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40 Surprisingly Small Details In Famous Movies That You Probably Never Noticed

We often tend to overlook minor yet important details when we’re having fun. Sometimes, we’re so focused on what we want to see and hear that we ignore what’s actually happening. Our brain sometimes confuses the reality with what’s only anticipated and we end up missing on a lot of important things. Consider magicians. They fool us right in front of our eyes by momentarily showing us exactly what we expect to see. I mean, of course, it’s not always this complicated, sometimes everything is simple and we just aren’t paying enough attention. But, either ways, we often end up missing on a whole lot of information just because we weren’t attentive.

Same is the case with a lot of movies that we watch. We become so lost in watching the whole thing that we fail to process what’s happening in the moment and then later on when the movie takes a completely different turn we’re often left confused because we missed one minor detail. Though a lot of people say that the moviemakers do this on purpose to make the movie more interesting and to see whether the viewers can decode the hidden message or not. Which makes sense because what good would it be if everything was obvious?

With that said, I think it’s time we all put ourselves to test and see if we’re actually as observant as we believe we are. Below we have compiled a list of movies that contain surprising details that many of us have probably never noticed before. Check them out.

In Thor: The Dark World (2013), Natalie Portman Couldn’t Make It To Reshoot The Final Kiss Scene. When Asked To Choose From A Lineup Of Women To Take Her Place. Chris Hemsworth Instead Brought In His Wife , Who Wore Natalie’s Clothes And Wig To Shoot The Final Kiss



In “A Grand Day Out” (1989), The Creators Had Wallace Say “Wensleydale” Because It Made His Face Look Nice And Toothy. They Did Not Realize The Factory Where Wensleydale Cheese Is Made Was About To Declare Bankruptcy. This Film’s Success Brought The Factory Back From The Brink



In Die Hard (1988), Alan Rickman’s Petrified Expression While Falling Was Completely Genuine. The Stunt Team Instructed Him That They Would Drop Him On The Count Of 3 But Instead Dropped Him At 1



After Steven Spielberg Screened Schindler’s List (1993) For John Williams To Compose The Score, Williams Was So Moved He Had To Walk Outside For Several Minutes. Upon Returning Williams Said That The Movie Needed A Better Composer Than Him To Which Spielberg Replied “I Know, But They’re All Dead”



“That makes me sad. So many beautiful musicians lost to both time and the Holocaust.” – Rabbit Carrot

In “Hercules” (1997) Hades Says “Guys, Relax. It’s Only Half-Time” Exactly At The 46-Minute Mark, The Halfway Point Of The 92-Minute Movie



“There must have been a lot of planning for that just to happen.” – Amirah Abdat

In Big Hero 6 (2014), This Happens



“So she’s basically teaching Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Amadeus Cho, Reed Richards and Hank Pym how to be a superhero :D” – Sasha Kuleshov

In Up (2009), Dug Is The Only Dog To Successfully Track Down The Tropical Bird Because He Is The Only Hunting Dog (Golden Retriever). All The Others Are Guard Dog Breeds


“Dug is such a good boy!!! My fav. Line: “I was hiding under the porch because I love you!” – JessG

In Avengers: Endgame When Captain America Is Going Off To Return The Stones, The Rest Are Expecting Him To Return. Bucky Says His Goodbye Knowing Steve Is Not Returning To His Timeline, A Testament To Their Friendship!



This was undoubtedly one of the most iconic scenes that surprised everyone. No one could’ve imagined that someone like Steve Rogers wouldn’t return back to his own timeline and restore balance. But, of course, our lifelong true best friends can always tell what’s going inside our head just by looking at us. Bucky knew from the moment Steve walked towards him to say goodbye that he wasn’t planning to return anytime soon…

The fact that Bucky knew Steve’s plan all along can further be backed by the look on Bucky’s face when he sees Steve sitting on the bench. Everyone is surprised to see the old Steve Rogers, especially Sam, but not Bucky. It’s like he knew exactly what was going to happen and he did.

Titanic – 1997 The Couple Shown In Bed Together Having Accepted Their Fate Is Isador And Ida Straus. They Were The Co Owners Of Macy’s. Ida Refused To Leave His Side When He Refused A Life Boat Spot B/C There Were Still Women And Children On Board. They Were Last Seen Walking Arm And Arm Together


“When I first saw Titanic, this scene made me cry the hardest. I think it hit me because Jack and Rose’s story, while sad, is a relationship of a few days. This was a couple still saying “I’ll never let go” even after decades.” – A.M. Pierre

Brad Bird Was In Part Inspired To Make This Movie (The Iron Giant 1999) As A Memorial To His Sister Susan, Who Died At The Hands Of Her Husband By Gun Violence. His Pitch Was This: “What If A Gun Had A Soul And Didn’t Want To Be A Gun?”



This Design Of The Back Of This Ambulance In Joker (2019) Looks Familiar


“To be honest took me a while to see… but once you see it u can’t unsee it…” – Evelina ZIa

Kid Notices Something That Most Of Us Wouldn’t Have: Up(2009), Cars 2 (2011)



Home with a sick kid today watching Up. Suddenly the 7 year old says, “Mom, wait. I’ve seen this scene before in another movie!’ We pause and I take a picture of it (pic below), and within seconds he navigates to Cars 2 and pauses the screen on this exact scene (pic 2 below). What?!! They’re the same. How in the world did he notice this? Unbelievable.

Steven Spielberg Filmed E.t. In Chronological Order In Order To Help The Child Actors And To Capture The Most Real Emotions During The Ending, Since It Would Be The Last Time They’d All Be Together


Incredibles (2004) Elastagirl’s Original Suit Was Red And Mr. Incredible’s Suit Was Blue, Their First Child’s Name? Violet



“Mr. Incredible asked Elastigirl what she wanted to name her kid, and she said, “Eh, I’m flexible.” – Truth Monster

In Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), All The Wide Shots Of Luke Flying Across Tatooine In His Speeder Were Achieved By Placing A Mirror Underneath A Version Of The Prop With A Motor And Wheels


In The Beginning Of Joker (2019) There’s A Familiar Face In The Mirror



In Ant-Man (2015) Actor Garrett Morris Makes A Brief Appearance In A Scene. Morris Was The First Person To Ever Portray Ant-Man In A 1979 Saturday Night Live Skit Called Superhero Party


In Finding Nemo (2003), Gill Is A Moorish Idol. This Species Is Known To Not Handle Captivity Well, So Him Being The One Who Constantly Comes Up With Escape Plans Makes Sense



“Wasn’t the volcanoes name “wanna hock a loogie” as well… love this movie.” – SnakAttack

In Coraline, The “Welcome Home” Cake Features A Double Loop On The O. According To Graphology, A Double Loop On A Lower Case O Means That The Person Who Wrote It Is Lying. There Is Only One Double Loop, Meaning She Is Welcome But She Is Not Home


In Man Of Steel (2013), Henry Cavill (Superman) Was Asked To Shave His Chest For The Collapsing Oil Rig Scene, However He Refused Saying That Superman Had Chest Hair, Citing The Famous “Death Of Superman” Graphic Novel As A Reference



Disney’s “Lilo & Stitch” (2002) Used Watercolor Backgrounds, Exclusively. The Studio Had Some Financial Failures And Was Doing Ambitious Things Elsewhere, So They Left The Filmmakers To Their Own Devices, Off At The Florida Studio. The Only Other Watercolor Films Are Dumbo And Snow White


In Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, Professor Lupin Sleeps Through Most Of The Train Ride To Hogwarts. The Date Is The 1st Of September, 1993. There Really Was A Full Moon The Previous Night; He Was Exhausted Because He’d Transformed The Night Before



“If it was deliberate, then I am very impressed.” – Rowlie

In The Incredibles 2, The Painting In Helen’s Hotel Room Is An Illustration Of Her Seperation From The Family


The Poster For The Movie Legend (2015) Mocked One Of Its Negative Reviews By Hiding The Two Star Review Between The Kray Twins Heads



In The Truman Show, We See Truman Taking High Dose Vitamin D At Breakfast Time. This Is To Counteract The Deficiency He Would Have Becouse There Is No Real Sunlight In The Constructed World He Inhabits


In Lord Of The Rings Gandalf Can Be Seen Carrying His Pipe Everywhere Inside His Staff



In IT (2017), Pennywise Is Almost Always Secrely Watching His Victims In Some Of The Most Unexpected And Unsusal Places, However, No One Ever Seems To Notice It.

In Avatar (2009), The Evil Imperialists’ Room Is Shaped Like An American Flag



“And theres a 50 to represent the 50 stars.” – Rainy

In “The Return Of The King (2003)”, During The Epic Scene Of The Rohirrim Charge Peter Jackson Requested That Only Extras Who Have Read The Novel And Could Recite The Scene, To Be Placed In The Front Lines As They Are Aware Of The Importance Of This Moment. It’s How He Ended Up With This Epic Rider


“Funnier fact – the majority of the Rohirrim in both Two Towers and Return of the King were played by women wearing beards because the casting call required people to be skilled equestrians and provide their own horses, and most of the people who responded to it were women.” – Kate

In Inside Out, The Pizza Toppings Were Changed From Broccolis To Bell Peppers In Japan, Since Kids In Japan Don’t Like Bell Peppers. Pixar Localised The Joke



“That is interesting. I like that they made the scene work for different cultures.” – Tabitha L

In Tangled (2010) Mother Gothel Says “I Love You The Most” , While Kissing Rapunzel’s Hair Instead Of Her Forehead


In Joker (2019) Every Single Clock In The Movie Is Stuck At 11:11. After Noticing It, Many Fans Came Up With Their Theories. One Of Which States That The Time Doesn’t Pass Because All Of This Is Happening Inside Of Arthur’s Head.


In Interstellar On The Water Planet, The Soundtrack In The Background Has A Prominent Ticking Noise. These Ticks Happen Every 1.25 Seconds. Each Tick You Hear Is A Whole Day Passing On Earth


“Hmmmm but if time is faster where gravitational pull is higher, shouldn’t they be pulled onto the planet much more? Wouldn’t it be difficult to stand upright and walk?” – Missy Moo Moo

In Lotr The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001), After Boromir’s Death Aragorn Puts On His Bracers As A Way To Honor Him. He’ll Wear Them For The Rest Of The Trilogy



Mulan (1998) Only Has Musical Numbers For The First Half, Until The Characters Find The Destroyed Village. From There On Songs Were Avoided Because The Tone Was Meant To Be Darker


“It’s a very clear and audible transition, too, as the last cheerful song is literally cut off mid-lyric by the discovery of the village.” – A.M. Pierre

Bill Murray Falling Over On His Way Out Of The Restaurant In Scrooged (1988) Was Not Scripted. He Slipped On The Water He Just Threw On The Waiter



In The Opening Scene Of Wall-E (2008) There Are Wind Turbines And Nuclear Plants Built On Top Of Trash Mounds To Imply That Mankind Didn’t Convert To Clean Energy Until It Was Too Late


“It was never about conversion of energy: it was about throwing everything away.” – carebear

Giant Ring Used For Close-UPS In ‘Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring’ (2001)



“Does this mean that one ring still survives? Do NOT tell Sauron.” – Scagsy

In Home Alone (1990) When They Counted The People For The Trip They Say There’s 17 People In Total. An Odd Number Between Two Vans Means They Will Be Split 8/9. Since Kevin Was Missing Both Vans Had 8 People Instead, Making Each Group Assume They Were On The 8-People Van, Not Suspecting A Thing


“Two vans of terrible people for not noticing he was missing.” – Rabbit Carrot

Well, that was all for today, folks! These were some of the major movies with interesting twists that weren’t so obvious. Now, here’s the real question. How many of these details did you already know about? Share your answers with us in the comments below and also mention all the movies that you think should be added to the list!


What do you think?