Empire of the Sun (1987) Poster


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Citizen Kane (1941)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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.
Tenko (1981) (TV Series)
Come and See (1985)

Referenced in 

The Simpsons: Homer's Triple Bypass (1992) (TV Episode)
The scene where Homer sings in a church as a boy is based on Empire of the Sun.
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom: "'Empire of the Sun' didn't have this many planes."
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Making of 'Jurassic Park' (1995) (Video)
The movie poster is seen on the wall of the editing room.
Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' (1998) (Video)
Steven Spielberg mentions it.
Chicken Run (2000)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the films on the list
TMNT: Voice Talent First Look (2007) (Video)
Referenced by name
War of the Servers (2007)
Music is used.
Taare Zameen Par (2007)
the scene in TZP where Ishan gets lost in the crowd temporarily losing his mom's hand at a railway station is an homage to the scene where christian bale's character loses his mother's hand in the crowd while leaving their city during mid-war time
Family Guy: Road to Germany (2008) (TV Episode)
Someone in this episode mentions this film.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Gossip Girl: Empire of the Son (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
In Confidence: Terry Gilliam (2013) (TV Episode)
Terry Gilliam calls the final scene of this film manipulative.
Broken Bones (2014) (Short)
All same character names used
500 Questions: Episode #1.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Composers" category
500 Questions: Episode #1.7 (2015) (TV Episode)
referenced in question in "Actors and Actresses" category
The Flash: Monster (2016) (TV Episode)
When Cisco refers to "Empire", H.R. initially believes that he means Empire of the Sun (1987) as opposed to Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1987 (1988) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Visions of Light (1992)
Footage of this movie is shown.
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Spielberg on Spielberg (2007) (TV Movie)
clips shown
Film '72: Episode #44.10 (2015) (TV Episode)
Footage shown

Spoofed in 

Tommy Boy (1995)

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