18 Baffling Tropes Hollywood Can't Stop Using

It's no secret that Hollywood likes to recycle tropes until they're a pile of sad entertainment mulch. But while we can easily point out the obvious ones -- reboots, superheroes, Channing Tatum without his shirt on -- there's a whole lot of characters and plots that we don't even notice. And because of that, Hollywood is able to keep throwing them back at us.

That's why we asked our keen-eyed readers to point out the worst offenders that have been poisoning the pop culture well. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by Michael Voll

RDIOCOK It's the apocalypse, and yet our hero has to spend much of his time dealing with a surly adolescent. The Walking Dead Falling Skies The Strain

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A male character who likes Rock or Heavy Metal music? Better make them either goofy or stupid. We can't suggest that people who listen to that stuff c

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Entry by djHanDon

GRACKED SHORT PrEoR CIRCUIT IDNY DERT edwaird SCISSORHAND5 Ot Donn PINOGGHI0 CLASSCS A robot, android or puepet was ROBIN WLLTAMS brought to life and

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Three female roles? Make them ISLA FARET TOREY FISHER EDGES BICKI MAGUIRE Blonde CHARLIE'S ANGELS DEFINITELY, MAYBE Dark Hair THREE THREE RELATIONSHIP

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Entry by djHanDon

JOHN WAYNE . KURT RUSSELL LAMES SADER STARGATE. THE SEARCHERS 1956 1972 1994 2000 JRXAK SHANGHAL IDHNSON Aforeign man... NOON space cowboy cowboy cowb

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Entry by Kevin King

SIDEWAYS MEN AT AN ERr ne ELECTIONNNABOUT SOHUNOT EXISTENTIAL CROSSROAD IN LIFE DECIDE TO GO ON A ROADTRIP. JACK NICHOLSON ABOUT SCHMIDT AUNE PONE NEB

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Entry by Amarna

A group of misfit kids have to fix a problem (or a perceived problem) through a strange series of events. They break several laws along the way but et

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED COM Almost every single one of Christopher Nolan's wife/ elgirlfriend characters DIES * Following, Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inc

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Entry by Comunacho

CRACKEDG COM Guardians of the Galaxy Limitless AllAbout Steve The Hangover II&III) Silver Linings Playbook American Sniper Bradley Cooper and/or frien

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Entry by Pnutsonfire

Best friends in high school (these are all specifically about males) try to lose Porky's their virginity before college or some other specific date. H

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Entry by Comunacho

The Eifth Element Deep Impact 24season 2 (1997 (1998 (2002) Idiocracy 24 season 6 2012 (2006) (2007) (2009) The Event White House Down Big Game (2010)

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Entry by Kevin King

CRACKED.COM American Ghost Beauty World An older man that escapes his dreary life by forming an unlikely relationship/ friendship with a younger girl.

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Most of the Coen brothers' films contain scenes of screaming, fat men. Is this some sort of fetish? (Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing,

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Entry by mkad

There's no shortage of shows starring an I'm-not-a-law- enforcement-officer-but-I-help- them-solve-crimes character. But why do so many of them have

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Entry by Fauxman3

About Time The Vow THAT MOVIE WHERE THE GIRL GETS IN A COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP HITH A GUY WHO USES KNOWLEDGE OF HER PERSONAL LIFE TO TRY AND MAKE HER

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED.com THE CAPABLE WOMAN WHO ASSISTS THE HERO AND FORMS A DEEP CONNECTION WITH HIM IS ALWAYS THE TRAITOR *Pictured: Casino Royale. The Spy Who Lo

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Entry by CarolinaR

The cop show has become its own genre. Many have a power duo that takes law enforcement by storm. However, it seems that if there's a female in the

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Thumbelina The Little Mermaid Balto In animated movies, Jodi Benson has to almost always voice redheaded characters who fall in love with males not he

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