The Seventh Seal (1957) Poster


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Edited into 

Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
The spoken dialogue in this film is taken from The Seventh Seal soundtrack.


The Phantom Carriage (1921)
Referring to death as a "strict master"
La Strada (1954)
juggler's performance
Wild Strawberries (1957)
When Antonius visits Jof and Mia, Mia offers wild strawberries to Antonius. Wild Strawberries is another Bergman directed film from 1957.

Referenced in 

Winter Light (1963)
A mural on church wall features Death carrying a chessboard.
Incubus (1966)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Not Just Another Pretty Face (1974) (TV Episode)
Phyllis refers to the scene in which Death challenges a character to a game of chess.
Saturday Night Live: Christopher Lee/Meat Loaf (1978) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Mr. Death
Excalibur (1981)
As noted by John Boorman, the scene where Sir Percevel approached the dead and dessicated knight during the Grail Quest is a reference to this movie.
Diner (1982)
St. Elsewhere: Monday, Tuesday, Sven's Day (1983) (TV Episode)
Cathy asks Ehrlich whether he has seen The Seventh Seal (1957), which he hasn't. She recalls the final scene in which Death leads the group across the fjord.
Mister Manhattan: Woody Allen (1987) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Woody Allen.
Die Hard (1988)
Degrassi High: Dream On (1989) (TV Episode)
Caitlin and Claude discuss the film.
City Slickers (1991)
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Bill and Ted challenge death to Battleship, Cluedo, electric football and Twister.
Brutal TV: Episode #1.2 (1991) (TV Episode)
During the pet shop sketch the Max von Sydow character references this movie, talking about playing chess with death
Bottom: Apocalypse (1991) (TV Episode)
Richie tries to challenge Death to a game of chess.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
"Not since the chess playing scene in The Seventh Seal!"
Last Action Hero (1993)
The character Death come out of the cinema screen
The Making of '...And God Spoke' (1993)
The character of the director-of-photography states that he uses the same light filter that Bergman used in "The Seventh Seal."
Night of the Living Dead: 25th Anniversary Documentary (1993) (Video)
Tobe Hooper alludes to it.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Skydivers (1994) (TV Episode)
Servo: Hey, you guys have Death coming up to play chess with you?
Mystery Science Theater 3000: San Francisco International (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Davey, you're gonna meet a man in a black robe wanting to play chess with you."
The Critic: I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show (1995) (TV Episode)
referenced in Jay's student film
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned by filmmaker J. Lee Thompson in a newspaper article ("The Seventh Seal").
Earthworm Jim: The Wizard of Ooze (1996) (TV Episode)
Prof Monkey for a Head challenged the Tin Reaper to a game of chess.
Earthworm Jim: For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls (1996) (TV Episode)
The Princess asked the Grim Reaper if he was in a Swedish movie.
BeetleBorgs: Don't Fear the Reaper (1997) (TV Episode)
Little Ghoul plays chess with her uncle the Grim Reeper at one point.
Seal of Approval (1997) (Short)
In the Presence of a Clown (1997) (TV Movie)
The white face of the clown is an allusion to the white face of Death in "The Seventh Seal."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Killed by Death (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the dialogue: "Ooo, if he [Death] asks you to play chess, don't even do it. The guy's, like, a whiz."
Ingmar Bergman on Life and Work (1998) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Drycleaner (1998) (TV Episode)
Richard says he had to go to 8 video stores until he found a copy of "The Seventh Seal".
Will & Grace: Boo! Humbug (1998) (TV Episode)
Will says to the children, "You guys like watching videos? Ok, this one is about a man who plays a game...of chess...with death" He is describing this movie.
Still Crazy (1998)
Grim Fandango (1998) (Video Game)
The grim reaper, mural of the grim reaper on the casino wall.
American Movie (1999)
Mark mentions this film.
Stargate SG-1: Demons (1999) (TV Episode)
A shot of Unas taking away his prisoners mirrors a shot of Death taking away his victims in this film. Down to camera angle and composition.
Big Wolf on Campus: Don't Fear the Reaper (1999) (TV Episode)
Merton compares Death attempting to take Tommy to The Seventh Seal (1957). Merton gets the idea of challenging Death to a game of chess from the film.
Gregory Horror Show (1999) (TV Series)
The Grim Reaper wear a swedish flag-hat on his head
In Bed with Santa (1999)
One of the characters mentions that he "is not afraid of Death" the way Max von Sydow's character said it.
Mr. Murakami's Garden (1999) (Short)
O Oitavo Selo (1999) (Short)
The Independent (2000)
Morty's VD film features the protagonist playing chess with embodied disease, who wears a hood and all that.
Road Trip (2000)
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Meet the Reaper/Evil Con Carne/Skeletons in the Water Closet (2001) (TV Episode)
Billy and Mandy play limbo with Grim like Death and Antonius Block play chess.
Me Without You (2001)
This Movie is indicated and paraphrased in a conversation about Ingmar Bergman
Scrubs: My Old Lady (2001) (TV Episode)
J.D. plays a game of "Connect Four" with Death.
The Tunnel (2001) (Short)
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)
It is mentioned in a magazine ("The Seventh Seal").
The Outer Limits: The Human Factor (2002) (TV Episode)
Ellis Ward challenges Link to a chess game to decide the fate of the humans on Ganymede.
Crazy as Hell (2002)
Ty plays a game of chess with Delazo. According to the Director's commentary this is just like the man who plays a game of chess with Death in The Seventh Seal (1957).
Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories: The Game (2002) (TV Episode)
The characters Kai and Prince play chess in the same manner as in The Seventh Seal
The Lumiere Report (2002) (Short)
Minority Report (2002)
Max von Sydow meets cloaked death (Tom Cruise)
Mission Hill: Plan 9 from Mission Hill (or I Married a Gay Man from Outer Space) (2002) (TV Episode)
When the film appears at the art house theatre on the screen
Inside the Actors Studio: Martin Scorsese (2002) (TV Episode)
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Cookie Jar (2003) (Short)
In the end the children run off into the night like the characters running over the hill in Bergman's film.
Processen (2003) (Short)
Midsomer Murders: The Maid in Splendour (2004) (TV Episode)
When Cully and Dan go to watch a film at the "Bergman Season" at the film society, this is the film they watch and there is a poster for it on the billboard. This poster is not for the Film Society showing, but from the London debut of the film in March 1958, at the Academy Cinema in Oxford Street.
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
"The Seventh Seal" is listed in a program guide.
Scorsese on Scorsese (2004) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Mavet (2005) (Short)
The chess game between the two characters to the life or death.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.33 (2005) (TV Episode)
among the Ingmar Bergman-inspired Double Jeopardy! category names is "The Seventh Seal"
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 1 (2005) (Video)
In "Experimental Film", Strong Sad meeting the Grim Reaper via split screens is a reference to this Ingmar Bergman film.
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
When Keillor, et al look over their shoulders at the "Dangerous Woman" as she enters the diner, it mirrors Death's entrance in "The Seventh Seal"
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)
"you watched 'The Seventh Seal' stoned"
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006)
Clips shown
Pieces (2007) (Short)
Chess Scene
Crossing Criminal Cultures (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
Watching the Detectives (2007)
Mentioned in dialogue between Neil and Denise.
The Witcher (2007) (Video Game)
When the King of the Wild Hunt (Krzysztof Dracz), here appearing as a seeming personification of death, tells Geralt (Jacek Rozenek) that he has to fight him, the latter replies "I was afraid you'd suggest chess". That's a reference to the movie, which involves a chess game between Death and Antonius Block (Max von Sydow).
The Mighty Boosh: The Chokes (2007) (TV Episode)
Jurgen Haabemaster's films show an influence from Ingmar Bergman.
Sweet Food City (2008)
Music is used.
Palermo Shooting (2008)
A character is death personified.
That's It (2008)
Tom thinks Ela is depressed because she saw this film
Comeback: Lexa a porno (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
500 Days of Summer (2009)
In the theater scene, Tom is in a knight's suit of armor and is playing chess by the shore.
Bum Reviews: Citizen Kane (2009) (TV Episode)
The Bum hears that this movie is even worse than Citizen Kane
True Blood: Never Let Me Go (2009) (TV Episode)
The Swedish dialogue when Godric and Eric first meet recalls the classic first meeting with Death in The Seventh Seal.
A Hindu's Indictment of Heaven (2009) (Short)
St. Peter plays Checkers
Block (2009) (Short)
Jack and Diane mention the character of Antonius Block and his game of chess.
Death :Nell (2010) (Short)
Inspired by
Black Death (2010)
two main figures are referenced of this classic movie, the prosession and the wich death
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.184 (2010) (TV Episode)
Contestant mentions the film admiringly during interview segment
Kommissarie Späck (2010)
Fictional sequel mentioned
Park Road: Er det dit endelige svar? (2010) (TV Episode)
It is an option for a question of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
Season of the Witch (2011)
The filmmakers have stated that there are many visual and thematic references.
I Travel Alone (2011)
Referenced at the university in the beginning
Checkmate (2011) (Short)
The chess game is done as an homage to the film.
Wragg Is in Custody (2011) (Short)
Referenced in the "Theater" scene.
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Queens Behaving Badly (2012) (TV Episode)
Manila Luzon calls her runway look "a dark lady look" ... "inspired by that old black and white film."
At the Movies: Episode #10.26 (2013) (TV Episode)
When Margaret Pomeranz reviews the classic movie Knife in the Water, she mentions including the chess scene from The Seventh Seal in the opening titles she designed for David Stratton's movie presentations on SBS, along with the dive into the water from Knife In the Water.
The Goldbergs: The Other Smother (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the video store clerk.
Closer to the Moon (2014)
One of the films Mr. Moritz alludes to as "before the war".
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
In a black-and-white segment of "We're Doing a Sequel," the Swedish Chef plays chess with Death.
Sludd (2014) (Short)
The scene where Gabriel play chess with priest.
The Rewrite (2014)
Keith says he'll give 100$ to anyone who'll name three movies by Bergman and Sara mentions "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona"
American Dad!: A Boy Named Michael (2014) (TV Episode)
Watched on TV
Chotushkone (2014)
Poster on a wall
A Night at the Movies: George Lucas and the World of Fantasy Cinema (2014) (TV Movie)
Images shown; mentioned in discussion
Welcome to Sweden: Searching for Bergman/Ljuden (2015) (TV Episode)
Jason Priestley says "The Seventh Seal" is his favorite Bergman movie
Father Time (2015) (Short)
game of chess with Death
French Collection: Villeurbanne & Lincoln (2015) (TV Episode)
Movie poster on Emily's wall.
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Recreates famous shot of playing chess with Death by the sea.
Merrick: I'll Spew on Your Grave (2016)
Merrick references the film in his confrontation with Buckshot.
Café Society (2016)
"I protest in silence", Marty discussing death
Casualty: The Best Day of My Life (2016) (TV Episode)
The chess scene is referenced by Dylan.
Veep: Groundbreaking (2017) (TV Episode)
Selina refers to the film.
Death and Penelope (2018) (Short)
Death likes to play chess
Bob's Burgers: Yes Without My Zeke (2019) (TV Episode)
Bob says Randy's movie is like this movie

Featured in 

At the Movies: Hail, Hail, Black and White (1989) (TV Episode)
Ebert's pick for his favorite black and white moment
Stjärnbilder (1995)
Sladke sanje (2001)
screening at local cinema
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Dot the I (2003)
Two characters are watching the film on TV
Torremolinos 73 (2003)
Main characters watch this film at TV
Bergman Island (2004) (TV Movie)
Subject of documentary, a film excerpt is shown.
Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow (2006) (TV Special)
As part of Max von Sydow's filmography
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Shown during the In Memoriam tribute (Ingmar Bergman)
Road to Nowhere (2010)
Mitchell Haven and Laurel Graham watch this movie on TV.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: European New Wave (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
At the Movies: Episode #8.37 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment reviewing classic movies.
American Masters: Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip showing Knight
Chess History (2011) (Video)
Shows a clip of part of the famous scene from this Ingmar Bergman film of Death and Antonius Block playing chess
Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut (2012) (Video)
Part of the dialogue in the confrontation between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi is accompanied by footage from two characters playing a chess game from The Seventh Seal.
Trespassing Bergman (2013)
Clips Shown
What Is Cinema? (2013)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Medieval Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Seventh Seal is #1.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Brows Held High: Gerry Redux! (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown when Oancitizen mentions Ingmar Bergman.
Renegade Cut: The Seventh Seal (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (2015)
clips are shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Opening Lines in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Who Are You? gets an honorable mention.
Shirkers (2018)
Clip shown
Bergman: A Year in a Life (2018)
Clips shown and movie discussed.

Spoofed in 

Woton's Wake (1962) (Short)
Chess game on beach
De Düva: The Dove (1968) (Short)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
The flagellation, the witch burning scene, and the mock-Swedish subtitles.
Animalympics (1980)
The Scandinavian horse works with an "Ingmar Birdman," a spoof on Bergman, director of the film; in addition, the horse is dressed as Death playing chess with a knight, a Seventh Seal reference.
The Muppets Go to the Movies (1981) (TV Movie)
Beaker appears as Death in the "Silent Strawberries" segment.
The Young Ones: Nasty (1984) (TV Episode)
The opening scene sees a man play chess with the grim reaper and win, the grim reaper then gets mad, the end sees the scene reprised with them playing mini-golf. It spoofs this film where a man plays chess with the grim reaper.
Wired (1989)
In hell Belushi agrees to a pivotal pinball game which is a parody of the chess game between the Knight and Death.
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Bill and Ted play Twister, Battleship, Clue and electric football with Death.
Animaniacs: Meatballs or Consequences/A Moving Experience (1993) (TV Episode)
The Warner Bros. play checkers with the grim reaper to try and win Wakko's soul back (he wants to play chess but they don't know how).
Weird Science: The Most Dangerous Wish (1994) (TV Episode)
Zanthrax challenges Gary and Wyatt to a contest to save Lisa.
Den svarta filmen (1995) (Short)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 (1998) (TV Movie)
Spoofed in segment 'directed by Ingmar Bergman'
Striking Back (1999)
The Independent (2000)
Jerry Stiller portrays a b-movie director and one of his earliest films is an army training film about VD. It is a direct spoof of Det Sjunde inseglet, complete with the death character playing chess with a herpes victim.
Pól serio (2000)
Luke Skywalker plays chess with Death and there is a reference to Bergmann.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (2003) (TV Special)
Max Von Sydow and Death are parodied in a Swedish language black & white sketch, with Conan seeking the meaning of life.
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault (2009)
the Swedish Chef meets the Angel of Death in an Ingmar Bergman parody in "The Muppets Go to the Movies"
Dave vs Death (2011) (TV Short)
Dave, on his deathbed, has a chess match with Death.
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
In a black-and-white segment of "We're Doing a Sequel," the Swedish Chef plays chess with Death.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
One of Earl and Greg's movies ("The Seven Seals")

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