Cracked Archive - Movies & TV

5 'Inspirational' Ads with Secretly Horrible Messages

The gremlins that work in marketing have hidden some really terrible messages in their so-called 'inspiring' commercials.


5 True Stories Too Unbelievable for the Movies They Inspired

It turns out the real people who inspired your favorite fictional characters are actually far more compelling.


5 Important Skills That Are Horrifyingly Easy to Fake

In positions that decide life and death, you'll find people cheating their way into the job. And they get in way to easy.


24 Famous Movie Roles Before They Added CGI

Our readers removed the magic of Hollywood from some of our favorite films to reveal the grosser looking underbelly.


4 Shows That Returned to Awesomeness After Sucking for Years

These shows started off being fine before forgetting what made the show work and going down a wrong path for a while.


5 Movies for Kids That Stole Their Plot From Adult Movies

The following family films are so suspiciously similar to adult hits that we have to wonder if the producers just decided to take some major successes, and replace all the sex and violence with rainbows and happy endings.


4 Surprisingly Simple Fixes for Famously Bad Movies

If there are any professional filmmakers in my readership, just sit down and shut up for a minute while Big Papa teaches you how to do your job.


5 Disturbing Implications of Famous Children's Movies

Modern kids' movies are the one category you can count on being free of the dystopian landscapes and seamy underbellies, right? (Hint: Wrong.)


The 20 Most Misunderstood Movies of All Time

Between the pretty faces and hard bodies and big explosions and compelling fart jokes, it's easy to lose sight of a movie's meaning.


The 4 Greatest Secret Movie Roles of Famous Actors

These people weren't in the trailers or movie posters. They're just doing small but good work, and their presence in the film is a big surprise.


18 Movie Plots You Didn't Notice Rely On Impossible Luck

It turns out a lot of our favorite heroes just sort of stumble their way into success.


4 Underrated Horror Films for Never Leaving the House Again

Obviously, with today being Halloween and you being a total lemming who just does what everyone else does, you could stay in and crap your pants to these flicks.


21 Casting Ideas That Would Have Changed Movie History

There's no denying that each one of us secretly wishes we worked as a casting agent in Hollywood.


5 Actors Who Got Typecast in Bizarrely Specific Ways

A very small group of actors are fortunate enough (or unfortunate, in some cases) to be the owners of achievements unique to them, achievements that are almost impossible for anyone else to duplicate.


6 Roles That Crush Your Image of Iconic Horror Movie Actors

Whenever a movie monster seems totally real, just go to iMDb and check out the other roles played by these horror icons.