Van Wilder (2002) Poster



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Followed by 

Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009) (Video)


The Graduate (1967)
Rocky (1976)
Running up the steps scene
Ms. Pac-Man (1981) (Video Game)
Up the Creek (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
When Professor McDoogle (Paul Gleason) is arguing with the kids, it's the exact same scene as in the breakfast club. In the breakfast club Richard Vernon (played by Paul Gleason) is also arguing with a group of kids.
Heathers (1988)
Say Anything... (1989)
Van tells Gwen's parents he's looking for a "dare to be great situation," quoting Lloyd Dobbler
Cruis'n USA (1994) (Video Game)
A Cruis'n USA unit appears in the 2002 movie 'Van Wilder'.
Happy Gilmore (1996)
copies scene on ice rink where male character makes a bet with female over scoring a goal
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
One of the people applying to be Vans assistant was the first male cheerleader at Huntingdon High. Huntingdon High is the high school from Can't Hardly Wait.

Referenced in 

Eulogy (2004)
poster seen at video store
Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Yoda
30 Rock: Lee Marvin vs. Derek Jeter (2010) (TV Episode)
Jenna says she's up for a role in "National Lampoon's Van Wilder's Wingman Incorporated"
Psych: This Episode Sucks (2011) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to Van Willebrand's disease as "Van Wilder's disease."
Ted (2012)
Ted refers to Ryan Reynold's character as "the Van Wilder looking guy"
Tosh.0: X12 (CeWEBrity Profile) (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Tosh
CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with Green Lantern in 6 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
The Big Review: Comics and College (2013) (TV Episode)
The film was discussed in the college movie segment.
Asylum (2014)
Mentioned in commentary
Honest Trailers: Green Lantern (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
The Ali-wood Shuffle (2015)
Talked about
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ryan Reynolds/Katie Lowes/Wynonna & the Big Noise/Jaleel Bunton (2016) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions Ryan Reynolds' earlier movie
How It Should Have Ended: How Deadpool Should Have Ended (2016) (TV Episode)
Palpatine calls Deadpool "Van Wilder"
Honest Trailers: Deadpool (2016) (TV Episode)
'Van Even Wilder'


Ms. Pac-Man (1981) (Video Game)

Featured in 

Starz Inside: In the Gutter (2008) (TV Movie)
Clips featured.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.3 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Ryan Reynolds films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.191 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in montage of Ryan Reynolds films
Beyond Clueless (2014)
Clips shown
Comedy Central Canned Ham: Van Wilder (TV Episode)
show about the movie "Van Wilder"


The Graduate (1967)
"Are you trying to seduce me?"

Spoofed in 

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
After the surgery scene, Ryan Reynolds (the nurse) blots Kal Penn's (Kumar's) brow. In Van Wilder, which came out two years prior, Penn blots Reynold's brow.

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