9 blockbuster movies with glaring mistakes

Every year, hundreds of movies are released around the world. And more often than not, eagle-eyed moviegoers spot errors or continuity issues.

These inconsistencies are a favorite topic when it comes to online posts, with some going down in cinema history. To give you an idea, here are 9 famous movies that have a glaring error. How many did you spot when you watched the movie the first time round?

1. The Green Mile, 1999

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This movie is based in Louisiana during 1935. The problem, however, is that it features an electric chair - a device that wasn't invented until 1941...

2. Imitation Game, 2014

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This movie focuses on the mathematician Alan Turing, who deciphered the Enigma Code. He only managed to do it with the help of a certain Gordon Welchman, who doesn't even get a mention in the movie.

3. The Last Samurai, 2003

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In this movie, you can see an American flag with 43 stars. Except that in 1876, when the story takes place, the US flag didn't have its now-famous 43 stars.

4. Apollo 13, 1995

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The central character in this movie is the American astronaut Thomas Kenneth Mattingly. Except that he didn't take part in the actual Apollo 13 mission...

5. Braveheart, 1995

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Despite the numerous kilts in the movie, at that time Scottish men didn't wear them...

6. Troy, 2004

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This movie's littered with errors, notably the placing of coins on corpses' eyes. Why? Because at that time Trojans didn't have coins!

7. Pirates of the Caribbean, 2003 - 2017

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Pirates of the Caribbean is based in the 18th century. At that time, people hardly ever ate fruit. Except for in these movies, where you'll spot a Granny Smith's apple (appeared after 1868) and bananas (appeared after 1836).

8. Titanic, 1997

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At the start of the movie, Jack talks about his childhood in Rosa, Wisconsin. He claims to have fished at Lake Wissota. Except that this artificial lake wasn't constructed until 6 years after the sinking of The Titanic.

9. Gladiator, 2000

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A gas tank was spotted in a chariot. Except that at that time, gas had not yet been extracted.