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25 Poorly Explained Movie Plots That Are As True As They Are Funny

Updated May 14, 2020 25.1k votes 2.7k voters 80.1k views25 items

List RulesVote up the funniest poorly explained movie plots.

Inspired by a wildly popular /r/AskReddit thread, users have created another subreddit, /r/BadMovieDescriptions, where they describe a movie's plot in the worst possible way. Some of these bad movie descriptions may be obvious to you, but will definitely surprise you when you're stumped. They also do a great job at shouting out the things that don't quite make sense in a movie, like a character trait or a weird plotline. 

Most of these bad movie descriptions are so funny because of how true they are to the plot, so browse below and vote up the most creative descriptions for your favorite movies.

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    Man gets steroids and a frisbee to fight off Nazis.

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    Orphan farm boy kisses sister while dead beat dad tries to get him to join the family business.

    By Redditor /u/MonaPizzaSmile

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    202

    A group spends nine hours returning some jewelry.

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    Drug addicted girl takes advantage of mentally challenged boy for three decades.

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    211

    Man saves woman from drowning. Woman doesn't return favor.

  • 6
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    244

    A man ends world hunger with his rock collection.

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    171

    Dude invites some kids to a factory, 4 of them possibly die, then he tries to rip off the 5th one before letting him use the elevator.

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    186

    An office worker does drugs to learn Kung Fu.

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    A nun bangs her boss, renounces her faith, and flees the country.

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    146

    A couple with an inordinate number of children use their special talents to find their kids after they are kidnapped by a mass murderer who aims to wear their skin.

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    A fox, a bear, and a badger have some serious disagreements with the way a wolf and a lion choose to govern the land.

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    136

    A guy abandons his trash collection for his crush, only to be confronted by obese beings unlike him.

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    165

    Woman saves cat from an intruder on her spaceship.

  • 14
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    171

    A guy and his imaginary friend take on the finance sector.

  • 15
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    214

    Man’s wife dies. He tries to get high in order to cope. Accidentally gets a minor high along with himself. They go on a major trip and end up good friends when they come down.

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    A man traveling on a train doesn't like his seat, so he goes to speak to the driver.

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    Man crawls through a sewer to get to Mexico.

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    Man goes to meet estranged wife and kids for the holidays and ends up crawling in ventilation shafts.

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    Boy gets friend zoned by a tiger, no one believes him.

  • 20
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    162

    Ex-pilot regains her memory.

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    Rich white man is barely punished for DUI.

  • 22
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    131

    A man and a woman meet each other, complain about their lives, and then leave each other with no change.

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    A man and a kid watch Shrek whilst fighting a zombie outbreak.

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    Boy makes rockets with other boys, goes to mine coal with his dad, then makes more rockets with the boys.

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    Teens drink, do drugs, and have sex while they're supposed to be conducting a medical procedure.