One of the things we love about movies is that we always know who to root for. Or at least who we are supposed to root for.

Movies make it incredibly clear who is the hero and who is the villain. I mean, we follow the hero throughout the story, so they have to be right, right? The thing is, sometimes those “bad” guys actually turn out to be the heroic ones. Sometimes we get caught up in the villain's ugliness (whether it be physically or personality-wise) that we don't stop and think about their motives long enough to realize, “Hey, this person might be a jerk, but they got a point.”

Sometimes it's not being contrarian when you see a nerd wearing a t-shirt that says, “Magneto was right.”

So we asked our readers to right some great wrongs by explaining how some movies completely mix up the hero and the villain, in their own stories. 

Entry by nickt

CRACKED HE'S A RACIST, HOMOPHOBIC BULLY BUT GUNNERY SERGEANT HARTMANN IS TRAINING THEM NOT TO GET KILLED. IT'S NO COINCIDENCE THAT HIS BEST RECRUIT, J

Entry by Erin Willis

An alien crash lands on Earth and the government is the villain for wanting to capture it? Of course E.T. needs to be studied and debriefed. GRACKEDCO

Entry by Scott Laffey

SACK LODGE IN CRACKEDOON WEDDING CRASHERS He's a big fat meanie for suspecting that John and Jeremy are big fat liars trying to get close to the Secre

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