Fans Are Pointing Out Small Details They Noticed In Survival Movies

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Vote up the most interesting movie details.

Audiences are captivated by the essence of survival movies. Films like Apollo 13 and Cast Away give viewers a glimpse into the terror of being stranded and forced to survive. Even monster movies like A Quiet Place have elements of survival in them. The fans over at r/MovieDetails spotted some interesting details from survival movies that have us itching for a rewatch. 

From important figure cameos to small details only eagle-eyed viewers can see, fans are pointing out small details they noticed in survival movies. Take a look below and vote up the most interesting movie details. 


  • 1
    52 VOTES

    An Important Handshake

    From Redditor u/TheNanglater:

    To celebrate Jim Lovell’s 91st birthday, here he makes the ultimate cameo as he shakes hands with his movie counterpart Tom Hanks in Apollo 13.

    52 votes
  • 2
    42 VOTES

    Last Man To See Him Alive

    From Redditor u/CutEditFusion:

    Into the Wild (2007), the actor who dropped off Chris McCandless at the Stampede Trail, Alaska was played by the same man who drove McCandless there in 1992. His name is Jim Gallien.

    42 votes
  • 3
    39 VOTES

    Predators Are Ancient

    From a former Redditor:

    In Predators (2010), you can see a brief shot of a Homo Erectus skull meaning Predators have been hunting humans for at least 70,000 years.

    39 votes
  • 4
    38 VOTES

    Production Halted

    From Redditor u/dartmaster666:

    Cast Away (2000) To make himself look like an average out of shape middle aged man Tom Hanks didn't exercise and allowed himself to grow pudgy. Production was then halted for a year so he could lose fifty pounds and grow out his hair for his time spent on the deserted island.

    38 votes
  • 5
    22 VOTES

    A Deadly Clue

    From Redditor u/banjowashisnamo:

    Small clue to colonists' fate in Aliens (1986) I never noticed before.

    22 votes
  • 6
    54 VOTES

    Surpassing Astronauts

    From Redditor u/Shamrock5:

    The zero-gravity scenes in Apollo 13 (1995) were filmed in NASA's "Vomit Comet" aircraft. By the end of filming, Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon had each amassed more "weightless time" than any astronaut in history.

    54 votes