13 Mundane Movie Props You Can Buy on Amazon
There's plenty of cool memorabilia out there that dedicated fans can scoop up from their favorite movies and television shows, like a Pennywise mask from IT signed by Tim Curry or a leather jacket from Tim Burton's Batman. But many props are necessary for every movie, and some are just not that exciting. Here are some props that don't look like much—even when you explain where they come from.
1. MARGARET KEANE'S SHOES FROM BIG EYES
Although Big Eyes takes place in the ‘60s, these Bernardo sandals worn by Amy Adams (who played artist Margaret Keane) were purchased recently right from the store. At $700, these shoes are going for roughly five times their original cost—but at least they have a movie set tag on them.
2. FAKE BOTTLE OF COINTREAU FROM VALKYRIE
This bottle of Cointreau, which has a removable bottom, could pass for the real thing—which was key to action in the Tom Cruise movie Valkyrie, in which soldiers filled these imposter bottles with bombs meant to kill Hitler. The bottle looks so authentic that if you buy it, you'll have to be very careful not to throw it out with the recycling—especially because it costs $795.
3. PLASTIC DISPOSABLE CAMERA FROM MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III
If this disposable camera, used by Tom Cruise in the movie Mission Impossible III, looks unremarkable to you, it’s because it’s supposed to. “This mock camera looks like an authentic camera in every way,” the description says. “This item is made of plastic and still has the authentic original yellow stickers attached.” In the movie, the camera gives Ethan Hunt his mission and then begins to smoke. It’s unclear if the prop, which costs $995, actually smokes, but we’re guessing probably not.
4. BLOODY RAFT FROM PIRANHA 3D
For $745, you can own a slightly deflated pool raft covered in blood. The inflatable raft was used in the horror remake and instant classic, Piranha 3D.
5. ID BADGE FROM AUSTIN POWERS: GOLDMEMBER
There were a lot of nameless extras in the 2002 movie Austin Powers: Goldmember, all with various accessories that you definitely need. In the movie, Dr. Evil makes demands of a group called World Organization whose employees are all wearing ID badges. You can purchase one of these badges, worn by an extra with his photograph on it, for $245. It’s a little worn from use, but still in pretty good condition.
6. BLANK ENVELOPES FROM OCEAN'S THIRTEEN
Movie fans will fondly remember these three blank and empty envelopes from the film Ocean’s Thirteen. They come with a logo and address printed on the front of the fictional Bank Hotel that fell victim to George Clooney and his casino heist team. At $75, they're a relative steal.
7. A STICK FROM BIG FISH
In the Tim Burton movie Big Fish, there is a scene where the father (Ewan McGregor) tries to save a swimming woman from a snake, only to find out the snake was really a stick. This is that stick. It's made of resin and vaguely resembles a snake at one end. At the other end, the twigs are broken off from storage, revealing the white resin underneath. The snake-like stick can be yours for $595.
8. POST-IT NOTE FROM DRAFT DAY
In the movie Draft Day, Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner) has a folded Post-It note with some important information scribbled on it. You can own that lime green sticky note—or at least one of the many created for the scene—for $230.
9. CROCS FROM DARK TIDE
These dirty looking red Crocs, selling for $95, were worn by Tommy (Mark Elderkin) in the shark movie Dark Tide. If you actually saw this movie, you might have noticed the actor wearing them on the boat with Halle Berry early in the film.
10. BLACKBERRY FROM TROPIC THUNDER
This Blackberry is used at one point in Tropic Thunder by Matthew McConaughey’s character Rick Peck. Other than once being in an Oscar winner's hand, the phone is exactly like any other Blackberry you might find at a Radioshack, and it can be yours for $745.
11. LIGHTER FROM RESIDENT EVIL
Relive all the terror of Resident Evil with this dirty plastic lighter. It got a lot of screen time in this dramatic scene when Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr) meets a dramatic end. This prop, which costs $1300, is just for admiring—it doesn’t contain any lighter fluid.
12. CRUSHED PASTRY BOX FROM BRIDESMAIDS
In Bridesmaids, Annie (Kristen Wiig) opens a ill-fated bakery called Cake Baby. This squished pastry box was made for the movie, but was never used (most likely because it says “Cake Girl” instead of "Cake Baby"). Instead, the movie went with a plain pink box, but you can still get the original creation, crumpled edges and all, for $395.
13. REMOTE CONTROL FROM SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
When Bradley Cooper's character, Pat, watches TV in Silver Linings Playbook, he does so while holding this remote control. You can purchase that exact remote for $500—and best of all, you don’t even need to have Comcast to get it.