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19 Wildly Unnecessary Movie Plots That Should Have Been Cut Entirely

In Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers should NOT have gone back in time to be with Peggy Carter!

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which movie plots they wish could be deleted from the films entirely. Here are the best results.

🚨 Spoilers ahead, people! 🚨

1. In Avengers: Endgame, when Steve Rogers went back in time to be with Peggy, even though he knew that she already had a great life and was happily married to someone else.

Steve and Peggy, together again, at the end of "Avengers: Endgame"

"I still don't get why Steve decided to stay in the past and abandon all of his friends, just so he could marry a woman who already had a new love. It just felt extremely out of character to me and a massive step backwards in his character development."


2. In Love, Simon, when Leah had a crush on Simon and later used it as an excuse to be mad at him for not coming out to her first.

Leah confronting Simon in "Love, Simon"
20th Century Fox

"Leah having a crush on Simon was so unnecessary. This plot (which wasn’t in the book) added nothing substantial to the movie, and it ruined Leah’s character. And then she had the nerve to question why Simon came out to Abby first, instead of her."


3. In Never Been Kissed, when Rob, a 23-year-old man, pretended to be in high school and then dated a 16-year-old student throughout the movie.

Rob being confronted that he's 23 and dating a 16-year-old student, then shrugging it off
20th Century Fox

"When everyone found out that he was actually in his 20s, they decided to forgive him by offering him a job as the assistant baseball coach. Like, what???"


4. In Batman v Superman, when the two superheroes spent the whole movie trying to murder each other, but then they instantly reconciled their differences after learning that both of their moms were named Martha.

Batman finding out Superman's mom is also named Martha

"Your mom's name is Martha? That means we must be friends!"


5. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, when the fate of the world was literally in Eggsy's hands because he had to put a tracking device up a woman's vagina.

Eggsy planting the tracker in the woman
20th Century Fox

"There were a lot of problems with the Kingsman sequel (like when they killed their one interesting female character in the first five minutes), but the worst part was that Eggsy's only way to plant a tracker on a woman was by misleading her into having sex, because the tracker would only work if it was placed up her vagina. And then we're supposed to feel bad for HIM?! Then they gave us a literal tour of her vagina. Didn't feel like my body was being exploited for this film at all! The whole thing was out of character, lazy writing, and gross."


6. In Booksmart, when Miss Fine showed up to the house party, drank with the underage students, and even slept with one.

Miss Fine talking to the student she slept with on graduation day
United Artists Releasing

"This romance subplot was completely unnecessary. It added nothing, and it was just so inappropriate. It was just gross and a weird plot choice for such a cool character."


7. In Legally Blonde, when Vivian became friends with Elle but then immediately assumed she slept with Professor Callahan to get ahead.

Vivian confronting Elle at the elevator

"Vivian had already seen that Elle was extremely competent and deserving of the internship. She also knew that Callahan was a sexist jerk who commodified his female subordinates. Vivian was also shown to be a smart woman, so it always confused me that she immediately thought the worst of the situation when she saw Callahan put his hand on Elle's knee. Girls should be supporting girls, not believing something stupid like that!"

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8. In Sierra Burgess is a Loser, when Sierra pretended to be deaf so Jamey wouldn't hear her normal speaking voice, which she was basically using to catfish him.

Sierra pretending to be deaf so she can talk to Jamey

"The whole premise of the movie was so upsetting, from the two women tricking Jamey into dating Sierra, to Sierra kissing Jamey when he thought she was someone else. No. Just no."


9. In Rat Race, when everyone spent the whole movie doing whatever it took to reach the money first, and then they all randomly decided to give the prize away at a Smash Mouth concert.

Smash Mouth singing at the end of "Rat Race"
Paramount Pictures

"The entire ending of Rat Race was so weird. The whole film was pretty funny, but then Smash Mouth came out, and they all decided to give the money away...? It felt like they ran out of ideas and threw this together at the last minute. Very disappointing."


10. In 17 Again, when Maggie tried sleeping with teenage Mike, who was actually her father.

Maggie trying to sleep with teenage Mike in "17 Again"
Warner Bros. Pictures

"It added conflict to the movie, but it was so incredibly awkward and ruined the idea of a wholesome relationship between a father and a daughter. Furthermore, the movie portrayed nearly every girl/woman in the movie as being dependent on men to be happy."


11. In The Lighthouse, when they showed that intense masturbation scene where Robert Pattinson's character fantasized about having sex with a mermaid.

Robert Pattinson thinking about having sex with a mermaid in "The Lighthouse"

"Who thought that was a good idea? I just wanna talk."


12. In Clueless, when a 16-year-old Cher kissed (and even started dating) her college-aged ex-stepbrother.

Cher kissing her step-brother in "Clueless"
Paramount Pictures

"I know their parents didn’t date for long, but just...nope. There were too many wrong things going on here."

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13. In Midsommar, when there was a semi-orgy and the naked woman sang to a drugged-up Christian while he had sex with Maja.

Safe-for-work pics of the orgy in "Midsommar"

"Everyone was screaming and dancing and singing. I had no clue what was going on."


14. In How Stella Got Her Groove Back, when they randomly gave Delilah cancer and killed her off without ever even mentioning that she was sick.

Stella getting a call from Delilah's doctor about her sickness
20th Century Fox

"I was so mad and confused when they randomly killed Whoopi Goldberg's character off in the middle of the movie. We didn't even find out she was sick until she was literally in the hospital. They hid her sickness the entire time she was in Jamaica with Angela Bassett, and now all of a sudden she's dying?! This plot felt so out of place, like a cheap and last-minute way to make Stella look at what's important in life. They easily could have done this with something else that was more relevant to the story."


15. In Love Actually, literally every single time Natalie's whole character was basically defined as being "the chubby girl."

Natalie being called chubby in "Love Actually"
Universal Pictures

"I definitely could have lived without this part of her plot."


16. In Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, when Charlie's mom sang "Cheer Up, Charlie" and really slowed down the entire movie.

Charlie's mom singing "Cheer Up, Charlie"
Paramount Pictures

"It's so boring and slows down the whole movie. Without it, everything would flow so much better."


17. In Sorry to Bother You, when Cash discovered all of those naked human-horse hybrids, and then the movie took an even weirder turn.

Cash discovering the human-horse hybrids in "Sorry to Bother You"
Annapurna Pictures

"I just didn't get it. It was so weird to me."


18. In Avengers: Endgame, when they spent several movies developing Natasha Romanoff's character from a "seductive spy" to a full-fledged superhero, only to have her sacrifice herself without even getting a funeral.

Natasha sacrificing herself so Clint can get the Soul Stone

"She had the most depth as a character and some of the best humor. She was the least selfish, the most understanding, and the only one who never gave up on trying to get everyone back. I was very upset about her death and their treatment of it."


"She had come so far and was finally moving on from her past mistakes, when all of a sudden they just killed her off. Also, she was the first female superhero in the MCU, and she inspired a hell of a lot of girls and women who needed a role model. Oh, and they didn't even give her a funeral?! Are you kidding me?!"


19. And literally all of Toy Story 4.

Woody, Forky, and Bo Peep in "Toy Story 4"

"I'm sorry, but Toy Story 4 should not exist. The first three movies were perfect, and we didn't need another one!"