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Edited into 

The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto" R&T Part 5 (2015) (TV Episode)
The "BOWNG!" sound effect was used.


Inception: Motion Comics (2010) (TV Series)


Citizen Kane (1941)
Image of a person multiplied in a large mirror.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Cited by Christopher Nolan as an influence.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
The mountain headquarters in the third level dream is modelled on the one from OHMSS
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Both films use a synchroniser as a way of traveling into each other's consciousness.
Blade Runner (1982)
Cited by Christopher Nolan as an influence.
Dreamscape (1984)
Using a machine to connect multiple minds while in a dream state to commit a crime.
The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Ariadne auf Naxos (1988) (TV Episode)
Ariadne the labyrinth designer is named for the daughter of King Minos of Crete and Queen Pasiphaë. She aided Theseus in overcoming the Minotaur by giving him a ball of red fleece thread to find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth. The name is also a reference this opera which is a play within a play, just as the movie is a dream within a dream.
Akira (1988)
The crumbling city during the climax, with its buildings gradually falling into the sea, strongly resembles imagery used in Limbo in Christopher Nolan's Inception.
Heat (1995)
Cited by Christopher Nolan as an influence.
Dark City (1998)
moving skyscrapers
Following (1998)
The name of Leonardo DiCaprio's character is the same as that of Alex Haw's character. Both characters are thieves as well as architects.
The Matrix (1999)
Cited by Christopher Nolan as an influence.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Dom says to Ari: "Because It's Never Just a Dream", paraphrasing "no dream is ever just a dream."
The Cell (2000)
Using a machine to enter another person's mind while in a dreaming state to solve a crime
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Cited by Christopher Nolan as an influence.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Leonardo DiCaprio's character says that "extradition procedures from France to the USA" are difficult, which happened to him in an earlier movie.
The Dreamers (2003)
As Matthew realizes the dream of an experience in Paris is over at the end of the movie, "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" plays into the end credits. This is the same song used to signal the 'kicks' in Inception.
Batman Begins (2005)
When the dream collapses at the beginning of the movie, Ken Watanabe is crushed by falling ceiling. This is the same way his character dies at the beginning of a previous Christopher Nolan movie.
Paprika (2006)
Using a machine to connect multiple minds while in a dreaming state to solve a crime was similar to the plot of this movie. The hotel corridor Arthur fights in is similar to the one in Konakawa's recurring dream.
La Vie En Rose (2007)
The use of the Édith Piaf song "Non, je ne regrette rien" is used as a plot device. Marion Cotillard had played Piaf. Christopher Nolan has stated that this is "pure coincidence". After Cotillard was cast, Nolan intended to change the song to eliminate speculation on the subject, but composer Hans Zimmer persuaded him to keep it.
The Dark Knight (2008)
In one of the dream sequences, Ariadne references blowing up a hospital, a nod to The Dark Knight, which was also directed by Christopher Nolan
Shutter Island (2010)
After sedative test Cobb washes his face in a sink, which resembles the opening scene of the film, also performed by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Referenced in 

Bum Reviews: Inception (2010) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned and discussed.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.89 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay Leno says the film will make even more money next weekend when people go back to try to understand it
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Salt/Ramona and Beezus/Summer Doc Round-Up (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen Fox: "Brett, Inception is just a movie." Brett Erlich: "Ahh, that's just what my self-conscious would say."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.93 (2010) (TV Episode)
a fake headline says audiences are going back to the film to figure out what happens in it
Tosh.0: Peter Pan Fail Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World/Eat Pray Love/The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen Fox: "Welcome to the Tomatoes Show, which is still arguing with people about Inception"
The Office: Nepotism (2010) (TV Episode)
Michael comments that he saw "Inception" during the summer, "or dreamt I did."
The Simpsons: Elementary School Musical (2010) (TV Episode)
On the chalkboard, Bart writes, "When I slept in class, it was not to help Leonardo DiCaprio."
Community: The Psychology of Letting Go (2010) (TV Episode)
Prof. Bauer discusses "Inception" with a tribe in the Congo.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Exorcist II: The Heretic (2010) (TV Episode)
James Rolfe wonder if the dream machine in Exorcist 2 was the inspiration for the dream machine in this movie.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Jennifer Todd (2010) (TV Episode)
Jennifer Todd mentions this movie during interview
Glee: The Rocky Horror Glee Show (2010) (TV Episode)
Finn says he had no idea what was going on in the film
Special Collector's Edition: Hook (2010) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD releases of November/December.
Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge: Alan's Sad Story (2010) (TV Episode)
Alan tries to book a ticket to see this at the cinema.
Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious (2010) (Video)
Referenced by name
Special Collector's Edition: Zombie Town (2010) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of December/January
Rules of Engagement: Little Bummer Boy (2010) (TV Episode)
Audrey thinks Adam is talking about the film
Midnight Movie Review: The Great 2010 Review (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned and shown in overview on 2010.
The Mechanic (2011)
SPOILER: When Arthur (Jason Statham) first receives the contract to kill Harry, he calls a number in response to the 'Ad'. The operator on the other line greets him with "Cobol Engineering". The company name is the same as used in the movie Inception (2010), wherein it hires Cobb and Arthur to extract information from Saito's mind.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.75 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino says he would have liked to have played Leonardo DiCaprio's role in the film
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
A poster of the movie seen.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.82 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jim Wise sings a fake theme song for the film to the tune of "All I Have to Do Is Dream"
Tosh.0: National Anthem Fail Girl (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
30 Rock: Double-Edged Sword (2011) (TV Episode)
Jack says he doesn't sleep on airplanes because he doesn't want to get "incepted"
Catherine (2011) (Video Game)
Mentioned in dialogue
Laserdisc Memories: If I Picked the Oscars (2011) (TV Episode)
Film is Mentioned in Episode
Conan: If This Van's A-Rockin', I'm Having a Seizure Inside My Van (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien (while talking with Andy Richter) mentions this movie
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy Lemire mentions that Christopher Nolan directed the film
Mad: The Buzz Identity/Two and a Half Man (2011) (TV Episode)
Cobb makes a cameo in "The Buzz Identity" skit.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.131 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay Leno mentions that people know Elliot Page from the film
The Amazing Race: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen (Switzerland) (2011) (TV Episode)
Zev Glassenberg and Justin Kanew say flying over the Matterhorn glacier fields is "Inception-like"
The Simpsons: 500 Keys (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Otto at the end of the episode
Estrenos Críticos: X-Men (2011) (TV Episode)
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
In Duke's Strip Club while he's dreaming, in the Employees Only room near the start, there's an endlessly spinning top on the table next to the surveillance monitor.
Steve Coogan Hates Twitter (2011) (TV Short)
title mentioned in a tweet that is read
Blackcatloner: Blackcatloner Meets the Italian Stallion (2011) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner watches this on TV.
Nostalgia Critic: Transformers 3 Review (2011) (TV Episode)
"We'll play the Inception music to make it cool."
Half in the Bag: Transformers 3 (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Shameful Sequels: Matrix Revolutions: Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
"What is this, a Matrix parody or an Inception parody?"
Mad: Super 80's/Captain America's Got Talent (2011) (TV Episode)
Female bank teller tells the Leonardo DiCaprio Impostor that she loved his role in this movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay Leno mentions that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in the film
Modern Family: Phil on Wire (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: Creature Feature: Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
John claims that Inception is a dumb movie and refers to the fact that Nathan loved it.
Vamos a por vosotros (2011) (TV Short)
Dave's Old Porn: Whitney Cummings/Ron Jeremy (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Whitney Cummings
Being Erica: Sins of the Father (2011) (TV Episode)
Adam mentions the movie by name.
Whitney: The Wire (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Whitney
Nostalgia Critic: The Cell (2011) (TV Episode)
"Time to go back to lameception!
Nostalgia Critic: Felix the Cat: The Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
"You're not directing Inception..."
The Extraordinary Voyage (2011)
A poster of the movie was shown.
Raising Hope: It's a Hopeful Life (2011) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions this movie when talking to Maw Maw's ghost.
Anime Abandon: The Love Hina Christmas Special (2011) (TV Episode)
"Really? An Inception reference?"
Saturday Night Live: Charles Barkley/Kelly Clarkson (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Convoluted Jerry" digital short
RiffTrax: Captain America: The First Avenger (2012)
Kevin: "Now they're about to pull a third level Inception."
Nørdernes Rejse (2012) (Short)
"Dream is Collapsing" is heard during the chase scene.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.22 (2012) (TV Episode)
Matt Braunger mentions the movie by name.
How It Should Have Ended: How Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Should Have Ended (2012) (TV Episode)
Holmes urges the viewers to watch the Inception HISHE
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Wintertime 2011-2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
Travis says that what happened in "Inception" is true. Jaren then says "Yeah, but that was just...in a dream!"
Cougar Town: A Mind with a Heart of Its Own (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Laurie
Happy Endings: The Kerkovich Way (2012) (TV Episode)
Jane spins a top like Dom Cobb in the film
CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.1 (2012) (TV Episode)
poster shown
How I Met Your Mother: Now We're Even (2012) (TV Episode)
Barney mentions the movie by name.
Community: Virtual Systems Analysis (2012) (TV Episode)
Troy says, "I didn't 'get' 'Inception.'"
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.154 (2012) (TV Episode)
Answer to question in category The Most Popular Netflix Movies
Bones: The Past in the Present (2012) (TV Episode)
listed as one of Pelant's Pay Per View movies
Gravity Falls: Dreamscaperers (2012) (TV Episode)
When Dipper recites the incantation to order Gruncle Stan's mind, the last are "Inceptus Nolanus overratus", a reference to Christopher Nolan's movie.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Scissors (2012) (TV Episode)
DVD case is visible.
The Newsroom: The 112th Congress (2012) (TV Episode)
McAvoy says he would need the team from Inception to remove an image from his memory.
Bum Reviews: The Dark Knight Rises (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned as also directed by Christopher Nolan
Jessie: Creepy Connie's Curtain Call (2012) (TV Episode)
Zuri mentioned the movie.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Future Shock #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
"What the hell is this, Inception?"
RiffTrax: The Hunger Games (2012)
Michael J. Nelson: "It's an Inception! Christopher Nolan, you brilliant bastard, I never saw it coming!"
Skyfall (2012)
Silva's island has considerable visual similarities to the crumbling towers in Dom's dream
The Thick of It: Episode #4.7 (2012) (TV Episode)
Phil says Glenn's resignation is "better than IMAX Inception."
The Screenwriter (2012) (Short)
Poster seen on Belvedere's wall. Also Belvedere mentions the movie in dialogue. "Even in James Cameron's epic Titanic, Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) was the underdog, but when he submerged in that water and woke up on the beach in Inception...he was the rich white man."
Bob's Burgers: An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Demo Reel: Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) (2012) (TV Episode)
Donnie explains to EgoRaptor the meaning of the ending of this movie.
Honest Trailers: Dark Knight Rises (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)
mentioned during tour of prop department
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Misspelled title on cinema marquee
Cougar Town: Make It Better (2013) (TV Episode)
Jules and Travis discuss the plot.
Face Off: It's Better in the Dark (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Jeopardy!: Episode #29.130 (2013) (TV Episode)
Answer to question in They Co-Starred with Leonardo DiCaprio
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: 500th Video - Blu-Ray Collection!! (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris Stuckmann mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Honest Trailers: World War Z (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: H.P. Lovecraft Fishman with Joel Harlow (2013) (TV Episode)
Joel Harlow's makeup on Ken Watanabe in Inception is shown onscreen.
Raising Hope: Extreme Howdy's Makeover (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jimmy
Rick and Morty: Lawnmower Dog (2013) (TV Episode)
Rick calls this movie stupid and makes no sense.
Fresh Meat: Episode #3.6 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Howard
Parks and Recreation: Second Chunce (2014) (TV Episode)
In Paris, Ben stares at the bridge from "Inception" (producer's cut).
Chris Stuckmann Hilariocity Reviews: The Wicker Man (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Shameful Sequels: The Dark Knight: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Jeavons says he enjoyed this movie
Shameful Sequels: The Dark Knight Rises (2014) (TV Episode)
"...because I guess Christopher Nolan liked working with him on Inception or something."
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Santa Cruz 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
When listening to "For Now I Am Winter", Jeremy says it reminds him of "Inception".
Castle: Room 147 (2014) (TV Episode)
Castle mentions that making people believe they have done something, like commiting a murder by planting it in their heads while under the influence of drugs, comes "straight out of Inception".
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with The Grey in 6 Minutes or Less (2014) (TV Episode)
"We interrupt this Terrence Malick wolf-killing movie to bring you Inception. We interrupt Lost to bring you even more Inception".
Life After Pi (2014) (Short)
Poster seen
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Birdemic: Shock & Terror (2014) (TV Episode)
"I feel like I'm in some sort of liar's Inception here".
Nostalgia Critic: The Lorax (2014) (TV Episode)
"Tell us whether or not the top falls over in Inception."
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
In the corrected future, Kitty Pryde is seen teaching a class on architecture. In Inception (2010), Elliot Page played the "Architect" of the dream worlds.
Identity: The Battle Within (2014) (Short)
Man in Black explains how the subconscious mind projects things involuntarily, just like Cobb explains in Inception
Chris Stuckmann Hilariocity Reviews: Battlefield Earth (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movie Trailers (2014) (TV Episode)
The trailer for Inception is #4.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 3 July 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg mentions title
Unfriended (2014)
Ken references Mal Cobb and Robert Fischer confrontation at the end in comparison to Val and Jess' argument over her tagged party photos on facebook.
Lucy (2014)
Luc Besson states that many shots in Lucy were mirrored after this film.
Only If (2014) (Video Game)
Vinnie asked Anthony if he ever saw the movie.
Chris Stuckmann Hilariocity Reviews: Steel (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris Stuckmann mentions it. Also, DVD and poster are shown.
Bloopers, Outtakes, and Stuff: The Screenwriter Part III (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue. Also, poster is seen on the wall.
La noche de...: Origen (2014) (TV Episode)
film of the week
Bad Judge: Meteor Shower (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Rebecca Wright: "I am so pumped. I rented Inception in 3-d, and I got a couple of special brownies straight from the evidence locker."
PWN: Interstellar: PWN #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned
Making Monsters (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Hit by Lightning (2014)
mentioned in dialog
The Cinema Snob: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2014) (TV Episode)
"They have the power of Inception."
A Night at the Movies: George Lucas and the World of Fantasy Cinema (2014) (TV Movie)
Images shown; mentioned in discussion
Exit: The Beginning. (2015) (Short)
The Limbo scene where they are going deeper into each level of sleep and cutting back to the van where they are.
Larry King Now: Marion Cotillard (2015) (TV Episode)
Marion Cotillard says that it's her favorite Christopher Nolan movie.
Honest Game Trailers: Five Nights at Freddy's 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
R.E.M. (2015)
Poster on the wall
Chris Stuckmann Hilariocity Reviews: Jaws: The Revenge (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Undateable: A Priest Walks Into a Bar (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
The Flash: The Trap (2015) (TV Episode)
Cisco says, "What are we talking about here? Is this Inception (2010) or Dreamscape (1984)?"
Honest Game Trailers: The Witcher 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Geeks Who Drink: John DiMaggio vs. David Giuntoli (2015) (TV Episode)
a contestant must identify the film as an original
Atop the Fourth Wall: Nightmares on Elm Street #3-4 (2015) (TV Episode)
"Freddy, this is not Inception. He's already asleep."
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Marion Cotillard/George Saunders/Joanna Newsom (2015) (TV Episode)
Marion Cotillard says that she has no idea what's going on at the end of Inception
Honest Game Trailers: Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by quoted user
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do Good Directors Go Bad? (2016) (TV Episode)
detailed in the rise of Christopher Nolan's career
Dark Dreamer (2016) (Short)
has a similar dream world that interacts with reality
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.54 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rob Skiba.
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
Chris Stuckmann Hilariocity Reviews: Samurai Cop (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Loose Canon: Oscar Bait: A History (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster shown.
Crash Course: Philosophy: Leonardo DiCaprio & the Nature of Reality (2016) (TV Episode)
Discusses the philosophical implications of the film
The Worlds of Philip K. Dick (2016)
Poster is shown.
The Magicians: The Writing Room (2016) (TV Episode)
Line "Probably got the message around the time I Incepted the shit out of you"
The Magicians: Homecoming (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Dubaj Vlog: Nabitý program! (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Daniel Strauch.
Blockade: Two Souls (2016) (Short)
The first movie is based on the movie Inception with multiple dreams.
The Cinema Snob: Slumber Party Massacre II (2016) (TV Episode)
"Slow down, Inception!"
WatchMojo: Top 10 Innovative Movie Marketing Campaigns (2016) (TV Episode)
The marketing campaign for Inception is #8.
The Question Jury: Episode #1.9 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jasmine.
PWN: Doctor Strange: PWN #7 (2016) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned
PhantomStrider: Top 10 Best Disney Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Movie Trailer Quotes (2016) (TV Episode)
Dream Bigger is #9.
Doctor Strange (2016)
Some of the effects pay tribute to Inception
Black Mirror: Playtest (2016) (TV Episode)
Virtual reality within virtual reality concept.
The Flash: Monster (2016) (TV Episode)
Cisco refers to the film.
Half in the Bag: Doctor Strange (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike Stoklasa and Jay Bauman mention the influence of Inception in Doctor Strange
Desolasi (2016)
Director inspiration from this movie
PWN: Hollywood Is Dead: PWN #10 - PART ONE (2016) (TV Episode)
The foghorn noise is used throughout the video
Uncle: Dinner, I Hardly Knew Her (2017) (TV Episode)
Andy says he feels like he's living "Interstellar" and "Inception" simultaneously.
Abstract: The Art of Design: Bjarke Ingels: Architecture (2017) (TV Episode)
Bjarke Ingels says he wants his episode to be the documentary version of Inception.
Flutter Green: The Final Chapter. Part 1: Beginning of the End (2017) (Short)
Main theme of the film on the phone call of Venom and the intro movie.
Finding Fatimah (2017)
Referenced in dialogue.
The Magicians: The Rattening (2017) (TV Episode)
Sylvia mentions a "crappy Christopher Nolan movie" while invading Penny's mind.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "They incepted this idea into him last night."
Nostalgia Critic: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2017) (TV Episode)
movie title is punned by Moviesquitos
Deliric x Silent Strike: Independent (2017) (Video)
as an homage
PaulWesNick: The Hottest Lead (2017) (TV Episode)
The foghorn sound is used.
Sean Bradley Reviews: Dunkirk (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when talking about Christopher Nolan's other non-linear films; also mentioned among Tom Hardy's filmography
PWN: Series That Need to Die: PWN #14 (2017) (TV Episode)
The foghorn sound is heard
PWN: Summer of '17: PWN #15 (2017) (TV Episode)
Foghorn noise is used prominently
Introduction to Lucid Dreaming (2017) (Video)
Chris Warski compares a particular lucid dream technique to this movie.
Modern Family: The Long Goodbye (2017) (TV Episode)
Mitchell asks Cameron if he is trying to "incept" a memory into him.
The Ben Shapiro Show: Now We Find Out Whether the Democrats Are Full of Crap (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben Shapiro makes a joking reference to the movie
Outside Xtra: 7 Stupidest Ways Humanity Got Destroyed (2017) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned.
Accident (2017)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Film Discussions: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Film Discussion and Review (2017) (TV Episode)
Polis says that Inception benefits from multiple rewatches.
The Ben Shapiro Show: The Fake News Awards (2018) (TV Episode)
Ben Shapiro makes a joking reference to the movie.
Honest Trailers: The Oscars 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot
Behind the Curve (2018)
Mark claims that the Inception score makes everything sound better.
Modern Family: Mother! (2018) (TV Episode)
Mitchell says his mother Incepted Cam.
A Case of The Subconcious (2018) (Video)
Entering the subconscious
The Flash: We Are the Flash (2018) (TV Episode)
Cisco loves this movie but doesn't want to send Barry into DeVoe's mind.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy and the Beest! (2018) (TV Episode)
Discussed by Kimmy and Titus.
Best of the Worst: Kill Squad, Ryan's Babe, and Demonwarp (2018) (TV Episode)
Rich Evans mentions the "Inception flashback-within-a-flashback-within-a-flashback" in Ryan's Babe.
Eaten by Lions (2018)
In a scene during the end credits, Sadiq says "Immaculate Inception" instead of "Immaculate Conception".
Kovy: Berlínský freestyle (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Karel Kovár.
Cinematic Excrement: Mommie Dearest (2018) (TV Episode)
"Tell-allception." *BWONG*
The Great Canadian Baking Show: Bread Week (2018) (TV Episode)
Dan Levy mentions the movie by name.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Does a Clip Show (2018) (TV Episode)
Dennis uses a top to determine if the gang is in reality or a misremembered flashback
Amar Akbar Anthony (2018)
Anthony calls it his favorite film.
The Simpsons: Daddicus Finch (2018) (TV Episode)
In the couch gag in the beginning of the episode homer was dreaming a dream inside two other dreams while the music of inception movie was playing.
Transluminescence (2018) (Short)
Noah wears a watch in the movie when he is not himself, but an illusion created by the mirror. This is a reference to Inception, where Dom's totem only stops spinning when he is in reality.
You're the Worst: The Pin in My Grenade (2019) (TV Episode)
Lindsay says the toilet in Gretchen's new office is like Inception for pooping
Slasher Party (2019)
Angelo mentions this as a movie released in 2010.
Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
Ryan mentions it, as he certain he is in a dream.
First Viewing: X-Men: The Last Stand (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Sardonicast: Sardonicast #31: Us, The Dark Crystal (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the Q&A
Nostalgia Critic: Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Stormester: Kondom i flammer (2019) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Melvin Kakooza
Why Didn't They Laugh?: The Devil's Achilles, and Opening Mail! (2019) (TV Episode)
Owen Benjamin reads a fan letter that mentions the movie.
Australian Survivor: Episode #4.10 (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie and Leonardo DiCaprio are mentioned by Hannah Pentreath in her post-Tribal Council statement.
Geeks + Gamers: Spider-Man No Longer Part of Woke MCU Phase 4! (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Real-Time Fandub Games: Resident Evil 2 (2019) (2019) (TV Episode)
JGarzzle Presents: The Top 30 Best Movies of the 2010's Decade (2019) (Short)
Ranked and movie poster shown.
Happy Old Year (2019)
Mentioned by Pink
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Pimemento (2020) (TV Episode)
Jake: "You love 'The Dark Knight'; you love 'Inception.'"
The Cinema Snob: Corona Zombies (2020) (TV Episode)
Film is mentioned
WatchMojo: Top 50 Greatest Trailers of All Time (2020) (TV Episode)
The trailer for Inception is #3.
Bob's Burgers: Poops!... I Didn't Do It Again (2020) (TV Episode)
Bob tells Linda they will never understand this movie
Solar Opposites: Retrace-Your-Step-Alizer (2020) (TV Episode)
Terry asks if they are in this movie
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Big Screen, Bigger Problems (2020) (TV Episode)
Brought up in Christopher Nolan's filmography.
Cortex (2020)
Mentioned by the pharmacist in dialogue with Niko.
The Rocket (2020)
Cited by Stefanos Sitaras as a reference.
Connecting...: Day 78 (2020) (TV Episode)
Ellis says it is a trip to Big Bear, not the plot to this movie
Ereminator: The Way of Nicholay
Music from the movie in the movie trailer.

Featured in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inglourious Basterds/Post Grad/World's Greatest Dad (2009) (TV Episode)
Teaser Trailer shown during Trailer Time
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Robin Hood/Letters to Juliet/Just Wright (2010) (TV Episode)
Trailer reviewed by Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox in the Anticipatron
HBO First Look: Inception (2010) (TV Episode)
Breakfast: Episode dated 8 July 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's special guest Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Late Show with David Letterman: New Summer Toys/Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Laurie Anderson (2010) (TV Episode)
Promotional excerpt showed during interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Eames tells Arthur he shouldn't be afraid to dream a little bigger.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Inception (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.86 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring Elliot Page is shown
The Distressed Watcher: Inception (2010) (TV Episode)
the movie is reviewed
Scream Awards 2010 (2010) (TV Special)
Clips featured.
Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious (2010) (Video)
Clips are shown to illustrate Christopher Nolan's portrayal of dreaming
Inception: The Cobol Job (2010) (Video)
Clips and behind-the-scenes
Inception: Jump Right Into the Action (2010) (Video)
Clips and behind-the-scenes
Maltin on Movies: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a discussion on Hollywood studio movies and when David Stratton names this movie among his favourites of 2010.
Charlie Brooker's Wipe: 2010 Wipe (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards (2011) (TV Special)
a clip is shown of the nominee for Favorite Movie
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best of the Decade (2011) (TV Episode)
Taking #2 on the user poll of the best movies of 2001-2010
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Nominee clips shown.
Breakfast: Episode dated 26 January 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during 'Oscar' segment.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
nominee clips
2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Clips shown during award nominations
Nostalgia Critic: Little Nemo (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Breakfast: Episode dated 12 July 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown from Hans Zimmer's latest work.
Breakfast: Episode dated 9 September 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Mark Kermode's Film review segment.
Forget About It: Inception (2011) (TV Episode)
Panda "forgets about it"
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: The Arrival of Sound (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Marion Cotillard/Olate Dogs/Third Day (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Marion Cotillard films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.42 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Joseph Gordon-Levitt films
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable Movie Heists (2012) (TV Episode)
Reverse Mind Heist is #1.
Honest Trailers: Inception (2013) (TV Episode)
Film trailer used
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Inception (2013) (TV Episode)
film is reviewed
Cinematic Excrement: Sucker Punch (2013) (TV Episode)
The "Dream within a dream." scene is used.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movie Duels (2013) (TV Episode)
Arthur vs. Mental Projection is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Epic Slow Motion Scenes (2013) (TV Episode)
The van scene is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Gadgets We Wish Were Real (2013) (TV Episode)
The Pasiv Dream Machine is #8.
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Scores (2013) (TV Episode)
Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies: The Big Score (2013) (TV Episode)
clips shown and title/theme music discussed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Practical Special Effects in Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
The practical special effects in Inception are #5 along with the practical special effects in the "Dark Knight" trilogy.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.7 (2013) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Joseph Gordon-Levitt films
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Directors (2013) (TV Episode)
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films (2013) (TV Episode)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That You Have to Watch Twice (2013) (TV Episode)
Inception is #5.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 30 in the Countdown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies with Ambiguous Endings (2014) (TV Episode)
Inception is #2.
Brows Held High: Anonymous (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Comic Book Quickies #3 (2014) (TV Episode)
Linkara points out the numerous dreams by all the characters in a comic
Nostalgia Critic: Is Tree of Life Full of Shit? (2014) (TV Episode)
recalls the ending
WatchMojo: Top 10 Visually Striking CGI-Filled Films (2014) (TV Episode)
Inception is #7.
Renegade Cut: Inception: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is analyzed and discussed
Renegade Cut: Inception: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Dream Sequences (2014) (TV Episode)
Stealing Into Your Dreams is #2.
Renegade Cut: Inception: Part 3 (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
Renegade Cut: Inception: Part 4 (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Femme Fatales in Modern Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Mal Cobb is #6.
Interstellar: Nolan's Odyssey (2014) (TV Short)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 On-Foot Movie Chases (2014) (TV Episode)
Street Dreams Are Made of These is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Stunts (2014) (TV Episode)
Showdown in the Hallway gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of the 2010s (2014) (TV Episode)
Inception is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Inception gets an honorable mention.
Repercussion (2015) (Short)
Ashfaque and Juanid are shown watching this film.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Should Be Made into TV Shows (2015) (TV Episode)
Inception is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of the 2010s So Far (2015) (TV Episode)
Inception is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Thieves (2015) (TV Episode)
Dom Cobb is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Zero Gravity Movie Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
Corridor Fight is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tom Hardy Performances (2015) (TV Episode)
Eames is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Mind-Bending Moments in Sci-Fi (2015) (TV Episode)
The Spinning Top is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Joseph Gordon-Levitt Performances (2015) (TV Episode)
Arthur is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Memorable Movies of 2010 (2015) (TV Episode)
Inception is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies with Futuristic Technologies We Wish Existed (2015) (TV Episode)
Inception is #6 with Shared Dreaming.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Iconic Instrumental Film Scores (2015) (TV Episode)
The score for Inception is #6.
Nova: Memory Hackers (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Would Make Great Video Games (2016) (TV Episode)
Inception is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Rewatchable Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Inception is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movie Scores (2016) (TV Episode)
The score for Inception gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Underdeveloped Movie Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Eames is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Would Make Great Theme Park Attractions (2016) (TV Episode)
Inception gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies You Need to Watch in the Theater (2016) (TV Episode)
Inception is given an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Christopher Nolan Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Mal Cobb is #8. Eames is #7. Dom Cobb is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Hottest Studs in Sci-Fi Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Eames is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Thrilling Escapes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Mombasa Escape gets an honorable mention.
Score (2016)
Footage is shown.
MsMojo: Top 10 Movie Characters That Should Have Been Couples (2016) (TV Episode)
Arthur & Ariadne are #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Unbelievably Dumb Decisions in Sci-Fi Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Cobb Going into a Dream Without Telling Anyone What Happens When They Die in It gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Running Out of Time Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Inception is #2.
Honest Trailers: Batman Begins (2017) (TV Episode)
Set footage is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Movies that Will Soon Be Classics (2017) (TV Episode)
Inception is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 "One Last Job" Moments in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Dom Cobb's one last job is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Hans Zimmer Scores (2017) (TV Episode)
The score for Inception is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Tom Hardy Movie Moments (2017) (TV Episode)
Dream a Little Bigger is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Christopher Nolan Movie Moments (2017) (TV Episode)
The Ending is #4. Rotating Hallway is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Need a 3D Remaster (2017) (TV Episode)
Inception is #1.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Amazing Small Details in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The ring is #6.
MenT: Human Fall Flat s Tomásem (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tomás and short clip was shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Epic Final Battles in Sci-Fi Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The snowy mountain battle is #5.
MsMojo: Top 10 Movie Moments that Made Us Love Leonardo DiCaprio (2017) (TV Episode)
Grow Old Together is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Smartest Decisions in Sci-Fi Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Arthur building bombs to create a new 'kick' is #5.
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Cillian Murphy Performances (2018) (TV Episode)
Robert Michael Fischer is #10.
Escher: Journey Into Infinity (2018)
Clips shown.
James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction: Dark Futures (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Honest Trailers: Every Christopher Nolan Movie (2018) (TV Episode)
Used in trailer
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Unresolved Cliffhangers in British Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The cliffhanger at the end of Inception is #3.
Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema: The Heist (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips used to illustrate the genre
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies that Lived Up to the Hype (2018) (TV Episode)
Inception is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movie Endings of the 2010s (2018) (TV Episode)
The ending of Inception is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies that Ripped Off Anime (2019) (TV Episode)
Inception is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Endings That Don't Mean What You Think (2019) (TV Episode)
The ending of Inception is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Closing Shots in Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
The Spinning Top is #3.
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)
Footage is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Rewatched Movie Scenes EVER (2019) (TV Episode)
The Final Top gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies That Will Become Classics (2019) (TV Episode)
Inception is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Action Movie Endings of All Time (2019) (TV Episode)
Spinning Top is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movies of the Last Decade (2019) (TV Episode)
Inception is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Movie Ensemble Casts of All Time (2020) (TV Episode)
The cast of Inception is #20.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Scenes You Didn't Realize Were Practical Effects (2020) (TV Episode)
Anti-Gravity Fight is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Defining Movie Moments of the Century (So Far) (2020) (TV Episode)
The Hallway Fight is #4.
WatchMojo: The Best Sci-Fi Films of All Time from A to Z (2020) (TV Episode)
Inception is the best sci-fi movie starting with I.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Times the Hero Accidentally Helped the Villain (2020) (TV Episode)
Cobb's Subconscious Attacks His Teammates gets a dishonorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Greatest Movie Fight Scenes of All Time (2020) (TV Episode)
Rotating Room Fight is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies No One Really Gets (2020) (TV Episode)
Inception is #10.

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Richard Roeper & the Movies: Inception - Discussion (2010) (TV Episode)
After discussing different interpretations of the movie, Richard Roeper spins a top and the scene ends before we see if it keeps spinning or falls
Inebriation (2010) (Video)
A direct spoof of the events in and trailer for the film.
How It Should Have Ended: How Inception Should Have Ended (2010) (TV Episode)
Alternate Ending parody
South Park: Insheeption (2010) (TV Episode)
The second half of episode is a parody of this movie
Extraction (2011) (Short)
Spoof of the ideas/sequences from INCEPTION.
Conan: Airforce One 2: Revenge of President Dracula (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter perform a scene from the film
How It Should Have Ended: The Best Picture Summary 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Best Picture parody
ConCeption (2011) (Short)
Reimagine: The Game (2011) (Video Game)
"Inception: The Game" is a spoof of this film.
Conan: The LOL from Hell O Hell (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Walmart Presents: Inception
M.O.D.O.K.-Ception (2011) (Short)
Matt and Max are trying to plant an idea in Patrick's mind.
Robot Chicken: The Godfather of the Bride 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
The nerd has an "Inception"-like "Knight Rider" dream within a dream.
The Simpsons: How I Wet Your Mother (2012) (TV Episode)
when the Simpsons go inside dreams
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
DuBois uses the same song to wake her henchmen as is used in the movie Inception to wake the characters from dreams.
Caesar and Otto's Deadly Xmas (2012)
using a bullet to the head to wake someone from a dream
Supernatural Activity (2012)
The spinning top
Community: History 101 (2013) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Abed's fantasy segments
Zero Charisma (2013)
Spoofs the ending
Scary Movie V (2013)
One of the main parodies.
Paranormal Whacktivity (2013)
Spinning the dreidel during the dream
Futurama: Game of Tones (2013) (TV Episode)
Dreaming session/when Fry falls backwards slowly in his chair
Rick and Morty: Lawnmower Dog (2013) (TV Episode)
The plot of going into multiple people's dreams within other dreams is directly parodying this film.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong With Noah In 13 Minutes Or Less (2014) (TV Episode)
The title of the movie is parodied in the episode.
Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
The slow motion scene, when the farmer is in the caravan sleeping.
We Bare Bears: Shush Ninjas (2015) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during Grizz's speech
You Suck at Cooking: Modified Mac and Cheese (2016) (TV Episode)
The top is still spinning during "Macception"
SuperMarioGlitchy4: SMG4: Marioception (2017) (TV Episode)

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