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Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
The film's ending was partially inspired by this film, as both feature criminals taking responsibility for their actions and being willing to face the consequences.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Debora and Baby were referred as Bonnie and Clyde when escaping.
Danger: Diabolik (1968)
The vehicle change in the first heist of Wright's film borrows from Bava's.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
In the laundromat, a shot of a washing machine fading into a record resembles HAL 9000
The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970)
Score piece is played during a scene.
Almost Human (1974)
The vehicle change in the second heist of Wright's film borrows from Lenzi's.
Rabid Dogs (1974)
Both feature the leader of a carjacking criminal team nicknamed "Doc". Wright has frequently cited Bava as an influence.
The Driver (1978)
Edgar Wright says this is one of the inspirations for his film, and also its director Walter Hill makes a cameo as a courtroom interpreter. Also, The numbers (28071978) on Baby's prison jumpsuit at the end of the film correspond to the release date of The Driver.
Halloween (1978)
Bats mentions the iconic horror movie. Doc wanted Michael Myers masks rather than Austin Power ones.
Friday the 13th (1980)
Jason is mentioned before the heist.
Nine to Five (1980)
The post office teller says she is working "9 to 5 like Dolly" in reference to this film
Blade Runner (1982)
The electronic "beep-boop" that accompanies the opening of the Post Office's sliding doors to Baby and Samm (Doc's nephew) as they enter and leave is a sound effect used in this film, pitched up one octave.
Back to the Future (1985)
There are multiple references to the "Back to the Future Trilogy" with Kevin Spacey's character named "Doc" (Back to the Future) and Jon Bernthal's character is named "Griff" (Back to the Future Part II). The actor "Flea" who played the character "Needles" in Back to the Future Parts II & III plays a small role in this film as "Eddie." The character "Doc" in the film also mentions a past job called "The Spirit of '85," which is the year the first Back to the Future was released (1985).
Highlander (1986)
The end fight in the parking lot with Queen playing in the background
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Title Reference: Full Metal Batshit.
Riding Bean (1989) (Video)
The film contains quite a few references to the 1989 anime getaway driver film Riding Bean. Among them are Baby's facial scarring (and specifically the way his upper scar sticks out above his sunglasses), the supercharged red sports car with a hood scoop he drives in the first chase scene of the film, the use of license plate numbers to refer to other car chase movies, and, hugely, the final showdown between Buddy and Baby in a parking garage, which mirrors the final sequence of Riding Bean and even includes a few nearly-identical shots.
Goodfellas (1990)
Two character names are direct lifts from Goodfellas, Batts and Jimmy No-Nose. Baby briefly works for a pizza store by this name.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Thugs are wearing Austin Powers masks to begin their robbery.
Mint Royale: Blue Song (2002) (Video)
Edgar Wright remade the first scene almost shot-for-shot from his earlier music video work.
Che sau (2012)
Jiang used the rear of his car to knock the container shaped edge of the spike strip over, prevent itself from driving it over.

Referenced in 

Midnight Screenings: The Book of Henry (2017) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions it.
Midnight Screenings: Baby Driver (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
KVIFF Guide: Episode #1.8 (2017) (TV Episode)
Recommended by Janek Rubes.
Breakfast: Episode dated 8 July 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
Recommended by Mark Kermode.
KVIFF Guide: Episode #1.9 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by a survey respondent.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Idris Elba/Ali Wentworth/Tame Impala (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Picture This segment
Sean Bradley Reviews: Baby Driver (2017) (TV Episode)
Film is reviewed.
PWN: Summer of '17: PWN #15 (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown and film is discussed
Honest Trailers: Jumanji (2017) (TV Episode)
"Bebe Driver"
Superstore: Golden Globes Party (2018) (TV Episode)
Amy is serving "Baby Screwdriver" at her Golden Globes party
MythBusters: Spike in the Road (2018) (TV Episode)
Myth of evading spike strips tested
Sean Bradley's First Reaction: 90th Academy Awards - Nominations (2018) (TV Episode)
Nominated for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing
Honest Trailers: The Blade Trilogy (2018) (TV Episode)
'Bielby driver'
PWN: Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe Good? - PWN #21 (2018) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: David Spade/Lily James/Charlie Puth (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy as he introduces Lily James
Trainwreckords: "Van Halen III" by Van Halen (2018) (TV Episode)
"Because apparently he's Baby Driver but with really shitty taste in music."
Bob's Burgers: Bobby Driver (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference


Scarface (1983)
Seen on a TV
The Little Rascals (1994)
Clip shown on TV of Alfalfa singing
Fight Club (1999)
Excerpt with Brad Pitt is watched on TV.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Baby flips past this on TV, and is later caught quoting from it
Mint Royale: Blue Song (2002) (Video)
Shown on television as Baby is flipping through channels. Noel Fielding and Michael Smiley are seen, while Julian Barratt and Nick Frost are faintly heard as the camera switches to Baby and Joseph conversing.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Joseph briefly watches it on the TV.
It's Complicated (2009)
Baby flips past this on TV

Featured in 

Projector: Baby Driver (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Tamara Just Saw: Baby Driver - Tamara Just Saw (2017) (TV Episode)
The movie that Tamara Just Saw
Half in the Bag: Baby Driver and Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Sean Bradley Reviews: Baby Driver (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
To Be Continued (2017) (Short)
Clips shown.
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2018) (TV Special)
Clip shown
Honest Trailers: Baby Driver (2018) (TV Episode)
Used in trailer
Jay Leno's Garage: Movie Cars (2018) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film featuring Jamie Foxx is shown
Honest Trailers: Honest Trailers (Written by a Robot) (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema: The Heist (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips used to illustrate the genre


Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Title Spoof: Bonnie and Bonnie.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Title Spoof: Full Metal Batshit.

Spoofed in 

Drift (2018) (Short)
Parodying the Driver Protagonist genre.

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