A Movie Namedrop is when a movie references its own name. Not all movies have them, but if you’re into fine details of movies like I am, you’ll soon start to pick up on a namedrop.
This website catalogs the first namedrop in a movie (if it has one). Now, there are some rules to what constitutes a namedrop:
1) Title sequences do not count
2) Theme songs played during the credits do not count
3) For a namedrop to count, the entire movie name must be said/sung or shown in one instance
Some exceptions exist such as:
Words such as the, a, an, etc. don’t need to be said if the movie name leads with it.
A series of films like Rocky I-VI: Rocky just needs to be said, not the movie #
Movies with taglines (usually following a : ) Under Seige 2: Dark Territory (only Dark Territory needs to be said)
The namedrop can be given by any number of characters or objects in a movie. In A View to a Kill, Max Zorin and Mayday give the namedrop across a conversation:
Mayday: “What a view…”
Max Zorin: “…to a kill!”