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Ben-Hur (1959) Poster

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Version of 

Ben Hur (1907) (Short)
Ben Hur (2003) (Video)

Edited into 

Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (2012)
scenes are taken from this film

Referenced in 

Twilight Zone: Mr. Bevis (1960) (TV Episode)
J. Hardy Hempstead tells Mr. Bevis that he has "driven a chariot with 11 horses. I'm the guy responsible for Ben-Hur winning." Additionally, the title "Ben-Hur" is prominently displayed on the theater marquee shown in the last scene of the story.
What's My Line?: Episode dated 11 December 1960 (1960) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Make Room for Daddy: Danny and the Hoodlums (1961) (TV Episode)
Skip Harris claims to have written a parody titled "Ben-Him".
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Punch Thy Neighbor (1962) (TV Episode)
Rob says that Jerry again viewed "The Alan Brady Show" is "rotten" by comparing it to "Ben-Hur"
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls (1962) (TV Episode)
Dobie says not since this film have they forced stow-aways to row the boat.
The Lucy Show: Lucy's Sister Pays a Visit (1963) (TV Episode)
Hughie asks if Lucy invited the cast of Ben Hur to the wedding
The Lucy Show: No More Double Dates (1963) (TV Episode)
Characters suggest this as a movie they could see
Stump the Stars: Ed Begley vs. Jeanne Crain (1963) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by panelist Ross Martin.
The Executioner (1963)
A character mentions the film.
The Jack Benny Program: Jack Directs Film (1963) (TV Episode)
Rochester says Jack was great in it
The Collector (1965)
when she is being stalked, Miranda walks by a theater playing Ben-Hur
The 40th Annual Academy Awards (1968) (TV Special)
Over 18... and Ready! (1969)
Barney mentions the title.
The Governor & J.J.: Ben and Her (1970) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Neon Palace (1971)
The film is referenced.
Out 1 (1971)
Mentioned in dialogue (Episode 4).
Vente a ligar al Oeste (1972)
A Spanish poster for this movie can be seen in Benito's room.
Parkinson: Episode dated 7 December 1974 (1974) (TV Episode)
Muhammad says to Michael, "They won't put me in no movies, won't put me in none, because if I make a movie it's gonna have to be like 'Ben Hur'. If I make a movie I'm gonna have to be Moses in 'The Ten Commandments'."
Grease (1978)
race scene/similar cheating device
Animal House (1978)
Are You Being Served?: Shedding the Load (1978) (TV Episode)
Mr. Humphries mentions that this film was on TV.
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)
Mentioned by Cheryl in a conversation with Teddy.
The Green Pastures (1979)
The couple in the movie (Alfredo Landa and María Casanova) comment they're going to see Ben-Hur
Il ladrone (1980)
Il ladrone is also about a contempory of Christ
Used Cars (1980)
The race between Kurt Russell's character 'Rudy' and 'Fuchs' played by Jack Warden is a homage to the chariot race.
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
Chariot race scene (including touching wheels)
Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)
referenced in the song ''Mere Jeevan Saathi''
C.O.D. (1981)
The Hatter's Ghost (1982)
First poster at Cinema Lux, in the street of Kachoudas and Labbé 's shops.
A Country Practice: A Fearful Thing: Part 2 (1982) (TV Episode)
Molly asks Brendan did he see Ben-Hur. She continues they kept all these lepers in a cave when Brendan interrupts, telling her they don't keep them in caves anymore.
TRON (1982)
Cheers: Give Me a Ring Sometime (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ron.
Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ (1982)
The character Ben-Hur Marcel participating in a race of chariots is a wink to the famous film "Ben Hur" with Charlton Heston.
La voisine est à dépuceler (1983)
Poster on a wall in Jean-Pierre Armand's office
Vradya epitheorisis: Episode #1.8 (1984) (TV Episode)
Referenced once
The Littles: Ben Dinky (1985) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mia gynaikara sta bouzoukia (1985)
Mentioned by Akakios
O videoklabas (1987) (Video)
Mentioned on a dialogue
Home and Away: Episode #1.215 (1988) (TV Episode)
Roo mentions she has nightmares like several scenes of this over her homework
Splendor (1989)
Movieposter can be seen
Tiny Toon Adventures: The Buster Bunny Bunch (1990) (TV Episode)
Arnold beats a drum as Buster rows at the gym.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures: A Most Excellent Roman Holiday (1990) (TV Episode)
The Romans use the spiky wheel of their chariot to sideswipe Bill and Ted's chariot, and Ted references the movie.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Wild Rebels (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "That's when he was in 'Ben-Hur.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Just like 'Ben-Hur'!"
Back to the Future: Roman Holiday (1991) (TV Episode)
Juda Ben-Hur appears in this episode, even speaking like Charlton Heston.
Beetlejuice: What Makes BJ Run (1991) (TV Episode)
The mailroom is run by whipcracking 'Judy Ben Hur'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Giant Leeches (1992) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Oh, it's Ben-Hur. I've seen this before."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Crow
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: A hot rod Ben-Hur.
Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Seen on video store shelf in 'Video Review'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike (during a car race): "Ben-Hur!"
The Little Rascals (1994)
The spikes on the wheels during the chariot race in Ben-Hur and the soapbox derby in Little Rascals
NileCity 105.6 (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
Jeffrey (1995)
mentioned in film
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Ben-Hur?"
Homicide: Life on the Street: The Wedding (1996) (TV Episode)
Brodie refers to the film.
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) (TV Movie)
original poster shown
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Monkeys (1997) (TV Episode)
listed on the Rialto Theatre's weekly schedule.
The Simpsons: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (1997) (TV Episode)
The sequence where Homer races alongside the carriage in Central Park was a reference to a similar scene in 'Ben-Hur'.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Mutiny (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: Ben-Hur was a good movie, this film totally sucks.
Mad About You: Le Sex Show (1997) (TV Episode)
Paul mentions this film.
Les Boys (1997)
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) (TV Movie)
Billboard seen in archive footage
20 Dates (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Name of the auto repair where "the Dude" park his car
Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998) (TV Movie)
The Making of 'The Frighteners' (1998) (Video)
mentioned once
The Mummy (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
The podrace is largely inspired by the chariot race, including the wide crowd shots
Cleopatra (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
HBO First Look: The Haunting (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Le schpountz (1999)
The Simpsons: Little Big Mom (2000) (TV Episode)
Maude says, "Remember those scary lepers in 'Ben-Hur'?"
Gladiator (2000)
Will & Grace: Ben? Her?: Part 1 (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Black Books: He's Leaving Home (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Friend (2001)
Poster in cinema
My Voyage to Italy (2001)
mentioned once
Gilmore Girls: The Bracebridge Dinner (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says that they should "pull a Ben Hur and take down Taylor's sleigh" when she and Luke are starting their sleigh ride.
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
A painting of Charlton Heston in this is behind the chair he sits in during the interview at his home.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
The race between Harry and Draco on their broomsticks to get the snitch is very similar to the race against Ben and Messala with the chariot race and both Messala and Draco trip up and fall off the broomstick/chariot.
Gilmore Girls: I Solemnly Swear (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorelai compares her mother to a slave driver, alluding to the rowing scene in Ben Hur.
Ben Hur (2003) (Video)
The animated Ben Hur had several shot for shot scenes from the movie version, as well as Heston in the lead in both.
Planta 4ª (2003)
Jules Verne & Walt Disney: Explorers of the Imagination (2003) (Video)
'20000 Leagues Under the Sea' compared with 'Ben Hur'
An Opera of Violence (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Capital City (2004) (TV Movie)
At the beginning, two security guards discuss "Ben-Hur"
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
The male lead and the female lead share their favorite films.
Waking the Dead: Anger Management: Part 2 (2004) (TV Episode)
Boyd is angry that the security cameras, which could have been used to shoot the epic, didn't pick up the intruder.
Synesthesia (2005)
Picaso askes Shin if he's ever seen the movie.
Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' (2005) (Video)
mentioned a few times, images shown
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
When the Oompa Loompas are rowing the pink dragon boat, there is a cut to an Oompa Loompa banging a drum. This is a reference to Ben-Hur when the slaves are chained to a boat and are rowing with oars and the camera cuts to a man banging a drum.
Alternate Title Design: Nick Livesey (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Terminal City: Episode #1.2 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the characters.
To kokkino domatio: Oi komparsoi (2005) (TV Episode)
Dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.94 (2006) (TV Episode)
subject of a Double Jeopardy! category
Red Dwarf: The Tank - Series VIII (2006) (Video)
Referenced by name
Death Race (2008)
The Dreadnought's saw-toothed wheel-hubs.
Greek: Brothers & Sisters (2008) (TV Episode)
They making plans to see the movie
Getaway: Italy 4 Every 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during a visit to Circus Maximus in Rome, where chariot races were held in the past.
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Nixon says the interview is so grand, it feels like they're remaking Ben-Hur
Life on Mars: Take a Look at the Lawmen (2009) (TV Episode)
The cops compare Hunt's rivalry with the heroic main character
QI: Flora and Fauna (2009) (TV Episode)
Alan Davies compares flea circus chariot races with the chariot races in the film.
The Yellow Bittern (2009)
Seen on movie marquee in archival footage
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.102 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 question
Newswipe: Episode #1.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Brooker.
A Single Man (2009)
Jennifer mentions that her brother Christopher's pet scorpion is named Charlton Heston, and mentions the movie in connection.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.72 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question
A Child's Christmases in Wales (2009) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Psych: Thrill Seekers and Hell Raisers (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn claims that Ben-Hur is a Biblical character.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.116 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 photo clue in the category "Behind the Scenes"
Neues aus der Anstalt: Spätrömischer Empfang für Westerwelle (2010) (TV Episode)
Priol & Malmsheimer talk about this movie
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Finals: Game 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of the Final Jeopardy! clue in the category "From Novel to Film"
Bad Movie Beatdown: Epic Movie (2010) (TV Episode)
Film Brain calls it an epic movie
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #9.4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $125,000 flashback question from 2004
The Green Hornet (2011)
Reid refers to the wheels' spikes
The Cinema Snob: Caligula II: Messalina, Messalina (2011) (TV Episode)
"...with the most elaborate sets this side of Ben-Hur."
Conan: It Turns Out Stella's Groove Was on Her Head the Whole Time (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and giant mural on WB lot shown
Don't Quit Your Gay Job: Gardeners (2011) (TV Episode)
Sean mentions the movie by name.
Bad Education: Self-Defence (2012) (TV Episode)
Alfie says that Rem Dogg has spikes to put on his wheelchair's hubcaps, like in "Ben-Hur".
That Metal Show: Heart/Lita Ford (2012) (TV Episode)
Nancy Wilson compares the list of musicians who have played in Heart over the years to "The cast of Ben-Hur."
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Day of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
James mentions that the original script for Day of the Dead was so massive that Tom Savini called it the Ben-Hur of zombie movie scripts.
Creation Today: Is It Time for a New Kind of Evangelism? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ray.

Features 

Quo Vadis (1951)
Music for the parade lap of the chariots prior to the race is identical to music accompanying Galba's army at the end of Quo Vadis, which had the same composer.

Featured in 

The French Atlantic Affair (1979) (TV Mini-Series)
Le jumeau (1984)
Chariot race and gladiators fight visible on TV.
Zeg 'ns Aaa: Vissie kijken (1986) (TV Episode)
Clips of the rowing of the galley slaves are edited into Gert Jan's nightmare
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) (TV Mini-Series)
Troldspejlet: Episode dated 21 May 1994 (1994) (TV Episode)
theatrical re-release reviewed + footage used
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Movie)
Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) (Video)
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend (1994) (TV Movie)
clips
Northern Exposure: Horns (1995) (TV Episode)
Ed watches it on TV
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
Reunion of Messala and Judah
Zomergasten: Episode #9.5 (1996) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #72 on the list.
Glorious Technicolor (1998) (TV Movie)
clips shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This list is #49 on the list.
The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV Movie)
number 30
Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema (2005) (Video)
footage from this film is shown in this documentary
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #56 on the list.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #100 on the list.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 7 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of thie film were show during a tribute to Charlton Heston.
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #2 on the "Epic" list.
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (2009)
Part or all of the trailer is shown and discussed.
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Shown during In Memoriam montage
20 to 1: Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
The Nostalgia Critic: Airborne (2011) (TV Episode)
The racing scene is recalled
Vito (2011)
Clips featured.
Maltin on Movies: Footloose (2011) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
The Parade (2011)
The movie is watched by some of the protagonists in two different scenes of this film.
Timeshift: Epic: A Cast of Thousands! (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips seen and discussed
Side by Side (2012)
Chariot race
Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring (2013)
Clips seen and discussed
The 86th Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Ordinary heroes presentation.

Spoofed in 

Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Light Entertainment War (1974) (TV Episode)
During the horse race skit, the title is mentioned and similar music played.
Silent Movie (1976)
Mel Brooks and company chase Paul Newman in wheelchairs; at one point, the wheels interlock and sparks are shown.
Life of Brian (1979)
Asterix and Caesar (1985)
chariot race sequence
Dead End (1985)
Sgt. Carnage's Army Jeep has the same sharp wheel cutters as in Ben-Hur
The Best of SCTV (1988) (TV Movie)
a long sketch spoofing this movie is shown
Meet the Raisins! (1988) (TV Short)
raisins play singing galley slaves in "Ben Herb"
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Car chase scene has spikes attached to the wheels
The Simpsons: Saturdays of Thunder (1991) (TV Episode)
In the final soapbox derby race, Nelson tries to run Bart's soapbox off of the road with a whip and with spiked wheels, spoofing the chariot race in "Ben-Hur."
The Simpsons: Kamp Krusty (1992) (TV Episode)
The scene where Kearney beats a drum to make the campers work in the sweatshop is a parody of the slave galley scene.
The Simpsons: A Star Is Burns (1995) (TV Episode)
The opening credits of Burns' film spoofs this film's opening. Additionally, there is a scene in the Burns movie in which he gives the title character water while suffering in the desert (which was done by Jesus Christ in the film.)
Männerpension (1996)
wheelbarrow race
Percy tårar (1996) (TV Mini-Series)
The Simpsons: The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons (1997) (TV Episode)
As Homer and Jasper race down the hallway in their wheelchairs, their wheels rub up against each other, just like in the chariot race in "Ben-Hur."
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
A shot shows a stars like the star of bethlehem to the wishing star.
Boo, Zino & the Snurks (2004)
spikes appear in the bad guys race car's wheels destroy the other cars
Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008)
chariot race
Archie's Fun House: Flying Fools/Birthday Dinner (TV Episode)
The Archie gang presents Jughead in the chariot race scene from "Ben Hoo?"

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