The Truman Show (1998) Poster


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Edited into 


Show Me the Way to Go Home (1932) (Short)
Truman watches a TV host giving an introduction to this film.
Citizen Kane (1941)
The real yearnings of a man going beyond material welfare.
I Love Lucy (1951) (TV Series)
When Truman watches TV in one scene this is said to showing the next day.
The Crimson Pirate (1952)
Main character sings a song from the Pirate movie.
Moby Dick (1956)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Cited by director Peter Weir as influence.
Persona (1966)
The Prisoner (1967) (TV Series)
Paper Moon (1973)
Truman looking through a cigar box at old photos is an almost-perfect reproduction of a similar scene involving the young protagonist, Addie, in Paper Moon (1973).
Chinatown (1974)
Truman coughs loudly to conceal the fact that he is tearing pages out of women's magazines, just as Jake Gittes coughs while ripping a list from a book in the Hall of Records.
The Howling (1981)
Dead & Buried (1981)
It is referenced.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Music at the climactic moment at the very end of the movie is taken from a climactic moment in Mishima, also composed by Philip Glass
Powaqqatsi (1988)
The Twilight Zone: Special Service (1989) (TV Episode)
Cited by director Peter Weir as influence.
Groundhog Day (1993)

Referenced in 

At the Movies: Out of Sight/Smoke Signals/Doctor Dolittle/Picnic at Hanging Rock/Insomnia (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Picnic at Hanging Rock" review.
2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
Characters talk about this movie
Blood II: The Chosen (1998) (Video Game)
Caleb quotes Truman's catchphrase: 'Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!'
You've Got Mail (1998)
Movie poster shown when Kathleen and Frank go to the movies
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Sabrina's Real World (1999) (TV Episode)
Sabrina learns her life is a TV show, just like Truman
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
SPOILER: Douglas and Jerry reach the edge of the constructed reality, like Truman.
This Morning with Richard Not Judy: Episode #2.10 (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Muse (1999)
Sarah says she loves The Truman Show.
Donnie Darko (2001)
An unusual object fallen from the sky breaks the daily life of the protagonist.
My Family: All Roads Lead to Ramon (2001) (TV Episode)
Ben asks, "What is this The Truman Show?!"
Futurama: Leela's Homeworld (2002) (TV Episode)
Leela: "Am I a game to you? Or some kind of even more boring Truman Show?"
The Zack Files: The Zack Show (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Iris TV (2003) (TV Movie)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
the scene on the water with God
This Girl's Life (2003)
A man is hired to have sex with a woman and have it broadcast live over the internet. She tells him it'll be "sorta like 'The Truman Show.'"
Andra sidan (2003) (Short)
Jeopardy!: Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, Game 37 (2005) (TV Episode)
category about Harry Truman is named "The Truman Show"
The Making of 'Lord of War' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006)
When Thomas drops Lili off at her parents house, she compares the neighborhood to the one in the Truman Show.
Strictly Background (2007)
poster seen on wall
Shrek the Third (2007)
As the stage production is beginning, a voice says, "Cue the sun!"
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
Dark City: The Architecture of Dreams (2008) (Video)
Vivian Sobchak mentions this film.
Lost in Austen: Episode #1.1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Amanda wonders if she's live on cable and asks if it's like the Jim Carey thing, but period?
Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy: A Scottsman Who Still Can't Watch a Movie Without Shouting at the Screen (2008) (TV Episode)
The Scotsman shouts at Truman for being stupid enough not to notice cameras filming his life.
Bolt (2008)
Keeping Bolt ignorant of the fact that everything is fake.
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Bolt (2008) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares the premise of "Truman Show" to "Bolt"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.78 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $16,000 question
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Catfish (2010)
The song "Megan" sends to Nev titled "Truman Sleeps" is actually from the movie "The Truman Show" and is played while Truman (Jim Carrey) sleeps.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 13 (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat says the story in Bolt reminds him of this film.
Everymanhybrid (2010) (TV Series)
Evan compares the lives of the characters being manipulated to the famous movie.
Shameful Sequels: Ace Ventura Jr. (2010) (TV Episode)
After reviewing three sequels of movies starring Jim Carrey, Mike J sarcastically asks if "The Truman Show 2" and "Man on the Moon 2" are coming next.
Shameful Sequels: Christmas Vacation 2: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
"And they end up on a set that looks worse than the one in The Truman Show."
Smallville: Collateral (2011) (TV Episode)
Chloe refers to the VR as 'This Little Truman Show'.
Mad: Pooh Grit/Not-a-Fan-a-Montana (2011) (TV Episode)
Miley Cyrus learns that her private life has been filmed for a TV show.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.22 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip of Roger's original review of the film is shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: Half Past Dead 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD seen in video store
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.15 (2011) (TV Episode)
Kevin Lee mentioned that he showed the film to his students when he taught English in China
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.16 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that Andrew Niccol wrote the film
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
One man who works for an organization with an elaborate spy system to monitor ordinary peoples' lives is named Truman.
Conan: Santa Claus is Coming to Town, But Only to Visit His Mistress Danielle (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Seth MacFarlane interview
Southland: Wednesday (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Watchman Video Broadcast: Astrology and Observing Times (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Smiley (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Raising Hope: Modern Wedding (2013) (TV Episode)
Burt says, "We've been on a hidden camera reality show, just like that Jim Carrey movie."
Talking Dead: Home (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the discussion.
The Cinema Snob: In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo (2013) (TV Episode)
"This is when he realizes he's actually in the Truman Show."
Snowpiercer (2013)
Namgoong's matchbox, the one with "the two last cigarettes of the world", shows Fiji, where Truman - from The Truman Show (1998) -, dreams of visiting. In that same movie, Ed Harris plays Christof, creator of the show and the main antagonist, with whom Truman shares a crucial conversation by the climax, just like Snowpiercer's encounter between Wilford, also played by Harris, and Curtis.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.12 (2013) (TV Episode)
Billy Crystal says he doesn't want to always be "on" for the paparazzi as though he were in the film
Have I Got News for You: Episode #46.5 (2013) (TV Episode)
Max Keiser mentions the film when talking about spying.
Girls: Incidentals (2014) (TV Episode)
Shoshanna says she sometimes thinks she is in The Truman Show.
PatriotKINO: Yabloneviy Sad (Ty Lyubish Menya? Da Ya Lyublyu Tebya!) (2014) (TV Episode)
Pikuli comapres Baba Tosya to Truman from this movie, because apart of her everything in the series looks unrealistic.
This Is What Remains (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Half in the Bag: 2014 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Saturday Night Live: Jim Carrey/Iggy Azalea (2014) (TV Episode)
Quoted in the Carrey Family Reunion sketch
South Park: #HappyHolograms (2014) (TV Episode)
Cartman in a room with a headset on doing commentary is in a manner similar to Christoff.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jennifer Lopez/Nick Kroll/Lupe Fiasco (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Seth's rant about the moon
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 27 January 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by Howie Long
Flat Earth Clues: Shell Beach (2015) (TV Episode)
Discussed by Mark.
The Stranger on the Bridge (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Jonny.
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.16 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.18 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
Fallout 4 (2015) (Video Game)
Vault 118's amenities include an artificial beach, with a large painting of a sailboat sailing on the ocean above it.
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.38 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
My Soulmate (2015) (Short)
Andrea uses a soap to draw a sad face on the mirror in the bathroom, very similar to how Truman would draw in the movie.
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.40 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
Flat Earth Conspiracy: This Week in Flat Earth: Episode 6 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by The Morgile and Lori.
Flat Earth Conspiracy: This Week in Flat Earth: Episode 8 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Lori.
Nostalgia Critic: The Happening (2016) (TV Episode)
"...as the crowd suddenly realizes they're on The Truman Show."
Flat Earth Conspiracy: Flat, Free and Awake (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Lori.
FantastiCozzi (2016)
Movie is mentioned; poster shown
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.93 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Stuart as the film in which Jim Carrey's character learns his life is the focus of a TV show during his Cash Builder round.
Teen Titans Go!: The Titans Show (2016) (TV Episode)
The Teen Titans are being recorded on with cameras on an island inside a giant dome without their knowledge and watched by many people.
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Worst Jim Carrey Performances (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
GoGoManTV: QnA with GoGo - Bude svadba? (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by GoGo.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.54 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "1990s Movie Quotes" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.74 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "TV Shows That Debuted in 1984" category
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Is Josh Free in Two Weeks? (2017) (TV Episode)
Rebecca mentions the movie by name.
Studio C: Episode #7.14 (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced throughout "The Truman Show" sketch
Making History: The Boyfriend Experience (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dan.
Unacknowledged (2017)
The Truman Show referenced
The Michael Knowles Show: Everything You Wanted to Know About Ben Shapiro, But Were Too Afraid to Ask (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben Shapiro lists his favorite movies, which include this one.
Lux: Warrior of Light (2018)
Mentioned in dialogue by Holger Brandt.
Love: Arya and Greg (2018) (TV Episode)
Gus tells Arya that the first time he kissed a girl was after he saw "The Truman Show".
Survivor: Live Reunion Special (2018) (TV Episode)
Jeff mentions The Truman Show when Kevin thinks the show is outside
Tag (2018)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Wynonna Earp: Undo It (2018) (TV Episode)
Wynonna asks Bulshar "Truman Show much?"
Big Mouth: Drug Buddies (2018) (TV Episode)
Jessi's parents go to see the movie.
Take My Brother Away: Episode 23 (2018) (TV Episode)
Wan Sui perceives himself as the central character in a TV show that has bought and duped him his entire life and filmed his reactions.
Radio Free America: Saturday Melt Down/Saturday Boomer Tech (2019) (TV Episode)
Dustin Gold makes a reference to the movie.
Feed the Bear: Covered in Kids (2019) (TV Episode)
Owen Benjamin talks about the movie.


Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Music at the climactic moment at the very end of the movie is taken from a climactic moment in Mishima, also composed by Philip Glass

Featured in 

At the Movies: Jim Carrey: Class Clown (1998) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
features clips from this film
At the Movies: The Best Films of 1998 (1999) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #6 pick.
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) (TV Special)
At the Movies: Message in a Bottle/My Favorite Martian/Children of Heaven/Blast from the Past/God Said, 'Ha!' (1999) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown in the segment on the Oscar snubs.
The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) (TV Special)
Getaway: Found 2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a story about its location, Seaside, Florida.
Getaway: Golden Getaway: Getaway Goes to the Movies (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a story on Seaside, Florida, where it was filmed.
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "Good morning ... good afternoon, good evening and good night."
MythBusters: Exploding Steak (2008) (TV Episode)
Scene of Truman Burbank driving a car is shown
Inside the Actors Studio: Laura Linney (2009) (TV Episode)
footage courtesy of: Scenes from "The Truman Show" courtesy of Paramount Pictures
The Hour: Episode #7.78 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Peter Weir's bio segment.
Nostalgia Critic: Baby Geniuses (2011) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: The Grinch (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
DWDD University (2012) (TV Special)
A fragment featuring Jim Carrey is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Copycat Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
The Truman Show is #4 along with Edtv.
How Video Games Changed the World (2013) (TV Movie)
Short clip is shown
The Sugarcube Critic: The Ticket Master (2014) (TV Episode)
Shows the raining hole scene.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
WatchMojo: Top 10 Voyeur Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
The Truman Show is #4.
Nostalgia Critic: Mamma Mia! (2015) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dramatic Performances by Comedic Actors (2015) (TV Episode)
Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Jim Carrey Performances (2015) (TV Episode)
Truman Burbank is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Will Make You Paranoid (2015) (TV Episode)
The Truman Show is #3.
Flat Earth Clues: Real Eyes (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Coolest Secret Movie Lairs (2015) (TV Episode)
The False Moon gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Manly Tear Moments in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
You Were Real gets an honorable mention.
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
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Where the Hero and Villain Never Meet (2016) (TV Episode)
The Truman Show is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Towns Hiding a Dark Secret (2016) (TV Episode)
Seahaven, Florida is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Goodbye Scenes in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The goodbye scene in The Truman Show gets an honorable mention.
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)
Includes footage from the movie.
Behind the Curve (2018)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Times Twilight Zone Was Ripped Off (2019) (TV Episode)
The Truman Show is #3 for ripping off The Twilight Zone: A World of Difference (1960).

Spoofed in 

Boy Meets World: And in Case I Don't See Ya (1998) (TV Episode)
There are numerous allusions made to the movie, The Truman Show, including the episode title, which is Truman's catchphrase. Eric dresses himself as Christoff, the director, and Jack and Rachel are plagued by a centralized storm that follows them around the apartment.
The Qui-Gon Show (1999) (Short)
Family Guy: Fore, Father (2000) (TV Episode)
Walking in the woods, Peter wonders out loud if the world was created just for him. Cutaway to a control room just like the one in this film where Christof and a technician are watching him on a monitor. "Do you think he's onto us, Christof?" "No, he's an idiot!".
The Zack Files: The Zack Show (2002) (TV Episode)
This episode is a parody of the film.
The Even Stevens Movie (2003) (TV Movie)
The Trumouse Show (2003) (Short)
The title is an obvious reference to this film.
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Tv news announcer Kent Brockman says "Day 37 under the Dome!" on Moe's Bar television set. This brief sequence actually spoofs the way Truman's days of his life tick away on the reality Tv show, which in Peter Weir's movie is being watched by many people in a similar bar.
The Dark Knight Stumbles (2015) (Video)
The scene where Bob Kane reveals the truth to the cast is a spoof of the ending of The Truman Show.
Brand Name (2015) (Video)
Plot of video is inspired by The Truman Show

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