Strangers on a Train (1951) Poster


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Version of 

Remade as 

77 Sunset Strip: One False Step (1958) (TV Episode)
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
This film was a comedic remake of Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train.
Once You Meet a Stranger (1996) (TV Movie)

Edited into 

My Son John (1952)
Robert Walker's death scene


The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
Song Mirriam and her friends sing on the Merry Go Round is the Strawberry Blonde

Referenced in 

Bye Bye Braverman (1968)
Barnet refers to the film during his discussion with Morroe about Alfred Hitchcock's work.
Le Boucher (1970)
Chabrol pays l'homage to Hitchcock with the cigarette lighter at the murder scene.
The Dick Cavett Show: Alfred Hitchcock (1972) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cavett
Columbo: A Friend in Deed (1974) (TV Episode)
Story distantly resembles the idea of two men getting away with murdering their wives by killing each other's wife.
Sex Is Crazy (1981)
A character mentions a list of films as part of his speech, including this one
Blood Simple. (1984)
cigarette lighter left/placed at crime scene
Pole Position: Strangers on the Ice (1984) (TV Episode)
Title is a reference
Screen Two: The McGuffin (1986) (TV Episode)
Innerspace (1987)
Rorret (1988)
The amusement park strangulation and carousel scenes are remade.
Intruder (1989)
Dying man scene.
Valerie's Family: The Hogans: Strangers on a Train (1989) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Bad Influence (1990)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tom
Victim of Love (1992) (Video)
The title is mentioned.
The All New Alexei Sayle Show: Episode #1.1 (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during 'Psycho Ward Eleven'
Accidental Meeting (1994) (TV Movie)
Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider (1994)
The title and the name of Alfred Hitchcock are in a letter Bowles wrote, which is shown on screen.
The Net (1995)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Ad above the main entrance of the theater.
Family Portraits: Alfred Hitchcock (1995) (TV Episode)
title shown on screen
Murder, She Wrote: Murder Among Friends (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jessica, plus scene from film is shown.
The Apartment (1996)
The scene of Max retrieving the apartment keys is a replay of Bruno retrieving Guy's cigarette lighter through the grate from this film.
Frasier: Frasier's Imaginary Friend (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced by the intertitle "Strangers on a Plane".
Law & Order: Disappeared (1998) (TV Episode)
Detective Brisco pulls a rented videotape out of a purse and reads the title on the plastic box.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Blood Waters of Dr. Z (1999) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I gotta finish this up, then I gotta go kill Farley Granger's wife."
Reputations: Hitch: Alfred the Auteur (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator.
The Believer (2001)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
The Tea Leoni character mentions taking a trip to the moon, similar to how Bruno does in Strangers on a Train
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
When the crowd turns around to watch the building collapse, both Linus & Danny remain facing forward, much like Bruno faces Guy at the tennis match while the rest of the crowd turn their heads side to side.
Der Bulle von Tölz: Mörder unter sich (2002) (TV Episode)
video cassette
Soch (2002)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: A Night at the Movies (2003) (TV Episode)
Grissom and Willows discuss the plot of Strangers on a Train
Peep Show: Dream Job (2003) (TV Episode)
Mark gets the idea of him and Jeremy taking care of each other's enemies from this film.
Law & Order: C.O.D. (2004) (TV Episode)
Arthur refers to the film.
Hitchcock and 'Stage Fright' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
The scene where Polly's camera falls into a draining grate is nearly shot-for-shot remade from the scene where Bruno Antony drops a lighter under a drainage grate.
Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
movie is mentioned several times and plot elements are similar
Double Cross (2006) (TV Movie)
The plot is similar to the classic Hitchcock film.
Like Minds (2006)
mentioned in dialogue/on movie marquee
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Bedfellows (2006) (TV Episode)
DVD box shown.
I Am Legend (2007)
DVD seen attached to the wall of Neville's weapons cabinet
Cuenta atrás: Calle de Orfeo y Eurídice, 2. 21:38 horas (2008) (TV Episode)
Characters discuss about the movie.
NCIS: Stakeout (2008) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo compares Rowe and Chow's meeting in a bar to the Hitchcock classic Strangers on a Train
King of the Hill: Strangeness on a Train (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
EastEnders: Episode dated 7 August 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Max asks Ronnie, "Have you ever seen Strangers on a Train?"
Sertoli, Sertoli, Sertoli (2009) (Short)
Guy's tie pattern is called 'Mogadore Farley-Granger', a reference to the actor.
Castle: The Double Down (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Castle in relation to the episode's two murder cases, before offering his own alternate title of "Strangers On A Boat".
NCIS: The Inside Man (2009) (TV Episode)
Tony compares the episode's plot to Strangers on a Train
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Hitchcock Movie Quotes"
Modern Family: Strangers on a Treadmill (2010) (TV Episode)
title reference/mentioned in dialogue
L.A. Noire (2011) (Video Game)
One of the 50 gold film reels you can find.
Horrible Bosses (2011)
Kurt mentions it when Jones tells them to kill each other's bosses
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.26 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy compares "Horrible Bosses" to the film
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Tell-Tale Hearts (2011) (TV Episode)
When D.B. references the novel, Strangers on a Train, Ecklie mentions that he "saw the movie".
Just a Minute: Episode #1.4 (2012) (TV Episode)
Nicholas Parsons and Paul Merton both mention the film.
Pretty Little Liars: Stolen Kisses (2012) (TV Episode)
Poster visible in the theater.
The Last Days of Cinerama (2012) (Short)
David Strohmaier refers to "Strangers on a Train" in regards to the Merry-Go-Round crash at the end.
Criminal Minds: The Pact (2012) (TV Episode)
Reid mentions that their case is much like that in the movie
Hitchcock (2012)
Anthony Perkins references "Strangers on a Train" as one of his favorite Hitchcock films.
Castle: Significant Others (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Castle
Body of Proof: Eye for an Eye (2013) (TV Episode)
First Megan comes up with the theory of two strangers committing each other's murders, later on Adam mentions this movie by its name
The Simpsons: Dangers on a Train (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Rizzoli & Isles: Partners in Crime (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Korsak
Shameless: Strangers on a Train (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
Queen & Country (2014)
The movie has just been released and is mentioned by Bill Rohan and Percy Hapgood, about the way the wives are murdered, to have an alibi.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
After Bertha gives Johnny a dollar he says he's going on a trip to the moon
Pretty Little Liars: No One Here Can Love or Understand Me (2014) (TV Episode)
Byron, Mike, Aria, Mona, and Paige see this at the movie theater.
Man Seeking Woman: Traib (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Irrational Man (2015)
The concept of murdering someone with whom there is no connection, thereby eliminating motive, is a reference to the film.
The Cinema Snob: Hard Knuckle (2015) (TV Episode)
"Oh good, we're back to Strangers on a Post-Apocalyptic Train."
Faking It: The Revengers: The Age of the Monocle (2015) (TV Episode)
Two girls agree to get revenge on each other's boyfriends
iZombie: Max Wager (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saving Hope: Waiting on a Friend (2015) (TV Episode)
Josh Lewis mentions the "Strangers on a Train vibe" he and Dana are having.
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Opening scene of "Merrily We Dance" showing only characters' shoes
The Mysteries of Laura: The Mystery of the Morning Jog (2016) (TV Episode)
Characters comment on how the case seems modeled on the movie.
Hawaii Five-0: Hoa 'inea (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jerry Ortega: "Two strangers in unhappy marriages agree to kill each other's spouses with no apparent motive. It's 'Strangers on a Train'."
Pitfire of Hell (2016)
Flat Earth & Revelation 10: Reach the Oxygen (2016) (TV Episode)
The OA: Homecoming (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by The OA

Featured in 

Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies (1990) (Short)
clip shown during the pre-show.
Murder, She Wrote: Murder Among Friends (1996) (TV Episode)
Film is shown while Jessica discusses it
Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #32 on the list.
Blyustiteli poroka: Obratniy effekt (2001) (TV Episode)
Seen in the prologue sequence.
The Corporation (2003)
Clips from the tennis scene are used while Michael Moore discusses his interview with Nike's CEO
Strangers on a Train : A Hitchcock Classic (2004) (Video)
clips shown
Hitchcock and Dial M (2004) (Video)
A clip is shown of Hitchcock's cameo from the film.
The Hitchcocks on Hitch (2004) (Video)
extracts from Hitchcock's movie are featured
Strangers on a Train: The Victim's P.O.V. (2004) (Video)
This is a documentary documenting co-star Kasey Rogers' experiences filming "Strangers on a Train"
Strangers on a Train : An Appreciation by M. Night Shyamalan (2004) (Video)
Documentary About the Making
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (2009) (TV Movie)
clip with merry-go-round
The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style (2009) (Video)
contains clips from this movie
Vito (2011)
Clips featured.
Pretty Little Liars: No One Here Can Love or Understand Me (2014) (TV Episode)
Aria and her family go to see the movie at the theatre.
De Palma (2015)
Clip shown.

Spoofed in 

Thirtysomething: South by Southeast (1988) (TV Episode)
Parodied in a dream sequence
Stealing Harvard (2002)
When they break into the house
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
As Gromit is held down over wing of the plane by the other dog, it is very reminiscent of the crousel fight at the finale of "Stranger on a Train".
Robot Chicken: Love, Maurice (2009) (TV Episode)
Roger Rabbit and O.J. Simpson meet on a train and agree to "take care" of each other's spouses.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX (2009) (TV Episode)
Bart and Lisa agree to kill each others' teachers, and a spoof of the merry-go-round sequence is included at the end.
Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul: Episode #4.1 (2012) (TV Episode)
The familiar story has a very different outcome

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