12 Movies That Everyone Misunderstands, And What They Mean

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Movies are notoriously layered. There are levels of meaning that people frothingly argue about for years. And yet, with all the resources available to us, people still manage to misunderstand and misinterpret the messages movies are trying to get across.

We asked our readers to find the most widely-misunderstood movies and set the record straight, in handy meme format. The winner is below, but first, the runners-up:

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And the winner is ...

Congrats, Busteq. You win money.

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