The movie often plays out the same stuff called tropes, and they are so overdone that you can find them in any film. These acts are so clichéd now that it makes the movie predictable. Here are 25 overdone tropes we’re all tired of watching.
1. First up a protagonist reading a heartbreaking letter from a character who’s died, usually in the last few minutes of the show/film (and usually with the actor of the dead character reading the words as a voiceover). Time to stop now and something else should come instead.
2. A falling-in-love montage: A quick short story that shows all the magical moments from the initial sparks to how the relationship blossomed, some have started to find it cringeworthy.
3. The classic trying on different clothes and having childish fun, its become a trend now, and they need to grow out of it.
4. Just everything about dance-offs! It used to be cool in the 2000s, but now nobody ever goes for a dance-off; it can never match the hype it did back in the day and should be left untouched.
5. When one character is mortally wounded and dies in their love interest’s arms as they declare their love. This is just unrealistic, especially if the wounded is not able to speak at that point.
6. Whenever someone says, “They’re alive, but barely,” about a wounded character. Everybody seems to know how much time the wounded character has left after feeling his pulse.
7. A character dramatically dyeing their hair to signal a character shift. A change in hair color means a change in personality for some reason.
8. One character chases their love interest last minute to declare their love when one of them is finally getting married to someone else is one of the most overdone tropes.
9. It’s not that easy to come back from the airport when you’re boarding.
10. People ripping the IVs out of their arms in the hospital:
11. Characters sliding down the wall and crying:
12. Managing to wake up looking picture perfect is everyone’s dream which is not possible.
13. Distressed characters erratically cut their hair to show anger and frustration.
14. Characters breaking a piggy bank to get the money out seems pointless. Piggy banks have a hole at the bottom to take out the money.
15. The characters stacking their heads over each other in a doorway. It’s too cartoonish in real life.
16. Somehow, splashing water on their faces becomes the best remedy whenever someone feels erratic.
17. Or, in a related trope, leaning down to use the sink or opening the medicine cabinet, only for a ghost to show up in the mirror. The classic ghost comes up for a jumpscare in the mirror, but when they look back, they’re gone.
18. Someone saying “knock knock” instead of knocking when entering a room:
19. Pregnancy tests being discarded faceup in the trash doesn’t make sense if you’re hiding your pregnancy.
20. Teen characters grabbing one thing or refusing to even eat breakfast when there’s an entire display out:
21. Characters interrupting weddings while the priest is saying, “Speak now or forever hold your peace”:
22. Or the bride running off or standing up the groom at the altar:
23. People not saying bye when they hang up the phone. A cringe-making moment which can be avoided by hanging up.
24. How do these kids go off to coffee shops on regular school days? If the school starts so early, how do they get time to grab a cup of coffee like adults?
25. A character CLEARLY crying over the phone while the other person somehow doesn’t notice: