Have you ever watched a cinematic comedy and felt a shared sense of embarrassment and empathy for the onscreen characters? Awkward film moments have been around since the dawn of cinema, but it’s become a much bigger part of modern movie comedies. Some filmmakers are better at it than others, but there’s rarely a comedy that doesn’t have at least one major scene designed to make you cringe.
Burger Fiction has released a new supercut of awkward film moments, taking brief scenes from over 30 films and puts them together for nearly 10 minutes of very uncomfortable comedy. We’ve got to mention that there’s a lot of Ben Stiller in this video, and his most cringe-worthy moment comes from Meet the Fockers, which depicted his character dealing out a little bit too much truth about his sexual desire for his fiancée. Stiller’s close encounter with a hairy man’s chest from Along Came Polly was also a contender.
This supercut has a steady diet of Judd Apatow flicks, with several appearances by Will Ferrell. Aside from a few classic films like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Back to the Future, Fargo, When Harry Met Sally, and Boogie Nights, the majority of these clips come from movies that were released this century.
Some of the clips paired together have thematic similarities, like the awkward kisses from BASEketball, I Love You, Man, and The Forty Year Old Virgin, while others share back-to-back glimpses of male nudity like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and A Fish Called Wanda. Sorry, Jason Segel! John Cleese still did it better.
Which of these awkward movie clips made you cringe? Let us know in the comment section below!
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