Making movies is like cooking a fancy meal. Just like how you wouldn’t want to serve up a dish that’s undercooked or over-seasoned, you wouldn’t want to release a movie that’s filled with mistakes. So, before a film hits the big screens, it goes through a rigorous inspection process that’s more intense than a colonoscopy.
However, even the most planned movies can have some unexpected mishaps slip through the cracks. And let’s be honest, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as catching a mistake, from historical inaccuracies to continuity errors. These flubs may not be visible to the naked eye, but they can quickly become the topic of fans’ discussion.
So, if you’re ready to discover the bloopers that even the most talented directors, actors, and editors couldn’t catch in time, then keep reading. These mistakes might make you laugh or frown, but let’s be real, we all appreciate those hard-working editors who make sure that our favorite movies are as close to perfect as possible.
#1 Little Women (2019)
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During one scene, Timothée Chalamet is upstaged by a rogue water bottle and a shiny metal thermos lurking in the background. Oops!
#2 Gladiator (2000)
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While historical accuracy is important, sometimes the allure of fashion trends is too strong to resist. As fashionable as Marcus Aurelius’ daughter Lucilla was, it’s unlikely that she would have worn a boned corset in the 2nd century C.E.
#3 The Last Duel (2021)
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In a sweet moment, Marguerite de Carrouges cuddles a cute Boston terrier puppy. Too bad, this is a breed that wasn’t bred until around 1875. Let’s remember that the movie is set in the year 1386. Whoopsie!
#4 Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
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In “Murder on the Orient Express” from 2017, the infamous detective Hercule Poirot is seen putting on an intricate “protection” for his mustache before dozing off on the first night aboard the train.
However, on the second night, we caught him mustache-less in bed. This oversight seems out of character for the meticulous detective, leading us to believe it was likely a mistake on the part of the filmmakers.
#5 Judy (2019)
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Next, we have “Judy” from 2019, where Renée Zellweger portrays the legendary Judy Garland. In a restaurant scene, the actress holds the fork with her right hand, a detail that true fans would know goes against the fact that Garland was left-handed.
While the filmmakers paid attention to this detail in an earlier scene, it seems they forgot about it later on.
#6 The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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In “The Wizard of Oz” from 1939, Judy Garland’s iconic ruby red slippers are absent in the scene where apples by the trees bombarded Dorothy and the Scarecrow. Instead, she dons plain black shoes.
#7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
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“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” from 2011 teaches us that Harry Potter has his mother’s blue eyes. However, when we see Lily Potter as a child, she has brown eyes, a detail that loyal fans may have picked up on.
#8 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
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When watching “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, keep an eye out for a crew member. Yes, the one sporting a cowboy hat and gazing out to sea behind Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow on the pirate ship. While it may make a fun Easter egg, it could also be seen as a slip-up by the filmmakers.
#9 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
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In “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” from 1977, a group of stormtroopers make their way into a control room. Suddenly one of them accidentally bangs their head on a doorframe. The actor responsible for the blooper, Laurie Good, couldn’t believe it made it into the final cut.
#10 American Sniper (2015)
In “American Sniper” from 2015, Bradley Cooper’s character was holding a baby as he adjusts to civilian life after serving in the war. However, the baby is actually a plastic prop and looked so unrealistic that even Cooper himself admitted it was “nuts”. Oops!