Movie references in The Simpsons

A list of every film referenced, mentioned or spoofed in The Simpsons.

It includes narrative films, documentaries and shorts but no TV series or mini-series. The main source to make this list was the 'Connections' section in IMDb. Order is chronological.

This is a list under construction. I'm trying to update the description of every film that is referenced.

*Latest update: Season 6, Episode 6*

Not in Letterboxd:

- Bigfoot (1967) (Short)
S04E09. "Mr. Plow"
The reporters' video showing Barney becoming trapped begins with a spoof of this film's footage.

- The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults (1986) (TV Special)
S05E01. "Homer's Barbershop Quartet"
Homer makes reference to the vault being empty while writing a song.

- H.M.S. Pinafore (1939)…

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  • Gold Diggers of 1933

    1

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    2

  • Scrooge

    3

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

    4

  • The Smurfs Christmas Special

    5

  • Goldfinger

    6

  • The Big Snit

    7

  • Freaks

    8

  • Dead of Night

    9

  • The Wizard of Oz

    10

  • Citizen Kane

    11

  • The Longest Day

    12

  • Cool Hand Luke

    13

  • Star Wars

    14

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    15

  • Return of the Jedi

    16

  • Stripes

    17

  • Full Metal Jacket

    18

  • Patton

    19

  • Red Dawn

    20

  • The Sound of Music

    21

  • White Heat

    22

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    23

  • The Godfather

    24

  • The Gay Divorcee

    25

  • An Officer and a Gentleman

    26

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    27

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    28

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    29

  • Manon of the Spring

    30

  • The Red Balloon

    31

  • Jean de Florette

    32

  • Serpico

    33

  • A Little Night Music

    34

  • The Night of the Hunter

    35

  • South Pacific

    36

  • Jaws

    37

  • Gone with the Wind

    38

  • Peter Pan

    39

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    40

  • King Kong

    41

  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

    42

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    43

  • The Fly

    44

  • The Atomic Submarine

    45

  • Psycho

    46

  • Suspiria

    47

  • When a Stranger Calls

    48

  • Friday the 13th

    49

  • The Shining

    50

  • Poltergeist

    51

  • Frankenstein

    52

  • The Exorcist

    53

  • The Amityville Horror

    54

  • The Pride of the Yankees

    55

  • The Karate Kid

    56

  • Dead Poets Society

    57

  • The Gold Rush

    58

  • Rashomon

    59

  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    60

  • The Fortune Cookie

    61

  • Shaft

    62

  • The Graduate

    63

  • The Way We Were

    64

  • Back to the Future

    65

  • Wall Street

    66

  • Die Hard

    67

  • The Ten Commandments

    68

  • North by Northwest

    69

  • Stardust Memories

    70

  • Broadcast News

    71

  • Hello, Dolly!

    72

  • Catch-22

    73

  • Police Academy

    74

  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

    75

  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training

    76

  • Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

    77

  • Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

    78

  • Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

    79

  • Vertigo

    80

  • The Terminator

    81

  • Sullivan's Travels

    82

  • Lethal Weapon

    83

  • Benji

    84

  • Cujo

    85

  • Predator

    86

  • The Oscar

    87

  • Animal House

    88

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    89

  • Batman

    90

  • The Nutty Professor

    91

  • Tom Jones

    92

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    93

  • Rocky

    94

  • The Mummy

    95

  • The Wolf Man

    96

  • The Thing from Another World

    97

  • Adam's Rib

    98

  • The Omen

    99

  • The War of the Roses

    100