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20 Days That Either Served, Shouldn't Have Served Or Should Never Serve As A Major Plot Point In A Hollywood Movie

Hollywood has turned a lot of days -- mostly holidays -- into plot points for movies. Some have been terrific and some have been blockbusters (they're not always the same). Meanwhile a lot should never have been made -- and others have yet to be made into movies, and we hope they never are. Check out our list for the top day-related movies along with those that we wished had never been produced and others we hope remain to never be green-lighted.

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1. Groundhog Day (Feb. 2nd)

A classic, "Groundhog Day" depicts 38 days, either partial or in full, during the course of the movie.
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A classic, "Groundhog Day" depicts 38 days, either partial or in full, during the course of the movie.

2. Friday the 13th

"Friday the 13th" spawned 12 movies, including "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" (aka Part IV) and "Friday the 13th: A New Beginning" (aka Part V).
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"Friday the 13th" spawned 12 movies, including "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" (aka Part IV) and "Friday the 13th: A New Beginning" (aka Part V).

3. Saturday the 14th

"Saturday the 14th" was so bad it was the last movie to star husband-and-wife Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss. Both made movies afterwards but never again co-starred in the same movie. Yet, somehow, there was a sequel made of this. The funniest line in the movie may have been on the poster: "Just when you thought it was safe to look at the calendar again."
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"Saturday the 14th" was so bad it was the last movie to star husband-and-wife Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss. Both made movies afterwards but never again co-starred in the same movie. Yet, somehow, there was a sequel made of this. The funniest line in the movie may have been on the poster: "Just when you thought it was safe to look at the calendar again."

4. Valentine's Day (Feb. 14th)

There are 200 full-length features, shorts and TV episodes that include Valentine in the title. In "Some Like It Hot," Tony Curtis' and Jack Lemmon's characters go on the lam because they witnessed the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
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There are 200 full-length features, shorts and TV episodes that include Valentine in the title. In "Some Like It Hot," Tony Curtis' and Jack Lemmon's characters go on the lam because they witnessed the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

5. Tax Day (April 15th)

According to Examiner.com, "Divorce filings usually begin to peak on and around April 16, since spouses then have access to a lot of financial information."
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According to Examiner.com, "Divorce filings usually begin to peak on and around April 16, since spouses then have access to a lot of financial information."

6. Earth Day (April 22th)

Frankly, we didn't think there was an "Earth Day" movie. Not the same thing but, instead, watch the 1951 version of "The Day the Earth Stood Still."
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Frankly, we didn't think there was an "Earth Day" movie. Not the same thing but, instead, watch the 1951 version of "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

7. Arbor Day (Last Friday in April)

It's hard to generate traction when National Arbor Day is held the last Friday in April while different dates hold their own arbor days at different times. There's not even an "It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown" TV special.
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It's hard to generate traction when National Arbor Day is held the last Friday in April while different dates hold their own arbor days at different times. There's not even an "It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown" TV special.

8. Flag Day (June 14th)

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Ok Flag Day is more an observance than a true American holiday, with sales, post office and bank closings, etc. There aren't even generally accepted ways to celebrate Flag Day, except some towns hold a parade.

9. Labor Day

Labor Day was established to celebrate the American Labor Movement. Think about that the next time someone complains about unions. Also, think about why we celebrate workers by taking the day off.
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Labor Day was established to celebrate the American Labor Movement. Think about that the next time someone complains about unions. Also, think about why we celebrate workers by taking the day off.

10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Apparently writer-director John Hughes wrote the script in six days. The parade scene in the movie is the Von Steuben Day Parade, an annual real event.
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Apparently writer-director John Hughes wrote the script in six days. The parade scene in the movie is the Von Steuben Day Parade, an annual real event.

11. Talk like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19th)

Aarrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day is obserrrved Sept 19th, matey.
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Aarrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day is obserrrved Sept 19th, matey.

12. Election Day

Aside from documentaries about election day, the best way to deal with election day in movies could be seen in "Shamppo," which is set on Election Day, 1968.
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Aside from documentaries about election day, the best way to deal with election day in movies could be seen in "Shamppo," which is set on Election Day, 1968.

13. Thanksgiving

Technically, this Holly Hunter movie should be called "Home for the Holiday" since it takes place over Thanksgiving. Apparently even Robert Downey Jr. needed drugs to survive this movie.
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Technically, this Holly Hunter movie should be called "Home for the Holiday" since it takes place over Thanksgiving. Apparently even Robert Downey Jr. needed drugs to survive this movie.

14. Christmas

Ok, technically this movie covers both Thanksgiving and Christmas since it starts with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. But it's more about Christmas so we'll use it here. Very forward-looking and a classic.
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Ok, technically this movie covers both Thanksgiving and Christmas since it starts with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. But it's more about Christmas so we'll use it here. Very forward-looking and a classic.

15. Hanukkah

Um, really not many movies or TV shows to choose from.
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Um, really not many movies or TV shows to choose from.

16. New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Like 2003's "Love Actually," which covers Christmas, "New Year's Eve" tells its story via vignettes about several different characters. A better New Year's Eve movie is "When Harry Met Sally," which sets its climactic scene at (and after) a New Year's Eve party that just isn't fun (the party, not the scene in the movie).
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Like 2003's "Love Actually," which covers Christmas, "New Year's Eve" tells its story via vignettes about several different characters. A better New Year's Eve movie is "When Harry Met Sally," which sets its climactic scene at (and after) a New Year's Eve party that just isn't fun (the party, not the scene in the movie).

17. Draft Day

NFL Draft Day is often held in late April. The 2014 movie, "Draft Day" was much more upbeat than the 2013 movie of the same name, which focuses on draft day in Thailand -- into the Thai army.
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NFL Draft Day is often held in late April. The 2014 movie, "Draft Day" was much more upbeat than the 2013 movie of the same name, which focuses on draft day in Thailand -- into the Thai army.

18. Training Day

"Training Day" represents probably the only time an actor -- Denzel Washington -- won a Best Actor Oscar and an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for the same role.
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"Training Day" represents probably the only time an actor -- Denzel Washington -- won a Best Actor Oscar and an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for the same role.

19. Independence Day (July 4th)

Not a get-out-the-grill kind of movie, "Independence Day" had miniature models built of the White House and other key locations so they could be destroyed. One of the alien space ships, built as a miniature, was more than 30-foot long.
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Not a get-out-the-grill kind of movie, "Independence Day" had miniature models built of the White House and other key locations so they could be destroyed. One of the alien space ships, built as a miniature, was more than 30-foot long.

20. Doris Day

Actress Doris Day appeared in 39 movies, and was ranked the country's biggest box-office star in 1960, 1962-64. She also released 31 albums but that may be for a different list.
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Actress Doris Day appeared in 39 movies, and was ranked the country's biggest box-office star in 1960, 1962-64. She also released 31 albums but that may be for a different list.

Tally of Movies That Either Should Never Have Been Made or Should Never Be Made

Shouldn't have been made: 2, 6, 9, 15

Should never be made: 5, 7-8, 11

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