Children of Men (2006) Poster


Jump to: References (11) | Referenced in (18) | Featured in (6) | Spoofed in (2)


The Birds (1963)
The moment when Theo & Kee leave the building with the soldiers is reminiscent of when Tippi Hedren & Rod Taylor left the house among the watching birds.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Kee spits on Luke's face after childbirth; everyone hails the newborn child
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
When Theo is in the dining-room with Guernica on the wall, a man resembling F. Alexander dementedly and repeatedly shouts "Alex" at a teenage boy, while the shots of glasses of wine echo the dining scene in A Clockwork Orange
The Godfather (1972)
The use of oranges to represent impending danger.
Blade Runner (1982)
The name on the van that Theo is taken away in, "Holden", is the name of the cop who is shot in the opening scene of 'Blade Runner'.
2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)
Same premise of men escorting the last fertile woman in dystopian future; numerous uses of Pablo Picasso's Painting "Guernica", and also both movie have a running theme of a car door being used as a weapon
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
When the protagonists arrive at Bexhill, a tall man carrying a little person in his backpack can be seen, resembling the characters Master/Blaster.
Die Hard (1988)
The protagonist in both movies is running into various minor problems due to being barefoot
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Wild animals (a zebra and a camel) appears walking normally in the park in front of Buckingham Palace as the wild animals (giraffes and others) running free in the city of Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Blood on camera, humming after bomb explosion.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
The initial car scene between Julianne Moore and Clive Owen is shot in the same fashion as Alfonso Cuarón's previous film

Referenced in 

Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)
a Parisian bus drives by displaying an ad for "Les Fils de l'homme"
The Bet (2007)
Title appears on-screen during Alfonso Cuaron's scene
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Informers/The Soloist/Tyson (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen reviews the movie in Haiku form
Post Grad (2009)
A "Children of Men" movie poster can be seen.
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Dream House (2009) (Video)
Poster of film seen in Thomsons' room.
En prácticas: Instituto RTVE (2010) (TV Episode)
talking about apocalypse movies
The Cinema Snob: The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
"After they all leave the set of Children of Men..."
Pointless: Episode #3.7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Richard as a pointless answer.
Homefront (2011) (Video Game)
The busride scene on the first level is a reference to the scene in Children of Men (2006), where Miriam, Kee and Theo arrives in the refugee camp.
Memory Consistent (2011) (Short)
The visual style, year, and setting reference Children of Men.
Half in the Bag: Fright Night and Conan the Barbarian (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says a scene in the new Fright Night remake copied a scene from this film
Conversations with Hollywood: Writing the Hollywood Blockbuster (2011) (TV Episode)
Oscar nominated screenwriter Mark Fergus talks about the writing and making of Children of Men
Ted (2012)
Children of Men is shown to be available on OnDemand.
Filmselskabet: Episode #4.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among the earlier work of Alfonso Cuarón.
The Simpsons: Let's Go Fly a Coot (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Homer's list of dystopian movies.
Astronauter og filmstjerner (2016)
Referenced in dialogue by Emil and Karoline

Featured in 

The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
The Possibility of Hope (2007) (Video)
clips shown
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.81 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Julianne Moore films
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Shutter Island/The Ghost Writer/Happy Tears (2010) (TV Episode)
Alexis Bledel's pick for her 5th favorite film
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best of the Decade (2011) (TV Episode)
Runner-up for the user poll of the best movies of 2001-2010

Spoofed in 

South Park: Lice Capades (2007) (TV Episode)
Travis' character loosely resembles 'Clive Owen''s character in this movie (his hair and quest to save the 'baybay') and the "action sequences" of the episode also loosely resemble the movie's cinematography
Robot Chicken: Eaten by Cats (2013) (TV Episode)
Lego parody

See also

Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page