Night at the Museum (2006) Poster


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Followed by 

Remade as 

World War III (2014)
a bit of a remake of The Movie with Egyptian history


Gulliver's Travels (1939)
Ben Stiller tied down like Gulliver
Chilly Willy (1953) (Short)
When Don asks Larry the about the weather, he says it's chilly like chilly willy the penguin.
Mary Poppins (1964)
Dick Van Dyke dances with the mop at the end of the movie.
Gigantor (1964) (TV Series)
Larry is called "Gigantor" by the miniature people
Batman (1966) (TV Series)
Larry jokes that a utility belt looks like it belongs to Batman
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Larry calls Jedediah "Blondie" the first time he sees him, a reference to Clint Eastwood's character.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
When Ben Stiller first comes upon the cowboy display, the cowboys are dancing and singing, "Camp Town Ladies" while a railroad is being built. This is a reference to "Blazing Saddles" (1974), where Cleavon Little tricks the cowboys, who are supervising the building of a railroad, into singing the same song.
King Kong (1976)
When Larry frees himself from the hog-tie, the miniature cowboys scatter and yell about the giant breaking free.
Quest for Fire (1981)
Ben Stiller's line re cavemen seeking quest for fire is a title of a 1981 20th Century Fox film
Scarface (1983)
Jedediah says, when Lary picks him off his sleeve, "Say hello to your little friend", echoing Tony Montana in this film.
Aladdin (1992)
Larry makes a reference to the "Three Wishes" when talking to Roosevelt. Robin Williams, who plays Roosevelt, played Genie in Aladdin.
Jurassic Park (1993)
The T-rex chasing Larry
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Both films feature miniature figures that are brought to life by magic. In both films one of these figures is a cowboy, while another is a soldier portrayed by Steve Coogan.
Gladiator (2000)
Roman general says "Unleash hell" to his troops, and fires flaming projectiles at enemy.
Resident Evil (2002)
While talking to the agent at the employment agency about his employement history, Ben Stiller's character mentions he used to work for the Umbrella Corporation.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
When Dr. Mcphee asks Larry what was the reason for Octavius being in the Stockade in Jed's box, Larry said, "Now I'm just spitballin here" Just like Peter said in Dodgeball.
Wedding Crashers (2005)
Jed says to Octavious "I'm just living the dream"
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Jed tells Octavius that "He won't quit him" which is a reference to Brokeback Mountain.

Referenced in 

A Night at the Museum with McFly (2006) (TV Movie)
'making of' programme
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
References to Larry being a Nightguard in this film.
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.18 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Land of the Lost (2009)
Dr. Rick Marshall: "This is no Night at the Museum"
Funny People (2009)
When asking if he's got some new jokes for him George calls Ira "Dum-dum".
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
Alex Trebek mentions the film to a contestant who is a museum security guard
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.22 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $12,500 question
Bones: A Night at the Bones Museum (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Date Night (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper says the director of "Date Night" also directed the "Night at the Museum" movies
Johnny Test: iJohnny/Johnny vs the Mummy (2010) (TV Episode)
Johnny says museums are only fun if the exhibits come alive, like in the movies.
Marmaduke (2010)
Marmaduke is referred to as "Gigantor", Owen Wilson played Jed and voiced Marmaduke
Covert Affairs: I Can't Quit You, Baby (2010) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Who Got Dee Pregnant? (2010) (TV Episode)
At the start the gang plans to stay overnight in a museum to see if things come alive at night like in the movie.
Top Chef: Night at the Museum (2010) (TV Episode)
The entire elimination challenge was built around a night spent at the Natural History Museum.
NCIS: One Last Score (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo.
Monster Brawl (2011)
News report called "Fright at the Museum"
The Simpsons: Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts (2011) (TV Episode)
Bart and Chalmers talk briefly about the movie
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that "Real Steel" is from the director of "Night at the Museum"
American Dad!: The Wrestler (2012) (TV Episode)
Francine says the museum comes to life at night
The Master (2012)
Clark (Rami Malek) calls Freddie "dum-dum" during processing, like the Easter Island-head calls Larry that. Notable since the actor who says it, played the Pharaoh in the other film
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.80 (2013) (TV Episode)
Kurt mentions the movie by name.
Pound Puppies: Fright at the Museum (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference, and a mummy in a museum comes to life
Creation Today: Taking the Dinosaurs Back (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Paul.
Kickin' It: Fight at the Museum (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Ultimate Spider-Man: Halloween Night at the Museum (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Totally Wild: Episode #22.78 (2014) (TV Episode)
segment references film
Ben 10: Omniverse: Fight at the Museum (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #8.10 (2014) (TV Episode)
Guri suggests a movie called "Night at the Yad Vashem Museum"
Atop the Fourth Wall: ROMtrospective: ROM Spaceknight #1-40 (2015) (TV Episode)
"...at this night at the museum."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kit Harington/Adam Horovitz/The Mountain Goats (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth quizzes Adam Horovitz on Ben Stiller movie titles
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jerry Seinfeld/David Remnick/Live New Yorker Cartoons/Jon Theodore (2015) (TV Episode)
Jerry Seinfeld compares SNL's 40th anniversary event to a version of the movie about the history of comedy
Geeks Who Drink: Felicia Day vs. Dexter Darden (2015) (TV Episode)
contestants must identify a literal representation of the film's title
Nostalgia Critic: Why Does Everyone Hate the Cable Guy? (2015) (TV Episode)
among Ben Stiller's more successful films
Cesko Slovensko má talent: Episode #5.16 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by host.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Just Tell Him You're the President (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jerry Seinfeld.
Fresh Meat: Episode #4.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum (2016)
Ravi refers the movie title when he mistaken a human as a sculpture.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.24 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "'N'tertainment" category
StarTalk: Ben Stiller (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a movie Ben Stiller starred in
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.101 (2017) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Yes, Mr. Movie President" category
Mixxxer Show: Renne Dang a Adam Mach (2017) (TV Episode)
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #11.21 (2018) (TV Episode)
Still shown of Robin Williams as Theodore Roosevelt

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #37.1 (2007) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at the upcoming Danish release + trailer footage used
Troldspejlet: Episode #37.5 (2007) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
Directing 101: Night at the Museum (2007) (Video)
Behind-the-scenes with Director
Night at the Museum: Monkey Business (2007) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews and behind-the-scenes
Building the Museum (2007) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews and behind-the-scenes
The Director's Vision Comes Alive: A Storyboard Comparison (2007) (Video)
Clips, snippets of interviews and behind-the-scenes
Getaway: Golden Getaway: Getaway Goes to the Movies (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the American Natural History Museum.
2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
De zomer draait door: Episode #2.11 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Night at the Museum 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
The original is recalled
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.58 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Owen Wilson films
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.98 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Owen Wilson films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.144 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Dick Van Dyke's roles
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Clips shown during Dick Van Dyke Life Achievement Award presentation.
Life After Pi (2014) (Short)
Clips shown
Pioneers of Television: Robin Williams Remembered (2014) (TV Episode)
archive footage


The Right Stuff (1983)
Jedediah and Octavius making their slow-motion smoldering return from their crash parodies Chuck Yeager's similar return
Scarface (1983)
The miniature Jed says to Larry: "Say hello to your little friend!"

Spoofed in 

Disaster Movie (2008)
Replicas of people and animals inside the museum come alive
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #2.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Daily Mail Realistic Films"
Robot Chicken: Major League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Night at the Holocaust Museum" segment
Mad: Dark Knight at the Museum/Lemming Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Video Game Deaths (2012) (TV Episode)
Dark Knight at the Museum is a spoof of this movie.
Night at the Erotic Museum (2015) (Video)
XXX parody

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