Basic Instinct (1992) Poster


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Followed by 

Remade as 

Basic Sexual Instinct (2007) (Video)
Erotic remake

Edited into 

Y2K (1999)
Uses the car chase sequence from this.
The Stray (2000)
Half of the car chase at the beginning is taken from that movie.
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


Touch of Evil (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
Psycho (1960)
One on Top of the Other (1969)
Noted as an influence.
Torso (1973)
Both films start with a similar sex scene.
The 4th Man (1983)
Both films have a strong resemblance in their plot premises and some of their characters.
Matador (1986)
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) (TV Series)
Catherine Tramell mentions that Hazel Dobkins wants to be home in time to watch America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988).
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
Beth has Bart Simpson keyring

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Elizabeth Taylor/Michael Douglas (1992) (TV Episode)
Michael Douglas discusses his upcoming movie
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules and the Captive Women (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Basic Instinct"
Consenting Adults (1992)
Music used in trailer.
Naked Killer (1992)
Married... with Children: The Old College Try (1992) (TV Episode)
Marcie says to Bud: "So, besides saving you the cost of renting 'Basic Instinct', what can I do for you?" and crosses her legs.
Wings: The Customer's Usually Right (1992) (TV Episode)
Brian and Helen discuss the nudity in this movie.
What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.18 (1993) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by one of the wolves.
At the Movies: The Best Films of 1992 (1993) (TV Episode)
At the Movies: Matinee/Alive/Body of Evidence/Sniper (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Body of Evidence" review.
Married... with Children: Heels on Wheels (1993) (TV Episode)
Al talks about a customer who turned out to be a transvestite: "All of a sudden she uncrosses her legs like in ''Basic Instinct''..."
Drop the Dead Donkey: Joy (1993) (TV Episode)
Henry and Dave discuss the film.
At the Movies: Life with Mikey/Super Mario Bros./Guilty as Sin/What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) (TV Episode)
Alluded to during the Arnold Schwarzenegger segment.
Emmanuelle's Perfume (1993) (TV Movie)
A movie poster of Basic Instinct is shown.
Last Action Hero (1993)
Sharon Stone makes a cameo appearance as Catherine Tramell.
Making Up! (1993)
Frasier: Selling Out (1993) (TV Episode)
referenced by Niles
Birds of a Feather: It Happened in Hollywood (1993) (TV Episode)
Sharon, Tracey and Dorien think they have seen Sharon Stone in a white dress and check under the table to see if she is wearing underwear.
Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) (TV Movie)
this film is mentioned in an interview
Northern Exposure: Baby Blues (1994) (TV Episode)
Movie is mentioned.
The Critic: The Pilot (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay says Valerie's film has been compared to the movie
Absolutely Fabulous: Hospital (1994) (TV Episode)
Antonia mixes Patsy Stone up with Sharon Stone, and asks her a question regarding the film.
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
London (1994)
Poster is seen in Leicester Square.
Model by Day (1994) (TV Movie)
During Famke Janssen's police interrogation scene she coyly mentions she's wearing panties.
Home and Away: Episode #1.1427 (1994) (TV Episode)
Shane jokingly suggests He, Damian, Sarah and Angel watch this
Serial Mom (1994)
Leg spreading scene is referenced.
Weird Science: Mr. President (1994) (TV Episode)
Gary and Wyatt discuss the film after Lisa suggests inviting Sharon Stone to tour the Lincoln Bedroom.
Getting Even with Dad (1994)
Alex the cop says (sarcastically) that he has to meet Sheron Stone in the interrogation room.
Blood Run (1994) (TV Movie)
Star Struck (1994) (TV Movie)
Poster displayed in hall outside screening room.
Almost Hollywood (1994)
Pastiched at the beginning and later mentioned in dialogue.
Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994) (TV Movie)
Michael and Alice watch the movie when Lacey comes home.
Totally Bill Hicks (1994) (Video)
Platypus Man: 9 1/2 Days (1995) (TV Episode)
the movie is mentioned
Women of the House: Women in Film (1995) (TV Episode)
The infamous beaver shot is discussed.
At the Movies: Showgirls/Canadian Bacon/Se7en/The Run of the Country/A Month by the Lake (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Showgirls" review.
La noche de...: Instinto básico (1995) (TV Episode)
film of the week
Roseanne: The Getaway, Almost (1995) (TV Episode)
Darlene and David says that they are banned from a cinema, because they booed for "Basic Instinct"
Saturday Night Live: Anthony Edwards/Foo Fighters (1995) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during the Joe Pesci Show
The Making of 'Showgirls' (1995) (TV Short)
Reel Wild Cinema: Pilot (1995) (TV Episode)
"If you looked real close," says Sandra Bernhard, "you could practically see Sharon Stone's IUD."
At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1995 (1996) (TV Episode)
Two If by Sea (1996)
Girl 6 (1996)
The Vicar of Dibley: The Easter Bunny (1996) (TV Episode)
Geraldine mentions ITV showed the uncut version.
Evil Instinct (1996)
Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Dennis mentions this when talking to Sharon Stone.
Fire (1996)
At the Movies: That Thing You Do!/Bound/Michael Collins/Infinity/If These Walls Could Talk (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the Revolving Thumb segment.
Scream (1996)
Primal Instinct (1996) (Video)
similar title, identical plot
NewsRadio: Rose Bowl (1997) (TV Episode)
Jimmy's stuffed beaver.
I'm Alan Partridge: Basic Alan (1997) (TV Episode)
Episode title (each episode is a famous movie title with Alan in place of one of the words)
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Sandwich (1998) (TV Episode)
Regis Philbin says Jo Anne Worley would have been terrific in "Basic Instinct".
Mørkeræd (1998) (Short)
Free Enterprise (1998)
Mentioned by Dan in restaurant.
Playboy: The Story of X (1998) (Video)
Asylum of Terror (1998) (Video)
Prop guy finds an icepick for a weapon "like in the movies". Killer takes the icepick and stabs people to death with it.
13 posterunek: Prawdziwi glinarze (1998) (TV Episode)
Cezary mentions Sharon Stone and imitates a scene from the film
T.V. Kaiser: Hilf mir, T.V. Kaiser, meine Freundin ist weg (1998) (TV Episode)
Eva Groß is stated to be a cheap rip-off of Sharon Stone. There are also references to that infamous shot in that movie.
Big Wolf on Campus: Stage Fright (1999) (TV Episode)
While watching television, Dean says, "Hurry up, Tommy. They're about to interrogate Sharon Stone."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Horrors of Spider Island (1999) (TV Episode)
Crow: (a woman crosses her legs) Quit doing your Sharon Stone impression.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 208 (1999) (TV Episode)
"The points are like underwear to Sharon Stone."
Scream 3 (2000)
Sidney kills killer with ice pick.
The X-Files: First Person Shooter (2000) (TV Episode)
Jade Afterglow crosses her legs like famous Sharon Stone's scene.
Saturday Night Live: Tobey Maguire/Sisqo (2000) (TV Episode)
Referenced in TV Funhouse.
Coupling: The Cupboard of Patrick's Love (2000) (TV Episode)
Patrick mentions it as an excuse to Jane's question about the tapes.
M.Y.O.B.: Basic Instinct (2000) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a reference to the 1992 feature film of the same name.
Hollow Man (2000)
Women's Vices (2000)
Referenced on dialogue
Celebrity Deathmatch: The Return of Lucy Lawless (2000) (TV Episode)
During the Sheen vs. Douglas match, Nick Diamond makes a pun that references that film's title.
Ti psyhi tha paradoseis mori?: Episode #1.3 (2000) (TV Episode)
Popi rents this film on tape
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Blood Drops (2000) (TV Episode)
Talking to Nick, a suspect recalls that movie and Sharon Stone who played the principle character.
Six Feet Under: Familia (2001) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Farscape: Revenging Angel (2001) (TV Episode)
John says, "Can you do that Sharon Stone thing? Basic Instinct?"
Special Unit 2: The Grain (2001) (TV Episode)
The line "What are you going to do, arrest me for smoking?".
Scrubs: My Bed Banter & Beyond (2002) (TV Episode)
J.D. watches the movie with his grandmother.
Undeclared: The Day After (2002) (TV Episode)
Steven says that his bed "sheets are all messed up like in Basic Instinct."
Langt fra Las Vegas: Michel (2002) (TV Episode)
Casper hopes the weird thing his date does during sex doesn't involve a silk scarf and an ice pick.
Gilmore Girls: I Can't Get Started (2002) (TV Episode)
Paris says that one of her political opponents used a cheap "Sharon Stone Basic Instinct bit" while campaigning for class president.
Cinemania (2002)
The Twilight Zone: Night Route (2002) (TV Episode)
Adam asks Melina if she understood the movie's ending.
Baantjer: De Cock en de moordfilm deel 1 (2002) (TV Episode)
A sex scene where the woman reaches under the covers to grab a knife.
An Evening with Kevin Smith (2002) (Video)
Kevin Smith references this as an LGBT film, with the "ice-pick killer."
12 Hot Women (2003) (Short)
The group leader crosses her legs in the same way as Stone to prove a point.
Six Feet Under: Timing & Space (2003) (TV Episode)
The men at the brunch list movies which Jeanne Tripplehorn was in, including this one.
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003) (Video Game)
In the lockup area, Petersburg (the guard behind the desk) says that the fact that Mona killed somebody is "very Basic Instinct".
Kid Notorious: Hip Hop to the Godfather (2003) (TV Episode)
Sharon Stone lists some of the films she was in.
Teachers: Episode #3.13 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kurt.
The Erotic Misadventures of the Invisible Man (2003) (Video)
A movie role is discussed for a movie that is "Ghost" meets "Basic Instinct"
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Saturday Night Live: Megan Mullally/Clay Aiken (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sharon Stone.
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV Special)
Actors turn down roles: Kim Basinger, Michelle Pfeiffer & Emma Thompson - "Basic Instinct".
Tripping the Rift: Miss Galaxy 5000 (2004) (TV Episode)
Both Babette and T'Nuk perform a scene from Basic Instinct during the pageant.
Knots (2004)
Jake: 'So you pulled a Sharon Stone. From the movie "Basic Instinct" with the ...'
Six Feet Under: Can I Come Up Now? (2004) (TV Episode)
Brenda says she "feels so Sharon Stone" as she has sex on top of Joe (who has his hands tied to the bedposts)
The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess (2004) (TV Movie)
The famous leg crossing scene re-enacted.
Human Nature (2004) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
School for Seduction (2004)
Reference to the famous scene with Sharon Stone when ladies are learning to sit down.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (Video Game)
A pedestrian is modeled exactly after Sharon Stone as she appears in Basic Instinct's "interrogation" scene.
Deed Poll (2004) (Short)
One scene references to Sharon Stone's leg crossing scene.
East Meets West: 'Red Heat' and the Kings of Carolco (2004) (Video)
This film is referenced.
Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian (2004) (Video)
Mentioned in a comedy bit
The Money Shot (2005) (Video)
Characters reference the film by name in dialogue.
Saturday Night Live: Catherine Zeta-Jones/Franz Ferdinand (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Acces Hollywood.
The Thick of It: Episode #2.2 (2005) (TV Episode)
Olly mentions the film.
Jonathan Demme & Jodie Foster: Breaking the Silence (2005) (Video)
The film is mentioned once.
The DiCaprio Code (2006) (Short)
George Lucas makes a snide reference about Michael Douglas and Basic Instinct.
Man About Town (2006)
Brynn auditions for a job using the interrogation scene from Basic Instinct.
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)
This film is referenced in the film.
Saturday Night Live: Antonio Banderas/Mary J. Blige (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Basic Instinct 2 spoof.
Danika (2006)
DVD seen in The Good Guys store.
Beyoncé: Ring the Alarm (2006) (Video)
It remakes a scene from the 1992 film Basic Instinct, referred to by Natalie More of In These Times as an infamous scene.
De wereld draait door: Episode #2.4 (2006) (TV Episode)
Verhoeven talks about Sharon Stone's acting in this film.
Interview (2007)
mentioned in dialogue
Family Guy: Road to Rupert (2007) (TV Episode)
Sharon Stone kills her lover after sex.
Psych: Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn compares himself and Gus to characters from this movie.
Dead Tone (2007)
Referenced in dialogue
Allemaal film: De gouden jaren (2007) (TV Episode)
Jeroen Krabbé mentions this film
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
When the twins question Eddie about his personal life, he jokes that his wife was killed with an icepick
My Name Is Earl: Stole a Motorcycle (2008) (TV Episode)
Joy says "like you rewind that tape to see if Sharon Stone really flashed her undersmile".
In Plain Sight: Never the Bride (2008) (TV Episode)
Teri (Treena) recounts an anecdote from college where Mary was seated in the front row of the class in a skirt without underwear, describing it as "the full Basic Instinct"
Bank Bang (2008)
Scene between Katia and Kostas
Supernatural: Sex and Violence (2009) (TV Episode)
Dean calls Cara Sharon Stone when he's lecturing Sam about sleeping with her & using his basic instincts
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen compares the premise of "Obsessed" with this movie.
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Gossip Girl: The Lost Boy (2009) (TV Episode)
Serena: ''If you wanna date Georgina, more power to you. I would just check to make sure there's not an ice pick under the bed.'' Serena is comparing Georgina to Basic Instinct's Catherine Tramell (played by Sharon Stone), a mentally-unstable crime novelist who keeps her murder weapon, an ice pick, under the bed while having sex with her lovers.
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (2009) (TV Movie)
under Paul Verhoeven's name in graphic
Dancing with the Stars: Round Four (2009) (TV Episode)
Bruno refers to the film while discussing Natalie's performance
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.141 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Deadly Films?"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.133 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $10,000 question
Jedi Junkies (2010)
Jill jokingly mentions Sharon Stone from this movie when her legs are crossed.
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Specialist (2010) (TV Episode)
discussing the works of Sharon Stone
Museo Coconut: Hipopotomostrosesquipedaliosfobia (2010) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by character.
Saturday Night Live: Anne Hathaway/Florence and the Machine (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "The Miley Cyrus Show" segment
Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights: Episode #1.4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by T Carter Mondell
The Burma Conspiracy (2011)
Sharon Stone's character wears a white dress while crossing and uncrossing her legs
Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) (TV Movie)
Talked about
20 to 1: Hollywood Twists (2011) (TV Episode)
A caption in a segment on Jagged Edge mentions that its writer, Joe Eszterhas, also wrote Basic Instinct.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.138 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says that the image of the dead Osama Bin Laden will be the most viewed image in history, with Sharon Stone's picture from the film in second place
80's Dan: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (2011) (TV Episode)
Travis thinks that Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct invented the "ass-in-the-moonlight" shot.
Life's Too Short: Episode #1.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Scene reenacted for a dwarf's showreel.
Hollywood Sex Wars (2011)
The very deliberate and slow crossing of the legs in one scene.
Particka: New Year Special (2011) (TV Episode)
The famous Sharon Stone's leg crossing imitated by Vojtech Dyk.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.28 (2012) (TV Episode)
Heather McDonald mentions Sharon Stone being underwearless.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.121 (2012) (TV Episode)
Adjusting her dress, Kristin Chenoweth says, "I don't want to do a Sharon Stone"
Hate Story (2012)
When the police officer asks Paoli Dam to come to accompany him to the police station, she asks to come as she is (in a gown) or whether she should put on some clothes.
Particka: Episode #3.10 (2012) (TV Episode)
In "Untsatisfied Director" Skit, Tatiana plays director struggling with stage adaptation of it.
A Wonderful Country: Episode #9.12 (2012) (TV Episode)
Shelly mentions Sharon Stone and her legs opening
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.89 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike when reading aloud a news article regarding Paul Verhoeven.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Scissors (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned as the film Sharon Stone did after Scissors
Bad Movie Beatdown: One Night Stand (2012) (TV Episode)
another film written by Joe Eszterhas
Keith Lemon: The Film (2012)
Kelly Brook mentions the film's name.
Pretty Little Liars: The Lady Killer (2012) (TV Episode)
title and plot mentioned by Spencer as a way to have best alibi ever
Shameful Sequels: Basic Instinct 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jeavons remarks he hasn't seen the original in a while
The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) (Video)
Alluded to in dialogue
Modern Family: Yard Sale (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Beauty and the Beast: Basic Instinct (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Bunheads: There's Nothing Worse Than a Pantsuit (2013) (TV Episode)
Michelle says one of the advantages of wearing a pantsuit is that there are no potential "Basic Instinct" moments.
Kai po che! (2013)
The poster is seen in the theatre
Remote Recovery (2013) (Short)
The seduction scene is based on a scene from this film, directed by another Dutch director: Paul Verhoeven.
Ida, Be Thy Name: The Frightful Females of Fear (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.155 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions a scene from the film involving Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone
Fantasmes! Sexe, fiction et tentations (2013) (TV Movie)
still shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.31 (2013) (TV Episode)
Kelly Clarkson says she's trying "not to Sharon Stone the camera ... we've all seen the movie"
The Mindy Project: Wedding Crushers (2013) (TV Episode)
Danny mentions that Richie once went to Halloween dressed as Sharon Stone from "Basic Instinct".
Bad Education: Christmas (2013) (TV Episode)
Chantelle does the leg crossing scene for her audition.
Hollywood Game Night: Show Me Your Music, I'll Show You Mine (2014) (TV Episode)
Jason Sudeikis and Jane Lynch both mention this movie by name during the game Picture Pirrfect
De Avond van de Filmmuziek (2014) (TV Special)
Part of soundtrack played
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
VHS shown
While We're Young (2014)
A VHS copy of the film is seen.
Portrait of a Nude Art Model (2014) (Short)
Title is referenced
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Andy Samberg/Kevin Durant/Kenny Chesney (2014) (TV Episode)
A wrong guess by Jimmy in the 5-Second Summaries game
Film 2017: Episode dated 12 November 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Third Person (2013)
Man Seeking Woman: Pitbull (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Addicted to Fresno (2015)
Edwin mentions getting "Sharon Stoned" when referencing this movie.
t Schaep met de 5 pooten: Moordspel (2015) (TV Episode)
Lena is dressed up like Catherine Tramell during the finale.
1992: Episode #1.4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned once.
Cinemadonna: Body of Evidence (2015) (TV Episode)
Film referenced
The First Film (2015)
Poster seen during the interview with Joe Eszterhas.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Michael Douglas/Jim Gaffigan/Nate Ruess (2015) (TV Episode)
Michael Douglas says that his 14-year-old son accidentally admitted to having seen his earlier film
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Paul Rudd/Jon Glaser/Echosmith (2015) (TV Episode)
Paul Rudd talks about imitating Sharon Stone's famous leg-crossing scene in front of Michael Douglas on the set of Ant-Man (2015)
Ray Donovan: Poker (2015) (TV Episode)
Abby corrects Terry that it wasn't Fatal Attraction but Basic Instinct.
Love: One Long Day (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Gus
Late Night with Seth Meyers: John Goodman/Joanna Newsom/Matt Cameron (2016) (TV Episode)
In the segment A Closer Look, Seth mentions spoof titles that were considered for the segment, including "Kasich Instinct"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Aaron Paul/Governor Chris Christie/Nate Bargatze (2016) (TV Episode)
Fake poster for movie "Kasich Instinct"
Girls: Hello Kitty (2016) (TV Episode)
During her meeting with Principal Cook, Hannah opens her legs to reveal she is not wearing underwear, like Catherine Tramell in the film.
Saturday Night Live: Russell Crowe/Margo Price (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during '100 Days in the Jungle'
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Governor John Kasich/David Duchovny/Juliette Lewis/Michelle Wolf/Fab Moretti (2016) (TV Episode)
David Duchovny refers to the interrogation scene
Sisters: The wonder kids (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Orit
The Graham Norton Show: Seth Rogen/Paul Rudd/Martin Freeman/Maxine Peake/Birdy (2016) (TV Episode)
Paul Rudd talks about him recreating this movie's famous crossed legs segment on the last day of filming Ant-Man (2015) with Michael Douglas
Exam (2016) (Short)
Parody of the movie.
Verhoeven Versus Verhoeven (2016)
Talked about
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #15.84 (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in question.
Honest Trailers: Catwoman (2017) (TV Episode)
'Basuck Instinct'
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge. (2017) (TV Episode)
Movie name seen on Covina Movie Rental case Rebecca is holding.
Money Heist: Cuestión de eficacia (2017) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced
Honest Trailers: Showgirls (2018) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Rosapoo (2018)
The name of the movie is referenced.
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Deadpool gets an opportunity to appall everyone by slowly crossing his legs the same way Sharon Stone did in Basic Instinct.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #13.19 (2019) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question


The Jeffersons (1975) (TV Series)
NIck is watching this when Beth comes over (when he tells her to leave the key and leave).
Hellraiser (1987)
The film is playing on Nick's television when he wakes up on the couch.

Featured in 

At the Movies: Villains: So Bad, They're Good (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
La noche de...: Instinto básico (1995) (TV Episode)
clips shown - film of the week
Dulces compañías (1996)
The stabbing in the opening scene appears on TV while Nora is being stabbed.
Metro (1997)
The Sopranos: Amour Fou (2001) (TV Episode)
Jackie Aprile Jr. and his friend watch the movie and talk about the "famous" scene.
Cleaning Up 'Basic Instinct' (2001) (Video)
making Of
Celebrity Naked Ambition (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips from the movie are shown.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
Clip included; editing analysed.
X-Rated (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Footage is shown.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
The famous leg-crossing scene is shown.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Sex Scenes (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best movie sex scenes
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
Clips from the film are featured in this documentary
20 to 1: Sexiest Movie Moments (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Catherine's interrogation scene.
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 01: Sexiest Movie Scenes (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Katherine Travell's interrogation scene.
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Michael Douglas.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Town/I'm Still Here/Easy A (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett's #2 Movie Slut
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.37 (2010) (TV Episode)
In the "Jaywalking" segment, a person on the street is substituted for Sharon Stone in the interrogation scene
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.72 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Michael Douglas films
CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.1 (2012) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Special Collector's Edition: Instinto Básico (2012) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: Scissors (2012) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Paused Movie Moments (2013) (TV Episode)
Sexy Double-Cross is #1.
Count It Down: Coolest Movie Characters (2013) (TV Movie)
Catherine Tramell is #17.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents (2013) (TV Episode)
Basic Instinct is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sexy Female Movie Villains (2013) (TV Episode)
Catherine Tramell is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Murderous Women in Film (2014) (TV Episode)
Catherine Tramell is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Neo-Noir Films (2014) (TV Episode)
Basic Instinct gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Female Movie Villains of All Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Catherine Tramell is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Serious Movie Interrogation Scenes (2014) (TV Episode)
Short Skirts and Sneak Peaks is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sexy Movie Scenes (2014) (TV Episode)
The Interview gets an honorable mention.
Gogglebox: Episode #5.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Oscars (2015) (TV Special)
Footage in the opening theme "Moving Pictures"
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Oral Sex Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
Between Catherine Tramell's Legs is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Horrible Movie Titles That Almost Happened (2016) (TV Episode)
"Love Hurts", the original title for Basic Instinct, gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Nominated for Both Oscars and Razzies (2016) (TV Episode)
Basic Instinct is #7.
Verhoeven Versus Verhoeven (2016)
Footage shown
La noche de...: La sombra de la sospecha (2017) (TV Episode)
section - Politically incorrect
The Green Fog (2017)
clips shown
ScreenPrism: A Clockwork Orange: The Glamorous Psychopath (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned character (Catherine Trammel)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Made an Actress a Household Name (2018) (TV Episode)
Basic Instinct, which made Sharon Stone a household name, is #10.
The '90s Greatest: Sex in the '90s (2018) (TV Episode)
Features clips from the film
De Kijk van Koolhoven: Erotica (2018) (TV Episode)
discussed & footage shown
WatchMojo: Top 20 Most Paused Movie Moments (2019) (TV Episode)
Sexy Double-Cross is #1.
You Don't Nomi (2019)
clips from film are shown.

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Saturday Night Live: Sharon Stone/Pearl Jam (1992) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in monologue and It's Pat.
All's Well, Ends Well Too (1993)
Lesile Cheung put a hairpin as an icepick 'stab' to Ng Man Tat
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Famous beaver shot shown with actual beaver.
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Spoof of the "Basic Instinct" interrogation scene, with Michelle uncrossing her legs dramatically; sex scene in the bedroom
Amerikali (1993)
parodies the interrogation scene
Dai foo ji ga (1994)
When in drag, said father is called Sharon, and his ex's bf makes him do leg uncrossing, and specifically calles him "Oriental Sharon Stone."
The Silence of the Hams (1994)
Sharon Bone's interrogation with the police
The Nanny: The Nanny-Napper (1994) (TV Episode)
Wearing a skin tight white miniskirted dress, Fran acts the part of Catherine Tramel under interrogation during the end credits.
Wanted: Perfect Father (1994)
Sharon Stone's leg-crossing stunt is spoofed in this movie.
The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part Two (1995) (TV Episode)
During his interrogation, Groundskeeper Willie wears a kilt and crosses then uncrosses his legs repeatedly, as Catherine Tramell does in the film.
Seinfeld: The Package (1996) (TV Episode)
Wayne Knight (Newman) spoofs his role from this movie.
The Simpsons: Grade School Confidential (1997) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Krabappel sat the same way as Sharon Stone on her desk.
The Game (1997)
Seinfeld: The Junk Mail (1997) (TV Episode)
The whole leg uncrossing scene spoofed.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.1 (1999) (TV Episode)
Leg crossing scene reenacted with mannequins in the wax musuem segment.
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
The film "Basically It Stinks" is shown at the Grouch theater.
Scary Movie (2000)
scene where Ms. Mann crosses and uncrosses legs
Star Ballz (2001) (Video)
Scene is spoofed.
Dangerous Force (2002) (Video)
Wild Roomies (2004)
Interrogation scene spoofed.
Battlestar Galactica: Colonial Day (2005) (TV Episode)
Spoofs notorious crotch shot of the classic thriller.
WrestleMania 21 (2005) (TV Special)
Part of the "WrestleMania Goes Hollywood" promotion.
Death to the Supermodels (2005) (Video)
Tiffany is being interrogated by cops while wearing a white outfit similar to Sharon Stone's in a scene set-up to parody the infamous scene in Basic Instinct.
The Break-Up (2006)
Marilyn Dean's self-portrait is a parody of one promotional poster for Basic Instinct, which used a still from the interrogation scene in that movie.
Aachi & Ssipak (2006)
Jimmy appears on the poster for a movie entitled "Anal Instinct," lampooning Sharon Stone's famous shot sitting in a chair.
Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul: Episode #2.3 (2008) (TV Episode)
An imagining of the movie if made in the 1930s
The Starter Wife: Woman Over the Influence (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in one of Molly's fantasies.
No lo llames amor... llámalo X (2011)
A scene from a supposed porn version called "Phallic Instinct" which reproduces the interrogation scene from Basic Instinct is shown.
Official Basic Instinct Parody (2011) (Video)
Porn parody
Solyanka po-Piterski (2011) (Short)
Interrogation scene spoofed.
Robot Chicken: Some Like It Hitman (2011) (TV Episode)
when the Terminator uncrosses Sarah's legs
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Rebel Wilson's character mimics the legs widening scene by Sharon Stone and mentions a mispronounced version of both her name and the movie
Girls: Hello Kitty (2016) (TV Episode)
In order to avoid being punished, Hannah opens her legs at her meeting with Principal Cook, revealing she is not wearing any underwear.
Tosh.0: Climate Change Comedian (2016) (TV Episode)
Interrogation scene spoofed
The Happytime Murders (2018)
Leg-crossing scene.
There's Something About Movies: Episode #1.1 (2019) (TV Episode)
Leg-crossing scene.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
During Mr. Mime's interrogation, he mimics Sharon Stone's "leg crossing scene".

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