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Sexual Assault Against Men Played for Comedy

303 films

A list of movies in which the sexual assault or harassment of men is either played for laughs or joked…

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 17 Again
  • Almost Famous
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Back to the Future

The Surprise Kiss

97 films

The Surprise Kiss (sometimes known as a stolen kiss) is a common media trope where one character suddenly kisses another…

  • *batteries not included
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • 21 Jump Street
  • 22 Jump Street

Movies Referenced in Pop Detective Video Essays

235 films

An ever expanding list of all the films discussed and referenced in Pop Culture Detective video essays.

  • A Serious Man
  • Addicted to Love
  • Almost Famous
  • Almost Heroes
  • American Beauty

The Goodhearted Peeping Tom

117 films

Movies where men or boys spy on women without their consent but who are still framed as "decent guys" in…

  • The 'Burbs
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • 20th Century Women
  • 30 Minutes or Less

Movies within Movies

237 films

Movies in which movie characters watch other movies (and sometimes tv shows).

Hit the orange "Read notes" button to see…

  • 10
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 17 Again
  • 27 Dresses
  • 50 First Dates

Stalking for Love

172 films

Stalking as Love is a popular media convention in which stalking behavior is framed either as a romantic gesture or…

  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Airheads
  • Antz
  • Assassins
  • Bandits

The Abduction Romance

148 films

Films in which men kidnap, trap or imprison women but she then eventually comes to love him. The criminal actions…

  • Bad Boys for Life
  • 12 Strong
  • Acts of Violence
  • Agenda: Payback
  • Braven

Men with Guns

2,455 films

How to be a man on a movie poster: Hold a gun and look tough.