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Spin-off 

Inception: Motion Comics (2010) (TV Series)

References 

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
The mountain headquarters in the third level dream is modelled on the one from OHMSS
Dreamscape (1984)
Using a machine to connect multiple minds while in a dream state to commit a crime.
The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Ariadne auf Naxos (1988) (TV Episode)
Ariadne the labyrinth designer is named for the daughter of King Minos of Crete and Queen Pasiphaë. She aided Theseus in overcoming the Minotaur by giving him a ball of red fleece thread to find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth. The name is also a reference this opera which is a play within a play, just as the movie is a dream within a dream.
Following (1998)
The name of Leonardo DiCaprio's character is the same as that of Alex Haw's character. Both characters are thieves as well as architects.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Leonardo Di Caprio's character tells Michael Caine in his visit to his classroom in Paris that "extradition procedures from France to the USA" are difficult. Leonardo Di Caprio's character in "Catch me if you can" was captured in France and extradited to the US.
The Dreamers (2003)
As Matthew realizes the dream of an experience in Paris is over at the end of the movie, "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" plays into the end credits. This is the same song used to signal the 'kicks' in Inception.
Batman Begins (2005)
When the dream collapses at the beginning of the movie, Saito is crushed by falling ceiling. This is the same way his character dies in Batman Begins, also directed by Christopher Nolan.
Paprika (2006)
Using a machine to connect multiple minds while in a dreaming state to solve a crime was similar to the plot of this movie.
La Vie en Rose (2007)
The use of the Édith Piaf song "Non, je ne regrette rien" is used as a plot device. Marion Cotillard had played Piaf. Christopher Nolan has stated that this is "pure coincidence". After Cotillard was cast, Nolan intended to change the song to eliminate speculation on the subject, but composer Hans Zimmer persuaded him to keep it.
The Dark Knight (2008)
In one of the dream sequences, Ariadne (Ellen Page) references blowing up a hospital, a nod to The Dark Knight, which was also directed by Christopher Nolan
Shutter Island (2010)
After sedative test Cobb washes his face in a sink, which resembles the opening scene of the film, also performed by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Referenced in 

Bum Reviews: Inception (2010) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.89 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says the film will make even more money next weekend when people go back to try to understand it
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Inception - Discussion (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper discusses different interpretations of the movie
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Salt/Ramona and Beezus/Summer Doc Round-Up (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen: "Brett, Inception is just a movie." Brett: "Ahh, that's just what my self-concious would say."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.93 (2010) (TV Episode)
a fake headline says audiences are going back to the film to figure out what happens in it
Tosh.0: Peter Pan Fail Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World/Eat Pray Love/The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen: "Welcome to the Tomatoes Show, which is still arguing with people about Inception"
The Office: Nepotism (2010) (TV Episode)
Michael comments that he saw "Inception" during the summer, "or dreamt I did."
The Simpsons: Elementary School Musical (2010) (TV Episode)
On the chalkboard, Bart writes, "When I slept in class, it was not to help Leo DiCaprio."
Community: The Psychology of Letting Go (2010) (TV Episode)
Prof. Bauer discusses "Inception" with a tribe in the Congo.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Exorcist II: The Heretic (2010) (TV Episode)
James wonder if the dream machine in Exorcist 2 was the inspiration for the dream machine in this movie.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Jennifer Todd (2010) (TV Episode)
Jennifer Todd mentions this movie during interview
Glee: The Rocky Horror Glee Show (2010) (TV Episode)
Finn says he had no idea what was going on in the film
Special Collector's Edition: Hook (2010) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD releases of November/December.
Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious (2010) (Video)
Referenced by name
Special Collector's Edition: Zombie Town (2010) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of December/January
Rules of Engagement: Little Bummer Boy (2010) (TV Episode)
Audrey thinks Adam is talking about the film
Midnight Movie Review: The Great 2010 Review (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned and shown in overview on 2010.
The Mechanic (2011)
SPOILER: When Arthur (Jason Statham) first receives the contract to kill Harry, he calls a number in response to the 'Ad'. The operator on the other line greets him with "Cobol Engineering". The company name is the same as used in the movie Inception (2010), wherein it hires Cobb and Arthur to extract information from Saito's mind.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.75 (2011) (TV Episode)
"The Situation" says he would have liked to have played Leonardo DiCaprio's role in the film
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
A poster of the movie seen.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.82 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jim Wise sings a fake theme song for the film to the tune of "All I Have to Do Is Dream"
Tosh.0: National Anthem Fail Girl (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
30 Rock: Double-Edged Sword (2011) (TV Episode)
Jack says he doesn't sleep on airplanes because he doesn't want to get "incepted"
Catherine (2011) (Video Game)
Mentioned in dialogue
Conan: Airforce One 2: Revenge of President Dracula (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan and Andy perform a scene from the film
Laserdisc Memories: If I Picked the Oscars (2011) (TV Episode)
Film is Mentioned in Episode
Conan: If This Van's A-Rockin', I'm Having a Seizure Inside My Van (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien (while talking with Andy Ritcher) mentions this movie
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy mentions that Christopher Nolan directed the film
Mad: The Buzz Identity/Two and a Half Man (2011) (TV Episode)
Cobb makes a cameo in "The Buzz Identity" skit.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.131 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that people know Ellen Page from the film
The Amazing Race: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen (Switzerland) (2011) (TV Episode)
Zev and Justin say flying over the Matterhorn glacier fields is "Inception-like"
The Simpsons: 500 Keys (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Otto at the end of the episode
Estrenos Críticos: 03/06/2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
In Duke's Strip Club while he's dreaming, in the Employees Only room near the start, there's an endlessly spinning top on the table next to the surveillance monitor.
Steve Coogan Hates Twitter (2011) (TV Short)
title mentioned in a tweet that is read
Nostalgia Critic: Transformers 3 Review (2011) (TV Episode)
"We'll play the Inception music to make it cool."
Shameful Sequels: Matrix Revolutions: Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
"What is this, a Matrix parody or an Inception parody?"
Mad: Super 80's/Captain America's Got Talent (2011) (TV Episode)
Female bank teller tells the Leonardo DiCaprio Imposter that she loved his role in this movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in the film
Modern Family: Phil on Wire (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Vamos a por vosotros (2011) (TV Movie)
mentioned
Dave's Old Porn: Whitney Cummings/Ron Jeremy (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Whitney Cummings
Being Erica: Sins of the Father (2011) (TV Episode)
Adam mentions the movie by name.
Nostalgia Critic: The Cell (2011) (TV Episode)
"Time to go back to lameception!
Nostalgia Critic: Felix the Cat: The Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
"You're not directing Inception..."
The Extraordinary Voyage (2011)
A poster of the movie was shown.
Raising Hope: It's a Hopeful Life (2011) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions this movie when talking to Maw Maw's ghost.
Anime Abandon: The Love Hina Christmas Special (2011) (TV Episode)
"Really? An Inception reference?"
Saturday Night Live: Charles Barkley/Kelly Clarkson (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Convoluted Jerry" digital short
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.22 (2012) (TV Episode)
Matt Braunger mentions the movie by name.
How It Should Have Ended: How Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Should Have Ended (2012) (TV Episode)
Holmes urges the viewers to watch the Inception HISHE
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Wintertime 2011-2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
Travis says that what happened in "Inception" is true. Jaren then says "Yeah, but that was just...in a dream!"
Cougar Town: A Mind with a Heart of Its Own (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Laurie
CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.1 (2012) (TV Episode)
poster shown
How I Met Your Mother: Now We're Even (2012) (TV Episode)
Barney mentions the movie by name.
Community: Virtual Systems Analysis (2012) (TV Episode)
Troy says, "I didn't 'get' 'Inception.'"
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.154 (2012) (TV Episode)
Answer to question in category The Most Popular Netflix Movies
Bones: The Past in the Present (2012) (TV Episode)
listed as one of Pelant's Pay Per View movies
The Newsroom: The 112th Congress (2012) (TV Episode)
McAvoy says he would need the team from Inception to remove an image from his memory.
Bum Reviews: The Dark Knight Rises (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned as also directed by Christopher Nolan
Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge: Idiom + Inception (2012) (TV Episode)
Alan tries to buy a ticket for Inception over the phone.
Jessie: Creepy Connie's Curtain Call (2012) (TV Episode)
Zuri mentioned the movie.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Future Shock #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
"What the hell is this, Inception?"
Skyfall (2012)
Silva's island has considerable visual similarities to the crumbling towers in Dom's dream
The Screenwriter (2012) (Short)
Poster seen on Belvedere's wall. Also Belvedere mentions the movie in dialogue. "Even in James Cameron's epic Titanic, Jack Dawson was the underdog, but when submerged that water and woke up on the beach in Inception...he was the rich white man."
Bob's Burgers: An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Demo Reel: Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) (2012) (TV Episode)
Donnie explains to EgoRaptor the meaning of the ending of this movie.
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)
mentioned during tour of prop department
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Misspelled title on cinema marquee
Cougar Town: Make It Better (2013) (TV Episode)
Jules and Travis discuss the plot.
Face Off: It's Better in the Dark (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Jeopardy!: Episode #29.130 (2013) (TV Episode)
Answer to question in They Co-Starred with Leo DiCaprio
Pastor Mike Online: The Other Jesus Deception (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: H.P. Lovecraft Fishman with Joel Harlow (2013) (TV Episode)
Joel Harlow's makeup on Ken Watanabe in Inception is shown onscreen.
Raising Hope: Extreme Howdy's Makeover (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jimmy
Rick and Morty: Lawnmower Dog (2013) (TV Episode)
Rick calls this movie stupid and makes no sense.
Fresh Meat: Episode #3.6 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Howard
Parks and Recreation: Second Chunce (2014) (TV Episode)
In Paris, Ben stares at the bridge from "Inception" (producer's cut).
Shameful Sequels: The Dark Knight: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike says he enjoyed this movie
Shameful Sequels: The Dark Knight Rises (2014) (TV Episode)
"...because I guess Christopher Nolan liked working with him on Inception or something."
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Santa Cruz 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
When listening to "For Now I Am Winter", Jeremy says it reminds him of "Inception".
Castle: Room 147 (2014) (TV Episode)
Castle mentions that making people believe they have done something, like commiting a murder by planting it in their heads while under the influence of drugs, comes "straight out of Inception".
Life After Pi (2014)
Poster seen
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Birdemic: Shock & Terror (2014) (TV Episode)
"I feel like I'm in some sort of liar's Inception here."
Nostalgia Critic: The Lorax (2014) (TV Episode)
"Tell us whether or not the top falls over in Inception."
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
In the corrected future, Kitty Pryde is seen teaching a class on architecture. In Inception (2010), Ellen Page played the "Architect" of the dream worlds.
Identity: The Battle Within (2014) (Short)
Man in Black explains how the subconscious mind projects things involuntarily, just like Cobb explains in Inception
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 3 July 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg mentions title
Bloopers, Outtakes, and Stuff: The Screenwriter Part III (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue. Also, poster is seen on the wall.
The Cinema Snob: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2014) (TV Episode)
"They have the power of Inception."
Exit: The Beginning. (2015) (Short)
The Limbo scene where they are going deeper into each level of sleep and cutting back to the van where they are.
Träumer (2015) (Short)
has a similar dream world that interacts with reality
R.E.M.
Poster on the wall

Features 

The Hotel Barclay (2013) (TV Series)
The lobby of the hotel in this webseries was used in this film.

Featured in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inglourious Basterds/Post Grad/World's Greatest Dad (2009) (TV Episode)
Teaser Trailer shown during Trailer Time
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Robin Hood/Letters to Juliet/Just Wright (2010) (TV Episode)
Trailer reviewed by Brett and Ellen in the Anticipatron
Breakfast: Episode dated 8 July 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's special guest Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Despicable Me/The Kids Are All Right (2010) (TV Episode)
Leonardo DiCaprio's current movie career
Late Show with David Letterman: New Summer Toys/Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Laurie Anderson (2010) (TV Episode)
Promotional excerpt showed during interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Eames tells Arthur he shouldn't be afraid to dream a little bigger.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Inception (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.86 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring Ellen Page is shown
The Distressed Watcher: Inception (2010) (TV Episode)
the movie is reviewed
Scream Awards 2010 (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips featured.
Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious (2010) (Video)
Clips are shown to illustrate Christopher Nolan's portrayal of dreaming
Maltin on Movies: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a discussion on Hollywood studio movies and when David Stratton names this movie among his favourites of 2010.
The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards (2011) (TV Special)
a clip is shown of the nominee for Favorite Movie
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best of the Decade (2011) (TV Episode)
Taking #2 on the user poll of the best movies of 2001-2010
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011) (TV Movie)
Nominee clips shown.
Breakfast: Episode dated 26 January 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during 'Oscar' segment.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
nominee clips
2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Clips shown during award nominations
Nostalgia Critic: Little Nemo (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Breakfast: Episode dated 12 July 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown from Hans Zimmer's latest work.
Breakfast: Episode dated 9 September 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Mark Kermode's Film review segment.
Forget About It: Inception (2011) (TV Episode)
Panda "forgets about it"
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Episode #1.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Episode #1.15 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Marion Cotillard/Olate Dogs/Third Day (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Marion Cotillard films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.42 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Joseph Gordon-Levitt films
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Scores (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.7 (2013) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Joseph Gordon-Levitt films
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Directors (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 30 in the Countdown
Atop the Fourth Wall: Comic Book Quickies #3 (2014) (TV Episode)
Linkara points out the numerous dreams by all the characters in a comic
Nostalgia Critic: Is Tree of Life Full of Shit? (2014) (TV Episode)
recalls the ending
Renegade Cut: Inception: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is analyzed and discussed
Renegade Cut: Inception: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
Renegade Cut: Inception: Part 3 (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
Renegade Cut: Inception: Part 4 (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
Interstellar: Nolan's Odyssey (2014) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Repercussion (2014) (Short)
Characters are shown watching this film.

Spoofed in 

Richard Roeper & the Movies: Inception - Discussion (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper spins a top and the scene ends before we see if it keeps spinning or falls
Inebriation (2010) (Video)
A direct spoof of the events in and trailer for the film.
How It Should Have Ended: How Inception Should Have Ended (2010) (TV Episode)
Alternate Ending parody
South Park: Insheeption (2010) (TV Episode)
second half of episode is a parody
Extraction (2011) (Short)
Spoof of the ideas/sequences from INCEPTION.
How It Should Have Ended: The Best Picture Summary 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Best Picture parody
Conan: The LOL from Hell O Hell (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Walmart Presents: Inception
Robot Chicken: The Godfather of the Bride 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
The nerd has an "Inception"-like "Knight Rider" dream within a dream.
The Simpsons: How I Wet Your Mother (2012) (TV Episode)
when the Simpsons go inside dreams
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
Dubois uses the same song to wake her henchmen as is used in the movie Inception to wake the characters from dreams.
Caesar and Otto's Deadly Xmas (2012)
using a bullet to the head to wake someone from a dream
Community: History 101 (2013) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Abed's fantasy segments
Zero Charisma (2013)
Spoofs the ending
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
One of the main parodies.
Paranormal Whacktivity (2013)
Spinning the dreidel during the dream
Futurama: Game of Tones (2013) (TV Episode)
Dreaming session/when Fry falls backwards slowly in his chair

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