Footage from this movie is used.
a poster of this film in Mills' apartment
mulls referes to another cop contemptuously as Barney Fife
Giving a lecture at Boston University in November 2010, renowned title credit designer Kyle Cooper said that this film was one of the inspirations for his opening credits' sequence for Se7en aka Seven. Cooper told director David Fincher that he had watched "Brain" as a young boy and had waited and waited and waited and waited for the monster to appear. He felt that since "John Doe" didn't appear in Fincher's film until quite late, it was important to give a glimpse of him in the opening credits. So, although you never see Doe's face in the credits, his presence is felt.
Tracy calls David Serpico.
When Mills is discussing the claims of "freaks" who do "evil deeds they don't wanna do" he says "Jodie Foster told me to do it" - a reference to John Hinkley Jr. whose attempted assassination of President Reagan was inspired by an obsession with Jodie Foster after having seen her in this film.
Detective Mills mentions that just because he read some books, John Doe is not Yoda
R. Lee Ermey's quote after the obesity murder, "somebody had a problem with the fat boy and decided to torture him," practically screams a reference to his role as Hartman in the Kubrick film, in which he did just that.
The music score is direct reference to Cape Fear (when the detectives go to arrest Victor (Sin of Sloth)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Title referenced during The Joe Pesci Show
Lisa's response to Joe's test booklet
Ka-Ming references the movie while making a facetious joke.
Dennis mentions this film to Morgan Freeman and asks him "Was that the best head you've ever been given?"
Swedish movie poster visible in Felix's cabin (seen in several episodes)
Adam was acting "Seven" out in charades, and Simon guessed it.
Mentioned as one of the year's best films.
Agents J and K kicking in the door in MIB is exactly like Mills kicking the door in Se7en. It's even said so in the commentary on the Se7en DVD.
"Name the seven deadly sins. Come on, you saw that Brad Pitt movie"
Referenced during the "The Game" review.
Leland Orser has "crazed convulsions" when the Alien is about to burst out of his chest, similar to what his character experiences in Se7en (1995).
Mention by name
One of the game's levels contains a faithful recreation of the Sloth scene, complete with myriads of air freshners hanging from the ceiling.
Specifically mentioned by Alex Cox (also shows poster and a still image)
Referenced during the "Fallen" review.
Servo: This is worse than Se7en!
Mentioned in opening scene.
A copy of the video is seen
Referenced by name
A video of Seven is in the video store getting erased. Brad Pitt starred in both movies.
The dead priest isn't really dead, a reference to a similar scene in Se7en.
Mary Cherry references the movie.
Tony says he watched it
The priest says that people should know what the Seven Deadly Sins are, as Brad Pitt starred in the popular movie about them.
Opening title/Plot similarities/style
Popi rents this film on tape
Reese rented the film.
Poster is seen.
The opening titles.
SPOILER: Judith says to Mary: "only one piece of the puzzle missing: your head in a box" a reference to a climactic scene in Seven
In "The Secret Box", when Spongebob suggests Patrick might be "a deranged maniac who keeps his victims severed heads in a box" is a reference to Se7en.
prevision sequences / title sequence
The crime scene where we first meet Maguire looks very familiar to the first crime scene in Se7en. They both share a visual look the way both dead bodies are posed and the mild lighting.
A severed head in a box.
Scene where one detective (in focus) asks "Have you ever seen anything like this?" and the focus changes to the second detective who answers "Never" is an homage shot.
The opening titles sequence of Paanch is an homage to Se7en
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Leland Orser talks about his role in Se7en
A poster for it is in the theatre that the kids go to in 1995
referenced when the policeman search for indices in the libary like in Se7en
You can see this movie in Robert Englunds DVD collection
Hundreds of Air Fresheners are seen hanging from the ceiling in one of the rooms in "The Meat King's Party" level.
mentioned a few times
Characters reference the film by name in dialogue.
serial killer with biblical motives, optical parallels , killer plays a game with the cop, dissimilar cop-duo
When they are dancing at the restaurant and John admits not dancing was part of his cover, Jane asks him if "sloth" was also part of his cover.
mentioned in dialogue
There is a film poster hanging on the wall of the police station.
Robert's notebooks are similar to those used by John Doe.
Repeatedly referenced in dialogue
Jeff wears a "Seven" t-shirt.
The fake vigilante walks into the police station with blood still on his clothes saying 'I believe you're looking for me', just as John Doe did in Se7en.
a character is said to have seen this film
Referenced by name
DVD is shown in a video store.
number (used as a letter) inside the same number spelled out/similar plot
Mentioned in Elevator sketch
When Graeme delivers the box with Wolf's cake, Van asks what "the film where the chick's head turned up in a box" was called.
Movie is mentioned and discussed
Film narrative, themes, ambient details and director.
Mentioned by David Fincher.
Dean Winchester: What's in the box! Brad Pitt, Se7en, no?
Mentioned several times as being influenced by Blade Runner
Danny assumes the present he receives in a box is Gwyneth Paltrow's head.
It is listed as one of the "sweded" movies. Also, video case is shown.
Turk and Rooster kicking in the door in MIB is exactly like Mills kicking the door in Se7en.
Tony claims the murderer has ripped off the ending of Seven.
Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) falls asleep on a couch in a hotel during his tugboat travels very similar to Mills and Sommerset waiting for the fingerprint results.
When using Gel-arshie on the lava pit in the Halfathalon, he says the movie's line, "What's in the box?"
Opening credit sequence is similar in style and music to the opening credit sequence in Se7en, including shots of hands, writings and razor blades.
Turntable plays record instantly
Mentioned by Tosh
mentioned by Robin
The Origami Killer wears a black fedora and long, black trenchcoat that conceals his face like the one John Doe wears.
Contestant mentions the film while recalling an encounter with Kevin Spacey
One version of Lindemann's death depicts him in his obese 'Keine Lust' form murdered like the 'gluttony' victim in the movie.
Poster is shown.
DVD cover shown.
talking about psycho characters
Lassiter comments that the cardboard box left in the open field for Shawn to find is "such a blatant rip-off of 'Se7en.'"
Bonzo says, "It was like that scene from 'Seven.'"
A still image is shown
Opening scene ends with task force finding a box with a decapitated head inside. The (unrelated) scene following title sequence starts with line of dialogue "What's in the box?"
McBride mentions it to Boyle.
Poster in Jim's cell
Abby gets a note from her ex-husband saying "P.S. I was electrocuted again, while watching Se7en."
mentioned by Robin
a "camp counselor" is compared to Kevin Spacey
Mentioned in dialogue.
Ignatiy mentions that David Fincher directed the film
Mentioned in dialogue.
To joke about the state of the comic book shop by comparing the shop to John Doe's house
After entering Krieger's apartment he and Archer walk by a room with a large number of car air-fresheners hanging from the ceiling. This is a reference to the bedroom from Se7en that contains a comatose drug-addict, the air-fresheners being used by the film's serial killer to mask the body's odor.
listed as one of Pelant's Pay Per View movies
Rita mentions that she and Ben watched it on their seven week anniversary.
Photograph is shown.
Screening in the movie theater scene
end sequence of Se7en was re-enacted
Episode based on the movie
Mentioned in dialogue
Morse's encounter with the killer in the stacks of the Bodleian Library is very similar to Det. David Mills's unsuccessful pursuit of "John Doe" in the David Fincher film; in both, the detective is injured but mysteriously allowed to live by the killer, whose face he never quite gets to see.
Alison Hendrix finds the locked container that belongs to Donnie, in which Alison demands for him to tell her what's in the box.
Mentioned in dialogue by Finlay.
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
"What's in the box? What's in the box?"
Snob alludes to it.
Chumlee mentions movie by name and immitates the "What's in the Box?" Line.
Harmon compares himself to the villain in "Seven"
Darienne Lake quotes, "what's in the box?" when they're discussing opening the big, pink, furry box.
The lust victim is referenced
End-credits roll backwards.
Referenced in dialogue
Mentioned on Saw poster
title mentioned in discussion of mystery/thrillers
Ryan mentions film by name.
Answer to a question
Mentioned in dialogue
Promo art for this film is shown.
After Ultron kills one of his victims he has the word Peace written in blood on the wall
Noah cites Kevin Spacey's apartment as one of the great killer lairs relating to the killer's psychosis.
Mentioned by Simon Pegg
Same camera angles used in some scenes.
The two detectives are named "Walker" and "Mills". Kevin Andrew Walker was the screenwriter for Se7en and Brad Pitt plays a detective named David Mills.
A reference is hidden in the Book of the Senseless.
This film was originally written as a sequel to this film, was later scrapped/reworked into something completely different.
film of the week
Faced with having to open a mystery box, Jamie asks Layla if she's ever seen the movie.
There are frequent references to the 1995 movie "Se7en". Such examples include the box itself, the word "decapitated", as said from the TV when Derek reveals the picture of Heidi behind the photo of Sydney and himself, and the deadly sin within the title, "Wrath".
Jake references the film's "What's in the box?" line.
"...that this is a rainier, gloomier movie than Seven."
Writer Stephen McFeely said that Zemo and hus web of games was inspired by the mastermind killer in Se7en.
Ravi: "What's in the box?"
Images are shown
Push Pop scene is a reference to the last scene in Seven where Brad Pitt is yelling, "What's in the box?"
Mentioned by Kevin.
This movie is one that was destroyed in the fire.
Early in this episode Zip asks Diamondback "What's in the Box?" Diamondback tells him it is one of the seven deadly sins, when Zip asks which one he replies Wrath.
part of a correct response in "Coming Subtractions" category
Jakub Kohák mentioned it.
Inspired by this film, a serial killer starts to commit murders according to seven deadly sins.
mentioned by Mickey
Mentioned by Ondrej Sokol.
Mentioned by Janek Rubes.
Mentioned by Janek Rubes.
Answer to a question; poster without title shown
A poster of it is visible.
One of the items Patterson could be in the box is "Gwyneth Paltrow's head".
The movie is one of the answers to the quiz.
Many critics have compared the premise and style to Se7en. The film composer was inspired by the OST and Trent Reznor's music for this film.
Gene says that the ending of the film was the "best surprise ever."
Todd and Melissa move on to this movie after Shawshank Redemption
Seen during chase scene.
Clips are shown of various Brad Pitt movies, including this one.
Clip shown and discussed by Adam and Joe ("How do you live next door to a serial killer?").
Clips are shown.
The kids watch this film at the cinema.
Number 26 on the list
Footage from this is featured.
The #4 Movie With Numbers For Names
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
A short clip is shown
Cecil B. DeMille Award presentation for Morgan Freeman.
Clips shown in video
A clip is featured in the satellite sequence.
Clip is shown
clips shown - film of the week
movie is discussed and analyzed
The film is reviewed.
Clips presented during Morgan Freeman tribute
Spoof reenacted with soft toys.
Spoofed by William Shatner (playing each part)
The "Film Club" trailer advertises is as coming "from the director 'EI8HT.'"
David Fincher is seen insisting on 49 takes of one line, a gimmick from this movie.
Similar opening credits
The Smurfs are being killed according to the Seven Deadly Sins.
Alternate ending parody
Gideon receives a head in a box, the BAU gets a suspect that they find dead in bed in his apartment (like the sloth victim in Se7en), words are written in blood, and the killer "plays games" with law enforcement.
The opening segment of this episode spoofed Seven
Spoofed in "Classic Hollywood Films With Nice Happy Endings"
Robin imitates Brad Pitt's "What's in the Box?".
The infamous box scene is spoofed
Several scenes spoofed.
Scott yells "What's in the burger?" spoofing the last scene of this movie
Iliza's "What's in the bag?" routine spoofs the climactic "What's in the box?" scene with Brad Pitt.
Mock up parody of scenes from the movie are shown on a poster in the end credits.
Shapiro's sent a terrible surprise in a box.