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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.


One Valuable Life Lesson Hiding in One of the Worst Films

Teenage stupidity is magical.


32 Famous Movie Plots Made Simple With MS Paint

Some movie plots seem so frustratingly simple to solve. Likewise, MS Paint is a frustrating program to use. So it only makes sense to combine the two to make some movie magic.


The 43 Most Overused Movie Tropes

Lots of things are becoming played out in Hollywood, but there are a few tropes that if taken behind the woodshed, no one would notice.