The internet’s not just a place for knowledge and education. We all know that it’s home to endless cat posts, hilarious memes, as well as frankly ridiculous content to keep us giggling and entertained all through the work week until the sweet, sweet bliss of the weekend.

And despite there being tons of awesome and informative facts about movies and how they’re made, there are also places just like the ‘Better Movie Details’ Facebook page that parodies them. This page posts humorous fake film facts that might just get your week off with a smile. Go on, have a look. Remember to upvote your fave fake facts as you scroll on, dear Readers.

Bored Panda had a friendly chat with the founder of ‘Better Movie Details’ about their project, as well as their endless passion for movies. We also got a sneak peek into their favorite films of all time. Read on for our full interview.

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In 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' (2019), Jake Gyllenhaal can be seen in the background of several scenes. He wasn't supposed to be there, and later admitted that he just enjoys stalking Tom Holland.

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Vic
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7 months ago

Actually Jake is the reason Tom went far away from home..

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#2

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Lincoln (2012) grossed over $ 275,000,000 in movie theatres, which is ironic since Lincoln doesn't have a history of doing very well in theatres

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Vic
Community Member
7 months ago

People will have mixed feelings towards this joke..

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#3

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The producers had to pay Hollywood actors to act in Cats (2019) since real cats refused to be associated with the movie

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anita marx
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7 months ago

Never underestimate the pride of a cat!

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"The idea is based off the subreddit that works along the same lines. In fact, very occasionally, I lift a post or two directly off the subreddit, in which case I credit the redditor in the comments. Over the last year, post-lockdown in my country, I had a lot of free time, so I had a splurge of ideas to the point where almost the whole page is original content by now," the founder of the 'Better Movie Details' Facebook page told Bored Panda.

"I only do this because I enjoy watching movies and trying to twist around trivia into satire is really fun, and I have a lot of free time on my hands right now. It is thus a temporary arrangement, and once I graduate from university in a few months, I assume there would be a drop in the frequency of posts. I do run some other, less popular pages based around a similar brand of satire," they mentioned the 594k-member-strong subreddit they post on from time to time.

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Sam Raimi has confirmed that the median age of students at Peter Parker's high school in Spider-Man (2002) is 32 years.

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Vic
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7 months ago (edited)

They wanted to learn everything perfectly before leaving high school.

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#5

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At his friend James Franco's request, Dwayne Johnson made an uncredited appearance as the primary antagonist of 127 Hours (2010)

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Hans
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7 months ago

Spot-on! A crushing appearance!

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#6

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In The Dark Knight (2008), Heath Ledger calls Maggie Gyllenhaal beautiful. This is a subtle throwback to Heath also finding her brother Jake beautiful.

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xHinatax
Community Member
7 months ago

I snorted 🤣🤣🤣

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"Honestly, I think the whole appeal of the original subreddit and this page is that movie trivia is works incredibly well in pop-culture, and anything so incredibly popular is bound to have an audience for its satirization. And since these are bite-sized pieces of satire they are also incredibly easy to consume. Personally, I do not think that I qualify into any category of incredibly passionate cinephiles. I just enjoy watching movies, always have, and that's pretty much it. That I can spin around something I find joy in and imbue humor into it is pretty much the only thing that drives the page."

#7

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In Queen's Gambit (2020), people are sometimes shown smiling or enjoying themselves while playing chess, which is an extremely inaccurate representation of my experience with chess

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anita marx
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh no! Let me give you a big hug.

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#8

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Pixar often teases their upcoming projects in earlier released films.
Here, in Incredibles (2004), you can see them reference the yet-to-release Cars (2006).

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leia's emotional cupcake
Community Member
7 months ago

wow. just wow.

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#9

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To prepare for playing a 40 year old virgin, Steve Carell consulted me twice.

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Samtheperson
Community Member
7 months ago

SELF BURN

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The founder is a huge fan of comedies (which probably explains why we got on so great with them). “So my favorites are definitely more on the humor side, more so since these are my comfort watches, Holy Grail/Life of Brian, What We Do in the Shadows, In Bruges, and Four Lions,” they shared their list of top movies. Personally, I’ve seen and loved all of them; except for Four Lions which is in my backlog. And we agreed that the Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) is terrific!

#10

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The wood-chipper sequence in Fargo (1996) had to be shot in Quebec because pushing people into wood-chippers was illegal in USA at the time

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
7 months ago

So it is legal now?

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#11

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A prequel to Sixth Sense (1999), Fifth Sense, was cancelled after M Night Shyamalan was informed that being able to smell a dead person isn't particularly special

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John Smith
Community Member
7 months ago

What's the seventh sense?

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#12

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For his role in In Time (2011) Justin Timberlake refused to learn how to act

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Janine B.
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7 months ago

Not nice. I liked the movie.

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With over 142k followers and more than 137k people liking the page, the ‘Better Movie Details’ Facebook page shows that it really knows how to draw in the crowds. As it turns out, sarcasm, irony, and tongue-in-cheek humor are fan favorites. And they said the internet doesn’t get sarcasm!

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Star Wars uses frequent subtle references to fascism for the Empire's aesthetic. For example, Star Destroyers are shaped like pizza slices. Benito Mussolini, a famous fascist, was Italian.

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River Webb
Community Member
7 months ago

or it could be a secret message to warn people to not eat pizza

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#14

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Michael Caine keeps making appearances in Nolan's movies.
This is because Christopher Nolan pays him.

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Vic
Community Member
7 months ago

*gasps in dollars*

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#15

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I found a Finding Nemo (2003) reference in Finding Dory (2016) while re-watching the latter today. Both movies are by the same studio.

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anita marx
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow! I can't believe it...

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Speaking of actual movie details (i.e. real ones that are fun in a whole different way), Bored Panda previously spoke about them with redditor Niiue, one of the moderators of the r/MovieDetails subreddit that boasts a whopping 2.2 million members.

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Quentin Tarantino often supports struggling Hollywood actors and keeps recasting them in his movies if he ends up liking their performance; primary among such actors being Quentin Tarantino, who has appeared in 6 Tarantino films

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kjorn
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7 months ago

nice of him

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#17

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Director Mathieu Kassovitz made the choice to film La Haine (1995) in Paris because it was the only city that was still black and white in the 1990s

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River Webb
Community Member
7 months ago

yeah, colour hadn't reached them until the early 2000's

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Harry Melling was forced to regrow the hands and legs he had had cut off during the filming of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) since he needed them to be able to play chess in Queen's Gambit (2020)

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Vic
Community Member
7 months ago

Rumors are that he reached out to his estranged cousin, who's a wizard, to help him grow them faster..

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"Most details are definitely there for the audience to find, but I think a lot of it also just comes down to creative people wanting to have fun with their projects. Speaking from experience here (though I work on video games, not movies), it really is a lot of fun to add little Easter eggs and whatnot just for the hell of it," redditor Niiue told us earlier.

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Despite his name, prolific actor Gary Oldman is only 16 years old

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Ian Milne
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7 months ago

If you ever need to google “Gary oldman”, for God’s sake please don’t forget the “r”.

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#20

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For Godzilla vs Kong (2021), Christian Bale trained 4 hours a day 7 days a week and stuck to a sturdy diet of chicken broccoli and rice to gain 5000 metric tonnes of muscle before he was informed by the director that he wasn't in the movie

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Vic
Community Member
7 months ago

They already had a monke and a lizard... They didn't need a bat.

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#21

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In l am Legend (2007), Will Smith reprises his role from l, Robot (2004) as the titular character l.

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Vic
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7 months ago

He was replaced with Aaron Eckhart in I, Frankenstein, though..

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"Besides the obvious choices like Pixar, I think Edgar Wright is another example of someone great at hiding details in his movies. Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim, and Hot Fuzz are the first ones that come to mind in this regard. You'll find that his movies tend to get featured on this subreddit a lot, which I think reflects his skill as a director,” they said.

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In Watchmen (2009), Hollis Mason has a copy of the original Watchmen graphic novel in his apartment, showing how stupid he is since he dies even though he'd read the book and knew what was going to happen

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Son of Philosoraptor
Community Member
7 months ago

That's a great Easter Egg though

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#23

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On International Women's Day today, we celebrate Scarlett Johansson, who became the first woman in history

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Jihan Kim
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7 months ago

someone enlighten me

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#24

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In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), the female's hair colour is a reference to the various stages of her relationship with Joel -
1. Green - The stage of their relationship when her hair is dyed green
2. Red and Orange - The stage of their relationship when her hair is dyed red and then subsequently orange
3. Blue - Blue stage

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
7 months ago

Omg that explains so much. I had thought the green hair was her oompa loompa cleanse phase *facepalm*

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Moderator Niiue’s personal fave movie with hidden details is none other than Scott Pilgrim (and we absolutely love that they chose it because it’s one of our faves, too!). “I liked the way Scott Pilgrim had a recurring number motif tied to the Evil Exes. For those who aren't familiar with the story, the gist of it is that the protagonist has to fight his new girlfriend's six ex-boyfriends (and one ex-girlfriend) in order to continue their relationship, as a parody of the bosses fought in a typical video game,” the mod explained.

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In Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), the shot of the pale man devouring fairies is a direct allusion to a painting I made last night

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Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
7 months ago

I don't remember Voldemort losing his eyes.

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An online campaign was started to pull Don't Breathe (2016) off of Netflix after thousands of viewers died while trying to hold their breath for the entire duration of the movie

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Vic
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7 months ago

I didn't hear of this.. I lost my hearing while watching Scream in a theatre.

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Tarantino had to cancel his plans for Kill Bill: Volume 3 after Uma Thurman killed Bill at the end of Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2006) against his advice
He has, however, announced his plans for a new spinoff franchise, Killed Bill What Do Now

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Draco Malfoy
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7 months ago

killed bill what to do now lmao

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“In the scenes before each fight, there are numerous references to the corresponding Evil Ex; for instance, right before the fight with Lucas Lee, the main characters pass by two crossing signs with an X design, a reference to Lucas being the second Evil Ex. These kinds of references even continue after the Evil Ex in question is introduced, such as Lucas Lee saying (twice) that it will take ‘two minutes to kick [Scott's] ass,’ and later fighting Scott accompanied by his stunt doubles."

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In Forrest Gump (1994), Lieutenant Dan uses a wheelchair to move around. This is a reference to the fact that he has trouble walking. Confirmed by the director in a Q&A.

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John Smith
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7 months ago

I like lieutenant Dan....

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#29

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After donning the black symbiote suit in Spider-Man 3 (2007), 32 year old Tobey Maguire successfully emulated the exaggerated swagger of a black teenager

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Vic
Community Member
7 months ago

That was one cringe-worthy scene..

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Christopher Nolan insisted on filming the entirety of Dunkirk (2017) on Earth

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Ash Nasa
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7 months ago

How demanding! ;P

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They continued about Scott Pilgrim: "Sometimes these motifs even apply to the protagonist. Later in the film (spoilers!), after defeating Evil Ex #4, Scott's girlfriend dumps him, saying that he's 'just another Evil Ex waiting to happen.' Afterward, Scott's seen wearing a Fantastic Four shirt with an edited logo saying '4½.'"