The Crying Game (1992) Poster


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Remade as 

Haqeeqat (1995)
same plot line


Odd Man Out (1947)
Vertigo (1958)
Fergus' makeover of Dil in the image of Jody, the dead man
Desire (1982)
A preceding erotic version of the revelation scene

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Sting (1993) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Spade's Hollywood minute.
The Simpsons: Marge in Chains (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Designing Women: The Lying Game (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Siskel & Ebert: The Fugitive/The Meteor Man/Manhattan Murder Mystery/The Secret Garden/The Wedding Banquet (1993) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel reminds Roger Ebert how he criticized him for giving away too much about this movie.
The Larry Sanders Show: Off Camera (1993) (TV Episode)
Hank tells Gene Siskel that he doesn't think the movie is very good.
Siskel & Ebert: Malice/Cool Runnings/Short Cuts/M. Butterfly/For Love or Money (1993) (TV Episode)
Alluded to in the "M. Butterfly" review.
Law & Order: Profile (1993) (TV Episode)
The film is advertised on the cinema marquee behind Lennie and Mike.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Wild World of Batwoman (1993) (TV Episode)
"Sorry, I don't want to play The Crying Game."
Full House: The Prying Game (1993) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Paul Calf's Video Diary (1993) (TV Short)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
The theme song of the movie is played, which had to do with a double sex identity as well
Murder, She Wrote: The Dying Game (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Pulp Fiction (1994)
When Mia sings/dances to "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon", her moves mimic Dil's as she sings/dances to 'The Crying Game'.
Siskel & Ebert: Maverick/Trading Mom/The Return of Jafar/Widows' Peak/Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Widows' Peak" review.
Siskel & Ebert: Natural Born Killers/Blankman/Fresh/Wagons East/The Advocate (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Advocate" review.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: And Crying Game? The chick had a...hey!
The Nanny: Stock Tip (1994) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the movie by name.
Seinfeld: The Doorman (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Irish Cinema: Ourselves Alone? (1995)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Father Ted: The Passion of Saint Tibulus (1995) (TV Episode)
Two women talk about seeing this last week and they go into great detail about it.
Clerks. (1995) (TV Short)
Randal spoils the ending to one of the customers and VHS box is shown.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredible Melting Man (1996) (TV Episode)
Crow: "The Chin Game"
Married with Children: Bud Hits the Books (1996) (TV Episode)
When Bud's first sleep-over with an actual girl is celebrated, Ike qualifies: "Unless it's one of those 'Crying Game' things..."
Tromeo and Juliet (1996)
When Juliet is changed into her cow form at the end, she lifts up her dress to London and shows him that she has a gigantic cow penis. She tells him: "you always said you liked 'The Crying Game'!".
Siskel & Ebert: That Thing You Do!/Bound/Michael Collins/Infinity/If These Walls Could Talk (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Michael Collins" review.
Home Improvement: The Flirting Game (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Terror from the Year 5000 (1997) (TV Episode)
"There's something I ought to tell you." Tom: "I'm Jaye Davidson."
Plump Fiction (1997)
Step by Step: The Kissing Game (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Curse of Monkey Island (1997) (Video Game)
Guybrush refers to the well remembered twist towards the end of the movie, citing it as the possible 'secret of Monkey Island'
I'm Alan Partridge: To Kill a Mocking Alan (1997) (TV Episode)
Alan asks "Have you seen the film The Crying Game?" to some people in the car, then talks about it.
Siskel & Ebert: My Giant/The Odd Couple II/City of Angels/The Player's Club/The Big One/The Butcher Boy (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Butcher Boy" review.
Seinfeld: The Frogger (1998) (TV Episode)
VHS seen in Jerry's apartment
Woo (1998)
Dawson's Creek: Full Moon Rising (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Vincent
Will & Grace: The Buying Game (1998) (TV Episode)
In the Flesh (1998)
A cop is teasing another officer about possibly being gay. He says, "You can tell me anything. I saw 'The Crying Game'. I'm cool with that shit."
Get Bruce (1999)
mentioned by Bruce
Wild Zero (1999)
one female character is revealed a man, yet he is still loved by his new mate.
Let It Snow (1999)
Just Shoot Me!: First Date (1999) (TV Episode)
Nina asks if Elliot's date is "Crying Game special."
The Sopranos: D-Girl (2000) (TV Episode)
Amy Safir mentions film when Christopher tells story about transvestite.
What Planet Are You From? (2000)
Perry Gordon can't understand why Harold would want to marry a woman before having sex with her: "Are you insane ? Didn't you see 'The Crying Game' ?"
I.K.U. (2000)
The Lone Gunmen: The Lying Game (2001) (TV Episode)
Title is an allusion and plot involves a transsexual woman.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Identified by Jay as the kind of movie Mirimax would be more likely to get involved with than anything else
Coupling: The Melty Man Cometh (2001) (TV Episode)
In the bathroom mirror, Jeff's alter ego says to Patrick, "Oh, and don't think about the Crying Game."
Soulkeeper (2001)
mentioned in a line of dialogue
Shallow Hal (2001)
A Profile of 'A Town Like Alice' (2001) (Video)
Referenced by name
Discovering 'Evil Dead' (2002) (Video)
The Simpsons: The Frying Game (2002) (TV Episode)
episode title
Employee of the Month (2004)
Jack calls Eric "The Crying Game" near the end of the movie.
NCIS: Dead Man Talking (2004) (TV Episode)
Abby mentions The Crying Game while razzing Tony about his experiences with a female impersonator.
That's So Raven: The Lying Game (2004) (TV Episode)
title reference
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004) (Video Game)
Koko is revealed to be a man.
The Making of 'The Crying Game' (2005) (Video)
this is the making-of featurette
Smallville: Reckoning (2006) (TV Episode)
When Lana says that she has learned about a new side of Clark, Lois asks: "Are we in arms-dealer territory or are we talking 'The Crying Game'?"
Slither (2006)
Woman singing the films theme song in a bar.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
Mentioned as Larry and Rico leaves his brother and his friend with the two transsexuals.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)
Matt is worried that Jenny's big secret is that she is a man
Dream Team: The Crying Game (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Carter mentions it when Genevieve takes off her wig, thinking she's a man
American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007) (Video)
Dwight Stifler mentions this movie by name when Cooze thinks his girlfriend has a penis
Rita Rocks: The Crying Game (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
In the Loop (2009)
Malcolm calls Judy "the woman from The Crying Game".
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $25,000 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Saw VI/Cirque du Freak/The Vampire's Assistant/Amelia (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says "Orphan"'s twist ending is a thousand times crazier than "The Crying Game"
Gary Unmarried: Gary and Allison's Friend (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Curtis.
The Cleveland Show: A Brown Thanksgiving (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.123 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "Movie Spoilers"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Kick-Ass/Death at a Funeral/The Joneses (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says Neil Jordan directed this movie
The Gruen Transfer: Gruen Nation 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Wil Anderson in a discussion on a Family First commercial that tries to explain the voting process.
Alice in Murderland (2010)
Mentioned in dialogue
Midnight Screenings: The Hangover, Part II/Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Sarcastically mentioned by Irving as a guy-cry film.
NCIS: Secrets (2012) (TV Episode)
Tony asks Ziva if she's finally seen it.
Harry's Law: The Lying Game (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hot in Cleveland: The Anger Games (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Dean Norris Spoils Everything Else (2013) (Short)
Dean Norris mentions it.
Instant Mom: The Lying Game (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Baby Daddy: The Lying Game (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Millers: Carol's Surprise (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Midnight Screenings: Silence of the Lambs/The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) (TV Episode)
"If you go back and rewatch The Crying Game, you watch it and you're like, 'How did I not see this coming?'"
Asylum (2014)
Mentioned in commentary
Nostalgia Critic: Rise of the Commercials (2014) (TV Episode)
"Take us to the land where the he/she from The Crying Game will consume us all!"
Anime Abandon: Tokyo Godfathers (2014) (TV Episode)
"Think less The Crying Game and more Some Like it Hot."
Hindsight: All I Want for Christmas Is You (2015) (TV Episode)
on Lolly's "doomed relationships" list at the video store
The Cinema Snob: The Passion of the Christ (2015) (TV Episode)
"This is sort of like The Crying Game, if only she had a real snake between her legs."
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Karen Peralta (2016) (TV Episode)
Jake's father suggests this film as an answer when they play charades.

Featured in 

Boy George: The Crying Game (1992) (Video)
features clips from the film
Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1992 (1993) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #4 pick; Ebert's #5 pick.
Siskel & Ebert: Falling Down/The Temp/Army of Darkness (1993) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown during a segment on the Academy Awards nominations.
The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV Special)
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
Closeup of Davidson
Violence and the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
special effects discussed
I Love the '90s: Part Deux: 1992 (2005) (TV Episode)
Footage from this is featured.
SexTV: We Want You!/The Bedtrick/Saucy Stitchwork (2006) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is used in this episode.
Petites mossegades (2006) (Short)
Poster can be seen hanging on her older sister's bedroom wall
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Road/Ninja Assassin/Old Dogs (2009) (TV Episode)
Their #4 Oh S**t Moment
20 to 1: Hollywood Twists (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
The Cinema Snob: Sleepaway Camp (2012) (TV Episode)
A "surprise penis" movie the Snob prefers.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Miranda Richardson/Soul Asylum (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during the cold opening
Roundhouse: New Baby (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'The Crying Game: the Early Years'
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
The scene where Tanya gets nude in front of Frank and reveals she is a man is a direct spoof of the crying game
Kingpin (1996)
The New Guy (2002)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Robot Chicken: Vegetable Fun Fest (2005) (TV Episode)
the surprise ending is spoofed

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