So, with that in mind, here are just a few of the most popular responses shared:
Also, due to the nature of this post, there are some SPOILERS AHEAD for the following films!
1. Back to the Future (1985)
"Biff polishing George McFly's BMW at the end. Who the hell employs a person who tried to rape their spouse 30 years ago?"
"It is my FAVORITE movie — however, when she finds the satchel with the crown in it, and she DOESN'T KNOW WHAT A CROWN IS?! Like, come on, she read all those books! She knew what a princess was (when Flynn says, 'It's for the lost princess,' she doesn't ask, 'What's a princess?'). So, HOW does she not know what a crown is?!"
"When Sonny beats the shit out of Carlo. It’s a badass scene, until Sonny throws a punch that clearly misses."
4. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (2019)
"I would honestly say the entire desert quest part. It takes up a solid amount of time for no real reason. John chops his finger off, goes back, and then immediately decides NOT to do the thing he chopped his finger off for."
5. Thelma & Louise (1991)
"The moment when Louise hands her life savings to Thelma for zero reasons and says, 'Now you guard this money,' then goes back to her boyfriend's room (who is obviously safe around the money, since he DELIVERED IT TO HER), only for Thelma's one-night-stand to predictably steal it after she LEFT IT ON THE NIGHTSTAND. I get that the script needs them to lose everything, but it would have been so much more believable if Brad Pitt's drifter had simply stolen it from Louise the next morning (maybe from her purse) versus Louise GIVING it to Thelma. I will never get over how that makes zero sense. Thelma couldn't even keep money safe in the car!"
6. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
"The real Jordan Belfort showing up at the end for a cameo leaves a bit of a sour taste when you've just seen the fake one assault his wife not even 15 minutes earlier in the movie."
7. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
"To go for a movie I believe is damn near perfect, the scene where John is teaching the Terminator slang comes across as really cringeworthy and doesn't fit the tone of the rest of the movie at all. I get we had to have a bonding scene for the ending to have an impact, but I wish they'd gone for anything else."
8. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
"It's been talked about before, but the boyfriend and the friends are so grating, and the way they make Andy feel bad for working one year at this job drives me nuts. She certainly needed to be challenged, but I think the film's one mistake is that they are so grating and unlikable that you almost root for Andy to go to the 'dark side.'"
9. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
"I personally loved this movie. Both the villain and the hero were interesting, the background was fleshed out, and the fight scenes were crisp for an MCU movie. I enjoyed the hell out of it until the end, when for some mind-boggling reason, they decided to end on a giant CGI monster fight. No one cares about the monster! I don't even remember what the monster was called. They should have just ended with NOT redeeming Shang-Chi's father, a really good fight scene, and a good emotional note."
"The Joker reveal at the end. Batman has so many villains to choose from, yet we keep doing Joker. I want Mr. Freeze or Man-Bat."
11. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
"Low hanging fruit, but Keanu Reeves's voice. It’s already a masterpiece, but if you just dubbed him and changed nothing else, it’d be perfection."
12. Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (2019)
"I know it's something Quentin Tarantino is famous for, but, even for his standards, there were too many feet."
13. Gangs of New York (2002)
"The 'love is the strongest force in the universe' tirade in the tesseract. I did not pay much attention to it the first time at the theater because I had fallen in love with the movie, but when I watched it again a few months later, it was so cringe."
15. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
"A lot of people raved about this movie. In my opinion, it could have been a great film, but the advertisement and product placement ruined it for me. It's shoehorn into the story, and it's just clumsy and intrusive. Really, there isn't a right way to do product placement — just leave it out and make your money elsewhere if you can."
"I really hated the last two minutes. I absolutely adored the movie to that point, but the CGI at the end is so god-awful that I can barely look at it, and Sandra Bullock shouldn’t have made a physical appearance. Luckily, it redeemed itself with a banger mid-credits scene."
17. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
"The quicksand scene is so silly and unrealistic compared to an otherwise brilliant film."
19. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
"Saruman's death not being shown in the theatrical version of the film. Them only putting it in the extended version made no sense to me."
"In my opinion, it's an almost perfect movie. Performance, narrative, and direction wise — it's sublime. But one scene in it (the ending escape pod scene) really bugs me. When the Xenomorph is clinging to the outside of the ship, it looks a tad goofy. Almost comparable to a Power Rangers villain. The film does an amazing job with keeping the creature mysterious and in shadows, making the audience fill in the blanks with their imagination, but in that one scene, it looks bad."
"It could've been a classic, but the teacher partying and hooking up with a student (or trying to? can’t remember) gave me immediate ick."
You've read their picks, but now it's your turn. What is the single worst part of an otherwise perfect movie? Share in the comments below!
Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity. H/T: Reddit.