Top 19 Pirates Of The Caribbean Movie Details

While searching the internet for Pirates Of The Caribbean 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.

In the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Jack Sparrow isn't constantly drunk, he has sea legs. When he's on land, he walks with a distinct sway. When he's on a boat, he walks straight as an arrow.

Commodore Norrington holds Jack's compass, and instead of pointing north, it points directly at Jack. It is revealed later that the compass points towards what the holder desires most, implying that what Norrington most desires is Jack captured.
Commodore Norrington holds Jack's compass, and instead of pointing north, it points directly at Jack. It is revealed later that the compass points towards what the holder desires most, implying that what Norrington most desires is Jack captured.

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.

  • 1 - Captain Jack Sparrow meets his Uncle Jack, played by Paul McCartney. Uncle Jack is singing Maggie Mae, a traditional Liverpool folk song from the early 1700's that was famously recorded by the Beatles for their 1970 album Let It Be
    Captain Jack Sparrow meets his Uncle Jack, played by Paul McCartney. Uncle Jack is singing Maggie Mae, a traditional Liverpool folk song from the early 1700's that was famously recorded by the Beatles for their 1970 album Let It Be
  • 1 - The crow at the beginning hits Jack's coffin an unlucky 13 times with his beak before getting blown away.
    The crow at the beginning hits Jack's coffin an unlucky 13 times with his beak before getting blown away.
  • 1 - The cannibal tribe attempts to kill (Captain) Jack Sparrow as they believe he is a god who must be released from his flesh vessel. This foreshadows the third film, in which they do exactly that to another character.
    The cannibal tribe attempts to kill (Captain) Jack Sparrow as they believe he is a god who must be released from his flesh vessel. This foreshadows the third film, in which they do exactly that to another character.
  • 1 - Crew member looking out to the ocean in the background of one of the final shots of the film.
    Crew member looking out to the ocean in the background of one of the final shots of the film.

Hidden Details

When Elizabeth falls, you can hear Jack tell the two British soldiers "and they made me their chief." In the sequel, the heroes encounter a tribe of cannibals, Jack was made their chief.

1 - The Kraken destroys the first two ships it encounters, but not the Pearl. Instead, it drags it down with Jack on board, just as Bootstrap Bill says Davy Jones will do to him to settle their debt.
The Kraken destroys the first two ships it encounters, but not the Pearl. Instead, it drags it down with Jack on board, just as Bootstrap Bill says Davy Jones will do to him to settle their debt.
1 - During the scene when they are traveling through the Arctic, you can see a crew member that is frozen solid in place.
During the scene when they are traveling through the Arctic, you can see a crew member that is frozen solid in place.

In order to reach the Parlay on the beach, Davy Jones has to use a trail of water buckets for each step on land.

1 - Davy Jones cut his heart out of his chest and placed it in a wooden 'chest'. When angry he plays a Pipe Organ, a heart is also a 'pipe' organ. Finally Becket placed Jones' heart in the Pipe Organ room, restricting Jones access to both organs.
Davy Jones cut his heart out of his chest and placed it in a wooden 'chest'. When angry he plays a Pipe Organ, a heart is also a 'pipe' organ. Finally Becket placed Jones' heart in the Pipe Organ room, restricting Jones access to both organs.
1 - Will Turner's curse in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell no Tales (2017)
Will Turner's curse in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell no Tales (2017)

The start of Will and Jack's sword fight sync up to the music

Davy Jones using his tentacles to hold on to his hat when they were going down into water.

When Norrington holds the compass, it points to Jack, indicating his deepest desire is his naval duties, specifically here in fighting pirates.

1 - When Commodore Norrington first meets Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean' (2003) and opens Jack's compass, it spins briefly before settling on Jack. This implies what Norrington wants most is to capture Jack Sparrow, which is sure to result in a promotion and advance his position.
When Commodore Norrington first meets Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean' (2003) and opens Jack's compass, it spins briefly before settling on Jack. This implies what Norrington wants most is to capture Jack Sparrow, which is sure to result in a promotion and advance his position.

The music changes to a Baroque style just as the ship "ba-roke" in two

1 - In the scene where Jack escapes after rescuing Elizabeth, Keira Knightly's modesty was protected using the medallion and a strand of her hair.
In the scene where Jack escapes after rescuing Elizabeth, Keira Knightly's modesty was protected using the medallion and a strand of her hair.
Pirates Of The Caribbean poster
Pirates Of The Caribbean poster

Pirates Of The Caribbean Plot: Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Pirates Of The Caribbean, 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 Pirates Of The Caribbean and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Gore Verbinski
Main Actors Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
IMDB score 8.0