14 Movies With Shout-Outs To Other Movies (That We Missed)
In contemporary cinema, it's not uncommon for movies to contain shout-outs to other movies. This can be done for a number of reasons, such as to pay homage to an influential film or to establish a shared universe between different properties. Whatever the reason, these references can provide a fun Easter egg for eagle-eyed viewers to spot. Here are just a few examples of movies that contain shout-outs to other films.
One of the most famous examples comes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the post-credits scene of 2008's Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is approached by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) about joining the Avengers Initiative. This scene not only sets up the events of subsequent MCU movies but also contains a reference to Jackson's previous film, Pulp Fiction. When Fury asks Stark if he's "the guy from TV," Stark replies that he's "the guy from the movie." This is a direct nod to Jackson's character Jules Winnfield, who famously delivers the line "I'm pretty sure they're dead," in Pulp Fiction.
Another example comes from 2018's Ready Player One. The film is crammed full of references to popular culture…