Top Ten Films With Unnoticed Plot Holes That Need to Be Filled

PositronWildhawk
Some of these really drive me insane. What about you?
I know this will be the most controversial list on TheTopTens, but mixed opinions keep it going. So vote.

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1The Birds

Really, how is anything significant if the plot doesn't go anywhere? We never know why birds are suddenly attacking people, and nobody has any role in stopping them. So basically, it's like a dull news report. - PositronWildhawk

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2Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

It's all the Skywalker family tree here. At the end of episode three, Anakin and Padme's children were separated, and since Dad was now Darth Vader, their ancestry was kept secret from them in order to keep them safe. I would have thought that "Luke Skywalker" was a dead giveaway. And this is also a big mistake in the next installment that follows on from this. Darth Vader has this sudden connection with the force to Luke only after Darth Sidious mentions "the offspring of Anakin Skywalker". How did Vader not see this before; it was right in front of him!
There's also the smaller but still big issue in this movie concerning the rebel base. The Death Star was built to destroy planets, and for some reason, it was waiting for the rebel base to come within range of the Death Star, as there was a PLANET between them. Hold on a moment! - PositronWildhawk

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3Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi

Another Star Wars related plot hole. The first Death Star had a poorly designed defense system, a shaft through which one could get a shot into the centre of the ship and blow it up. The second Death Star had one large enough for a ship to fit through! - PositronWildhawk

4Men In Black 3

Simple as this: Boris the Animal went back in time to kill Kay before Kay could stop and arrest him. If Kay was dead before he hired Jay, how was Jay still there? And when Jay gets back, Kay remembers the conversation on the phone at the start of the film, which would not have happened if Jay and Kay made friends or acquaintances when Jay went back in time. And if Kay wanted the ArcNet to be launched into space, with the only means of which being via Apollo 11, surely MIB could have called NASA in advance? Much easier than trying to bribe the security guard and then climbing up the supports and jumping onto the rocket.
I just spoke about this in more detail on my list of plot holes in the MiB film franchise. Look it up. - PositronWildhawk

5The Lion King

I haven't seen it since I was who knows how young, but I know the plot holes.
Firstly, we look at Mufasa's death scene. Before the stampede, we see a few hundred wildebeest and no more. But during the stampede, we see exactly this number of wildebeest every half of a second. So it would all be over within that time, Simba would have been fine as long as he held onto the tree, and neither Mufasa nor Scar would have the time to get there before the stampede finished.
So suppose Scar's plan wasn't flawed like that, and Mufasa was trampled to death. Simba was the only eyewitness, and so Scar could have killed him without telling him to run away and leave it to the hyenas.
Thirdly, Mufasa's ghost appears only YEARS after he died. So, Dad, where've you been all these years?
And finally, Timon and Pumbaa follow Simba back to confront Scar, despite them having no role in Scar being overthrown. Without them, Simba would have got on fine. - PositronWildhawk

6Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

This episode reveals the existence of the time turner. Odd, that. If wizards could travel through time, they could have stopped the whole story from taking place. Like stopping or killing Voldemort before he started making any Horcruxes. - PositronWildhawk

Wow! Yeah, that's a good point Positron. Hell, Hermionie could have fixed the Voldemort maniac by time warping. Rowling failed to predict this loophole. - Kiteretsunu

They could have gone back in time to keep Voldemort from even being born!
And if someone can get their hands on one just to change classes a lot then that means they probably aren't that rare.
Explain JK Rowling. - Skullkid755

7Star Trek: Into Darkness

In this film, we establish that Kahn was frozen for over 300 years. But considering that the year was 2260, Kahn must have been frozen in 1960 at the latest, long before such technology would have been developed. - PositronWildhawk

Very good point, PositronWildhawk. Another plot hole I noticed is the end fight scene between Spock and Khan. They need the regenerative abilities of Khan's blood to heal Kirk, right? Well, what about the 72 OTHER super-humans in cryo-sleep ON the Enterprise? I mean, the fight between Spock and Khan was boss, but unnecessary. - heather

Excellent point, heather. Sometimes I have no idea how the writers don't see some of these. - PositronWildhawk

8Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

We know this: The "plot to make terrible things happen at Hogwarts" involved Lucius slipping Tom Riddle's diary into Ginny's cauldron, such that she would be possessed by it and would kill Mudbloods and open the Chamber of Secrets. So, considering that Harry Potter has no role in this plot, why would Dobby stop Harry from going to school, considering that Dobby didn't know Harry would be under attack until Harry found the diary? You may also notice that Ginny developed a crush on the handsome lad that is the boy who lived, which she would have mentioned in the diary, and so, both Dobby and Lucius would have needed to know about Ginny's crush for the idea to make sense; for Harry to be under threat and for Lucius to give Ginny the diary in particular. - PositronWildhawk

9Monsters, Inc.

This one is obvious. If monsters could portal through doors to scare children, couldn't humans do the same? - PositronWildhawk

Oh, agree we should be able to do this, if only to scare little boys and girls... - Britgirl

10The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

In the beginning, after the sorceress Zi Yuan curses the crazy mass-murdering emperor without him realising it, he says he'll kill her bro unless she marries him. She knew that he would start to melt within a matter of seconds, as would his army, so she could have just played it off. And she also got stabbed in the stomach, but then the yetis raced her to the pool of eternal life, which would have meant travelling in excess of two thousand miles to get her, and back, in the days where a horse was the fastest means of transport. Logically, she would never have survived. - PositronWildhawk

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11Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

A point that was well made in The Big Bang Theory. But I still love this film. And that TBBT episode. - PositronWildhawk

12Back to the Future
13The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

This one really needs to be changed to just "The Lord of the Rings". Anyway, the plot hole is: Why couldn't they have used the Eagles? They would have taken less time, got the job done quickly and Sean Bean wouldn't have died, for once. Even the Nostalgia Critic can see this one.

14It's My Party
15E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial

Does E.T. Need a bike in order to fly? - Ajkloth

16Titanic

Jack definitely could have survived - Ajkloth

17Toy Story

This one is pretty easy to notice.
If Buzz didn't think he was a toy, then why did he act like a toy whenever Andy came into the room? - Ajkloth

18Cars

How do cars reproduce? - Ajkloth

They could have simply built themselves.

If you've heard of the Pixar Theory, there's a link between all Pixar films suggesting that they exist in the same universe and that a minor plot element in one reality would lead to the next. In Toy Story, particularly the third film, we see inanimate objects come to life, and protecting their own kind, which would eventually lead to a world dominated by machines, in this case, cars. That fills the plot hole there.

This, however, leaves me speculative about the film Robots, which fails to make this connection. - PositronWildhawk

19The Shawshank Redemption
20The Dark Knight Rises

Plot hole: How did Bruce Wayne / Batman get from the Pit to Gotham without a passport, travel tickets or anything that could help him travel?

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