* AwardSnub: Wasn't remembered at Oscar time, ignored in favor of ''Film/GoodFellas'' and ''Film/TheGodfatherPartIII''. Granted, ''Film/GoodFellas'' deserved the love, but ''Part III''? It was just a rough year to be an epic gangster film.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Danny Boy", which shows up in a scene that doubles as a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome and a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Funny Moment]] while featuring BottomlessMagazines. Carter Burwell's score is also impressive.
* BetterOnDVD: You'll need multiple viewings to understand the plot completely.
* FoeYay: Eddie Dane towards Tom Reagan. Actually, all of the sexual tension in the movie qualifies as FoeYay because almost everyone in the movie is pitted against everyone else.
* HilariousInHindsight: Hilarious in production, actually. Miller's Crossing features [[DirtyCop a venal and corrupt police force]]. To fit the Prohibition-era setting, a lot of shooting was done in New Orleans... where the crew ran into NOPD officers who eagerly solicited bribes to keep the shoot running smoothly.
* MagnificentBastard: Tom.
* OneSceneWonder: Film/SteveBuscemi as Mink.
** Usually "Danny Boy" is there to heighten or foreshadow tragedy. Leo plays it while lounging around in his bathrobe when guys burst in with tommyguns in hand and their hats on their heads, he sure looks like the SacrificialLion. But not quite. For added Badassery, he casually relights his cigar with his smoking gun while gazing at the flaming wreckage. Also doubles as SoundtrackDissonance.
** "What heart?"
* VindicatedByHistory: While it wasn't particularly successful when it was first released, ''Time'' magazine in 2005 chose ''Miller's Crossing'' as one of the 100 greatest movies ever made since the inception of the periodical.
* WhatAnIdiot: Frankie and Tic-Tac, who don't bother to actually watch Tom make the kill that's supposed to prove his loyalty. The Dane later beats the crap out of them for their stupidity.