The Truman Show (1998) Poster


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Show Me the Way to Go Home (1932) (Short)
Truman watches a TV host giving an introduction to this film.
I Love Lucy (1951) (TV Series)
When Truman watches TV in one scene this is said to showing the next day.
The Crimson Pirate (1952)
Main character sings a song from the Pirate movie.
Moby Dick (1956)
Persona (1966)
The Prisoner (1967) (TV Series)
Paper Moon (1973)
Truman looking through a cigar box at old photos is an almost-perfect reproduction of a similar scene involving the young protagonist, Addie, in Paper Moon (1973).
Chinatown (1974)
Truman coughs loudly to conceal the fact that he is tearing pages out of women's magazines, just as Jake Gittes coughs while ripping a list from a book in the Hall of Records.
The Howling (1981)
Powaqqatsi (1988)
Groundhog Day (1993)

Referenced in 

2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
Characters talk about this movie
Blood II: The Chosen (1998) (Video Game)
Caleb quotes Truman's catchphrase: 'Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!'
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
SPOILER: Douglas and Jerry reach the edge of the constructed reality, like Truman.
This Morning with Richard Not Judy: Episode #2.10 (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Muse (1999)
Sarah says she loves The Truman Show.
My Family: All Roads Lead to Ramon (2001) (TV Episode)
Ben asks, "What is this The Truman Show?!"
Futurama: Leela's Homeworld (2002) (TV Episode)
Leela: "Am I a game to you? Or some kind of even more boring Truman Show?"
Iris TV (2003) (TV Movie)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
the scene on the water with God
This Girl's Life (2003)
A man is hired to have sex with a woman and have it broadcast live over the internet. She tells him it'll be "sorta like 'The Truman Show.'"
Andra sidan (2003) (Short)
Jeopardy!: Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, Game 37 (2005) (TV Episode)
category about Harry Truman is named "The Truman Show"
The Making of 'Lord of War' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006)
When Thomas drops Lili off at her parents house, she compares the neighborhood to the one in the Truman Show.
Strictly Background (2007)
poster seen on wall
Shrek the Third (2007)
As the stage production is beginning, a voice says, "Cue the sun!"
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
Lost in Austen: Episode #1.1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Amanda wonders if she's live on cable and asks if it's like the Jim Carey thing, but period?
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy: A Scottsman Who Still Can't Watch a Movie Without Shouting at the Screen (2008) (TV Episode)
The Scotsman shouts at Truman for being stupid enough not to notice cameras filming his life.
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Bolt (2008) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares the premise of "Truman Show" to "Bolt"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.78 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $16,000 question
Catfish (2010)
The song "Megan" sends to Nev titled "Truman Sleeps" is actually from the movie "The Truman Show" and is played while Truman (Jim Carrey) sleeps.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 13 (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat says the story in Bolt reminds him of this film.
Shameful Sequels: Ace Ventura Jr. (2010) (TV Episode)
After reviewing 3 sequels of movies starring Jim Carey, Mike J asks if "Truman Show 2" and "Man on the Moon 2" are coming next.
Shameful Sequels: Christmas Vacation 2: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
"And they end up on a set that looks worse than the one in The Truman Show."
Smallville: Collateral (2011) (TV Episode)
Chloe refers to the VR as 'This Little Truman Show'.
Mad: Pooh Grit/Not-a-Fan-a-Montana (2011) (TV Episode)
Miley Cyrus learns that her private life has been filmed for a TV show.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.22 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip of Roger's original review of the film is shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: Half Past Dead 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD seen in video store
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.15 (2011) (TV Episode)
Kevin Lee mentioned that he showed the film to his students when he taught English in China
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.16 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that Andrew Niccol wrote the film
Conan: Santa Claus is Coming to Town, But Only to Visit His Mistress Danielle (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Seth MacFarlane interview
Southland: Wednesday (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
One man who works for an organization with an elaborate spy system to monitor ordinary peoples' lives is named Truman.
Watchman Video Broadcast: Astrology and Observing Times (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Smiley (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Talking Dead: Home (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the discussion.
The Cinema Snob: In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo (2013) (TV Episode)
"This is when he realizes he's actually in the Truman Show."
Snowpiercer (2013)
Namgoong's matchbox, the one with "the two last cigarettes of the world", shows Fiji, where Truman - from The Truman Show (1998) -, dreams of visiting. In that same movie, Ed Harris plays Christof, creator of the show and the main antagonist, with whom Truman shares a crucial conversation by the climax, just like Snowpiercer's encounter between Wilford, also played by Harris, and Curtis.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.12 (2013) (TV Episode)
Billy Crystal says he doesn't want to always be "on" for the paparazzi as though he were in the film
Have I Got News for You: Episode #46.5 (2013) (TV Episode)
Max Keiser mentions the film when talking about spying.
Girls: Incidentals (2014) (TV Episode)
Shoshanna says she sometimes thinks she is in The Truman Show.
PatriotKINO: Yabloneviy Sad (Ty Lyubish Menya? Da Ya Lyublyu Tebya!) (2014) (TV Episode)
Pikuli comapres Baba Tosya to Truman from this movie, because apart of her everything in the series looks unrealistic.
Dead Within (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Half in the Bag: 2014 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jennifer Lopez/Nick Kroll/Lupe Fiasco (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Seth's rant about the moon
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 27 January 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by Howie Long
Flat Earth Clues: Shell Beach (2015) (TV Episode)
Discussed by Mark.
The Stranger on the Bridge (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Jonny.
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.16 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.18 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.


Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Music at the climactic moment at the very end of the movie is taken from a climactic moment in Mishima, also composed by Philip Glass

Featured in 

2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
features clips from this film
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) (TV Movie)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) (TV Special)
Getaway: Found 2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a story about its location, Seaside, Florida.
Getaway: Golden Getaway: Getaway Goes to the Movies (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a story on Seaside, Florida, where it was filmed.
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "Good morning ... good afternoon, good evening and good night."
MythBusters: Exploding Steak (2008) (TV Episode)
Scene of Truman Burbank driving a car is shown
Inside the Actors Studio: Laura Linney (2009) (TV Episode)
footage courtesy of: Scenes from "The Truman Show" courtesy of Paramount Pictures
The Hour: Episode #7.78 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Peter Weir's bio segment.
Nostalgia Critic: Baby Geniuses (2011) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: The Grinch (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
De wereld draait door: DWDD University (2012) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring Jim Carrey is shown.
How Video Games Changed the World (2013) (TV Movie)
Short clip is shown
The Sugarcube Critic: The Ticket Master (2014) (TV Episode)
Shows the raining hole scene.
Nostalgia Critic: Mamma Mia! (2015) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
Flat Earth Clues: Real Eyes (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.

Spoofed in 

Boy Meets World: And in Case I Don't See Ya (1998) (TV Episode)
There are numerous allusions made to the movie, The Truman Show, including the episode title, which is Truman's catchphrase. Eric dresses himself as Christoff, the director, and Jack and Rachel are plagued by a centralized storm that follows them around the apartment.
The Qui-Gon Show (1999) (Short)
Family Guy: Fore, Father (2000) (TV Episode)
Walking in the woods, Peter wonders out loud if the world was created just for him. Cutaway to a control room just like the one in this film where Christof and a technician are watching him on a monitor. "Do you think he's onto us, Christof?" "No, he's an idiot!".
The Zack Files: The Zack Show (2002) (TV Episode)
This episode is a parody of the film.
The Even Stevens Movie (2003) (TV Movie)
The Trumouse Show (2003) (Short)
The title is an obvious reference to this film.
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Tv news announcer Kent Brockman says "Day 37 under the Dome!" on Moe's Bar television set. This brief sequence actually spoofs the way Truman's days of his life tick away on the reality Tv show, which in Peter Weir's movie is being watched by many people in a similar bar.
The Dark Knight Stumbles (2015) (Video)
The scene where Bob Kane reveals the truth to the cast is a spoof of the ending of The Truman Show.

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