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Watchmen (2009) Poster

(2009)

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Version of 

Watchmen (2008) (TV Series)

Edited from 

Tales of the Black Freighter (2009) (Video)
The animated short is cut into the main feature film to serve as a "story within a story".

Edited into 

5 Second Movies: Watchmen (2009) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip

Spin-off 

Watchmen: The End Is Nigh (2009) (Video Game)
Under the Hood (2009) (Video)

References 

Gunga Din (1939)
"Gunga Diner" with the Indian elephant
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
A movie theater has posters of this film.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
A movie theater has posters of this film.
This Island Earth (1955)
A theatrical poster for the film is seen across the street from the Institute for Extraspatial Studies and the newsstand.
Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963)
The Zapruder Film is replicated during the historical montage and Abraham Zapruder is briefly shown shooting the film.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
The room with Richard Nixon and his generals is a direct reference to the War Room.
The Prisoner (1967) (TV Series)
salute of the Watchmen, "Be Seeing You" like in the series
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
At about 58 minutes into the theatrical version, Dr. Manhattan stands alone in his room after Laurie had left. His room looks remarkably similar in design and appearance to that of Dr. Bowman during the "Through Space and Time" sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey (right before the "Star Child" sequence).
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Manhattan's apartment echoes this film (a book prop named 'Masterpieces in Paint and Poetry' and a tennis courtroom with similar wallpaper)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
"Smokey and the Bandit" is a title on the cover of the copy of Hustler Magazine that The Comedian is reading in the opening scene
Apocalypse Now (1979)
"Ride of the Valkyries" plays during the helicoptor-attack scene in Vietnam
The McLaughlin Group (1982) (TV Series)
Fake episode recreated to introduce Dr. Manhattan
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
The Time magazine with Nixon and Doctor Manhattan on the cover, which is seen lying on a desk in one scene has the headline "Supermen: Quest for Peace"
Double Trouble (1992)
A mastermind kills off all of his accomplices by poisoning their champagne during a toast to success.
The Simpsons: D'oh-in' in the Wind (1998) (TV Episode)
In the opening scene, a hippie girl puts a flower in the barrel of a rifle and then fired immediately. It's the same action that makes Homer Simpson when he became Hippie and the police aimed him with a rifle
The Incredibles (2004)
hero getting cape stuck in a bank door, both scenes inspired by the same novel
V for Vendetta (2005)
One of the thugs whom Laurie and Dan beat up has a V for Vendetta shirt on
300 (2006)
SPOILER: Zack Snyder directed both films. The number "300" appears twice in the film. First, when the Comedian throws the cup at his attacker. The second appearance is as the combination on the psychiatrist's briefcase just prior to the destruction of New York.

Referenced in 

The Onion News Network: Obama Runs Constructive Criticism Ad Against McCain (2008) (TV Episode)
Scrolling banner says geek voters propose to make the premiere to this movie a national holiday
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Echelon Conspiracy/Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li/Crossing Over (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett says they will review this movie next week
Bum Reviews: Watchmen (2009) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Atop the Fourth Wall: Linkara's Take on Watchmen (2009) (TV Episode)
Linkara complains about the movie.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Duplicity/Knowing/I Love You, Man (2009) (TV Episode)
This film was No. 5 at the box office that weekend
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says 'If you want to see a film about a bunch of misfits trying to save the world I hope you didn't already see Watchmen'
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
In one shot, a poster is in the background of Sax Carr's webcam review.
Bobby the Movie Scalper: Watchmen (2009) (Short)
Ticket Scalping
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
referenced in the question given to Snoop Dogg
The Simpsons: Homer the Whopper (2009) (TV Episode)
A poster for "Swatchmen" hangs in the Android's Dungeon.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Surrogates/Pandorum/Fame (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says the actor who played Rorschach will play Freddy Krueger
Bum Reviews: Bum Reviews: Youmacon (2009) (TV Episode)
A convention-goer wears a Rorschach mask
The Supermarket (2009)
History of this film's making is explained by character. "First Paul Greengrass was attached..."
Brain Waves (2009) (Short)
Garrett wears a Watchmen shirt, and contemplates shaving his moustache to look like the Comedian's
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2010) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Big Bang Theory: The Psychic Vortex (2010) (TV Episode)
Raj rents the 4-hour version of it
Cyrus (2010)
seen on movie marquee
Human Target: Lockdown (2010) (TV Episode)
Layla, the security technician, uses the chat name of NiteOwl. NiteOwl2 was the partner of Rorschach in Watchmen, played by Jackie Earle Haley
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.124 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "21st Century Cinema"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Alice in Wonderland/Stolen/Brooklyn's Finest (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen says Zach Snyder directed this movie
Kick-Ass (2010)
Dr. Manhattan figure can be seen in the comic store
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.40 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Jackie Earle Haley was in the film
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Back-up Plan/The Losers/Paper Man (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says the actor who played Rorschach in this movie plays Freddie in the 2010 Elm Street reboot.
The Big Bang Theory: The Spaghetti Catalyst (2010) (TV Episode)
Leonard holds the DVD
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy says Zach Snyder directed this movie
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Megamind (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses super-hero movies
AniMat's Reviews: Legend of the Guardians (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of Zack Snyder's films.
The Cleveland Show: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Roberta? (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Brows Held High: The Man Who Fell to Earth (2011) (TV Episode)
"His lawyer reenacts Watchmen..."
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Freddy vs. Jason & Remake 2010 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentions Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach in Watchmen
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXII (2011) (TV Episode)
In the cold opening, Homer dresses up as Dr. Manhattan.
The Extraordinary Voyage (2011)
A poster of the movie was shown.
Young Adult (2011)
Matt has a "Nite-Owl" action figure
Conversations with Hollywood: Writing the Hollywood Blockbuster (2011) (TV Episode)
Screenwriter David Hayter talks about adpating the popular graphic novel Watchmen into a screenplay
Face Off: Triple Threat (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Monster Man: Seeing Double/Pilot (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Blockbuster Buster: Top 10 Lame LXG Moments (2012) (TV Episode)
Movies based on Alan Moore comics are shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.149 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Jeffrey Dean Morgan was in the film
Superman vs. The Elite (2012) (Video)
When Atomic Skull touchs someone they disintegrate, same thing happens when Dr.Manhattan touchs someone
Face Off: A Force to Be Reckoned With (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Scott Ian Gets His Face Cut in Half by Jerry Constantine (2012) (TV Episode)
A poster for Watchmen is prominently displayed in Constantine's display room, and referred to by Scott as one of Jerry Constantine's credits.
Demo Reel: Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the con attendees is cosplayed as Rorschach
Man of Steel (2013)
When Superman is handed over to General Zod, he and Lois Lane are standing in front of each other and looking at each other in the desert , which is a reference to a scene in Watchmen were Night Owl is having a dream were him and Silk Spectre are standing in front of each other in the same way in the desert of Mars.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.175 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Jeffrey Dean Morgan was in the film
Comix from the Underground: Lost Girls Book 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Comix Scrutinizer says Alan Moore wrote this
Tales from Development Hell: Waiting for Man of Steel (2014) (Short)
mentioned in dialogue
Z-Listers (2014)
Two fans at the convention are dressed as the popular characters

Features 

Tweetie Pie (1947) (Short)
Seen on Ozymandias' monitors.
Haredevil Hare (1948) (Short)
Seen on Ozymandias' monitors.
Dough Ray Me-ow (1948) (Short)
Seen on Ozymandias' monitors.
The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
Seen on Ozymandias' monitors
The Tonight Show (1962) (TV Series)
Seen on Ozymandias tv monitor wall
The 300 Spartans (1962)
Seen on Ozymandias' monitors
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) (TV Series)
Mentioned in the end credits
The Outer Limits (1963) (TV Series)
Opening credits sequence seen on TV
Fail-Safe (1964)
as seen on Veidt's TV monitors
Dallas (1978) (TV Series)
appears on Veidt's Tv screens
Mad Max (1979)
It is playing on ozymandias' monitors.
The Jesus Film (1979)
Seen on Ozymandias tv monitor wall
Altered States (1980)
On Veidt's TV monitor board, showing the seven-eyed goat-head Christ
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Seen on Ozymandias' monitors
Wheel of Fortune (1983) (TV Series)
Mentioned in the end credits
Jeopardy! (1984) (TV Series)
Mentioned in the end credits
Who's the Boss? (1984) (TV Series)
Mentioned in the end credits
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
featured on Veidt's monitors
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Seen on Ozymandias tv monitor wall
MacGyver (1985) (TV Series)
Mentioned in the end credits
Addicted to Love (1988)
Seen on Ozymandias tv monitor wall
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995) (Video)
Mentioned in the end credits
MTV's 20 Most Outrageous Moments (2001) (TV Movie)
Seen on Ozymandias tv monitor wall

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #41.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at upcoming Danish 2009 film releases + clip shown
Watchmen: A G4 Special (2009) (TV Movie)
making of/behind the scenes
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown when reviewed
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the review of the film in next week's episode + clip shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Miss March/Race to Witch Mountain/Sunshine Cleaning (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when referenced as the #2 movie at the Box Office
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.11 (2009) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
Spike's Guys Choice (2009) (TV Movie)
Clip shown during Hot 'n Fresh presentation
Real Super Heroes: Real Vigilantes (2009) (Video)
clips shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #42.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Rotten Tomatoes Show Year Endies (2009) (TV Episode)
Worst Moment of 2009 winner for worst sex scene, Dr. Manhattan wins best supporting penis
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Best of the Worst in Movies - Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Wins the Worst Movie Moment in 2009
Hollywood's Top Ten: Holding Out for a Superhero (2011) (TV Episode)
Billy Crudup takes the #7 top movie superhero
Hollywood's Top Ten: Superpowers (2011) (TV Episode)
#3
Side by Side (2012)
Clip
The Cinema Snob: The Erotic Adventures of Dickman and Throbbin (2012) (TV Episode)
"If I want superheroes and impotency, I'll stick with Watchmen, thank you very much."
The Blockbuster Buster: Top 10 Movies People Want Me to Talk About (2013) (TV Episode)
Takes #1 on list on movies that People want Erod to talk about
Anime Abandon: SiN: The Movie (2013) (TV Episode)
clips shown when discussing adaptations
Anime Abandon: Love Hina Spring Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

Electric Spoofaloo: Two and a Half Watchmen (2009) (TV Episode)
Watchmen as a sitcom
South Park: The Coon (2009) (TV Episode)
Grafitti on Obama poster is a parody of the scene where a Nixon poster is shown defaced, some of Cartman's narration mocks Rorschach's.
Robot Chicken: President Hu Forbids It (2009) (TV Episode)
Dr. Manhattan saves people from a bank heist
Smosh: If Movies Were Real (2009) (TV Episode)
Censorship issues regard Dr. Manhattan

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