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References 

Steamboat Willie (1928) (Short)
The captured German soldier mentions the film to Upham to convince him that he likes America
Black Narcissus (1947)
At the end of the film when it begins to rain, the shot of the leaf as the rain picks up intensity is mirrored in Saving Private Ryan right before the soldiers enter the first French town after D-Day.
Seven Samurai (1954)
The Searchers (1956)
Steven Spielberg had cited The Searchers, one of his favorite movies, as an influence on "Saving Private Ryan", specifically the theme of different personalities going on a journey to find one missing person.
King of Hearts (1966)
The iconic shot of the soldiers coming over the hill is strikingly simular to a shot in this film.
Patton (1970)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The line "I've got a bad feeling about this" and the character "Hamill" are both a nod to the Star Wars films, directed by Steven Spielberg's good friend George Lucas,
Ran (1985)
Come and See (1985)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
One camera's shutter was deliberately misaligned to make it go off sync. This was a direct homage to a shot by Director of Photography Douglas Milsome in Full Metal Jacket.

Referenced in 

Antz (1998)
Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' (1998) (Video)
Steven Spielberg mentions it.
Return to Normandy (1998) (Video)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: What Price Harvey? (1999) (TV Episode)
Zelda melts down dog tags and says something like, "You're safe, Private Ryan."
High Hopes: Saving Private Ryan (1999) (TV Movie)
title reference
Becker: Saving Harvey Cohen (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl in Gold Boots (1999) (TV Episode)
Joanie: See this hand? Steady as a rock. Mike: And then I saved Private Ryan.
Just Shoot Me!: Shaking Private Trainer (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Boondock Saints (1999)
Rocco looking for his shot off finger
Bowfinger (1999)
The Muse (1999)
The Insider (1999)
Title is seen at 2:24:18 (on Blu-ray) in newspaper
Policías, en el corazón de la calle: Los errores de los otros (2000) (TV Episode)
Criminal Chema Goyo calls a military by the name of Private Ryan when he is robbing him.
Boys Don't Cry (2000)
Poster in background.
The Sopranos: D-Girl (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in conversation about Chris' movie script.
Gladiator (2000)
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) (Video)
On theater marquee.
Behind the Rules of Engagement (2000) (Video)
The narrator says that Dale Dye was the technical advisor of this film.
Spaced: Mettle (2001) (TV Episode)
Mike's robot is named "Private Iron" after Private Ryan of this film.
Moesha: Saving Private Rita (2001) (TV Episode)
title reference
Gilmore Girls: Emily in Wonderland (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai mentions this movie.
Family Guy: Brian Does Hollywood (2001) (TV Episode)
one of Brian's porn titles: "Shaving Private Ryan"
Band of Brothers (2001) (TV Mini-Series)
Same war cinematography
Will & Grace: The Third Wheel Gets the Grace (2001) (TV Episode)
Will tells Nathan that Grace around mark-down cashmere is "like the first twenty minutes of 'Saving Private Ryan.'"
Halo (2001) (Video Game)
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) (Video Game)
"Saving Private Krusty" advertised on theatre marquee in the Entertainment District level.
Commandos 2: Men of Courage (2001) (Video Game)
This video game has a mission called "Saving Private Smith" which closely resembles the movie's environment.
V.I.P.: Saving Private Irons (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Marty Wolf falsely promises to give Jason credit for the script, along with his own essay.
Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) (TV Movie)
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (2002) (Video Game)
The Mangler 2 (2002) (Video)
A character suggests a porn title of Shaving Ryan's Privates
Medal of Honor: Frontline (2002) (Video Game)
Charmed: Saving Private Leo (2002) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
The Pianist (2002)
Windtalkers (2002)
South Park: Free Hat (2002) (TV Episode)
The boys see a trailer for this being re-released.
Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002) (Video)
Saving Private Tootsie (2002)
title reference
I'm Alan Partridge: I Know What Alan Did Last Summer (2002) (TV Episode)
Alan's line "I wonder what that looks like, probably something like Saving Private Ryan with animals"
I'm Alan Partridge: Alan Wide Shut (2002) (TV Episode)
Alan's line "I wonder what that looks like, probably something like Saving Private Ryan with animals"
The John Garfield Story (2003) (TV Movie)
That's So Raven: Saving Psychic Raven (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
8 Simple Rules: Good Moms Gone Wild (2003) (TV Episode)
Jake: "There I was on the beaches of Normandy with Tom Hanks"
24: Day 2: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (2003) (TV Episode)
SPOILER: In the DVD-extra 'making of', Kiefer Sutherland says they were inspired by Capt. Millers final scene when filming Bauers confrontation with Peter Kingsley - an unarmed man pretends to shoot at a target, which is then suddenly hit from elsewhere
The Release (2003) (Short)
Director admires Steven Spielberg
Battle Royale II (2003)
in 'BR2', Mission 1: The landing, is a direct copy of the opening normandy beach invasion from 'Saving Private Ryan', including the same style boats, beach, and hilltop enemy hideout. It is also shot with the same handheld, step printed cinematography used as 'Ryan'.
Hollywood and the Muslim World (2003) (TV Movie)
Call of Duty (2003) (Video Game)
in both the movie and the game, dead cows are used to take cover
Before & After'noon Movies: Saving Private Riley (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
Casseta & Planeta: A Taça do Mundo É Nossa (2003)
There's a soldier in this movie whose name-tag reads "Ryan"
Sin (2003)
Ca. 13 minutes into the film Charlie talks about a porn film he produced called "Shavin Private Ryan".
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Stylistic similarities (handheld shots, bookends, etc)
The Sound of 'Miracle' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan (2004) (Video)
mentioned in Oscar nominations review
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
For the war scenes, the director claims that Saving Private Ryan is a film he constantly showed to his staff during shooting to make sure they got everything as realistic as Spielberg's picture did.
Boarding: The People of 'The Terminal' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Take Off: Making 'The Terminal' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Brian Regan: I Walked on the Moon (2004) (Video)
Brian mentions it in his act.
Saturday Night Live: Paul Giamatti/Ludacris featuring Sum-41 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Limo Ride skit
Comic Relief Does University Challenge (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Confession (2005)
in Luther's hidden DVD collection
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the films on the list
Secuestro express (2005)
When the kidnappers knock on the door of a nightclub, the doorman inside mentions Private Ryan and salutes
Le petit lieutenant (2005)
There is a film poster hanging on the wall of the police station.
Quake 4 (2005) (Video Game)
A marine is heard yelling, "We're totally fubar!"
'War of the Worlds': Revisiting the Invasion (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
The scene in which Manny is deafened by the steaming geyser pays homage to the Normandy beach landing scene.
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (2006) (Video Game)
There is an episode called 'Saving Private Janzen'
Munich: The On-Set Experience (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Munich: The Experience (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Days of Glory (2006)
The scene at the end with veteran returning to the graves of his fellow soldiers. The battle in the village has several elements reminiscent of this film.
A Ton of Luck (2006)
Private Perlaza compares his platoon's situation to that movie.
NCIS: Singled Out (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Tony
Game K N B: Celebrity Fathers (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the question.
Family Guy: Saving Private Brian (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
Miracles and Mystery: Creating 'The Green Mile' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.11 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Jeremy Clarkson interview.
The Vicar of Dibley: The Vicar in White (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned once.
My Name Is Earl: Kept a Guy Locked in a Truck (2007) (TV Episode)
Slow Roger asks Earl if he saw this film.
Grindhouse (2007)
Deputy Tolo (Tom Savini in Planet Terror) diligently looking for his missing finger.
The Nice Show (2007) (TV Special)
Ron Sparks does a joke about the movie.
Head Case: Tom Sizemore and Traci Lords (2007) (TV Episode)
Dr. Goode says to Tom Sizemore "Go save Private Ryan"
Planet Terror (2007)
Deputy Tolo (Tom Savini) diligently looking for his missing finger.
Military Academy (2007)
On an German/US Friendship evening a screening of it is announced. Porn movie called "Saving Ryans Privates" is screened instead.
Redacted (2007)
Ca. 68 min. into the movie, Pvt. Flake likens the dead Salazar to the older films title character.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #14.6 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sylvester Stallone.
Getaway: Episode #17.4 (2008) (TV Episode)
A Snap Shot segment on the Normandy region, France mentions that Omaha Beach was made famous in the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan.
Finding Amanda (2008)
Taylor: "The boys are running around doing the first 20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan"
The Business End: Violence in Cinema (2008) (Video)
Stills shown
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Nostalgic Animated Shows (2008) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when the Critic mentions he finds Steven Spielberg's shows superior to his films; the Nostalgia Critic thinks this movie is overrated.
Production Diary: Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008) (Video)
Mentioned by Steven Spielberg
Fallout 3 (2008) (Video Game)
Team members of Lyons Pride frequently quote lines from Saving Private Ryan, such as the sniper suggesting if they were placed within a mile of the enemy the war would be over
Call of Duty: World at War (2008) (Video Game)
An achievement in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version is called "Saved Private Ryan"
Screenwipe: Episode #5.4 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned.
30 Rock: The Ones (2009) (TV Episode)
Before going into shock, Kenneth says to Jenna, "Earn this".
The Hangover (2009)
Phil says in the police station same Tom Hanks's lines "I'm not a hero, I'm just a school teacher".
The Cinema Snob: Savage Vengeance (2009) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
The Final Destination (2009)
'Saving Little Kristina' poster looks like the poster for SPR
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Referred to in a $10,000 question
Cougar Town: Don't Do Me Like That (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Bobby
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.21 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "War Films"
Stan Helsing (2009)
porn title: Grazing Ryan's Privates
The Nostalgia Critic: Jack Frost (2009) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic references the movie during the snowball fight scene.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.79 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of the Final Jeopardy! clue in the category "Academy Award Nominations"
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew: Detox (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Bob Forrest as one of Tom Sizemore's most memorable roles.
Big Money Rustlas (2010)
Fred Freckles mentions he saw that movie when he meets Tom Sizemore
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.97 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Of War"
Psych: A Very Juliet Episode (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "I have a bootleg copy of 'Saving Private Ryan' at home."
Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 23 February 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Václav Marhoul mentioned it.
Bad Movie Beatdown: X-Men Origins Wolverine (2010) (TV Episode)
compares the opening battle scenes
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.136 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Title Role Playing"
Community: Modern Warfare (2010) (TV Episode)
Shirley quotes Psalm 23 ("The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want") while shooting, like Private Jackson quotes Psalm 144 ("Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teaches my hands to the war, and my fingers to fight")
Mega64: The Wizard II (2010) (TV Episode)
Horatio mentions this film as one of his top 5 "Fred Savage" movies
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Conan: Murder, She Tweeted (2010) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien mentions the Tom Hanks movie.
Psych: In Plain Fright (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "Shock and bewilderment - like the first six minutes of 'Saving Private Ryan,' followed by the last five minutes of 'Lady in the Water.'"
True Grit (2010)
Barry Pepper's character in Saving Private Ryan (1998) whispers a prayer before making a long shot with his rifle. In this film Matt Damon's character whispers a similar prayer before shooting Barry Pepper's character with a long shot from his rifle.
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Director Jonathan Liebesman cited influences such as Saving Private Ryan and sprinkled numerous plot devices and dialogue throughout... The firefight on the freeway bridge is a direct reference to the last battle in Saving Private Ryan, in fact when 2nd LT Martinez is hit, he pays homage to Sgt. Horvath's final line to Capt. Miller: "Yeah, just got the wind knocked outta me...."
Saving Private Perez (2011)
The title of the film quotes (in Spanish) the title of Spielberg's film. Both films are about the rescue mission of an American soldier trapped in a foreign country.
Conan: 50,000,000 Connie Selleca Fans Can't Be Wrong (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Tom Hanks
Shin Chan: The After-Breakfast Enema (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned
Pandaerne: Alene hjemme (2011) (TV Episode)
Debbie mentions it
The True Story: Saving Private Ryan (2012) (TV Episode)
Documentary about the inspirations behind the screenplay
Half in the Bag: Red Tails (2012) (TV Episode)
another WWII movie, but done much better
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
At the engagement party, one of the parents says marriage is like this Tom Hanks movie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.100 (2013) (TV Episode)
Richard Roeper mentions that the film was upset by "Shakespeare in Love" at the Oscars
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 July 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in a Twitter message
Camp: Capture the Flag (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Buzz
Dexter: This Little Piggy (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.134 (2013) (TV Episode)
This movie is on Chuy's movie knowledge quiz.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Waltz with Bashir (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat recommends Waltz with Bashir to those who enjoy films depicting war like this film.
The Crazy Ones: The Face of a Winner (2014) (TV Episode)
Simon calls Sydney "Private Ryan".
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Santa Cruz 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Travis points to Ryan and suggests that they "Save Private Ryan". Brody says they should "Save Ryan's Privates". Also storming the beach of Normandy is referred to several times.
South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) (Video Game)
Spoof of movie trailer is aired in South Park cinema

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)
clips
The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) (TV Special)
Siskel & Ebert: Message in a Bottle/My Favorite Martian/Children of Heaven/Blast from the Past/God Said, 'Ha!' (1999) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown in the segment on the Oscar nominations.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #45 on the list.
The Spirit of America (2001) (Short)
'Saving Private Ryan': Boot Camp (2004) (Video)
clips shown
'Saving Private Ryan': An Introduction (2004) (Video)
clips shown
'Saving Private Ryan': Music and Sound (2004) (Video)
clips shown
'Saving Private Ryan': Parting Thoughts (2004) (Video)
clips shown
Making 'Saving Private Ryan' (2004) (Video)
clips shown
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Fuck (2005)
Features clip from the movie
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
A clip from Saving Private Ryan is shown.
War Stories (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #10 on the list.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #71 on the list.
Spielberg on Spielberg (2007) (TV Movie)
clips shown
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 11 March 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Scenes from this film were featured in 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #8 on the "Epic" list.
Cleanflix (2009)
Clip showing war violence before and after editing
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Breakfast: Episode dated 27 June 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during interview with Tom Hanks.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Birth of the Cinema (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Opening Scenes (2011) (TV Episode)
#1
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movies to See Before You Die (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention, clip show
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best Movies Ever Made (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention, clips show
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Directors (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
a clip from the Best Cinematography winner is shown
The 86th Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Ordinary heroes presentation.

Spoofed in 

2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
Characters act out scenes from this movie
Saving Ryan's Privates (1998) (Short)
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.1 (1999) (TV Episode)
"Saving Private Lion" - spoof reenacted with soft toys.
The Simpsons: Beyond Blunderdome (1999) (TV Episode)
Rainier Wolfcastle is filming a movie called "Saving Irene Ryan"
Spaced: Chaos (1999) (TV Episode)
The scene of the group travelling in the back of the van to the animal lab spoofs the opening of the soldiers travelling to the battle, music, shaking hands, quotes and so on are spoofed.
Saving Ryan's Privates (1999) (Video)
Conker's Bad Fur Day (2001) (Video Game)
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001) (TV Special)
Shaving Ryan's Privates (2002) (TV Movie)
Parodies the work of Spielberg
Sniper 2 (2002) (Video)
Conker: Live and Reloaded (2004) (Video Game)
A chapter in the game revolves around the theme of the movie, Saving Private Ryan, one soldier even picks up his own arm after landing on the beach, just as in the movie.
How It Should Have Ended: How Saving Private Ryan Should Have Ended (2005) (TV Episode)
Alternate ending parody
Malcolm in the Middle: Cattle Court (2006) (TV Episode)
Reese releases cattle from a slaughterhouse and says to a calf "Earn this."
South Park: Imaginationland (2007) (TV Episode)
When Imaginationland is attacked by terrorists the videography is a spoof of the D-Day scene from Saving Private Ryan including Ronald McDonald picking up his dismembered arm and carrying it with him
South Park: Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls - The Trilogy (2008) (Video)
The intial terrorist attack is a shot-for-shot parody of the Omaha Beach Landing scene in Saving Private Ryan, complete with Ronald McDonald looking for, finding and grabbing his own severed arm amidst the chaos.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
A scene in which Tugg Speedman is deafened by an explosion is a shot-for-shot parody of a deafness sequence on Omaha Beach.
Robot Chicken: Unionizing Our Labor (2009) (TV Episode)
The battle between the Smurfs and the Snorks parodies scenes from this movie
The Hour: Episode #7.40 (2010) (TV Episode)
"Saving Privates Flyin'" is shown when George Stroumboulopoulos talks about body scanners and pat-downs at airports.
American Dad!: For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls (2010) (TV Episode)
During the battle one of the elves walks through the carnage and picks up his severed arm.
Robot Chicken: Saving Private Gigli (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mashup of "Saving Private Gigli"
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
When Gnomeo is treading through the water in the big battle sequence.
Family Guy: Brian's a Bad Father (2014) (TV Episode)
Version brought by Mazda
Albatross (2014)
When going to "war" with the Arctic Tern, the boys prepare in the wagon like the soldiers prepared in the boats, coming to shore in Normandy in the WW2 drama.
Robot Chicken: Sweet J Presents (TV Episode)
"Saving Private Smallberries" trailer

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