ByElle McFarlane, writer at Creators.co
'There's always someone younger and hungrier coming down the stairs after you.'
Elle McFarlane

How many times have you sat in the cinema and wished with every part of your being that you could transcend the boundary between your seat and the big screen and become part of the movie you're watching? Often pictured as an idyllic alternative to reality, movies offer us an escape into another world — but would it really be that great to live in the cinematic universe?

After some extensive research, we've compiled a list of all of the things that only happen in the movies so that you can decide for yourself whether it's truly better to live this side of the screen.


50. Kissing Is Only Romantic If It's Done In The Rain

49. All Reptiles Are Inherently Evil

48. No One Has An Ugly Crying Face

Mullholland Drive [Credit: Universal Pictures]
Mullholland Drive [Credit: Universal Pictures]

47. Everyone Orders Food, But No One Eats The Food

46. When Women Get Drunk, Their Hair Falls Apart

Sixteen Candles [Credit: Universal Pictures]
Sixteen Candles [Credit: Universal Pictures]

45. Once You're In The Shower, You're Unable To Hear An Intruder

44. People Yell 'NOOOOOOO' When Distressed

43. All Relationships Are Saved At The Airport

42. In A Car Chase, Fruit Will Inevitably Be Destroyed On Mass

41. High Schoolers Look Like They're 30

40. Stalking Is Romantic

39. The Second You Hail A Taxi, It Arrives

Taxi Driver [Credit: Columbia Pictures]
Taxi Driver [Credit: Columbia Pictures]

38. No One Says 'Goodbye' On The Phone

37. If You Manage To Survive Near Certain Death, All You'll Want To Do Is Make out

Speed [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
Speed [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

36. You Can Just 'Forget' Your Kid

35. Even If You're Poor You Can Afford A Huge NYC Apartment

Sex and the City [Credit: HBO]
Sex and the City [Credit: HBO]

34. If The Kettle Is Boiling, Some Scary Sh*t Is About To Go Down

33. Every Meal Ends In A Food Fight

32. If Anyone Coughs, They're Going To Die

Moulin Rouge [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
Moulin Rouge [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

31. Women Have Orgasms If You Blow A Petal Gently Across Their Bodies

30. When A Character Dies, A Candle Will Go Out

28. People Never Clear Up Simple Misunderstandings

28. It Is Physically Impossible To See A Murderer Hiding In Your Backseat

Urban Legend [Credit: TriStar Pictures]
Urban Legend [Credit: TriStar Pictures]

27. Women Are Unable To Stay Vertical

26. Ugly People Are All Villains

25. Computers Don't Crash, They Explode

24. No On Has Morning Breath

23. To Get The Girl, All You Have To Do Is Save Her Life

22. If The Apocalypse Happens, It'll Only Happen In America

21. Every Group Of Friends Needs An Idiot

Mean Girls [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
Mean Girls [Credit: Paramount Pictures]

20. No One Looks At Explosions

19. If You Take Off Your Glasses, You Become A Mega Babe

18. Everybody Smokes

Pulp Fiction [Credit: Miramax]
Pulp Fiction [Credit: Miramax]

17. Nightmares Make You Jolt Up At 90 Degrees

16. People Walk In Single File, From Left To Right

Fast Five [Credit: Universal Pictures]
Fast Five [Credit: Universal Pictures]

15. Men Can Smash Through The Glass Ceiling

The Fugitive [Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures]
The Fugitive [Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures]

14. When Terrified, People Turn Their Heads Slowly To Create Suspense

13. A Book In The Pocket Will Stop A Bullet To The Heart

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [Credit: Warner Bros.]
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [Credit: Warner Bros.]

12. Alleyways Are Always Hotbeds Of Crime

11. People Will Talk Smack About You When You're In A Toilet Cubicle

10. Bombs Have A Handy Countdown Feature

GoldenEye [Credit: United International Pictures]
GoldenEye [Credit: United International Pictures]

9. Once You Kill The Boss, All The Bad Guys Disappear

8. Single Women Have Cats

Batman Returns [Warner Bros.]
Batman Returns [Warner Bros.]

7. If You're Important You'll Get A Big Entrance

6. It Always Rains At Funerals

Blitz [Credit: Lionsgate Entertainment]
Blitz [Credit: Lionsgate Entertainment]

5. Old Men Can Easily Bang Young Women

4. In A Haunted House, No One Turns On The Lights

3. Sex Involves Sweeping Lots Of Stuff Off Countertops

This Means War [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
This Means War [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

2. If They Didn't Die On Screen, They're Not Really Dead

1. You Can Stand Next To Burning Lava And Not Even Sweat

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith [Credits: 20th Century Fox]
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith [Credits: 20th Century Fox]

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