The Way We Were (1973) Poster


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Battleship Potemkin (1925)
mentioned in dialogue
Animal Crackers (1930)
referenced in dialogue
Duck Soup (1933)
on a marquee
At the Circus (1939)
on a poster
Go West (1940)
on a poster/marquee
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
When Katie talks about Yalta, J.J. refers to FDR as the Yaltese Falcon.
Counter-Attack (1945)
on a marquee
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
mentioned in dialogue
Love Happy (1949)
on a poster
The Addams Family (1964) (TV Series)
"You rang?"

Referenced in 

...Promises to Keep (1974) (Short)
This title is mentioned as one of director Sydney Pollack's credits.
The Bob Newhart Show: The Way We Weren't (1975) (TV Episode)
title reference
Saturday Night Live: Ruth Gordon/Chuck Berry (1977) (TV Episode)
Referenced by 'Barbra Streisand'
A Little Romance (1979)
Daniel steals a lobby card for the film in the opening sequence.
Starting Over (1979)
The Jerk (1979)
Fame (1980)
Doris sings the title song at her audition
Newhart: The Way We Thought We Were (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Facts of Life: The Way We Were: Part 1 (1984) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Facts of Life: The Way We Were: Part 2 (1984) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Duck Factory: The Way We Weren't (1984) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Sesión continua (1984)
The film is mentioned in a conversation
Cheers: Bar Bet (1985) (TV Episode)
Cliff mentions that Norm was whistling the title tune.
Secret Admirer (1985)
Michael mentions that title while talking to Toni about the letter he received.
Silver Spoons: The Way We Weren't (1986) (TV Episode)
title reference
Head of the Class: The Way We Weren't (1986) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Who's the Boss?: The Way We Was (1987) (TV Episode)
title reference
Family Ties: The Way We Were (1987) (TV Episode)
title reference
Cheers: The Last Angry Mailman (1987) (TV Episode)
Ma Clavin recites the lyrics to the movie's theme song.
Big (1988)
Josh's Mom asks what song she sang him as a kid. The Way We Were was the song.
Dallas: The Way We Were (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
Havana: Featurette (1990) (Video)
This earlier film also directed by Havana's director Sydney Pollack is referred to.
The Simpsons: The Way We Was (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Empty Nest: The Way We Are (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Night Court: Poker? I Hardly Know Her (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
Knots Landing: The Way Things Were (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Way We Were (1993) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Girl in Lovers Lane (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom (singing): "Memories, like the corner of my mind . . ."
Saturday Night Live: Charlton Heston/Paul Westerberg (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Coffee Talk
The Nanny: Ode to Barbra Joan (1994) (TV Episode)
Sylvia and Fran both sing lines from the title song of The Way We Were.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Violent Years (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom (singing): "Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind"
The Nanny: Pishke Business (1994) (TV Episode)
As Fran is giving a guided tour of the Sheffield house to her mother's canasta group, she says, "This is the very piano played by Mr. Marvin 'The Way We Were' Hamlisch".
Seinfeld: The Diplomat's Club (1995) (TV Episode)
The theme song is heard during a montage of clips invovling Elaine and Mr. Pitt.
The Nanny: Shopaholic (1995) (TV Episode)
Maggie mentions the movie by name.
Frasier: It's Hard to Say Goodbye If You Won't Leave (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Dream On: The Way We War (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Nanny: The Hockey Show (1996) (TV Episode)
Fran fantasizes that she's Barbra Streisand singing the title song.
Killing Mr. Griffin (1997) (TV Movie)
Beverly Hills, 90210: The Way We Weren't (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Doll (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow (singing): "Memories, like the corners of my mind"
The Nanny: Fransom (1997) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the movie by name.
Spin City: Family Affair (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike rents this movie
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Bitter Beast (1997) (TV Episode)
Richard thinks Marvin Hamlisch stole the music of "The Way We Were" from him.
Some Nudity Required (1998)
This movie is mentioned by one of the interview subjects as something women like to rent.
Dawson's Creek: Kiss (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Cupid: Pilot (1998) (TV Episode)
Title referenced multiple times by different characters.
Dawson's Creek: Tamara's Return (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
That '70s Show: A New Hope (1999) (TV Episode)
Kitty says it is a nice movie.
The Nanny: The Finale: Part 2 (1999) (TV Episode)
The title song plays over a montage of archival footage from the series.
Sex and the City: Ex and the City (1999) (TV Episode)
When Big is to marry another girl the girls remember The Way We Were and Carrie identifies with Katie, in the end of the episode she goes to talk to him (they are in the front of the same hotel where the last scene from The Way We Were was filmed) and she replays that scene with Big only she calls him Hubble, he doesn't understand and she says he never did.
Growing Up Brady (2000) (TV Movie)
Young Americans: Kiss and Tell (2000) (TV Episode)
Lena mentions the film
Gilmore Girls: Kiss and Tell (2000) (TV Episode)
Lorelai thinks Dean would want Robert Redford to be with Barbra Streisand at the end of this movie
Spin City: Lost and Found (2000) (TV Episode)
Caitlin says she has it on DVD
Spin City: All the Wrong Moves (2000) (TV Episode)
Is part of Robert's breakup plan
The Tick: The Big Leagues (2001) (TV Episode)
The Tick and Arthur sing the title song.
The Simpsons: The Great Louse Detective (2002) (TV Episode)
The song "The Way We Were" plays as Moe remembers his broken jar.
My Own Private Oshawa (2002) (TV Special)
Jonathan references the movie in relation to a romantic encounter.
Doc: The Way We Were (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The West Wing: An Khe (2004) (TV Episode)
C.J. compares Ben's hair with Redford in this film.
The Simpsons: The Way We Weren't (2004) (TV Episode)
title reference
The O.C.: The Way We Were (2004) (TV Episode)
title reference
Gilmore Girls: Emily Says Hello (2004) (TV Episode)
Lorelai recalls Rory's strong reaction to the film.
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Gilmore Girls: Say Something (2005) (TV Episode)
After their breakup, Lorelai calls Luke and asks him if he remembers the scene where Katie asks Hubbell to come to her house because he is her best friend, then Lorelai asks Luke to come over for the same reason.
Girlfriends: The Way We Were (2005) (TV Episode)
title reference
Trust the Man (2005)
listed on Now Playing TiVo list
Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Robertem Redfordem (2005) (TV Episode)
Robert Redford said he had never seen it.
Entourage: No Cannes Do (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Drama
Loving Leah (2009) (TV Movie)
Leah tells Jake that she was out watching "The Way We Were" on the day that Ben died.
Life on Mars: Home Is Where You Hang Your Holster (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned that it is playing downtown
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.140 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $100 question
Modern Family: Fifteen Percent (2010) (TV Episode)
When Cam sees Whitneys hair, he says she looks like Barbara Streisand in "The way we were"
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
"The Way We Were" played when Barbra Streisand arrived on stage
90210: Girl Fight! (2010) (TV Episode)
On Adrianna's sad movies list
Doctor Mateo: De cómo los hombres tienen lo que tienen y valen para lo que valen y punto (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialog and the DVD is shown
Psych: Yang 3 in 2D (2010) (TV Episode)
Henry tells Shawn to "go back in time and sense the way things were," and Shawn replies, "What does this possibly have to do with Barbra Streisand?"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.72 (2011) (TV Episode)
the film is cited as a tear-jerking movie
Happily Divorced: Pillow Talk (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Fran
Awkward.: The Way We Weren't (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
mentioned by Cher in award ceremony footage
73 Questions: 73 Questions with Sarah Jessica Parker (2014) (TV Episode)
Sarah says this is her favorite movie.
They Want Dick Dickster (2015)
As Dick beats Brad Priest he quotes from the theme song: "Misty water-colored memories."
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.38 (2015) (TV Episode)
Steve and the Chaser are asked a question about the movie's title song when they go head to head.
The 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Theme song played when Patricia Arquette arrived on stage
Bob's Burgers: Wag the Hog (2016) (TV Episode)
"The Way We Grr"
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Paula Needs to Get Over Josh! (2016) (TV Episode)
Rebecca mentions the movie by name.
My Movie Girl (2016)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) (TV Special)
Theme song played when Jennifer Aniston arrived on stage

Featured in 

Film Extra: Sydney Pollock (1973) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Lights, Camera, Annie! (1982) (TV Movie)
clip shown
The 58th Annual Academy Awards (1986) (TV Special)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Siskel & Ebert: Barbra Streisand (1988) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Siskel & Ebert: Robert Redford (1992) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
Boys on the Side (1995)
Shown on the TV in the motel
Barbra: The Concert (1995) (TV Special)
clips with Barbra and Robert Redford
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
footage appears throughout
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Memorial Tribute: Ray Stark
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
The song "The Way We Were" is #8 on the list.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Goodbyes (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best "goodbye" scenes in movies
Fila ton vatraho sou: Episode #1.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Playing on TV
20 to 1: Girls on Film (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
Hollywood contra Franco (2008)
clips shown
Tales from the Script (2009)
A clip is used to introduce a segment of the documentary.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"Hairy Chests" segment

Spoofed in 

White House Madness (1975)
Title spoof: when released under the alternative title of "The Way He Was".
Sledge Hammer!: Wild About Hammer (1987) (TV Episode)
Video "The Way We Wounded"
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
title song sung in shower scene
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV Special)

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