Top 10 Movie Tropes that Would Not Fly Today

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For this list, we're looking at previously common plot elements, practices, devices or clichés in filmmaking that would most likely not be used today, either because of changes in what is considered acceptable by modern standards, or changes in the film industry itself.
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Rob Pollock
Rob Pollock Hace 20 horas
Movie Tropes that Would Not Fly Today, almost any Mel Brooks movie i.e. Blazing Saddles HAH!
William Sullivan
William Sullivan Hace un día
"A Christmas Story" is not a casual attitude towards bullying. Also, "The Jerk" is DRIPPING with irony.
Vincent Lok
Vincent Lok Hace un día
What offends me is not Robert Downey Jr's blackface in Tropic Thunder. It's his robotface in Iron Man.
JS Hace un día
"10 examples of how pussified the world has gotten in the last 8 years"
Kyle Wells
Kyle Wells Hace un día
People really need to get over themselves . If they're offended by everything, that's they're problem. The people whining and crying today just need to move on instead of digging into everything and complaining about it.
Kyle Wells
Kyle Wells Hace un día
People are entirely too sensitive nowadays. Most parents don't even pay attention to what their kids watch or what they do, so they want to blame anything they can. Movies made 20-30 years ago are in the past. They're not gonna re-write them to cater to all the millennial cry babies
Great McLuhan's Ghost
is this form of vilification of other groups something conservatives still approve of?
Andy M
Andy M Hace 2 días
What a scam. I miss old movies, ratings, and ways. Like look up demolition man! This nation is turning into that fuckin movie
Jason918114 Hace 2 días
RDJ doing blackface in the context of a movie pretending to be a movie was smooth... and hilarious.
Sol Corona
Sol Corona Hace 2 días
Blackface, Yellowface, Brownface... all frowned upon. White Chicks? Perfectly acceptable! 🙄
towelie Hace 3 días
People need to stop being little bitches and getting offended by everything. It's really getting pathetic.
towelie Hace 3 días
We live in a time where the writer of blazing saddles would get crucified but late term abortions and giving 5 year olds hormones is fine... fucking twisted.
Scott Schroeder
Scott Schroeder Hace 3 días
People are too sensitive
eric dixon
eric dixon Hace 3 días
letting your kids stuff themselves until they are whales is far more abusive then a lil shame...
Bajshärskare af Svitjod
Top 10 best movies
Steve Hansraj
Steve Hansraj Hace 3 días
Everyone is a victim now
Kenneth Powers
Kenneth Powers Hace 3 días
2 other things that wouldn't happen in pg rated movies today is the f word being used in pg rated movies. For example here's a line from the pg rated movie beetlejuice: hey, nice fucking model honk honk and children talking about sex or private parts in pg-13 rated films. Here's an example of that from the pg-13 rated film kindergarten cop: boys have a penis, girls have a vagina or in another scene from the same film, our mom says our dad is a real sex machine
Daniel Lubben
Daniel Lubben Hace 3 días
Yes all the stuff you watched in the 80s was terrible. But what about today? Game of Thrones shows sexual violence and disrespect to women. It also shows people being tortured and even children burned to death. THIS IS OK but not our 80s classics? Oh please.
Mikkall Hace 4 días
...woah hey, sorry. I was just passing through. Didn't realize this was a Snowflake convention.
Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor Hace 4 días
At the time everyone smoked in films because everyone smoked in reality. Adults didn't do anything about bullies in movies because adults didn't do anything about bullies in reality. Movies villainized countries because that was how people felt about them. You guys need to hire some X generation writer. This video reminds me why I quit watching Watchmojo
dfirthc Hace 5 días
I understand the sentiment of standing up to bullies, but in the modern world sometimes people get knifed. In the light of that, what would you tell your child?
Michael Cortez
Michael Cortez Hace 6 días
I'm offended by all this offensiveness
marcwolfleach Hace 6 días
Homophobia and casual racism is still around seeing as Hollywood is controlled by the far left who have embraced stereotypes
Cheeks7566 E
Cheeks7566 E Hace 8 días
Robert Downey jr does NOT!!! Count and I’m black....
Redneck322 Hace 11 días
You’re offended. Get use to it bitch.
Alexandre Figueiredo
Alexandre Figueiredo Hace 11 días
There was an American 1961 commercial from a cigarrette product when Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, childish cartoon stars, appear smoking.
Travis Hace 11 días
Let me get this strait, every character is supposed to be some generic and interchangeable thing that fits into a very well defined and predetermined set of behaviorial characteristics. And that's not a stereotype?
Ward Mayfield
Ward Mayfield Hace 11 días
In twenty years, when you guys make a video about worthless videos that flooded the internet in the 2010's, include this one. Film, like everything that dwells within the social realm of human culture, evolves over time. As the world grows and sees the issues that have been highlighted publicly throughout film, TV, social media, news, life experience, political reforms, and more, so too has the content that is deemed acceptable to create been changed. Fifty years from now our world's "woke" behaviors will most likely be pulled apart and chastised for our poor execution of simple ideals of equality. No one is, has been, or ever will be perfect, let's not pretend that this video was necessary.
Sassy Sasquatch
Sassy Sasquatch Hace 11 días
All the things pc culture killed. You will be missed.
Noah Larsen
Noah Larsen Hace 11 días
The reason authority figures are not the ones stepping in to deal with the bullying is because you need to learn to stand up for yourself and overcome challenges.It was always written in the movies and cartoons that way.
Nujersey Devil
Nujersey Devil Hace 12 días
“Well I can fix that in a hurry” 😂😂😂😂😂😂
David Fife
David Fife Hace 12 días
Noise. Pure bullshit. As if somehow Smoking, demonizing a country, bullying.... are things that can be removed from society. Put the world in bubble wrap to make things safe for our precious youth's minds. Slavery has been the rule, not the exception in society. Most slavery today is practiced in Asia and Africa. We talk about these issues to solve them, not avoid them. When I was in high school, my history teacher was a navigator on a B-24 that flew bombing raids over Germany when they'd lose 25% of their aircraft in a single mission. He was 22 years old and considered an old man due to the high mortality rate. Also since he was of Italian descent, we was accused of being less than devoted to the Allied cause since the Italians were Axis allies. 7-10 boys on that aircraft put into combat to fight against the Axis powers and they knew they had a 25% chance of dying each night. But they summoned their courage and went into battle for a higher purpose. Truly honorable men. When they got home they married, got a job and raised a family. What do kids of that age talk about now? Trying to not get their feelings hurt, trigger warnings, unconscious bias. Hell, Jerry Seinfeld won't appear on college campuses due to the manufactured outrage crowd that infests most universities. This video feeds into that narrative.
Robert Henahan
Robert Henahan Hace 12 días
Water that runs clear in one generation may need to be strained in the next
maverick buckley
maverick buckley Hace 12 días
Offense is taken not given. Man I miss the 80s.
theseinstrumentals Hace 12 días
always funny when people are emotionally distraught that people are offended by offensive things
Joseph Fleeman
Joseph Fleeman Hace 12 días
yep hollywood was taken over by over sensitive libtards
shady c network
shady c network Hace 13 días
Omg soul man was funny. Everyone today is so easily offended
gazza gazza
gazza gazza Hace 13 días
All them old films but Classics . Offend people !!!! what a load of crap political correctness gone mad
The Druid
The Druid Hace 13 días
Shut the fuck up, brand.
gashthrasher v.2
gashthrasher v.2 Hace 13 días
People are pussies.
Maria False
Maria False Hace 13 días
Parents that bully on their kids, were considered the BEST! And still today, they have MoreMoneyThanOtherParents! and they set the rulles on #teameffort (international smack shit! ) like Harder Then Before.. so tell me, girly-twirly am I reading you right?, you forgot to show (cool slang to develop...the slang on the palate... world, I'm blown!.!.!. ) that the public Is Still Divided on how to "enjoy" and "relax" when violence blows a whistle..
tom quigley
tom quigley Hace 13 días
Snow flakes ARE the problem - just totally oppressive of everyone else's rights and opinions.
Nacho Avila
Nacho Avila Hace 14 días
Snowflake mentality. Creating a world of cum guzzling pussies!
JONNY SMOKES Hace 14 días
I don’t care if your feelings are hurt
JONNY SMOKES Hace 14 días
Tropes of facts
Mark Linan
Mark Linan Hace 14 días
You dropped the ball with "blackface/yellowface/brownface". You forgot to include "Whiteface". If the others are racist, so is Whiteface. Its hypocritical to say whiteface is considered "art" while the others are racist. Back in the day blackface was considered art too.
A.J. Mackintosh
A.J. Mackintosh Hace 14 días
1. Teachers can't do much to stop bullying 2. They were both hammer in 16 candles so I don't think that is rape or who rapped who? Food for thought
Edgar Adams
Edgar Adams Hace 12 días
Wasn't the female at least 2 years older than the male in 16 Candles? That's statutory rape in my state and I live in Louisiana.
Anonymous Person
Anonymous Person Hace 14 días
#1. Creativity
redrumloa Hace 14 días
Some obvious points, but some SJW hysteria here.
Terminal-Man Hace 15 días
What about white face???
robbybabyrob Hace 15 días
Jesus H Christ. It's called comedy, I feel sorry for you millennials
cdeford Hace 15 días
By going all PC, films do society a disservice by hiding the truth while at the same time turning people into too-easily-offended and orthodox drones.
J Shysterr
J Shysterr Hace 16 días
Mostly the woman who get beaten up deserved it or it was not treated lightly.
vendboygreg Hace 16 días
This is hands down the worst mojo list yet..
Edgar Adams
Edgar Adams Hace 12 días
Not watching any more of their videos ever again.
lori hill
lori hill Hace 16 días
Which do you prefer, political correctness or patriotic correctness?
MrJamfy !
MrJamfy ! Hace 16 días
Screw em! If you get offended by these things you have bigger issues. One of the rules of the world is "If you can't laugh at yourself then you can't laugh at others!" Simple reason why words don't do crap to people like myself. Because as we said as children "Sticks and stones my break my bones but words will never hurt me!" Because it's true unless you have a massive ego and can't take it!
Phil John
Phil John Hace 17 días
load of bollox
Joseph Washington
Joseph Washington Hace 17 días
Maybe if these things were still 'acceptable', kids wouldn't turn out like such pussys. Edit: also wtf is that honourable mentions part.
Edgar Adams
Edgar Adams Hace 12 días
Andrew Goode
Andrew Goode Hace 17 días
Authority figures DID have lax attitudes with bullying. I remember telling a teacher in third grade the class bully decked me in the face. She shrugged and asked “well what are you going to do about it?”. Looking back she was just trying to teach me to grow a pair and defend myself. That came in handy when the real bullying started in high school. What’s wrong with that? Why is everything so offensive and taken so seriously? When did being a coward become okay?
Justin Alexander
Justin Alexander Hace 17 días
But the bully always gets his ass whooped...... Thought that was a good thing?
Michael O'Donnell
Michael O'Donnell Hace 13 días
The bully NEVER suffers as much as their Victim. It gives them licence to continue Bullying throughout life!!
tsktjmb Hace 17 días
SNOWFLAKES AND POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ABOUND! VIVA Blazing Saddles (my favorite) How SAD we have become that this offends so many. GET A LIFE! Oh, here's your participation trophy for watching.
W B Hace 18 días
“Watch mojo lists shit that offends them”
Steven Sines
Steven Sines Hace 18 días
In the debut episode of the Flintstones cartoon, both Fred and Barney are shown smoking cigarettes.
Scott Ashcraft
Scott Ashcraft Hace 20 días
Bully gets stopped by teacher and keeps the kid getting bullied from rising up and developing as a character. Sounds like a fun movie
Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse Hace 24 días
That's why movies sucks now
Undisclosed Username
Undisclosed Username Hace 26 días
Damsel in distress is offensive? Isn't damsel in distress more a reflection of the enemy?
Evan Russelburg
Evan Russelburg Hace 27 días
Omg people you are missing the point I don't think people would be offended if people that were black or gay or women were depicted a certain way by one or two characters but when people of a whole type in a film are described and depicted a certain way it seems offensive. You see it's the same way when all you white people got offended by Get Out and all the whites or most of them were bad guys in the movie oh but wait it's only ok if it's not you guys lol
Beavis Kapowski
Beavis Kapowski Hace un mes
No Blazing saddles?
David Landesman
David Landesman Hace un mes
WatchMojo is liberal and it shows.
John Hall
John Hall Hace un mes
just another bullshit list
Vwlss Nvwls
Vwlss Nvwls Hace un mes
Movies are supposed to stir emotions, so why should it be any different if they are offensive? I honestly don't care, and if something bothers me... I stop watching. Imagine that, such an easy solution.
holy carp
holy carp Hace un mes
Everybody is way too soft and pathetic now. PC has ruined everything. Puny humans.
Gabriela Skrzeczkowska
So many white straight guys offended by people being tired of their bullshit in the comments xD
lori hill
lori hill Hace 16 días
Ya know? They especially bemoan the loss of contented slaves and blackface in movies.
Andrés V
Andrés V Hace un mes
You missed white chicks lol
AuAg Finder
AuAg Finder Hace un mes
I really think we need a movie about Morocco and other northern African countries capturing and keeping thousands of European and American slaves. The United States Navy was created to respond to the capturing of American sailors in the Mediterranean. The Marine hymn about fighting on “the shores of Tripoli” refers specifically to this conflict. Discussions with the slavers resulted in this response: It was written in their Koran, (that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy's ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.” Of course this happened 250 years ago so it has no real relevance to international relations today, so maybe a movie reminding everyone of this true history would be needlessly divisive. If they produced a movie about this topic it would only serve to inflame tensions for long ago misdeeds. Similar to the movies Hollywood produces now with the goal of dividing our nation rather than uniting it. The recent Academy Award winning “Green Book” movie had more of a uniting theme than dividing, so of course Hollywood insiders criticized the award.
Ethan Wallace
Ethan Wallace Hace un mes
This video sucks
Scott Minium
Scott Minium Hace un mes
totally lame.
Carlos Arturo Velarde
Some of these make sense but criticizing a historical representation even if what used to happen then is no longer acceptable is a denial of history and that takes away from our s I;it’s to see out]r mistakes and try to improve. Actors who did this (John Wayne, Ronal Reagan, etc.), are not “guilty” of anything. They played a role that represented something that was considered normal and acceptable;e at that time in history therefore we can recognize it as wrong without vilifying it as if it was being done today. That would be as stupid as making a historical movie about plantation life and making sure there are no black slaves in it.
76aussieguy Hace un mes
barry dingle
barry dingle Hace un mes
Saw this samurai movie the other day. Dude said." I thought you were chinese i nearly killed you"
0ne Zer0
0ne Zer0 Hace un mes
Fuck political correctness and fuck all the retards who use is in their persona. :)
Putting The Jerk and Tropic Thunder on this list is an offence to common sense.
Justin Myslive
Justin Myslive Hace un mes
Back when people we're overly sensitive little pussies
IT Warriror
IT Warriror Hace un mes
You forgot to mention "white face", as Eddie Murphy portrayed in SNL skits or any black actor or comedian calling white people cracker. All you hear about is women and black people being wronged, no one seems to care about white people who are victimized by the same racism. If women and black people want equality, they need to stop expecting special treatment... there should be no women's day, black history month, gay parades or anything that glorifies any particular race, gender or sexual orientation... it has gotten so out of hand that we don't even know what bathroom to use anymore. We are all human beings and no one class should be promoted more than the other. (however, in the end, WatchMojo did their job to incite these reactions and increase their number of views.... next video on capitalism)
Geno M
Geno M Hace un mes
Disney shouldn't be embarrassed about 'Song of the South''. The south has no problem with racism even in 2019.
epb0205 Hace un mes
How is the Lewis/Betty scene in Revenge of the Nerds rape? Because he pretended to be someone else? She consented without questioning him. This is just another case of people being retroactively offended by something. I saw Revenge of the Nerds when it first came out and I don't recall anything negative being said about that scene at the time.
mamoladk Hace un mes
A man who is backing away from a woman who wants to have sex with him - or is hesitating or pushing her away: "What?" " here?" "now?" "why?" "can't it wait?". Who writes such characters? :-O
Edward X
Edward X Hace un mes
Robert Downey Jr performing a black man in Tropic Thunder was hilarious! Nowadays, with almost everyone being offended, they should just make movies about holding hands and loving everything....Then again, making a guy holding hands with another guy would be offensive or a guy holding hands with a lady could signify rape or stalking or anything else
B.D. Landis, Jr.
B.D. Landis, Jr. Hace un mes
Did anybody else think that John Wayne was spanking Maureen O'Hara because she was acting like a spoiled brat? Oh wait, you can't spank your children anymore.
B.D. Landis, Jr.
B.D. Landis, Jr. Hace un mes
My dad took my sister and I to see Song of the South as young children. And as a child, I never realized the "supposed" controversy of the movie until many years later when I was an adult and the controversy was pointed out to me. As a child, I enjoyed the music and the cartoon portions of the movie. I remember singing "Zippity Doo Dah" as a child because I liked that song. I never saw anything 'wrong' with the movie because as a child you don't look for deep meaning in a movie. You just want to be entertained. Now I'm supposed to be offended because a movie I enjoyed as a innocent child is 'offensive'. And because of that controversy, I can't share that movie with my kids because Disney won't release it. Some people need to realize that times were different when these movies were made and views were different. I miss the old days when movies were made and the people decided for themselves what was good or bad, and small groups didn't stop people from seeing a movie and deciding for themselves.
eddie willers
eddie willers Hace un mes
Get over yourselves. Because of your stupid PC, you are missing great or funny performances.
Spirits Of Another Day
These will all still fly perfectly *
john ashley
john ashley Hace un mes
There is not a feminist alive worthy to criticize the Quiet Man
frigidchick Hace un mes
First off Rob Schneider is of Filipino descent--- if he wants to embarrass his ancestry for money, that's his business. Also, anyone who finds offense with Robert Downey Jr's character offensive OBVIOUSLY hasn't seen the movie they are just reacting to over sensationalized headlines whipped up by hate mongers. Those people are a special level of stupid.
BaldPipeSmoker Hace un mes
I cry foul on the mention of cultural appropriation! It's a bogus issue. It's crap. No such thing. Imitation is one of the highest forms of praise and flattery. Also what's wrong with the damsel in distress? I swear Leftism has ruined culture and movies!
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton Hace un mes
I think it's offensive that my lack of being offended at this, is offensive to the easily offended. . . . . . Oh what have I done!
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton Hace 2 días
+Angela M Yeah. :(
Angela M
Angela M Hace 3 días
Alexander Hamilton....is it really you?! Lol jk
Edgar Adams
Edgar Adams Hace 12 días
Joojoo Jurrila
Joojoo Jurrila Hace un mes
The SJW attitude of this video is f*cking disgusting.
lori hill
lori hill Hace 16 días
Trapped Mind
Trapped Mind Hace un mes
Time has changed for the worse. So many hysterical people. Someone should start the slappingmachine to stop the hysteria!
Phil Lowman
Phil Lowman Hace un mes
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Josh Higgins
Josh Higgins Hace un mes
Cough *virtue signal* Cough
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