Scrolling through streaming services to decide on the fitting film or TV show can sometimes feel like a drag.
“Seen this. Don’t want to look at this. Heard about this, but don’t know if I need to spend the following three hours crying,” you might be considering to yourself this weekend.
But what if there was a movie a few bear ingesting kilos of cocaine before terrorizing folks in a national park? Or snakes falling from the ceiling of an airplane? And — even higher — what if the movies also had weird titles?
Grab your popcorn, sit back and pick your next weekend watch (while trying to not spill your drink from giggling) from our list of films with wacky — and sometimes extremely literal — names.
1. “Cocaine Bear” (2023)
Each a wacky and literal title, you’ll have to depart your couch to look at “Cocaine Bear,” a movie released in Canada on Friday a few 500-pound black bear that ingested an enormous amount of cocaine before embarking on a drug-fuelled rampage.
The worst part is that it’s inspired by a true story. Whatever happened to bears eating berries and salmon?
2. “Snakes on a Plane” (2006)
“Snakes on a Plane” (2006) is a story about an FBI agent (Samuel L. Jackson) who boards a flight to escort a witness to trial. Straightforward enough, right?
An on-board assassin releases a bunch of deadly snakes on the plane in an try to kill the witness, leaving fellow passengers and crew in a fight for his or her lives.
3. “The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants” (2005)
Despite what the title suggests, the pants don’t travel alone.
The movie follows a bunch of best friends (including America Ferrera and Blake Energetic), who’re spending the summer apart. Not wanting to lose connection to one another, they take turns sharing a pair of jeans that completely fit all 4 girls although they’ve various body shapes.
4. “Dude, Where’s My Automotive?” (2000)
The title is literally what the movie is about: Two friends (Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott) get up after an evening of partying and may’t remember where they parked their automotive. As they fight to search out it, they find yourself meeting some memorable characters along the best way.
5. “To Wong Foo, Thanks for All the things! Julie Newmar” (1995)
On this cult classic, three drag queens (Wesley Snipes and Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo) impress judges at a drag competition and secure a spot within the national competition in Los Angeles. The remaining of the film is about their road trip across America and their struggle to make it to finals in time.
6. “Scary Movie” (2000)
Less scary and more comedic, the “Scary Movie” franchise parodies slasher movies. The primary within the franchise, “Scary Movie” continues to be the very best: it follows a bunch of teens who by chance hit a person together with his automotive and get rid of the body. A 12 months later, someone wearing a mask and black robe sets out to kill them one after the other. Much funnier than it sounds.
7. “My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To” (2020)
This horror-drama takes viewers through the saga of two siblings looking to avoid wasting their sick, younger sibling who must drink blood so as to survive. How do they acquire said blood? Just by murdering people.
In response to the Star’s Akrit Michael, the title must be, “Go See a Cardiologist!”
8. “Sharkboy and Lava Girl” (2005)
Before he was Jacob Black in “Twilight,” Taylor Lautner was Sharkboy, a half-human half-fish child with a fin on his back in “Sharkboy and Lavagirl.” At first he and his fin are imaginary, a part of a young boy named Max’s school project. But then, Sharkboy, accompanied by Lavagirl (Taylor Dooley), becomes real and so they enterprise off to Planet Drool to battle aliens and save the planet from destruction, defeating real-life bullies who’ve grow to be villains on this recent world along the best way.
9. “But I’m a Cheerleader” (1999)
A cheerleader (the peerless Natasha Lyonne), who excels in class and has a football-playing boyfriend, is shocked when her parents say she’s gay and sends her to a True Directions boot camp which is largely conversion therapy. She meets one other teen girl there and starts to have feelings for her. It’s an iconic movie amongst LGBTQ people — and hilarious in addition.
10. “Spy Kids” (2001)
On this hit movie, two siblings grow to be spies to avoid wasting their ex-spy parents from an evil mastermind. Also included within the film are some people who find themselves entirely made up of thumbs and wear red rompers. A classic.
Did we miss any movies you’re feeling deserve recognition? Use the comments to debate the Star’s picks and add to the list.