Best Movies Commonly Referenced in TV ShowsIf there's one thing TV shows always love doing, it's referencing popular movies in one of more episodes and some movies have been referenced more than others. Feel free to add more movies to this list and comment which we're you favorite movie references.
The Top Ten
Indiana Jones was mentioned in many TV shows such as Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, American Dad, South Park, The Simpsons, Futurama, Community, Doctor Who, How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, Family Guy, The Fairly Odd Parents, Gravity Falls, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Magnum P.I. and many, many, many more.
especially the "rolling ball" scene
Almost every popular TV show in the last decade has referenced this epic saga. A few examples include: The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Family Guy, South Park, Friends, How I met Your Mother, That 70's Show and many more.
There are a lot of references in sitcoms I've noticed. They usually have someone dress up as Darth Vader for some costume party like in The Office or they watch the movies like in The Big Bang Theory.
This movie was referenced in all of Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama and Disenchantment). It was also referenced in Breaking Bad, South Park, SpongeBob Squarepants, American Dad, Family Guy, Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Rick and Morty, Brickleberry, Bob's Burgers
Matt Groening sure loves this movie lol
The Breakfast Club was referenced in Community, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, South Park, The Simpsons, Scrubs, The Office, etc.
And also a surprising amount of kids shows lol
There are multiple references to The Lord of the Rings in cartoons: The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, Family Guy, etc, and in shows like The Big Bang Theory, The Sopranos, The Office and Babylon 5 for example.
Referenced multiple times in The Simpsons, South Park, Futurama, Doctor Who, Community, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Teen Titans Go and, of all things, My Little Pony.
Referenced multiple times in The Simpsons, Family Guy and Red Dwarf. Also referenced in Star Trek Voyager, Firefly, Doctor Who and Gravity Falls.
Referenced in South Park, The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Office, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Malcolm in the Middle, Rick and Morty, and many more.
Referenced in The Simpsons, South Park, Futurama, Family Guy, American Dad, The Big Bang Theory, Community, The Office and, for some reason, Jay Leno has mentioned this movie over 20 times on his TV show.
This iconic action movie was mentioned in all sorts of TV shows including: Friends, Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Office and Family Guy.