Malcolm X (1992) Poster



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Edited from 

JFK (1991)


The Birth of a Nation (1915)
echoed in KKK scene
On the Waterfront (1954)
quote, "He doesn't need a doctor, he needs a priest"
Spartacus (1960)
In the final school scenes each child stands up and says "I am Malcolm X", which is a reference to the famous "I am Spartacus"-scene from the older movie
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Similar cinematography in ghetto street scenes
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
KKK riding into the moon echoes E.T. (an homage noted by Spike Lee himself)

Referenced in 

In Living Color: Spike's Joint (1990) (TV Episode)
"Spike Lee" tells "Joie Lee" to "stack it by the Malcolm Ex-Lax."
Chez Whoopi (1991) (TV Movie)
Whoopi mentions looking forward to the release of this film during her Spike Lee tirade.
Mo' Money (1992)
Marlon Wayans (Seymour Stewart) wears an "X" hat.
Malcolm XXX (1992) (Video)
title reference and racial themes prevalant; "XXX" being a pornographic allusion to the popular Spike Lee film released the same year
Seinfeld: The Movie (1993) (TV Episode)
Poster seen at cinema.
Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Sting (1993) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Spade's Hollywood minute.
Brain Smasher... A Love Story (1993) (Video)
Title visible on a cinema marquee.
Short Cuts (1993)
Bill wears a "Malcolm X" cap.
Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Seen on video store shelf in 'Video Review'
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper: Private School (1993) (TV Episode)
Student says he thinks Denzel Washington deserved the Oscar
Animaniacs: Brain Meets Brawn/Meet Minerva (1994) (TV Episode)
A Spike Lee caricature, wearing a "Malcolm X" hat, makes a cameo appearance in "Meet Minerva."
The Critic: A Little Deb Will Do You (1994) (TV Episode)
a video poster has Spike Lee's name and the letter "F" in the style of the film's "X"
The Critic: A Pig Boy and His Dog (1994) (TV Episode)
Hoke puts on an "H" cap (like the film's "X" logo) and calls himself Malcolm H
Major Payne (1995)
Panther (1995)
Saturday Night Live: Quentin Tarantino/Smashing Pumpkins (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Directors on Directing
Siskel & Ebert: He Got Game/The Truce/Two Girls and a Guy/Sliding Doors/Deja Vu (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "He Got Game" review.
Classified X (1998) (TV Movie)
The Hurricane (1999)
The picture of Malcolm X in Hurricane's cell is actually a picture of Denzel Washington as Malcolm X from the movie Malcolm X.
The Independent (2000)
Besides there being a character who wears a "Malcolm X" cap throughout the movie, the credits for the b-movie character played by Jerry Stiller mentions one movie entitled "A Very Malcolm Xmas."
Angel: First Impressions (2000) (TV Episode)
Gunn says "Denzel was robbed of the Oscar for Malcom X"
Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #7.6 (2000) (TV Episode)
The Critic: Pokemon 2000, The Patriot (2001) (TV Episode)
Spike Lee is shown wearing an "X" cap
South West 9 (2001)
Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Jimmy Eat World (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (2002) (Video)
In the "Thanksgiving" short, the pilgrim Michael Showalter explains his discovery of Plymouth Rock: "Actually, we didn't land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us!". This is a famous line from the Spike Lee film "Malcolm X".
Head of State (2003)
The line "get your hand out of my pocket"
A Century of Black Cinema (2003) (Video)
Mentioned in film.
Bad Girls: Episode #6.4 (2004) (TV Episode)
VHS in video shop.
My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
Spike Lee is wearing the black hat with an X
Will & Grace: Steams Like Old Times (2005) (TV Episode)
Jack: "I can't wait until Malcolm is your Malcolm X."
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
poster in video store
My Name Is Earl: The Magic Hour (2008) (TV Episode)
Randy does the "Plymouth Rock" line
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.81 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $25,000 question
Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted (2009) (Video)
Barack Obama quotes from the movie "Malcolm X."
30 Rock: Winter Madness (2010) (TV Episode)
Tracy misquotes the "we didn't land on Plymouth Rock" line
Who Do You Think You Are?: Spike Lee (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the opening narration
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Dulé Hill (2010) (TV Episode)
Dulé Hill mentions this movie during interview
Robot Chicken: Malcolm X: Fully Loaded (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.124 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that he misread Matthew Morrison's filmography and thought he was in the film
Brows Held High: Shakespeare, Film, and Kenneth Branagh: A Retrospective (2011) (TV Episode)
mentions Denzel Washington being in this movie
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.21 (2011) (TV Episode)
a still is shown during Jay Smith's segment
The Cleveland Show: The Men in Me (2012) (TV Episode)
X video in Spike Lee section
The Dirties (2013)
Matt mentions it.
Cirkeln (2015)
The shoot of Elias "gliding" as he approaches the bathroom where he dies mimics the shoot of Denzel Washington as Malcolm X, gliding as he approaches the location where he dies.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 February 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Rachel Weisz/Spike Lee/R. Kelly (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy as he introduces Spike Lee
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 26 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk in discussion of the Oscars
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #8.26 (2016) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
Deconstructing Griffith (2016)
Golda makes references to Spike Lee, while also resembling characteristics similar to those of the historical figure, described as the "female Malcolm X of the Jewish people."
Scandal: Day 101 (2017) (TV Episode)
Rowan and Fitz quote this movie.
The Ben Shapiro Show: Making Wakanda Great Again (2018) (TV Episode)
Ben Shapiro reads a New York Times article that mentions the movie.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Spike Lee/Elizabeth Warren/Rhea Seehorn (2018) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions this movie as he introduces Spike Lee


Rodney King Beating Video (1991) (Video)
Rodney King beating is presented

Featured in 

The Real Malcolm X (1992) (TV Movie)
Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1992 (1993) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #5 pick; Ebert's #1 pick.
Siskel & Ebert: Memo to the Academy - 1993 (1993) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Arrested Development: Revolution (1993) (Video)
features clips from the film
Siskel & Ebert: Falling Down/The Temp/Army of Darkness (1993) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown during a segment on the Academy Awards nominations.
The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV Special)
Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) (Video)
Bamboozled (2000)
Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #7.6 (2000) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Inside Men: Denzel & Spike - Man to Man (2006) (TV Short)
Clip Footage
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Clips featured during montage.
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Denzel Washington.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Saw VI/Cirque du Freak/The Vampire's Assistant/Amelia (2009) (TV Episode)
"Half Baked Movies with Nigel" segment
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.75 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Denzel Washington films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.24 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Denzel Washington films
Nostalgia Critic: Cop and 1/2 (2011) (TV Episode)
"I am Malcolm X."
The Onion Film Standard: 12 Years a Slave (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown and talked about as if it is part of the movie "12 Years a Slave".
73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Cecil B. DeMille Award presentation for Denzel Washington.
The Nineties: Can We All Get Along? (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

Roundhouse: Feminism (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'Malcolm X Chromosome'
The Critic: Marty's First Date (1994) (TV Episode)
a trailer advertises Spike Lee's "F," the story of Malcolm Forbes
The Critic: L.A. Jay (1994) (TV Episode)
Spike says that he was disgusted when he saw Kenny G playing Malcolm X.
Chasing Amy (1997)
Zombie Casserole (2013) (Short)
Zombie Fred's speech to the zombie horde
Family Guy: Our Idiot Brian (2015) (TV Episode)
"Malcolm XXY"

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