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Apr 4, 2020

18 Movies Scenes That Were So Bad They Almost Ruined The Whole Movie

These movies are great, but certainly not thanks to these scenes.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about scenes that were so bad they almost ruined otherwise good movies. Here's what they said.


1. When the women heroes team up to protect Peter Parker in Avengers: Endgame:

Marvel Studios

"It was so heavy-handed — couldn’t we just have some good movies starring women heroes (Black Widow should've happened ages ago) instead of this patronizing, awkward scene in an otherwise awesome movie?"


2. When Michael (as Dorothy) tries to kiss Julie in Tootsie:

Mirage Enterprises

"The whole vibe was off-putting, not to mention they didn't have any sexual tension in that scene. Julie was confiding in who she believed was a female confidant about work problems. How could Michael think that was the time to swoop in, when he was dressed as Dorothy? Just no."


3. The bathroom confrontation in To All the Boys I've Loved Before:


"I get why this scene is in there, but the acting is really stiff. Especially when Lara Jean says, 'That’s despicable!' It’s just such a super-cringey line in a super-cringey scene."


4. When Ginny ties Harry's shoelace in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

Warner Bros.

"The way she bends down out of nowhere to tie Harry's shoelace at the Burrow is just so awkward. It makes me cringe every time I watch it."


5. Rey and Kylo Ren's kiss in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:


"If there was chemistry between them, it wasn’t the right kind. Kylo Ren repeatedly forced his way into her mind without consent, killed a bunch of innocent people, and tortured her and her friends. I find it hard to believe that Rey, a person with a strong sense of justice since the beginning, would just forget all of that just so she could have a kiss. It was out of character and ruined the movie."


"They just kinda threw that in there to please the fans, but it had nothing to do with the storyline."


6. Talia al Ghul's death in The Dark Knight Rises:

Warner Bros.

"The Dark Knight Rises was a good movie until this scene."


7. The trip to Hawkeye's farm in Avengers: Age of Ultron:

Marvel Studios

"The whole scene with Natasha and Bruce Banner at Clint’s farm talking about how they both can’t have kids felt super out of place to me."


"The farm scene in Age of Ultron totally changed the pacing and took you out of the movie. Hawkeye's whole family plot felt forced."


8. The prom scene from Pretty in Pink:


"Blaine totally caved to peer pressure and dumped Andie! Then at the end he’s all, 'I believed in you, you didn’t believe in me.' And she took him back! WTF???"


9. Voldemort and Harry's fight in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2:

Warner Bros.

"When Harry grabs Voldemort's face and they fly around...why??"


10. The Fire Gang scene in Labyrinth:

Henson Associates, Inc.

"This is an embarrassing scene in an otherwise awesome classic. The green-screen effects make you laugh because they're so terrible, even for the '80s. The puppet designs are creepy, and the song is the worst in the film...and there's no David Bowie."


11. Sonny beating up Carlo in The Godfather:


"It's brutal and disturbing, but it’s also poorly executed, to the point where Sonny’s beating of Carlo is almost laughable because it’s so over-the-top violent."


12. Buzz's monologue at the end of Home Alone 2:

Hughes Entertainment

"I love this movie, but I HATE Buzz monologuing at the end, especially how he says, 'I think it’s only fair that Kevin gets to open up the first gift, then I will go, then the rest of you, and so forth...' It’s so out of place, and it seemed like they were forcing last-minute character development. I hate this scene so much that it’s a running joke in my family at Christmastime."


13. Lara Jean lip-synching after breaking up with Peter in To All the Boys I've Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You:


"Not gonna lie, that was absolutely cringeworthy."


14. Evelyn stepping on a nail in A Quiet Place:

Platinum Dunes

"You’re invested in the movie, on the edge of your seat, and then that scene happens. When I first saw it, it completely took me out of the movie. What was the purpose? Why was the nail even there? It felt like a cheap way of raising the stakes inorganically."


15. The kiss between Capt. America and Sharon Carter in Captain America: Civil War:

Marvel Studios

"This just kinda happened, and it had nothing to do with the rest of the movie. And worse, it was never addressed again — what?"


16. The sex scene at the end of Kingsman: The Secret Service:

Marv Films

"Hearing the girl offer it was okay, I guess, but actually seeing them do it at the very end of an otherwise amazing movie was unnecessary and unwanted."


17. The final scene in Mean Girls when Janis Ian ended up with Kevin Gnapoor:

Lorne Michaels Productions

"Her entire character is built around getting revenge on Regina for being homophobic to her...and then she ends up with a boy?!?!"


18. And finally, the flying-car scene in Grease:


"The flying car in Grease. I’ve never understood it. It was an otherwise mostly realistic film, so the flying car at the end kind of just seems like lazy writing to me."


Do you remember any bad scenes from otherwise good movies? Let us know in the comments below!

Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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