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(1954)

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Remade as 

Hou chuang (1955)
Rear Window (1998) (TV Movie)

Edited into 

Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies (1990) (Short)
clip shown during the pre-show.
The Clock (2010)

References 

A Place in the Sun (1951)
Franz Wazman pays homage to his own 'Oscar' winning score with the background music featured in the second Stewart /Ritter scene

Referenced in 

Artists and Models (1955)
At one point, the characters are being watched by a man in a window, holding binoculars and imitating Jimmy Stewart's voice.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Number Twenty-Two (1957) (TV Episode)
Introduction makes joking reference.
The Jack Benny Program: Jack Directs Film (1963) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the TV host interviewing Jimmy Stewart.
Monitor: Huw Wheldon Meets Alfred Hitchcock (1964) (TV Episode)
Talked about during the interview.
Aroused (1966)
Window peeping.
Blow-Up (1966)
Hi, Mom! (1970)
In both films the protagonist is a compulsive voyeur who lives in an apartment building, spies on his neighbours with a camera and finds out about their lives.
Bed & Board (1970)
Monty Python's Flying Circus: It's a Living (1970) (TV Episode)
mentioned
Dirty Harry (1971)
Binocular shots and a window scene are references to "Rear Window".
The Dick Cavett Show: Alfred Hitchcock (1972) (TV Episode)
Hitchcock uses the example of James Stewart looking out his window to illustrate how editing can change the meaning of an actor's performance. Cavett mentions Grace Kelly being paired with James Stewart.
Sisters (1973)
The Cannibal Man (1973)
In both films a man spies on a neighbor and suspects that he is a killer.
The Conversation (1974)
It is referenced.
The Tenant (1976)
Roman sees his neighbors doing unusual things across from his apartment/he uses binoculars to spy on them
The Fury (1978)
The falling from the roof is, once again, DePalma's homage to Hitchcock.
Someone's Watching Me! (1978) (TV Movie)
The Black Cat (1981)
The way Jill keeps the cat at bay with camera flashes is reminiscent of the climactic scene of Rear Window
Road Games (1981)
The Pit (1981)
A person spies on a neighbor through a window and uses a camera.
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
In both films a person watches several times a neighbor through a window and suspects that something is not right. Also, both films contain voyeurism.
Still of the Night (1982)
Watching an intimate moment from across the way through windows.
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983)
mentioned by George Fisher introducing Raymond Burr
Body Double (1984)
Witnessing a murder through a periscope and theme of film
Knight Rider: Halloween Knight (1984) (TV Episode)
The sick Bonnie is watching a murder through her window.
Kate & Allie: Rear Window (1985) (TV Episode)
title reference
Magic Star Magical Emi: Kokubunji-san satsujin jiken (1985) (TV Episode)
The episode is about a man with his leg in a cast who thinks a murder took place in the apartment opposite his, just like the film.
Screen Two: The McGuffin (1986) (TV Episode)
Remington Steele: Santa Claus Is Coming to Steele (1986) (TV Episode)
After being confined to a wheelchair, Steele remarks that he now knows how Jimmy Stewart felt in REAR WINDOW.
Blue Velvet (1986)
The Bedroom Window (1987)
The scene at the apartment window recalls the earlier film.
Spenser: For Hire: Murder and Acquisitions (1987) (TV Episode)
Spenser mentions that in "Rear Window, Jimmy Stewart says 'We are becoming a nation of peeping Toms" as he is looking through someone's window
Radio Days (1987)
spying on the girl changing with binoculars
Dead of Winter (1987)
Incapacitated male character (broken leg)
Delirium (1987)
Two Friends (1987) (TV Movie)
Referenced in dialogue.
Remote Control (1988)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mathnet: The View from the Rear Terrace (1988) (TV Episode)
The main plot is a direct homage, and the mystery man is Raymond Stickler, named for Raymond Burr.
Freddy's Nightmares: Freddy's Tricks and Treats (1988) (TV Episode)
Voyeurs looking through a window.
Splendor (1989)
Actors speak about these Movie
The 'Burbs (1989)
Cheers: Hot Rocks (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Woody.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #2.7 (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Paul Merton during 'Theater Styles'
Men at Work (1990)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
A boxing poster is visible with the name "Lars Thorwald" printed on it. Lars Thorwald is the name of Raymond Burr's character in Rear Window.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.14 (1991) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Audition'
La tarea (1991)
In both films there are individuals who use a camera in a voyeuristic way.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: And now Trumpy and I will do our production of Rear Window.
Evening Shade: Rear Window (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Swoon (1992)
The "awakening/kiss" scene between Grace Kelly and James Stewart is duplicated, with identical dialogue, in this film
Night Trap (1992) (Video Game)
Tiny Toon Adventures: Grandma's Dead (1992) (TV Episode)
Duncan watches a movie parodying the characters and events of Rear Window.
Victim of Love (1992) (Video)
The title is mentioned.
Trauma (1993)
A person suspects that a mysterious neighbor is an evil individual.
Clarissa Explains It All: A Little Romance (1993) (TV Episode)
A side plot in the show has Marshall cooped up in the house with a broken leg and spends the time spying on his neighbors the Soapersteins thinking Mr. Soaperstein killed his wife, just like James Stewart does in the Alfred Hitchcock classic.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Carol becomes obsessed with the idea that her neighbor murdered his wife.
Kika (1993)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: Clara Peller in Rear Window.
Double Switch (1993) (Video Game)
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Critic: A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera (1994) (TV Episode)
the film's title is printed on Jay's boxer shorts
The Simpsons: Bart of Darkness (1994) (TV Episode)
Bart breaks his leg and from observing Flanders' yard, Assumes that Flanders murdered his wife
Mute Witness (1994)
Window voyeur.
Roseanne: Rear Window (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
Due South: Letting Go (1995) (TV Episode)
Also about a recovering wheelchair bound person, who spies on people thru a window and helps uncover a murder; and many other similar scenes.
Rocko's Modern Life: Sugar-Frosted Frights/Ed Is Dead: A Thriller! (1995) (TV Episode)
Much of the episode Ed is dead is a parody of this film.
Family Portraits: Alfred Hitchcock (1995) (TV Episode)
mentioned by narrator
Haru (1996)
The Hitchcock classic is mentioned by the female lead in a BBS.
The Apartment (1996)
Voyeurism, kissing scene
One Fine Day (1996)
Free Enterprise (1998)
Mentioned by Robert while making dinner.
Saturday Night Live: Vince Vaughn/Lauryn Hill (1998) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Alfred Hitchcock during the monologue
The Darklings (1999) (TV Movie)
8MM (1999)
Tom calls Eddie from the apartment across the street and says he knows about the murder, then watches Eddie's reaction through the window.
The 4th Floor (1999)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Blinding enemy by photo flashes
Flawless (1999)
Rusty compares himself to Grace Kelly when he goes out the window onto the fire escape.
Hollow Man (2000)
100 Girls (2000)
Charmed: All Halliwell's Eve (2000) (TV Episode)
Darryl's use of the flash-bulb to stun the Grimlock recalls the struggle between James Stewart and Raymond Burr's characters in the 1955 film "Rear Window", directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Saboteur: A Closer Look (2000) (Video)
Mentioned.
Plotting 'Family Plot' (2001) (Video)
mentioned once
Amélie (2001)
Raymond Dufayel is a disabled man unable to leave his house who spies on his neighbors.
Ghost World (2001)
The shots into various people's apartments
Read My Lips (2001)
Massive Attack: Eleven Promos (2001) (Video)
the 'protection' video voyeuristically follows the many tenants of an apartment building much like 'rear window'.
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (2001) (Video Game)
One of Winnie Woodpecker's questions in her trivia game askes what injury did Jeffries suffer from.
Panic Room (2002)
Femme Fatale (2002)
What's New, Scooby-Doo?: There's No Creature Like Snow Creature (2002) (TV Episode)
A wheelchair bound Fred watches from his hotel room through binaculars as Daphne is attacked by a snow creature.
The Ring (2002)
Cheerleader Massacre (2003) (Video)
Voyeurism through a window.
Lenny Henry in Pieces: Episode #2.2 (2003) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Mimic: Sentinel (2003) (Video)
The whole plot resembles Rear Window (with cockroaches - which is how it was pitched), and in one scene where characters will be doing the same actions as in Rear Window, a character notes "haven't you seen this movie?"
Kangaroo Hitchcock: The Making of 'Road Games' (2003) (Video)
The film is mentioned.
Sincopat (2003) (TV Movie)
My Family: It's a Window-Filled Life (2003) (TV Episode)
Clarence mentions this title when Ben is talking about a James Stewart film.
I Love Your Work (2003)
surveillance betweeen apartments facing each other
Love Actually (2003)
Cassette seen on shelf
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIV (2003) (TV Episode)
Opening credits: "Jim Rear Window"
Saw (2004)
Leigh Whannell's character Adam snapping photos with his camera to add light in the dark, is done in exactly the same way by James Stewart's character L. B. Jefferies in Rear Window (1954). The tone of both scenes are the same as well.
Intimate Strangers (2004)
At the start of the movie, William spies on his neighbours from his apartment window as James Steward in Hitchcock's masterpiece. The scene introduces voyeurism as one of the movie themes.
The Other Side of the Street (2004)
Binocular scenes.
Tru Calling: Rear Window (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference and the basic plot of Tru and her neighbour watching a woman's flat where later a murder takes place.
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
The title is mentioned.
The Venture Bros.: The Incredible Mr. Brisby (2004) (TV Episode)
While being interrogated by Brisby, Dr. Venture is asked his name. Venture's reply - "Reading from top to bottom, Lisa Carol Fremont" - is a direct quote from "Rear Window".
Kinsey (2004)
scene where woman reads kinseys book, then chooses magazine is a reference of closing scene with Grace Kelly
Hitchcock and Dial M (2004) (Video)
Mentioned by Peter Bogdanovich and Richard Franklin.
Chamberpiece (2004) (Short)
numerous visual references
Baantjer: De Cock en de moord op afstand (2004) (TV Episode)
A character who likes to spy on neighbors through a telescope witnesses a murder when doing so, just like in Rear Window.
Scorsese on Scorsese (2004) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
The main character looks out the window into a house across the street, has a broken leg and lots of other references are seen
Abominable (2006)
man in wheelchair using binoculars to watch neighbors he believes are in danger
Stupid Teenagers Must Die! (2006)
Tiffany turns on three sets of lights exactly the same way as Grace Kelly in her first scene in Rear Window.
Criminal Minds: The Boogeyman (2006) (TV Episode)
Garcia mentions this movie.
Man in the Chair (2007)
Title of the film announced in theater
Spiral (2007)
mentioned in dialogue
Disturbia (2007)
whole set of spying on a neighbor and assuming he could be a murderer
No Country for Old Men (2007)
The scene when Llwelyn is sitting in the hotel room waiting for Anton to approach references the climax scene in Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock. The scene occurs when L.B. is similarly waiting for Lars.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Psycho (2007) (TV Episode)
The poster of this movie was shown.
Ugly Betty: A League of Their Own (2007) (TV Episode)
Cliff, the photographer, says his photo shoot is inspired by this movie
The Key to Reserva (2007) (Short)
Being flashed with a red afterglow
The Window (2008) (Short)
Pays homage to Hitchcock's classic film
Se eida...: O epimonos kipouros (2008) (TV Episode)
dialogue
Two Lovers (2008)
Scenes with windows facing a courtyard and people watching into other windows as well as the use of a camera with flash.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Godzilla (2008) (TV Episode)
Raymond Burr was mentioned previously being in this film
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Persona (2008) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by Jonah Malcolm
Gothic/Claustrophobia (2009) (Short)
setting entire film in one contained location
Fringe: Ability (2009) (TV Episode)
Joanna tells Avery that she watched a movie with James Stewart and Grace Kelly
Generic Thriller (2009)
mentioned in diolog
The Unusuals: The Dentist (2009) (TV Episode)
Sub-plot mirrors Rear Window: Banks spies on the neighboring apartment building through binoculars. He believes he witnesses a murder and the disposal of the body but the police do not believe him. The suspect sees Banks spying and comes after him.
You Know What's Bullshit: DVD's (2009) (TV Episode)
The DVD of the movie is seen
Our Lady of Chaos (2009) (Short)
The line "my name, from top to bottom"
Psych: Mr. Yin Presents (2010) (TV Episode)
Spencer spies a wheelchair in an upstairs window and starts doing a Jimmy Stewart impression.
Gossip Girl: The Empire Strikes Jack (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned; Vanessa dresses up as Grace Kelly's character
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.132 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $25,000 question
CSI: NY: Point of View (2010) (TV Episode)
The main plot of the injured (and incapacitated) Mac witnessing events surrounding a murder from his residence references the main plot of Alfred Hitchcock's film
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.5 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy says "Disturbia" was like a Spielbergian take on the film
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Scream 4 (2011)
Film examined on the class. A poster for this film is seen in Kirby's bedroom. Two characters witness a murder happening across the street, which is similar to Rear Window.
NCIS: Swan Song (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cade. Then he and DiNozzo discuss the movie.
Supernatural: The Girl Next Door (2011) (TV Episode)
Dean compares himself to Jimmy Stewart when he is in a leg cast
Happy Endings: Meat the Parrots (2012) (TV Episode)
Max mentions the film as Alex spies on the restaurant across the street
Person of Interest: Super (2012) (TV Episode)
Along with several visual elements that make an homage to Rear Window (such as Reese being confined to a wheelchair, the suspected villain digging in a rose garden, the use of a camera to observe neighbors), the character of John Reese leases the apartment using the name "Mr. Hayes". John Michael Hayes wrote the screenplay for "Rear Window".
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
A poster of the movie can be seen in the room which Peter takes a look in his dad's bag.
No Direction Home (2012)
Poster Seen
Shameful Sequels: Fred 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jeavons points out how Fred 2 rips off this movie
Jessie: Pain in the Rear Window (2013) (TV Episode)
Title pun and plot summary are both tributes to the Hitchcock classic
Castle: The Lives of Others (2013) (TV Episode)
The title is mentioned, the plot is similar - Castle is in a wheelchair with a broken leg, believes he sees a murder through his window.
The Cinema Snob: Water Power (2013) (TV Episode)
"...looking to see if someone is filming a rip off of Rear Window."
Futurama: Assie Come Home (2013) (TV Episode)
The Planet Express crew watches this film.
Black Ribbon (2013) (Short)
The character name "L.B." is a nod to Rear Window.
Videoclub (2013)
Video case is shown ("La Ventana Indiscreta").
Meet Me on the Southbank (2013)
seen by Alan and Clare
Stephanie (2013) (Short)
Man spies on his neighbor through his window.
Father Brown: The Daughters of Jerusalem (2014) (TV Episode)
Father Brown has a broken leg and is confined to his bedroom, but solves a murder looking through a telescope out of his window.
American Dad!: She Swill Survive (2014) (TV Episode)
"Low Window"
Kill Your Killer (2014)
Style of blinding camera flashes pay homage to the special effects in this, as does the visual of Claudin falling to his death which is visually similar to Thurworld falling from the window.

Featured in 

The 57th Annual Academy Awards (1985) (TV Special)
Siskel & Ebert: Men in Black/Wild America/Out to Sea (1997) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the segment on James Stewart.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #42 on the list.
Biography: Grace Kelly: Hollywood Princess (1998) (TV Episode)
Excerpt from
Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999) (TV Movie)
The Best of Film Noir (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
'Torn Curtain' Rising (2000) (Video)
clip shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #14 on the list.
SexTV: On Blondes/Walter Kundzicz/The Art of Flirting (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips from film are used in this episode.
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)
featured in documentary
Hitchcocked! (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips featured.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #48 on the list.
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #3 on the "Mystery" list.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.7 (2008) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Nostalgia Critic: Home Alone 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
A brief clip is shown during a scene of the film as a gag.
Arena: Screen Goddesses (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips shown to illustrate points
Count It Down: Coolest Movie Characters (2013) (TV Movie)
Lisa Freemont is #21.
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Thrillers (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips
De wereld draait door: Episode dated 6 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.

Spoofed in 

Get Smart: Greer Window (1969) (TV Episode)
The title 'greer window' is a spoof of the title 'rear window'
High Anxiety (1977)
Foul Play (1978)
Saturday Night Live: Ed Asner/The Kinks (1984) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Ed Grimley skit
thirtysomething: South by Southeast (1988) (TV Episode)
Parodied in a dream sequence
Men at Work (1990)
The Simpsons: Bart of Darkness (1994) (TV Episode)
In this episode Bart breaks his leg and is forced entertain himself by watching things happen from his window, he witnesses what seems to be Flanders murdering his wife à la Hitchcock's masterpiece
Two of a Kind: Peeping Twins (1998) (TV Episode)
The plot heavily borrows from the film
For His Eyes Only (1999) (Video)
Plot and characters adapted to porn.
That '70s Show: Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die (2000) (TV Episode)
Fez in a wheelchair watching Bob and thinking he saw a murder is paying tribute to Rear Window.
Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004) (Video Game)
Similar setting, almost carbon Copied.
My Life in Film: Rear Window (2004) (TV Episode)
Art is observing neighbour's actions from a window
Date Movie (2006)
with Julia's elderly neighbor acting lonesome dates, spoofing Ms.LonelyHearts
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Neighbor Pains (2006) (TV Episode)
Bloo sneaking into Old Man Rivers' house while Mac watches outside spoofs the scene of Lisa sneaking into Thorndyke's appartment.
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
A man in a wheelchair looking out his window tries to warn Jackie Chan when the assassin is behind him.
Gnome Man's Land (2008) (Short)
The film's basic premise pokes fun of Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 film "Rear Window."
Robot Chicken: Especially the Animal Keith Crofford (2009) (TV Episode)
Nicholas Cage stars in a sequel to this movie
Saturday Night Live: January Jones/Black Eyed Peas (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Rear Window sketch
Hells Bells Presents (2009)
Segment "Rear Window"
Now, Voyeur (2011) (Video)
homage
Pretty Little Liars: The Goodbye Look (2011) (TV Episode)
Man leaving house in the middle of the night, dog digging in the flower bushes.
The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011) (Video)
The entire cartoon is a spoof of "Rear Window."
Raising Hope: Murder, She Hoped (2013) (TV Episode)
parody of plot, costumes, etc.
Dash (2014) (Short)
The fall scene is inspired by the Hitchcock falls in Vertigo and Rear Window

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