Top 5: Mobile phone movie madness

We count down the best of the worst mobile phone scenes that have hit the big screen.

Everyone hates an annoying git in the cinema talking on their mobile phone in the middle of a movie. But even worse than this are some of the ridiculous movie plotlines that feature mobile phones.
From trans-dimensional, zombifying mobiles to the horror of reception-drowning tunnels, we take a look at the five worst offenders when it comes to shoddy movie premises involving mobile phones.


Enter Cellular — the story of a damsel-in-distress relying solely on a random stranger to save her and her child from professional killers. She found this makeshift hero haphazardly while tinkering with a smashed phone that called his mobile phone when she reattached a few wires. Oh, and if he hangs up or loses the connection at any point in the movie, he loses her forever and she dies.
A movie where the main character is glued to a phone because of a few nasty foes; sounds a bit like Phone Booth, the movie where Colin Farrell is pinned down in a phone booth by a sniper, right? Right. That’s because Cellular is written by the same guy. Larry Cohen went on to make two more movies in 2008 and 2009 about mobile phones. Someone seems to have a phone fetish.

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