Movie plots we wish would happen to us

Nothing better than a movie about suddenly getting everything you ever wanted!
Ever seen a movie and thought, damn, why couldn’t that happen to me? We reckon stories that give us FOMO are just about the best, so here’s five movie plots we wish would happen to us.


SHAZAM! tells the story of Billy Batson, a good-natured, brave foster kid who stands up to some bullies and as a result gets whisked away to a mystical cave and given a magic word he can say whenever he wants to turn into a super hero. Not only is this something we could have used when we were kids, but Billy turns into SHAZAM! (played by Zachary Levi). So not only is he a kid in an adult body, he’s a kid in a handsome, funny, super-powered adult body. Who wouldn’t want that?


Big is another movie where we wish we were lucky enough to have the plot hit us in the face. In many ways, Big is like SHAZAM!. Cool kid? Check. Magically grows up? Check. In Big, though, our hero turns into not a superpowered muscleman with lightning powers, but Tom Hanks. And to be perfectly honest, we’re torn as to who we’d rather be. Because if we’re being real, what superpower can trump being Tom Hanks?


Ever wish the game you were playing was real? You’re trapped there playing a board game with your cousin. It’s boring as heck. What if the game totally came to life, turning your dull night into an actual adventure? Well, Jumanji does exactly that. Sure, the game threatens to upend the lives of everyone playing, but at least one of the kids grows up into Robin Williams, so that’s pretty cool. 

Spider Man

Look, we’re gonna be honest: when we were kids we spent most of our time hoping to be bitten by a radioactive spider. Spider Man’s bite from an eight-legged creepy crawly gave him superpowers, and led him to become one of the world’s most beloved superheroes, but we’ve been picking up rocks looking for spiders all week and can’t find any.

Suddenly 30

Big was all well and good, but it didn’t tackle what girls wanted the most when growing up – to know what it was like to be a woman. In Suddenly 30, our hero not only grows up overnight, but she turns into Jennifer Garner! Talk about a jackpot. Again, this transformation doesn’t technically come with any superpowers, but we’d argue Jennifer Garner is pretty super as-is.

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