16 Little Jokes In Movies Only An Expert Would Catch

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Vote up the best jokes that went over your head.

Every now and again there's a joke that completely goes over our heads. Whether you missed it or not, the fans over at r/MovieDetails spotted little jokes that only an expert could possibly know. Whether it's scientific or historical accuracy, these jokes are incredibly complex. 

Experts in history, science, and even those who know strange, trivia-handy facts help round out this list of blink-and-you'll-miss-it movie jokes. Take a look below and vote up the most interesting details!


  • 1
    286 VOTES

    Half A Joke

    From Redditor u/N19h7m4r3:

    In The Expendables 3 (2014) Randy Couture's character asks Wesley Snipes' character why he was locked up to which Snipes' character jokes that it was just tax evation. But Wesley Snipes had also just finished a 3 year sentence for tax evation.

  • 2
    289 VOTES

    A Pie To The Back Of The Head

    From a former Redditor:

    In Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009), every president on Mount Rushmore except Abraham Lincoln gets pied directly in the face. Lincoln takes a pie to the back of the head, which is how he was assassinated.

  • 3
    230 VOTES

    Flux Capacitor

    From Redditor u/Tokyono:

    In The Polar Express (2004), the train has a flux capacitor. The director, Robert Zemeckis, also directed the Back to the Future movies.

  • 4
    230 VOTES

    The Mighty Boar

    From a former Redditor

    In Monty Python and The Holy Grail, the Black Knight’s coat of arms is a boar... a creature known for ignoring deadly wounds to keep fighting. 

  • 5
    142 VOTES

    An Unsolvable Problem

    From Redditor u/lurebat:

    In BeDazzled (2001), the devil disguises herself as a teacher and gives the students a math equation to solve. This equation is actually a famously unsolvable one (for integers), known as "Fermat's last theorem."

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    253 VOTES

    Two Words

    From Redditor u/SwampThing72:

    In Hercules, Phil says "Two words, I am retired," which is actually two words in greek "Είμαι συνταξιούχος."