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Top 6: Plot Holes In Good Movies

Plot holes are generally considered flaws in narrative fiction, and perhaps they are. But many great movies have plot holes in them. Ultimately, if a movie is great enough, logical inconsistencies don't amount to much of anything. For Episode 46, our Top 6 list is about plot holes in good movies. Some of our picks are minor plot holes in great films; others are huge plot holes in good films. None of the plot holes on our lists hurt the stature of the films they're in in the slightest.

What are your favorite movie plot holes?

As always, we recommend listening to the episode before reading further.

  1. Letters of Transit, in Casablanca (1942)
  2. Rosebud, in Citizen Kane (1941)
  3. Selective Memory Loss, in Memento (2000)
  4. Who Killed the Chauffeur?, in The Big Sleep (1946)
  5. Motives of the Villains, in Aliens (1986)
  6. Navigating the Fire Corridor, in The Rock (1996)
  1. Searching for Princess Alina, in Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)
  2. Letters of Transit, in Casablanca (1942)
  3. Rosebud, in Citizen Kane (1941)
  4. Charming an Inanimate Object, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  5. Selective Memory Loss, in Memento (2000)
  6. Trucks, in Die Another Day (2002)

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