Signs (2002) Poster



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The War of the Worlds (1953)
Joaquin Phoenix's character compares their situation to 'War of the Worlds' after news footage of UFOs is on television
Alien (1979)
Quatermass (1979) (TV Mini-Series)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Fleeing alien brushes through a swingset and runs out into a tall-plant-stalks-filled field, leaving one of the swings swaying back and forth.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Schisms (1992) (TV Episode)
The alien communications is nearly (if not completely) identical
Forever Young (1992)
Messy counters and tables piled with food remnants, like when Mel Gibson's character Daniel McCormick neglects his normally-neat housework after Helen gets hit by the produce truck.

Referenced in 

Taken (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Bring on the Night (2002) (TV Episode)
Xander suggests they trap the uber vamp in the pantry. He also mentions M. Night Shyamalan.
Thirteen (2003)
Billboard advertisement of the movie in the city.
Stargate SG-1: Orpheus (2003) (TV Episode)
Major Carter tells Daniel Jackson about this film (without saying the title), criticizing the logic of the aliens coming to earth without considering their weakness.
Hollywood and the Muslim World (2003) (TV Movie)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Identical shot of Graham/Bride looking at reflection in knife
Hope & Faith: Phone Home for the Holidays (2003) (TV Episode)
There are some references to the movie in this episode.
Teen Titans: Employee of the Month (2005) (TV Episode)
The aliens being defeated by water is a reference to the movie "Signs".
Confession (2005)
in Luther's hidden DVD collection
The Office: Diwali (2006) (TV Episode)
Michael mentions it as one of M. Night Shyamalan's films.
South Park: Imaginationland (2007) (TV Episode)
When speaking with M. Night Shyamalan, they list his film accomplishments
Target Audience 9.1 (2007)
Character-based alien invasion story
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Favorite Movies: "Signs".
Phineas and Ferb: Sleepwalk Surprise/Sci-Fi Pie Fly (2008) (TV Episode)
As a live-in-the-street news flash airs, a man stands in the background wearing a hat of aluminum foil, ostensibly to block aliens from reading his thoughts.
The Happening (2008)
"We've Sensed It. We've Seen The Signs. Now... It's Happening".
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.50 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $16,000 question
Martha Speaks: Firedog Martha/Martha's Pickle (2008) (TV Episode)
In the movie on TV, the aliens are destroyed by water.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.17 (2009) (TV Episode)
Abigail Breslin mentions that she was in the film
Aliens, UFOs & the Bible: Are We Alone in the Universe? (2011) (Video)
Mentioned by Gary, and the movie poster is shown.
Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of Bong (2011)
Referenced in dialogue
Who? What? (2011) (Short)
Mentioned in dialogue
Watchman Video Broadcast: UFO's: Chariots of the Beast (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
Jeff mentions that he has watched the film several times and connects with its theme in a very strong way, so much so that he uses the film as a way to describe the reason behind his actions.
UFOs: Chariots of the Beast (2011) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike.
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Happening (2011) (TV Episode)
another of M. Night Shyamalan's films
Where's Waldo? (2012) (Short)
Dennis wears a tin foil hat, just like in the film.
Are We There Yet?: The Bad Dream Episode (2012) (TV Episode)
Kevin describes the film as unbelievable.
The Cinema Snob: In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo (2013) (TV Episode)
"If that alien starts giving you some trouble, just throw some water on him."
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: 500th Video - Blu-Ray Collection!! (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Dean Norris Spoils Everything Else (2013) (Short)
Dean Norris mentions it.
Hilariocity Review: The Happening (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD and poster are shown.
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: How Bad Is Lady in the Water??? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mark mentions it. Also, poster is shown.
Lab Rats: Alien Gladiators (2014) (TV Episode)
Adam wears an aluminum foil hat to ward off alien mind-readers
Interstellar (2014)
'Hans Zimmer''s score evokes notes from James Newton Howard's theme to M. Night Shyamalan's film during the cornfield chase sequence.
Nostalgia Critic: Jupiter Ascending (2015) (TV Episode)
Critic points out an alien ripped off from this movie
Half in the Bag: The Visit and Turbo Kid (2015) (TV Episode)
movie poster is shown when Mike and Jay talk about bad M. Night Shyamalan movies
Honest Game Trailers: StarCraft II (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Mezhzvyozdnyie voyny. Sila probuzhdayetsya (2015)
Volodya mentions that this film taught him that bathroom is the most safe place in the house.
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do Good Directors Go Bad? (2016) (TV Episode)
detailing the decline of Shyamalan's work
Nostalgia Critic: When Are Critics Wrong? (2016) (TV Episode)
was a critical success upon release
Nostalgia Critic: Blade (2016) (TV Episode)
"Unless it's the aliens from Signs, it's not gonna do much."
Flat Earth & Revelation 10: Whores to the Alien Agenda (2016) (TV Episode)
Episode subject.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Citizen Kane (2016) (TV Episode)
"Unless you think the movie Signs is factual and shit".
Secrets and Lies: The Daughter (2016) (TV Episode)
Patrick references the film.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Monster in the Closet (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.66 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Circle Time" category
Mixxxer Show: Nadeje (II) (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Zbynek Janícek.
Good Behavior: Stay Beautiful (2017) (TV Episode)
Dave thinks Letty is referenceing the M. Night Shyamalan movie about crops circles when she quotes Field of Dreams.


Dexter's Laboratory (1996) (TV Series)
One of the kids is watching TV.
Dexter's Laboratory: Old Flame/Don't Be a Hero/My Favorite Martian (1998) (TV Episode)
Bo watches Don't Be a Hero on TV

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 2002 (2003) (TV Episode)
Roeper's #6 pick.
Making 'Signs' (2003) (Video)
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part I: 100-81 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 77 on the list
I Love the New Millennium: 2002 (2008) (TV Episode)
Shown on the 2002 episode
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Men Who Stare at Goats/A Christmas Carol/Precious (2009) (TV Episode)
"Filmstradamus: The End of the World" segment
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.87 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Mel Gibson's films
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse/The Last Airbender/Grown Ups (2010) (TV Episode)
"How to Spot a Shyamalan" sequence
Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Signs (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Nostalgia Critic: The Wiz (2012) (TV Episode)
"And I thought the aliens from Signs were stupid."
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: What's Wrong with Signs??? (2013) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, poster and footage of this movie are shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Is There Another Good Shyamalan Movie? (2014) (TV Episode)
compares the message of Unbreakable to that of Signs
Nostalgia Critic: Matrix Revolutions (2015) (TV Episode)
"...about as well planned out as the one in Signs."
Honest Trailers: The Happening (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Funniest Shyamalan Moments (2016) (TV Episode)
The kids take #7 and the dumbass aliens take #3
Nostalgia Critic: Lady in the Water (2016) (TV Episode)
another Shyamalan movie that uses the "camera look"
Nostalgia Critic: How Right Are Trailers? (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic was fooled by the trailer into thinking this movie was good
Flat Earth & Revelation 10: Whores to the Alien Agenda (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Is Weird the New Brilliant? (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic says this film failed at being subtly brilliant


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Funnel-shaped "mind-reading shield" headwear made from alumnum foil, like the Tin Woodman's "steam-whistle" hat.

Spoofed in 

Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained: Cropsy Curvy (2002) (TV Episode)
A crop circle is caused by Bugs Bunny. A twist ending is also used for the cartoon.
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
One of the main parodies.
Robot Chicken: S&M Present (2005) (TV Episode)
Shyamalan is shown as appearing in a version of his film
Chicken Little (2005)
crop circles
How It Should Have Ended: How to Survive an Alien Attack (2006) (TV Episode)
offer advice on how to survive an alien attack
Smodimations 2-D (2011)
They spoof the alien powers in the Jesus/Al-Qaeda skit.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Are You Happy Now?/Planet of the Jellyfish (2012) (TV Episode)
The alien jellyfish are defeated by mustard, kind of like how the aliens in signs are defeated by water.

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