There's alot, i mean, alot of movies that Kill Bill uses as references. So i made this list to be the definitive one.
And some stuff i have found on IMDB.
The List is still Under Construction, so... feel free to give me suggestions.
An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches. (119 mins.)
“ When the Bride exits the church before finding Bill on the porch.
When the Bride limps off from the trailer after her encounter with Elle Driver.
The latter is a version of the last shot from The Searchers - where John Wayne limps off into the desert before the door of the house shuts - which in itself was a reference to an earlier William S. Hart western - taking Tarantino's references all the way back to the silent era. ” - rehnanf
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
“ The opening shot is a reference to a similar scene in The Good The Bad and The Ugly in which Eli Wallach points a gun at Clint Eastwood, who is near-death from dehydration and being out in the sun for hours and hours.
The music played when Sentenza (Lee Van Cleef) appears for the first time ("Il Tramonto" by Ennio Morricone) is used in Kill Bill: Volume 2 when the Bride exits the church and finds Bill. ” - rehnanf
Once Upon a Time in the West
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. (175 mins.)
“ On her way to Budd's trailer (after escaping the coffin), The Bride is walking through a sun-bathed desert out of focus, then slowly comes into focus, just like Henry Fonda in C'era una volta il West.
It's clear as well, that the perfil image of Budd it's the same as Charles Bronson in Once Upon A Time In The West. ” - rehnanf
Death Rides a Horse
A young gunfighter plans to track down and eliminate the bandits who killed his family, and forms a tenuous alliance with an aging ex-outlaw to achieve this end. (120 mins.)
“ The music "Death rides a horse" composed by Ennio Morricone.
The extreme closeup of the eyes followed by a bright orange/yellow spaghetti western flashback of the massacre. When The Bride's Vengeance Theme plays, we also get a red/orange spaghetti western flashback.
The trailer says: "The bandits who killed 5 defensless people made one big mistake. They should have killed 6". In Kill Bill The Bride says "The DiVAS thought they killed 10 people that day but they made a mistake, they only killed 9".
The opening scene of the movie is very similar to the first part of the anime sequence in Kill Bill: Volume 1 (The little kid assists to his family massacre hidden somewhere, the villains burn the house and one of them weres a skull pendant similar to O-Ren father's killer skull ring).
Lee Van Cleef says: "Somebody once wrote that revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold". ” - rehnanf
A greedy Polish mercenary aids a mine worker and a peasent girl as they lead a revolution against the opressive Mexican Government and Army, while being pursued by an American rival. (110 mins.)
“ The music Il Mercenario (ripresa) and L'Arena composed by Ennio Morricone.
A kind of "Death List Five" (The word bank is underlined twice like Bill's name in Beatrix list). ” - rehnanf
Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!
Various factions, including a half-breed bandit, a gang of homosexual cowboys and a priest, feud over stolen gold in a surreal town. (100 mins.)
“ The main character only known as "The Stranger" (Tomas Milian) is buried alive but manages to dig himself out. The scene is almost take for take reenacted in Kill Bill Vol 2 when Beatrix escpes from the grave of Paula Schultz. ” - rehnanf
A Native American warrior called Navajo Joe seeks revenge on a gang of sadistic outlaws who has massacred the people of his tribe. (93 mins.)
“ The music "A Silhouette Of Doom" and "The Demise Of Barbara, And The Return Of Joe" composed by Ennio Morricone
Throw an axe in the head. ” - rehnanf
City of the Living Dead
A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves. (93 mins.)
“ The blood tears. (GoGo Yubari)
A woman is buried alive, like The Bride in Kill Bill: Volume 2. ” - rehnanf
After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried. (126 mins.)
“ The scene with the chain in the neck. ” - rehnanf
A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it... (95 mins.)
“ "Seven Notes In Black" theme is used in Kill Bill. ” - rehnanf
Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. (91 mins.)
“ There's a Lucio Fulci Zombi 2 reference shot when Budd points the mace to the Bride's eye ” - rehnanf
The Blood Spattered Bride
A young husband's sexual fantasies frighten his new wife and cause her to seek advice from Carmilla... (100 mins.)
“ The title for Chapter 10 is a direct reference to this 1972 Spanish horror/revenge film about a newly wedded couple that is haunted and tortured by the ghost of a dead woman. ” - rehnanf
Dead & Buried
A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life. (94 mins.)
“ Elle Driver tries to kill The Bride disguised as nurse. Pretty similar. ” - rehnanf
Thriller: A Cruel Picture
A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute. (104 mins.)
“ Elle Driver's look is inspired by Christina Lindberg's character in Thriller: A Cruel Picture a swedish rape and revenge film. ” - rehnanf
The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood. (91 mins.)
“ Elle Driver's one eyed look and personality also inspired by the character of Patch in Jack Hill's Switchblade Sisters. ” - rehnanf
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? (110 mins.)
“ Pussy Wagon lyric in the song Greased Lightnin':
"We'll get some purple French tail lights and thirty-inch fins, oh yeah/A palomino dashboard and duel muffler twins, oh yeah/ With new pistons, plugs, and shocks, I can get off my rocks/You know that I ain't braggin'/she's a real pussy wagon.... ” - rehnanf
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. (119 mins.)
“ There is an homage to Citizen Kane (1941) in the early moments of the film. As Black Mamba lies in a coma, she is silhouetted against a background of the window of her hospital room. ” - rehnanf
A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London. (68 mins.)
“ The Bride walks in the glass floor: ” - rehnanf
Gone in 60 Seconds
Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When... (105 mins.)
“ The row-of-sunglasses on Sheriff Earl McGraw's car dashboard gag is a direct lift from the opening scene of the original Gone in 60 Seconds. ” - rehnanf
An ex-convict priest and a framed former policeman hunt a machine-gun killer behind a bank robbery. (92 mins.)
“ The main theme from this movie is used in Kill Bill during the The Bride Vs. Pai Mei fight sequence.
Run Fay Run is used during O-Ren's anime sequence when she kills the General. ” - rehnanf
Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance. (143 mins.)
“ The trailer for this film which contained a split screen sequence inspired the opening Elle Driver sequence.
The character played by Martha Keller goes into a hospital and disguises herself as a nurse to kill Robert Shaw's character with a poisoned syringe ” - rehnanf
Circle of Iron
A young martial artist embarks on an adventure, encountering other martial artists in battle until one day he meets an aging blind man who will show him the true meaning of martial arts and life. (102 mins.)
“ David Carradine plays a hand-made Flute in Kill Bill: Volume 2, he carved it himself. It is the same flute he used in Circle of Iron. Referenced in: Volume 1 & 2. ” - rehnanf
The Doll Squad
Squad of beautiful government agents tries to catch saboteurs. (92 mins.)
“ This story of female assassins kind of inspired the DiVAS. The DiVAS also wear similar outfits to the girls in The Doll Squad. ” - rehnanf
I Spit on Your Grave
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge. (101 mins.)
“ Plot similarities, female revenge, very violent, self justice. ” - rehnanf
A timid and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day, in which she takes to the streets of New York City after dark and randomly shoots men with a .45 caliber pistol. (80 mins.)
“ Female Revenge. ” - rehnanf
Dressed to Kill
A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder. (105 mins.)
“ Killer nurse, split screen. ” - rehnanf
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. (115 mins.)
“ O-Ren Ishii killing the two bodyguards as a kid.
O-Ren killing the 2 bodyguards is rather from the Charles Bronson flick "Citta Violenta (Violent City" from Sergio Sollima.
Bronson is one of QT´s fave actors and as a fan of italoploitatuon and spaghetti westerns he sure as hell knows Sollima. ” - rehnanf
18th century France. A man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman. (115 mins.)
“ The Bride versus Johnny Mo on the railing fighting. ” - rehnanf
A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel. (91 mins.)
“ Quote used by Buck in Kill Bill: "My name is Buck and I'm here to *beep*". ” - rehnanf
Martin is a troubled young man. With a mother who insists on treating him like a child, a stepfather who can't wait to see the back of him... (112 mins.)
“ The tune whistled by Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) in the hospital is the same as that whistled by Martin Durnley in Twisted Nerve. ” - rehnanf
Game of Death
A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him. (85 mins.)
“ The Bride's yellow track-suit is a direct homage to the one worn by Bruce Lee in Game of Death, the last and unfinished Bruce Lee movie. ” - rehnanf
Black Mama White Mama
When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along... (87 mins.)
“ The music "Police Check Point" composed by Harry Betts is used in Kill Bill. ” - rehnanf
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
“ Daryl Hannah improvised the scene where Elle Driver's eye gets removed by The Bride and she goes "nuts". She did this because she thought it would make Quentin Tarantino laugh. He did and that scene entered the final film. She sustained injures from breaking so many things in the bathroom. This scene is very close to Pris' death, a character played by Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner. ” - rehnanf
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon. (113 mins.)
“ The opening quote comes from this film: Khan said: "Ah Kirk, my old friend. Do you know the Old Klingon proverb that tells us 'Revenge is a dish that is best served cold'? It is very cold in space."
Buck's trucker friend wears a Star Trek belt. ” - rehnanf
A Chinese man who travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss. (110 mins.)
“ Lucy Liu.
Go Go’s technique with the ball.
Jackie Chan ties the rope to the horseshoe, he kicks it,and wraps it around his neck in the same way. ” - rehnanf
A spy spoof in the 60s tradition featuring the comic book heroine Modesty Blaise set in the Italian Mediterranean. (119 mins.)
“ A sexy, hip female secret agent. ” - rehnanf
“ Name Referenced in Chapter 7: "The Lonely Grave of Paula Schultz". ” - rehnanf
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde. (98 mins.)
“ Name Referenced: Beatrix used from Beatrix Emery character played by Lana Turner. ” - rehnanf
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?
Zee is walking up and down Manhattan streets, talking to herself and to the husband who has just left her... (90 mins.)
“ Title of deleted Chapter from the script "Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?". This is possibly a reference to both the film and the old folk song used in the film, as the flighty neurotic character Black plays in the film separates from her husband, meets another man and gets pregnant by the end of the film. The folk song goes "Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy? / Can she bake a cherry pie, charming Billy?, in addition to this, another version of this song was sung by Gina Young with lyrics that included "Here comes the bride, all dressed in white." ” - rehnanf
Bury Me an Angel
Tautly directed biker film, told from the woman's point of view. The heroine sets out on the road to avenge her brother's murder... (89 mins.)
“ In the script, The Bride says that "she went on what the movie advertisements refer to as a Roaring Rampage of Revenge". This 1972 Exploitation film (also a female revenge film) tagline reads: "She's a Howling Hellcat Humping a Hot Steel Hog on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge!" ” - rehnanf
Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero... (95 mins.)
“ Action/Revenge film starring William DeVane and Tommy Lee Jones
One of Tarantino's favorite films, he used its title for his own distribution company, Rolling Thunder Pictures.
The Acuna Boys' name is taken directly from the name of the gang of villains in 'Rolling Thunder'. ” - rehnanf
A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge. (97 mins.)
“ Also a girl revenge movie that bears lots of resemblances. O-Ren Ishii is largely inspired by this character.
The song "Flower of Carnage" is from this film. Meiko Kaji stars in that film and sings the theme.
The duel in the snow:
A snow covered garden:
The division in chapters:
The villains look at their victim
A cruel master
A tough training
The animated sequence ” - rehnanf
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
“ The Gogo Yubari character somewhat is inspired by Battle Royale. The actor Chiaki Kuriyama stars in Battle Royale.
The scene where Go-Go stabs a man in the crotch and asks him if he still wants to "penetrate her" is a homage to Chiaki Kuriyama's infamous scene in another Japanese movie, Battle Royale. ” - rehnanf
The villain is called Amakusa SHIRO Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling) (122 mins.)
“ This film (of the same director of Battle Royale) it narrates of a sword maker gives Sonny Chiba (Jubei) a sword that he has forged to destroy his undead enemies... this is similar to the scene where Sonny Chiba character Hattori Hanzo gives The Bride his forged sword he tells her "If, on your journey, you should encounter god, god will be cut". ” - rehnanf
Years after moving to Tokyo with her parents, Hinako returns to her hometown in rural Shikoku. She soon learns that her childhood friend... (100 mins.)
“ The Shingon sideboard in Japan narrates that number 88 is to represent all the present evil in the world, and to free yourself from all these evils you can do a tour of 88 Buddhist temples. ” - rehnanf
Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell
The survivors of a plane crash in a remote area are attacked by blob-like alien creatures that turn their victims into blood-thirsty vampires. (84 mins.)
“ The orange sunset sky behind the airplane in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill is a homage to "Goke", as Tarantino wanted to evoke the look of the opening scenes from it. ” - rehnanf
Ichi the Killer
As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of. (129 mins.)
“ A crazy 88 is vertically sliced in half.
The camera enters inside the head.
Quentin Tarantino chose actor Jun Kunimura to be Boss Tanaka after seeing him scream in this movie. ” - rehnanf
When the wife of the Shogun's Decapitator is murdered and he is ordered to commit suicide by the paranoid Shogun, he and his four-year-old son escape and become assassins for hire, embarking on a journey of blood and violent death. (85 mins.)
“ The bloody fight in the House of Blue Leaves is somewhat inspired from it. Shogun Assassin from 1980 is edited together from the first two Lone Wolf and Cub movies from the 1970s. The producer also added bizarre music and English voiceovers. BB and The Bride watch this in Volume 2. ” - rehnanf
The War of the Gargantuas
An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature... (88 mins.)
“ QT ordered the staff to shoot a miniature set of Tokyo like a landscape from the giant monster movie. He even screened a video of Gargantuas to Daryl Hannah because in his mind, Kill Bill is a kind of War of the Blonde Gargantuas. ” - rehnanf
Fudoh: The New Generation
In order to settle a business dispute, a mob leader murders one of his own teenage sons. The surviving son vows to avenge his brother's death, and organizes his own gang of teenage killers to destroy his father's organization. (98 mins.)
“ The gangs in Fudoh are somehow similar to the Crazy88s. ” - rehnanf
Japanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye... (86 mins.)
“ The Crazy 88 inspired by the yakuza gang in this film. ” - rehnanf
The adventures of a drifter turned illegal prize-fighter during the Depression Era in New Orleans. (93 mins.)
“ Sonny Chiba classic. Inspired some of the martial arts action in Kill Bill. Tarantino's favorite. ” - rehnanf
“ Not only this film but many more Godzilla movies and their Tokyo cityscape miniatures found its way into Kill Bill and were an inspiration for it. ” - rehnanf
A noble young samurai searches for a thief who has stolen a precious treasure and killed one of his clansmen and meets an older samurai who tries to deter him from the violence of revenge. (111 mins.)
“ The House of Blue Leaves shadow fight and The Bride's training with Pai Mei looks similar to the opening sequence in SF, just in blue. ” - rehnanf
After his gang disbands, a yakuza enforcer looks forward to life outside of organized crime but soon must become a drifter after his old rivals attempt to assassinate him. (89 mins.)
“ The glass floor shots in The House of Blue Leaves. ” - rehnanf
New Tale of Zatoichi
Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home. (91 mins.)
“ Series of movies about a blind samurai swordsman. The scene with O-Ren assuming power of the yakuza with the bosses on the table resembles that at the beginning of Zatoichi. ” - rehnanf
“ A movie about a japanese Schoolgirl with a ball and chain. (Reference to Gogo) ” - rehnanf
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent. (96 mins.)
“ Samurai Fighting, blood fountains. Influencial samurai movie by master Kurosawa. ” - rehnanf
“ The music "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" Composed by Tomoyasu Hotei ” - rehnanf
The Shogun's Samurai
Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers... (130 mins.)
“ Music from this film appears in Kill Bill. ” - rehnanf
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain. (89 mins.)
“ In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute, and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
A prostitute bites a piece of her pimp's tongue off who dies after a few seconds. (Reminds the scene when the Bride kills the trucker in the hospital)
The one vs one army scene.
A solemn and poetic final duel. ” - rehnanf
“ The Vengeance theme in Kill Bill Volume 1 (from the TV show Ironside) is actually the same theme used when Lo Lieh is about to fight in this classic Shaw Brothers kung fu film. The Theme itself is by Quincy Jones.
The orange flashback of the defeat.
The master teached Lo Lieh a letal technique (The "iron fist") that he used at the end to kill the big bad.
A guy gets his eyes poked out ” - rehnanf
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton... (115 mins.)
“ One of the greatest kung fu movies with Gordon Liu, by the Shaw Brothers studios. In that film, the Gordon Liu character undergoes tough training to become a Shaolin monk. In Kill Bill Volume 2, Gordon Liu himself plays a former Shaolin monk, this time sending The Bride through tough training. ” - rehnanf
Master of the Flying Guillotine
After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across. (93 mins.)
“ Music from that was used (Super16 by Neu!, the rights were bought), and also the mace Go Go is using is reminiscent of the flying guillotine. ” - rehnanf
“ The many-on-one fight at the House of Blue Leaves references the Bruce Lee film 'at several parts, including the surrounding mob's fear when the main character strikes a fighting stance. Also, in each fight the hero eventually dives to the floor and attacks their opponents' leg. ” - rehnanf
The Hammer of God
The golden age of kung-fu film's first superstar Jimmy Wang Yu (even before Bruce Lee) wrote, directed... (90 mins.)
“ The House of Blue Leaves scene was inspired by that. Wang Yu fights against 100 enemies in this film. One of the first no-swords but open-contact kung fu movies. Yuen Woo-Ping's father was in the film also. ” - rehnanf
Five Deadly Venoms
A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of... (97 mins.)
“ A Shaw Brothers film that inspired the DiVAS. A kult kung fu film. Also: Return of the Five Deadly Venoms.
Two sound effects (Sword swings and Axe throws) are used in Kill Bill. ” - rehnanf
“ Pai Mei ” - rehnanf
Executioners from Shaolin
A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but... (98 mins.)
“ Pai Mei ” - rehnanf
International favorite, David Chiang, stars as the great Chih Shim, the monk who saved the Southern Shaolin Temple... (84 mins.)
“ Pai Mei. ” - rehnanf
Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell
The survivors of a plane crash in a remote area are attacked by blob-like alien creatures that turn their victims into blood-thirsty vampires. (84 mins.)
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1955 TV Series)
Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not. (25 mins.)
“ Breakdown. ” - rehnanf
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life. (154 mins.)
From Dusk Till Dawn
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results. (108 mins.)
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)