Sep 01 2009

15 Movies that Can Also Be Watched Backwards

Published by at 10:00 am under Images,Lists,Movies

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I’m a frequent purveyor of the social media site Reddit and one day, while browsing, I stumbled upon a spectacular thread that was all started by the sentence above. Hundreds of users began spouting off movies that could also be watched backwards, and they came up with some pretty excellent results. I decided to make a little art project out of it to share with you all; it’s nothing much, but it’s better than posting 15 lines of flat text. I even threw one of my own in there.

Hit the jump and check out the rest, and feel free to shout out your own.

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And my own entry:

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Thanks Redditors. Your guys’ turn.





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  • Madison

    I think I like the Scarface and Matrix ones the best. The Ben Button and Memento ones are a bit obvious.

  • MizPiz

    If you watch The Shining backwards, its about an psychotic man who unfreezes, regains his sanity, and becomes a loving husband and father for a single mother and her son.

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  • SirEdward

    If you watch Kill Bill backwards it’s about woman who resurrects all of her fallen teammates with her Hattori Hanzo sword, which she kindly returns.

  • Whatzitt

    if you watch blades of glory backwards it’s about the tragic break up of two best friends to the point where they become enemies in men’s figure skating

  • zomgmouse

    If you watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail backwards, it’s about a bunch of knights who are released by the police, only to go on ridiculous journeys involving throwing animals at the French, regenerating limbs and wedding guests and knights screaming “in” donating shrubberies to the public; they then proceed to get split up, forgetting everything they ever knew about swallows.

    If you watch The Conversation backwards, it’s about a guy who gets cured of paranoia by playing saxophone and eavesdropping.

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  • http://www.gotjee.blogspot.com Gauthier

    If you watch any M. Night. Shyamalan movie bacwards, it’s about people doing a shocking discovery in the first five minutes, while the rest of the movie is reduced a redundant backwards plot with people gaining information and a clearer view on their situation until the movie ends.

    If you watch The fountain bacwards, it’s about a schizophrenic guy descending in a soap bubble from the ass of infinity to save his wife from cancer so he can get rid of the Conquistador and the Buddha in his head that are making his life a living hell.

    if you watch Donnie Darko backwards, he gets crushed by a jet engine and there is no need for the rest of the movie.

    :D

  • Erksu

    If you watch 6th Sense backwards, it’s about a dead man who discovers he’s alive and tries to help a kid who sees real dead people.

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  • http://www.examiner.com/x-3877-dc-film-industry-examiner o.k.

    If you watch Weekend at Bernie’s backwards it’s about a pair of buddies who try to fake that their dead boss isn’t alive, panic as it becomes increasingly difficult to pull off, and then find themselves relieved to see he’s come back to life

  • http://www.examiner.com/x-3877-dc-film-industry-examiner o.k.

    if you watched indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull backwards, a space ship lands killing a small russian army and indy takes the magical crystal skull on a journey through the jungle so he can return it to its rightful place in a new mexico warehouse after which he returns to his peacable job in a university

  • Vlad

    Can’t remember laughing SO loud. Thanks, dude.

  • http://www.havenvideo.com Kate

    If you watch Human Traffic backwards you’ll see a group of friends in a drugged and drunk state slowing getting sober until they spit out alcohol from their mouths and shoot out white power from their nose onto a mirror and then are completely sober, then they settle down and get jobs that they hate. Oh and one or two people might get their virginity back lol :)

  • Victor

    If you watch Gone in 60 seconds backward, it’s about a man working for a car import company, delivering cars from a ship to customers together with his friends, then the split up and he start traning kids the fine art of reversing a gocart around a small race track.

  • Martin

    If you watch Heat backwards it’s about three guys meeting up outside a bank, shooting as hell before making a deposit.

  • Martin

    If you watch the movie Oceans Eleven backwards it’s about 11 guys depositing a lot of money into a casino directly in the beginning of the movie. After the deposit they plan how they deposited the money.

    Also George Clooney struggles to get his girlfriend together with Andy Garcia.

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  • Josh

    if you watch cast away backwards its about a guy who leaves a girl to fly a plane to a boat and take that boat to an island, where a volleyball swims up to him and becomes his bestfriend, he stays on said island for 4 years until he puts his cloths back on, gets fatter, and swims back out into the ocean to rebuild a plane with his mind powers and go back to memphis.

  • bart

    if you watch Awakenings backwards it’s about a ward full of comatose patients that wake up for a short while and then slip back into a coma.

  • Scotty

    If you watch Nightmare on Elm Street backwards it’s a movie about a nice man who puts people back together.

  • Roger

    If you watch Citizen Kane backwards, it’s about a sled that finds its way back to its owner and takes the credit from a broken snow globe for resurrecting him as an old man.

  • Roger

    If you watch Taxi Driver backwards, a guy goes to sleep and wakes up crazy. He turns a girl into a prostitute, gives up his stash of weapons, quits a political campaign, and makes plans to go to Vietnam. (He’s so excited he can’t sleep.)

  • Russell

    if you watch all six seasons of lost backwards, its about a bunch of people who all meet at a church, teleport to an island, go back and forth through time, a bunch of Women have reverse labour, and then they all figure out how to fly, and make an airplane in the sky that flies backwards and then find themselves living normal shitty lives.

  • Maxson

    I’m sorry but, am I the only one who thinks this should’ve been put to rest after the Jaws scenario? I mean, most of these really aren’t very creative. I like the Pretty Woman one, though.

  • http://www.penisland.com Hello my name is Alex

    If you watch Shawshank Redemption backwards, it’s about a man who sneaks into a prison to get raped.

  • bpm

    If you watch cinderella backwards, its about a woman finding her place in society.

  • ddddd

    Watch Gone with the Wind backwards, the south is rebuilt, wins the war, and re enslaves all the Blacks.

  • MosesIAmnt

    If you watch Panic Room backwards, a family attack two men, who take it as an insult and lock the mother and daughter in a room until they get bored and go home.

  • Dreamer

    If you watch The Human Centipede backwards, it’s about a doctor separating the 3 parts of the human centipede.

  • Dustin

    if you watch cinderella backwards it`s about a woman who learns her place

  • Caleb

    If you watch twilight backwards….IT STILL SUCKS

  • Trickster

    If you watch the movie “Gremlins” backwards, it’s about some really evil creatures that turn friendly after they vomit. Then they become one as they get dry.

    And if you watch “Snowwhite” backwards, it’s about this girl that falls asleep because she was kissed by a prince. After she awakens she’s so hungry, she eats an apple. Then she’s leaving the guys she’s living with to move back to her stepmom.

  • A”Good”Screenwriter

    If you watch “Heroes” backwards, its still the same. Makes.No.Sense.Whatsoever!

  • sir

    If you watch The Karate Kid backwards, it’s about a teenage karate champion who gets his title taken away and slowly becomes a loser until he moves to New Jersey.

  • Nick

    if you watch Cinderella backwards, its about a woman who learns her place.

  • Cory

    If you watch Speed backwards, it’s about a bunch of panicking people jumping into a bus reversing, with a man on the phone giving them directions on how to go slower than 50 mph and saves their lives.

  • zac

    If you watch Cinderella backwards, it’s about a woman learning her place

  • mogalful

    If you watch the king’s speech backwards, it’s a story about a man becoming a retard

  • welsh

    if you watch Lord Of War backwards, Nick Cage divorces a famous model, then walks through Africa collecting healing vacuums until he ends up in little Odessa where he completes his final purchase of an uzi which he hides in a camcorder case, then drinks with his brother to celebrate.

  • Mike

    Whoever wrote this deserves some kind of fucking award. I havent laughed this hard in a while.

  • Jeff

    If you watch Twilight Backwards it’s still just as retarded.

  • Sean

    If you watch Harry Potter backwards, it’s about a teenager who finds out he’s not a wizard, becomes depressed and locks himself under the stairs

  • http://www.google.com/ Michael Smyth

    If you watch “The Number 23″ backwards, you will still notice that everything is somehow related to the number 23…

  • Megan

    There’s actually another website for tons of these:
    http://ifyouwatchitbackwards.com/

    :)

  • Bonjour fewls

    If you watch the movie Soul Surfer backwards it is about a very generous shark that gives and arm to a disabled girl.

  • MNM

    IF you watch cinderella backwards its about a women learning her place…..

  • Levance

    If you watch “126 hours” backwards its about a disabled man who finds and arm in the desert and attaches it and discovers a love of biking

  • 0009 LAH

    If you watch “2001: a space oddysey” backwards, it’s about a guy who travels from beyond the stars to earth, by way of Jupiter and the moon, and then his spaceship turns into an animal bone.

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    if you watch cinderella backwards, its about a woman finding her place

  • Filiceo

    If you watch the Human Centipede backwards, it’s about a heroic doctor who finds 3 people in forest who someone savagely sewn together, he then rescues them and lests them go home.

  • Lillamb

    If you wach Cinderella backwards it’s about a women learning her place.

  • Sean

    If you watch Toy Story 3 backwards, it’s about a college dropout who steals a bunch of toys from a little girl

  • djinn

    Anyone else wanna throw the Cinderella one out there?

  • Public Cyberfreak

    If you watch “A beautiful mind” backwards it’s about a guy who fails to ignore his schitzofrenia (I don’t know how to spell it) and gets so used to it that he finally forgets he’s even got it, and ends up living happily among his hallucinations. Also, he gets a divorce somewhere along the way.

  • David

    If you play “Dark Side of the Moon” backwards with any of these movies, the world will implode.

  • Passing Fangirl

    I can’t believe they didn’t have Godzilla on here…

    If you watch Godzilla backwards it’s a story about a giant lizard who helps rebuilda half burnt-down city than moonwalks back into the ocean.

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  • majornutts

    If you watch sesame street backwards you will start to forget everything you have ever learned

  • Aliencubster

    If you watch The Sound of Music backwards, it’s a story about a woman who’s so sick of her kids, she divorces her husband and runs away to become a nun.

    If you watch Titanic backwards, the first half is fun, and the story gets depressingly boring in the second half.

    If you watch Twilight.. Wait.. why the hell would you be watching Twilight anyway?

  • http://misterwackydoodle.deviantart.com/ misterwackydoodle

    if you watch my life backwards, it’s about an insane but brilliant dirty old man; who raises many people from the dead by vigilant prayer; and becomes a brilliant but insane dirty minded little baby and shrinks, then stuffs himself in a hot woman’s uterus; but then some crazy young dude who looks rather like the protagonist as a young man comes along and rescues him with his magical meat wand and stuffs him into his balls, later to disappear at a boardwalk at the beach in connecticut, never to be seen again. (in the story going forwards in time, my mother insisted for decades ‘perverts hang out under the boardwalk’ but it took me quite another decade or two to realize that is where she met my dad.) what a cool thread, thanks for this, i got some great laughs!!

  • Iketurner

    If you watch “What’s Love Got To do with it” backwards it’s about Tina Turner being a superstar, marries Ike Turner and gets the shit beat out of her for 16 years until she is divorced, broke and penniless.

  • Anonymoose

    If you watch “Wanted” backwards, it’s about a man who can reload guns sideways and spends a million dollars curing his psychosis.

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  • Anton

    if you read this page backwards you see 10 comments about cinderella learning her place, and half a dozen semi funny ideas before finally seeing a bunch of posters for which all of the funny ones seemed to have been saved.

  • jeff

    meet the parents backwards should be there last movie about how he fucks up so bad they both get kicked out!!!

  • Jack the rigger

    If you watch ANY movie backwards, the only thing you will see is the face of the guy or girl sitting in the row of seats behind you…

  • Charlie Ward

    Talia Shire is not ugly.

  • Andrew Oid

    If you watch Godzilla backwards, it is about a kindly monster who rebuilds a shattered Tokyo and then moon walks into the ocean.

  • http://Dunno A guy

    If you watch inception backwards it’s about a guy who wakes up

  • dozy_la

    If you watch Legally Blonde backwards, it’s about a lawyer who decides to give up her job, and lives off Daddy’s money for the rest of her life.

  • http://www.me.org A guy 2

    If you watch Irreversible backwards, it’s the forward way. (Movie joke!)

  • CMK

    If you watch Human Centipede backwards, it’s about a German guy finding three people sewed together in his basement, then helping them out by disconnecting them and sending them back home.

  • Luke

    I tried watching these movies backwards and all I saw was my wall.

  • Jessikanesis

    If you watch Amistad backwards its about prisoners being forcibly shipped to Africa (where even more people are fished out of the ocean).

    If you watch Breaking Dawn backwards, it’s about a knocked up anemic white chick with no powers, who loses her baby when she has sex with Cedric Diggory… so they have to get married.

  • Jack

    If you watch Inception backwards, it’s about a man having these crazy dreams until he wakes up on the beach, only to realize it was one heck of a party.

  • howard edison

    If You See Back To The Future Backwards You Will See Marty messing up and go reverse to 1985 and doc brown throwing fake to a gun and time machine reverse and marty goes home and go to doc brown’s house!!

  • James Molloy

    If you watch War of the Worlds backwards it’s about aliens saving all of humanity from killing themselves

  • troll hijacker

    lol this is so funny and it cured my from my numbness

  • Johan

    If you watch Toxic Avenger backwards it’s about a hideous yet admirable crime-fighter with a hot, blind girlfriend who revives a bunch of criminals then jumps into a drum of toxic waste to be transformed into a whiny wimp and get bullied by the people he revived.

  • Bobby

    If you watch Mean Girls backwards it is about a popular girl that becomes so unpopular that she is sent to Africa

  • Sandra Langstaff

    Brilliance!

  • James

    If you watch Spiderman 3 backwards you realize you can’t get back that hour and a half you wasted the first time by watching it backwards.

  • Soriya

    If you watch ” Pretty Woman ” backwards , it’s about a beautiful girl that leaves her boyfriend only to become a prostitute…

  • Arpit

    If you watch godfather backwards it about a young don who brings his father back to crime whom he makes the don and he goes and joins the army.

    If you watch Forrest Gump backwardsit is a story of a man who leaves his wife and son and goes back and sits on a bench.

  • Mark Gerads

    Am I the only one here that doesn’t know how to watch movies backwards?
    I tried setting VLC’s playback speed to -1.00, but the didn’t work. It just played at normal speed.

  • Andrew Dickhout

    If you watch the Room backwards it becomes more watchable

  • mimi

    If you watch Inception backwards, it is the same as watching it forward.

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