The Cell (2000) Poster



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The Cell 2 (2009) (Video)


Spellbound (1945)
A woman psychologist is the key element to catch a criminal by probing the mind and the dreams.
Bloodlust! (1961)
Both display a drowned woman floating in a glass cell.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Colourful mind (or is it space?) trip.
Coma (1978)
Stalker (1979)
Heavy Metal (1981)
Nostalgia (1983)
Dreamscape (1984)
Dune (1984)
Anatomical Bodysuits in both films.
Street of Crocodiles (1986) (Short)
Labyrinth (1986)
Blue Velvet (1986)
In both films, protagonist observes from the chiffonier father's cruelty against a child.
Twin Peaks (1990) (TV Series)
The bad guy sings "Mairzy Doats" in both films.
Dracula (1992)
Once Upon a Forest (1993)
When Juila is walking to her car, an instrumental version of Once Upon A Time With Me is playing in the background
Myst (1993) (Video Game)
Se7en (1995)
Microcosmos (1996)
Cube (1997)
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Each dream, each memory, each corner of the mind (alive or not) is like a painting, a work of art.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Rob Lowe/Eminem (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Seen on movie marquee
Enough (2002)
Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004) (Video Game)
Two people trapped in a serial killer's personal world, use of chalk-white female mannequins, hanging suspended bodies, glass walls, etc.
Kiltro (2006)
person hanging from the ceiling on hooks that are stuck in his skin
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
It is listed as one of the "sweded" movies.
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Ginormica's clothes in space
The Cinema Snob: Superman: The 1975 Musical (2010) (TV Episode)
Snob thinks the film takes place in Vincent D'Onofrio's head from The Cell.
Inception (2010)
Using a machine to enter another person's mind while in a dreaming state to solve a crime
South Park: Insheeption (2010) (TV Episode)
The scene when Stan gets trapped in Mackey's dream and Randy asks to be put to sleep to save his son.
Community: Biology 101 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jeff's hallucination scene where he sees himself eating his cell phone is shot with colour and contrast settings similar to The Cell (2000),
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.18 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy mentions that Tarsem Singh directed the film
Phineas and Ferb: Monster from the Id/Gi-Ants (2012) (TV Episode)
The gang lies on tables, plugs in, and by technological means journeys through Candace's mental landscape.
Brows Held High: The Fall (2012) (TV Episode)
another film by Tarsem Singh
Nostalgia Critic: Son of the Mask (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic likens this movie to Son of the Mask
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Brows Held High: Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic says this sucks.
Face Off: Off with Their Heads (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Fallout 4 (2015) (Video Game)
The main player enters Kellogg's mind by connecting to various memories in Kellogg's mind to slove a murder crime
Nostalgia Critic: Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (2016) (TV Episode)
"Apparently, [Juni's] sister is caught in the mind of Vincent D'Onofrio... I mean, the game..."


Fantastic Planet (1973)
Catherine watches this animated film on her TV while in bed.

Featured in 

The Cell 2 (2009) (Video)
opens with a scene from the first movie
Nostalgia Critic: The Cell (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed

Spoofed in 

American Dad!: Brains, Brains and Automobiles (2009) (TV Episode)
Stan entering Roger's brain is a parody of this movie

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