We all enjoy watching good-looking, brave people make stupid decisions — that’s why we go to the movies, after all. But some movies push this just a little too far, venturing into “idiot plot” territory — meaning that the plot only works if the characters are idiots. What’s the worst “idiot plot” you’ve ever seen?

Please include a picture, poster, clip, piece of artwork, trailer or other representation of your chosen movie, book, comic or TV episode. And please mention the title, and why it’s an idiot plot. Thanks!

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Top image: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. As many, many people have pointed out, this whole movie falls apart if Harry is just smart enough to recognize a super-obvious trap and stay the hell away from the tournament.


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