The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Poster


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Version of 

The Incredible Shrinking Man
based on the same novel by Richard Matheson

Edited into 


Written on the Wind (1956)
Music theme on the radio.

Referenced in 

My Mother the Car: The Incredible Shrinking Car (1966) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Raven (1966) (TV Episode)
James West is shrunk down to a few inches tall and then has to fight for survival against a cat and a giant spider.
Sanford and Son: My Fair Esther (1975) (TV Episode)
Fred refers to and plays on the title of this sci-fi classic.
Sanford and Son: Here Today, Gone Today (1976) (TV Episode)
Fred and Lamont see a movie titled "The Incredible Shrinking Fungus," a play on the title of this sci-fi classic.
Carry on Emmannuelle (1978)
Leyland describes Emmannuelle's attempts to seduce Emile as "Snow White Meets the Incredible Shrinking Man."
Death Watch (1980)
A poster is visible
The Incredible Hulk: The Incredible Shrinking Hulk (1982) (TV Episode)
Title and plot reference
Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour: The Incredible Shrinking Mork (1982) (TV Episode)
Mork shrinks himself, Mindy and his pet dog, and they go on an adventure in the high school.
Saturday Supercade: Hydrofoil and Seek/The Incredible Shrinking Ape/Magnificent 7-Year-Olds/Raiders of the Lost Shark (1983) (TV Episode)
Title is a reference (Donkey Kong segment "The Incredible Shrinking Ape."
The Smurfs: The Incredible Shrinking Wizard (1984) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Charade (1984) (Short)
Fraggle Rock: The Incredible Shrinking Mokey (1985) (TV Episode)
episode title and plot
Inspector Gadget: The Incredible Shrinking Gadget (1985) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Charmings: Incredible Shrinking Prince (1987) (TV Episode)
Title; Prince Eric Charming drinks a potion and shrinks to 12 inches tall.
Muppet Babies: The Incredible Shrinking Weirdo (1987) (TV Episode)
The title of this episode is a take on this film.
Siskel & Ebert: Batman/Honey, I Shrunk the Kids/Tummy Trouble/Ghostbusters II/Kung-Fu Master! (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Roger Ebert in his review of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" (1989).
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Title on marquee during 1950s Fourth of July parade
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Robot Monster (1989) (TV Episode)
A science error on this movie was mentioned.
TaleSpin: The Incredible Shrinking Molly (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference and basic plot.
Hey Dude: Incredible Shrinking Ted (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Dead Talk Back (1993) (Video)
Advertised on a marquee.
Brainscan (1994)
Poster seen in Michael's room.
October Sky (1999)
Back to the Black Lagoon: A Creature Chronicle (2000) (Video)
mentioned once
The Simpsons: The Bart Wants What It Wants (2002) (TV Episode)
Bart and Greta look at props from "The Incredible Shrinking McBain."
Talk to Her (2002)
Amante Menguante
Dad's Dead (2002) (TV Short)
scene discussed by characters (narrator)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIV (2003) (TV Episode)
Opening credits: "Incredible Frinking Man"
What I Like About You: The Incredible Shrinking Group (2004) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Gilmore Girls: The Incredible Sinking Lorelais (2004) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) (Video Game)
Para-Medic mentions this film in a conversation with Snake after you save.
Little Einsteins: The Incredible Shrinking Adventure (2006) (TV Episode)
Episode title
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Discussing the Pod (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Legends of Tomorrow: Pilot, Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
"Incredible shrinking schmuck"
Legends of Tomorrow: The Justice Society of America (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue

Featured in 

The Horror Show (1979) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured
Coming Soon (1982) (Video)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
The Great Trailer Show: You'll Never Believe This (1987) (TV Episode)
Trailer clips shown
Career Opportunities (1991)
shown on several television sets in the background of one scene
100 Years of Horror: Giants (1996) (TV Episode)
Apt Pupil (1998)
The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked (2000) (Video)
clips shown
The Universe According to Universal (2002) (Video)
Documentary about the making of this movie.
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (2005) (TV Movie)
Excerpt shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #35.13 (2006) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection: Volumes 1 & 2 (2008) (Video)
movie featured on this DVD collection
Monk: Mr. Monk's Other Brother (2009) (TV Episode)
Adrian and his half-brother Jack watch the film on television.
Svengoolie: The Incredible Shrinking Man (2011) (TV Episode)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Bride of Frankenstein (2011) (TV Episode)
recalling films with tiny people
Classic Sci-Fi Collection (2015) (Video)
The movie is featured on the booked set.
The Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection (2016) (Video)
movie featured on this DVD collection
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shrinking Scenes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Ranks at #9

Spoofed in 

Help! (1965)
I Dream of Jeannie: My Incredible Shrinking Master (1967) (TV Episode)
A shrunken Tony is pursued in his own house by a cat.
Mork & Mindy: Mork in Wonderland: Part 1 (1979) (TV Episode)
Mork takes earth medicine and starts of shrink. A parody of ISM's premise.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
The plot makes fun of the original film.

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