14 Popular Movies That People Missed the Point of Entirely

Have you ever missed the point of a film and had to have someone explain it to you or watch a YouTube breaking it down? You’re not alone. Someone recently polled an online entertainment forum for the most popular movies that people completely miss the point of; here are THEIR top picks. Do you agree?

1. Midsommar (2019)

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“A lot of people interpreted Midsommar as a you-go-girl! Stand up for yourself and figuratively set your crappy ex on fire!” A critic describes, “When in reality, it’s more like cults will take abused, broken, hurt, and lonely people and further isolate them, make them feel like family, indoctrinate them, and then make them agree to horrific things they never normally would have.”

2. Zodiac (2007)

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Several viewers believe, “So many people miss that the marketing behind the movie was centered around the phrase ‘There’s More Than One Way to Lose Your Life to a Killer.’ While the film portrays the murders and investigation in pretty great detail, the movie was pretty focused on how the three main characters suffered because of their obsession with the story.”

3. Scarface (1983)

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“I watched it last night, and I felt like it was a tragedy, almost Shakespearean,” one film lover begins. “Tony messed up everything in his life because he couldn’t get over himself. A pretty cool death scene, though, not going to lie.”

4. RoboCop (1987)

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“I could talk about RoboCop all day since there’s so much to unpack, but there’s also the fact that (presented in an almost throwaway line) Omni Consumer Products was blatantly and legally transferring top RoboCop candidates like Murphy to the worst parts of Detroit and waiting for them to meet their demise so they could build their prototype, and that the cops had to legally sign their bodies away when they joined the force. Just thinking about that is horrifying,” a RoboCop critic shared.

5. Starship Trooper (1997)

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Another admits, “I feel like someone during production said people may not get that the bugs are the good guys, so they added a scene where Neil Patrick Harris strolls out in an SS uniform and talks about how expendable all the soldiers are.”

6. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

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“Young men were being emotionally crushed to make them killers, but most people just made jokes about Ermy yelling at the recruits.” According to one film buff, “People also thought the whole Vietnamese sex worker scene was funny, completely missing the point that a girl is being exploited by a Vietnamese soldier.”

7. Nope (2022)

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Somebody exclaimed, “My answer too! If you didn’t get it, I feel bad for you. It didn’t hit you over the head like Get Out; it was definitely nuanced. Took me like five minutes at the end to just think then I was stunned. It was also just fun to watch, and loved the horror elements and the space/monster plus Western themes. The giant inflatables. The blood vomit on the house. So amazingly good.”

8. Wall Street (1987)

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“Apparently, for years afterward, people approached Michael Douglas and told him that his character was the reason they pursued careers in finance.” A cineast depicts, “His response was I was the villain.”

9. No Country for Old Men (2007)

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“It’s funny when people are always shocked that Llewelyn just randomly dies off-camera,” denotes a film buff. “But this further proves the point that the movie was never really focused on him as a character; he just happens to get a majority of the screen time.”

10. Falling Down (1993)

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“I remember seeing this as a kid and just laughing at all the crazy things he was doing throughout the movie,” another viewer recalls. “Then you watch it as an adult and might agree with some of the smaller details he’s fed up about until you slowly (or quickly) start to disagree with his thinking over the course of the movie. And then you realize he was the bad guy all along.”

11. Inception (2010)

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“Everyone debated for years afterward about what the real setting of the ending was, real or dream,” another film buff remarks. “Except the entire movie is an exercise in figuring out that it doesn’t matter. The real world is what they choose, and in the end, Cobb chooses his children and literally leaves his doubts behind him.”

12. The Batman (2022)

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One Batman fanatic shared, “A lot of people missed the point of how Wayne himself didn’t act much differently from his Batman identity, which was the whole point of his arc in the movie. His development in the film was that he was so ingrained in Batman that he didn’t see a point to the Bruce Wayne identity anymore and developed over the course of the movie that he can serve a purpose in ways other than just Batman, which is phenomenal.

However, I saw a lot of folks online say that it’s just bad acting on Pattinson’s part, which is beyond false in my opinion and just interpreted incorrectly.”

13. Goodfellas (1990)

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Several cineast agreed, “In the end, Henry had all his priorities messed up beyond all belief. He was almost whacked, and everyone around him ended up in prison, yet people still aspire to be a gangster like him.” Talk about missing the point! Aspiring to be a wise guy, is not it.

14. Pulp Fiction (1994)

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According to one respondent, “People massively miss the point of the gold watch in Pulp Fiction even though Tarantino tells them its significance in the Walken dialogue. The watch is what makes him go back to the apartment, but it’s the entire reason he doesn’t leave Marcellus behind.”

Top 12 Most Racist Disney Classics That Are Better Left in the Vault

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Exploring film history often exposes tales of awe, imagination, and cultural shifts. Did you know that there are racist undertones in many Disney classics? It makes sense as progress evolves throughout the decades, but it’s cringe-watching it now. Here is a look at the most racist Disney films.

12 Worst Movies From the 70s According To IMDb — Do You Agree?

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Return to the revolutionary cinema of the 1970s, where risk-taking experimentation and bold concepts frequently produced unforgettable and forgettable moments. Here is a look at the not-so-great 70s films that didn’t garner high ratings on IMDb.

15 Forgotten Movies From the 90s to Tickle Your Nostalgia Bone

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Are you searching for a little 90s nostalgia that is not on every list? Then, we got you covered. These are several of my favorite forgotten films from the 90s. Do you remember?

22 Popular Films That Completely Traumatized 80s Children, What About You?

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Was there a film(s) that completely traumatized you as a child? I’ll go first, Cujo. I have no idea what my mother was thinking, allowing that film to play in the background of her chores, but I watched it and had nightmares for months. After someone polled an entertainment forum for other traumatic experiences, here is what scared the youth.

12 Most Racist Movies of All Time According to IMDb

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Both entertaining and thought-provoking, cinema frequently reflects the ideals and ideologies of its day. The representation of racism and stereotypes in some films, however, has sparked debate in the past. These movies have drawn criticism for their problematic representations and cultural sensitivity — igniting crucial conversations about racial representation.

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