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Labyrinth (1986) Poster

(1986)

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Version of 

Labyrinth Musical Movie
Theatre version

Spin-off 

Labyrinth: The Computer Game (1986) (Video Game)
inspired by the Jim Henson fantasy film

References 

Napoleon (1927)
L'Age d'Or (1930)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Similar plot. Jareth's throne room is reminiscent of The Wicked Witch of the West's castle. Also, a book of The Wizard of Oz can be seen in the movie.
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
"Hey, you remind me of a man..." dialogue echoed by Jareth
The Lone Ranger (1949) (TV Series)
Robin Hood (1973)
Sarah's scrapbook includes photos of Robin Hood, Friar Tuck and the church mice.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
When Sarah and the group first enter the actual goblin city, movement can be seen in a window off center right. After Ludo passes in front of it, Yoda can be seen in the window.
Time Bandits (1981)
Toys in Sarah's bedroom become characters later in the film just as the toys in Kevin's bedroom become the attackers at the end of Time Bandits.
Phenomena (1985)

Referenced in 

Henson's Place (1984) (TV Movie)
Jim Henson is seen playing around with creatures made for this film during pre-production
Super Xuxa Contra o Baixo Astral (1988)
The Wall of Illusions scene, in which Xuxa meets the gipsy caterpillar and is told that nothing actually is what it seems.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Main character following a kid through an M.C.-Escher-style room.
Arcade (1993) (Video)
"Always tells the truth/always tells lies" element.
Virtual Oz (1996) (Video)
The 10th Kingdom (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
Two doors - one leads to certain death, the other is the way in
Legend of Mana (2000) (Video Game)
The Cell (2000)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Sullivan's general stature and some movements closely resembles those of Ludo's.
Charmed: A Paige from the Past (2002) (TV Episode)
Leo provokes a ghost named Clyde calling him a "fetid worm from the Bog of Eternal Stench"
Samurai Jack: Episode XV (2002) (TV Episode)
The two worms use the same 'one of us is always lying' riddle as the door guards in Labyrinth
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Neko no ongaeshi (2002)
Several shots of the labyrinth near the end of the film resemble shots from Labyrinth. The moving walls (strapped to cats) also bear a striking resemblance to tricks in Labyrinth.
Mirrormask (2005)
a circus performer backstage in the big top spins glass orbs on top of one another, referencing the Goblin King in Labyrinth
The Sasquatch Gang (2006)
Mentioned in the video store
The Making of 'MirrorMask' (2006) (Video)
Referenced by name
The Venture Bros.: Showdown at Cremation Creek: Part 2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Hank refers to David Bowie as "the guy from Labyrinth."
Cam Event 1 (2006) (Video)
Poster seen
Cam Event 2 (2006) (Video)
Poster seen
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Jagshamesh! (2007) (TV Episode)
Yami (to Shadi): "By the way, have you ever seen 'Labyrinth'? "
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
One of the hallucinations Homer has after meeting the Native American woman involves the Simpsons' house becoming a maze of staircases, similar to the building Jareth and Sarah are in towards the end of the film.
Flight of the Conchords: Bowie (2007) (TV Episode)
The third incarnation of David Bowie to visit Bret is from the film Labyrinth.
La habitación de Fermat (2007)
Oliva remembers that the riddle they are trying to solve appears on a film. She refers to Henson's "Labyrint".
American Teen (2008)
poster seen in Jake's room
Smother (2008)
myrons T-shirt
Best Worst Movie (2009)
Michael Stephenson refers to the film.
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.21 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of The Fall (2006)
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: 9 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jennifer Connelly's role mentioned
Family Guy: And Then There Were Fewer (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Carl
Nostalgia Critic: Little Nemo (2011) (TV Episode)
The singing goblin scene was meant to be in this movie
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part I (2011) (TV Episode)
JewWario is dressed as Jareth
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part II (2011) (TV Episode)
JewWario is dressed as Jareth
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part III (2011) (TV Episode)
JewWario is dressed as Jareth
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part IV (2011) (TV Episode)
JewWario is dressed as Jareth
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part V (2011) (TV Episode)
JewWario is dressed as Jareth
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part VI (2011) (TV Episode)
JewWario is dressed as Jareth
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part VII (2011) (TV Episode)
JewWario is dressed as Jareth
Hollywood's Top Ten: Bad Hair Day (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
Suburban Knights (2011) (Video)
JewWario is dressed as Jareth
Brave (2012)
The dialogue and voice of the Witch as she offers carvings to Merida recalls the Junk Lady's offering toys to Sarah in "Labyrinth."
Microwave Me (2012) (TV Series)
Jareth and Sarah are named after the characters of the same name in the film
One Hit Wonderland: Monster Mash (2012) (TV Episode)
Todd mentions the similarities between "Magic Dance" and "Monster Rap."
Face Off: Make It Reign (2013) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
One Part Rotten Apple (2013) (Short)
quotes dialogue
Roaming (2013)
Trey mentions the movie by name.
Bates Motel: A Boy and His Dog (2013) (TV Episode)
Norma Bates borrows a line from Labyrinth (1986) when she says "I'm not afraid of you, you have no power over me," when cornered by Jake Abernathy.
Gone Home (2013) (Video Game)
A recorded VHS tape of this movie & Ghost Busters is seen in the TV room.
Cannon Fodder: The Making of Lifeforce (2013) (Video)
Mentioned. Poster shown.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Episode #27.10 (2013) (TV Episode)
One of the ID parades are dressed as Jareth the Goblin King.
Good Bad Flicks: Howard the Duck (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: In Loving Memory of Justin Carmical (2014) (TV Episode)
JewWario was seen dress up as Jareth in one scene.
King of the Nerds: Weird... Science? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mary Kate is wearing a t-shirt with Jareth the Goblin King and the name of the movie
Community: Analysis of Cork-Based Networking (2014) (TV Episode)
Professor Hickey says, "Welcome to the labyrinth, kid - only there ain't no puppets or bisexual rock stars down here."
Caddicarus: The Worst Game Ever Made (2014) (TV Episode)
seen in Caddy's Blu-Ray collection
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mazes & Mutants (2014) (TV Episode)
Sir Malachi plays with his orb like Jareth the Goblin King when he meets Sarah.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jason Segel/Steve Harvey/Alicia Keys (2014) (TV Episode)
Jason Segel talks about the film's influence on him as a child
Making Monsters: Makeup Effects of Nightbreed (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Chubbies (2014) (Video)
Several characters dressed as The Goblin King.
Inspector Gadget: A Hole in One/Operation Hocus Pocus (2015) (TV Episode)
Penny and Talon are trapped in an Esher style maze.
Workaholics: Peyote It Forward (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Anders
In Their Own Words: Jim Henson (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and still pictures shown
Luther: Episode #4.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Emma says she likes the David Bowie film with the maze, the baby, and the puppets
Alison (2015)
Poster can be seen Alison's room. Molly also mentions the name of her pot dealer is "Jareth".
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
VHS copy is shown
Nostalgia Critic: The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic steals a dick joke from his review of this movie
Lüt Craet: April 2016 Loot Crate/Geek Gear/Super Geek Box (2016) (TV Episode)
A t-shirt in the Loot Crate.
Pinheads: Kenny's Sister (2016) (TV Episode)
Brian claims Steven had a crush on Jennifer Connerlly when he was 14.
24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)
Steelbook cover shown
Late Night with Seth Meyers: January Jones/Mike Colter/Chris Lane/Danny Carey (2016) (TV Episode)
Seth refers to David Byrne's look in the movie
Channel Zero: You Have to Go Inside (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Bet: Episode #1.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced
Office Christmas Party (2016)
Clay mentions the film
The Wogglebug and Sylvie and the Enchanted Forest (2016) (Video)
Sylvie enters a fantasy world and when making friends there she learns about herself and helps her friends to learn about themselves also.
This is Andromeda (2016) (Short)
A clock with 13 hours
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Man Behind the Shield (2017) (TV Episode)
After Jemma complains about being in "bloody labyrinth" her escort says "Pray we don't run into the Goblin King".
Star Wars: Rebels: Double Agent Droid (2017) (TV Episode)
AP-5 steps onto the outside of the Ghost's hull like Jareth walks up the impossible stairs in the Escher room.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "So, this is what happened to that baby from 'Labyrinth.'"
Bob's Burgers: The Laser-inth (2017) (TV Episode)
The rock opera and title are a play on the film.
The Legend of the Gnome (2017) (Video)
You can spot the classic fantasy film on VHS in the video store.

Featured in 

Saturday Superstore: Episode #5.10 (1986) (TV Episode)
Clip from 'Cleaners' scene shown to promote the premiere
Inside the Labyrinth (1986) (TV Movie)
Muppet Babies: Babes in Troyland (1990) (TV Episode)
Clip from film shown
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Muppet Babies: Nice to Have Gnome You (1991) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown in this episode.
Troldspejlet: Episode #33.15 (2005) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The Nostalgia Chick: Labyrinth (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed; clips shown.
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)
mentioned and clips shown
The Nostalgia Teen: Buddy (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips used to show puppets.
Stuff You Like: 103: Labyrinth (2nd Look) (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Hobbit #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Renegade Cut: Labyrinth (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
Honest Trailers: Labyrinth (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips shown; film profiled
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fantasy Villains (2016) (TV Episode)
Jareth the Goblin King ranks at #10
Nostalgia Critic: Labyrinth (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
I Hate Everything, the Search for the Worst: Laserblast (2016) (TV Episode)
Alex Bolton mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Video Buck: TOP 13: Los Traumas De Buck (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

Super Xuxa Contra o Baixo Astral (1988)
Similar storyline.
Muppet Babies: Nice to Have Gnome You (1991) (TV Episode)
The Alice in Wonderland story the Muppet Babies made for Piggy ends up being the story of this movie.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Web of the Dreamweaver! (2012) (TV Episode)
The bad guy, as well as many of the visuals, parody David Bowie's character and his maze from "Labyrinth'

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