30 Epic Mistakes You Probably Missed in the Most Popular Movies

Updated: 2022-02-08    
Authors:
 Maka Tevdorashvili
   

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When we find mistakes in our favorite movies that seemed flawless, it is probably just another proof that nothing is perfect. It is interesting to notice that there can be little flaws even in some of the best films. Sometimes they are connected to the plot and sometimes - to the technical aspects.

In the following list, you can find epic mistakes that made it to the final cut of the most popular movies.

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Pretty Woman

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The mistake in the breakfast scene from ‘Pretty woman’ is quite noticeable. Unless you are so fascinated by Julia Roberts’ beauty that you do not look at what she is eating, seeing that her food changes from one scene to the other probably is something that you have not noticed. She starts eating a croissant, and after a few seconds, there is a pancake in her hands.

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Pulp Fiction

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If you have seen "Pulp Fiction" you should remember the shooting scene in the apartment. Before the man comes out of the bathroom and starts shooting Vincent and Jules, we can see bullet holes in the wall behind them. Weird, right?


Fast and Furious (2001)

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In ‘Fast and Furious (2001), they made even a big mistake by changing a piece of clothing. When Tran and Jesse race against each other, in the beginning, Tran is wearing a short-sleeve T-shirt which then becomes a tank top.

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10 Things I Hate About You

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In the film "10 Things I Hate About You", there is a kind of a funny scene where Bianca shoots her gym teacher with an arrow during training. If you will look at the girl who runs to get help, you can notice that she runs a bit, then she stops and awkwardly looks at the camera.


Spider-Man (2002)

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If you have not noticed a little mistake in ‘Spider-Man’ (2002), I do not blame you since it is a part of a very exciting scene. Probably no one looks at the background when Spider-Man kisses Mary Jane. Before the kiss, Spider-Man breaks windows by throwing attackers through them. However, during the kiss, the windows are fine.

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The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers 

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In "The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers", Pippin is caught by the Orcs, and he is in handcuffs. But the handcuffs are magically removed during the fighting, and after a few seconds, Pippin still is in handcuffs.


Titanic

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This one is a bit amusing. In the scene where Jack is painting Rose, Leonardo DiCaprio made a mistake, and instead of saying "couch", he said "bed". But then he quickly corrected his mistake, and James Cameron decided to keep this little flaw in the film.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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This recent masterpiece has a little mistake. The film is set in 1969, but since the flights on Boeing 747 started only in 1970, Rick Dalton would not fly on a Boeing 747.


American Sniper

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It is too surprising that anyone let this mistake slide through. Bradley Cooper's character holds a doll that was meant to be a baby. The dolls are used instead of babies in many films, but in this one it looks too obvious that the baby was fake.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part II)

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The fact that Harry has his mother’s eyes is emphasized in the film. However, when they show Lily Potter’s childhood, we can see that she has brown eyes. This is the type of mistake that you do not expect from such a film.


Braveheart

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In "Braveheart" you can notice a car in the background of a battle scene. Keep in mind that this film is set in the 13th century.

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The Dark Night Rises

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If you remember the stock market scene, maybe you have also noticed that before the police start chasing, it is the daytime, but then, suddenly, it is night. Since the scene is intense, many people don't even notice this sudden and unrealistic change.


Jurassic World (2015)

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"Jurassic World" is one of those movies where you can notice multiple flaws in various scenes. Since it is impossible to cover all of them, you can pay attention to Chris Patt’s mouth when he is talking to Bryce Dallas Howard, but his mouth is not moving.

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The Wizard Of Oz

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If you have seen ‘The Wizard of Oz’, it is probably almost impossible to forget Dorothy’s red slippers, since they are such a staple in her wardrobe. However, in the scene where she is with the scarecrow fighting against the apple trees, her slippers are black for a brief moment until they “become” red again.


Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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Since the style of pirates is so specific and different, it is pretty easy to notice a guy with a cowboy hat and sunglasses in the background. Probably, accidentally, one of the crew members made it to the final cut.

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Forrest Gump

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Another historical fact is ignored in "Forrest Gump" when he invests in ‘Apple’ in 1975. But "Apple" was not traded till 1980. Therefore, Forrest Gump couldn't have made such an investment.


Jurassic Park

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In the legendary "Jurassic Park" there is a little mistake in the kitchen scene. When Tim and Murphy are chased by velociraptors, we can clearly see a hand holding the velociraptor. Not all the fans know about this, but once you notice a hand, it kind of ruins the whole scene.

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Ocean's Eleven

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Another food-related mistake is the one in "Ocean’s eleven". Rusty is eating a shrimp cocktail at the Bellagio, but after a few seconds, we can see that he has a plate in his hand.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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The mistake in this phenomenal film occurs in the basketball scene that is shot outside. If you will look at the background, there are some people (probably crew members) behind the fence.

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Batman (1989)

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The powerful scene in the museum has a small mistake. One of the characters has hands covered in red paint, and he slaps them against one of the paintings. Clearly, there should have been a mark on the painting after that shot, but there is no mark on it in the next shot.


Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

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Many mistakes in movies are connected to airplanes. John Connor’s plane has different numbers on it in different scenes. In one scene we can clearly see "N3035C", which then becomes "N3413F".

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Star Wars: Episode 4 - A New Hope

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If you are a fan of "Star Wars", probably you have watched all the episodes multiple times. Did you know that in the fourth episode, when the stormtroopers enter a control room, one of them bangs his head to the door? It was a small accident, but the scene made it to the final cut.


Django Unchained

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Quentin Tarantino is one of those directors who appreciate improvisation. In one of the scenes, Leonardo DiCaprio accidentally cut his hand when he broke a glass on the table. But he continued acting, and his bloody hand made the scene more dramatic.

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Gladiator

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"Gladiator" is set in the second century AD. It is a no-brainer that back then there were no vehicles powered by gas. But you can see a gas canister during the battle of Carthage.


Toy Story (1995)

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Buzz becomes Andy’s favorite toy several days before moving to a new house. Andy’s mom changes the wallpaper of his room to a spaceman theme right away. It is a lovely gesture but does not make sense, since they are going to leave the house so soon.

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Gone With the Wind

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"‘Gone with the wind" is one of those classics that will probably never lose relevance. We have to keep in mind that the film is set in a time when lightbulbs were not invented. But there are several lightbulbs in the film.


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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"The Lord of the Rings" made it to this list twice. The second one is definitely more embarrassing than the first mistake since it is connected to the ring. To become invisible, Frodo puts the ring on the middle finger, but after a few seconds, he has it on the index finger.

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The Conformist

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The Conformist is a masterpiece with some technical mistakes. In the scene where Marcello Clerici tries to kill the chauffeur before he starts shooting, you can notice the devices that create the effect attached to the wall.


Spirited Away

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Studio Ghibli has outdone itself with "Spirited Away’". But there are several issues with some effects, including the dirt on Chihiro’s face, which ideally should be the same size and shape throughout the film. But it changes quite a bit during the beginning.

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Rear Window

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Maybe there is an explanation why Hitchcock decided that a photojournalist would never take a photo of a suspect that he is spying on. But it does not make sense since he has a great camera and thinks that some things about his neighbor are too suspicious.

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