These 20 Movies Have Shockingly Obvious and Embarrassing Mistakes

Movie mistakes are difficult to spot, but movies are not spotless. Some viewers are gifted with good observational eyes, and if you think all movies are perfectly made, these 20 movies will prove you wrong.

1. Die Hard

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Die Hard was released in 1988 and is one of the most popular movies by Bruce Willis. Many people like the film for a variety of reasons—from its top stunts, actions, and giddy moves—it’s no wonder it hit the box office hard. However, when some movie fans rewatched the movie, they spotted an obvious and embarrassing mistake. A few of these mistakes include an ambulance that was inside the truck in the end but wasn’t really in the same position at the beginning. Another mistake is having the same random guy do different stunts while interacting with Bruce Willis. Did you also notice the same thing?

2. Transformers Rise of the Fallen

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Who can forget about the Transformers with their super-advanced cars and machines that transform into fighting robots? Released in 2009, it reached a box office total of $836.3 million from a $200 million budget. Yet, even with that budget, fans still notice a few mistakes that they can’t wrap their heads around. Once, a flight that goes from night to mid-day, that is from the Washington DC to the middle of the dessert. Apart from that, there’s also a scene in Transformers 2 where Megan Fox’s white outfit never gets dirty despite all the non-stop action and explosion scenes.

3. Anaconda

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Everybody can agree that Anaconda has become one of the world’s best films ever made! Who can ever forget those giant snakes chasing humans in the wild? Despite being good, people with laser-like eyes can spot even the tiniest errors. One noticeable mistake include a waterfall running backward in Anaconda. Well, some says that it’s the studio’s fault for cheaping out when shooting the film.

4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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The famous Indiana Jones film who we think don’t have any mistakes did not also escape from the eyes of meticulous movie fans. One of which is when Harrison Ford standing in front of fake bookshelves, and while it’s only a minor mistake, it’s obvious. Another one is about a bouncing brick, well, that’s clearly a stunt prop mistake right in the viewers’ eyes.

5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

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With their unique fighting styles and brilliant moves, everyone loves Ninja Turtles. However, it also has some obvious mistakes. Among these noticeable mistakes are fans clearly seeing the person inside Donatello’s costume, like common knowledge disguised as secrets—really embarrassing.

6. The Mummy Returns

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If you think your favorite mummy movies are invincible to mistakes, you’re mistaken. One of these mistakes include the scene where the sunrise supposed to hit the ground first instead of the diamond at the top of the pyramid. However, some suggests that it’s a magical land, so the writers have to add some flair to show Rick as if racing with the sunlight and maybe some magic, but does it really defy the laws of Physics?

7. Harry Potter

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With all the magical displays, the first Harry Potter has made a huge embarrassing mistake when it comes to the scene with the invisibility cloak. When Harry and Ron are in the room, the reflection of the green side of the invisibility cloak’s fabric was seen on the mirror when Harry tosses it to the side. And a lot of other Redditors have also noticed the same thing. Well, it seems like the invisibility cloak is no magic at all.

8. Charlie’s Angels

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Are you also a fan of the Charlie’s Angels? It turns out they also have some flops. One of the funniest one is when Barry Moore’s character shouts “Lucy” to Lucy Liu instead of the character’s name. Actresses make mistakes, too, and sometimes call out their fellow actors by their real name instead of their characters.

9. American Sniper

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So, there’s this scene where Bradley Cooper is handling the baby. However, the twist is that it’s not a real one because the real baby and the backup one were not available during the shoot, so they a fake one instead. Yes, a fake one that is very obvious and ridiculous. Some fans have even point out how Cooper uses his thumb to make it look like that the baby’s arm is moving. There’s also a rumor where Bradly Cooper talked about how ridiculous it was.

10. Robocop (1987)

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The famous Robocop film did not also escape the meticulous eyes of the viewers where it shows some really obvious and embarrassing  mistakes. Some of which includes a guy bouncing off a pad or something similar (clearly a stunt mistake). Another replied, noticing a different mistake from the film, which also shows how Dick Jones’ unrealistic body after he fell from the window. His arms looked strange and unnecessarily long, like a claymation effect.

11. From Prada to Nada

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The film ‘From Prada to Nada’ may have been one of the most ridiculous movie mistake ever had on this entire list. So, Alexa Vega’s character was in a cast half the movie, and no one seemed to remember which leg was the broken one, so she’d randomly have a different broken leg in every other scene. Another person on Reddit have also noticed and confirm the same thing. If that’s true, then that’s really funny.

12. Gladiator (2000)

Imagine the setting of the movie is ancient Greece, yet there’s a random guy wearing a denim pant in the shot. Well, that’s one of the obvious and embarrassing mistakes in one of the early scenes of the Gladiator movie. Another Redditor has also pointed out the tip of a huge CO2 canister in one of the chariot attacks. Clearly, they could have done better during the editing of these scenes if it’s too noticeable.

13. Back to the Future (1985)

We all know how famous the sci-fi film, ‘Back to the Future’ is, and just as we think that it’s perfect, leaving no room for mistakes, we’re wrong again. So, there’s a scene where Marty McFly plays a guitar in 1955 but won’t come out until 1958. It’s not so obvious, but can still bother the viewers.

14. Game of Thrones (2011-2019)

The Games of Thrones franchise are known to be very meticulous on the making of each episodes, yet there’s this one mistake where a Starbucks cup is left on the table in front of Daenerys yet no one have ever noticed or bothered to remove it. That is shocking indeed, leading to speculations that it was intended to create a buzz among the viewers.

15. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

In Terminator 3, there’s an obvious mistake that Redditors have pointed out. During the takeoff of the plane scene, it shows a different number than in the next scene, where the plane is already flying in mid-air. Did the director uses different planes for one scene?

16. Lethal Weapon (1987)

In the 1987 action film, ‘Lethal Weapon’ starring Mel Gibson, there’s a scene where Mel and another guy jumped off the building while being handcuffed together in the wrist became a soft material, which broke as they jumped.

17. Pulp Fiction (1994)

This famous Quentin Tarantino film did not escape the eyes of its viewers. Not much of a huge mistake, but it is nonetheless very obvious where it shows the bullet holes behind Jules and Vincent before another person runs to shoot them.

18. Braveheart (1995)

There’s that one scene in Braveheart where everyone on Reddit has been pointing it out every time. So, while the screen shows Mel Gibson making his way into the battlefield, two guys in the background have been fighting nonchalantly, almost as if their swords weren’t even touching.

19. Troy (2004)

This might be pretty common knowledge to all the movie fans: in a supposed ancient Greece scene, a plane in the background was seen behind Brad Pitt’s character, Achilles. Not only was it obvious, but it was also a ridiculously embarrassing mistake.

20. The Walking Dead (2010)

It can’t be avoided not to get thirsty on set while shooting, especially when you’re playing as a zombie. Well, that leads to a ridiculous mistake, of course, where a zombie is seen drinking from a bottle in the background.

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