Top 10 Movie Tropes that Would Not Fly Today

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  • Published on Jun 11, 2016
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  • CloakUnCloak
    CloakUnCloak 4 hours ago

    The Watto thing from the Phantom Menace doesnt make any sense. He's an Alien with a different accent, that happens all the time in Star Wars.

  • shtdaprdtr
    shtdaprdtr 5 hours ago

    MAGMA: Make america great movies again

  • Kimberly Kopke
    Kimberly Kopke Day ago

    Yes agreed some of this stuff wouldn’t pass today but hey, it’s a part of America’s past.

  • michael castner
    michael castner Day ago

    America has lost it's sense of humor.

  • michael castner
    michael castner Day ago

    Violence against straight white males is cool to show in movies today.

  • michael castner
    michael castner Day ago

    Yep.we're in a new puritan age.

  • Wicked Rebel13
    Wicked Rebel13 Day ago

    Top 10 tropes that trigger pansies.

  • i 1010110
    i 1010110 Day ago

    Watching Mojo you fucking suck, how was Star Wars phantom menace with watto an issue?

  • Rich
    Rich 2 days ago

    Grow up.

  • Roxie Marquez
    Roxie Marquez 2 days ago

    Violent PG movies are why 80s kids grew up hard AF and prepared for the recession.

  • Venti
    Venti 2 days ago

    so basicly every movie ever is sexist and racist. ok.

  • Albert De Rohan
    Albert De Rohan 2 days ago +1

    this is so absurd. everything I offensive. These people will just spend their whole lives being offended by something

  • rich connors
    rich connors 2 days ago

    proof the world sucks now,,fuck we are doomed

  • Katheryne Mero
    Katheryne Mero 2 days ago

    I love this: "we've recently realized that hitting a woman is not okay." It goes further with all of these: we recently realized racism is not okay. We've recently realized usually mentioning slavery is not okay. We recently realized rape isn't funny. We recently realized blackface isn't acceptable.
    I think this proves that people aren't that bright. If you are not white, if you have been raped, if you are not heterosexual-- you always knew that there things weren't funny.
    I stopped being able to sit through the John Wayne film Mcclintock as soon as I realized how awful I felt watching his do what he did to Maureen O'Hara. I didn't need to have a man hit me to realize it.

  • Christopher Kendel
    Christopher Kendel 2 days ago +1

    We have indeed made important progress but there is still much work to do. And in this day and age we’re getting to a point where a lot of people are feeling "forced" or "rushed" into becoming tolerant people rather than being truly educated into becoming understanding and compassionate human beings. That is a problem and indeed when you think the world is getting better, your head will sink from the clouds as you hear/see/read people outing what they really think when they’re by themselves.
    I don’t think anyone living today should have to say "I’m sorry for slavery/holocaust/war." As painful as it is to think about it’s all history and we cannot change it. But we can learn from it. That’s what it is there for.

  • Austin Mason
    Austin Mason 6 days ago

    White face is okay though 😂

  • lekocafe
    lekocafe 6 days ago

    Good Grief, This is way too...........

  • some body
    some body 8 days ago

    11:07 ok remind me never to watch king Kong. The monkey face says it all

  • Hellbent332
    Hellbent332 9 days ago

    Rob Schneider is partially asian.

  • Theodore Hoxton
    Theodore Hoxton 9 days ago

    WAIT WAIT wait..... wait a goddamn minute how is violence against a women worse then actual rape WHAT!!??!!

  • Alan Smithee
    Alan Smithee 10 days ago

    I think the fact that there is a dead heat between thumbs up and down for this video as of June 2019 is an accurate and profound commentary on modern society.

  • Baby Tanya
    Baby Tanya 11 days ago

    so you are trying to say you are only allowed to make fun of people if they are white and straight.... ok got it!

  • Faraji Qiydaar
    Faraji Qiydaar 12 days ago

    The likes and the dislikes are the exact same. I have never seen something like this before on RU-clip(22 K Likes and 22 K Dislikes)

  • John Doe
    John Doe 12 days ago

    At least there’s TV Tropes.

  • Andrew Vachon
    Andrew Vachon 16 days ago

    Mr. Tarantino and Scorsese to the principals office, you are accused of offending the emotionally unstable.

  • adrian jackson
    adrian jackson 18 days ago

    And in the comments we can see all of the white people community getting offended because they are the most offensive people on the planet

  • Chris Kelly
    Chris Kelly 18 days ago

    Here to read all the butthurt comments..

  • Eric Lord
    Eric Lord 19 days ago

    Racism, misogeny, misandry, homophopia, bullying, etc existed, and still exist, in the real world. But if they occur in a movie it's _the movie_ that is unacceptable "today" ? I don't get it. What kind of logic is that??

  • 295Phoenix
    295Phoenix 20 days ago

    Yep, I'm sure the Allies and Russkies were very careful to call the soldiers they're fighting Nazis or Fascists instead of Germans or Italians...and 22k people thumbed up this crap?

  • Seagull Blackthorn
    Seagull Blackthorn 23 days ago

    All of it is SJW bullshit but why is Revenge of the Nerds in there, seriously??

  • Maddox021 - Comedy and More

    10. It still happens in gang films, and i associate the pipe with classic movies
    9. Look at Frozen... lots of people die
    8. Still done with the villain, but not the hero
    7. Holy sh... ANGHAI HONG KONG EGG FOO YONG FORTUNE COOKIE ALWAYS WRONG THAT A GOOD ONE!!!
    6. Still done negatively
    5. Every 80s college move uses the word "F**""
    4. Yep.
    3. MAMMY!
    2. Men got more victimized
    1. black face

  • karen hall
    karen hall Month ago

    Does "blackface" go the other way in movies such as "White Chicks" where black men are masquerading as white girls.

  • Lucian Ene
    Lucian Ene Month ago

    They call it the Golden Age of Hollywood for a reason. Films were really good back then, and not neutered by political correctness.

  • super chris
    super chris Month ago

    Are you claiming Star Wars has anything to do with racism, I seriously just lost brain cells

  • super chris
    super chris Month ago

    Please get out of here with all your PC shit

  • MR. O
    MR. O Month ago

    I just say the gayest guy on earth

  • Ed Loera
    Ed Loera Month ago

    I loved some of the (what we called) “ethnic jokes” back in my day. No one cared and they were hilarious. Hispanic ethnic jokes are the best! If you wanna read one, let me know👍🏽 by the way, check out culture club’s video “do you really want to hurt me?”

  • Julie Nichols
    Julie Nichols Month ago

    And THIS IS WHY we now have stupid SJW's ruining EVERYTHING!!!!the beginning of the end

  • Halfsacc
    Halfsacc Month ago

    Women sure do love gettin hit when theyre takin it from behind but when its a situation that they deserve it is frowned upon lmao

  • SilverBladeHero 15
    SilverBladeHero 15 Month ago

    That like-dislike ratio is astounding!

  • Tommy Finley
    Tommy Finley Month ago

    Yeah most of these wouldn't go over because we have all become so soft and sensitive about getting our little feelings hurt, to the point where context and intent don't matter. People nowadays are so afraid of their own shadows, that if it isn't watered down and sterilized, it faces harsh scrutiny and faces a backlash. We're over-coddled and over-sheltered. In fact, practically anything can be triggering nowadays.

  • Mark Clark
    Mark Clark Month ago

    Critics of Soul Man always overlook the fact that it was a "racial lesson learned" movie. There was a positive message.
    But let's just ignore that and say "kid wears blackface."

  • Tom Gately
    Tom Gately Month ago

    It's like your corporate Human Relations Dept (or is it Human Resources or some other BS) has taken over the world. Ohh wait, they have

  • ANGELO LANFRANCO
    ANGELO LANFRANCO Month ago

    Political correctness = CANCER

  • Naala
    Naala Month ago

    to me there is so much wrong about this list since it all depends on the form of movie Political correctness killed so much in terms of comedy and history and it all depends on how far they go about it don't have to be like "The bunny game" as an example TLDR Depends on movie and how far they go but most of these things should be accepted
    Blackface /Yellow face/ Brown face what's the issue? people need to learn to take a joke if they don't like it they can just turn it off and ask for a refund regardless of the movie type.
    Casual attitude towards bullying i would say those were kind of good coz it thought people to stand up for them self of course depending on the movie but you toke back to the future as an example and there he does in the end but the thing is that it all depends how far they go and how you look at it true bullying isn't a good thing neither is it fun been there my self but if you don't learn to stand up for your self and raise above it nothing will ever change also it depends where you are from what works here in Sweden may not work in America which is one of the downsides of everything has to be international soon enough all countries will be the same.... to me and in my own opinion movies were kind of better back before Political correctness and all that Jazz cause you had more variations
    Villainizing Actual Nations that's kind of bullshit to at the time most of Germany was the Nazi party and if it is the majority why not call them Germany / Germans.... if people are so dumb that they watch a old WW2 movie and think this is how Germany is now its their fault not the movie or the company who made the movie like you said information about countries are wide spread they can look it up in 3 seconds
    Casual attitude towards slavery - part of history cant make a history movie based on those locations in those times without it and be accurate and in terms of comedy / Satire should be allowed
    Rape is no big deal It kind of is but when it comes to humour and satire everything should be accepted they don't have to show the actual scene hinting at it is enough if trying to be a serious movie if they want the "what the fuck effect" and really want to make the audience disgusted they they can do more to prevent rape they used to show a very disgusting movie in school called Lilja 4-ever about human trafficking and rape was a big part of it in school to raise awareness and it was not a fun movie if you have no heart you will watch this movie without thinking twice good way to inform and teach kids how people feel when this happens if you avoid the rape topic about human trafficking this movie im talking about would loose all of the reason it exist
    i don't have many comments about beating women or the non ironic racial bullshit i think you get that it should be fine depending on the movie people just have to learn to accept that some people like different things and if they don't like it they can just turn it off and not be so easily offended Ive started watching many movies that people said are really good and i turned off after 10 - 30 min coz its not my thing without whining about PC or racism or sexism....why cant people do the same
    Only part i can fully agree on is the "violent PG movies" but again depends on how violent

  • Slic Green Dueler
    Slic Green Dueler Month ago

    The phrase “I’m offended” is not an argument. I don’t care if u are offended. Stop whining

  • Slic Green Dueler
    Slic Green Dueler Month ago

    So stupid. Every Nazi during wwii was a fucking German! No need to separate the two

  • Dan Maler
    Dan Maler Month ago

    22k likes and 22k dislikes!

  • Dan Maler
    Dan Maler Month ago

    Oh when times were simpler. So much simpler and BETTER...

  • Dan Maler
    Dan Maler Month ago

    So this is a video to ENABLE, PROMOTE, ENCOURAGE the social justice warrior movement and identity politics. Here kids, these are the BAD things that people used to say and do. It is no longer acceptable and should be punishable by DEATH!!

  • Dan Maler
    Dan Maler Month ago

    Me, Myself and Irene (2000)

  • Adam Lee
    Adam Lee Month ago

    People are complete whimps that whine too much. I grew up in the 80's ans am lucky enough to have been able to experience entertainment before people lost their backbones.

  • jed Rudolph
    jed Rudolph Month ago

    The people who get offended by such trivia obviously weren't bullied enough. I was bullied, and it taught me how to not be a bitch.

  • Opossumlvr
    Opossumlvr Month ago

    The "elites" who control Hollywood should be held accountable for this insensitive, racist, sexist content.

  • Rob Pashley
    Rob Pashley Month ago

    Well, mostly art imitates life. Hollywood is a victim of it's own 'political' activism with few exceptions

  • Tigerman1138
    Tigerman1138 Month ago

    09:34
    Watto is a Jewish stereotype, a horrible one.

  • Tigerman1138
    Tigerman1138 Month ago

    Gigli?
    Isn’t that the plot to “Chasing Amy”?

    • Katheryne Mero
      Katheryne Mero 2 days ago

      True.
      It's weird they keep mentioning Gigli. I'd forgotten it even existed.

  • Wookiee LivesMatter

    Why not? Because of a few whiney weirdo snowflakes? Fuck them! Those dipshits couldn't identify humor if you literally hit them in the face with the punchline. We shouldn't let these Orwellian thought crime whackadoos kill our ability and our right to make any joke we want. The lefty sickos get so offended by everything in music and entertainment but support actual atrocities as some kind of heroism. The only people offended by anything you've shown are people no one wants to be around anyway.

  • spookym123
    spookym123 Month ago

    The good ol' days!

  • -
    - Month ago

    Holy fuck, come on now. Political correctness is a huge issue and part of the namby pamby softness which generates people looking for something to be offended by.
    Apparently, we can't say someone's black or a coloured person but we can say they're a person of colour.
    I also have to wonder why black people can't be referenced to as black but Caucasian people can still be casually referred to as 'white' despite all the little nuances where white people are concerned.
    White slurs also seem to be somehow less degrading than say slurs pointed towards say people of Hispanic origin.
    Anyone using a racial slur needs to be told rudeness isn't acceptable in society but neither is going around looking for reasons to be outraged.

  • B D
    B D Month ago

    Slavery is an aspect? It's a travesty. You suck Mojo!!

  • Houston Radford
    Houston Radford Month ago

    Didn’t know that was RDJ in Tropic Thunder 😂

  • vandeolkon
    vandeolkon Month ago

    My kids and I watched Back to the Future and had a long talk about rape, etc. We did the same with Gone With the Wind. Some of these movies are good to use as educational tools.

  • burdyo85
    burdyo85 Month ago

    They're movies. Nobody is forcing you to see them...in fact, they're a hassle for a lot of us to get to sometimes between financial burden and long lines and traffic/parking.
    But people love ruining shit for other people because *they* don't like it.

  • Jerrell Voinche
    Jerrell Voinche Month ago

    To much of a pussy generation now. Fuck your feelings

  • Randall Denison
    Randall Denison Month ago

    The Nazi demorats villianize America everyday and they demonize President Trump and White Republicans everyday. But that's OKAY!

  • Vlad Castro
    Vlad Castro Month ago +2

    RDJ in Tropic Thunder was GOLD!!! Don't care what some people say! It was absolutely hilarious!!!

  • Dindu nufn
    Dindu nufn Month ago

    I would even rape this cunt narrator.

  • Durge75
    Durge75 Month ago

    Mostly its unacceptable now days because of the leftist Sjw pussies.

  • El Sk
    El Sk Month ago

    Funny stats, likes are as much as dislikes 22k...

  • Slacky McKracken
    Slacky McKracken Month ago

    This video is stupid, 3 minutes in and I realized it's not a comedy video

  • Gavin Cyr
    Gavin Cyr Month ago

    I'm offended with how soft and offended victimizers are. Grow the hell up!
    Want to fix a "bully"? Knock his ass out!
    You're fat? Lose weight!
    You suck at life? Get good at it!
    You're gay? Congratulations!
    Vegan, feminist, pacifist, gender fanatic? Who cares!?
    Additionally, women need a good firm slap on occasion!
    Now, go cry pussy!

  • gnamp
    gnamp Month ago

    let's play "tummy sticks". Lol!!!

  • Nathan Coley
    Nathan Coley Month ago

    Part of the issue is Hollywood never has been and never will be subtle. Look at how they ham-fist social justice in with massive potholes.

  • Trent Steel
    Trent Steel Month ago

    FEMINISM IS AN OUTDATED TROPE!! Can't help but laugh when I see women getting slapped on movies!! Equality!!

  • Comic Book Guy
    Comic Book Guy Month ago +2

    These arguments are so childish and silly, I think I'm going to buy & watch every one of these movies on the list. And show them to my children and grandchildren on the regular.

  • Oxcart SR71
    Oxcart SR71 Month ago

    Such a bunch of bullshit!

  • Alex Alexx
    Alex Alexx Month ago

    What a pussifying video. Fuck you watch mojo

  • martin clarke
    martin clarke Month ago

    Gremlins and Poltergeist were not ever PG films

  • a Nov
    a Nov Month ago

    PANTY WASTES!!! Lmao if you get offended by any of that you should re evaluate your life

  • Tom Dutton
    Tom Dutton Month ago

    In other words, people wear their feelings on their shoulders, and people are so triggered, that they can't take a joke,.or accept real history!!! Not that all history is right, but we learn from it!!! Besides, if a movie offends you, walk out!!! That is the problem with the world!! Every body has different views about life, and yet some people want to force their views on someone else. Don't offend me because I am gay, but if you don't share my gay view, you should be punished.. Hypocrites!!!

  • Cal Ripson
    Cal Ripson Month ago

    What about "whiteface"?

  • Michael Gask
    Michael Gask Month ago

    You had me until the idea that a WWII movie is unreconstructed because it talks about the "Germans" instead of the apparently more correct Nazi party. I agree that nowadays we are thankfully unlikely to see as many stereotypes based on the evil foreigner, but really, a WWII movie? Crap example. Bad understanding of history. I know that when my father-in-law was in a POW camp for four years, it wasn't the Nazi party that he thought had imprisoned him.

  • Ben Gritten
    Ben Gritten Month ago

    I haven't got the time or the inclination to read through all the 20,000+ comments to see if this has been mentioned before, but did anyone else notice the rather bad bit of continuity when Reagan slapped the actress in the face?

  • Music Gecko
    Music Gecko Month ago

    You clearly haven't seen Dictator yet...

  • Paul M
    Paul M Month ago

    Too many snowflakes nowadays!

  • Supremmo
    Supremmo Month ago

    I prefer to Watch old movies. These new movies suck!

  • Daniel Meeker
    Daniel Meeker Month ago

    This has to be the absolute WORST watchmojo I've ever seen.
    Gone With The Wind -- since when is a "historic portrayal" considered a "racial stereotype?" And you're cheering this elimination in movies? You're basically denying that those days never existed.
    But hey..... PROGRESS!!!! Fail.

  • Michael Gendron
    Michael Gendron Month ago

    I think you should really re-examine your analysis of old movies. They have way more substance than you give them credit for. They’re movies and that’s it. They’re actors and nothing more. I watch a movie for entertainment and that’s it. In real life things are much different. If you really wanted to prove your point all you had to do was show clips from All in the Family and The Jefferson’s. What a waste of time. People need to lighten up.

  • Deneen Torkelson
    Deneen Torkelson Month ago +1

    Casual drunk driving like in Animal House for example.

  • Trek001
    Trek001 Month ago +5

    Do I agree with your list?
    HELL NO

  • Tacitus
    Tacitus Month ago

    Making blacks slaves was bad but aborting them by Margaret Sanger the Klan rally speaker is great. Am I right Democrats?

  • SEB1991SEB
    SEB1991SEB Month ago +9

    There was nothing wrong with Song of the South or Dumbo ffs

  • adam stewart
    adam stewart Month ago +12

    Thank you for detailing why movies suck now! 👍✌👌😉

  • John Babs
    John Babs Month ago

    This lists you come up with just show how tightly wrapped people have become over the last 50 years.

  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe Month ago

    Star Wars? Really?

  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe Month ago

    Everything is fucking offensive nowadays

  • j milwood
    j milwood Month ago +1

    Did the movie White Chicks not contain what would be considered white face. Too just call out white people is being hypocritical.

  • Clifftonic Studios
    Clifftonic Studios Month ago +1

    wHAT ABOUT WOMEN SLAPPING MEN. NO ONE GIVES A SHIT.

  • Clifftonic Studios
    Clifftonic Studios Month ago +1

    referring TO THE WHOLE COUNTRY WTF. kILL THE REALISM THIS IS BULLSHIT