The Butterfly Effect (2004) Poster


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The Butterfly Effect
This is a remake of that movie.


Back to the Future (1985)
The scene in which bully Tommy at 13 (Jesse James) is tripped at the movie theater is shot identically to the scene in which bully Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) is tripped in Lou's Cafe in "Back to the Future" (1985), both being films about time travel.
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
A character says he saw this at the cinema.
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
A poster for it is in the theatre that the kids go to in 1995
The Usual Suspects (1995)
There's a poster of this film at the cinema.
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
There's a poster of this film at the cinema.
Batman Forever (1995)
There's a poster of this film at the cinema.
Apollo 13 (1995)
There's a poster of this film at the cinema.
Se7en (1995)
A poster for it is in the theatre that the kids go to in 1995
GoldenEye (1995)
There's a poster of this film at the cinema.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Wakes up and finds out that he has no hands. Shot in the same way.
Happenstance (2000)
though very different stories, both films take their title from the same theory of chaos

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Snoop Dogg/Avril Lavigne (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Ferecito
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Seen advertised on a billboard
A Lot Like Love (2005)
after bridget dumps oliver. he burns all his memories of her in a can just like the end of "The Butterfly Effect"
The Worst Horror Movie Ever Made (2005) (Video)
A poster for "The Butterfly Effect" is clearly visible in the background of one scene.
Family Guy: Untitled Griffin Family History (2006) (TV Episode)
Peter mentions that he does not like this movie.
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
Nick Larson looks up Jason Treborn, the main character's father in the first film.
Getaway: China (2008) (TV Episode)
A DVD of this movie is shown in a promotion of other movies starring Ashton Kutcher available at BigPond Movies.
Righteous Kill (2008)
There is a film poster hanging on the wall of the police station.
Eagle Eye (2008)
dvd cover shown as part of Jerry's life while at Circuit City
Heroes: Chapter Two 'The Butterfly Effect' (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Still Waiting... (2009) (Video)
at the pep talk, the manager talks about this movie
Ugly Betty: The Butterfly Effect: Part 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Ugly Betty: The Butterfly Effect: Part 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Heroes: Chapter Seven 'Once Upon a Time in Texas' (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hiro
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Film is mentioned by Lou
This Ain't Star Trek XXX 2: The Butterfly Effect (2010) (Video)
Title reference.
Supernatural: My Heart Will Go On (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is referenced in the episode
Happy Endings: The Butterfly Effect Effect (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference, and Alex mentions the film
Justified: Measures (2012) (TV Episode)
"butterfly time travel movie" mentioned
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Granite Family (2012) (TV Episode)
Time Warner owns the rights to this movie.
Raising Hope: Credit Where Credit Is Due (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Virginia
Switched at Birth: Ecce Mono (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Project Runway: Butterfly Effect (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Teen Titans Go!: Staring at the Future (2013) (TV Episode)
Cyborg mentions that changing one little thing in the past will completely change the future similar to the events in this movie where chaning the past will always have unintended consequences.
Being Human: Rewind, Rewind... (2014) (TV Episode)
Aidan refers to The Butterfly Effect (2004) as "that Ashton Kutcher movie."
RuPaul's Drag Race: Scream Queens (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by RuPaul.
The Cinema Snob: Fun in Balloon Land (2014) (TV Episode)
"Isn't this the movie Eric Stoltz was trying to make in"
Red Band Society: Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Brittany
Chasing Life: The Domino Effect (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Best Friends Whenever: The Butterscotch Effect (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm Going to the Beach with Josh and His Friends! (2016) (TV Episode)
Josh mentions the movie by name.
Danger Mouse: The Hamster Effect (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference.


Se7en (1995)
The kids watch this film at the cinema.

Featured in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
"Time Travel Movie" segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Science Fiction Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown as part of Brett's Time Travel movie
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Dinner for Schmucks/Charlie St. Cloud/Get Low (2010) (TV Episode)
"Potty Mouth Kids" segment
Shameful Sequels: The Butterfly Effect 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jeavons says he doesn't like this movie

Spoofed in 

CIS: Chaoten im Sondereinsatz (2010) (TV Movie)
Flashback vision like this U.S. movie - back to the present: "Sorry, that was a flahback"

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