A mission entitled "the great train robbery" is in reference to the classic western.
A map is titled "Forbidden Planet" after the sci fi classic of the same name.
Mission achievement titled "Jailhouse Rock" references the Elvis classic of the same name.
Mission achievement titled "Cool Hand Tosh" is a spin off of Cool Hand Luke.
Mission achievement tiled "mearly a flesh wound" references Monthy Python and the Holy Grail, in which the Black Knight argues that his arm falling off is just a flesh wound.
Firebats during in game play will sometimes say their fire "smells like victory", quoting Lt. Kilgore from Apocalypse Now
Map titled "Colony 426" references the planet LV-426 where the crew of the Nostromo pick up the Alien.
Characters quote, "It's a trap!" from Return of the Jedi
A character worries about "disrupting the space time continuum" quoting Back to the Future.
The drop ship unit quotes the drop ship pilot from Aliens "in the pipe 555", just as in the orginal Starcraft
The Thor unit quotes Dutch from the movie, namely the line "stick around!", also delivered in an Arnold Schwarzenegger accent
Mission achievements titled "yippee-kay-yay" and "drill hard" both reference Die Hard.
A map is titled "Abyss" after James Cameron's epic sci fi film of the same name.
Mission achievement titled "Marked for Death " references the film of the same name.
Mission achievement titled "Out for Justice" references the film of the same name.
The user can play a side shoot'em up arcade mini-game in the Hyperion's cantina titled "The Lost Viking", this is a reference Blizzard made to one of its first video games, "The Lost Vikings" from 1992.
Tychus during missions will sometimes say "are you going to bark all day?" referencing Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs
Mission achievement titled "army of darkness" references the Sam Raimi film of the same title.
Mission achievement titled "It's morphing time!" references this popular TV show, which made the line famous.
Mission achievement tiled "cool running" references Cool Runnings, of almost the same name.
Mission achievement titled "can't dodge this" references The Matrix.
Mission achievement titled "I see dead units" references the famous line from The Sixth Sense.
An achievement is titled "stay awhile and listen" quoting a line from Deckard Cain in Diablo II.
One mission, Outbreak, in the campaign plays almost exactly like the film Pitch Black. During the day light hours, the player will not be attacked as the aliens cannot come into the light. At night, the creatures come outside to attack the players units.
Mission achievement titled " Traning Day" after the film of the same name.
Achievement in a mission is titled "You shall not pass!" referencing the quote from Fellowship of the Ring
Mission achievement titled "28 minutes later" references Danny Boyle 's 28 Days Later .
Liam O'Brien, who does the voice for the Ghost units, quotes his character Vincent Law from the series Ergo Proxy
A map is titled "Megaton" named after the one of the cities in Fallout 3.