Cowboys & Aliens (2011) Poster


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The Searchers (1956)
The song Lorena was used as a tribute to The Searchers which was an influence on the atmosphere of Cowboys & Aliens.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Jake assesses a revolver by the sound it makes while being cocked, much like Tuco did.
Alien (1979)
numerous visual references cited by filmmakers
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Daniel Craig rescues his hat ala Indiana Jones several times. Harrison Ford costars.
Stick (1985)
A movie-within-a-movie in Stick was called The Cowboy & The Alien.
Aliens (1986)
numerous visual references cited by filmmakers
Predator (1987)
numerous visual references cited by filmmakers

Referenced in 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Will Ferrell/Reese Waters (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the monologue.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Emma Stone/Adam Carolla/Rickey Minor & Friends (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says the film is expected to be the next big summer blockbuster
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.189 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the film is already available in China on a bootleg DVD
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.190 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says the economy is so bad, cowboys are getting probed by aliens just for the free health care
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.192 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says that "The Smurfs" came close to tying the film at the box office this weekend
Conan: Cut, Cap, Balance, and Boogie (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while talking about tomorrow night's guest Olivia Wilde
The Cinema Snob: Violent Shit III: Infantry of Doom (2011) (TV Episode)
The Snob was dismayed that this movie had aliens.
Conan: The Gentile's Bar Mitzvah (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Olivia Wilde
Conan: Cowboys & Aliens 2: Showdown at Glorb Ranch (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in tonights title: Cowboys & Aliens 2: Showdown at Glorb Ranch
Midnight Screenings: The Best and Worst Movies of the Summer 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Brad and Brian name this their favorite movie of the summer.
Estrenos Críticos: ¡...con Phineas & Ferb! (2011) (TV Episode)
release mentioned
Igniting the Sky: The Making of Cowboys & Aliens (2011) (Video)
making-of movie feature
Conversations with Hollywood: Writing the Hollywood Blockbuster (2011) (TV Episode)
Screenwriter Mark Fergus talks about the writing challenges of Cowboys & Aliens
Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned among movies seen this year
Bad Movie Beatdown: Prometheus: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
the writer re-wrote Prometheus
Toy Hunter: Chi Toy Town (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jordan.
Falling Skies: Collateral Damage (2013) (TV Episode)
One of Pope's fighters jokingly tells another that the Aliens have come for Fort Knox - They want our gold.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Olivia Wilde says she met Ron Howard because he was a producer of the film in which she appeared
Mad: Alfred's Game/We Are X-Men (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Psych: Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Shawn
Half in the Bag: Transcendence and the Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
movie poster appear when Mike mentions the scripts by the Kurtzman-Orci duo as junk.
Face Off: Return of the Champions (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned

Featured in 

The Hour: Episode #7.104 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Adam Beach's bio segment.
Guys Choice Awards 2011 (2011) (TV Special)
Clip were showned
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.183 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring Daniel Craig is shown
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.1 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown of the film to be reviewed on next week's episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.187 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film starring Olivia Wilde are shown
Ancient Aliens: Aliens and the Old West (2011) (TV Episode)
Some clips are shown as introduction to the episode's topic.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.2 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown as Roger reviews the film
Maltin on Movies: Cowboys & Aliens (2011) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Conan: The Silvery Thistles of St. Lispmoor (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Harrison Ford interview
Breakfast: Episode dated 3 August 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Jason Solomons' Film review segment.
Conan: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Karaoke (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown while introducing Noah Ringer
Half in the Bag: Cowboys and Aliens (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Breakfast: Episode dated 10 August 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guest Jon Favreau!
Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat says Toy Story is "a good excuse to make a movie with a cowboy and a spaceman together, unlike other films." Clip shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.107 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Olivia Wilde films
Honest Trailers: The Jungle Book (2016) (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown

Spoofed in 

Mad: Cowboys & Alien Force/ThunderLOLcats (2011) (TV Episode)
Cowboys & Alien Force is a spoof of this movie.

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