Top 12 300 Movie Details

While searching the internet for 300 movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

Knowing this makes rewatching 300 better!
Knowing this makes rewatching 300 better!
We can see the Spartans have used the arrows the Persians shot at them to build fires.
We can see the Spartans have used the arrows the Persians shot at them to build fires.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • In the opening of MST3K: The Return, Jonah hits the mysterious three switches from Firefly.

Hidden Details

The end, Leonidas tells Ephialtes the hunchback "May you live forever"

301 - When young Leonidas is squaring off against a wolf during his initiation, he positions himself inside a narrow path- foreshadowing him positioning his troops in the Hot Gates during the Battle of Thermopylae
When young Leonidas is squaring off against a wolf during his initiation, he positions himself inside a narrow path- foreshadowing him positioning his troops in the Hot Gates during the Battle of Thermopylae

Th time.. just noticed the biz card for Tyler's boss.. at the 'major car company' the initials are 'FMC' or Ford Motor Company

There are a few scenes in the beginning of the movie that show a Spartan boy's progression into an adult warrior. The last scene is a rite of passage, where the boy fights a much larger wolf. This fight is a giant metaphor for the Persia war, and is filled with foreshadowing.

Young Leonidas lures the wolf into a narrow canyon in order to kill it. This is basically the same tactic used against the Persians at Thermopylae.

The Spartans use their environment to their advantage by fighting their enemies on a narrow battlefield. This same strategy is also used in the beginning of the film when Leonidas lures the wolf into the narrow crevice between the rocks.

301 - Minutes. As said in Avengers: Endgame by Tony Stark's daughter when he tucks her in at night.
Minutes. As said in Avengers: Endgame by Tony Stark's daughter when he tucks her in at night.

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300 poster
300 poster

300 Plot: King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

I am pretty sure that you've watched 300, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about 300 and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Action, Drama
Director Zack Snyder
Main Actors Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham
IMDB score 7.6