We understand movies have to play up the drama to give us some sort of sense of danger or realism or to make us realize how high the stakes are. Sometimes, however, filmmakers have a tendency to go completely overboard which gives us scenes that cover the spectrum from unintentionally hilarious, or depressing for all the wrong reasons.

To help illustrate this, we asked our readers to give us some of the most ridiculous overreactions in film history. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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