Cracked Archive - Movies & TV

5 Horrible Life Lessons Learned from Teen Movies

If you're under the age of 50, chances are you received most of your life guidance from teen movies. Unfortunately, upon closer inspection, it appears that was more ill-advised than you previously thought.

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The 6 Biggest Over-Achievements in the History of Marriage

When it comes to marriage, some lucky folks manage to land somebody way out of their league, though that's pretty rare. Rarer still is the small group who get to marry someone way out of their league, and just completely take it for granted.

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20 Films in Under a Minute (Part 3)

All the depth and insight most three-hour movies possess, in 60 seconds or less.

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The 10 Most Irreplaceable Performances in Comedy Films

Sometimes a comedy role is such a perfect combination of casting and performance that it's unthinkable for another actor to ever attempt it. Here are the top ten roles that could never have been and never will be replaced.

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Bad Chewbacca? [COMIC]

This is how frustrating married life can be for Han and Leia.

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11 Celebrities Who Were Secretly Total Badasses

For these actors, being an action hero is turning it down a notch.

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Bridalplasty: The New Reality Show That Proves We're Doomed

On a slightly related note, I hereby officially retire from watching television.

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The 8 Manliest Foreign Movie Posters Ever

Modern American movie posters suck, but that doesn't mean the art is dead. It's just been outsourced, like everything else, to South Asia.

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7 Movie Badasses (Who Completely Fail To Deliver)

Often when it comes that time for a movie badass to live up to his title, he just ends up being profoundly disappointing.

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6 Deadly Injuries You Only Survive in the Movies (Update)

Cracked.com: Calling BS on movies since 1958.

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Why The New Green Lantern Movie Looks So Familiar

I can't tell if I'm watching a trailer or a combination of clips from every other superhero movie ever shot. Either this is the work of a very clever editor, or there isn't a single original moment in the entire trailer.

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4 Reasons 3-D Movies Don't Have to Suck

It's just a big stupid gimmick, right? If they're going to try to charge you up to $20 a ticket, you better damn well be getting something amazing out of it. But instead all you get is a big headache and something occasionally jumping out of the screen at you. Right? Actually, there are ways to use 3D to actually make movies better.

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The 5 Most Easily Avoidable Movie Deaths

Why is it that when a character has to die, they often have to dive through mind-boggling hoops in the process? Here are a few that simply defy all logic and common sense.

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Sneak Preview of the Harry Potter Sequel!

To get this scoop before everyone else, Cracked used all of its reporting ingenuity and resources -- a USB thumb drive and a monkey with some extremely questionable training -- to acquire a draft of the first chapter of Rowling's new novel.

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The Biggest Star Wars Plot Hole, Explained By Science

Fans jokingly refer to it as 'Stormtrooper aim.' But it's not lazy film-making (or at least, not just that): There's actually a perfectly logical, scientific reason behind this behavior. Soldiers in real wars behave in exactly the same way.

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