We have all at one point in our lives (maybe even the last Friday you spent drunk, we are not judging!) wondered what the world would be like should an apocalypse really hit us. Would the Kardashians still be annoying? Would Johnny Depp still be a badass cool dude? Or would the entire world just go plain nuts?!
Enter Seth Rogen’s hilarious new release This Is The End(hitting cinemas across Ireland and the UK on today, June 28th) in which he, along with the likes of James Franco and Jonah Hill hilariously parody themselves! And to celebrate its release, we have put together a list of films that reference other films.
Star Trek reference in…. Beverly Hills Cop II
During a car chase, Axel Foley (played by Eddie Murphy) yells at fellow cop, Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold):
“Are you driving with your eyes open, or are you like using the force?”
One of the most famous lines from Taxi Driver appearing in… Kick Ass
“You talkin’ to me?”
And the award for most unlikely film reference goes to… Fight Club in Puss In Boots
Puss: “The first rule of Bean Club… you don’t talk about Bean Club.”
Think of the line Arnold Schwarznegger is most famous for… …yeah that one…
He marked his return to films with one simple phrase in The Expendables 2:
Peter Klaven’s best night in 5 years in I Love You Man…
“Your best night in 5 years is “Chocolat” with Johnny Depp?”
(Hey, it’s Johnny Depp, we totally understand!)
Proof that some greats just live on… Jarhead:
“It’s raining oil. It’s raining oil fellas. You ever see that movie Giant? You’ve seen the movie Giant. James Dean, man!”
You’ve Got Mail clearly got the memo on greatness:
“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.”
The Lost Boys
“Talk about your Texas Chainsaw Massacre”
Yeah, seeing a collection of dead animals in your grandfather’s house will do that to you.
Warning! Getting high may cause you to recite a famous speech from… Scarface!
As Ethan does at his own daughter’s wedding in Due Date.
What we think Miss Havisham would say if she were to watch this film…
“Shut it, Love Actually!”
(From In The Loop)
Speaking of romance, it seems Bruce Almighty is not a fan…
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?”
An example of where films take inspiration from other films (or replace the word “films” with “psychopath murderer”)
Also known as Billy Lumas in Scream: “mmmmm… corn syrup. Same stuff they used as pig’s blood in Carrie.”
Speaking of blood…
“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.”
Taken from Zombieland.
Keep calm and…
“Haven’t you seen Boyz n the Hood? Now one of us is going to get shot.”
Taken from Swingers.
Talking of which…
“You ain’t seen Bad Boys II?”
(Mentioned in Hot Fuzz)
And as Mathilda in Léon says…
“Thelma and Louise didn’t work alone.”
…every good film needs partners.