Heavy Metal (1981) Poster



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Followed by 

Version of 

Metal Hurlant Chronicles (2012) (TV Series)
based on the same comic book series

Remade as 

Love, Death & Robots (2019) (TV Series)
A re-imagining of the movie.


Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.2 (2000) (Video Game)
The game is a loose sequel to the sequel to the movie.


Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) (TV Series)
A damaged starship Enterprise floats through space.
Barbarella (1968)
Flesh Gordon (1974)
Jaws (1975)
A Jaws 7 banner can be seen in the "Harry Canyon" segment.
Alien (1979)

Referenced in 

Fire and Ice (1983)
The Lonely Lady (1983)
The title is visible on a movie theater marquee.
Dreamscape (1984)
Dune (1984)
Brazil (1985)
Legend (1985)
Highlander (1986)
Aliens (1986)
Akira (1988)
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Total Recall (1990)
Everybody will DIE!
Alien³ (1992)
Short Cuts (1993)
Comic magazine is shown.
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Stargate (1994)
Neverwhere (1996) (TV Mini-Series)
Fantastical Place called "Neverwhere" in both films.
Neverwhere Land (1996) (Video)
deleted scene from the film
Dawson's Creek: Full Moon Rising (1998) (TV Episode)
Poster seen in video store
The Matrix (1999)
Ghostbusters' SFX Team Featurette (1999) (Video)
Terry Windell mentiones her work on Heavy Metal
Fear Factory: Cars (1999) (Video)
Astronaut riding in a car through space.
Imagining 'Heavy Metal' (1999) (Video)
Documentary about the making of the film.
The Cell (2000)
Address Unknown (2001)
Heavy Metal comic book
Heavy Metal: Geomatrix (2001) (Video Game)
A game set in the same world from the comics as the movie. Also features a heavy metal soundtrack.
Resident Evil (2002)
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
Series of stories tied together by an evil item everyone wants.
Otaku Unite! (2004)
VHS tape is shown
Rock 'n' Roll Space Patrol Action Is Go! (2005)
First five minutes cheaply replicate the opening car scene of "Heavy Metal"
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006)
A movie poster is in JBs room.
21 (2008)
Cam says "This has been the coolest thing since Heavy Metal."
Step Brothers (2008)
poster seen
John's Arm: Armageddon (2008)
The Mayor quotes the line "Unless you count the preschoolers' prostitute ring."
500 Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Black Cauldron (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown while the Film Buff discusses animated movies of the 1980s
The Venture Bros.: Perchance to Dean (2009) (TV Episode)
Dean's prog rock hallucinations takes visual queues from this film.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.87 (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jason Reitman in a list of his father Ivan Reitman's films
Special Collector's Edition: The Ring (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD & Blu-Ray releases of April/May
Continue?: Apocalypse (PlayStation 1) (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Paul Ritchey.
The Nostalgia Chick: Shorts: Betty Boop in Minnie the Moocher (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned when discussing rotoscoping
21 Jump Street (2012)
Poster seen in basement.
Nostalgia Critic: Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (2012) (TV Episode)
"The animation looks like Heavy Metal threw up on a Molly Hatchet album cover..."
The Nostalgia Chick: All Dogs Go to Heaven (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned when discussing 1980s animated films
Anime Abandon: Spawn (2014) (TV Episode)
Sage takes a potshot at this movie
Hamlet A.D.D. (2014)
Recurring sphere element is an homage
Why Horror? (2014)
A poster can be seen.
The Comix Scrutinizer: Skull #3 (2014) (TV Episode)
"sweet Heavy Metal jokes about John Candy not wanting to run around with his dork hanging out."
The Comix Scrutinizer: No Ducks #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
"Meanwhile, in Heavy Metal"
Brigsby Bear (2017)
Mandy (2018)
Hallucinogenic animated sequences that feature extensive nudity and a glowing green object like the Loc-Nar. Cosmatos cites Heavy Metal as an influence on him.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Incredible New Record (2018) (TV Episode)
Pokematic compares Rock Odyssey to this film.
The Last Blockbuster (2020)
Movie is referenced.
How Didn't This Get Made?: Hitherto Without Rama (2020) (TV Episode)


Saturn 3 (1980)
Shared soundtrack

Featured in 

Imagining 'Heavy Metal' (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Heavy Metal (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Anime Abandon: Legend of Lemnear (2014) (TV Episode)
"...it plays out like a lost chapter of Heavy Metal."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies to Watch While High (2015) (TV Episode)
Heavy Metal is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Underrated Science Fiction Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Heavy Metal is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Sci-Fi Films (2016) (TV Episode)
Heavy Metal is #8.
Young and Rabid with Susan Roman (2016) (Video)
Starfilm (2017)
An excerpt featuring stars (of the celestial kind) is shown.
MsMojo: Top 10 Weirdest Animated Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Heavy Metal is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Cult Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Heavy Metal is #1.

Spoofed in 

South Park: Major Boobage (2008) (TV Episode)
The world Kenny and Gerald Broslovski see when they are high is a parody of the film, with the same music and similar characters.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with the Transformers: The Movie (1986) (2017) (TV Episode)
The song "Heavy Metal" is featured briefly during footage of Unicron.

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