25 Mind-Blowing Movie Fan Theories

Posted by , Updated on September 6, 2017


Movie theories are the lifeblood of the internet. Whenever an unsolved mystery appears in a film, people take to the web and make their theories heard. A good portion of them are trash, but every now and then, some theories blow things wide open, making total sense. From Disney to Tarantino films, we’ve got a ton of theories that’ll change how you view your favorite movies. Here are 25 Mind-Blowing Movie Fan Theories.

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Doc Wanted to Die in Back to the Future

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Doc Brown had lost everything in Back to the Future and was considered a crackpot scientist. When he invites Marty out to videotape the Deloreon travel back in time, he pulls him in front of the car as it revs up to 88 miles per hour. Marty even tries to get out of the way before Doc pulls him back in. What if Doc wanted to kill himself and Marty with him? A fan theory suggests Doc never thought the time machine would work and had tested it for the first time. If that’s the case, Doc was a suicidal villain trying to kill a young teenager with him.


The Indominus Rex is Part Human

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In Jurassic World, they revealed a new genetically engineered dinosaur called the Indominus Rex as a way to bring more people to the park. As we later learned, the Indominus Rex had a mixture of many different animals including cuttlefish. However, later, they discovered it also had raptor DNA. Well, what if it had human DNA as well? In the scene where the Indominus is in the pterodactyl exhibit, it showed high problem-solving intelligence. There’s also the fact that an earlier script included dinosaurs with human DNA. They even have drawings of the creatures. Of course, this idea was scrapped for the Indominus Rex instead.


The Bride Never Actually Kills Bill

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At the end of Kill Bill Vol. 2, Beatrix Kiddo supposedly uses the 5 Point Palm Fist of Death Technique on Bill to kill him. He stands and walks away before his heart explodes inside his chest and falls to the ground. But what if she never killed Bill at all? In this fan theory, Bill pretended to die, and Beatrix knew it all along. By pretending to die, he was releasing Beatrix and her daughter from being assassins. When she’s with her daughter and half-crying, half-laughing, she says, “Thank you.” Why would she say that? Because she never learned the 5 Point Palm Fist of Death Technique, and she knew Bill let her go.


The Pulp Fiction Briefcase Contains a Soul

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What’s in the briefcase? Throughout Pulp Fiction, that question looms large over the story but is never resolved. All we know is a bright light flashes whenever it’s opened and it’s beautiful. However, some have speculated that what’s inside the box is Marcellus Wallace’s soul. The first shot of Marcellus Wallace is the back of his head with a band-aid. The briefcase password is 666. So, the theory goes, Marcellus Wallace sold his soul to the devil and it’s in the briefcase. And he wants it back.


Like fan theories about movies? You have to check out 25 Harry Potter Fan Theories That Will Make You Think


Cobb's Totem Isn't the Spinning Top

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Christopher Nolan is a master of misdirection and even describes his storytelling formula in the movie The Prestige. In the movie Inception, we’re told everyone has a totem, something only they can hold and know the weight and feel of it. It’s the only way to make sure if they’re dreaming or not. Cobb’s totem, we’re told, is the spinning top. You know, the spinning top in the last shot of the movie driving people insane over whether it falls or not. Here’s a theory: It doesn’t matter. The spinning top is actually misdirection on Nolan’s part to keep you from the real totem. The real totem is Cobb’s wedding ring. Cobb even mentions that the top wasn’t his, but his wife’s. If you watch the movie, whenever he’s dreaming he wears the wedding ring, and when he’s not, he isn’t. In the last part of the movie, you guessed it, he’s wearing the ring.

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