1Toy Story 4
In Toy Story 4, while Buzz is repeatedly pressing the button that sounds his pre-recorded voice, one of the things it says is ‘Open the pod bay doors’. This is an iconic line from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Belle can be seen walking down the street in The Hunchback Of Notre Dame.
In Searching (2018), two obviously fake website URLs appear that spell out how the filmmakers hoped their movie would be received.
In Avengers: Infinity War, Tony and Pepper's planned wedding date is Robert Downey Jr.'s real-life wedding anniversary.
5Toy Story 4
In Toy Story 4 (2019), the Pizza Planet truck makes its appearance as the carnival worker’s tattoo.
In Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) the Holochess board has two additional pieces that disappear when Chewie breaks the table. This was the idea of VFX artist Phil Tippett who had designed the creatures in 1977 for A New Hope but they were removed from the scene because the table felt cluttered.
In The Avengers (2012), in the end-credit scene, Thanos’s aid tells him “to challenge [humans] is to court death.” This is a nod to Thanos’s comic-book motive, which was to literally court/marry Lady Death.
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8Iron Man 1
In Iron Man 1, Obadiah reveals himself as the antagonist while playing the piano. The piece he plays is by Antonio Salieri, a rival of Mozart who was believed by many to be jealous and bitter of his rival’s success.
9Antman and the Wasp
In Antman and the Wasp (2018) "Matrix" is written on the blackboard to the right of Laurence "Morpheus" Fishburne's head.
In Django Unchained, a man asks Django what is his name is and how it is spelled. When Django says “The D is silent”, the man responds “I know”. This man is Franco Nero, the original Django from the original 1966 film.