Movies have always been an important part of the overall entertainment package. Just in Hollywood itself, more than 750 movies are released each year. Compare that to Bollywood, and the number is even higher at 1025 movies per year. Fun fact is that some of the highest grossers are able to surpass the $1 billion box office mark every year. The sheer number of a single blockbuster goes to show how huge the entertainment industry is around the world.
With a gargantuan amount of content created every month with the likes of Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu entering the fray, movies are rolling out thick and fast. And in a bid to push content out there, creators often miss out on little details that can make a significant difference. On the contrary, there are Easter eggs and metaphors in a film which fails to grab the audience’s attention. And if you’re a movie enthusiast with a keen eye towards these little details, I’m sure you’d love r/MovieDetails.
Today, we’ll be reviewing this movie based subreddit called r/MovieDetails. You’ll find trivia, Easter eggs, missed scenes, spots, costume error, and other intricacies that you didn’t pay attention to while watching the movie.
My recent experience on r/MovieDetails
The most recent post that caught my attention on this thread was regarding Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The post explained how at the end of the movie, everything in Wonka’s office is cut in half, in a book, Mel Stuart, the director of the movie explains that he didn’t want the movie to end in an ordinary office, after having gone through the creative rooms in the factory.
About r/MovieDetails – Community & Members
r/MovieDetails is described as the place to find intricate movie details. The community has 1.6 million members, out of which 5-8k members are online at any given time. This subreddit was created on June 30, 2017, and has grown tremendously in the past three years thanks to increasing demand for bloopers, mishaps, spoilers, and Easter eggs.
If you love movie-related information and the little detailing that goes into making the experience special, you’d definitely want to follow r/MovieDetails. This subreddit is filled with facts, trivia, accuracy, foreshadowing, and prop-related detail that you missed out on.
How to access r/MovieDetails?
If you’re already a Reddit member, you can simply type ‘r/MovieDetails’ in your search bar and join the subreddit, however, if you aren’t well-versed with Reddit and are not present on the platform. You’ll need to create an account and confirm your email address. Once you do so, you’ll be able to follow subreddits, comment on posts, and even post anything on any of the subreddits.
Moderators of r/MovieDetails
Managing a community with over a million members isn’t a cakewalk. Thus, it’s fair to witness 8-10 people managing the proceedings of the page. These people are the moderators who keep check of everything that’s posted on the platform. I found ten main moderators on r/MovieDetails at the time of writing this review – ShaneH7646, bobcobble, Llim, darthdog876, IranianGenius, Jankinator, MovieDetailsModBot, TheSentinel_10, Blank-Cheque, and whyhellomichael.
Why should you follow r/MovieDetails?
More than hundreds of engaging posts are uploaded every day. The Willy Wonka spot that I just shared received over 26,000 upvotes within a single day. Similar to that post, each day, hundreds of creatives are uploaded, highlighting various elements of a movie title. I love the content on this platform as it helps you develop a deeper sense of appreciation for the directors and, at the same time, agree that even they can be clumsy at times. Overall, there’s a lot to learn about, and I’m sure you’ll be hooked to r/MovieDetails because of the daily posts.
r/MovieDetails is a fair active community given that it just has 1.2 million members and more than 5,000 of them are active at any given time. This goes to show that at any point, you can attract the member’s attention in case if you post something or reply on a thread. On average, each post has 10-50 comments based upon its popularity.
Streaming on any subreddit is a seamless affair. However, when you’re streaming on pages with a sea of active users, you can have a little problem, and it can show ‘An error occurred’ from time to time. Nonetheless, it doesn’t happen more than once or twice. The navigation across various options is smooth, and you don’t have to wait long before the page loads. It takes less than a few seconds.
Watching memes and sharing them has become a culture. R/MovieDetails is not a meme page, but it does share informational content that’s worth sharing. So, if you spot something fascinating that the other viewers didn’t manage to see, you might be showered with gold. On average, a top post on this subreddit can receive one gold and two silvers. I know that’s quite low as compared to r/Videos, but so is the community size.
Filter by flair
Many subreddits have a section called ‘Filter by flair.’ On r/MovieDetails, you’ll find eight main options – ‘Trivia,’ ‘Prop/Costume,’ ‘Easter Egg,’ ‘Foreshadowing,’ ‘Accuracy,’ ‘Detail,’ ‘Actor Choice,’ and ‘Continuity.’ The presence of these options on every subreddit is a sign that moderators are dedicated to delivering the best user experience.
Important rules you must know before joining r/MovieDetails?
I’m sure you’ve liked what you’ve heard by now, and you can’t wait to join /r/MovieDetails. However, before you do so, there are some rules that you must know about. If you violate the rules, you’d be kicked out of the subreddit and will be blocked from that group. These include:
1. Posts must be related to details in movies
2. Flair your post (Categorize your post)
3. Be civil in comments
4. Titles must include the movie name and release year
5. Explain your post
6. No recent movies or spoilers in titles
7. No games or TV shows, movies only
8. No off-topic posts
9. Avoid reposts
When you land on /r/MovieDetails, you’ll find a maroon icon with cute detective Reddit emoticons. The thread has a maroon cover image with text ‘Movie Detail’ in dark gray color. Towards the right, you’ll find a ‘Join’ button. Under the button, you have four options – ‘Posts,’ ‘The Details Network,’ ‘Chat Rooms,’ and ‘Twitter.’ Under the ‘Write Post’ section, you’ll find the standard sorting options – New, Controversial, Top, Rating. You can use it to find tailor-made content. Towards the right, you have a short snippet with information about the community, which is followed by ‘filter by flair’ section and a square banner ad.
As you scroll down, you’ll start seeing content along with options such as Comments, Share, Save, and Hide/Report. Towards the left on the gray panel, you’ll see a number that showcases the number of votes a particular video has got.
5 Most Upvoted Content on this subreddit
1. In this scene of Jojo Rabbit (2019), ‘’Heil Hitler’’ is said 31 times in one minute! – 98,700 upvotes
2. In Baby Driver (2017), this bank robbery scene was supposed to include Michael Myers from Halloween (1978), but the studio couldn’t get the rights. Edger Write reached out to Mike Myers and asked if they could use his likeness for the masks. He thought it would be funny and said yes. – 95,900 upvotes
3. For Interstellar, Christopher Nolan planted 500 acres of corn just for the film because he did not want to CGI the farm in. After filming, he turned it around and sold the corn and made back profit for the budget. – 92,800 upvotes
4. Robert Patrick trained to fire a gun without blinking in Terminator 2 – 92,400 upvotes
5. In Interstellar on the water planet, the soundtrack in the background has a prominent ticking noise. These ticks happen every 1.25 seconds. Each tick you hear is a whole day passing on Earth – 91,600 upvotes
If you want your daily dose of movie-related information, don’t even think before joining r/MovieDetails. This platform is filled with movie heads who just want to explore and point out things that were meant to be seen or meant to be missed by the audience. It’s an intriguing page where you’ll learn a lot about the characters, cast, plot, props, and even the background story.