Battle Royale (2000) Poster



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Followed by 

Remade as 

Sangre fría (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Argentina remade "BR" as a TV miniseries.


The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Setting of an island as hunting ground, give the hunted only one weapon and a certain time as mark of the winner.
The Third Man (1949)
The title of this 1949 Noir-classic is quite visibly displayed on a laptop computer screen in one scene.
Good Morning (1959)
The Prisoner: The Chimes of Big Ben (1967) (TV Episode)
The song during the first announcement is the same song played during a similar P.A. announcement in the first episode of "The Prisoner."
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
In both films the government uses an inhuman way of dealing with nihilistic adolescence (which backfires)
Wedlock (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Kiriyama coming out of the fire with similar music playing to the T-1000 coming out of the fire.
Falling Down (1993)
When Kitano threatens to shoot Shuya, Shuya fires at him. Before falling, Kitano reveals his pistol is merely a water gun. The same thing happened to Michael Douglas in "Falling Down."
Teletubbies (1997) (TV Series)
Posters of them are in the city
Battle Royale Tribute (2013) (Short)
Fan made homage to Battle Royale

Referenced in 

Dog Soldiers (2002)
Naked Weapon (2002)
The training that the assasins-to-be go through is a very similar last-(wo)man-standing/kill-your-best-friend-to-survive type of situation.
Clock Tower 3 (2002) (Video Game)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
long haired character holding sub-machine gun with eyes bleeding
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Gogo Yubari's mini-sword is a tribute to Takako Chigusa's jackknife; Chiaki Kuriyama wears the same schoolgirl outfit in both films; The scene where Go-Go stabs a man in the crotch and asks him if he still wants to "penetrate her" is a homage to Chiaki Kuriyama's infamous scene in 'Battle Royale';
Tokyo 10+01 (2003)
The whole movie is a big play off of the movie Battle Royale. They even mention it in the movie itself. Also Higuchinsky was a huge fan of BR and Kinji Fukasaku.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Posters in bedroom
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
When explaining the origin of B.R.s name, Naylor says that everyone who knew is dead, and an image appears with red Xs covering the faces of the people in the photograph. In the japanese movie Battle Royale, an identical sequence was used, and the premise of the movie is a survival story where 48 players are forced to kill each other until only one is left. Even his initials match with the films name.
Wilderness (2006)
Similar setting (teenagers killed in an island)
Wild Seven (2006)
Two characters watch Battle Royale and discuss one of the fight scenes.
Accepted (2006)
mentioned several times
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
T-shirt is shown ("Battle Royale").
Doomed (2007) (Video)
group of people trapped on island with the same elements: safe zones, random weapons, death announcements
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007) (Video)
A character wears a t-shirt with the 'BR' logo.
Juno (2007)
For a brief second in Juno's room there is a pin with the Battle Royale "BR" logo
Lost: Confirmed Dead (2008) (TV Episode)
Movie-poster in the dead boys room where Miles conducts his "exorcism" in a flashback
Ai no mukidashi (2008)
The same exercise appears at the end of both films.
Community: Modern Warfare (2010) (TV Episode)
The plot of this episode resembles the plot of Battle Royal: students in a game of "killing" each other, while building fragile alliances.
Atrocious (2010)
DVD is shown.
Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou (2011)
Mentioned, Fukasaku's themes of and anger at human injustice is compared with Mou's.
The Cinema Snob: Guinea Pig: The Devil's Experiment (2012) (TV Episode)
"It's going to drag out the Battle Royale"
Honest Trailers: Hunger Games (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Cloud Atlas (2012)
future asians are fitted with explosive collars
Django Unchained (2012)
"Dies Irae (Requiem)" from Battle Royale is heard.
Best of the Worst: Bloody Birthday, Crazy Fat Ethel II, and Psycho from Texas (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown ("Battle Royale").
The Starving Games (2013)
Snowballs claims it is one of the two films that the Starving Games is based on.
Best of the Worst: Playing Dangerous 2, the Exterminator, and the Deadliest Prey (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown ("Battle Royale").
A Questionable Friendship (2015) (Short)
Ryan and Ken are dressed as Kawada and Kiriyama respectively
Honest Game Trailers: Mario Party 10 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
GUNSHIP: Tech Noir (2015) (Video)
A VHS tape of this movie is seen on the shelf.
Merrick: I'll Spew on Your Grave (2016)
Merrick explicitly mentions the film in his confrontation with Splitter, whilst ''Air on The G String'' plays in the background, referencing a similar scene in Battle Royale.
Headgame (2017)
Battle Royale is referenced in the first wake-up scene

Featured in 

Wild Seven (2006)
heard playing in background
Honest Trailers: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown

Spoofed in 

Tokyo 10+01 (2003)
The references also are meant to spoof it. The movie was actually based off of Battle Royale.
Halloween vs Battle Royale Parody (2012) (Short)
Parody cross-over

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