Triumph of the Will (1935) Poster


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Edited into 

Year of Siege (1962) (Short)
Wizards (1977)
Footage from various newsreels, stock footage, and propaganda like "Triumph of the Will" are used by the character Blackwolf in "Wizards" to scare the magical people with technology.
Siberiade (1979)
Captive Minds: Hypnosis and Beyond (1983)
Scenes from that movie edited into the ending of this one.
The Harvest of Sorrow (1998) (TV Movie)
O, Fortuna! (2008) (TV Movie)
Con la muerte en los 2 tacones (2009)
scenes used on the prologue

Referenced in 

The Great Dictator (1940)
Visuals in final scene
Privilege (1967)
Privilege has an extended sequence which is almost shot for shot from Triumph des Willens.
Sweet Movie (1974)
The character of the Chastity Belt Lady exclaims: "We advocate simple triumph of the will."
The Day of the Locust (1975)
Various aspects of the faith-healing service such as Big Sister working the crowd from center stage and the large neon crosses, plus the smashing of the store windows (some of which display Jewish names, such as "Ira's") during the riot.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Stormtroopers in Star Wars are based on Nazi stormtroopers in Triumph of the Will
Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland (1977)
Mentioned in the dialogue.
Inside the Third Reich (1982) (TV Movie)
V (1983) (TV Mini-Series)
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Rain compares the tone of Gabe's novel to that of the film
Falling Down (1993)
Poster is in the Nazi surplus store
The Lion King (1994)
The hyena march in the "Be Prepared" sequence is modelled after one of the marching sequences in this film.
Fatherland (1994) (TV Movie)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: High School Big Shot (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Triumph of the bread!"
Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995)
Referenced by Leni Riefenstahl.
Richard III (1995)
The pre-coronation rally.
Melrose Place: Triumph of the Bill (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: And now enjoy music from Triumph of the Will.
Die 120 Tage von Bottrop (1997)
a title appears reading "Triumph des Willens". After that we see a Leni Riefenstahl double shooting scenes for a new film
Pleasantville (1998)
Dawson's Creek: Homecoming (1999) (TV Episode)
Dawson says, "The Leni Riefenstahl approach".
Gladiator (2000)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Burgundy's arrival by helicopter at the start of the film is lifted from Adolf Hitler's arrival by plane at the begining of "Triumph."
Star Trek: Enterprise: Storm Front: Part 2 (2004) (TV Episode)
The newsreel footage includes footage from the movie.
Dreams and Desires: Family Ties (2006) (Short)
Narrator fantasises about Riefenstahl's Nuremburg sequence
The Office: Local Ad (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Michael
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Shosanna is putting up the outdoor sign when Frederick Zoller takes an interest in her cinema, and their dialogue is 'a battle of wills'.
Going the Distance (2010)
Mention the movie talking about their favorite films
Tron (2010)
Clu's inspirational speech to his legions of assembled troops for a planned invasion echoes Hitler's speech at the Nuremberg rally.
Christ Complex (2012)
Louis mentions it is his favorite film
The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler: Episode #1.1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Laurence Rees.
The Cinema Snob: Return to Sleepaway Camp (2013) (TV Episode)
"Alan is the most unlikeable lead since Triumph of the Will."
The Cinema Snob: A Ton of Grass Goes to Pot (2015) (TV Episode)
"When I said I wanted the audience to picture a better movie, I didn't mean Triumph of the Will!"
Sausage Party (2016)
Sauerkraut nazis marching in the fantasy sequence.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.65 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Documentaries" category

Featured in 

The Lion Has Wings (1939)
Scenes from "Triumph of the Will" are extracted and included in The Lion Has Wings (1939) so that they can be mockingly compared to life in Britain just before the war.
The Nazis Strike (1943) (Short)
The Nazi Plan (1945)
Clips and the theme music from "Triumph of the Will" was re-used for this documentary,produced by the U.S. Council for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality for the Nuremberg Trials.
Hitler Lives (1945) (Short)
Uses clips from that film.
Autant en emporte l'histoire - La vie privée d'Hitler et d'Eva Braun (1949)
Using footage of Göring, Hitler, and other personalities.
The Twisted Cross (1956) (TV Movie)
Dusk (1962) (Short)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Last Battle (1965) (TV Episode)
Schroder is watching footage of "Triumph of the Will" when Admiral Nelson awakens.
The World at War (1973) (TV Mini-Series)
Grierson (1973)
The Day of the Locust (1975)
A short snippet is seen when Earle, Faye and Todd go to the movies.
Salon Kitty (1976)
The film is featured prominently in two scenes. One is where the character Susan watches it passionatly in the movie theatre and the second time, when a nazi officer masturbates, while the film is prjected onto Susan's nude body.
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Several clips from the film are shown.
Der gelbe Stern (1981)
scenes shown
Seeing Red (1983)
clips shown
Lulu in Berlin (1984)
Title and scene are used.
Crawlspace (1986)
Part of the Nazi footage that Gunther projects in his attic is from Leni Riefenstahl's film.
Zomergasten: Episode #4.1 (1991) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
Zomergasten: Episode #5.5 (1992) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
Chaplin (1992)
Charles Chaplin watches the film and parodies the Nazi goose stepping.
Degenerate Art (1993) (TV Movie)
Mono myrizontas giasemi (1994) (Short)
footage shown from this film
Zomergasten: Episode #8.1 (1995) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
Zomergasten: Episode #8.5 (1995) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
The Last Days of World War II (1995) (TV Movie)
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: End of an Era (1995) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Mother Night (1996)
The Empty Mirror (1996)
Images during opening sequence and throughout the film, intercut with archive footage.
History of the World: China (1998) (TV Movie)
The Century (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
Segment - "Evil Rising"
The Century: America's Time: 1936-1941: Over the Edge (1999) (TV Episode)
Clips featured and film is discussed as part of Hitler's propaganda push.
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
features opening airplane sequence from this movie.
Shylock (1999)
Nuremberg (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
One of the Hollywood Ten (2000)
clip shown
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV Special)
Zomergasten: Episode #15.2 (2002) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this documentary is shown in this episode
The Corporation (2003)
When Michael Moore is explaining that IBM should be considered responsible for the Holocause shots from Triump of the Wills is used to show Hitler's rise to power.
Inside Salon Kitty (2003) (Video)
Clips from this film are featured.
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
Clip included; editing analysed.
Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
The Photographer works out to a scene from Triumph of the Will.
The Goebbels Experiment (2005)
Clip shown
Leni Riefenstahl por Román Gubern (2006) (Video)
clips shown
Kenny vs. Spenny: First One to Laugh Loses (2006) (TV Episode)
Spenny watches this on TV.
A Secret (2007)
Used footage. Credited as "Triomphe de la volonte"
Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008)
A clip from this film is shown
Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) (TV Episode)
footage from this film
Warner at War (2008) (TV Movie)
Secrets of the Dead: Deadliest Battle (2010) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Third Reich: The Rise & Fall: The Rise (2010) (TV Episode)
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: The Arrival of Sound (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Neuer Nachbarn (2012) (Short)
The archive footage of Hitler is from Riefenstahl's Triumph of The Will
Nazi Titanic (2012) (TV Movie)
scenes shown
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)
discusion on ideology
To Tell the Truth (2012)
Clips were shown in Part 3: "The Strategy of Truth"
The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler: Episode #1.1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Teenage (2013)
Some of the footage of Hitlerjugend partaking in recreational activities.
Nostalgia Critic: What Does the Secret of NIMH Mean? (2013) (TV Episode)
uses this movie as an example of film as an art
Brows Held High: Richard III (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Where to Invade Next (2015)
A clip is shown when going to Nürnberg, Germany
Five Came Back: The Mission Begins (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Schichlegruber - Doing the Lambeth Walk (1941) (Short)
Edited from
Catch-22 (1970)
The Tick: The Tick vs. El Seed (1994) (TV Episode)
El Seed's address to his corn soldiers has several visual references to iconic Nazi scenes.
Ice Age (2002)

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