Thunderball (1965) Poster



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Dr. No (1962)
Goldfinger (1964)

Followed by 

Moonraker (1979)
Octopussy (1983)
GoldenEye (1995)
Casino Royale (2006)
Skyfall (2012)
Bond 24 (2015)

Version of 

Edited into 

The Bond Sound: The Music of 007 (2000) (Video)


Another Time, Another Place (1958)
When Bond says goodbye to Patricia Fearing with the phrase "another time, another place," he is making an in-joke reference to another Sean Connery film, Another Time, Another Place.
Goldfinger (1964)
My Fair Lady (1964)
Sean Connery says "I guess I've grown accustumed to your face" which references professor Higgins' song about Eliza.

Referenced in 

The Beverly Hillbillies: The Private Eye (1965) (TV Episode)
Jethro mentions 'Double Naught Seven' is in the West Indies
Take Thirty: Sean Connery on Being Bond (1965) (TV Episode)
Discussion of James Bond films in Sean Connery's career
The Incredible World of James Bond (1965) (TV Movie)
Mentions / discusses
Telescope: Licensed to Make a Killing (1965) (TV Episode)
Discussion of early Bond movies
A Child's Guide to Blowing Up a Motor Car (1965) (TV Short)
This is a comic promotional mock documentary about a visit to filming of Thunderball at Silverstone Racetrack
Get Smart: The Last One in Is a Rotten Spy (1966) (TV Episode)
underwater speargun battle of spies
Adam Adamant Lives!: A Vintage Year for Scoundrels (1966) (TV Episode)
A woman in hospital is reading 'Bond' magazine with a picture from Thunderball on the front cover
The Beverly Hillbillies: Granny Lives It Up (1966) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Lil as her favorite Bond picture
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Full Frontal Nudity (1969) (TV Episode)
Beginning of the theme song plays during the Hell's Grannies sketch
No. 1 of the Secret Service (1970)
Charles Bind has to go to health farm
Black Samurai (1977)
The Making of James Bond - 007: Design (1977) (TV Episode)
Referenced / mentioned
Tais-toi quand tu parles! (1981)
Giaccomo is awaken by two men calling him James and asking him to complete his mission. He answers, "What mission ? Goldfinger ? Thunderball ? Not Moonraker, that one is not interesting at all !"
Jane Bond Meets Thunderballs (1986) (Video)
title reference
The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1990) (TV Movie)
The Rocketeer (1991)
RoboCop 3 (1993)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: I think I know why Thunderball was a hit.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
The Joker's jetpack is the same one James Bond uses in the opening scene of Thunderball.
True Lies (1994)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Our Man Bashir (1995) (TV Episode)
Star Trek spoofs James Bond with certain tropes and key moments lifted from this film.
Behind the Scenes with 'Thunderball' (1995) (Video)
Documentary on Thunderball
Inside 'Thunderball' (1995) (Video)
Relates to Thunderball
James Bond 007: Yesterday and Today (1996) (Video)
Documentary on the James Bond films
Duke Nukem 3D (1996) (Video Game)
Broken Arrow (1996)
Trainspotting (1996)
The Rock (1996)
NewsRadio: Movie Star (1996) (TV Episode)
Matthew tells James Caan that he liked him in Thunderball; Caan corrects him, saying that he probably means Rollerball
GoldenEye (1997) (Video Game)
The single-controller and double-controller button schemes are named after various Bond girls: 2.3, Domino: Dominique "Domino" Derval from Thunderball (1965)
Dexter's Laboratory: Don't Be a Baby/Dial M for Monkey: Peltra/G.I.R.L. Squad (1997) (TV Episode)
Dexter mention it as the name of hisinventions. Also Bond music plays.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hamlet (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike: Hamlet will be back in Thunderball.
The James Bond Story (1999) (TV Movie)
Terence Young: Bond Vivant (1999) (Video)
Title mentioned on screen as part of Terence Young's filmography
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (1999) (TV Movie)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 features many clips and references from movie and television history.
007 Racing (2000) (Video Game)
Aston Martin DB5 car from this film appears in video game
Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) (Video)
Filmographical reference re Ken Adam
Harry Saltzman: Showman (2000) (Video)
Filmographical Reference to his work
Inside Q's Lab (2000) (Video)
Poster on wall behind Desmond Llewelyn
The Men Behind the Mayhem: The Special Effects of James Bond (2000) (Video)
Reference: Mentions / Discusses
Exit Wounds (2001)
ReBoot: Daemon Rising (2001) (TV Episode)
The Meeting table and shark tank from Emilio Largo's Palmyra headquarters appear in the game level.
Bad Company (2002)
Swimfan (2002)
Bond Girls Are Forever (2002) (TV Movie)
talks about the movie
Die Another Day (2002)
Characters use jet-packs the same way as in Thunderball.
I'm Alan Partridge: Never Say Alan Again (2002) (TV Episode)
When making his Bond-marathon timetable Alan says "3:35, Thunderball"
Modern Marvels: James Bond Gadgets (2002) (TV Episode)
Discussion of Aqua Tow sleds
The King of Queens: Thanks, Man (2003) (TV Episode)
While mentioning a list of fictional characters who wear eye patches, Spence refers to "the guy in the James Bond movie". He is referring to the character of Emilio Largo (played by actor Adolfo Celi) in the 1965 James Bond film "Thunderball".
NCIS: A Weak Link (2004) (TV Episode)
Tony almost starts talking about the movie but Gibbs cuts him off.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a song from the Thunderball soundtrack.
James Bond 007: From Russia with Love (2005) (Video Game)
The jet pack from Thunderball is featured in the game.
Ken Adam's Production Films: Thunderball (2006) (Video)
Filmed during making of Thunderball
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights (2006) (Video)
Details of its Premiere(s)
Bill Suitor: The Rocket Man Movies (2006) (Video)
Thunderball Boat Show Promo (2006) (Video)
The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark (2007) (Video)
Bill: "James Bland is back in Thunderbore!"
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
When Homer enters the supplybunker, the jetpack from Thunderball is hanging on the wall.
Jane Bomb 2: Thunderpussy (2007) (Video)
title reference
All About 'Thunderbirds' (2008) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Dark Knight (2008)
Batman & Lau are picked up by an airplane via a long cable attached to an inflatable device like James Bond & Domino are.
The Middleman: The Obsolescent Cryogenic Meltdown (2008) (TV Episode)
Wendy and Guy talk about which Bond movie her bikini is from
NCIS: Murder 2.0 (2008) (TV Episode)
Tony: "If he had one of those James Bond submersible sleds from Thunderball, but, frozen's good."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.39 (2008) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $2,000 question
I Love You, Man (2009)
When Peter is posing like James Bond, he says something about getting a girl on a Jet-pack, a gadget that was introduced in the opening scene of Thunderball
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009)
"El Superbeasto in the Man with the Golden Thunderballs"
QI: Games (2009) (TV Episode)
Photo from the baccarat game is seen
NCIS: Ignition (2010) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo mentions that they watched the Thunderball DVD
White Collar: Hard Sell (2010) (TV Episode)
Neal says, "The FBI's been watching 'Thunderball.'"
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in a segment on James Bond.
Mad Men: The Suitcase (2010) (TV Episode)
anachronistic mention of James Bond meeting a girl underwater
Mess with an Article (2010)
Refernced on the IMFDB page.
Music Movies: Repo: The Genetic Opera (2011) (TV Episode)
Paw mentions that everytime he hears Largo in Repo, he gets reminded of Largo from the 007 movie "Thunderball"
Looking for Peter (2012) (Video)
Film poster is visible at Shepperton Studios.
Skyfall (2012)
Bond picks up clues about Sévérine based on tattoos, the same way as Count Lippe
Saturday Night Live: Louis C.K./Fun (2012) (TV Episode)
On Weekend Update, Seth reports on a woman who has legally changed her name to "Pussy Galore Honey Ryder Solitaire Plenty O'Toole Mayday Xenia Onatopp Holly Goodhead Tiffany Case Kissy Suzuki Mary Goodnight Jinx Johnson Octopussy Domino Moneypenny."
The Cinema Snob: 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2013) (TV Episode)
"...then being watched by one of Largo's girls from"
The Cinema Snob: Jack the Ripper Goes West (2013) (TV Episode)
"Can't say I expected the big reveal of the movie to be Thunderball."
Top Gear: Episode #21.4 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions the film while talking about the Alfa Romeo 8C
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (2014) (Video Game)
Skill rune titled "Thunderball"

Featured in 

The Incredible World of James Bond (1965) (TV Movie)
Footage / clips from
Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond (1967) (TV Movie)
Includes footage / clips from
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Footage in opening titles sequence
The Baldheaded Agent and the Land of Destruction Mission (1969)
The characters are watching this film and analyze James Bond's mistakes!
Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond (1987) (TV Movie)
Footage / Clips From
The Many Faces of Bond (1989) (Video)
The World of James Bond (1995) (TV Movie)
In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross (1995) (TV Movie)
Includes clip(s) / footage from
Inside 'Thunderball' (1995) (Video)
The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files (1997) (TV Movie)
Clip From
Nobody Does It Better: The Music of James Bond (1997) (TV Movie)
Part of title sequence, clip shown
The James Bond Story (1999) (TV Movie)
Now Pay Attention 007: A Tribute to Actor Desmond Llewelyn (2000) (TV Movie)
Includes clip(s) / footage from
Inside 'Dr. No' (2000) (Video)
Clips during opening montage
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) (TV Movie)
Features clips from this film.
Ian Fleming: 007's Creator (2000) (Video)
Footage / clip from
Inside 'The Living Daylights' (2000) (Video)
Footage / clips from
Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) (Video)
Footage from Ken Adam's career
Designing Bond: Peter Lamont (2000) (Video)
Footage / clips from
Double-O Stunts (2000) (Video)
Footage / clips from
Harry Saltzman: Showman (2000) (Video)
Footage / clips from
Inside 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (2000) (Video)
Includes footage / clip(s) from
Inside Q's Lab (2000) (Video)
Clips / footage from
Silhouettes: The James Bond Titles (2000) (Video)
Footage of title sequence in this documentary
Tribute to Desmond Llewelyn (2000) (Video)
Footage / clip(s) from
Bond Girls Are Forever (2002) (TV Movie)
Best Ever Bond (2002) (TV Movie)
SexTV: Bond Girls Are Forever/The Story of 'V'/A Moment With... Tristan Taormino (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips from film are used in episode.
The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV Movie)
number 18
007: Licence to Restore (2006) (Video)
Features clip(s) from
Bill Suitor: The Rocket Man Movies (2006) (Video)
Thunderball Boat Show Promo (2006) (Video)
Related Recut footage / Promotional
David Walliams: My Life with James Bond 007 (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"Hairy Chests" segment
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Science Fiction Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett's Movie Gadgets segment
Mess with an Article (2010)
A screenshot is seen on IMFDB page.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Die Another Day (2012) (TV Episode)
Film Brain talks about the legacy of Bond. James Bond.
Bond's Greatest Moments (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
The Oscars (2013) (TV Special)
James Bond 50th Anniversary tribute.

Spoofed in 

Blunderball, or from Dr. Nofinger with Hate (1966) (Short)
James Bond Spoof - Blunderball , Ernest Stavro Blowfly
Operation Butterball (1966)
Title spoof.
The Cannonball Run (1981)
Roger Moore in an Aston Martin DB5 in Cannonball Run
Tais-toi quand tu parles! (1981)
Giaccomo watches a movie that's supposed to be Thunderball on TV (it's actually a fake Bond), mostly the scene where James Bond massages Patricia Fearing with a mink glove.
Filmpje! (1995)
When Paul de Leeuw sings "My life is a filmpje" this title is sung.
Spy Hard (1996)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Number Two's appearance is identical to Emilio Largo
The Avengers (1998)
Zoolander (2001)

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