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• Updated on 30 September 2022 • Maguy from Kraywoods


What if we told you that you could look like a Hollywood star? Sunglasses have always been significant in the world of fashion. Men and women cannot step outside their house without them. But, what about the film industry? What effects do they have?

Like leather jackets and quirky hairstyles, polarized sunglasses have pinned their role and assured their importance when featured in films. Since eyewear is part of costume design, they relate to the characters and become part of their story.

Costumes, including glasses featured in film, transmit the details of a character's personality to the audience. They help actors embrace the people they are playing and make them believable on screen. Eager to see our picks? Read along to explore the top 12 glasses featured in films!

Featured Glasses in Film


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Featured Glasses in Film


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1. Aviator Sunglasses in Top Gun

We're kicking the glasses featured in film with a fan-favourite movie: Top Gun. Starring the Hollywood heart-throb, Tom Cruise, the film was first released in the year 1986. But, did you know that Top Gun was based on a real flight school called U.S Navy Fighter Weapons School?

The movie was top-rated back in the 80s and Tom Cruise was at the hype of his career, making the movie even better. Ask anyone around you; you can't help but think of the aviator glasses when you mention the movie.  

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Ray-Ban originally created aviator glasses to help pilots fight the heat during wartime. Something must have gone right because it's the year 2021, and Ray-Ban's aviator sunglasses are still one of the most iconic fashion statements in the whole industry. People seem to love the aviator glasses because they are lightweight and thin. These glasses featured in film are simply an elegant design that sits comfortably around the eyes.

Aviator sunglasses like the leo sunglasses look perfectly well on oval, diamond, round, rectangle, square, oblong and heart face shapes.

2. Round Translucent Sunglasses in Leon: The Professional

We're moving years ahead and stopping at 1994 for glasses featured in film. Leon: The Professional is our second choice. Despite being released 27 years ago, the round glasses made quite the impression when the movie came out. Ironically, they are a reproduction of Junior Gaultier model 58-0072. The only difference is the size of the gold frames; they are slightly thinner in width.

Famous French actor Jean Reno not only plays a professional assassin and a mentor to 12-year old Mathilda but rocks the round glasses frames almost the entire movie. They just might be one of the classics in the 1990s.

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If you're wondering about the design, the round glasses include a translucent frame, flat lenses and stunning marble yellow frames with gold metal details. Although Reno's round glasses frames are incredibly hard to find these days, there are many replicas of these glasses featured in film. For example our Groove sunglasses are similar and they are ready to be worn by you!

Round translucent sunglasses look suitable on rectangle, square, diamond, heart and oblong face shapes.

3. Small Round Sunglasses in The Matrix

"Ever have that feeling where you're not sure if you're awake or dreaming?" So which glasses featured in film is next? If you're as big of a fan as we are, you'll know just by reading the quote that we're talking about The Matrix.

The first part of the series was released back in 1999. It's a sci-fi action movie starring Keanu Reeves. In case you haven't seen it, the series is described as technically mind-blowing. The Matrix climbed its way to the top. For a sci-fi genre, the mirror glasses and wardrobe helped maintain the futuristic vibe of the movie as a whole.

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Although they are custom-made, matrix-style round glasses are trending now more than ever. Moreover, small frames are the hardest to wear. But, they do help you in making a statement with your street-style outfits. For an aesthetic kind of look, you can wear replicas of these glasses featured in film, like the Magnolia Sunglasses, with bright colours and loose-fitting sportswear.

The small round sunglasses are the best fit for people with rectangle, square, diamond, heart and oblong face shapes.

4. Wayfarer Sunglasses in The Wolf of Wall Street

A-list celebrity and Hollywood icon Leonardo DiCaprio has captured the heart of thousands of women and caught the attention of thousands of men. If you want to nail any of his character's wardrobes, look no further than his glasses featured in film as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Based on a true story, Leo played the role of a wealthy stockbroker living his life only to see him drown in crime and trouble with the federal government. Everything about Jordan Belfort's clothes screamed money, including his wayfarer glasses.

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Leo puts on one of two pairs of Ray-Ban wayfarer glasses. Both are classic and timeless pieces. You can find them in metal, plastic, wood and other materials. But, of course, you can find them in different colours too! But plain black glasses featured in film and reality will never be out of style. Go for our Challenger sunglasses as they can achieve that look.

Wayfarer sunglasses look well on people with oval, square, rectangle, oblong and diamond face shapes.

5. Shield Sunglasses in Men in Black

Are you ready to fight crime like Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones did? That's right; we're going back to 1997 with the ghost-fighting duo starring in Men in Black for our top glasses featured in film. If you look closely, you'll realize the square glasses or shield sunglasses on famous actor Will Smith. It is also one of the times when eyewear made a significant impact on the character.

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Get yourself a pair of shield square glasses that gives this retro-vibe. These glasses featured in film can be yours too. You'll be protecting your eyes against the sun and the haters. Once you have any occasion to suit up for, remember to sing "here comes the men in black [...]" as you walk down the street.

Shade square glasses frames look great on oval, round, heart, diamond, oblong and rectangle face shapes.

6. Retro Square Sunglasses in James Bond

Glasses featured in film have replicas are everywhere. So if you like a particular frame featured in a film in mind, you can find it in a store near you. Are the rectangle glasses on Daniel Craig in James Bond one of the sunglasses? Together, we're making a stop to the year 2006. Yes, we're talking about Casino Royale directed by Martin Campbell.

You know an epic scene is featured in the film. For James Bond, all action scenes are beautifully shot and anticipated. If Bond wearing his rectangle sunglasses doesn't make the coolest then what does? The franchise by itself is one of the most iconic ones in Hollywood history. If that doesn't make you want to buy a retro-rectangle glasses and be your own 007 agents then we don't know what will.

The Scott rectangle sunglasses look best on oval, round, heart and diamond face shapes.

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7. Cat-Eye Sunglasses in Thelma and Louise

It's important to mention that men and women can wear all sunglasses discussed earlier. But, you know how we like to spoil the girls. So, we're taking a step back, to the year 1991, for our last choice of top glasses featured in film.

Well-known director Ridley Scott's popular movie Thelma and Louise follows two friends on the road. But, unfortunately, their journey ends because of unexpected circumstances. Actress Susan Sarandon was rocking the cat eye sunglasses. Back then, these cat eye glasses frames were at the top of their game. And, their popularity never stopped.

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The cat eye glasses transforms women's entire outfits in an instant. They make her feel confident and sexy. If you think of characters wearing glasses featured in film, the first name that pops into your mind would be Louise.

The Stella cat eye sunglasses look perfect on women with a round, oval, square, rectangle, heart and oblong face.

8. Round Eyeglasses in Harry Potter

It's time to take you to discover different glasses featured in film. So, call up your brooms, people; we're flying to the wizarding world of the boy who lived: Harry Potter!

We're kicking things off with the year 1997 when the world got introduced to small Daniel Radcliffe playing the role of young wizard Harry Potter. The 8 part movie bases on J.K Rowling's book series with the same name. Since the franchise deals with fantasy and magic, wardrobe played a vital role in protecting the authenticity of the books. Harry was famous for his scar and his round glasses too!

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Daniel wore round glasses as full-rim metal frames designed by Savile Row. Also, they are handmade in London by Will Luff. The round glasses are rolled in 18kt gold, including ultra-slim temples coated at the tips for comfort. Daniel Radcliffe was once asked why he thought his character needed glasses; he joked on to say he didn't; it was just a fashion statement.

The Joy Silver round eyeglasses look best on rectangle, square, diamond, heart and oblong face shapes.

9. Rectangle Eyeglasses in Scooby-Doo

We all grew up watching cartoons. If you ask us what our top glasses featured in film would be? Scooby-Doo of course! The American animated franchise aired in 1969 and gained so much popularity. Later, it was turned into a live-action movie in 2002.

Linda Cardellini plays the fictional character, Velma, in 2002 and 2004. Velma Dinkley is the brains of the group. So, to play it by the rules, she was designed to wear eyeglasses, rectangle glasses, to be specific.

Although Velma tends to lose her rectangle glasses a lot, she can't live without them, neither can't we! So when people dress up as her for Halloween, they make sure to get the glasses right before going into the wardrobe. But, of course, now that fashion has evolved, you can always find a better and more modern version of Velmster's eyewear.

The Bliss Purple rectangle eyeglasses look great on oval, round, heart and oblong face shapes.

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10. Squared-Aviator Eyeglasses in Napoleon Dynamite

You can't talk about glasses featured in film in general without mentioning Napoleon Dynamite. The film came out in 2004 and deals with a socially awkward teenager who gets caught up in his dysfunctional family's misadventures.

Jon Heder appears on screen spending a lot of his time wearing a white t-shirt with a red print saying "Vote for Pedro". However, a particular pair of aviator glasses caught the attention of the audience: squared aviator frames. People everywhere were eager to find out who designed Napoleon's metal frame glasses and where to buy them. Look for the Best Metal frame glasses and imitate your favorite scenes from the film.

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If you look closely at these glasses featured in film, you can see the minimal aviator frames with just a metal contour. Very simple design that raised the movie's popularity. You can catch a lot of people trying to imitate Heder specifically during Halloween. Once you got the t-shirt, squared aviator glasses and hair covered, you're well on your way to vote for Pedro.

Drive Silver Squared-Aviator eyeglasses look perfect on oval, round, heart and diamond face shapes.

11. Aviator Eyeglasses in Dallas Buyers Club

Aviator glasses are glasses featured in film and will never go out of style. Men and women love these glasses. They are practical and can complement any outfit you decide to put on. If you're a fan of Matthew McConaughey, then you've probably seen the American biographical drama Dallas Buyers Club.

The film was released back in 2013. McConaughey played the role so well; he won an Oscar for it. The movie's plot deals with the story of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS patient that was diagnosed in the mid-1980s.

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Losing weight is one of the consequences of the disease, and when McConaughey put on his aviator glasses, people went nuts. The aviator eyeglasses are meant to bring out your facial features. So, because of the severe weight loss, the audience could see the actor's bones. As a result, the aviator glasses marked themselves in cinema history by being the center of attention.

To this day, aviator eyeglasses like the Purpose Gold eyeglasses are selling out, keeping in mind that they look suitable on oval, round, rectangle, square, oblong, diamond and heart face shapes.

12. Cat-Eye Eyeglasses in Susan Slept Here

Our last pick on the list of glasses featured in film is part of a classic movie. We're wrapping things up in the year 1954. You might be surprised with how far we went back, but it's important to state how cat eye glasses had that much effect in movies, even if it was 67 years back.

Susan Slept Here is a romantic comedy starring Debbie Reynolds as Susan and Dick Powell as Mark. It follows the story of a Hollywood screenwriter taking in a runaway girl. Reynolds appears in the movie wearing the most iconic eyeglasses: cat-eyes.

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The former glasses featured in film were trendy back in the 50s. They were perfect for the role because they do give out that seductive vibe. Women still love them to this day! But, the pointy edges give out that retro vibes which can go both ways. Cat-eye glasses like the Enchanted Gold glasses continue to be in the lead in eyewear fashion as women tend to include them as their go-to pair for their everyday look!

Cat eye glasses look good on round, oval, square, rectangle heart and oblong face shapes.


If that wasn't a worthwhile read, then we don't know what is! Celebrities often get inspired by the characters they play. In return, we get influenced by celebrities and want to be like them. If you're someone who likes to keep up with the celebrity and fashion trends, then we're sure you enjoyed this read. So if you're going back to watch any of these films, pay closer attention to the glasses featured in these films. For now, we wish you a happy shopping. Until next time folks!

By Rachad Kabbara