Most Cringeworthy Movie Scenes That Give Us Secondhand Embarrassment

Most Cringeworthy Movie Scenes That Give Us Secondhand Embarrassment
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They are so cringe, they make us want to disappear.

With the tons of movies that have been made, the cinematography has delivered tons of cringe-worthy moments as well. Whether it's awkward dialogue, questionable acting, or poor creative choices, some movie scenes leave a lasting impression for all the wrong reasons.

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The Room (2003) — The "Oh, Hi Mark" Scene

Directed by Tommy Wiseau and starring Tommy Wiseau and his friends, this movie had its fair share of sweet fame. In The Room, where every single scene is cringe-worthy, the rooftop confrontation between characters Johnny and Mark stands out among them all. Wiseau's awkward delivery of the line "Oh, hi Mark" has become an internet meme and is synonymous with the movie's so-bad-it's-good reputation.

Spider-Man 3 (2007) — Peter Parker's Emo Dance

In an attempt to portray Peter Parker's darker, Venom- possessed side, Spider-Man 3 included a cringe-inducing scene in which Tobey Maguire 's character dons an emo hairdo and struts through the streets of New York, dancing and wagging his finger at strangers. Intended to be edgy, the scene instead became a source of ridicule and disbelief among fans.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) — The Tent Scene

In the tent scene of the third installment of the vampire saga, while seeking shelter from the vengeful Victoria, Bella finds herself sandwiched between her two love interests, Edward and Jacob.

What was meant to be a complicated love triangle scene, turned into a massive red flag moment that reached its cringe-worthy peak when Jacob says "Let's face it, I'm hotter than you" to Edward.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) — When Ginny Ties Harry's Shoelaces

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, there is a scene where Ginny and Harry have a little tension between them. And when you think their characters are going to kiss, Ginny ends up kneeling down and tying Harry's shoelaces. The intentions are completely unclear, and we are left speechless to this very day.

50 Shades of Grey (2015) — The "I Don’t Make Love" Scene

In the very first part of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, there is a scene where Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey are having a conversation about their intimate relationship. In the most bizarre way, Grey tells Anastasia that he doesn't usually make love, he f*cks. Okay, big boy, whatever.