Simpsons Movie References Films

Simpsons Movie References

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A collection of films parodied by The Simpsons, including info on the episodes or episodes of The Simpsons that referenced each movie. Since its debut in 1989, "The Simpsons" has parodied thousands of popular films, ranging from one-off jokes or even brief, obscure allusions to full-on parody episodes. Some of these full-episode riffs on popular movies include "Cape Feare," a take on the Martin Scorsese thriller of the same name, "Rosebud," which redoes the plot of Citizen Kane with Mr. Burns, "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds," with Disney's dalmatians replaced by the titular canines, and "Marge on the Lam," which tackles Ridley Scott's controversial "Thelma and Louise."

Additionally, a number of individual Simpsons episode titles parody or send up movie titles or quotes. These include "Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood" (a play on "Boyz in the Hood"), "22 Short Films About Springfield" ("Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould"), "The Springfield Connection" ("The French Connection") and "Dumbbell Indemnity" ("Double Indemnity.")

A number of bloggers and TV critics have also pointed out how closely the show's animation has managed to mirror famous movie shots and sequences. Homer tumbling down the stairs takes on the appearance of the boulder crashing down after Indiana Jones in "Bart's Friend Falls in Love," for example. The field of children hurt by the Simpson family's trampoline resembles the shot of "Gone with the Wind" showing innumerable wounded Civil War soldiers. The Itchy and Scratchy short "Reservoir Cats" recreates many of the details from Quentin Tarantino's film "Reservoir Dogs," even reusing the song "Stuck in the Middle with You" from the film.

"The Simpsons" has become a cultural touchstone in many ways because it has consistently found funny ways to reimagine and reappropriate classic film characters, scenes and moments. This list compiles films that have been referenced by "The Simpsons" and the episodes featuring each reference.
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  1. 401
    2002 More
    Parodied in Homer's Phobia.
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    Tokusatsu

    Parodied in Homer's Phobia.
  3. 403
    2007 More
    Parodied in Homer's Phobia.
  4. 404
    1971 More
    Parodied in Homer's Phobia.
  5. 405
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    Brother from Another Planet

    Parodied in The Brother from Another Series.
  6. 406
    1957 More
    Parodied in The Brother from Another Series.
  7. 407
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    My Sister My Sister

    Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.
  8. 408
    1987 More
    Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.
  9. 409
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    Universal Citywalk

    Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.
  10. 410
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    12 Monkeys

    Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.
  11. 411
    1989 More
    Parodied in My Sister My Sitter.
  12. 412
    1978 More
    Parodied in The Eighteenth Amendment,King of the Hill,Hellow Gutter Hellow Fadder.
  13. 413
    1958 More
    Parodied in Grade School Confidential.
  14. 414
    1992 More
    Parodied in Grade School Confidential.
  15. 415
    1989 More
    Parodied in Grade School Confidential.
  16. 416
    1954 More
    Parodied in The Canine Mutiny.
  17. 417
    1988 More
    Parodied in The Canine Mutiny.
  18. 418
    1994 More
    Parodied in The Canine Mutiny,This Little Wiggy.
  19. 419
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    Ace Ventura

    Parodied in The Old Man and the Lisa.
  20. 420
    1973 More
    Parodied in The Old Man and the Lisa,Treehouse of Horror XII.
  21. 421

    Help

    2010 More
    Parodied in In Marge We Trust.
  22. 422
    1968 More
    Parodied in In Marge We Trust.
  23. 423
    1993 More
    Parodied in Homer's Enemy,Lisa The Skeptic.
  24. 424
    1982 More
    Parodied in Homer's Enemy,Treehouse of Horror X.
  25. 425
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    All Is Quiet On The Western Front

    Parodied in The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase.
  26. 426
    1988 More
    The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase.
  27. 427
    1955 More
    Parodied in The Secret War of Lisa Simpson.
  28. 428
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    Police Squad

    Parodied in The Secret War of Lisa Simpson.
  29. 429
    1983 More
    Parodied in The Secret War of Lisa Simpson.
  30. 430
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    Woody Allen Films

    Parodied in The City Of New York vs Homer Simpson.
  31. 431
    1984 More
    Parodied in The City Of New York vs Homer Simpson,Hellow Gutter Hellow Fadder.
  32. 432
    1989 More
    Parodied in The City Of New York vs Homer Simpson.
  33. 433
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    Ernest Films

    Parodied in The City Of New York vs Homer Simpson.
  34. 434
    1937 More
    Parodied in The Principal And The Pauper.
  35. 435
    1982 More
    Parodied in The Principal And The Pauper.
  36. 436
    1968 More
    Parodied in The Principal And The Pauper.
  37. 437
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    The Woody Allen vs Mia Farrow marriage

    Parodied in Lisa’s Sax.
  38. 438
    1971 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.
  39. 439
    1995 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.
  40. 440
    1985 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.
  41. 441
    1996 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.
  42. 442
    1995 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror VIII.
  43. 443
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    1947 More
    Parodied in The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons.
  44. 444
    1993 More
    Parodied in The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons.
  45. 445
    1991 More
    Parodied in The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons.
  46. 446
    1997 More
    Parodied in Lisa The Skeptic.
  47. 447
    1994 More
    Parodied in Realty Bites.
  48. 448
    1996 More
    Parodied in Realty Bites.
  49. 449
    1992 More
    Parodied in Realty Bites,Marge Simpson in "Screaming Yellow Honkers.
  50. 450
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    Senior Week

    Parodied in Realty Bites
  51. 451
    1994 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror V.Bart Carney,Natural Born Killers.
  52. 452
    1981 More
    Parodied in Das Bus,E-I-E-I-(ANNOYED GRUNT).
  53. 453
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    Suddenly Last Summer

    Parodied in Das Bus.
  54. 454
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    10 Commandments

    Parodied in Das Bus.
  55. 455
    1960 More
    Parodied in Das Bus.
  56. 456
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    Return of the Jedi

    Parodied in The Last Temptation of Krust.
  57. 457
    1950 More
    Parodied in The Last Temptation of Krust.
  58. 458
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    1997 Oscars

    Parodied in The Last Temptation of Krust.
  59. 459
    2002 More
    Parodied in The Last Temptation of Krust.
  60. 460
    1998 More
    Parodied in This Little Wiggy.
  61. 461
    1993 More
    Parodied in This Little Wiggy.
  62. 462
    1996 More
    Parodied in This Little Wiggy,Beyond Blunderdome.
  63. 463
    1961 More
    Parodied in This Little Wiggy.
  64. 464
    1995 More
    Parodied in Simpson Tide.
  65. 465
    1997 More
    Parodied in Simpson Tide.
  66. 466
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    An Office And A Gentleman

    Parodied in Simpson Tide.
  67. 467
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    Deerhunter

    Parodied in Simpson Tide.
  68. 468
    1974 More
    Parodied in The Trouble with Trillions.
  69. 469
    1957 More
    Parodied in Girly Edition.
  70. 470
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    Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear

    Parodied in Girly Edition.I
  71. 471
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    Fortress of Solitude

    Parodied in Girly Edition.
  72. 472
    2010 More
    Parodied in Trash of the Titans.
  73. 473
    1962 More
    Parodied in Trash of the Titans.
  74. 474
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    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    Parodied in Trash of the Titans,Simpson Safari.
  75. 475
    1997 More
    Parodied in Trash of the Titans.
  76. 476
    1991 More
    Parodied in King of the Hill.
  77. 477
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    Mother May I Sleep With Danger?

    Parodied in Natural Born Killers.
  78. 478
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    Old Faithful

    Parodied in Natural Born Killers.
  79. 479
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    Gremlins 2

    Parodied in Natural Born Killers.
  80. 480
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    It's A Beautiful Life

    Parodied in Natural Born Killers.
  81. 481
    1977 More
    Parodied in Natural Born Killers.
  82. 482
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    Something About Mary

    Parodied in Lard of the Dance,The Old Man and the "C" Student,Take My Wife sleaze. more
  83. 483
    1995 More
    Parodied in Lard of the Dance.
  84. 484
    1978 More
    Parodied in Lard of the Dance.
  85. 485
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    1947 More
    Parodied in Lard of the Dance.
  86. 486
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    the sinking of the Titanic

    Parodied in Lard of the Dance.
  87. 487
    1949 More
    Parodied in The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace.
  88. 488
    1996 More
    Parodied in Bart the Mother.
  89. 489
    1983 More
    Parodied in Bart the Mother.
  90. 490
    1990 More
    Parodied in Bart the Mother.
  91. 491
    1997 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX,Viva Ned Flanders,Treehouse of Horror X.
  92. 492
    1998 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX,Treehouse of Horror X.
  93. 493
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    I Married an Axe Murderer

    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.
  94. 494
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    Bride of Chuckie

    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.
  95. 495
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    Re Animator

    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.
  96. 496
    1963 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.
  97. 497
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    The Bride of Frankenstein

    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.
  98. 498
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    Bela Lugosi

    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.
  99. 499
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    Wes Craven's Shocker

    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.
  100. 500
    1991 More
    Parodied in Treehouse of Horror IX.

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