14 Times Writers Left Dozens of Hints in Movies That Will Spark Your Urge to Explore Them Again

The plot twist is deemed a handy tool for film creators to use to keep viewers on the edge of their seats and make them be swept into a maelstrom of curiosity. When added properly, it can make the movie more intriguing, give viewers a new aspect to chew over, and lead them to see certain elements in a different light. Although twists are seen as a surprise factor, it doesn’t mean they come without warning. In many cases, directors unhesitatingly leave little hints of what’s come, giving keen viewers a head start on discovering all the deep secrets.
However, we often go unnoticed by the details and miss important subplots for years. For example, in “Squid Game”, it was easy to predict the main plotline. The name of the game creator is literally translated as “number one man” which corresponds to both his serial number in the game and his status.
Below are 14 hints in movie that are really hard to spot if you don't look closely enough. If you're looking for more, read these articles: 15 Times Movie Costumes Dropped Subtle Hints, 10 Movie Goofs That Neither Directors Nor Even Editors Noticed, and 13 Movies Where “Costume Magicians” Dropped Subtle Hints

#1 The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Hints in MoviesSource: © The Twilight Saga: New Moon / Summit Entertainment

We can notice that the photos of her friend gradually disappear after Edward breaks up with her. Bella seemingly wants to cut herself off from the world.

#2 Coco

Source: © Coco / Pixar Animation Studios

As we see, the characters use outdated technology. For example, we can a Macintosh from the ‘80s. The thing is in 1985, almost right after the release of the computer, Steve Jobs left Apple, and in 1986 he bought the Pixar company. And this was the studio that released Coco 31 years later.

#3 It

Hints in MoviesSource: © It / New Line Cinema

Pennywise secretly watched his victims throughout the entire film. Sometimes, he appears in unexpected places.

#4 Joker

Source: © Joker / Warner Bros.

The clock in the movie always shows 11:11. Many fans thought it never move because everything is happening in Authur’s head.

#5 The Conjuring 2

Hints in MoviesSource: © The Conjuring 2 / New Line Cinema

The way to beat the powerful demon is to call his name Valak. The name appears several time but characters don’t notice it.

#6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Hints in MoviesSource: © Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / Warner Bros.

The quidditch players’ uniforms had no numbers until the 6th film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Harry wore a shirt featured the 7 number which was a hint that Harry was Voldemort’s 7th horcrux.

#7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Source: © Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Warner Bros.

The wig on his desk is a hint revealing that his hair and achievements were fake.

#8 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Hints in MoviesSource: © Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire / Warner Bros

The symbol of the deathly hallows actually appears in the 5th movie, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. However, the season was released in 2005 while the final book which we learn the deathly hallows was released in 2007. It means the creators knew about Rowling’s plans.

#9 Baby Driver

Source: © Baby Driver / Big Talk Productions

Graffiti and other signs repeat the lines from the song in the main characters’ earbuds.

#10 Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Source: © Kill Bill: Vol. 1 / Miramax Films

The name of Uma Thurman’s character was kept secret until the end. However, her name was actually revealed by Tarantino in the first film, when she was buying a plane ticket.

#11 Inside Out

Hints in MoviesSource: © Inside Out / Pixar Animation© Ratatouille / Pixar Animation© A Bug's Life / Pixar Animation

The same noodle box appears in some Pixar animations. Fans haves a theory that all animations are in the same universe.

#12 Snatch

Source: © Snatch / Columbia Pictures

Avi’s real name is showed on his desk sign Abraham Denovitz. We can deduce that the jeweler from New York is related to another character — Dug Denovitz, a jeweler from London.

#13 I Am Legend

Source: © I Am Legend / Warner Bros.

The poster of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016) appears in a scene of “I Am Legend” which was released in 2007. Perhaps during the filming of the movie, the creators were thinking about creating “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”.

#14 The Lord of the Rings

Source: © The Lord of the Rings / Warner Bros.© The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers / Warner Bros.

During the movie, Boromir wore arm armor with the symbols of Gondor. Before he died, Aragorn promised him to save Gondor and Boromir accepted Aragorn as his King. Then, the arm armor was given to Aragorn. The fact is not highlighted but Aragorn wears them for the rest of the movie.
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