The Top 10 WatchMojo Top 10 Videos

I have a confession to make. I watch at least one WatchMojo video every day. WatchMojo, a YouTube channel with over 20 million subscribers, is the pinnacle of shitty clickbait. Their videos focus on aspects of popular culture and analyse them through top 10 countdown lists.

Their videos are trash. Like, super trash. Do I really need to know the hottest aliens from movies and TV? No. Will I still sit through an 8-minute video and rethink all of my life choices afterwards? Hell yeah.

So today, we’re counting down the top 10 WatchMojo top 10 lists.


10. Top 10 Most Shocking Music Myths

This video is great because it really is clickbait. It seems like one of those things your aunt would share on Facebook, commenting about how number one should’ve been how Marilyn Manson allegedly removed his ribs for autofellatio. The video goes through some famous myths but doesn’t confirm or deny them. It’s just pointless knowledge.

Honorable list mention: Paul McCartney is dead.


9. Top 10 Nuclear Bomb Scenes in Movies

Why do people love to watch explosions? What is it about seeing things blow up that we are obsessed with? Riding the wave of niche content, this list goes through nuclear bomb scenes that make you think “woah, that’s a big explosion”. I don’t really see the point in this. Or any of this for that matter.

Honorable list mention: The one where the big bomb exploded.


8. Top 10 Reasons Why 2018 Was the Worst

2018 was an average year for most. Everyone obviously has different experiences, but in the world as a whole it was a pretty standard year. This list looks at some bad things that happened in 2018, such as the alt-right and kids eating Tide Pods. This is quite a sobering list, and it does tend to make one reflect on broader socio-economic and political themes.

Honorable list mention: Climate change is nearly irreversible.


7. Top 10 Reasons You Wouldn’t Survive Ancient Times

Publishing new top 10 videos every day means that you’re bound to be strapped for ideas, but you can tell they’re particularly scraping the barrel with this one.

Honorable list mention: The Black Plague.


6. Top 10 Creepy Examples of A.I. Gone Wild

This list seems more like a Reddit conspiracy theory list than anything meaningful. The whole video is just basically talking about how one day technology is going to destroy us all, and I’m too hungover to deal with this right now.

Honorable list mention: Racist AI Judges Beauty Contest.


5. Top 10 Skimpy Female Outfits in Video Games

To be honest, this list confuses me a lot. I say this almost every time I watch one of these videos, but what’s the point? What does one set out to achieve with this content? The description literally says “if you’re about to type ‘In before the triggered feminists’, maybe you should just do us all a favor and go kill yourself” – like what the actual fuck?

Honorable list mention: Honestly? None of it.


4. Top 10 Anime Betrayals

You know I study memes, right?

Honorable list mention: You know I had to do it to ‘em.


3. Top 10 Hilariously Twisted Things To Do in the Sims Game

This video ranks so highly in the list because I’m pretty sure the narrator is a sociopath. The video literally starts with him saying “at this point they might as well call this game psychopath simulator” and getting overly excited at the thought of killing sims.

Honorable list mention: The narrator talking about how his dad left him.


2. Top 10 Infamous Mass Shootings in the US

The problem with creating top 10 lists is that they give off connotations of being happy. Generally speaking, you don’t tend to countdown things that are actually terrible, unless you’re WatchMojo. Although the video isn’t trying to glamorise these events, it still seems super weird that they would try and capitalise off of tragedy.

Honorable list mention: The comment that said “From the channel that also brings you Top Ten Savage Gordon Ramsay moments brings you this”.


1. Top 10 Notorious Hate Groups

Honestly? I have no words. The fact that someone thought that this is a great topic for a video is insane to me. While claiming to take the approach of “understanding their origins and influence” this shit is whack. Why WatchMojo, why?

Honorable list mention: My hatred for WatchMojo.

This article first appeared in Issue 4, 2019.
Posted 6:41pm Thursday 14th March 2019 by Henessey Griffiths.