15 Movie Details I Guarantee Fans Missed (Because I Sure Did)

The only thing better than watching your favorite movie for the first time is rewatching it time and time again. No matter how well you think you know a film, there's usually something you miss.

In keeping with the tradition of appeasing eagle-eyed moviegoers, here are 15 more movie details that I can almost guarantee fans would've missed their first time around.

Pay attention to Tom Cruise's newspaper in 'Eyes Wide Shut'.

"In Kubricks' Eyes Wide Shut (1999) when Tom Cruise stops at a newspaper booth to watch who's following him he picks up a newspaper with the title "lucky to be alive." - Reddit u/nickepickepo

Eli Roth, director of 'Hostel', has a small cameo in the film.

This is one of those "blink and you'll miss it" type of moments. During the scene inside the cannabis bar, Eli can be seen at the back of the room smoking a bong and wearing a Boston Red Sox shirt.

Madam Hooch's whistle in 'Harry Potter And Philosopher's Stone' has real world significance.

"In HP and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Madame Hooch is wearing a Boatswain's Call. This is a high pitched[sic] naval whistle. Historically, it was used to pass commands to the crew when voices could not be heard over the sounds of the sea." - Reddit u/Numerous-Lemon

Director Barry Sonnenfeld really made children cry in 'The Addams Family (1991)'.

In the scene, Morticia Addams tells a story that makes all of the kids in the room start bawling their eyes out. In reality, Sonnenfeld himself told the kids that they were all going to be getting giant needles once they were done filming.

Fester's song in 'The Addams Family (2019' is a total throwback.


"In the 2019 animated Addams Family Movie, Fester sings a 'traditional song' in response to citizens of Assimilation singing. The song 'I haven't got a hat' is from a 1935 Merry Melodies cartoon of the same name, a property once owned by MGM - one of the companies that produced the movie." - Reddit u/Left_Hand_of_Jah

There's a special endnote in the credits of 'Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire'.

If you look closely, the line reads "No dragons were harmed in the making of this movie." I guess with animal rights activists being as militant as they are nowadays, you can't take any chances.

There's a reason why Bellwether is wearing a bell in 'Zootopia'.

"In Zootopia (2016), Bellwether is wearing a little bell. In real life, a Bellwether is the leading sheep of a flock, with a bell around its neck to help direct the other sheep." - Reddit u/Russian_Bagel

Max's tie-dye shirt in *Hocus Pocus* foreshadows events to come.

If you look closely at Max's shirt, you'll see that it's comprised of swirls of green, purple, and red. These are the exact colors that the Sanderson Sisters wear later on in the film.

The town founders of Seaside have a cameo appearance in 'The Truman Show'.

"In The Truman Show (1998), the couple at the table are Daryl Davis and Robert Davis, they are the founders of Seaside, the town where the movie was filmed. They agreed to give filming permission, in return for a cameo." - Reddit u/Numerous-Lemon

In the beginning of 'Beauty And The Beast', the glass window foreshadows what is to come.

This one is a little hard to see, so you'll most likely have to pause the movie. The motto in the window reads, "Vincit qui se vincit." Roughly translated, it means "He conquers who conquers himself."

What's the name of that diner in 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'?

"In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan meets Donnie at the Kacandes Diner. This is a reference to Georgia Kacandes, who worked on the movie as an executive producer." - Reddit u/Numerous-Lemon

The most annoying sound in the world in 'Dumb And Dumber'.

For this scene, Jim Carrey completely improvised the line "Do you wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?" If you look closely at Jeff Daniels, you can see him start to laugh and break character.

The name of Truman's boat in 'The Truman Show' foreshadows the end of the film.

"In The Truman Show (1998) the boat that Truman sails on to escape is named Santa Maria, the same name of one of Christopher Columbus’ ships, signifying that Truman is heading to a “New World.” - Reddit u/PaintMyThrone

Is Buzz Lightyear from 'Toy Story' a time traveler?

At the beginning of the movie, when Woody and Buzz first meet, Buzz shines his laser right in the middle of Woody's forehead. Later on, Sid burns a hole in Woody with a magnifying glass in the exact same spot!

Peter Jackson has a cameo appearance in 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King'.

"In the extended edition of LOTR: Return of the King (2003), Peter Jackson has a cameo as a Corsair of Umbar (aka evil pirate). Several LOTR crew members played Corsairs in this scene, but Jackson had the honor of getting shot in the chest by Legolas." - Reddit u/howmuchbanana

h/t: Reddit