Top 50 Interstellar Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Interstellar facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Interstellar film message.

There are numerous scenes of corn fields. Combines are seen working throughout the movie but the corn hasn't tasseled yet, meaning there isn't a single kernel on any of those plants that are being harvested.
There are numerous scenes of corn fields. Combines are seen working throughout the movie but the corn hasn't tasseled yet, meaning there isn't a single kernel on any of those plants that are being harvested.
Cooper wears an automatic watch, which winds itself using the wearer's natural movement. After he wakes up from several months in cryostasis he can be seen manually adjusting the time and date as his watch would have stopped after a few motionless days.
Cooper wears an automatic watch, which winds itself using the wearer's natural movement. After he wakes up from several months in cryostasis he can be seen manually adjusting the time and date as his watch would have stopped after a few motionless days.

Interstellar Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Did not use any green screens

  2. The shape of The Endurance space station is in reference to a clock face, with time being a major theme in the movie.

  3. The depiction of a black hole was created using Einstein's equations and required completely new CGI rendering software that was so accurate that it provided enough scientific insight to publish three scientific papers

  4. The wormhole is located next to Saturn, Roman god of agriculture; sometimes conflated with Cronus, the god of time; Greek equivalent to Kronos, a major father figure in Greek myth. Agriculture, Time, and Fatherhood are also main subjects of the movie. (Source: Cracked)

  5. The documentary-style interviews of older survivors are from a Ken Burns Documentary on the Dust Bowl

  6. Tars has dots on his body which could be Braille used for those who have eye disabilities

  7. When Ranger 1 surfs the gnarly tidal wave, Anne Hathaway gets knocked to the ground and TARS pins her against the wall to prevent her from flopping around. (approximately 4m50s)

  8. McConaughey and Hathaway's characters are named after real astronauts.

Interstellar Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Dr Mann's "robot" is named KIPP, a direct reference to the American theoretical physicist Kip Thorne who played a major role in making the film as scientifically accurate as possible.
    Dr Mann's "robot" is named KIPP, a direct reference to the American theoretical physicist Kip Thorne who played a major role in making the film as scientifically accurate as possible.
  • 1 - Donald (John Lithgow) says he wants a hotdog while at a baseball game. This could be a reference to 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) when Dr. Floyd (Roy Scheider) and Dr. Curnow (Jon Lithgow) remember hotdogs at baseball games.
    Donald (John Lithgow) says he wants a hotdog while at a baseball game. This could be a reference to 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) when Dr. Floyd (Roy Scheider) and Dr. Curnow (Jon Lithgow) remember hotdogs at baseball games.
  • The two thrusters that were detached when slingshot-ing off the black hole were called LMAO1 and LMAO2 (LM-AO1 &LM-AO2) timestamp 1:24

  • 1 - Of movie, Coop is already transmitting the quantum data to the watch but Murph doesn't realize it until towards the end of movie.
    Of movie, Coop is already transmitting the quantum data to the watch but Murph doesn't realize it until towards the end of movie.

Interstellar Hidden Details

1 - The world is suffering from a blight and the last crop left is corn. The dinner table has only items made from corn on it (pancakes, chowder, cornbread, corn syrup).
The world is suffering from a blight and the last crop left is corn. The dinner table has only items made from corn on it (pancakes, chowder, cornbread, corn syrup).
1 - The tides of Miller's planet are moving in multiple directions due to the gravitational pull of the nearby Black Hole (Gargantua).
The tides of Miller's planet are moving in multiple directions due to the gravitational pull of the nearby Black Hole (Gargantua).
1 - The Sand Strom was made without VFX in order to obtain the realistic nature . So they hired a real town and spread the sand with gaint fans. After finished the shooting they cleaned the entire town.
The Sand Strom was made without VFX in order to obtain the realistic nature . So they hired a real town and spread the sand with gaint fans. After finished the shooting they cleaned the entire town.
1 - Brand mentions Miller most likely died minutes before Cooper's arrival due to the extreme time slippage. This means that the wave we see headed away from them earlier in the movie is the same wave that killed Miller.
Brand mentions Miller most likely died minutes before Cooper's arrival due to the extreme time slippage. This means that the wave we see headed away from them earlier in the movie is the same wave that killed Miller.

Each tick you hear in the soundtrack in this scene, is a whole day passing on Earth! Interstellar (2014) | dir. Christopher Nolan

1 - When Ms. Brand realises that Miller the person who on the water planet just probably died minutes ago, you can actually see it happening. There was a shot of a ship crashing as they are landing from the sky.
When Ms. Brand realises that Miller the person who on the water planet just probably died minutes ago, you can actually see it happening. There was a shot of a ship crashing as they are landing from the sky.
1 - Cooper catches his daughter Murph hiding under a blanket in his truck. Later, when he leaves forever on his mission, he checks under his blanket secretly hoping she's hiding under there.
Cooper catches his daughter Murph hiding under a blanket in his truck. Later, when he leaves forever on his mission, he checks under his blanket secretly hoping she's hiding under there.
1 - Everything they eat is made of corn because it's the only crop they can still grow. So they make varied dishes with it and juice too.
Everything they eat is made of corn because it's the only crop they can still grow. So they make varied dishes with it and juice too.
1 - Only Brand passes out when Cooper attempts to dock the spinning Endurance because she hasn't undergone High-G training in the past, but Cooper did because he's a trained NASA pilot
Only Brand passes out when Cooper attempts to dock the spinning Endurance because she hasn't undergone High-G training in the past, but Cooper did because he's a trained NASA pilot
1 - In Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar", Donald (Grandpa) complains, "Popcorn at a ball game is unnatural. I want a hotdog." The blight had made it difficult for livestock to survive, disabling the sale of hotdogs. Corn, however, survived, thus making popcorn a practical concession.
In Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar", Donald (Grandpa) complains, "Popcorn at a ball game is unnatural. I want a hotdog." The blight had made it difficult for livestock to survive, disabling the sale of hotdogs. Corn, however, survived, thus making popcorn a practical concession.
1 - Grown Murph wears almost the same jacket as her father Cooper did, in order to remember him.
Grown Murph wears almost the same jacket as her father Cooper did, in order to remember him.
1 - Murph brings her dad a corn bread sandwich because corn is the only crop that will grow
Murph brings her dad a corn bread sandwich because corn is the only crop that will grow

Mann says "You know why we couldn't just send machines on these missions, don't you, Cooper? A machine doesn't improvise well, because you can't program a fear of death." Earlier on, CASE could have easily saved Brand precious seconds sooner, but didn't until Doyle told him to.

1 - A copy of Stephen King's novel "The Stand" is visible among Murph's books. Both the movie and King's book explore the near extinction of humanity and the survivors' struggle to relocate and settle down
A copy of Stephen King's novel "The Stand" is visible among Murph's books. Both the movie and King's book explore the near extinction of humanity and the survivors' struggle to relocate and settle down
1 - At the start of the film the teachers say they teach that the moon landing was faked. This allows the government to give tax money to NASA to fund the Lazarus Missions without arousing suspicion that the government has anything to do with space travel
At the start of the film the teachers say they teach that the moon landing was faked. This allows the government to give tax money to NASA to fund the Lazarus Missions without arousing suspicion that the government has anything to do with space travel

: Arriving on Dr. Manns Icy Planet. The ship he was hibernating in has floor-grips indicating a pathway on both the Ceiling and the Floor. Meaning the vessel is operable Upside-down or Right way up.

1 - The place where we re-established NASA in Interstellar is NORAD , Which irl is the North American Aerospace Defence Command
The place where we re-established NASA in Interstellar is NORAD , Which irl is the North American Aerospace Defence Command
1 - As Cooper exits the tesseract to reappear near Saturn, the last 3 notes of the organ reference the theme from 2001 A Space Odyssey
As Cooper exits the tesseract to reappear near Saturn, the last 3 notes of the organ reference the theme from 2001 A Space Odyssey
1 - Time is so important that even the ship is shaped like a clock where each compartment represents one hour. when the ship becomes sticky in space and has to be recovered, the song that plays during the scene is "No TIME for Caution"
Time is so important that even the ship is shaped like a clock where each compartment represents one hour. when the ship becomes sticky in space and has to be recovered, the song that plays during the scene is "No TIME for Caution"
1 - When Cooper spots an Indian Air Force drone and tries to capture it with his tech/laptop while his son drives the car, you can see it is indeed an Indian drone as the language displayed on the laptop screen is Hindi, one of the most popular and official languages of India.
When Cooper spots an Indian Air Force drone and tries to capture it with his tech/laptop while his son drives the car, you can see it is indeed an Indian drone as the language displayed on the laptop screen is Hindi, one of the most popular and official languages of India.
1 - In It Chapter Two when Jessica Chastain is trapped in a toilet cubicle, some graffiti says 'Murphy's law'. Chastain played a character called Murph in Interstellar, who was named after Murphy's law.
In It Chapter Two when Jessica Chastain is trapped in a toilet cubicle, some graffiti says 'Murphy's law'. Chastain played a character called Murph in Interstellar, who was named after Murphy's law.
1 - Realized the irony of the classroom scene in 'Interstellar' when Cooper arrives with a drone strapped to his truck to find out Murph's teacher don't believe man went to the moon
Realized the irony of the classroom scene in 'Interstellar' when Cooper arrives with a drone strapped to his truck to find out Murph's teacher don't believe man went to the moon
1 - You can see four perpendicular lines originating from the same point inside the 4-dimensional tesseract library. Fourth perpendicular line is time-line that Cooper can move across
You can see four perpendicular lines originating from the same point inside the 4-dimensional tesseract library. Fourth perpendicular line is time-line that Cooper can move across
1 - You can see that they stuff the HVAC with rags to keep the dust out during dust storms.
You can see that they stuff the HVAC with rags to keep the dust out during dust storms.
1 - Damon says he is going to save all humankind. That humans won't adapt until its survival is on the line and McConaughey wasn't tested like he was. Without the ship blowing up and McConaughey sacrificing himself, Plan B was the only option. Damon's a hero.
Damon says he is going to save all humankind. That humans won't adapt until its survival is on the line and McConaughey wasn't tested like he was. Without the ship blowing up and McConaughey sacrificing himself, Plan B was the only option. Damon's a hero.

Professor Brand suddenly breaks eye contact from Cooper and appears guilty when asked how long the mission will take

1 - Murph's opening dialogue foreshadows the reveal later in the film that Cooper was the ghost the whole time.
Murph's opening dialogue foreshadows the reveal later in the film that Cooper was the ghost the whole time.
1 - Christopher Nolan Planted 500 Acres Of Corn Just For The Film Because He Did Not Want To Cgi The Farm In. After Filming, He Turned It Around And Sold The Corn And Made Back Profit For The Budget
Christopher Nolan Planted 500 Acres Of Corn Just For The Film Because He Did Not Want To Cgi The Farm In. After Filming, He Turned It Around And Sold The Corn And Made Back Profit For The Budget
1 - Murph's door rack looks like the tesseract
Murph's door rack looks like the tesseract
1 - On Miller's planet, there is a constant ticking sound in the background. These ticks occur every 1.25 seconds, and each ticks represents one passing day on Earth
On Miller's planet, there is a constant ticking sound in the background. These ticks occur every 1.25 seconds, and each ticks represents one passing day on Earth
1 - Аs the blight continues to grow there is a shot of a pickup truck evacuating with a girl sitting in the back. The girl is Flora Nolan, Chris Nolan's daughter.
Аs the blight continues to grow there is a shot of a pickup truck evacuating with a girl sitting in the back. The girl is Flora Nolan, Chris Nolan's daughter.
1 - As the lander and the Endurance hits the stratosphere, the glass at the bottom of the lander turns red.
As the lander and the Endurance hits the stratosphere, the glass at the bottom of the lander turns red.
1 - At the water planet, the waves were so high that they reached the clouds.
At the water planet, the waves were so high that they reached the clouds.
1 - - Cooper complains to his kid's teachers that he doesn't understand what his tax money is going toward. Later Dr. Brand explains that NASA still exists secretly because the general public wouldn't accept spending money on space exploration.
- Cooper complains to his kid's teachers that he doesn't understand what his tax money is going toward. Later Dr. Brand explains that NASA still exists secretly because the general public wouldn't accept spending money on space exploration.

Cooper tells Murph that Murphy's Law means that what can happen will happen and then a drone flies by. This seems to be reference to the idea that technological advancements that are possible are also inevitable.

Interstellar poster
Interstellar poster

Interstellar Plot

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Interstellar. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Christopher Nolan
Stars Ellen Burstyn, Matthew McConaughey, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow
IMDB score 8.6