Top 4 Matilda Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Matilda 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 Matilda film message.

Ms. Trunchbull wears a sweatshirt from the 1972 Munich Olympics, which she competed in. These were the games where a lack of security led to a terrorist attack that killed 11 Israeli athletes, and explains her regimented, militaristic style and wariness of intruders.
Ms. Trunchbull wears a sweatshirt from the 1972 Munich Olympics, which she competed in. These were the games where a lack of security led to a terrorist attack that killed 11 Israeli athletes, and explains her regimented, militaristic style and wariness of intruders.
Watching Matilda (1996) for the umpteenth time today and noticed when she's a baby her mom sets her in the sink next to a spilled container of poison, an early indication of her parent's negligence and stupidity.
Watching Matilda (1996) for the umpteenth time today and noticed when she's a baby her mom sets her in the sink next to a spilled container of poison, an early indication of her parent's negligence and stupidity.

Matilda Hidden Details

The car shop scene shows a worker painting a car hood with paint roller in the background while the dad is telling the kids about the schemes he commits to make money [starting at 0:30]

Matilda poster
Matilda poster

Matilda Plot

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Matilda. 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 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Danny DeVito
Stars Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz
IMDB score 6.9