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The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Poster

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Remade as 

Returning Home (1975) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

The Screen Director (1951) (Short)
The Jack Benny Hour (1959) (TV Special)
Jack mentions the film in a rant about Academy Award winners.
American Sexual Revolution (1971)
Mentioned by the narrator.
All in the Family: Gloria the Victim (1973) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Edith
The Way We Were (1973)
mentioned in dialogue
21 Jump Street: Best Years of Your Life (1988) (TV Episode)
title reference
Memories of Me (1988)
Abe: "Let's say I lost The Best Years of Our Lives, I harvested The Grapes of Wrath, and I Inherited the Wind."
Quantum Leap: The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953 (1989) (TV Episode)
Rusty refers to the film and compares himself to Homer Parrish, who lost both of his arms in World War II.
Fallen Angels: Since I Don't Have You (1993) (TV Episode)
A character references the title and some of the actors in it.
Sunny Side Up (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Red Zone Cuba (1994) (TV Episode)
"Suddenly its the Best Years of our lives"
Family Matters: Best Years of Our Lives (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
American Cinema: Film Noir (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Monkeys (1997) (TV Episode)
listed on the Rialto Theatre's weekly schedule.
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) (TV Movie)
Billboard seen in archive footage
Back to 'Somewhere in Time' (2000) (Video)
mentioned once
The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
Ca. 3 minutes into the film, there is a poster of the older film visible in Byron's and Dena's apartment.
The Majestic (2001)
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Day for Night: An Appreciation (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Arrested Development: Hand to God (2005) (TV Episode)
"I'm a monster!"
Casino Jack (2010)
The film's title is written on Jack's blackboard when he is seen teaching a screenwriting class in prison.
Videoclub (2013)
Video case is shown ("Los Mejores AƱos De Nuestras Vidas").

Featured in 

History Brought to Life (1950) (Short)
The 40th Annual Academy Awards (1968) (TV Special)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Hollywood Remembers: Myrna Loy - So Nice to Come Home to (1991) (TV Movie)
Movie scene can be seen
The Most Terrible Time in My Life (1994)
Shown on movie theater marquee and on screen inside theater.
Homeward Bound (1994) (TV Movie)
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #37 on the list.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV Movie)
number 6
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #11 on the list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #37 on the list.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Del Reisman talks about The Best Years of Our Lives
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Post-War Cinema (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Tropic Thunder (2008)
The 'Four Leaf Tayback' character is a parody of 'Homer Parrish'

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