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The King of Kings (1927)
This is referenced when Hughes wants another camera, and someone replies that " DeMille is making a biblical picture involving a crucifixion". In 1927, this could only be Demille's version of The King of Kings.
London After Midnight (1927)
This film is mentioned in one of the 1927 scenes, where it is declared that the film will be a huge hit. Ironically, it's one of the most searched-after lost films today.
Scarface (1932)
Posters outside screening room, and mentioned by various characters
King Kong (1933)
When Hughes is standing naked in his screening room, he shakes his fist at the screen and one of the aircraft in a dogfight explodes, bringing to mind King Kong's antics on the Empire State Building
Alice Adams (1935)
Johnny Meyer tells Katharine Hepburn he loved her in Alice Adams
Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
A scene takes place on the set of the filming, when Hughes first meets Katharine Hepburn.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Golf scene, shot recreation
Buck Rogers (1939)
Howard Hughes says about the XF-11: "She's my Buck Rogers ship"
The Women (1939)
Hughes and Hepburn attend the premiere to The Women
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
When Hepburn takes Hughes home to meet her family in Connecticut, she introduces him to Uncle Willy, a minor but pivotal role in "Philadelphia Story."
Citizen Kane (1941)
Woman of the Year (1942)
The film portrays the moment with Katharine Hepburn first meets Spencer Tracy, on a movie set. The set is of the film Woman of the Year, their first film together.
Jane Eyre (1943)
Dr. Hepburn asks Kate Hepburn if she talked to Louis B. Mayer about possibly working on Jane Eyre.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The line "I like the desert. It's hot there in the desert, but it's clean.", is also spoken by T.E. Lawrence saying he likes the desert because "It's clean."
The Shining (1980)
When talking to a waitress at the Cocoanut Grove, Hughes gives his hotel room number as 217. This is an oblique reference to The Shining. The Overlook hotel of The Shining was once owned (and is haunted) by "Horace Derwent", a figure based on Howard Hughes. It's most haunted room is room 217, where Danny is attacked by the woman in the bath. Room 237 was used in the film of The Shining (the novel had the room as 217) to avoid hotel guests being scared of room 217.

Referenced in 

Dinner for Five: Episode #3.8 (2004) (TV Episode)
Alec Baldwin is attributed to working on this film.
Entourage: The Scene (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Howard Hughes: His Life, Loves and Films (2004) (Video)
Documentary tie-in to feature release
Martin Scorsese, l'émotion par la musique (2005)
Martin Scorsese talks about it
The DiCaprio Code (2006) (Short)
George Lucas mentions this movie
Most Extreme Elimination Challenge: Box Office Bombs vs. NASCAR (2006) (TV Episode)
"like in the Aviator"
The Benchwarmers (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
HBO First Look: The Departed: Facing a Loaded Gun (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
Hollywood Mouth (2008)
Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. is shown.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $200 question
Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Semifinal 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Oscars Since 2000"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.125 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Female Singers"
General Hospital: Episode #1.12062 (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Thelmou Schoonmaker (2010) (TV Episode)
Thelma Schoonmaker talks about it.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
When introducing Cate Blanchett, James Franco mentions she played Katharine Hepburn.
At the Movies: 25 Years of Margaret & David (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Margaret as the movie for which guest host Cate Blanchett won an Oscar®
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.71 (2012) (TV Episode)
Gerard Butler mentions that John Logan wrote the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.178 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Kate Beckinsale was in the film
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!: Episode #12.16 (2012) (TV Episode)
Declan Donnelly asks the question, "Leo won a Golden Globe in 2005 for which film?" Ashley Roberts doesn't know the answer and guesses "Catch Me If You Can." Ashley is dunked into a tank of gunge for getting the answer wrong. Declan says the correct answer is The Aviator.
Community: History 101 (2013) (TV Episode)
Dean Pelton says, "I am America's sexiest aviator, Leo Di Caprio."
Jeopardy!: Episode #29.130 (2013) (TV Episode)
Answer to question in They Co-Starred with Leo DiCaprio
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Adam Scott was in the film
Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill/Bastille (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Jonah Hill's opening monologue
Honest Trailers: The Wolf of Wall Street (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Film '72: Episode dated 26 November 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jude Law talks about his small role as Erroll Flynn in this movie
Community: Advanced Safety Features (2015) (TV Episode)
Deb confuses "The Aviator" with "Avatar."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Amy Schumer/Ian McKellen/Alan Jackson (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy and Amy Schumer during their Emotional Interview
Fallout 4 (2015) (Video Game)
Newspapers scattered around The Commonwealth display the headline "Way of the Future!"
Casual: Home (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mia
Saturday Night Live: Ronda Rousey/Selena Gomez (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 26 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk in discussion of the Oscars
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 29 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.31 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about which movie Martin Scorsese won his first Oscar® for asked when James and the Chaser go head to head. Issa Schultz later mentions that he received a nomination for this movie.
Honest Trailers: The Revenant (2016) (TV Episode)
DiCaprio and Scorsese's collaboration mentioned
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kate Beckinsale/Colin Hanks/Allison Miller (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Kate Beckinsale
You Got Trumped: The First 100 Days: Make Chris Christie Great Again (2016) (TV Episode)
Much like DiCaprio's character in the film, Trump ends up locking himself away in his private room, creating a huge mess.
Sean Bradley Reviews: Breathe (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when talking about the cinematographer Robert Richardson.
Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018)
Bullocks Wilshire filming location is shown.


Hell's Angels (1930)
The Outlaw (1943)

Featured in 

Scorsese on Scorsese (2004) (TV Movie)
Clips are used in the documentary.
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) (TV Special)
A small clip was presented as part of some of the nominated films.
Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 2004 (2005) (TV Episode)
Roeper's #3 pick; Ebert's #6 pick.
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) (TV Special)
A small clip was presented as part of the six nominated films for the best cast in a film.
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
Nominated in multiple categories
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Clips shown in a Martin Scorcese tribute
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inception/Predators/The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (TV Episode)
"DiCaprio in 3 Minutes or Less" segment
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
90 Years of Oscar montage

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