Making a good movie can take several years. It is a long process full of casting, shooting, editing and more. With all this work, there are bound to be mistakes. Almost every movie, whether it’s a classic or a terrible movie, has mistakes or bloopers. Usually, these go unnoticed. However, there are always fans with a keen eye for details just searching for the next blooper. Check out these movie bloopers found in some of your favorite films.
Sometimes filmmakers forget to take into account the century their film is taking place in. Braveheart is a 1995 film starring Mel Gibson. It is about a Scottish warrior who helps the Scottish rebel against King Edward I of England. During the movie, Wallace wears a kilt. The movie’s time period is around the 1300s yet the kilt was not invented until the 16th century. Oops! Oh well, the movie ended up making over $200 million.
While today it may feel like sunglasses were always a part of our wardrobe- that’s not the case. Django Unchained is a revisionist Western film directed by the amazing Quentin Tarantino. In the film, a German bounty hunter works to help Django, a freed slave, rescue his wife from a cruel slave owner. Throughout the film, Django wears sunglasses. However, in the 1850s, most people didn’t wear sunglasses. Well, at least he looks cool…
Everyone knows Titanic. It is a true classic. This romantic disaster film has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide! However, even the best movies have bloopers. In one scene in the movie, Rose thinks about committing suicide by jumping off the ship. In the scene, Jack Dawson tries to stop her and talks to her about his childhood, “I remember when I was a kid, me and my father would go ice fishing on Lake Wissota.” However, this doesn’t make any sense. The Titanic sunk in 1912 and Lake Wissota was man-made in 1917!
The Book Of Eli
The Book of Eli is a movie about Eli, a nomad living in a post-apocalyptic world. In the film, a voice tells him to deliver his copy of a mystery book to a safe place in the West Coast. Later on in the film, viewers find out that he is actually blind and that the book is the Bible. Eli is seen reading the Bible during the film. However, since he is blind, it is written in Braille. Yet Braille books are typically much longer than their typed counterparts. The book should actually have multiple volumes yet he is holding what looks like a typed Bible.
Back To The Future
Back to the Future is the well-known adventure film. In the movie, Marty McFly is sent back in time to 1955. He then meets his parents when they were younger and accidentally becomes his mother’s love interest. In one scene, he attends his parents’ school dance. He gets on stage and rocks a guitar solo. However, while this scene is set to the year 1955, the guitar he plays on was not released until 1958.
The Lion King
The Lion King is the second highest-grossing film of all times. It’s a true classic. The film follows Simba, a young lion, on a journey to become the king of the pride lands. During the movie, Simba falls in love with childhood friend Nala. However, it seems the animators were confused with one small detail- Nala’s eye color. Throughout the film, Nala’s eye color changes from green to blue several times.
Love Story is a 1970 classic. It is considered to be one of the best romantic films of all times. In the film- Oliver, a wealthy law student, falls in love with Jenny, a middle-class music student. However, throughout the film, various obstacles come along the way and interfere with their relationship. This film has a blooper as well. In one scene, Jenny, played by Ali MacGraw, is told to dial the number 1-338-3434. However, she is shown dialing a different number: 1-333-334.
NCIS is a well-known action series which follows the lives of a team of special agents. While it has achieved great success, it is not immune to bloopers. In season 3, episode 17, a continuity blooper was spotted by fans. In one shot, Ziva puts the park ranger’s card in her pocket. However, in the following shot, she is shown holding up the card.
Nowadays, “Charlie’s Angels” has become a brand name. There is both a “Charlie’s Angels” TV series and film series. With all these sequels, there are bound to be some bloopers. In the 2000 Charlie’s Angels film, there is a scene where the Angels fight someone called the “Creepy Thin Man.” In this scene, as Drew Barrymore prepares to lift up actress Lucy Liu, she yells out “Lucy!” However, Lucy’s character is actually called Alex!
The Mummy was released in 1999 and was a great success. Since then, many sequels were made. However, the film had various bloopers. In one scene, the crew’s equipment is clearly visible. In the scene, Brendan and his team encounter a team of Americans on the way to the City Of the Dead. During the scene, a gunfight occurs. However, you can clearly see the team of Americans wearing earplugs while shooting their guns.
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Six out of the eight Harry Potter films made it to the list of the “50 Highest Grossing Films Of All Time.” You would expect such films to have no bloopers. Wrong! In one scene in Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, a group of Hogwarts students is shown. However, it turns out a crew member was included in the shot! If you look closely, you can see a cameraman standing in the crowd.
Troy is an epic war film. The cast includes Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom. The film, loosely based on Homer’s Iliad, is set to around the 12th or 13th century BC and tells the story of the Trojan War. However, in one scene, viewers see Achilles-played by Brad Pitt- standing with an airplane in the background. However, airplanes definitely did not exist during ancient Greek times. Guess the editors missed that one.
The Matrix is a true classic. The film won four Academy Awards and has been widely acclaimed for its unique visual effects and cinematography. It has also been titled as one of the greatest science fiction films ever made. However, in this film, the production team missed a blooper as well. In this shot, a cameraman is visible. While they may have tried their best to cover the cameraman, the cameraman’s large lens is still visible.
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Pirates Of The Caribbean is a well-known fantasy film which takes place in a historical setting: a world ruled by the British Empire. During those times, pirates represented freedom from ruling powers. This film tries to depict that time period. One thing which makes this film great is its well thought out outfits. However, in one scene there is a serious wardrobe mishap. Captain Sparrow is spotted rocking a headscarf purchased at…Adidas? Interesting…
People often joke about Storm Troopers, claiming that they have terrible aim. It often looks like they aren’t able to hit the target. However, it appears that they are also clumsy. In one scene, a Storm Trooper is seen walking the corridors of the Death Star. He is oblivious to the low ceiling and bumps his head. While the bumping sound was edited out, you can still see the actual head bump in the scene. Oops!
Gladiator is a story about a Roman General who is betrayed and sold into slavery. He goes to Rome as a gladiator and seeks revenge on those who betrayed him. Various scenes in the movie take place in the fighting arena. In one scene, men on chariots are included in the fight. One chariot is shown flipping over. Unfortunately, the gas tank which was used to run the chariot is clearly visible.
Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club is a film set in the year 1985. It tells the story of Ron Woodroof, a man who is diagnosed with AIDS and works around the system to help other AIDS patients get the medication they need. In one scene, Woodroof is sitting at a table and behind him there are several posters. One poster in the shot has a photo of a Lamborghini. However, that car wasn’t created until 2011.
Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit
Legolas, the elf, was played by Orlando Bloom in both the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The Hobbit is a franchise prequel to Lord of The Rings as it takes place sixty years before. However, between the two films, it seems Legolas’ eye color has transformed from blue to brown. While the reason may be elf magic, it is probably a mistake made by a costume designer. Oh well, we’re all for diversity!
Pulp Fiction is a 1994 crime film which is considered to be Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece. The film focuses on a few stories from criminal Los Angeles. In one of the most known scenes in the movie, Vincent Vegas and Jules Winnfield are about to get shot at. However, there are already bullet holes in the wall. Guess Tarantino did a few takes before choosing this one as his favorite and forgot the bullet holes were still there.
Spy Kids is a children’s adventure film. The movie tells the story of two children who go on an adventure in the hopes of saving their secret agent parents from danger. The film was successful and inspired three sequels: The Island of Lost Dreams, Game Over, and All the Time in the World. Unfortunately, Spy Kids has a movie blooper as well. In this scene, a cameraman is clearly seen through the reflection in the mirror.
Deadpool is a 2016 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character: Deadpool. Superhero Wade Wilson, played by Ryan Reynolds, is shown throughout the film with his “super suit” which includes two swords on the back. However, in one scene, Wade lands in the dumpster and his swords are not shown. Yet right afterward he emerges and the swords reappear on his back. This happens various times throughout the film.
The Aviator is a biographical film directed by none other than Martin Scorsese. The film depicts Howard Hughes’ career between the late 1920s and mid-1940s. The movie was a great success and was nominated for 11 Oscars! In one scene, Hughes, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is shown reviewing footage of a film he’s working on. During the scene, he asks for ten chocolate chip cookies. Yet, while the scene is set to 1928, chocolate chip cookies were not even invented until the year 1930!
North By Northwest
North by Northwest is a thriller movie directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock. It tells the story of mistaken identity. An innocent man is wrongly identified as someone trying to smuggle microfilm which contains government secrets. In this scene, Roger, the main character, is about to get shot. However, there is a serious spoiler here. One of the extras is seen covering his ears, meaning he knew the gunshot was about to happen.
Sometimes in filmmaking, scenes are not shot in chronological order. It seems like this was the case in this Spiderman scene. When Peter Parker discovers his spiderman skills, things get a bit out of control. He begins shooting a web in his bedroom and ends up destroying a lamp. Later, his aunt comes in to check what’s all that noise. Parker tries his best to give excuses and then closes the door. However, once he closes the door, the lamp is seen on the shelf whole again. Maybe it was some spiderman magic?
The Dark Knight
With eight Academy Award nominations, The Dark Knight is a highly successful Batman film. However, it is rumored that Heath Ledger may have gotten too much into character- a fact which unfortunately led to his death. Nonetheless, the movie was loved by many. The Dark Knight is about a Joker who emerges from the past and comes to bring chaos to the people of Gotham. In one scene, a typo can clearly be seen in “The Gotham Times.” Heist is misspelled.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Believe it or not, 900 wardrobe pieces and 50 different makeup artists were needed to create the look of the characters on Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl. Jack Sparrow is well known for his unique look, especially for his staple pirate hat. His outfit has been inspiring Halloween costumes for years now. However, it looks like another crew member also wanted to wear a hat. However, his cowboy hat (and white t-shirt) definitely don’t belong in this scene!
The Wizard Of Oz
The Wizard of Oz is the well-known fantasy film which many people grew up on. It is considered to be one of the greatest and most famous films ever made- a true classic. In the film, Dorothy Gale is swept in a tornado from Kansas to the magical land of Oz. There she goes on a journey to find the wizard who can help her return to her Kansas home. When she enters Oz, she is given ruby slippers. She wears them throughout her journey. However, in one scene after she saves the scarecrow, for some reason, she is shown wearing different shoes.
Nowadays, movie stunts are very common in Hollywood action films. Furious 7 is a perfect example of an action movie with many stunts. The film deals with illegal street racing, so there are many special effects going on. In this scene, a large explosion takes place and two characters manage to escape. At first glance, it looks realistic but if you look closely, you can see that the windows are in perfect shape. In reality, such an explosion would cause those windows to shatter.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
Here’s another case of lack of continuity. All Harry Potter fans know that its crucial that Harry looks like his mother, Lily. Throughout the films, it is often heard that Harry has his mother’s eyes. However, in the movie, Harry has blue eyes and his mother has brown eyes. Obviously, when casting this girl to play young Lily, the director forgot to find an actress with matching blue eyes.
While Dirty Dancing was a low budget film, it ended up becoming a box office hit. However, one driving scene in the film doesn’t make any sense. In this scene, Johnny is seen driving Baby as she gets dressed. But if you look closely, you will see that the car’s gearshift is in park mode. It looks like this car isn’t going anywhere. Guess the production wasn’t too focused on the details here.
While Grease may have started out as a low budget film with several unproven teenage actors, the movie actually became a national phenomenon. It is the film which launched John Travolta’s career. The musical romantic comedy is full of greased hair, fun songs, and awesome dances. During one scene at a diner, the waitress supposedly turns out the lights. However, when you look closely, you can see that her elbow is actually not even close to the light switch when the lights go out.
The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski is a comedy which tells the story of mistaken identity. The Dude, the main character, is mistaken as the millionaire Jeffery Lebowski. The film follows the hilarious quest of The Dude and his buddies. In one scene, The Dude is thrown into a limo. Later on in the film, The Dude is shown riding a cab. However, the license plate of both cars is the same.
American Pickers is a very popular reality TV show. Mike and Frank, the main characters, travel throughout the States in search of treasures in unlikely places such as homes of hoarders or collectors. However, there have been several rumors that the production plants items in the show. These suspicions came from various posts of people’s firsthand experiences. Yet it is important to note that both Mike and Frank maintain that the show is completely real.
Pawn Stars is a reality show about a family who owns a pawn shop on the Las Vegas strip. In the show, the shop owners are shown buying and selling items with historical value. Rick Harrison has been working at the shop since he was young. Later on, his family and friends joined. Richard Harrison or “Big Hoss” is his son and frequently appears on the show. However, while on the show he is always shown working behind the counter when in reality- that’s not the case. Nowadays he doesn’t work behind the counter that much.
Gold Rush is a Discovery Channel reality show which shows a group of inexperienced miners searching for gold. If you follow the show, you know that Parker Schnabel, a gold mine owner, is rather poor- at least that’s what he says in front of the cameras. However, while he didn’t start out rich, nowadays he is actually very wealthy. His net worth is estimated at around $2 million!
Jurassic Park is a landmark in the field of visual effects. In fact, the 1993 classic has won more than twenty awards! The movie is about a theme park which has cloned dinosaurs. However, things go very wrong when a major power breakdown occurs. It turns out cloning dinosaurs is a bad idea. In one scene, this dinosaur is seen chasing the two kids in the film- Lex and Tim. However, if you take a closer look- you can see a human hand fixing the dinosaur’s tail.
Forest Gump is a film about an Alabama man with a low IQ. In the film, historic events (such as Vietnam, Watergate, etc…) unfold and viewers see it from Gump’s perspective. In one scene in the film, Gump gets a letter from Apple which is dated to 1975. On the letter, there is an Apple logo. However, this logo does not match the time period. The font “Garamond” was only created in 1977 and only used for the Apple logo starting in 1984!
Saving Private Ryan
Here’s another case of a mistaken time period. Saving Private Ryan is an epic war film with Tom Hanks playing the lead role. Its’ time period is the Invasion of Normandy. In one of the final scenes of the film- Hanks is shot. He is shown resting against a Ural M-63 motorcycle. While it may seem to fit the background, this motorcycle model was only released 18 years after the apparent time period of this film!
Conan The Barbarian (1982)
Conan the Barbarian is a fantasy adventure film from 1982. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones. It tells the story of a barbarian who seeks revenge for the death of his parents. However, this film has a factual mistake. In one scene, about 25 minutes into the film, at least two German Shepherds are shown chasing Conan. Unfortunately, this film is set to the Hyborian Age (around 10,000 BC), yet German Shepherds were only created in the 1890s.
Pretty Woman is a romantic comedy set in 1987. The film tells the story of Vivian, a prostitute, and Edward, a wealthy businessman and how they fall in love. In the film, there is a scene where Vivian, played by Julia Roberts, is shown eating a croissant. However, the camera then cuts away and returns to her. This time Vivian is shown eating a pancake. While it could be that she is a fast eater, it’s more likely that this is a production mistake.