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Léon: The Professional (1994) Poster

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References 

Scarface (1932)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Mathilda wears a similar dress to the one worn by Marilyn Monroe in this film, when she does the Marilyn impersonation.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
mentioned by Mathilda: "Bonnie and Clyde didn't work alone."
Le Samouraï (1967)
Army of Shadows (1969)
After cleaning gansters. Leon grip the handle in the subway. In this movie, Felix grip the handle in a bus after kill betrayer.
The Godfather (1972)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Pretty Baby (1978)
Gloria (1980)
Both movies tell the story of a lonely person (Gloria / Léon) who is related to the New York mafia and who has to take care of a neighbor's child (Phil / Mathilda) after his/her family has been killed in his/her apartment.
Beau Pere (1981)
Scarface (1983)
The Transformers: War of the Dinobots (1984) (TV Episode)
This episode is being watched by Mathilda (Natalie Portman) in her parents' and Leon's apartments.
Subway (1985)
The Killer (1989)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Mentioned by Mathilda: "Thelma and Louise didn't work alone."
Les visiteurs (1993)
In "Leon", Jean Reno's character has difficulty recognizing the character of Madonna, the modern day singer, in the dress-up game Mathilda played. In "Les Visiteurs" from a year earlier, his character played a a French knight from the middle ages, transported to the modern world with his squire. While there (here) he objects violently to people taking the name of The Madonna in vain, as they seem to be doing whenever they refer to the singer,

Referenced in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels' Revenge (1995) (TV Episode)
Mike: Connie Stevens is the Professional.
Baja (1995) (Video)
Tomb Raider (1996) (Video Game)
When she is asked in the beginning cinematic if she is free on Tuesday, the shot of Lara wearing her tortoise shell sunglasses is the same as when Léon is asked the same question to do a job while also wearing tortoise shell glasses.
Sara (1997)
poster of the movie in the villa where Sara is held hostage
Postman Blues (1997)
Léon (played by a Japanese actor) is one of the competitors of "The National Hitman Qualification Tournament"
Made in Hong Kong (1997)
After receiving pistol, Moon hangs poster in room.
Kiler (1997)
Jurek Kiler learning how to be a hitman
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.2 (1997) (TV Episode)
Video box in foreground of the special edition videos scene.
Kite (1998) (Video)
The Big Hit (1998)
First shootout from "Léon" ("The Professional") is referenced.
Point Blank (1998)
the scene where joe ray gets shot in the tunnel.
Metal Gear Solid (1998) (Video Game)
Dogma (1999)
"And stop saying "okay" all the time. Okay?" - exact same dialogue in both 'movies'
The Boondock Saints (1999)
First when Smecker puts on the portable CD player while working out what happened to the two Russian mafia guys. Then later when the brothers say "No Women, No Kids".
Naked Fear (1999)
Title seen on a marquee at the beginning of the movie.
Amores Perros (2000)
Various scenes with Chivo ... e.g. when he comes up from the horizon, offers milk to drink or stands under the shower.
Bichhoo (2000)
Max Payne (2001) (Video Game)
The scene where Alex gets shot and we see his point of view (falling, followed by a flash of white) is a reference to a similar scene in Léon. Saku Lehtinen, of the game's level designers, also stated this in a 2001 interview with Machinima.com.
Spider-Man (2002)
Resurrection of the Little Match Girl (2002)
In Odeng's shop, later in the film, a man wearing Léon's trademark glasses and hat is seen; he's carrying a house plant in a pot and has a little girl with him.
Naked Weapon (2002)
*SPOILER* The scene where the two girls are trapped in the service room and one breaks the door with a sledgehammer and tells the other girl to escape while the other girl begs her to come with her is lifted directly from Léon.
Tatort: Der Fremdwohner (2002) (TV Episode)
the character Richie swallows his drugs in exactly the same way as Stansfield (even the framing is the same)
Main Hoon Na (2004)
In the end the character Ram kills Raghavan using the famous "ring trick" of Léon.
Hitman: Contracts (2004) (Video Game)
Use of disguise as a S.W.A.T member to escape a similarly perilous situation.
Red Dead Revolver (2004) (Video Game)
Once in the game, a character quotes Mathilda.
Resident Evil 4 (2005) (Video Game)
The lead charecter name is Leon and there is a gun named Matilda.
True Crime: New York City (2005) (Video Game)
One of the mobster characters is on the phone and he screams the line: "I mean EVERYONE!"
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (Video Game)
"What do you mean, everyone?" "EVERYONE" - exact same dialogue in both 'movies'
Angel-A (2005)
André says "And stop saying "okay" all the time. Okay?", to which Angel replies "Okay". This is an exact quote from Léon.
Saturday Night Live: Natalie Portman/Fall Out Boy (2006) (TV Episode)
Natalie gets a question during her monologue about Léon.
The French Trick (2006)
The gang leader mentions this title while addressing the gangster named Leon.
Hitman: Blood Money (2006) (Video Game)
Strangulation of victims/target from elevator shaft.
Top Gear: Episode #8.5 (2006) (TV Episode)
Jeremy: "The guy who was in Ronin and Léon"
The Venture Bros.: Assassinanny 911 (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the rooftop sniping scene, including the line "no women, no children".
Top Gear: Episode #8.6 (2006) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions Gary Oldman's role in it
Hot Fuzz (2007)
The Japanese peace lily that Nicholas Angel brings with him and takes care of is much like Léon's plant in the movie Léon. When he talks about it, similar dialogue is used.
100 höjdare: Episode #5.8 (2007) (TV Episode)
The relationship between Samuel Fröler and Ebba Hultkvist is compared to the one between Natalie Portman and Jean Reno in this film.
Transformers (2007)
Sam told the operator on his cell phone to bring him everyone; quoting the famous line said by Gary Oldman
Reaper: Leon (2007) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Big Bang Theory: The Peanut Reaction (2008) (TV Episode)
Leonard specifies the same "two knocks, then one, and two again" secret knock as seen in Leon
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: From Paris with Love/Dear John/Frozen (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen says Luc Besson wrote this movie.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Tae-sik's relationship with the little girl is directly drawn from the relationship in Leon.
Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (Video Game)
One of the perks is called The Professional, which in the picture has the character dressed exactly like Leon did and even has his plant included
Conan: Seven Salads for Seven Brothers Who Are Sexually Attracted to Salads (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Gary Oldman
Midnight Screenings: Priest/Bridesmaids (2011) (TV Episode)
"Is he playing this part as Stansfield from 'Leon'?"
Colombiana (2011)
The clothes Cataleya puts on after her first hit in the movie (aviators, jacket, shorts and boots) are inspired by the clothes Mathilda wore in Leon.
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Contractor (2012) (TV Episode)
Film Brain mention that this movie is trying to be a rip off of Leon.
Alex Cross (2012)
Jean Reno's characters are both named, "Leon." As well as Picasso telling Detective Cross he is *not* a professional in his field.
The Family (2013)
FBI Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) shares the same name as the DEA agent and main antagonist (Gary Oldman) from the film.

Features 

Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Léon is seen watching scenes from the movie at the theatre.
The Transformers (1984) (TV Series)

Featured in 

Jean Reno: The Road to 'Léon' (2005) (Video)
clips shown
Natalie Portman: Starting Young (2005) (Video)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

Out of the Dark (1995)
character name, costume, opening scene
Contract Killer (1998)
Jet Li dresses up as one of the character Léon holding a plant in the movie as a joke.
Dead/Undead (2002) (Video)
The Helix... Loaded (2005)
Character imitates Gary Oldman from Léon.
Sigillet (2006) (Short)
Quotes Gary Oldman
The Supermarket (2009)
"EVERYONE!" scream mocked
How I Met Your Mother: Something Old (2013) (TV Episode)
During the speech before the Laser Tag battle against his future father in law, Barney delivers a speech including an "Everything" line that copy the "Everyone" line from Leon.

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