A Hard Day's Night (1964) Poster


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Followed by 

Help! (1965)

Edited into 

The Beatles: She Loves You - A Hard Day's Night Version (1964) (Video)
Although not one of the new songs that predominated in their July 1964 film debut A Hard Day's Night, it was used as the finale of the concert that closes the movie.


Cops (1922) (Short)
The film's chase scenes are referenced in the second "Can't Buy Me Love" sequence.
Steptoe and Son (1962) (TV Series)
Wilfred Brambell's character is referred to as a "clean old man", alluding to the show where the character he plays is called a "dirty old man"

Referenced in 

The Game (1968) (Short)
A poster of A Hard Day's Night is visible on a bedroom wall.
Yellow Submarine (1968)
Ringo is introduced walking the docks of Liverpool as an homage to A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles Mod Odyssey (1968) (Short)
Petulia: The Uncommon Movie (1968) (Short)
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #3.23 (1970) (TV Episode)
Ringo reminds Jeremy Lloyd that they were both in this movie
Goober and the Ghost Chasers: A Hard Day's Knight (1973) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
Putting ketchup on as fake blood gag reused.
Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Joe Cocker/Stuff (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as A Hard Days Rut
Love Thy Neighbour in Australia: A Hard Day's Night (1979) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Birth of the Beatles (1979)
''Turn left at Greenland'' is used as a response when the Beatles are surrounded by reporters upon arriving in the U.S.
XTC at the Manor (1980) (TV Special)
Family Ties: Have Gun, Will Unravel (1982) (TV Episode)
The family comes home from seeing the movie
Heaven Help Us (1985)
poster in diner
At the Movies: The Stepfather/Duet for One/Wanted: Dead or Alive/Hoosiers (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the Video Pick of the Week segment.
At the Movies: Over the Top/84 Charing Cross Road/Death Before Dishonor/Working Girls (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the Video Pick of the Week segment.
The Real Ghostbusters: Hard Knight's Day (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Vice Versa (1988)
Marshall recalls the year 1964 and The Beatles.
DuckTales: Beaglemania (1989) (TV Episode)
Bouncer: "How many more of these hard day's nights can we take?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Crawling Hand (1989) (TV Episode)
"You've had a hard night." Crow: "Hard Day's Night"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Unearthly (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: Please, mister, can we have our ball back?
Hook (1991)
There is a poster for the film in Moira's bedroom in the 1960s.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1992) (TV Episode)
theme song sung
Bodger and Badger: A Hard Day's Knight (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom (singing): "It's been a hard day's night."
Backbeat (1994)
In addition to mentioning the title, George's line, "I'd be quite prepared for that eventuality." is taken verbatim from the "professional trendsetter" scene from A Hard Day's Night.
Iron Man: The Armor Wars: Part 1 (1995) (TV Episode)
Iron Man tells Beetle that he's "in for a hard day's night". Beetle sounds like he's one of The Beatles.
Trainspotting (1996)
The Rock (1996)
Whilst in the laboratory, Nicholas Cage unwraps a copy of the UK LP.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Austin is chased by screaming girls in the title sequence, like the Beatles are in this.
Fort Alpha: A Hard Days Night (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Soul Music (1997) (TV Mini-Series)
The crowd mobbing scenes at the beginning of the film
Bandits (1997)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Doll (1997) (TV Episode)
"Am I a Mod or a Rocker"
Saturday Night Live: Matthew Perry/Oasis (1997) (TV Episode)
mentioned on Celebrity Jeapardy
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow, Mike, and Tom (singing): "It's been a hard day's night."
The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (1997) (Video Game)
Album covers imitating Beatles
At the Movies: Spice World/Hard Rain/Fallen/The Gingerbread Man/Phantoms/Star Kid (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Spice World" review.
Casper Meets Wendy (1998) (Video)
Pocket Dragon Adventures: A Harp Day's Night (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1998 (1999) (TV Episode)
V.I.P.: Hard Val's Night (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) (TV Special)
Referenced by title
Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Peter and friend
Stella Street: Episode #4.1 (2001) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Lovers & Leavers (2002)
Movie poster of this film is seen in Kuutamolla (2002).
Angel: Shiny Happy People (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorne: "She went out for a walk, it was like A Hard Day's Night, everybody followed her back."
The Simpsons: The Bart of War (2003) (TV Episode)
Poster on the wall in the Beatles room in the Flanders house.
Kangaroo Hitchcock: The Making of 'Road Games' (2003) (Video)
The film is mentioned.
American Dreams: And Promises to Keep (2003) (TV Episode)
Meg refers to the film.
Richard & Judy: Episode dated 21 November 2003 (2003) (TV Episode)
Phil Collins mentions this film
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Robositter (2004) (TV Episode)
Mention by Master Shake
The Comedians of Comedy (2005)
Comedian Patton Oswalt asks teenage girls to chase he and his friend to like the girls did in A Hard Days Night.
Grey's Anatomy: A Hard Day's Night (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.79 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Premiere" category
Love Monkey: Coming Out (2006) (TV Episode)
The opening scene of this episode has Tom and Wayne running down the street being chased by a horde of screaming teenage girls. Just like The Beatles were in the older film.
Destroy All Humans! 2 (2006) (Video Game)
The title for the mission "A Hard Day's Fight"
What the Pythons Did Next... (2007) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Seven Ages of Rock: What the World Is Waiting For: Indie Rock (2007) (TV Episode)
A poster of the film is featured in an archive photograph.
Phineas and Ferb: A Hard Day's Knight/I, Brobot (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Little Mosque on the Prairie: A Hard Day's Fight (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Yes Man (2008)
After sneaking into the Hollywood Bowl and reach the stage, Carl sings "Can't Buy Me Love" and Allison does backing vocals.
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009)
opening scene starts with screaming fans chasing the Jonas Brothers around the streets of New York
The Beatles: Rock Band (2009) (Video Game)
The intro where the beatles get chased by their fangirls
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Opening scene starts with the first chord from song "A Hard Day's Night" and features a young John Lennon running to the sound of screaming girls, as in the movie with the same name.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.57 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Nights"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.106 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 question
Maltin on Movies: Red (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie referenced in this episode.
Conan: Seven Salads for Seven Brothers Who Are Sexually Attracted to Salads (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Gary Oldman during interview
Beatles Stories (2011)
poster shown
Conan: Annie, Get Your Glock (2012) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Dhani Harrison interview
Mad Men: Lady Lazarus (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Mad Men: The Other Woman (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Vamps (2012)
Seen in Goody's flashback montage of the Times Square particularly the 60's era.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.5 (2012) (TV Episode)
Zooey Deschanel says she told Paul McCartney that she used to watch the movie every day when she was 9
The Thick of It: Episode #4.7 (2012) (TV Episode)
Malcolm Tucker, trying to evade the press, jumps into a cab and compares the situation to this film.
Rewind This! (2013)
DVD is shown.
Showreel: The Final Countdown (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned and poster shown in the history of Superman segment
Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (2013)
It's discussed by main characters.
Modern Family: A Hard Jay's Night (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Sixties: The British Invasion (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kevin Ryan.
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures: A Hard Dazed Knight (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Kendra on Top: A Hard Night's Day (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Steve Jobs (2015)
Joanna Hoffman says it's gonna be a scene out of "A Hard Day's Night" if Steve Jobs steps outside before the last presentation.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Carson Kressley (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Aisha
The Question Jury: Episode #1.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
Correct answer.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Reptilicus (2017) (TV Episode)
"It's been a hard day's Reptilicus!"
RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party (2017) (Video)
Bridget: "(Singing) It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a bagg!"
Stan Against Evil: A Hard Day's Night (2017) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Spiceworld - Der Film (2018) (TV Episode)
Kalkofe calls "Spiceworld" the greatest mockumentary since "A Hard Day's Night" or "Help"

Featured in 

Ecstasy from Seven Till Ten (1969) (TV Movie)
a scene is shown from the film
The Compleat Beatles (1982) (Video)
Going Back (1984)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
At the Movies: Hail, Hail, Black and White (1989) (TV Episode)
Beatles compared in black and white to color
Death Spa (1989)
shown on TV
At the Movies: The Dark Half/Who's the Man?/Indian Summer/Boling Point/Wide Sargasso Sea (1993) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown during the look at the "Hard Day's Night" CD-ROM.
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
brief clip shown
The Beatles Anthology (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
The Beatles Anthology: February '64 to July '64 (1995) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Hey, Hey We're the Monkees (1997) (TV Movie)
A short clip from the title sequence is featured in this documentary
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clips shown.
Hollywood Musicals of the 60's (2000) (TV Movie)
Several clips are shown.
The Beatles Revolution (2000) (TV Movie)
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Things They Said Today (2002) (Video)
making of
Back in the U.S. (2002) (TV Special)
footage from that movie shown on video screens.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 8 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this film are shown during 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
Anvil's #3 Favorite Film
The Beatles on Record (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips Shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
Anvil's #3 Favorite Movies; "Reel History of Rock n' Roll" segment
Great Lives: Victor Spinetti (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips seen and discussed
Elvis Found Alive (2012)
Clip from trailer shown
Music Movies: A Hard Day's Night (2013) (TV Episode)
movie and songs reviewed
Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies: Pop Goes the Soundtrack (2013) (TV Episode)
clips shown and title/theme music discussed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
A Hard Day's Night is #2.
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (2014) (TV Special)
Footage is included.
The Sixties: The British Invasion (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
clips used and discussed
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 British Films That Changed Cinema Forever (2018) (TV Episode)
A Hard Day's Night is #8.
Granada Reports: 7 June 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.

Spoofed in 

Bedazzled (1967)
pop star sequence shot in the same way as the Beatles perfomance
Trainspotting (1996)
Dexter's Laboratory: A Hard Day's Day/Road Rash/Ocean Commotion (1997) (TV Episode)
Title spoof for "A Hard Day's Day"
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Flat Top Tony and the Purple Canoes (1997) (TV Episode)
The band members running from girls in a black and white scene.
Spice World (1997)
The entire pitch of the movie is a spoof of this classic.
The Simpsons: The Old Man and the 'C' Student (1999) (TV Episode)
The title song plays over a sequence which parodies the tone of this film.
High Fidelity (2000)
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick Solomon's Day Off (2000) (TV Episode)
The musical montage includes high speed shenanigans, just like in the Beatles movie.
Saturday Night Live: Ellen Degeneres/No Doubt (2001) (TV Episode)
Opening titles chase sequence spoofed in B/W Mango segment
The Fairly OddParents: Most Wanted Wish/This is Your Wish (2003) (TV Episode)
The music and camera angles as Timmy is chased around school by an army of girls apes the opening of this film where fans chase The Beatles.
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004) (TV Movie)
Spoofed in "A Hard Day's Rut"
I'm Not There (2007)
Jude Quinn rolling around on a hill with the Beatles, and the Beatles then being chased by a mob of fans
BoJack Horseman: BoJack Hates the Troops (2014) (TV Episode)
Newspaper headline reads "'The Beetles' Call It Quits". The band appear on an album cover for "A Hard Shell's Night."

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