We Found the 19 Most Inaccurate Things You Always See in Movies

For those who thrive on the accuracy, a single error in time, location, physics, or another aspect may be enough to ruin a film or at least prevent you from giving it a five-star rating.

We all love going to the movies. It’s a great way to escape reality and enter into a whole new world of adventure, drama, and suspense. However, there are certain things that we see in movies that just don’t quite add up. Here are 19 of the most inaccurate things you always see in movies:

1. Car chases through city streets always end in massive crashes or explosions.

2. Police officers never seem to run out of ammunition, no matter how many rounds they fire.

3. People can hack into any computer system they want, regardless of security measures.

4. Everyone is able to fluently speak multiple languages, even if they’re not supposed to know them.

5. Everyone knows how to use all sorts of high-tech equipment, even if they’ve never seen it before.

6. People can perfectly time their jumps and landings, no matter how far they’re falling.

7. Bullets always manage to hit their targets, regardless of how far away they are.

8. Victims of violence always seem to have just the right amount of injuries – not too severe and not too minor.

9. Characters are always able to find exactly what they’re looking for, regardless of how big or small the search area is.

10. People can light fires and cook food perfectly, even if they’ve never done it before.

11. Cars always start up immediately, regardless of how long they’ve been sitting unused.

12. The police always arrive at the scene of a crime within minutes, regardless of how far away it is.

13. Spies always know exactly what to do in every situation, and never make any mistakes.

14. Computers always have enough memory to store all the data we want them to.

15. Explosions always create perfectly symmetrical patterns of debris.

16. People can drive cars and motorcycles through tight spaces without crashing them.

17. Characters can run for miles without getting tired or showing any signs of fatigue.

18. Cars never get damaged or dirty no matter how many times they’re crashed or driven through rough terrain.

19. People always know the right thing to say in any situation, no matter how tense it is.


Do you have any other favorite inaccurate things you see in movies? It is a good thing that there are so many inaccuracies in movies. If they weren’t, it would be impossible to escape the real world and enjoy an entertaining movie! Hollywood has done a great job of making us laugh at unrealistic scenarios, but we love them for doing this nonetheless. What other inaccurate things do you see in movies? Let us know below!

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