Skip To Content

    17 Movies Whose Characters Would Still Be Alive If Other Characters Used Their Brains For, Like, A Minute

    On today's episode of "Why Are You Like This?!"

    A few weeks back, we took a look at a viral Reddit thread that asked readers to name some movies that would've been A LOT shorter if the characters just brain cell.

    Well, this week, Redditor sugar-soad really upped the ante by asking, "Which fictional character would still be alive if other characters had used a bit of common sense?" And y'all...people did NOT hold back.

    So, here are just a few movies that would've had more characters at the end had some of the other characters thought for longer than one second:

    1. Jaws (1975)

    2. Pulp Fiction (1994)

    3. Skyfall (2012)

    4. Prometheus (2012)

    5. The Evil Dead (1981)

    6. King Kong (1933)

    7. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

    8. Jurassic World (2015)

    9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    10. John Wick (2014)

    11. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

    12. Batman Begins (2005)

    13. Titanic (1997)

    14. Romeo and Juliet (1968)

    15. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

    16. Knives Out (2019)

    17. And finally — Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

    Now it's your turn! Can you top these? Which movies would've had more characters alive at the end if the main characters just took, like, one second to think? Share yours in the comments below!

    Some responses were edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit.