Cracked Archive - Movies & TV

5 Reasons True Crime TV Shows Are a How-To Guide for Murder

Here are a few useful tips and tricks you can learn about the world's oldest sport (murder), just by watching true crime shows.


4 Movies That Got the Source Material's Point Exactly Wrong

It's like the filmmakers are out to piss off the people who came up with the story in the first place.


5 Iconic Movie Scenes Almost Cut for Idiotic Reasons

If you ever decide to cut a scene from your movie, make sure you're not doing it for incredibly stupid reasons. Otherwise you risk accidentally scrapping an important part of cinematic history.


36 Awesome Low-Tech Tricks Used in Movies

As you may have noticed, we love to dissect movies here at Cracked.


33 Small But Disastrous Changes to the Avengers Movies

What would these movies be like if everyone on board suddenly just didn't give a damn anymore?


6 Deleted Scenes That Totally Change Classic Movies

Because it's such a long and winding road from script to screen, it's fascinating to go back and see what almost made it into the film.


6 Famous Movies That Were Shockingly Hard to Make

It turns out that Hollywood magic isn't dead, and many of the scenes that had you screaming 'Fake!' at the screen took way, way more effort than you realized.


5 Movies That Made Huge Stars Quit Acting Forever

It's hilarious when a Hollywood icon is driven to retirement not by some intense drama, but by a lighthearted little romp that wanted nothing but to entertain people.


5 Types of Movie Adaptations That Must Be Stopped

The rush to cannibalize and recannibalize the creative output of humanity has led to some unfortunate trends.


6 Movies That Put Insane Work Into Stuff You Never Noticed

We may not notice the really cool stuff that makes some movies awesome, but it's still there, and our brains notice. And sometimes it's a major pain in the ass.


23 Awesome Casting Changes That Would Save Bad Movies

Sometimes a movie is doomed by its plot, or direction, or editing. Mostly though, the usual culprits are the actors.


5 Insane Lessons Tucked Into Famous Movies

What I find fascinating is that occasionally Hollywood will crank out a beautifully made film that is received with universal praise but whose moral is just utterly bizarre.


25 Movie Heroes That Flat-Out Broke The Law

All those heroic deeds are accompanied by a host of crimes that would put any normal person in jail.


5 Popular Movies and Their Obviously Superior Counterparts

For every wildly popular movie that rampages through the box office like a cash-hungry Pac-Man, there is another film that took the same idea and did it way better, only to languish in relative obscurity.