When movies become beloved over time, they go into the ether, becoming some combination of Netflix-server 1's and 0's, millions of DVDs and Blu-rays, reels of celluloid packed in vaults, and human memories, all of which add up to something that transcends physicality. A movie isn't in one place; it's just "out there."
Yet movies were of course made with physical objects, and those objects can lie around for decades after the film has seeped into the cultural consciousness. Thanks to sites like eBay and PropStore, it's easier than ever for people without Hollywood connections to get their hands on a little piece of movie immortality. This stuff isn't free, but sometimes you can acquire something really cool for less than you'd expect. A key term of art to check for is "screen used" - that indicates the prop for sale actually ended up in the final film.
(Note: these are live listings, so some of them might get snapped up. Prices are also subject to change at the discretion of the sellers.)
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T-1000 Shotgun Wounds From 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day': $2,000
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A Sarcophagus From 'National Treasure': $2,409Photo: eBay / Buena Vista Pictures
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Captain Hook's Globe From 'Peter Pan' (2003): $3,250
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An Animatronic Head From 'Ghoulies': $2,500Photo: eBay / Empire Pictures
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A Laser Gun From 'Flash Gordon': $3,100Photo: eBay / Universal Pictures
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A Stunt Head For Enik From 'Land of the Lost' (2009): $3,000