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50 Most Embarrassing Movie Moments

Zoolander

The Embarrassing Moment: Really, really, ridiculously good looking male model Derek Zoolander makes a mockery of himself at several points... which is, of course, the point of the film. But the funeral scene takes stupid to a whole new level: "A eugoogalizer. One who speaks at funerals. Or did you think I'd be too stupid to know what a eugoogly was?"

If It Happened In Real Life: We would all do our best not to giggle. Giggling at funerals is not appropriate.

Get Him To The Greek

The Embarrassing Moment: Angry at Aaron, Daphne agrees to have a threesome with him and rock God, Aldous Snow, which soon descends into awkward farce as a still clothed Aaron is forced to watch his missus with another man. Like any guy would, he soon interrupts the fun with a bit of ball-grabbing.

If It Happened In Real Life: Oh, we’re absolutely certain Russell Brand has some stories to tell.

Funny People

The Embarrassing Moment: Cancer sufferer George finds out his disease isn’t improving and deals with the bad news by making funny about the doctor’s unfortunate thick, Arnie-like accent. The poor, humourless chap is likened to a bad Bond villain, Hans Gruber, and that bloke what owns Ikea.

If It Happened In Real Life: Nope. We’ve got nothing. The situation is far too uncomfortable to even conceive of.

Team America: World Police

The Embarrassing Moment: In one of the most excruciating on-screen sex scenes of all time, we’re forced to bear witness to puppet love, as Gary and Lisa make love every way, and everyhow imaginable. It’s excruciating.

If It Happened In Real Life: It shouldn’t. It’s wrong. Make it go away.

This is Spinal Tap

The Embarrassing Moment: The band take to the stage to perform their hit Stonehenge, expecting some impressive replica scenery to descend from the ceiling mid-way through the performance.

Suffice to say they’re not best pleased to see dwarves dancing around 18-inch replica rocks.

If It Happened In Real Life: That Bieber kid would’ve thrown a fit.

When Harry Met Sally

The Embarrassing Moment: Irritated by his boasting, Sally proves to lothario Harry that women aren’t always honest when it comes to communicating pleasure during sexy time. And she does it loudly. In the middle of a crowded New York deli.

If It Happened In Real Life: We’ll have what she’s having too, thank you please.

Horrible Bosses

The Embarrassing Moment: Those who dream of being seduced by Jennifer Aniston swiftly changed their minds after seeing her sexually harass poor, unfortunate employee Dale Arbus. Simply hearing the words "I bet you're no shrimp in the cock department," would be enough to make exactly that happen.

If It Happened In Real Life: Well... honestly? Call us shallow, but it’d be pretty difficult to turn down Jennifer Aniston in any situation.

It's Complicated

The Embarrassing Moment: Jake interrupts a sweet and innocent webchat between his ex-wife and her new paramour Adam by stripping off and jumping on her bed to surprise her – using the laptop to cover his modesty. Cue much screaming from all involved... and then the kids walk in.

If It Happened In Real Life: Put it this way, next time we hear screams coming from our parents’ bedroom, we’ll be sure to knock first.

Avengers Assemble

The Embarrassing Moment: The usually cool, calm and collected Agent Phil Coulson loses it completely when he finally meets his idol, Captain America. “It’s an honour to meet you, officially,” he tells him. “I sort of met you. I mean, I watched you while you were sleeping. I mean... I was present, while you were unconscious from the ice...”

If It Happened In Real Life: Just have done with it and jump out of the plane, man.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

The Embarrassing Moment: Brick. Just Brick. From his attempts at insults: "Where did you get those clothes? At the toilet store?" to his expression of affection: "I love lamp," and his complete lack of self-awareness: “I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me that I have an I.Q. of 48 and am what some people call mentally retarded," the guy is the definition of embarrassment.

If It Happened In Real Life: He’d be the star of his very own TV show. The Brick Show. It would be marvellous.