A match cut is a technique filmmakers use to link two different scenes together by cutting from one shot to another in a way that’s almost visually seamless - because the shots look so much alike. It can cut on character or cut on action, it could be used metaphorically like the bone matching the orbiting satellite in 2001: A Space Odyssey or it could be used to go to back in time like in Forrest Gump.
It’s always fun to see because it feels like you’re teleporting to a different part of the same story without even realising it.
Here’s a compilation of match cuts by Celia Gomez. It includes movies like Psycho, Minority Report, Titanic, Shrek, and more.