If you pay a little attention to the background of any given movie, chances are you’ll catch a glimpse of some sneaky details hidden behind the action.
From Easter eggs making subtle references to Hollywood classics, to set design that helps make that movie universe just a bit more authentic, masters of the movie craft know exactly how to put those extra details to work.
Sometimes, however, movies go the extra mile and things get a bit more meta.
Putting a film inside a film - on a poster in the background or a character’s trip to the cinema - hints at a whole other movie universe existing inside the one you’re watching!
There’s something special about the movies inside movies; maybe it's because we know we’ll never get to experience them ourselves, or sometimes because they’re just downright weird.
From Funny People’s ‘Re-Do’, where I unfortunately had to witness Adam Sandler be transformed back into a baby to try life again, to Matt Damon in Jay and Silent Bob’s weird rendition of Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season, it does feel like we’ve seen it all.
This being said, there are some good examples out there of not entirely tragic films, and here are 6 of the best!