8 Deleted Scenes That Almost Completely Changed Their Movies

These films got the chop for a reason...

Aliens Deleted Scene
20th Century Fox

Much like a bad haircut, movies undergo plenty of work before they end up on our screens, cut and changed repeatedly until they're happy with the final product. Whilst they might have been perfectly fine to begin with, people can't help seeing what would happen if they just tweaked a little more, and more, and more, until the end result is something unrecognisable. Then you're just left bald and regretful, and cold when there's a breeze.

In movie terms then, these scenes are the eclectic range of hats that you can put on to see something a little different. Some are garish cowboy stetsons, some are nice woolly beanies, and some are those horrible multicolour spinning ones you always see on kids at theme parks. But enough about all that nonsense.

These deleted moments could have changed everything about the films we know and love. Whether they're funny clips that transform your view of a character, plot points that switch up an entire movie's worth of build up, or simple sections that would have offered a little more depth and humour to classic sequences - these are the moments that filmmakers thought it best we live without. But who are they to tell us what to do?

8. Back To The Future - Time Travel Makes You Gay...?

Aliens Deleted Scene

The Back to the Future franchise is generally regarded as fun for all the family. There's nothing too risque, good triumphs evil, and any real peril can be undone with a flying car. Yes, that's what we've come to know and love - but none of that exists in this scene. Where can we get our own DeLorean to take us back in time before we saw this monstrosity?

Featuring in the first film, in which Marty McFly travels back to the 50s and has to make sure his parents fall in love or he'll cease to exist, some movie magic was worked to cut out this moment. Going to Doc Brown for encouragement before meeting his young and attractive teenage mother, Marty expresses some concerns about "feeling up his mom", ick, and speculates if the whole experience will make him gay. Oh dear.

In a film thats supposed to be enjoyable for everyone, watching it with this scene in now might have sent the film down a far more dated path. "Taking a few liberties" with a girl, especially one's own mother, that then "screws him up permanently" by being gay isn't exactly the most politically correct way of going about things.


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