2012 (2009) Poster

(I) (2009)


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Version of 

2012 Doomsday (2008) (Video)

Edited into 

Live Free or Die Hard (Project 12, 8/12) (2011) (Short)
Imagery from the film appears in this short


When Worlds Collide (1951)
The plotline about building arks to escape the apocalypse, and the ending, where the survivors step out on the deck and see the sun coming up.
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Cruise ship capsizes after being struck by monster wave
Jaws (1975)
Curtis says "We're gonna need a bigger plane" when leaving the Yellowstone airport. Direct reference to Jaws when Brody says "You're gonna need a bigger boat" upon seeing the size of the shark.
The Living Daylights (1987)
The characters use a car to drive out of the back of a crashing plane.
Die Another Day (2002)
Expensive cars fall out of the back of a crashing Antonov.
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
A newscast shows a religious protestor waving a sign with the movie's title on it

Referenced in 

Nostalgia Critic: Godzilla (2008) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Crictic mentions Roland upcoming 2012 movie
Zombieland (2009)
During the LA Scene, a poster for 2012 is seen outside of Grauman's Chinese Theater
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.37 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions the film in the monologue
2012: Startling New Secrets (2009) (TV Movie)
scenes of film
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.42 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay says NASA announced that the film is fiction
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Men Who Stare at Goats/A Christmas Carol/Precious (2009) (TV Episode)
New in Theatres for the Weekend Peekend
Saturday Night Live: January Jones/Black Eyed Peas (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Weekend Update and picture shown
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.52 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay says that a pale-skinned person at the movies was not a "Twilight" fan, but Sammy Sosa going to see "2012"
Larry King Live: Thanksgiving Blockbuster! (2009) (TV Episode)
Mention once
Schroeder!: Episode #3.3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced in segment "2010 - The end of the Oettinger"
Saturday Night Live: Taylor Lautner/Bon Jovi (2009) (TV Episode)
This movie briefly sponsors the PGA Tour
Saturday Night Live: Ashton Kutcher/Them Crooked Vultures (2010) (TV Episode)
Listed as a Best Picture nominee in the "Access Hollywood" segment
Richard Roeper & the Movies: RR's Oscar predictions: Best Supporting Actor (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper mentions Woody Harrelson's role
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Hot Tub Time Machine/Chloe/How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (TV Episode)
Philip Prince says John Cusack in "Hot Tub Time Machine" still has a bit of "2012" in hime
Get Him to the Greek (2010)
billboard ad seen
En prácticas: Instituto RTVE (2010) (TV Episode)
talking about apocalypse movies
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.171 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $3,000 question
Nostalgia Critic: Independence Day (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster is seen.
Parenthood: I Hear You, I See You (2010) (TV Episode)
Sarah tells Adam that the roof of the guesthouse is caving in, "and it's like 2012 in there."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.26 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mention once
Dara O'Briain: This Is the Show (2010) (Video)
routine pokes fun at inaccuracies in 2012
Bad Movie Beatdown: Moon 44 (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among Emmerich's other films
Half in the Bag: Battle: Los Angeles and The Galaxy Invader (2011) (TV Episode)
title is referenced
The Nostalgia Chick: Disaster Movies of Roland Emmerich: Part Two (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is discussed
Midnight Screenings: X-Men: First Class (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Film Brain mentions that Spoony likes this movie
Conan: Cut, Cap, Balance, and Boogie (2011) (TV Episode)
Refered to as 'that crappy movie' by Brian Posehn while talking about the 2012 Mayan predictions
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.15 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that Roland Emmerich directed the film
Parásitos: Parásitos al borde de un ataque de nervios (2011) (TV Episode)
Jaime believes that the plot is real
2012 - Geht die Welt unter? (2012) (TV Movie)
Roberto says Emmerich's scenario in "2012" was understating
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Wintertime 2011-2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
When Jaren, Travis, and Teddy pretend to be drunk, Travis says they're all going to die in 2012, because "there's a movie about it".
Ugly Americans: The Stalking Dead (2012) (TV Episode)
Mark wears a shirt with the name of this film on it.
Supernatural Activity (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.63 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay Leno said that the world is supposed to end today just like in this movie.
Half in the Bag: Django Unchained and 2012 Recap (2012) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
End of the World (2013) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in Dialogue
Half in the Bag: The Lone Ranger and White House Down (2013) (TV Episode)
another film by Roland Emmerich
Nostalgia Critic: The Shining Mini-Series (2013) (TV Episode)
Stephen King liked this movie apparently
The Inclination: Zombie Invasion (2013)
The scene where the Russian scientist meets up with the Swedish prime minister to show the alarming results of his research is almost directly lifted from
The Sugarcube Critic: Dragonshy (2014) (TV Episode)
"Thank you, Harry Helmsley from 2012..."
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Birdemic: Shock & Terror (2014) (TV Episode)
"Hey look, Woody Harrelson decided to reprise his role from 2012 in this movie!".
Honest Trailers: Godzilla (1998) (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
The Cinema Snob: Brazilian Planet of the Apes (2014) (TV Episode)
"Oh my God, I'm on the set of 2012!"
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Best Film Trailers (2014) (TV Episode)
another movie where Roland Emmerich destroys the White House
Pek Yakinda (2014)
Pirate DVD cover is seen
Top 5 Worst Sci-Fi Movies Ever Made (2014) (Video)
Cullen lists the 2009 movie as the second worst science fiction film ever.
Benpao ba xiongdi: Tao li xiu shan dao (2014) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.42 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Glenn.
Honest Trailers: Die Hard (2015) (TV Episode)
Title seen on movie poster
Half in the Bag: 10 Cloverfield Lane and Me Him Her (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike and Jay mention Woody Harrelson in 2012
Sunspring (2016) (Short)
Screenplay fed into computer
Looking: The Movie (2016) (TV Movie)
Dom mentions the film.
Half in the Bag: Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Mr. Plinkett's Ghostbusters 2016 Review (2017) (Video)
Featured on a list of highest-grossing Sony films.


The Shining (1980)
The trailers of both films feature the same eerie music
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
During President Wilson's final address to the world, we cut to his speech being broadcast in Times Square, New York City. On one of the advertising monitors in the background, a frozen New York City from the film is visible.
The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective (2009) (Short)
Featurette about the movie

Featured in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Year One/Whatever Works/The Proposal (2009) (TV Episode)
Trailer shown during Trailer Time.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Meteor (2009) (TV Episode)
clips are shown and Buck doesn't hold the film in too high regard
Trailer Failure: Nightmare on Elm Street and 2012 (2009) (TV Episode)
the trailer is reviewed
De wereld draait door: Episode #5.41 (2009) (TV Episode)
Fragments are shown.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.35 (2009) (TV Episode)
a clip of the film starring John Cusack is shown
Wetten, dass..?: Wetten, dass..? aus Braunschweig (2009) (TV Episode)
Some extracts
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.43 (2009) (TV Episode)
Promotional excerpts showed during interview with Amanda Peet - Kate and the gang takes of in an airplane from a collapsing airport runway.
Roland Emmerich - Mein Leben (2009) (TV Movie)
Features Clip
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 2012/The Messenger/Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Rotten Tomatoes Show Year Endies (2009) (TV Episode)
Opening sequence, In Memorium of Planet Earth, Worst Year of the Year
Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic (2010) (Video)
making of movie
Designing the End of the World (2010) (Short)
making of movie
2012: Science Behind the Destruction (2010) (Short)
making of movie
Making the 'Time for Miracles' Music Video (2010) (Video)
Clips and making of
Mysteries of the Mayan Calendar (2010) (Video)
making of
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Cop Out/The Crazies/A Prophet (2010) (TV Episode)
New on DVD for the Weekend Peekend.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.15 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of John Cusack films
Hollywood's Top Ten: It's the End of the World as We Know It (2010) (TV Episode)
Taking the #6 best disaster movie
Scream Awards 2010 (2010) (TV Special)
Clips featured.
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: 2012: Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Bad Movie Beatdown: 2012: Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Family 427 (2012) (Video)
Lead characters are seen watching 2012 movie on Television
Brows Held High: Melancholia (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Brows Held High: Anonymous (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown among Roland's "theory movies."
30 Greatest Disaster Movies (2015) (TV Movie)
Number 17 in the countdown

Spoofed in 

South Park: Pee (2009) (TV Episode)
when the historical monuments at the water park are destroyed
Saturday Night Live: Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Dave Matthews Band (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in re-edited SNL trailer
Saturday Night Live: Zach Galifianakis/Vampire Weekend (2010) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Today" segment
How It Should Have Ended: How 2012 Should Have Ended (2010) (TV Episode)
Alternate Ending parody
Mad: 2012 Dalmatians/Grey's in Anime (2010) (TV Episode)
The "2012 Dalmatians" skit is a spoof of this movie.
The First Time (2012)
The characters view the film 'How The World Ends' on Friday night, the movie's premise sending up the popular disaster film.
Futurama: A Farewell to Arms (2012) (TV Episode)
Solar storms threaten to destroy the world

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