Movies go through multiple rounds of editing and travel through many hands before they are released to the public—yet there appear to be obvious flaws in practically every feature film.
Even if you don’t spot every single inconsistency or glaring error, the errors are undoubtedly there—and once you know what to look for, you’ll never be able to unsee them.
Almost every film, even the best, can suffer from continuity flaws and factual mistakes. Most of the time, the public is unaware of these errors. Some are so apparent and stupid that it’s a wonder they made it through the editing process. Here are several severe movie blunders that you won’t believe you didn’t catch before, ranging from camera crews captured on tape to timeframes that really don’t add up.
#1 Spider-Man (2002)
#2 Notting Hill (1999)
One of the most memorable moments in this great film occurred when William (Hugh Grant) sat in a hotel suite across from Anna (Julia Roberts) to interview her. The two wide, brass door knobs were noticed when they abruptly changed to narrow, brass, and closed-lattice finger plates in the subsequent scene.
#3 Pretty Woman (1990)
In the famous rom-com Pretty Woman, Vivian (Julia Roberts) stole our hearts. In one scene, Vivian was eating a croissant when the second bite revealed that it was no longer a croissant but a pancake.
#4 Django Unchained: Django Time Travels (2012)
Indeed, Django’s spectacles made Jamie Foxx’s character in this film look stylish, which drew many of us in. The movie takes place in the 1858s, and those shades did not exist at the time.
#5 The Danish Girl (2015)
The Danish Girl is set in the 1920s. The women are dressed in fitting garments and costumes in the film. Nonetheless, the women wore clothing that had a shapeless or columnar silhouette.
#6 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
The events of the Harry Potter films take place in the 1990s. Dudley Dursley (Harry Melling) sits in the living room wearing shorts with the G-Unit emblem on the bottom in the film. The interesting fact is that 50 Cent launched the brand in 2003.
#7 King Arthur (2004)
Despite the fact that this film is set in the year 400 A.D., we see knights riding in saddles with stirrups. Metal stirrups, on the other hand, were not introduced in Europe until centuries after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
#8 Dirty Dancing (1987)
With her dances and moves, the popular “Baby” character in Dirty Dancing transformed from a bashful girl to a confident teenager. Something wasn’t quite right, though, because Baby’s denim shorts were from the 1980s, although the film was set in 1963.
#9 Braveheart (1995)
The Celtic tribes employed blue body paint (woad) during fights in the past, but it halted towards the end of the Roman era – 800 years before the events in the film Braveheart. Kilts were worn in Scotland hundreds of years after Wallace’s time. Furthermore, the systematic standards for kilts and patterns employed in the film were Victorian creations, which should have been considerably later than the time of the film.
#10 Titanic (1997)
We all remember Kate Winslet as Rose in Titanic when she was young and gorgeous. Remember when she raises her head to show us the beauty mark or mole on her left cheek? However, that same mark appears on her right cheek throughout the film and when she speaks to Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio). Check it out again if you haven’t noticed before.