The final line in the iconic 1959 comedy Some Like it Hot is “Nobody’s perfect.” While that movie may indeed be perfect, there are plenty others that have missed the mark on quality control, resulting in some pretty outrageous flubs and bloopers.
Even the prestigious films that have won awards and have places in our permanent libraries—not to mention budgets in the multi-millions—sometimes let mistakes slip through the cracks. How does this happen? Did the continuity manager fall asleep? Was the director too stressed to notice? And what about later in the editing phase?
It’s like catching a typo in your email at the exact moment you hit “send”—off it goes, mistakes and all! It can happen to anyone.
We found myriad cinematic favorites that were released in theaters with funny film flubs and movie bloopers on display for all the world to see. But these are our five favorites.
5 Funny Film Flubs and Movie Bloopers
Harry Potter and the ‘Cameraman’ of Azkaban
When baddie Draco Malfoy (played by Tom Felton) gets his just desserts in Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets, the camera guy is there to catch it all. But unfortunately, another camera operator getting the reverse shot also catches his or her coworker in the crowd. Somehow, this flub stayed in the movie.
Troy vs Sparta vs American Airlines
Achilles (played by Brad Pitt) isn’t the only one with a weak spot—makers of the blockbuster Troy somehow missed this huge airplane flying overhead during a pivotal scene. Maybe they were distracted by Brad’s killer physique.
Pirate’s Treasure with a tag
Captain Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) from Pirates of the Caribbean is a wily pirate who could steal the gold filling right out your teeth, but he certainly couldn’t have nicked an Adidas hat in the 1700s!
Forrest Gump was clairvoyant
Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) is a loveable character who just happens to find himself in amazing historical moments as they happen—but when he invests in “some fruit company” stock (Apple Computer) in the mid-70s, he must know something no else does, because the company didn’t go public until 1980.
Hey, Gandalf—do you have the time?
Gandalf (played by Sir Ian McKellan) from The Lord of the Rings franchise is a mighty wizard with potions, powers, and magical mojo—so maybe on the way to this battle, he made a stop in the 20th century to pick up this nice wristwatch.
You won’t believe your eyes when you see these funny film flubs and big movie bloopers that someone should have caught a long time ago.