7 Weird & Wonderful Rabbits in Movies

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Watership Down (1978)

“Oh how lovely, a cartoon with talking rabbits,” said the mother to her children when looking for something for them to watch. “I had another nightmare last night,” said the children to their mother for the rest of their lives.

Donnie Darko (2001)

There’s something very frightening yet oddly fascinating about the demonic-looking rabbit, Frank, from Donnie Darko. It’s no wonder his twisted grin has spawned many’s a Hallowe’en costume since.

Fatal Attraction (1987)

If you are currently having an affair and your illicit lover is becoming quite obsessive could you please make sure your rabbit hutch is tamperproof.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

In one of the all-time laugh-out-loud scenes this little bunny steals the show, decapitating a few of the crew along the way. On a side note, when asking Siri what her favourite animal is. The answer: “I wrote my master’s thesis on the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog.” Run away!

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

The White Rabbit is a metaphor for following one’s curiosity. It’s the White Rabbit who Alice runs after and searches for endlessly in Wonderland, a symbol of her quest for knowledge. Although rather than look for meaning it’s best to just sit back and enjoy the trip.

The Matrix (1999)

There are a number of references to Alice in Wonderland in The Matrix. In this scene Neo is told to “follow the white rabbit” which he spots in the form of a tattoo on the shoulder of a club kid named Dujour, and so the adventure begins.

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

You wouldn’t think it but rabbits can scream when they are being chased by a predator or if in great pain, which is all the more eerie as the sound is close to that of a terrified child as heard in the allegorical classic The Night of the Hunter.


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