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This page lists {{shout out}}s seen in movies. Any movie beginning with "A..." or "The..." has been placed under the letter of the next word in the title. Any sequels are under the title of the original.
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[[index]]
* ShoutOut/AlvinAndTheChipmunks
** ShoutOut/TheChipmunkAdventure
** ShoutOut/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetFrankenstein
** ShoutOut/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetTheWolfman
** ShoutOut/LittleAlvinAndTheMiniMunks
* ShoutOut/AustinPowers
* ShoutOut/{{Avatar}}
* ShoutOut/TheAvengers1998
* ShoutOut/BlazingSaddles
* ShoutOut/{{Cars}}
* ShoutOut/HotFuzz
* ShoutOut/{{Inception}}
* ShoutOut/TheIronGiant
* ShoutOut/TheLegoMovie
* ShoutOut/PacificRim
* ShoutOut/{{Rango}}
* ShoutOut/ScottPilgrim
* ShoutOut/TheSmurfs
** ShoutOut/TheSmurfs2
** ShoutOut/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute
* ShoutOut/{{Super 8}}
* ShoutOut/{{Tangled}}
* ShoutOut/QuentinTarantino
* ShoutOut/ToyStory
* ShoutOut/WallE
* ShoutOut/WreckItRalph
* ShoutOut/TheXFiles (sub-page listing Shout Outs from the whole franchise, including two feature films)
* ShoutOut/{{Zombieland}}
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[[folder:A]]
* ''Film/TheAbyss''. At one point the characters are talking about the alien encounters Lindsey had, one character says "Hot Rods of the Gods", which was an adventure for the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' TabletopRPG put out by West End Games.
* In ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'', the Red Lectroids originally land at Grover's Mill, New Jersey in 1938. Their landing was reported in the Creator/OrsonWelles broadcast of ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', but they cover it up by arranging for the broadcast to be labeled as fiction.* In ''Amazon Women on the Moon'' when a news reader on a TV news segment is talking about fraternities, a picture of the Delta House from ''Animal House' is shown behind her.
* ''[[RogerRabbitEffect The Adventures of]] Film/RockyAndBullwinkle''
-->'''Fearless Leader''': There has never been a way to actually destroy a cartoon character until now.
-->'''Henchman''': [[ItsBeenDone What about]] [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit that movie Roger Rabbit?]]
-->'''Fearless Leader''': Shut up! This is totally different! [{{beat}}] There has never been a way to actually destroy a cartoon character until now.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'':
** An early movie example has a chase scene end [[Film/BackToTheFuture with Aladdin's pursuers fall into a pile of manure.]] Particularly interesting when you consider the [[Creator/MichaelJFox initial inspiration]] for Aladdin's design.
** [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast The Beast]] makes an appearance in the Sultan's tower of toy animals.
** When the Genie is looking for recipes to make a prince, the Alaskan King Crab produces [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Sebastian]]. There's even a snatch of "Under the Sea" included in the soundtrack.
** Damn near everything Genie says or does.[[note]]His transformations/impressions include a nightclub entertainer, a [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scotsman]], a Scottish terrier, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, [[Series/TheEdSullivanShow Ed Sullivan]], a slot machine, [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]], a boxing trainer, a firework, a French maître d', a roast turkey, a [[PullARabbitOutOfMyHat pink rabbit]], a [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragon]], a certificate, William F. Buckley, a CampGay pair of giant lips, a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]] which strongly resembles Creator/PeterLorre, Creator/RobertDeNiro, a flight attendant, Carol Channing, a sheep, a hammock, a muscle man, Disney/{{Pinocchio}}, a magician, a Frenchman in a beret and striped shirt, a chef, [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar Gaius Julius Caesar]], Arsenio Hall, a tailor, a game-show host (changed to a cricket commentator for release in India), a drum major, Walter Brennan, a little boy, a fat man, TV parade hosts, a tiger, a goat, a harem girl, Ethel Merman, RodneyDangerfield, JackNicholson, a professor, a [[LampshadeHanging talking lampshade]], a bee, a submarine, a one-man band, a script prompter, a ventriloquist, [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} a demon resembling Chernabog]], [[BigBad Jafar]], cheerleaders, a baseball pitcher, a tourist with a Goofy hat, and the moon.[[/note]]
** During the song "A Whole New World", while Aladdin and Jasmine are flying on the Magic Carpet, they pass by [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} a flock of storks in front of a full moon.]]
** The plot elements of an ex-thief, [[spoiler: who later becomes a king]], saving a princess named Jasmine/Yasmina [[spoiler: , from a exceptionally powerful wizard who turns himself into a gigantic snake for the climax,]] in an ArabianNightsDays setting is strikingly similar to the Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story [[Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle The People of the Black Circle]].
** Supposedly, Aladdin's line "All this for a loaf of bread?" is a nod to [[Theatre/LesMiserables Les Miserables]], in which the entire story starts because Valjean stole a loaf of bread.
** Those elephants during "Friend Like Me" looked an awful lot like [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh heffalumps]], and danced an awful lot like those [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} elephants from a drunken dream sequence...]]
** The ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'' reference mentioned above.
** During "Friend Like Me", Genie [[http://youtu.be/99Op1TaXmCw?t=1m8s dancing with the giant hands]] is a tribute to MickeyMouse in ''Thru the Mirror'' and his dance with a [[http://youtu.be/xo8DWMo4aw8?t=4m1s giant pair of gloves.]]
** The character of Abu is based on a character of the same name in ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad''. The original was ''not'' [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys a monkey]] but is still fairly blatantly the inspiration for Aladdin's Abu.
* ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'' had a RunningGag of Genie transforming into several other Disney characters, including [[Disney/AliceInWonderland the White Rabbit]], Disney/{{Pocahontas}}, [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]], and MickeyMouse. In addition, while he's helping Jasmine pick a dress, one of the dresses is Snow White's, and several other princesses' and [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit's]] dresses all appear on cardboard photo-stand style cutouts.
* In ''Always'', Pete's affectionate nickname for Dorinda is "Film/FunnyFace", a shoutout to the Creator/AudreyHepburn-starring film of the same name. Crosses over with ActorAllusion as Hepburn also appeared in ''Always'', in what would become her last film role.
* In ''Film/{{Anchorman|TheLegendOfRonBurgundy}}'', when Ron Burgundy is playing jazz flute, near the end he plays the riff from Jethro Tull's "Aqualung" and then shouts, "Hey, Aqualung!" [[note]]In reality, there are no flutes played on "Aqualung".[[/note]]
* One of the scenes in ''Theatre/AnimalCrackers'' includes a spoof of Eugene O'Neill's play ''Strange Interlude'' and its elaborate asides.
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* ''Film/{{Batman}}'':
** Those ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' dentist tools sure get around a lot, since last appearing in ''Dead Ringers''.
** The Corto Maltese War, mentioned here as being Vicki's last big photography project, is the name of the conflict Superman puts an end to in Frank Miller's ''The Dark Knight Returns'' (which was, in turn, a shout out to the ''Comicbook/CortoMaltese'' comic book).
** The Joker's "ImMelting" from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' after Vicki Vale throws water on him.
** In addition to the general architecture of Gotham, the ClimbingClimax bears a striking resemblance to the cathedral fight in ''Film/{{Metropolis}}''.
** The ClimbingClimax with the shots of the stairwell looking downward as well as elements of first scene strongly resemble ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''
** The cartoon of the Joker's face on his helicopters looks like the classic comic book [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]].
* ''Film/BatmanReturns'':
** Walken's character was named after Max Schreck, who portrayed Count Orlok in the silent film ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''.
** The masked ball at Shreck's department store features a replica of the "Red Death" costume from ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925''.
** The Penguin's appearance has clearly been influenced by [[Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari Dr. Caligari]].
** The Penguin's "Batarang-ploy" is referenced in the video game ''VideoGame/BatmanVengeance''--Harley Quinn hurls a Batarang at Commissioner Gordon, and Batman is immediately suspected of throwing it.
** To kick off his plans in the third act, the Penguin inverts the famous quote from David Lynch's ''Film/TheElephantMan''.
* ''Film/BatmanForever'':
** To the [[Series/{{Batman}} 1960s TV series]] in the scene when Batman and Robin first land on Two-Face's and the Riddler's base.
** "That circus must be halfway to [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] by now."
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'':
** In one scene, you can see gang members who wear the same outfits as the main characters from ''Film/AClockworkOrange''.
** A more subtle (if that's the word) Kubrick homage in the same scene has a gang dressed in foppish attire. One of them has an eye patch and powdered wig like the Chevalier in ''BarryLyndon''.
** The scene of Ivy debuting at the charity ball, first by hiding among the performers in an ape costume and slowly taking it off seemed to have been a homage to Creator/MarleneDietrich in ''Blonde Venus'' where she performs a musical number entitled "Hot Voodoo", which starts off with her in an ape costume.
** Alfred channels Series/MaxHeadroom when addressing Barbara in the Batcave.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'':
** Creator/GaryOldman's whole look in the films is a ShoutOut to Creator/FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''.
** The series also contains shout-outs to ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'' like he rooftop scene where Dent, Gordon, and Batman meet to discuss the mob problem, especially Batman's StealthHiBye.
* ''Film/BatmanBegins'':
** In the car chase scene:
*** Batman [[Film/TheBluesBrothers leads numerous police cars on a chase through the streets of downtown Chicago, and numerous cruisers are destroyed in the most awesome ways possible.]]
*** Gordon sees the Tumbler for the first time and watches as it drives over and crushes a police car's roof. He says, "[[Film/IndependenceDay I've got to get me one of those]]."
** Earle comments, "Bruce? [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork You're supposed to be dead.]]"
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'':
** "[[Series/ToTellTheTruth Will the real Batman please stand up?]]"
** Possibly also a reference to [[TheMusical that musical]] [[VaporWare they never made.]]
** William Fichtner as the banker with the shotgun in the opening heist was an intentional CastingGag by Nolan, who built the sequence as an homage to ''{{Heat}}''.
** The Joker's goons don clown masks during the opening scene as a reference to Stanley Kubrick's heist film ''Film/TheKilling''. Joker's mask is also the same as the one the character uses in ''The Joker's Wild'', his very first appearance in the 60's series. It and the other somber clown masks, all worn by the Joker's thugs with otherwise normal street clothes, invoke the image his henchman from the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Animated Series]] episode ''The Last Laugh''.
** Film/TheShawshankRedemption: The detonator found on the prisoners' ship is concealed in a box resembling a [[spoiler:book]]
** Naturally, since Nolan is a card-carrying [[Franchise/JamesBond Bond]] fan, the blade at the tip of the Joker's shoe is ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''. The film also makes use of an ActionPrologue, just like the Bond films.
** Kind of a weird one, but the Bat-Cycle emerges from the Batmobile.... "Batmobile lost a wheel". And then after that, "Joker got away."
** The Joker's clown mask in the bank robbery at the start of the film is very similar to the clown mask worn by Cesar Romero in the Joker's [[http://i.imgur.com/WIsyBbU.jpg first appearance]].
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'':
** Gordon reads the ending of ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities.'' Bane's Gotham Revolution mirrors that of the French Revolution as depicted in the novel. Bane's second-in-command is John Barsad, and there is a CorruptCorporateExecutive named Phillip Stryver, both named after characters from that book.
** Also, Wayne Enterprises's people hide in '''Tellson's Bank''', according to the script.
** Bane knitting in the courtroom is probably a nod to Madame Defarge and the "knitting ladies", and "The fire rises", which he says to the henchman on the plane that he orders to stay behind and die, is the name of a chapter in it as well.
** The speculations by the maids about Bruce Wayne's mental health at the start of the film call to mind Howard Hughes, especially the bit where Daggett comments how he must be growing out his fingernails and peeing in mason jars in the isolation of his private wing.
** Bruce discovering [[spoiler: Miranda/Talia's]] betrayal at the moment [[spoiler:she stabs him]] is [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar a couple thousand years old.]]
** While in his reclusive period, Bruce becomes a [[Comicbook/GreenArrow socially conscious billionaire with a Van Dyke goatee who takes up archery!]]
** Nolan's use of the Pittsburgh Steelers to guest-star as the Gotham Rogues, besides the practical fact that they were filming in Pittsburgh, is also a tribute to their Batman fandom. During the 1966 season, when the Creator/AdamWest [[Series/{{Batman}} series]] was airing, the Steelers wore uniforms inspired by Batman.
** Three trucks are driven around by Bane's soldiers. One truck contains the nuclear device and two of the trucks are decoys. This is much like ''Film/TheItalianJob2003'', where the antagonist hires three armored cars to fool the main characters, with two of the armored cars being empty decoys and one carrying all of the gold loot (in that case, though, they were able to isolate the real truck from the decoys by using computer hacking to determine which one was weighed down).
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'':
** Bruce taking out a motorcyclist on foot is a direct reference to ''Manga/{{Akira}}''.
** When Batman is washed down the sewer near the end of the movie, the sequence of shots is the same as Lupin being washed down an aqueduct in ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro''.
** Batman's escape from the police through a construction zone is similar to a scene with a condemned building in ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''. Per WordOfGod, it was lifted from the similar scene in ''Film/RoboCop1987''.
** Joker tries to escape on a jet pack similar to the one James Bond used in the beginning of ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''
** The end scene is almost identical to that of the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'': Batman standing on a rooftop, looking at the Bat-signal. It's just that both are never fully in frame at one time.
** Alfred's line about vengeance is very similar to Creator/FriedrichNietzsche's quote about [[HeWhoFightsMonsters becoming that which you fight against]].
** The lyrics of the chorus singing the Batman theme are the production crew backward. It's elaborated on in OminousLatinChanting.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman'':
** The original {{Batwoman}}, Kathy Kane, is referenced by the identity of one of the women potentially behind the mask: Kathy Duquesne.
** Robin ([[SecretIdentity out of costume]]) is briefly seen reading a comic book titled "''[[Comicbook/XMen Mutant Meta-Men]]''".
* A subtle but enormous example – Creator/PeterSellers was a huge fan of Laurel and Hardy, and the voice he used for Chance the gardener in ''Film/BeingThere'' is an Americanized version of Stan Laurel's; Laurel's work partially informed Sellers's physical approach to the role as well, since it was exactly what the [[Main/TheFool character]] required (the other part? A gardener who worked for Sellers in TheFifties).
* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}} 3: Web of Shadows'' as a whole is a shout-out to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films. Vakama's FaceHeelTurn is a reference to Anakin's fall to the Dark Side, complete with him ravaging the heroes' temple, the music playing during his duel with Matau deliberately mimics the score of Luke fighting with Darth Vader from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', and the following scene, where Matau's forced to hang above a chasm with Vakama standing over him is a clear homage to the similar, iconic scene from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', only here, Vakama actually jumps after Matau to [[HeelFaceTurn save him]].
** According to the directors' commentary, the choppy CGI animation used for the villains in some scenes of the first movie, ''Mask of Light'', was a deliberate reference to Creator/RayHarryhausen's StopMotion works.
* ''Film/{{Black Sheep|TheMovie}}'', whose special effects are courtesy of WETA, whose leader is named Grant Major: Grant: [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings "This is mine, all mine! I mean, ours!"]]
** Some of the footage of maddened sheep herds charging over hilltops on the horizon look suspiciously similar to ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' scenes of the Riders of Rohan.
** Which is probably because they used the same computer programme while creating it.
** By the way, this could also be meant to be a shout out to the wild gnu-herd in ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** In addition, the name of the AnimalWrongsGroup in the film is a very similar sounding WEKA.
* ''Film/BladeRunner''
** The replicants are created by the Tyrell Corporation. This is a reference to the Tyrell Institute, which created the android robot Mr. R.I.N.G. in the ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'' episode "Mr. R.I.N.G.".
* ''Film/TheBlindSide'' was released in theaters on the same week as ''New Moon'', the sequel to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Collins is watching ''Twilight'' on television when Leigh Anne brings Michael to the Tuohy's home for the first time.
* Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme's debut vehicle ''Film/{{Bloodsport}}'' featured Bolo Yeung as the villain, and (almost?) all of Bolo's dialogue is borrowed from Creator/BruceLee's ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' (which Bolo was also in, although, hilariously, his only dialogue in ''that'' was to shout 'dah!' whenever anyone mentioned him...)
* When Creator/CarrieFisher's character shoots off a bazooka in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', the sound effect is (essentially) the same noise that blaster weapons make in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films.
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'':
** The New York pigeons bear more than a passing resemblance to the Goodfeathers from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' (who were in turn a ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''). Also:
-->'''Hollywood Pigeon:''' We got a nibble! Now don't freak out, that's how we blew it with [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo Nemo]].
** This connection to ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' reinforces the sense that Mittens and Bolt resemble Rita and Runt.
** The pound dogs all went "Ball? Ball? Ball?" in a scene similar to another scene in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''.
** Super Rhino (a short on the DVD) has Rhino doing a ''Series/HannahMontana'' concert; [[ActorAllusion let's not forget who voices Penny]].
** Also, Penny's slimy manager looks a lot like Radio/GlennBeck.
** It's been acknowledged that Penny is named after the Penny from ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''.
** Hmm, an AllCGICartoon movie in which a guy thinks he's a superhero, gets separated from his owner, gradually warms up to an annoyed naysayer companion, depressedly learns that said companion was right all along, and then gets reassured by the same companion that he's not so worthless. [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Where have we seen that before?]]
** On TV in the background at one point, one can hear, [[Series/PressYourLuck "Big money, no Whammies, no Whammies!"]]
** During the scene where Bolt dangles Mittens from the overhead bridge over the highway, there's a [[FreezeFrameBonus blink-and-you'll-miss-it]] glimpse of a [[{{Film/Speed}} bus with the number "2525" on its roof.]]
* ''Film/{{Brick}}'' has plenty of these, ranging from ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' to ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
* An outtake in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' features the main character Flik shouting [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory "to infinity, and beyond!"]]
** That's the same trailer with the "Pizza Planet" truck seen in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' that is also in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''.
** The credits also featured an outtake of some of the characters acting as extras in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''.
* In ''Film/ButImACheerleader'' two people in an institution for curing the supposedly psychologically ill (in this case, gays) which is doing more harm than good have sex when they weren't supposed to, an uptight woman who runs the place discovers them, and they get in big trouble. Does anyone else think this is a ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' shout out?
* ''Film/{{Byzantium}}'': Captain Ruthven's name is obviously a shout-out to Polidori's ''Literature/TheVampyre''. [[spoiler:And a subversion of MeaningfulName, as he never becomes a vampire.]]
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[[folder:C]]
* Speaking of SteveMcQueen, ''Film/{{Cannonball}}'''s showdown is a car chase between the hero in a green Ford Mustang Fastback and the baddie in a black Dodge Charger [[spoiler:which crashes and [[EveryCarIsAPinto immediately explodes]] in the end]], spiced up with some nice jump scenes. We've seen almost the exactly same thing before in ''Film/{{Bullitt}}''.
** Also, the movie shouts out to a couple of elements from real-life Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dashes. Not as many as ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' which was made by actual Cannonballers, but still.
* ''Film/{{Casper}}'' (1995): The ghostly trio do the "I'm melting!" routine when a kitchen window-shade suddenly flies open, causing the morning sunlight to shine on the ghosts. They dissolve into one ectoplasmic puddle, then disappear through the floor. (Unlike the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Wicked Witch of the West]], though, the ghostly trio were merely joking with Dr. Harvey and his daughter.) That same scene also contains a shout-out to ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', where the ghostly trio descend into the room vertically, the tops of their heads spinning like helicopter blades while they sing the melody of ''Music/RideOfTheValkyries''. After this, Stretch sniffs the air and exclaims "I love the smell of fleshies in the morning!"
* ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' contains numerous references to the films ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' and ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'', including Danny's wardrobe on arrival; Darla's BattleButler, Max, and [[spoiler:the way Darla is foiled]].
* ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'':
** The toothpaste factory Mr. Bucket works for is called ''Smilex''; Wonka's throne is the same one used by [[Creator/JackNicholson The Joker]] during the [[Film/{{Batman}} parade scene]]. There's also a ribbon cutting with [[Film/EdwardScissorhands Johnny Depp holding a very large pair of scissors]].
** "[[Theatre/{{Hair}} The Earth says]]... Hello!"
** The scene where Wonka sends the giant chocolate bar to the TV is one to ''2001: A Space Odyssey''. Complete with a monolith and "''Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra''".
*** The following scene where Mike's dad rescues him [[spoiler:from the TV set after he gets miniaturized himself]]: "[[Film/TheFly Help me! Help me!]]"
* One of the sequels to ''Film/ChildsPlay'', ''Bride of Chucky''.
** When Chucky and Tiffany attack Officer Warren (played by JohnRitter) with the nail trap, Chucky takes a look at Warren's face, now covered by nails, and states "Why does that look so familiar?" making a reference to the infamous monster Pinhead from the ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' films.
** When one of the protagonists ask how the dolls got to being dolls, Chucky responds with "If this were a movie, it would take 3 to 4 sequels to do the whole thing justice." and thus parodying the entire ''Child's Play'' series.
** At the end of the film when Chucky is trapped and killed in his own grave, the way he dies is similar to how he was killed at the end of the first ''Child's Play'' film.
** The police lock-up at the beginning of ''Bride'' has Shout Outs to [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]], and [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]].
* A montage of the protagonist's developmental years plays in the Thai film ''Film/{{Chocolate}}'' (also called ''Fury''), during which she is shown watching ''Ong-bak'' on the television. The same director/martial arts choreographer pair created both movies. Not 10 minutes later, she's watching ''Tom-Yum-Goong'', a.k.a. ''The Protector'', also made by the same director and choreographer.
* ''Film/{{Constantine}}''.
** When Angela Dodson wakes up in her apartment, her black cat meows while standing on her bed - a reference to the scene in ''Film/TheMatrix'' where Neo (also played by Creator/KeanuReeves) sees the black cat meow and walk by twice.
** After some demons are destroyed, Angela starts coughing due to the smell of sulfur/sulphur. Constantine says "Happens to everyone the first time", a reference to the "Everyone falls the first time" bit in ''The Matrix''.
* The first scene of ''Film/CopOut'' has Tracey Morgan's character attempting to interrogate a suspect by rattling off a bunch of random movie quotes while his partner watches from the next room. At one point, Morgan shouts [[Franchise/DieHard "Yipee-ki-yay Motherfucker!]] and his partner, who is played by Creator/BruceWillis, [[ActorAllusion responds]], "[[CelebrityParadox I've never even seen that movie.]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'':
** To ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': The pumpkins in the other mother's garden look like the Mayor of Halloweentown, and the tallest of the three Ghost Children resembles Shock. The cat is the same sort of black, scrawny specimen seen in Halloweentown. A bowl that Other Mother uses resembles Jack Skellington. Similarly, when Wybie has his facemask/helmet on, he bears a strong resemblance to Barrel. There also might be one to Creator/{{Pixar}}, as one of the Shakespeare players has a baby in a backpack that looks a lot like [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Jack-Jack]].
** The ball that the rats were playing with was the one from [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Luxo Jr.]]
** The movers at the beginning were the "Ranft Bros.", caricatured after Jerome Ranft and the late Joe Ranft, who worked on ''The Nightmare Before Christmas'' and several Creator/{{Pixar}} films.
** Also, at one point the other mother cracks an egg yolk into a bowl that yields ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' lead character Jack Skellington's image.
** The other father's slippers look an awful lot like Monkeybone.
** The piano in the other study has the gold word "Tadahiro" on it. Tadahiro Uesugi was a concept artist whom Henry Selick adored.
** Wybie shares the same last name of a runaway black child named Jessie Lovat in ''Literature/AmericanGods''.
** [[spoiler:When the other world is getting destroyed, it just white with some black outlined objects. It very similar to ''SuperPaperMario''.]]
** Much of Other Father's creepy Dialogue when [[spoiler: Other Mother]] isn't around seems similar to Literature/{{Psycho}}.
* Hunter in ''Film/CrimsonTide'' invokes ''Franchise/StarTrek'' to encourage the radio technician to work as fast as possible.
-->'''Hunter:''' Well I'm Captain Kirk, you're Scotty, I need more power.
* In Creator/WesCraven's werewolf flick ''Film/{{Cursed|2005}}'', the design of the night club owned by the protagonist Ellie's boyfriend is one big shout out to classic horror movies. It is lined from wall to wall with supposed memorabilia from the movie sets, including the silver-tipped cane from the original ''Film/TheWolfMan1941''.
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* In ''Film/DesertHeat'', the bus driver invites Dottie to a showing of ''{{Film/Yojimbo}}'', which served as the [[AdaptationInspiration inspiration]] for ''Desert Heat''.
* In ''Franchise/DieHard'', in the opening scene where John [=McClane=] is looking for his wife in the computerized Company Directory, and later where he looks up Hans calling himself Bill Clay on an employee listing, names on the computer screen and names on the board include names of people who worked on the film.
* ''Film/DogSoldiers'' has the line "There is no spoon" as a shout out to ''Film/TheMatrix'', as well as Private [[Franchise/EvilDead Bruce Campbell]], and one of the characters suggesting that they were in the [[Franchise/StarTrek Kobayashi Maru test]], among many others. Neil Marshall (the writer/director) likes {{Shout Out}}s.
* In ''Film/DrDolittle'' when the doctor and Lucky the dog are trying to stop a tiger from leaping to his death, they note all of the great tigers. When asked to name one Lucky comes up with Tony the Tiger, while Dolittle points out how Franchise/{{Rocky}} beat up Creator/MrT after hearing "[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Eye of the Tiger]]".
* In ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}'', Music/{{Beyonce}} Knowles' character Deena is briefly seen dressed like Carmen from the all-black [[TheMovie movie]] version of the opera ''Carmen Jones''. One of Beyoncé's first acting roles was in MTV's ''Carmen: The Hip-Hopra''.
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* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'':
** The Civil Cooperation Bureau, who provides most of the weaponry in the setting, shares a name with the real-life Civil Cooperation Bureau, which was a government-sponsored hit squad within the South African Defense Force, during TheApartheidEra. Agent Kruger, played by South African actor Sharlto Copley, is a member of the CCB who works as a Sleeper Agent for the Elysium Defense Forces. The members of his team are also white South Africans, very tellingly.
*** Sharlto Copley has mentioned that he and the production team based Kruger's look and accent on a composite of different things. The camo that Kruger wears, as well as Drakey and Crowe is the exact camo worn by the SADF during UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. Kruger's beard and shorts is a reference to the 32 Battalion, which was a special light infantry battalion for the SADF. The accent is particular to the Cape Flats region of South Africa. Judging by Kruger's age, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that He was with the 32 Battalion of the SADF and hails from Cape Flats.
** To ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'': Brain up/downloading and a rogue techie named Spider?
** One of the screens on Kruger's ship shows a computer rendering of the [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star]].
* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'':
** The movie is full of them, particularly to Disney classic movies:
*** The book opening sequence is a shoutout to many Disney classics.
*** When Giselle is looking at the fish tank in Robert's office, a song from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' plays in the background. Jodi Benson, who voiced Ariel, plays Robert's secretary.
*** While in the Italian restaurant, "La Bella Notte" from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' plays; the restaurant itself is called after the song.
*** The scene where Nathaniel helps Edward to take his boots off is an obvious shout-out to ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. Edward also watches a soap opera staring Paige O'Hara, who voiced Belle, while a mysterious sounding "Beauty and the Beast" motif plays.
*** Giselle wears [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} glass shoes to the ball]], and the scene where she takes the bite of the poison apple mimics the one in ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.
*** Narissa herself is a big shoutout to many Disney villainesses, especially to [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]]; green electricity-based powers, similar outfits and the fact that she turns into a dragon while bursting in flames.
*** Broadway veteran Harvey Evans, the yellow-jacketed old man from "That's How You Know" previously danced as a chimney sweep in ''Film/MaryPoppins''.
** There's something eerily ''Film/KingKong''-esque about [[spoiler:Narissa's death scene.]]
** There is an obvious shout-out to ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' during the Central Park sequence, and Creator/JulieAndrews was the narrator.
** There was also a reference to ''Film/{{Moonstruck}}''.
** There's a pop-up tracker solely devoted to this on the Blu-Ray disc, of which there are over 100, some of which are so obscure that even most Disney diehards won't catch them without it. According to [[WordOfGod director Kevin Lima]], the actual count is over 1,000.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' :
** Professor Bomba's phone uses [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Skynet]].
** The Taxi Cab at the beginning comes from a Taxi service called [[WesternAnimation/{{Robots}} Copperbottom]].
** And Ronin's helmet is a replica of UsefulNotes/DateMasamune's.
* In ''Film/EvilDead2'', one shot of the basement shows Freddy Krueger's glove hanging on a wall. This is a returned ShoutOut, as a clip from ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' was used in the original ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984''.
** Yet another exchange of {{Shout Out}}s links the ''Elm Street'' franchise to the ''Film/{{Critters}}'' films. In ''[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors Dream Warriors]]'', the patient who gets her face shoved through the TV was watching ''Critters'' before she dozed off. Later, one of the alien bounty hunters in ''Critters 2'' is narrowly prevented from mimicking a poster of Freddy. This incidentally creates a RecursiveReality situation, where each film franchise exists in the 'Verse of the other. This is taken further in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' as Raphael exits a theater playing ''Critters'' "Who come up with this crap?" New Line Cinema releasing both ''Critters'' AND ''TMNT''.
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* In ''Film/TheFall'', when Roy is starting off his story to Alexandria, he initially starts it as a pirate story, only for her to object she doesn't like pirate stories and for him to quickly change it. The film is based on the Bulgarian film ''YoHoHo'', which, as the name suggests, ''did'' use a pirate story for its StoryWithinAMovie.
* ''Film/FatalInstinct''.
** The title is a combination of ''Film/FatalAttraction'' and ''Film/BasicInstinct''.
** Plot elements are taken wholesale from the above films as well as ''Film/SleepingWithTheEnemy'' and ''Film/CapeFear''.
** When a doorbell rings Lana Ravine says "That's the postman. He always rings twice", a reference to ''Literature/ThePostmanAlwaysRingsTwice''.
* A hallmark of the ''Film/FinalDestination'' series is its habit of giving characters the surnames of famous horror and thriller directors, including Hitchcock, Carpenter, Lewis, Corman, Romero, and Polanski.
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'':
** When the moonfish form the shape of a sailing ship, they start singing "[[Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Got a whale of a tale to tell you, lads...]]"
** "[[Film/TheShining Heeeeeeere's Brucie!]]"
** [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail "Swiiim awaaay!"]]. Also ''several'' others. Speaking of Creator/MontyPython, there's an added joke about a character named Bruce having an Australian accent.
** Bruce was [[FanNickname the nickname]] Spielberg gave [[Film/{{Jaws}} the animatronic shark]], [[IAmNotShazam though not the name of the shark itself]].
*** And the torpedo sliding into his mouth is reminiscent of [[spoiler: the shark in Jaws with the air tank in his mouth]]
** The PsychoStrings and the gulls surrounding Nigel, Dory and Marlin like a certain scene in ''Film/TheBirds''...and it's been said Pixar don't reference other movies!
** There's also P. Sherman's address, [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy 42]] [[Franchise/WallaceAndGromit Wallaby Way]].
** Doubling as an ActorAllusion, [[http://www.premiere.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/finding-nemo-gil/657184-1-eng-US/finding-nemo-gil.jpg Gill's scars]] are almost identical to the ones [[http://www.cinemovies.fr/images/data/photos/G38072144681843.jpg Tom Berenger]] sported in Film/{{Platoon}}.
** Pearl, Nemo's little octopus schoolmate ("You guys made me ink!") bears strong resemblance to Pinky the ghost from Pac-Man. Ditto for her dad.
** While escaping from Bruce, Dory sees a sign labeled "escape" [[Film/AChristmasStory and pronounces it as "es-ca-pay."]]
** At one point, Nigel refers to the dentist as "Diver Dan" - a reference to Australian dramedy Sea Change.
** In the process of getting Nemo's name wrong, Dory names at least two of the Creator/MarxBrothers - Chico and Harpo.
** In an odd sort of ThemeNaming, Crush and his son Squirt are named after fruity soft drinks.
** There's a boat in the Sydney harbor in named "iBoat" in homage to Creator/{{Pixar}}/Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980)
** ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' (1939)
*** Klytus turns over an hourglass and says "You have until the sands...run up". The Wicked Witch of the West turned over an hourglass and told Dorothy "That's how much longer you've got to be alive".
*** After General Kala is killed, her body melts in much the same way the Wicked Witch of the West did after Dorothy "liquidated" her.
** The execution, during which [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Flash Gordon is there in silver underwear]].
** In the scene where Princess Aura first appears she tells her pet dwarf "Come along, Fellini", a reference to the famous Italian film director Creator/FedericoFellini.
* In ''Four Christmases'', Vince Vaughn's character says something along the lines of, "I'd rather be shipwrecked on a deserted island being hunted down by a crazy millionaire than visit my parents for Christmas." This line is a reference to a short story entitled "Literature/TheMostDangerousGame," and Vaughn is describing the plot with his line.
* ''Film/TheFlintstones''
** During the reenactment of the show's opening sequence, the drive-in theater has a poster for [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Gorge Lucas]]' ''[[StarWars Tar Wars]]''.
** Fred's secretary is named Sharon Stone ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen The filmmakers wanted to get the real Sharon Stone to play the part, but Halle Berry got it instead]]).
** The playground is called Film/JurassicPark.
** [[Music/TheB52s The BC-52s]] are performing at the "Cavern on the Green" restaurant.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'':
** For starters, Victor Frankenstein, which is the name of the scientist who created [[FrankensteinsMonster the infamous monster]].
** Sparky pre-transformation looks very similar to another [[FamilyDog Burton canine]].
** Elsa is named after Elsa Lanchester, who played the title role in ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' (that she is basically [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Lydia Deetz]] just adds to the fun). Her poodle Persephone gets her very own ''Bride of Frankenstein'' beehive hairdo, compliments of a static charge from Sparky.
** Mayor Burgermeister is named after Burgermeister Meisterburger of ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown'' fame.
** Nassor and his mummy hamster are a reference to Boris Karloff's role in ''Film/TheMummy1932''. Nassor's flat hair is also a reference to FrankensteinsMonster, a role that Karloff famously played. [[spoiler: Nassor getting wrapped up in streamers and then falling into a matryoshka-shaped cabinet riffs on Karloff's being mummified alive in the 1932 film.]]
** Similarly, Edgar is modeled on Fritz and Ygor, two characters [[TheIgor fulfilling the same purpose]] from the Karloff Frankenstein movies. Though he looks more like the one from ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''.
** The mutated Sea-Monkeys tiny FishPeople, probably a reference to ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', given the movies penchant for Universal monster movies.
** The goldfish is pretty much a straight-up shout-out to ''Film/TheInvisibleMan'', right up to it starting to go mad [[spoiler:before disappearing altogether.]]
** Elsa's last name is [[Literature/{{Dracula}} "van Helsing"]].
** Toshiaki's giant turtle monster looks like a cross between ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''. Of course, it's also named Shelley.
*** [[spoiler:Shelley's death by being electrocuted on an amusement park ride is a reference to the ending of ''Film/TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms'']]
** And the Mr. Whiskers[=/=]bat hybrid monster is notably vampire-like, though its means of creation mirrors ''Film/TheFly''.
** Edgar's reanimated rat becomes bipedal, sprouts loads of fangs, and attacks in the manner of a movie werewolf.
** The angry mob and burning windmill are oft (''oft'') repeated homages to the 1931 ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}''.
** Mr. Rzykruski's look is based on horror veteran Creator/VincentPrice.
** Mr. Whiskers's transformation sequence is right out of ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''.
** [[Film/JurassicPark Man hiding in a portable toilet to escape giant reptilian creature]]. This time thankfully the man doesn't get eaten.
** Victor's parents hide into a phone booth which is stormed by the sea monkeys. The scene is reminiscent of the bird attacks in ''Film/TheBirds''.
** ''WesternAnimation/BambiMeetsGodzilla'': the Colossus versus Shelley scene. Later, the movie theater sign shows ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films as now playing.
*** Nassor's and Toshiaki's pets battling may also be a reference to {{Mon}}s battling. Nassor even yells, "Go, Colossus!" before setting him down.
** Sparky [[spoiler: gets run over by a car the first time he dies in the film when he tries to get a baseball and return it to Victor.]] The same thing happens to Momo in ''Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo''; the only differences were that [[spoiler: Sparky was actually at the baseball game instead of being near the game like Momo was, he decided to get the ball by himself instead of being asked to get the ball, and he wasn't distracted by something else before getting run over.]]
* In ''Film/FriendsWithBenefits'', [[Creator/MilaKunis Jamie's]] mother changes the nationality of Jamie's [[DisappearedDad father]] [[RunningGag throughout the movie.]] At one point the mother mentions a lover, who reminded her of her daughter's father, having a "Cold War" accent. Mila Kunis was born in the former Soviet Union.
* Creator/JohnTravolta, in ''Film/FromParisWithLove'' mentions that one thing he has is going to kill him: a "Royale With Cheese". He has a discussion about finding a Royale With Cheese at a UsefulNotes/McDonalds in ''Film/PulpFiction''.
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* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''
** The underwater base is a ''Film/JamesBond'' homage.
** The battle for the base is one long tribute to ''Franchise/StarWars''. When the base's pulse canon first activates, it strongly resembles the Death Star's firing sequence. [[spoiler:Duke and Baroness']] escape from the exploding tunnel is almost frame for frame Lando's escape from the exploding Death Star II. The entire underwater melee has strong ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' echoes.
** When the pulse cannon fires, it makes the sound of [[Film/{{Tron}} programs "de-rezzing".]]
** Strip the Night Raven down to bare metal and slap red stars on it, and you have Film/{{Firefox}}. Including foreign-language-activated weapons.
** And, of course, there's [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] [[TheNthDoctor regenerating]] as well.
** Storm Shadow's the one using a double-bladed weapon in a reactor complex, which is funny given Snake Eyes' actor is the one that played [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Darth Maul]].
** Duke likes to kick ass and ChewBubblegum. Right before the Paris chase, [[Film/TheyLive he runs out of gum]].
** The Eiffel Tower falls in much the same way you can make it fall in ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal 2''.
* The famous tollbooth scene in ''Film/TheGodfather'' is deliberately patterned after the climax of Arthur Penn's ''Film/BonnieAndClyde.''
* In the American ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'', three entire fishing boats are dragged underwater, presumably because Godzilla just swallowed their catch, nets and all. This is an apparent ShoutOut to the barrel-dragging scenes in ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' ("Not with ''three''!").
* ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'':
** The far-away shot of the HALO jumpers landing past Godzilla is a nod to the first poster for ''{{Film/Cloverfield}}''.
** The visual setup of the shot when the door of the HALO jump plane opens, with the setting sun framed dead center just above the horizon, is a reference to the start of the 'Stargate' sequence in ''2001: A Space Odyssey'''. The use of Ligeti's 'Requiem' from that scene in the film confirms this.
** The massive Godzilla-species skeleton in the second trailer and the plot of an ancient monster going up against equally ancient winged creatures seems evocative of the Heisei ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' series.
** The loving, tender moment between the two MUTOS echo Edward's previous film ''Monsters''. On a slightly amusing note, the way the two kiss as they share a nuke has been compared to ''Lady and the Tramp''.
** Edwards has said that the team looked at the monsters from ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' and ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' for inspiration in designing the [=MUTO=]s.
** Early images of the toy version of one of the [=MUTO=]s show it to be suspiciously similar to the {{Film/Cloverfield}} monster, right down to the arms on the abdomen and the layout of the body, albeit with a far more upright posture, two sets of frontal limbs and a pitch black colouration.
** ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' served as a major source of visual inspiration as far as portraying the scenes of destruction.
** The main family had the name Brody which is a shout-out to ''{{Film/Jaws}}.''
** One of the many gags hidden in the opening credits: the paragraph surrounding Bryan Cranston's name is about a man named [[Series/BreakingBad Walter]] Series/{{Malcolm|InTheMiddle}}.
** The MUTO eggs, orange and glowing, resemble the nest of Sammael from Hellboy.
** The single word redacted after Gareth Edwards's name is the name of his first movie, ''{{Film/Monsters}}''.
** The male MUTO looks like Mothra or Battra and fights like Megaguirus.
** It might not be a coincidence that the Golden Gate Bridge [[Film/PacificRim is once again destroyed by a]] {{Kaiju}}.
*** Also that the MUTOS charge an EMP: much like [[Film/PacificRim Leatherback]].
** The opening title sequence is a montage of (fabricated for the movie) old footage regarding nuclear "testing" in the '50s and '60s in the South Pacific, much like [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the 1998 film]].
** Godzilla pries open the female Muto's jaws as part of the finishing move, from the same angle and manner as Film/KingKong did in the 2005 remake.
** The initial disaster in the beginning of the movie happens on Joe's birthday. [[Series/BreakingBad In other words, Bryan Cranston's birthdays SUCK]].
* ''Film/GrandmasBoy'': Among the various poster on the walls in the background promoting Brainasium's future projects are an advertisement for "Gay Robot". "Gay Robot" is Nick Swardson's episode-based film project.
* In ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective,'' the mice come out of part of the floor moulding that looks exactly like the one the ''Cinderella'' mice use in the scene where they steal the beads.
** In the toy shop, there's a clockwork toy elephant that looks like Disney/{{Dumbo}}.
** Basil's own name may be a ShoutOut to BasilRathbone, best known for his many portrayals of Franchise/SherlockHolmes.
* In ''Film/TheGreatWhiteHype'', as Creator/SamuelLJackson's Sultan sits down at ringside he has a short exchange with a familiar looking man.
-->'''Sultan''': [[Film/PulpFiction Vincent, how you doing, baby! You seen Jules? How's everythin'? Alright. Good to see you.]]
* At the end of ''[[Film/{{Gremlins}} Gremlins 2: The New Batch]]'' one of the disintegrating Gremlins is wearing a pointed witch-hat as a Shout Out to the iconic scene in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
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* A large number of them in the first ''Film/{{Halloween|1978}}'' film.
** Sam Loomis was the name of a character in ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
** ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater'' contains many references to the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' series, and includes some of the music from it.
* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'':
** To another StonerFlick:
--> '''Harold:''' ''(to Neil Patrick Harris)'' "Film/DudeWheresMyCar??!"
--> '''Kumar:''' "Where's his car, dude?!"
** A reference to ''Better Luck Tomorrow'' (2002) where Cho played the antagonist.
** Ryan Reynolds wiping Kumar's brow mirrors the scene in Van Wilder where they perform surgery on the dog-sandwiches together.
** See the poster up there? See the tagline? Heard of ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh'', itself a movie full of stoners?
** Rosenberg and Goldstein are a reference to ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'''s (or Stoppard's) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. How's ''that'' for an unexpected GeniusBonus?
* In ''HeavyMetal2000'', when the heroine and her sidekick are chasing the BigBad through a space station, an advertisement can be seen for the autobiography of Julie Strain, the [[BreakingTheFourthWall heroine's voice actress]].
* ''Film/{{Hellboy}} 2'': In a shout out to John Landis, a movie marquee ''See You Next Wednesday''.
* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'':
** One of the Muses' sculpture incarnations during "I Won't Say (I'm In Love)" should look ''very'' familiar to fans of the Haunted Mansion ride at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks.
** Hades, just before the fight between Hercules and the Hydra: "[[BattleCry Let's get ready to RUMBLE!]]"
** And Hades again:
--->"''[[Series/ILoveLucy Zeusy, I'm hoooooome!]]''"
*** Followed by Hades again:
---->"''[[Series/TheTonightShow You are correct, sir!]]''"
** The hydra looks like Mohawk the Gremlin from ''Gremlins 2: The New Batch.''
** The Muses themselves are ''very'' similar to Alan Menken's ''[[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors other]]'' [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors famous]] GreekChorus.
** Don't forget the lion skin Hercules wears in one scene- it's [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]]! [[BrickJoke Quite possibly to the specific line Zazu says to Mufasa. "He'd make a very handsome throw rug."]]
** And the [[Film/TheKarateKid Mr. Miyagi]]-esque bit of the training montage.
** The maiden in the constellation getting her [[Creator/MarilynMonroe skirt]] [[Film/TheSevenYearItch blown]] [[MarilynManeuver upwards]].
** There is a sign that says "Over 5,000,000,000 and 1 served", a nod to the Mc Donald's Corporation.
** Herc's origin story bears a striking similarity to the backstory of {{Superman}}.
** The female pegasus that Pain and Panic disguise themselves as to lure Pegasus away resembles a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'', right down to having a symbol(in this case a heart) on its flank.
* ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':
** The [[StarWars lightsabre]] toasters, complete with authentic Lucas sound effects.
** The ''Heart of Gold's'' dropships are a direct reference to ''ASpaceOdyssey''.
** The original Marvin from the TV series makes a cameo appearance, playing an anonymous robot in a queue.
** The commentary on the DVD claims that one of the actresses who played Trillian prior to the film appears in place of the usual boozehound during the scene in the Bar and Groom. Whether this is [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Susan Sheridan]] or [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Sandra Dickinson]] is not made clear.
* ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''
** The noble music which plays when Bilious is being sobered up is ''Men of Harlech'', but is also known to some university students as ''[[FilkSong The Alcoholics' Anthem]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' does this a couple times. One that really stands out is when Twitchy picks up a stick of dynamite and reads off "[[Film/AChristmasStory dee-nah-mee-tay? Must be Italian.]]"
* ''Film/{{Hook}}''
** At the end, Tootles shouts "Seize the day!", a phrase popularized by [[Film/DeadPoetsSociety another Robin Williams film]].
** Smee greets the pirates with a resounding call of [[Film/GoodMorningVietnam "Gooooood Morning Neverland!"]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'' has numerous references to Creator/DrSeuss's works.
** One of the portraits of the previous Whoville mayors is a Who-caricature of Seuss himself.
** If you look closely, you can see a Who that bears resemblance to TheCatInTheHat, but he is yellow with a blue striped hat. He even lifts his hat up to reveal a smaller cat underneath.
** Rudy mentions an imaginary friend in his "world" named Thidwick, a nod to ''Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose''.
* ''Film/HotShots Part Deux''.
** At one point a radio message is sent to the team to warn them that they're about to encounter an enemy patrol boat. The message is almost a word-for-word copy of a similar radio message in ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone'', and the battle that follows is clearly inspired by that movie as well.
** Martin and Charlie Sheen word for word recreate their internal monologues from ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' and ''Film/{{Platoon}}'' respectively. Then as their boats pass they look at each other and say, "I loved you in ''Film/WallStreet''!" (Where they played father and son.)
* ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire'': Schatze says: "Look at Roosevelt, look at Churchill, look at old fella what's his name in ''Film/TheAfricanQueen''". The 'old guy in the African Queen' was Creator/HumphreyBogart, her husband in real life.
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* In Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'':
** Mr. Incredible calls his wannabe {{sidekick}} Buddy "Brodie," a reference to [[ActorAllusion voice actor Jason Lee's previous role]] in ''Film/{{Mallrats}}''.
** When Bob Parr is seen having dinner with Mirage, he's wearing a blue suit and tie but still has his domino mask on. This is a shout-out to Creator/WillEisner's ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'', a favorite comic book of director Creator/BradBird (in ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', he also mentioned The Spirit when Hogarth showed his comic book collection to the giant robot, adding that the Spirit was "very cool".)
** Bob is held in room A113.
** Dash vs. the speeders calls back the ''Franchise/StarWars'' speeder chase.
*** Oh and speaking of Star Wars, the scene where Mr. Incredible chokes Mirage for betraying him and having him locked up by Syndrome can be seen as a reference to Chewbaca choking Lando for betraying the Rebels to Darth Vader.
** The call-sign of Helen's plane is "India Golf Niner-Niner", or "IG 99", referencing ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', director Brad Bird's previous film. ''The Iron Giant'' — "I.G." — came out in '99.
** Syndrome entitled his project "Kronos", which is the name of a 1957 film featuring a giant killer robot.
*** Not to mention, Kronos, in Greek Myth, is titled the 'all devouring' and eats his children, the Olympians (except for Zeus, of course), and in other words, killing. What do those Omnidroids (the all devouring,) do to the superheroes (the Olympians)? So, Kronos=Omnidroid, Olympians=Supers, and (in a way,) Zeus=Bob.
** The interiors of Syndrome's base look like those of the "Liparus" and "Atlantis" in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', as well as Blofeld's volcano base in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. The scene of Mr. Incredible leaning on the balcony railing is from ''Film/DrNo''. Furthermore, Michael Giacchino's soundtrack would have fit perfectly in a James Bond film — the opening fanfare is a SuspiciouslySimilarSong to the theme from ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. (Brad Bird initially wanted John Barry himself to do the score, but he was unavailable.) They actually used the ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' theme in at least one of the trailers.
** Many of the costumes on display in Edna Mode's studio are shout outs to Marvel super heroes, including Captain America, the Fantastic Four, and Crystal of The Inhumans.
** Jack-Jack Parr — get it? Jack Parr.
** The rolling giant robot-ball and the closing flame curtains both recall ''Franchise/IndianaJones''.
** The mascot of the middle school that Violet attends — a Spartan — is the same as Brad Bird's high school, Corvallis High School. The design of the high school is also what CHS used to look like (it was bulldozed and rebuilt in 2005)
** Syndrome's submarine resembles Black Manta.
** Elastigirl finds out her husband has been keeping secrets from her, doing hero-work behind her back, and follows him into enemy territory, determined to find him no matter what the obstacles or dangers involved, requiring her to stealthily sneak among troops of {{Mooks}} like a {{ninja}} — exactly what Marguerite Blakeney does in the SuperHero TropeCodifier ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''.
** The ship that Syndrome's robot flies into the city in (and, to an extent, the robot itself) is modeled on Dr. Zin's "The Robot Spy" on ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''.
** Also, Dash channels Little Mac in a fistfight with one of the goons on their speeder.
** "You are my greatest adventure..." ''My Greatest Adventure'' was the DC comic that introduced the Comicbook/DoomPatrol.
** The Underminer, the villain that appears at the very end of the movie, is extremely similar to the first villain another certain superhero family fight on their very first published comic.
*** The Parr family is itself a homage to the Fantastic Four: Bob has the Thing's strength minus his stone-like appearance, Helen has Mr. Fantastic's stretching ability, Violet can turn invisible and generate forcefields like the Invisible Woman, and Dash has the Human Torch's arrogantly cocky personality. And baby Jack-Jack can set himself on fire like the Torch.
** In the end, the shot of Mr. Incredible pulling his shirt apart, revealing his superhero emblem, is exactly like {{Superman}}.
** The end when Jack-Jack manifests powers for the first time in the movie pays homage to the Human Torch (someone becoming a human fireball), Colossus (someone turning his skin to super-dense metal at will) and TheIncredibleHulk (someone turning into a monstrous alter-ego when angry).
* A snickering ShoutOut was one scene in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' where a frazzled cable TV worker is attempting to empathise with an enraged customer by saying "Yes, I love ''Series/TheXFiles'' too".
** ''Film/IndependenceDay'' is chock full of {{homage}}s and {{Shout Out}}s to classic sci-fi movies.
** [[Film/JurassicPark "Must go faster, must go faster,]] [[Creator/JeffGoldblum go go go go go GO!"]]
* In ''Film/IronEagle'', the callsign for [[ColonelBadass Colonel]] [[TheObiWan Charles "Chappy" Sinclair]], played by Louis Gossett, Jr, was originally held (albeit with a slightly different spelling) by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_James,_Jr. Daniel James, Jr]], a US Air Force pilot who was the first four star African-American general.
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* ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'':
** To the infamous "NOT THE BEES!" scene from ''Film/TheWickerMan''.
** And to ''Franchise/StarWars'', with Creator/EwanMcGregor (AKA Obi-Wan Kenobi) saying the famous CatchPhrase, "I have a bad feeling about this". Good luck hearing it over the squealing fans.
** The golden harp, shown at least three times in the film, heavily resembles the one in the ''Mickey and the Beanstalk'' short in ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree.''
** The king (Ian [=McShane=]) is announced by someone saying "The King approaches". That's also how he was announced in ''Series/{{Kings}}''.
* In ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly is a reference to the characters Marshall, Will and Holly on the 1970's children's TV show ''Series/LandOfTheLost'' -- a shout out reinforced by the subsequent appearance of the Sleestak Diner sitting in the shadow of KirksRock.
** In what might be some kind of odd backwards Shout Out, Creator/WillFerrell -- who played Marshal Willenholly -- appeared in TheFilmOfTheSeries of ''Film/LandOfTheLost''.
** And that is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to shout outs to Creator/KevinSmith's previous movies, the movie makes references to ''Film/{{ET|TheExtraTerrestrial}}'', ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', ''Film/GoodWillHunting'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', and the collected work of Jason Biggs.
** And ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'', in which Kevin Smith later had a cameo role.
* ''Film/JudgeDredd'' had a shout out to ''ComicBook/ABCWarriors'' in the form of a non-functional model for sale in the weapons shop.
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* In ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'' in the final scene of the movie skit, "Fistful of Yen" the bad guy has water splashed on him and melts, saying "I'm melting, I'm melting" from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
* ''Film/KickAss'':
** The scene where Kick-Ass attempts to jump the roof is the same roof used in ''Film/{{Spider-Man}}''.
** The movie ends with [[spoiler:Red Mist]] quoting SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}''. "Wait till they get a load of me."
** A line from ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein''.
** Music from ''The Film/DollarsTrilogy'' as Hit Girl enters the mafia safehouse.
** Hit Girl's nightvision rampage resembles ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'''s multiplayer, where Hit-Girl's apparently using a H&K USP Compact with a tactical knife attachment. Which is what some criminals were playing earlier on in the film.
** Dave was partly distraught about the prospect of his death because he won't get to see what happens on ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
** Dave points out that his narrating the film doesn't guarantee his survival by name checking several films that have featured posthumous narration.
--> "If you're reassuring yourself that I'm going to make it through this since I'm talking to you now, quit being such a smart-ass! Hell dude, you never seen ''ComicBook/SinCity''? ''Film/AmericanBeauty''? ''Film/SunsetBoulevard''?"
** "With no power comes no responsibility" references [[ComesGreatResponsibility the famous mantra]] of the Spider-Man franchise.
** '''"I WILL AVENGE YOU, MOTHER!!!!"''' in a style reminiscent of Peter Parker lurking around ol' Uncle Ben's grave in said Spider-Man franchise. And then you get told off by Dave for expecting that.
** ''Comicbook/ScottPilgrim'' is among the many comics mentioned by name; coincidentally, the first trailer for ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' was attached to ''Kick-Ass''.
** In the same scene, the shojo manga magazine ''Shojo Beat'' is mentioned.
** Big Daddy name-drops JohnWoo while quizzing Hit Girl.
** The microwave chamber torture scene is lifted almost wholesale from the Film/JamesBond movie ''Film/LicenceToKill'', but in that movie it was a decompression chamber. [[YourHeadAsplode Same effect, though.]] In light of this, the car crushing scene is likely a shout out to ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''
** When Kick-Ass dons his costume for the first time, this is accompanied by upbeat music resembling JohnWilliams' Film/{{Superman}} march. Also, when Red Mist rides through the city in the Mist Mobile, the soundtrack heavily resembles the Batman theme from [[Film/{{Batman}} the Tim Burton movies]].
** The {{Mook|s}} that [[spoiler: gets thrown under a bus to establish Red Mist as a superhero]] is named Tony Romita. John Romita Sr. was the second penciler on the original ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' comic book and one of the most influential and best-known. His son, John Romita Jr., is also a comic book artist well-known for his own take on Spider-Man and, of course, the ''ComicBook/KickAss'' comic book itself.
** The shoot-out in darkness is one big 'Hello!' to ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''.
** The music that plays during [[spoiler:Big Daddy's assault on the warehouse]] and [[spoiler:the end of the pitch-black shoot-out]] are the themes from ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' and Film/{{Sunshine}}, both directed by Creator/DannyBoyle.
** The yellow car driven by Dexter Fletcher's character is the same one his character drove in LayerCake, also directed by Matthew Vaughn. Both characters are called Cody.
** Chris's bodyguard exclaims he's always wanted to yell [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} "SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!!"]] as he's [[spoiler: preparing to shoot Hit-Girl with a Mk 153 Mod 0 SMAW ]].
** After he gets numerous metal implants to reinforce his broken bones, Dave is compared to Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}.
** For those of you who watched the 2003 {{anime}} series ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//Dusk]]'', look ''very'' carefully in the background of the comic book store and you'll see a cardboard cutout of Rena in the background, as well as several ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} posters.
** In one scene Dave and his friends are reading an issue of ''The Comicbook/{{Runaways}}''.
** When Dave is leaving the hospital, his Dad puts a copy of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' in his bag.
** [[Film/SpiderMan Who am I? I'm Kick-Ass!]]
** When Kick-Ass tries on his costume for the first time: "[[Film/TaxiDriver You talkin' to me?]]"
** Hit-Girl's way of slaughtering her adversaries is similar to [[Film/KillBill The Bride's modus operandi]].
* In the Creator/PeterJackson version of ''Film/KingKong'' (2005), Carl Denham criticizes RKO Pictures, as they are supposed to be rival companies. The 1933 version, which almost everyone knows, was shot and produced by RKO. Also in the 2005 version, Carl is surprised Fay Wray isn't available for shooting. She played Anne in the 1933 version.
** They also make fun of some dialogue from the original, having Jack Driscoll being quite sexist towards Anne, with actually making this exact scene a part of Denham's movie. It's quite nice how they ''did'' acknowledge the older work while (by giving them to a narcissistic jerk) pointing out that these lines are hopelessly out-of-date today.
* German movie ''Kleine Haie'' makes a ShoutOut to ''Theatre/{{Woyzeck}}'' when one aspiring actor is playing the doctor for the acting teachers. "Yes, good, but now play him with a SpeechImpediment!"
* Near the end of ''Film/KungFuHustle'', one particular moment in the fight between the hero and the Axe Gang is a visual homage to the Burly Brawl in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''.
** The baker Donut's dying words include "[[Film/TheUntouchables WHAT ARE YOU PREPARED TO DO!?]]"
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* ''Creator/LaurelAndHardy'' had Stan Laurel saying Oliver Hardy's catchphrase "Well, Here's Another nice mess….." In the 1930 short: "Chicken Comes Home."
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has a ShoutOut to ''Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight'':
-->'''Pumbaa:''' [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs THEY CALL ME MR. PIG!]]
** There's a more subtle one as well: Timon riding Pumbaa out of a desert mirage in a manner very reminiscent of Literature/DonQuixote.
** The method Scar uses to assassinate Mufasa is identical to that which Mowgli used to kill Shere Khan in ''Literature/TheJungleBook.''
** All the visual {{Shout Out}}s to ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'', including how Scar, Rafiki and Zazu are {{Exp|y}}ies of some of Kimba's cast with their own unique attributes. As Creator/{{Disney}} stubbornly states that they're mere coincidences, there's a very large segment of Kimba FanDumb that scream [[TheyCopiedItSoItSucks Lion King ripped off Kimba]], despite Kimba being more like a more idealistic ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' in the African jungle and having [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters greedy humans]] as a main antagonist, while The Lion King is ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' with lions and completely lacks any human presence.
* In ''Film/LittleSweetheart'', the title nine year old VillainProtagonist sociopath (the title comes from a sarcastic line) is seen watching ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'' (severely out of order) and both her and her fellow nine year old female are seen wearing [[Literature/{{Lolita}} heart-shaped glasses]].
* ''Film/TheLoneRanger'': Just as ''Franchise/{{Pirates|OfTheCaribbean}}'' contained numerous references to old-fashioned pirate movies, this film features quite a few homages to classic Westerns:
** The ending train chase/crash recalls Buster Keaton's ''Film/TheGeneral'';
** The plot of the "false Indians" being used to trigger a range war comes from Fritz Lang's ''Western Union''.
** ''Film/TheSearchers'' with the "Comanche" raid on Rebecca's farmhouse and the heavy use of Monument Valley.
** ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance'' inspires John's introduction as a gun-shy, Eastern educated lawyer.
** ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' inspires Tonto looting the corpses of Dan's posse, he and John riding through the desert with an umbrella and the bridge detonation.
** ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' gets quite a workout: the railroad plot, the intro of Dan and his posse wearing dusters, the squeaky windmill featuring in one scene, and Tonto revealing his past identity to [[spoiler:Cole]] "at the point of dying." HansZimmer's music sounds like a conscious homage to Music/EnnioMorricone, too.
** ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' inspires the standoff between John, Tonto and two of Butch's henchmen, with the heroes arguing over who should kill whom, and John admitting he's not fired a gun in years.
** The train robbery features one of Butch's men forcing hostages to sing "Shall We Gather at the River?", in a nod to ''TheWildBunch''.
** The Comanche scenes, flashbacks to the massacre in Tonto's backstory and the line "it's a good day to die" all originate from ''LittleBigMan''.
** At one point, the BigBad tells Tonto "Pretty soon no one will even know you people were here." A very similar line popped up in the director's previous film ''{{Film/Rango}}''.
* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', Boromir's comment upon cutting his finger on the shards of Narsil: [[Literature/{{Sharpe}} 'Still sharp']]
* ''Series/LostInSpace'' had the following line which was a reference to an oft used line by Dr. [=McCoy=] in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'':
-->'''Dr. Zachary "Spider" Smith''': [[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder I'm a doctor, not a space explorer.]]
** Doppler uses a similar line in ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''
--> "Dangit Jim, I'm an astronomer, not a doctor! I mean I am a doctor, I have a doctorate, but you can't do anything with a doctorate!"
:: According to the director's commentary, after Bones collapsed they wanted Doppler to say "He's Dead, Jim". [[ExecutiveMeddling The Powers that be]] [[NeverSayDie said no.]]
* In ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', there is a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}:'' while the T. Rex rampages through the streets of San Diego, one of the groups of people running in terror is a group of Japanese businessmen. [[BilingualBonus Translated, they're shouting, "We left Japan to get away from this!"]]
* ''Literature/TheLovelyBones'': During the scene with Susie and Grandma Lynn in the bookstore, a 1970s poster advertising ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' book trilogy is on display.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'':
** "[[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes You maniac! You burned it up!]] [[GoshDangItToHeck Darn you! Darn you to heck!]]"
** Again to Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes in the second movie, [[spoiler:Skipper says he's so happy at the monkey he could kiss him. Monkey: All right, but you're just so darned ''ugly''." and casually smooches him, to Skipper's surprise.]]
** "[[Series/TheTwilightZone It's a cookbook!]]''
** Mort acting like a gremlin on the plane's wing, and initially identified as one.
** [[Film/DrivingMissDaisy "Move over, Miss Daisy!]]"
** Mention is made of a Canadian-French circus which got rid of all its animals to make a big show -- Creator/CirqueDuSoleil, in other words.
** Dubois 'awakens' her team with [[{{Film/Inception}} "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien"]].
** The plan to break into the casino has resemblance to ''Film/MissionImpossible'', complete with Alex using his nails to cut glass and using rope for MissionImpossibleCableDrop. Plus Dubois apparently channeling [[GhostInTheShell Major Kusanagi]] when trying to hold back the plane.
** When the British dogs are fighting at one point, one can be heard to say [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean "I'll have your guts for garters!"]]
** In the first movie, Gloria asks the penguins where the people on the boat have gone; they tell her, [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs "We killed them and ate their livers."]]
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'':
** A scene in the trailers of a shirtless, bearded Clark dramatically screaming and posing evokes ''Film/ThreeHundred'', one of Zack Snyder's previous movies.
** In another nod to ''300'', the Smallville High football team is called the Smallville ''Spartans'' (instead of Crows like in the ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' show).
** And another nod to ''300'', with Jor-El uttering the phrase "This is madness!" during Zod's attempted military coup on Krypton. One of the tracks on the soundtrack album is also title "This is Madness".
** Superman's baseball team of choice is the Kansas City Royals
** All of the Kryptonians are named after various counterparts from the comics, some of whom are of little renown.
** When [[spoiler: the Jor-El program]] is explaining Krypton's history to Clark on [[spoiler: the crashed Kryptonian ship]], he shows a picture of Zod with troops marching behind him that's very reminiscent of a poster of Mao Zedong.
** The explanation of the history of Krypton (having a centralized government with a few leaders, the government creating and controlling the caste system, and the method of exile from the planet) is remarkably similar to ''Literature/BraveNewWorld''.
** The design of the World Engine that the Kryptonians use, and how it functions, is very much like the Creation Engine, used by the Kherubim, who are Kryptonian expies in the now defunct Wildstorm Universe, which is a DC property. Mr. Majestic, is one of the Superman expies in the Wildstorm Universe. In fact, the Creation Engine is used for the exact same reason: terraforming.
** Clark reading Plato, when the society of Krypton is based on Plato's "the Republic".
* ''Film/TheMarine''. As Wrestling/JohnCena's title character doggedly chases the bad guys, one of the mooks likens him to the Franchise/{{Terminator}}. To which [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103064/ Robert Patrick]] responds with a glare.
* ''Film/MarsAttacks''
** There are a number of references to old science fiction movies.
*** The Martian saucers, the saucers' beam weapon, and their attacks on human civilization (particularly the attack on Washington) are an homage to the alien saucers in ''Film/EarthVsTheFlyingSaucers''.
*** The Martian saucer crashing into a river near the end is a reference to the end of ''Film/ThisIslandEarth'', where a saucer crashes into the ocean.
*** During the Martian attack a saucer shoots a bell tower, a scene taken from the Martian attack on Los Angeles in the 1953 film version of ''Film/{{The War Of The Worlds|1953}}''.
** The fat clown executed by the Penguin in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' can be seen in stasis inside a Martian ship.
** Also, whenever Lisa Marie's character appears, she's followed by The Bride's theme from ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein''.
* ''Film/TheMask'':
** Many examples to classic Creator/TexAvery animations.
** One notable ShoutOut to a live-action movie is to ''Film/TheUntouchables''. When the hero is frisked, his BagOfHolding turns up a whole lot of junk, including a BAZOOKA, to which he calmly says, "I have a permit for that," precisely the same words used in similar circumstances by Frank "the Enforcer" Nitti.
** Also, Film/DirtyHarry (probably a shout out for Creator/ClintEastwood being one of Jim Carrey's impersonations in stand-up as well as Carrey having a minor part in ''Film/TheDeadPool''), and Sally Field at the Oscars, following this gem of a quote:
--->'''The Mask:''' Hold me closer Red. It's getting dark. ''(cough, cough cough)'' Tell [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Auntie Em]] to let Literature/OldYeller out. ''(cough- cough, cough)'' Tell [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Tiny Tim]] I won't be coming home this Christmas. ''(COUGH, COUGH COUGH)'' Tell [[Film/GoneWithTheWind Scarlett I do give a damn]].
** "No! It wasn't me! [[Series/TheFugitive It was the One-Armed Man!]]"
** Milo wearing the Mask has a laugh similar to Mutley's of ''WackyRaces''/''DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''.
** Edward G. Robinson, when the Mask lights a cigar and says "You were good, kid, real good. But as long as I'm around, you'll always be second best, see?" (a BeamMeUpScotty version of Robinson's famous line from the movie [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HJlGWXzlLA The Cincinnati Kid]]).
** "That's a spicy meat-a-ball" is a nod to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQhwNtY3N2k an Alka-Seltzer commercial]] from 1969.
** The Fog-Horn's "Squeeze Me Gently" disclaimer is very ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
** The police frisk the hero, [[RummageFail whose pockets turn out an endless stream of junk]]. A pair of funny eyeball glasses gets the response "I've never seen those before in my life." A BAZOOKA gets a calm "I have a permit for that", the exact response given by Frank "the Enforcer" Nitti when frisked and found to have a gun on him in ''Film/TheUntouchables''. The same scene also includes a photograph which is a nod to actor Peter Riegert's previous work on ''Film/AnimalHouse''.
* A cynic could call the multitude of Biblical references in ''Film/TheMatrix'' (including the names and ID numbers of the various hoverships) a series of classy {{shout out}}s.
** At least two to Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
*** "Follow the white rabbit."
*** "You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."
** Trinity: "The answer is out there, Neo, and it's looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to." => ''Series/TheXFiles'' slogan, "The truth is out there".
** At one point while running from the Agents, Neo yells, "Mister Wizard, get me the hell out of here!"
** The video screens in the Architect's room show some clips from ''Film/{{Baraka}}''.
** The BringIt hand gesture Neo and Morpheus are fond of using to their opponents is a ShoutOut to Creator/BruceLee.
** ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''. During the freeway chase, just before the Agent jumps down onto the truck carrying Morpheus and the Keymaker the police radio says "One Series/AdamTwelve please respond".
** ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''. Smith calls the Oracle "The great and powerful oracle", a reference to the line "The great and powerful Oz" in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' (1939).
** In keeping with the movie's philosophical subtext, some of Zion's military personnel are named after famous philosophers. There's Commander Locke, Captain Soren (after Soren Kierkegaard), and Captain Ballard (after science fiction author J.G. Ballard).
** Also, there's Captain Mifune. There are two possibilities here.
*** In the original Japanese version of ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' (which the Wachowski brothers are huge fans of), "Mifune" was the main character's last name. Fittingly, the brothers would go on to direct ''Film/SpeedRacer'' just a few years after finishing the Matrix trilogy.
*** It could have also been a reference to the famous actor ToshiroMifune.
* In ''Film/{{Maverick}}'', Maverick (played by Creator/MelGibson) rides a bicycle belonging to his friend Chief Joseph, who explains that he won it in a card game. This is a reference to another Western movie, ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. In that movie, Butch Cassidy owns (and rides) a bicycle, and is a rotten gambler - so Chief Joseph won his bicycle from Butch!
** Furthermore, Maverick is at one point robbed in a bank. Halfway through, he pulls the bandit's mask down to reveal Danny Glover, Gibson's co-star in the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' series. They look at each other as though in recognition, but then shake their heads saying, "Naaah..." As Glover exits the bank, he murmurs, "[[CatchPhrase I'm getting too old for this shit]]!"
*** [[RuleOfThree And,]] the guitar track at that moment becomes {{suspiciously|SimilarSong}} like the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' theme.
* In ''Film/MeanGirls'', Janis Ian is named after the singer of the same name, who was a musical guest on the first episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', Creator/TinaFey's former show. Ian's hit song "At Seventeen" even plays in a scene.
** The sequel: Why does it feel like the football game between the Plastics and the Anti-Plastics is an homage to ''Film/TheLongestYard'' (of all things)?
* During the opening sequence of ''Film/{{Mirrormask}}'', there is a brief shot of one of the circus performers "contact juggling" with a set of four crystal balls, a homage to the crystal manipulations done in ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.
* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'': A few examples (out of dozens):
** Randall threatens to put his assistant through the shredder. [[{{Fargo}} Steve Buscemi once played a character who was killed by a shredder]].
** The restaurant Harryhausen's is named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Harryhausen Ray Harryhausen]], a stop-motion animator and innovator who specialized in monsters.
** The scene where Sulley thinks Boo has been crushed is a deliberate {{homage}} to Creator/ChuckJones' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlV6z60I0Pk Feed the Kitty]]''.
*** With the same [[TearJerker unintended reaction]] for some audience members.
** At the end, George is seen going into a door with a mallet and a watermelon, like Gallagher's comedy bits.
** When asked if there are any kids in the village, the Snowman replies "Oh, sure. Tough kids, sissy kids, kids who climb on rocks..." These are the words to the Armour Hot Dogs jingle.
** Doesn't Randall remind you of ''another'' [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Randall]] from Disney? And it's not just because they have the same name; they have a similar posture and personality.
*** It's not just Randall, but Roz looks and acts like Miss Finster.
** The opening credits look a ''lot'' like the hand-drawn Disney movies from the 50s and 60s.
** Blink and you'll miss it - when Monsters Inc. starts [[spoiler: using laughter as a power source]], take a look at the giant display in the doors' room. Did you see the two silhouettes on it? You know, [[WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow the taller one hitting the other with a hammer]]?
** Near the end of the movie, Boo shows Sully her Jessie the Yodelin' Cowgirl doll (Jessie first appeared as a character in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'').
*** In the same scene, Nemo has his EarlyBirdCameo.
** When the villain gets sent to a trailer that has the ''Pizza Planet'' truck parked out front.
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'': the Trojan Rabbit (TrojanHorse) and Lancelot's squire Concorde (the jet), among others.
* In the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'', James is investigating a laboratory of the BigBad, and is watching one of the scientists using a sound lock to open the door. The sound used to open the door? The first five notes of the ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' alien theme.
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''
** The families Chi-Fu calls to claim their conscription notices are the names of Disney animators, Mulan's alter-ego is named after Sai Ping Lok, another Disney Studios who did background work and research for the movie.
** "Who are you?" [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries "Your worst nightmare."]]
** The doll the Huns use to find the village, and again when the Imperial Army finds the razed remains of said village, is the same as a doll found in similar circumstances in Manga/{{Nausicaa|OfTheValleyOfTheWind}}.
** This line when Mushu is waking up Mulan:
--->'''Mushu:''' [[Film/FullMetalJacket Now let's see your war face.]]
** Two of the ancestors look remarkably like the AmericanGothicCouple.
* Something quite hard to spot in ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy Returns]]''. When the log is blown up and the pygmies drop into the river, only one of the pygmies remains on one half of the log. He straddles it and waves his hand round, while one end of the log glows, in a brief shoutout to the famous scene from ''Film/DrStrangelove''.
** And another short one in ''The Mummy Returns'', when Rick and Evey return from their Egyptian trip, Rick is wearing a [[Franchise/IndianaJones suspiciously familiar fedora.]]
* ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'':
** In the musical number after [[ItWasHisSled Scrooge's change of heart]], the ensemble passes a shop called Micklewhite's. Scrooge is played by Creator/MichaelCaine, whose real name is Maurice Micklewhite.
** Another storefront bears the names "JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf," after the two old cranks who routinely heckle the Muppet performances (and who appear in the film as the Marley brothers).
* In the 1984 Philip Jackson film ''MusicOfTheSpheres'', computer technician Andrew uncovers the existence of alien intelligences -- and whispers "[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey The stars -- the fucking stars!]]" before vanishing.
* ''Film/MysteryTeam''
** [[Film/AmericanPie "I wanted to see if it felt like pussy, like in that movie!]]
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* ''National Lampoon's European Vacation''. In the part of the movie set in England, the Griswald family accidentally runs over a bicyclist. The bicyclist, played by Eric Idle, waves off the Griswalds' concern over his injuries, stating that [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail it's just a flesh wound]] and he'll be alright [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus once he goes down to the chemists'.]]
* ''Film/{{Neighbors|2014}}'':
** Mac and Kelly dress their baby as [[Series/BreakingBad Heisenberg]] and [[Series/MadMen Don Draper]] for a photo shoot.
** The frat boys host a Creator/RobertDeNiro party. Teddy is dressed as [[Film/TaxiDriver Travis Bickle]] and Pete is [[Film/MeetTheParents Jack Byrnes]].
** At that same party, a black guy is dressed as Creator/SamuelLJackson from ''Film/JackieBrown'' (also starring Creator/RobertDeNiro). And then he starts quoting [[Film/PulpFiction Ezekiel 25:17.]]
** Jimmy references ''Film/ZeroDarkThirty'' when he, Mac, and Kelly are talking to Assjuice.
** When Teddy is offering Assjuice his bedroom to rest in, amongst the amenities are an entire season of {{Girls}}.
* In something as random as ''Film/TheNumber23,'' there's shout out to ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', where a minor character's name plaque reads Phoenix Miles, referencing Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth.
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* ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'':
** Several to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', such as the shape of the drone pods, Jack being suddenly denied access to the base, the red glaring eye of the eerie antagonist or the name of the space mission to the unknown, ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.
** The number of shout outs to the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series in this movie is rather astounding:
*** Jack's rifle looks almost exactly like the Viper Sniper Rifle from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. It also sounds the same with similar-looking glowing blue projectiles.
*** Jack Harper has the same name as (''Franchise/MassEffect'' spoiler) [[spoiler: The Illusive Man.]]
*** (spoiler for ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'') FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler:The Illusive Man was [[EpilepticTrees Indoctrinated]]!]]
*** [[CatchPhrase "Welcome back, Commander."]] [[spoiler:although this is a [[FridgeBrilliance massive case of]] {{Irony}} considering where and when this is said.]]
*** The soundtrack is at times reminiscent of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' soundtrack.
*** [[spoiler: The BigBad is a giant sentient spaceship with a god complex.]]
*** However, Sally's voice, her DeadpanSnarker attitude, and the turrets, [[spoiler:along with the cloning of two people, using them as test subjects, setting up individual areas, the remarkably mechanized voice when approaching the core, and the glaring red eye when confronted [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} are much closer to]] [=GlaDOS=]. All we need now is a literal CompanionCube and we have a [[CaptainErsatz post-apocalyptic]] Portal!]]
*** The drones resemble the Oculus fighters. [[spoiler: The scene where the drones attack the human base is very similar to the scene near the end of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' where an oculus breaks into the Normandy's cargo hold.]]
** There's also a nice shoutout to the Franchise/{{Fallout}} series, with the present year being 2077, the same as the Great War. Considering the vital part nukes take place in the back story, it's hardly a coincidence. Also, in the making-of features, we learn that the Scavs' base is called Raven Rock - the same as The Enclave's base in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.
* ''[[Film/OceansEleven Ocean's Thirteen]]'' has at least two shout-outs to ''Film/TheGodfather''.
** The first of these is spoken by Creator/GeorgeClooney to Creator/AlPacino, when he says "What I want- what's most important to me..." (this being the exact phrase Pacino himself used when speaking to Sollozzo in the restaurant).
** The second shout out was when Reuben, the bedridden casino executive, uses the same lines spoken by Vito Corleone just before Vito learned of his son's death from Tom Hagen ("I hear cars coming and going..."). They were both very subtle; probably meant as inside jokes by the actors, who didn't expect anybody to actually catch them.
* ''Film/OneTwoThree'' has several: To ''Film/LittleCaesar'', ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', ''Film/YankeeDoodleDandy'', ''Film/ThePublicEnemy'', ''Film/{{Ninotchka}}''.
* One of the Film/JamesBond movies, George Lazenby's [[BreakingTheFourthWall brazen fourth wall breaking]] in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' after he fails to get the girl in the opening sequence:
-->'''Bond:''' This never happened to [[Creator/SeanConnery the other fellow]].
* ''Film/OurManFlint''. After the three Galaxy leaders try to convince him to let them rule the world for its own good Flint says "All I have to do is take a bite of your apple?", a reference to Eve and the Serpent in the Garden of Eden.
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* Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians:
** ''The Lightning Thief'': While passing the river of lost dreams thing in Hades, one can see a [[Film/CitizenKane little sled]] floating by.
** It's mentioned that Medusa's eyes need to be opened to activate her power from her decapitated head. Instead we see them open automatically, just like in ''ClashOfTheTitans''.
* In ''[[Film/{{Phantasm}} Phantasm II]]'', an undertaker is shown filling a bag labeled "Mr. Creator/SamRaimi" with ashes. Possibly also a StealthPun, since the protagonist of Raimi's ''Franchise/EvilDead'' series is named Ash.
* In ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' during a car chase near the end, Sir Charles and George meet in the town square. One says "You take the high road, and I'll take the low road" from Loch Lomand.
* In ''{{Disney/Pinocchio}}'', the exterior of the pool hall on Pleasure Island is a giant eight-ball and cue stick, a nod to the Trylon and Perisphere of the 1939 New York World's Fair.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** The first film contains numerous highly specific Shout Outs to [[TheThemeParkVersion the theme park ride]] on which the film is loosely based.
** The ending of ''Dead Man's Chest'' has Will rowing in a coffin to a skull-shaped hut in a swamp, in a scene that's an almost exact duplicate of a scene in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'', although the writers [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial insist they've never heard of it]].
** There are a number of references to ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', including:
*** Depp's role as the JerkWithAHeartOfGold mentor.
*** The setup where the new captain of the pirate ship keeps a pet [[WeNamedTheMonkeyJack named after the captain he mutinied against]]. Are we talking about Barbosa and his monkey named "Jack", or Long John Silver and his parrot "Cap'n Flint"?
*** In ''On Stranger Tides'', the reason Blackbeard seeks the fountain is because he receives a warning about a one legged-man, in this case Barbossa.
** The PowerWalk [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQy15VtPb50 scene]] is a ShoutOut to Creator/SergioLeone westerns, complete with a SuspiciouslySimilarSong "honoring" Music/EnnioMorricone's music and a close up on ''The Good, The Bad… and The Ugly'' (Davy Jones, who [[AsideGlance winks at the camera]]).
** The musical locket owned by the villain (Jones) with an identical one owned by a good guy with a history with the villain ([[spoiler:Tia Dalma, aka Calypso]])? Straight from ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore'', though the relationship between the corresponding characters is quite different.
** The scene in the first movie, with the upper class lady getting rid of the alcohol after the lower-class wild man got drunk and started singing the previous night while they're stranded together? Yeah, [[TheAfricanQueen happened in more than just this movie.]]
** In AWE, one of the Boats Of Deceased Souls contains two identical, stoic-faced little girls- rather reminiscent of the CreepyTwins in ''Film/TheShining''.
** Sparrow's ad-libbed "And then they made me their chief" was a running gag OrphanedPunchline from ''Series/TheFastShow'', of which Depp is a fan.
** In the fourth film, Blackbeard remarks on how he has to [[YouHaveFailedMe shoot one of his own crew]] every so often, so they don't forget who he is. This line was also used in the Creator/TimPowers ''Literature/OnStrangerTides'' novel, but is allegedly (according to the 18th-century book ''A General History of the Pyrates'' by "Captain Charles Johnson") a real-life quote from Blackbeard, after he shot Israel Hands (a RealLife crew member whose name Stevenson stole for ''Treasure Island'') in the leg for [[AxCrazy no apparent reason]].
** At the end of ''On Stranger Tides'', Jack quips to Mr. Gibbs 'It's a pirate's life for me, mate', like the song that plays in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
** In a scene in ''Stranger Tides'', Jack and Angelica threaten each other with [[Literature/PeterPan meat hooks.]]
** In ''On Stranger Tides'', [[spoiler:when [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Syrena]]'s glass coffin breaks, she is forced to walk on land. Her tail changes to legs, and every step causes her agonizing pain. These details are obviously borrowed from [[Literature/TheLittleMermaid Andersen's fairy tale]].]]
** The scene in ''On Stranger Tides'' where Jack blows up the lighthouse is very similar to Ezio's destruction of Borgia towers in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''.
** The climax of ''Stranger Tides'' evokes recollection of a dilemma from [[IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade another adventure film.]]
** The Fountain of Youth looks suspiciously like the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Guardian of Forever]], surrounding scenery (and fog!) included.
** The scene of pirates walking along the seabed with an air-filled upside-down boat held over them is based on an incident in ''The Crimson Pirate'', a 1952 pirate flick with a similar tongue-in-cheek attitude.
** Beckett's world map painted on a wall recalls the opening of ''TheSeaHawk'', an Errol Flynn movie also featuring a monkey sidekick.
** ''Literature/PeterPan'' in ''The Curse of the Black Pearl'': In the very first scene, Governor Swann's costume looks exactly like Captain Hook. Also, in the final fight, Jack cuts off some of the feathers on Barbossa's hat, just like Peter does to Hook.
** ''Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'' in ''The Curse of the Black Pearl'': When Elizabeth refuses Barbossa's apple, believing it's poisoned.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'': To two legendary United States fighter groups.
** Skipper's squadron, VF-17, aka "The Jolly Wrenches", is directly based on the real VF-17 squadron (Now VFA-103), "The Jolly Rogers".
** Judge Davis is explicitly mentioned to be a "Red Tail" P-51 Mustang, which makes him a member of the 332nd Fighter Group, better known as the Tuskegee Airmen, one of whom was Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., a pilot who ultimately became a United States Air Force General.
** Another is to ''Film/TopGun'', when the two Navy jets do a flyby of the Flysenhower, disturbing the Air Boss's coffee. Made more of a shoutout by the identity of the actors voicing the two jets.
** In Skipper's UsefulNotes/WorldWarII flashback, his squadron is using the callsign "Jigsaw," a reference to the old JohnWayne movie ''Flying Leathernecks''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Planet 51}}'' takes place on a distant world, where the equivalent of dogs are animated, short-legged, altogether cuddlier versions of a certain Xenomorph species made popular by the ''Alien'' franchise.
* Inverted, kinda, in ''Pope Joan'', though probably by pure chance. Joan (Johanna) is played by Johanna Wokalek.
* ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' has Frank Castle's wife and son killed by a truck full of hitmen running them down. The scene immediately following it in which a devastated Frank runs towards them screaming their names is almost identical to a scene in ''Film/MadMax''.
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* At the end of the ''Film/ReeferMadness'' musical, President Roosevelt makes reference to a [[Theatre/{{Annie}} "little orphan girl"]] who once gave him some trite advice.
* The "Repo Code" from ''Film/RepoMan'' ("I shall not cause harm to any vehicle nor the personal contents thereof, nor through inaction let the personal contents thereof come to harm") is a takeoff on Asimov's [[ThreeLawsCompliant First Law of Robotics]].
* ''Literature/RequiemForADream'' has a few.
** Marion curled up in a ball in the bathtub and shrieking is taken straight out of ''Perfect Blue''. Aronofsky even secured the rights to a live-action version of the film just to justify including this scene in this movie.
** During the scene when Tyrone and Harry are in the crowd, trying to get the drug shipment from Florida, one of the dealers is shown peeling an orange. This is a reference to ''The Godfather'' and the use of oranges as foreshadowing to something bad about to happen. They don't get their drugs, and the next sequence is Winter.
** Averted by the recurring image of Marion standing at the end of a small pier, which is extremely similar to the recurring image in ''Film/DarkCity'' that also features Creator/JenniferConnelly. Word Of God says that ''this was unintentional''.
* A Shout Out exists in every scene of the movie ''River City Rumble'', a fan-made tribute movie based on ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'', be it to the game itself, other classic video games, anime, or western cartoons.
* Creator/MelBrooks does it to his own films as well. ''[[Film/RobinHoodMenInTights "A BLACK SHERIFF!?"]] "Hey, it worked in Film/BlazingSaddles!!"''
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* In ''Film/TheSantaClause 2'', the evil toy Santa, voiced by Tim Allen, says "You are a sad, strange little man" while fighting the real thing. This is a shout-out to the [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory other famous toy voiced by Tim Allen]].
* The ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' films are laden with shoutouts from a wide range of {{Horror}} movies.
** The murdered school principal in the first ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'' is played by HenryWinkler, better known as Fonzie in ''Series/HappyDays''. As he goes into his office, the Fonz's leather jacket can be seen hanging up on the back of the door.
** If you took all the movie references out of ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'' there wouldn't be anything left! Billy Loomis is named after Doctor Loomis from ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' (who in turn was named after Sam Loomis from ''Film/{{Psycho}}''), and Craven even peppered it with references to his own ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', not all of them complimentary.
* Miho from ''Film/SinCity'' uses a [[DualWielding ''pair'']] of Hattori Hanzo swords. According to Rodriguez and Tarantino, Miho wouldn't use anything less than a Hanzo blade to chop vegetables.
* In [[TheFilmOfTheBook the film version]] of ''Film/ASoundOfThunder'', Charles Hatton tells the travelers after the first successful time traveling expedition, "Gentlemen, and lady: today, you stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Columbus discovering America, Armstrong stepping on the moon, Brubaker landing on Mars." The director, Peter Hyam, also filmed ''Film/CapricornOne'', where Col. Charles Brubaker (James Brolin) is the first man on Mars in the faked landing.
** In the backstory of the original ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', Quaid/Hauser stayed at a hotel on Mars under the name "Brubaker".
* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** When Peter Parker is trying to figure out a phrase to [[HowDoIShotWeb shoot a web]] he tries "[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Up, Up, and Away]]" and "ComicBook/{{Shazam}}"!
** In her hospital bed, Aunt May admonishes Peter for all that he does (school, work, taking care of her), and reminds him that he's "not Superman." Peter laughs at the reference.
** Peter opening his shirt like Franchise/{{Superman}}; Doc Ock climbing NY buildings like KingKong; "Symbiote Night Fever".
** In the novelization of the first movie, the wheelchaired and bald Oscorp Board Member, Maximillian Fargas, is compared to the "professor character in that mutant movie."
** When Jonah and Hoffman are discussing what to call Octavius for the paper headline:
--> '''Jonah:''' "What are we gonna call this guy?"
--> '''Hoffman:''' "'Doctor Octopus?'"
--> '''Jonah:''' "That's crap."
--> '''Hoffman:''' "'Science Squid?'"
--> '''Jonah:''' "Crap."
--> '''Hoffman:''' "'Comicbook/DoctorStrange?'"
--> '''Jonah:''' "That's pretty good... But it's taken!"
** Peter's landlord and his daughter, the Ditkovich's.
** Before the SadisticChoice:
--> '''Green Goblin:''' "We are who we choose to be, now choose!"
** One of the surgeons trying to operate on Octopus raises an arm holding a chainsaw a là Ash in Army of Darkness. In the same scene, we get a POV shot from one of the tentacles as it slithers through the air just like the unseen force in the ''Evil Dead'' movies.
* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''
** Multiple direct references to ''Literature/MobyDick'' and ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'', the two books which represent Khan (irrationally obsessed with revenge) and Kirk (coming to terms with his own mortality).
** The concentric tubes of the Genesis control panel resemble the ones that Ripley uses to activate the self-destruct sequence in ''Film/{{Alien}}''.
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'':
** The design of Earth's cities now has a very ''Franchise/MassEffect''-like look and feel. From the vehicles, to the architecture, you'd have expect to see a derelict [[EldritchAbomination Reaper]] near London. The Klingon ruins suggest a cross between Tuchanka and Ilos.
** When Harrison takes out the Starfleet High Command early in the movie, it resembles the scene in ''Film/TheGodfather Part III''.
** Nibiru, the name of the planet in the opening scene, is the ancient Babylonian name for Jupiter (which has also been used in a couple of different pseudoscientific theories involving planetary catastrophes).
* Creator/GeorgeLucas' ''Franchise/StarWars'' films contain a reference to his first movie, ''Film/THX1138'', when Luke Skywalker explains away their presence on the Death Star by claiming it's "a prisoner transfer from cellblock 1138". Interestingly enough, when Creator/MarkHamill improvised that line, Creator/GeorgeLucas actually told him not to do it in another take, as the original script just had a random combination of numbers.
** Not the first time this happened. One of the protagonists in ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' has a car with the license plate '''THX-1138'''.
*** The character was Bob Falfa, played by... Creator/HarrisonFord.
** In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', you can hear "Ein-tausend-ein-hundert-acht-und-dreißig", [[BilingualBonus 1138 in German]].
*** Not the last time, either. In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'', the nightclub Dr. Jones first goes to is named "Club Obi Wan".
*** Almost every ''Franchise/StarWars'' movie has some reference to THX-1138. On Hoth in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', General Rieekan says, "Send Rogues 10 and 11 to sector 38." In ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', the droid killed by Jar Jar Binks at the end has serial number 1138 on his back. In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', the LED lights on the back of the clone trooper helmets display a serial number. Although illegible, they all read "THX 1138". Finally, in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Clone Commander Bacara's number is 1138.
*** In Lucas' {{novelization}} of ''Star Wars'', one of the stormtroopers who was assigned to guard the ''Millennium Falcon'' after its capture on the Death Star was THX-1138 (changed either to or from TK-421 in the movie).
*** Almost everything ''Franchise/StarWars'' has a reference somewhere. Don't forget the stormtrooper unit in ''Galactic Battlegrounds'' would state "THX-1138 ready, sir," when selected.
*** In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', the scene of the clones being trained via helmet is an identical visual reference to a flashback scene from ''Manga/{{AKIRA}}''.
*** The once-ubiquitous THX mastering standard is a ShoutOut to same, making it possibly the most common one of all time (if you count every single movie, TV show and video game where the logo appears).
*** The protagonist of Republic Commando, Boss, is Delta 1138.
** In ''Film/ANewHope'', just before Vader starts choking one of the Death Star commanders, a shout out is made to one of Lucas' influences:
--->'''Admiral Motti:''' Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes, or given you clairvoyance enough to find the Rebel's [[Film/TheHiddenFortress hidden fortre...]]
** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' is full of them. The [[spoiler:alien body that the Russians are looking for at the beginning was reportedly an old prop from Spielberg's ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'']]. Near the end of the scene in Area 51, Indy smashes through a number of crates with a truck, including one holding the Ark of the Covenant from ''Raiders of the Lost Ark''. There's even a ''Franchise/StarWars'' reference, with Indy quipping near the end, "I've got a bad feeling about this".
*** According to an ''Ain't it Cool'' editor, there were a bunch of shout outs to the Indiana Jones EU Books - Indy's resistance to telepathy, alien hunting, etc.
*** Indy also tells Mutt about his time in Pancho Villa's army--that's a reference to events that took place during ''The Series/YoungIndianaJones Chronicles''.
** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' contains a ShoutOut to ''Literature/TheAeneid''. Chewbacca carrying the broken C-3PO on his back in the escape from Cloud City is an unmistakable reference ([[GeniusBonus well, unmistakable to people who've studied classic literature, anyway]]) to the most identifiable image in the work; Aeneas, escaping from the sacking of Troy, carrying his father on his back.
** In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', in the chamber where Indy [[spoiler:finds the Ark]], you can see your two favorite droids drawn among the hieroglyphs.
* The 2007 ''Film/StTrinians'' is ''rife'' with them:
** ''Pride and Prejudice'' gets ''a lot'':
*** Many of the cast have some connection to ''P&P'': Colin Firth was Mr. Darcy and Anna Chancellor (Miss Bagstock) was Miss Bingley in the 1995 miniseries; Talulah Riley (Annabelle) was Mary Bennet in the 2005 film version; and Gemma Arterton (Kelly) was Elizabeth Bennet in the 2008 miniseries ''LostInAusten''.
*** Miss Fritton's dog is named for Mr. Darcy. This becomes distinctly "meta" in that the dog is kicked out the window while attempting to hump the Education Minister's leg - even Mr Darcy wants Colin Firth!
*** Colin Firth's slow-motion walk to the hockey field in wet white shirt with his jacket over his arm mimics a similar scene he did in the 1995 ''Pride and Prejudice''.
*** The quizmaster's question "What book was originally titled ''First Impressions''?" references the original title of ''Pride and Prejudice''.
** Similarly, there are a number of shoutouts surrounding "The Girl With A Pearl Earring", starting with Colin Firth's role in the 2003 film of the same name, the explicit reference to Colin Firth wanting to shag her, and Chelsea initially thinking that the idea is to "steal Scarlett Johansson''.
** To ''TheItalianJob'', when the twins use a little too much explosive during the heist rehearsal.
--->You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!
** In her mannerisms and mode of dress, Camilla Fritton parodies Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
** When Thwaites and Camilla meet, she says "Another time!" and he answers "Another country!" His response is the title of [[AnotherCountry a 1984 film]] in which Rupert Everett and Colin Firth first starred together.
** When Annabelle is entering the school for the first time, she calls it "[[Literature/HarryPotter Hogwarts]] for [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pikey Pikeys]]".
* ''Film/SupermanII''. While Lex Luthor is sliding down the wall of Superman's Fortress of Solitude he says "Another small step for mankind", a reference to astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous statement upon setting foot on the Moon.
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* ''Film/TankGirl''. Tank Girl fires her tank's gun and causes a bucket of water (and the bucket itself) to fall on Kesslee's "head". A cartoon has Kesslee saying [[Film/TheWizardOfOz "I'm melting!"]]
* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'':
** At one point, our heroes pull into a gas station. The pumps have "Benthic Petroleum" logos on them -- the company that owned the undersea oil rig in ''TheAbyss'', also written and directed by Creator/JamesCameron.
** The Terminator carrying a shotgun in a box full of roses is a reference to Music/GunsNRoses (who are in the soundtrack) and a shout-out to ''Film/TheGodfather'' (where Clemenza uses this concealment).
** An unusual example: Creator/JamesCameron wrote both ''T2'' and ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' and both movies include a scene where a character says something like: "I asked once the company where we got this ridiculously advanced computer and mechanical arm from[=/=]why we're going out in small groups to this random mucus-covered building in the middle of nowhere, and you know what they told me? DontAsk." As the scene in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' was cut (but restored in the Extended version), one could see the Miles Dyson scene as Cameron homaging himself.
** There is an easy-to-miss ShoutOut in this movie. In the scene where John, Sarah, Dyson, and the Terminator are setting explosives to blow up the Cyberdyne research laboratory, the explosive barrels are labeled "Polydichloric Euthimal". This is the same name as the synthetic stimulant being used by some of the miners in ''Film/{{Outland}}''.
* ''Film/{{Titanic}}'':
** Mentions are made of Cunard's steamship, the RMS ''Mauretania'', one of the ''Titanic'''s rivals on the Transatlantic route. It's interesting knowing that Cunard also owned and operated the ''Carpathia''.
** At least two of Ken Marschall's paintings are reconstructed into shots in the film
** Creator/JamesCameron uses numerous visual cues and references, as well as lines of dialogue, from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_about_the_RMS_Titanic numerous other ''Titanic'' films]].
** Perhaps the only Shout Out to a film that ''wasn't made yet'' (but was already written), ''Film/{{Avatar}}'':
---> '''Rose''': You have a gift, Jack. You do. You see people.
---> '''Jack''': I see you.
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'':
** At the site where one of the Autobots crashed, we see a nerdy guy screaming "This is a hundred times cooler than ''Film/{{Armageddon}}''!"
** The scene where Captain Lennox and his team are pinned down, need to call the Pentagon over a phone and need a credit card to pay for the call is almost identical to a scene in ''Film/HeartbreakRidge''.
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'':
** One to ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', the Decepticon meteorites striking Paris, along with people running from collapsing buildings.
** No matter its use, the ammo-less electro magnetic weapon nicknamed a rail gun that resides on an aircraft carrier matches the description, and fires in an almost identical way, to the MacGuffin weapons in ''Film/{{Eraser}}''. Makes it somewhat more acceptable knowing that.
* ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'':
** [[spoiler:[[Creator/LeonardNimoy Sentinel Prime]]]] states [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.]]
** Also, counting as {{foreshadowing}} as well, Wheelie watches on episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in Sam and Carly's apartment and says; "I've seen this one. This is the one where Spock goes nuts". [[spoiler: Hinting at Sentinel Prime's later betrayal]].
** Bumblebee when talking to Sam [[spoiler:Just before "leaving" the planet]] uses "I am and always shall be your friend" referencing Star Trek III.
** Optimus Prime's trailer is a dead ringer for G1!Optimus' trailer, right down to the Autobot symbol on the trim line.
** [[Franchise/{{Predator}} One Decepticon has dreadlocks and blasters that unfold from his back. Another one makes distinct clicking noises when creeping through a building to hunt down some humans.]]
** That one Latino co-worker dressed as a "hoochie mama" and going through a "Latino meltdown" may remind some of [[Series/ModernFamily Sofia Vergara.]]
** Laserbeak's design may have been inspired by ''Film/TheGiantClaw'', explicitly so for the head on the toy.
** The Decepticon invasion reminisces that on ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'', only to a more traumatic scale.
** The overall plot is very similar to the Series/DoctorWho episode "The End of Time", with Cybertron in the role of Gallifrey, Dylan Gould in the role of Joshua Naismith, Optimus Prime as the Doctor, Sam Witwicky as Ross Noble, Megatron as the Master and Sentinel Prime as Rassilon.
*** The plot where Decepticons use a Space bridge to transport Cybertron to Earth is straight out of the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers original cartoon series]] story, "The Ultimate Doom".
** Renaming Wheeljack as 'Que' is most certainly a nod to [[Film/JamesBond a more well-known inventor and quartermaster.]]
** Sentinel Prime's face is modeled partly on Creator/SeanConnery, and he gets to declare [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} "there can be only one!"]]
** A couple of shots from the highway chase in ''Film/TheIsland'' are recycled, although one gets a robot added in. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7kcqB3thJM Comparison here.]]
** Dutch's fight in the Russian bar may be a ShoutOut to a fight from ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', complete with someone using code words to "deactivate" him.
*** Also, the words used to deactivate River in ''Serenity'' were in Russian.
** There's [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} a shot of skulls in a war zone]] during the [[spoiler:Deception takeover of Chicago]].
** Quite an amusing one to ''Film/TheHangover'' in [=DotM=]: The conspiracy theorist Wang, played by the Chinese guy from the former, yells at Laserbeak "YOU MESS WITH THE WRONG WANG!"
* ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'':
** When the scientists discover Transformium, one of the things it transforms into is [[Franchise/MyLittlePonyGeneration4 a plush toy of Rainbow Dash]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', one scene has Grimlock asking Kup to "tell Grimlock about petro-rabbits!", a clear reference to the classic ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen''.
* ''Film/{{Tron}}'':
** On a computer monitor in one scene, a tiny VideoGame/PacMan can be seen briefly.
** A silhouette of WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse is visible in the landscape during the Solar Sailor escape. This one is part of an extensive tradition of "[[SigilSpam Hidden Mickeys]]".
** Also to ''Film/ColossusTheForbinProject''.
** An old, half-abandoned communications program named [=DuMont=].
** The words "[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 Gort]], KlaatuBaradaNikto" are visible on the wall of Alan's cubicle.
** "[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for, 3 years ago...]]"
** According to the DVD commentary, Alan was named in honor of computing pioneer Alan Kay.
** Flynn's line "Like the man says, there's no problems, only solutions," when he sits down to hack into the ENCOM system is a quote from "Watching the Wheels" by Music/JohnLennon.
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* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''
** Sistah Girl initially calls Undercover Brother "[[Film/TheLastDragon Bruce Leroy]]".
** While looking at a picture of Danny Glover, DaChief says "I'm getting too old for this shit.", Glover's famous ''Film/LethalWeapon'' line.
** The theme song from ''Film/{{Shaft}}''.
--->'''Undercover Brother''': "Smart Brother, you a bad mother..."
--->'''Smart Brother''': "Shut your mouth!"
*** Lances above-mentioned beatdown is only short a FATALITY!
*** Penelope Snow [[spoiler:White She Devil]]: "I'm all the ''Film/SingleWhiteFemale'' you'll ever need!"
** There's also when Penelope Snow [[spoiler:AKA White She-Devil]] tells "Anton" that he's "cute in a Theo Huxtable kind of way." Eddie Griffin had just four years starring in a sitcom with Theo himself, Malcolm Jamal Warner.
* ''Film/{{Unstoppable}}'': A shout out to ''Film/SilverStreak'' - an AWVR official named Gene Devereaux is interviewed at one point. Creator/GeneWilder starred in ''Silver Streak'', and the villain was named Roger Devereaux.
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* The Restaurant Shenanigans in ''Film/{{Waiting}}'' is a restaurant that was mentioned in ''Film/SuperTroopers'' that Officer Rodney Farva likes to eat at complete with Goofy Shit on the wall
--> '''O'Haggan''': I'm gonna pistol whip the next guy who says shenanigans
-->'''Mac''': Hey Farva what's that restaurant you like so much with the mozzarella sticks and the goofy shit on the wall?
-->'''Farva''': Shenanigans? Shenanigans Right?
* In ''Film/WereTheMillers'' David refers to the man who inspires his plan by using his family to avoid getting a speeding ticket as a "real life [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Flanders]]" due to his strong physical similarity to Ned Flanders.
* A song from the Creator/MarxBrothers ''Theatre/AnimalCrackers'' accompanies the opening credits of Creator/WoodyAllen's ''WhateverWorks'' (2009).
* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Judge Doom yells "I'm melting!" as he dissolves into a pool of Dip just like the Wicked Witch in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
** There are ''dozens'' of these to Golden Age cartoons, some so brief you need to freeze frame the film to catch them all.
** One ShoutOut not related to cartoons: Valiant uses Film/TheMalteseFalcon as a hatrack.
** Not to mention [[spoiler:Doom's final words of ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz "I'M MELTING! MELTING!!!"]]'']]
** When the cable car pulls up at the studios ten minutes in, the prominent destination at the top reads "[[Film/SunsetBoulevard SUNSET BLVD]]", another FilmNoir.
** "Well, say hello...{{Harvey}}!"
** During the car chase between the heroes and the weasels, the weasel driving sneers "I'm gonna ram 'im!"... then, when the attempted target of their vehicular assault dodges, he and his mooks scream as they hurtle towards a crash. Just like the scene with Biff chasing a skateboard-riding Marty in ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
* ''Film/WildWildWest'':
** [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Wild_Wild_West_1999.aspx?Page=6 A scene imitates the painting on RCA's logo.]]
** That spider walker looks and sounds a lot like an AT-AT walker from Franchise/StarWars.
* ''Film/TheWolfman2010'':
** Even though differs significantly from the original, they did keep a few tidbits from the 1941 version:
** Gwen's family owns an antique shop
** Lawrence's cane is similar to the one in the original, sporting a wolf's head and star.
** Sir John beating the crap out of Lawrence with said cane [[spoiler:but not in self defense, oh, far from it]].
** The telescope.
** Also a possible ShoutOut combined with a meta-example of a StealthPun: Lawrence, who has lived in the United States since he was a child, and who has recently contracted lycanthropy, is sent to an asylum in London. Making him, naturally, ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''.
** The gypsy girl Lawrence saves is named Maria, which might possibly be a subtle nod to Maria Ouspenskaya, who played Maleva in the original.
** Del Toro's Talbot bears a striking resemblance to Creator/OliverReed's Leon from the HammerHorror ''Film/TheCurseOfTheWerewolf.'' And you don't get more Spanish with a name like Benicio del Toro. The idea that love might inhibit the transformation is also from ''Curse''.
** Might be a subtle shout out to ''Film/WerewolfOfLondon''. Not just for the fact Lawrence terrorized London for part of the film, but mainly for the ending scenes. [[spoiler:Lawrence stays alive long enough to thank Gwen for shooting him and reassures her that it was the right thing to do, much like Dr. Glendon reassures his wife and friends in a similar nature.]]
** The fact that [[spoiler:Sir John received the curse from the bite of a feral child is an even subtler one. In the earliest treatment of the original movie, the titular Wolf Man would have been an orphan raised by wolves. This upbringing would have been the source of his lycanthropy. He received the bite in ''Tibet'', just like Dr. Glendon.]]
* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'':
** To ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' in particular. [[spoiler:And AfterTheEnd, to the ''Film/MadMax'' trilogy.]]
** Peter disappears off screen for a second then runs back in with a tree branch in order to give [[spoiler: Blank Shane]] a probably [[Series/FawltyTowers damned good thrashing]].
** "[[Series/AntiquesRoadshow Let's get this antique on the road show]]"
** Gary keeps calling them Literature/TheThreeMusketeers, even though there are five of them. [[spoiler:This doubles as foreshadowing.]]
** Reverend Green's nickname is a reference to the fact that he sells pot as well as a shout out to the green character in ''TabletopGame/{{Cluedo}}''. This joke doesn't translate as well in America, where the character is called "Mr. Green."
** The symbol representing [[spoiler:The Network]] is a row of parallel vertical lines that resemble a symbol seen in the publicity for ''Film/TheFifthElement''.[[/folder]]

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* ''Film/XMen'':
** In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Mystique scrolls through a list of mutants on a computer, searching for SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}. ''[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters All]]'' [[http://thefilmexperience.net/storage/2000s/x2-strykercomputer.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1307909380497 of those names]] are from [[Comicbook/XMen the comics]]. While all of those names were in a single folder, [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Franklin]] [[RealityWarper Richards]] had a folder all his own.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':\\\
Many {{homage}}s to old SpyFiction, most obviously early ''Film/JamesBond'' movies.\\\
A neon sign at a bar says "Marv's Beer," a reference to writer Marv Wolfman.\\\
The Oxford pub, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_%28comic%29 The Eagle]]. Which doubles as a reference to the reference to the Eagle Awards (named after the magazine) which the X-Men won in the 1970s and 1980s.\\\
The neon sign at the bar where they find Angel is "Atomic"--which is a reference to how mutants were called "Children of the Atom" in the comics. Also an example of ShownTheirWork, since Las Vegas in the '60s and '70s was famous for the nearby nuclear tests, and everything was named after the famous atom; drinks, shows, and nightclubs.\\\
A memory-erasing kiss? Xavier must be taking lessons from [[{{Superman}} another superhero]]...\\\
When Hank first demonstrates his power, he ends up [[Film/{{Spider-Man}} hanging upside-down, right at Raven's eye level]]. Lampshaded, when Raven exclaims: "You're amazing!"\\\
When the POV shifts to show what Xavier sees when he's looking through another person's eyes, the effects are staggeringly similar to the ones used in ''Film/DarkCity'' when Rufus [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] after getting administered with the scientist's ability-enhancing serum. Right down to perspective morphs and a silvery fringe around the frame.\\\
Erik's magnetism-using gestures run the gamut from [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]] to [[StarWars Obi-Wan Kenobi.]]\\\
"Beast, open the bomb bay doors!"\\\
Shaw is ''made'' of this, what with his "children of the atom" comments, his HannibalLecture to the kids where he tells them they can [[BadassCreed protect a world that hates and fears them]] or live like "kings and queens" in classic Hellfire Club style, his whole Bond Villain schtick, and of course the [[ChekhovsGun helmet]].\\\
According to the comic book writers who originally named it, the Hellfire Club was inspired by an episode of the 1960s TV series ''Series/TheAvengers''. Which, of course, shared its title with the other major Marvel superhero team of the 1960s, ComicBook/TheAvengers.\\\
The war room is almost identical to the one from ''Film/DrStrangelove''.\\\
Shaw wears a [[TheSixties swinging 60s]] era ascot during his meeting with Soviet generals. In the comics, Shaw (and the rest of the Hellfire Club) habitually wore 18th century period attire which included lace ascots or cravats.\\\
The camera angle when we first see a close-up of Charles holding the gun is reminiscent of the final scene from ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' (which also stars Creator/JamesMcAvoy).
** ''Film/TheWolverine'':\\\
[[Film/DiamondsAreForever A character gets thrown out a hotel window only to land in a swimming pool, complete with "I didn't know there was a pool" (paraphrased) offhand remark by the attacker(s)]].\\\
Wolverine accidentally calls Noburo "[[Film/{{Alien}} Nostromo]]".\\\
The film begins with a Japanese man getting a wound from an atom bomb on his cheek that never heals. This happens to the protagonist of the famous Japanese novel about the Hiroshima bombing, Black Rain (Kuro Ame).
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':\\\
NakedOnArrival from a bleak future dominated by a RobotWar, the time-shifted Wolverine demands a goon hand over his clothes and vehicle. This is a nod to ''Film/{{Terminator 2}}''. Although in this case, it wasn't the time-traveler who was naked, but the body he was jumping ''into'' that happened to be naked at the time.\\\
The Sentinels from the BadFuture act like more aerodynamic versions of the [[Film/{{Thor}} Asgardian Destroyer]].\\\
An episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' appears on a screen-one about TimeTravel, and in a film with [[Creator/PatrickStewart Captain Picard]] in it.\\\
The villain planning to stop humanity's wars by uniting them against an enemy that isn't actually an enemy is a reference to ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''\\\
There's a scene from the 2003 ''Children of Dune'' miniseries where Leto Atreides II (played by Creator/JamesMcAvoy) collapses to the ground in agony because he is overwhelmed by the voices in his head. A woman then asks him, "Are you crazy yet?", which mirrors Charles' belief that he had lost his mind after the onset of his telepathy. Moreover, Leto has Bene Gesserit training, so his use of the Voice to control another person's behaviour is virtually identical to Xavier's powers.\\\
Magneto quotes Creator/JamesBrown's "The Payback" during his rescue.
-->'''Erik''': I don't know karate, but I know crazy.\\\
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[[folder:Numbers]]
* Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's ''Film/The6thDay'' has a probable shoutout to ''Replicant'' (as well as referencing Freud): The holo-psychiatrist's first sanity-test question in the event that a person thinks they've been cloned is the first question in the Replicant test, but with two turtles.
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