Foreshadowing From Classic '90s Movies Fans Somehow Noticed
Photo: Reservoir Dogs / Miramax Films

Foreshadowing From Classic '90s Movies Fans Somehow Noticed

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Vote up the most impressive foreshadowing.

On the big screen, the 1990s had a bit of everything. Quentin Tarantino's career launched with independent hits like Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. The Matrix blew minds with its ingenious plot and revolutionary action. Screwy comedies like Dumb & Dumber had audiences buckled over laughing. And while it might not seem like these movies have much in common, one thing fans have certainly noticed is that they all have great foreshadowing. For example, when The Dude has his trippy hallucination in The Big Lebowski, the giant scissors he's chased with actually originate from Maude's studio. Another great tidbit comes from Fight Club, where a seat switch from the two main characters gives a major clue about the twist ending. Some foreshadowing even stretches across films, like how the CCTV cameras monitoring Neo in The Matrix serve a much bigger purpose than surveilling him during his interview with Agent Smith.

Maybe you're not the type to pick up on these details, but thankfully there are plenty of fans who are. Check out this list of foreshadowing moments from classic 1990s movies.

  • 1
    32 VOTES

    The Diner Scene In 'Reservoir Dogs' Sets Up The Characters

    From Redditor /u/The8bitdin0:

    Throughout the scene, Mr. Pink and Mr. White are in an argument about why Mr. Pink should tip the waitresses. This shows us how Mr. White is compassionate, and has a heart for others, which gets him killed at the end, while Mr. Pink only looks out for himself, which saves him later on. When Joe comes to collect the tips, he asks who didn’t tip, and Mr. Orange tells Joe that Mr. Pink didn’t tip. This represents how Mr. Orange is the rat, who set them up. Also, Mr. Blonde throughout the scene jokingly threatens to shoot someone, and this shows us that Mr. Blonde just wants to kill people.

    32 votes
  • 2
    40 VOTES

    Tyler Durden Switches Seats In 'Fight Club'

    From Redditor /u/T_S_Sean:

    In Fight Club (1999), during the car crash scene, it shows Brad Pitt driving the car. However, after the crash, Pitt gets out of the passenger seat and pulls Norton from the driver seat, foreshadowing the eventual plot twist.

    40 votes
  • 3
    27 VOTES

    Andy Fantasizes About Mexico In 'The Shawshank Redemption'

    From Redditor /u/notorious_VIG:

    In The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Andy fantasizes about the Pacific Ocean, to which Red replies "Don't do that to yourself! Talking sh*tty pipedreams! Mexico's down there, and you're in here, and that's the way it is!" Andy later escapes Shawshank prison through a pipe filled with sh*t.

    27 votes
  • 4
    15 VOTES

    K's Love Advice In 'Men In Black' Comes To Fruition

    From Redditor /u/EffortlessCool:

    In Men in Black (1997) when J discovers K's wife and says, "it's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all" K replies with "try it sometime." In Men in Black II (2002) J experiences that with Laura.

    15 votes
  • 5
    18 VOTES

    Harry Wears An FBI Earpiece In 'Dumb & Dumber'

    From Redditor /u/kezalo:

    Spoiler. In Dumb and Dumber (1994) you can see Harry wearing an FBI earpiece before he gets shot. 

    18 votes
  • 6
    19 VOTES

    Security Footage Isn't What It Seems In 'The Matrix'

    From Redditor /u/disenchanted_youth:

    In The Matrix (1999), during the interrogation scene, we see Neo on a monitor awaiting interrogation. This isn't a security camera display - It's the architect focusing its entire attention on Neo. The architect makes an appearance in The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

    19 votes