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==Adaptations==
 
==Adaptations==
 
The 2001 [[anime]] [[film]] ''[[Metropolis (2001 film)|Metropolis]]'', is based on an original manga by Osamu Tezuka; Tezuka's manga was in fact inspired by a poster for the film, and he never saw the film itself. The anime's story is much closer to the original film than Tezuka's manga, although all three feature similar themes.
 
The 2001 [[anime]] [[film]] ''[[Metropolis (2001 film)|Metropolis]]'', is based on an original manga by Osamu Tezuka; Tezuka's manga was in fact inspired by a poster for the film, and he never saw the film itself. The anime's story is much closer to the original film than Tezuka's manga, although all three feature similar themes.
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==Connections==
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===Remade as===
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Metropolis<br />
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Original was a silent movie
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===Edited into===
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: La monnaie de l'absolu (1999) (TV Episode)
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Le contrôle de l'univers (1999) (TV Episode)
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Bride of Monster Mania (2000) (TV Movie)
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Fritz Lang: Circle of Destiny (2004) (TV Movie)
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Ombres vives ...une autre histoire du cinema... (2013)<br />
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clip is shown
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===Spin-off===
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Queen: Radio Ga Ga (1984) (Video)<br />
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Some scenes (other than those taken from the film, obviously) seem to take place in Metropolis, or even during the events of the film.
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===Cultural references===
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Cabiria (1914)
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===In popular culture===
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Spies (1928)<br />
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A poster for Metropolis can be seen when # 326 follows Sonia to Jellusic's house.
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Frankenstein (1931)
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The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
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Modern Times (1936)<br />
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factory design, boss main machinist TV link...
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Fury (1936)
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Citizen Kane (1941)<br />
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It is referenced.
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Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) (Short)
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Scarlet Street (1945)<br />
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The "self-portrait" of Kitty March very closely resembles the scene of the robot Maria being brought to life.
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Warning from Space (1956)<br />
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One of the aliens disguises itself as an Earth woman, in a scene reminiscent of the transformation of the mechanical woman into Maria.
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Spartacus (1960)<br />
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Gladiators climb the bars of the school, until they are forced and made to fall, like the workers of the underground city during their rebellion.
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Star Trek: The Original Series: The Cloud Minders (1969) (TV Episode)<br />
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The Cloud Minders appears to be based on Metropolis.
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Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)<br />
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close-up of someone's hand on a factory button, painstakingly recreated
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THX 1138 (1971)
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The Devils (1971)<br />
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The anachronistic and futuristic design of the sets.
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The Stepford Wives (1975)
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Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1975)<br />
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Fritz Lang mentions the film
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Alice or The Last Escapade (1977)<br />
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The pathways in the garden, and the road in the dark wood, form a labyrinth like the corridors in the earlier film.
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)<br />
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C3P0 is modeled on the robot
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)<br />
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The India sequence features a close shot of hands pointing at the sky, which closely echoes a shot in the 'Babel' sequence of Metropolis.
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Hair (1979)<br />
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The dance sequence in the church, for a few seconds, perfectly imitates key dance moves from the famous Man-Machine dance from Metropolis. The dancer in the church is actually the choreaographer of the entire movie, who included the imitation as an homage.
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The Humanoid (1979)<br />
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The name of the planet was Metropolis which was the same name of Fritz Lang's classic silent sci-fi film.
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The King and the Mockingbird (1980)<br />
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The city, with its dark, industrial underbelly.
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Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
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Blade Runner (1982)<br />
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numerous references
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Remington Steele: Steele's Gold (1983) (TV Episode)<br />
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Mentioned in Dialogue.
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Risky Business (1983)<br />
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a clock runs backwards: while Freder is working in the machine-room, and while Joel is waiting for class to end
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Daicon IV Opening Animation (1983) (Short)<br />
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The Metropolis robot appears.
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Ghostbusters (1984)<br />
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The scene in which the Art Deco temple emits plasma / lightning (when the portal doors are opened) bears more than a passing resemblance to the destruction of the "Heart Machine" scene (in Metropolis).
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The Transformers: The Ultimate Doom: Brainwash (1) (1984) (TV Episode)<br />
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Dr Arkeville was modelled after Rotwang.
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The Fading Image (1984) (Short)<br />
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documentary about the 80's version
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Brazil (1985)<br />
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Many themes of the city are borrowed from Metropolis.
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Perras callejeras (1985)<br />
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The film is mentioned in a conversation
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Urusei Yatsura: I Want a Bride! The Fox's Love Adventure! (1985) (TV Episode)<br />
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One of the students is dress up as Maria from this movie.
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Demons (1985)<br />
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poster in the cinema (version of 1984)
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The Transformers: Megatron's Master Plan: Part 2 (1985) (TV Episode)<br />
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The Decepticons' human slave-driven power plant is very like (and probably inspired by) the "M-Machine" of "Metropolis".
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Ewoks: The Three Lessons (1985) (TV Episode)<br />
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When Ogray explains how the Heart connects the Brain and the hands just like the allegory in Metropolis.
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Paradise Postponed: The Temptation of Henry Simcox (1986) (TV Episode)<br />
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A poster is seen at Henry's.
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Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)<br />
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At the beginning of the film a poster of the 1984 re-release can be seen.
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RoboCop (1987)<br />
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Cited by director Paul Verhoeven as influence.
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I Love Maria (1988)<br />
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The appearance of the robot is very close to the robot of Metropolis. And he has the same name: Maria.
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Remote Control (1988)<br />
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Video case is shown in a video store.
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Livsfarlig film (1988)<br />
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Poster on a wall
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Akira (1988)<br />
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Tetsuo creates a replacement mechanical right arm for himself, like Rotwang in "Metropolis"
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Troldspejlet: Episode #1.3 (1989) (TV Episode)<br />
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Jakob Stegelmann talks about robots in films, mentions Maria, and shows still from the film
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Rosso di sera (1989)<br />
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Poster on the wall.
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Press Gang: Shouldn't I Be Taller? (1989) (TV Episode)<br />
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There is a poster for the film in the Junior Gazette offices.
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Madonna: Express Yourself (1989) (Video)<br />
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The video is set in a world based on Metropolis.
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Batman (1989)
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Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)<br />
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In the opening credits scene, the anthropomorphic factory facade (with eyes and mouth) ... as well as the unloading of lethargic workers from the freight elevator.
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The Local Stigmatic (1990)<br />
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Poster is displayed in front of theater.
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Total Recall (1990)
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Saved by the Bell: House Party (1990) (TV Episode)<br />
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There is a model of the False Maria in Screech's bedroom.
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The Flash: Watching the Detectives (1990) (TV Episode)<br />
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There is a model of the False Maria in Mrs. Grosso's shop.
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) (TV Episode)<br />
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Title mentioned
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The Runestone (1991)
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Invasion for Flesh and Blood (1991) (Video)
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Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV Movie)<br />
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Poster art for this is shown,
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The Bodyguard (1992)<br />
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A statue of the Machine Man can be seen in the singer's apartment.
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Rossellini visto da Rossellini (1993)<br />
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Poster shown
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Drug-Taking and the Arts (1993)
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Prince in Hell (1993)<br />
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poster seen
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The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993)<br />
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mentioned by Riefenstahl
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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Requiem for a Superhero (1993) (TV Episode)<br />
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A statue of the Maschinenmensch is displayed on a shelf in Dr. Sam Lane's office.
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Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993) (Video)<br />
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The name of a ship in the closing act of the film is "Die Frau Maria." This was the name of both a human character and her famous cyborg double from Fritz Lang's silent science fiction classic "Metropolis."
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Puppet Master 4 (1993) (Video)<br />
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Figure of robot from this movie on scientist's desk.
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The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)<br />
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Aside from having 12 hours instead of 10, the clock face is identical.
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Whitney Houston: Queen of the Night (1994) (Video)<br />
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In the video, Houston's performance, her metallic costume and the film sets are all inspired by scenes from Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis
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New Nightmare (1994)<br />
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A statuette of the Maschinenmensch can be seen on the table in Wes Craven's home.
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Isaac Asimov's the Ultimate Robot (1994) (Video Game)<br />
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Clips and references
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Century of Cinema: A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears (1995) (TV Episode)<br />
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Mentioned by Alexander Mackendrick.
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Absolutely Fabulous: The End (1995) (TV Episode)<br />
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A poster for the film hangs in the HQ offices.
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Ulysses' Gaze (1995)<br />
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Mentioned in dialogue
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Hackers (1995)<br />
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The poster is seen in Kate's room
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The Arrival (1996)
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Vampirella (1996) (Video)<br />
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Forry has a Maria statue in his room
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Stickin' Around: Jumbo Frank/Owed to a Tree (1996) (TV Episode)<br />
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When Bradley refers to the city devoured by Frank.
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The Fifth Element (1997)<br />
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When Leeloo is being revived, she is placed in a machine that is a near copy of the one used to create the robot in Metrolpolis.
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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Atlantis (1997) (TV Episode)<br />
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The layout of Atlantis appears to be based on Metropolis.
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Titanic (1997)
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Dark City (1998)
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At the Movies: Kissing a Fool/An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn/Krippendorf's Tribe/The Real Blonde/Dark City/The Long Way Home (1998) (TV Episode)<br />
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Referenced during the "Dark City" review.
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Antz (1998)<br />
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SPOILER: Mandible attempts to drown the city of workers.
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Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
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A Bug's Life (1998)
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Goomer (1999)<br />
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Maria poster seen in Goomer's spaceship.
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Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (1999) (Video Game)<br />
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One level is called Metropolis.
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Toy Story 2 (1999)
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Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (1999) (TV Movie)<br />
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The title is mentioned by the narrator.
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The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story (1999) (Video)<br />
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mentioned by Anthony Daniels
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Bruiser (2000)<br />
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The mask Henry receives in Bruiser has the same pinhole eyes and slightly apart lips as the "Machine-Man" from Metropolis. Bruiser also shares Metropolis' theme of people being used for the gain of others.
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Edgar Neville: Emparedado entre comillas (2000) (TV Movie)<br />
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mentioned
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Billy Elliot (2000)
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Loser (2000)<br />
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Poster on a wall in one scene.
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The Heart of the World (2000) (Short)<br />
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Anna is dressed and lighted to look like Maria from "Metropolis." She is first mostly seen near large turning gears and machinery like that in the "Metropolis" city.
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Charlie's Angels (2000)<br />
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The look of the Thin Man in this movie is inspired by the look of the Thin Man in "Metropolis".
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Bride of Monster Mania (2000) (TV Movie)
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Clerks: Leonardo Leonardo Returns and Dante Has an Important Decision to Make (2001) (TV Episode)<br />
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Leonardo Leonardo's plans involves having workers operating machinery in the underground, the next step is flooding the underground. This is reminiscent of scenes in Metropolis.
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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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Metropolis (2001)<br />
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Besides the title reference, the film bears strong visual and thematic references to Lang's film.
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
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Bunuel and King Solomon's Table (2001)<br />
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The artificial woman from Metropolis appears in this film.
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Monsters, Inc. (2001)<br />
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The name of the city 'Monstropolis'
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The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)<br />
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Referenced by name
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The Time Machine (2002)<br />
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The poster for the film is seen in the New York Public Library in 2030.
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Talk to Her (2002)
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
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Psychedelic Cinema (2002) (Video)<br />
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The movie "Metropolis" is mentioned by Val Guest during his interview.
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Life Goes On (2002) (TV Movie)<br />
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Referenced as one of UFA's biggest artistic triumphs, ca. 12 minutes into the film.
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In Search of: Ghost Lovers (2002) (TV Episode)<br />
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Clips shown
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
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Equilibrium (2002)
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Chicago (2002)
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Der Fall Metropolis (2003) (Video)<br />
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documentary about the film
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Adored: Diary of a Porn Star (2003)<br />
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When Charlotte is choosing a video to watch, one of the tapes she handles is labled "Metropolis."
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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
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Chaplin Today: Modern Times (2003) (TV Movie)<br />
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mentioned once
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Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003) (Video)<br />
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Mention once
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Chaplin Today: City Lights (2003) (TV Movie)<br />
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mentioned once
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)<br />
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Art deco/German Expressionist depiction of futuristic city. Beautiful and dangerous female android.
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Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen (2004)<br />
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Mentioned in interview.
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Butterfly (2004)<br />
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A poster can be seen.
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The Characters of 'Star Wars' (2004) (Video)<br />
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Mentioned by George Lucas and Ralph McQuarrie.
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The Incredibles (2004)<br />
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1. Metroville's name 2. Panorama in the archive footage references similar shot in Metropolis
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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)<br />
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Planktropolis is the new name for Bikini Bottem when Plankton takes over. It bears resemblence to the metropolis city in that movie
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Bionicle Vahki Animations (2004) (TV Mini Series)<br />
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Scenes of slave-like factory workers marching in line with enormous pumps and other machinery towering over them as they keep a buzzing futuristic city running. They work in the factories below while the city ruler is distant and unreachable in his giant tower.
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Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)<br />
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A poster is shown on a wall
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Batman Begins (2005)<br />
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Panoramic camera shots of the cityscape.
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Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (2005) (TV Movie)<br />
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This movie's robots influenced George Lucas's creation C-3PO.
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My Life as a Teenage Robot: Toying with Jenny/Teenage Mutant Ninja Troubles (2005) (TV Episode)<br />
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It's the Mr. G. Petto in "Action Jenny Dolls in the City".
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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)<br />
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Were-Rabbit death scene.
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The Magicians (2005)<br />
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The old men make reference to this film.
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Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen (2006) (TV Episode)<br />
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The Art Deco design of the Cybermen, and their robotic movements, is reminiscent of the robot Maria.
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Krrish (2006)<br />
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rising ring of light in the scientist's lab
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Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (2006) (TV Movie)<br />
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poster in bar
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Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet (2006) (Video)<br />
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Mentioned.
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The Holiday (2006)<br />
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DVD is shown in a video store.
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The Weakest Link: 'Doctor Who' Special (2007) (TV Episode)<br />
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Referenced by name
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The Sandman (2007) (Short)<br />
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in keeping with the films overall German expressionist feel, the birth of Olympia is a riff on the Maria creation scene in Metropolis
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BioShock (2007) (Video Game)<br />
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main character must confront the ruler of an underground/underwater city; architechtual and atmospheric similarities also abound.
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Across the Universe (2007)<br />
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Bald and semi-naked workers carrying liberty, much like in the Babel sequence.
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How I Met Your Mother: Third Wheel (2007) (TV Episode)<br />
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Ted has a Metropolis poster in his bedroom wall.
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Robot Chicken: Moesha Poppins (2007) (TV Episode)<br />
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Maria the Gynoid makes a cameo appearance.
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How I Met Your Mother: Slapsgiving (2007) (TV Episode)<br />
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Ted has a Metropolis poster on the wall of his room.
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IndieBoyz (2007) (Video)<br />
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'Metropolis' T-shirt has the title and an image from the movie on front
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Lacrimosa (2008) (TV Movie)<br />
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Poster shown on the wall.
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Yoshiwara Club (2008) (Short)<br />
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The title is a tip of the hat to Fritz Lang's Metropolis and to its fake-Maria erotic dance scene set in the nightclub quarter named Yoshiwara.
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Interview with Chris Petit and Keith Griffiths (2008) (Video)<br />
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A still photograph is shown
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The Rocker (2008)<br />
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Matt's solo scene in A.D.D's music video
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Dark City: Memories of Shell Beach (2008) (Video)<br />
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Liz Keogh mentions this film.
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How I Met Your Mother: Do I Know You? (2008) (TV Episode)<br />
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Ted has a Metropolis poster on the wall of his room.
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)<br />
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The celluloid image of Shosanna laughing while burning mirrors the Evil Maria in the bonfire in Fritz Lang's classic -- ironically, one of Hitler's favorite movies
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Dva: Nunovó tango (2009) (Video)<br />
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Visual quotation.
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Mad Men: Love Among the Ruins (2009) (TV Episode)<br />
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mentioned in dialogue
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Micmacs (2009)<br />
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DVD is shown in a video store.
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Xenes se xeni hora: 50 ellinikes tainies mystiriou kai fantasias (2009)<br />
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Poster is shown.
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90210: Environmental Hazards (2009) (TV Episode)<br />
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Mentioned by Jasper
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Jeopardy!: Episode #26.58 (2009) (TV Episode)<br />
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Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "'Itz' at the End"
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Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009)
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Jeopardy!: Episode #26.93 (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Mr. & Ms. Roboto"
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El cine libertario: Cuando las películas hacen historia (2010) (Short)<br />
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poster shown in a picture
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Voyage to Metropolis (2010) (TV Movie)<br />
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Documentary about Metropolis
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Metropolis refundada (2010)<br />
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documentary about the film
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Neues aus der Anstalt: Spätrömischer Empfang für Westerwelle (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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Referenced by name
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Mythos Metropolis (2010) (TV Movie)<br />
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documentary about the film
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Attack of the Clones Review (2010) (Video)<br />
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Among the movies Plinkett mentions that the Original Star Wars Trilogy paid homage to.
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Special Collector's Edition: La historia interminable (1ª parte) (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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The DVD appears in the background
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Special Collector's Edition: La historia interminable (2ª parte) (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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The DVD appears in the background.
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The Cinema Snob: Caligula: Part II (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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Snob #2 mentions it.
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Special Collector's Edition: Bailando con lobos (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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The DVD appears in the background
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Futurama: The Mutants Are Revolting (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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The Westside Pipeway is reminiscent of some of the machinery in "Metropolis".
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Special Collector's Edition: Exploradores (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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The DVD appears in the background
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White Irish Drinkers (2010)<br />
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poster seen
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The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry (2010)<br />
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Poster is shown.
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Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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Movie listed on the box art of James Rolfe's Classic Horror DVD Box Set.
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Special Collector's Edition: Especial Halloween: La trilogía de los muertos vivientes (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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The DVD appears in the background
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Atop the Fourth Wall: Action Comics #1 (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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mentioned among the influences for Superman.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) (Video Game)<br />
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Poster in Nazi theater in 'Zombies' game mode titled 'Pygmalion' mimics the poster art of 'Metropolis'.
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Special Collector's Edition: Hook (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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In the Background/Appears on the list of DVD releases of November/December.
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Special Collector's Edition: Zombie Town (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
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The DVD appears in the background
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R.L. Stine's the Haunting Hour: The Red Dress (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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This is playing at the film noir film festival.
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Special Collector's Edition: La princesa prometida (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Titanic - 1ª Edición (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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The DVD is seen on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Supercop (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears on the background
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Raymond Did It (2011)<br />
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Poster seen on wall
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Special Collector's Edition: Masters del universo (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears on the background
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Midnight Movie Review: The Complete Metropolis (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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the film of this episode's topic
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Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: Psicosis (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears In the Background
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Special Collector's Edition: The Ring (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background / mentioned
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Special Collector's Edition: Mad Max 2: Versión no íntegra (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Los Teleñecos en el espacio (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background
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Special Collector's Edition: El pacto de Berlín (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background
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The Artist (2011)<br />
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The opening shot with its special effects references the activation of the robot Maria.
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Special Collector's Edition: ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)<br />
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The opening scene showing students at Hogwarts being herded towards the classroom, reflects the opening scene of Metropolis, where workers are herded into the big city
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Parásitos: Parásitos Begins (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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poster appears in Paula's room
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Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen (2011)<br />
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Movie poster seen on the wall in an apartment
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Special Collector's Edition: Sospechosos habituales (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Matilda (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background
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Real Steel (2011)<br />
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If you look at the ring girl in the final fight, she is dressed as a very close approximation of the famous robot from the silent film "Metropolis".
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Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: Ranma ½ (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Los gemelos golpean dos veces (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Made in U.S.A. (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background
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Special Collector's Edition: El soltero (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Pack Tintín (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Calles de fuego (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears in the background
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Prophets of Science Fiction: H.G. Wells (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
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Poster shown and Wells' disdain for the film is mentioned.
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RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul Rewind (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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RuPaul says one of DiDa Ritz's runway looks is "very Fritz Lang Metropolis."
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Special Collector's Edition: Amor inmortal (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears on the backgorund
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When Worlds Collide (2012) (Video)<br />
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Shaun Ley mentions this film
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Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: Operación Dragón (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Las Relíquias: Atraco a falda armada (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: La Cosa (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Las chicas de la Tierra son fáciles (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: 1492: La conquista del paraíso (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears on the backgorund
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Special Collector's Edition: Blu-ray: Depredador (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears on the backgorund
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Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: El Circo (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears on the backgorund
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Special Collector's Edition: Las amistades peligrosas (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD appears on the backgorund
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)<br />
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Cited by Christopher Nolan as a key influence.
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New Girl: Katie (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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Movie poster in the apartment
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Special Collector's Edition: 12 Monos (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray in the background
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Public Domain Horror VHS Art (2012) (Video)<br />
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VHS seen in James Rolfe's collection
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Special Collector's Edition: Pack Bond 50 (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray in the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Especial Navideño (Top Películas Navideñas) (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray in the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Christine (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Superman: Episodios Clásicos (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: La carrera del siglo (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Blu-ray: Pack Indiana Jones (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Underground (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
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Rewind This! (2013)<br />
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Video case is shown.
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013) (Video Game)<br />
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Map titled "Metropolis" after the Fritz Lang classic
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Remote Recovery (2013) (Short)<br />
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Brigitte is named after actress Brigitte Helm - who played a similar role as evil android in Metropolis.
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Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: La Tienda de los Horrores (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Serpico (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: Desafío Total (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
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Héros (2013) (Short)<br />
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Poster on the wall.
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Doctor Mabuse (2013)<br />
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A drawing of Maria the Robot appears briefly on Mabuse's plans
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Special Collector's Edition: Blu-ray: El Bueno, el Feo y el Malo (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
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Special Collector's Edition: El viaje a la Luna (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
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DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
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Face Off: Living Art (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
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Title mentioned
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Midnight Screenings: Ender's Game/The Shining (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
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Brian mentions when a rough copy of Metropolis was found in an Argentinian storage house.
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Meet Me on the Southbank (2013)<br />
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seen by Alan and Destiny
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DVD-R Hell: Howard Cantour.com (2014) (TV Episode)<br />
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Brad "compares" Howard Cantour.com to this film.
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The Place on the Corner (2014) (Short)<br />
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mentioned by interview subject
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Film Speak: Episode #1.2 (2014) (TV Episode)<br />
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A poster is seen on the main set
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The Fosters: Metropolis (2014) (TV Episode)<br />
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Title reference.
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The Simpsons: Days of Future Future (2014) (TV Episode)<br />
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Bart's Little Black eBook contains a photo of Maria.
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Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014)<br />
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Rotwang and Maria the Robot appear in DOCTOR MABUSE: ETIOPOMAR.
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Project: Marvin (2014) (Video)<br />
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There is an image of the robot from this film.
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Twenty Years Later (2014)<br />
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Image on T-shirt
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Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Targets (2014) (TV Episode)<br />
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Depicted on Ryan's shirt.
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The Big Bang Theory: The Misinterpretation Agitation (2014) (TV Episode)<br />
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The robot is among the doctor's sci-fi memorabilia.
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Reebok: The City in Motion (2014) (Short)<br />
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The plot is an homage to a scene in this earlier movie
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Life Is Strange (2015) (Video Game)<br />
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The film was listed on a leaflet in episode 5.
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The Wrong Boyfriend (2015) (TV Movie)<br />
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Mentioned in dialogue
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WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movie Posters (2015) (TV Episode)<br />
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The poster for Metropolis is #9.
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April and the Extraordinary World (2015)<br />
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The factory scene involving workers robotically influenced a similar scene in the film.
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The First Film (2015)<br />
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A still of the golden robot is seen early in the film.
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Atop the Fourth Wall: The Star Wars #2 (2015) (TV Episode)<br />
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Linkara notes that C-3PO's early design is based on the robots in this movie
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Main Aur Charles (2015)<br />
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Mentioned in dialogue
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The Cinema Snob: Suckula (2015) (TV Episode)<br />
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"I don't recall Nixon's resignation speech looking like Metropolis."
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Nasi: Závislosti (2016) (TV Episode)<br />
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Poster on the wall.
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Lída Baarová (2016)<br />
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Poster on the wall.
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Jay Dyer: Hitchcock's Psycho Psyche & MK Ultra (2016) (TV Episode)<br />
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The movie comes up in discussion.
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Spam Attack: The Movie (2016) (Short)<br />
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The final image shows the alien living in the big tower of babel in "Metropolis".
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Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 May 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)<br />
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Mike Greenberg reads from RottenTomatoes.com's list of top movies
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500 Questions: Episode #2.5 (2016) (TV Episode)<br />
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correct answer in "Silent Film" category
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WatchMojo: Top 10 Insanely Expensive Movie Memorabilia (2016) (TV Episode)<br />
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The Original Metropolis Poster gets an honorable mention.
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Brain Dump: 10 Cloverfield Lane Makes Me Bitchy (2016) (TV Episode)<br />
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Max Gilardi mentions that Heartbeeps is not a sequel to Metropolis just because of the same genres.
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The Phantom Hour (2016) (Short)<br />
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Inspiration
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24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)<br />
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Poster shown
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The Wardrobe (2017) (Video Game)<br />
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A poster of Metropolis was one of Skinny's choices for a prize.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)<br />
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High Priestess Ayesha's throne and makeup resembles the Maria Robot from Metropolis.
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Genius: Einstein: Chapter One (2017) (TV Episode)<br />
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Einstein walks past a cinema displaying a large poster for this film.
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Crash Course: Film History: German Expressionism (2017) (TV Episode)<br />
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Mentioned and Discussed
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)<br />
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The lines' of children marching into school like the workers' in Metropolis.
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Diminishing Returns: Blade Runner (2017) (TV Episode)<br />
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Mentioned.
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MenT: Shakira nebo menopauza - Co je více vyhledávané? (2017) (TV Episode)<br />
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Mentioned by MenT.
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Friedkin Uncut (2018)<br />
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Poster shown. Mentioned by Friedkin.
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David Coburn MEP on the Tyranny of the EU (2018) (Video)<br />
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David Coburn could be this movie could be our future.
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SBPCh: 1999/17:05/Drug (2018) (Video)<br />
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Poster on the wall
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The Strange Life of Dr. Frankenstein (2018)<br />
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Clip shown
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Global Warnings: Glenn Kenny Explores End of the World Movies (2019) (Video)<br />
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Talked about
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Adam (2019)<br />
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A poster for the movie can be seen.
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Granada Reports: 21 January 2020: Evening Bulletin (2020) (TV Episode)<br />
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Mentioned by one of the cinema voluteers.
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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jim Carrey/Michael Kiwanuka (2020) (TV Episode)<br />
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T-shirt worn by Jim Carrey
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Family Guy: Pawtucket Pat (2020) (TV Episode)<br />
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mentioned at end of episode
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Disenchantment: Steamland Confidential (2021) (TV Episode)<br />
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The whistle factory that Bean works in has many visual references to this movie.
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Bad Girls (2021)<br />
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Poster displayed in Danny Lucifer's home.
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===Featured in===
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Paris Belongs to Us (1961)
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Bewegte Bilder. Deutsche Trickfilme der Zwanziger Jahre (1975) (TV Movie)<br />
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A segment from this film is featured.
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The Horror Show (1979) (TV Movie)<br />
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Clips are featured.
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Android (1982)
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E.T. and Friends: Magical Movie Visitors (1982) (TV Movie)<br />
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Clips from the film is showed during the show
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The Horror of It All (1983) (TV Movie)
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Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) (Video)<br />
  +
in part II
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Queen: Radio Ga Ga (1984) (Video)<br />
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The music video for the song features scenes from Fritz Lang's 1927 German expressionist science fiction film "Metropolis".
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Decoder (1984)<br />
  +
Contains footage of the film.
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One Night Stand (1984)<br />
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Two montage sequences from Metropolis are shown, including scenes of the powerhouse exploding and a scene of the robot/Maria seated in a chair.
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At the Movies: Sheena, Queen of the Jungle/Dreamscape/The Adventures of the Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension/The Bostonians/Metropolis (1984) (TV Episode)<br />
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Reviewed; clips are shown.
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Monsters, Madmen & Machines: 80 Years of Science Fiction (1984) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
Helm's dancing seduction
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  +
100 years of automobile: Ein Volk gibt Gas (1985) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
clip shown
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  +
100 years of automobile: Der Tod fährt mit (1985) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
clip shown
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  +
Stairs (1986) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
Clip shown.
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Heaven (1987)
  +
  +
Demented Top 20 Video Countdown (1988) (TV Special)<br />
  +
One of the videos on the countdown features clips from this.
  +
  +
Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988) (TV Movie)
  +
  +
Splendor (1989)<br />
  +
Cinema scene can be seen
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Footage of this movie is shown.
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Fejezetek a film történetéböl: A német film 1933-ig (1989) (TV Episode)
  +
  +
Minute Movie Masterpieces (1989) (Video)<br />
  +
Clips / footage.
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At the Movies: Silent Classics (1990) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Clips are shown.
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Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991) (TV Movie)<br />
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The film includes several fragments from Lang's movie.
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Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies (1992) (TV Movie)
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The Bodyguard (1992)
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  +
Arise! the SubGenius Video (1992) (Video)
  +
  +
Die UFA (1992)<br />
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Scene of film is shown and commented.
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SeaQuest 2032: Abalon (1994) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Abalon shows the movie in his lab.
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A Century of Cinema (1994)
  +
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One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
  +
  +
Citizen Langlois (1995) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
Contains footage of the film.
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Century of Cinema: Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995) (TV Episode)<br />
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Featured in the Volker Schlöndorff segment.
  +
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Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) (TV Mini Series)
  +
  +
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: Where It All Began (1995) (TV Episode)<br />
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clips shown
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Tokyo Fist (1995)
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Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: The Unchained Camera (1995) (TV Episode)<br />
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clips shown
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Latex (1995) (Video)
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Sergei Eisenstein: Autobiography (1996)
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La mémoire retrouvée (1996) (TV Movie)
  +
  +
Future Fantastic: I, Robot (1996) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Clip shown.
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Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996) (Short)
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  +
Basquiat (1996)
  +
  +
100 Years of Horror: Freaks (1996) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
clips
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  +
100 Years of Horror: Scream Queens (1996) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
clips
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  +
To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill (1997) (TV Movie)
  +
  +
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)
  +
  +
Troldspejlet: Frankenstein and Me (1997) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Forrest J Ackerman mentions the film during a guided tour through his Acker Mansion, a huge collection of sci-fi and monster memorabilia + clips shown
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Universal Horror (1998) (TV Movie)
  +
  +
Dämonische Leinwand - Der deutsche Film der zwanziger Jahre (1998)<br />
  +
Clips shown
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  +
Kingdom of Shadows (1998) (Video)
  +
  +
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1999) (TV Episode)
  +
  +
System of a Down: Sugar (1999) (Video)<br />
  +
Footage from the German film Metropolis.
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Troldspejlet: Episode #23.17 (2000) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Jakob Stegelmann looks at cinema production design + clip shown
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  +
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
Clips are shown
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  +
Flesh + Steel: The Making of 'RoboCop' (2001) (Video)
  +
  +
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV Special)
  +
  +
CinéMagique (2002) (Short)<br />
  +
short clip at the beginning
  +
  +
Der Fall Metropolis (2003) (Video)<br />
  +
extensive footage shown
  +
  +
Before - After: Metropolis as an Example for Film Restoration (2003) (Video)<br />
  +
extensive footage shown
  +
  +
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 2 (2003) (Video)<br />
  +
Clips in "Radio Gaga"
  +
  +
Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004)<br />
  +
to illustrate Langlois' museum and the robot it displays from the film: a film clip follows
  +
  +
Mabuses Motive (2004) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
clips
  +
  +
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10 (2004) (TV Mini Series)<br />
  +
Clips are shown
  +
  +
Katsuhiro Otomo Cinema Anthology (2005) (Video)<br />
  +
Includes trailer for this film.
  +
  +
SexTV: Remote Control: Romancing the Robot/Hajime Sorayama (2005) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Clip from film is used in this episode.
  +
  +
The Fear (El Miedo) (2006)<br />
  +
clip shown
  +
  +
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)<br />
  +
Clips of the film was shown and discussed greatly in this documentry.
  +
  +
Future by Design (2006)<br />
  +
Jacque Fresco was inspired by the architecture and robotics.
  +
  +
Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008)<br />
  +
A clip from this film is shown
  +
  +
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.2 (2008) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Jakob Stegelmann talks about robots featured in films, and mentions the title + footage used
  +
  +
Bring Back... Star Wars (2008) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
Clip shown
  +
  +
The Nostalgia Chick: Top 10 Disturbing and Inescapable Christmas Songs (2008) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Clips are played during the slowed dowm Alvin and the Chipmunks song
  +
  +
Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood (2009) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
Clips shown.
  +
  +
Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
Clips included in documentary
  +
  +
Maria (2009) (Video)<br />
  +
Jim is watching it in a theatre.
  +
  +
From Caligari to Libeskind (2009) (Video)<br />
  +
Clips shown
  +
  +
Voyage to Metropolis (2010) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
Extensive footage shown
  +
  +
Cabaret-Berlin: The Wild Scene (2010) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
several scenes shown
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  +
At the Movies: Toy Story 3/Cyrus (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Recommended the newly remastered version.
  +
  +
The Nostalgia Chick: Playing God (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Clips shown.
  +
  +
Maltin on Movies: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Movie reviewed in this episode.
  +
  +
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: The Golden Age of World Cinema (2011) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Clips shown
  +
  +
Geek Charming (2011) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
Seen and discussed by Alan and Josh
  +
  +
Lost Forever (2011) (Short)<br />
  +
Clips from this film are shown in Lost Forever.
  +
  +
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)<br />
  +
Footage from this movie is shown.
  +
  +
Side by Side (2012)<br />
  +
clip featuring Brigitte Helm
  +
  +
Vamps (2012)<br />
  +
Featured on a screen at a club Goody and Stacy go to
  +
  +
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dystopian Movie Futures (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
The future depicted in Metropolis is #10.
  +
  +
Special Collector's Edition: Metrópolis (Montaje de 1984) (2012) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
1984 cut clips shown
  +
  +
Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense (2013)<br />
  +
clip shown
  +
  +
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 International Films (2013) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Clips
  +
  +
Caligari - Wie der Horror ins Kino kam (2014) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
clips shown
  +
  +
1, 001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)<br />
  +
Clip is presented
  +
  +
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of the 1920s (2014) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Metropolis is #1.
  +
  +
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of All Time (2014) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Metropolis gets an honorable mention.
  +
  +
The Real History of Science Fiction: Robots (2014) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Clips shown
  +
  +
Metropolice (2014) (Short)<br />
  +
Clips shown, Title is referenced
  +
  +
Sosialismi (2014)<br />
  +
Clip of the film is shown
  +
  +
The Real History of Science Fiction: Time (2014) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Clips shown
  +
  +
From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses (2014)<br />
  +
clips are shown
  +
  +
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Depictions of the Future (2014) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
The future depicted in Metropolis is #2.
  +
  +
X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time (2015) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
Footage of this movie is shown.
  +
  +
Geno in the Evening (2015) (TV Series)<br />
  +
Clips used in opening segment
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  +
Geno in the Evening: Nosferatu, Movies and Bill Cosby (2015) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Clips used in opening segment
  +
  +
Geno in the Evening: Farewell, Joe (2015) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Music video features clips from film.
  +
  +
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Movie Sets (2015) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Metropolis is #6.
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  +
Worlds Apart (2015)<br />
  +
Film playing on outdoor cinema screen
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  +
WatchMojo: Top 10 Futuristic Movie Cities (2015) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Metropolis of 2026 is #2.
  +
  +
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Special Effects That Have Aged Well (2016) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
The special effects in Metropolis are #8.
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  +
Fritz Lang (2016)<br />
  +
excerpts shown in newsreel
  +
  +
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies You've Probably Never Seen (2016) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Metropolis is #1.
  +
  +
If Cats Disappeared from the World (2016)<br />
  +
The main character has a DVD of Metropolis and is watching it
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  +
Brakes (2016)<br />
  +
Clips of False Maria's dance, and of the Grim Reaper from this film shown in opening sequence.
  +
  +
Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)<br />
  +
Multiple clips are featured.
  +
  +
MsMojo: Top 10 Supporting Female Characters in Fantasy and Sci-Fi Movies (2016) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Maria is #8.
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  +
Bad Movie: The Movie (2016)<br />
  +
clip show
  +
  +
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Metropolis (2016) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
movie is reviewed
  +
  +
Anime Abandon: Metropolis (2017) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
some visual imagery was borrowed from this Metropolis
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  +
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Steam Punk Movies (2017) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Metropolis is #1.
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  +
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies EVERYONE Watches in Film School (2017) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Metropolis gets an honorable mention.
  +
  +
Crash Course: Film History: German Expressionism (2017) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Discussed
  +
  +
The Sex Robots Are Coming (2017) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
Clip shown.
  +
  +
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)<br />
  +
Clip shown in 90 Years montage
  +
  +
More Human Than Human (2018)<br />
  +
A fragment from the scene in which Rotwang creates Maria is shown.
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  +
James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction: Intelligent Machines (2018) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Clips are shown.
  +
  +
Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema: Science Fiction (2018) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Clip shown
  +
  +
Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)<br />
  +
A clip shown
  +
  +
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies that Should Have Gotten a 100 Percent on Rotten Tomatoes (2019) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Metropolis is #1.
  +
  +
CyberWork and the American Dream (2019) (TV Movie)<br />
  +
Clips shown
  +
  +
Image Makers: The Adventures of America's Pioneer Cinematographers (2019)<br />
  +
Clips shown.
  +
  +
WatchMojo: Top 10 Films Ahead of Their Time (2019) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
Metropolis is #2.
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  +
Coded Bias (2020)<br />
  +
Maschinenmensch as depiction of strong AI
  +
  +
Le temps des ouvriers: Le temps de l'usine (2020) (TV Episode)<br />
  +
clips shown
  +
  +
Last Words (2020)<br />
  +
Projected film (from the archives).
  +
  +
La noche de...: La noche de... Los renegados (2021) (TV Episode)<br />
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Films filmed in Babelsberg Studio
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  +
Phenomenon Blade Runner (2021) (TV Movie)<br />
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Clips shown
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===Spoofed in===
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Iron Bread (1970)
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Army of Darkness (1992)
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Coneheads (1993)
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Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007) (Video)<br />
  +
The city's "travel tubes" are seen in the opening credits transporting several main characters.
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The Secret Adventures of the Projectionist (2008) (Short)<br />
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The silent science fiction film is a parody of the film.
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The Problem of Laika-23 (2008) (Short)<br />
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Laika struggles with a futuristic switchboard in a comical variant of the machine scenes in Metropolis.
   
 
==Steampunk Influences==
 
==Steampunk Influences==

Revision as of 00:44, 16 August 2021

Metropolis
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Directed By: Fritz Lang
Released: January 10, 1927
Runtime: 153 minutes
Country: Germany
Language: Silent; German intertitles
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Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist film in the science fiction genre. The most expensive silent film ever made, it cost approximately 5 million Reichsmark.[1] It is essentially dieselpunk, not steampunk. By the time this movie was most things were being run on electricity or diesel, not merely steam. Large machinery like ships, locomotives and some power plants were still powered by coal generated steam, but that was waning fast. Smaller vehicles like trucks and automobiles were already running on petroleum products like gasoline and diesel.

Metropolis was cut substantially after its German premiere, and much footage was lost over the passage of successive decades. There have been several efforts to restore it, as well as discoveries of previously lost footage. A 2001 reconstruction of Metropolis, shown at the Berlin Film Festival, was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in that same year. In 2008, a copy of the film 30 minutes longer than any other known surviving copy was located in Argentina. After a long period of restoration in Germany, the restored film was shown publicly for the first time simultaneously at Berlin and Frankfurt on February 12, 2010. The event of the Friedrichstadtpalast was shown live on a screen at the Brandenburg Gate as well as on TV on ARTE. This version was also shown in New York at the Ziegfeld Theater in the last two weeks of October 2010. The film is now available on YouTube in German here, and in English here. There is a completely inexplicable difference between the music in the original German language version of the film and its English language version.

Plot

Sometime in the future, the city of Metropolis is home to a Utopian society where its wealthy residents live a carefree life. One of those is Freder Fredersen. One day, he spots a beautiful woman with a group of children, she and the children who quickly disappear. Trying to follow her, he, oblivious to such, is horrified to find an underground world of workers, apparently who run the machinery which keeps the above ground Utopian world functioning. One of the few people above ground who knows about the world below is Freder's father, Joh Fredersen, who is the founder and master of Metropolis. Freder learns that the woman is Maria, who espouses the need to join the "hands" - the workers - to the "head" - those in power above - by a mediator or the "heart". Freder wants to help the plight of the workers in the want for a better life. But when Joh learns of what Maria is espousing and that Freder is joining their cause...

Adaptations

The 2001 anime film Metropolis, is based on an original manga by Osamu Tezuka; Tezuka's manga was in fact inspired by a poster for the film, and he never saw the film itself. The anime's story is much closer to the original film than Tezuka's manga, although all three feature similar themes.

Connections

Remade as

Metropolis
Original was a silent movie

Edited into

Histoire(s) du cinéma: La monnaie de l'absolu (1999) (TV Episode)

Histoire(s) du cinéma: Le contrôle de l'univers (1999) (TV Episode)

Bride of Monster Mania (2000) (TV Movie)

Fritz Lang: Circle of Destiny (2004) (TV Movie)

Ombres vives ...une autre histoire du cinema... (2013)
clip is shown

Spin-off

Queen: Radio Ga Ga (1984) (Video)
Some scenes (other than those taken from the film, obviously) seem to take place in Metropolis, or even during the events of the film.

Cultural references

Cabiria (1914)

In popular culture

Spies (1928)
A poster for Metropolis can be seen when # 326 follows Sonia to Jellusic's house.

Frankenstein (1931)

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Modern Times (1936)
factory design, boss main machinist TV link...

Fury (1936)

Citizen Kane (1941)
It is referenced.

Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) (Short)

Scarlet Street (1945)
The "self-portrait" of Kitty March very closely resembles the scene of the robot Maria being brought to life.

Warning from Space (1956)
One of the aliens disguises itself as an Earth woman, in a scene reminiscent of the transformation of the mechanical woman into Maria.

Spartacus (1960)
Gladiators climb the bars of the school, until they are forced and made to fall, like the workers of the underground city during their rebellion.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Star Trek: The Original Series: The Cloud Minders (1969) (TV Episode)
The Cloud Minders appears to be based on Metropolis.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
close-up of someone's hand on a factory button, painstakingly recreated

THX 1138 (1971)

The Devils (1971)
The anachronistic and futuristic design of the sets.

The Stepford Wives (1975)

Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1975)
Fritz Lang mentions the film

Alice or The Last Escapade (1977)
The pathways in the garden, and the road in the dark wood, form a labyrinth like the corridors in the earlier film.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
C3P0 is modeled on the robot

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The India sequence features a close shot of hands pointing at the sky, which closely echoes a shot in the 'Babel' sequence of Metropolis.

Hair (1979)
The dance sequence in the church, for a few seconds, perfectly imitates key dance moves from the famous Man-Machine dance from Metropolis. The dancer in the church is actually the choreaographer of the entire movie, who included the imitation as an homage.

The Humanoid (1979)
The name of the planet was Metropolis which was the same name of Fritz Lang's classic silent sci-fi film.

The King and the Mockingbird (1980)
The city, with its dark, industrial underbelly.

Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

Blade Runner (1982)
numerous references

Remington Steele: Steele's Gold (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Dialogue.

Risky Business (1983)
a clock runs backwards: while Freder is working in the machine-room, and while Joel is waiting for class to end

Daicon IV Opening Animation (1983) (Short)
The Metropolis robot appears.

Ghostbusters (1984)
The scene in which the Art Deco temple emits plasma / lightning (when the portal doors are opened) bears more than a passing resemblance to the destruction of the "Heart Machine" scene (in Metropolis).

The Transformers: The Ultimate Doom: Brainwash (1) (1984) (TV Episode)
Dr Arkeville was modelled after Rotwang.

The Fading Image (1984) (Short)
documentary about the 80's version

Brazil (1985)
Many themes of the city are borrowed from Metropolis.

Perras callejeras (1985)
The film is mentioned in a conversation

Urusei Yatsura: I Want a Bride! The Fox's Love Adventure! (1985) (TV Episode)
One of the students is dress up as Maria from this movie.

Demons (1985)
poster in the cinema (version of 1984)

The Transformers: Megatron's Master Plan: Part 2 (1985) (TV Episode)
The Decepticons' human slave-driven power plant is very like (and probably inspired by) the "M-Machine" of "Metropolis".

Ewoks: The Three Lessons (1985) (TV Episode)
When Ogray explains how the Heart connects the Brain and the hands just like the allegory in Metropolis.

Paradise Postponed: The Temptation of Henry Simcox (1986) (TV Episode)
A poster is seen at Henry's.

Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
At the beginning of the film a poster of the 1984 re-release can be seen.

RoboCop (1987)
Cited by director Paul Verhoeven as influence.

I Love Maria (1988)
The appearance of the robot is very close to the robot of Metropolis. And he has the same name: Maria.

Remote Control (1988)
Video case is shown in a video store.

Livsfarlig film (1988)
Poster on a wall

Akira (1988)
Tetsuo creates a replacement mechanical right arm for himself, like Rotwang in "Metropolis"

Troldspejlet: Episode #1.3 (1989) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann talks about robots in films, mentions Maria, and shows still from the film

Rosso di sera (1989)
Poster on the wall.

Press Gang: Shouldn't I Be Taller? (1989) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for the film in the Junior Gazette offices.

Madonna: Express Yourself (1989) (Video)
The video is set in a world based on Metropolis.

Batman (1989)

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
In the opening credits scene, the anthropomorphic factory facade (with eyes and mouth) ... as well as the unloading of lethargic workers from the freight elevator.

The Local Stigmatic (1990)
Poster is displayed in front of theater.

Total Recall (1990)

Saved by the Bell: House Party (1990) (TV Episode)
There is a model of the False Maria in Screech's bedroom.

The Flash: Watching the Detectives (1990) (TV Episode)
There is a model of the False Maria in Mrs. Grosso's shop.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned

The Runestone (1991)

Invasion for Flesh and Blood (1991) (Video)

Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV Movie)
Poster art for this is shown,

The Bodyguard (1992)
A statue of the Machine Man can be seen in the singer's apartment.

Rossellini visto da Rossellini (1993)
Poster shown

Drug-Taking and the Arts (1993)

Prince in Hell (1993)
poster seen

The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993)
mentioned by Riefenstahl

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Requiem for a Superhero (1993) (TV Episode)
A statue of the Maschinenmensch is displayed on a shelf in Dr. Sam Lane's office.

Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993) (Video)
The name of a ship in the closing act of the film is "Die Frau Maria." This was the name of both a human character and her famous cyborg double from Fritz Lang's silent science fiction classic "Metropolis."

Puppet Master 4 (1993) (Video)
Figure of robot from this movie on scientist's desk.

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Aside from having 12 hours instead of 10, the clock face is identical.

Whitney Houston: Queen of the Night (1994) (Video)
In the video, Houston's performance, her metallic costume and the film sets are all inspired by scenes from Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis

New Nightmare (1994)
A statuette of the Maschinenmensch can be seen on the table in Wes Craven's home.

Isaac Asimov's the Ultimate Robot (1994) (Video Game)
Clips and references

Century of Cinema: A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alexander Mackendrick.

Absolutely Fabulous: The End (1995) (TV Episode)
A poster for the film hangs in the HQ offices.

Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Mentioned in dialogue

Hackers (1995)
The poster is seen in Kate's room

The Arrival (1996)

Vampirella (1996) (Video)
Forry has a Maria statue in his room

Stickin' Around: Jumbo Frank/Owed to a Tree (1996) (TV Episode)
When Bradley refers to the city devoured by Frank.

The Fifth Element (1997)
When Leeloo is being revived, she is placed in a machine that is a near copy of the one used to create the robot in Metrolpolis.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Atlantis (1997) (TV Episode)
The layout of Atlantis appears to be based on Metropolis.

Titanic (1997)

Dark City (1998)

At the Movies: Kissing a Fool/An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn/Krippendorf's Tribe/The Real Blonde/Dark City/The Long Way Home (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Dark City" review.

Antz (1998)
SPOILER: Mandible attempts to drown the city of workers.

Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

A Bug's Life (1998)

Goomer (1999)
Maria poster seen in Goomer's spaceship.

Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (1999) (Video Game)
One level is called Metropolis.

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (1999) (TV Movie)
The title is mentioned by the narrator.

The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story (1999) (Video)
mentioned by Anthony Daniels

Bruiser (2000)
The mask Henry receives in Bruiser has the same pinhole eyes and slightly apart lips as the "Machine-Man" from Metropolis. Bruiser also shares Metropolis' theme of people being used for the gain of others.

Edgar Neville: Emparedado entre comillas (2000) (TV Movie)
mentioned

Billy Elliot (2000)

Loser (2000)
Poster on a wall in one scene.

The Heart of the World (2000) (Short)
Anna is dressed and lighted to look like Maria from "Metropolis." She is first mostly seen near large turning gears and machinery like that in the "Metropolis" city.

Charlie's Angels (2000)
The look of the Thin Man in this movie is inspired by the look of the Thin Man in "Metropolis".

Bride of Monster Mania (2000) (TV Movie)

Clerks: Leonardo Leonardo Returns and Dante Has an Important Decision to Make (2001) (TV Episode)
Leonardo Leonardo's plans involves having workers operating machinery in the underground, the next step is flooding the underground. This is reminiscent of scenes in Metropolis.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Metropolis (2001)
Besides the title reference, the film bears strong visual and thematic references to Lang's film.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Bunuel and King Solomon's Table (2001)
The artificial woman from Metropolis appears in this film.

Monsters, Inc. (2001)
The name of the city 'Monstropolis'

The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name

The Time Machine (2002)
The poster for the film is seen in the New York Public Library in 2030.

Talk to Her (2002)

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

Psychedelic Cinema (2002) (Video)
The movie "Metropolis" is mentioned by Val Guest during his interview.

Life Goes On (2002) (TV Movie)
Referenced as one of UFA's biggest artistic triumphs, ca. 12 minutes into the film.

In Search of: Ghost Lovers (2002) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Equilibrium (2002)

Chicago (2002)

Der Fall Metropolis (2003) (Video)
documentary about the film

Adored: Diary of a Porn Star (2003)
When Charlotte is choosing a video to watch, one of the tapes she handles is labled "Metropolis."

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Chaplin Today: Modern Times (2003) (TV Movie)
mentioned once

Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003) (Video)
Mention once

Chaplin Today: City Lights (2003) (TV Movie)
mentioned once

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Art deco/German Expressionist depiction of futuristic city. Beautiful and dangerous female android.

Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen (2004)
Mentioned in interview.

Butterfly (2004)
A poster can be seen.

The Characters of 'Star Wars' (2004) (Video)
Mentioned by George Lucas and Ralph McQuarrie.

The Incredibles (2004)
1. Metroville's name 2. Panorama in the archive footage references similar shot in Metropolis

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
Planktropolis is the new name for Bikini Bottem when Plankton takes over. It bears resemblence to the metropolis city in that movie

Bionicle Vahki Animations (2004) (TV Mini Series)
Scenes of slave-like factory workers marching in line with enormous pumps and other machinery towering over them as they keep a buzzing futuristic city running. They work in the factories below while the city ruler is distant and unreachable in his giant tower.

Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
A poster is shown on a wall

Batman Begins (2005)
Panoramic camera shots of the cityscape.

Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (2005) (TV Movie)
This movie's robots influenced George Lucas's creation C-3PO.

My Life as a Teenage Robot: Toying with Jenny/Teenage Mutant Ninja Troubles (2005) (TV Episode)
It's the Mr. G. Petto in "Action Jenny Dolls in the City".

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Were-Rabbit death scene.

The Magicians (2005)
The old men make reference to this film.

Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen (2006) (TV Episode)
The Art Deco design of the Cybermen, and their robotic movements, is reminiscent of the robot Maria.

Krrish (2006)
rising ring of light in the scientist's lab

Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (2006) (TV Movie)
poster in bar

Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet (2006) (Video)
Mentioned.

The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.

The Weakest Link: 'Doctor Who' Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name

The Sandman (2007) (Short)
in keeping with the films overall German expressionist feel, the birth of Olympia is a riff on the Maria creation scene in Metropolis

BioShock (2007) (Video Game)
main character must confront the ruler of an underground/underwater city; architechtual and atmospheric similarities also abound.

Across the Universe (2007)
Bald and semi-naked workers carrying liberty, much like in the Babel sequence.

How I Met Your Mother: Third Wheel (2007) (TV Episode)
Ted has a Metropolis poster in his bedroom wall.

Robot Chicken: Moesha Poppins (2007) (TV Episode)
Maria the Gynoid makes a cameo appearance.

How I Met Your Mother: Slapsgiving (2007) (TV Episode)
Ted has a Metropolis poster on the wall of his room.

IndieBoyz (2007) (Video)
'Metropolis' T-shirt has the title and an image from the movie on front

Lacrimosa (2008) (TV Movie)
Poster shown on the wall.

Yoshiwara Club (2008) (Short)
The title is a tip of the hat to Fritz Lang's Metropolis and to its fake-Maria erotic dance scene set in the nightclub quarter named Yoshiwara.

Interview with Chris Petit and Keith Griffiths (2008) (Video)
A still photograph is shown

The Rocker (2008)
Matt's solo scene in A.D.D's music video

Dark City: Memories of Shell Beach (2008) (Video)
Liz Keogh mentions this film.

How I Met Your Mother: Do I Know You? (2008) (TV Episode)
Ted has a Metropolis poster on the wall of his room.

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
The celluloid image of Shosanna laughing while burning mirrors the Evil Maria in the bonfire in Fritz Lang's classic -- ironically, one of Hitler's favorite movies

Dva: Nunovó tango (2009) (Video)
Visual quotation.

Mad Men: Love Among the Ruins (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue

Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.

Xenes se xeni hora: 50 ellinikes tainies mystiriou kai fantasias (2009)
Poster is shown.

90210: Environmental Hazards (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jasper

Jeopardy!: Episode #26.58 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "'Itz' at the End"

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009)

Jeopardy!: Episode #26.93 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Mr. & Ms. Roboto"

El cine libertario: Cuando las películas hacen historia (2010) (Short)
poster shown in a picture

Voyage to Metropolis (2010) (TV Movie)
Documentary about Metropolis

Metropolis refundada (2010)
documentary about the film

Neues aus der Anstalt: Spätrömischer Empfang für Westerwelle (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name

Mythos Metropolis (2010) (TV Movie)
documentary about the film

Attack of the Clones Review (2010) (Video)
Among the movies Plinkett mentions that the Original Star Wars Trilogy paid homage to.

Special Collector's Edition: La historia interminable (1ª parte) (2010) (TV Episode)
The DVD appears in the background

Special Collector's Edition: La historia interminable (2ª parte) (2010) (TV Episode)
The DVD appears in the background.

The Cinema Snob: Caligula: Part II (2010) (TV Episode)
Snob #2 mentions it.

Special Collector's Edition: Bailando con lobos (2010) (TV Episode)
The DVD appears in the background

Futurama: The Mutants Are Revolting (2010) (TV Episode)
The Westside Pipeway is reminiscent of some of the machinery in "Metropolis".

Special Collector's Edition: Exploradores (2010) (TV Episode)
The DVD appears in the background

White Irish Drinkers (2010)
poster seen

The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry (2010)
Poster is shown.

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie listed on the box art of James Rolfe's Classic Horror DVD Box Set.

Special Collector's Edition: Especial Halloween: La trilogía de los muertos vivientes (2010) (TV Episode)
The DVD appears in the background

Atop the Fourth Wall: Action Comics #1 (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned among the influences for Superman.

Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) (Video Game)
Poster in Nazi theater in 'Zombies' game mode titled 'Pygmalion' mimics the poster art of 'Metropolis'.

Special Collector's Edition: Hook (2010) (TV Episode)
In the Background/Appears on the list of DVD releases of November/December.

Special Collector's Edition: Zombie Town (2010) (TV Episode)
The DVD appears in the background

R.L. Stine's the Haunting Hour: The Red Dress (2011) (TV Episode)
This is playing at the film noir film festival.

Special Collector's Edition: La princesa prometida (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background

Special Collector's Edition: Titanic - 1ª Edición (2011) (TV Episode)
The DVD is seen on the background

Special Collector's Edition: Supercop (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background

Raymond Did It (2011)
Poster seen on wall

Special Collector's Edition: Masters del universo (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background

Midnight Movie Review: The Complete Metropolis (2011) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic

Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: Psicosis (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears In the Background

Special Collector's Edition: The Ring (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background / mentioned

Special Collector's Edition: Mad Max 2: Versión no íntegra (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background

Special Collector's Edition: Los Teleñecos en el espacio (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background

Special Collector's Edition: El pacto de Berlín (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background

The Artist (2011)
The opening shot with its special effects references the activation of the robot Maria.

Special Collector's Edition: ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
The opening scene showing students at Hogwarts being herded towards the classroom, reflects the opening scene of Metropolis, where workers are herded into the big city

Parásitos: Parásitos Begins (2011) (TV Episode)
poster appears in Paula's room

Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen (2011)
Movie poster seen on the wall in an apartment

Special Collector's Edition: Sospechosos habituales (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background

Special Collector's Edition: Matilda (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background

Real Steel (2011)
If you look at the ring girl in the final fight, she is dressed as a very close approximation of the famous robot from the silent film "Metropolis".

Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: Ranma ½ (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background

Special Collector's Edition: Los gemelos golpean dos veces (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background

Special Collector's Edition: Made in U.S.A. (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background

Special Collector's Edition: El soltero (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background

Special Collector's Edition: Pack Tintín (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background

Special Collector's Edition: Calles de fuego (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background

Prophets of Science Fiction: H.G. Wells (2011) (TV Episode)
Poster shown and Wells' disdain for the film is mentioned.

RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul Rewind (2012) (TV Episode)
RuPaul says one of DiDa Ritz's runway looks is "very Fritz Lang Metropolis."

Special Collector's Edition: Amor inmortal (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the backgorund

When Worlds Collide (2012) (Video)
Shaun Ley mentions this film

Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: Operación Dragón (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background

Special Collector's Edition: Las Relíquias: Atraco a falda armada (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background

Special Collector's Edition: La Cosa (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background

Special Collector's Edition: Las chicas de la Tierra son fáciles (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background

Special Collector's Edition: 1492: La conquista del paraíso (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the backgorund

Special Collector's Edition: Blu-ray: Depredador (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the backgorund

Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: El Circo (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the backgorund

Special Collector's Edition: Las amistades peligrosas (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the backgorund

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Cited by Christopher Nolan as a key influence.

New Girl: Katie (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie poster in the apartment

Special Collector's Edition: 12 Monos (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray in the background

Public Domain Horror VHS Art (2012) (Video)
VHS seen in James Rolfe's collection

Special Collector's Edition: Pack Bond 50 (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray in the background

Special Collector's Edition: Especial Navideño (Top Películas Navideñas) (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray in the background

Special Collector's Edition: Christine (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background

Special Collector's Edition: Superman: Episodios Clásicos (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background

Special Collector's Edition: La carrera del siglo (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background

Special Collector's Edition: Blu-ray: Pack Indiana Jones (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background

Special Collector's Edition: Underground (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background

Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013) (Video Game)
Map titled "Metropolis" after the Fritz Lang classic

Remote Recovery (2013) (Short)
Brigitte is named after actress Brigitte Helm - who played a similar role as evil android in Metropolis.

Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: La Tienda de los Horrores (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background

Special Collector's Edition: Serpico (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background

Special Collector's Edition: Desafío Total (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background

Héros (2013) (Short)
Poster on the wall.

Doctor Mabuse (2013)
A drawing of Maria the Robot appears briefly on Mabuse's plans

Special Collector's Edition: Blu-ray: El Bueno, el Feo y el Malo (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background

Special Collector's Edition: El viaje a la Luna (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background

Face Off: Living Art (2013) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned

Midnight Screenings: Ender's Game/The Shining (2013) (TV Episode)
Brian mentions when a rough copy of Metropolis was found in an Argentinian storage house.

Meet Me on the Southbank (2013)
seen by Alan and Destiny

DVD-R Hell: Howard Cantour.com (2014) (TV Episode)
Brad "compares" Howard Cantour.com to this film.

The Place on the Corner (2014) (Short)
mentioned by interview subject

Film Speak: Episode #1.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
A poster is seen on the main set

The Fosters: Metropolis (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.

The Simpsons: Days of Future Future (2014) (TV Episode)
Bart's Little Black eBook contains a photo of Maria.

Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014)
Rotwang and Maria the Robot appear in DOCTOR MABUSE: ETIOPOMAR.

Project: Marvin (2014) (Video)
There is an image of the robot from this film.

Twenty Years Later (2014)
Image on T-shirt

Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Targets (2014) (TV Episode)
Depicted on Ryan's shirt.

The Big Bang Theory: The Misinterpretation Agitation (2014) (TV Episode)
The robot is among the doctor's sci-fi memorabilia.

Reebok: The City in Motion (2014) (Short)
The plot is an homage to a scene in this earlier movie

Life Is Strange (2015) (Video Game)
The film was listed on a leaflet in episode 5.

The Wrong Boyfriend (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue

WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movie Posters (2015) (TV Episode)
The poster for Metropolis is #9.

April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
The factory scene involving workers robotically influenced a similar scene in the film.

The First Film (2015)
A still of the golden robot is seen early in the film.

Atop the Fourth Wall: The Star Wars #2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Linkara notes that C-3PO's early design is based on the robots in this movie

Main Aur Charles (2015)
Mentioned in dialogue

The Cinema Snob: Suckula (2015) (TV Episode)
"I don't recall Nixon's resignation speech looking like Metropolis."

Nasi: Závislosti (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster on the wall.

Lída Baarová (2016)
Poster on the wall.

Jay Dyer: Hitchcock's Psycho Psyche & MK Ultra (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie comes up in discussion.

Spam Attack: The Movie (2016) (Short)
The final image shows the alien living in the big tower of babel in "Metropolis".

Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 May 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg reads from RottenTomatoes.com's list of top movies

500 Questions: Episode #2.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Silent Film" category

WatchMojo: Top 10 Insanely Expensive Movie Memorabilia (2016) (TV Episode)
The Original Metropolis Poster gets an honorable mention.

Brain Dump: 10 Cloverfield Lane Makes Me Bitchy (2016) (TV Episode)
Max Gilardi mentions that Heartbeeps is not a sequel to Metropolis just because of the same genres.

The Phantom Hour (2016) (Short)
Inspiration

24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)
Poster shown

The Wardrobe (2017) (Video Game)
A poster of Metropolis was one of Skinny's choices for a prize.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
High Priestess Ayesha's throne and makeup resembles the Maria Robot from Metropolis.

Genius: Einstein: Chapter One (2017) (TV Episode)
Einstein walks past a cinema displaying a large poster for this film.

Crash Course: Film History: German Expressionism (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned and Discussed

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)
The lines' of children marching into school like the workers' in Metropolis.

Diminishing Returns: Blade Runner (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned.

MenT: Shakira nebo menopauza - Co je více vyhledávané? (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by MenT.

Friedkin Uncut (2018)
Poster shown. Mentioned by Friedkin.

David Coburn MEP on the Tyranny of the EU (2018) (Video)
David Coburn could be this movie could be our future.

SBPCh: 1999/17:05/Drug (2018) (Video)
Poster on the wall

The Strange Life of Dr. Frankenstein (2018)
Clip shown

Global Warnings: Glenn Kenny Explores End of the World Movies (2019) (Video)
Talked about

Adam (2019)
A poster for the movie can be seen.

Granada Reports: 21 January 2020: Evening Bulletin (2020) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by one of the cinema voluteers.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jim Carrey/Michael Kiwanuka (2020) (TV Episode)
T-shirt worn by Jim Carrey

Family Guy: Pawtucket Pat (2020) (TV Episode)
mentioned at end of episode

Disenchantment: Steamland Confidential (2021) (TV Episode)
The whistle factory that Bean works in has many visual references to this movie.

Bad Girls (2021)
Poster displayed in Danny Lucifer's home.

Featured in

Paris Belongs to Us (1961)

Bewegte Bilder. Deutsche Trickfilme der Zwanziger Jahre (1975) (TV Movie)
A segment from this film is featured.

The Horror Show (1979) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured.

Android (1982)

E.T. and Friends: Magical Movie Visitors (1982) (TV Movie)
Clips from the film is showed during the show

The Horror of It All (1983) (TV Movie)

Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) (Video)
in part II

Queen: Radio Ga Ga (1984) (Video)
The music video for the song features scenes from Fritz Lang's 1927 German expressionist science fiction film "Metropolis".

Decoder (1984)
Contains footage of the film.

One Night Stand (1984)
Two montage sequences from Metropolis are shown, including scenes of the powerhouse exploding and a scene of the robot/Maria seated in a chair.

At the Movies: Sheena, Queen of the Jungle/Dreamscape/The Adventures of the Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension/The Bostonians/Metropolis (1984) (TV Episode)
Reviewed; clips are shown.

Monsters, Madmen & Machines: 80 Years of Science Fiction (1984) (TV Movie)
Helm's dancing seduction

100 years of automobile: Ein Volk gibt Gas (1985) (TV Episode)
clip shown

100 years of automobile: Der Tod fährt mit (1985) (TV Episode)
clip shown

Stairs (1986) (TV Movie)
Clip shown.

Heaven (1987)

Demented Top 20 Video Countdown (1988) (TV Special)
One of the videos on the countdown features clips from this.

Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988) (TV Movie)

Splendor (1989)
Cinema scene can be seen

Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989) (TV Episode)
Footage of this movie is shown.

Fejezetek a film történetéböl: A német film 1933-ig (1989) (TV Episode)

Minute Movie Masterpieces (1989) (Video)
Clips / footage.

At the Movies: Silent Classics (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.

Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991) (TV Movie)
The film includes several fragments from Lang's movie.

Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies (1992) (TV Movie)

The Bodyguard (1992)

Arise! the SubGenius Video (1992) (Video)

Die UFA (1992)
Scene of film is shown and commented.

SeaQuest 2032: Abalon (1994) (TV Episode)
Abalon shows the movie in his lab.

A Century of Cinema (1994)

One Hundred and One Nights (1995)

Citizen Langlois (1995) (TV Movie)
Contains footage of the film.

Century of Cinema: Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995) (TV Episode)
Featured in the Volker Schlöndorff segment.

Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) (TV Mini Series)

Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: Where It All Began (1995) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Tokyo Fist (1995)

Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: The Unchained Camera (1995) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Latex (1995) (Video)

Sergei Eisenstein: Autobiography (1996)

La mémoire retrouvée (1996) (TV Movie)

Future Fantastic: I, Robot (1996) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.

Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996) (Short)

Basquiat (1996)

100 Years of Horror: Freaks (1996) (TV Episode)
clips

100 Years of Horror: Scream Queens (1996) (TV Episode)
clips

To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill (1997) (TV Movie)

Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

Troldspejlet: Frankenstein and Me (1997) (TV Episode)
Forrest J Ackerman mentions the film during a guided tour through his Acker Mansion, a huge collection of sci-fi and monster memorabilia + clips shown

Universal Horror (1998) (TV Movie)

Dämonische Leinwand - Der deutsche Film der zwanziger Jahre (1998)
Clips shown

Kingdom of Shadows (1998) (Video)

Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1999) (TV Episode)

System of a Down: Sugar (1999) (Video)
Footage from the German film Metropolis.

Troldspejlet: Episode #23.17 (2000) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at cinema production design + clip shown

The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown

Flesh + Steel: The Making of 'RoboCop' (2001) (Video)

The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV Special)

CinéMagique (2002) (Short)
short clip at the beginning

Der Fall Metropolis (2003) (Video)
extensive footage shown

Before - After: Metropolis as an Example for Film Restoration (2003) (Video)
extensive footage shown

Queen: Greatest Video Hits 2 (2003) (Video)
Clips in "Radio Gaga"

Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004)
to illustrate Langlois' museum and the robot it displays from the film: a film clip follows

Mabuses Motive (2004) (TV Movie)
clips

Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10 (2004) (TV Mini Series)
Clips are shown

Katsuhiro Otomo Cinema Anthology (2005) (Video)
Includes trailer for this film.

SexTV: Remote Control: Romancing the Robot/Hajime Sorayama (2005) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is used in this episode.

The Fear (El Miedo) (2006)
clip shown

The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
Clips of the film was shown and discussed greatly in this documentry.

Future by Design (2006)
Jacque Fresco was inspired by the architecture and robotics.

Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008)
A clip from this film is shown

Troldspejlet: Episode #40.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann talks about robots featured in films, and mentions the title + footage used

Bring Back... Star Wars (2008) (TV Movie)
Clip shown

The Nostalgia Chick: Top 10 Disturbing and Inescapable Christmas Songs (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips are played during the slowed dowm Alvin and the Chipmunks song

Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.

Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips included in documentary

Maria (2009) (Video)
Jim is watching it in a theatre.

From Caligari to Libeskind (2009) (Video)
Clips shown

Voyage to Metropolis (2010) (TV Movie)
Extensive footage shown

Cabaret-Berlin: The Wild Scene (2010) (TV Movie)
several scenes shown

At the Movies: Toy Story 3/Cyrus (2010) (TV Episode)
Recommended the newly remastered version.

The Nostalgia Chick: Playing God (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.

Maltin on Movies: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.

The Story of Film: An Odyssey: The Golden Age of World Cinema (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Geek Charming (2011) (TV Movie)
Seen and discussed by Alan and Josh

Lost Forever (2011) (Short)
Clips from this film are shown in Lost Forever.

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is shown.

Side by Side (2012)
clip featuring Brigitte Helm

Vamps (2012)
Featured on a screen at a club Goody and Stacy go to

WatchMojo: Top 10 Dystopian Movie Futures (2012) (TV Episode)
The future depicted in Metropolis is #10.

Special Collector's Edition: Metrópolis (Montaje de 1984) (2012) (TV Episode)
1984 cut clips shown

Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense (2013)
clip shown

Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 International Films (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips

Caligari - Wie der Horror ins Kino kam (2014) (TV Movie)
clips shown

1, 001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented

WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of the 1920s (2014) (TV Episode)
Metropolis is #1.

WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of All Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Metropolis gets an honorable mention.

The Real History of Science Fiction: Robots (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Metropolice (2014) (Short)
Clips shown, Title is referenced

Sosialismi (2014)
Clip of the film is shown

The Real History of Science Fiction: Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses (2014)
clips are shown

WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Depictions of the Future (2014) (TV Episode)
The future depicted in Metropolis is #2.

X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time (2015) (TV Movie)
Footage of this movie is shown.

Geno in the Evening (2015) (TV Series)
Clips used in opening segment

Geno in the Evening: Nosferatu, Movies and Bill Cosby (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips used in opening segment

Geno in the Evening: Farewell, Joe (2015) (TV Episode)
Music video features clips from film.

WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Movie Sets (2015) (TV Episode)
Metropolis is #6.

Worlds Apart (2015)
Film playing on outdoor cinema screen

WatchMojo: Top 10 Futuristic Movie Cities (2015) (TV Episode)
Metropolis of 2026 is #2.

WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Special Effects That Have Aged Well (2016) (TV Episode)
The special effects in Metropolis are #8.

Fritz Lang (2016)
excerpts shown in newsreel

WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies You've Probably Never Seen (2016) (TV Episode)
Metropolis is #1.

If Cats Disappeared from the World (2016)
The main character has a DVD of Metropolis and is watching it

Brakes (2016)
Clips of False Maria's dance, and of the Grim Reaper from this film shown in opening sequence.

Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)
Multiple clips are featured.

MsMojo: Top 10 Supporting Female Characters in Fantasy and Sci-Fi Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Maria is #8.

Bad Movie: The Movie (2016)
clip show

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Metropolis (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed

Anime Abandon: Metropolis (2017) (TV Episode)
some visual imagery was borrowed from this Metropolis

WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Steam Punk Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Metropolis is #1.

WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies EVERYONE Watches in Film School (2017) (TV Episode)
Metropolis gets an honorable mention.

Crash Course: Film History: German Expressionism (2017) (TV Episode)
Discussed

The Sex Robots Are Coming (2017) (TV Movie)
Clip shown.

The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Clip shown in 90 Years montage

More Human Than Human (2018)
A fragment from the scene in which Rotwang creates Maria is shown.

James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction: Intelligent Machines (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema: Science Fiction (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip shown

Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
A clip shown

WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies that Should Have Gotten a 100 Percent on Rotten Tomatoes (2019) (TV Episode)
Metropolis is #1.

CyberWork and the American Dream (2019) (TV Movie)
Clips shown

Image Makers: The Adventures of America's Pioneer Cinematographers (2019)
Clips shown.

WatchMojo: Top 10 Films Ahead of Their Time (2019) (TV Episode)
Metropolis is #2.

Coded Bias (2020)
Maschinenmensch as depiction of strong AI

Le temps des ouvriers: Le temps de l'usine (2020) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Last Words (2020)
Projected film (from the archives).

La noche de...: La noche de... Los renegados (2021) (TV Episode)
Films filmed in Babelsberg Studio

Phenomenon Blade Runner (2021) (TV Movie)
Clips shown


Spoofed in

Iron Bread (1970)

Army of Darkness (1992)

Coneheads (1993)

Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007) (Video)
The city's "travel tubes" are seen in the opening credits transporting several main characters.

The Secret Adventures of the Projectionist (2008) (Short)
The silent science fiction film is a parody of the film.

The Problem of Laika-23 (2008) (Short)
Laika struggles with a futuristic switchboard in a comical variant of the machine scenes in Metropolis.

Steampunk Influences