Movies often make us suspend our disbelief to take us on magical or futuristic journeys, where unicorns are real and humans have already explored more than just our solar system. And while usually those unrealistic events are explained by in-universe laws, there are times when we sit up, squint at the glimmering screen and go "wait a minute". Not even some of the greatest movies are immune to plot holes and while some are so minuscule that they can be easily ignored, others are so hard to forget that they may ruin the experience.


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Bored Panda has compiled a list of plot holes in some of the best movies out there, so scroll down below and see if your favorite one also has something that makes absolutely no sense. Oh, and don't forget vote for your favorites and share any movie plot holes that you've noticed yourself!

 

#1 Armageddon (1998)

Armageddon (1998)

It would be easier to train astronauts how to drill than train drillers to become astronauts. When Ben Affleck pointed this out, Michael Bay told him to shut up.

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CbusResident 1 week ago

Also a NASA Scientist pointed out on Science Friday that they would actually plan to redirect the trajectory of the asteroid by having a spaceship, quite possibly unmanned, rotate around it in a calculated way. The gravity of the ship would cause the change in the trajectory and it would be pretty easy for NASA to do this in a way that would steer it clear from the Earth, this scientist explained.

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#2 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Lara's whole goal in the film is to destroy the triangle so the Illuminati can't use it's evil power, however, after successfully getting the first half at the first tomb, she spends the entire third act trying to acquire the second half in order to destroy them both. The problem is that she has one piece already and one half can not work without joining it with the other, so... Read More

Lara's whole goal in the film is to destroy the triangle so the Illuminati can't use it's evil power, however, after successfully getting the first half at the first tomb, she spends the entire third act trying to acquire the second half in order to destroy them both. The problem is that she has one piece already and one half can not work without joining it with the other, so why doesn't she just destroy the one she has, rendering the second piece useless?

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Kath Leen 1 week ago

because that will cut the story short? lol..please don't hate me

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#3 Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story (1995)

If Buzz does not believe himself to be a toy, and in fact a real space ranger, why would he freeze around humans like the other toys do?

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John Montgomery 1 week ago

He's mimicking the other toys. He think they are the indigenous species and it's a ritual.

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#4 Gravity (2013)

Gravity (2013)

When Kowalski asks Stone to let go of him because the rope will not hold them both, that could never happen because they are both in the same orbit around the earth. A short simple tug would have brought him back to her.

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Last Hurrah 1 week ago

They didn't understand the gravity of the situation.

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#5 The Da Vinci Code (2006)

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

There was no need to know the capsule's combination in order to open it as vinegar is easily frozen in a household freezer. Simply freeze the capsule and then smash it open to reveal the internal message.

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KT Pinto 1 week ago

But them waiting around for it to freeze would ruin the action of the film. What would they do while they wait?

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#6 The Hangover (2009)

The Hangover (2009)

Every square inch (with the exception of restrooms, guest rooms and employee locker rooms) in a Nevada casino is covered by surveillance cameras. There's simply no way that Doug could have been on the roof for two days without someone seeing him and sending security to make certain that he wasn't up to no good or trying to commit suicide.

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Ben Smith 1 week ago

But the movie is MUCH funnier this way

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#7 Ant-Man (2015)

Ant-Man (2015)

Ant-Man is repeatedly told that his mass does not change upon miniaturization. This means, however, that no ant or group thereof--crawling or flying--could support him.

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Sarah 1 week ago

We are also told that he miniaturises by reducing the amount of empty space in and between the atoms, not by shrinking the atoms themselves... but somehow he can shrink to sizes smaller than an atom!?

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#8 What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

Around 10 minutes in, the vampires draw pictures of each other to show how their clothing looks because their images don't reflect in the mirror. While the vampires themselves wouldn't show up, their clothing should. Since the cup one vampire is holding does show in the mirror, proximity to the vampire's body shouldn't be a factor.

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Lagniappe comely 1 week ago

I don't care, still one of the best movies in history

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#9 Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella (2015)

The fairy says that her enchantments lose their power after midnight. Indeed, when Cinderella runs away from the ball, all magic items (mice to horses, pumpkin to coach, mother's dress to fancy gown, lizards to servants) are changed back into their previous shape. There is no reason given why the magic shoes should remain in their enchanted state of glass.

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KaPOW 1 week ago

They were a gift and not made out of anything, the pumpkin was turned into the carriage etc but I think she made these from scratch.

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#10 The Maze Runner (2014)

The Maze Runner (2014)

During the "we have tried everything" dialogue exchange, Newt says that they can't climb to the top because the ivy doesn't go all the way up. In multiple shots of the maze wall, it is clearly visible that the Ivy goes all the way to the top.

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Sarah 1 week ago

Also they could easily build a ladder with all the resources and supplies they have.

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