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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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The Beast with Five Fingers is listed (or ranked) 201 on the list Simpsons Movie References
The Beast with Five Fingers Peter Lorre, Robert Alda, Andrea King - Parodied in Bart Gets Famous.

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Oliver Stone's Parodied in The... is listed (or ranked) 202 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Oliver Stone's Parodied in The Hand Bart Gets Famous.

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Dune is listed (or ranked) 203 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Dune Sting, Patrick Stewart, Alicia Witt - Parodied in Homer and Apu.

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The Hard Way is listed (or ranked) 204 on the list Simpsons Movie References
The Hard Way Christina Ricci, LL Cool J, Michael J. Fox - Parodied in Homer and Apu.

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Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat is listed (or ranked) 205 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat Parodied in Homer and Apu.

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Flame Over India is listed (or ranked) 206 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Flame Over India Parodied in Homer and Apu.

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In the Line of Fire is listed (or ranked) 207 on the list Simpsons Movie References
In the Line of Fire Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo - Parodied in Homer and Apu.

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Bye Bye Birdie is listed (or ranked) 208 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Bye Bye Birdie Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh - Parodied in Lisa vs Malibu Stacy,Bye Bye Nerdie.

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Valley of the Dolls is listed (or ranked) 209 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Valley of the Dolls Richard Dreyfuss, Sharon Tate, Susan Hayward - Parodied in Lisa vs Malibu Stacy.

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Big is listed (or ranked) 210 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins - Parodied in Lisa vs Malibu Stacy,Burns' Heir,This Little Wiggy.

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Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 211 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Total Recall Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside - Parodied in Deep Space Homer,Treehouse of Horror V.

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 212 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm - Parodied in Deep Space Homer,Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadassss Song,Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadassss Song,Treehouse of Horror VI,The Secret War of Lisa Simpson,Lard of the Dance,Treehouse of Horror IX,Monty Can’t Buy Me ...

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The Reluctant Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 213 on the list Simpsons Movie References
The Reluctant Astronaut Leslie Nielsen, Don Knotts, Arthur O'Connell - Parodied in Deep Space Homer.

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Airplane II is listed (or ranked) 214 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Airplane II Parodied in Deep Space Homer.

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Hellstrom Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 215 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Hellstrom Chronicles Parodied in Deep Space Homer.

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Empire of the Ants is listed (or ranked) 216 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Empire of the Ants Joan Collins, Albert Salmi, Robert Pine - Parodied in Deep Space Homer.

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 217 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Ghost Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze - Parodied in Homer Loves Flanders,Treehouse of Horror XI.

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Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 218 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner - Parodied in Homer Loves Flanders.

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Terminator 2 is listed (or ranked) 219 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Terminator 2 Parodied in Homer Loves Flanders,Treehouse of Horror V,Treehouse of Horror VI,Homer the Smithers,Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming,El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer,Treehouse of Horror VIII,Mom and Pop Art,Day of the Jackanapes,Bye Bye ...

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Live and Let Die is listed (or ranked) 220 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Live and Let Die Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto - Parodied in Homer Loves Flanders,The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase,The Joy of Sect

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Young Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 221 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Young Sherlock Holmes Sophie Ward, Michael Hordern, Brian Oulton - Parodied in Bart Gets an Elephant.

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 222 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough - Parodied in Bart Gets an Elephant,Itchy & Scratchyland,Treehouse of Horror V,The City Of New York Vs. Homer Simpson,When You Dish Upon a Star,Marge Simpson in "Screaming Yellow Honkers",Monty Can’t Buy Me Love,Thirty ...

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Fatal Attraction is listed (or ranked) 223 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Fatal Attraction Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski - Parodied in Burns' Heir.

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Easter Parade is listed (or ranked) 225 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Easter Parade Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire - Parodied in Burns' Heir.

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Meet Me in St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 226 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Meet Me in St. Louis Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Margaret O'Brien - Parodied in Burns' Heir.

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Sliver is listed (or ranked) 227 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Sliver Sharon Stone, Tom Berenger, Martin Landau - Parodied in Burns' Heir.

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 228 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese - Parodied in Burns' Heir.

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 229 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Westworld Yul Brynner, James Brolin, Dick Van Patten - Parodied in The Boy Who Knew Too Much,Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble.

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Free Willy is listed (or ranked) 230 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Free Willy Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside - Parodied in The Boy Who Knew Too Much,Free Willy.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is listed (or ranked) 231 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Parodied in The Boy Who Knew Too Much,Terror of Tiny Town.

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Lady Bouvier's Lover is listed (or ranked) 232 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Lady Bouvier's Lover Parodied in Lady Bouvier's Lover.

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 233 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth - Parodied in Lady Bouvier's Lover,Two Dozen and One Greyhounds,Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious.

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Les Brown and His Band of Reno... is listed (or ranked) 234 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Les Brown and His Band of Renown Parodied in Lady Bouvier's Lover.

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Cocoon is listed (or ranked) 235 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Cocoon Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy - Parodied in Lady Bouvier's Lover.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is listed (or ranked) 236 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives - Parodied in Secrets of a Successful Marriage.

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And Justice for All is listed (or ranked) 237 on the list Simpsons Movie References

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A Few Good Men is listed (or ranked) 238 on the list Simpsons Movie References
A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson - Parodied in Secrets of a Successful Marriage,Sideshow Bob Roberts.

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Chinatown is listed (or ranked) 239 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Chinatown Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski - Parodied in Secrets of a Successful Marriage,Treehouse of Horror VII,Pokey Mom.

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Witness is listed (or ranked) 240 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover - Parodied in Bart of Darkness,Itchy & Scratchyland.

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Busby Berkeley movies is listed (or ranked) 241 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Busby Berkeley movies Parodied in Bart of Darkness.

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Blue Sky is listed (or ranked) 242 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Blue Sky Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris O'Donnell - Parodied in Bart of Darkness.

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Luis Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou is listed (or ranked) 243 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Luis Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou Parodied in Bart of Darkness.

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Hitchcock's Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 244 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Hitchcock's Rear Window Parodied in Bart of Darkness.

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The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 245 on the list Simpsons Movie References
The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones - Parodied in Lisa's Rival,Treehouse of Horror IX

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 246 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Parodied in Lisa's Rival.

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Last Action Hero is listed (or ranked) 247 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Last Action Hero Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Sharon Stone - Parodied in Itchy & Scratchyland,Simpsons Bible Stories.

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National Lampoon's Vacation is listed (or ranked) 248 on the list Simpsons Movie References
National Lampoon's Vacation Parodied in Itchy & Scratchyland,Bart on the Road.

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Pink Floyd's The Wall is listed (or ranked) 249 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Pink Floyd's The Wall Parodied in Itchy & Scratchyland,Treehouse of Horror V.

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Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 250 on the list Simpsons Movie References
Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon - Parodied in Itchy & Scratchyland,Bart's Girlfriend,A Fish Called Selma,The Springfield Files,The Twisted World of Marge Simpson,The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons,I'm Going to Praiseland.