scenes are taken from this film
The music score is direct reference to Cape Fear (when the detectives go to arrest Victor (Sin of Sloth)
R. Lee Ermey's quote after the obesity murder, "somebody had a problem with the fat boy and decided to torture him," practically screams a reference to his role as Hartman in the Kubrick film, in which he did just that.
Detective Mills mentions that just because he read some books, John Doe is not Yoda
When Mills is discussing the claims of "freaks" who do "evil deeds they don't wanna do" he says "Jodie Foster told me to do it" - a reference to John Hinkley Jr. whose attempted assassination of President Reagan was inspired by an obsession with Jodie Foster after having seen her in this film.
Tracy calls David Serpico.
a poster of this film in Mills' apartment
The lust victim is referenced
"What's in the box? What's in the box?"
Mentioned in dialogue
end sequence of Se7en was re-enacted
listed as one of Pelant's Pay Per View movies
Screening in the movie theater scene
After entering Krieger's apartment he and Archer walk by a room with a large number of car air-fresheners hanging from the ceiling. This is a reference to the bedroom from Se7en that contains a comatose drug-addict, the air-fresheners being used by the film's serial killer to mask the body's odor.
DVD cover shown.
A still image is shown
Rita mentions that she and Ben watched it on their seven week anniversary.
Ignatiy mentions that David Fincher directed the film
Photograph is shown.
mentioned by Robin
finding a head in the box and referring to it as John Doe, as in the antagonist in Se7en
talking about psycho characters
Lassiter comments that the cardboard box left in the open field for Shawn to find is "such a blatant rip-off of 'Se7en.'"
Abby gets a note from her ex-husband saying "P.S. I was electrocuted again, while watching Se7en."
Contestant mentions the film while recalling an encounter with Kevin Spacey
mentioned by Robin
Bonzo says, "It was like that scene from 'Seven.'"
McBride mentions it to Boyle.
Mentioned by Tosh
Poster is shown.
Movie is mentioned and discussed
Dennis mentions this film to Morgan Freeman and asks him "Was that the best head you've ever been given?"
Characters reference the film by name in dialogue.
Poster in Jim's cell
When using Gel-arshie on the lava pit in the Halfathalon, he says the movie's line, "What's in the box?"
Tony claims the murderer has ripped off the ending of Seven.
Turntable plays record instantly
Mentioned several times as being influenced by Blade Runner
Mentioned as one of the year's best films.
Popi rents this film on tape
a "camp counselor" is compared to Kevin Spacey
Adam was acting "Seven" out in charades, and Simon guessed it.
Turk and Rooster kicking in the door in MIB is exactly like Mills kicking the door in Se7en.
Dean Winchester: What's in the box! Brad Pitt, Se7en, no?
When Graeme delivers the box with Wolf's cake, Van asks what "the film where the chick's head turned up in a box" was called.
Mentioned in Elevator sketch
Referenced by name
a character is said to have seen this film
It is listed as one of the "sweded" movies.
The fake vigilante walks into the police station with blood still on his clothes saying 'I believe you're looking for me', just as John Doe did in Se7en.
Specifically mentioned by Alex Cox (also shows poster and a still image)
Tony says he watched it
Title referenced during The Joe Pesci Show
Mentioned on Weekend Update
"Name the seven deadly sins. Come on, you saw that Brad Pitt movie"
Lisa's response to Joe's test booklet
Servo: This is worse than Se7en!
Reese rented it
A copy of the video is seen
You can see this movie in Robert Englunds DVD collection
Mention by name
mentioned in dialogue
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Repeatedly referenced in dialogue
number (used as a letter) inside the same number spelled out/similar plot
Seen on the shelf in the DVD store
There is a film poster hanging on the wall of the police station.
Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) falls asleep on a couch in a hotel during his tugboat travels very similar to Mills and Sommerset waiting for the fingerprint results.
mentioned a few times
Hundreds of Air Fresheners are seen hanging from the ceiling in one of the rooms in "The Meat King's Party" level.
referenced when the policeman search for indices in the libary like in Se7en
Leland Orser talks about his role in Se7en
Robert's notebooks are similar to those used by John Doe.
The opening titles sequence of Paanch is an homage to Se7en
When they are dancing at the restaurant and John admits not dancing was part of his cover, Jane asks him if "sloth" was also part of his cover.
serial killer with biblical motives, optical parallels , killer plays a game with the cop, dissimilar cop-duo
A severed head in a box.
A poster for it is in the theatre that the kids go to in 1995
One of the game's levels contains a faithful recreation of the Sloth scene, complete with myriads of air freshners hanging from the ceiling.
The crime scene where we first meet Maguire looks very familiar to the first crime scene in Se7en. They both share a visual look the way both dead bodies are posed and the mild lighting.
prevision sequences / title sequence
The dead priest isn't really dead, a reference to a similar scene in Se7en.
Mentioned in opening scene.
A video of Seven is in the video store getting erased
Referenced by name
Agents J and K kicking in the door in MIB is exactly like Mills kicking the door in Se7en. It's even said so in the commentary on the Se7en DVD.
Leland Orser has "crazed convulsions" when the Alien is about to burst out of his chest, similar to what his character experiences in Se7en (1995).
Seen during chase scene.
Footage from this is featured.
Clips are shown of various Brad Pitt movies, including this one.
A short clip is shown
The #4 Movie With Numbers For Names
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Clip shown and discussed by Adam and Joe ("How do you live next door to a serial killer?").
Clips are shown.
The kids watch this film at the cinema.
Alternate ending parody
Several scenes spoofed.
The infamous box scene is spoofed
Robin imitates Brad Pitt's "What's in the Box?".
Spoof reenacted with soft toys.
The opening segment of this episode spoofed Seven
The Smurfs are being killed according to the Seven Deadly Sins.
Similar opening credits
Spoofed by William Shatner (playing each part)
The "Film Club" trailer advertises is as coming "from the director 'EI8HT.'"