50 Worst Movie Goofs


Clueless (1995)

The Goof: When Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is picked up by her step-brother Josh (Paul Rudd), they play an amazing game of ‘spot the rear-view mirror’, which keeps vanishing and reappearing depending on the shot.

How Noticeable Is It: To be honest, Cher’s feather boa is really distracting, so this one’s not massively noticeable.

Stand By Me (1986)

The Goof: Taking a break from their trek, Teddy (Corey Feldman), Vern (Jerry O’Connell) and the guys sit down for a breather.

Then you notice Teddy is suddenly wearing a necklace. And then not again. Wah?

How Noticeable Is It: Depends how much time you spend ogling jewellery.

The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005)

The Goof: So Peter gets stabbed in the arm during the film’s climactic battle?

Take a closer look and you’ll see that the sword is actually embedded in the ground above his arm and nowhere near his bodily flesh.

How Noticeable Is It: You’d have to pause it to spot it, but it’s there.

Bridesmaids (2011)

The Goof: Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Helen (Rose Byrne) are competing for the affections of bride-to-be Lillian (Maya Rudolph) by crooning into microphones.

Except Annie keeps inexplicably changing which hand she’s holding the microphone and her champagne with in each shot.

How Noticeable Is It: You’ll probably be too busy laughing to notice things like inexplicable microphone hand-switching.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)

The Goof: Blondie (Clint Eastwood) sits on his horse talking to Tuco (Eli Wallach), who has a rope around his neck.

But the tricksy noose keeps changing position so that the knot is either in front of Tuco, or slung over his shoulder. Come on, continuity person!

How Noticeable Is It: You’re probably too bewitched by Eastwood to notice this one.

Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King (2003)

The Goof: During the course of this third Middle-earth fantasy, Frodo (Elijah Wood) acquires a scar on his jawline.

Except depending on which shot you’re looking at, the scar keeps switching from one side of his face to the other.

How Noticeable Is It: To be honest, everybody’s pretty beaten up at this point, so unless you’re really keeping track of all the wounds everybody’s acquired, this one isn’t massively noticeable.

The Usual Suspects (1995)

The Goof: Before the scene in which a police car is robbed, we get a lovely shot of a Boeing 747 coming in to land.

Except when the shot reverses, we’re suddenly looking at a shot of another plane. The first has four engines, the second only two…

How Noticeable Is It: This one’s for planespotters only, we feel.

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)

The Goof: When The Bride (Uma Thurman) visits Hattori Hanz (Sonny Chiba), he writes the name ‘Bill’ in a steamed-up window.

But you can see that window’s already been wiped clean from a previous take. How often does this guy write on windowpanes, eh?

How Noticeable Is It: Very, if you’re an avid window cleaner.

The Goonies (1985)

The Goof: When Brand (Josh Brolin) is taken for a ride by Troy (Steve Antin) while on the little girl’s bike, the horn on the right handlebar keeps appearing and then disappearing.

How Noticeable Is It: Not too noticeable, considering we’re more concerned with Brand’s safety.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

The Goof: Marvin Nash (Kirk Baltz) is lying on the floor with his hands cuffed behind his back.

As soon as the torture starts, though, his hands are cuffed in front of him.

How Noticeable Is It: If you’ve watched the film as many times as we have, you’ll definitely have picked up on this one.

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