Many-a-time, movies miss out or tend to overlook some of the major details of the film. But these details for a viewer can be very minor, so much that you won’t even notice that something is off the track, however, once you know what is odd about the film, you will never be able to forget it the next time you watch it.
Here, we are talking about some of Hollywood’s finest works, you may not believe it, but they are flawed too. Take a look to see what’s true and look at the film for an entirely different perspective from then on!
This film is Christopher Nolan’s finest works. It was so impressive that it went to win many awards and accolades. The director wanted to keep the film real and thereby he reduced the amount of CGI software that was used for the film. For one particular scene, he ordered that there be 500 acres of corn farm planted to make it look authentic instead of creating it on a CGI.
To make the scene seem even more realistic he had the people sell corn from the farm after the filming of the movie was over, hereby profiting from his amazing idea once again.
Sometimes a role can take a toll on you and really drain you out. James McAvoy portrayed a man with 23 split personalities for the film ‘Split.’ However, playing those characters was not easy and it came with a cost. McAvoy was so frustrated by filming a scene in which the characters talk amongst themselves that he ended up punching a door and breaking his knuckle.
But the issue did not end here, the actor further did not reveal this situation to anyone for three days and so ended up with a swollen hand. In the above scene, the swollen hand is clearly visible.
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness was a film that moved the hearts of many. There are lots of films that are released every year, but they’re just a few that sweep people away, this was one such film. The film saw the rise of the entrepreneur Chris Gardner who struggled to make a living for him and his son.
It was the debut of Will Smith’s son Jayden on the big screen. Another interesting factor that most of the people missed out was that the real Chris Gardner played a cameo in a scene in the film.
The Lord of the Rings
Here’s one for The Lord of the Rings fans! Actress Cate Blanchett’s performance has forever been etched in everyone’s hearts as Galadriel. There are innumerable performances by the actress but this one truly stands out. The Oscar-winning actress once joked that she took up the role because she “always wanted pointy ears,” but there is a lot more to the character that we do not know.
If anyone’s noticed Galariel’s eyes, they would say it sparkles, and that is true! It is because she’s the last Elf in Middle-Earth who has seen the light of the Trees of Valinor. The makers of the film became creative when they wanted to show her glittery eyes, they used white Christmas lights to illuminate them.
The one thing that people remember about the film, apart from the brilliant portrayal of Baby Driver by Ansel Elgort is its incredible soundtrack! Everything from the gunshots to the movement of the characters was filmed according to the beats of the songs. In the film too, the main character, Baby is scene wearing only one of his headphones while listening to music.
This was done intentionally by the filmmakers. The directors wanted the viewers to experience the full music. So if the viewers properly set up their headphones while watching the film, they would hear the music through that ear only.
This is a film that every 90’s kid watched during Christmas religiously, no holiday season was ever the same without the film. However, there is one major detail that everyone seems to have missed out from the film- It is the mystery of Kevin’s famous missing ticket.
If you remember the dinner scene before the entire family takes off before their Christmas vacation, you’ll remember that the kids were creating havoc. In reality, Kevin’s dad accidentally throws away the ticket after using it to clean up the spilled milk on the dining table. If only he knew what he was doing!
The Dark Knight
Known as one of the best films based on comic books ever, The Dark Knight gave us a hundred reasons to watch and love Joker. Joker, the villain, played by the late Heath Ledger was an incredible character. The film describes the antagonist as a sadistic man without a plan. However, that is not the case actually, his actions in the film a far away from being unplanned.
If you watch the film closely, the boat scene especially highlights the hypocrisy of his character since he is seen reading his iconic monologue from a notebook.
Here is another incredible film with an incredible story. Forrest Gump has been our favorite since the film’s release, since the film was so eclectic, we are sure that the shooting behind the scenes of the film would be amazing too. One such scene is the ping pong scene. In the movie, Forrest Gump was told that he had to keep his eyes only on the ball, which meant that he could not blink even once in the entire scene.
Tom Hanks may have had a difficult time shooting it but he sure did have some CGI help or pulling this off would be next to impossible.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
The name may sound like a children’s movie, but the jokes certainly weren’t. This is because it involves people to have a thorough historical knowledge which most adults do, which is why the kids and grown-ups can enjoy the movie alike! In one of the scenes that involve Mount Rushmore, it is shown that the iconic monument gets hit by pies directly in the face, now this may have a totally different meaning!
What most people do not get is that Abraham Lincoln was the only one who was hit in the back of his head and that scene was an obvious reference to it and the manner in which he was assassinated.
Filmmakers from all over the globe know how difficult it is to hide the camera from reflective surfaces such as a mirror, glass, windows, etc. They find all kinds of hunky-dory ways to do that! Such a struggle was once faced by directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski while filming the cult classic The Matrix.
This film was a career-defining moment for them and they had to everything they might to achieve a difficult task in one of the scenes. The scene involved the lead characters to open the doorknob, now knowing that it was almost an impossible task to hide the camera, the directors covered it with a jacket to match it with Morpheus’ outfit.
The Wizard of Oz
The filming of The Wizard of Oz has a lot of stories attached to it. The film threw Judy Garland into superstardom at a very young age. But it was not just her who got her big break because of the film. Terry, who played the role of Toto also went on to have a career in the industry.
The dog, Terry behaved like a professional throughout the film. However, the little one did try hard to stay awake through all the fuss that was going around him. In the above scene, for example, he is running out of the shot after being startled by the steam from Tin Man’s cap.
A Grand Day Out
This was so much more than a film for the creators. Wallace and Gromit have loved claymation franchises when it all started with the 1989 short A Grand Day Out. Apart from starting their own successful TV and movie series, the short film went on to win several awards and accolades and an Oscar nomination.
In the above scene, Wallace saying the word “Wensleydale.” The reason behind putting the scene in the film was simple, the director liked the way the character said the name of the cheese factory. However, little did anybody know that the cheese factory was actually on the verge of bankruptcy, in reality, the success of the film also helped the factory get back on their feet!
Back to the Future I+II
No one would disagree that Back to the Future I+II were brilliant sci-fi movies ever, people talk about it even three decades after the initial release of the film. It inspired so many films and TV shows that came after it.
If you are a true fan then have probably noticed that the ending scene of the first film is the opening sequence of the second. But this was performed intentionally. As Jennifer was recast in the sequel, they have t reshoot the entire sequence to make it look realistic and it actually took a lot more hard work than what appears on the screen.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Harry Potter franchise was the one true love of so many children and adults who loved reading. The amount of twists that the movie gave is impossible to forget. The main one being that Snape was actually on Dumbledore’s side. He played the antagonist all throughout the series just to fulfill his promise to the headmaster.
In the above scene, he is seen deflecting McGonagall’s spell towards the death eaters and actually saving the students. The directors had planted small tints all along but very few noticed it.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Monty Python comedy group made some of the funniest movies in the ’70s, the group initially found success with their sketch show Monty Python’s Flying Circus but 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail is still considered to be one of their best works that gave us countless hilarious scenes.
In this scene, it can be noticed that all the major knights have a different symbol on their armor and shields. Like the Black Knight’s coat here, it has a wild boar, which represents his stubborn personality and inability to admit the defeat.
The relationship shared by Daniel and Mr. Miyagi was so sacred that everyone who saw the movie felt connected to it, without their bond, the movie would not be the same. They went through ups and downs together and shared some life-changing moments. One such moment is shown above, it is so subtle that many of you may have missed it.
During the scene, Mr. Miyagi tells that his wife passed away at childbirth while she was at the Manzanar Relocation Center, which meant that she was in an internment camp at that time. This also meant that while Mr. Miyagi was fighting the US Army in the Second World War, his wife passed away and they did not even get to say goodbye.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
This movie says many historical figures come to life in the most hilarious ways. Some of them were terrible at rap and some were the villains like Kahmunrah â€“ a fictional villain from the second film in the series.
In the of the scenes in Battle of the Smithsonian, Kahnumrah says “I could kill your friends in the blink of an eye.” But if you notice Hank Azaria, who plays this character does not blink his eye even once during the movie.
When Bruce Willis got his debut with Die Hard, he became a superstar in Hollywood, however, many agree that Alan Rickman’s performance in the film was one of a kind! It wasn’t only his incredible acting that made him look brilliant in the role of the Hans Gruber as a villain. It was also because this face of his in the final scene was quite realistic.
The stuntmen were expected to drop him at the count of three but they dropped it at once. So his petrified face here is actually real!
The Truman Show
Many love Jim Carrey for his comic roles in films, but his performance in The Truman Show was what changed the course of his career. In The Truman Show, he gave a brilliant performance. The premise of the show is that he, an insurance salesman discovers that his entire life was filmed on a TV show.
In the above show, he can be seen sitting in front of a beach and the lightning shows that the moon is actually closer to the earth than what people think. A year later the actor went on to act in the film Man on the Moon.
This film was way ahead of its time. In the film, a lonely writer named Theodore names his AI, Samantha and they end up developing an unlikely relationship. Spike Jonze the filmmaker gave us an extraordinary romantic comedy with the Oscar-winning movie, Her.
Despite Samantha’s intelligence, she cannot experience the real world as normal people do, so Theodore tries to make it happen for her! He also pins her to his shirt to show her the real world.
The Silence of the Lambs
Clarice Starling was considered one of the best FBI agents who appeared on the big screen. In the film, she is a young trainee who interviews the notorious killer Hannibal Lecter but is definitely not perfect at her job. She does not pass the FBI drill as she forgets to look over her shoulder while entering a room.
She repeats the same mistake in the film while looking for a suspect’s identity. So, all in all, we can say that she never did really learn!
Creed II / Rocky
The role of Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, transformed Sylvester Stallone’s career in Hollywood. It put him on the map of recognized superstars. The role was so good that Stallone went back to play it again and again. There came a point when it looked liked the franchise was almost failing but the success of Ryan Coogler’s Creed was enough to get it back on track.
The sequel also showed a surprise cameo of two turtles Cuff and Link that Stallone adopted after he finished filming Rocky about 50 years ago!
The Fifth Element
The Sci-Fi classic that takes place in the 23rd century predicts the future of the planet Earth in Luc Besson’s film. The tone of the film, however, is slightly offbeat. If you notice carefully, you would see the popular landmarks such as Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
They do appear in the film but are seen above the landscapes meaning that climate change has resulted in a significant drop in sea levels.
The film was indeed inspired by a true event but Zack Snyder’s 300 is actually based on Frank Miller’s graphic novels and it falls in the category of historical fantasy. The director included a narrator Dilios tried to stick with Miller’s vision which made the story even more incredible.
That is also the reason why the film features historical inaccuracies and fantastical elements. It was trying to say that Dilios was trying to present the Spartans in the best light and Snyder himself described him as “a guy who knows how not to wreck a good story with the truth”.
Brad Pitt is a brilliant actor who also knows hows to have fun on a set. Pitt’s character in the film eats all the time, this idea, however, was suggested to the director by Brad himself during a lunch break. Director Steven Soderbergh agreed, but this did not work out too well for Pitt.
In one scene he ends up eating 40 shrimps between all the retakes while waiting for Julia Roberts’ character.
This scene in the film shows Morpheus nodding to a blind man in the lobby of the Oracle, who in turn nods back at him. This moment may be missed by many but was also captured by some who build theories surrounding it!
Fans believe that this man is actually the guardian of the Oracle, a role that was taken by Seraph in the sequels. The others suggest that he’s actually the previous iteration of Morpheus, as there are similarities between both men.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
This was one of the funniest romantic comedies in the late 2000s. But there are chances that you have missed out on some of the funniest bits of the movie.
In the film where Peter (Jason Segel) gets drunk on a cocktail at a bar and drunkenly quotes Sex and the City dialogues, and says “What’s up, Miranda?”. If you carefully look at this scene, you will see Cynthia Nixon who plays the character of Miranda walking right behind him!
Athletes work with brands most of the time and Michael Jordan was endorsed by some of the world’s biggest brands during his days.
In this scene, Stan Podolak is trying to get Jordan up and moving and he becomes very creative while doing so. He does it by saying the names of all Jordan’s sponsors in a single sentence to get the basketball player motivated.
Sigourney Weaver debuted with the role off Ellen Ripley in 1979’s sci-fi classic Alien. She was very happy to return to the sequel of the film seven years later. The movies show that she awakens from her sleep of 57 years and tries to adjust to her new life.
Everything the character knows is no longer the same and her little girl Amanda is all grown-up. At a point in the film, she is handed a photo of her daughter, who is a woman featured in a magazine and is none other than Weaver’s mother.
The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz has a famous shot that shows Dorothy opening the door and walking into the new world that is full of technicolor, but you will not understand how difficult this was to pull it off.
The technology was not so advanced back in 1939, so this was not something filmmakers could do easily. That is why you will notice a body double wearing the costume painted brown in the first sequence and then the actual Judy Garland walks into the frame in her colorful costume a split second later.
The Usual Suspects
The line-up scenes were one of the most difficult to shoot in The Usual Suspects. This was initially supposed to be a serious scene but The Usual Suspects eventually ended up taking the funniest takes since the actors were facing a hard time keeping a serious face.
Kevin Pollak, the actor who played the role of Hockney in this Oscar-winning classic movie revealed later that they were laughing the whole time because Benicio Del Toro ripped a nasty fart. The director felt that it captured the friendship between the felons and decided to keep it.
The story is based on a family whose house is haunted by ghosts. This film was considered to be one of the best horror movies in history. But most of you do not know the creepiest thing that happened on the set.
JoBeth Williams who shot the pool scene was swimming with a bunch of skeletons in the film. But what the actor did not know is that the skeletons were real since rubber ones were too expensive to make, the filmmakers sourced it from a medical company.
Hayao Miyazaki the Japanese director gave us brilliant timeless classics. And this is one of his finest works. It tells the story of a young girl who ends up wandering in the spirit world after moving to a new residence with her parents.
The story may seem scary but we assure you it is not, the movie does not represent ghosts as monsters. In one of the scenes, the Radish Spirit rides past Chihiro since it would not have to travel to the scary bathhouse alone.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
When Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind came out, it was one of the most incredible pieces of art by Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry. The movie is about a world that allows a person to go through a medical procedure that allows you to erase someone from your memories altogether.
The film is complex and the above scene shows Joel and Clementine in a bookstore where the names of the books are not printed. This has been done on purpose to remind the audience that Joel does not remember all the details of their relationship.
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Everyone loved the film when it released, however, some of us did believe that it was slightly creepy for a children’s movie. But that is the charm of the 70’s film.
A visit to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory was every child’s dream come true, also what they see in there may not be all that interesting. Additionally, the boat was meant to fit only 8 children, so the fact that the children were disappearing one by one was not by accident, it was done on purpose.
This film has one of the best cinematic endings that leave the audience bewildered and asking for more. However, if you were to follow small clues, you would know the small hints that the movie was suggesting.
The street in which Tyler Durden stays is called the Paper Street, now this was on purpose since there can never be a street called the paper street. Because in reality, it means a street that just appears on the map and hasn’t been built yet.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
We all wish we could taste some of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans and the other candies that are shown in the Harry Potter films. Many of them just make a small appearance on the train when Harry is going to Hogwarts.
A cereal brand called “Cheers-Owls” makes an appearance in one of the scenes, this actually refers to the popular Cheerios. It is one of the most beloved cereal snack brands ever!
The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
If you are a 90’s kid, you will probably remember The Twelve Tasks of Asterix. It is the story of Asterix and Obelix and stars Christian Clavier and GĂrard Depardieu. Initially, the characters were introduced in a French comic book and from then on served as an inspiration to many movies and animated films.
The movie was released in 1976 and reminds us of a subtle joke of that era. In the film, Asterix stays on the fourth floor but he uses three fingers to show it as the Roman number four instead of just using four fingers.