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16 Life Lessons Learned In The Movies

Whoever said you can't believe everything you see in the movies was obviously watching the wrong ones. Movies can teach you about everything from love to money. Tune in to the MTV Movie Awards tonight, Apr. 13 9/8c to learn from 2014's most notable films.

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1. Gravity

GRAVITY, Sandra Bullock, 2013. © Warner Bros. Pictures / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: Space is flippin' scary, and also like really far away from Earth. So don't be shocked when things don't go according to plan and there's no one to help you. You know where things are pretty tight? Earth.

2. The 40-Year-Old Virgin

THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Steve Carell, Miki Mia, 2005, © Universal / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: Contrary to popular belief, it's not true that you lose it if you don't use it. So wait as long as you need fellas.

3. Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2

KILL BILL, Uma Thurman, 2003. © Miramax / Everett Collection.

Life Lesson: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. If you mess with a mama and her baby, she will come get you. Even if you shoot her in the face.

4. The Hunger Games

THE HUNGER GAMES, from left: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, 2012. ph: Murray Close / © Lionsgate / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: Even when the world is in complete disarray and murder is all around, people will still be mostly interested in the love lives of celebrities.

5. This Is the End

THIS IS THE END, from left: James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, 2013. ph: Suzanne Hanover / ©Sony Pictures / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: You don't know who a person really is until their back is up against the wall, or there's only one Milky Way bar left and the world is about to end.

6. 8 Mile

8 MILE, Eminem, Nashawn Breedlove, 2002, © Universal / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: Never say that white boys can't rap and never say that the same white boy can't win an Academy Award.

7. Borat

BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN, Sacha Baron Cohen (center), 2006. TM & © 20th Century Fox / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: To respect people of all different races and cultures and that we're all not so different from one another. Or maybe we learned the opposite of that, whatever.

8. American Hustle

AMERICAN HUSTLE, from left: Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, 2013. ph: Francois Duhamel / © Columbia Pictures / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: It truly is every man (or woman) for themselves. No matter how loyal you think you may be, at the end of the day, a snitch will snitch to save his/her own tail.

9. High School Musical 3: Senior Year

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR, Zac Efron, 2008. © Walt Disney Co. / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: All of life's biggest questions (like whether you should pursue a career as an all-star basketball player or an all-star musical theatre actor) can be answered with some simple singing and dancing.

10. The Help

THE HELP, from left: Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, 2011. ph: Dale Robinette / © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: Treat others like you want to be treated. If not, someone will tell you to "go eat shit," and they might actually mean it.

11. Wedding Crashers

WEDDING CRASHERS, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, 2005, © New Line / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: It's OK to lie and be a total douchebag as long as you apologize and feel bad after you're caught in the lie.

12. Slumdog Millionaire

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, Dev Patel, 2008. © Fox Searchlight / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: Money can't buy you happiness. But it can buy you love if you win a million dollars on live television.

13. American Pie

AMERICAN PIE, Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, 1999, © Universal / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: Always lock the door. If you think you're the only one home — you're not. If you think someone will knock before they come in — you're wrong.

14. Black Swan

BLACK SWAN, Natalie Portman, 2010, TM and copyright © Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved. / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: Practice makes perfect. But don't practice too much, because then you might die.

15. Legally Blonde

LEGALLY BLONDE, Linda Cardellini, Reese Witherspoon, 2001 / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: Don't judge a book by its cover, brunettes will always be mean to blondes, and it's sort of easy to get into Harvard.

16. The Wolf of Wall Street

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, from left: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, 2013. Mary Cybulski / © Paramount Pictures / Everett Collection

Life Lesson: Don't do drugs kids. Just don't.

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