing) Fan Theories About Kids' Cartoons

Just like a broken watch, even the Internet is right every once in a while


5 Awesome Movie Robots with Inexcusable Design Flaws

Movie robots can think and love and perform amazing feats, and every kid wants one. Yet if they were built and sold by a real company, they'd be yanked from the market within minutes due to their glaring design oversights.


6 Iconic Movie Scenes That Happened by Accident

Like in any job, accidents tend to happen when they're shooting a movie ... and sometimes those accidents turn out to be far better than what the director originally had in mind and are left in the film.


6 Dumb Celebrities Who Are Way Smarter Than You Think

We may like to think of celebrities as a bunch of shallow dumbasses, but in a surprising number of cases (assuming that you find the number six surprising), some of our stupidest celebrities are like daytime TV versions of Verbal Kint.


The 7 Most Hilarious Foreign Twists on Common Movie Clichés

While studios continue to crank out one multiplex-filling cash grab after another, the rest of the world has been putting its own spin on them, quietly dipping those tired old cliches in pure liquid insanity.


The 5 Ways Sci-Fi Universes Treat Black Characters

FYI: I tried my best to rank the universes' presentations of black characters from least to most favorable -- even if the ranking is more favorable to super duper favorable.


4 Pop Culture Arguments That Need to be Retired

I've been doing this for a while now, long enough that I've noticed the few pop culture arguments that come up over and over and over again. And I'm getting pretty tired of them.


6 Unintentionally Hilarious Moments in Famous Scary Movies

Even classic horror movies, the serious ones that actually have the power to frighten, tend to feature at least one or two unintentionally hilarious moments. Here are some of our favorites.


The 10 Dumbest Things on TV So Far This Season

TV is widely reviled as the dumbest medium. I can't argue with that. Here are 10 moments from the last few weeks or so that stand out as pillars of dumbness in a dumb wasteland.


6 Insane Stereotypes That Movies Can't Seem to Get Over

It turns out there are subtle ways that Hollywood has been enforcing wrongheaded ideas right under our noses, and sometimes in our favorite films.


What to Expect When Expecting (in the Village of the Damned)

The decision to start a family can be one of the scariest, but also one of the most rewarding choices you will ever make. And for those of you who had no choice at all because you were inseminated by an alien mist while you were unconscious at the local fair a month ago, you'll be giving birth no matter what, so try to make the most of it.


8 Movies Made Possible by Incompetent Background Characters

People tend to be incompetent in movies -- that's how our heroes are able to make so many daring escapes. However, some plotlines are dependent on downright boneheaded incompetence.


6 TV Shows You Won't Believe Were Actually Made

Herein are just a few of the ugly bastard progeny that the unholy union of sitcom writers and head trauma victims produced over the years.


6 Movie Mysteries the Characters Should've Solved Way Sooner

Secrets drive the plots of some of the best movies. That being said, sometimes a secret is only as good as the writers' ability to cover huge gaps in logic.


5 Pop Culture Creations Spoiled by Their Own Creators

Surprisingly, networks, studios or publishers are in a rush to give away the endings to their own creations.