21 Best Small Details In Movies That Fans Noticed In 2021

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Vote up the details you missed the first time around.

2021 has shaped up to be a year of movie-watching. New and old movies alike have been watched and scrutinized by fans worldwide, and occasionally, those fans share any small details they happen to notice.

While there are plenty of people who find interesting things while watching movies while they're stuck inside, only a few take the time to share their findings online. This list takes a look at some of the best small details about movies that fans have pointed out in 2021.


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    30 VOTES

    Dwayne Johnson's Grandfather Inspired The Look Of Maui In 'Moana'

    From Redditor u/themightyheptagon:

    In Moana (2016), Maui's visual appearance is partly modeled on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's grandfather, Samoan-American professional wrestler Peter Maivia.

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    23 VOTES

    One Humorous Outtake In 'The Lego Movie' Got Added To The Film

    From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:

    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.

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    23 VOTES

    The Club In 'The Matrix' Is A Real Club Filled With Its Normal Patrons

    From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:

    In The Matrix (1999), the club where Neo meets Trinity is an actual BDSM club in Sydney. The extras were all patrons of the club who wore their own gear.

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    22 VOTES

    The Nazi Uniforms In 'The Last Crusade' Are 100% Legit

    From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:

    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.

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    32 VOTES

    The Dodgeball Scene In 'Billy Madison' Is As Real As It Seems

    From Redditor u/klsi832:

    For the dodgeball scene of Billy Madison (1995), Adam was really hitting the kids as hard as he could, because "hurting kids is funny". The director cut right before they started crying. Some of the parents got upset with him.

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    26 VOTES

    Robert De Niro Insisted On Using Real Cash In 'Goodfellas'

    From Redditor u/VictorBlimpmuscle:

    In Goodfellas (1990), Robert De Niro didn’t like how fake money felt in his hand and insisted on 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.