Strangely Accurate Movie Synopses

Strangely Accurate Movie Synopses

When I was a kid, before internet was widely available, if I was unfamiliar with a movie, I had to look it up in T.V. Guide. There in the back of the publication, were lists of films, complete with a plot synopsis of each film that was playing that week. Years later Steve Giuliano told me a story about a T.V. Guide synopsis for The Wizard of Oz that was off, but strangely accurate: " Transported to a sureal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again." We both laughed, because it was accurate, but seemed to paint a different picture of this immortal classic. Later, while passing the time at work, we formed a game based on this movie description. The following list is what both of us came up with. Welcome to Strangely Accurate Movie Synopses!

Back to the Future(1985) Dir. Robert Zemeckis

Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

A young man's mother attempts to have sex with him. He also has a questionable relationship with a local mad scientist.

Big (1988) Dir. Penny Marshall

Starring Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Powerful business woman has sex with a co-worker, unaware that he is a 12 year old boy.

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Dir. Frank Capra

Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed

Man attempts suicide and fails.

Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985) Dir. Tim Burton

Starring Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily

Manchild takes road trip to search for his stolen bike.

The Shawshank Redemption(1994) Dir. Frank Darabont

Starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman

Two men form an interracial relationship while in prison.

Innerspace (1987) Dir. Joe Dante

Starring Martin Short, Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan

One man spends time inside another man, both learn something from the experience.

Dances With Wolves (1990) Dir. Kevin Costner

Starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Gragam Greene

Kevin Costner directs and stars in a movie that stole three hours of my childhood.

-Rob Out.