Movies: you love 'em, but a lot of times, you have to pretend to be stupider than you really are to put up with the plots. They require viewers to ignore the fact that if the President had only listened to the scientist, or someone stabbed the villain in the face while he was knocked out, or someone simply repeated themselves to make sure they were understood, the whole thing could've ended in five minutes. Here, courtesy of Reddit, are 21 movies whose plots were only possible due to characters refusing to think of or carry out the incredibly obvious solution to their problems.

Sources: redditor 0ddstranger