What makes you cringe in movies?

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#1 Posted by gamerguru100 (10461 posts) -

I hate it when there's a fire fight scene going on and nobody reloads their gun. I also hate it when someone orders or asks for a drink and they don't take one sip. It's also annoying when there's a driving scene and the driver makes eye contact with the passenger for more than a few seconds. WATCH THE DAMN ROAD!:x I always anticipate a car accident scene in that type of situation.

gff

#2 Posted by OB-47 (10908 posts) -

You're watching a good film and then it becomes really cheesy for just like 10 seconds when your parents walk in. Sigh

#3 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6727 posts) -
Absurdly bad acting.
#4 Posted by muller39 (14944 posts) -
Absurdly bad acting.Shottayouth13-
This and clowns. Because they scare me.
#5 Posted by OB-47 (10908 posts) -

[QUOTE="Shottayouth13-"]Absurdly bad acting.muller39
This and clowns. Because they scare me.

But the film 'it' is so funny man. Probably one of the best times I've had with friends watching that. So many jokes spawned from that.

Try it. You won't be scared anymore

#6 Posted by Saturos3091 (14938 posts) -

In horror films in particular the false jump scares are the worst.

#7 Posted by johnd13 (7920 posts) -

I hate it when the protagonist is like a god and the universe revolves around him-no bullets can hurt them and whatever it happens you know that he' s gonna escape without any permanent consequences. That' s why I always try to pick quality movies to watch.

#8 Posted by Pffrbt (6474 posts) -

Sex scenes involving a woman and needles going into skin.

#9 Posted by OB-47 (10908 posts) -

Sex scenes involving a woman and needles going into skin.

Pffrbt

Wait, is that both at the same time?

#10 Posted by Pffrbt (6474 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pffrbt"]

Sex scenes involving a woman and needles going into skin.

OB-47

Wait, is that both at the same time?

Either individually or at the same time, which would be worse.

#11 Posted by Kevlar101 (6008 posts) -
When there about to be a fight, and then it gets all emtional. Stupid music. Overly-Dramatic scenes. Im sure theres more.
#12 Posted by PetJel (3722 posts) -

Horror movie cliché's. car not starting, the girl survives, exact same pacing and build up as every other movie ever, tripping, one-liners, unrealistic or non-existent emotional reactions to death and destruction, etc etc.

#13 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -
The red haired man in silence of the lambs
#14 Posted by BATTOSAI76 (4084 posts) -

You're watching a good film and then it becomes really cheesy for just like 10 seconds when your parents walk in. Sigh

OB-47

I know this one big time. Goes hand in hand with teen romance.

#15 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

Sex scenes involving a woman and needles going into skin.

Pffrbt
What movies have you been watching!?
#16 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

The sound of styrofoam.

#17 Posted by FearMe801 (1249 posts) -

sex scene, kissing scene, romance (all movies have those [even superhero movies which are kind of made for kids], kinda disturbing watching a kids movie with the superhero having sex)

#18 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

The sound of styrofoam.

Necrifer
How is that cringy?
#19 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

[QUOTE="Necrifer"]

The sound of styrofoam.

seahorse123

How is that cringy?

Because it goes *squeeeeeeak*?

Probably a mental disorder, tbh.

#20 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

[QUOTE="seahorse123"][QUOTE="Necrifer"]

The sound of styrofoam.

Necrifer

How is that cringy?

Because it goes *squeeeeeeak*?

Probably a mental disorder, tbh.

like nails on chalkboard?
#21 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

[QUOTE="Necrifer"]

[QUOTE="seahorse123"] How is that cringy?seahorse123

Because it goes *squeeeeeeak*?

Probably a mental disorder, tbh.

like nails on chalkboard?

Yes.

#22 Posted by General_X (9027 posts) -
When the protagonist is incredibly socially awkward and embarrassing things happen to him/her.
#23 Posted by Canvas_Of_Flesh (4052 posts) -
Actors who mumble their dialogue or sound mixes that make it sound like they're mumbling. I hate how in some modern films you can't hear the dialogue worth a crap, but you can hear the 50 million explosions with crystal clear clarity.
#24 Posted by jim_shorts (7320 posts) -

I hate when no one says bye when hanging up the phone. It's so awkward and rude and it only takes a second.

#25 Posted by KGB32 (4279 posts) -
Situations where something incredibly embarrassing happens to the protagonist. Even worse, when they don't get the chance to explain themselves. Makes me go ape s***.
#26 Posted by biggest_loser (24011 posts) -
Overt patriotism, coupled with self-importance. Think Battle LA and Battleship and you get the idea.
#27 Posted by one_plum (6331 posts) -

The Stormtrooper effect

Slasher film characters

#28 Posted by gamerguru100 (10461 posts) -

Horror movie cliché's. car not starting, the girl survives, exact same pacing and build up as every other movie ever, tripping, one-liners, unrealistic or non-existent emotional reactions to death and destruction, etc etc.

PetJel
+10
#29 Posted by Los9090 (7288 posts) -
Cliched love scenes.
#30 Posted by PresidentLogan (245 posts) -

As I'm English and from the south I hate posh english actors trying to do a common southern accent like Cockney or Estuary English but no matter how hard they try they still over pronounce all their words or have a hint of poshness in it. It ruins the allusions of the film to me when accents are not right and being English I am picky when it comes to posh private Drama school toff boys and girls doing common english.

Do Americans get that like when North American Actors do say a Louisiana Accent. For example I think the accents in True Blood are brilliant (Sookie actress being Canadian and Bill's actor being English) but do people from in or around Louisiana hear a false accent?

#31 Posted by Disasterbate5k (13 posts) -
Eye trauma of any kind. It doesn't even have to be intense. I had to look away in Dead Space 2. Not a movie, but still. An over-abundance of jump scares as well. That made Insidious almost unwatchable for me, which was sort of a shame since I did enjoy it. Gores sort of tricky for me as well. I can play the goriest games out there and not flinch, and all gore in zombie films is okay, but I can't do the torture porn stuff, no matter how gory it is. I don't even care for the campy slasher films.
#32 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28011 posts) -
Sentimental tripe (e.g. directed by Clint Eastwood).
#33 Posted by LordQuorthon (5264 posts) -

Neck cracking.

#34 Posted by KiIIyou (27135 posts) -
Peeing
#35 Posted by konvikt_17 (22131 posts) -

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im fine with gore and such, but i cringe when i see a bone snap or protrude from the skin.

nut shots

#36 Posted by MrPraline (21284 posts) -
Bad things involving fingernails. Anything gore is OK, but f*ck that **** Brrrr
#37 Posted by Namgis (3572 posts) -
  1. 'Graphic' war scenes. I still remember in Black Hawk Down when the guy had to find the artery. The squish sound when he stuck his hand into the gaping wound.
  2. Nut shots.
  3. Cliched dialog.
  4. Unlimited ammo, especially when you know the 'hero' has a six shot gun.
#38 Posted by Cyanide4Suicid3 (783 posts) -
Bad acting. Im looking at you, Punisher: War Zone...
#39 Posted by Swanogt19 (24159 posts) -

In horror films in particular the false jump scares are the worst.

Saturos3091
This and poor written dialogue
#40 Posted by Cloud_Insurance (3279 posts) -

When people clap and cheer in the movie theater. Its embarrassing.

#41 Posted by Canvas_Of_Flesh (4052 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cyanide4Suicid3"]Bad acting. Im looking at you, Punisher: War Zone...

That movie had acting? I thought they just used cardboard cut-outs taped to a conveyor.
#42 Posted by NiKva (8768 posts) -
When a character loses a limb.
#43 Posted by Canvas_Of_Flesh (4052 posts) -
This doesn't really have a whole lot to do with a film itself, but something that makes me cringe is when I'm watching a trailer and I just know that it's nothing but the best parts of the film being spoiled.
#44 Posted by MrGeezer (56042 posts) -
Actors who mumble their dialogue or sound mixes that make it sound like they're mumbling. I hate how in some modern films you can't hear the dialogue worth a crap, but you can hear the 50 million explosions with crystal clear clarity. Canvas_Of_Flesh
Now that you mention it, I've got a similar one. I hate movies that HAVE to be played really freaking loud. Like, the talking is so quiet that you've gotta turn the volume all the way up just to hear what they're saying, then the explosions and $*** start and it's so loud that it wakes up the neighbors.
#45 Posted by Postal_Guy (2643 posts) -

The fact that alot of movies follow the same age old principle

*things are okay*
*things go bad*
*things go a little bit better*
*everything goes to hell*
*everything works out fine*

The end

its laughable how many movies follow this (im looking at you romcoms >.>)

#46 Posted by Namgis (3572 posts) -

[QUOTE="Canvas_Of_Flesh"]Actors who mumble their dialogue or sound mixes that make it sound like they're mumbling. I hate how in some modern films you can't hear the dialogue worth a crap, but you can hear the 50 million explosions with crystal clear clarity. MrGeezer
Now that you mention it, I've got a similar one. I hate movies that HAVE to be played really freaking loud. Like, the talking is so quiet that you've gotta turn the volume all the way up just to hear what they're saying, then the explosions and $*** start and it's so loud that it wakes up the neighbors.

Make that 3. There are a few that I have to take particular care in remembering to change the audio before I start them up, or else the floors shake and the cat goes berserk.

#47 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -
Absurdly bad acting.Shottayouth13-
Yep, pretty much.
#48 Posted by Smokescreened84 (2484 posts) -
I could make a large list of the things I find tiresome in movies, but I'm too tired. I hate the generic kind of male action hero who has an incredible chin, more muscles than brains can is little more than a one man army. It got old in the 80s and it's still old now. I don't like how movies like Transformers and other movies of the same vein - flashy CGI, little to no plot, lots of explosions - always come across as army recruitment movies. I find teen characters who are the main leads, like in the Transformers movies, to be annoying. The Decepticons were completely useless by not squishing Sam. I don't like how sex appeal is seen as the way to sell a movie - "Yess, she has boobies, drool for the boobies, we make them almost completely visible to make up for our utter lack of imagination and hatred for writers!" Animals with attitude. I don't think I really need to say much more on that. The over use of stereotypes like the man being the big strong hero and the female being the damsel in distress who can't do anything beyond scream a lot and wait to be saved - the Spider-Man movies were such an example with Mary Jane spending a lot of the time screaming. I could go on, but I'm really tired.
#49 Posted by PonyS185 (6 posts) -

Kid Actors, I loathe watching mature films with kid actors, they totally ruin it with such cheesy dialogue and bad acting. There are very few good films with kid actors recently like Hugo or the two small children in The Others.

But generally movies with kids suck. If they're not being driven into a lake in the first 10 min, i'm out.

#50 Posted by Ghost_702 (7405 posts) -
Movies like saw with endless amounts of gore, trying to justify the murder of people through retarded serial killer logic.