Tuesday, November 28, 2023

List: Top 3 Uses of Product Placement

This week on Episode 207 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by The Lego Batman Movie, we decided to discuss product placement in movies, which is an interesting topic in relation to film. Most of the time when you mention “product placement” and “film” in the same sentence, it’s usually in a negative context. However, this week we decided to spin that and talk about our favorite uses of product placement in film. There are, believe it or not, great uses of real-life products in film that will go down as some of the best moments we’ve seen the last 30-40 years.

On that note, which uses of product placement would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

*Keep in mind we have different criteria for our lists as well*


1) Ray-Ban Aviators / U.S. Military – Top Gun
2) Wilson Sporting Goods – Cast Away
3) Converse All-Stars – I, Robot


1) Pizza Hut / Pepsi / Reebok / Nuprin / Doritos – Waynes World
2) Reese’s Pieces – E.T.
3) Wilson Sporting Goods – Cast Away


1) Anything Sony – Sony Pictures
2) Dr. Pepper – Forrest Gump
3) White Castle – Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Chevy Cars – Transformers
Audi R8 – I, Robot / Iron Man
Randy’s Donuts – Iron Man 2
Ford Mustang – Bullitt
.44 Magnum – Dirty Harry
AOL – You’ve Got Mail
Taco Bell – Demolition Man
Vespa – Roman Holiday
McDonalds – Pulp Fiction
Nike – Back to the Future
Bubba Gump Shrimp – Forrest Gump
Walkman – Guardians of the Galaxy
Margaritaville – Jurassic World
Mini Cooper – The Italian Job
Pepsi / Texico / Pizza Hut – Back to the Future 2
Dominos – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Subway – Happy Gilmore
Coke Zero – Scott Pilgrim vs the World
PF Flyers – The Sandlot

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. There are a ton of other great “poets” that could’ve made your list, depending on your own criteria. 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 Duranhttps://insessionfilm.com
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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