Wardrobe Fails That Ruined Our Favorite Films

Published on 05/31/2018
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Wardrobe Fails

Wardrobe Fails

It’s no secret that movies, especially commercial ones, cost a lot of money to produce. This is the same reason why it can be surprising to see any form of error in them, regardless of whether it is due to historical inaccuracy or editorial oversight. It usually becomes a game of sorts and there are some very devoted fans who are on the lookout for such mistakes. It is easy to poke fun at the crew members, but let’s be honest, we also missed it during our first viewing.

John Carter: Sports Bras

Disney’s John Carter had all the characteristics of a winning science fiction movie, but it was met with a sad reception. Unfortunately the massive budget it was allocated didn’t do much for the audiences who rated a cheap 5/10. Aside from the negative reviews, there was also a glaring costume mistake that we just can’t unsee. During the “princess rescue” scene, Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins) impresses John Carter when she defeats an oncoming army of enemies all on her lonesome. But the audience was a little less impressed with the sight of her very modern sports bra underneath her dress-up.

John Carter Sports Bras

John Carter Sports Bras

Pride and Prejudice: Rubber Boots Didn’t Exist Then

The movie has received a lot of acclaim for its beautiful imagery and the unrivaled love story of Lizzy Bennett and Mr. Darcy. However, Austen’s novel of the same name was set in the Regency period and Keira Knightley should not have been wearing rubber boots. Why, you ask? Wellington boots would only come into existence about 40 years after.

Pride And Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice

Captain America (The First Avenger): Hair Needs To Be Up Here

Hayley Atwell was undeniably beautiful in the first Captain America installment, but Peggy Carter’s pin curls simply had no place in the army. While it is actually accurate for the period, service in the military still required longer-haired women to wear it up.

Captain America

Captain America

Dirty Dancing: Baby’s Shorts Needed To Be A Skirt

This classic movie may have been released in 1987, but it was set in the year 1963. It might have been convincing for most, but observant viewers will be able to notice that Baby’s jean shorts aren’t from that era! Historically speaking, the garment would only come into style during the ‘80s. This minor faux pas did not deter it from making a lasting impact on the audience, however. Who hasn’t at least tried to copy the dance moves and felt a little in love with the main couple?

Dirty Dancing Babys Shorts

Dirty Dancing

Pearl Harbor: Bare Legs Weren’t Appropriate

A lot of movies on the list were World War 2 period movies. Pearl Harbor is no exception to the rule. Regardless of the intent of the crew, the 1940s were simply too early for bare legs. At the time, it was considered far too scandalous for a woman to wear a skirt without stockings.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Lena Headey – Game Of Thrones

Are you a rebel? Never watched Game of Thrones? Well if you are one of the few who haven’t, then this wardrobe fail might not be as glaring as we think. It’s pretty hard to miss what’s wrong in this picture… regarding their attire, that is.

Lena Headey Game Of Thrones

Lena Headey Game Of Thrones

The King’s Speech: Wrong Kilt

The King’s Speech took home the Oscar for Best Picture in 2011 for a good reason. Who wasn’t captivated by the story of King George VI? However, people who specialize in kilts might not share the sentiment. Experts were able to spot that not only is the kilt design appropriate for 1997— it’s also Irish, instead of Scottish Balmoral.

The Kings Speech

The Kings Speech

Glory: A Digital Watch During the Civil War, Really?

You don’t have to be an expert to notice this wardrobe mistake. A digital watch has no place in any movie set in the civil war, after all. Wristwatches were introduced in the late 19th century, decades after the setting, and the digital kind we know today only came into fashion in the 1970s.

Glory

Glory

Captain America (The First Avenger): The Headset Didn’t Exist Yet

Captain America made its way onto the list again. Don’t get us wrong, the movie was great. However, the earpiece that Jim Morita was wearing seemed out of place for a movie set during the Second World War. The design was only made at the turn of the millennia, after all.

Capatin America

Captain America

Public Enemies: A Robe That’s Too Advanced

Johnny Depp’s performance as Prohibition-era gangster John Dillinger was well-received. Despite this, it couldn’t cover up for a certain historical inaccuracy. The robes that judges wore at the time were a lot heavier and stiffer than the jackets we wear these days. This one requires a closer look, but the fibers on the jacket Depp dons after stealing it away from Judge Murray were far too light for the norm at the time.

Public Enemies

Public Enemies

Almost Famous: The Black Sabbath T-shirt

The quintessential teenage film, who can ever forget the tale this poignant coming of age tale? The movie is filled with plenty of charm and humor, but that doesn’t make up for a misplaced Black Sabbath printed T-shirt. The movie was set in 1973 but the shirts were actually produced in 1997. Oops!

Almost Famous

Almost Famous

Legends of the Fall: Brad Pitt’s Blonde Hair Was Too Perfect

Brad Pitt made for a gorgeous cowboy in this Western coming of age movie. He played the role of Tristan Ludlow, the wild but sensitive middle son in a farm family in Montana. Set in the early 20th century, a lot of people have criticized the styling. Pitt’s gorgeous blonde locks were left free-flowing in a wavy style reminiscent of the ‘60s. Some also mentioned that the shave would not have been acceptable for the time period.

Legends Of The Fall

Legends Of The Fall

Braveheart: Gibson’s Scottish Skirt Was Totally Premature

Ah, this is another classic. Who isn’t familiar with the critically-acclaimed film? The story is set in medieval Scotland and despite its iconic appearance, the tradition of wearing kilts only began towards the end of the 17th century.

Braveheart

Braveheart

Django Unchained: Sunglasses Didn’t Exist Yet

Tarantino surpassed expectations with this revenge drama set during the Civil War. Despite its popularity, the Western film still sports several flaws. One of them would be the fact that the titular character sports sunglasses. The round specs would only be mass-produced in 1929. Fans don’t seem to mind, however, as the iconic frames saw a comeback among members of the audience.

Django

Django

Wonder Woman: The Most Uncomfortable Costumes

The costumes the cast wore in Wonder Woman were very very uncomfortable. They were especially impractical when they needed a bathroom break. Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman herself, told the media, “I remember putting it on and it being so tight I couldn’t breathe. But I was so grateful to be playing Wonder Woman that I didn’t say anything”. Also keep in mind that the film was shot during Winter, aka below 30F temperatures! Gal was in nothing but her skimpy costume. She tells fans that in between scenes she would drape her cape over the heater to keep warm.

Wonder Woman: The Most Uncomfortable Costumes

A Million Ways to Die in the West: Charlize Can’t Stop Swearing

It must really suck to forget your lines in a movie, it’s your job for goodness’ sake! But in all fairness, it’s pretty difficult to when you have to memorize lines like it’s going out of fashion. Charlize Theron was so badly tongue-twisted that her words simply came out as F-bombs and then the crew just burst out laughing.

A Million Ways To Die In The West Charlize Cant Stop Swearing

A Million Ways To Die In The West Charlize Cant Stop Swearing

The Mummy Returns: Meema’s Skirt Is Not Battle Friendly

In one of the most epic battle scenes in movie history, Nefertiri and Anck Su fight it out in true fight-to-the-death style. The two women put on an impressive show, managing to master the art of war with sticks and swords, while an awestruck crowd watches inside Pharaoh’s chambers. One problem – the skirts that the two wore during their duel were a little too revealing, showing some underwear that were centuries before their time. It’s still a pretty jaw-dropping fight, though!

The Mummy Returns Meemas Skirt Is Not Battle Friendly

The Mummy Returns Meemas Skirt Is Not Battle Friendly

The Untouchables: Lapels Didn’t Exist Yet

This unrivaled gangster film from the ‘80s, there’s no denying that The Untouchables remains a masterpiece. However, eagle-eyed viewers were able to find a fault in the suit Costner wears as Agent Ness. The item in question had a lapel, while it would only come into fashion a little later.

The Untouchables

The Untouchables

The Other Boleyn Girl: Portman’s Hair Needs To Be Pulled Back

The very purpose of the French hood that women wore during the Tudor period is to cover up the head. The hair should be pulled back and hidden underneath. However, Natalie Portman’s and Scarlett Johansson’s hair were both on display at certain moments in the movie, rendering the garment little more than a headband.

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl

Baywatch: Swimsuits

Baywatch was a television hit throughout the 90’s, and although a newer movie has been made recently, most fans will agree that the original is irreplaceable. But even on shows where the cast and directors spend hours rehearsing lines and preparing the perfect shots, mistakes can happen. Baywatch was no exception to this – I guess long hours in the sun can really alter one’s mind.

Baywatch Swimsuits

Saving Private Ryan: The Case Of The Black Boots

This is the film that would set the standard for modern war movies. Only the heartless can claim that it did not move them. However, the film is not perfect. One of its flaws is evident in the black boots that Matt Damon sports for most of the movie’s duration. In real life, such boots would only be worn by the airborne a decade later.

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves: Telescope Didn’t Exist Yet

There is a specific scene in the movie where Morgan Freeman and Kevin Costner’s characters used a telescope. This should have been impossible because the device was only invented during the 1600s. The tale of Robin Hood is set during the 12th century so its introduction was a couple of centuries too early.

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Catch Me If You Can: Braces Didn’t Exist Yet

This movie features a star-studded cast, an exciting plot, and the direction of Steven Spielberg. Despite all of these, the tale of Frank Abagnale Jr. was not told without errors. Case in point: Amy Adams’ character was sporting braces, despite the movie taking place in 1963. The orthodontic devices would only be introduced in the 1970’s.

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

The Tudors: Wearing Ruffs Is Scandalous

A lot of people would miss most errors in period films set centuries ago. However, some sharp-eyed watchers were able to catch onto a certain historical inaccuracy. During the Tudor period, it would be highly inappropriate for a woman to wear the ruffs without an undershirt. It may have made for a visual treat, but it would have been unacceptable in court.

The Tudors

The Tudors

Good Night and Good Luck: Name Tags Equal Nope

Military officers can easily be identified using their name tags in the present day. However, this was not always the case. The movie seemed to have overlooked the fact that the practice was only put in place during the late sixties. The military officers should not have been sporting name tags in the movie since it took place in the early 1950’s.

Good Night And Good Luck

Good Night And Good Luck

American Hustle: No Rolex Watches In The 70’s

The fast-paced nature of the film might make it difficult to catch errors, but the more observant of us were able to detect a minor inconsistency. The shiny Rolex that Louis C.K. should not have existed in a movie that takes place in the 1970’s.

American Hustle

American Hustle

Amadeus: Mozart’ Sippers Didn’t Exist Yet

The movie allowed us to take a glimpse into what Mozart’s life was like back in 18th century Austria. However beautiful the movie was, it could not make up for the fact that the elaborate costumes should not have visible zippers. In fact, there should be no zipper at all — the contraption would be invented more than a century later.

Amadeus

Amadeus

The Color Purple: Clip-on Ties Didn’t Exist Yet

The film is an adaption of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The movie was able to achieve critical acclaim of its own, but there is an inconsistency with the wardrobe. Danny Glover’s clip-on tie was inaccurate since it had not yet been invented during the setting of the story.

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Gangs of New York: Firefighters Modern Uniforms Don’t Make Sense

The movie features a big cast, which helps mask certain mistakes. A certain error, however, did not go unnoticed. The fact that the firemen in the movie were dressed in uniforms that were a little too modern for the time period.

Gangs Of New York

Gangs Of New York

Back to the Future: This Guitar Didn’t Exist Yet

A universally-acclaimed film, who didn’t enjoy watching Marty McFly go back in time and fall in love with his own mother? Despite the poorly-done CGI, it has attained the status of a modern classic. However, it seems that even the crew got confused with all the time-traveling. The scene where Marty plays a solo on a Gibson was set in 1955, but the particular model would only come out in 1958.

Back To The Future

Back To The Future

Schindler’s List: Women Didn’t Shave Then

You’ll find this movie at the very top of the best movies ever made. The movie won multiple awards at the Academy Awards, but costume design was not one of them. Perhaps this could be attributed to a certain wardrobe error. Questions were raised how the female characters were able to shave their armpits and legs. While it has become the norm in modern times, it is doubtful that women in concentration camps had the luxury for it.

Schindlers List

Schindlers List

Julius Caesar: Bullet Bras Didn’t Exist Yet

The bullet bra is an unforgettable fashion phenomenon best left in the 1950s. At the time, it was nothing out of the ordinary for ladies. However, fashion norms were certainly different during ancient Rome. None of the female characters in Julius Caesar should have been wearing them. It was about two millennia before they would be in use.

Julius Caesar The Bullet Bras Were Not Invented Yet

Julius Caesar The Bullet Bras Were Not Invented Yet

My Girl: Mood-rings Didn’t Exist Yet

Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky broke many pre-teen hearts when My Girl was first released. One of the more iconic fashion pieces featured in the film was Vada’s mood ring. However, the movie took place in 1972, while it would only be introduced in 1975.

My Girl

My Girl

Sense and Sensibility: The Baby’s Diaper

Another Austen adaptation made it to the list. While there is generally no problem with a diaper existing in Sense and Sensibility, the material is a little too modern. Diapers in the Regency period should have been made of cloth, after all.

Sense And Sensibility

Sense And Sensibility

Singin’ In the Rain: A Pink Dress? No Chance

The great Debbie Reynolds might have passed away, but her memory will forever live on in Singin’ in the Rain. She was simply excellent at portraying the role of Kathy Selden. However, it should not go unnoticed that the iconic pink dress belonged more to the 50’s than the 20’s.

Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ In The Rain

The Doors: Ray Ban Sunglasses Didn’t Exist Yet

The movie tells the life story of legend Jim Morrison and one of the greatest rock bands of the 70’s. Val Kilmer played the role of the icon in the The Doors. The actor wore Ray-Ban sunglasses throughout the film. While they looked great, the fact of the matter is that the style would only come out in the 1980s. That was a little too avant-garde, even for The Doors.

The Doors

The Doors

The Wedding Singer: Barrymore’s Haircut = 10 Years Later

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore might be the romantic comedy king and queen, but even they aren’t immune to historical inaccuracies. The Wedding Singer might hold a special space in our hearts, but it is necessary to point out a wardrobe error. While Drew Barrymore looked gorgeous in her haircut, it was a style more suited to the 90’s instead of the 80’s.

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The Wedding Singer

Picnic at Hanging Rock: Again Hair Makes The List

Picnic at Hanging Rock presents a haunting image of girlhood back in the 1900s. The white dresses might have held an old world charm, but the hairstyles were not appropriate for the setting. The straight hair parted in the middle seemed much more appropriate for the modern age. It would have been more convincing if the actresses had their hair pinned up with tendrils framing the face.

Picnic At Hanging Rock

Picnic At Hanging Rock

The Informant: Nike Golf Spikes Didn’t Exist Yet

The Nike golf spikes might have been an effective bit of product placement, but it was a rather anachronistic detail. The film takes place in 1992, but the clothing brand only released the golf shoes in 1996.

The Informant

The Informant

The Last Samurai: Tom Cruise’s Armor Was Too Old

Tom Cruise starred in the 2003 period drama set in 1870s Japan. The Last Samurai told the story of an American military officer hired to train Japanese soldiers in modern warfare. The armor that Cruise dons in the film might have made a lasting impression, but in reality, it was a quarter of a millennium too old for the time period.

The Last Samuri

The Last Samuri

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Modern Sunglasses

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is another film that messes with the way time works. However, that is no excuse for any wardrobe errors. Brad Pitt is shown wearing Ray-Ban sunglasses in multiple scenes. Stylish as they are, they had no reason to exist in 1945 as they were first introduced in 1952.

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Pirates of the Caribbean (The Curse of the Black Pearl): Redcoats – No Such Thing Then

This is more than just a wardrobe error. The Red Coats in The Curse of the Black Pearl should not have been present at all! The Royal Marines wore a different set of uniforms at the time. The unit would only come into existence in 1747, a couple of decades after the movie’s setting.

Pirates Of The Caribbean The Curse Of The Black Pearl

Pirates Of The Caribbean The Curse Of The Black Pearl

Seabiscuit: Strapped Helmets Didn’t Exist Yet

Toby Maguire played a jockey in the film and can be seen wearing a strapped helmet that came into fashion in 1956. The headwear made for a memorable sight, but it is important to note that the movie was set during the Great Depression.

Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit

The Ten Commandments: Nefertiri’s Dress Is Just Too Advanced

The epic religious drama from 1956 is still regularly viewed during Lent. It has made several artistic liberties when it comes to the plot, but even the wardrobe saw several historical inconsistencies. Anna Baxter wore a dress in a beautiful blue color that would have been impossible to make at the time. Regardless, she made Nefertiti a sight to behold in the aforementioned outfit.

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

Pretty Woman: Vivian’s Gown Changes Length

This one is more noticeable, even if you aren’t the most observant person in the room. Who can forget the first kiss shared by Vivian and Edward? However, it’s not a flawless moment. You can see at the start of the scene that Vivian is decked out in a long nightgown. It magically becomes a shorter one towards the scene.

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

The Notebook: Lon’s Changing Hair Color

Allie and Noah are still the OTP. Before Noah though, Allie was initially set to marry Lon. While Lon’s horrible war wounds were healing, there seems to be something with his hair. It changes from brown to black multiple times over the course of the film.

The Notebook

The Notebook

There Will Be Blood: Waffle Shoes Didn’t Exist Then

There Will Be Blood tells the rags-to-riches story of a miner who went on to become an oil magnate in 1892. However, Day-Lewis can be seen wearing waffle-soled boots and those were only introduced in the 1970s.

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

Pompeii: No Purple Capes

Pompeii depicted several characters wearing purple capes. However, if this actually happened in ancient Rome, they would have been executed. Why, you ask? Infamous Emperor Nero decreed that anyone who dared to wear the color aside from him would be sentenced to death.

Pompeii

Pompeii

Ben Hur: The Star of David

Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ stars Jack Huston in this new adaptation of the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace. However, the Star of David the protagonist wore wasn’t accurate. It might have made an impact, but it doesn’t match the historical records. Evidence has shown that the symbol has only been in use since the 12th century.

Ben Hur

Ben Hur

Unforgiven: Belt Loops

We’ll let it go this time, but only because this masterpiece deserves a spot in the Western canon. It was directed by Clint Eastwood and stars himself alongside Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. The movie was set in 1880 Wyoming so the fact that Gene Hackman has belt loops doesn’t make sense. It threw us for a loop because they would only become the norm during the Roaring Twenties.

Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Quadrophenia: Band Didn’t Exist Then

The movie basically follows the rivalry between British rockers and mods in the 1960s. The reason it made it to the list? Someone was wearing a Motorhead T-shirt when the band would only be formed in 1975. True enough, that was the same year the movie was made. However, you’d think that the filmmakers would be more careful when music plays an important part in the story.

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

The Great Escape: Trendy Clothes

Even Steve McQueen holds a spot on the list. The film tells the tale of World War II prisoners of war as they escape from Germany. However, one might as well believe that it was set in the 90s thanks to all the khaki and cut-off shirts!

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Pretty Woman: Edward’s Tie

Here’s another mistake from Pretty Woman. This time it’s about the scene when Vivian watches I Love Lucy and comes up to undo Edward’s tie. She would then proceed to watch the show. The following shot shows Edward’s tie fixed and then undone once more. Continuity error much?

Pretty Woman Tie

Pretty Woman Tie

Where Eagles Dare: It’s The Hair

Another World War 2 story, the film may have featured a great cast but it’s still prone to errors. Ingrid Pitt stars in the movie and while she looked remarkable in her hairdo, it was terribly out of place. It was fitting for the 1960s, not so much for a German waitress in the 1940s.

Where Eagles Dare

Where Eagles Dare

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Giddy Up

The movie featured a lot of great headwear, but we’re pretty sure that cowboys weren’t a thing yet. In a sea of pirate hats, the unwanted extra in a cowboy hat was pretty conspicuous.

Pirates Of The Caribbean Cowboy

Pirates Of The Caribbean Cowboy

Gladiator: Crowe’s Lycra Shorts Don’t Make Sense

Russell Crowe’s leather outfit was iconic in itself, but the spandex shorts he was wearing under? Not so much. The skin-hugging garment was visible multiple times throughout the film. Aside from that, it’s obvious that it wasn’t the fashion norm for ancient Rome. The empire fell over 1,500 years ago. Spandex, meanwhile, was only introduced in 1962.

Gladiator

Gladiator

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Nazi’s Shouldn’t Be Wearing Medals

Here’s another Indiana Jones entry once again, this time for the The Last Crusade. The film has become a source for a lot of laughs was set in the late 1930s, just before World War 2 erupted. It is for this reason that its depiction of Nazis was questionable. While we know that Nazis love their war medals, it is a prerequisite to have first fought in one. The practice of adorning oneself with pins and medals would only become the norm towards the ends of the war.

The Last Crusade

The Last Crusade

The Aviator: The Glasses

Simply put: the frameless specs that Robert Gross wears in The Aviator made for an unusually modern look in a 20’s setting.

The Aviator

The Aviator

Alien: That Helmet

Another fairly obvious mistake: Kane’s hood somehow disappears into thin air when the alien approaches. Was this a secret alien power or a continuity error?

Alien

Alien

The Empire Strikes Back: That Jacket

Everyone loves Han Solo, but that’s not enough of a reason to give him a get-out-of-jail-free card. Our favorite intergalactic smuggler can be seen wearing a jacket that magically disappears multiple times in a single scene.

Empire Strikes Back

Empire Strikes Back

The Wizard Of Oz: Red Slippers?

Who wasn’t enchanted by the magical world presented by this classic movie? Everyone has heard of Dorothy’s ruby slippers. However, the ones in the movie look rather black to me.

The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz

The Avengers: The Suit

We all love Captain America, but we don’t remember anything about his suit’s ability to heal itself. Oh, wait… that’s not something he can do.

The Avengers

The Avengers

Full Metal Jacket: Wrap

Even when you’re shooting at a target, changing the angles shouldn’t just make a wrist wrap disappear. But that’s what happened in Full Metal Jacket anyway.

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

Troy: Umbrellas Didn’t Exist Then

The pink umbrella may have protected Orlando Bloom adequately while filming Troy, but it is historically inaccurate for his character Paris to be enjoying the shade. Assuming that the Trojan War actually happened, it was several years too early for the umbrella. The sunshade would not be invented until the 5th Century BCE, so all the Trojan and Greek warriors had to face the intense heat without protection from the sun.

Troy

Troy

Harry Potter: The Suitcase

When you get locked out of Platform 9 ¾, it can surely be stressful. However, that’s not enough reason to replace a trunk with a different one in just a matter of seconds!

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

The Mummy: Switching Sides

The Mummy was a real hit back in 1999, but there was a continuity error that most of us missed. When Imhotep’s priests attack Jonathan and Rick, they decide to fight back. But in the first shot they’re seen standing side by side, only to switch positions in the next shot.

The Mummy Switching Sides

The Mummy Switching Sides

King Arthur: Everything

So they movie is based on a myth, but still, you’ve got to have your facts straight. So things like modern day shoes in the middle of the 5th century is not quite accurate. Aside from that the armor plates that the soldiers wore were waaay to heavy for what Sarmatian knights would have worn into battle.

King Arthur Everything

King Arthur Everything

Zulu: Shaved Faces

During the Zulu war with the British colonialists, British soldiers wore prominent handlebar mustaches, and did not go clean shaven. Sure times have changed since 1879, but this can’t be overlooked.

Zulu Shaved Faces

Zulu Shaved Faces

Hello, Dolly! Wrong Make-Up

Ah, we do love Barbara Streisand, and this is totally not her fault. However, in Hello, Dolly! which is set in the 1890’s, Streisand can be seen sporting some make-up that wouldn’t appear until the 1960’s.

Hello Dolly Make Up

Hello Dolly Make Up

Elizabeth I: Floating ruffs

Don’t worry, if it looks ridiculous now, just know that it looked just as ridiculous then. Neck ruffs should never have been worn without a top running right up to it, so Helen Mirren got the short end of the stick.

Elizabeth I Floating Ruffs

Elizabeth I Floating Ruffs

Lord of the Rings: Watch

Nobody can deny that Gandalf has magical skills that are out of this world, but a digital wristwatch might be pushing it a little. But who are we to judge when it comes to a trilogy that raked in close to $3 billion and swiped 17 Oscars? Yeah, exactly.

Lord Of The Rings Watch

Lord Of The Rings Watch

Braveheart: Man In The Back

All it takes is some guy not paying attention to walk into the background of a shot without anyone noticing. This guy is a walking 21st century time traveler. Too bad no-one noticed.

Braveheart Man In The Back

Braveheart Man In The Back

American Sniper: Baby

If this movie didn’t get you in the feels, then I’m not sure which one would. Chris Kyle holds onto ‘his baby’, but did you manage to get a closer look? The baby happens to actually be a doll (pretty realistic), and the reason for the decoy according to Clint Eastwood, was that he believed directing a doll would be easier than directing a real baby.

American Sniper Baby

American Sniper Baby

Outlander: Expensive Material

That beautiful (subject to opinion) cloak that Claire wears is lined with tartan. Now tartan was so expensive back then that if someone did happen to have it, they would wear it facing out for all to see, not hidden away from sight.

Outlander Expensive Material

Outlander Expensive Material

Gone With The Wind: Electric Cables

Wow, is this a classic or what? Seeing as Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh starred in the (very) long movie, we can conclude that it was a piece of art. The movie was set during the Civil War, which means that there weren’t lamps that had electrical cords… I know, shocking.

Gone With The Wind Electric Cables

Gone With The Wind Electric Cables

Raiders of the Lost Ark: An Extra Is Actually Wearing Jeans

You might miss it if you don’t look hard enough. In the background, you can see an extra wearing jeans and a T-shirt. While the attire is fine nowadays, the fact that the movie took place in 1930’s Egypt makes the get-up inappropriate at best.

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Star Wars: Knee Plate

Star Wars, how on Earth could there be anything wrong with any of these movies? Well when Darth Vader loses his sh… tuff, he grabs the Rebel by the throat, and in the back you can see a Stormtrooper without a protector plate on his knee, but in the next shot (the close-up) it magically appears.

Star Wars Knee Plate

Star Wars Knee Plate

Fast Five: Camerman

In this movie there was a lot of shooting, and sometimes you could even see the cameras that did so. When Mia and Brian make the jump off the roof, a gunman takes aim at them and a cameraman takes aim at the gunman. Fail.

Fast Five Camerman

Fast Five Camerman

Iron Man: Blood Disappears

So we all must wonder when Stark managed to wipe that bloody drip off his mouth. In one shot it has dripped down the side of his face, but in the next it has completely disappeared.

Iron Man Blood Disappears

Iron Man Blood Disappears

Spiderman: Redhead Extra

Did this extra get paid a little more for making multiple appearances in multiple shots? Well because this redhead pops up a number of times in the Spiderman, but hey she might just have forgotten something in the car… twice.

Spiderman Redhead Extra

Spiderman Redhead Extra

Pearl Harbor: The Scarf

Maybe it was cold… just maybe. It was when Rafe was about to set out to England that Evelyn wraps a scarf around his neck. Then just from behind he suddenly doesn’t have it. But straight after that he has the scarf once again.

Pearl Harbor The Scarf

Pearl Harbor The Scarf

Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Disappearing Bracelet

Who said continuity issues don’t come up in animated movies? When they’re in the courtroom with King Neptune, Mindy’s gold band seems to go away and then mysteriously pop up again.

Spongebob Squarepants Movie Disappearing Bracelet

Spongebob Squarepants Movie Disappearing Bracelet

Bad Boys II: Book Moves

It’s when Tapia is standing with his daughter and she holds a book in one hand. Then from the next shot she has the book in the other hand.

Bad Boys II Book Moves

Bad Boys II Book Moves

John Carter: A Revealing Costume

Playing the martian warrior, Princess Dejah Thoris, Lynn Collins got a lot of attention for her costume. She admitted that it was pretty revealing, but at the end of the day it was her instructions that made it so. But the bottom line is that the outfit, according to the books, should have been a lot more revealing… she should have been dressed only in luxurious jewelry.

John Carter A Revealing Costume

John Carter A Revealing Costume

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