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Winchester '73 (1950)
The use of Lawrence's service revolver as a plot device, passing from Lawrence to Tafas to Ali and finally back to Lawrence.
The Searchers (1956)
Sherif Ali's entrance at the well recalls Ethan Edwards' famous entrance at the beginning of this film.

Referenced in 

What's My Line?: Episode dated 3 February 1963 (1963) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Irma la Douce (1963)
Suzanne's Career (1963)
The main characters go to the movies to see this film.
My Living Doll: My Robot, the Warden (1964) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Allos... gia to ekatommyrio! (1964)
Aristeidis is dressed up like Lawrence
Major Dundee (1965)
The execution of O.W. Hadley is based on the execution of Gasim by Lawrence, and Dundee's exile in Durango seems based Lawrence's in Daran (sic).
Pasternak (1965)
Sing a Song of Sex (1967)
Mentioned a few times.
I Dream of Jeannie: Jeannie, the Hip Hippie (1967) (TV Episode)
The film's album can be seen.
The Comedians (1967)
Our Lady of the Turks (1968)
Nostra signora dei turchi features the famous Maurice Jarre's theme from Lawrence of Arabia.
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
The cut from the setting sun (before Doryan's death) to Charles striking a match is a sly homage to the famous "match cut" from Lean's earlier film.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Scott of the Antarctic (1970) (TV Episode)
In the "Scott of the Sahara"-Trailer it says: "From the team that brought you 'Lawrence of Glenmorgan' and 'Bridge Over the River Trent'..."
Reza, the Motorcyclist (1970)
Abbas in the mental institution say that the Lawrence went to Arabia and thought he was an arab, he was crazy.
Inside Miss Carter (1970)
A poster is on a wall.
The Steagle (1971)
Duck, You Sucker (1971)
John and Juan's conversation about revolutions around the campfire is similar to a conversation between Ali and Bentley in this movie, both discussions involving the meaning of revolution and its results.
Ensenada Hole (1971)
A poster is visible.
The Last of Sheila (1973)
dialogue
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
When Aldo leads his gorillas down the hillside to attack the escaping mutants under Kolp, he cries out "No prisoners!" in the same fashion as does Lawrence when leading his attack on the retreating Turkish convoy.
Sanford and Son: The Way to Lamont's Heart (1974) (TV Episode)
Grady asks Judy whether she's ever seen this film.
Are You Being Served?: Wedding Bells (1975) (TV Episode)
When Mr. Humphries and Mr. Lucas are talking about the fancy dress party, Mr. Lucas remarks that Mr. Humphries must have felt like Lawrence of Arabia.
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
The Raisuli's departure scene before the final battle recalls Auda abu Tayi's departure from Wadi Rumm in the Lean film, and the Raisuli saying that he undertakes various actions (kidnapping Eden, returning her to the Americans, for instance) for "his pleasure", as does Auda.
Sholay (1975)
All the President's Men (1976)
Deep Throat's recounting of Gordon Liddy's candle "trick" has the same punch line - "The trick is not minding." - as a similar stunt by T.E. Lawrence.
Alice: Florence of Arabia (1978) (TV Episode)
title reference
Saturday Night Live: Michael Palin/Eugene Record (1978) (TV Episode)
Theme tune heard as Yasser Arafat takes to the stage
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Tarr Tells His Story (1979) (TV Episode)
Irina likes to call Ricki "Colonel Lawrence" and specifies that it's like Thomas Lawrence, upon whom this movie was based.
The Gong Show Movie (1980)
The theme from Lawrence of Arabia plays before the desert musical finale as the helicopter lands and a turbaned man exits.
Burlesque (1980)
This movie is mentioned by a character.
Road Games (1981)
Title mentioned.
Danger Mouse: A Plague of Pyramids (1981) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DM
Tucker's Witch: Terminal Case (1982) (TV Episode)
Rick tells Amanda about his first date back in high school, where he took his date to this film.
Dune (1984)
Charade (1984) (Short)
Volunteers (1985)
crowd chanting "Awrence!" instead of "Lawrence!" in both films
Fire and Ice (1986)
Mentioned by John.
Hill Street Blues: Larry of Arabia (1986) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Empire of the Sun (1987)
A shot of Jamie's feet, while wearing Turkish costume, in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun echoes the famous shot of Lawrence's feet (in Arab dress) as he walks on the roof of the train. "Lawrence" is one of Spielberg's favorite films.
O Lawrence tis afragias (1987) (Video)
Title reference
Buster (1988)
China Beach: Crossing the Great Water (1989) (TV Episode)
Richard refers to the film.
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
It is mentioned how Lawrence took Aqaba from behind,
The Golden Girls: Foreign Exchange (1989) (TV Episode)
Film is mentioned by title.
Beverly Hills Vamp (1989)
mentioned in dialogue
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (1990) (Video Game)
The caravan scene is a homage to "Lawrence of Arabia".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Star Force: Fugitive Alien 2 (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Now it looks like 'Lawrence of Arabia,' except for the pink skinny pleather suits."
Jet Marbella Set (1991)
Title mentioned.
Into the Sun (1992)
The Tom Slade character says, "I'm gonna die out here in the desert like an extra in Lawrence of Arabia"
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal (1992) (TV Episode)
T. E. Lawrence makes an impresive entrance reminicent of this famous film
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules Against the Moon Men (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow mentions it.
The Larry Sanders Show: Larry's Agent (1993) (TV Episode)
Larry's says Hank is doing the tap number from the movie.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah! (1993) (TV Episode)
"Lawrence of Pasedena"
Paul Merton: The Series: Episode #2.1 (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Merton.
Mad About You: The Unplanned Child (1993) (TV Episode)
Box in video store
The Princess and the Cobbler (1993)
A few shots in the desert are homages to those in the film
The Critic: The Pilot (1994) (TV Episode)
a poster of the film can be seen behind Valerie as she watches Jay's review
The Simpsons: Homer and Apu (1994) (TV Episode)
piece of Soundtrack played when Homer and Apu travel through desert
The Critic: Eyes on the Prize (1994) (TV Episode)
a poster for the film is seen in Jay's apartment
SeaQuest 2032: The Last Lap at Luxury (1994) (TV Episode)
Bridger mentions watching the film.
Live from Washington D.C.: They Shoot HBO Specials, Don't They? (1994) (TV Special)
referenced by Dennis
Doomsday Gun (1994) (TV Movie)
Explicit dialogue reference to the movie.
Stargate (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sword and the Dragon (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Will the 'Lawrence of Arabia' people please get to the proper set?"
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Don't Drink the Water (1994) (TV Movie)
Walter refers to the emir as "Lawrence of Arabia."
The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV Special)
The Heidi Chronicles (1995) (TV Movie)
Nixon (1995)
The Nanny: The Heather Biblow Story (1997) (TV Episode)
Val mistakes the movie's title as "Lawrence of Aruba".
Rough Riders (1997) (TV Movie)
Roosevelt's comedic salute to Wood similar to Lawrence's, and a character asking a journalist "Why don't you take a picture?" as they survey the aftermath of a battle occurs in both films.
Siskel & Ebert: Best of '96 (1997) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel compares "The English Patient" (1996) to this film.
'Red Dwarf' A-Z (1998) (TV Movie)
Poster seen in background during interview with James O'Brien
The Odd Couple II (1998)
Oscar says he saw Omar Sharif on a camel.
Frasier: How to Bury a Millionaire (1998) (TV Episode)
Niles sees the movie in this episode.
Jack Frost (1998)
Jack exclaims, "Leaping Lawrence of Arabia!"
Siskel & Ebert: Beloved/Happiness/Practical Magic/Love Is the Devil/The Cruise (1998) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel cites the movie as an example of one kind of epic.
The Mummy (1999)
The music and cinematography of the scenes with the characters walking or riding through the desert.
The Book That Wrote Itself (1999)
talked about in the movie
Friends: The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2000) (TV Episode)
Phoebe's fan says he watched her in a porn movie called "Lawrence of a Labia"
X-Men (2000)
The Cell (2000)
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Drums throughout are very similar to Lawrence; Credits say Aqaba Productions
One of the Hollywood Ten (2000)
Mentioned in the closing credits as one of the movies Michael Wilson went on to work in.
Gorgo: Behind the Scenes (2000) (Video)
Mentioned in reference to Freddie Young's career.
'Rear Window' Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic (2000) (Video)
mentioned by Robert A. Harris as an example of a picture shot on 65mm film.
Spotlight on Location: The Mummy Returns (2001) (Video)
Mentioned by Stephen Sommers
Just Shoot Me!: The Two Faces of Finch: Part 2 (2001) (TV Episode)
Betsy buys Dennis "Lawrence of A-babe-ia".
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #8.5 (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kevin Costner.
800 Bullets (2002)
Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
one of the sons said he would have worn a scarf over his head like LoA instead of underwear if he had it
Watching the Alien (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: A Night at the Movies (2003) (TV Episode)
An advertisement for it can be seen on the pink flier.
The Big Empty (2003)
67 minutes into the film, Bob mentions the title character in dialog with John
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Six: The Mark Unleashed (2004)
Mentioned in dialogue as a "banned DVD."
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004) (Video Game)
Title parodied in one of Bilzarbra's conversations.
The Aviator (2004)
The line "I like the desert. It's hot there in the desert, but it's clean.", is also spoken by T.E. Lawrence saying he likes the desert because "It's clean."
Film Geek (2005)
Film advertisement is shown in Scotty's apartment.
Comic Relief Does University Challenge (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
8 Simple Rules: Sleepover (2005) (TV Episode)
Cate and Ed watch it
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the films on the list
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.31 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "He Shoots, He Scores!" category
American Dad!: Stan of Arabia: Part 1 (2005) (TV Episode)
Entire episode features references including the title and use of the Lawrence of Arabia score
American Dad!: Stan of Arabia: Part 2 (2005) (TV Episode)
Entire episode features references including the title and use of the Lawrence of Arabia score
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.69 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "My Favorite Films" category
'Kingdom of Heaven': Interactive Production Grid (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Lies & Alibis (2006)
"Less of the warmed-over Lawrence of Arabia."
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Poster is shown.
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Five Fingers (2006)
'Martijn' tells 'Laurence' during the chess play about Lawrence of Arabia.
Entourage: Guys and Doll (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
A Good Year (2006)
Talking to himself, Max quotes Lawrence's remark that he is attracted to the desert "because it's clean"
Bernard and Doris (2006)
"I feel like Lawrence of Arabia."
Miracles and Mystery: Creating 'The Green Mile' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Uranya (2006)
Poster outside the cinema
Voces: The Bronze Screen (2006) (TV Episode)
Anthony Quinn is shown in a scene from this film.
Entourage: The WeHo Ho (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
BBC Proms: Prom 2: Music from Great British Films (2007) (TV Episode)
Playing Theme & showing clips
Stardust (2007)
When taking a bath in the inn, Primus talk about his father, the king (interpreted by Peter O'Toole), riding a camel in his youth, this is a reference to Lawrence of Arabia
Midsomer Murders: Shot at Dawn (2008) (TV Episode)
One of the characters is facetiously referred to as Florence of Arabia.
Casting a Classic (2008) (Video)
Referenced during a discussion of the work of David Lean and Alec Guinness.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 23 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Dennis Miller references this film during the 'Miller Time' segment.
Pontypool (2008)
"Lawrence of Arabia cast" mentioned
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
"Lawrence of a Labia" porn title mentioned
My Best Friend's Girl (2008)
"Lawrence of a Labia" porn title
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Julian riding on the flamingo wearing an Arabic headdress
Journey to Land's End (2008)
narrator mentions title character in one scene
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.81 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $25,000 question
Big Love: Prom Queen (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.102 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Doctor Who Confidential: Desert Storm (2009) (TV Episode)
The film's main theme is played during the opening shot of the desert.
Sertoli, Sertoli, Sertoli (2009) (Short)
'Perkins' character name and the film's tag-line.
Dear Dad, Love Maria (2009) (Short)
Uses the scene at the well where Lawrence meets Ali, to show the dichotomy and seperation between her and her father.
Dirty Jobs: Camel Rancher (2009) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by camel rancher before the riding of the camels
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Saw VI/Cirque du Freak/The Vampire's Assistant/Amelia (2009) (TV Episode)
Nigel says he was aiming to make this movie
Nostalgia Critic: Tank Girl (2009) (TV Episode)
The Critic compares Tank Girl's entrance on a yak to "Lawrence of Arabia," using the theme from the latter film
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.72 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question
Saturday Night Live: Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys (2010) (TV Episode)
A still from this movie is seen on the wall of the "Reel Quotes" game show.
The Simpsons: The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed (2010) (TV Episode)
Homer rides a camel in the desert, with "Lawrence of Arabia" music.
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Samantha refers to Richard as "Lawrence of Arabia"
White Collar: Unfinished Business (2010) (TV Episode)
Neal says, "Have I mentioned how long my flight was? 'Lawrence of Arabia' long!"
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
An Idiot Abroad: Jordan (2010) (TV Episode)
The theme music is played when Karl rides through the desert on camelback.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Johnny Galecki (2010) (TV Episode)
Johnny Galecki mentions this movie during interview
Chuck: Chuck Versus the First Fight (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tuttle.
Rules of Engagement: Jeff Day (2011) (TV Episode)
Russell calls Timmy "Lawrence of A-gay-bia"
Phineas and Ferb: The Great Indoors/Canderemy (2011) (TV Episode)
Ferb's desert gear resembles that worn by T. E. Lawrence as he lead a variety of Arabian tribes during World War I
America's Next Top Model: Franca Sozzani (2011) (TV Episode)
Nigel mentions the film during panel
Bum Reviews: Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Cinema Snob: The Sinful Dwarf (2011) (TV Episode)
Snob regards its plot as one of the best ever
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011) (Video Game)
Drake mentions T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia) and Cutter remarks "great movie"
Lilyhammer: The Flamingo (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Prometheus (2012)
David quotes lines spoken by the title character not featured in the clip shown
Last Man Standing: Mother Fracker (2012) (TV Episode)
Title yelled by Ed in theater
Modern Family: New Year's Eve (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Special Collector's Edition: La carrera del siglo (2013) (TV Episode)
Blu-ray release
The Apprentice: Ahab's in Charge, and He's Gone Mad (2013) (TV Episode)
Joan mentions the film
Vicious: Episode #1.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Freddie mentions the movie by name.
Elemental Mass (2013)
The Inermission features the Main theme from Lawrence of Arabia
Goal Star: Episode #2.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Zachi Noy says they told him it's "Goalstar" and not "Lawrence of Arabia"
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
A brief shot of Zero and Gustave on a motorbike is in the same style as the opening scene of David Lean's film.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
An arrangement of the "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" theme is played like the "Lawrence of Arabia" theme when the title characters arrive and leave Egypt.
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
The scene where Fozzie, Walter and Animal journey through the desert is an homage to Lawrence of Arabia.
The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) (TV Episode)
"Psyche! It's not Lawrence of Arabia you're getting, it's Two of a Kind!"
Californication: Dicks (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster seen
Florence of Arabia
movie title

Featured in 

Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) (TV Movie)
Close-up of Peter O'Toole. No dialogue.
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) (TV Special)
Siskel & Ebert: The Future of the Movies (1990) (TV Movie)
Clips of the restored version are shown.
1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) (TV Special)
Clip shown during the opening montage
Great Performances: Lean by Jarre (1993) (TV Episode)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Movie)
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997)
footage included
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #5 on the list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #23 on the list.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
T. E. Lawrence is #10 on the "Heroes" list.
The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV Movie)
number 85
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #30 on the list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #7 on the list.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #1 on the "Epic" list.
Religulous (2008)
clip
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.132 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 2012/The Messenger/Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) (TV Episode)
John Woo's #5 Favorite Film
20 to 1: Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips of Omar Sharif shown in a segment on Doctor Zhivago.
Bad Movie Beatdown: 10,000 B.C. (2010) (TV Episode)
Film Brain points out the narrator as Omar Sharif and we see a clip of him in this movie
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Episode #1.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Vito (2011)
Clips featured.
Hagan Reviews: Battle of the Bone (2012) (TV Episode)
The score plays over one of many walking scenes
Side by Side (2012)
Clip featuring Lawrence blowing out match
Prometheus (2012)
David watches scenes from this movie
AFI's Master Class: The Art of Collaboration: Robert Zemeckis and Don Burgess (2013) (TV Episode)
film clip shown and discussed
John Ford et Monument Valley (2013)
Clips featured to show the influence of John Ford's films.
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 British Films (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips
The 86th Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Ordinary heroes presentation.
The Greatest Ever War Films (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 13 in the Countdown

Spoofed in 

How I Won the War (1967)
The melody of "Lawrence of Arabia" is used in a satirical context (The troop marches through a desert).
Head (1968)
The scene where Mickey is walking in the desert parodies Lawrence Of Arabia.
SCTV: Farm Film Report/Arabs (1978) (TV Episode)
Parodied as "How the Middle East Was Won".
Saturday Night Live: Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones (1979) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in A Bird for All Seasons
Wrong Is Right (1982)
In the first scene in which Hale is driving across the desert, the theme from "Lawrence" is on the soundtrack
Are You Being Served?: Calling All Customers (1983) (TV Episode)
When the staff are gathered in Mr. Rumbold's office and they discuss the different plot ideas they've sent in and it's discovered that Captain Peacock has plagiarised T.H. Lawrence, he remarks he has done several changes and Mr. Rumbold says that changing the title to "Peacock of Arabia" isn't enough.
Spaceballs (1987)
The theme from the movie is used in the desert scene.
The Simpsons: Homer's Night Out (1990) (TV Episode)
The "Florence Of Arabia" strip club's name is a play on the film.
The Simpsons: Bart the Daredevil (1990) (TV Episode)
Bart's entrance at Springfield Gorge, and the music behind it is an homage to Lawerence Of Arabia.
A Wish for Wings That Work (1991) (TV Short)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
When the bus breaks down the drag queens cross the desert in similar costumes and style as in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Critic: Sherman of Arabia (1995) (TV Episode)
The "Jay lost in the desert" scene
The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book Four - Spoof of the Living Dead II (1995) (TV Movie)
Detective Mandy wanders through the jungle in the heat, finally collapsing, in a parody of Peter O'Toole wandering the desert on foot before collapsing.
Rugrats: The Carwash/Heatwave (1997) (TV Episode)
The entire episode Heatwave is a parody of Lawrence of Arabia: the character of Sabu has a similar entrance to Sherif Ali, the babies trek across the "black tar playground" to reach water, Tommy rescuing Chuckie after he falls behind, and his being dubbed "al-Tommy" by Sabu.
Ernest in the Army (1998)
Ernest appears as Lawrence of Arabia in one of his fantasy sequences.
Big Train: Episode #2.6 (2002) (TV Episode)
A sketch spoofs this movie.
Robot Chicken: Help Me (2008) (TV Episode)
As part of "Just the Good Parts"
American Dad!: Don't Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth (2010) (TV Episode)
Training with Stan as a horse, Roger is dressed up like T.E. Lawrence
Robot Chicken: El Skeletorito (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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