Godzilla (1998) Poster

(I) (1998)


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Followed by 

Godzilla: The Series (1998) (TV Series)

Remake of 

Gojira (1954)
Contains some similar elements and a similar monster of the same name.

Edited into 

Angels in America (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
clips used
The Frollo Show: Frollo Misses his Mother (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips used


Godzilla: Save the Earth (2004) (Video Game)
It is based off of Godzilla and Orga


Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Nick sings the title song.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) (TV Series)
Lucy has a stuffed Scooby-Doo doll in her bedroom.
Jaws (1975)
The shot of godzilla's fin breaking through the water.
Lou Grant (1977) (TV Series)
Referenced by name.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The first sequence of the AH64-Apache gunships hunting Godzilla through the streets references both Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) with the line "Echo 4 to Echo Base."
Alligator (1980)
Godzilla emerges from the sewers, emulating the alligator doing so.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
The Japanese freighter attacked and destroyed by Godzilla in the opening of the film is named Kobayashi Maru, in homage to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Q (1982)
Both movies have a similar ending where a hidden egg from the monster is found at the end of the movie and leading things off for a sequel.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
The insurance company Jean Reno claims to work for is named Lao Che, which is the same name as the villian at the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Elevator music in a scene with Matthew Broderick is "Danke Schoen," which Broderick lip-syncs in a memorable scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Aliens (1986)
The elevator scene is redone with baby godzillas instead of Aliens
Siskel & Ebert (1986) (TV Series)
A magazines with cover title "Siskel & Ebert & the Movies" is seen.
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
Before Hank Azaria's character runs atop cars to get footage of Godzilla, he looks up and says "Aw Jeez," using the voice of his character Moe on The Simpsons.
Moon 44 (1990)
The number of the cab used in the chase at the end of the movie is MN 44. Moon 44 is the title of an earlier film that was directed by Roland Emmerich and in which Dean Devlin appeared.
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) (TV Series)
A character wears a T-Shirt of the TV show.
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Baby Godzilla sequences emulating the raptors in the kitchen scene from Jurassic Park.
Independence Day (1996)
A small statue of an alien from Independence Day (1996) (also directed by Roland Emmerich) is visible in the broadcast booth at Madison Square Garden.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Godzilla wreaking havoc in New York City is done in the practically the same way as the Tyrannosaurus attacking through San Diego.
Sphere (1998)
Seen advertised on a billboard.
Lost in Space (1998)
Seen in a newspaper ad.

Referenced in 

The Big Hit (1998)
Poster and video case are shown in a video store.
Saturday Night Live: Matthew Broderick/Natalie Merchant (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Easy Living and Matthew Broderick host the show to promote the film.
The X-Files: The Pine Bluff Variant (1998) (TV Episode)
Film shown at cinema
Saturday Night Live: David Duchovny/Puff Daddy/Jimmy Page (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Puff Daddy
Sex and the City: Bay of Married Pigs (1998) (TV Episode)
Poster is displayed outside the movie theatre.
Armageddon (1998)
The asteroids falling on Manhattan hit a Godzilla figure. Also, it's an inside joke since both films were released the same summer.
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Seen advertised on a billboard
Kraa! The Sea Monster (1998)
When rampaging across the West Coast, Kraa comes across a hapless city. Roaring aloud, he makes his grand entrance by smashing through a building plastered with a poster of the 1998 film.
Celebrity Deathmatch: The Missing Girl (1998) (TV Episode)
While being interviewed by Stacy Cornbred, Steven Seagal is taunted by David Spade, who mistakes him for the Godzilla
South Park: Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls (1998) (TV Episode)
Characters talk about how this sucked.
2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
Characters talk about this movie
L.A. Without a Map (1998)
There's a poster for this film on the outside of a movie theater in the beginning of the movie.
Dawson's Creek: Full Moon Rising (1998) (TV Episode)
Poster seen in video store
Big Train: Episode #1.2 (1998) (TV Episode)
A character says he saw this at the cinema.
Gojira torêdjingu batoru (1998) (Video Game)
The American Godzilla is a playble figther.
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Ultimatum (1999) (TV Episode)
poster visible at Mr. Chu's video store
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) (Video)
Mentioned by name
The Girl Next Door (1999)
A billboard is visible.
Goomer (1999)
A poster featuring a big green monster and reading "...OTZILLA" (can't be read in its entirety).
2001 Yonggary (1999)
Spin City: All the Mayor's Men (1999) (TV Episode)
The mayor mentions the movie.
Anatomie (2000)
poster on wall
Digimon: Digital Monsters: Flower Power (2000) (TV Episode)
Godzillia is referenced.
Phantom of the Megaplex (2000) (TV Movie)
The huge inflated monster descending on the theater
Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation (2000) (Video)
mentioned once
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
"I have not waste my time on a movie since Godzilla in 1998".
Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû sôkôgeki (2001)
Early in the film one of the main characters is giving a lecture to several Japanese military personnel and briefly mentions a monster attack on New York City, referring to the events in the 1998 film.
Bangkok Haunted (2001)
movie poster on wall
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)
Advertisements are shown.
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
Blade II (2002)
Some of the action sequences from this movie
The Backlot Murders (2002) (Video)
Demonlover (2002)
Movie poster on the door of the boy using his father's credit card
Reign of Fire (2002)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Shift Happens (2002) (TV Episode)
Sabrina calls Annie "Bosszilla".
The Blockbuster Imperative (2003) (TV Movie)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Dirty Girls (2003) (TV Episode)
discussion about the original Godzilla vs. the 1998 Hollywood Godzilla
One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection' (2003) (Video)
Jean-Pierre Jeunet mentions the american version of 'Godzilla'.
Van Helsing (2004)
The scene in which they are passing through the egg 'fields' and the eggs begin hatching as they're walking through them is the same as the scene in Godzilla when the eggs hatch in Madison Square Garden as the characters are walking amongst them.
HBO First Look: The Making of 'The Day After Tomorrow' (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Shrek 2 (2004)
The roar that Mongo lets loose as he approaches the castle is taken from this version of Godzilla
Feeding the Masses (2004) (Video)
lone female reporter, male cameraman, risking lives to warn populace of imminent danger
Man yan (2004)
A film editor asks for the title from a DVD vendor.
Gojira: Fainaru uôzu (2004)
The Monster called "Zilla" is supposed to be a reference to this film.
Film Geek (2005)
DVD and video case are shown in a video store.
The Ring Two (2005)
When Rachel is looking through the video tapes at the fair, Godzilla is one of them.
'Team America': Miniature Pyrotechnics (2005) (Video)
A man mentions working on this previous to this film.
Getting Gilliam (2005)
Mentioned as one of Roland Emmerich's films
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 1 (2005) (Video)
In "TrogdorCon '97", the King of Town is an "authorized Godzilla reseller".
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (2005) (TV Special)
Referenced as 'Reptilla'
Supernatural: The Benders (2006) (TV Episode)
Talking Godzilla movies, Dean tells a boy that Sam "likes the remake", to which the boy replies: "Yuck!".
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
DVDs being sold in the store behind Pamela Anderson
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Big Bang: Episode #1.3 (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Enchanted (2007)
The roar that the Dragon lets loose as she leaves the ballroom is taken from this version of Godzilla
The Omid Djalili Show: Episode #1.1 (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name.
Lasagna Cat: 10/26/2007 (2008) (TV Episode)
Poster appears.
Disaster Movie (2008)
mentioned by Juney
Top 10 Giant Movie Monsters (2008) (Short)
The movie poster is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Godzilla vs. Barkley (2009) (TV Episode)
calls it craptastic.
Eleventh Hour: Subway (2009) (TV Episode)
rachel mentions it
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
The momma T-rex takes a step and a character is frozen in fear and barely misses getting crushed by the T-rex's foot. In addition, Sid calls the momma T-rex "momzilla".
Bad Movie Beatdown: Transmorphers (2009) (TV Episode)
references the poor special effects
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Godzilla (2009) (TV Episode)
Nerd mentions the 1998 American version & the poster for this movie is shown.
Roland Emmerich - Mein Leben (2009) (TV Movie)
Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic (2010) (Video)
Mention once
The Big Box: The House of the Devil (2010) (TV Episode)
Photograph is shown.
Saturday Night Live: Jude Law/Pearl Jam (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Al Pacino (Bill Hader) in the "Hamlet" audition segment
Who Do You Think You Are?: Matthew Broderick (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the opening narration
Nostalgia Critic: Independence Day (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster is seen.
Bad Movie Beatdown: 10,000 B.C. (2010) (TV Episode)
other films from Roland Emmerich
American Dad!: The People vs. Martin Sugar (2010) (TV Episode)
Roger: "Now I have to make Biloxi Blues then Godzilla"
Face Off: Welcome to the Jungle (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Inspector Gadget (2011) (TV Episode)
Refers to Matthew Broderick as "that idiot who said 'that's alotta fish' from Godzilla"
Bad Movie Beatdown: Moon 44 (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among Emmerich's other films
AKA Sarah Keller: Cinzia Monreale Remembers 'The Beyond' (2011) (Video)
It is mentioned on the cover of a "Fangoria" magazine's issue.
The Nostalgia Chick: Disaster Movies of Roland Emmerich: Part Two (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is discussed
Bad Movie Beatdown: 2012: Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among Roland Emmerich's previous films
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke will say "Size only matters when you are full grown" after growing back to full size. Making a mock to the 1998 remake tag line
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.24 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and a still image from the movie is shown.
The Nostalgia Chick: You've Got Mail (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among unnecessary remakes
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.15 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that Roland Emmerich directed the film
Conan: The Mystery of the Recent NYU Grad Who Got a Job (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Matthew Broderick
Bunheads: Pilot (2012) (TV Episode)
Michelle and Hubbell talk about Michelle being "like Godzilla" for men and Hubbell being the only scientist who knows she's destroying the city to protect her eggs.
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Whirlwind (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and a still image from the movie is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Karate Girl (2012) (TV Episode)
"Mayor Ebert? No wonder that Emmerich's Godzilla will show up soon"
Bad Movie Beatdown: Deck the Halls (2012) (TV Episode)
Another bad movie starting Matthew Broderick.
Pacific Rim (2013)
Scientists discover too late that giant dead monster is female and also pregnant. Also, a kaiju burrows under the street and emerges from inside a nearby skyscraper.
Half in the Bag: The Lone Ranger and White House Down (2013) (TV Episode)
another film by Roland Emmerich
Real Time with Bill Maher: Episode #11.33 (2013) (TV Episode)
Bill Maher says that Godzilla did not level the city in a conversation about Hurricane Sandy.
James & Mike Mondays: Godzilla: Unleashed (2013) (TV Episode)
James and Mike talk about this movie.
MovieBerto: Godzilla (2014) (TV Episode)
Discussed film of the episode
The Cinema Snob: Godzilla's Revenge (2014) (TV Episode)
Snob laments he didn't take the time to trash this film in the review
Bum Reviews: Godzilla (2014) (TV Episode)
"Quiet, or I'll team you up with Mathew Broderick again."
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.18 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Godzilla (2014)
Someone Has to Review It!: Godzilla (2014) (2014) (TV Episode)
Film is mentioned and poster image is shown
Shut Up and Talk: Todd in the Shadows (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
James & Mike Mondays: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Team Showdown (2014) (TV Episode)
The movie was mentioned.
Scarewaves (2014)
A Fangoria magazine cover on Amos Satan's desk references the 1998 version of Godzilla
Nostalgia Critic: The Legend of Zorro (2015) (TV Episode)
poster is shown
Half in the Bag: Jurassic World (2015) (TV Episode)
Jay says the Indominus Rex reminded him of Roland Emmerich's Godzilla
The Cinema Snob: Black Is Beautiful (2015) (TV Episode)
"I already learned that (size does matter) from Roland Emmerich's Godzilla."
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXVI (2015) (TV Episode)
The movie "'Zilla" is a reference to the monster in this film being called "Zilla".
Half in the Bag: Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Shin Godzilla (2016)
As in this American remake, Godzilla is discovered to be capable of asexual reproduction, presenting the potential threat of multiple monsters.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #4 (2017) (TV Episode)
"...Not for the '98 'Zilla movie."
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
The way the robot emerges from the ocean.


It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
The giant octopus from It Came from Beneath the Sea is seen in a TV set.
Barney & Friends (1992) (TV Series)
Clips seen on a T.V set.
Superior Duck (1996) (Short)
the cartoon short was seen on TV.

Featured in 

Puff Daddy Feat. Jimmy Page: Come with Me (1998) (Video)
features clips from the film
Master of Desaster: Roland Emmerich - eine Hollywoodkarriere (1998) (TV Movie)
Documentary about this title's director
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1998 (1999) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
Troldspejlet: Episode #21.8 (1999) (TV Episode)
VHS release reviewed + footage used
Siskel & Ebert: That's Not All, Folks! (1999) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear: The Shadows in the Cave (2004) (TV Episode)
Godzilla is used as a symbol for the terrorist threat.
I Love the '90s: Part Deux: 1998 (2005) (TV Episode)
Shown as part of the 1998 episode of this show on VH1.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Godzilla 1998 (2008) (TV Episode)
movie reviewed
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Godzilla 2000: Millennium (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie were shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Godzilla: Final Wars (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Godzilla (2008) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince/(500) Days of Summer/Homecoming (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown for Brett and Allen's tour of New York City
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuckups (2009) (TV Episode)
A mistake The Nostalgia Critic made about the film is the #4 pick.
Svengoolie: Godzilla - 1998 (2009) (TV Episode)
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on its title monster.
Nostalgia Critic: Jaws 3D (2010) (TV Episode)
"That's alotta fish" clip is recalled
Nostalgia Critic: Thief and the Cobbler (2010) (TV Episode)
"That's a lot of fish"
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Man vs Beast scenes
Nostalgia Critic: Cop and 1/2 (2011) (TV Episode)
"That's alotta fish."
Doctor Who: The God Complex (2011) (TV Episode)
Part of the Godzilla roar is used in a scene when the Doctor is running the labyrinth of rooms looking for Joe
Nostalgia Critic: Ponyo (2012) (TV Episode)
"That's alotta fish."
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Gamera Next Gen (2013) (TV Episode)
James does not consider this to be a true Godzilla film
Honest Trailers: Godzilla (1998) (2014) (TV Episode)
Film trailer used
Half in the Bag: Godzilla (98) and Godzilla (2014) (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Atop the Fourth Wall: Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Linkara uses the "lotta fish" gag
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Best Film Trailers (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic says this movie's trailer tried to be like Jurassic Park's, but failed miserably.
Honest Trailers: Godzilla (2014) (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Cinemadonna: Dick Tracy (2014) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: The Dark Age of Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
yet another callback to Broderick's geeky character and his "lotta fish" schtick
Nostalgia Critic: Christmas with the Kranks (2015) (TV Episode)
The "that's alotta fish" meme pops up


Siskel & Ebert (1986) (TV Series)
New York City's mayor is named Ebert, and his top adviser is named Gene, a reference to the famous film critiquing duo from TV's Siskel & Ebert. Both bear a strong physical resemblance to the real-life critics.
Crimson Tide (1995)

Spoofed in 

Armageddon (1998)
Histeria!: More Explorers (1998) (TV Episode)
The opening is parodied
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Shrek (2001)
The part where the dragon's eye opens behind Donkey.
Pearl Harbor II: Pearlmageddon (2001) (Short)
Characters and famous scenes are spoofed.
Conker: Live and Reloaded (2005) (Video Game)
The bullfish chasing Conker up the pier while destroying it
Robot Chicken: That Hurts Me (2005) (TV Episode)
Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich do an even worse remake of Godzilla

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