Skip To Content
  • Viral badge
  • bestof2010s badge
  • OMG badge

29 Tiiiiiiny Movie Details That Are Just So Freaking Clever

Boo from Monsters, Inc. was in Toy Story 4.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which tiny movie details they *almost* didn't catch in their favorite movies. Here are the extremely clever results.

Note: Not all submissions are from Community users.

1. In Toy Story 4, one of Bonnie's classmates on her first day of school is actually Boo from Monsters, Inc.



2. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, MJ is shown reading the book Of Human Bondage, which is about an orphaned boy who's sent to live with his aunt and uncle.


Obviously, the same thing happened to Peter Parker in the Spider-Man series.

3. In La La Land, Mia didn't drink alcohol, presumably because her aunt died from alcoholism (which she casually mentions in her audition song).



4. In Interstellar, there's a ticking sound in the musical score when the characters are on the water planet. Each tick symbolizes one day that passes on Earth.

Paramount Pictures

It's true! Someone on Reddit actually did the math: "I just timed 60 seconds of the track, and there were 48 ticks, so each tick interval is 1.25 seconds. Every hour on Miller is about 7 years on Earth. There are 3,600 seconds in an hour (and 86,400 seconds in a day x 365.25 days in a year x 7 years on Earth per hour on Miller, or roughly 221,000,000 seconds in 7 years). This gives us a conversion factor of 221,000,000/3,600 ≈ 61,400 seconds which pass on Earth for every second spent on Miller. Multiply this by the interval between each tick, and you get 77,000 Earth seconds, about 21 hours. So, each tick you hear is a whole day passing on Earth."


5. In Us, the ambulance number at the end of the movie is "1111," which is one of the several references throughout the film to the Jeremiah 11:11 Bible verse.

Monkeypaw Productions

Here's what the full verse says: "Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them."


6. In Coco, there's a movie poster for the ~dead~ version of The Incredibles 2 in the Land of the Dead.


7. In The Social Network, the fake Facebook profile that Mark created to cheat on his final exam is under the alias "Tyler Durden," which references Fight Club.

Sony Pictures Releasing

David Fincher directed both The Social Network and Fight Club.


8. In Hereditary, two girls at the party are watching a silent movie that features a guillotine, which is an obvious foreshadowing of Charlie's untimely end in the next scene.


9. In Baby Driver, Baby flips through the channels at one point and later repeats every single line of dialogue he just heard from the TV.

Sony Pictures

10. In Get Out, Missy accidentally hits her spoon against her glass, causing Georgina to momentarily break her hypnosis and spill the iced tea.

Universal Pictures

11. In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren's boots leave footprints in the salt, but Luke's don't, hinting that he was merely appearing as a projection of the Force.


12. In Toy Story 3, the garbage man is actually a grown-up Sid, aka the terrifying little kid from the first movie.


13. In Love, Simon, Martin makes a subtle joke to Abby that actually serves as a clue to Blue's true identity.

20th Century Fox

14. In Tangled, Rapunzel's baby mobile has little Maximus and Pascal figurines on it.


The rubber duck for the Snuggly Duckling is on the mobile, too.

—Nicole Larocque, Facebook

15. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Nick Fury's tombstone quotes a passage from Ezekiel 25:17, which is also a famous speech from Samuel L. Jackson's other role in Pulp Fiction.

Marvel / Miramax Films

16. In Thor: Ragnarok, Hela notices that all of Asgard's "treasures" are fake, including the Infinity Gauntlet, which is a callout to Avengers: Infinity War.


17. In the John Wick series, a daisy appears onscreen every time John's late wife, Helen, is referenced.

Summit Entertainment

This is especially apparent with the puppy, whose name was Daisy.

Anna Kopsky

18. In Frozen, the writers reference one of their favorite Arrested Development lines and have the characters repeat it.

Fox / Disney


19. In Mad Max: Fury Road, Nux's body paint fades away throughout the film as he regains more of his humanity.

Warner Bros. Pictures

20. In Finding Dory, Riley from Inside Out can be see through the glass at the Marine Life Institute during a school field trip.


21. In The Lego Movie, you can often see thumbprints on some of the characters, hinting at the twist ending that they're actually toys being controlled by real people.

Warner Bros. Pictures

22. In Thor: Ragnarok, the fallen Asgardian mural has a crack over Thor's right eye, which foreshadows his injury.


23. In We're the Millers, Jennifer Aniston's character wears the same outfit and hairstyle that was featured earlier in the movie in the cleaning service ad.

Warner Bros.

24. In Toy Story 3, Andy has a postcard from Carl and Ellie that's pinned to the board in his room.


—Sam Kramer, Facebook

25. In Her, Theodore sticks a pin in his shirt pocket so his AI will stay elevated and can see through the camera lens.

Annapurna Pictures

26. In Zootopia, you can clearly see two sibling elephants in Tundra Town who are dressed as Elsa and Anna from Frozen.


27. In Moonlight, Juan tells Little that he should never put his back to the door because you "can't see who creepin' up on you." At the end of the movie, he specifically sits facing the door.



28. In Spider-Man: Far From Home, one of the construction signs in the background references each stage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ending with, "What comes next?"


So far, all of the Marvel movies have been separated into different phases. Phase 1 featured everything from Iron Man until the first Avengers movie, Phase 2 encompassed everything from Iron Man 3 to Ant-Man, and the latest stage was everything from Captain America: Civil War until its newest movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The sign cleverly asks, "What comes next?" as it transitions from Phase 3 to Phase 4.

29. And in A Quiet Place, the pharmacy is almost completely empty, except for the bags of chips, because they'd make too much noise.

Paramount Pictures

The loud bags and crunchy chips would obviously draw attention to the super-hearing monsters.