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References 

Casablanca (1942)
"We'll always have the disableds'" is a comic variation on the romantic sign-off "We'll always have Paris."
It's That Man Again (1943)
Audio clip near the beginning title which describes the fast-talking star, Tommy Handley, of the radio series which this film is based on.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
"Modern Art" recalls Gort
The Yogi Bear Show (1961) (TV Series)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Magic Roundabout (1964) (TV Series)
The theme song is heard
The Wild Angels (1966)
The World's End features "Loaded" by Primal Scream which samples Heavenly Blues' "We wanna be free!" speech. The dialogue from The Wild Angels can be heard in Edgar Wright's movie.
Easy Rider (1969)
Gary has same quote of Wyatt's: "We want to be free! We want to be able to do what we want to do! We want to get loaded, and we want to have a good time. So that's what we're gonna do. We're gonna have a good time"
Cabaret (1972)
Gary says "Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!" to Sam.
Fawlty Towers: Gourmet Night (1975) (TV Episode)
In the scene where he beats up the Blank of the school bully, Pete (Eddie Marsan) grabs a branch off a tree and starts repeatedly smacking him on the back, almost identically to a famous scene performed by John Cleese in this episode of Fawlty Towers.
The Omen (1976)
The character Oliver Chamberlain, played by Martin Freeman, has a birthmark shaped like the number 6 and is called "O-man." In "The Omen", Damien Thorn has a birthmark shaped like three sixes.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
When Gary enters the pub with the robots, the bartender says they won't be served. At the Mos Eisley bar, the bartender does the same when Luke enters with the droids.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
The way the blanks scream when they see humans is in reference to the pod people.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
"We're getting the band back together"
The Thing (1982)
Survivors must prove to each other that they are still human
Ghostbusters (1984)
The list of fix-ups to "The Beast" is almost the same list of fix-ups when the Ecto-1 is first purchased.
Aliens (1986)
Reference to Bishop's knife-between-fingers trick.
They Live (1988)
The blanks' plan for conformity and their methods of congregation echo the aliens in John Carpenter's film.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Stephen descending through the Network's light via flagrope mirrors the shot of Marty hanging from the flagrope off the DeLorean as the light from it's hover mechanism shines down.
Barton Fink (1991)
The sustained service bell ring in the hotel reception when the boys check in is an homage to the service bell in Barton Fink.
Antiques Roadshow (1997) (TV Series)
Referring to his car, Gary says "Then let's get this antique on the road show"
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
In the last scene of the movie, when Gary says "They call me the king" he strikes the same pose as Aragorn.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The King's Head (The 10th Pub) is originially mentioned in Shaun of Dead when Ed (Nick Frost) is trying to plan a similar all day drinking marathon to cheer up Shaun (Simon Pegg)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
An absurd conversation with a disembodied being from another planet. Also features Martin Freeman.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Simon Pegg's Gary King holds his forehead in pain after hitting it against a post. This nods to the brain freeze reaction in Hot Fuzz.
Thor (2011)
"Modern Art" recalls The Destoyer
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
During the Cross Hands fight, Andy breaks the back of a blank youth in the same fashion Bane breaks Batman's back.

Referenced in 

Midnight Screenings: You're Next/The World's End (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Discussing the Pod (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Honest Trailers: Top Gun (2014) (TV Episode)
"Drink up, let's boo boo!"
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Shaun of the Dead (2015) (TV Episode)
The third in the Cornetto trilogy that 'Shaun' and 'Fuzz' are a part of
Honest Trailers: Ant-Man (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Welcome to Planetville: Shaun (2016) (TV Episode)
Gary is named after Simon Pegg's character in this film

Features 

The Need for Speed (1994) (Video Game)
Arcade game played

Featured in 

Projector: The World's End (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
At the Movies: Episode #10.24 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when this movie is reviewed.
De wereld draait door: Episode dated 14 November 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Blockbuster Buster: The Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Nostalgia Critic: What You Never Knew About Hot Fuzz (2014) (TV Episode)
also scored by Nick Angel
Honest Trailers: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown

Spoofs 

End of the World (1977)
Parodies the title, also the World's End pub sign is similar to the movie poster, and the premise of aliens replacing humans is similar.

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