Movies That Couldn’t Happen in 2017

I love movies. I especially loves movies from the 80’s and 90’s. When I watch them now I can’t help but wonder if the plots could be possible now. Thankfully, someone at Buzzfeed put together a list of 17 Movies That Couldn’t Happen in 2017. The plots of these films would fall apart due to the internet and cell phones.

Here are some of my favorites from the list. You can see the entire list HERE.

  1. Sixteen Candles (1984): The entire story starts with Samantha’s family forgetting her birthday. Thanks to reminders and Facebook notifications, no one would’ve forgotten her birthday.
  2. Pretty Woman (1990): Edward gets lost in L.A. and stops to ask Vivian for directions. If he had a cell phone he would’ve just looked up the directions and he never would’ve met her.
  3. Home Alone (1990): Kevin would’ve just called or texted his family.
  4. My Cousin Vinny (1992): This one I don’t entirely agree with. The argument is that the store would’ve had a security camera in 2017. However, this was a small store in the country, where they still might not have cameras, even now.
  5. Forrest Gump (1994): The story is told by Forrest, who is sitting on the bench waiting to go to Jenny’s house. He doesn’t realize she lives down the block. Now, he would’ve just checked maps and never would’ve told his story to all those strangers.
  6. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993): In 2017 you would never hire a nanny without doing extensive research. Also, there are Nanny Cams. Miranda would’ve figured it out pretty quick that Mrs. Doubtfire was her ex.
  7. Psycho (1960): No one stays in hotels now without checking the reviews. I’m pretty sure Marion never would’ve stayed at a place with a One-Star review.
  8. Sleepless In Seattle (1993): I kind of disagree with this one too. Jonah would’ve made Dad an online dating profile instead of calling a radio show. However, if they were meant to be, she would’ve been on the same online dating site and it still would’ve happened.


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