The English Patient (1996) Poster


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Top Hat (1935)
Out of Africa (1985)

Referenced in 

Seinfeld: The English Patient (1997) (TV Episode)
Elaine reluctantly goes to see it a couple of times, and hates it.
Saturday Night Live: Mike Myers/Aerosmith (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Coffee Talk
Siskel & Ebert: The Saint/Inventing the Abbotts/Double Team/That Old Feeling/Chasing Amy (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the Video Pick of the Week segment.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I apologize for 'Strange Days,' but I was really good in 'The English Patient.'"
The Nanny: You Bette Your Life (1997) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the movie by name.
Friends: The One with Joey's New Girlfriend (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
King of the Hill: The Son That Got Away (1997) (TV Episode)
Kahn thinks he'll die like The English Patient girlfriend.
Evgenios... agnoston loipon stoiheion (1997)
Poster outside a theater
Siskel & Ebert: Memo to the Academy - 1997 (1997) (TV Episode)
Siskel and Ebert believe that Ralph Fiennes has a lock for an Oscar nomination.
20 Dates (1998)
Dawson's Creek: Boyfriend (1998) (TV Episode)
Joey: Look, I need to rent the English Patient.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Stuck with Dick (1998) (TV Episode)
Harry observes that it's playing on TV.
Father Ted: The Mainland (1998) (TV Episode)
A character talks about how and why they like this film.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) (TV Episode)
"The Ford Ranger, official truck of 'The English Patient'"
Seinfeld: The Chronicle (1998) (TV Episode)
Elaine and Peterman watch "The English Patient."
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist: Movies (1998) (TV Episode)
One of the movies Sam Brown mentions that he'll sit through to get lucky with women.
Mafia! (1998)
Dog Park (1998)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Beauty and the Beasts (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the dialogue: "Every guy, from Manimal down to Mr. I-Love-The-English-Patient, has beast in him."
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: And the Sabrina Goes to... (1998) (TV Episode)
Sabrina says that while working on her invention for school she missed 61 showings of The English Patient on HBO.
The Book That Wrote Itself (1999)
talked about in the movie
Inspector Gadget (1999)
Someone refers to Gadget as "The English Patient" when he's in his hospital bed.
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (1999) (Video)
"Frozen" was inspired by this film
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Something Blue (1999) (TV Episode)
Willow: "'Cause you had your hands full with the undead English patient?"
Will & Grace: An Affair to Forget (2000) (TV Episode)
Will owns a copy of this film
Backflash (2001) (Video)
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
The dream sequence with Matt flying over a desert of breasts mimics the aerial desert dune scenes in The English Patient.
Dawson's Creek: Cigarette Burns (2002) (TV Episode)
Dawson compares the length of his movie to that of "The English Patient" without the laughs.
Yossi & Jagger (2002)
this movie is mentioned when talking about a man with burns on his face
Love Object (2003)
Kenneth rents the movie for him and his doll
Vagabond (2003)
character talks about this film
Peep Show: Warring Factions (2003) (TV Episode)
Jeremy says he watched a porn film with Toni, she later tells Mark it was The English Patient.
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Bad Girls: Episode #6.4 (2004) (TV Episode)
VHS in video shop.
Freak Out (2004)
A customer at the video store chooses Stallone's Lock Up over The English Patient.
Man yan (2004)
A DVD vendor recommends the film to a customer in a restaurant.
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the films on the list
Clara Sheller: État secret (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Constant Gardener (2005)
The shot of Almasy seeing Madox off to his plane matches the shot in The Constant Gardener where he waves Tess and Arnold goodbye.
Zerophilia (2005)
" 'The English Patient' was my favorite movie too."
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.102 (2006) (TV Episode)
all Jeopardy! round category titles allude to Oscar winners for Best Picture, including "The English Patent"
On Location with 'The Irishman' (2006) (Video)
This film is referred to by producer Anthony Buckley during the DVD's new voice-over narration audio commentary for this title.
Naturally, Sadie: English Patience (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
House M.D.: Finding Judas (2006) (TV Episode)
House says: "...turns little girl into The English Patient"
The Tracey Fragments (2007)
movie on shelf in store
There's Something About... Morse (2007) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Music by Gabriel Yared (2007) (Video)
clips used to illustrate composer's work
American Dad!: Big Trouble in Little Langley (2007) (TV Episode)
Bah Bah says the firework Stan lit up, the English Patient, "looks beautiful, but it takes a very long time for (an) unsatisfying payoff"
Hrysa koritsia: Episode #1.14 (2008) (TV Episode)
House M.D.: Adverse Events (2008) (TV Episode)
Douglas tells Cuddy that she rented this movie
Parks and Recreation: The Camel (2009) (TV Episode)
Leslie says that the group mural is "our 'English Patient.'"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Contestant discusses various Ralph Fiennes films
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Being Human: Lia (2011) (TV Episode)
a character refers to this film as having elegance
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
One Hit Wonderland: Take on Me (2012) (TV Episode)
Todd says he feels more for the couple in the "Take on Me" music video than for the couple in this film.
Rakugo eiga (2012)
Ryota Nakanishi Applied its Editorial Methodology.
Vino Veritas (2013)
The English Patient is mentioned in dialogue in Vino Veritas.
Film '72: Episode dated 30 January 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ralph Fiennes talks about his role
Film '72: Episode dated 5 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Peter Bradshaw when reviewing The Invisible Woman (2013)
About a Boy: About a Duck (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Will
Halal in the Family: B'ully (2015) (TV Episode)
Aasif thinks the movie sucked.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 2 September 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg refers to the "Seinfeld" the episode in which Elaine is forced to see the movie
The Graham Norton Show: Ralph Fiennes/Tracey Ullman/James Nesbitt/James Bay (2016) (TV Episode)
Ralph Fiennes mentions that Liam Neeson gets mistaken for him and has been complimented for his English Patient.
Talk Show the Game Show: Times a Wastin (2017) (TV Episode)
Guy Branum mentions this movie by name
Lindenstraße: Attacke (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Klaus


Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1996 (1997) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Appears on Gene Siskel's list of ten best films of the year.
The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) (TV Special)
Fleadh Report (1997) (TV Short)
discussed in documentary
Film '72: A Christmas Treat (2001) (TV Episode)
Reviewing on television
A Journey to 'Cold Mountain' (2003) (TV Short)
clip shown
Super Secret Movie Rules: Tear Jerkers (2004) (TV Episode)
The show feutures clips from The English Patient
Babylonsjukan (2004)
Main character and her friend rents the VHS, short clip of the opening is later seen on ther tv.
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
60 Minutes: High Jinks/The Venom Hunters/The Dame (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a story on Lisa Robertson's affair with Ralph Fiennes.
20 to 1: Scandals & Sensations (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips of Ralph Fiennes shown in a segment on his affair with flight attendant Lisa Robertson.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.30 (2009) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown during a montage of Colin Firth's films
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: From Paris with Love/Dear John/Frozen (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen's Secret Movie Confession.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"Hairy Chests" segment
Film '72: Episode dated 30 January 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage shown
The Great Canadian Supercut (2017) (Short)
Clip shown
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Seen in 90 Years of Oscars montage

Spoofed in 

The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.1 (1997) (TV Episode)
"The Toy Patient" - spoof re-enacted with soft toys.
Animaniacs: Hooray for North Hollywood: Part 2 (1998) (TV Episode)
Dot parodies Katharine Clifton in their film "Hooray for North Hollywood".
The Footy Show: Back to the 80's (2006) (TV Episode)
The team present a skit in which Doug Hawkins plays the patient.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
When Borat is in the bath, in a shot reminiscent of The English Patient, music that sounds like that film's soundtrack plays.
The Footy Show: The 500th Footy Show (2011) (TV Episode)
A skit in which Doug Hawkins plays the title character is shown.

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