Movies. We know them, we love them, and we’re obsessed with them. The ups and downs, the romantic and thrilling moments, the tragedy and joy in the end – yup, movies have it all. As you sit snuggled on your couch, wrapped up in a blanket enjoying a flick, a thought might come up once in a while saying: “WHY DOESN’T MY LIFE LOOK LIKE THIS!?” If you got caught up fantasizing about an ideal film-like moment in your life, don’t worry, you’re not crazy or alone in this. We are all guilty of projecting movie fantasies into our daily lives. The dreadful truth is, 99% of movie stories are pure imagination. They’re just plots that very rarely, if ever, happen in reality.
Thanks a lot, Hollywood!
There is no need to sulk about the years of your life wasted on dreaming about an epic love scene, or being afraid of something that you saw in a horror film. The likelihood of some of these things actually happening is close to the possibility of hamsters taking over the world. We are on a mission to help people not to get sucked into the dream world. So, we’ve decided to make a list of 13 movie clichés that NEVER EVER happen in real life. Scroll through the list and see if you agree with us!
13. Creepy Reflection in the Bathroom Mirror
It’s the weekend, and you’ve been drinking. The alcohol put you down to sleep. Now it’s 4 o’clock in the morning and nature calls, you enter the bathroom semi-conscious and see the cabinet doors are open.
Suddenly a strange fear arises.
As you start closing the cabinet door, memories of all the bathroom murder scenes come alive in your mind. You scream internally: “I DON’T WANNA DIE!” Finally, the doors are closed, and you see in the mirror that there is no one behind you. You’re old enough to stop fearing mirrors anyway.
12. Making Out in the Rain is Romantic
Yeah, it’s romantic – for like 10 seconds.
Then you realize that you’re soaked wet and freezing, and, if you’re a guy you probably have to walk your girlfriend home with a probable cold tomorrow. In reality, kissing in the rain would be straight-up irritating. Yeah, kissing is nice and makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, but for god’s sake, just open an umbrella or find some sort of a cover.
11. Many Bullets are Fired But the Guy Doesn’t Get Hit
Where do they find these incredible bullet-dodging actors?
Not only do they look good, but they’re hard to kill as well. This cliche has caused a lot of “eye rolls” for sure, and no, that’s not a freaky Chinese dish. You can’t help but wonder if the bad guys who are shooting are stupid, or they just have poor eyesight? Criminal masterminds really need to revise their hiring process.
10. Someone Disguises by Putting on a Pair of Glasses
It might have worked for Superman, but I doubt your name is Clark Kent. Even if it is (awesome name bro, btw!), you can’t fly and lift buildings, so don’t try to disguise using only a pair of glasses! It’s kind of intelligence-insulting to think that people would fall for this, but as we’ve mentioned before, movie scenes are often complete baloney.
9. Someone Thinks That There is a Robber in Their House and Asks “Is anybody there?”
If you really had reason to suspect that someone broke into your home, you’d know that’s not the right time to ask questions! Surely, you wouldn’t want to offer a cup of coffee to the guy, would you? The only logical thing to do here would be to stay as quiet as possible and call the police. Be a responsible citizen – don’t do the things you see in movies.
8. Someone Runs Across the Airport to Reach Their Loved One
First of all, airports can be enormous, so to run, scratch that, sprint across an entire airport would take some serious prep and exercise. An average Joe would probably stop after 200 yards to catch his breath! Even though actors are usually in great shape and most of them have six packs and tight glutes, it’s debatable if they could pull off a run like that. A rational thing to do would be to at least try to call your loved one before you start running.
7. Locks Can be Easily Picked With a Credit Card or a Paper Clip
So, you’ve probably tried (and failed) to pick at least one lock using these tools when you were a kid. Unfortunately, this must be one of the greatest childhood disappointments. Those darn movies make it look so easy! But, on the bright side, burglary rates would probably be a lot higher if this were possible.
6. Anyone can Land a Jumbo Jet with Radio Instructions from the Control Tower
There’s an old saying “If you can park a car, you can land a plane.” Nope, sorry, we just made that up. OF COURSE YOU CAN’T LAND A PLANE!
Imagine the tearful laughter of real life pilots when they watch film scenes like this. It takes some serious education and practice to learn how to do this. If you ever find yourself in an airplane without a pilot, just say your prayers and stick to the parachute.
5. A Parking Space Right Where and When You Need It!
In a city, there is better chance of finding true love than a parking spot right in front of the place that you’re going to. We all know that this simply doesn’t happen, and if you happen to believe that it does, well, get ready for a tidal wave of disappointment. Luckily though, you don’t have to drive. Take a taxi, a bus or some other form of public transportation and save your hopes and nerves.
4. A Person Who Follows You Disappears by the Time You Turn Around
If you have ever tried to do this, there is a good chance that you are a stalker. And if you have actually managed to do it, you’re probably an amazing stalker! This is an ability that probably most of us would like to have, but we don’t see a way of just disappearing in a second unless you fall into an open sewer shaft. Don’t try this one, you probably won’t pull it off, and it will certainly be awkward.
3. People in High School Look Like They’re in Their Mid-20s
Okay, so no one is buying this one. Sure there were probably a few “advanced” kids in your high school, but most of the students look like child/adult hybrid creatures with bad hair, bad clothes, and zits all over their faces. The mid-20s are usually considered the pinnacle of a human being’s beauty, strength and vitality, and we can all agree that these high school kids simply look way too old.
2. Having a Conversation While Brushing Teeth
This never happens. Sure, someone might mumble a word or two, but that’s about it. What could be so important that it couldn’t wait for 2 minutes till you finish brushing those pearly whites!? Plus, imagine how ineffective and sloppy the brushing would be. Cleaning your teeth properly is important, so save your breath and give your pearls the attention and care they deserve!
1. Girl Takes Off Her Glasses and Instantly Becomes a Hottie
This is clearly discrimination of people with bad or reduced eyesight. Are they saying that girls who wear glasses can’t be attractive? Luckily, a great number of men who have had their minds dazzled by a hot woman with poor vision kindly disagree (thanks for that). It takes a lot more than a pair of glasses to make a girl popular, whether it is in real life or on the big screen.