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Followed by 

Pacific Rim 2 (2017)

Spin-off 

Pacific Rim (2013) (Video Game)

References 

The Mummy (1932)
One of the monsters has a face modeled after Imhotep.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
A giant monster rises from the ocean to attack civilization.
Godzilla (1954)
A giant radioactive monster rises from the ocean to attack civilization. The creature cannot be stopped by conventional means.
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
The first Kaiju attack is in San Franciso, the setting of the Ray Harryhausen classic.
Tetsujin nijûhachi-go (1963) (TV Series)
Cited by Guillermo del Toro as one of his major influences for the film.
Onibaba (1964)
A monster is named Onibaba.
Thunderbirds (1965) (TV Series)
Inspiration for the Jaeger launch process
The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
Both feature scenes where a giant monster destroys the roof of an underground shelter, examines one of the main characters inside, and then is distracted by the appearance of another giant.
Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
The Knifehead bears a resemblance to Guiron from this movie.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) (TV Series)
Geiszler looking for his glasses is referencing the running gag on Scooby Doo were Velma looks for her missing glasses.
Gamera vs. Monster X (1970)
SPOILER: Both feature a team traveling inside the body of a downed kaiju and discovering a baby kaiju inside
TranZor Z (1972) (TV Series)
A Rocket assisted punch is one of the robot's prime weapons. Gypsy Danger's firing chest is very much like Mazinger's breast fire.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Yancy Becket quote Han Solo talking to Luke Skywalker when he says to his younger brother Raleigh: "Hey kid - don't get cocky"
Blade Runner (1982)
The moniker Hannibal Chau is a nod to the character of Hannibal Chew.
Aliens (1986)
"Newt. Nobody calls me Newton except my mother."
Robot Jox (1989)
In both films the robot drivers are called "jockey's".
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
Godzilla is revealed to have a second brain in his lower body.
Kidô butôden G Gundam (1994) (TV Series)
Each nation having it's own individualized Jaeger echoes this entry in the Gundam franchise.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) (TV Series)
The mental bridge connection between the robots and their pilots.
Godzilla (1998)
Scientists discover too late that giant dead monster is female and also pregnant. Also, a kaiju burrows under the street and emerges from inside a nearby skyscraper.
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
named as inspiration for computer voice
X-Men (2000)
The Jaeger extends it's blades in the same style as Wolverine does in the X-men films.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
The backs of Jaeger pilots resemble a Devil's Backbone, from another Del Toro film.
Blade II (2002)
A kaiju has jaws that open and close like a Reaper's do in this earlier Del Toro movie.
Hellboy (2004)
The male pilot of the Cherno Alpha wears a helmet that resembles Kroenen's helmet.
Doctor Who (2005) (TV Series)
The suit worn by Tendo Choi (Clifton Collins Jr) after the Jaeger program is shut down is almost identical to that worn by Matt Smith during his time as the Eleventh Doctor in the post-renewal series of Doctor Who.
Shadow of the Colossus (2005) (Video Game)
The symbols and eyes of the colossi are similar to the bioluminescent traits of the kaiju.
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
When fighting Kaijus the Jaeger uses intermodal containers as boxing gloves much as the hulk did (only using cars instead of intermodal containers) when he fought the Abomination in The Incredible Hulk.
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
One of the jeagers are called Mark 5. Mark 6 is the name of the Eva-Unit Kawrou pilots.
Portal 2 (2011) (Video Game)
When everyone is rushing around trying to shut down Gipsy Danger when Mako is about to fire the plasma cannon, you can hear someone in the background shout "Quick! Release the neurotoxin!" which is a reference to Portal, and GLaDOS' love of neurotoxin. GLaDOS' voice actress, Ellen McLain, voices the Jaeger's interface.

Referenced in 

G4 Presents Comic Con 2012 Live (2012) (TV Movie)
Cast & Crew interviews and space-suit presentation at Comic Con 2012
Atlantic Rim (2013) (Video)
the plot about the sea monsters and the AI robots.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.177 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that this movie comes out this weekend.
Midnight Screenings: Pacific Rim/Grown Ups 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Midnight Screenings: Turbo (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad recommends taking your kids to see this movie instead.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.132 (2013) (TV Episode)
Ben mentions the movie by name.
The Big Review: Comics and College (2013) (TV Episode)
The film was reviewed and the trailer was shown.
AniMat's Reviews: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat mentions that Sony's Grown Ups 2 made more money than Pacific Rim.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013) (TV Episode)
A kaiju and jaeger are seen fighting during the opening sequence
Pastor Mike Online: Why I Am Not a Roman Catholic: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013)
Guillermo del Toro is introduced as the film's director..
James & Mike Mondays: Sonic '06 (2013) (TV Episode)
James - "Is this Pacific Rim?"
James & Mike Mondays: Godzilla: Unleashed (2013) (TV Episode)
James - "It could of been a trailer for Pacific Rim".
Zoom In: Pacific Rim (2013) (TV Episode)
critical review
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk"
Face Off: Ego Trip Abroad (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Atop the Fourth Wall: Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
"A young Guillermo Del Toro gets his first inspiration for Pacifif Rim."

Featured in 

ReelzChannel Specials: Richard Roeper's Red Hot Summer (2013) (TV Episode)
Movie featured in this episode.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.175 (2013) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring Charlie Day is shown
Maltin on Movies: Pacific Rim (2013) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
The Cinema Snob: Robot Jox (2013) (TV Episode)
"Now I know why Larry the Cable Guy wasn't in Pacific Rim."
At the Movies: Episode #10.22 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when this movie is reviewed.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.182 (2013) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring Charlie Hunnam is shown
Half in the Bag: Pacific Rim (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Anime Abandon: Top 20 Greatest Giant Robots (2013) (TV Episode)
Gypsy Danger was a runner-up
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet nytårsspecial (2013) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film as he reflects on the year 2013 + clip shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.3 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk" + clip shown

Spoofed in 

Mad: Pacific Ring/Horton Hears a Whodunnit! (2013) (TV Episode)
Pacific Ring is a spoof of this movie.
Mad: World War ZZZ/SHAZAM! & Cat (2013) (TV Episode)
Pacific Rooms is a spoof of this movie.
Robot Chicken: Snarfer Image (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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