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(1931)

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Version of 

M. le maudit (1982) (TV Short)

Remade as 

M (1951)

Edited into 

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

Spin-off 

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
Otto Wernicke as Kriminalkomissar Lohmann appears in both.

References 

Steamboat Willie (1928) (Short)
When pursuing the lead of the 'Confiserie' wrapper, a detective visits a sweet shop which has many cutout figures of Mickey Mouse/ Steamboat Willie on display.
Westfront 1918 (1930)
We see a poster of this film on a wall in M.

Referenced in 

Fury (1936)
Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938)
Chick Davis says if he was casting a horror picture he'd cast Mr. Moto as the murderer. Peter Lorre's break through role was as the child murderer in M. Mr. Moto is played by Peter Lorre.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
In the cellar scene, Jonathan's shadow looms on the wall over Dr. Einstein (Peter Lorre), reflecting the beginning of "M" when the shadow of Hans Beckert (Lorre) looms over a little girl
The Third Man (1949)
The balloon seller is identical to the one in M
The Ladykillers (1955)
Alex Guinesses introduction (shadow on notes outside store) is identical to Peter Lorre's introduction in M.
Peeping Tom (1960)
Contempt (1963)
Fritz Lang mentions this film.
A Thousand Clowns (1965)
Nick imitates Peter Lorre's performance
Zum Beispiel: Fritz Lang (1968)
mentioned a few times
Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)
The scene when the murder is judged
Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)
klansmen being exposed at seminole meeting reminiscent of Beckert (Lorre)'s basement "trial"
Brazil (1985)
Müllers Büro (1986)
They are discussing, which movie the dying prostitute thought of.
City in Panic (1986)
Cop mentions character carving the letter M on victim's bodies is referring to this movie
Cherry 2000 (1987)
Rorret (1988)
Dracula's Widow (1988)
Waxwork of child murderer offering a ballon to a young girl is taken directly from the Peter Lorre film.
Kafka (1991)
Siskel & Ebert: Worst of '92 (1993) (TV Episode)
In the discussion of "Shadows and Fog" (1992), Roger Ebert wonders why one wouldn't just rent this movie.
Angel Dust (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Leech Woman (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Oh, hi, Peter Lorre as 'M.'"
Dark City (1998)
Get Bruce (1999)
mentioned by Robin Williams
Kill by Inches (1999)
Pays homage to M (1931), with the main character also a murderer, physically resembling M's Peter Lorre.
The Pledge (2001)
Metropolis (2001)
Der Fall Metropolis (2003) (Video)
movie poster shown
Good Eats: Q (2003) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Garotas do ABC (2003)
Character is marked with an "M" on his back, exactly like in Fritz Lang's film "M".
Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004)
production / publicity still of Peter Lorre in the film
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by one of the characters and is visible on a wall
Lady Vengeance (2005)
the mock trial and fate of mr. baek recalls the finale from M by Fritz Lang
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
Use of whistling to identify the killer.
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
The woman screaming "elsie" out of the upstairs window is a lift from the beginning of "M"
King Kong (2005)
Seen advertised on a billboard.
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) (Video)
Movie still shown.
Children of Wax (2007)
child murderer in Berlin is identified by the song he sings, the involvement of the underworld, the "trial" of the serial killer
The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (2007) (Video)
Cassie is writing an essay about German Expressionism and mentions Fritz Lang and "M", which we can see on her monitor.
Free Rainer (2007)
Mentioned in the TV ratings table printed in the newspaper
Embrace (2007) (Short)
Poster shown in flat
A 15ª Pedra (2007)
A scene is extensively discussed in the film.
Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008)
Wim Wenders picks this movie and talks in length about it
Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008) (Video)
One of the vampires whistles "In the Hall of the Mountain King" while stalking prey.
Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Fame (2009)
poster seen
Stolen (2009)
The balloon caught in the tree was an homage by the writer to the baloon caught in the wires in M. A film also about child abduction and murder.
Hanna (2011)
Villain whistles while hunting for Hanna, a child. Later, "In the Hall of the Mountain King", the song whistled in "M' is played whilst the villain enters the Grimm house.
L.A. Noire (2011) (Video Game)
One of the 50 gold film reels you can find.
CBGB (2013)
Poster seen in basement
The Performance (2013) (Short)
At the end of the film, the Boy whistles "In the Hall of the Mountain King" as he walks away.
Meet Me on the Southbank (2013)
mentioned by Alan

Featured in 

Encounter with Fritz Lang (1964) (Short)
clip shown
Die UFA (1992)
Photo of film is shown on a magazine cover.
The X-Files: 3 (1994) (TV Episode)
The movie shown at Club Tepes.
Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995)
Featured in the Volker Schlöndorff segment.
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
The main character watches this film on her TV
2 Days in Paris (2007)
Jack watches this film on his laptop and later mentions it.
Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
Hanging Perverts (2010)
Clip from trailer.
German Grusel - Die Edgar Wallace-Serie (2011) (TV Movie)
Footage of this movie is shown.

Spoofed in 

Dead End (1985)
Peter Lorre look-alike with M on back of shirt
Chick Flick: The Miracle Mike Story (2003)
Parody movie poster shown in the film of "M2."

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