My favourite Uncomfortable Plot Summaries of movies, TV shows and books:

BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE: Older man helps teen boys cheat on history assignment.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Teenage serial killer destroys town in fit of semi-religious fervor.

DOCTOR FAUSTUS: Scholar leans nuances of contract law.

DOCTOR WHO: Elderly man serially abducts young women.

KING KONG: Endangered animal stolen, shot.

IRON MAN: Alcoholic rich white man with technology fetish goes vigilante.

FIREFLY: In an analogue of the post-Civil War west, a white man on the losing side bosses around a black woman.

GATTACA: A man overcomes his physical and mental limitations by lying about his job qualifications.

GREASE:Innocent new girl in school becomes skank to win popular boyfriend.

GREEN EGGS AND HAM: Deranged stalker tries to force rotten food upon terrified, angry protagonist.

GROUNDHOG DAY: Misanthropic creep exploits space/time anomaly to stalk coworker.

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST: Disruptive mental patients treated.

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: American yahoo murders soldiers and desecrates religious artifacts for money.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS: Layabout stepdaughter shacks up with seven miners.

THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY: Family abandons beloved pets, forcing them to engage in a dangerous cross-country journey.

WORLD TRADE CENTER: Rag-tag group of underdogs succeed at a massive undertaking despite overwhelming odds, credit success with faith in God.

The written by/adapted from Neil Gaiman entries are uncannily similar:

CORALINE/MIRRORMASK/NEVERWHERE/STARDUST: Misfit discovers he/she is special person in secret world just beside our own.

There’s a lot more uncomfortable plot summaries over at the original post, so go have a look!

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