The Machinist (2004) Poster



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Psycho (1960)
shot of hand gripping shower curtain, overhead shot of body on bathroom floor
Repulsion (1965)
Much of both films take place in the protagonists' apartments. Both films feature rotting food and in both cases it's a rotting animal (fish and rabbit respectively). The protagonists of both films are descending into madness. The atmosphere in both is dark and oppressive.
The Tenant (1976)
Angel Heart (1987)
Toward the end of the movie, the protagonist repeats "I know who you are" several times, echoing Harry Angel's realization "I know who I am," also repeated several times toward the end of Alan Parker's film. Also, Ivan's diabolical persona shares ominous characteristics with Louis Cyphre's character.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
plot (life breaks apart, love interest etc.)
Se7en (1995)
visual style
Fight Club (1999)
A character says "no one ever died from insomnia", also the use of insomnia, paranoia and misperception of reality.
Rottweiler (2004)
A poster for the film can be seen while Trevor is running in the metro station
La monja (2005)
A poster for the film can be seen while Trevor is running in the metro station

Referenced in 

Batman: The Journey Begins (2005) (Video)
Mentioned by Christopher Nolan.
Manhunt 2 (2007) (Video Game)
Danny and Michael are in the same poses as the people in the fishing photo.
The Insomniac (2013)
In the office scene, Paul tells John, "You have finally made my shit list," a reference to "The Machinist", in which Tucker tells Trevor the same line.
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) (Short)
DVD on the shelf.
MovieBerto: El maquinista (2015) (TV Episode)
Discussed film of the episode
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Fall (2016) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says, "Carol, the thru hiker, looked a little like Christian Bale in 'The Machinist.'"

Featured in 

The Machinist: Breaking the Rules (2005) (Video)
clips shown
Manifesting 'The Machinist' (2009) (Video)
Clips and making of material
The Machinist: Hiding in Plain Sight (2009) (Video)
Clips and making of material

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