25 Giant Movie Bloopers We Just Can't Forgive

Movie: Braveheart

25 mind-blowing movie mistakes that lowered our collective IQ. Making a movie takes hundreds of people over thousands of hours, meaning that usually mistakes are caught by SOMEONE at some point in the process. However, sometimes those mistakes aren't caught and stay in the finished product!

Read on to find out which movies made BIG mistakes that no one saw - until now!

Error: In the movie, Mel Gibson’s character wore a kilt.

Movie: The Aviator

While Scots are known for wearing them, they wouldn’t have been worn in 1300 when the film was set, becoming common place in the 1600’s.

Error: In one scene in the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character buys chocolate chip cookies.

Movie: Django Unchained

Unfortunately, the writers didn’t realise that these cookies weren’t created until 1930, two years after the movie is set.

Error: The title character wore sunglasses in the movie, but they weren’t common at the time, used as a medicinal aid, and were only prescribed by doctors on rare occasions.

Movie: Titanic

He did look badass, though!

Error: In the movie, Jack mentions to Rose that he and his father used to fish in Lake Wissota.

Movie: Forrest Gump

The problem is, Lake Wissota was formed in 1917 – the Titanic sank in 1912!

Error: Forrest receives mail from computer company Apple in 1975. This must have been a surprise as Apple’s famous rainbow logo was not designed until the following year, in addition, Apple was not even a publicly traded company until 1981!

Movie: Panic Room


Error: A trapped Jodie Foster decides to light a propane canister, dropping to the floor to avoid the rising canister.

Movie: Gladiator

In reality, propane is heavier than air, and the canister would fall to the floor as well.

Error: Russell Crowe’s character is called ‘The Spaniard’, which is an Old French word invented in the 1300’s.

Movie: Gladiator

The researchers must have had a lazy day, as Gladiator is set over a thousand years earlier in 180 AD.

Error: Oopsy, another gladiatorial error. In one of the scenes, a gas canister is clearly visible in the back of a chariot as it comes crashing to the floor.

Movie: Back To The Future

That take probably should have ended up on the cutting room floor.

Error: When Marty McFly travels back in time to 1955 he plays a Gibson ES-345 guitar at the high school dance. Some funky time traveling must have been going on.

Movie: Independence Day

The ES-345 wasn’t produced until 1958.

Error: When the ill-fated Empire State Building explodes from the inside out in the movie, it is actually located at a different address to the real-life building.

Movie: Halloween

The real-life address is 34th street while in the movie the building is shown on 53rd street.

Movie: The Dark Knight

Error: The film is set in a fictional town in Illinois, but you can clearly see Californian palm trees in the background of many exterior shots.

Error: I don’t think the Gotham Times has a proofreader working on their staff.

Movie: 300

Otherwise, they’d have picked up on the ‘hiest’ in their publication.

Movie: The Hurt Locker

Error: Xerxes army attacks using bombs, but this would have been impossible in real life as black powder wasn’t invented until the 9th century.

In one scene they are playing on an Xbox 360, but the Xbox 360 did not come out until 2005, and the game being played, Gears of War, wasn't released until 2006.

Movie: Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

The movie takes place in 2004.

Movie: Malcolm X

Error: While the Nazi book burning scenes were visually dramatic, they didn’t occur in 1938 when the scene is set, but 1933, five years earlier.

Error: Poor Malcolm X’s home is under fire, and he yells out for someone to call 911 while he struggles to defend himself. The problem?

Movie: The Patriot

911 wasn’t launched until three years after he was assassinated.

Error: Ageing is an awkward thing to portray when you’ve got a movie that spans several years. The Patriots way round it?

Movie: Pirates Of The Caribbean

No-one ages at all, including the children who inexplicably don’t look a day older.

Movie: Public Enemies

Error: Captain Barbossa was keen on an apple or two, including Granny Smiths which didn’t exist until 1868, about 140 years after the film was set.

Error: We could maybe chalk this up to creative licence, but in the movie, both Pretty Boy Floyd and Babyface Nelson are killed off by John Dillinger.

Movie: Saving Private Ryan

In truth, he died before either of them.

Error: When Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) becomes injured in battle he leans against a Ural M-63 model motorcycle.

Movie: Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End

The model itself didn’t exist until 18 years after the film is set.

Error: In the movie, the crew of the Black Pearl travel to Singapore for a showdown with the East India Trading Company.

Movie: The Sound Of Music

This would have proved tricky in the 1700’s, as Singapore was yet to be founded.

Error: The Von Trapp family decide to escape Austria to get to Switzerland and travel over the Alps.

Movie: The Shawshank Redemption

This is geographically impossible – they would have only been able to reach Germany.

Movie: Sherlock Holmes

Error: When Dufresne was planning his escape, he covered the escape hole he was digging with a Raquel Welch poster from “One Million Years B.C.” The movie came out one year after Shawshank was set.

Error: The chase scene at the end of the film was remarkably short considering it started in the sewers at the Houses of Parliament and ended at Tower Bridge.

Movie: Top Gun

The two are over two miles apart!

Error: During flying, Maverick and Goose fly closely in tandem, with one plane upside down. This is totally impossible in real life.

Movie: The Green Mile

The back wings of the planes would collide, causing a fatal crash.

Movie: Troy

Error: We see Coffey executed by electric chair in the movie, but the method of execution was not used in the state of Louisiana where the movie is set until 1940 – five years after the film events.

Error: Paris used a lovely parasol to protect his chariot.

Movie: North By Northwest

Knowledgeable historians would be quick to point out that this type of umbrella wasn’t created for another 800 years.

Error: Looks like the kid in the top-right hand corner has had a premonition. He’s got his hands over his ears before the gunshot rings out in the room.

Movie: Passion Of The Christ

Psychic hotline eat your heart out.

Error: This movie falls into the age old argument of a white actor playing Jesus.

Movie: Ace Ventura, Pet Detective

The son of God resided in the Middle East, so couldn’t possibly be white.

Movie: Mr and Mrs Smith

Error: It’s doubtful that the comedy was going for 100% accuracy, but when the dolphin is kidnapped, it manages to speak in dolphin tongue – even when it’s out of the water!

Movie: Schindler’s List

Error: Despite being set in New York there are lots of instances in the film which show it was shot in Los Angeles.

Error: It feels wrong to criticise a movie as epic as Schindler’s list, but there is just one little mistake in the film.

Movie: Spiderman 3

Plastic stamp pads were used in the film but weren’t invented during war time.

Movie: Gone With The Wind

Error: Despite New York City being home to our beloved Spidey when he fights Sandman you can clearly see The Terminal Tower – a Cleveland landmark in the background.

Error: The gas lamp this young lady is carrying clearly has an electric cable running from it!

Movie: Pulp Fiction

Suffice it to say, there wouldn’t have been electricity around then…

Error: During the tense overdose scene where Uma Thurman needs an adrenaline shot to survive, her chest is marked with a red marker pen.

Movie: Cast Away

When she revives, the pen mark has disappeared.

Error: These cardboard FedEx boxes were floating in the ocean near the island.

Movie: Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Miraculously, none of the contents of the non-waterproof packaging was damaged!

Error: Despite being a period film there is one extra in the background who is dressed in modern clothes during a marketplace scene.

Movie: Reservoir Dogs

Can you spot him?

Error: During this scene in which Marvin Nash is being brought to be tortured his hands are cuffed behind his back.

Movie: The Avengers

A few seconds later they are cuffed in front of him.

Error: During the final battle at the end of the film, Captain America’s suit becomes ripped near the waist. In the next shot, it has magically repaired itself.

Movie: Terminator 2 Judgement Day

Impressive skills, suit!

Error: You’ll remember that iconic scene when Arnie shoots the T-1000 in the head, and it splits open.

Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean

What you’ve probably not realised is that the head split open BEFORE Arnie fired the gun.

Captain Jack Sparrow had some serious swagger – that much no one can deny.

Movie:Pirates of the Caribbean (Again)

But still, it seems unlikely that even this styling’ swashbuckler would have been wearing adidas.

Cowboys and pirates have often been compared. They live by their own rules in unforgiving terrain.

Movie: Pulp Fiction

To catch a cowboy on Captain Balboa’s pirate ship is pushing it.

This iconic scene from the cult-classic film, Pulp Fiction is quite possibly one of the coolest moments in cinema history. The only problem: there are bullet holes behind Samuel L.

Jackson, BEFORE the shooting took place.