Skip To Content
    This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!

    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.

    1. Groundhog Day (Feb. 2nd) / Via Wikipedia

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

    2. Friday the 13th / Via Wikipedia

    "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 / Via XoXo, Erin

    "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) / Via

    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) / Via

    According to, "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) / Via Hayes Hudson's House of Horror

    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) / Via Dieterich Unit #30

    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) / Via Heidi M. Thomas's blog

    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 / Via Wikipedia

    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 / Via Wikipedia

    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) / Via Wikipedia

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

    12. Election Day / Via Wikipedia

    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 / Via Wikipedia

    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 / Via Ice Poster

    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 / Via Wikipedia

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

    16. New Year's Eve & New Year's Day / Via Wikipedia

    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 / Via Wikipedia

    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.

    19. Independence Day (July 4th) / Via Wikiepedia

    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 / Via Alison Kerr's Style Matters

    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