Cinema Paradiso (1988) Poster


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Edited into 

Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) (Video)
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


City Lights (1931)
Possessed (1931)
Promotional image seen in projection room.
Modern Times (1936)
Mentioned in the dialogue between Salvatore and Alfredo as a film going to be projected that night and why Alfredo could never forget it.
Fury (1936)
Alfredo quotes a Spencer Tracy line about mobs from this film
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Poster in Italian is seen.
The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)
Alfredo quotes John Wayne dialog from this film as advice about love to a teen Salvatore.
Casablanca (1942)
Gilda (1946)
We see a movie poster and a still from the film.
Red River (1948)
In the Name of the Law (1949)
The first film for which the boy runs the projector.
The Path of Hope (1950)
in one scene Alfredo says "il cammino della speranza", and it references to this movie since both take place in a small Sicialian town
The White Sheik (1952)
Still in a frame.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
The Italian trailer of the film.
Il Grido (1957)
[Director's Cut] Elena writes her message on the back of a note titled "Il Grido" ("The Outcry"), a well-regarded Antonioni film that shares the similar theme of forbidden love.

Referenced in 

Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992)
The ending scene with clips from Iranian cinema is inspired by the ending montage in Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
At the Movies: Executive Decision/Ed/Two Much/The Star Maker/Land and Freedom (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Star Maker" review.
Seinfeld: The Comeback (1997) (TV Episode)
cover in video store
Talk to Her (2002)
Main character watches love interest from a height drop something and he rushes to return it
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast: Schuld der Eltern? (2003) (TV Episode)
Raffaella wants to watch this movie.
Love Actually (2003)
The wedding video's pictures of Keira is inspired by Nuovo Cinema Paradiso's famous end scene
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Adventures of George the Projectionist (2006)
Features a comedy remake of Cinema Paradiso as part of the life of a cinema projectionist
The Holiday (2006)
Main theme plays on Miles' car stereo when he and Iris first meet.
Afstiros katallilo (2008)
Poster on the wall
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.35 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Best Foreign Language Film"
The Simpsons: Stealing First Base (2010) (TV Episode)
Bart's dream sequence while Nikki gives him CPR is a reference to the kissing montage in Cinema Paradisso.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Fortress of War (2010)
low angle shot showing people in cinema; film abrupts causing crowd to scream
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.14 (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger's thumb verdict is shown during the "Now on DVD" segment
Leopoldo Trieste, un intruso nella fabbrica dei sogni (2011) (Short)
Film mentioned in the documentary
War of the Buttons (2011)
No kissing scenes are allowed to be seen during film screenings.
Golchehreh (2011)
Cinema plot as well as a scene when movie is shown in the cinema and people reaction inspired by Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
The Best Offer (2013)
When Claire kisses Virgil in the rain after he was assaulted resembles when Elena arrives to the outdoor after the summer vacations and kisses Salvatore in the rain..
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Parks and Recreation: Bailout (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Leslie at the city council meeting
The Simpsons: Steal This Episode (2014) (TV Episode)
Homer is showing "pirated" movies; there's a sign reading "Cinema Pirate-diso".
Volando Bajo (2014)
Like the Italian classic, Volando Bajo deals with fond small town-childhood memories of an artist, and is also a homage to the beauty of cinema, even the low budget movies that the main characters starred in the fictional tale, as a celebration of life itself.
Syeedia Haal (2015) (Short)
Tribute to Cinema Paradiso
De Avond van de Filmmuziek (2015) (TV Special)
Part of soundtrack played
O Último Cine Drive-in (2015)
Poster seen on the wall
The Middle: The Wisdom Teeth (2016) (TV Episode)
Rusty somehow confuses this film with Face/Off
Northern Lights (2016)
Poster shown
Endeavour: Cartouche (2018) (TV Episode)
The projectionist at the cinema is made up and costumed to resemble the Phillipe Noiret character in the Italian film, and there is a fire in the projection booth at one point in the story, as in that film.
Honest Trailers: Every Christopher Nolan Movie (2018) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot
The Eye of Istanbul (2019)
Ara Guler compares his life story to the movie.


The Knockout (1914) (Short)
The Gold Rush (1925)
At the end, one of the scenes that Salvatore sees is the scene where Georgia Hale kisses Charles Chaplin
The Son of the Sheik (1926)
Clips seen in ending montage
Wings (1927)
Shown in kissing montage
Grand Hotel (1932)
Clip seen in ending montage
Chained (1934)
Clip seen in ending montage
Stagecoach (1939)
His Girl Friday (1940)
Kiss montage
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Shown in kissing montage
La cena delle beffe (1942)
Projected in Cinema Paradiso
Carmela (1942)
Clip seen in ending montage
The Outlaw (1943)
In the montage of kisses
Ossessione (1943)
Clip seen in ending montage
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
A clip from the film is shown.
The Mysterious Rider (1948)
Clip seen in ending montage
The Firemen of Viggiu (1949)
Showing when theatre catches fire
Bitter Rice (1949)
Projected in Cinema Paradiso
Chains (1950)
Film that brings everyone to tears; excepting the nose-picking children.
Anna (1951)
First film shown in Nuevo Cinema Paradiso; a latin song and dance number.
Beautiful (1951)
Projected in Cinema Paradiso
I Vitelloni (1953)
Film is shown in Movie Theatre
Lucrèce Borgia (1953)
Clip seen in ending montage
Senso (1954)
Projected in Cinema Paradiso
Mambo (1954)
there's an extract from mambo in this film.
Ulysses (1954)
Showing in the summer at The Arena, when the storm happens.
The Gold of Naples (1954)
The episode of the gambler is featured in the first scene of the adolescent Salvatore.
...And God Created Woman (1956)
first color film shown at Nuevo Cinema Paradiso; provoking onanism.
Il Grido (1957)
Le Notti Bianche (1957)
For the ending, Le Notti Bianche (or White Nights) is featured in the kissing clips montage.
Room at the Top (1959)
Clip seen in ending montage

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Hard Way/Closet Land/New Jack City/Shipwrecked/Ju Dou (1991) (TV Episode)
The "Video Pick of the Week".
Zomergasten: Episode #6.3 (1993) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
Bent Out of Shape (1995) (Short)
Danny and Stephen watch it in the video store.
The Scent of Time (1997)
Clips are shown.
Making Life Beautiful (1999) (TV Short)
clip shown
Un sogno fatto in Sicilia (2000) (TV Movie)
clips shown
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Cleanflix (2009)
clip shown
At the Movies: Ennio Morricone in Conversation (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips shown during the interview.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
WatchMojo: Top 10 Successful Foreign Films (2014) (TV Episode)
Cinema Paradiso is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Adult and Kid Friendships in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The friendship between Alfredo & Salvatore Di Vita gets an honorable mention.
Na Quebrada (2014)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies from Italy (2015) (TV Episode)
Cinema Paradiso is #4.
Nostalgia Critic: Can a Film Be So Good It's Bad? (2016) (TV Episode)
among films that the Critic thinks were good, but didn't make him emotionally invested
The Oscars (2017) (TV Special)
Seen during "Movies Around the World"

Spoofed in 

Il ritorno di Cagliostro (2003)
The scene in the cinema is a parody of the ending of Nuovo Cinema Paradiso.

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