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People Describe The Worst Movies They Ever Had To Sit Through

People Describe The Worst Movies They Ever Had To Sit Through
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Does anyone truly know what makes a movie "good?"

You can think a movie is a brilliant piece of master work but read online reviews giving it only a decent score. On the flip side, you can absolutely think a film is "Meh" even if all of the internet seems to be in favor of making it their entire identity (hello, Encanto).

While everyone's tastes are subjective, and you should absolutely be allowed to enjoy what you enjoy, there are those films you feel the need to warn your friends about.

Cinematic train wrecks which should never be seen by anyone else after you were already forced to endure them.

Reddit user, Ix_fromBetelgeuse7, wanted to know what to avoid next time they had a movie night when they asked:

"What's the worst movie you ever had to sit through?"

Just because you're making movies for "kids" doesn't mean they won't be able to tell when you're trying to pull a fast one on them.

The Less Said About Baby Mask The Better

"The son of mask. I didn't feel like going to the movies. I tried to convince my mom to take me to the mall."


"You know when you loved a movie as a kid, but you go back and watch it and it kinda ruins it for you? Son of the mask doesn't have this problem, because even as a child I knew it was a turd of a film."


We Shall Never Let This Go, M. Night

"The Last Airbender. Or as it's known in the fandom,"

"There is no movie in ba sing se."


"I had never seen the show at the point the movie came out and my friends were super pumped up to see it so they brought me with thinking it'd be a good way to introduce me to the world/ lore/ whatnot... I gave them so much sh-t at the end of that movie. I did eventually end up watching the show and its one of my all time favorites! But jeez what a horrible way to get introduced to it lol"


One Look At The Poster Was All You Needed

"Jack and Jill"

"One of the worst Adam Sandler movies I've ever sat through. Some of his movies are really bad but this one is a stinker!!"


"'Getting' to watch this movie is hands down the worst reward they ever had on Survivor"


You have to wonder sometimes what it takes for actors to take on certain roles. What about the pitch made the character they were going to play so enticing?

Or was it money?

It has to be the money.

Sir Patrick, Why?

"The Emoji Movie."


"They tried so hard to be relatable, I’d rather watch the Human centipede again than that"


"I still can't believe Sir Patrick Stewart agreed to be a talking pile of sh-t... I know at this point in his career he doesn't really need the money and can just do whatever he wants to do but seriously, a talking pile of sh-t."


Altogether Now: Not The Bees

"The Wickerman with Nicolas cage..."

"Ended up laughing to death at the end though. We were stoned and so bored. They sacrificed him in the end for the vegetables to grow and we laughed so hard and got kicked out the movie theatre ..Was worth it lmao"



"Cats (2019)"


"If it isn't the Butthole Cut, I'm not interested"


And then there's these, the bottom of the barrel bits of cinematic "entertainment," if you can even call them that.

These things are so monstrously bad the master reels should be burnt at the altar of Terrible Films That Should Go Away Forever.

It's Not Easy Copying Mel Brooks

"Epic Movie"

"I cannot figure out why I thought it would be entertaining. It wasn't even funny as a bad movie."


"There were a bunch of movies that came out after Scary Movie established itself. Disaster Movie. Epic Movie. Meet the Spartans. The Starving Games."

"I genuinely don't know the audience for these movies because they can't be cheap to make, but holy sh-t they're terrible. The actors aren't even interested in making them."

"(The only exception is Not Another Teen Movie which somehow is amazing.)"


A Joke Entry, Sure, But Two Words: Decepticon Balls

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

"Saw this two days after my father died and my father's death ended up being the 2nd worst thing that happened to me that week."


"Agreed. Devastator did not need to have testicles. And don’t even get me started on Mudflap and Skids."


When It's Seriously Straight Up Trash

"While doing research for a class I was teaching on WWII cinema, I wound up watching a Nazi propaganda film called The Eternal Jew. It is the only film I have ever seen about which I have absolutely nothing positive to say."

"The movie is an hour of just pure anti-semitic hatred, and unlike it's better known companion in Nazi White Supremacist trash Triumph of the Will, which requires an eye-rolling acknowledgement that 'yeah yeah yeah it's an artistically significant film', nothing of the sort can be said about The Eternal Jew."

"It is poorly made and would be just pure tedium if it wasn't also such a sickening display of pure, unfiltered hatred and, because it's still popular with White supremacist groups to this day, the film is unfortunately not yet done bringing its evil into the world."

"You can complain all you want about Cats or the live action ATLA but at the very least you can compliment those films for being made with the intention of trying to bring joy into people's lives."

"You can definitely not say that about The Eternal Jew. It is the only work of 'art' I have ever encountered that I wouldn't hesitate to eradicate from the face of the earth, because nothing of value would be lost if you did."



"Eragon. That movie was hours of nonstop confusion, disappointment and BS without a minute of redeeming quality at any point in the film."


The Haps

"The Happening."

"I had the good sense to shut off trash like The Love Guru, but for some reason I expected The Happening to actually get better by the ending."



"Pearl Harbor had such a huge budget and lots of pretty good actors, but was so long and so terrible."



"Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem. Personally, I loved the first AVP movie, so I went into the sequel with high hopes, considering Requiem was riding on a simple but very good premise: a Predalien wreaks havoc on Earth. The gore was great and the visual effects were good but there were 2 major problems with the movie. 1. The directors didn't focus on the story and instead tried to make the movie more visually horrifying. Without the story, the movie falls flat. And 2. YOU CAN'T SEE A THING. Roughly 85% of the movie's events happen at night and in dark buildings. It's so hard to see anything. Watching the movie with the brightness increased alone makes the movie so much more enjoyable. Honestly, if you want AVP action, stick with the first movie."


No Thanks

"Battlefield Earth. In the theaters. Yikes."



"After junior prom, the other couple wanted to go see a movie. So we all go see...Anaconda. Cut to 30 minutes in, and they're all asleep and I'm just like "Why the f--- did we do this?"

"But there should be a medal for those of us who made it all the way through Battlefield Earth."


Maybe it's best we stick to streaming.

That might be best.

At least we can turn it off.

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People Describe The Most Historically Significant Event They've Ever Witnessed In Person

Reddit user FictionVent asked: 'What is the most historically significant event you witnessed IN PERSON?'

Aircraft losing control
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Do you ever wonder what it must've been like to experience major events throughout world history when reading about them in text books?

But if you take pause and actually think about it, we're living through many newsworthy current events that succeeding generations will be talking about long after we're gone.

Reading about them online or in newspapers is one thing. But seeing them happen unfold before our eyes is another.

Curious to hear from those who'll have anecdotes to tell in the future, Redditor FictionVent asked:
"What is the most historically significant event you witnessed IN PERSON?"

People recall the natural disaster events they've witnessed.


"1964 Good Friday Earthquake 9.2 Richter. Was a boy in Cordova, Alaska at the time."

– KitchenLab2536

"My father was skipper of the USCG cutter stationed there. He was inport, and when the quake struck shortly before 5:30pm, he and my mom gathered me and my three siblings on the front porch. At first, it felt like the house was crumbling at the foundation, but on the porch we could plainly see our whole world was shaking. I remember watching telephone poles swaying, and the wires snapping and crackling in the street. The quake lasted about five minutes initially. My dad got his ship underway to avoid the tidal wave which was sure to come. We had several aftershocks in the coming weeks, some of which were quite strong, though nowhere near as strong or as long as the quake itself. I was seven at the time."

– KitchenLab2536

Collapsing Freeway

"October 17th, 1989. I watched the 880 Nimitz freeway collapse during the San Francisco earthquake. The Honda in front of me had the upper deck crush her front-end engine compartment. The mother and her daughter were shaken up but completely fine."

"I was driving a convertible Triumph Spitfire, which was scratched up slightly from debris. However, I walked away unscathed. Aside from the fact I pissed my pants, which I didn't notice until much later."

– CatDaddyWhisper

Thar She Blows

"I sat on the roof of our house and watched Mt. St. Helens erupt less than 100 miles away."

– stinkykitty71

"This must have been fascinating and terryfing in equal measure. What a thing to witness."

– runrossyrun

"It was amazing! The ash that covered everything like snow was interesting to kid me, but less so to my parents."

– stinkykitty71

People recall seeing major catastrophes as a result of malfunctions or judgement errors.

Bomber Crash

"The b-52 crash that led to changing what large military aircraft are allowed to do for airshows."

"I didn't see the plane, but immediately saw the fireball. It was just a perfect, bright red turning to black mushroom cloud."

"Fairchild is a nuclear air base and there were a few minutes there where I was sure the world was about to end."

"A few years before a KC-135 doing the same thing crashed near the school while we were in class."

– goffstock

Tragic Takeoff

"I was standing on my front porch watching the launch of the Challenger."

– StarChaser_Tyger

"Was riding in my parents car to a basketball game in the next town over in north texas when we saw a shooting star and thought that was neat."

"It was the Columbia..."

– Misdirected_Colors

Demolition Gone Wrong

"The failed implosion of the Zip feed mill in Sioux Falls, SD in 2005."

"They hyped it up, sold tickets to it, had a big 'BOOM' marketing thing, and broadcast it live on TV."

"The explosives took out the main supports on the first floor, and the rest of the building above it just plopped down 10ft or so and came to a rest. It was a massive failure, and was a funny little blurb on news stations around the world that day. Definitely not major news, just the rest of the world taking 20 seconds to laugh at us."

"The building sat like that (the leaning tower of SuFu) for quite a while until they figured out how to safely demolish it."

"Here's a clip of the failed demolition."

– KitchenBandicoots

These well-known historical events were seen by very few who are alive today.

Historical Remnant

"The tumbling of the Wall in Germany… along with people selling bits and pieces of it on tables in lobby in front of commissary and px in the following weeks and months. I had picked up a chunk about the size of an oreo and kept it… has blue spray paint on the flat side. Wonder if anyone is buying them now?"

– SingedPenguin13

Major Upheaval

"I would have to say the LA riots. I lived about two blocks from where it started. I was on my way home from school and saw someone throw a brick through a window. I didn’t even wait. I just started running the whole way home."

– Scarlaymama0721

Day Of Infamy

"9/11, I could SMELL the collapse of the towers."

– go4tli

"A friend of mine was there. One day in the warehouse we worked in together there was an odd electrical burning smell. He stopped in his tracks and went 'this is what 9/11 smelled like.'"

– mantistoboggan287

I didn't physically witness the fall of the World Trade Center but I was living in New York City at the time.

However, I did see the smoke.

I was living up north in Washington Heights at the time and knowing what happened, uncertain of what was to come, and seeing the plumes of smoke from the attack site was the most ominous sight I've ever seen in my life to date.

Have you ever lived through a historic moment or witnessed something sure to be noted in history books? Let us know in the comments below.

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When I was in seventh grade, I had aspirations to be a poet. I made a Mother's Day card for my mom with a cute (but now, cringe-worthy) poem inside, and a hand-drawn picture of a rose that took me hours to perfect.

A friend saw the card and said they wished they could do the same. Then suddenly, she asked if she could buy the card from me. I said no, since I needed to give it to my own mother, but I said I could make her a copy. From there, my friend got the idea for me to make copies of the card to sell. I went along with it, mostly because I didn't think it would actually work.

Turns out, it did. After making sure people would actually be interested, we went to the library after school and made several color copies of my card for 10 cents each. The next day, we sold each card for $1. Not only did we make enough money so that my friend and I could both afford to get our moms an actual present in addition to the card, but we had enough leftover to put us over the top for the money we needed to buy the matching faux leather jackets we'd been wanting all year.

The next year, many people who bought cards asked me to do it again, so I did. Once again, we made a killing. We didn't try to do it again once we got to high school, but it was definitely fun while it lasted.

When we tell people this story, they think it's a pretty crazy money-making scheme. Maybe it is, but we're not the only ones who ever did anything like this. Redditors know all about crazy money-making schemes, and are eager to share their own stories.

It all started when Redditor primeiro23 asked:

"What are the craziest ways you’ve heard of people making money?"

Tumble Into Business

"In college, I take a class on how to start & run a small business. Prof tells us to think of ridiculous business models for our fictitious businesses as we will get more out of the class that way. Stupid ideas ensue. Selling paperclips door to door, refilling car gasoline tanks in people's driveways, service to read & summarize the newspaper to executives etc."

"One classmate decides he is going to sell tumbleweed."

"Guess who quits college and started a successful business? Tumbleweed guy. Takes a van to the desert, collects tumbleweed and sells them to Hollywood movie & TV studios who need them. Keeps the tumbleweed in a warehouse and since they never spoil, his only costs are gasoline, storage & a website. He eventually becomes the number one tumbleweed provider to studios around the world, shipping tumbleweed globally."

"Made a heap of money selling what millions of people drive by and ignore every year."

– Accomplished-Fig745


"I did have a job reading and summarizing newspaper articles to the boss. Literally only task I was hired for."

– Draigdwi

"An actual union job in the film industry is reading scripts and summarizing them in short mean book reports."

– Trixiebees


"Heard of crazier, but a guy I know, friend of my mother's, went to Texas 30+ years ago. (we are from Norway), and he noticed every single garden had a trampoline. And it was almost always "jump king" - the circular with blue mat ones."

"So he went to the HQ, bought 10 and took back to Norway. Within days they were sold, and he ordered 50 more, same thing. So he became the only importer and has God knows how many millions to his name today."

– alexdaland

"This IS wild. I went to Norway recently and one of the first things I noticed was that almost EVERY yard had a trampoline in it."

– TrulyMadlyCheaply

Working For A Home

"Back when Dogecoin took off I wrote a guide on recovering old lost wallets and it got so popular I was flooded with requests for further help. Some corrupted wallet files, some lost passwords, etc."

"I have a background in computer science and experience in data retrieval and password cracking, so I started helping people in exchange for a percentage cut (industry standard for wallet recovery). All above board with a contract and everything."

"For a while I was getting new clients every week and making hundreds up to thousands of dollars on every successful recovery (with a fairly good rate of success). The biggest one I ever recovered was a 19 letter long password someone had lost. The work dried up when the price of doge dropped but it got me the down-payment on a house."

– internetpillows

Horsing Around

"A cabbie in Dublin once told me a story about one of his fares who had a brilliant hustle."

"The guy was a sculptor. He would watch horse races, then when a horse won, he'd use social media to contact the owner directly with a digital mockup of a life-sized sculpture of the winning horse. Now, the people who own winning racehorses tend to be very rich - we're talking sheikhs, oligarchs, billionaires. Every now and again, one of these owners would bite, and spend €100,000 euros or so on a statue commemorating their animal's win."

"Dude only did a couple a year, and spent the rest of the time living the good life."

– escoterica


"Richest guy in a rich town near us makes enormous amounts of money buying Hershey bars and rewrapping them with customised retirement celebration designs or corporate logos to be given away at events. Literally just rewraps them in pieces of paper and doubles or triples his money."

"Every time I try to start a company or invent a better product or something, I ask myself why I’m not just rewrapping candy bars."

– perchance2cream

"F**k man, I think I found my new niche."

– LibertyPrimeIsASage

Slightly Used

"I went to college in a capitol C college town. A friend of mine bought an old school bus, fixed it up and took out all the seats."

"At the end of every semester she would drive around the neighborhood that was the fancier side of off campus living and collect whatever the rich kids were throwing out before they moved / went home for the summer. Flat screen TVs, couches, computers, tables, it was wild to see what people would chuck out and replace the next semester rather than having to deal with getting a storage unit or moving themselves."

"Sold it all on Craigslist over the summer or the beginning of the next semester and made a killing."

– sam_neil

Credit Where Credit Is Undue

"When I worked in a really busy, upscale restaurant my coworker would put all of his cash-paying customer’s bills on his credit card and keep the cash which he used to promptly pay off his credit card."

"He did this all day, every day for quite a while and the points started to add up and he was getting free airfare, etc."

"Worked great for a while until management notice a rise in credit card processing fees with an emphasis on one employee and they shut him down real quick."

– blinkysmurf

We Found Gold!

"My buddy worked his way through college by panning for gold. This was in 2009 in California. Most days he made nothing, occasionally he would come home with a couple hundred bucks worth and I think once he found a night worth over $1k."

– discostud1515

"My cousin had a metal detector when he was in HS. He would go every weekend down to the lake and take it with him on vacation. He found all kinds of things. He did find gold jewelry and would sell it online. He made so much money he bought his own car."

– Content_Pool_1391

Sleeping For The Job

"I knew a woman whose job was literally to sleep."

"A local office building owner wanted somebody on-site 24/7 to be the point of contact with first responders if they ever needed to be called. So they hired her to come in to the building in the evening when the maintenance crew was finishing their work. And she would settle up to sleep for the night in a bedroom they'd set aside for her. In the morning she'd hand the building back over to the office employees and go on about her day."

"No first responders were ever called. It's about the least stressful legitimate job I could ever imagine."

– CaptainTime5556

The Secret

"Back in the 90s, I knew a guy who put an ad in the classified section of the newspaper which read something along the lines of, “For $10, I’ll tell you my secret to making easy money. Send $10 cash to (address) to find out how.” People would send him $10 & he would then instruct them to put a classified ad in the newspaper telling people to send $10 & how to make money."

– freudianfalls

Accident Payment

"I was pushed down the stairs by a teen girl who told me to "pay attention and get out of her way" i ripped my dress during the fall and was getting back up when some guy rushed up to me, apologized for his daughter and handed me $500 as compensation."

– thebrilliantcounc

"LOL - years back, I was in a parking lot during a snowstorm. A guy was trying to pull around me, slid on the snow/ice and hit into my passenger side door. It really and truly was an accident. He was all apologies. We exchanged info - he said to get a quote and he would pay for the damage."

"Well, the car I was driving at the time was a crappy old Ford worth maybe $500. But, I went to a body shop, got a quote on the repair and it was $900. I faxed it to him (this was back in the 90's, LOL) thinking he'd tell me to go through the insurance company and just have the car totaled out."

"To my surprise, I had a bank check for $900 from him in my mailbox three days later. Now, I already owned another car, so I pocketed the $900, sold the smashed car for parts for $300 and ended up with $1200 on a car that was worth only $500 before the accident. I was very glad that he ran into me!"

– Deleted User

Only Feet

"I have a friend who sells pictures of her feet. In heels. Barefoot squishing cake. In mud. She charges extra for special requests. Has strict ‘no go’ rules. Never shows anything above the calf so she can’t be identified (no tats). All proceeds go to her kid’s college fund. Has made enough to fund a PhD."

– NotACrazyCatLadyx2

The things people do for money! But, I guess it works for her!