Genres Are For Weaklings

, , | | Right | June 15, 2017

Throwback ThursdaysTHROWBACK THURSDAY! Check out this awesome story that you may have missed! Have you ever met anyone that got their movies crossed up? Let us know in the comments!


Customer: “What movie just came out on video that’s like Lord of the Rings?”

Me: “I’m not sure, we haven’t gotten any big titles this week and definitely nothing that’s like Lord of the Rings…”

Customer: “Well, I saw a commercial that said, ‘Now available at your local *** Video’…and this is my local *** video.”

Me: “Hmmm, let me check with another manager.” (I call up to the office)

Me (to manager): “What came out this week besides Jeepers Creeper?”

Customer:JEEPERS CREEPERS! That’s it!”

Me: “We have that, but it’s nothing like Lord of the Rings.”

Customer: “Yeah it has monsters in it, it’s like Lord of the Rings.” *customer walks away*

Another employee: “You should tell him to rent The English Patient too. It has talking in it, so it’s like Lord of the Rings.”

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  • NessaTameamea

    You should also suggest North. It has Elijah Wood in it, so it’s like Lord of the Rings.

    • Hahn Ackles

      Sin City, also. 🙂

      • NessaTameamea

        And Back to the Future II 😀

    • Siirenias

      Considering how popular he is, I wouldn’t be surprised if that would work out.

    • Marina Dribnenki

      Or Happy Feet. I mean, there are a bunch of little dudes travelling with Elijah Wood on a journey and there’s a lot of wide open spaces. It’s practically the same film! XD

  • Kitty

    Rent Carrie for any highschooler, too. It takes place in highschool!

  • Dsru Bin

    Get Lord of the Flies. The title is 75% identical to Lord of the Rings.

    • Marina Dribnenki

      If you’re talking about the number of letters, more like 65% but yeah. (oh god, I AM a know-it-all…)

      • jimfromtx

        Going by words, not letters.

      • Dsru Bin

        3/4 of words are the same, so 75%. 14 letters in each title, so 100% there. 11/14 letters are the same, which is 78.5%.

        I don’t see a 65% match, though

        • Barry

          You forget that Lord of the Rings isn’t the full title, it’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”

          • Dsru Bin

            Or “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”, or “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”, or “The Lord of the Rings: Let’s Milk This Franchise for More Money”, but I see your point.
            However, as the customer just asked for something like “Lord of the Rings”, I think my previous points stand.

          • Barry

            The story said it was Jeepers Creepers that had just come out, that was 2001, therefore the only Lord of the Rings movie out, was Fellowship.

  • Roq

    People sit on chairs.

  • AgentC1983

    So much for no more reposts….

    How about you guys focus on killing the ads that drag me off the mobile site against my will and onto a scammers site rather than “new features”

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      • Kathryn Baggs

        Wouldn’t surf without it!

        • Flami


    • NessaTameamea

      The difference is that they admit it is a repost.
      The problem I had with the reposts before was never the stories themselves, but that they made it look like a new story.
      Now know beforehand and you can choose to just skip the story.

      • Katrin Schirmer

        i often reread stories out of boredom anyway. i’ll sit and click random for a while when bored enough.

        • Gretchen

          Oh thank you! I had not noticed the Random button is back, but have been waiting for it.

          • Katrin Schirmer

            as have i. i missed it while it was gone.

    • jonoave

      I’ve to say that despite me browsing this site almost frequently, I don’t recall reading this post. Maybe because it’s really old but it was a pleasant surprise.

      But anyway, they did state clearly it’s a repost which is ok with me.

  • Tyler Tenebrae

    I’ve seen two movies in my life. One of them is about some harbor.

  • angry tardis

    Me. I am the person who got their movies crossed. Years ago two similar movies around asteroids crashing into the earth came out. On our flight home from Thailand one of them came on. Maybe I’d had a couple of drinks, maybe not. But as we watched the movie (remember this is in the days of one screen to rule them all, not little screens on the back the seat in front of you) and the narrative pressed on, it suddenly occurred to me that a particular action hero had not yet appeared on screen so I asked the world at large in an accidentally loud voice “Where is Bruce Willis” and as one the entire cabin turned around and shouted “that’s the OTHER MOVIE”. I cringed under a blanket for the rest of the flight.

  • Souless night

    Watch the kardashians it has hobbits just like the lord of the rings

  • Harold Wagner

    The English Patient has English in the title so he should buy it since he speaks (some form of) English.

  • Kryss LaBryn

    My husband had the first Hobbit movie cued up on the computer, but I told him I wanted to wait until our local theatre got it in a few days later (since we were already planning on seeing it there with the kids anyways). He complained enough about not being able to watch it at home that I finally relented, only for him to tell me he’s already ditched it, but has “Game of Thrones” cued up instead, so let’s watch that.

    I told him I didn’t want to watch GoT (I’ve read the first couple of books and talked to friends enough about it to know there would be too much I would find too disturbing in a visual medium). His response?

    “Why not? It’s practically the same thing.”

    Yes, dear, the story of an unadventurous Hobbit travelling off to distant lands with thirteen Dwarves and their Wizard friend to take back their treasure from a dragon is exactly the same as the story of a bunch of House factions raping and murdering each other for control of the kingdom. But hey, it’s all fantasy, right?


    • Ophelia

      Correction: Fantasy with lots of special effects and everyone talking with non-American accents. And dragons. Also, both of them had very famous adaptations made in the 2010s and have a rather muted, brown-and-gray oriented color scheme with accents of green.

      I guess that means he didn’t switch it out for Attack on Titan later, as there are no dragons in that one.