20 Biggest WTF Movie Moments Of 2023 (So Far)

Melted Chris Pine is pure nightmare fuel.

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2023 has been a stacked year for movies so far, and above all else it's delivered a slate of diverse cinema across genres and budgets, ensuring there's been something for everybody to savour.

And it's also been one hell of a weird cinematic six months, with filmmakers letting their freak flags fly in the most shockingly unexpected, provocative, and downright WTF manner possible.

These 20 movies, whether good or bad, each served up at least one jaw-droppingly bizarre, brutal, or hilarious moment that now lives rent-free in the heads of everybody who watched it.

From an unexpectedly R-rated moment in a "family-friendly" film to some insane gore, stunning surprise cameos, and some of the worst CGI ever featured in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, 2023 has had it all so far.

For better or worse, these are the moments everybody was talking about when these movies were over - the scenes which continued to tick over in your mind even once they were over.

While there's still half the year left to go, it'll take some doing to beat these unforgettable doses of cinematic WTF...

20. The MCU's First F-Bomb - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 gave Marvel Cinematic Universe fans something many never thought they'd see or hear - an uncensored F-bomb.

Though several MCU movies have featured obscured utterances of the F-word, James Gunn decided to drop one unobscured use of "f**k" on his way out the door.

And hilariously enough, it's not even used for a badass or emotionally fraught moment - in typically subversive James Gunn fashion, he uses it on a comparatively mundane scene where Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) explains to Nebula (Karen Gillan) how to open a car door on Counter-Earth.

After Nebula finally figures out how to unlock the passenger door, she asks Quill, "Now what?," to which he exasperatedly says, "Open the f**king door!"

Though the MCU has flirted with adult content in the past, it was genuinely surprising to hear the series, which counts family audiences as its bread and butter, let even a single sliver of strong profanity make it into the final cut.

A pleasant surprise, though, to be sure.


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