Saturday, December 9, 2023

List: Top 3 Meta Moments

This week on Episode 274 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by Deadpool 2, we discussed favorite meta moments in film. Movies have been meta since the inception of the moving picture itself (probably not true but it feels that way), so the vastness of this topic is quite cumbersome, but it was a topic we were eager to take on. Some of the best, and most humorous, moments in cinema have come in the form of being meta. And since Deadpool uses the tactic really well (at least we think so), we figured now is a great time to talk about the scenes that worked for us the most. On that note, what meta moments would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

**Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections**


1) Story Seminar – Adaptation
2) Have they forgotten what a star looks like? – Sunset Boulevourd
3) All of This is the End


1) Story Seminar – Adaptation
2) “This never happened to the other fellow.” – On Her Majesty Secret Service
3) Working as a Projectionist – Fight Club


1) Narration in Wolf of Wall Street
2) Commentary on American culture in American Pyscho
3) Commentary on horror films in Scream 2

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Various meta moments in these films – Being John Malcovich, Back to the Future 2, Zombieland, Space Jam, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, American Splendor, Ocean’s 12, Blazing Saddles, Space Balls, X-Men: Apocalypse, Casper, Cabin in the Woods, Annie Hall, His Girl Friday, Tango and Cash, Expendables 2, The Trip, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Skyfall, The Big Short, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 21 Jump Street, Last Action Hero, Goodfellas, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Raising Arizona, Wayne’s World, Ready Player One

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As is with topics such as this, there are a gazillion options for this list and it’s very likely that your picks are different than ours – especially if your criteria is different than what we opted for with our picks. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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