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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Describing his house/research facility, Nathan says that there are so many fibre optic leads that you could "lasso the moon".
Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
Nathan mentions this show and Captain Kirk at one point.
Star Trek: Requiem for Methuselah (1969) (TV Episode)
Not only is Captain Kirk mentioned, but there are several close parallels to this episode specifically.
The Stepford Wives (1975)
The plot is about the creation of female robots. Ava has a selection of floral print dresses to wear, and long floral dresses were a noted costume feature of Stepford.
Ghostbusters (1984)
Referenced in dialogue by Nathan as he asks Caleb "Who you gonna call?" and then describes the film.
On the Silver Globe (1988)
The final shots of both films feature a figure framed among reflected figures in a city street into which they abruptly vanish
Jurassic Park (1993)
The shaving foam Caleb uses is the same brand (Barbasol) and can design as the fake can used to transport the stolen dinosaur DNA in Jurassic Park.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Ava bears striking resemblance to the A.I. in Ghost in the Shell. Also, one of the bodies hidden in Nathan's room resembles the body Project 2501 used when it was brought to Section 9.
Revolutionary Girl Utena: Someday We Will Shine Together (1997) (TV Episode)
Ava's journey into the world echoes Anthy's.
The Machine (2013)
Similar title, plot and female robot named "Ava".

Referenced in 

Film 2017: Episode #44.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Movie is reviewed; also mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing The Gambler (2014) and Big Hero 6 (2014)
Chappie (2015)
free thinking robot.
Midnight Screenings: Hot Pursuit/Ex Machina (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Alan Cumming/Alicia Vikander/Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne/Jon Theodore (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth and Alicia Vikander talk about her film, and Seth shows stills from the production
Nostalgia Critic: Jurassic World (2015) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Femoid (2015) (Short)
Influenced by
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kristen Stewart/Jim Belushi/Yolanda Adams (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions Oscar Isaac's performance in the film
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kristen Wiig/Tituss Burgess/David Simon (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions Oscar Isaac's recent movie
Ashens: Galaxy Wars - Bootleg Star Wars Figures (2016) (TV Episode)
Dave Vader seems to be shocked that Oscar Isaac is the same actor who portrays Nathan from this film and Poe Dameron.
The Simpsons: Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4 (2016) (TV Episode)
The female android in Professor Frink's lab is a reference to Ava in the movie "Ex Machina."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Innovative Movie Marketing Campaigns (2016) (TV Episode)
The marketing campaign for Ex Machina is #2.
BoJack Horseman: It's You (2016) (TV Episode)
Screenplay "nominee" "Sexy Robot" is a spoof of "Ex Machina".
24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)
Steelbook cover shown
CT na MFF Karlovy Vary 2017: Duverný neprítel (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jano Slivka.
Honest Trailers: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Ghost in the Shell(2017) (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Narrator.
Honest Trailers: Blade Runner (2017) (TV Episode)
"Sex Machina"
The Cinema Snob: Jason X (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
Max Topas - Das Buch der Kristallkinder (2018)
The opening scene is a reference
Half in the Bag: 2018 Catch-Up (part 2 of 2) (2018) (TV Episode)
Mike refers to the movie Upgrade as "not Ex Machina"
Jay Dyer: Annihilation: Fully Decoded (2019) (TV Episode)
Jay Dyer mentions his review of the movie.
Films Under Constant Critique: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) (2019) (TV Episode)
Maverick mentions that Oscar Isaac and Domhall Gleeson were also in this movie together

Featured in 

Film 2017: Episode #44.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Footage shown
Projector: Kingsman: The Secret Service/Ex Machina (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Helen Mirren/Oscar Isaac/Wale (2015) (TV Episode)
Oscar Isaac introduces a clip from his film
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Pharrell Williams/Oscar Isaac/Delta Rae (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth shows a clip from Oscar Isaac's movie
Conan: Chris O'Dowd/Alicia Vikander/Best Coast (2015) (TV Episode)
Scene of Alicia Vikander was shown.
Through the Looking Glass: Making 'Ex Machina' (2015) (Video)
Interviews, behind the scenes footage and scenes from the film
SXSW Q&A with Cast and Crew of 'Ex Machina' (2015) (Video)
Interviews, panel, clips
Ex Machina: Behind the Scenes Vignettes (2015) (Video)
Clips, Interviews, behind the scenes footage and scenes from the film
Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movies of 2015 (2016) (TV Episode)
Ex Machina is #6.
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Footage shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Villains Destroyed by the Power they Sought (2016) (TV Episode)
Nathan Bateman is #7.
2016 MTV Movie Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation for best female performance.
Renegade Cut: Ex Machina (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Characters that Deserve Their Own Spinoff (2016) (TV Episode)
Ava gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Powerful Movie Scenes with Minimal Dialogue (2016) (TV Episode)
The ending of Ex Machina gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Unbelievably Dumb Decisions in Sci-Fi Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Falling in Love with a Humanoid Robot is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shocking "What Have I Done" Scenes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Ava Dupes Caleb is #6.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Movie Geniuses (2017) (TV Episode)
Nathan Bateman is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Robot Uprising Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Ex Machina is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Smartest Decisions in Sci-Fi Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Ava manipulating Caleb is #9.
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 British Sci-Fi Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Ex Machina is #10.
Half in the Bag: Annihilation (2018) (TV Episode)
clip of Oscar Isaac dancing is shown
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Movies You Didn't Know Are British (2018) (TV Episode)
Ex Machina is #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 Unconventional Romance Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Ex Machina gets an honorable mention.

Spoofed in 

South Park: Truth and Advertising (2015) (TV Episode)
Leslie interrupts the surveillance feed to the Newsmen and the interior lighting turns red as she speaks candidly to Jimmy.
Sex Machina: A XXX Parody (2016) (Video)
XXX parody
Ex Machina: A Gay XXX Parody (2016) (Video)
Gay porn parody
The Simpsons: The Caper Chase (2017) (TV Episode)
Homer is recruited by the eccentric "owner of more for-profit colleges in the world" as a protege teacher, and subsequently flown to a secret remote island location (only accessible by helicopter) with an art-deco style house, that has modernized robotic technology and a vast security system.

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