Here’s a really long list of a ton of the more simple/generic AU’s I’ve seen floating around. I made this list for personal reference and figured having so many all in one place might be helpful to others, too. I tried my best to alphabetize but I can’t promise it’s entirely correct. Hope you enjoy!
-1920’s -1920’s con artist -1940’s noir -1960’s -3DS friends -6 weeks to live
-A Walk to Remember -Accidentally falls asleep on stranger -Accidentally hugging stranger thinking they’re someone else -Accidentally read their journal -Accidentally swapped items and have to return it -Accidentally take each other’s bags -Action hero -Addicts -Adventure -Affair -Afterlife -Airport -Airport bar -Aladdin -Alchemists Alice in Wonderland -Alpha/beta/omega -Alternate history -Amnesia -Ancient Egypt -Ancient mediterraneans -Ancient orientals -Ancient slavs -Android and human -Animal -Angel -Antique shop -Apocalypse -Archaeologists -Architect -Around the world -Arranged marriage -Arthurian era -Artist -Assassins -Asylum -Author and fan
-Babysitter -Back in time -Bakery -Band/musician -Bank robbers -Bar -Barista(s) -Battle of the bands -Bayside -Beach -Beauty and the Beast -Childhood friends reunited -Big Brother -Blind -Blind date -Boarding school -Bonnie and Clyde -Book club -Bookshop -Borrow payphone money -Both cosplay same character at con -Both stood up for blind dates -Break up -Bride Wars -Brothel -Bucket list -Butler
-Camp counselors -Camping -Carnival -Castaways -Catfish -Catfish uncoverer -Celebrity -Centaur -Changeling -Charmed -Cheerleading -Childhood companions -Cinderella -Circus -Civil war (American or otherwise) -Civilian and agent -Clubbing -Coffeeshop -College -College roommates -Comic artist and assistant -Conartists -Cop/detective -Costars in a movie -Cowboy -Craigslist meetup -Crashed their car -Crime spree -Criminal -Criminals on the run -Cruel Intentions -Cruise ship -Cursed -Cyber date -Cyberpunk -Cyborg
-Death race -Demon -Demon and angel -Detective -Deserted island -Destructive relationship -Disneyworld cosplayers -Dinosaurs -Disturbia -Doctor(s) -Doctor and patient -Doctor Who -Dog walker -Domestic -Dragon -Dream -Drug smugglers -Drunk calling the wrong person -Drunk texting a stranger -During war
-Edwardian era -Egyptologists -Elements (earth, water, fire, air) -Elf -Elizabethan era -Enchanted -English class -Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind -Eternal winter -Explorers (any time period)
-Fair -Fairy -Fairytale -Fake family -Faking It -Family doctor -Famous and fan -Farm -FBI -Festival -Fight Club -First time -Flower Shop -Forbidden romance -Foreign exchange program -Forest -Fortune cookie -Fortune teller and customer -Found their dog -Found their phone number in a library book -Fraternity -Freakshow -Friends with benefits -Fugitive -Futuristic -Futuristic resistance
-Game of life and death -Game of Thrones -Game show -Gang -Garden -Gardening -Gay for pay -Genderbend -Genderswap -Genie -Gets into a cab to find someone already in it -Gets lost at airport -Girl/guy next door -Ghibli movie -Ghost Adventures -Ghosts in love -Go to the same support group -Gods/demigods -Government spy -Greek God and Roman counterpart -Gypsy
-Hair stylist/makeup artist and actor/model -Halloween -Halloween party -Haunted -Haunted house -Have to take pictures for photography project -Heaven vs. Hell -Help moving -Heroes -Hidden talents -High class thieves -High School -High School reunion -High School teachers -Hiking -Hipster -Hitchhiker -Hitman -Hogwarts -Homeless -Horseback riding -Horror -Host/hostess and customer -Hostage -Hotel staff and guest -Hotel workers -Huge blizzard and only one hotel room left -Hunger Games -Hush Hush
-Jane Austen story -Journalists -Jurassic Park -Jury -Just keep running into each other everywhere -Juvie
-Kidnapping/ransom -Kindergarten teacher -Kiss bet -Kissogram -Kitsune
-Lab partners -Labyrinth -Laundromat -Law firm -Librarian -Library -Life guard -Little mermaid/merman -Looking for Alaska -Lose virginity bet -Lost -Lost at sea -Love triangle
-Mafia -Magic -Maid -Mailman and person who receives a lot of mail -Makeover -Marriage -Marriage contract -Masseuse -Masquerade -Mechanic -Medieval -Med school -Meet in diner at 2am -Mental hospital -Mermaid/merman/merfolk -Met at Comicon -Met on Tumblr -Met through online rpg -Military -Military school -Mindreader -Mirror world -Mistaken identity -Missed the same flight -Model -Modern royalty -Modern Tangled -Monster hunters -Monsters -Mortal Instruments -Movie rental shop -Movie star -Movie theater job -Murder mystery -Music bar -Music conservatory -Music teacher -Musician and fan -Mythology
-Nanny -Neolithic/tribal -New guy/girl -New Orleans -New neighbors -Nightmare on Elm Street Nuclear apocalypse -Nurse(s) -Nurse and patient Nursing home -Nymph
-Ocean -Office -Once Upon a Time -One’s blind and falls in love with the other’s voice -On of them is turned into a child -On opposite sides of a war - POW or spying -Orchestra player/pianist and concertgoer -Out walking their dog who starts chasing another person’s dog
-Pacific Rim -Paired together during an ice breaker -Pandemic apocalypse -Paralysis -Paramedics -Parenting -Park -Partners in crime (literally) -Partners in dance class -Past lives -Patients in mental hospital -Patients in same hospital ward -Pen pals -Personal trainer -Peter Pan -Pet runs away and other person finds it -Phantom of the Opera -Phone sex worker -Photographer -Photographer and model -Pilots -Pirate -Pirate and mermaid -Pixie -Poetry class -Pokemon -Police -Porn star -Poses nude for art students -Pretty Little Liars -Prisoner and guard -Prisoners/escaped prisoners -Private detective and client -Private investigator -Prohibition era -Project partners -Prom -Protester and police -Prostitute/escort -Public demonstrations -Punk rock
-Ranch -Reality TV show -Rebels against the government -Rebellion -Rehab -Reincarnation -Restaurant -Reunited -Rich family and servants -Riding the same bus -Riding the same bus multiple times -Rivals -Roadtrip -Roadtrip, serial killer -Roller derby -Robot -Roommates -Royalty and servant -Runaway royalty and confused commoner -Runaways -Running late for the same flight
-Sailor and mercreature -Sandman -SAW -Scavenger hunt -Scifi -Scream -Screenwriter and director -Sculptor -Selkie -Serial killer -Servant -Sex pact -Sex shop -Sex shop owner -Sex tape -Sex worker -Seven deadly sins -Shakespeare play -Share same layover -Sharing an umbrella -Siblings -Siblings best friend -Sits next to each other at an orchestra -Sits next to each other in theater -Sits next to each other on turbulent flight -Sitting by same wall plug -Skateboarder(s) -Skipping school -Slayer(s) -Sleepwalker -Sleepwalker in college dorm -Small town -Snowboarder(s) -Snowball fight, hits passerby -Snowhite and the Huntsman -Soldiers on opposing sides -‘Sorry about stealing your wallet last year, no I wasn’t drunk’ -Soul mates -Soulless -Space pirates -Space travel -Spartacus -gladiators or freed slaves against the Roman army -Specialty shop -Spectrumswap -Spin the bottle -Spring break -Stage magician and audience participant -Stardust -Step-siblings -Stranded -Steampunk -Strip club -Stripper -Struggling artists -Student and teacher -Study abroad -Stuffed animal becomes a person -Sucked into a video game -Suddenly become disabled/handicap -Suddenly caught in the rain -Summer job -Summer school -Superhero -Supernatural -Supernatural hunters -Superpowers -Surfing -Survivor
-Tailor and customer -Taken hostage at bank robbery -Tattoos and piercings -Tattoo parlor -Teacher and student -Ten Inch Hero -Terminal illness -The Breakfast Club -The Labyrinth -The one that got away -The Princess Diaries -The Vow -Theme park -Theme park mascots -Theme park workers -Theater -Therapist and patient -Therapist and patient in mental institution -Thieves on the run -Time traveler -Titanic -Tourist -Train ride -Translator -Trapped in an elevator -Trapped on a deserted island together -Treasure hunting -Triplets -Tutor and student -TV host -Twins
-Undercover lovers -Undercover stripper -Underwear model -Underworld -vampires vs lycans -Use someone’s charger -Use someone’s hotspot
-Vacation -Vampire -Veronica Mars -Vikings -Violinist(s) -Virtual world
-Waiter(s) -Wake up together in Vegas -Wedding -Werecat -Werewolves -What Happens in Vegas -White House -Wild West -Witch trials -Wizard AU where one accidentally apparates into the wrong house -World War II -Writer and editor -Wrong bag
ITS BACK!!! movie night masterpost! all links work as of august 11, 2014 (if you want to request/recommend movies here) I’m reposting this because it was highly requested and it got deleted for the second time, I also added more films!!
10 Things I Hate About You
13 Going on 30
21 Jump Street
22 Jump Street
(500) Days of Summer
A Cinderella Story
Bring It On
Bring It On Again
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Confessions of a Teenage Dramaqueen
Crazy, Stupid Love
Friends with Benefits
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Grown Ups 2
John Tucker Must Die
Just My Luck
Legally Blonde 2
Maid in Manhattan
Mean Girls 2
Miss Congeniality 2
New Year’s Eve
New York Minute
Princess Diaries 2
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
She’s the Man
Silver Linings Playbook
Stuck in Love
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Devil Wears Prada
The Hunger Games
The Last Song
The Parent Trap
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Virgin Suicides
V for Vendetta
Water for Elephants
What Happens in Vegas
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3
The Final Destination
Final Destination 5
Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows Part 1
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows Part 2
Men in Black:
Men in Black I
Men in Black II
Men in Black III
Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of The Black Pearl
Dead Man’s Chest
At World’s End
On Stranger Tides
Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Episode IV: A New Hope
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
The Clone Wars
Saw 3D (7th Movie)
Step Up 2
Step Up 3
Step Up Revolution
The Hangover 2
The Hangover 3
Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Breaking Dawn: Part 1
Breaking Dawn: Part 2
The Amazing Spider-man
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3
X-Men First Class
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men The Last Stand
Aladdin The Return of Jafar
Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland 2010
Atlantis the lost Empire
Antlantis Milos Return
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
Brother Bear 2
A bugs Life
Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam
The Cheetah Girls One World
A Christmas Carol
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn treader
Cinderella II Dreams come True
Cinderella III A Twist in Time
Collage Road Trip
The Emperors New Groove
Escape to Witch Mountain
Fox and the Hound
Fox and the Hound 2
George of the Jungle
A Goofy Movie
An Extremely Goofy Movie
Halloween town II: Kalabar’s Revenge
Hannah Montana Movie
High School Musical
High School Musical 2
High School Musical 3
Home on the Range
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Inspector Gadget 2
James and the Giant Peach
Jungle Book 2
Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp 2
Lilo and Stitch
Lilo and Stitch 2
Lion King 2
Lion King 1 ½
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid 2
Lizzie Mcguire Movie
Mars Needs Moms
Mickeys Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the house of mouse
Whenever I think about the Rey/o discourse, and the whole thing about people being attracted to villains above all, I wonder why, if this is the case, people don’t ship Buttercup with Prince Humperdinck? Because if we go by this logic everyone in The Princess Bride fandom should’ve ditched “boring” Wesley long time ago, and hopped onto the Humperdinck/Buttercup train. Their relationship dynamics are practically the same as with Rey/o.
A privileged white guy who has everything, but wants even more.
Genocide and random murders of innocents won’t stop him from getting what he wants.
Has a torture chamber where he tortures innocent people.
Not above abusing and torturing women.
All these bullet points can be applied both to Prince Humperdinck and Ky/o Ren. Yet, I’ve never seen a single H/B shipper. And that movie / book is a fairly popular one, even to this day, even on tumblr. However, for some reason, everyone loves and gushes over the blond blue-eyed “boring” Wesley, who was framed as a heroic protagonist by the narrative - vs. Humperdinck, the main villain of the story… So, where are all the H/B shippers?
Also, speaking of which, Finn gets so much crap from white feminists for “grabbing” Rey’s hand. But I have rarely seen people (including these same white feminists) being disgusted with Wesley’s sexism and very much transparent abusive behavior - for exapmple, a scene from the book:
“I’m very capable of love,” Buttercup said. “Hold your tongue, I think.” “I have loved more deeply than a killer like you can possibly imagine.“ He [Wesley] slapped her. “That is the penalty for lying, Highness. Where I come from, when a woman lies, she is reprimanded.” “But I spoke the truth, I did, I - “ Buttercup saw his hand rise a second time, so she stopped quickly, fell dead silent.
Sure, they’ve improved that gross scene for the movie adaptation, but Wesley totally does raise his hand to hit Buttercup even there:
How is ^this^ okay by white feminists’ books, but an innocent hand grabbing is seen as some volatile act of sexism and abuse? (A purely rhetorical question, because we all know the answer)
You adjusted your leather jacket as you got out of your car. You looked at yourself in the rear view mirror, why were you doing this? Hair down and messy, white tank top, leather jacket, black ripped skinny jeans, knee high boots. You couldn’t seem to stop yourself from doing it though. You took a deep breath as you already heard the familiar music playing, which only made you quicken in pace to the entrance of the church.
You could imagine it all happening, timing it as perfectly as possible like you were there. Step, stop, step, stop, step, stop. Dad hands her over, they stare into each other’s eyes and stand with their hands together.
You finally reached the door and placed your hand firmly on the handle. You took in another deep breath, promising yourself to stay strong. You finally pulled the door open, hitting the wall with a bang. All eyes were immediately on you as you now stood frozen in the center aisle. You looked up at Shawn and his bride to be. Shawn was jaw dropped, bride, glaring at you.
Her glare brought you back to the fight you had with Shawn the night before and she knew that’s what you were thinking about due to her smirk.
“Shawn, can I talk to you”, you asked while tugging on his sleeve lightly.
He looked down at your innocent face and quickly looked back to the group, “I’ll be right back”, he followed you as you walked to a quiet room.
“Shawn, I don’t know how to even say this. I just….I j-just want to know that you have a full understanding of what you’re getting yourself into”, you placed your hand on your best friend’s shoulder.
He let out a dry laugh, “Cecilia warned me you would pull some shit like this Y/N. She says that the desperate best friend always wants her vengeance the night before, but never succeeds”, he shook his head.
How dare she say such a thing? You loved Shawn and had feelings for him but you also care about him. You care enough for him to be happy no matter what, just to be sure of his decision. “I-I would never Shawn, please”, a single tear fell down your face.
“And here comes the water works”, a voice said from behind Shawn.
You looked up and found Cecilia leaving her place on the door frame and putting her arm around Shawn’s shoulder.
“Cecilia I-I don’t know why you would say something like that when I’m only looking out for Shawn. He’s my best friend”, you tried to explain yourself without falling apart, trying not to be weak in front of her.
“Exactly, you’ll only ever be best friends Y/N. I’m marrying him tomorrow and…I’m sorry that you feel this way”, she tried to sugar coat it because Shawn was standing there. But he only looked blind to the situation.
“Shawn, I would never ask you to choose between us, I just want you to know that I-I really care about you”, you trailed off, “But she has you so brainwashed that you refuse to see it”, you crossed your arms before brushing past them and to the door. You were heading toward your car outside the reception building when you heard your name.
“Y/N”, she yelled.
You kept walking to your car, quickening every time she yelled for you. You finally opened your car door and were about to close it when she grabbed it and held it. Not wanting to make yourself look like the real bad guy, you held it open for her.
“What”, you asked while looking up at her smug look.
“Best friends. Keep it that way or don’t bother showing up tomorrow. The only reason you’re on that guest list is because Shawn made it a main priority, otherwise you probably wouldn’t even know we got married until it hit the newsstands”, she chuckled, “Best friends. Nothing more, make it less if you need to. Promise me it’ll stay that way”, she shrugged before turning around and walking off.
“I get that you don’t like me because you say I love Shawn”, you called to her.
She stopped in her tracks and turned to you, “Your point? I reckon there isn’t one, seeing that I’m marrying him tomorrow”, she gave you a fake pout.
You bit back your curses and threats to her, “I only want to protect him, return the favor for him always doing the same to me. If you really love Shawn and want me out of the way, protect him, ensure he makes his heart’s decision. Do whatever you want, let him forget me, but don’t let him forget who he is. Promise for a promise”, you looked at her with a serious look, you could only protect him at this point.
She nodded, “I see”, is the only thing she said before turning and continuing her walk, leaving you to your tears. –
People stared at the only other person wearing a single bit of white, you with your tank top. Hey, at least you checked yourself on that dress you were going to wear!
“Remember our promise”, she mouthed.
“Some promises have to be broken, Cecilia”, you spoke. Everyone, including Shawn, looked at you with a confused face before looking at Cecilia who only blushed with embarrassment.
“Y/N”, Shawn took a step off the altar, “W-what promise?”
“That’s enough”, Cecilia put her hand out before stepping in front of Shawn.
You crossed your arms, you were done with the lies. You didn’t have to see Shawn ever again, you wanted him to be happy. “Nothing really, a promise for a promise. Hers being that she protects you for me, and I stay…um…”, you trailed off while biting your lip to keep from crying.
She crossed her arms while folding her arms with triumph, “Hmph”, she nodded.
“Y/N”, Shawn began, begging for you to tell him.
You shook your head, “It was silly”, you argued, “Continue”, you waved off as you scanned the room for a seat.
Cecilia formed a small smile on her face before returning to her place on the altar with a victorious look. Shawn took his step back on the altar, facing Cecilia but his eyes still on you.
“Do you, Shawn Pet–”
He took his step off the altar again and began walking toward you. You continued looking for your seat, not even realizing the eyes traveling from you to him.
“Shawn”, Cecilia yelled while following him.
“No thanks”, he deadpanned while continuing his short journey.
You were about to take a seat on the edge of a pew when someone grabbed your arm and pulled you into their chest, your lips immediately colliding with theirs. You saw Shawn in front of you, eyes closed, full of passion. You immediately closed your eyes as gasps were traveling across the room.
“Y/N, you…you broke it”, Cecilia yelled with anger.
“Sure I did, Cecilia. But you were going to break him, you tried to break me, you really had yourself fooled for a second”, you told her with pure smug in your voice this time, “You thought you won, the tortoise in the hare I guess”, you shrugged before returning to a smirking Shawn who only pushed himself against you and lips back onto yours.
A/N: I got the inspo from Shadowhunters because Malec is everythinggg