Top 5 Movie Eggs

Posted by Brandy Dean March 28, 2013 9 Comments 14976 views

Easter is upon us friends. Whether you ascribe some religious import to the occasion or you just like chocolate rabbits, it’s hard to avoid the egg this time of year. Eggs are a most potent symbols for life, so it’s little wonder they’re adopted by both the world’s spiritual institutions and the filmmakers. To celebrate the season, here are my…

What are your fav movie eggs? Tell us in the comments!

Top 5 Movie Eggs

Ghostbusters (1984)

Hmm... it seems to be a Woody Allen kind of week on PCF. Here's Oubah O's review of Midnight in Paris.

Sure, on the surface of things, eggs have very little to do with ghosts. Turns out, though, a freshly purchased carton of eggs is simply THE BEST early warning system to indicate a supernatural infestation in your improbably large and beautiful New York City apartment.

Gremlins (1984)

Still image from "Gremlins"


Sure, maybe you could more accurately call them pods, but since those nasty little gremlins hatch from them, I’m going with eggs. Who would have thought something so disgusting could roll off of Gizmo’s back? But there’s no mistaking these green slimy eggs for sweet Easter treats – you know they’re nothing but trouble the moment the show up.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Still image from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

I think Veruca Salt was unfairly maligned. If I saw a goose that laid golden eggs I would probably start screaming that I want one RIGHT NOW too. But, alas, little Miss Salt was deemed a bad egg and sent down the egg chute.

Rocky (1976)

Still image from "Rocky"

We all know you gotta break a few eggs to make an omelette, but turns out you gotta drink a few eggs to get strong enough to beat Apollo Creed. When a dude is do something as disgusting as enjoy raw eggs as a beverage, you KNOW he’s dedicated. Thanks to Rocky, I can’t crack an egg without singing “Getting Stronger.”

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Still image from "Cool Hand Luke"

Yeah, yeah – you saw this one coming a mile away. But not only is the egg eating scene in Cool Hand Luke the gold standard for movie eggs, it’s the gold standard for movie scenes. It is at once revolting and comedic, heavy-handed in its symbolism but light touch in the larger implications. Saint or sinner? Hero or clown? Luke is all of those things at the same time and Cool Hand Luke is the perfect movie for your Easter weekend at-home film fest – for many, many reasons.

What are your fav movie eggs? Tell us in the comments!

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There are 9 Comments

  1. - March 28, 2013
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    Good choices.

    As for movie eggs I particularly remember, there’s a scene in the 1953 version of The War of the Worlds where Ann Robinson is frying up a skillet full of eggs and bacon, and the whole thing is swimming in about four inches of grease, and I always think, “Forget the Martians — that breakfast will kill you!” I wouldn’t include it in a top five list, but it is one of my favorites.

    • Brandy Dean
      - March 28, 2013
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      That is a good one! I didn’t even think of it. Tampopo was a close runner up for the list, but really that scene is so revolting it makes me queasy even thinking about it.

  2. Victoria
    - April 13, 2013
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    How about that scene in “Airplane”?

  3. KaosFlutterby
    - May 5, 2013
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    The first one I thought of was Robert Deniro as Louis Cypher in Angel Heart, peeling & eating a hardboiled egg.
    And Clockwork Orange’s Alex being fed “eggiweg”while recovering from the treatment.

  4. Michael Burke
    - July 31, 2013
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    Pink Flamingos …. Mr. Eggman!
    “…because l am your eggman and there ain’t a better one in town….”
    Cinema Magic

  5. Alex Bowen
    - October 1, 2013
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    1954 Sabrina!

  6. - February 8, 2014
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    If you’re going with the eggs from Gremlins, you’ve got add them from Alien too.

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  8. - April 21, 2014
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    The Bachelor And The Bobby Soxer, 1947

    Cary Grant and Rudy Vallee

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