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Taxi Driver (1976)
The character Vince Carter is based on the character Travis Bickle from the 1976 film and quotes Travis's lines often.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Alex Mack has the ability to move and pick up objects with her mind, much like the Force.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
In the show's intro, Alex Mack use her telekinetic powers to make objects fly in circles in her bedroom. This is a reference to the famous scene in which E.T. makes objects in Elliot's bedroom float and spin in mid air with his mind. Also the subplot of the chemical company searching for Alex Mack to "turn her into a science experiment" parallels the subplot of goverment agents constantly searching for E.T. for scientific experimentation.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Like Emperor Palpatine, Alex Mack can shoot lighting from her fingertips.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The CGI effect of the T-1000 character morphing into a mobile puddle of liquid metal in "Terminator 2" was a revolutionary and highly influential special effect in the 1990s. The effect was used in Capri Sun commercials during their "liquid cool" campaign in the 1990s. It was also used in TV shows. Alex Mack also has this ability to morph into a mobile puddle of clear liquid, in reference to the film.

Referenced in 

The 18th Annual CableACE Awards (1996) (TV Special)
Nominated for "Children's Series- 7 and Older"
The Nostalgia Chick: Babysitters Club (2009) (TV Episode)
"Alex Mack, you need a subplot too."
How I Met Your Mother: Now We're Even (2012) (TV Episode)
Lily's skin glows just like Alex Mack in The Secret World of Alex Mack.
Honest Trailers: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (2015) (TV Episode)
Alex Mack mentioned
Fresh Off the Boat: B as in Best Friends (2017) (TV Episode)
dialogue reference: Is "The Secret World of Alex Mack" the best show on television?

Featured in 

MsMojo: Top 10 Live-Action Nickelodeon Shows That'll Make You Super Nostalgic (2017) (TV Episode)
The Secret World of Alex Mack gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Underrated Nickelodeon Shows (2019) (TV Episode)
The Secret World of Alex Mack is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 90s Shows That Need to Make a Comeback (2019) (TV Episode)
The Secret World of Alex Mack gets an honorable mention.

Spoofed in 

All That: Larisa Oleynik/Da Brat (1995) (TV Episode)
Skit featuring Alex Mack taking up the saxophone and changing her name to Alex Sax.
Mega64: Project Whoosh (2010) (TV Episode)
Marcus recalls walking home from school, before being doused with "GC-164", a parody of Alex Mack being mutated by the chemical "GC-161"
Robot Chicken: Rebel Appliance (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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