Obligatory Puke Scenes

by Joyce Menyasz | created - 22 Sep 2012 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Spoiler Alert! After seeing this list, you too will become aware of every scene like this: these movies all have at least one thing in common, the obligatory puke scene! Regardless of director, producer, genre, actor or actress - Hollywood believes that puke sells! Can anyone explain why this is necessary? Feel free to comment or let me know if you've one to add! Oh, you're welcome.

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1. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

Votes: 148,529 | Gross: $50.29M

2. Live! (2007)

R | 96 min | Drama

A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette.

Director: Bill Guttentag | Stars: Eva Mendes, David Krumholtz, Rob Brown, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 4,595

3. The Back-up Plan (2010)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

34 Metascore

A woman conceives twins through artificial insemination, only to meet the man of her dreams on the very same day.

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Michaela Watkins, Eric Christian Olsen

Votes: 44,223 | Gross: $37.49M

The movie is about pregnancy. There's puking, J-Lo style.

4. The Last Song (2010)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

33 Metascore

A rebellious girl is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Director: Julie Anne Robinson | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman

Votes: 68,703 | Gross: $62.95M

5. Date Night (2010)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

56 Metascore

In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 138,750 | Gross: $98.71M

6. Surveillance (I) (2008)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

31 Metascore

Two FBI agents attempt to clarify the murders occurring in a desolate region. They approach the witnesses of the latest incident with the help of the local police. All of them hide something and all have wildly different stories to tell.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Pell James, Caroline Aaron

Votes: 15,711 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Legion (2010)

R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

32 Metascore

When a group of strangers at a dusty roadside diner come under attack by demonic forces, their only chance for survival lies with an archangel named Michael, who informs a pregnant waitress that her unborn child is humanity's last hope.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Charles S. Dutton, Lucas Black

Votes: 87,864 | Gross: $40.17M

8. American Pie (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.

Directors: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz | Stars: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan

Votes: 339,483 | Gross: $102.56M

9. Get Him to the Greek (2010)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

65 Metascore

A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne

Votes: 156,616 | Gross: $60.97M

10. Battle Los Angeles (2011)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Sci-Fi

37 Metascore

A squadron of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ramon Rodriguez

Votes: 162,929 | Gross: $83.55M

11. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 928,325 | Gross: $128.01M

12. Sorority Wars (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

Katie (Lucy Hale) and Sara (Phoebe Strole) have been friends since childhood. They enter college together, where Katie is a prized legacy candidate for the Delta sorority, which was ... See full summary »

Director: James Hayman | Stars: Lucy Hale, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Amanda Schull, Phoebe Strole

Votes: 4,819

13. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

95 Metascore

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 539,254 | Gross: $96.96M

14. Little Fockers (2010)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

27 Metascore

Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the male nurse Greg Focker, have what it takes?

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson

Votes: 94,392 | Gross: $148.38M

15. The Last Exorcism (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

63 Metascore

A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum

Votes: 44,326 | Gross: $41.03M

16. Hope Floats (1998)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance

42 Metascore

Birdee Calvert must choose between her morals and her heart after her husband divorces her and a charming young man, who her daughter disapproves of, comes back into her life.

Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands, Mae Whitman

Votes: 21,369 | Gross: $60.05M

17. Street Kings (2008)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

Votes: 100,006 | Gross: $26.42M

18. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 612,839 | Gross: $106.95M

19. Leap Year (2010)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

33 Metascore

Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow

Votes: 80,472 | Gross: $25.92M

20. Buried (2010)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 131,897 | Gross: $1.03M

21. Ramona and Beezus (2010)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

56 Metascore

An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach.

Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum | Stars: Joey King, Selena Gomez, Bridget Moynahan, John Corbett

Votes: 15,203 | Gross: $26.16M

22. Mean Girls 2 (2011 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy

The Plastics are back in the long-awaited follow-up to the smash hit Mean Girls - and now the clique is more fashionable, funny, and ferocious than ever.

Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Meaghan Martin, Donn Lamkin, Linden Ashby, Dan Coleman

Votes: 17,832

23. Skyline (2010)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

26 Metascore

Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel

Votes: 81,279 | Gross: $21.37M

24. Life as We Know It (2010)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Alexis Clagett

Votes: 106,925 | Gross: $53.37M

Puking is still puking, even if an adorable baby does it.

25. It's Complicated (2009)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski

Votes: 76,565 | Gross: $112.74M

26. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum.

Director: Gareth Carrivick | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly, Anna Faris

Votes: 29,054

27. Private Benjamin (1980)

R | 109 min | Comedy, War

59 Metascore

A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

Votes: 20,391 | Gross: $69.85M

Goldie, I would have puked after all that exercise too.

28. Horrible Bosses (2011)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

57 Metascore

Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Steve Wiebe

Votes: 383,180 | Gross: $117.54M

Jason Bateman, thank you for sticking your pen down your throat.

29. Monsters (2010)

R | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

63 Metascore

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides, Annalee Jefferies

Votes: 81,996 | Gross: $0.24M

30. Dog Park (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

Sex comedy takes a look at contemporary dating mores and hypothesizes that the new dating location may be the dog walk in the park. A mild-mannered man loses his present girl friend to ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McCulloch | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Luke Wilson, Kathleen Robertson, Janeane Garofalo

Votes: 2,026 | Gross: $0.24M

31. Striptease (1996)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A stripper and single mother gets dragged into a dangerous situation after a congressman takes a fancy to her.

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames

Votes: 37,823 | Gross: $33.11M

32. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

58 Metascore

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Votes: 17,866 | Gross: $0.00M

33. Siblings (I) (2009)

88 min | Comedy

In this heartfelt, indie romantic comedy, Joe returns home hoping to figure out what to do with his life after getting fired and finding out his wife is cheating on him with his rival ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Monks | Stars: Will Hurst, Robert Lawson Gordon, Brooke Josephson, Melissa Voss

Votes: 18

34. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 368,703 | Gross: $169.71M

I'd puke too if someone just told me I'd eaten their *beep* Bryce Dallas Howard, well brought up.

35. Soul Surfer (2011)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood

Votes: 39,426 | Gross: $43.85M

36. Hall Pass (2011)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

45 Metascore

Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 110,243 | Gross: $45.06M

37. Take Me Home Tonight (2011)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

42 Metascore

Four years after graduation, an awkward high school genius uses his sister's boyfriend's Labor Day party as the perfect opportunity to make his move on his high school crush.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 46,850 | Gross: $6.92M

38. Blast from the Past (1999)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

A naive man comes out into the world after spending 35 years in a nuclear fallout shelter.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 53,394 | Gross: $26.49M

39. I Don't Know How She Does It (2011)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

38 Metascore

A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Kelsey Grammer, Greg Kinnear

Votes: 17,834 | Gross: $9.66M

Olivia Munn gets knocked up. Morning sickness! Fun!

40. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family

37 Metascore

Third grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Jordana Beatty, Heather Graham, Parris Mosteller, Janet Varney

Votes: 2,562 | Gross: $15.00M

41. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

67 Metascore

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 53,427 | Gross: $63.77M

Will there ever be a better puke scene than the cherries? Good Lord, the cherries!

42. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

PG-13 | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

45 Metascore

The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 197,856 | Gross: $281.29M

43. 6 Souls (2010)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

28 Metascore

A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.

Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein | Stars: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Conroy

Votes: 28,618

44. A Haunting in Salem (2011 Video)

R | 86 min | Horror

In this spine-chilling indie horror flick, a sheriff relocates to Salem, Mass., with his family -- only to discover that the house they've moved into is plagued by an ancient curse and haunted by malicious spirits.

Director: Shane Van Dyke | Stars: Bill Oberst Jr., Courtney Abbiati, Jenna Stone, Nicholas Harsin

Votes: 1,229

45. Doom (2005)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

34 Metascore

Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dwayne Johnson, Deobia Oparei

Votes: 94,556 | Gross: $28.03M

46. How High (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

29 Metascore

Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam.

Director: Jesse Dylan | Stars: Method Man, Redman, Obba Babatundé, Mike Epps

Votes: 47,362 | Gross: $31.16M

47. Art School Confidential (2006)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 15,683 | Gross: $3.30M

48. Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A plane is taken over by a mysterious virus. When the plane lands it is placed under quarantine. Now a group of survivors must band together to survive the quarantine.

Director: John Pogue | Stars: Mercedes Mason, Josh Cooke, Mattie Liptak, Ignacio Serricchio

Votes: 16,572

49. Colombiana (2011)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Callum Blue, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 83,282 | Gross: $36.67M

50. Agent Cody Banks (2003)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy