Amélie (2001) Poster



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Citizen Kane (1941)
Disoriented pursuit of happiness.
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)
The marshmallow twister scene is a reference.
Rear Window (1954)
Raymond Dufayel is a disabled man unable to leave his house who spies on his neighbors.
The Killing (1956)
The 400 Blows (1959)
L'Eclisse (1962)
the succession of kisses Amélie gives Nino at the end of the film mirrors the succession of kisses between Piero and Vittoria in L'eclisse
Contempt (1963)
uses the theme music in a montage of Amélie's state of being
The Exorcist (1973)
Love on the Run (1979)
in Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, the main character (Amélie) is intrigued by a shredded photograph she found near a photobooth, much like the main character in L'amour en fuite who falls in love with a woman whose shredded photograph he discovers inside a telephone booth
The Shining (1980)
Delicatessen (1991)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lion King (1994)
a character references a new satellite to be lauched with the remains of the dead, as it is with "the great kings of the past" in The Lion King
Chungking Express (1994)
in Chung Hing sam lam, Faye secretly breaks into the apartment of Cop 663, the man she is infatuated with, and gives everything a good makeover. Meanwhile, Amélie secretly breaks into the apartment of Mr. Collignon, the bullying owner of the neighborhood greengrocer, and wreaks havoc on everything as a practical joke
Fallen Angels (1995)
final scene on a motorcycle
Titanic (1997)
Run Lola Run (1998)
American Beauty (1999)
Nino carries around a plastic bag and Joseph refers to him in the diner as "the guy with the plastic bag." This is an homage to Ricky Fitts from American Beauty (1999)
Magnolia (1999)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Jack Black/The Strokes (2002) (TV Episode)
referenced in Weekend Update
Mysterious Ways: Spark of Life (2002) (TV Episode)
Peggy mentions the film
Grill Point (2002)
the motorcycling of the happy reunited couple in the end is a reference to the closing motorcycling scene in Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
NYPD Blue: Better Laid Than Never: Part 1 (2002) (TV Episode)
Detective Clark refers to having watched this movie the previous week.
My Wife Is 18 (2002)
poster of Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain is seen in Ngo liu poh lut gau ching
Enter the Clowns (2002) (Video)
magazine cover on a table
Charlie's War (2003)
The Twins Effect (2003)
poster seen
The Divorce (2003)
The Year of the Rat (2003) (Video)
James Wong references the film in a discussion with Glen Morgan and Shirley Walker
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection' (2003) (Video)
Jean-Pierre Jeunet talks about his other movie that he made after Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Home Movies: Cho & Amy Lee (2004) (TV Episode)
Jason mentions Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain in dialogue
Year Zero (2004)
DVD cover shown in the video store
Green Wing (2004) (TV Series)
Gnomes of Zurich in both films.
Tatort: Verraten und verkauft (2004) (TV Episode)
Daniela has a poster of Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain in her room
Nip/Tuck: Trudy Nye (2004) (TV Episode)
in the video store, the clerk asks Christian if he wants to rent Amélie
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
the director claims that he ran out of ideas and added in a box that was a direct reference to Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, his previous film
World of Warcraft (2004) (Video Game)
In Dalaran, you can find a character whose name is Jean Pierre Poulin, a combination of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Amélie Poulain.
Russian Dolls (2005)
older man guided over the street by the film's main character
Still Game: Ring (2005) (TV Episode)
The DVD is on sale in Harrids.
Ghajini (2005)
The leading lady helps a blind man enjoy the world around him, by describing ordinary things around them in a beautiful manner.
All About Anna (2005) (Video)
same Paris locations used
Phénomania: La marche de l'empereur (2005) (TV Episode)
comparison between March of the Penguins (2005) and Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
Paris, je t'aime (2006)
the hairdo shown in the segment "Porte de Choisy"
EastEnders: Episode dated 23 May 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Sonia rents Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain from the local video shop
How Is Your Fish Today? (2006)
the DVD cover is shown in close-up in Rao Hui's DVD collection
The Devil's Muse (2007)
Pushing Daisies (2007) (TV Series)
Bryan Fuller created the series inspired by the film's style and message.
Monster (2008) (Video)
poster seen
Comeback: Modelka (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Pulse 3 (2008)
mentioned in dialogue
Clara Sheller: La porte de la tour bancale (2008) (TV Episode)
Clara compares herself to Amélie Poulain
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Mission: Butterfly (2008) (Short)
Milica's quest for butterflies is referenced as Amélie's quest for love (poster of Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain is visible two times in Misija: Leptir)
Ghajini (2008)
scene where Kalpana helps the blind man is taken from Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
Bring Back... Fame (2008) (TV Movie)
poster visible in the cinema Angela Lansberg attends
500 Days of Summer (2009)
During one of his heartbroken scenes, Tom projects himself onto random French doco segments much in the same way as Amélie does when she was upset.
Up in the Air (2009)
the idea for a photo of Julie and Jim at various famous sites is taken from this film, referred to as "the gnome thing" by Ryan
Cleanflix (2009)
shown on list
Beirut, I Love You (I Love You Not) (2009) (Short)
Beirut, I Love You (I Love You Not) is a tribute to Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
Kampüste çiplak ayaklar (2009)
The poster of 'Amélie' hangs on the wall of Deniz's room.
Cinéman (2009)
Cinéman mentions having an affair with Amélie and dumping her
3 Idiots (2009)
The animated "sperm race" sequence is a reference to Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain. Also, the protagonists of both films are 'dreamers' who like making benevolent acts silently
Scent of a Cow (2009) (Short)
tribute to Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
End Roll [2.58.11] (2010) (Short)
Poster is shown.
The Gruen Transfer: Deodorant (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Wil Anderson in the opening segment when he says that its director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, also directed the latest commercial for the Commonwealth Bank.
Gossip Girl: Touch of Eva (2010) (TV Episode)
Serena mentions watching "Amélie".
Peep Show: A Beautiful Mind (2010) (TV Episode)
Jez and Zara watch it
Amanda Knox (2011) (TV Movie)
Amanda tells police that she and Raffaele watched "Amélie" on his computer.
Estrenos Críticos: El episodio que va a contrarreloj (2011) (TV Episode)
commented and poster shown
Shameful Sequels: Alien Resurrection (2011) (TV Episode)
also directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Half in the Bag: Robot and The Last Circus (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay Bauman asks Mike Stoklasa if he's seen it
Vamos a por vosotros (2011) (TV Movie)
Nostalgia Critic: Alien: Resurrection (2012) (TV Episode)
Jean-Pierre Jeunet who directed Alien: Resurrection also directed this movie.
Palace (2012)
Poster visible in the cinema.
End Roll (2012)
Poster is shown ("Il favoloso mondo di Amélie").
The Mindy Project: In the Club (2012) (TV Episode)
Mindy says she fell asleep watching 'Amélie'.
Special Collector's Edition: Underground (2013) (TV Episode)
Blu-ray release
Entends ce cri... (2013) (Short)
Many locations of the film are taken from Amelie, one of Mathieu Vié's most favorite film
About Time (2013)
The original French film poster is on the wall of Tim's bedroom.
Coming out (2013)
referenced by characters
The Sugarcube Critic: Elements of Harmony (2014) (TV Episode)
Nook calls Fluttershy "Amelie Pony."
De Avond van de Filmmuziek (2014) (TV Special)
Part of soundtrack played
Summer of Blood (2014)
Mentioned on Cupid's Bow dating site
Trece y medio (13½) (2014) (Short)
The final musical scene is based on Amèlie's ending.
The Face of an Angel (2014)
Jessica Fuller says she watched this movie on DVD.
La lumière de la nuit (2014) (Short)
Mentioned by a character
Louder with Crowder: My French Mom Calls on Immigration! (2015) (Podcast Episode)
Fundip says this is one of his favorite movies.
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.46 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as the film through which Audrey Tautou gained global fame during Russ' Cash Builder round.
Keanu (2016)
Mentioned as one of Hi-C's favorite cartoons.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.112 (2016) (TV Episode)
Nat is asked a question about the French city this film is primarily set in during her Cash Builder round.
Amanda Knox (2016)
Amanda Knox mentions it.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.22 (2016) (TV Episode)
the film's U.S. title, "Amelie", is a correct response in "One-Word Film Titles" category
The Bachelor (2016)
A poster can be seen.
Bob's Burgers: A Few 'Gurt Men (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
DVTV: DVTV Forum: Jan Hrebejk (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jan Hrebejk.
Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Fallon/Harry Styles (2017) (TV Episode)
Amélie mentione during Donald Trump cold opening.
Diminishing Returns: Alien Season: The Alien Quadrilogy (2017) (Podcast Episode)
Rozstrel: Eva Zaoralová (2017) (TV Episode)
Eva Zaoralová talks about it.
The Question Jury: Episode #2.9 (2017) (TV Episode)
Question subject (as Amélie).
The Shape of Water (2017)
The character of Elisa is based on Amélie Poulain. Just like the universe of the set design and the post-production color effect of the cinematography
BoJack Horseman: What Time Is It Right Now (2017) (TV Episode)
BoJack mentions it to Hollyhock's dad who loves foreign films.
Broad City: Twaining Day (2017) (TV Episode)
Abbi asks Ilana if she should grow out her bangs or "cut them like Amélie-style."
Big Screen Splendors: Sur les traces de Amélie Poulain (Paris) (2017) (TV Episode)
About the Parisian places shown in the movie
MsMojo: Top 10 Celebrity Audition Tapes You Need to See (2018) (TV Episode)
Audrey Tautou's audition for Amélie is #2.
Summer in Closed Eyes (2018)
Poster is shown at Kata's place.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ryan Reynolds/Chris O'Dowd/August Greene (2018) (TV Episode)
"...watch Amélie" verse in August Greene's "No Apologies"
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #12.27 (2018) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
The Simpsons: Werking Mom (2018) (TV Episode)
Subplot is a parody of this. Lisa has a poster of the film.
This Is Us: Don't Take My Sunshine Away (2019) (TV Episode)
Sophie mentions the movie by name.
De Avond van de Filmmuziek (2019) (TV Special)
Music from the soundtrack is played; footage is shown
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #14.19 (2019) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
Dreams (2019) (Short)
Some shots filmed in famous "Café des Deux Moulins", filming location for "Amelie".
Films Under Constant Critique: Alien Resurrection (1997) (2019) (TV Episode)
Maverick mentions that this film was directed by the same director of Alien Resurrection, and that he watched it just so he could see if the filmmaking style was similar.
Modern Family: Paris (2020) (TV Episode)
Manny says movie is what made him want to go to Paris.
Dispatches from Elsewhere: Simone (2020) (TV Episode)
Simone loves the movie.
Elysaviews: WINEning About Movies: Pilot (2020) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a favourite film of both.
Grey's Anatomy: Love of My Life (2020) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Maggie
Elysaviews: WINEning About Movies: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg, 1981) (2020) (TV Episode)
Read out from a superchat as a potential date night film.
Aline (2020)
Cited as an influence by the director.
Philosophy in Film: Amelie (2020) (Podcast Episode)
Discusses the philosophy of the film
Minty Comedic Arts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Alien 4 (2022) (TV Episode)
Minty mentions the movie.


Father's Little Dividend (1951)
when Amélie makes a comment about people not looking at the road whilst driving in older films, it is about a scene from Father's Little Dividend
Jules and Jim (1962)
two scenes when Amélie watches faces behind her at a movie theatre
Born for Hard Luck (1976) (Short)
17 Seconds to Sophie (1998) (Short)
Footage shown.

Featured in 

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002) (TV Special)
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV Special)
Home Movies (2002) (Video)
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Maltin on Movies: Top 10 Films of the Decade (2011) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Brows Held High: Exterminating Angels (2011) (TV Episode)
Orgasm scene used to show France's openness about sexuality.
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is shown.
1, 001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clips are presented
WatchMojo: Top 10 4th Wall Breaks in Film (2014) (TV Episode)
Amélie at the Cinema gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Successful Foreign Films (2014) (TV Episode)
Amélie is #7.
Brows Held High: Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown during "Cause It's French."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies from France (2015) (TV Episode)
Amélie is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Feel Good Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Amélie is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable Movie Characters of the 2000s (2016) (TV Episode)
Amélie Poulain is #9.
Being George Clooney (2016)
clip shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Strong Female Leads in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Audrey Tautou as Amélie Poulain gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Meet Cutes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The meet cute between Nino Quincampoix & Amélie Poulain gets an honorable mention.
There's Something About Romcoms (2016) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Romance Movies of the 2000s (2017) (TV Episode)
Amélie is #7.
The Oscars (2017) (TV Special)
Seen during "Movies Around the World"
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Endings to Romantic Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Happiness for Amélie gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Unforgettable Movie Couples of the 2000s (2017) (TV Episode)
Amélie Poulain & Nino Quincampoi get an honorable mention.
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
90 years of Oscar montage
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Oddly Satisfying Movie Moments (2018) (TV Episode)
Grains & Little Pleasures is #1.
Romantic Comedy (2019)
clips shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Movies That Make You Want to Travel (2019) (TV Episode)
Amélie gets an honorable mention.
The Oscars (2020) (TV Special)
Seen in "International Film" montage
MsMojo: Top 20 Romance Movies of the Century So Far (2020) (TV Episode)
Amélie is #13.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Best Feel Good Movies (2020) (TV Episode)
Amélie is #8.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Uplifting Movies of All Time (2020) (TV Episode)
Amélie gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Rom-Coms We Want to Live In (2020) (TV Episode)
Amélie is #10.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Underrated Movie Kisses (2021) (TV Episode)
True Love is #10.
Twee voor twaalf: Episode dated 11 February 2022 (2022) (TV Episode)
Footage shown

Spoofed in 

Le fabuleux destin de Perrine Martin (2003) (Short)
title reference. Also, the main character tries to act the same as Amélie Poulain
My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
has a character who is a spoof of Amélie
Ugly Melanie (2008)
The movie was first imagined as "the opposite of Amélie Poulain". The name of the hero, Mélanie Lupin, is a homage.
Amélie au pays des Bodin's (2010)
The movie's title was "le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Bodin", a spoof of "le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain"; it was changed because too risky
A Certain Magical Pimpdex: Extended Edition (2019)
Features characters photoshopped from this movie.

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