The Ring (2002) Poster



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Followed by 

Rings (2005) (Video)
The Ring Two (2005)
Rings (2017)

Version of 

Ringu (1995) (TV Movie)
Ringu (1998)
Ringu: Saishûshô (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
Ring (1999)

Remake of 

Ringu (1998)
Remake film.

Edited into 

The Ring Two (2005)
Several shots from the first film are interlaced into the sequel


Un Chien Andalou (1929) (Short)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Rear Window (1954)
Vertigo (1958)
Psycho (1960)
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
Marnie (1964)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Repulsion (1965)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Cat Ballou (1965)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Film is mentioned by video cleark in movie store.
The Looking Glass War (1970)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
Brewster McCloud (1970)
Video box is shown in movie store.
The Exorcist (1973)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Family Plot (1976)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
The Tenant (1976)
Video box is shown in movie store.
The Omen (1976)
Carrie (1976)
Damien: Omen II (1978)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Alien (1979)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Caddyshack (1980)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Ghost Story (1981)
Poltergeist (1982)
Videodrome (1983)
Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
The Fly (1986)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Demons 2 (1986)
The Untouchables (1987)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Caddyshack II (1988)
Video box is shown in movie store.
The Blob (1988)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Rage to Kill (1988)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
Shocker (1989)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
Shattered (1991)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
Man Bites Dog (1992)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Candyman (1992)
School Ties (1992)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Blue tint in here is homage to Dolores Claiborne.
Powder (1995)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
Visions of a New World (1995) (Video)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
Pi (1998)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
Vide box is breifly shown and mentioned by Film is mentioned by video cleark in movie store.
The Patriot (2000)
Video box is shown in movie store.
The Tunnel (2001) (Short)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Eric McCormack/Jay-Z (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Weekend Update
Law & Order: The Ring (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Goedemorgen Nederland: Episode dated 20 February 2003 (2003) (TV Episode)
Bunskoek and De Klerk talk about this film.
The Ring: Cast and Filmmaker Interviews (2003) (Video)
making Of
Will & Grace: Dolls and Dolls (2003) (TV Episode)
Jack: "First we see the ring and then we die."
The O.C.: The Rivals (2004) (TV Episode)
Adam Brody's character, Seth, remarks that the letter Ryan stole is like "The Ring" and that anyone who reads it is going to die. The joke is that Adam Brody had a small part in that movie.
The Suffering (2004) (Video Game)
When Torque is abandoned in the World War II bunker, he will encounter a desk with three phones. Two of them are are green and the other is red. Pick up the red phone first and you will hear the a girl's voice say "You will die in seven days". Also, in Chapter 15 (An Eye For An Eye Makes The World Blind), as you come from a staircase with two small Slayers and one large Slayer, you will find yourself in a small room with white walls and a few dead COs on the walls. There will be a phone next to the door you need to go through. Pick it up, and one of the Inferna Girls (the small girls in the pink nightgowns) will say, "You will die, in seven days."
High Chaparall: Robert Englund (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Zapped (2004) (Short)
Persons coming out of the TV
Dead by Dawn (2004) (Video)
A few shots with intentional homage to The Ring.
Horror Friends (2004) (Short)
Freddy mentions the movie in his rant.
South Park: Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes (2004) (TV Episode)
The Ring DVDs are on sale at Wall-Mart.
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
What I Like About You: Don't Kiss the Messenger (2005) (TV Episode)
Gary talks about the time he and Holly went to see The Ring together
Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
DVD in video store
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect (2005) (Video Game)
TV's in the mansion level are all static and if you walk up to them you hear "demonic" voices
Boo (2005)
spooky ghosts moving ultra-fast
Ghost Whisperer: On the Wings of a Dove (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Masters of Horror: John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns (2005) (TV Episode)
The concept of a killer film that brings supernatural death to anyone who watches it. The 'cigarette burn' round flashes of fire that appear are a visual reference to the 'ring of light' in the American version.
Atmospheric Pressure: The Style and Palette (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
The Sopranos: Mayham (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned during Chris' movie pitch
The Sopranos: Luxury Lounge (2006) (TV Episode)
Carmine Jr. pitches the script as "The Ring" meets "The Godfather" to Ben Kingsley.
Sideline Secrets (2006) (Video)
DVD on shelf in Brian's house.
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Rocky VII (2006) (TV Episode)
Grandpa hopes the videotape Yugi gets is not cursed. When Yugi watches it, Pegasus says "Seven days..."
Dark Fields (2006) (Video)
Killer's blanc long hair covering his face during the murders and the whole fim
The Grudge 2 (2006)
When Rachel finds Samaras body in the well, her hand grips Rachels wrist, and there is a sudden flashback. When Aubrey visits Kayakos mother, she grabs Aubreys wrist, and there is a sudden flashback to her earlier days as an exorcist
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
The New Adventures of Old Christine: Crash (2006) (TV Episode)
When Christine, Matthew, Richard, and New Christine are watching a scary movie in the rental SUV, Christine says, "I thought she lived in a well--why is she coming out of the TV?"
Destination Truth: Haunted Village/Naga (2007) (TV Episode)
After being shown skeptical photographic evidence of ghosts, host Josh Gates refers to the ghosts as "...extras from The Ring"
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Monster Madness 2007 Recap (2007) (TV Episode)
James mentions this as the American remake of Ringu.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
FunnyMovie: H3: Halloween Horror Hostel (2008) (TV Episode)
Harry warns Acki not to watch his video. Acki says "What, if I watch this I'll get a call that tells me I'll die in 7 days?"
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Gossip Girl: You've Got Yale! (2009) (TV Episode)
Nate mentions by name.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Mr T and the T-Force #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
"And this video tape, if you watch it, you die in seven days, fool."
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Ugly Truth/G-Force/Orphan (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellens lists this a movie with demons in dresses.
Cleanflix (2009)
Onscreen crawl of movies edited by Cleanflix
Skins: Freddie (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Chiller 13: The Decade's Scariest Movie Moments (2010) (TV Movie)
Shown on list.
The Office: The Seminar (2011) (TV Episode)
Listed by Erin as one of the movies she has recently watched with Gabe
Kyasarin (2011) (Video Game)
A girl with long black hair can be seen crawing out of a TV screen in the intro
NCIS: Tell-All (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo
Being Human: You're the One That I Haunt (2011) (TV Episode)
referenced by Josh
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
Edición Especial Coleccionista: The Ring (2011) (TV Episode)
My Pure Joy (2011)
Referenced in Dialogue, "If a creepy asian chick is into you and you ditch her, she is going to put a grudge on you or atleast crawl out of your T.V. in 7 days."
Parks and Recreation: Meet 'n' Greet (2011) (TV Episode)
Chris refers to one of the party guests as the "girl from 'The Ring.'"
Playback (2012)
mentioned in dialogue
Hagan Reviews: Eat the Schoolgirl (2012) (TV Episode)
"I didn't realize it was a porn version of Ring."
Psych: Heeeeere's Lassie (2012) (TV Episode)
At one point Carlton Lassiter sits staring at a TV screen showing static in a reference to this horror film. The actress who plays Amy in this episode, Sara Rue, was part of the cast of the 2002 movie.
Supernatural: Party On, Garth (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sam.
Holliston: Weekend of Horrors: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
The mysterious caller tests Adam's horror movie knowledge by questioning him on the rules of "The Ring".
Final de partida: Festival de cine Macabro (2012) (TV Episode)
Nicolás Alvarado mentions it during an introduction to contemporary horror movies.
CollegeHumor Originals: Horror Movie Daycare (2012) (TV Episode)
Samara goes to the daycare of horror kids.
Stabbed (2012) (Short)
Film is referenced.
El Reviewer Random: Halloween Special 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is referenced
The Box (2012) (Short)
Film is referenced by Merideth.
My Life Is a Video (2012)
Samara Character appears.
Community: Paranormal Parentage (2013) (TV Episode)
Annie dresses up as Samara from "The Ring."
Castle: Scared to Death (2013) (TV Episode)
The team compares the current case to "The Ring"
Shadow People (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Dumb Movie Ways to Die (2013) (Short)
An example of a dumb way to die
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue,
The Cleveland Show: Fist & the Furious (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cleveland
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Rick Baker: Monster Maker (2013) (TV Episode)
Scott sees the dead girl in the closet from The Ring and refuses to get anywhere near her.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.177 (2013) (TV Episode)
A viral video depicts a ghost puppet based on the creepy little girl from the film.
Making a Mechanical Monster: An Interview with William Aldridge (2013) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
Holliston: Cursed (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam and Joe show The Ring on The Movie Crypt.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
#LawstinWoods: The Arrival (2013) (TV Episode)
Character Kenny Rogers references "Samara," a character from "The Ring" and "The Ring 2" when referring to something on the show.
Nostalgia Critic: The Wicker Man (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
MovieBerto: The Ring (La señal) (2014) (TV Episode)
Discussed film of the episode
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 New Halloween Classics (2014) (TV Episode)
a runner-up
American Dad!: Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Parks and Recreation: Gryzzlbox (2015) (TV Episode)
April says, "This internship is the videotape from 'The Ring.'"
Insectula! (2015)
Elenore's ghost is a reference to The Ring's ghost
El conejo blanco: Warped to Hiroshima!! (2015) (Short)
Music from the film is used.
Diary of a Demon 3 (2015)
Mimmicks Samara's view as she's imprisoned in the well
Scream Queens (2015) (TV Series)
The mythological Japanese toilet spirit alludes to Samara of the Gore Verbinski film.
Geeks Who Drink: John DiMaggio vs. David Giuntoli (2015) (TV Episode)
a contestant must identify the film as a remake
Sinister 2 (2015)
Director Robert Cargill created the Sinister franchise based on a nightmare he had after watching The Ring.
GoGoManTV: Photobooth - Challenge Week - Den 6 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by GoGo.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Ring (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: The Entity (2015) (TV Episode)
Ryan references as a horror remake produced by Roy Lee.
Friend Request (2016)
Spooky ghosts moving ultra-fast inside a mirror sequence
Exam (2016) (Short)
Parody of the movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Is White Washing Really Still a Thing? (2016) (TV Episode)
Asian property that was made into an American film
Movie Nights: R.I.O.T: The Movie (2016) (TV Episode)
"There are, like, scenes from The Ring in it..."
Suicide Squad (2016)
Spooky ghosts moving ultra-fast inside a mirror
Paralys (2016) (Short)
It is mentioned on the quiz show playing on TV.
Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Lady Gaga (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Haunted Elevator sketch
Nostalgia Critic: Freddy vs. Jason (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic has the Ring girl fight the Grudge girl
Studio C: Season 7 Halloween Special (2016) (TV Episode)
Jason says, "I dialed that particular number, and I only have seven days to live."
Demon (2017) (Short)
At the beginning of the film shows a frame with a girl Samara.
The Cinema Snob: Manhattan Baby (2017) (TV Episode)
"In seven days, you won't necessarily die"
101 Cool Facts You Didn't Know: 101 Cool Movie Facts You Didn't Know (2017) (TV Episode)
Reece says that the Japanese film is better than the American film.
Mixxxer Show: Renne Dang a Adam Mach (2017) (TV Episode)
PeeetaaaTV: Jenis rapuje (2017) (TV Episode)
Samara was mentioned by Petr Kraus.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Comic Book Quickies #7 (2017) (TV Episode)
"Those wrestlers are trying to come out of the TV like it's the freakin' Ring."
Milo Murphy's Law: Milo's Halloween Scream-a-Torium! (2017) (TV Episode)
Savannah dresses up as Samara from "The Ring."
The Andrew Klavan Show: Blaming Harvey's Victims (2017) (TV Episode)
Andrew Klavan praises the movie.
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)
The little girls in the white dresses are almost exact copies of Samara.
The Cinema Snob: Santa's Christmas Elf (Named Calvin) (2017) (TV Episode)
"It was then that Calvin was found dead in a closet after watching the VHS tape from..."
Selfie from Hell (2018)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Love, Simon (2018)
Nick thinks Leah is supposed to be "the girl from The Ring" for Halloween.
Family Guy: Switch the Flip (2018) (TV Episode)
Yoko Ono is compared to the "woman crawling out of the well from The Ring."
Robot Chicken: Jew No. 1 Opens a Treasure Chest (2018) (TV Episode)
Samara Morgan is seen at a campfire.


Carrotblanca (1995) (Short)
Quick snippet seen during killer tape.
I Am Weasel (1997) (TV Series)
Toonsylvania (1998) (TV Series)
Seen when character is looking through channels.
Hollywood Squares (1998) (TV Series)
Crash Team Racing (1999) (Video Game)
The little boy played this game.

Featured in 

Goedemorgen Nederland: Episode dated 20 February 2003 (2003) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
The Ring: The Origin of Terror (2003) (Video)
Clips, making of and behind the scenes
I Love the New Millennium: 2002 (2008) (TV Episode)
Shown on the 2002 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall: Action Comics #593 (2010) (TV Episode)
clip shown when characters in the comic discuss a certain tape
Atop the Fourth Wall: Silent Hill: Dead/Alive Review Alternate Endings (2010) (TV Episode)
Linkara receives the "seven days" call
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Horror Movie Remakes (2014) (TV Episode)
Ranks at #3
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies You Shouldn't Watch Alone (2015) (TV Episode)
Ranks at #3
Nostalgia Critic: Battle of the Commercials (2016) (TV Episode)
"Did she take voice lessons from the girl in The Ring?"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Denis Leary/2 Chainz feat. Travis Scott (2017) (TV Episode)
Brief clip in the segment This Week in Words
Ochutnávka: Ako si poskladat vlastné lízatko (2017) (TV Episode)
Short clip was shown.
Half in the Bag: Slender Man (2018) (TV Episode)
movie clip is shown side by side with one from Slender Man for comparison


Candyman (1992)

Spoofed in 

The Hole (2003) (Video)
It's a movie that takes "Ring"'s storyline and changes the consequence from death to becoming gay.
South Park: Toilet Paper (2003) (TV Episode)
In the nightmare Kyle is having about toilet-papering the house, the tree in the end is a spoof of a similar tree seen in visions in "The Ring"
1st Annual Spaceys (2003) (TV Movie)
"The Ring" wins Best Horror Film. The award is "presented" to the ghost girl down the well after the host wanders through landscape reminiscent of the film.
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
One of the main parodies.
Volta (2004)
The main character did the Samara thing.
Shark Tale (2004)
There is an ad in the paper for The Hook, whose poster is a spoof of the poster of The Ring.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Duck/Aren't You Chupacabra to See Me? (2005) (TV Episode)
In "Aren't You Chupacabra To See Me?", Daisy emerges from the TV the same way as the ghost haunting the videotape in the movie
Robot Chicken: Operation Rich in Spirit (2005) (TV Episode)
evil tape watched at video dating place
Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre (2005) (Video)
Creepy girl comes out of a well in obvious parody
Keloglan Karaprens'e Karsi (2006)
Girl with black hair over her face crawls out of well and is accidently knocked out several times.
Family Guy: Mother Tucker (2006) (TV Episode)
Peter watches video that could kill him.
Pretty Cool Too (2007)
Walter calls a goth's cell phone and says "Seven days. In seven days, you will smile."
Hack! (2007)
Maddy approaches Emily, who is wearing a white nightgown and a long black wig, and is standing behind a stone well.
Smosh: The Ultimate Shoedown (2009) (TV Episode)
Ian Draws Circles with a Disturbed look on his face like in this film
Stan Helsing (2009)
Pile of bodies next to the return area for the movie The Ring ("When you see The Ring, you die")
Ugly Americans: Kill... Mark, Kill (2010) (TV Episode)
Scene of what appears to be Samara (actually Leonard's wizard nemesis) coming out of the well on TV identical to the infamous VHS video.
Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig/Vampire Weekend (2013) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Aw Nuts! Mom's a Ghost!"
Phineas and Ferb: La Candace-Cabra/Happy Birthday, Isabella (2013) (TV Episode)
Candice is going to watch a movie and the cover of the DVD shows a girl with long hair draped over her face resembling the ghost girl in The Ring.
The Ownership of the Ring (2013) (Short)
Entertainment (2014)
Scary video of the dead dog.
Robot Chicken: Ants on a Hamburger (2015) (TV Episode)
Parody skits
RINGwhispers (2015) (Short)
The Legend of the Gnome (2017) (Video)
The bedroom scene spoofs the film.
Robot Chicken: No Wait, He Has a Cane (2018) (TV Episode)
Ringo Starr comes out of the TV.

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