Bicycle Thieves (1948) Poster


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Remade as 

Rockers (1978)
Messenger (1994)

Edited into 

Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano (1985)
Clips from this are shown as part of the documentary.


The Crowd (1928)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Life, will, failure and uncertainty.
Alaska (1944)
Italian movie poster seen when Antonio reports to his new job.
Forever Yours (1945)
Italian movie poster seen when Antonio reports to his new job.
Gilda (1946)
Gallant Journey (1946)
Italian movie poster seen as thieves stake out Antonio's bicycle.

Referenced in 

Dokkoi ikiteru (1951)
Elements of the film were inspiring to Dokkoi Ikiteru
Holiday for Henrietta (1952)
A screenwriter, searching for new ideas, reads a newspaper story about a man arrested for stealing a bicycle to replace his stolen bicycle.
Los Palomos (1964)
Emilio mentioned the film as an example of Italian style
La nuit écoute: Vittorio de Sica (1965) (TV Episode)
Vittorio De Sica evokes the filming and the reception of his film
Promise Her Anything (1966)
Mentioned in one of Angelo's parting lines
The Mothers-In-Law: The Great Bicycle Race (1967) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Eve.
Jackal of Nahueltoro (1969)
Description of low social strata, atmospheres and characters.
American Sexual Revolution (1971)
"The Bicycle Thief" is mentioned by the narrator.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father: The Bicycle Theft (1971) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Porridge: No Way Out (1975) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Godber (as Bicycle Thieves).
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
The scenes with the bedridden fortuneteller directly reference scenes from 'Bicycle Thieves'.
Splendor (1989)
Movieposter and a Movietitle can be seen
In de Vlaamsche pot: Eerlijk vlees (1991) (TV Episode)
When Dirkje says Frits' glasses look like a bike, he gives a list of differences between glasses and bikes and asks her whether she has heard of the famous film "Glasses Thieves".
The Player (1992)
Producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) and writer David Kahane (Vincent D'Onofrio) meet at a theater where "The Bicycle Thief" is playing.
The Pickle (1993)
Full House: The Bicycle Thief (1993) (TV Episode)
Title Reference (The Bicycle Thief)
Louis 19, le roi des ondes (1994)
The movie is mentioned by name.
My So-Called Life: Why Jordan Can't Read (1994) (TV Episode)
characters are going to see this film
One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
After Camille leaves her bike and goes to board the helicopter with Alain Delon, a man with a small child appears. The man steals Camille's bike.
Lo zio di Brooklyn (1995)
A bicycle is stolen and the owner looks for it.
Nitrato d'argento (1996)
The making of this movie is shown.
Splendor (1999)
Mentioned in dialogue
Jaime (1999)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Final Justice (1999) (TV Episode)
"The Gunbelt Theif"
Undeclared: The Assistant (2001) (TV Episode)
Jonathan Loughran says it sucked.
Inside the Actors Studio: Martin Scorsese (2002) (TV Episode)
La rivincita di Natale (2004)
The movie poster can be seen.
Scorsese on Scorsese (2004) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Mike Binder's character says he's going to watch this film with Erika Christensen's character.
Film Geek (2005)
DVD and video case are shown in a video store ("Bicycle Thieves").
According to Jim: Take My Wife, Please (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jim and Bertram (as The Bicycle Thief).
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.53 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Best Foreign Language Film" category
Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Jurajem Herzem (2006) (TV Episode)
Juraj Herz mentioned it as a film that had the most influence on him.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.197 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "'B' Movies" category
Making 'Sólo con tu pareja' (2006) (Video)
Poster is shown / Alfonso Cuarón mentions this film.
Man in the Chair (2007)
Poster appears in Cameron bedroom
Ein Augenblick Freiheit (2008)
a father steals and gets chased and beaten up while his son is watching
Nurse Jackie: Pill-O-Matix (2009) (TV Episode)
Gloria thanks the movie critic for recommending it.
Modern Family: The Bicycle Thief (2009) (TV Episode)
title reference
Scent of a Cow (2009) (Short)
Tribute to the Restaurant scene
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $100,000 question
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Sodankylä ikuisesti: Elokuvan vuosisata (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie is mentioned
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.95 (2010) (TV Episode)
Eva Mendes says other people list the film as their favorite
Sodankylä ikuisesti: Valon draama (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie is mentioned
United States of Tara: Crunchy Ice (2011) (TV Episode)
poster seen
Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou (2011)
Mentioned as an influence on T.F. Mou's sensibility and career.
Wadjda (2012)
Influenced the filmmaker.
Meet Me on the Southbank (2013)
seen by Clare and Alan
Friends with Better Lives: The Bicycle Thieves (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Waiting Game (2014)
Film title referenced by character
I Have a Picture (2014)
Title is referenced
Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.88 (2015) (TV Episode)
Movie is reviewed
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Troll 2 in 19 Minutes or Less (2016) (TV Episode)
"I haven't seen this much genius in a film since The Bicycle Thief".
Casual: Bicycle Thieves (2016) (TV Episode)
title reference
BrainDead: The Path to War Part One: The Gathering Political Storm (2016) (TV Episode)
Kevin, "Have you seen The Bicycle Thief ?"
Tyut pei ba ba (2016)
Poster seen

Featured in 

The Player (1992)
Zomergasten: Episode #11.2 (1998) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
My Voyage to Italy (1999)
Footage from this film was shown in this documentary.
Sono solo un artigiano (2001)
Clips shown
Sag-haye velgard (2004)
Two kids watch the film in a cinema to "learn" how to steal.
Man yan (2004)
A pirated DVD vendor watches the film at home.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
Made in Italy (2008)
Luca watches this movie on his television with a girl who is not interested in this kind of black-and-white movies.
Voi siete qui (2011)
Footage from the film
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Post-War Cinema (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The Neorealism: We Were Not Just Bicycles Thieves (2013)
A documentary about the Neorealism film movement.
Brows Held High: Tiny Furniture (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Spise med Price: Alle retter fører til Rom (2014) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
Renegade Cut: Bicycle Thieves (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
Next Week in Bologna (2016)
Clips shown
The Oscars (2017) (TV Special)
Seen during "Movies Around the World"
Martin Scorsese: True Confessions (2017) (TV Short)
Clips shown
Yol Ayrimi (2017)
Altan and Mazhar are watching this movie on TV

Spoofed in 

The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #6.6 (1972) (TV Episode)
Parodied within "Salute to Foreign Films" sketch.
Master of None: The Thief (2017) (TV Episode)
Title/episode is in black & white/Dev's bike is stolen

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