Requiem for a Dream (2000) Poster


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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The action speed when the character Alex is having sex with 2 women in the bed.
The Godfather (1972)
The scene of the dealer peeling an orange at the supermarket. In "The Godfather" the oranges appear before something tragic is about to happen.
Mean Streets (1973)
Good Times (1974) (TV Series)
Tyrone says "Dy-no-mite!" when on the phone at one point.
Videodrome (1983)
1984 (1984)
Brazil (1985)
Guinea Pig 4: Devil Woman Doctor (1986) (Video)
A woman stabs a man in his hand with a fork while they are sitting at a table in a restaurant
Dead Ringers (1988)
The Refrigerator (1991)
A monster refrigerator destroys someone's dream of becoming famous.
Trainspotting (1996)
Perfect Blue (1997)
The scene where Marion is in her bathtub and then screams is exactly like one scene in "Perfect Blue".
Pi (1998)
Dark City (1998)
Jennifer Connelly's shot at the beach is an homage to the same shot with her in "Dark City"
Snake Eyes (1998)
Magnolia (1999)

Referenced in 

At the Movies: Dr. T and the Women/Billy Elliot/The Ladies Man/Lost Souls/The Broken Hearts Club (2000) (TV Episode)
A still is shown for the "Now in Theaters" bumper. Two thumbs up.
Donnie Darko (2001)
At the Movies: Driven/The Golden Bowl/61*/One Night at McCool's/The Luzhin Defence (2001) (TV Episode)
A still is shown for the "New on Video" bumper. Two thumbs up.
Alias: Truth Be Told (2001) (TV Episode)
Advertisement Shown
Sealab 2021: Stimutacs (2002) (TV Episode)
When the Stimutacs drugs take effect, there are close-up shots of characters' eyes as their pupils dilate, a visual reference to the Aronofsky film.
Scrubs: My Occurrence (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced by J.D.
City of God (2002)
Spun (2002)
Daft Planet: Requiem for a Game (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Possessed (2002)
repeatedly uses the sound effect-punctuated "hip hop montage" style of short shots to depict the increasing consumption of sleeping pills on a nightstand
Hollywood High (2003) (TV Movie)
Last Exit (2003)
Some drug scenes
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Wakes up and finds out that he has no hands. Shot in the same way.
High Chaparall: Robert Englund (2004) (TV Episode)
You can see this movie in Robert Englund's DVD collection
The Joe Schmo Show: Requiem for a Frog (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
A Question to Asclepios (2004) (Short)
Drug useage visuals
The Right Way (2004)
Layer Cake (2004)
When XXXX is taking medicine with booze a close up shot of his eye is shown, with his pupil widening. This same shot is shown multiple time in Requiem for a Dream, with the same sound effect.
Inside the Actors Studio: Jennifer Connelly (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a part of Jennifer Connelly's filmography.
Drawn Together: Requiem for a Reality Show (2004) (TV Episode)
title reference
Fetish Mode (2004)
Coney Island locations
'Reservoir Dogs' Revisited (2005) (TV Movie)
This title is referenced.
Six Feet Under: A Coat of White Primer (2005) (TV Episode)
George´s electro-shocks and Davids fantasy with the women in a TV-show style and the hosting are like in "Requiem for a dream"
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Jennifer Connelly/Ioan Gruffudd/Brian Regan (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Jennifer Connelly's interview.
The Comeback: Valerie Shines Under Stress (2005) (TV Episode)
Valerie's pratfall at the end of this week's Room & Bored episode is described as "Requiem for a Dream meets Dr. Seuss".
Catscratch: Scaredy Cat/Requiem for a Cat (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
Requiem for a Dream is displayed on the screen during the Darren Aronofsky interview.
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) (TV Movie)
title listed under Ellen Burstyn's name
Sideline Secrets (2006) (Video)
DVD on shelf in Brian's house
Family Guy: Peter's Two Dads (2007) (TV Episode)
When Peter meets with his mother, and she asks if he returned her television, he says he sold it for crack. This is what the character Harry Goldfarb does in Requiem for a Dream.
Inside 'the Fountain': Death and Rebirth (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
Top Gear: Polar Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Music heard several times
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
The title is shown
Dead Snow (2009)
When getting ready to ride the snowmobile and fashioning a torch, the camera work mimics the drug taking sequences of Requiem for a Dream
500 Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Shrink (2009)
poster seen in rental store
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says the director of "Pi" also directed this movie
Mr. Nobody (2009)
The lateral tracking shot with a high-speed time-lapse of activity is taken from the earlier film also starring Jared Leto.
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) (Video)
"Be aggressive! B-E aggressive!"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Requiem for a Nyeh (2009) (TV Episode)
Title and music reference.
Muchachada nui: Episode #4.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
In segment "Mickey Rourke presenta Muchachada Nui".
Rifftrax Shorts: Library World (2010) (TV Episode)
"I'll show you a really funny one." Mike: "It's called 'Requiem for a Dream'."
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Last Exorcism/Piranha 3D/Vampires Suck (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says the director of "Black Swan" also directed this movie
Black Swan (2010)
Nina's breakfast
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Jessica Lowndes (2010) (TV Episode)
Jessica Lowndes talks about this movie during interview
The Fridge Interviews (2010) (Video)
Referenced by name
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbest Spiderman Moments (2011) (TV Episode)
"The people in Requiem For A Dream didn't have to do that."
The Cleveland Show: The Way the Cookie Crumbles (2011) (TV Episode)
Clint Mansell's iconic main musical theme from the film ("Lux Aeterna") is played during the fake trailer of "The Cleveland Show: The Movie" in the opening scene of the episode.
American Dad!: School Lies (2011) (TV Episode)
The scene where Roger and Cookie get high
The Cleveland Show: B.M.O.C. (2012) (TV Episode)
"Ass to ass!" chant
Requiem for an Amp Head's Dream (2012) (Short)
The short's title is a parody of the title of Darren Aronofsky's film because the characters take drugs that result in bizarre hallucinations
Player (2012) (Short)
use of snorricam
The Dirties (2013)
Poster is shown in Matt's room.
Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie (2013)
The "ass-to-ass" scene is mentioned.
The Venture Bros.: Bot Seeks Bot (2013) (TV Episode)
Dragoon's suggestion for Dr. Venture and Billy Quizboy to go "ass to ass".
Lucia (2013)
copies "drug making procedure" editing style of older film for some sequences
Bad Education: Swimming Gala (2013) (TV Episode)
The title song plays during the swimming gala.
Parks and Recreation: Second Chunce (2014) (TV Episode)
Ben asks the singing telegram company: "Do you know anything from the 'Requiem for a Dream' soundtrack?"
Dristor (2014)
the story has similarities
The Sugarcube Critic: Dragonshy (2014) (TV Episode)
"...and a homicidal heroin addict that would bring Harry Golfarb to shame."
The Noah Movie Deception (2014) (Video)
The movie poster is shown.
The Real Housewives of New York City: Requiem for a Poodle (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Exes: Requiem for a Dream (2015) (TV Episode)
title reference
Cougar Town: To Find a Friend (2015) (TV Episode)
Travis and Laurie's hallucinations are modeled after various drug sequences in Requiem For A Dream
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Is It Horror? (2015) (TV Episode)
James and Mike discuss it
Jessica Jones: AKA It's Called Whiskey (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Deadpool (2016)
An homage to the "ass to ass" quote appears when Deadpool's butt is shown and flashbacks to Wade's.
Sausage Party (2016)
When the human junkie prepares his bath salts, the hiphop montage of the shots of a lighter flick, sizzling substance on spoon, and the liquid in the syringe is a reference to the this movie.
The Vampire Diaries: Requiem for a Dream (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Cinemadonna: W.E. (2016) (TV Episode)
Film referenced
Never Fade (2016) (Short)
The "trip" scenes for Sean are based off of the dock scene in Requiem for a Dream.
La La Land (2016)
When Sebastian is making coffee, the scene is edited with several rapid cuts just like when the characters use heroin.
The Monster Project (2017)
Mentioned in dialogue
ScreenPrism: You Know It's a Darren Aronofsky Movie IF... (2017) (TV Episode)
An analysis of the movie
Half in the Bag: Mother! (2017) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Big Mouth: Requiem for a Wet Dream (2017) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mixxxer Show: Lake Malawi (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Zbynek Janícek.
Total DramaRama: Aquarium for a Dream (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
This Is Us: Nine Bucks (2018) (TV Episode)
Kate says with all the hormones will make it like "Requiem for a Dream" up in here.
Diminishing Returns: Kevin Smith Season III (2019) (Podcast Episode)
The Cinema Snob: Child's Play (2019) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
Joker (2019)
A lonely person repeatedly dreams of appearing on a popular television show.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Scoob, Sonic & SpongeBob (2019) (Podcast Episode)
Brought up in Darren Aronofsky's filmography.
Mr. Robot: 410 Gone (2019) (TV Episode)
The fast cutscenes of Dominique dispensing her pills, swallowing them and preparing food with underlying sound effects resemble cutscenes that are so characteristic for Requiem for a Dream.
Ralphthemoviemaker: Joker (2020) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ralph Sepe
Minty Comedic Arts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About The Langoliers (2020) (TV Episode)
Minty mentions the movie.
American Dad!: The Last Ride of the Dodge City Rambler (2020) (TV Episode)
Referenced by one of the actors on the train
Vdud: Dmitry Markov (2020) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Yury Dud.
Don't (2020) (Short)
Split screen edit
Rifftrax: Gumby - The Movie (2021) (Video)
Mike: "I can't believe they reused this song in 'Requiem for a Dream'."
Minty Comedic Arts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Robocop 2014 (2021) (TV Episode)
Minty mentions the movie.
Minty Comedic Arts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About One-Hour Photo (2021) (TV Episode)
Minty mentions the movie.
Vdud: Kvataniya (2022) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Yury Dud
Minty Comedic Arts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Batman Begins (2022) (TV Episode)
Minty mentions the movie.
Minty Comedic Arts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Alien VS Predator 2 (2022) (TV Episode)
Minty mentions the movie.

Featured in 

At the Movies: Remember the Titans/The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen/Under Suspicion (2000) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown during a segment on the Toronto Film Festival.
At the Movies: The Best Films of 2000 (2000) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert' #10 pick.
At the Movies: The Pledge/The Amati Girls/Snatch/Panic (2001) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown during the "Memo to the Academy" segment.
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 (2001) (TV Special)
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001) (TV Special)
Nominated for Best Actress.
Man on Fire (2004)
Right before Denzel enters the Techno club, a quote from Requeim (Tappy Tibbons saying "We've got a winner") can be heard on the film's soundtrack. This connection is confirmed in the end credits to Man on Fire
Zomergasten: Episode #17.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (2005)
mentioned and several clips are shown
My Longest Day (2008) (Short)
a depressing moment
WatchMojo: Top 10 Actor Body Transformations (2013) (TV Episode)
Jared Leto's transformations for Requiem for a Dream, Chapter 27 and Dallas Buyers Club are #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents (2013) (TV Episode)
Requiem for a Dream is #6.
Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies: New Frontiers (2013) (TV Episode)
clips shown and title/theme music discussed
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Face Melting with Vincent Guastini (2013) (TV Episode)
Excerpts and behind-the-scenes shots of several scenes from Requiem for a Dream are scene, including makeup being applied to Ellen Burstyn and Jared Leto and the infected arm being amputated.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Scariest Scenes from Non-Horror Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
The Monkey On Their Backs is #10.
1, 001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
And the Oscar Goes to... (2014) (TV Movie)
Clip shown
No Small Parts: Anne Ramsey (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tragic Movie Endings (2014) (TV Episode)
The ending of Requiem for a Dream is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Druggies (2015) (TV Episode)
Harry Goldfarb is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Way Too Upsetting to Watch Twice (2015) (TV Episode)
Requiem for a Dream is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Memorable Movies of 2000 (2015) (TV Episode)
Requiem for a Dream is #8.
Brows Held High: Mr. Nobody and Living in Bad Faith (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Honest Trailers: Labyrinth (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Made You Love Hated Actors (2017) (TV Episode)
Requiem for a Dream gets an honorable mention for making you love Marlon Wayans.
Honest Trailers: Mother! (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies So Depressing You Can Only Watch Them Once (2018) (TV Episode)
Requiem for a Dream is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Actors With Only One Good Movie (2018) (TV Episode)
Marlon Wayans is #5 with Requiem for a Dream.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Best Enjoyed Alone (2018) (TV Episode)
Requiem for a Dream is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Disturbing Non-Horror Films of All Time (2018) (TV Episode)
Requiem for a Dream is #2.
WhatCulture Originals: 10 Amazing Movies With Soul-Destroying Endings (2020) (TV Episode)
The movie is ranked 1st.
Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist (2021)
An excerpt of a shot that was inspired by Perfect Blue (1997).
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Will Traumatize You (2021) (TV Episode)
Requiem for a Dream is #3.
Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (2022)
Clips featured

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can (2003) (TV Episode)
RRRrrrr!!! (2004)
in the scene in the supermarket
Drawn Together: The Lemon AIDS Walk (2006) (TV Episode)
When Captain Hero takes steroids, the rapid cutting between scenes that follows (the dilated pupils, increased blood flow, acne) is a reference to the montages in the film Requiem for a Dream
The Auteur (2008)
redone as the porn "requiem for a wet dream"
Tosh.0: The Average Homeboy (2010) (TV Episode)
Parodied when Tosh shoots up candy
The Parodies (2010) (Video)
Spoofed in segment "Requiem for a Cream"
Requiem for a Dream (in 60 Seconds... with Puppets) (2012) (Short)
For spoof film festival
Happy Endings: In the Heat of the Noche (2013) (TV Episode)
Shots, editing style and exaggerated sound when taking NocheTussin.
Robot Chicken: The Unnamed One (2016) (TV Episode)
The woman in the Girl Scouts' Cookies sketch has a horrible nightmare that includes a scene where she offers to do "ass to ass" like in this movie.
Tosh.0: The Best of Season 8 (2016) (TV Episode)
"Ass to ass" scene parodied
Christian Frates' Voice Swaps: Venom the Parent (2018) (TV Episode)
Christian Frates recites a passage of the film in different voices.

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