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50 movies that mention other movies

How meta can we get?

50 movies that mention other movies
07 June 2011

Characters in movies generally live life exactly like us regular folk do. They eat, they drink, they fight robots (okay, scrap that last one) but one thing they don't do enough of is talk about movies.

If you were confronted with a zombie, chances are you'd liken the situation to that bit in Dawn of the Dead where someone was confronted with a zombie. That's if you're not being ripped apart of course. Certain films such as the Scream series took this idea and ran with it but, on the whole, it's not quite as commonplace as you'd think.

Here's a look at 50 examples of films that talk about films. The rule being that the title of the film has to be mentioned in the dialogue. If you can think of more then please add to the list at the bottom.

(Main image: Rex Features)


(Licking blood) "Mmmm... corn syrup. Same stuff they used for pig's blood in Carrie."

Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich)

I Love You, Man

"Your best night in 5 years is watching Chocolat with Johnny Depp? You should be ashamed of yourself."

Sydney Fife (Jason Segal)

The Faculty

"If you were going to take over the world, would you blow up the White House Independence Day style, or sneak in through the back door?"

Casey (Elijah Wood)


"Haven't you seen Boyz N The Hood? Now one of us is going to get shot."

Mike (Jon Favreau)

Knocked Up

"You wanna know who I want to get pregnant? Felicity Huffman. Ever since I saw Transamerica, I can't get her out of my head."

Jason (Jason Segal)

High Fidelity

"What would it mean to you, that sentence: I haven't seen Evil Dead II yet?"

Rob Gordon (John Cusack)

Easy A

"I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me."

Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone)

Due Date

"Have you ever seen the movie Forrest Gump? He ran across the U.S. and he was pretty stupid. I have faith in you."

TSA Agent (Matt Walsh)

Hot Fuzz

"You ain't seen Bad Boys II?"

Danny Butterman (Nick Frost)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

"Gandhi baked is good. I always feel bad when I watch it baked because I get really hungry and I'm eating a lot and poor Gandhi is starving his ass off."

Cal (Seth Rogen)


"Ever since I saw Mac and Me, I've dreamed about meeting you!"

Clive Gollings (Nick Frost)

Wrong Turn

"Must I remind you of a little film called Deliverance?"

Scott (Jeremy Sisto)

You've Got Mail

"The Godfather is the I-ching. The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom. The Godfather is the answer to any question. What should I pack for my summer vacation? "Leave the gun, take the cannoli."

Joe Fox (Tom Hanks)

Going The Distance

"Have fun being in The Accused!"

Erin (Drew Barrymore)

In The Loop

"Shut it, Love Actually! Do you want me to hole punch your face?"

Paul Higgins (Jamie Macdonald)

Jennifer's Body

"I just got Aquamarine on DVD. It's about a girl who's, like, half sushi. She must've had sex with a blowhole or something."

Jennifer Check (Megan Fox)


"You'll always follow me. Never more than fifteen steps behind. And never stand too close together. I wanna be able to look behind me if the opportunity presents itself. And don't wear the same color suits. This isn't The Matrix."

Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper)

Clerks II

"I made fun of Lord of the Rings so hard, it made some supergeek puke all over the counter. Where do we keep the mop and bucket so I can have Elias clean it up?"

Randal (Jeff Anderson)


"I know that you weren't bored that day because there was a lot of stuff on TV, and then The Blair Witch Project was coming on Starz and you were like 'I haven't seen this since it came out and if so we should watch it' and then 'but oh, no, we should just make out instead la la la'"

Juno (Ellen Page)


"1997 was a great year! I saw my first R-rated movie... Anaconda. Got my first tattoo, a porpoise. Fake. Had my first kiss... Scotty Lynch."

Wichita (Emma Stone)

Kill Bill Vol 2

"I remember when Bill was only five years old, I took him to the movies. It was a movie starring Lana Turner. The Postman Always Ring Twice with John Garfields. And whenever she would appear on the screen, Bill would begin to suck his thumb to an obscene amount. And I knew from this very moment, that this boy was a fool for blondes."

Esteban Vihaio (Michael Parks)

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

"I farted once on the set of Blue Lagoon"

Brooke Shields (Minnie Driver)

Tropic Thunder

"And why am I in this movie? Maybe I just knew I had to represent, because they had one good part in it for a black man and they gave it to Crocodile Dundee."

Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson)


"Hey Bullitt, it's been almost a year. You gonna catch this f***in' guy or not?"

Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr)

True Romance

"In Jailhouse Rock he was everything rockabilly's about. I mean, he is rockabilly. Mean, surly, nasty, rude. In that movie he couldn't give a fuck about nothing except rockin' and rollin', living fast, dying young and leaving a good-looking corpse."

Clarence Worley (Christian Slater)


"Then there's "Pretty In Pink" which I can't watch with this tubby motherf***er any more, because everytime we get to the part where the red head hooks up with her dream guy, he starts sobbin' like a little eight-year-old with a skinned knee and s***."

Jay (Jason Mewes)


"It's raining oil. It's raining oil fellas. You ever see that movie Giant? You've seen the movie Giant. James Dean, man."

Kruger (Lucas Black)

The Heartbreak Kid

"Yeah, and you know why she hates Caddyshack? 'Cause she said that the gopher looked too fake."

Eddie (Ben Stiller)

Say Anything

"Okay, how ya doing? I'm Lloyd, and we're gonna watch the movie Cocoon. I've never actually seen it, but I heard it's very good, it makes you happy, thats a good thing. It's about a group of older people who go to outer space... hope I didnt give anything away there."

Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack)

Blades Of Glory

"He likes food and dreams and whispers... his favorite movie is Short Circuit."

Hector (Nick Swardson)

The Cable Guy

"Dry land is not a myth. I've seen it. Kevin Costner. Waterworld. I don't know what the big fuss is about. I saw that movie nine times. It rules!"

The Cable Guy (Jim Carrey)


"Watching Just My Luck with Lindsay Lohan on Starz. Kind of funny. She's got charm."

Ivan Schrank (Rhys Ifans)

Step Brothers

"You know that one scene in The Wizard Of Oz... when the flying monkeys pull apart the scarecrow? That's what it was like."

Dale Doback (John C. Reilly)

Lost In Translation

"Say it as if you were speaking to an old friend. Just like Bogie in Casablanca, "Here's looking at you, kid"

Commercial Director (Diamond Yukai)

Bruce Almighty

"Tell me, why did you toss the "blue heart of the ocean" jewel over the railing of Titanic? Did you feel bad at all letting Leo DiCaprio drown, while you were safe floating on the big door? Could you have taken turns, or were you just too afraid to freeze your big fat ass off?"

Bruce (Jim Carrey)

Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny

"Cause it's the Pick! Of Destiny child, you know our movie's better than Citizen Kane!"

JB (Jack Black)

Four Christmases

"My childhood was like The Shawshank Redemption, except I didn't have some old, warm, black man to share my story with!"

Brad (Vince Vaughn)

Four Weddings And A Funeral

"God... For a moment there, I thought I was in Fatal Attraction. I thought you were... Glenn Close, and I was gonna get home and find my pet rabbit in the stove."

Charles (Hugh Grant)

Mr. Mom

"My wife and I went to the movies the other day, we saw Rocky. While I'm watching it, I'm thinking 'This guy has taken some falls' you know."

Jack Butler (Michael Keaton)

Miss Congeniality

"I haven't seen a walk like that since Jurassic Park!"

Victor Melling (Michael Caine)


"I'm like Shrek. What are you doing here at the forest with Shrek?"

John (John C. Reilly)

Attack The Block

"You'd be better off calling the Ghostbusters love."

Pest (Alex Esmail)

The Blind Side

"He looks so big compared to you like Jessica Lange right next to King Kong."

Elaine (Eaddy Mays)

She's All That

"I feel just like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. You know, except for the whole hooker thing."

Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook)

Empire Records

"What's with you? Yesterday you were normal and today you're like the Chinese guy from The Karate Kid. What's with you today?"

A.J. (Johnny Whitworth)

Seed Of Chucky

"You know, I should have played Erin Brockovich; I could have done without the wonderbra."

Jennifer Tilly (Jennifer Tilly)

Get Shorty

"A blockbuster but quality. No mutants or maniacs. This is gonna be my Driving Miss Daisy."

Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman)

American Pie

"Did you see The Little Mermaid on TV yesterday? Ariel, she's so hot!"

Jim (Jason Biggs)

Scary Movie

"Did I Know What You Did Last Summer make any sense? Don't think so. And what about the sequel? What the hell was with that fat, white Jamaican kid?"

Bobby (Jon Abrahams)

America's Sweethearts

"I really want to play a character like The Terminator, you know, because I think the Hispanic people are crying out to see a deadly, destructive, killing machine that they can embrace as their own, you know, that they can relate to... "

Hector (Hank Azaria)