Best drama movie trivia of all time

Philadelphia picture

Trivia: The film was based on an actual lawsuit against Hyatt Legal Services, a storefront chain in the Midwest with a less-than-sterling reputation in the legal profession.

The Boondock Saints picture

Trivia: The word "fuck" and its derivatives are used a total of 246 times.

The Godfather picture

Trivia: The infant playing Connie and Carlo's baby son that Kay holds during the christening scene is Sofia Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola's daughter. Sofia later had a prominent role in Part III as Michael's daughter, Mary.

Napoleon Dynamite picture

Trivia: There is an extra "two months later" scene at the very end, after all the end credits.

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Sixteen Candles picture

Trivia: John Cusack's real-life sister, Joan Cusack, is wearing the neck brace on the bus in the beginning of the film.

Goodfellas picture

Trivia: The entire "How am I funny?" scene was improvised by Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta.

Watchmen picture

Trivia: During the opening fight scene, Comedian throws a mug at his attacker, but misses. The mug strikes the numerals on his apartment door, knocking the '1' off. This turns 3001 into "300", the name of the director's previous hit film.

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Mean Girls picture

Trivia: Tina Fey, the woman who plays Ms. Norbury, was also the screenplay writer for the movie.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off picture

Trivia: Charlie Sheen (the guy in the police station) stayed awake for 2 days, so he could get the right look for the scene.

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8 Mile (2002)

8 Mile picture

Trivia: 8 Mile was the first film for which a rap/hip-hop song (Lose Yourself) won an Academy Award (Best Original Song).

Gone with the Wind picture

Trivia: Hattie McDaniel's portrayal of Mammy earned her an Academy Award, the first to be given to an African American.

The Princess Diaries picture

Trivia: Kathleen Marshall, who plays the role of Charlotte, is the director Garry Marshall's daughter.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert picture

Trivia: The famous thong dress, which helped win the movie an Academy Award, cost only AU$7.

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Donnie Darko picture

Trivia: When Donnie is about to enter the car with Gretchen near the end of the film, he clutches at his stomach as if in pain. Near the end of the film, we see Frank touch his eye after Donnie dies. Both of these are forward memories of pain: one of the deleted scenes features how Donnie dies - a pole goes through his stomach right where he clutches it. And where does Donnie shoot Frank? All together now - the eye.

Shallow Hal picture

Trivia: Nan Martin (the unattractive Tanya/Nurse "sourpuss") was the real-life mother of Zen Gesner (who played Ralph).

Titanic picture

Trivia: Bernard Fox, who portrayed Colonel Archibald Gracie IV, also played Frederick Fleet in the 1958 film, A Night to Remember. Another film about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Frederick Fleet was the first person to notice the iceberg and shouted the warning to the crew.

The Passion of the Christ picture

Trivia: Satan is actually played by a woman - the Italian actress Rosalinda Celentano.

Moulin Rouge picture

Trivia: At the beginning, right after Christian sings the 'hills are alive' line, the unconscious Argentinian says something about him having lots of talent, and 'happens' to put his hand on his crotch. Then later in the movie, when Satine is unbuttoning his pants when they are in the elephant for the first time, she calls him a 'big boy' and Toulouse says he has HUGE talent.

Pulp Fiction picture

Trivia: In Reservoir Dogs, Nice Guy Eddie arranges for Mr. Orange (Tim Roth, all shot to pieces) to be treated by a nurse he knows named Bonnie. And, of course, in Pulp Fiction, Jimmy's wife is a nurse named Bonnie.

Top Gun picture

Trivia: The MiGs in the movie are actually all Northrop F-5E Tiger II's, an American plane that it uses as a trainer and sells to other countries. In reality, there is no MiG-28. It is just an F-5E.

Pet Sematary picture

Trivia: In the scene of Missy's funeral, Stephen King plays the priest.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas picture

Trivia: When Johnny Depp passes an old guy sitting, who looks like him (bald with hippy glasses), surrounded by females, it is none other than Hunter S. Thompson himself, in a cameo.

Dirty Dancing picture

Trivia: In the scene where Johnny and Baby are practicing dancing, and she keeps laughing when he runs his arm down hers, it was not part of the scene, she was actually laughing and his frustration was genuine. They left it because it was effective. Her falling over in this scene was unplanned too.

Daddy's Little Girls picture

Trivia: Director Tyler Perry loves his cast so much that most of them are in all of his films. Besides changing up the main characters, he always finds a spot for his regulars.

Chicago picture

Trivia: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Richard Gere all did their own dancing and singing.

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The Breakfast Club picture

Trivia: John Hughes, the director, originally wanted John Cusak to play Judd Nelson's bad boy role. He finally gave in when he realized that John didn't look "tough enough".

Ten Commandments picture

Trivia: Held the record for being the highest-grossing Biblical movie for 48 years, until finally being surpassed by "The Passion of the Christ" in 2004.

Apollo 13 picture
Apollo 13 mistake picture

Trivia: The Captain of the Iwo-Jima that Tom Hanks is talking to at the end of the movie is the real Jim Lovell.

Walk the Line picture

Trivia: Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon both did their own singing for the film.

Sex and the City: The Movie picture

Trivia: When Carrie is trying on dresses for her friends to help her decide what to take or toss, the last dress she tries on (the one with the fitted top and tulle bottom) is the dress she wears in the opening title sequence of the TV series. (00:33:50)

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