Metropolis (1927) Poster



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Bride of Monster Mania (2000) (TV Movie)
Fritz Lang: Circle of Destiny (2004) (TV Movie)


Queen: Radio Ga Ga (1984) (Video)
Some scenes (other than those taken from the film, obviously) seem to take place in Metropolis, or even during the events of the film.


Cabiria (1914)

Referenced in 

Spies (1928)
A poster for Metropolis can be seen when # 326 follows Sonia to Jellusic's house.
Frankenstein (1931)
Modern Times (1936)
factory design, boss main machinist TV link...
Fury (1936)
Citizen Kane (1941)
It is referenced.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) (Short)
Scarlet Street (1945)
The "self-portrait" of Kitty March very closely resembles the scene of the robot Maria being brought to life.
Warning from Space (1956)
One of the aliens disguises itself as an Earth woman, in a scene reminiscent of the transformation of the mechanical woman into Maria.
Spartacus (1960)
Gladiators climb the bars of the school, until they are forced and made to fall, like the workers of the underground city during their rebellion.
Star Trek: The Original Series: The Cloud Minders (1969) (TV Episode)
The Cloud Minders appears to be based on Metropolis.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
close-up of someone's hand on a factory button, painstakingly recreated
THX 1138 (1971)
The Devils (1971)
The anachronistic and futuristic design of the sets.
Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1975)
Fritz Lang mentions the film
Alice or The Last Escapade (1977)
The pathways in the garden, and the road in the dark wood, form a labyrinth like the corridors in the earlier film.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
C3P0 is modeled on the robot
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The India sequence features a close shot of hands pointing at the sky, which closely echoes a shot in the 'Babel' sequence of Metropolis.
Hair (1979)
The dance sequence in the church, for a few seconds, perfectly imitates key dance moves from the famous Man-Machine dance from Metropolis. The dancer in the church is actually the choreaographer of the entire movie, who included the imitation as an homage.
The Humanoid (1979)
The name of the planet was Metropolis which was the same name of Fritz Lang's classic silent sci-fi film.
The King and the Mockingbird (1980)
The city, with its dark, industrial underbelly.
Blade Runner (1982)
numerous references
Remington Steele: Steele's Gold (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Dialogue.
Risky Business (1983)
a clock runs backwards: while Freder is working in the machine-room, and while Joel is waiting for class to end
Daicon IV Opening Animation (1983) (Short)
The Metropolis robot appears.
Ghostbusters (1984)
The scene in which the Art Deco temple emits plasma / lightning (when the portal doors are opened) bears more than a passing resemblance to the destruction of the "Heart Machine" scene (in Metropolis).
The Transformers: The Ultimate Doom: Brainwash (1) (1984) (TV Episode)
Dr Arkeville was modelled after Rotwang.
The Fading Image (1984) (Short)
documentary about the 80's version
Brazil (1985)
Many themes of the city are borrowed from Metropolis.
Perras callejeras (1985)
The film is mentioned in a conversation
Urusei Yatsura: I Want a Bride! The Fox's Love Adventure! (1985) (TV Episode)
One of the students is dress up as Maria from this movie.
Demons (1985)
poster in the cinema (version of 1984)
The Transformers: Megatron's Master Plan: Part 2 (1985) (TV Episode)
The Decepticons' human slave-driven power plant is very like (and probably inspired by) the "M-Machine" of "Metropolis".
Ewoks: The Three Lessons (1985) (TV Episode)
When Ogray explains how the Heart connects the Brain and the hands just like the allegory in Metropolis.
Paradise Postponed: The Temptation of Henry Simcox (1986) (TV Episode)
A poster is seen at Henry's.
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
At the beginning of the film a poster of the 1984 re-release can be seen.
RoboCop (1987)
Cited by director Paul Verhoeven as influence.
I Love Maria (1988)
The appearance of the robot is very close to the robot of Metropolis. And he has the same name: Maria.
Remote Control (1988)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Livsfarlig film (1988)
Poster on a wall
Akira (1988)
Tetsuo creates a replacement mechanical right arm for himself, like Rotwang in "Metropolis"
Troldspejlet: Episode #1.3 (1989) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann talks about robots in films, mentions Maria, and shows still from the film
Rosso di sera (1989)
Poster on the wall.
Press Gang: Shouldn't I Be Taller? (1989) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for the film in the Junior Gazette offices.
Madonna: Express Yourself (1989) (Video)
The video is set in a world based on Metropolis.
Batman (1989)
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
In the opening credits scene, the anthropomorphic factory facade (with eyes and mouth) ... as well as the unloading of lethargic workers from the freight elevator.
The Local Stigmatic (1990)
Poster is displayed in front of theater.
Total Recall (1990)
Saved by the Bell: House Party (1990) (TV Episode)
There is a model of the False Maria in Screech's bedroom.
The Flash: Watching the Detectives (1990) (TV Episode)
There is a model of the False Maria in Mrs. Grosso's shop.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Runestone (1991)
Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV Movie)
Poster art for this is shown,
The Bodyguard (1992)
A statue of the Machine Man can be seen in the singer's apartment.
Rossellini visto da Rossellini (1993)
Poster shown
Prince in Hell (1993)
poster seen
The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993)
mentioned by Riefenstahl
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Requiem for a Superhero (1993) (TV Episode)
A statue of the Maschinenmensch is displayed on a shelf in Dr. Sam Lane's office.
Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993) (Video)
The name of a ship in the closing act of the film is "Die Frau Maria." This was the name of both a human character and her famous cyborg double from Fritz Lang's silent science fiction classic "Metropolis."
Puppet Master 4 (1993) (Video)
Figure of robot from this movie on scientist's desk.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Aside from having 12 hours instead of 10, the clock face is identical.
Whitney Houston: Queen of the Night (1994) (Video)
In the video, Houston's performance, her metallic costume and the film sets are all inspired by scenes from Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis
New Nightmare (1994)
A statuette of the Maschinenmensch can be seen on the table in Wes Craven's home.
Isaac Asimov's The Ultimate Robot (1994) (Video Game)
Clips and references
Century of Cinema: A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alexander Mackendrick.
Absolutely Fabulous: The End (1995) (TV Episode)
A poster for the film hangs in the HQ offices.
Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hackers (1995)
The poster is seen in Kate's room
The Arrival (1996)
Vampirella (1996) (Video)
Forry has a Maria statue in his room
Stickin' Around: Jumbo Frank/Owed to a Tree (1996) (TV Episode)
When Bradley refers to the city devoured by Frank.
The Fifth Element (1997)
When Leeloo is being revived, she is placed in a machine that is a near copy of the one used to create the robot in Metrolpolis.
Titanic (1997)
Dark City (1998)
Antz (1998)
SPOILER: Mandible attempts to drown the city of workers.
Goomer (1999)
Maria poster seen in Goomer's spaceship.
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (1999) (Video Game)
One level is called Metropolis.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (1999) (TV Movie)
The title is mentioned by the narrator.
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story (1999) (Video)
mentioned by Anthony Daniels
Bruiser (2000)
The mask Henry receives in Bruiser has the same pinhole eyes and slightly apart lips as the "Machine-Man" from Metropolis. Bruiser also shares Metropolis' theme of people being used for the gain of others.
Edgar Neville: Emparedado entre comillas (2000) (TV Movie)
Billy Elliot (2000)
Loser (2000)
Poster on a wall in one scene.
The Heart of the World (2000) (Short)
Anna is dressed and lighted to look like Maria from "Metropolis." She is first mostly seen near large turning gears and machinery like that in the "Metropolis" city.
Charlie's Angels (2000)
The look of the Thin Man in this movie is inspired by the look of the Thin Man in "Metropolis".
Bride of Monster Mania (2000) (TV Movie)
Clerks: Leonardo Leonardo Returns and Dante Has an Important Decision to Make (2001) (TV Episode)
Leonardo Leonardo's plans involves having workers operating machinery in the underground, the next step is flooding the underground. This is reminiscent of scenes in Metropolis.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Metropolis (2001)
Besides the title reference, the film bears strong visual and thematic references to Lang's film.
Bunuel and King Solomon's Table (2001)
The artificial woman from Metropolis appears in this film.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
The name of the city 'Monstropolis'
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Time Machine (2002)
The poster for the film is seen in the New York Public Library in 2030.
Talk to Her (2002)
Psychedelic Cinema (2002) (Video)
The movie "Metropolis" is mentioned by Val Guest during his interview.
Life Goes On (2002) (TV Movie)
Referenced as one of UFA's biggest artistic triumphs, ca. 12 minutes into the film.
Equilibrium (2002)
Chicago (2002)
Der Fall Metropolis (2003) (Video)
documentary about the film
Adored: Diary of a Porn Star (2003)
When Charlotte is choosing a video to watch, one of the tapes she handles is labled "Metropolis."
Chaplin Today: Modern Times (2003) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003) (Video)
Mention once
Chaplin Today: City Lights (2003) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Art deco/German Expressionist depiction of futuristic city. Beautiful and dangerous female android.
Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen (2004)
Mentioned in interview.
Butterfly (2004)
A poster can be seen.
The Characters of 'Star Wars' (2004) (Video)
Mentioned by George Lucas and Ralph McQuarrie.
The Incredibles (2004)
1. Metroville's name 2. Panorama in the archive footage references similar shot in Metropolis
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
Planktropolis is the new name for Bikini Bottem when Plankton takes over. It bears resemblence to the metropolis city in that movie
Bionicle Vahki Animations (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Scenes of slave-like factory workers marching in line with enormous pumps and other machinery towering over them as they keep a buzzing futuristic city running. They work in the factories below while the city ruler is distant and unreachable in his giant tower.
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
A poster is shown on a wall
Batman Begins (2005)
Panoramic camera shots of the cityscape.
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (2005) (TV Movie)
This movie's robots influenced George Lucas's creation C-3PO.
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Were-Rabbit death scene.
The Magicians (2005)
The old men make reference to this film.
Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen (2006) (TV Episode)
The Art Deco design of the Cybermen, and their robotic movements, is reminiscent of the robot Maria.
Krrish (2006)
rising ring of light in the scientist's lab
Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (2006) (TV Movie)
poster in bar
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
The Weakest Link: 'Doctor Who' Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Sandman (2007) (Short)
in keeping with the films overall German expressionist feel, the birth of Olympia is a riff on the Maria creation scene in Metropolis
BioShock (2007) (Video Game)
main character must confront the ruler of an underground/underwater city; architechtual and atmospheric similarities also abound.
Across the Universe (2007)
Bald and semi-naked workers carrying liberty, much like in the Babel sequence.
How I Met Your Mother: Third Wheel (2007) (TV Episode)
Ted has a Metropolis poster in his bedroom wall.
Robot Chicken: Moesha Poppins (2007) (TV Episode)
Maria the Gynoid makes a cameo appearance.
How I Met Your Mother: Slapsgiving (2007) (TV Episode)
Ted has a Metropolis poster on the wall of his room.
IndieBoyz (2007) (Video)
'Metropolis' T-shirt has the title and an image from the movie on front
Lacrimosa (2008) (TV Movie)
Poster shown on the wall.
Yoshiwara Club (2008) (Short)
The title is a tip of the hat to Fritz Lang's Metropolis and to its fake-Maria erotic dance scene set in the nightclub quarter named Yoshiwara.
Interview with Chris Petit and Keith Griffiths (2008) (Video)
A still photograph is shown
The Rocker (2008)
Matt's solo scene in A.D.D's music video
Dark City: Memories of Shell Beach (2008) (Video)
Liz Keogh mentions this film.
How I Met Your Mother: Do I Know You? (2008) (TV Episode)
Ted has a Metropolis poster on the wall of his room.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
The celluloid image of Shosanna laughing while burning mirrors the Evil Maria in the bonfire in Fritz Lang's classic -- ironically, one of Hitler's favorite movies
Dva: Nunovó tango (2009) (Video)
Visual quotation.
Mad Men: Love Among the Ruins (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
90210: Environmental Hazards (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jasper
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.58 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "'Itz' at the End"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.93 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Mr. & Ms. Roboto"
El cine libertario: Cuando las películas hacen historia (2010) (Short)
poster shown in a picture
Voyage to Metropolis (2010) (TV Movie)
Documentary about Metropolis
Metropolis refundada (2010)
documentary about the film
Mythos Metropolis (2010) (TV Movie)
documentary about the film
Attack of the Clones Review (2010) (Video)
Among the movies Plinkett mentions that the Original Star Wars Trilogy paid homage to.
Special Collector's Edition: La historia interminable (1ª parte) (2010) (TV Episode)
The DVD appears in the background
Special Collector's Edition: La historia interminable (2ª parte) (2010) (TV Episode)
The DVD appears in the background.
The Cinema Snob: Caligula: Part II (2010) (TV Episode)
Snob #2 mentions it.
Special Collector's Edition: Bailando con lobos (2010) (TV Episode)
The DVD appears in the background
Futurama: The Mutants Are Revolting (2010) (TV Episode)
The Westside Pipeway is reminiscent of some of the machinery in "Metropolis".
Special Collector's Edition: Exploradores (2010) (TV Episode)
The DVD appears in the background
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
poster seen
The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry (2010)
Poster is shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie listed on the box art of James' Classic Horror DVD Box Set.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Action Comics #1 (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned among the influences for Superman.
Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) (Video Game)
Poster in Nazi theater in 'Zombies' game mode titled 'Pygmalion' mimics the poster art of 'Metropolis'.
Special Collector's Edition: Hook (2010) (TV Episode)
In the Background/Appears on the list of DVD releases of November/December.
Special Collector's Edition: Zombie Town (2010) (TV Episode)
The DVD appears in the background
Special Collector's Edition: La princesa prometida (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background
Special Collector's Edition: Titanic - 1ª Edición (2011) (TV Episode)
The DVD is seen on the background
Special Collector's Edition: Supercop (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background
Raymond Did It (2011)
Poster seen on wall
Special Collector's Edition: Masters del universo (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background
Midnight Movie Review: The Complete Metropolis (2011) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic
Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: Psicosis (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears In the Background
Special Collector's Edition: The Ring (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background / mentioned
Special Collector's Edition: Mad Max 2: Versión no íntegra (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background
Special Collector's Edition: Los Teleñecos en el espacio (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background
Special Collector's Edition: El pacto de Berlín (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background
The Artist (2011)
The opening shot with its special effects references the activation of the robot Maria.
Special Collector's Edition: ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
The opening scene showing students at Hogwarts being herded towards the classroom, reflects the opening scene of Metropolis, where workers are herded into the big city
Parásitos: Parásitos Begins (2011) (TV Episode)
poster appears in Paula's room
Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen (2011)
Movie poster seen on the wall in an apartment
Special Collector's Edition: Sospechosos habituales (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background
Special Collector's Edition: Matilda (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background
Real Steel (2011)
If you look at the ring girl in the final fight, she is dressed as a very close approximation of the famous robot from the silent film "Metropolis".
Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: Ranma ½ (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background
Special Collector's Edition: Los gemelos golpean dos veces (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background
Special Collector's Edition: Made in U.S.A. (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background
Special Collector's Edition: El soltero (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background
Special Collector's Edition: Pack Tintín (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background
Special Collector's Edition: Calles de fuego (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears in the background
Prophets of Science Fiction: H.G. Wells (2011) (TV Episode)
Poster shown and Wells' disdain for the film is mentioned.
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul Rewind (2012) (TV Episode)
RuPaul says one of DiDa Ritz's runway looks is "very Fritz Lang Metropolis."
Special Collector's Edition: Amor inmortal (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the backgorund
When Worlds Collide (2012) (Video)
Shaun Ley mentions this film
Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: Operación Dragón (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background
Special Collector's Edition: Las Relíquias: Atraco a falda armada (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background
Special Collector's Edition: La Cosa (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background
Special Collector's Edition: Las chicas de la Tierra son fáciles (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background
Special Collector's Edition: 1492: La conquista del paraíso (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the backgorund
Special Collector's Edition: Blu-ray: Depredador (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the backgorund
Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: El Circo (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the backgorund
Special Collector's Edition: Las amistades peligrosas (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the backgorund
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Cited by Christopher Nolan as a key influence.
New Girl: Katie (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie poster in the apartment
Special Collector's Edition: 12 Monos (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray in the background
Public Domain Horror VHS Art (2012) (Video)
VHS seen in James Rolfe's collection
Special Collector's Edition: Pack Bond 50 (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray in the background
Special Collector's Edition: Especial Navideño (Top Películas Navideñas) (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray in the background
Special Collector's Edition: Christine (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
Special Collector's Edition: Superman: Episodios Clásicos (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
Special Collector's Edition: La carrera del siglo (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
Special Collector's Edition: Blu-ray: Pack Indiana Jones (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
Special Collector's Edition: Underground (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013) (Video Game)
Map titled "Metropolis" after the Fritz Lang classic
Remote Recovery (2013) (Short)
Brigitte is named after actress Brigitte Helm - who played a similar role as evil android in Metropolis.
Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: La Tienda de los Horrores (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
Special Collector's Edition: Serpico (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
Special Collector's Edition: Desafío Total (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
Héros (2013) (Short)
Poster on the wall.
Doctor Mabuse (2013)
A drawing of Maria the Robot appears briefly on Mabuse's plans
Special Collector's Edition: Blu-ray: El Bueno, el Feo y el Malo (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
Special Collector's Edition: El viaje a la Luna (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD & Blu-ray appears on the background
Face Off: Living Art (2013) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Midnight Screenings: Ender's Game/The Shining (2013) (TV Episode)
Brian mentions when a rough copy of Metropolis was found in an Argentinian storage house.
Meet Me on the Southbank (2013)
seen by Alan and Destiny
DVD-R Hell: Howard Cantour.com (2014) (TV Episode)
Brad "compares" Howard Cantour.com to this film.
The Place on the Corner (2014) (Short)
mentioned by interview subject
Film Speak: Episode #1.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
A poster is seen on the main set
The Fosters: Metropolis (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Simpsons: Days of Future Future (2014) (TV Episode)
Bart's Little Black eBook contains a photo of Maria.
Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014)
Rotwang and Maria the Robot appear in DOCTOR MABUSE: ETIOPOMAR.
Project: Marvin (2014) (Video)
There is an image of the robot from this film.
Twenty Years Later (2014)
Image on T-shirt
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Targets (2014) (TV Episode)
Depicted on Ryan's shirt.
The Big Bang Theory: The Misinterpretation Agitation (2014) (TV Episode)
The robot is among the doctor's sci-fi memorabilia.
Reebok: The City in Motion (2014) (Short)
The plot is an homage to a scene in this earlier movie
Life Is Strange (2015) (Video Game)
The film was listed on a leaflet in episode 5.
The Wrong Boyfriend (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movie Posters (2015) (TV Episode)
The poster for Metropolis is #9.
April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
The factory scene involving workers robotically influenced a similar scene in the film.
The First Film (2015)
A still of the golden robot is seen early in the film.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Star Wars #2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Linkara notes that C-3PO's early design is based on the robots in this movie
Main Aur Charles (2015)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Suckula (2015) (TV Episode)
"I don't recall Nixon's resignation speech looking like Metropolis."
Nasi: Závislosti (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster on the wall.
Lída Baarová (2016)
Poster on the wall.
Jay Dyer: Hitchcock's Psycho Psyche & MK Ultra (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie comes up in discussion.
Spam Attack: The Movie (2016) (Short)
The final image shows the alien living in the big tower of babel in "Metropolis".
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 May 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg reads from RottenTomatoes.com's list of top movies
500 Questions: Episode #2.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Silent Film" category
WatchMojo: Top 10 Insanely Expensive Movie Memorabilia (2016) (TV Episode)
The Original Metropolis Poster gets an honorable mention.
Brain Dump: 10 Cloverfield Lane Makes Me Bitchy (2016) (TV Episode)
Max Gilardi mentions that Heartbeeps is not a sequel to Metropolis just because of the same genres.
The Phantom Hour (2016) (Short)
The Wardrobe (2017) (Video Game)
A poster of Metropolis was one of Skinny's choices for a prize.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
High Priestess Ayesha's throne and makeup resembles the Maria Robot from Metropolis.
Genius: Einstein: Chapter One (2017) (TV Episode)
Einstein walks past a cinema displaying a large poster for this film.
Crash Course: Film History: German Expressionism (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned and Discussed
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)
The lines' of children marching into school like the workers' in Metropolis.
MenT: Shakira nebo menopauza - Co je více vyhledávané? (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by MenT.
Friedkin Uncut (2018)
Poster shown. Mentioned by Friedkin.
David Coburn MEP on the Tyranny of the EU (2018) (Video)
David Coburn could be this movie could be our future.
SBPCh: 1999/17:05/Drug (2018) (Video)
Poster on the wall
Adam (2019)
A poster for the movie can be seen.
Granada Reports: 21 January 2020: Evening Bulletin (2020) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by one of the cinema voluteers.
Family Guy: Pawtucket Pat (2020) (TV Episode)
mentioned at end of episode
Bad Girls (2021)
Poster displayed in Danny Lucifer's home.

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Bewegte Bilder. Deutsche Trickfilme der Zwanziger Jahre (1975) (TV Movie)
A segment from this film is featured.
The Horror Show (1979) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured.
Android (1982)
E.T. and Friends: Magical Movie Visitors (1982) (TV Movie)
Clips from the film is showed during the show
The Horror of It All (1983) (TV Movie)
Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) (Video)
in part II
Queen: Radio Ga Ga (1984) (Video)
The music video for the song features scenes from Fritz Lang's 1927 German expressionist science fiction film "Metropolis".
Decoder (1984)
Contains footage of the film.
One Night Stand (1984)
Two montage sequences from Metropolis are shown, including scenes of the powerhouse exploding and a scene of the robot/Maria seated in a chair.
Monsters, Madmen & Machines: 80 Years of Science Fiction (1984) (TV Movie)
Helm's dancing seduction
100 years of automobile: Ein Volk gibt Gas (1985) (TV Episode)
clip shown
100 years of automobile: Der Tod fährt mit (1985) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Stairs (1986) (TV Movie)
Clip shown.
Heaven (1987)
Demented Top 20 Video Countdown (1988) (TV Special)
One of the videos on the countdown features clips from this.
Splendor (1989)
Cinema scene can be seen
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989) (TV Episode)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Minute Movie Masterpieces (1989) (Video)
Clips / footage.
At the Movies: Silent Classics (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991)
The film includes several fragments from Lang's movie.
The Bodyguard (1992)
Die UFA (1992)
Scene of film is shown and commented.
SeaQuest 2032: Abalon (1994) (TV Episode)
Abalon shows the movie in his lab.
Citizen Langlois (1995) (TV Movie)
Contains footage of the film.
Century of Cinema: Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995) (TV Episode)
Featured in the Volker Schlöndorff segment.
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
Tokyo Fist (1995)
Latex (1995) (Video)
La mémoire retrouvée (1996) (TV Movie)
Future Fantastic: I, Robot (1996) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Basquiat (1996)
100 Years of Horror: Freaks (1996) (TV Episode)
100 Years of Horror: Scream Queens (1996) (TV Episode)
Troldspejlet: Frankenstein and Me (1997) (TV Episode)
Forrest J Ackerman mentions the film during a guided tour through his Acker Mansion, a huge collection of sci-fi and monster memorabilia + clips shown
Universal Horror (1998) (TV Movie)
Kingdom of Shadows (1998) (Video)
System of a Down: Sugar (1999) (Video)
Footage from the German film Metropolis.
Troldspejlet: Episode #23.17 (2000) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at cinema production design + clip shown
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV Special)
CinéMagique (2002) (Short)
short clip at the beginning
Der Fall Metropolis (2003) (Video)
extensive footage shown
Before - After: Metropolis as an Example for Film Restoration (2003) (Video)
extensive footage shown
Queen: Greatest Video Hits 2 (2003) (Video)
Clips in "Radio Gaga"
Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004)
to illustrate Langlois' museum and the robot it displays from the film: a film clip follows
Mabuses Motive (2004) (TV Movie)
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10 (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Clips are shown
Katsuhiro Otomo Cinema Anthology (2005) (Video)
Includes trailer for this film.
SexTV: Remote Control: Romancing the Robot/Hajime Sorayama (2005) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is used in this episode.
The Fear (El Miedo) (2006)
clip shown
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
Clips of the film was shown and discussed greatly in this documentry.
Future by Design (2006)
Jacque Fresco was inspired by the architecture and robotics.
Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008)
A clip from this film is shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann talks about robots featured in films, and mentions the title + footage used
Bring Back... Star Wars (2008) (TV Movie)
Clip shown
The Nostalgia Chick: Top 10 Disturbing and Inescapable Christmas Songs (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips are played during the slowed dowm Alvin and the Chipmunks song
Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips included in documentary
Maria (2009) (Video)
Jim is watching it in a theatre.
From Caligari to Libeskind (2009) (Video)
Clips shown
Voyage to Metropolis (2010) (TV Movie)
Extensive footage shown
Cabaret-Berlin: The Wild Scene (2010) (TV Movie)
several scenes shown
The Nostalgia Chick: Playing God (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Maltin on Movies: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Geek Charming (2011) (TV Movie)
Seen and discussed by Alan and Josh
Lost Forever (2011) (Short)
Clips from this film are shown in Lost Forever.
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is shown.
Side by Side (2012)
clip featuring Brigitte Helm
Vamps (2012)
Featured on a screen at a club Goody and Stacy go to
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dystopian Movie Futures (2012) (TV Episode)
The future depicted in Metropolis is #10.
Special Collector's Edition: Metrópolis (Montaje de 1984) (2012) (TV Episode)
1984 cut clips shown
Caligari - Wie der Horror ins Kino kam (2014) (TV Movie)
clips shown
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of the 1920s (2014) (TV Episode)
Metropolis is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of All Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Metropolis gets an honorable mention.
The Real History of Science Fiction: Robots (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Metropolice (2014) (Short)
Clips shown, Title is referenced
Sosialismi (2014)
Clip of the film is shown
The Real History of Science Fiction: Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Depictions of the Future (2014) (TV Episode)
The future depicted in Metropolis is #2.
X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time (2015) (TV Movie)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Geno in the Evening (2015) (TV Series)
Clips used in opening segment
Geno in the Evening: Nosferatu, Movies and Bill Cosby (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips used in opening segment
Geno in the Evening: Farewell, Joe (2015) (TV Episode)
Music video features clips from film.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Movie Sets (2015) (TV Episode)
Metropolis is #6.
Worlds Apart (2015)
Film playing on outdoor cinema screen
WatchMojo: Top 10 Futuristic Movie Cities (2015) (TV Episode)
Metropolis of 2026 is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Special Effects That Have Aged Well (2016) (TV Episode)
The special effects in Metropolis are #8.
Fritz Lang (2016)
excerpts shown in newsreel
If Cats Disappeared from the World (2016)
The main character has a DVD of Metropolis and is watching it
Brakes (2016)
Clips of False Maria's dance, and of the Grim Reaper from this film shown in opening sequence.
Bad Movie: The Movie (2016)
clip show
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Metropolis (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Anime Abandon: Metropolis (2017) (TV Episode)
some visual imagery was borrowed from this Metropolis
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Steam Punk Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Metropolis is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies EVERYONE Watches in Film School (2017) (TV Episode)
Metropolis gets an honorable mention.
Crash Course: Film History: German Expressionism (2017) (TV Episode)
The Sex Robots Are Coming (2017) (TV Movie)
Clip shown.
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Clip shown in 90 Years montage
More Human Than Human (2018)
A fragment from the scene in which Rotwang creates Maria is shown.
Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
A clip shown
CyberWork and the American Dream (2019) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Films Ahead of Their Time (2019) (TV Episode)
Metropolis is #2.
Le temps des ouvriers: Le temps de l'usine (2020) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Last Words (2020)
Projected film (from the archives).

Spoofed in 

Iron Bread (1970)
Coneheads (1993)
Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007) (Video)
The city's "travel tubes" are seen in the opening credits transporting several main characters.
The Secret Adventures of the Projectionist (2008) (Short)
The silent science fiction film is a parody of the film.
The Problem of Laika-23 (2008) (Short)
Laika struggles with a futuristic switchboard in a comical variant of the machine scenes in Metropolis

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