Films can take you into other worlds, but they are made by people, and therefore mistakes can sometimes occur in them. In this list, you’ll find out how even the hardest-working and talented directors and actors made mistakes in their films. Grab your popcorn and read on to find out which movies made BIG mistakes that no one noticed – until now!
1. Aviator – Chocolate Chip Cookies
The 2004 film “Aviator” was a commercial success and received critical acclaim. In one of the scenes from the film, Howard Hughes (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) purchases chocolate chip cookies.
It’s a glitch because the writers didn’t know that chocolate chip cookies weren’t invented until 1930, two years after the time the film is set.
This hit 2012 movie made a mistake that many people saw and many didn’t. In the film, Django (played by Jamie Foxx) wore sunglasses. But the thing is, they weren’t very common at the time and were mostly only used when prescribed by a doctor.
But because Jamie Foxx was so good in the movie, most of us simply ignored or forgave this big mistake.
Titanic became the top grossing film of all time and was a huge hit with audiences and critics. Most viewers did not notice, however, that Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) tells Rose that he and his father used to fish in Lake Wissota.
That was a good story to tell a girl, though. But the problem with this is that the Titanic sank in 1912 and Lake Wissota was not formed until 1917.
Are there fans of Russell Crowe and his famous role as Maximus Decimus Meridius here? Well, his film role is also called “The Spaniard” in the English original, which is in fact an old French word invented in the 1300s.
That was a stupid mistake on the part of the authors, because the Gladiator film is set in AD 180, over a thousand years earlier!
9. Harry Potter And The Cameroon Of Secrets – Cameraman On The Set
You can find tons of breakdowns in the famous Harry Potter film franchise. That’s probably because most of the actors in the films were kids. But there is one particular glitch that is just absurd and unbelievable.
You may remember the scene where Malfoy is lying on the floor and the Hogwarts students are looking at him. A cameraman can be clearly seen in this scene, and it seems reasonable to assume that the cutters smoked a bit during post-production.
10. Pirates of the Caribbean – Granny Smith apples
If you’re a fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, you may have noticed that Captain Barbossa loves to eat apples. In one scene you see him with a Granny Smith apple, which didn’t even exist before 1868, about 140 years after the film took place.
Even if you are a fan of apples and the Pirates of the Caribbean, we are sure that you did not know this fact yet.
Here’s another bug from the movie “Gladiator”. The movie was great, but how could you not notice this bug in post-production? The bug is from one of the most famous scenes from the movie and we can clearly see a gas bottle on the back of one See chariot.
We’re kind of glad they didn’t cut out that scene because this blooper has become pretty popular too.
The 2004 film “Troy” was an absolute hit with critics and viewers as it has all the ingredients for a memorable film. The main character, Achilles (played by Brad Pitt), was brilliant and the director, Wolfgang Petersen, was also great, although the film itself was not perfect as it has a lot of flaws.
People noticed that an outside scene saw a plane fly over Achilles. It later turned out to be a joke that the filmmakers photoshopped in for a competition. Nevertheless, there are a lot of mishaps and mistakes in the film, you just have to look carefully.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Spider-Man started the superhero movie trend in 2002. In the film, Peter Parker (played by Tobey Maguire) discovers his ability to shoot cobwebs and begins experimenting in his room, causing him to break a lamp.
A few moments later, however, you can see that the lamp is back on the shelf and does not have a single scratch. How is that even possible?
“The Usual Suspects” is one of the best neo noir crime thrillers, and it has some of the best cast. In the film, you can see the characters are about to rob a police car near the airport.
The first scene shows a 747 from the front with four engines, but a few moments later in the second scene the rear of a 676 with only two engines is shown. So far, no one can solve the riddle behind it. Do you have an idea?
This 2014 American biographical war drama received many positive reviews, received six nominations at the 87th Academy Awards, and eventually won the Best Sound Editing Award. That explains a lot, because in a certain scene, many viewers quickly notice that the baby in the arms of Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper) is a bit limp and lifeless.
That’s because celebrated director Clint Eastwood chose a doll because directing babies isn’t easy. The scene somewhat spoils the fun of a film that is otherwise quite successful.
When the Von Trapp family pushes their car out of the gate of the house, they are suddenly stopped by the Nazis. After a few tense moments, Mr. Zeller is allowed to take part in the music festival and when Maria and the captain walk in front of the car, he gives them the sign “Good luck” with crossed fingers.
This cross-fingered sign is common in most English-speaking countries, but in many German-speaking parts of the world, it’s actually not the way to wish each other good luck. Rather, Mr. Zeller should have crossed his fingers.
Anyone who loves movies can put this movie in their top ten list without thinking twice. It’s a brilliant movie, and the scene where Andy Dufresne escapes by covering the escape hole with a Raquel Welch poster is just amazing.
The flaw is that the Raquel Welch poster is from the poster for the movie A Million Years Before Our Time, which came out a year after The Condemned.
The film, Straight Outta Compton, was a box-office hit when it hit theaters. The film followed the rise and subsequent breakup of the infamous California rap group NWA. Although the film was acclaimed by many, there was one thing fans couldn’t help but notice.
One of the main characters, Eazy-E, is a big fan of the Chicago Whitesox, as you can tell by the choice of his cap. The problem? The film is set in 1986, when the Chicago Whitesox logo was very different, gray, blue and red. Oops!
33. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Green Eyes
People who have read the Harry Potter books always say that the films are not as good as the books. That became clear when the creators of the Harry Potter film franchise ignored the fact that JK Rowling wrote that Harry was the same eye color as his mother.
In the books, the author describes the mother’s eyes as green, in the films they are shown as blue. To make matters worse, in a flashback, the mother’s eyes are shown as brown.