Top 16 Sherlock Holmes Movie Details

While searching the internet for Sherlock Holmes 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.

He plays atonal clusters to get the flies to fly in a circular pattern. Later in the movie the same type of music plays when Sherlock is trying to save Watson from a series of bombs because he's trying to make order out of chaos.
He plays atonal clusters to get the flies to fly in a circular pattern. Later in the movie the same type of music plays when Sherlock is trying to save Watson from a series of bombs because he's trying to make order out of chaos.

When there is a death surrounding the case Sherlock is investigating, there is a Raven visible.

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 - And The Gentleman (2020), both directed by Guy Richtie, each have a scene at the same graveyard -the Brompton Cemetary in London
    And The Gentleman (2020), both directed by Guy Richtie, each have a scene at the same graveyard -the Brompton Cemetary in London

Hidden Details

1 - The costume designer is credited to the only scene where Holmes is naked.
The costume designer is credited to the only scene where Holmes is naked.
1 - Sherlock shows Watson that flies fly in circles to a musical scale, creating "order out of chaos". This is a Masonic maxim, thought to refer to the creation of a crisis to push through policies and laws amid the confusion, a strategy attempted by the villain in the film.
Sherlock shows Watson that flies fly in circles to a musical scale, creating "order out of chaos". This is a Masonic maxim, thought to refer to the creation of a crisis to push through policies and laws amid the confusion, a strategy attempted by the villain in the film.

- Watson to Sherlock, "You do know that what you're drinking is used for eye surgery?" This is a reference to Cocaine. In the novels Sherlock was known to use Cocaine to cure boredom between cases.

1 - Watson smells the drink he picks up to put out the fire to make sure its not alcohol as Holmes is known to be a heavy drinker
Watson smells the drink he picks up to put out the fire to make sure its not alcohol as Holmes is known to be a heavy drinker

Holmes and Moriarty's first encounter ends with Moriarty moving a black chess piece first, showing his willingness to break the rules and stay one step ahead of the law.

1 - While Sherlock and Moriarti are explaining their final moves as if it was a game of chess with their friends being the pieces, the ball room in which the final crucial encounters are happening has a checkered floor like a chess board.
While Sherlock and Moriarti are explaining their final moves as if it was a game of chess with their friends being the pieces, the ball room in which the final crucial encounters are happening has a checkered floor like a chess board.
1 - Sherlock mentions to Watson that the opera house is showing Don Giovanni. In the sequel, A Game of Shadows (2011), there is a key scene that takes place during a showing of Don Giovanni.
Sherlock mentions to Watson that the opera house is showing Don Giovanni. In the sequel, A Game of Shadows (2011), there is a key scene that takes place during a showing of Don Giovanni.

Before predicting Watson's future with his wife, the fortune teller is briefly seen scuttling away from Holmes after having (presumably) been told what to say

While under parliament, the action music in the fight scene between Holmes and the Frenchman is set to the tune of Big Ben's bell chime

A Game of Shadows, the final confrontation ends depicted in a way similar to the art for the short story it was based on.

1 - A Game of Shadows (2011) during Holmes' funeral, just before Watson is revealed in the back, a man is pictured here in attendance. He is the same man Holmes meets in Sherlock Holmes (2009) in the jail yard who threatens Holmes but is later calmed by Holmes' camaraderie.
A Game of Shadows (2011) during Holmes' funeral, just before Watson is revealed in the back, a man is pictured here in attendance. He is the same man Holmes meets in Sherlock Holmes (2009) in the jail yard who threatens Holmes but is later calmed by Holmes' camaraderie.
1 - Ravens are used to foreshadow several characters deaths. Ravens are usually associated with death because of their black plumage, croaking call and their tendency to eat dead animal flesh.
Ravens are used to foreshadow several characters deaths. Ravens are usually associated with death because of their black plumage, croaking call and their tendency to eat dead animal flesh.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Sherlock Holmes, 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 Sherlock Holmes and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.