13 Background Distractions That Completely Ruined Movie Scenes

Not the careless inclusion of cars or chem trails in historical movies – that’s just the shoddy work of your...

Simon Gallagher

Executive Editor

3 Men A Baby

Not the careless inclusion of cars or chem trails in historical movies – that’s just the shoddy work of your normal run-of-the-mill continuity editors: what we’re focusing on here is the next level of distraction.

The examples on this list are prime goofs, willful distractions and disarming curios that fundamentally change how you view the scenes.

So, let’s get into this…

Honourable Mention

The Circus Time Traveller

The Circus

Not in an actual film, hence the inclusion as an Honourable Mention, but this now infamous footage apparently captured a time traveller, talking on her mobile phone in the background of a Charlie Chaplin promotional film from the 1920s.

Absolute rhubard, of course, but you have to admit the footage is oddly compelling.