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The Cinematic Simpsons

The funniest, sneakiest movie references in The Simpsons.

The video above makes it clear that the creative geniuses behind The Simpsons have a deep love for cinema. Throughout the show’s 26-year run on the air (plus one year on the Tracey Ullman Show), it’s snuck in many a reference to classic movie scenes of all genres—enough for editor Celia Gómez Villán and researcher Jesús Sahuquillo Olivares to come up with this hilarious montage of their cinematic tributes.

There are 27 film references in all—a fitting tip of the cap to the times the show has spent in our lives. The full list is below.  

Impressive, right? In hindsight, we should expect no less from a show as hilarious and self-aware as The Simpsons has always been. Enjoy.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula
A Clockwork Orange
Pulp Fiction
Requiem for a Dream
The Gold Rush
Full Metal Jacket
The Fugitive
Terminator 2
Reservoir Dogs
The Birds
Risky Business
Citizen Kane
The Silence of the Lambs
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Basic Instinct
Official and Gentleman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
2001: A Space Odyssey
Thelma and Louise
The Godfather
Taxi Driver
The Shining
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Dr. Strangelove