Cracked Archive - Movies & TV

5 Things That Make You Happier Than They Probably Should

I present five things that bring me joy. But understand, these aren't obvious things like winning the lottery or tricking barely legal teens into high-risk sex. Instead, these are little things that result in explosive fits of happiness far greater than you would ever expect.

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The 5 Biggest Cheaters in Game Show History

Here are the five biggest game show heists by four sinister people who almost got away with it, and one who totally did.

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6 'Based on a True Story' Movies with Unpleasant Epilogues

When Hollywood has exhausted its creativity producing prequels and sequels, it often turns to unbelievable real life events for inspiration. And while not all of these are completely embellished, unfortunately, these amazing stories often have terrible aftermaths that even Hollywood wouldn't dare to film.

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Star Wars vs Star Trek: An Objective Analysis

Star Wars is 100X the movie franchise that Star Trek is in all the worst possible categories.

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7 Brilliant Movie Lawyers (Who Suck at Their Job)

We have to wonder if anyone even bothered to Google 'lawyer,' 'law' or 'real life' before starting their screenplay.

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If Twilight 4 Was 10 Times Shorter and 100 Times More Honest

ROBERT PATTINSON: I have to go to my bachelor party. But don't worry, my character has to remain appealing to even the most prudish girls, so there won't be any strippers. Just some good old-fashioned ritualistic animal killing.

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The 4 Most Unexpected Fan Bases in Pop Culture

We can't begin to understand how a niche form of entertainment could be appropriated by such an unrelated audience. Our gut reaction is almost always to say, 'This is a sex thing, isn't it.' But with a few exceptions, the answers are never that simple.

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6 Pop Culture Visionaries Who Get Too Much Credit

We all know that our favorite games, comics, movies and TV shows are probably collaborative affairs. But we as a culture just love the story of the creative genius so much that we heap tremendous praise on the rare few who manage to do it. These ... are not those people.

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7 Movies That Put Insane Work Into Details You Didn't Notice

These are seven instances where creators poured their blood, sweat and several other more unsavory fluids into creating something and put it right in front of your face ... and you didn't even notice.

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34 Immediately Rejected Rough Drafts of Famous Characters

They didn't just come up with Batman or Darth Vader on the first try. We asked you to show us the ridiculous early drafts that got laughed out of the pitch session.

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Advanced Batman Theory: Why Nolan Will Kill Bruce Wayne

SPOILER ALERT: Batman is going to die.

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6 Content Warnings We'd Actually Pay Attention To

What's tragic is that even if you can interpret them, the ratings codes have none of the information you really want. That's why I've come up with the only six content ratings consumers will ever need.

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The 7 Stupidest Attempts to Reinvent Batman

There are people who look at Batman and say, 'Yeah, I see what people like about Batman, but wouldn't he be better if I ruined him?' This article is about them.

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6 Reasons Cross-Dressing Comedies Should Be Retired

It turns out that every single film which decides that a dude wearing pantyhose is a funny idea routinely relies upon 6 tiring cliches. These have been collated below for the benefit of bored office workers and archaeologists of the trivial.

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5 Old-Timey Prejudices That Still Show Up in Every Movie

We think of Hollywood as a liberal and socially progressive land of hippies, what with its endless fundraisers and giving awards to movies that teach us that intolerance is wrong. Yet in certain ways, movies are still way behind the times.

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