Movies are typically all about entertainment, and sometimes, that requires a little creative license with the facts. The phrase "Suspension of disbelief" is often thrown around for everything from children's movies and combat films to dramas and horror/suspense. It's difficult to tell a compelling story if the nature of a plot or significant element wouldn't work in the real world, so for this reason, movies don't usually get a lot of small details exactly right.
Of course, then there are those films that go forth and shoot for as much accuracy as possible. The movies that do this work best when the surprisingly accurate scientific and historical details appearing on-screen happen in such a way that the audience never notices. People tend to notice when something's wrong before identifying anything correct, so the best movies that get their details done right leave the audience never noticing.
That is, of course, unless you're one of the many people who see something and post it to the Movie Details subreddit. Whenever this happens, something particularly amazing about a film's production comes to light, and this list highlights the very best examples of surprisingly accurate details that major movies somehow got right.
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The Nazi Uniforms In 'The Last Crusade' Are 100% Legit
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Dug Tracks Down The Bird In 'Up' Because He's The Only Hunting Dog In The Pack
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Anastasia's Drawing In 'Anastasia' Is Historically Accurate
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The Reason Gill Wants To Escape So Badly In 'Finding Nemo' Is Due To His Species
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The Omaha Beach Scene In 'Saving Private Ryan' Was So Accurate, It Traumatized Some Veterans
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The Black Hole In 'Interstellar' Is The Most Accurate Depiction To Date