District 9 (2009) Poster



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Followed by 

Remake of 

Alive in Joburg (2005) (Short)


Wikus and Charlize (2010) (Short)
Main character Wikus Van De Merwe (again played by Sharlto Copley) is the main star of this short film.


The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
The transformation of Wikus's arm into a claw is reminiscent of a similar change to the arm of an astronaut after some kind of alien contact.
The Fly (1958)
In both films, the transformation begins with the left hand becoming a claw/pincer.
Doctor Who (1963) (TV Series)
'The Mutants', a 1972 Doctor Who serial, addresses the issue of Apartheid by telling a story about xenophobia and segregation with bug-like aliens, into which humans transform.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
When the spaceship first begins moving it blasts out a loud tone that causes window panes to crash.
Enemy Mine (1985)
It is referenced.
The Fly (1986)
The stages of Wikus's transformation are similar to those experienced by Seth Brundle: fingernails falling off, teeth falling out, vomiting up the creature's fluid, and pieces of his new body piercing his human flesh.
Alien Nation (1988)
The idea of aliens not able to manage the technology of the space ship they were on, reaching the Earth for no special reason and then ghettoized is a big part in an 1988 movie, Alien Nation

Referenced in 

Bum Reviews: District 9 (2009) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.33 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $3,000 question
Planet 51 (2009)
General Grawl orders that the extra-terrestrial (Baker) be taken to "Base 9." In "District 9," the extra-terrestrials are herded into an area called "District 9."
At the Movies: Summer Special 2009/10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Margaret Pomeranz as being among her favourite movies of 2009.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Daybreakers (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper compares the low budget of "District 9" to "Daybreakers"
Parks and Recreation: The Set Up (2010) (TV Episode)
Ann rents this movie to watch with Mark.
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Clips shown when Nominated for a Catagory
Saturday Night Live: Ashton Kutcher/Them Crooked Vultures (2010) (TV Episode)
Listed as a Best Picture nominee in the "Access Hollywood" segment
The Office: The Delivery: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Kevin says, "I tried to bake a cake like that 'District 9' prawn thing."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.153 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "At the Ancient Roman Cineplex"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
Ben Mankiewicz mentions Sharlto Copley's role
Mondo Supernatural (2010) (Video)
As well as the whole film being presented in a faux documentary form involving science-fiction/horror elements, the principal's opening lines after the main titles and his opening shot fiddling with the microphone mimics some of the opening scenes from District 9.
Mad: Are You Karate Kidding Me?/The Fresh Prawn of Bel-Air (2011) (TV Episode)
Aliens from the movie appear in the "Fresh Prawn of Bel Air" skit.
Game One: Rage, Might & Magic: Heroes 6 (2011) (TV Episode)
During the 'Halo' movie news, there is some talk about 'District 9', due to the original director being laid off and then doing District 9.
Movie Nights: Hell Comes to Frogtown (2012) (TV Episode)
"Forget District 9..."
End Roll (2012)
DVD is shown.
Region (2012) (Short)
Steve says "I have seen District 9"
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part II (2012) (TV Episode)
at one point, Mickey says he's an agent from District 9.
The Neighbors: Journey to the Center of the Mall (2012) (TV Episode)
The characters discuss the similarity of their living situation to the plot of 'District 9 (2009)' over breakfast.
Something You Can't Find (2012)
One of the notebook pages is a District 9 fan-fiction story. "MNU" is visible in the writing. "D9" is also written on the corner of a paper in the opening section.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013) (Video Game)
Map titled "District 10"
Elysium (2013)
Some characters wield Vektor R4 assault rifles, a rifle used exclusively by South African military forces, and heavily featured in District 9.
Programa do Jô: Episode dated 5 September 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
film mentioned
The Crazy Ones: Outbreak (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sigourney Weaver/Andy Cohen/Ella Henderson (2015) (TV Episode)
Sigourney Weaver mentions the movie for which Neill Blomkamp is known
Chappie (2015)
The "District 9" Crimelord who ate prawns to extend his life was in "Chappie", too. And Ninja's body armor displays the same emblem as used by MNU security forces in District 9. Also, the name Tetravaal can be seen on a wall when Wikus and Christopher enter in the MNU laboratories to steal the mothership fuel.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Hugh Jackman/Tiffani Thiessen/Hozier (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and Hugh Jackman mention the previous film by Jackman's director on Chappie
Half in the Bag: Chappie (2015) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Reggie & Thunderbirds: No Strings Attached (2015) (TV Movie)
Title mentioned by Reggie while handling a prop at Weta Workshop.
The Simpsons: Let's Go Fly a Coot (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Homer's list of dystopian movies.
Idle Killer (2015) (Video Game)
Referenced in the name of an upgrade.

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #42.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inglourious Basterds/Post Grad/World's Greatest Dad (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed in Haiku form, clips shown in background
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Rotten Tomatoes Show Year Endies (2009) (TV Episode)
Recieves multiple nominations and awards
Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Wikus (2009) (Video)
Clips shown
The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log (2009) (Video)
Clips shown
'District 9': Comic-Con Extravaganza (2009) (Video)
Clips shown
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Clips shown
At the Movies: Episode #7.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when it is revealed that this movie came in at No. 4 in a viewers' poll on the top 10 movies of 2009.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: RR's Oscar Predictions: Best Picture (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown as Roeper discusses the movie's Best Picture chances
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Nominee Clips
Maltin on Movies: Secretariat (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Scream Awards 2010 (2010) (TV Special)
Clips featured.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best of the Decade (2011) (TV Episode)
Runner-up for the user poll of the best movies of 2001-2010
Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
The Nostalgia Chick: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
also adapted by Peter Jackson
Brows Held High: Yeelen (2013) (TV Episode)
An African film that not about "a white guy."

Spoofed in 

District 69 (2010) (Short)
Created for a film spoof event
How It Should Have Ended: How District 9 Should Have Ended (2011) (TV Episode)
Alternate Ending parody
The Simpsons: Holidays of Future Passed (2011) (TV Episode)
In the future, Bart drives through District 9, followed by District 10 - where the extraterrestrials are treated very nicely.

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