Sideways (2004) Poster



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Remade as 

Sideways (2009)

Edited into 

The Clock (2010)
Miles realizes he overslept


Il Sorpasso (1962)
Sunny shots of Miles and Jack while driving (mentioned in commentary).
One Life to Live (1968) (TV Series)
Jack mentions having appeared on the show
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Jack tells Miles not to go to the "dark side"
The Shining (1980)
When Myles and Jack are having dinner with Mya and Stefanie and Myles is getting drunk, we see Jack motion his finger in the same way as the boy in the Shining. He says something like "What does this remind you of?" and then says "Redrum."
Swingers (1996)
Two friends go on road trip, one is pushing for both of them to get laid. One is outgoing, the other is depressed over an ex. The outgoing one asks a girl to dinner and has her bring a friend.. they quickly start having sex while the other two are put in a bit of an awkward situation.
Election (1999)
The character Dr. Walt Hendricks appears in the film.

Referenced in 

About Schmidt (2002)
Passes by movie theatre with "Sideways" playing, Payne's next film
Saturday Night Live: Paul Giamatti/Ludacris featuring Sum-41 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during monologue and in limo ride
Saturday Night Live: Jason Bateman/Kelly Clarkson (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kim Jong Il
Grattis världen: Dover-Calais (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
American Dad!: Stannie Get Your Gun (2005) (TV Episode)
Klaus considers this movie overrated.
2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Poster is shown.
The Benchwarmers (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Wanderlust (2006) (TV Movie)
Sideways is displayed under Alexander Payne's name.
Easy Skanking (2006)
Kalle mentions it.
Family Guy: Chick Cancer (2006) (TV Episode)
Sandra Oh appears and talks about the Movie
Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2006) (Video)
"What did they drink in Sideways?"
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Line "Fuck me sideways" spoken by Paul Giamatti, lead actor in "Sideways"
30 Rock: Somebody to Love (2007) (TV Episode)
Liz mentions this film
Spunk'd: The Movie (2007) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
Primeval: Episode #2.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
On the shelf at the video store.
Paintbrush (2008) (Short)
The characters of Harvey and Shelley are said to have become friends due to their mutual love of this film
Merlove (2008)
Documentary response to the movie Sideways
Saturday Night Live: Tracy Morgan/Kelly Clarkson (2009) (TV Episode)
Plot from Sideways recounted by McIntosh
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.67 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
White Collar: Bottlenecked (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sir Roland Cattigan to Peter.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.72 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jonah Hill compares the tone of "Cyrus" to the film
Brad Tries...: Brad Tries Pepsi Holiday Spice (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rob.
No Strings Attached (2011)
Mentioned by a character.
Suburban Knights (2011) (Video)
The Critic says "You don't understand my plight."
Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Rich Hall.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.18 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that Alexander Payne directed the film
Conan: Christmas Eve Not Christmas Steve (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during interview with Thomas Hayden Church
Happy Endings: More Like Stanksgiving (2012) (TV Episode)
Alex: "Ooh, just like 'Sideways'."
Bad Movie Beatdown: I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2013) (TV Episode)
also written by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Harmontown (2014)
poster seen in background
Bob's Burgers: The Kids Rob a Train (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
iZombie: Brother, Can You Spare a Brain? (2015) (TV Episode)
Blaine: "I used to be a serious wine guy, like Sideways crazy about it ..."
Albatross (2015)
The mind set on occasion, and the realisticness of the movie, with conversations and circumstances with awkward confrontations, refers to the highly rated comedy drama.
Well Wishes (2015)
Character names of best friends Miles and Jack.
Killer Piñata (2015)
DVD displayed in family room.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Paul Giamatti/Aubrey Plaza/Frank Bruni/Josh Freese (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Paul Giamatti
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 29 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk
TruInside: Election (2016) (TV Episode)
Movie poster shown
Loudermilk: Lay, Lady, Lay (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Roger
Election: Reese Witherspoon (2017) (Video)
Reese talks about loving the director's work.
The Flip Side (2018)
The film was influenced by British and American independent films such as 'Notting Hill' (1999) and 'Sideways' (2004).
Nostalgia Critic: Big Fat Liar (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.


The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Tom Joad's monologue is audible on the motel room TV
The Grind (1992) (TV Series)
Playing on the motel room TV
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Music from the soundtrack is used
No P in the O.O.L. (2001) (TV Short)
Playing on the television in Miles' Mother's home
Codename: Kids Next Door (2002) (TV Series)
The show is seen playing on Miles' mother's television set.
Dippity Dip (2006) (Video)
To show they were having fun while they were driving.

Featured in 

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) (TV Special)
A small clip was presented as part of some of the nominated films.
At the Movies: The Best Films of 2004 (2005) (TV Episode)
Roeper's #4 pick; Ebert's #8 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 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) (TV Special)
clip shown
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
Nominated in multiple categories
The Making of 'Sideways' (2005) (Video)
Clips, behind-the-scenes and making of
Fuck (2005)
Features clip from the movie
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
A clip is shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.110 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Thomas Haden Church films
The Hour: Episode #7.58 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Paul Giamatti's bio segment.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.61 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Thomas Haden Church films
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs New - Spider-Man (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Jupiter Ascending (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is used
WatchMojo: Top 10 Alcohol Chugging Movie Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
Wine Tasting is #9.
La noche de...: La sombra de la sospecha (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown - Paul Giamatti

Spoofed in 

South Park: Eat, Pray, Queef (2009) (TV Episode)
Terrance and Philip's drive around Canadian wine country with the Queef sisters
The Simpsons: Rednecks and Broomsticks (2009) (TV Episode)
Homer and Cletus' trip around the hooch locations directly references Sideways
American Dad!: Merlot Down Dirty Shame (2010) (TV Episode)
Roger dresses as Paul Giamatti while wine tasting
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: At the Earth's Core (2017) (TV Episode)
The Army Of Paul Giamattis chant "We hate merlot!" The Paul Giamatti character from this movie expresses his dislike for merlot wine.

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