Conan the Barbarian (1982) Poster


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Followed by 

Version of 

Conan: The Adventurer (1992) (TV Series)
Conan (1997) (TV Series)

Remade as 

Edited into 

The Making of 'True Lies' (1994) (TV Movie)
Short videoclips


Conan (1991) (Video Game)
Video game adaptation of the movie.
Conan (1997) (TV Series)
Conan (2004) (Video Game)
Game based on "Conan the Barbarian" and on a few R. E. Howard stories.


Cabiria (1914)
Inspiration for the Wheel of Pain
Seven Samurai (1954)
The Searchers (1956)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Spartacus (1960)
Kwaidan (1964)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Danny DeVito/Sparks (1982) (TV Episode)
Close-up of poster shown during Weekend Update.
Saturday Night Live: Olivia Newton-John (1982) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during SNL Newsbreak
The Star Chamber (1983)
advertised on a theatre marquee that "Officer Nelson" and his partner were driving by in Los Angeles at night during night shift
Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984)
The intro with the forging of the sword and the Morgana scene mirror the intro and witch scene from Conan the Barbarian.
At the Movies: Conan the Destroyer/Top Secret!/Under the Volcano (1984) (TV Episode)
Siskel and Ebert discuss the first film in their review of the sequel.
The Lost Empire (1984)
During a fight scene, one of the characters says "Where's Conan when you need him."
Who's the Boss?: Pilot (1984) (TV Episode)
Grant mentions the character while describing Tony.
Punky Brewster: Changes: Part 5 (1986) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Earl Boen
Knight Rider: Fright Knight (1986) (TV Episode)
Michael: There's enough stuff in here to make Conan 3, 4 and 5
Saturday Night Live: Catherine Oxenberg and Paul Simon/Ladysmith Black Mambazo (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Billy Crystal/Arnold Schwarzenegger/Michael Ammar (1986) (TV Episode)
Arnold Schwarzenegger mentions his earlier role
Howard the Duck (1986)
Phil refers to Howard as "Conan."
Perfect Strangers: Hunks Like Us (1986) (TV Episode)
Balki: "I am Conehead, the barbarian."
House II: The Second Story (1987)
The big muscular barbarian at the Halloween party is named Arnold The Barbarian. This references Conan The Barbarian played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Hangmen (1987)
Poster seen in Danny's dorm.
RoboCop (1987)
Comic magazine "King Conan" is shown in a convenience store.
Cheers: The Crane Mutiny (1987) (TV Episode)
Lilith implies that she calls Frasier "Conan" after having sex.
The Running Man (1987)
When the Ben says "To hell with you!," it is very reminiscent of when Arnold Schwarzenegger said the same line thing as Conan at the end of his prayer to Chrom in the climax.
Video Violence (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Vibes (1988)
Harry refers to the nurse as "Conan the nurse."
Iron Eagle II (1988)
One of the Americans says one of the Russians looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Russian responds with that he knows Arnold Schwarzenegger from the Conan movie.
Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1988)
The opening "village massacre" scene is modelled after a similar scene in 'Conan the Barbarian (1982)'.
Golden Axe (1989) (Video Game)
the screams heard from this movie are featured in this game
Witchtrap (1989)
Tony: "Suddenly she's Conan."
Tango & Cash (1989)
Tango says to one of the jail inmates, "I loved you in Conan the Barbarian"
Alien Nation: Real Men (1990) (TV Episode)
Matt compares George to Conan the Barbarian.
Saved by the Bell: Wicked Stepbrother: Part 2 (1991) (TV Episode)
Jessie refers to Slater as "her Curly Conan."
Prime Suspect 2 (1992) (TV Mini-Series)
The DCI is compared to Conan
Beneath a Steel Sky (1994) (Video Game)
Vincent has a handheld game called "Oman the Barbarian", a title pun
Braveheart (1995)
The Making of 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' (1996) (Video)
is also mentioned as a competitor at the box office
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Mantis (1997) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Arnold Schwarzenegger): "This is Conan."
Karnevolucija (1997) (Short)
I'm Alan Partridge: Basic Alan (1997) (TV Episode)
Someone tries to annoy Alan over an incident with a traffic cone by asking if hes seen the movie "Cone-an the Barbarian"
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
Witchouse (1999) (Video)
Jack is referred to as 'Conan' in one scene.
The Simpsons: The Strong Arms of the Ma (2003) (TV Episode)
Many items for sale at Rainier Wolfcastle's garage sale are swords
Samurai Jack: Episode XLV (2003) (TV Episode)
The lizard-on-a-stick stand is a reference to the one from Conan.
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
similar "pit-fighting" sequence
Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003) (Video)
Mention once
Van Helsing (2004)
The body of the heroine is burned on a funeral pyre
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
After Conan kills Thulsa Doom, Doom's army bows to him as new ruler.
Unseen Evil 2 (2004) (Video)
Biggs is called "Conan the Barbarian"
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Stubbs the Zombie in 'Rebel Without a Pulse' (2005) (Video Game)
A soldier says "I live to kill and to hear the lamentations of the women!"
Stargate: Atlantis: Epiphany (2005) (TV Episode)
Ronon is referred to as Conan by Rodney
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Film artwork is shown in a newspaper article.
Korgoth of Barbaria (2006) (TV Short)
The main character is a deadpan spoof of Conan. Also, in one scene Korgoth has sex with a seductive woman who turns into a demon.
Bloodmyth (2006)
Mentioned in conversation.
Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam'in Oglu (2006)
Conan the Barbarian mentioned
Wolfhound (2006)
the beginning of the film
The Nines (2007)
"Conan sword"
Death Row (2007) (Video)
mentioned on Fire and Ice ad
The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
when a man crawls out of the pit from the port o potty he is called "shitman the barbarian"
The Apprentice: Soap Gets in Your Eyes (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Arnold Schwarzenegger during meeting.
End of the Line (2007)
"Just because you're carrying an axe doesn't make you King Conan."
The Cinema Snob: Video Violence (2007) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Coupling: Gymnes alitheies (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Stefanos
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007) (Video)
Mentioned once.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #4.318 (2008) (TV Episode)
"Arnold Schwarzenegger" mentions he considered calling his genitals "Gonads the Barbarian."
Neues aus der Anstalt: Mental-Training vor der Fußball-EM (2008) (TV Episode)
Volker Pispers refers to Arnold Schwarzenegger as "Conan the barbarian"
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Prince Nuada says a line about how humanity will learn why it fears the dark.
Order Up! (2008) (Video Game)
The end credits show the chef sitting on a throne with fog passing by and Mr. Miyoda ends his epilogue with "But that is a tale for another time" in the same fashion as the ending to this film.
The Conspiracy (2008)
Opening scene, tha making of an arrow and the final sentence "... But there is anothe story"
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 10 September 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Dennis Miller referenced a scene from this film in the 'Miller Time' segment.
The Big Bang Theory: The Barbarian Sublimation (2008) (TV Episode)
The "Age of Conan" online game that Sheldon and Penny play is based on "Conan the Barbarian."
Saturday Night Live: Rosario Dawson/Fleet Foxes (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Atop the Fourth Wall: World of Warcraft #2 and #3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Linkara refers to the hero of the comic as Conan and even provides a Schwarzenegger voice.
Nostalgia Critic: Red Sonja (2009) (TV Episode)
referenced among Mako's work
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics (2009) (TV Movie)
under John Milius's name in graphic
The Spy Next Door (2010)
Conan the Barbarian mentioned
Smallville: Absolute Justice (2010) (TV Episode)
Oliver says, "Drop the mace, Conan."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.129 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "The Wizard"
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Acting the Part"
The Cinema Snob: Video Violence 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.101 (2011) (TV Episode)
a Jaywalking participant mentions that he imagines himself in the film's lead role
Your Highness (2011)
One of the characters is called "The Barbarian", and he also looks like Conan.
Conan: Tomorrow's Episode (2011) (TV Episode)
Title meniontioned by Chris O'Dowd
Tosh.0: Boom Goes the Dynamite Guy (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue, and a still is shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: Hercules in New York (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned as the film that really made Arnold popular
The Bachelorette: Episode #7.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
One of the guys mentions that another looks like Conan the Barbarian
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part I (2011) (TV Episode)
Benzaie dresses as Conan and imitates Arnold's accent
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part II (2011) (TV Episode)
Benzaie is dressed like Conan
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part III (2011) (TV Episode)
Benzaie is dressed like Conan and he imitates Arnold's accent
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part IV (2011) (TV Episode)
Benzaie dresses as Conan and imitates Arnold's accent
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part V (2011) (TV Episode)
Benzaie is dressed like Conan and imitates Arnold's accent
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part VI (2011) (TV Episode)
Benzaie dresses as Conan and imitates Arnold's accent
Nostalgia Critic: Suburban Knights: Part VII (2011) (TV Episode)
Benzaie dresses as Conan and imitates Arnold's accent
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.194 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jason Momoa says he didn't watch the Arnold Schwarzenegger version in preparation for playing Conan
Conan: The Dr. and Mrs. Howard P. Reynolds Foundation Murders (2011) (TV Episode)
The Schwartzenegger version is mentioned ruing Jason Momoa's interview
Half in the Bag: Fright Night and Conan the Barbarian (2011) (TV Episode)
Mike says he hasn't seen it
Suburban Knights (2011) (Video)
Benzaie is dressed as Conan and attempts Arnie's accent
Castle: Heroes and Villains (2011) (TV Episode)
Castle calls the killer "Conan the Barbarian"
More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011) (Video)
Poster shown
Body of Proof: Cold Blooded (2012) (TV Episode)
Ethan says that a resilient type of bacteria is known as "Conan The Bacterium".
Hagan Reviews: The Truth About Demons (2012) (TV Episode)
"After a ritual scene taken from Conan the Barbarian..."
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Schwarzenegger Games (2012) (TV Episode)
Nerd comments that the Conan game has nothing to do with the movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.200 (2012) (TV Episode)
Dolph Lundgren says he first met Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of the film
St. Blacktrick (2012) (Short)
The snake cult in the film is inspired by the cult led by Thulsa Doom in Conan the Barbarian
The Mind of a Chef: New York (2012) (TV Episode)
The story of Conan in this movie is mentioned by David Chang.
Beaver Falls: Episode #2.4 (2012) (TV Episode)
Maurice points out that Mac's pep talk is "a direct misquote from 'Conan the Barbarian'... the original!"
The Last Stand (2013)
The sword that Luis Guzmán (Figgy) brings with him from the private museum/weapons depot is near identical to the sword Arnold Schwarzenegger used in Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Revolution: Ghosts (2013) (TV Episode)
Miles calls Jim "Conan the Librarian."
Honest Trailers: Batman & Robin (2013) (TV Episode)
"Coldman the Barbarian"
Evil Easter III: The Final Easter (2013) (Short)
The opening music is a homage to the opening music from Conan
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Alien³ (2013) (TV Episode)
A VHS tape of this movie was shown in the Cinemassacre's Monster Madness promo.
Freezer (2014)
Character called Conan
My Name Is Jonah (2014)
Referred to by name.
Broforce (2014) (Video Game)
Bronan is a parody of Conan
Honest Trailers: The Expendables (2014) (TV Episode)
'Old Man the Barbarian'
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)
Title mentioned by Richard Stanley in connection with producer Edward R. Pressman.
La crociata dei buffoni - The Last Summer (2014)
"Do you want to live forever?" Is a recurring line
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Ray Harryhausen 2/2 (2014) (TV Episode)
AniMat mentions that "Conan" is a "manly" name.
A Night at the Movies: George Lucas and the World of Fantasy Cinema (2014) (TV Movie)
Images shown; mentioned in discussion
The Comix Scrutinizer: Skull #3 (2014) (TV Episode)
"That's the only reason I can explain CONAN THE BARBARIAN suddenly showing up"
Kung Fury (2015) (Short)
Barbarianna's logo is a reference to Conan's.
Minions (2015)
One character is dressed like Conan with his sword
Valkoinen raivo (2015)
Lauri has the movie's DVD case on his table when he is choosing one of them to watch.
Cult Legends and Rising Stars: Cult Legends: Bokeem Woodbine (2016) (TV Episode)
The way one comic book character is referenced in comedic fashion by imitating the god Krum from this movie.
Game of Thrones: The Red Woman (2016) (TV Episode)
The Dothraki's debate about what is best in life is a reference to the scene from the movie.
FantastiCozzi (2016)
Movie is mentioned; poster shown
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Mentioned in dialogue
Which Die Is That Again?: Bean Rock (2016) (TV Episode)
Co-Man is a barbarian which is a direct reference to Conan the Barbarian. As is the quote, Bean Rock uses to describe him "...crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you, hearing the lamentations of their women."
The Magicians: Divine Elimination (2017) (TV Episode)
Margo quotes this movie.
The Cinema Snob: Conquest (2017) (TV Episode)
"...of the heels of Conan the Barbarian and The Beastmaster."
¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz?: ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz? Buena racha (2017) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Loves of Hercules (2017) (TV Episode)
"Crush your enemies! See them driven before you! Hear the lamentations of their women!"
Have I Got News for You: Episode #53.3 (2017) (TV Episode)
Film is discussed during the odd-one-out round.
Hellsaga (2017) (Short)
The line "A sword is nothing to the hand that weilds it" is a reference to this film
9-1-1: Pilot (2018) (TV Episode)
Howie says the snake from this movie traumatized him
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: "Hercules" (2018) (TV Episode)
Kalkofe calls Hercules "Conan of Canon"

Featured in 

Coming Soon (1982) (Video)
main title
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Very Happy Ending (1986) (TV Episode)
The in-flight movie.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Siskel & Ebert: Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Unlikeliest Star (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown of various Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, including this one.
The Universal Story (1996) (TV Movie)
clip shown
Conan Unchained: The Making of 'Conan' (2000) (Video)
clips shown
Frazetta: Painting with Fire (2003)
film footage used as example of Frazetta's influence
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1982 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood (2004) (TV Movie)
featured in documentary
Manolito Espinberg, une vie de cinéma (2005) (Short)
A clip of this film is featured as part of the short
Conan: The Rise of a Fantasy Legend (2005) (Video)
This documentary shows scenes from Conan the Barbarian.
Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow (2006) (TV Special)
As part of Max von Sydow's filmography
Running with Arnold (2006)
Shows clip(s) from.
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
Several brief clips
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 14 September 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Dennis Miller makes reference to this film.
Video Game Vault: Last Action Hero (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown: "Can you believe that? Huh?"
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Clips featured during James Earl Jones tribute.
Nostalgia Critic: Conan: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: The Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuckups (2010) (TV Episode)
footage is shown
The Riff Brothers (2010) (Video)
Riffed on during episode six of The Riff Brothers.
Brows Held High: Pinocchio (2011) (TV Episode)
"Conan started out the same way."
Hollywood's Top Ten: Battle of the Warriors (2011) (TV Episode)
Taking #9 for top warrior movies
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.18 (2011) (TV Episode)
Newt Gingrich's face superimposed on clip of Conan
Conan: From the Vault (2011) (Video)
Making Of
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
this movie's theme ranks at #2
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Craig Ferguson/Vera Farmiga/Harper Simon (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips of Conan intercut to depict him battling the Terminator
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)
Clips shown
Sense8: We Will All Be Judged by the Courage of Our Hearts (2015) (TV Episode)
Wolfgang watches this as a child
Desmontando el HD (2015) (Short)
clip shown
Valkoinen raivo (2015)
Lauri is shown watching the movie on TV in his apartment.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fantasy Villains (2016) (TV Episode)
Thulsa Doom ranks at #8
The '80s Greatest: Miracle on Ice (2018) (TV Episode)
Features clips from the film series.

Spoofed in 

Night Court: Quadrangle of Love (1984) (TV Episode)
"So where are you and Conehead the Barbarian going to tonight?"
Lordan, o varvaros (1987)
The title and the plot spoof this movie
UHF (1989)
"Conan the Librarian" TV show.
The Twilight Zone: Azoth the Avenger Is a Friend of Mine (2002) (TV Episode)
Azoth is a Conan analog.
Rocko's Quest (2003) (Video Game)
Rocko/Grouch is a spoof of barbarians like Conan.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Test of Time/A Kick in the Asgard (2004) (TV Episode)
The closing credits for this episode parodies that of this movie
Teen Titans: Cyborg the Barbarian (2005) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a spoof to the title of this movie.
Robot Chicken: Boo Cocky (2008) (TV Episode)
Why say what is best in in life, when you can express it in song
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Rob Lowe/Jane Krakowski/Hilary Hahn (2010) (TV Episode)
One of the porno titles that Conan lists: "Conan the Bangbarian".
This Ain't Conan the Barbarian XXX (2011) (Video)
XXX parody.
JonTron: Conan the Barbarian (2014) (TV Episode)
The film and its video game spin-offs are discussed, along with a parody of when Conan received his sword at a young age.
Kung Fury (2015) (Short)
Similar title art in the Viking Age scene, one character is named Barbarianna and Thor is a body builder
Kill Your Friends (2015)
Stelfox's idea of what the meaning of life is is the same as Conan's idea of what is best in life. Both lines are inspired by a quote from Genghis Khan.
Winter Is Cumming: A Game of Bones (2016) (Video)
XXX parody

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