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Followed by 

Highlander (1992) (TV Series)
Highlander: The Animated Series (1994) (TV Series)
Highlander: The Raven (1998) (TV Series)
Highlander: The Source (2007) (TV Movie)

Remade as 

Edited into 

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


Highlander (1992) (TV Series)
Highlander: The Raven (1998) (TV Series)


One Step Beyond (1959) (TV Series)
Bledsoe refers to the series.
New York, New York (1977)
The Kurgan sings the theme tune.
Heavy Metal (1981)

Referenced in 

Speaking Parts (1989)
VHS box seen on shelf at Eddie's Video Store.
Ricochet (1991)
Michael Jackson: Black or White (1991) (Video)
The destruction of the Royal Arms hotel sign in the Panther Dance.
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1991 (1992) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert mentions the original when reviewing the sequel.
The Swordsman (1992)
numerous references, regarding the plot, art design, fighting and tone.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Suddenly, it's the end of 'Highlander.'"
The Shadow (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "There can be only one!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Colossus and the Headhunters (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "There can be only 300!"
Stargate (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Racket Girls (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "There can be only one!"
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (1994) (Video Game)
Wui wan ye (1995)
electricity portal scenes
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995) (Video Game)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1996) (TV Episode)
Crow: "There can be only one . . . or two!"
The Cable Guy (1996)
Chip breaking the glass and screaming, when making a slam dunk in the basketball game is a nod to Highlander.
Dragon Flyz: There Can Be Only One (1996) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a quote reference.
Mean Guns (1997)
WWE Raw: Episode #5.47 (1997) (TV Episode)
The Interrogator's re-debut as Kurrgan
Shadow Warrior (1997) (Video Game)
when Lo Wang finishes off an enemy by cutting him in half, he says, "There can be only one!"
Highlander 2: To Be or Not to Be a Sequel (1997) (Video)
mentioned a few times
StarCraft (1998) (Video Game)
Blade (1998)
Deacon Frost puts together a sword from a suitcase right before the final battle
The Simpsons: Lard of the Dance (1998) (TV Episode)
After Homer claims to be from Scotland, Willie asks if he knows Angus MacLeod, a character from Highlander.
StarCraft: Brood War (1998) (Video Game)
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
Cold Hearts (1999)
Bruiser: Get Me Roger Slippers (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the A-Level French program sketch when Christopher Lambert is given as an example of a French person.
High Fidelity (2000)
Versus (2000)
The villian puts together a sword from a suitcase right before the final battle just like in Highlander
Phoenix Nights: Episode #1.2 (2001) (TV Episode)
Max says Sean Connery wears a wig in this film.
The Brotherhood (2001) (Video)
One character says "Is this one of those 'Highlander' things?"
The Mummy Returns (2001)
Immortal monster that can only be killed by decapitation
Undergrads: Rivalries (2001) (TV Episode)
part of a trivia question
The One (2001)
Cheerleader Ninjas (2002)
During ffight scene one of the cheerleaders says there can be only one
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
Odyssey 5: Trouble with Harry (2002) (TV Episode)
Sherri: Hi, I'm Sherri. Kurt: But of course you are, darling.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Dumber Dolls (2002) (TV Episode)
discussed by characters
Poom-haeong-je-ro (2002)
"There can be only one"
Final Fantasy XI (2002) (Video Game)
Description for Immortal Molt is ''The molt of a highlander lizard, shed in a climactic battle with another of its kind. There can be only one! ''
Retarded Animal Babies (2003) (TV Series)
In RAB8 Puppy quotes this movie
The Best of Youth (2003)
Musical quotation of Highlander theme early in Part II - an oblique reference to that film's plot, to suggest where the relationship between Matteo and Mirella will lead.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Silhouetted sword fight against blue windows
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
mountaintop shot recreated
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
poster in living room
Cartoon Monsoon: Edgar and the Voyagers Part 2 (2004) (TV Episode)
"There can be only one!"
'Highlander 2': Seduced by Argentina (2004) (Video)
mentioned several times
Teen Titans: Don't Touch That Dial (2005) (TV Episode)
Control Freak says, "There can be only one." This is a reference to the very famous line from "Highlander."
Sith Apprentice (2005) (Short)
Vader lifts the line "The can be only one..." before killing Count Dooku and becoming the new Sith Apprentice
Vampire Assassin (2005) (Video)
when immortal is killed, lightning shoots out of its body
The Locator (2006) (Video)
"There can be only one" (song lyrics)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
In conversation with Girard, Bobby says "I feel like I'm in 'Highlander'".
My Name Is Earl: Robbed a Stoner Blind (2006) (TV Episode)
Randy refers to the Movie as "That Head-Choppin' movie where there can only be one"
Psych: Rob-a-Bye Baby (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn (imitating Connor) says, "There can only be one."
Team Fortress 2 (2007) (Video Game)
Demoman has only one eye, and his fameous sword is called Eyelander a reference to the old classic movie Highlander. The attributes in-game are also similar, Demoman gets stronger with each head he decapitates, just like in the movie.
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode II (2007) (TV Episode)
Kurgan is one of the Imaginationland villains.
American Dad!: The Most Adequate Christmas Ever (2007) (TV Episode)
Roger mentions the movie when he asks if stealing another person's Christmas spirit makes your Christmas spirit grow stronger. "You know, like in Highlander? There can be only one!"
Stargate: Atlantis: The Kindred: Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Todd the Wraith: "There can be only one"
New Amsterdam: Golden Boy (2008) (TV Episode)
When John tells Corey that he cannot be killed, the boy asks, "What if they cut off your head," a reference to Highlander.
The Middleman: The Cursed Tuba Contingency (2008) (TV Episode)
Wendy mentions this film in a discussion about Cecil's immortality
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
"Zack II" has been known to use the catchphrase "There can be only one," every time he saw Zack Brown in high school, and still does
Fanboys (2009)
"There can be only one."
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Jonas Brothers (2009) (TV Episode)
In the digital short, Andy asks the Jonas brothers, "What are you, highlanders?"
Castle: Hedge Fund Homeboys (2009) (TV Episode)
Rick mentions it regarding the apparent immortality of '70s fashions
Safari (2009)
"Maybe they're immortal like Christopher Lambert".
The Office: Heavy Competition (2009) (TV Episode)
Dwight compares his master/apprentice releationship with Michael to Highlander
Phobidilia (2009)
"There could be only one" reference
The Venture Bros.: Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel (2009) (TV Episode)
The Highlander and quickening mentioned in dialogue.
Dollhouse: The Attic (2009) (TV Episode)
Echo tells Dominic she doesn't want to ruin his Highlander thinking. Mean that the're only one mind in the attic.
Heroes: Chapter Twelve 'Upon This Rock' (2010) (TV Episode)
Hiro uses a meat cleaver as a sword and says, "There can be only one."
18 to Life: Working Noon to Five (2010) (TV Episode)
Tom refers to the film.
Supernatural: Weekend at Bobby's (2010) (TV Episode)
Crowley's real name is McLeod, the same as the main character in the film, "Highlander" and the castle, shown behind the cemetery where Crowley is buried, is the same castle from the film, "Highlander".
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
A character quotes the movie's famous line, "There can be only one."
The Knight Jerks Trilogy (2010) (Video)
The evil Schroyer says "There can be only one" before a climactic showdown with Knight Jerk 1.
30 Rock: TGS Hates Women (2011) (TV Episode)
Jack says that women compete for men like himself or the Highlander
The PoseidonGodofWater20 Movie Collection: Figments of My Imagination (2011) (TV Episode)
Imitaations of characters are made
The PoseidonGodofWater20 Movie Collection: 129 Impressions (2011) (TV Episode)
Characters are imitated
Doctor Who: The Almost People (2011) (TV Episode)
Amy says "there can be only one" referring to the Doctor and his clone.
Forget About It: Highlander (2011) (TV Episode)
Panda "forgets about it"
Who? What? (2011) (Short)
Mentioned in dialogue
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke Nukem perform an execution move, he would sometimes utter "There can be only one".
The Spoony Experiment: Tekken: The Motion Picture (2011) (TV Episode)
"There be only one"
Midnight Screenings: Spy Kids 4D: All the Time in the World (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Forget About It: My Little Pony (2011) (TV Episode)
Welshy wears a "Highlander sucks" T-Shirt
Forget About It: Suburban Knights (2011) (TV Episode)
Welshy wears a "Highlander sucks" T-Shirt
Brows Held High: Goodbye 20th Century (2011) (TV Episode)
"Somehow I'm reviewing a Highlander sequel."
Suits: She Knows (2012) (TV Episode)
Harvey: "There can be only one." Jessica: "We're at a funeral and you're quoting Highlander?"
Melissa & Joey: Eat, Pray, Date (2012) (TV Episode)
"I'm Candy!" - Melissa: "Of course you are!"
The Venture Bros.: What Color Is Your Cleansuit? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by St. Cloud.
The Venture Bros.: The Devil's Grip (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dean.
Honest Trailers: World War Z (2013) (TV Episode)
"There can be only one!"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Tagger (2013) (TV Episode)
Trevor Podolski refers to the film.
Psych: Psych the Musical (2013) (TV Episode)
Gus meets Chris Lamberth and asks, "Like the Highlander?"
MovieBerto: Los inmortales (2014) (TV Episode)
Discussed film of the episode
Broforce (2014) (Video Game)
The Brolander is a parody of Highlander
Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Christopherem Lambertem (2014) (TV Episode)
Christopher Lambert talks about it.
American Dad!: News Glances with Genevieve Vavance (2014) (TV Episode)
"There can be only one"
Faking It: Lying Kings and Drama Queens (2014) (TV Episode)
"There can be only one"
Making Monsters: Makeup Effects of Nightbreed (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Forever: Skinny Dipper (2014) (TV Episode)
Lucas makes a reference.
Nostalgia Critic: Matrix Reloaded (2015) (TV Episode)
among other "planned" trilogies
Mortal Kombat X (2015) (Video Game)
Johnny Cage: "There can be only one!"
Night of the Slasher (2015) (Short)
Jenelle's scar is modelled after that of Kurgan.
The Flash: Legends of Today (2015) (TV Episode)
Cisco sarcastically refers to Vandal Savage as "Highlander."
Terrible Old Games: The Book Awakens (2015) (Short)
A ZX Spectrum game based on the movie is seen.
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Head Games (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)
Steelbook cover shown
Scream Queens: Handidates (2016) (TV Episode)
Cassidy mentions the film.
Baby Driver (2017)
The end fight in the parking lot with Queen playing in the background
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Bites an Onion! (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Lillian.
Seekers of the Lost Worlds (2017)
Highlander is referenced a few times in the film.
The Goldbergs: The Goldberg Girls (2018) (TV Episode)
Adam mentions it when looking for new romatic inspiration.
Grace and Frankie: The Pop-Ups (2018) (TV Episode)
Frankie mentions the Highlander not dying.
Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show: There Can Be Only One (TV Episode)
The episode title is a quote reference.

Featured in 

Queen: Princes of the Universe (1986) (Video)
clips shown
Queen: Who Wants to Live Forever (1986) (Video)
There are edits with and without scenes from the Highlander movie.
Stairs (1986) (TV Movie)
Clip shown.
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 2 (2003) (Video)
clips featured in "Princes of the Universe"
NCIS: Escaped (2006) (TV Episode)
The group is looking for an accomplice named Russell Nash. This is the same alias used by Connor MacLeod in the beginning of Highlander.
Empire: The World's Best Movie Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Clips used
The Making of 'Highlander' I - Eine Legende wird geboren (2007) (Video)
Documentary on the making of Highlander (1986)
The Making of 'Highlander' II - Der visuelle Stil (2007) (Video)
Documentary on the making of Highlander (1986)
The Making of 'Highlander' III - Eine starke Frau (2007) (Video)
Documentary on the making of Highlander (1986)
The Making of 'Highlander' IV - Die Sicht des Produzenten (2007) (Video)
Documentary on the making of Highlander (1986)
Scotland on Screen (2009) (TV Movie)
extracts shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Couples Retreat/Bronson/An Education (2009) (TV Episode)
"Buck Smithee: Accent Coach" segment.
Ahate pasa (2010) (Short)
Clip of the film shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Lunatik #1 (2010) (TV Episode)
"There can be only one!"
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Riddle (2010) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Dream Me Up Scotty! (2013) (TV Movie)
Footage from this is included as an example of Scottish accents on screen.
Faux Raccord: Best-of spécial Figurants (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.

Spoofed in 

The Spirit of Christmas (1995) (Short)
Santa with Muscles (1996)
the line "There can be only one!" is spoken during the final "swordfight" with the crystals.
The Simpsons: Take My Wife, Sleaze (1999) (TV Episode)
When Homer and the boss of the gang fight with the motorbikes over the half-destroyed wall is a spoof of the duel between Sean Connery and The Kurgan in the original movie.
Shrek (2001)
Gálvölgyi Show: Episode #4.4 (2001) (TV Episode)
"Gálvölgyi Show" (1998) {(#4.4)} spoofs Highlander (1986)
Knight of the Living Dead (2005) (Video)
The Viking says "There can be only one!" which was of course, a popular line from the film Highlander.
Dieter (2006) (TV Movie)
Dieter in kilt waving a sword, dreams of immortality
Robot Chicken: Celebrity Rocket (2006) (TV Episode)
"There can be only one" and Lohan is trained by Ramirez
Community: Modern Warfare (2010) (TV Episode)
Characters frequently referring to "The prize."
South Park: HUMANCENTiPAD (2011) (TV Episode)
The Geniuses gather to perform the "quickening"
Ponytastic Skits: Ponylander (2015) (TV Episode)
Scenes are "recreated"

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