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Edited into 

Bride of Monster Mania (2000) (TV Movie)
Fritz Lang: Circle of Destiny (2004) (TV Movie)
Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (2012)
scenes are taken from this film

References 

Cabiria (1914)

Referenced in 

Spies (1928)
A poster for Metropolis can be seen when # 326 follows Sonia to Jellusic's house.
Frankenstein (1931)
Fury (1936)
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.
Star Trek: The Cloud Minders (1969) (TV Episode)
Major themes and plot points come from this famous silent film.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
close-up of someone's hand on a factory button, painstakingly recreated
THX 1138 (1971)
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.
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
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 Fading Image (1984) (Short)
documentary about the 80's version
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)
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".
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
At the beginning of the film a poster of the 1984 re-release can be seen.
Tie jia wu di Ma Li Ya (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.
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
Batman (1989)
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.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Runestone (1991)
Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV Movie)
Poster art for this is shown,
Puppet Master 4 (1993) (Video)
Figure of robot from this movie on scientist's desk.
Prince in Hell (1993)
poster seen
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Aside from having 12 hours instead of 10, the clock face is identical.
A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears (1995) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Alexander Mackendrick.
Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Hackers (1995)
The poster is seen in Kate's room
The Arrival (1996)
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.
Titanic (1997)
Dark City (1998)
Antz (1998)
Goomer (1999)
Maria poster seen in Goomer's spaceship.
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.
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)
Title reference
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
Talk to Her (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.
Equilibrium (2002)
Chicago (2002)
Der Fall Metropolis (2003) (Video)
documentary about the film
Adored (2003)
When Charlotte is choosing a video to watch, one of the tapes she handles is labled "Metropolis."
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.
The Characters of 'Star Wars' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
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
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
A poster is shown on a wall
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (2005) (TV Movie)
This movie's robots influenced George Lucas's creation C3PO
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Were Bunny Death Scene
La doble vida del faquir (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
The Holiday (2006)
Seen on the shelf in the DVD 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
The Secret Adventures of the Projectionist (2008) (Short)
Creation scene
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
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
Mad Men: Love Among the Ruins (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Micmacs (2009)
Freder's 'stretching-like-the-hands-of-a-clock' scene is visually referenced when Elastic Girl sneaks into an arm dealer's apartment.
Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (2009) (Video)
The segment "Express Yourself" is set in a world similar to Metropolis.
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"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.93 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Mr. & Ms. Roboto"
Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010) (TV Movie)
Documentary about Metropolis
Metropolis refundada (2010)
documentary about the film
Mythos Metropolis (2010) (TV Movie)
documentary about the film
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.
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
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie listed on the box art of James' Classic Horror DVD Box Set.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
mentioned by interview subject
Film Speak: Episode #1.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
A poster is seen on the main set
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.
Twenty Years Later (2014)
Image on T-shirt

Featured in 

Bewegte Bilder. Deutsche Trickfilme der Zwanziger Jahre (1975) (TV Movie)
A segment from this film is featured.
The Horror Show (1979) (TV Movie)
Clipes 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
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.
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
Heaven (1987)
Demented Top 20 Video Countdown (1988) (TV Movie)
One of the videos on the countdown features clips from this.
Splendor (1989)
Cinema scene can be seen
The Bodyguard (1992)
Die UFA (1992)
Scene of film is shown and commented.
SeaQuest 2032: Abalon (1994) (TV Episode)
Abalon shows the movie in his lab.
Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995)
Featured in the Volker Schlöndorff segment.
Tokyo Fist (1995)
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
Citizen Langlois (1995)
Contains footage of the film.
Latex (1995) (Video)
La mémoire retrouvée (1996) (TV Movie)
Future Fantastic: I, Robot (1996) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Basquiat (1996)
100 Years of Horror: Freaks (1996) (Video)
clips
100 Years of Horror: Scream Queens (1996) (Video)
clips
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)
Kingdom of Shadows (1998) (Video)
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
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
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
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.
Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010) (TV Movie)
Extensive footage shown
Cabaret-Berlin: The Wild Scene (2010) (TV Movie)
several scenes shown
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: Episode #1.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Geek Charming (2011) (TV Movie)
Seen and discussed by Alan and Josh
Lost Forever (2011)
Clips from this film are shown in Lost Forever.
Side by Side (2012)
clip featuring Brigitte Helm
Vamps (2012)
Featured on a screen at a club Goody and Stacy go to
Special Collector's Edition: Metrópolis (Montaje de 1984) (2012) (TV Episode)
1984 cut clips shown
Netta (2014) (Short)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Iron Bread (1970)
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 Problem of Laika-23 (2008) (Short)
Laika struggles with a futuristic switchboard in a comical variant of the machine scenes in Metropolis

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