Just like everyone else, filmmakers can make mistakes, too. Often those oversights are hard to notice on the first watch, so it might be a good idea for directors to go through their work with a fine-tooth comb a couple more times.
To get you started, We put together a list of 20 most glaring mistakes from famous movies.
1. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
In ’The Hobbit,’ Legolas has dreamy blue eyes, but in the ’Lord of the Rings’ trilogy they were almost black.
In ’The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ one of the staircases suddenly disappears along with Frodo.
2. Harry Potter
This is no sorcery: the wires that the candles hang from are plainly visible.
You can see the camera man in this scene of ’Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.’
In ’Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Harry’s T-shirt gets changed in his sleep from a rounded-neck one to one with buttons.
Harry has always been told that he had his mother’s green eyes. So why do we see her having brown eyes in ’Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’?
In this scene, Mary Jane slips on some spilled juice, but in the next frame the spill is gone. Self-cleaning floors?
4. Star Trek
Captain Robau is seen wearing a Starfleet badge but, as soon as he sits in his chair, the badge magically disappears.
The camera’s reflection is visible in the car window.
You can clearly see a wire passing through Bella’s jeans.
6. Sleepy Hollow
Here you can see Christopher Walker’s real teeth behind the prosthetic ones.
7. Pulp Fiction
Who doesn’t remember this iconic scene. But have you ever noticed that the bullet holes are already in place before the shots are even fired?
8. Men in Black II
Agent K’s safety harness can be clearly seen here.
9. Pirates of the Caribbean
A crew member got caught in the frame.
In the ’Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,’ Captain Hector Barbossa’s teeth go from presentable to super-gross in a matter of minutes.
In the scene of an epic battle, one of the chariots gets turned over, and you can see a gas cylinder strapped in the back of it.
Looks like Iron Man’s suit can heal minor wounds.
…And so can Captain America’s.
12. Star Wars
One of the stormtroopers (far right) is too high, so he hits his head on the door. Look closely. It’s impossible to unsee.
13. Hunger Games
Katniss might be doing something wrong here.
14. Pretty Woman
In this episode, Julia Roberts is eating a croissant, which in the next frame suddenly turns into a pancake.
Bonus. Actors who Fantastically Changed for the Sake of Art
Johnny Depp — James “Whitey” Bulger
Black Mass, 2015
Tilda Swinton — Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe und Taxis
The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014
Glenn Close — Albert Nobbs
Albert Nobbs, 2011
Jared Leto — Mark Chapman, John Lennon’s murderer
Chapter 27, 2006
Rooney Mara — Lisbeth Salander
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2011
Hugo Weaving — Nurse Noakes
Cloud Atlas, 2012
Halle Berry — Jocasta Ayrs
Cloud Atlas, 2012
Matthew Fox — Picasso
Alex Cross, 2012
Javier Bardem — Ramón Sampedro
The Sea Inside, 2004
Cate Blanchett — Jude Quinn (Bob Dylan in 60s)
I’m Not There, 2007
Anthony Hopkins — Alfred Hitchcock
Stanley Tucci — George Harvey
The Lovely Bones, 2009
Nicole Kidman — Virginia Woolf
The Hours, 2002
Christian Bale — Trevor Reznik
The Machinist, 2004
Charlize Theron — Aileen Wuornos
Vanessa Hudgens — Agnes “Apple” Bailey
Gimme Shelter, 2013
Joel Edgerton — Ramses
Exodus: Gods and Kings, 2014
Marion Cotillard — Edith Piaf
La Vie en rose, 2007
Tom Cruise — Les Grossman
Tropic Thunder, 2008
Matthew McConaughey — Ron Woodroof
Dallas Buyers Club, 2013