Baretta - Mr. Orange says he's "Baretta" to the mirror before meeting with the dogs.
Breathless (1983, Jim Mc Bride) - The Silver Surfer poster visible in Freddy's apartment is intended as an homage to Richard Gere's Silver Surfer-obsessed character in 'Breathless'.
City on Fire (1987, Ringo Lam) - This is very controversial since Tarantino has denied any knowledge of this film prior to making Reservoir Dogs. The plots are basically identical, the ending is the exact same.
The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming) - Immediately before being shot, Mr. Blonde asks the tortured cop, "How 'bout some fire, scarecrow?," which the Wicked Witch of the West says to the Scarecrow in the film.
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967, Martin Scorsese) - At one point Mr. Blonde says he bets Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) is a Lee Marvin fan; in 'Who's That Knocking at My Door', Harvey Keitel's character is a self-professed Lee Marvin fan.
Air Force (1943, Howard Hawks) - Captain Koons mentions an air force gunner named Winocki in his story; the name and military position were taken from this film.
American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978, Martin Scorsese) - Lance's explanation on how to administer the adrenaline shot is taken practically verbatim from an anecdote related in this documentary.
Black Sabbath (1963, Mario Bava) - The three-story plot of Pulp Fiction was inspired by the three-story plot of Black Sabbath. Director Mario Bava is namechecked in the form of a type of heroin named Bava.
God of Gamblers (1989, Wong Jing) - In Pulp Fiction something bad happens every time Vincent goes to the bathroom; this is taken from God of Gamblers, where something bad always happens when Knife goes to the bathroom.
Green Acres - During the discussion of what constitutes a filthy animal, Jules says that in order for a pig's personality to be enough to outweigh it's filthiness, it would have to be at least as charming as Arnold the pig from Green Acres.
Gunsmoke - The "Get the hell out of dodge" line said by The Wolf.
Happy Days - Jules tells Yolanda and Pumpkin they're all going to be cool like Fonzie, the famous star of Happy Days. Jules also quotes Fonzie's famous line "Correct-amundo!".
The American President (1995, Rob Reiner) - Is the film Max sees at the Del Amo mall before running into Jackie; poster visible outside the Del Amo mall theater.
The Big Doll House (1971, Jack Hill) - The song "Long Time Woman" performed by Pam Grier for this film, is heard during a similar scene in Jackie Brown; women being led and locked into a prison cell.
The Graduate (1967, Mike Nichols) - The opening shot of Pam Grier moving along an airport conveyor belt is a direct lift from the opening shot from this film.
The Killer (1989, John Woo) - At one point, a character laments that people have watched John Woo's The Killer too often, resulting in many would-be criminals buying nine millimeter pistols when a different gun would be better suited.
The Mad Dog Killer (1977, Sergio Grieco) - Melanie is watching this on tv at one point; Ordell mistakes its star Helmut Berger for Rutger Hauser.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964, Sergio Leone) - Score from the film is heard after Budd has shot The Bride. "Fistful" was also one of three films shown to Uma Thurman to prepare her for her role as The Bride.
A Professional Gun (1968, Sergio Corbucci) - "L'Arena" plays as The Bride punches her way out of the coffin; also, the Pole's list of things for Paco and his gang of would-be revolutionaries to get appears here as The Bride's kill list.
Another Battle (2000, Junji Sakamoto) - The now-infamous theme from this film is heard as O-Ren and her subordinates walk through the House of Blue Leaves.
Black Mama, White Mama (1973, Eddie Romero) - The Bride being choked by Gogo's chain is mirrored in 'Black Mama' by the scene where Lee and Karen strangle the warden with their shared chain; Score heard during the Crazy 88 bloodbath is taken from this film.
Champion of Death (1977, Kazuhiko Yamaguchi) - The theme music of 'Champion of Death' is used in the "House of Blue Leaves" finale.
Chato's Land (1972, Michael Winner) - The scene in which Budd is bitten by a snake is mirrored by a scene in Chato's Land, another revenge film.
Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles) - A shot of The Bride lying in a coma, silhouetted against her hospital window replicates a shot from early in Citizen Kane.
Coffy (1973, Jack Hill) - The scene in which Vernita and The Bride stand deadlocked in a blade fight mirrors the scene between Harriet & Coffy. Vernita also uses Harriet's line from this scene; "Come on, bitch!"; 'Coffy' was also one of three films shown to Uma Thurman to prepare her for her role as The Bride.
Day of Anger (1967, Tonino Valerii) - The film's theme is heard when the film switches to black and white.
Dead & Buried (1981, Gary Sherman) - The shot of Elle Driver leaning in close to The Bride's comatose body in the hospital, disguised as a nurse replicates a shot from this film.
Death Rides a Horse (1967, Giulio Petroni) - The theme of this movie is played when the Bride calls out O-Ren Ishii. When the Bride sees one of her killers and the camera zooms in on her eyes and the picture is tinted red also happens in Death Rides A Horse with it's protagonist.
Eaten Alive (1977, Tobe Hooper) - In Kill Bill: Vol. 1, the hospital attendant 'Buck' delivers the line: "My name's Buck, and I'm here to fuck." This quote was originally spoken by Robert Englund in Eaten Alive.
Fist of Fury (1972, Lo Wei) - In the fight with the Crazy 88 the Bride spins around on the floor slashing legs as Bruce Lee did in Fist of Fury with nunchucks.
Five Deadly Venoms (1978, Cheh Chang) - 'The Five Deadly Venoms' inspired 'The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad'; sound effects used in 'Vol. 1' (Sword Swings, Axe Throws) are taken from this film.
Full Tilt Boogie (1997, Sarah Kelly) - The origin of Elle Driver's name, because FTB (the making-of From Dusk Till Dawn) was an "L. Driver Production''.
Game of Death (1978, Robert Clouse) - The Bride's famous yellow track-suit is a direct homage to the one worn by Bruce Lee in Game of Death.
Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968, Hajime Sato) - The orange/red sky in the model shots of the jet airliner that the Bride arrives in Japan on is a pretty clear visual reference to this film.
Grease (1978, Randal Kleiser) - The Pussy Wagon takes it's name from the 'Greased Lightning' lyric, "She's a real Pussy Wagon".
The montage during which the Bride is on the plane and O-Ren is in her car is set to the TV show's theme song—a jazzy arrangement of Flight of the Bumblebee arranged by Billy May, conducted by Lionel Newman and featuring a trumpet solo by Al Hirt.
Kite (1998, Yasuomi Umetsu) - Animated O-Ren Ishii's murdered parents and school girl assassin shooting sequence also occur in Kite.
Lady Snowblood (1973, Toshiya Fujita) - Many references beyond the plot: the character of O-Ren Ishii; the duel in the snow covered garden; the division into chapters; the camera angle looking up at the heroine's attackers looking down at her; the animated sequence; the song "Flower of Carnage", sung by Meiko Kaji who is the star of Lady Snowblood, is heard in 'Vol. 1'; In the animated sequence, when O-Ren is getting her revenge; the line "Look at me closely. Do I look like someone...you murdered?" is taken directly from Lady Snowblood, except Snowblood says "raped" instead of "murdered." Also, O-Ren is dressed in the same kimono as Lady Snowblood.
Long Days of Vengeance (1967, Florestano Vancini) - The music heard in the anime sequence when O-Ren's father is stabbed and the camera pans up to show the sword and the killer is music from this film.
Marnie (1964, Alfred Hitchcock) - The shots of Elle Driver walking down the hospital corridor with a big purse are right out of the beginning of "Marnie" with Tippi Hedren.
Mr. Majestyk (1974, Richard Fleischer) - Budd has a poster from this movie hanging in his trailer. It's visible in several scenes.
Natural Born Killers (1994, Oliver Stone) - Bill calls Beatrix "a natural born killer" during their conversation at the end of Volume 2, referencing the script that Tarantino wrote (and the movie adaptation of which he later disowned).
Navajo Joe (1966, Sergio Corbucci) - The main theme from "Navajo Joe" is heard during the final showdown between Bill and Beatrix.
Pulp Fiction - Tarantino has said that the plot began as an extrapolation of the "Fox Force Five" pilot that Mia Wallace describes in this film.
Quick Draw McGraw - The sound effect of guitar hitting a body during the fight between Elle & The Bride is the same as the one heard when El Kabong does the same.
Reservoir Dogs - Earl McGraw refers to the "Massacre at Two Pines" as a "kill-crazy rampage", the same term Mr. White uses to describe Mr. Blonde's shooting during the jewelry heist.
Road to Salina (1970, Georges Lautner) - Score song "The Chase" is taken from this film, and used during a similar scene; someone speeding through the desert; "Sunny Road to Salina" is heard when The Bride has made her way to Budd's trailer after being buried alive; Esteban tells The Bride that Bill's villa is on "the road to Salina".
Rolling Thunder (1977, John Flynn) - The Acuna Boys take their name from the gang of villains in Rolling Thunder.
Samurai Fiction (1998, Hiroyuki Nakano) - The sequence where the Bride fights behind the blue-screen and we can see her silhouette, is a reference to the opening of 'Samurai Fiction'.
Samurai Reincarnation (1981, Kinji Fukasaku) - The line: "If you encounter God, God will be cut."
Seven Notes in Black (1977, Lucio Fulci) - The theme of this movie is played as Buck is walking back to the Bride's hospital room after the Bride has killed the trucker that tried to rape her.
Shogun Assassin (1980, Robert Houston) - Is the movie B.B. and The Bride watch before she confronts Bill.
Summertime Killer (1972, Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi) - Score song "Summertime Killer" is taken from this film, heard when The Bride first enters Bill's hacienda.
Super Cop (1992, Stanley Tong) - The Bride says "I would jump on a speeding train with a motorcycle for you", which is clearly a reference to Michelle Yeoh's stunt in Police Story III where she does just this.
The Driver (1978, Walter Hill) - Beatrix is described as "the cowgirl who could not be caught" just as Ryan O'Neal was "the cowboy who could not be caught".
The Golden Stallion (1949, William Witney) - Is the film on T.V. when The Bride first confronts Bill.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone - The opening shot is a reference to a similar scene in 'Ugly' in which Tuco points a gun at Blondie, who is near-death from dehydration and being out in the sun for hours.
The Grand Duel (1972, Giancarlo Santi) The theme of this film is heard in 'Vol. 1'; 'M10' when The Bride lay in the Pussy Wagon trying to wiggle her big toe, and 'Parte Prima' during the animated sequence.
Tarantino only directed one scene, the sequence in which Dwight drives to the tar pits and has a hallucination. While the entire movie is mostly a word-for-word and shot-for-shot adaptation of the comic, the coloring effects were mostly added for the film. Tarantino took those effects and ran with them in his scene which referenced a sequence from Suspiria.
Big Wednesday (1978, John Milius) - Mentioned in the film by Zoë Bell.
Blow Out (1981, Brian De Palma) - During the scene where Julia texts Christian, score song "Sally and Jack" can be heard.
Bullitt (1968, Peter Yates) - The license plate number on one of Stuntman Mike's cars, JJZ-109, is taken directly from the license plate number seen in Bullitt.
Convoy (1978, Sam Peckinpah) - The "Rubber Duck" as hood ornament of Stuntman Mike's muscle-car.
Death Race 2000 (1975, Paul Bartel) - Earl McGraw calls Stuntman Mike "Frankenstein", a reference to David Carradine's character in this film.
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974, John Hough) - The film's title is mentioned by Stuntman Mike; one of the license plates on Mike's cars, 938-DAN, is taken directly from the license plate number seen in the film.
The Getaway (1972, Sam Peckinpah) - When Kim & Zoe get out of the car to discuss how they'll be playing Ship's Mast, they squat down to talk. This is a copy of the scene near the end of The Getaway where the two men have a talk by side of road. Kim also crashes into a boat during the final chase, another reference to 'The Getaway'.
The Great Kidnapping (1973, Roberto Infascelli) - Score song "Gangster Story" is heard during the first part of the final chase (the girls speeding behind Stuntman Mike as he flees).
The Man from Hong Kong (1975, Brian Trenchard-Smith) - Several car chase scenes are very similar right down to the car, camera angles and editing.
The Night Heaven Fell (1958, Roger Vadim) - Julia lies on the couch in the opening scenes in the same pose as the Brigitte Bardot blow-up above her couch, a picture taken from the film.
Thunder Alley (1967, Richard Rush) - Score from this film is heard when Stuntman Mike goes after Abernathy, Zoë and Kim..
Twisted Nerve (1967, Roy & John Boulting) - The theme from this film is heard as a ringtone in Death Proof.
Vanishing Point - (1971, Richard C. Sarafian) - The second group of girls con Jasper out of his white 1970 Dodge Challenger, expressly because it is the same model used to famous effect in Vanishing Point; the film is discussed and mentioned several times; Stuntman Mike is seen wearing the same wristwatch as Kowalski.
The Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein) - In Nation's Pride, a quick shot shows a soldier being shot in the eye and screaming, referencing the old woman also shot in the eye during the famous montage massacre in 'Potemkin'.
The Bells of Death (1968, Griffin Yueh Feng) - At the beginning of this particular film, three antagonists raid a village, killing the protagonist’s family. However, the bandits raid a cottage, from which the protagonist’s mother attempts to retreat across the field. The main antagonist takes aim at her with a bow and arrow, which plays out strikingly similar to the opening scene of Inglorious Basterds (2009) when Col. Hans Landa aims his pistol at Shoshanna; apart from the fact that this guy actually shoots the woman. Also, immediately after the antagonist shoots her, he and his cronies hear the other family members hiding beneath the floorboards and take the similarity a step further by executing one of them through the floor; just as Col. Hans Landa did to Shoshanna's family.
The Big Gundown (1966, Sergio Sollima) - Duel music is heard at Sgt. Donowitz's introduction.
The Deserter (1971, Niksa Fulgosi & Burt Kennedy) - Aldo Raine assembles a team of men and trains them to kill Nazis in the style of an Apache resistance, in the same fashion as Capt. Victor Caleb.
The Eternal Jew (1940, Fritz Hippler) - When Hans Landa mentions Goebbels' propaganda that "compares the Jew to the common rat" it is a reference to this film.
The Entity (1982) - Score from 'The Entity' is heard when Shosanna sees Col. Landa again for the first time since he killed her family.
The Great Escape (1963, John Sturges) - General Ed Fenech says "We have all our rotten eggs in one basket"...similiar to a line spoken by Kommandant von Luger in The Great Escape: "We have in effect put all our rotten eggs in one basket."
The Great Love (1942, Rolf Hansen) - "Davon geht die Welt nicht unter" from The Great Love is heard while the first card game is going on.
The Inglorious Bastards (1978, Enzo G. Castellari) - Title of 2009 movie is a take off on the English title of this movie.
The Italian Straw Hat (1944, Maurice Cammage) - Marcel passes in front of a large wall poster for Fernandel's comedy.
The White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929, Georg Wilhelm Pabst) - Along with other works of the Austrian director Pabst. Several scenes (notably, outside Shoshana's theater, where a revival is playing, and at the tavern with Von Hammersmark) involve discussion of Pabst in general and Pitz Palu, a mountain climbing film starring Leni Riefenstahl, in particular.
White Lightning (1973, Joseph Sargent) - Two music cues from 'White Lightning' are heard in the film.
Zulu Dawn (1979, Douglas Hickox) - Score from Zulu Dawn is heard when Marcel bars the doors and takes his place behind the screen.
There are numerous shout-outs to the films of Sergio Corbucci, from Django's name, to Franco Nero's cameo, to the Bagheads' costumes to Candie's death by a shot through the flower he wears over his heart.It's almost a love letter.
"Broomhilda" is not of the many spellings extant for the Brünnhilde of mythic lore, but "Broomhilda" was the protagonist of a popular newspaper comic strip. Tarantino is obviously using this spelling to pun on the "Brünnhilde" Legend.
Billy "Crash" Craddock (born June 16, 1939) is an American country and rockabilly singer. His name is borrowed for the villainous "Billy Crash".
In a scene towards the end, Django stands in a doorway with the sun behind him, casting a sharp shadow on the wall behind. The silhouette looks just like The Man With No Name.
Hellbenders (1967, Sergio Corbucci) - Three music cues from "Hellbenders" are heard in the film.
His Name Was King (1971, Giancarlo Romitelli) - The title song from this film is used as Dr. Schultz's theme music.
Hornet's Nest (1970, Phil Karlson & Franco Cirino) - "The Big Risk" from "Hornets' Nest" is heard as Django and Dr. Schultz ride into Greenville.
Inglourious Basterds - When Candie is signing the checks, his sister Lara plays "Für Elise," which was used as a Leitmotif for the Basterds in the film. Basterds and Django are considered to be the first two installments in a planned trilogy.
Kill Bill - Stephen uses the phrase, "That will be the story of you," when detailing Django's ignomious end as a mining slave. This exchange is lifted from Kill Bill, in the scene where Bill warns the Bride against showing cheek to Pai Mei; A morally-ambiguous protagonist kills a Retired Monster in front of their child in a Quentin Tarantino movie, though, here, the protagonist is extremely reluctant.
Stephen is last seen severely injured but alive and screaming abuse at Django, same as Elle after her fight with Beatrix they're also left in very precarious situations and we don't see their bodies after the fight, but while it's possible Elle could leave the trailer without getting bitten by her own black mamba it's highly unlikely 79-year-old Stephen could survive a load of dynamite exploding over his head. Both of them are Evil Counterparts of the protagonists: Beatrix and Django (both on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge over a loved one and tutored by white-haired masters) fight more or less fairly while Stephen and Elle (both very cozy with the enemy and use others to do their fighting) are incredibly Manipulative Bastards.
The Killer (1989, John Woo) - Django shoots Moguy and then leaps against his body backwards as he propels himself into the foyer, shooting two cowboys while falling on Moguy's corpse. This exact stunt/move is lifted directly from The Killer, where Chow Yun-Fat uses it to enter a room (and kill two Mooks) during the opening gunfight.
Lady Snowblood (1973, Toshiya Fujita) - The blood-spatter on cotton (after Schultz shoots the third Brittle brother) is a visual shoutout to a famous blood-spatter shot in Lady Snowblood (which was a big influence on Kill Bill, especially the character of O-Ren Ishii).
Mandingo (1975, Richard Fleischer) - The subplot about "Mandingo fighting" is inspired by this film, which Tarantino has cited as an influence.
Minnesota Clay (1964, Sergio Corbucci) - A saloon called "Minnesota Clay" is seen in the film.
Monster (2003, Patty Jenkins) - The scene when Django shoots the second Brittle brother and angrily continues to fire with the empty revolver mirrors Aileen's first murder in "Monster".
My Name Is Trinity (1970, Enzo Barboni) - The title theme from this film is heard after the destruction of Candyland.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Schultz' last words: "I'm sorry, I couldn't resist" are almost identical to Jack Sparrow's line in a similar situation, but with a darker take on it.
Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa) - The shot of the hooded raiders cresting the hill on horseback mirrors the famous shot from "Seven Samurai".
Shaft (1971, Gordon Parks) - Hildy's family name is given as von Shaft, and in a bit of Canon Welding, Tarantino has stated that Django and Brunhilde are the ancestors of John Shaft.
Son of a Gunfighter (1965, Paul Landres) - Amber Tamblyn plays the character "Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter"; her real-life father, Russ Tamblyn, played the title role in the film Son of a Gunfighter.
The Great Silence (1968, Sergio Corbucci) - Django's shooting practice in the snow is a direct reference to Silence's target practice and Tarantino has said that Corbucci's wintery western is a key influence of Django Unchained.
The White Buffalo (1977, J. Lee Thompson) - Django's anachronistic sunglasses are not a reference to Ray, but to "The White Buffalo".
Under Fire (1983, Roger Spottiswoode) - "Nicaragua" from "Under Fire" is heard in the film when Calvin Candie and his men arrive at Candyland.
Violent City (1970, Sergio Sollima) - Two music cues from the film are heard in Django.
This might be a coincidence unless The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen referenced the same thing: both films had Young Guns (Tom Sawyer/Django) aiming at targets who were rapidly escaping ( Moriarty/Big Daddy) but acting as if they had all the timein the world while their older, foreign, (mostly) doomed mentors (Quartermain/Schultz) urged them to hurry and shoot. The scenes also have opposite settings: LXG's was on a frozen lake in a snowstorm while Django's was in a grassy field on a clear night.