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Have you ever had one of those experiences when you’re watching a movie and it all of a sudden turns incredibly awkward? And not in that cute, intended awkwardness, but more in the cringe worthy and why-is-this-even-happening way? It’s guaranteed, so here is a list of some of the most awkward scenes to grace the big screen.

‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ – The Untied Shoelace

Ugh. Guys. This scene.

There is so much sexual innuendo in this scene that even Colin Creevey, who probably got no action in his entire life, would question what is going on here.

What on earth was David Yates thinking when he filmed this scene? Did he forget that Daniel Radcliffe is short and so didn’t realise that Bonnie’s head would be in the perfect position for something that would definitely not classify it as a PG-13 movie?

It’s a real shame, because Ginny is one of my favourite characters, but pretty much every scene between Bonnie and Daniel is so awkward that I want to fast forward the movie every time she’s on screen. Their kiss in the 6th and 7th film is so passionate less and uncomfortable you would think she had been imperio-ed.

‘Twilight’ – Spider Monkey

Oh gosh. It was so hard to narrow it down to just one, but after watching way too many scenes of Twilight on YouTube, I knew it had to be this one.

What you have to understand is that the entire film of Twilight is composed of really long uneasy and embarrassing scenes, so you think you would get used to constantly wincing at whatever sappy lines they throw at each other, but I vividly remember when Edward said, “You better hold on tight, spidermonkey” and thinking. No. Nope. Too much.

It’s not even cute! Yes, please, compare me to the most hated insect on the planet, and in addition, combine it with a monkey, who are known to fling their own feces. It’s adorable.

‘Spiderman’ – Emo Peter Parker Dance

A lot of people like to pretend that Spiderman 3 never happened, and from watching this scene, it’s understandable why. I don’t know whether to laugh hysterically, or cover my eyes until it’s safe to look again.

I’m sorry, but Toby Maguire just doesn’t pull off the whole ‘confident and sexy’ guy. He’s cute, and that’s great, you can do a lot with that, but using dance moves that your mum probably taught you just aren’t going to get the ladies like she promised. Times have changed.

How Gwen Stacey even fell for him is beyond me. Look at those emo bangs; you could cause an eco disaster from that amount of grease.

Mary Jane’s face throughout this whole disaster of a dance routine though is perfect and speaks for the audience. “WTF is going on?!”

‘Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones’ – Anakin and Padme rolling in the meadow

The prequels have always taken quite a beating from hard-core fans about how bad they are in comparison to the originals. However, I grew up with the prequels, and I loved them as a kid! My friends and I use to always play Star Wars during lunch, and I was of course Padme, mainly because she’s the only female character, but I also thought she was pretty cool in The Phantom Menace.

My belief as to why so many fans hated the prequels is because the movies sort of turned into this epic romance, which is not what attracted the original fans to the series.

And I get it; some of the scenes between Anakin and Padme are truly puke worthy. For instance, the meadow scene. It’s like a scene out of The Sound of Music; they’re frolicking around amongst daisies and butterflies, having the time of their life. The bit where they roll over each other in the grass is so staged and cheesy that I’m lucky I’m not lactose intolerant, or else I would be breaking out into crazy hives. This scene is too much. The last and only time I would have done this in real life is in P.E, when we had to do a gymnastics routine.

‘Titanic’ – “I’m Flying”

I’m sorry. I can’t. This scene, it makes me cringe every time. I know it’s the most iconic and romantic scene of the past decade, but Leonardo’s hush, the whispered talking, the “I’m flying!” line and the music. Oh god, the music. I think it’s what pushes me over the edge. It’s excessive and I can’t handle it. If I was on the ship watching, I would probably throw myself overboard.

What are some of the scenes you find too awkward to watch?

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  • http://twitter.com/Merina2 Merina

    AMEN to the Ginny/Harry comments! I’m sorry, Bonnie Wright, but…your Ginny just didn’t do it for me. That pairing just came off as awkward and cringe-worthy in pretty much every scene…always skipping through them on the DVD. Ah well.

    • redhead312

      I blame it more on the director.

      • Allison L.

        blame the most on the writer…

        • http://www.facebook.com/erikd1 Erik Davison

          The writing was actually pretty good if you read the script for half blood prince. However, it looks like all of her dialogue was cut. Probably because Bonnie couldn’t pull it off.

        • Millicent

          Actually the director asked her a suggestion to scene, well, I think she wanted to make a kind of justice with.

        • youwish

          I love the Dan and Bonnie, but these parts between them sucked. Blame it on the actors. (For this part.)

    • BlueNargles

      I always thought movie-Harry would work better with movie-Luna, and movie-Ginny could go off and magic herself a personality

    • lorepottter

      You know, the thing is, that when the first and the second movies were done, we still didnt know that Harry will end up with Ginny, so, it was too late to change the actress..

    • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

      Part of the problem is casting a couple when they are 10 are you don’t know their characters are meant to end up together… But I hate Hinny in the films, I JUST CAN’T!!!

    • https://twitter.com/GreatSkies29 Hermione Granger

      I always thought the biggest problem with Bonnie/Ginny was that they cut all of the defining moments for the character–so the only time she basically had any lines were in super awkward scenes with Dan/Harry… they basically cut out her personality. Plus Bonnie & Dan admittedly do not really have chemistry together… unfortunately I think Dan/Emma had the most chemistry, which is maybe why they played to that a bit more in the films (or why everyone thought Steve Kloves secretly shipped Harry/Hermione). But I guess that’s what happens when you cast people when they’re like, 10!

    • Divya

      Forget awkward & cringeworthy – that scene was like the perfect scene to depict female subservience. Harry’s standing upright, and Ginny is kneeling down at his feet, and tying his shoelace – is she his maid or something?

  • Nessarose

    I think my only beef with this, is that a spider monkey is an actual monkey; they’re kinda awkward looking with crazy long arms and legs compared to their bodies. Other than that, agree 100%
    And I can’t think of any to add, which is a shame, because I know there’s a ton out there!

  • Lauren

    How about Edward’s car moment: *nervous laugh* “Put YOUR seat belt on” or when Bella talks about his eyes “uhh it’s the fluorescents”

    • xosnowangel

      the “put your seatbelt on” part is one of my favorites in the movie!

  • Lotte

    I consider the really poor CGI after the ‘spider monkey’ scene and the talk before in Edwards bedroom as the real poor quality of the movie. It that comes from someone who still enjoys Twilight, despite all flaws.

    So agreed about the HP scene. But the entire movie was full with ‘WTF is happening??!’.

  • Jack

    To go along with the Harry/Ginny one, in Deathly Hallows 2, when they kiss on the stairwell, it looks almost like Ginny was running and crashed her lips into Harry’s. I’m sorry, I love the story in the books, but the movies completely failed at it.

  • trololol

    Awkwardly, Titanic didn’t come out in the past decade…

    • PotterFan1029

      The 3D version did! Haha

  • Jamie

    All I could think during the horrific meadow frolicking scenes was, how could you go from the awesome banter between Han & Leia to this ridiculousness?

  • ravenclaw1991

    Totally agree about the Harry/Ginny scene in HBP. I like Bonnie, but they gave her little to nothing to work with. That entire movie was genuinely awkward when I comes to the Harry/Ginny stuff and it even bleeds into their small scenes in both Deathly Hallows films.

    I’m just going to go out on a limb and say, not only is the listed Twilight scene the most awkward, but probably that entire movie was awkward to film.. Hell, the entire series was probably awkward to film.

    • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

      You’re talking like Robert Pattinson himself!

  • http://twitter.com/fluflu44 Mandy Brennan

    As a Twilight fan.. I thought the hospital scene where Bella confronts Edward about the accident was awkward. It had no natural flow and everything felt forced. Then again, most of that movie is awkward….

  • Aidaeste

    Spiders are not insects… they are arachnids. As far as most hated goes… I’d rather see a spider any day than a roach. *shudder*

  • http://www.facebook.com/brianna.goins.3 Brianna Nicole Goins

    Agreed to all but the “I’m Flying” scene from Titanic. Is it cheesy and a bit over-the-top? Of course. But that’s why I love it! :)

    • http://twitter.com/RachelgurlFL Rachel Gay


    • http://forgiveyourmind.tumblr.com/ Tariq

      Plus there’s the fact that this was in a time where travelling on such a large ship was unheard of, and no one’s invented planes. It’s totally legit to be like “WOOO! I’M FLYING!” if you’ve never flown before. :P

  • http://profiles.google.com/gfludal gfludal

    If you were on the ship watching, you wouldn’t have heard the music though.

  • SarcasticLuna

    The Harry and Ginny scene is too awkward. I always fast forward it to skip it. I also have to agree with the ‘I’m flying’ from Titanic.

  • Jen

    I thought the spider-monkey part was one of the least awkward bits of a very awkward movie. Rob Pattinson at least is letting himself be a bit more animated.

  • http://twitter.com/Snapescape Laura Cain

    Awww, poor Colin Creevey.

  • PotionWillow207

    Um, did you not know that a spider monkey is an actual breed of monkey?

  • ethan

    on whole spiderman thing you said times have changed ,your right but the symbiote had genes from like the 70s so yes the times have changed but the symbiote dident

  • Guest

    please dont forget the mince pie force feeding in the 6th hp too – still cringe till this day about that scene

    • Amanda

      Exactly! I mean really, what girl in their right mind would bend down to tie their crush’s shoe! Or feed them. “Open up, you”. lol I mean, really? I feel like she’s making herself his slave.

      • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

        I was so glad Ron just sat between them… It was less awkward with Ron cockblocking them

      • Divya

        Not just bending down – she was wearing only a bathrobe, and bending down. I don’t care if this sounds inappropriate but I won’t be surprised if he got an eyeful of her in the front.

  • http://twitter.com/MowTheFrontLawn Juan Pedia


  • stupid_shiny_vanquish_owner

    “Nobody puts Baby in the corner” and that horrible dancing scene at the end with Patrick Swayze…cheesy and Awkward!

    • PotionWillow207

      No, no, and no. That is a classic movie and that particular line is iconic. There is absolutely NOTHING awkward about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636033419 Maritere Domínguez

    “Come’on tom lets finish this the way we started….. TOGETHER .”
    When Harry and Voldemort are soaring down the cliif and their faces are all mixe up, akward!.
    And when Voldemort hugs Malfoy in DHP2, ew….

    • youwish

      The hug was epic!! Mostly because it wasn’t in the script. Yes it is awkward, but that’s why it’s one of the best parts.

    • Sam

      Don’t forget when Voldemort is resurrected in GOF and he announces to Harry “I CAN TOUCH YOU NOW!!!!!”

    • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

      I still cringe with that one. Harry, we both know Voldemort can fly and you can’t: WTF where you thinking? Voldemort only needed to release your grip to kill you!!! Would have been the most anti-climatic way to die, YOU IDIOT!!!!!!!! (I’m in a rage!)

  • allison

    finally some said these, they just make me feel extremely awkward, even just watching them

  • Priscilla

    I would just like to say that I love this article. It is very funny and very true! Thanks Alyce Adams!

    • http://twitter.com/atalyce Alyce


  • Tomas

    Wow, I do not agree AT ALL. I LOVED the scenes in Harry Potter and the Spider monkey scene in Twilight, it’s a scene many fans adore actually. That’s one of the things that couldn’t have been left out of the movie.

    What I also don’t get, is the titanic scene. It’s absolutely lovely. Okay, maybe a bit over the top but it is one of the most famous scenes in movie history.

    The HP and Twilight scene are great. Sorry, but I couldn’t disagree more.

    • PotionWillow207

      I would like to know where all these Twilight fans are that love the spider monkey line. You are the first I’ve ever heard of. Nothing personal, but Melissa Rosenberg and Catherine Hardwicke should never have been allowed to touch that story.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1170803926 Jessica Nicole Harper

        That story should have never been allowed to be written.

        • Tomas

          No, The hunger games never have should been allowed to written. Twilight is a brilliant piece of literature.

      • Tomas

        Many fans love it, including me. Afcourse, you are entitled to your opinion, but I loved this scene in the movie.

  • 7Starrchasers

    Im sorry I happen to love the frolic scene :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/crystaldisbrow Crystal Disbrow

    Why isn’t there a dislike button? I have to disagree whole heartily with this list. Well, except the Star Wars one, I can’t comment n it because I don’t remember it and have never watched it again since it came out, well because it sucked. But the others, just no.

    1. The shoe tying scene was special, it was sweet. I, who ship Harry/Draco and will find any amount of sexual innuendos anywhere in the series, do not view that scene as one. I just see it as a sweet and loving gesture on Ginny’s part.

    2. Ok, yeah it is awkward. Kinda the point if you ask me. The story is from Bella’s point of view, therefor the majority of the movie should be awkward, because she is awkward.

    3. Just no, first of all, best film of the series. Secondly, for the love for GOD that was the best scene in the movie. I died in the theatre. My mom had to pull me off the ground I was so happy.

    5. What in God’s name is wrong with you. That is by far one of the best scenes in the movie.

    • Tessa

      Absolutely agree on all counts with Crystal, apart from the HP scene which I’ve got to be honest I really hated

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745581155 Kallah Jean Turner

    Honestly I cringe at the entirety of the Half-Blood Prince movie. Its so awkward in general and I just can’t watch it. The only part I can stand is when Harry is on the Felix Falicis, because that is hilarious.

    • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

      Thanks, Yates for ruining my favourite book…

  • john smith

    “There is so much sexual innuendo in this scene that even Colin Creevey, who probably got no action in his entire life, would question what is going on here.”

    Well, he did have a rather short life.

    • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

      Not funny…

  • http://www.facebook.com/erikd1 Erik Davison

    If you read the half blood prince script, the shoelace thing isn’t even in there:

    Harry peers through the ripples of an imperfect windowpane, studying the others below. A FLOORBOARD CREAKS. He turns, watches Ginny emerge into the light, in a robe, twisting her wet hair in a towel.

    Everyone gone to bed?


    I don’t sleep these days. So I wash my hair. Silly, right?

    Harry just stares at her, the air prickling with silence. Ginny eyes him knowingly.

    GINNY Happy Christmas, Harry.

    • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

      OK, that sounds more Harry/Ginny, WTF where they thinking when they changed it! I will hate Yates forever for ruining one of my favourite characters!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/erikd1 Erik Davison

        I know right? Check out this other scene:




        MRS. WEASLEY

        What is it, Ginny? Is it your father? Has something happened at the Ministry? Has he been kidnapped? Is it the Death Eaters?


        Exactly. How’d you guess?

        Mrs. Weasley throws her hands up over her face.

        I’m joking, Mum.

        MRS. WEASLEY
        You’re worse than Fred and George.


        Now you’re joking. I was only
        wondering when Harry got here.

        MRS. WEASLY
        Harry who?


        Harry Dimpleton. Harry Potter, of course.

        It brilliantly capture’s Ginny’s wit and sarcasm from the book. Then it was reduced to:


        MRS. WEASLEY
        What is it, Ginny?

        I was only wondering when Harry got here.

        MRS. WEASLY
        Harry who?

        Harry Potter, of course.

        • PotionWillow207

          To be fair, we don’t know if that was how it filmed and it just got edited down for time.

      • PotionWillow207

        I think more of the blame should be place on that cardboard cutout they cast as Ginny. If she can’t do it, there isn’t much the director can do but make the best of what he got stuck with.

    • Sam

      Book Ginny seemed like a cool fun person. Movie Ginny was a robot for the most part.

  • Jessica

    I mean, this is maybe “the five most awkward scenes in popular blockbusters that have large fan followings” but nonetheless, they are cringe worthy.

    • http://twitter.com/atalyce Alyce

      I mean yes, it was intended for Hypable users, so i wanted it to be relevant to films they liked.

  • Kristen12

    YES on Harry and Ginny. That whole love story is soooooooooooo freakin adorable in the books and I sooooooooo love Ginny in the books too but wth is up with her being a big weirdo in the movies and them having the least amount of chemistry EVER!!! I mean they did Harry/Cho right which was supposed to be the weird/awkward/no chemistry kiss yet I find myself actually wanting Harry and Cho to be together when it’s all said and done.

    • Sam

      Actually the movies were tailored so it seemed like Hermione should be with Harry. Dan had the most chemistry with Emma out of any of the girls and I blame the makers/writers of the films for that. They added all these nice moments for Harry to share with Hermione and only awkward scenes with Ginny.

  • http://twitter.com/Siriusnerd007 Kristen Keys

    I hate that spider monkey saying! And Peter Parker’s dance makes me laugh really hard and I probably make fun of it all the time!

  • http://twitter.com/rosiegirl62442 Rebecca Richardson

    I liked the Star Wars scene…

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.pulcinella Nicole Pulcinella

    The hug between Draco and Voldy in Deathly Hallows pt 2. That’s very awkward.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523240646 Jasmine Dixon

    I agree with all of them except for the titanic scene sorry but i think they did an AMAZING job

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1488158880 Patty Carlie Presley

    OMG! I’m a twilight fan and yes, that Spider Monkey line irritates even me. I cringe every time I watch that film and that line comes around.

  • Glaciusx

    Ohh yeah, Spider-Man 3 was all types of awkward.

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