11 Tiny Details in Popular Movies and Series That Almost Everybody Missed

Film producers love sending hidden messages to their audience using little details. They can hide a story in the background of a scene or make the characters say things with other meanings. And here we are, digging deeper to understand that “secret language.”

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a newspaper states that a witch named Amelia Bones was found murdered at her home. She was the witch that defended the wizard in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

2. Chip ’n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022)

In Chip ’n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers, you can see that Dobby the House Elf became a model for Gucci after the Harry Potter series wrapped.

3. Turning Red (2022)

In Turning Red, these 2 girls have blue patches on their arms. They’re actually “insulin infusion sets” for type-1 diabetes. Susan Fong, the technical supervisor of the movie, was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes as a child.

4. Don’t Look Up (2021)

In Don’t Look Up, just as Kate is telling her boyfriend, “A comet bigger than the one that destroyed the dinosaurs is headed directly at Earth,” right at that moment, a guy wearing a dinosaur outfit is seen in the background.

5. Your Name. (2016)

In Your Name., Mitsuha and Teshi are seen turning a tree into their makeshift café, which is why one of the trees in the town is later missing.

6. Avatar: The Way Of Water (2022)

In Avatar (2009) Grace Augustine wears a Na’vi necklace, which she received from Neytiri’s late sister. In the next movie her daughter, Kiri, wears the same necklace throughout the film.

7. The Last of Us (2023)

According to one theory, a mass fungal infection in the series could appear in yeast and spread through the flour products. So Joel stays safe by refusing to eat the cookies offered to him by neighbors, or birthday cake, which he forgot to bring to his own party. But Ellie can safely eat a sandwich as she is immune to this kind of infection.

8. Rocky (1976)

Talia Shire was suffering from the flu during filming, and she was worried about getting Sylvester Stallone ill, which is why Adrian hesitated to kiss Rocky in his apartment after their date. It ended up being better than the planned scene, so it was kept in the movie.

9. Knives Out (2019)

In Knives Out, Ransom’s sweater has a ripped collar and several noticeable holes. The costume designer added this detail to show Ransom’s nonchalance toward his wealth and disrespect for his family.

10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban, a wizard is reading Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History Of Time.

11. House of the Dragon (2022)

In House of the Dragon, episode 3, King Viserys I Targaryen is wearing a glove with several green fingers instead of being edited to have missing fingers. However, viewers weren’t meant to see the green glove.

What’s the strangest detail you’ve noticed in a film or TV show? Which popular movie surprised you the most?

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