Product placement in movies is nothing new. It's always been a very efficient way to raise money and keep the film looking like it exists in the real world. "Oh look, a Subway off in the background! I too enjoy a delectable footlong sub from time to time!" But with movies getting more and more expensive, product placement is more and more necessary and brands expect more bang for their buck. A simple Subway sign in the back isn't going to do the trick. Some films stop just shy of having the stars chow down on cold cut combos.
Sometimes overt product placement fits, like in Days of Thunder or Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby because yes, race cars really do have sponsors. Or if the shameless product placement is used for comedy's sake, making fun of the very commercialization that's happening onscreen, like in Wayne's World or, well, Talladega Nights. Those movies did it right. Those are not the movies on this list.These are the other guys. These are the movies with bad product placement that's so distracting, it completely pulls you out of the story, the movies with moments that feel more like commercials. This list runs through some of the most distractingly blatant product placement in movie history.