Cracked Archive - Movies & TV

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.


If Movie Sequel Premises Were Forced to Be Realistic

what famous movie sequels would have looked like if they were forced to deal realistically with what happened in the first movie.


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.


19 Minor Changes That Would Make Famous Movies Amazing

There's a thin line between good and great.


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.


If TV Show Titles Were Honest

We asked you to show us what it would look like if TV shows were forced to use titles more accurate to their content.


21 Recruitment Posters for Henchmen of Movie Villains

At some point people were tricked into joining an organization that, deep down, they had to know was on the losing side. But how?


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.


22 Unexpected Downsides of Being a Zombie

Movie zombies are slow and constantly getting shot in the face, but even they don't show the everyday problems you'd encounter while piloting around a rotting, barely coherent corpse.


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.