In Baby Driver (2017) this bank robbery scene was supposed to include the Michael Myers from Halloween (1978) but the studio couldn’t get the rights. Edger Write reaches out to Mike Myers and asked if they could use his likeness for the masks. He thought it would be funny and said yes.
In this scene of Jojo Rabbit (2019), "Heil Hitler" is said 31 times in one minute! According to writer/director Taika Waititi, he wanted a funny moment, but also wanted to illustrate how ridiculous Nazi protocols were.
The Omaha Beach scene from Saving Private Ryan (1998) was depicted with so much accuracy to the actual event that the Department of Veteran Affairs set up a telephone hotline for traumatized veterans to cope
In Goodfellas (1990), Robert De Niro didn’t like how fake money felt in his hand and insisted using real money. So the prop master withdrew several thousand dollars of his own money to use. At the end of each take, no one was allowed to leave the set until all the money was returned & counted.
For Interstellar, Christopher Nolan planted 500 acres of corn just for the film because he did not want to CGI the farm in. After filming, he turned it around and sold the corn and made back profit for the budget.
Robert Patrick trained to fire a gun without blinking in Terminator 2.
In American Psycho (2000) Willem Dafoe (Detective Kimball) acted each meeting with Bateman 3 ways in 3 different takes: 1. He knew Bateman was the killer, 2. He only suspected Bateman was the killer, 3. He did not suspect Bateman. These clips were later spliced together to keep the audience guessing
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
In Troy (2004), Brad Pitt and Eric Bana did not use stunt doubles for their epic duel. They made a gentleman's agreement to pay for every accidental hit. $50 for each light hit, $100 for each hard blow. Pitt ended up paying Bana $750. Bana didn't owe Pitt anything
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. (Math in the comments)
In Jojo Rabbit (2019), the imaginary Hitler offers Jojo cigarettes and is shown eating meat. In reality, Hitler was strongly opposed to smoking and was a vegetarian, implying that Jojo knows very little about Hitler.
In Avatar (2009), the evil imperialists' room is shaped like an American flag.
Last one for tonight guys, In the beginning of Joker (2019) there’s a familiar face in the mirror.
In Kingpin (1996) Bill Murray plays the infamous pro-bowler Ernie McCracken. In addition to improvising nearly all of his lines, Murray actually bowled three strikes in a row on camera to a live audience in one take. Their thunderous applause was real.
It's over Anakin... (Star Wars Return of the Jedi, 1983)
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.
Kid notices something that most of us wouldn't have: UP(2009), Cars 2 (2011)
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
Star Wars (1977) originally had Red and Blue Squadron attacking the Death Star, but blue conflicted with the blue screens, so it was changed to gold. In Rogue One (2016), Red, Gold and Blue squadron attack Scarif, where Blue Squadron is destroyed, leaving them unavailable for the events in Star Wars
In Escape From L.A. (1996), actor Kurt Russel practiced playing basketball in between scenes because he wanted to legitimately make every shot during the basketball challenge. He made every shot, including the full court one.
In Event Horizon, Sam Neill requested that the Union Jack on an Australian flag patch should be replaced with an aboriginal flag; the way he thought it’d look in 2047.
In Rogue One (2016), director Gareth Edwards told the main characters and extras to grow moustaches and sideburns to give the film a 1970’s feel, and add a retro-futuristic aesthetic like the original trilogy did.
In Endgame (2019), Cap always cushions the flight path of Mjolnir while Thor grabs it outstretched. Cap is used to adjusting for the Shield's recoil while Thor knows Mjolnir comes to a stop at his hand.
Watching Deadpool 2 (2018) and noticed a certain Supreme Court justice’s headshot in the squad interview scene. None other than Ruth Bader Ginsburg in consideration for a spot on X-Force
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.
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
In The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Will Smith walked past the real Chris Gardner, the man he played and the movie was based on.
In The Incredibles (2004), when Helen arrives to rescue Bob and punches Mirage, you can see that Helen attempted to punch Bob too, but he dodges it.
The college student in the Incredible Hulk (2008) is also Peter Parker’s teacher in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
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 Knives Out (2019), K Callan, who plays Great Nana Wanetta, is actually six years younger than Christopher Plummer, who plays her son Harlan.
So in Wizard of Oz (1939) when they’re sent to kill the Witch of the West, Scarecrow straight up brings a gun
Shrek: Lord Farquaad gets an erection under the blanket as he looks at the princess, you can actually see the blanket rise before he hides it.
Liar Liar, during the scene right after Jim crashes the ladder cart I notice Fire Marshall Bill is in the background! Jim Carey cameoed his own movie!
In the Lego Movie (2014), Vitruvius says “All right, we gotta write all that down ’cause I’m not gonna remember any of it, but here we go.” This was actually an outtake of Morgan Freeman getting frustrated at his lines being changed. The directors added it in as a joke.
In “Tron: Legacy” (2010) Quorra, a computer program, mentions to Sam that she rarely beats Kevin Flynn at their strategy board game. This game is actually “Go”, a game that is notoriously difficult for computer programs to play well
For The Two Towers (2002) to create the illusion of de-aging, Bernard Hill was given four different stages of makeup, from cursed old man down to a younger fully cured Theoden. On set Hill then had to act out the same shot four times. The digital vfx team then morphed all the footage together.
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
The poster for the movie Legend (2015) mocked one of its negative reviews by hiding the two star review between the Kray twins heads.
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."
In Toy Story 2 (1999) , the American flag is replaced by the globe in rest of the world.
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.
In the Santa Clause(1994) when Charlie is at school you can see an elf behind him in class meaning they were keeping tabs on him and his dad
In La Haine (1995) there is a scene where Vinz talks to himself in the mirror. In the filming of this scene however, there is no mirror involved. The actor is in another room with a body double standing across him mimicking his movements.
Whilst filming Scream (1996) Drew Barrymore accidently called 911 for real several times. The prop master had forgotten to unplug the phone before filming. Barrymore would call, scream and hang up. In the middle of one take the police rang back in confusion to ask why they kept calling.
Knowing this makes rewatching 300 better!
Raul Julia's final role was the villainous M. Bison in "Street Fighter" (1994), which he filmed while dying from stomach cancer. He took the role because his children loved the franchise and he wanted to star in a film they could enjoy.
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 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), the Nazi outfits are genuine World War 2 uniforms, not costumes. They were found in Eastern Europe by Co-Costume Designer Joanna Johnston.
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.
In the Truman Show (1998), the identical twins are played by Ron and Don Taylor, two police officers who were working on the set as security guards. Director Peter Weir saw how friendly they were with the film's cast and crew, so he hired them as actors.
For Monsters Inc. (2001) due to Mary Gibbs who played Boo being so young, it was difficult to get her to stay in the recording booth to perform her lines. So they decided to follow her around with a microphone and cut her lines together using the random things/noises she say whilst playing.
In The Simpsons Movie (2007), you can still see Homer's crashed ambulance from season 2 of the show
In La La Land (2016), a single camera recorded the scene with Emma Stone dancing and Ryan Gosling playing the piano.
For the transformation scene in Sh! The Octopus (1937), the actress was made up in exaggerated highlights and shadows using a single color shade of makeup, which is invisible to the camera. The filter was then taken away to expose the makeup.
Chicha from The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) is the first pregnant female character to appear in a Disney animated feature film, according to the DVD commentary. She’s also one of the first mother characters in a Disney film not to be killed off or villainized.
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.
In one of the minutes-long takes in Children of Men (2006), the camera got splattered with fake blood. Director Alfonso Cuarón almost ruined days of work by shouting "cut!", but it got lost in a background explosion by chance. Cuarón called it a "happy accident", the scene was praised by critics.
In Jurassic Park (1993), the insect trapped in amber (copal) is an elephant mosquito, the only mosquito that doesn't suck blood; therefore, it couldn't contain any dino DNA.
Men in Black (1997) - the language these aliens speak together is ‘Huttese’, the language Jabba the Hutt speaks in the Star Wars films.