Now that we're presented with multiple streaming platforms such as Netflix, HBO, Hulu, etc., that provide us with different TV shows and movies, it seems that everyone is giving their best recommendations left to right. Now that we have access to an unlimited number of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and other types of visuals, we’ve also become quite meticulous and picky about what we watch and what we expect from creators. One Reddit user @u/MainCrab1383 was curious to know from other internet users and movie lovers what are some of the annoying things they hate seeing on screen, so they asked: “What do you wish Hollywood would stop doing?” The question received 29k answers that stressed various issues in the movie industry.

A lot of us will agree that making a movie is a huge and very intricate project that requires a lot of attention, resources, and talent. Very often movies and TV series are created in a way to appeal to their audience, in some way appear relatable to what is happening in our everyday life. But sometimes all that relatability goes out the window the second we see an actor or an actress pretending to be drinking from an empty cup or driving a car and not properly looking at the road because they're having a heated argument with the passenger next to them. Not to mention “having a main character whose job/income level does not match their home or lifestyle at all,” as noticed by Reddit user @Stellathewizard. 

Do you agree with some of the things mentioned in this list or maybe have something yours to add? In that case, don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments down below!

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#1

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Messing up the sound mix so that we have to constantly adjust the volume for music and dialogue.

Doozenburg , mikelao26 Report

Vix Spiderthrust
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And, although slightly off topic, that also goes for TV channels that whack the sound up when the adverts come on.

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#2

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Scenes that are too f*****g dark to actually see. If I wanted to listen to a show, I'd download an audiobook.

wabj17 , Sony Pictures Entertainment Report

RoanTheMad
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or the opposite, the audio is extremely quiet for no damn reason

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#3

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Having a main character whose job/income level does not match their home or lifestyle at all

Stellathewizard , Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers Report

#4

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers This may sound ridiculous, but here it is:

I f*****g cannot stand characters who are driving and talking to a passenger but NOT WATCHING THE ROAD. They think the same courtesy rules of eye contact apply even when you are a conversant behind the wheel.

YOU'RE DRIVING A VEHICLE. WATCH THE ROAD, NOT THE PERSON TO WHOM YOU'RE TALKING.

5um-n3m0 , Dmitry Kolesnikov Report

#5

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Female action stars that fight in high heels

Tastyfeesh , Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers Report

TheAquarius1978
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How about male action stars fighting in high heals lolol ( Deadpool 2 )

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#6

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Glamorizing mental illness. It f*****g sucks and is difficult to live with.

Otroroboto , Netflix Report

#7

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Making movies where the 1 good guy defeats 20 bad guys because the 20 bad guys attack the 1 good guy one by one.

yamsnavas2 , greg Report

Bubbles and sparks
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOL, yup.n like they were waiting to get their as*es kicked XD

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#8

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Making women “perfect” all the time. I don’t want to see a post apocalyptic world or a safari adventure where the women have their makeup done, hair styled and armpits shaved. It’s incredibly unrealistic but then again.. so is everything else

redvelvetcakebatter , Rotten Tomatoes Trailers Report

sofacushionfort
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This has been examined extensively by feminist critics: instead of real humans with flaws and agency and character development, women are portrayed as sprung from the womb morally and physically flawless, their only purpose in life to be vessels of resentment against two-dimensional misogynists. That’s not a feminist movie. That’s a dumbed-down exploitation movie.

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#9

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Stop having people take like 1 bite of what they ordered then leave. It's a small thing, but I've never seen it happen in real life.

Smitty876 , Rotten Tomatoes Trailers Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Try and make me leave after one bite, I paid good money for this meal.

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#10

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Casting 20 somethings to play teenagers and then constantly putting them in sexual situations.

Throw_Trash_3928 , Susanne Nilsson Report

Lara Verne
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even better, casting 30 somethings as teenagers, and 30 somethings as their parents.

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#11

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Making it impossible to hear dialogue.

Unfamiliar_Word , Warner Bros. Pictures Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This and scenes so dark, like I am paying to miss half the film?

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#12

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Casting attractive people in ‘ugly’ roles

R_man98 , Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers Report

RoanTheMad
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*puts glasses and braces on an otherwise supermodel like woman* TAH-DAAAH! NOW SHE'S UGLY!

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#13

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Characters getting punched multiple times in the face in 1 scene and having no signs of the trauma in the next scene.

kyle158 , Mrs. Gemstone Report

IamMe
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or getting out of the water, but being completely dry two seconds later.

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#14

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Remakes of good movies, I don’t understand why they remake good movies, when there are tons of flops that have potential, that they could remake

Ratchel1916 , Godzilla: King of the Monsters Report

Deborah Harris
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because the original made good money so they think they can cash in on it and make more the second time around

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#15

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Forcing a love story that makes no sense in a movie that has nothing to do with romance.

Jesuslovesmemost , Universal Pictures Report

#16

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Just hanging up after a phone conversation with out saying "bye." Pisses me off for some reason.

FattyFattyMcFatPants , Nicolas Vigier Report

ItsJess
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or when someone agrees to meet someone else without discussing a time or place

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#17

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers EMPTY CUPS. I hate seeing people holding cups and pretending to take drinks from obviously empty cups. Their hands never move right, or if it’s an open cup, you can literally see that it’s empty.

undecyded , Ivan Radic Report

Ripley
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The ubiquitous take-away coffee cup with a lid. It's so obvious that they're empty - you could at least put water in it!

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#18

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Spoiling the film in the trailers.

Painting-Powerful , Stephanie Watson Report

Ripley
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Putting the only good/funny bits from the entire movie into the trailer.

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#19

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Pretending people can actually have a conversation in a bar without yelling

Falafe1 , Josh Hallett Report

#20

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Medical shows without consulting medical people!

Multiple_hats_4868 , TV Promos Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"His blood pressure is too high! Prepare the operating table, get me the defibrillator and get 10cc's of cortisone, this man is about go into anaphylactic shock! And sterilise those goddamn forceps!"

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#21

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Shaky cam action fight scenes. No this is not artistic. Your choreography just sucks and you have to hide it

edwadokun , Dwight Stone Report

#22

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Protecting predators.

Crazyforlou , Thomas Hawk Report

Vonkiedool
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not sure if the post is referring to weinstein types or the predator that fights aliens. I opt for the second one and agree - let the predator and alien fight unhindered and stop protecting the predator alternatively bring Arnold to kick his a*s

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#23

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Putting CGI first rather than the story

GoddessPenelope , Rotten Tomatoes Trailers Report

Fat Harry
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The problem with Cats (both the film and the stage show) is that there is no story. It's a collection of songs based on poems that are tenuously linked by some nonsense about the Heaviside layer. If you like the songs, great, but it's a really weak story.

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#24

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Casting the same 10 actors in everything. Let’s get some new blood in there!

manderzly , Gage Skidmore Report

#25

Casting really well known, good looking actors as voice actors. Why not hire someone that might have a harder time getting lead roles 8 in live action movies?

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InvincibleRodent
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Especially if that actor isn't... a very good voice actor to begin with. The two require some very different skillsets.

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#26

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Stop recreating bad versions of good classic movies.

Stop using spectacular CGI to distract from a subpar plot. I'm looking at you Disney.

silentkiller082 , MovieStation 17.1K subscribers Report

StrangeOne
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Come to think of it, the Disney stories are pretty simple and straightforward. They're not necessarily bad stories, but they're too simple for the amount of drama and big effects thrown in, and then it becomes all about this "look what we can do" thing.

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#27

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Using that sandy brown filter on middle eastern cities.

memmers225 , Touchstone Pictures Casey Silver Productions Report

#28

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Treating child stars like s**t

my_gender_is_a_glock , Disney Channel Original Movie Report

#29

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Milking everything dry

Consistent_Mirror , Rotten Tomatoes Trailers Report

Nathaniel
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everything is a franchise now. How many sequels can we get out of this? I was so super excited when they announced the first Transformers film, it did not live up to its promise though, and the rest of the films? They have nearly destroyed my childhood love of the Transformers. They should just re release the proper Transformers Movie.

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#30

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Showing incorrect CPR

myersla , baronsquirrel Report

#31

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers I wish Hollywood would stop treating the medium of animation as something inherently inferior to live action. I also wish 2D animation was used more for movies.

LunarWingCap , Festival Annecy Report

Zedrapazia
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anime's great in 2D, why not try to do something like that?

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#32

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Screwing over special effects companies with contracts that won't keep the lights on, resulting in them going under, sometimes, right after winning an Oscar for their efforts.

Screwing over talent with contracts that offer points on the box office, and then claiming that their biggest hit of the decade made no money.

Screwing over the First Amendment with their aggressive litigation, DMCA abuse, and aggressive lobbying efforts to make the law value copyright over freedom of expression.

Hypocritically lambasting "the little people" for the impact of their infrequent travel and modest lifestyles, while themselves flying around the world to shoot movies or just turn up at social events to have their picture taken and get one of those swell swag bags.

Watering the luxurious lawns of their mansions during a severe drought, and exploiting undocumented labor to work on them for less than minimum wage.

Abusing the young, eager new talent that is constantly arriving in search of opportunities.

Engaging in the worst nepotism of perhaps any single industry.

Bringing in auteur directors, and trying to foist off a Batman reboot on them.

ArmsForPeace84 , TEDxSMU Report

#33

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers The endless attempts at creating "universes". Please stop.

Thin-Bet6201 , Universal Pictures Australia Report

Kate Jones
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They're trying to skip the work of creating depth. Shows like X-Files, Buffy, West Wing, Supernatural, etc. and movies like LotR and Star Wars.... the reason why they're cult classics is because people dug into them on their own and started talking on message boards and having discussions, etc. The worlds were all very rich to begin with and grew over the course of years, in some cases. Movies/tv now are trying to get the same 'feeling' without the time and effort it takes to make it that. They think they're just going to manufacture it by putting a superhero in it and calling it a 'universe' when they haven't even flushed out the original movie yet to give it more depth and weight and character development. If you think about John Wick- there was an example of a movie that gave a lot of weight to the characters and the environment. The hotel, the money system, the women in the phone office... it had these great details that created a universe you wanted to know more about.

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#34

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Adapting s**t into live-action movies when they should really be animated.

Examples include upcoming Mega Man, Pac-Man and Minecraft movies which are ***ALL*** set to be live-action.

TheChainLink2 , Sony Pictures Entertainment Report

Benita Valdez
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok but this picture is of the movie Pixels and is perfectly hilarious

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#35

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers Whispering/mumbling dialogue then cutting to a chase scene.
Dramatic posing close-ups.

just_minutes_ago , Sony Pictures Entertainment Report

ButFirstCoffee
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or talking endlessly when there is danger. I’m looking at you The Walking Dead. Noooo what they have to say is sooooo important. Zombies are coming? Who cares? Let me regale you with a long tale.

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#36

Someone Online Was Curious To Know “What Do You Wish Hollywood Would Stop Doing?” And Here Are 36 Of The Best Answers All great answers but what I've seen lately is just a lot of whacky decision making. There's multiple video game adaption movies and TV shows come out lately that miss the mark completely. Resident Evil/Halo Etc.

I know adaptations always have their quirks and things that would outrage a fan base but geez. The Halo TV show really felt like they just wanted to write their own story with already existing characters. It all comes down to executive decision.

I just wish the creators have more control over their projects. Instead of having execs with no creative abilities suggesting "Maybe you should make the super-soldier get out of his augmented power armor and instead just fight naked, also make him want to bang the enemy like Romeo & Juliette."

NippleBlender , Sony Pictures Entertainment Report

LeeAnne B
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Every Stephen King movie adaptation seems as though the creative control was left to someone who never read his books.

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