BATMAN: Wealthy man assaults the mentally ill.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Peasant girl develops Stockholm Syndrome.
FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF: Amoral narcissist makes world dance for his amusement.
RED DAWN: Despite shock-and-awe tactics, a superior occupying force is no match for a tenacious sect of terrorist insurgents.
SPIDER-MAN: Nerd gets bitten by spider, complains about how this ruins his life for years to come
STAR WARS: EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Boy is abused by alien, kisses sister, attempts patricide.
Yesterday I saw THE TIME TRAVELR’S WIFE: Genetic disorder leads to man slaughter.
I’d offer up an uncomfortable plot summary for SOMETHING MISSING, but I wouldn’t want to ruin the end for those of you who haven’t finished reading it yet.