Best war movie revealing mistakes of all time

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

Dad's Army picture

Revealing mistake: When the platoon hear the church bells, they mistake it for the invasion signal and construct a barricade across the high street. If you look behind them you can see cars parked on the road in the distance that date from well after the 1940s.

More Dad's Army revealing mistakes
U-571 picture

Revealing mistake: When the U-571's crew member starts firing the MG-34 at the survivors in the rowboat, you can see the ammo belt is all blanks.

Grumpy Scot
More U-571 revealing mistakes
Three Kings picture

Revealing mistake: When they find the paper map sticking out the Iraqi soldier's bottom it is neatly rolled up and straight. One should imagine it being quite crumpled after having spent some time in this particular hiding place. (00:08:00)

NancyFelix
More Three Kings revealing mistakes
The Blue Max picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Lt Stachel and an ordinary soldier search for the wreckage of Stachel's unconfirmed first shoot-down, it is supposed to be dark and pouring rain but blue sky is seen in the background.

More The Blue Max revealing mistakes
The Final Countdown picture

Revealing mistake: When the Marines shoot the Japanese pilot, you can see the wire used to set off the blood bags coming out of his pants leg as he falls. (01:11:30)

Grumpy Scot
More The Final Countdown revealing mistakes
American Sniper pictureAmerican Sniper mistake picture Video

Revealing mistake: About 3/4 through the movie, Bradley Cooper and his wife are talking in a bedroom or nursery. He takes his daughter and holds her - the baby is clearly fake.

Anonymous06095
More American Sniper revealing mistakes
Hanover Street picture

Revealing mistake: The British intelligence officer Wells, who is being trained to infiltrate the Gestapo headquarters at Lyon, would never pass as a German because of his slight but still quite noticable accent. (00:47:45)

NancyFelix
More Hanover Street revealing mistakes
Iron Eagle picture

Revealing mistake: If you pay close attention to the close up shots of Doug's F-16 dropping bombs or launching mavericks, you will notice that the fighter is a poorly detailed scale model of the real thing. In the scene where Doug drops the Hades, you will notice that he is actually a barely painted figurine and that he suddenly has no headrest/ejection chair.

More Iron Eagle revealing mistakes
Oh! What a Lovely War picture

Revealing mistake: The shot in the station is somewhat revealing, not only a modern diesel train (as already reported) in 1914 but also a third electric rail. (01:05:15)

More Oh! What a Lovely War revealing mistakes
The Wind That Shakes the Barley picture

Revealing mistake: In the opening scene as the characters play a game of hurling, a farm is visible in the background, at the foot of the mountain. The farm buildings near the farmhouse are much too large and modern to have been constructed in 1920's Ireland.

More The Wind That Shakes the Barley revealing mistakes
In Harm's Way picture

Revealing mistake: John Wayne suffers a broken arm and goes for a x-ray wearing a cast. At the bottom of the cast a slit is visible which allows the fake cast to be easily removed.

More In Harm's Way revealing mistakes
Von Ryan's Express picture

Revealing mistake: In the opening sequence when Colonel Ryan's plane has crashed and is on fire, you can see a metal pole supporting a burning aircraft shell, not a real plane.

More Von Ryan's Express revealing mistakes
Life is Beautiful picture

Revealing mistake: When Guido tries to escape camouflaged as a woman and is stopped by the guards the second from right prisoner cannot help laughing. (01:50:10)

NancyFelix
More Life is Beautiful revealing mistakes
The Longest Day picture

Revealing mistake: There is a short section where a U.S. soldier hops a rugged looking stone wall in France. As he goes over the wall, it moves back and forth a bit as if made of styrofoam and wood.

RichS
More The Longest Day revealing mistakes
Jakob the Liar picture

Revealing mistake: In the beginning of the movie, when Jakob is chasing the newspaper, there are several times you can see the string they use to drag it.

More Jakob the Liar revealing mistakes
Memphis Belle picture

Revealing mistake: The B17 that crash lands in the beginning appears quite realistic, until during a head on shot when you can see daylight through the clear nose from a window in the back of the plane. This shows it to be model as in the real plane bulkheads would block this from happening.

More Memphis Belle revealing mistakes
We Were Soldiers picture

Revealing mistake: The scene right after Mrs. Moore delivers the first batch of telegrams shows Lt. Col. Moore kneeling beside several "dead" soldiers. I could see at least the first four breathing.

More We Were Soldiers revealing mistakes
Battle of the Bulge picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene where a tank is being pushed to the side by another, it's clear the tanks are miniatures.

More Battle of the Bulge revealing mistakes
The Thin Red Line picture

Revealing mistake: During the scene in which the small group of GIs, led by the young go-getter officer played by John Cusack, attack the Japanese hilltop bunkers, they seemed to be equipped with magic bullets. The American soldiers are firing wildly in all directions but seem to drop an enemy soldier with every shot. In some shots, the GI's rifles are not pointing even near where the Japanese soldiers are but the latter obligingly fall dead nonetheless.

More The Thin Red Line revealing mistakes
Downfall picture

Revealing mistake: While the soldiers are putting the corpses of Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler in the ground outside the bunker to be cremated, one of their legs moves.

Dr Wilson
More Downfall revealing mistakes

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.