If you know anything at all about Hollywood, then I would hope that you know that you shouldn’t be getting life advice from movies. Everything that happens in a movie is fake! Even when it seems realistic, it’s all carefully orchestrated words and scenes that have been re-done to perfection about 15 times. You should never assume that life is like a movie, because it never will be. Personally, I love watching movies exactly for that fantasy. I know that everything is fake, but it’s nice to imagine that it’s not.
There are some movies that obviously offer really bad messages – like every single romantic comedy out there, pretty much. And then there are movies that have better messages, like Mean Girls. But some movies have bad messages that we never even think about. Thanks to this Reddit thread, now you will. Here are 15 movies you never realized have terrible messages.
Cinderellaalfaindomart: Cinderella- that creepy prince just care about your feet,he couldn't even remember a girl's face It sounds silly, but... I mean, yeah. When you think about it, that does kind of suck.
A Goofy MovieThemehmeh: My favorite is Goofy Movie, Insult and belittle your dad and eventually he will give in and give you everything you want. Cool! Aw, I never thought of this movie that way. That makes me sad.
Mrs. DoubtfireRedkirth: Mrs Doubtfire. The best way to see your kids, who you can't see for very valid reasons, is by trickery, deception, and attempted murder. You will be rewarded for your actions. LOL yeah, in real life, this would be bad.
Monster's Universitykstatesg: Monsters University: No matter how hard you try, in the end your appearance will determine whether or not you can be what you want. I've never seen this movie, but according to Reddit users, this is true.
Iron-Man and Batmanautojourno: I love the current batch of superhero films, but aren't both Batman and Iron Man films sort of arguing that there are people superior to you, because they're very wealthy (inherited wealth), and we should let them handle problems violently and not apply the laws to them, because, hey, their wealth effectively makes them superhuman and above the law? Hm, never thought about it this way, but... yeah, that's a pretty bad message.
Beauty and The BeastTotesmcgotes702: Beauty and the Beast Aww he's holding me against my will and is verbally abusive? swoon Yeah, this movie has a lot of problems. You would think the one good message is that beauty is on the inside right? Not really, when the prince turns out to be super hot at the end.
The Wizard Of OzTekinette: Wizard of oz : Dorothy: "...Witches are old and ugly." Glinda: "Only bad witches are ugly." as she puts on a big smile. It's obvious in most movies ugly people are the bad vs the good looking ones but she actually says it outloud, felt weird. I don't remember that line, but... oof.
Any Romantic ComedyKaeptn_LeChuck: Many romantic comedies recommend stalking to get the girl to fall in love with you Rom-coms give off SO many bad messages that it's easy to get stuck on the horrible ones they send to women. But what about the bad messages they send to guys, too? I agree with this Reddit users - rom-coms make stalking seem romantic (when men do it), and it is actually anything but.
The Polar Expressjoequin: Polar Express. The whole message of the movie is that you shouldn't think critically. The only kid who did think critically was mercilessly tormented for it the entire movie. Yeah, I guess it does kind of make it seem that way.
The IncrediblesPanx: The Incredibles (which I still love, mind you) sort of drives home the message that natural talent is better than cleverness, discipline and perseverance. I've never seen this movie, but all of Reddit seemed to agree on this.
The Hunchback Of Notre DameWistfulSmile: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. You really don't have to think hard about this one. The message appears to be ugly people should lower their standards and not shoot for girls like Esmeralda, even if they may actually care about you, because ugly people don't get with hot people period. Aw, that makes me really sad. I haven't seen the movie in years, but I do remember it sending that awful message.
The Breakfast ClubDevenu: Breakfast Club: The one punky type girl could only find a boyfriend and be happy when she quit being herself and started dressing and acting like the popular girls. The fact that that happened was always disappointing to me. It kind of ruined the whole rest of the movie.
American PieGrimCoder: American Pie series teaches you that undergrad life here in the USA is just about parties and having sex. I came to this country thinking all this is true but no, I have to study, I have to choose a career and I have do my homework. A lot of college movies make college seem COMPLETELY different than it actually is. Please, never think college is the way it is in the movies.
GreaseVegetariDan: Grease. Change everything about your personality and who you are to fit in and attract a partner. I'm not going to lie, this is one of my favorite movies. I DON'T KNOW WHY. I know the message is horrible, I just love it!
Pretty Womanhungenhaus: Pretty Woman - you've made it in society once you have an attractive man and a credit card. I hate that scene where women treat her with more respect because she's dressed differently... maybe because it's a pretty accurate description of what would happen in real life, and that's not cool.
Which movie do you think sends the worst message? Which movie do you disagree about? What did we forget? Tell me in the comments!