It’s no secret that virtually every Hollywood production includes deleted scenes. Even our all-time favorite films have scenes that just didn’t make the cut for some reason whether it be continuity, pacing, length, or the fact that it just didn’t quite fit. In any event, we’ve put together a list of various movies with deleted scenes that you may have heard about but never seen, but watch out – spoilers ahead!
Bridesmaids — 2011
Bridesmaids is a 2011 rom-com that could make you cry of laughter. It follows a maid of honor, Annie (Kristen Wiig) whose life basically falls apart as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph) and a group of lively bridesmaids down the road to matrimony.
Anyway, do you guys remember the argument at the jewelry store between Annie and the customer? Well, there’s actually a 10-minute deleted scene of just that and let us tell you — the whole thing is comedic perfection.
Jaws — 1975
Considered one of the greatest films ever made, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws follows the story of a giant man-eating great white shark. While quite a few deleted scenes have surfaced, the opening one — a young woman who is skinny dipping until she’s killed by a shark — was altered quite significantly before the film premiered.
In the theatrical version, the scene appears to take place at night although it was actually shot during the day. The contrast and brightness were toned down in order to make the actress’ nudity less visible — a wise move on Spielberg’s part since an R rating would have excluded a lot of the audience that made the film the first-ever summer blockbuster.
Get Out — 2017
Get Out is a 2017 horror film, written and directed by Jordan Peele in his directorial debut. Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams) are visiting her family for the weekend. Rose’s mother pressures Chris into a hypnotherapy session to cure his smoking addiction.
By the next morning, Chris is absolutely repulsed by cigarettes and reveals this to Rose. If the scene hadn’t been cut right at that point, the audience would have learned that Rose was also hypnotized by her mother as a child. Whether or not she was telling the truth, we’ll never know…
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — 2016
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is not only a spin-off and prequel to the Harry Potter film series but it also happens to be J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut. While Ezra Miller’s character, Credence Barebone was killed in the theatrical cut, the producer — David Heyman — has revealed they took out a scene that could have significantly changed the film’s ending.
Heyman told Cinema Blend that “we actually had a scene. Credence getting on a boat somewhere else. But we cut that because we didn’t want to have it be such an, ‘Ahhh, here we go.'”
Frozen — 2013
There’s no denying that the 2013 animated film Frozen basically took the world by storm. Even people that haven’t seen the movie themselves know the whole soundtrack. In any event, the movie follows Anna who sets out on a journey in order to find her sister, Elsa who has the magical ability to create and manipulate ice and snow.
Although the Snow Queen character is cold-hearted in the original fairytale and the villain in numerous adaptations, Elsa’s just a little misunderstood. Still, this deleted scene may have depicted her as more of a villain — Elsa was going to trap and torture soldiers of Arrendale to get information about Anna.
The Notebook — 2004
The Notebook — a romantic drama that follows a young couple, Noah and Allie (played by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams), who fall in love during the 1940s. The whole film is narrated from the present day by an older Noah. He tells his love story to a fellow nursing home resident, an older Allie.
Although the audience can gather that Allie has Alzheimer’s, we never actually see her get diagnosed. In this deleted scene, we get a deeper look as it provides some information that makes the ending less surprising than it otherwise would be.
The Devil Wears Prada — 2006
Based on the best-selling novel, The Devil Wears Prada follows a recent journalism graduate — Andy (played by Anne Hathaway) who comes to New York and becomes an assistant for one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless Miranda Priestly (played by Meryl Streep). Sure — the audience does have a chance to see a softer side of Miranda but this deleted scene shows the prestigious editor in a much more vulnerable light.
During the charity benefit, Miranda’s husband cops an attitude with her boss. Before steering her husband away, Miranda mouths “thank you” to Andy for helping smooth things over with the CEO. If you ask us, that just seems a little out of character…
Black Panther — 2018
Black Panther is a 2018 superhero movie based on Stan Lee’s Marvel comics. It follows the story of T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther, as he returns home to Wakanda after his father’s death to inherit his throne. There’s one problem — Killmonger, the villain or antagonist who threatens to attack the entire nation.
The run time of the film may be almost two and a half hours but it would have been longer had the filmmakers not cut a scene that takes a deeper look into the conflicts of Okoye and W’Kabi’s relationship. They share a heated exchange about their opposing views as W’Kabi sides with Killmonger.
Scream 4 — 2011
The Scream series is undoubtedly known for its twisted opening sequences so let’s just say that Scream 4‘s alternate opening is no different. In the original version, Marnie and Jenny are home alone, prank calling each other as Ghostface. Suddenly, Marnie goes M.I.A. and Jenny finds her only after the actual Ghostface has already gotten to her. Ghostface then chases Jenny up the stairs and slashes her before the Scream 4 title appears.
In the alternate version, however, they completely cut the chase scene and switched the order of deaths. Marnie sees Jenny die before she herself gets killed, leading into the title sequence…
The Dark Knight — 2008
The Dark Knight isn’t the first or last film based on the DC Comics character Batman but it’s definitely one of the best in Hollywood. Of course, that doesn’t come as a shock considering that the film’s cast is absolutely stellar. In the film, there’s an extended scene that takes place right after the Joker blows up the hospital and gets on the bus.
While the sequence is short and simple, it truly highlights the very essence of the criminal mastermind. After he gets on the bus, he doesn’t even turn around to look at the destruction he’s caused. He doesn’t care about it. All that matters is that it happened.
A Star Is Born — 2018
Box-office hit, A Star Is Born follows a hard-drinking musician, Jack (Bradley Cooper) who falls in love with a struggling artist, Ally (Lady Gaga). In the film, there’s a deleted scene in which Ally serenades Jack on their wedding day.
While the actual wedding festivities aren’t really shown in the movie, this cut sequence breaks down the entire day. Ally starts singing at the piano until it flashes back to earlier in the day when she walked down the aisle. The next two minutes of the scene combine memories from earlier with glimpses of people celebrating later that night.
Crazy Rich Asians — 2018
A critically-acclaimed film, Crazy Rich Asians is a comedy-drama that follows a Chinese-American professor who travels to meet her boyfriend’s family and is surprised to discover they are among the richest in Singapore. The original cut included a scene where Nick confronts his mother, Eleanor, giving the audience a deeper look into their relationship.
The scene provides a little more insight into Eleanor’s personal life as well as her relationship with the family she married into. It’s also a refreshing change to see Nick confront his mother rather than simply accepting everything she says.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 — 2014
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the sequel to Catching Fire, continues to follow Katniss Everdeen. After putting a permanent end to the games, Katniss, Gale, Finnick, and Beetee join forces to save Peeta and a nation that she has inspired by her courage.
The film includes a deleted scene that gives an inside look into the bond between Katniss and Elizabeth Banks’ character, Effie Trinket. With her comedic timing, Banks clearly makes the scene. It’s hilarious, endearing, and frankly should have been included in the movie…
Moana — 2016
Disney’s Moana is about a young girl who embarks on a journey, defying her family’s order to stay close to land. Before she can leave home, Moana needs to learn how to sail. Over the course of the film, Moana learns how to handle a boat.
It wasn’t an easy feat by any means but Moana’s triumph over the dangerous seas is a major part of the character’s arc. In the original version of the movie, though, Moana’s voyage wasn’t nearly as tough. Rather than growing up as an only child, Moana had six brothers and in one deleted scene, they taught her how to sail.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — 2014
If you don’t know Spider-Man’s origin story by now, little Peter Parker was adopted and raised by his aunt and uncle until the day he was bitten by a radioactive spider, which gives him superpowers. When his uncle dies in an accident that Peter could’ve prevented, the teen blames himself and devotes the rest of his life to doing good.
Considering that Peter has lost two father figures, this deleted clip from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will have you near to tears. Peter’s actual father stops by a graveyard to let his grieving son know that he’s very much alive! Say what?
Avengers: Infinity War — 2018
With an estimated budget of $3400 million, Avengers: Infinity War is one of the most expensive films ever made. It’s a good thing the film was a box-office smash hit, earning overwhelmingly positive reviews.
With that being said, the film doesn’t really need much saving but we have to say it’s probably best that they cut this comedic scene — Star-Lord, Drax, and Mantis unnecessarily squabble while Gamora has been captured by Thanos. While the sequence is funny in and of itself, it’s hardly the time for jokes or bickers.
Beetlejuice — 1988
Beetlejuice, Tim Burton’s 1988 horror-comedy starring Michael Keaton as the obnoxious poltergeist, is centered around a recently deceased couple who become ghosts that haunt their former home. Of course, the gravity of their situation doesn’t become totally clear until the first time Adam — played by a young and thin Alec Baldwin — attempts to leave their house.
Little do Adam and Barbara know but all that lies beyond for them is a hell-like limbo of surreal desert landscape filled with giant Burton-esque sandworms, at least in the version we’re familiar with. The original scene, though, shows Adam running down the porch stairs only to find himself in a completely black void with gearwheels in attack!
Blade Runner — 1982
Blade Runner is yet another film — or should we say ‘films’ since there are seven different cuts — directed by Ridley Scott. There are plenty of scenes that Scott decided to cut from the theatrical version, one of them being a nine-second depiction of a woman floating in a bathtub.
It is assumed that there are scenes leading up to this particular moment as well as following it, though nothing of the sort has surfaced quite yet. During the scene, we see that Deckard (Harrison Ford) is on the run. He climbs over a bathtub full of water and what appears to be, well, a deceased woman.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off — 1986
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off — a John Hughes classic ’80s teen comedy starring a young Matthew Broderick. His character, Ferris, is a high-school slacker who pretends to be sick so he can play hooky from school and spend the day in Chicago with his best friend and girlfriend. Together, the three of them take on a day of adventures and a consequence-free spending spree. There’s just one issue — how can Ferris actually afford to spend this kind of money?
In actuality, there’s a sequence that didn’t make the cut in which Ferris goes to the bank to cash a bond that his dad purchased when he was born. Hughes ultimately got rid of the scene as it made Ferris too close to a delinquent thief rather than just a lovable scoundrel.
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice — 2016
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice may have not been the biggest box-office hit of 2016 but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t discuss why certain moments of the film felt so rushed. Sure, the movie contained mega movie stars but it still left audiences wondering how the characters seemed to possess knowledge that should have been out of their reach.
An example, which takes place towards the end of the film, is an imprisoned Lex Luthor suggests that there’s an evil force threatening to destroy the Earth but how did he know this? A deleted scene reveals that he had direct contact with that force…
Alien — 1979
Directed by Ridley Scott, Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film that follows the crew of a commercial starship who is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules to discover, well, THE alien. One of the most crucial parts of the film is Brett’s death as it’s the first time we can almost see the full-grown alien and he is a force to be reckoned with.
In the theatrical sequence, Brett turns to face the alien and abruptly gets taken upward to one of the tunnels. In the original, however, the encounter is much more violent and graphic but most of the footage was cut to refrain from revealing too much of the alien…
The Avengers — 2012
Given that Steve Rogers — a.k.a. Captain America — is a World War II-era U.S. Army soldier who’s been frozen in ice for nearly 70 years, it’s understandable that he feels a wee bit out of place. When we first see him in The Avengers, he’s taking out all his anger and sadness on a punching bag as war memories flash through his mind, and the audience can see that he’s mourning.
In actuality, there’s an entire deleted sequence that reveals just how depressed the Captain has become. The scene opens with Steve watching WWII propaganda films alone in his apartment. He quickly turns it off to look through government files of friends who have since passed. And although it doesn’t happen, he briefly considers calling up his old fling, Peggy Carter.
Spider-Man 2 — 2004
Most would agree that Spider-Man 2 is one of the greatest superhero films to ever exist and it might have been even better if they hadn’t cut this scene, which comes after Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) decides to give up on his web-slinging, people-saving alter ego to live a normal life.
He goes as far as tossing his Spidey suit in the trash, which ends up making it all the way to J. Jonah Jameson — played by the ever so talented J.K. Simmons — publisher of the Daily Bugle. While Jameson holds a grudge against the friendly neighborhood hero, this cut sequence reveals that he might also be secretly jealous of Spidey.
Saturday Night Fever — 1977
It doesn’t matter how many years go by or how dated the disco scene is — Saturday Night Fever is timeless. It’s tough to overemphasize the impact that the film had on popular culture when it was released in the seventies. It’s the kind of film that you just can’t help but groove to the whole time (we have the Bee Gees to thank for that).
In any event, when you guys think of the big dance scene that starts out with a young John Travolta brushing his quaffed head of hair, you probably didn’t realize that “Night Fever” was trimmed down to fit the scene’s length. In the original extended version, the scene features the entire song in all its uncut glory.
The Shining —1980
There’s no denying that Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining is still one of the best horror films to date. The ending shows Jack Torrence limping around The Overlook Hotel maze with an axe in hand as he perishes away. The final shot is a slow zoom into a photo on the wall in which Jack has appeared to join The Overlook family. However, Kubrick actually filmed another end sequence originally.
In the deleted scene, Wendy and Danny are in a hospital recovering from Jack’s assault when The Overlook’s manager — Stuart — comes to pay them a visit. The scene ends with Stuart throwing a yellow tennis ball to Danny, alluding to an earlier scene in the film and suggesting that Stuart may know and have something to do with the hotel’s sinister side.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines — 2003
Sure — fans weren’t really thrilled that they had to wait 12 years after the Terminator sequel premiere for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines to come out. Still, though, the film was a total action hit and definitely didn’t shy away from some light comedy although this deleted scene might have been pushing it a little too far.
This specific cut shows a group of government officials watching a Skynet presentation, which shows Chief Master Sergeant William Candy, who’s actually just Schwarzenegger with an overdone Southern drawl. While it’s pretty amusing to hear that kind of accent come out Arnold himself, the filmmakers made the right call by giving this scene a boot.
Revenge of the Nerds — 1984
Revenge of the Nerds is an ’80s comedy classic that chronicles a group of nerds attending the fictional Adams College. They’re trying to stop the Alpha Betas, the jock fraternity on campus, from constantly harassing them. The theatrical version of the film includes a brief clip in which Robert Carradine’s character discovers a vacant, rundown home that will ultimately become their frat house of sorts.
The scene was cut for the home video release as the phone number on the “For Rent” sign was a real working number. In fact, you guys have probably noticed that virtually all phone numbers that show up onscreen in films or TV start with “555,” as it’s not a publicly used prefix. This, however, is one of the rare instances that this small detail was overlooked.
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America — 1996
Beavis and Butt-head was an animated series that ran for eight seasons and was created by Mike Judge. While some found these two socially-incompetent teenage couch potatoes absolutely hilarious, others were absolutely offended by the show’s sense of humor. That’s why it was only fitting for these two dimwits to have their big-screen debut in Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996).
Of course, there were some scenes in the movie that didn’t make the cut like this one, for instance. During a visit to the Pentagon, Beavis realizes that the public restroom is out of toilet paper so he wanders out of the stall in search of more but ultimately grabs the next-closest thing — the Declaration of Independence. And so while Judge did enjoy seeing just how far he could go, he decided to take this scene out, which was definitely for the best.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace — 1987
So perhaps this wasn’t the greatest of the Superman films but we still think that there’s something worth mentioning. If you enjoy a good chuckle, you’ll want to watch a deleted scene in which Superman fights a bizarre version of the Nuclear Man, played by actor Clive Mantle (pictured on the bottom right). Everything about the sequence is over-the-top.
Between the slapstick “POW” sounds to the actors’ movements to the superhero music, it makes sense as to why they give the scene a boot. Still, Christopher Reeve is nice to look at…
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan — 1982
Considered by many to be the best Star Trek film ever made, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is undoubtedly the closest in spirit to the 1966-1969 television series that it originated from. Still, one scene does feel a bit out of place and that’s when Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott cries at the bedside of a dying cadet named Peter Preston.
Audiences were left wondering why this death had hit Scott so hard, as it isn’t the first time he’s had to say goodbye to a crew member. It turns out that a deleted scene in the director’s cut reveals that Peter is actually Scott’s nephew…
Mean Girls — 2004
Ahhh Mean Girls — a teen comedy about high school cliques and in this case, burnt books. Lindsay Lohan was in her prime, playing Cady Heron, a girl that just moved with her parents from Africa. One of the defining moments during the film is towards the end when Cady breaks her crown and throws the pieces to the other girls who deserved the Spring Fling Queen title, including Regina George (Rachel McAdams).
While audiences assumed Cady and Regina hadn’t made up following the “bus” scene, there is actually a deleted scene revealing a conversation between two before prom takes place.
Avengers: Infinity War — 2018
So, maybe Thanos shouldn’t win ‘Dad of the Year’ or anything but there’s definitely more to his relationship with Gamora than what we’re actually shown as the audience. There’s no denying that Gamora suffered years of abuse at the hands of her adoptive father but their dynamic is quite twisted and the two still feel some form of affection for each other.
While Infinity War does a really good job of explaining their relationship, the original cut has another scene that digs even deeper into their father-daughter connection. And it turns out that they’ve both been bottling up all the feels…
The Goonies – 1985
A cult classic, The Goonies is the literal epitome of ’80s adventure films. With that being said, the film did include scenes here and there that weren’t so necessary. In the original version, the kids go down waterslides only to end up in a lagoon and get attacked by a giant rubbery-looking octopus.
Data then stuffs his Walkman cassette player — how nostalgic — into its mouth while blasting a pop track entitled “Eight Arms to Hold You” to which the octopus swims away. While the scene was most likely cut for time, Disney Channel was able to acquire the TV rights to the film and added the scene back in to make up for lost airtime.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day — 1991
So, it’s no secret that Terminator 2: Judgement Day is one of the greatest sequels in cinema history. As the original cut was well over two hours long, director James Cameron was forced to cut several scenes. One of those moments came halfway through the film — Sarah Connor, John Connor, and the T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) end up spending the night at a gas station after a shoot-out with the T-1000.
As Sarah removes the bullets from the Terminator, he urges her to remove his main computer chip in order to reboot the system so he can learn new information. Once she removes the chip, though, she nearly smashes it with a hammer until John stops her.
Lethal Weapon — 1987
In 1987, Mel Gibson returned to the screens as Martin Riggs — in Lethal Weapon — a cop who constantly puts himself in harm’s way. While his desire for death is pretty obvious, it becomes even more evident in a scene that never made it to the theatrical cut. Riggs gets a call about a gunman firing at a school, and since the SWAT team isn’t going to show up anytime soon, Riggs makes a move of his own.
You’d expect to see him use some sort of special forces tactic but instead, he walks right onto the playground directly in the line of fire and politely asks “Mr. Sniper Sir” to show his face. Of course, the rifleman starts shooting at a surprisingly chill Riggs…
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 — 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the last film of the franchise. There’s no denying that Harry hasn’t had the easiest life. We mean, his parents were murdered by Voldemort so he was forced to move into an abusive household with his uncle, aunt, and cousin — Dudley. The actors’ performances are so convincing that audiences can’t help but hate Harry’s family.
Still, they do have hearts (of some sort), which you can see in a deleted scene in which Harry and Dudley bid each other farewell. Despite the history and bad blood between them, Harry and Dudley are able to set their differences aside with a touching handshake that could almost bring you to tears…
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 — 2011
And while we’re on the subject of Harry’s rivals, we might as well bring up Draco Malfoy. Draco is the epitome of a stone-cold bully. Not only has he gotten Harry into trouble but he also helps Snape kill Dumbledore. While the audience never actually sees Draco redeem himself for his behavior, Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 has a deleted scene in which the blond-haired tyrant surprisingly rushes to Harry’s aid.
During a showdown with Harry and Voldemort, Draco publicly denounces the evil wizard and gives Harry his wand, which ends up being the key to Voldemort’s demise.
The Silence of the Lambs — 1991
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American psychological horror film that follows a top student, Clarice Starling — played by Jodi Foster. A student at the FBI’s training academy, Clarice is sent on a mission to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter — played by Anthony Hopkins — who’s both a brilliant psychiatrist and stone-cold psychopath that’s serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism.
Yeah, he sounds pretty heartless although there’s a deleted scene from the film that reveals Hannibal can actually empathize…with a fellow killer, Buffalo Bill…
Unbreakable — 2000
Unbreakable is a thriller directed by M. Night Shyamalan that follows a security guard named David Dunn — played by Bruce Willis — who happens to be the sole survivor of a high-fatality train crash. After the accident, he finds himself at the center of a mysterious theory that explains his steady physical good fortune. During a deleted scene, David starts to realize that he might actually be a superhero so he heads to the weight room at the football stadium that he works at.
There, he racks up nearly 500 pounds yet still lifts the bar with complete ease. Once he’s done with that challenge, the audience can tell that David is starting to believe in his superhero powers.
Little Shop of Horrors — 1986
If you’re a Broadway fan, then you’re probably aware of how the stage version of Little Shop of Horrors actually ends. In the film adaptation, though, the director decided to make the ending a bit rosier since the test audiences hated seeing the two leads die at the hands of a flesh-eating plant, which Seymour named Audrey II after his beloved girlfriend.
The original ending, which was a 23-minute sequence, was scrapped and a new ending was shot with the two leads alive and well. If you’re interested in seeing the original, however, full-color footage is included in a Director’s Cut edition.
The Sixth Sense — 1999
The Sixth Sense is a supernatural psychological thriller from the late ’90s that follows a young boy, Cole Sear — played by Haley Joel Osment — who’s able to see and talk to the dead, an ability that burdens him every day of his life. During a deleted scene that captures the constant pain he’s forced to cope with, Cole is seen playing outside with a collection of Civil War soldiers.
When the child psychologist (Bruce Willis) notices that two of the troopers are lying under a tarp and asks why, Cole’s eyes start swelling with tears before he goes into a heartbreaking monologue about the two dead “toys.”
The Truman Show — 1998
The Truman Show is a 1998 drama starring Jim Carrey. His character, an insurance salesman, discovers his entire life is actually a television show and that members of his family are mere actors. The original version of the film includes a scene in which Truman gets highly suspicious because he notices an actor who was in a wheelchair one day and running the next. The full movie clearly works without the sequence but it’s amusing to watch this whole ‘universe’ unravel as Truman grows more and more wary of the people around him.
The Thing — 1982
We thought it was only fitting to discuss this film next as it was released the same weekend the Blade Runner premiered. Anyway, by the end of the movie, John Carpenter’s sci-fi horror had everyone seriously questioning whether or not the protagonist could actually be trusted.
By the final scene, MacReady and Childs are the only two remaining survivors, but is one of them just secretly the monster in disguise? In an alternate ending, it’s revealed that The Thing does survive and has escaped the Antarctic base in the form of a dog.
Suicide Squad — 2016
In the theatrical version of Suicide Squad, the Joker (Jared Leto) drops Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) from a helicopter before it crashes. The Joker then disappears for the duration of the film until right at the end in which he frees Harley from prison.
The audience never really knew what actually happened to the Joker until the director revealed a deleted scene in which “the Joker dropped HQ from the helicopter and crashed. Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) made a deal with him. He was going to take Harley home and be ‘King of Gotham’ but Harley stood up to him and refused to betray her new friends.”
Kill Bill Vol. II — 2004
Regarded as the most violent flick around, Kill Bill: Volume 2 makes the first volume look like unicorns and rainbows. In any event, one of Quentin Tarantino’s greatest villains and The Bride’s ex-lover — Bill — is a cold-blooded murderer. Audiences assume that Bill is skilled when it comes to swordplay, although Volume 2 never really establishes him as a physical threat.
In a deleted scene that didn’t make the theatrical version, we actually see Bill bring the pain during a flashback in which he and Beatrix are wandering through the streets of a quiet Asian town. After running into Da Moe, who’s accompanied by a bunch of thugs, Bill proceeds to school them all in kung fu…
Joker — 2019
Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker is a psychological thriller that broke records left and right, becoming the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2019. It’s the best-performing R-rated movie of all time and to think — it almost didn’t even happen.
During shooting, Phillips shot a scene so corrupt that Joker wouldn’t have even fit the regulations of an R-rated movie. According to Phillips himself, the sequence has something to do with a “bathtub” and it is apparently “insane.” And while the director also believes it’s “amazing,” cutting it sounds like it was the right call…
Step Brothers — 2008
We think it’s safe to say that Step Brothers is truly a piece of comedic gold. Then again, we’re not surprised considering that director Adam McKay created many hit flicks before this. In any event, McKay shoots twice as much film as he uses. In fact, he had shot so much footage for Anchorman that he was able to assemble a complete quasi-sequel out of it. Getting back to Step Brothers, though.
One alternate scene that didn’t make the cut involves Brendan (Will Ferrell), Randy (Rob Riggle), and Derek (Adam Scott). From Riggle’s heart attack that he miraculously recovers from in the middle of the meeting to Scott’s stern lecture to Ferrell’s deadpan reactions, it’s no wonder why McKay himself so strongly encourages improvisation.
Almost Famous — 2000
Set in 1973, Almost Famous follows a 15-year-old die-hard music lover named William. Throughout the film, there are defining moments that have a way of giving you chills no matter how many times you’ve seen the movie. One of these said moments didn’t make it into the final cut but it’s definitely worth watching.
William invites his journalism teacher, counselor, and friend to his house to help him convince his conservative, rock-hating mother (played by Frances McDormand) into letting him write for Rolling Stone. He plays Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” in hopes that his mother will cave. Unfortunately, the filmmakers didn’t get the band’s ‘O.K’ to use that song so the scene had to go…
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi — 1983
Return of the Jedi is the third film to come out of the original trilogy. For decades now audiences have argued over the numerous plot holes within this film, one of them being the fact that Luke Skywalker was never told the true identity of his father.
While the lack of information provides for an exciting amount of tension between Skywalker and Darth Vader, people are still left wondering why Obi-Wan Kenobi didn’t tell him long before the battle? It turns out that the original cut included another line, which explains that Kenobi withheld the information because Yoda forbade him to tell Skywalker anything…
Deadpool — 2016
Deadpool may be a tad on the violent side but it’s definitely not dark. We mean, Ryan Reynold’s character cracks jokes every second. Sure — Deadpool does commit some pretty heinous acts, but the movie does a good job of not dwelling on those moments.
That’s probably why the scene that was cut in Deadpool features a sequence where he and his wife, Vanessa, are traveling in order to find a cure for his cancer. On their trip, they run across a conman masquerading as a doctor bilking cancer patients out of their money. Enraged, Deadpool kills the man in front of Vanessa.
Nobody can forget the iconic scene in Braveheart when Mel Gibson yelled out “freedom!” rather than giving into the demands of the 13th-Century English king. The movie made over $200 million, despite this blooper where you can clearly see a man wearing modern clothes, including a baseball cap, in the background.
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan is one of the best war movies of all time. With an ensemble cast featuring big names like Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel, and more, it is surprising that there could be any mistakes. However, there is one scene where Captain Miller was wounded, and he makes his way towards an Ural M-63 motorcycle to lean on it and regain some strength to continue the battle. Here is the issue: this motorcycle was not in production until eighteen years after the movie was set.
Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien is obsessed with rings (one in particular). However, this movie blooper introduces an unexpected accessory. No, it is not Gandalf’s sword, Glamdring, or his robe, it is what is on his wrist. The wizard is wearing a wristwatch, something that even the most magically inclined could not conjure. Most people did not notice the mistake during the busy battle scene, and the movie series went on to make a whopping $3 billion and get 17 Academy Awards.
In the 2002 film Panic Room, Jodie Foster and a young Kristen Stewart try to survive a home invasion by bad-guy Jared Leto. In one nerve-wracking scene, it seems that Foster is trapped. However, one chance arises- she could light some propane on fire to keep Leto and his goons away from her. Foster and Stewart’s characters cover themselves with a fire blanket and ignite it. The women are only safe because the propane rises up, but scientifically, it would have sunken and burned them up.
The Battle of Thermopylae famously had the well-endowed Persian army, headed by Xerxes I, fighting to destroy a handful of Spartans. Amazingly, the 300 Spartans did not do too bad against the thousands of Persians. Frank Miller, a comic book artist, was inspired by this story, and he made a cartoon, which was made into a film. The weapons that the film showed included bombs. However, the war was in 480 B.C., over 1000 years before explosive black powder was even invented.
American Sniper tells the story of Chris Kyle, a legendary Navy SEAL sharpshooter, who was portrayed by Bradley Cooper. One scene that took place in the United States had Chris cradling a baby. Many audiences noticed the baby was limp and lifeless, which makes sense, because it was a doll. Working with children and babies is complicated and expensive, so they used a doll. However, you can see Cooper using his thumb to make the baby move. It takes away from an otherwise great movie.
Rumble In The Bronx
Jackie Chan’s character comes from China to visit his uncle in the big city, to help in his grocery store. However, soon, he gets into a fight with a gang when they try and steal from the store. The angry gang goes after him, and we see Jackie’s martial arts skills on full display. Chan also did his own stunts in the movie, and unfortunately landed funny during one of them and broke his leg. The rest of the movie, he wore a massive sock that hid his cast.
In the freaky horror/thriller movie Gothika, Halle Berry goes from doctor to patient in a mental institution. In one scene, she and Robert Downey Jr., who plays another psychiatrist in the institution, get into a physical altercation. Downey Jr. got a bit too into the fight and ended up fracturing Halle’s arm. This halted production for almost three months, giving Halle time to heal. Robert apologized for not knowing his own strength, saying “it was an accident, I’m sorry if she’s still upset.”
The Lion King
People have a lot of ideas about hidden messages in Disney movies, and there have been rumors that these messages were put in on purpose. However, one thing you do not expect in animated movies is accidental bloopers. With total control of the images, how could there be any errors? Still, apparently, the animators are just human. You can see it when you look at the eye color of Nala, Simba’s best friend. From scene to scene, Nala’s eye color changes from blue to green.
When it comes to Braveheart, the drama is timeless, and rings true to today’s audience. However, historically, there are many issues, especially when it came to wardrobe. The movie was set in the 13th century. This means that the English soldiers would not have been wearing matching uniforms. Back then, soldiers just wore whatever they could find. Only the wealthiest people had armor. On the Scottish side, Gibson’s character wears a kilt, which actually did not become popular for another 400 years.
In 2004, Hollywood decided to re-tell the classic story from Homer’s epic poem The Iliad in the form of the Brad Pitt film Troy. Pitt portrayed Achilles, and with the help of veteran Director Wolfgang Petersen, the film made a whopping $500 million. One huge blunder seen in this image is that a plane flew over the warriors a dozen centuries before the Wright Brothers walked the Earth. Later, though, it was revealed that this picture was manufactured by some people in an internet photoshop contest.
One of the toughest things to do in the movie industry is to film a reflective surface, because you always run the risk of having the cameraman on the screen. Here, although it is technically a blooper, we can see that they did their best. Looking closely, the camera is hidden in a leather bag, that has a bit of green paint on it, that is meant to look like Lawrence Fishburn’s tie. The distorted carnival-like mirror makes it easy to miss this blooper.
This 2001 flick is about two siblings who discover their parents were leading a double life as spies. When mom and dad are taken captive by the bad guy, they step up to the plate and become spies themselves to rescue them. Here, early on in the movie, you see Carla Gugino, who plays Ingrid Cortez, the mom of the spy kids, at her vanity mirror. Filming reflective surfaces is always a danger. This time, you can see a cameraman in the right-hand mirror.
Deadpool was Marvel’s much anticipated 2016 film that ended up taking the world by storm. It was so popular and financially successful that a sequel is already slotted for 2018. Despite having a budget of almost $60 million, the filmmakers made a rookie error. They had a continuity error in a scene where Deadpool is in a dumpster, covered in trash, without his swords and dejected. Then, suddenly, as he is climbing out of the dumpster, his swords magically re-appear.
The Star Wars character who was ridiculed the most, even more than Jar Jar Binks, was not one person, but the Stormtroopers as a whole. They famously always missed their target when firing their blasters. There was one awkward moment above the rest when this specific stormtrooper bumped his head into a doorframe when trying to find Luke, who was stuck in the trash compactor. This blooper was noticed by many, including the producers. They included a homage to this movie mistake in the prequel films.
This movie blooper might be one of the most infamous of all time. It happens in the chariot race scene in the Colosseum. Although horses were used in the film, the chariots themselves were not powered by their muscle movement alone. This becomes clear when, in the chaos of the fierce competition, a chariot tips over and reveals what is under the hood. You can see some shiny metal that is actually a gas canister, which has no place existing in ancient Rome.
The Princess and the Frog
It should be easy to do wardrobe for a cartoon character, as an animator can put on any color and any style easily. Also, most cartoons do not have that many wardrobe changes. However, there is a wardrobe issue in The Princess and the Frog; Tiana cannot seem to decide if she wants to wear earrings or not. At first, we see her gold raindrop earrings adorning her earlobes, but then suddenly, she is without them! Perhaps she lost them in the cracks of the couch.
Fast and the Furious 7
Paul Walker played Brian in the Fast and the Furious movie series. In Furious 7, Brian is in proximity to a house that blows up, complete with a huge fireball and booming sound. However, there is a movie blooper here that perhaps only explosives experts would be aware of. The issue is that the windows of the surrounding houses and cars were totally unaffected by the shockwave sent out by the explosion. If it was real, those windows would have shattered immediately.
This blooper is not exactly visible in the film, because it was not visual. It is not really a blooper either, but more of a social gaffe of the part of one of the stars. It happened when Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise were together in a phone booth to shoot a Rain Man scene. Apparently, while in that confined space, which already had very stale air, Hoffman let one rip, making Cruise (and Cruise’s sense of smell) feel uncomfortable and disgusted.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
Many people complain the screen version of a book fails to live up to how they pictured it in their minds. This complaint is especially apparent when details that are so emphasized in the book are changed when adapted for the screen. One example was in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, where Harry’s mother is shown in a flashback. Fans know that she and Harry share the same eyes. However, Harry’s eyes are blue, and Lily’s eyes are brown.
Dirty Dancing is a tale of forbidden love that takes place in the Catskill mountains. It has one of the most notable lines of dialogue in movie history (“nobody puts baby in a corner!”), and was a huge financial success, making over $200 million with a modest $6 million budget. When Patrick Swayze’s character and Jennifer Grey’s character are in the car together, you can see a mistake. The car is allegedly moving, but if you look at the gears, the car is in “park.”
Dallas Buyers Club
This blooper was probably noticed by a big car buff. It was in Dallas Buyers Club, wherein Matthew McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a person suffering from HIV/AIDS back when there was very little research done on the infection. Woodroof smuggles in medicines for himself and other infected people. His office has multiple posters on the wall, including one of a red Lamborghini Aventadors. Somebody with a keen eye noticed that this specific model did not exist until 2011, 25 years after the movie was set.
Lord Of The Rings – The Hobbit
In television shows that run for years, the hairstyles and clothing change with the times. Otherwise, though, there are rarely major changes to a character’s look. This is even more so true in movies. This mistake was made with the character Legolas from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. In the Lord of the Rings movies, Orlando Bloom’s character had brown eyes, while in The Hobbit series, his eyes had suddenly changed to blue. Was it wizardry that caused the eye color change?
When hitmen played by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson bust into this apartment, it is Jackson who takes the lead on intimidating them. “Say ‘what’ again!” he taunts, as the apartment’s residents tremble in fear. There is a standoff, until a previously unseen roommate pops out of the bathroom with a handgun, trying to be a hero. He shoots many bullets, only to hit the wall behind the pair. Here’s the blooper: if you look closely, the bullet holes were on the wall before the shots were fired.
Cast Away is one of the most remarkable films, because the production schedule was unique. It was filmed in two phases. First, Hanks filmed the scenes where he was in society with others. Then, the producers paused to wait for Hanks to lose weight and grow a long beard. To survive on the island, Hanks’ character is lucky to have FedEx boxes from the plane crash wash up on shore with him. However, the boxes would have never floated ashore, as in real life they were not waterproof.
As Jack and Rose are falling more and more for each other, Jack, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, tells Rose, played by Kate Winslet, a story that could not have actually happened. Jack reminisces that he and his father would travel to Lake Wissota to do some ice fishing. He told her this in 1912, but the lake in actuality was man-made in 1917 after the construction of a dam. Perhaps Jack had the ability to see into the future.
The Book of Eli
Denzel Washington’s character makes his way across the wasteland of a post-apocalyptic world to deliver a special book- the last Bible in existence. This is not any bible, though. It is written in braille. When watching the film, there is seemingly nothing wrong, but that is because most are unfamiliar with braille. To have all the bible written in braille, it would have been almost 40 books, rather than the one that Denzel carries around. It would have been too cumbersome to be that true-to-life, though.
Back To The Future
Back To The Future came up with many inventions that ended up coming true. Some examples include video phones and hoverboards. The hoverboards are not exactly like they are in the movies, but surely scientists are working on it. One thing they got wrong, though, was during the scene when Marty is playing the Chuck Berry song. McFly is rocking out on the guitar, and everyone is having a good time, but the guitar he was jamming on came out in 1958, three years after the movie was set.
The Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight, is known for his attention to detail. In his 2017 World War II epic Dunkirk, he even paid close attention to how shoes were tied during the 1940’s to make sure everything was as authentic as possible. This is why it was so surprising that he made this mistake in the second installment of his Batman films. The Gotham Times was shown to display a headline misspelling the word “heist.” At least we know Batman’s shoelaces are tied correctly, though.
This blooper takes issue with Russell Crowe’s character’s nickname: “The Spaniard.” Those versed in etymology or history probably noticed that that name could not have existed until the French invited its precursor word “espaignart,” over 1000 years after the movie was set. This is not as glaring as the other bloopers in this film, and the fact that the nickname sounds so cool definitely makes it less of a problem. Indeed, the movie still won highest honors, even with this blooper.
Leonardo DiCaprio played genius aviator, movie producer, and billionaire Howard Hughes. His performance playing the tic-ridden, obsessive-compulsive genius got the film nominated for 11 Oscars. They took home five, along with $213 million. One of the particular requests Howard had in the film was for his assistant to bring him exactly 10 chocolate chip cookies. This request would have been impossible to fulfill, for even the best assistant, as chocolate chip cookies were not invented in 1938, and the movie was set in 1928.
Django Unchained has a blooper that is less a mistake, but an unexpected injury. It happened in the scene where Leonardo DiCaprio’s character goes on a rant, and he gets increasingly angry and impassioned. At the peak of his evil speech, he slams his hand on the dinner table, and blood rushes out of his hand. This is a real injury- not special effects. Since Tarantino did not say “cut,” Leo, like a true professional, kept saying his lines like it was all part of the plan.
Back in 2002, Tobey Maguire became Spider-Man. This movie has spawned (pun intended) not only sequels, but also many reboots. In Maguire’s first Spider-Man film, it was clear that his character, Peter Parker, was still discovering how to use his powers. He shot webs around his room, trying to get a sense of control and understanding of how to do it properly. By accident, he breaks a lamp, causing a commotion. Moments later, however, we see the lamp back in one piece.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
This mistake is unbecoming of a movie that made $879 million. It is an error that even student films do not have. There is a scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets where Draco Malfoy is surrounded by a gang of Hogwarts students, and you can see, through the crowd, a cameraman on a knee. Luckily, fans of the franchise are so dedicated, that they are willing to forgive even the most glaring of errors. Still, Hollywood should do better than this.
One of the most heartwarming movies of all time is Forrest Gump. Even they, however, have several bloopers. One of which concerns the history of the omnipresent company Apple. When Forrest and Lieutenant Dan find success in their shrimping boat business, Lieutenant Dan invests their profits in “some kind of fruit company.” Of course, Forrest just did not understand that it was not a real apple, but the computer company. This was back in 1975, though- a time where Apple Inc. simply did not exist.
Pretty Woman brings together Richard Gere, a businessman, and Julia Roberts, a businesswoman (so to speak). Their characters’ relationship made for one of the most famous romantic comedies of all time. There is one pretty glaring continuity error in the movie, though. Julia Roberts’ character is seen munching on a croissant for breakfast, but then out of nowhere, it morphs into a pancake. Still, this did not prevent the movie from making tons of money and becoming a cultural staple.
In the movie Independence Day, one of humanity’s worst fears are shown on the screen. It is when massive alien spacecraft hover above landmarks like the White House and the Empire State Building, and then suddenly open fire on it with a plasma laser, blowing the whole thing to smithereens. Do not worry, though, as the whole thing is totally impossible- at least geographically. Any New York native can tell you that the Empire State Building is never visible down a long avenue like it is in the film.
Django Unchained was one of the best movies of 2012. Quentin Tarantino paid homage to the “blaxploitation” genre, with a movie about a slave who is seeking revenge against the people who separated him from his wife. The film stars Jamie Foxx, who was dressed very cool, with a pair of dark sunglasses and a cowboy hat. However, the issue is, that sunglasses were not widely available in the 1850’s, and probably would only be available from doctors offices for special medical reasons.
The Jungle Book is supposed to be set in the wilderness, but the film was not shot on location. In fact, the whole thing was done on a soundstage in Hollywood. As you can see, a lot of what happened in the film was added in later with computer graphics. In one scene of the movie, there is CGI rain, which is so unrealistic because of how the water does not splash on Mowgli or the creatures in the jungle.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Jack Sparrow dressed like any other pirate- with a bandana covered head plus a three-cornered hat. Not only that, he clearly cared about having his hair nicely braided and decorated. This picture shows that he also preferred brand names. Interestingly enough, he chose Adidas over Nike or other competitors. Even with this mistake, Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl earned Johnny Depp an Academy Award nomination, and earned the studios $654 million at the box office.