American Psycho (2000) Poster


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Version of 

Perfect (2004) (Short)
based on the same novel by Bret Easton Ellis

Remade as 


American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002) (Video)
Stand-alone sequel


Animal Farm (1954)
Pig called Snowball.
Psycho (1960)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV Movie)
Evelyn tells Patrick: "Stop scowling, Patrick, you're such a Grinch."
Le Samouraï (1967)
Lead character washes his hands with gloves on
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Patrick works out to the film before later chasing Christie with a chainsaw like Leatherface does to Sally in the film.
Taxi Driver (1976)
Charlie's Angels (1976) (TV Series)
The mannerism in which the three dancers point a fake gun
Alien (1979)
uses horror-movie conventions as an inspired metaphor for the flaws of capitalism
The Shining (1980)
The Cosby Show (1984) (TV Series)
Bateman says at one point in the movie that he has an appointment with Cliff Huxtable
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
The scene were Jesse/Freddy bites Lisa's leg is almost identical in set up to the scene in American Psycho were Patrick Bateman, whilst chasing Christie, bites her leg after she falls before continuing to pursue her.
Huey Lewis and the News: Hip to Be Square (1986) (Video)
Referenced; Song featured
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
Brantley walking through the office greating coworkers durring the "Walking on Sunshine" montage is similar to Patrick Batemen.
Terminator 2 (1991)
Before Bateman finishes leaving his message on the answering machine he says "Hasta la vista,baby" A quote made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Naked Lunch (1991)

Referenced in 

Still Tickin': The Return of A Clockwork Orange (2000) (TV Movie)
Mary Harron is credited as "Director: American Psycho" and sits in front of a wall of posters for this film.
Memento (2000)
The Making of 'American Psycho' (2000) (Video)
documentary about the making of the movie
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a website.
Hitman: Codename 47 (2000) (Video Game)
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #4.2 (2001) (TV Episode)
One of the films Janey says she would rather have been in, in the American Beauty toy parody.
Death to Smoochy (2002)
the drawings the police discover Angelo's house are references to the drawings Patrick Bateman's secretary finds in his date book.
The Son of Samsonite (2002) (Short)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
A male beach goer wearing red swim trunks will quote Patrick Bateman, such as "Get out of my way if you want to keep you spleen".
Kopps (2003)
Love Object (2003)
Does pushups in the morning and does the same things in front of the bathroom mirror.
Manhunt (2003) (Video Game)
A Wardog says "Take me for instance, 100% pure American psycho!"
High Chaparall: Robert Englund (2004) (TV Episode)
You can see this movie in Robert Englund's DVD collection
American Psycho: The Pornography of Killing - An Essay by Holly Willis (2005) (Video)
Video essay shot backstage during the making of the movie
American Psycho: From Book to Screen (2005) (Video)
documentary about the making of the film
Bottoms Up (2006) (Video)
a man is referred to as "American Psycho"
Dexter (2006) (TV Series)
Dexter uses the alias "Dr. Patrick Bateman" to oder M99 animal tranquilizers.
Dexter: Return to Sender (2006) (TV Episode)
Dexter uses the alias "Dr. Patrick Bateman" to buy illegal medicine.
This Hollow Sacrament (2006) (Video)
As homage to Brett Easton Ellis, an unfilmed scene for the film was shot for Threading Over Dark
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
Manhunt 2 (2007) (Video Game)
Danny/Leo use the axe the same way as Patrick.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
True Blood: The First Taste (2008) (TV Episode)
When Jason is having sex with Dawn, he turns to look at himself in the mirror and points at his reflection like Patrick Bateman did.
Entourage: The All Out Fall Out (2008) (TV Episode)
Ari mentions the Film
Kanye West: Love Lockdown (2008) (Video)
West claims he drew inspiration from Christian Bale's portrayal of Patrick Bateman in Mary Harron's 2000 film adaptation of the novel American Psycho, a homage that is echoed in the presentation of the video's interiors, which mirror Bateman's New York City apartment in the film.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (2009) (Video Game)
The cops during Off Route call the prisoners yuppie pricks and the cannibalistic serial killer was also a businessman.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians: All for One and One for Kim (2009) (TV Episode)
Scott prank calls Kim as a lawyer who goes by the name of Patrick Bateman
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009) (TV Episode)
The Informers is mentioned as the third film adapted from a Brett Easton Ellis novel; the other two are American Psycho & Less Than Zero
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Informers/The Soloist/Tyson (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a movie based on a Bret Easton Ellis book
Mr. Vilderman: Businessman (2009) (Video)
Stylistic approach and satirical overtones.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Equilibrium (2009) (TV Episode)
wonders what Christian Bale did after this movie
Miles Fisher: This Must Be the Place (2009) (Video)
The music video follows the plot of American Psycho, including recreating several scenes directly from the movie.
The Scenesters (2009)
Mentioned during Charlie's job interview for Aftershocks.
Castle: One Man's Treasure (2009) (TV Episode)
A man was shot and then shoved head-first down a trash chute. When Castle appears at the crime scene he says, "A killer who cleans up after himself. Very American Psycho."
Suburban Children (2010) (Video)
The three-way sex scene is discussed by the characters Luke (David Ransdell), Roman (Phillip Yu) and Max (David Short).
The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry (2010)
The original novel is mentioned on the cover of a magazine.
The Cinema Snob: Driller Killer (2011) (TV Episode)
"Add in some Huey Lewis and Phil Collins, and this is a perfect recipe for American Psycho!"
Forget About It: Terminator (2011) (TV Episode)
Still images of Christian Bale in "American Psycho" are shown when Panda is talking about "Terminator: Salvation"
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
If you use an ATM for the second time then it will say "feed me a stray cat".
10 pelis (2011)
Talked about
Supernatural: Hello, Cruel World (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Lucifer
80's Dan: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (2011) (TV Episode)
"Not if the dueling Patrick Batemans have anything to do with it."
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.20 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy says that "Shame" feels like a combination of "American Psycho" and "Eyes Wide Shut"
Brows Held High: The Discovery of Heaven (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned among films based on books
How I Met Your Mother: The Magician's Code: Part 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Quinn says that Barney's apartment is like that on American Psycho.
My New Sister (2012) (Short)
Dorsia mentions that her name is the same as that of the exclusive restaurant in American Psycho (2000)
Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)
Photograph is shown.
An American Mary in London (2012) (Video)
Killing Heat (2012)
A scene where JD notes the tasteful thickness of Gordon's business card, like Bateman does with Paul Allen's Card in American Psycho.
Showreel: A Handful of Troggg (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "Showreel News"
That Music Show: 2005 vs. 1995 (2013) (TV Episode)
Nick asks Alex James a question about the American Psycho soundtrack.
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: 500th Video - Blu-Ray Collection!! (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Outlast (2013) (Video Game)
Dr. Trager and his dialogue was inspired by this.
Film '72: Episode dated 30 January 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Maud Pie (2014) (TV Episode)
Maud Pie's character is based on Vanden from this film.
The Cinema Snob: Mommie Dearest (2014) (TV Episode)
When Joan prepares a bowl of ice, Brad thinks she's about to return some videos, listen to "Hip to Be Square," and throw a chainsaw at a hooker.
The Cinema Snob: The Stepfather (2014) (TV Episode)
"Thank God Patrick Bateman was the previous owner of the house."
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Jeopardy!: Episode #31.28 (2014) (TV Episode)
incorrect response in "The Movie's International Title" category
Half in the Bag: Nightcrawler and Birdman (2014) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
2 Broke Girls: And a Loan for Christmas (2014) (TV Episode)
Max compares Caroline to Patrick Bateman.
Saturday Night Live: Blake Shelton (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during cold opening
Louder with Crowder: My French Mom Calls on Immigration! (2015) (TV Episode)
Steven Crowder talks about how this film was rated in Quebec.
Daredevil: Cut Man (2015) (TV Episode)
Matt takes out someone running down several flights of stairs by tracking his movements and dropping a fire extinguisher on him.
Weirdo (2015) (Short)
name references
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Xtreme Sports Games (2015) (TV Episode)
A still from the film is shown.
iZombie: Mr. Berserk (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
After Paradise: Episode #1.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Paul mentions Patrick Bateman and American Psycho
JonTron: Titanic: The Legend Goes On (2015) (TV Episode)
Jon calls the male protagonist "Patrick Bateman Prince Charming."
Film '72: Episode #44.8 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh and Antonia Quirke when reviewing Kill Your Friends (2015)
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Leslie Mann/Joshua Jackson/Benjamin Walker/Russell Simins (2016) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions the film version while discussing Benjamin Walker's new Broadway version
Hitman (2016) (Video Game)
A challenge is named "I'm Utterly Insane".
30 for 30: Fantastic Lies (2016) (TV Episode)
A still is featured.
Movie Nights: Vampire's Kiss (2016) (TV Episode)
Lupa compares Vampire's Kiss to this film.
Guilt: American Psycho (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Patient Seven (2016)
Mentioned by a character at the party
Epic Rap Battles of History: Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton (2016) (TV Episode)
"looking like some extras from American Psycho"
Lucifer: Homewrecker (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Lucifer.
The Cinema Snob: Dear Santa (2016) (TV Episode)
"In the kitchen, they're making the opening title sequence to American Psycho..."
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.86 (2017) (TV Episode)
correct response in "A Bateman" category
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #9.22 (2017) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Saturday Night Live: Felicity Jones/Sturgill Simpson (2017) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Donald Trump cold opening
Uncle: 2:27 (2017) (TV Episode)
Sam says she regrets letting Roly watch it.
Rick and Morty: Rest and Ricklaxation (2017) (TV Episode)
Upon arriving at Morty's apartment, Rick sarcastically calls him a "tiny American Psycho,"
The Simpsons: Singin' in the Lane (2017) (TV Episode)
An opposing bowler says he was the model for this movie
Lunar Park
Lunar Park is about Bret Easton Ellis, the writer of the book this movie was based on, and this movie is referenced several times in the movie.


The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
the movie Bateman works out to
Jeopardy! (1984) (TV Series)
playing on TV in Bateman's apartment
Red Vibe Diaries: Object of Desire (1997) (Video)
the second porn movie Bateman watches
White Angel (1998) (Video)
the first porn movie Bateman watches

Featured in 

The Making of 'American Psycho' (2000) (Video)
documentary about the making of the movie
Rick (2003)
Brief clip shown on a tv about 25 mintues in
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
Clips used frequently throughout.
30 Even Scarier Movie Moments (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
Clips are shown.
Nice Cans, Great Movie (2008) (Short)
Features Patrick Bateman's murder of Paul Allen and his subsequent disposing of the body
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Toy Story 3/Cyrus/Jonah Hex (2010) (TV Episode)
Christian Bale takes the #4 antihero
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1987 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown as Todd recites Patrick Bateman's analysis of "In Too Deep."
20 to 1: Hollywood Twists (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
Fountain (2011) (Short)
Film clip featuring Bateman's failed bathroom assassination attempt is used.
Shameful Sequels: American Psycho 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
recaps the original
I Love the 2000s: 2000 (2014) (TV Episode)
clips; discussed
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2014: Part 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Todd says that Patrick Bateman would love Maroon 5's music.
Brows Held High: Mr. Nobody and Living in Bad Faith (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
ScreenPrism: A Clockwork Orange: The Glamorous Psychopath (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned character (Patrick Bateman)


The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Patrick works out to the film before later chasing Christie with a chainsaw like Leatherface does to Sally in the film.
Body Double (1984)

Spoofed in 

American Dad!: The Kidney Stays in the Picture (2012) (TV Episode)
Roger recreates the "Hip to Be Square" scene from this movie
Axe Cop: Super Axe (2013) (TV Episode)
The intro spoofs the beginning of the movie.
Clarence: Average Jeff (2014) (TV Episode)
Jeff's morning routine.
Australian Psycho (2016) (Short)
The entire short is a spoof on the daily routine scene from this film.

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