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Star Wars is a major part of our pop culture. As such, it's often referenced throughout pop culture. This page lists references made to Star Wars in other movies.

Airplane 2: The Sequel (1982)Edit

  • The movie starts with a Star Wars–style opening crawl.
  • In one scene, Stryker is wearing an oxygen mask and his breathing sounds similar to Darth Vader’s breathing regulator.

Alien (1979)Edit

  • Ridley Scott has stated that he would not have made Alien if George Lucas hadn't paved the way in showing a "grunge future" in Star Wars.

American Pie 2 (2001)Edit

  • The guys are playing football near the beach and the ball goes over someone’s head and bounces by some girls. Oz (Chris Klein) goes to retrieve it and strikes up a conversation with the girls. Jim (Jason Biggs) says, "Amazing," to which Stifler (Seann William Scott) replies, "Yes, the Force is strong in that one."

Antz (1998)Edit

  • Princess Balla said to Z "I hope you know what you're doing." And Z said "Yeah me too." Which is just like Leia said to Han when entering into a cave to hide from the Galactic Empire.

Ant-Man (2015) Edit

Armageddon (1998)Edit

  • Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis) has just briefed his crew on the mission and Chick (Will Patton) cries out, "Harry, this is some Star Wars shit. This ain't for us."'
  • At one point A.J. (Ben Affleck) and Oscar (Owen Wilson) are working on one of the machines:
A.J.: "If anybody's anybody, I'm Han and you're... you're Chewbacca."
Oscar: "Chewie? Have you even seen Star Wars?"
  • A.J. says they need to jump the asteroid cavern like Evel Knievel. A.J. asks Andropov (Peter Stormare) if he has ever heard of Evel Knievel and Andropov says, "No, I've never seen Star Wars."

Arthur 3: The War of the Two WorldsEdit

  • At the end of the film Darkos wears a mask and a cape that look like Darth Vader's. A young George Lucas sees him and ask if he can film it.

Asterix & Obelix: Mission CleopatraEdit

  • There is a scene in the movie where a black centurion chokes somebody, like Darth Vader did on Tantive IV, and says, "You won't fail me again." When the centurion throws the person away, there is a shot of his head and shoulders, almost identical to Vader's, and the "Imperial March" plays in the background. Then he says, "The Empire Strikes Back!"

Asterix at the Olympic GamesEdit

The Astronaut Farmer (2006)Edit

  • One of the FBI agents gets a phone call to his cell phone and his ringtone is The Imperial March.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)Edit

  • In the opening scene, the first hovering vehicles that pass by sound like snowspeeders.

Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)Edit

  • (Trailer) The camera shows you in space but quickly brings you to a messy planet. You already can hear Darth Vader's breathing in the background and a tune similar to the Imperial March. After a while the camera zooms in on a throne room, similar to Palpatine's. The throne turns and Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) says, "You were expecting someone else to fuck?"
  • (Trailer) The male voiceover says: "If you can only see one movie this summer, see Star Wars—but if you can see two, see Austin Powers!"
  • The opening of the film features a space backdrop with yellow text scrolling from top to bottom, an obvious reference to the trademark opening crawl.
  • Dr. Evil had put a superlaser on the moon and this is a scene between Dr. Evil and his son Scott (Seth Green).
Dr. Evil: "You see… I've turned the moon into what I like to call a... 'Death Star.'"
Scott laughs.
Dr. Evil: "What?"
Scott: "Nothing, Darth!"
Dr. Evil: "What did you call me?"
Scott: "Oh, nothing..."
Scott (pretending to sneeze): "Rip-off!!!"
Dr. Evil: "Bless you."
  • Austin Powers (Mike Myers) shoots the running Dr. Evil in his spacesuit. He turns to Austin and says (with a voice similar to Vader's): "But, before you kill me... know this... Austin... I am your father".
Austin: "Really?"
Dr. Evil: "No... I can't back that up."
Austin: "Right. Heh-heh. Idiot..."
  • Dr. Evil's control room looks just like a TIE fighter's cockpit window.

Baby Geniuses (1999)Edit

  • Super-intelligent talking babies are kept in an observation chamber. During one of their conversations one of the babies refers to Kathleen Turner's character as "Darth Vader in a skirt."

Back to the Future (1985)Edit

  • When Marty McFly is trying to convince his father-to-be, George McFly, to ask his mother-to-be, Lorraine Baines, to go to the dance with him to stop Marty from not being born, Marty sneaks into his room with a radiation suit on and a hair dryer-cum-laser weapon, saying, "Silence Earthling. My name is Darth Vader. I'm an extra-terrestrial from the planet Vulcan." He also does both the Vulcan and Klingon salutes. The planet Vulcan and Klingon references, however, are references to Star Trek.
  • The next day, Marty and George meet up at the Texaco gas station and Marty asks George why he wasn't in school and George says, "Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan. And he told me that if I didn't take Loraine, that he'd melt my brain."

Bedtime Stories (2008)Edit

  • Bobbi has shaving cream in buns on her hair and says "I'm Princess Leia".
  • In one of the stories, a weapon is similar to that which of a lightsaber which is a hand that tickles the opponent.

The Benchwarmers (2006)Edit

  • One of the main characters collects Star Wars memorabilia, some of which can be seen throughout their house.
  • The movie has clips that show a Phase I Clone Trooper Lieutenant and a Darth Vader standee in a kitchen while R2-D2 in a sci-fi convention.

Beta House (2007)Edit

  • The geek pledge engages in the forbidden Greek Olympics on campus and participates in a challenge involving pugil sticks. Their competitor's name is Dan Maul, who wields the stick with deadly accuracy, much like Darth Maul, and wins the challenge.

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)Edit

  • In a car-chase scene involving a large truck, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) yells to Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold), "Are you driving with your eyes open, or are you like using the Force?!"

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)Edit

  • Although not an actual Star Wars reference, George Lucas makes a cameo appearance, as an unhappy customer at a theme park.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)Edit

  • While wearing suits of armor in medieval England, Bill & Ted each pick up a sword and start play dueling.
Ted: Hey, Bill?
Bill: What?
Ted: I'm Darth Ted. [He hits Bill on the head with a sword.]
Bill: Yeah, well I'm Luke Bill. And you're not my father.
[They begin to sword fight — sort of.]
Bill: Come on!
Ted: Hey! I totally conquered you, dude!
Bill: No way! Come on! I'll never rule the Universe with you.
Ted: Hey Bill . . . you totally know how to sword fight.
  • During this, one of them also speaks like Yoda.

Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru NuiEdit

  • Lhikan's training of Whenua is reminiscent of Obi Wan's earlier teachings to Luke with Whenua's eyes being blindfolded. Onewa watches and laughs, showing skepticism similar to Han Solo's.

Bionicle 3: Web of ShadowsEdit

  • When Roodaka is talking to a Visorak she says, "Bring me their bodies..." in reference to the game Star Wars: Bounty Hunter.
  • During the scene where Vakama is talking to the Rahaga, Vakama responds after one of them says his name, "That name has no meaning to me now" in reference to when Darth Vader talks to Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi.
  • One of the characters, Norik, has a voice uncannily similar to Yoda's, and occasionally talks in Yoda's syntax. Most notably: "If you are to be what you once were, it is Keetongu you must seek."
  • When Matau, Nokama, Nuju, Onewa, and Whenua break into the coliseum and blow the door off, it resembles the Tantive IV invasion.
  • Vakama turning evil and Matau trying to save him because there is still good in him is reminiscent of Anakin vs. Obi-Wan, and Luke vs. Darth Vader on the Death Star.

Black KnightEdit

  • Jamal Walker's last name was used as Sir Skywalker.

Blades of Glory (2007)Edit

  • Before the final ice-skating competition, the announcer talks about famous partnerships, and mentions Han Solo and Chewbacca.

Boogie Nights (1997)Edit

  • Buck (Don Cheadle) works in an electronics store. We see him trying to sell hi-fis including a “TK-421 upgrade.”
  • Dirk (Mark Walberg) and Reed (John C. Riley) are swimming at the pool party:
Reed: Have you seen that Star Wars movie?
Dirk: Yeah, I've seen it four times.
Reed: You know, people tell me I kind of look like Han Solo.
Dirk: Really?

Bounce (2000)Edit

  • Ben Affleck's character has to pull a name out of a hat, because he has the same name as his new girlfriend's dog, so her children want to give him a new one. He draws "Darth" and thinks that's the new name for the dog. Affleck: "It fits. The dog is black too." One of the boys: "No, it's your new name."

Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)Edit

  • Three geeks form a plan to crash the party using action figures as props:
William: Okay, you're Boba Fett, and you're Grand Moff Tarkin.
X-Phile 1: How come he gets to be Boba Fett?
William: OK, fine, you're Boba Fett, and you're Grand Moff Tarkin.
X-Phile 2: I don't want to be Grand Moff Tarkin!
William: All right, fine, you know what? You're both KISS dolls!
  • Later, while waiting on the roof, two of the geeks have a lightsaber duel with flashlights:
X-Phile 1: [after reenacting a lightsaber duel from The Empire Strikes Back] Hey! Luke doesn't push Vader!
X-Phile 2: Well he should've. I mean, the guy cut his hand off.

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Edit

  • Spider-Man makes reference to the Rebels using a cable to topple the AT-ATs from The Empire Strikes Back while he, Iron Man and War Machine figure out a way to stop the giant-sized Ant-Man. Similarly, Spider-Man uses his webbing to wrap around Ant-Man's legs while Iron Man and War Machine uppercut him, knocking him over.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Edit

  • Steve Rogers/Captain America carries a notebook containing names of people, events, and films that were prominent during his decades in suspended animation. Although some of the items differ in various international releases of the film, all versions feature "Star Wars/Trek" on the list. The former is crossed out in the American release, implying Rogers has seen at least one Star Wars film.

Cat in the Hat (2003)Edit

  • When The Cat (Mike Myers) says he'd try to clean the kitchen, Sally (Dakota Fanning) grabs his bow tie and says: "You don't try. You do." This is similar to Yoda's line in Episode V, "Do or do not. There is no try."

Chasing Amy (1997)Edit

  • Hooper X, Holden and Banky have an argument about Lando Calrissian's role as a "strong black role model" in sci-fi and fantasy which ends in a Hooper X diatribe about Vader's unmasking being a racist statement against black people.
  • Later Silent Bob says to Holden, "Do or do not. There is no try."

Chicken Little (2005)Edit

  • During a scene when the characters are panicking, the pig, Runt of the Litter, yells, "Darth Vader is Luke's father?!?!?"
  • Later when the Hollywood version of Chicken Little is attacking the aliens in his spaceship, he calls out, "Stay on target! Stay on target!" Additionally, ships that resemble X-wings with pig snouts are flying around.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)Edit

  • When Ronnie cuts out a newspaper article about the UFO sightings after his first glimpse of the UFOs, two identical articles on Star Wars are on either side of the UFO article.
  • When Jillian first sees the mothership up close from her hiding place in the rocks, R2-D2 is visible upside down.

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)Edit

  • In the movie, Riddick can be seen wearing a hooded robe similar to Jedi robes.
  • Near the end of the movie, Dame Vaako yells, "NOOOO!"

Clerks. (1994)Edit

  • There are two long dialogues between Dante and Randal. The first was a debate about the Galactic Empire possibly being a theocracy and the second was about all the innocent workers and technicians who died when the Death Star II blew up. (The latter was in the movie, the former just in the script.)

Clerks II. (2006)Edit

  • Working at Mooby's, Randall gets into an argument with a guy over which is better, Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. Randall, siding with Star Wars, gets the other guy so upset after calling Frodo "gay" that it causes him to throw up, much to the delight of Randall, who brags to Dante and their boss Becky.
  • Lance Dowds makes a reference to Dante and Randall arguing about who shot first, Han or Greedo.
  • In a deleted scene, Silent Bob says, "These are not the droids you're looking for."

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)Edit

Cocktail (1988)Edit

  • During Brian's first flair bartending skills lesson, he responds to Doug's lengthy instruction by saying, "Yes, Obi-Wan."

Cocoon (1985)Edit

The Color of Money (1986)Edit

  • Vincent (Tom Cruise) plays a Star Wars arcade game at the diner and boasts about being good at it.

Coming To America (1988)Edit

  • King Jaffe (James Earl Jones) arrives in America and goes to McDowell’s to inquire about his son Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and offers the famous Vader line, "I’ll deal with him myself."

Daddy Daycare (2003)Edit

  • At one point there is a lightsaber battle with the kids.
  • At the end the daycare throws a fundraiser-type party and one of the kids gets his face painted like Darth Maul.

The Dark Knight RisesEdit

  • The main villain, Bane, bore several resemblances to Darth Vader, including sustaining injuries significant enough to require a mask for the rest of his life, and also being an almost unstoppable force with a tragic backstory. Christopher Nolan, the creator of The Dark Knight franchise, admitted that he did in fact base Bane on Darth Vader.[1]

Date Movie (2006)Edit

  • Hitch (Tony Cox) takes Julia Jones (Alyson Hannigan) to a body shop, the members of which attempt, during a montage parodying several movies, to turn her into a beautiful woman. One of the scenes during this montage is a parody of Anakin Skywalker's reconstruction into Darth Vader from Revenge of the Sith, including the lowering of the helmet and "Frankenstein" reveal. The scene cuts to Cox (with a Yoda-esque appearance) shaking his head.

Dawn of the Dead (2004)Edit

  • In the "Special Bulletin: We Interrupt This Program!" Featurette on the Unrated DVD, one of the zombies can be seen wearing a Mandalorian Mythosaur tattoo. In addition, film star Ty Burrell refers to his character at one point during the "Splitting Headaches: Anatomy of Exploding Heads" Featurette as "the Boba Fett of zombies."

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)Edit

Deadpool (2016)Edit

  • While Vanessa and Wade Wilson/Deadpool are spooning in bed, Vanessa makes reference to Yoda riding Luke Skywalker's back during his Jedi training in Empire Strikes Back.

Deep Rising (1998)Edit

Demolition Man (1993)Edit

Despicable Me 3 (2017) Edit

  • In Despicable Me 3, Dr. Nefario is absent from the entire movie after appearing in the previous two installments. His absence is explained by Gru that "he accidentally froze himself in carbonite." This is an obvious nod to when Darth Vader froze Han Solo in carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Immediately after Gru explains Nefario's absence a quick shot of Nefario being frozen in "carbonite" is shown in a very similar stand to when Han Solo was frozen.

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo (1999)Edit

  • T.J. (Eddie Griffin) refers to Deuce’s fat client as "Jabba the Slut."
  • This character played by Big Boy is in fact named "Jabba" in the credits.

Dogma (1999)Edit

  • While at a diner with Silent Bob and Bethany, Jay says to Silent Bob, "I feel like I'm Han Solo, and you're Chewie and she's Ben Kenobi, and we're in that fucked-up bar!"
  • Also in a deleted scene during the train ride, Matt Damon's character Loki is talking with Jay and Silent Bob about Star Wars.

Double Trouble (1991)Edit

  • The crook brother grabs his cop twin by the shirt, pulls him closer to his face, and jokingly summons, "Come over to the Dark Side!" to which the harassed brother, after being released, replies, "Why don't you stick it in your Dark Side."

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)Edit

  • In one scene the chameleon says, "Use the Force." This particular clip was featured in the TV commercial for the DVD.

Dreamscape (1984)Edit

  • Alex (Dennis Quaid) is taken to a secret, futuristic lab and says, "Who’s your decorator, Darth Vader?"

Dunkirk (2017) Edit

  • The aerial fight scenes closely resemble the ones during the Battle of Yavin and the Battle of Endor. The dialogues between the pilots and strategies and tactics used are very similar to those from the Rebel Alliance's pilots.

The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)Edit

  • The movie opens in similar fashion to Star Wars, with the words "A long time ago . . ."

Epic Movie (2007)Edit

  • The character Harry Beaver tells the protagonists, "I'll meet you at Aslo's. May the Force be with you."
  • Chewbacca makes a cameo appearance in Aslo's camp.
  • A group of stormtroopers are present in the final battle.

Ernest Goes To Camp (1987)Edit

  • Ernest (Jim Varney) greets the kids as they arrive at camp and lectures them on what they’ll be doing during the summer to include, "Learn the ways of the Force."

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)Edit

  • At the end of the movie Ernest (Jim Varney) must take control of Santa’s sleigh in order to save Christmas. As he’s mushing the reindeer he yells to them, "May the Force be with you!"
  • Santa's sleigh accelerates in a "lightspeed" jump, complete with streaking starfield effect.

E.T.: The Extraterrestrial (1982)Edit

  • When Elliot shows E.T. his action figures, five of them are Star Wars figures; Greedo, Boba Fett, Hammerhead, Snaggletooth, and Lando Calrissian.
  • The older brother imitates Yoda while making fun of Elliot.
  • When the mother sees the mess in Elliot's room, she says, "this is no room, it's an accident," which is a reference to the line from A New Hope, "that's no moon, it's a space station."
  • A child in a Yoda costume is seen on Halloween; E.T. starts walking towards him exclaiming, "Home". John Williams wrote the music for E.T. and in this scene we hear Yoda's theme, which he wrote for The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Also of note, several members of ET's species later appeared in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Eurotrip (2004)Edit

  • When Jamie (Travis Wester) suggests going to a monument by the sea, Cooper Harris (Jacob Pitts) looks at him and says, "What the hell is wrong with you, C-3PO?"

Failure To Launch (2006)Edit

  • Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker) is talking with a client about Star Wars. She says, "Yes, do you remember when Luke says, 'What's in the cave?' And Yoda says, 'Only what you take'?"

Fanboys (2009)Edit

  • The entire film pays homage to the Star Wars saga.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Edit

  • Sound effects from the Original Star Wars trilogy appear in this trilogy.
  • E.g: During the birth of the Urukai army Star Wars sound effects can be heard for crafting weapons.
  • Peter Jackson has also admitted that George Lucas's talent as a filmaker inspired him to go and create his own movies on the silver screen, mostly from the big impact that Star Wars was.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)Edit

  • The Star Wars main theme blares as valets soar through the air in Cameron's dad's Ferrari.

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)Edit

  • Batty (Robin Williams) had an antennae on his head and is starting to pick up random sounds. One of them is: "We're going in and we're goin' in full throttle! That oughtta keep those rebel fighters off our backs!"

The Fifth Element (1997)Edit

The FlintstonesEdit

  • In the beginning of this film, the Flintstones go to see a film named 'Gorge Lucas' Tar Wars. at the drive-in theatre.

Fools Rush In (1997)Edit

  • Isabel (Salma Hyek) introduces Alex (Matthew Perry) to her brother Chuy. Alex responds, “Chewie! Hi, I’m Luke Skywalker!”

Free EnterpriseEdit

  • There are dozens of Star Trek and Star Wars references throughout the film, including:
  • William Shatner, appearing as Robert's imaginary friend, asks why he's fighting with another boy, and Robert replies, "He said that Han Solo was cooler than Captain Kirk." "Kick the little fucker's ass," says Shatner.
  • On the way to Toys R Us to restock on collectibles, Robert mutters, "Almost there," and Dan immediately responds, "Stay on target," referring to com chatter during the attack on the Death Star in A New Hope.
  • Mark is examining Star Wars merchandise and mutters, "At least they finally got rid of all that Prince Zeezor stuff from Shadows of the Empire." A kid in the aisle corrects him, "It's Xizor!" Dan snaps back, "Shut up, kid. You weren't even born when Star Wars came out." Mark then tries to educate the kid in the history of science fiction pre-1977, but finally gives up when the kid says "I like Men in Black."
  • Mark and Dan are discussing their relationships. Dan says, "I think between me and Cheryl things are different." Mark replies, "No. No different." Dan says, "Now you sound like Yoda." "That's 'cause it's the only way I can get your attention," says Mark. ("No. No different" was Yoda's reply to Luke when he protested that lifting his X-wing fighter was "totally different" from lifting small stones, as he had been doing.)
  • Dan has made an awkward, embarrassing attempt to ask out a waitress and give her his number. Sensing failure, he says to Mark, "Maybe she's a lesbian." "That's the spirit," says Mark. "After you've asked the waitress out and she's said no, the next words out of your mouth must always be, 'Maybe she's a lesbian.' I'm proud of you, man, really." Then he quotes Obi-Wan Kenobi, saying, "You've taken your first step into a larger world."
  • Robert and his geek-friendly girlfriend Claire are arguing on the beach when Robert storms off. "Where are you going?" asks Claire. "Looks like I'm going nowhere," answers Robert. Claire explodes. "Don't you dare quote Star Wars to me! You can't get away with that shit with me!"
  • After Mark has been totally taken by a surprise thirtieth birthday party, including a William Shatner rap of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and a dancing Orion slave girl, he comments to Mark, "I don't believe it." Robert pats him on the shoulder and says, "And that... is why you fail," once again quoting Yoda.
  • Toward the end of the film, Robert's ex-girlfriend Suzanne calls and asks him to help with a crossword puzzle. The clue in question is "Star Wars planet, five letters." Both Mark and Robert immediately reply, "Endor".

Friday the 13th (2009)Edit

Frozen (2010)Edit

  • Parker asks Joe what he thinks is the worst way to die. Joe replies "That's easy. The sarlacc pit."

Full Moon HighEdit

  • One character exclaims "It's the Wookiee!" To which another replies "I am not the Wookiee! I am the Werewolf!"
  • Later the first character says "The Wookiee's dead! I mean, the Wolf Man."
  • At the end, a drawn family portrait reveals one of the Werewolf's children resembles Chewbacca.

Futurama: Bender's Big ScoreEdit

  • The scammer aliens use a time machine to claim the riches of history and conquer Earth. Using their immense wealth, they buy a fleet of solid gold, remote-controlled Death Stars.
  • President of Earth Richard Nixon's head in a jar comments, "We're hopelessly outgunned. The Force is with us, but that's about it."
  • The ragtag fleet to re-conquer Earth includes the Chanukah Zombie's TIE fighter.
  • The Chanukah Zombie is voiced by Mark Hamill, making his Futurama voice debut.

Godzilla: Final WarsEdit

  • In the climax scene of the battleship Gotengo fighting aliens called Xillians, the battleship war is in the same theme of the Star Wars movies.

The Goonies (1985)Edit

The Great Outdoors (1983)Edit

  • In one scene when they are outside on the porch they are drinking from Star Wars Burger King glasses.

Hackers (1995)Edit

Happy Gilmore (1996)Edit

  • Happy (Adam Sandler) sees a corporeal vision of Chubs (Carl Weathers), Abraham Lincoln, and the alligator at the end of the movie in similar fashion to Luke seeing Obi-Wan, Yoda and Anakin in Return of the Jedi.

The Hard Way (1991)Edit

  • There is a mention of a "Darth Vader gun."
  • At one point Nick (Michael J. Fox) calls John (James Woods) "the Yoda of cops."

Harry Potter (2002)Edit

  • A television commercial for the first film boasted that Harry Potter is "A world as grand as Star Wars."

Hellsing UltimateEdit

  • In Episode Two of the OVA series, while informing Integra Hellsing of the results of the search for the mysterious Millennium organization, Walter C. Dornez mentions a Star Wars–related club in Los Angeles. When questioned about this, he also mentions that the reason it came up in their search is because Millennium Falcon is the name of a ship in Star Wars owned by Han Solo.

History of the World Part I (1981)Edit

  • At the end of the movie, there is a fake trailer for the never-produced film History of the World Part II, featuring "Hitler on Ice" and, notably, a long sequence entitled "Jews in Space," in which large Star of David–shaped starships do battle with Goyim starfighters (which use the TIE fighter sound effects). One of the Jewish ships does a flyby in homage to the opening scene of A New Hope. After this sequence, the end credits roll in the style of the Star Wars opening text scroll.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)Edit

  • On board the Heart of Gold, Trillian shows Arthur Dent a tool that toasts bread while it slices it. The tool looks like a shoto, and also has the same sound effects.
  • Marvin the Paranoid Android, as he appears in the movie, slightly resembles a stormtrooper.

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)Edit

  • When the President of the United States Thomas Benson (the addled admiral from the first Hot Shots! movie) and Saddam Hussein are in Hussein's Palace, they recreate the fight between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in A New Hope. Their swords turn into lightsabers, and Saddam Hussein's voice becomes deep like Darth Vader's. "I've been waiting for you, O Big One. We meet at last. The circle is complete. Now I am the master!" he says. "Only the master of evil, Saddam!" says the President. Saddam replies, "Your powers are..." then coughs, uses an asthma inhaler, and his voice returns to normal. "Your powers are weak, old man." One of the lightsabers is colored purple, done long before Mace Windu and his purple saber.

Human Traffic (1999) Edit

  • Multiple SW references in the dialogue

The Incredibles (2004)Edit

  • The robot that Mr. Incredible and family have to fight is called the "Omnidroid". The creators of the movie had to get the rights from Lucasfilm Ltd.
  • Dash is running across the water from the several of Syndrome's henchmen in flying saucers. This scene mocks the Return of the Jedi speeder bike chase in which Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) pilot a pair of Imperial speeders to chase down scout troopers who might reveal the Rebel Alliance's presence on Endor.

Independence Day (1996)Edit

  • Both director/co-writer Roland Emerich and co-writer Dean Devlin have stated that they were inspired by Star Wars to make films.
  • When attacking the mothership in the first encounter, when they discover the shields, one of the fighter pilots (as he flies through the swarm of alien fighters) says "There's too many of them!" - a reference to the dogfight over the Death Star. The audio sounds like it could be a sound clip from Star Wars.

The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)Edit

  • When Omri finds that putting toys in the cupboard brings them to life, he places about seven toys in, including Darth Vader. When he opens the cupboard mini Darth Vader duels a toy T-rex.
  • This film is directed by Frank Oz, the actor who portrays Yoda.

Indiana Jones Films (1981-2008)Edit

  • In Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Well of Souls has hieroglyphic engravings of R2-D2 and C-3PO on a wall. They appear in the scene in which Indiana and Sallah remove the Ark of the Covenant. They are on a post on the right side of Indy.
  • At the beginning of Raiders, Jock's airplane has the registration number OB-CPO, which refers to Obi-Wan Kenobi and C-3PO.
  • In Raiders, Jones confronts Rene Belloq and the Nazis in a canyon. This is the same location that was used previously while filming some of the Tatooine scenes in A New Hope.
  • The club in which Willie Scott sings in the beginning of Temple of Doom is called Club Obi-Wan, which was named for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • The "failing engine" sound effect heard on the plane near the beginning of Temple of Doom was originally used in The Empire Strikes Back when the Millennium Falcon failed to start up.
  • Indiana Jones's name came from Indiana, a dog of Lucas's who was also the inspiration for Chewbacca.
  • In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, towards the end of the movie, Indiana remarks, "I have a bad feeling about this," a classic Star Wars line.

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas (2002)Edit

Iron ManEdit

  • During one scene, Yinsen chases terrorists down a hallway, and lands in an ambush similar to one that Han Solo ended up in on the Death Star.


  • One of the Marines is seen wearing a gas mask and imitating Darth Vader's voice and breathing sounds, and saying some of his lines to a fellow Marine.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)Edit

  • The title is a reference to The Empire Strikes Back.
  • In one scene, at the end, Cocknocker (Mark Hamill) and Bob (Kevin Smith) are fighting with lightsabers. The duel includes the phrase, spoken by Hamill: "Don't fuck with the Jedi Master, son!"
  • Chaka (Chris Rock), directing the aforementioned scene: "Looks like George Lucas gonna sue somebody!"
  • A security guard at Miramax gets in touch with Echo Base on his walkie-talkie.
  • Bob uses the Force to retrieve his saber.
  • Jay's saber is double bladed.
  • The duel between Jay and Hamill ends with Jay cutting Hamill's hand off. After screaming in pain, Hamill looks directly at the camera and whines, "Not again," referencing The Empire Strikes Back.
  • In the comic store, the comic Star Wars Republic: The Hunt for Aurra Sing is on the shelf.
  • At a certain point in the movie, Jay and Bob are being picked up by a car with Carrie Fisher as its driver. This is the first film that featured both Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill since Return of the Jedi.
  • Jay (Jason Mewes) said, "You guys had a Star Wars–themed wedding and you tied the knot as stormtroopers."
  • Jay & Silent Bob to Holden (Ben Affleck): "I don't think I am alone in the world but I imagine this flick may be the worst idea since Greedo shooting first."

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)Edit

  • The planet that Jimmy and the kids land on to free their parents from the aliens shows the crop-circle looking things from space that Coruscant has from space. Also the planet itself shows the same kind of futuristic city of Coruscant.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)Edit

  • When Hank Parsons and Alexander Anderson (Sean's grandfather) are sitting, Hank ask if he can sing a song for Sean Anderson, his step-son and Sean agrees. While Hank is singing, he mentioned Yoda during the song.

Just Married (2003)Edit

  • Tom Leezak (Ashton Kutcher) and Sarah McNerney (Brittany Murphy) talk about what dreams they had when they were young. Two balloons appear above their heads so the viewer can see into their thoughts. In Tom's balloon you can see him with a lightsaber in action.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)Edit

  • When the Flash is being brainwashed by Model Citizen, he briefly snaps out of it and yells "Hey! This is just like the Jedi Mind Trick!", although Model Citizen then places him back under control by saying "This is not like a Jedi Mind Trick" before being saved by Wonder Woman.

Karate Kid (2010)Edit

  • After Mr. Han tells him about eternal Energy, Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) says to Mr. Han (Jackie Chan): "I get it. It's like the Force in Star Wars. You're like Yoda and I'm like a Jedi."

Knocked Up (2007)Edit

  • When Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) throws up, her co-worker jokingly compares it to Jabba the Hutt dying.
  • When Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) lights a bong while wearing a gas mask with his roommates he says to his roommate Jay (Jay Baruchel) "Jay, I am your stoner", mimicking Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back.

The LEGO Movie (2014) Edit

  • In scene when the main heroes are preparing to fight President Business in the middle of the sea, the Millenium Falcon appears and Han Solo, Lando Calrissian (voiced by Billy Dee Williams), Chewbacca, and C-3PO (voiced by Anthony Daniels) are seen on board, heading towards Naboo for a party. After the characters briefly interact, Batman manages to steal a hyperdrive unit from the ship, causing the Falcon and everyone on board to be eaten by a space slug living in the asteroid.

Letters to God (2010)Edit

  • Sam tells the kids at lunch that in the hospital, they work on Tyler's neck by shooting a "laser beam like in Star Wars" on it.

Little Giants (1994)Edit

  • The little Giants are a ragtag bunch of Pee Wee football players and one kid has to wear part of an old Darth Vader helmet.

Little Nicky (2000)Edit

  • At one point, while in Hell, Lucifer (Rodney Dangerfield) turns to a big, hairy monster with a horn on its head and says, “Hey, Chewbacca, take it easy!”

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)Edit

  • The "command center" of the hacker Warlock (appropriately played by Kevin Smith) features a Boba Fett standee and several other Star Wars items. When Warlock asks John McClane if he is "a fan of the Fett" while looking at the standee, McClane says that he was always more of a Star Wars fan.
  • In an earlier reference to the Warlock, Matt Farrell calls him a "digital Jedi."

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)Edit

  • When Bugs Bunny and Daffy go into space to stop Marvin the Martian, Bugs is fighting against Marvin with a carrot and of there, a lightsaber went out.
  • Also, while Bugs was turning Marvin's assaults aside, he was reading a book called "The Force for Dummies ".

Mallrats (1995)Edit

  • Throughout the film Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) tries to use the Force on several objects.
  • Silent Bob quotes Yoda in his only line, "Adventure, excitement? Jedi craves not these things".
  • William Black (Ethan Supple) growls and kicks a stage support beam in a similar manor to Chewbacca after the Rebel Hoth base is closed off in The Empire Strikes Back.


Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Edit

  • In every installment of the MCU movies in Phase 2, a character loses an arm or limb. Kevin Feige, head of the MCU has stated that these removals are influenced by Darth Vader cutting off Luke Skywalker's arm with his lightsaber off during their duel on Cloud City in The Empire Strikes Back. He said this was because he wanted to bring the next phase a touch of quality of a masterpiece sequel to ensure fans that each sequel in the MCU is improving after the next. These removals include:
  • Iron Man 3: Aldrich Killian loses his hot limb to Tony Stark with his Mark XXXIII armor with a blade.
  • Thor - The Dark World: Thor loses his right arm to his adoptive brother Loki in a deceptive act to illude the Dark Elves. His arm later appears as it was nothing but an illusion.
  • Captain America - The Winter Solider: Bucky loses his right arm in a fall and gets replaced by a metal cybernetic just like Luke's.
  • Guardians of The Galaxy: Groot has both his arms cut off by Gamora in a fight when they first meet. They start to grow back almost instantly.
  • Avengers - Age of Ultron: Ultron in anger slices off Ulysee Klaue's hand when he started to compare him towards Tony Stark.
  • Ant-Man: When Scott damages Darren Cross's shrinking pack system he starts to experience drastic shrinkingness into nothingness, starting off with his right arm.

Meet the Fockers (2004)Edit

  • During a conversation between Greg (Ben Stiller) and his assumed son Jorge Villalobos, Greg tells the boy that he is his father and suggests to him, "Search your feelings. You know it to be true." He also says, "Es soy tu papa," which is "I am your father" in Spanish.

Meet the Robinsons (2007)Edit

  • Carl, Wilbur's C-3PO–like robot, warns Wilbur of the very high odds of going out of existence from the time travel interference, much like 3PO's warnings throughout The Empire Strikes Back.
  • When Lewis tries escaping from the altered future where Doris is in control and Wilbur has been wiped from existence, the time machine is chased by DOR-15s, which attack the ship as if they were the buzz droids in Revenge of the Sith. This chase scene turns into a play on the airspeeder chase in Attack of the Clones, including parts such as the tram tunnel and power refinery.

Men in Black (1997)Edit

  • When Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) talks to Jay (Will Smith) about impending doom for Earth, he mentions a "Corellian Plague". He also talks of a "Corellian Death Ray".
  • Also in the scene with the many celebs as aliens on the large screen, George Lucas can be seen in the far right, working on his prequels.

Men in Black II (2002)Edit

  • The Worm Guys speak Huttese.

Men in Black III Edit

  • J tells K not to do a Jedi mind trick on him.

Miss Congeniality (2000)Edit

  • In response to Victor Melling's (Michael Caine) lecturing, Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) says, "I will do whatever you want me to do, Yoda."

Mystery Men (1999)Edit

  • In the end of the movie the super-heroes have united to save the day. The Blue Raja (Hank Azaria), who uses silverware for weaponry, says, “May the Forks be with us!”

Naked Gun 33 1/3 (1994)Edit

  • In the tradition of the Police Squad TV show the opening credits roll over a series of wacky settings to include the Death Star trench from A New Hope.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)Edit

  • Following in the tradition of museum pieces coming to life in the 2006 Night at the Museum film, Darth Vader comes to life and unsuccessfully attempts to Force-choke another character.[2]

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)Edit

  • When Sherman Klump falls asleep, he dreams he is an astronaut on a spaceship on a mission to save the world from an asteroid impact by shooting it with a laser. The ship spins out of control throwing him to the rear of the ship. His father appears as a Force ghost, similar in appearance to Obi-Wan Kenobi, and tells him to, "Use your Force, Sherman!" Sherman farts several times to reach the cockpit and his father says, "The Force is strong with this one" while gasping for air. Unfortunately, because of his deteriorating brain, Sherman destroys the moon with the laser instead and the asteroid subsequently destroys Earth.

Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie (2013)Edit

  • In the first segment, "Oggy Magnon", a brief shot of Bob reclining like Jabba the Hutt with Olivia tied to his throne like Princess Leia can be seen.
  • The entire last segment, entitled "Oggy-Wan Kenoggy" and set in 27 BBY, is a parody.

Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)Edit

  • When the elderly receptionist explains to the main character about his transfer into a dog, he uses a lightsaber-like instrument (with the same sound effects) to demonstrate how that process worked.

The Other Guys (2010)Edit

  • This film includes the dialogue:
Allen Gamble: This is like watching Star Wars, where Luke uses the Force and escapes the Death Star without a problem, completely unrealistic!
Terry Hoitz: Don't insult Star Wars, man! That's the Holy Grail of sci-fi!

Out Cold (2001)Edit

  • Towards the end of the movie, the owner of a small plane offers a young man, "I can take you as far as Anchorage. You can get a ride there to wherever you're going."

Parental Guidance (2012)Edit

  • Turner compares the rivalry between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.
  • Several Star Wars memorabilia items can be seen in Turner's room.

Paul (2011)Edit

The film contains subtle references to a number of science fiction works (Star Trek, Close Encounters, E.T., X-Files, Aliens) as well as to general science fiction fandom. References to Star Wars include:

  • Early scenes set at Comic Con feature fans in stormtrooper and "Slave Leia" costumes.
  • Clive's last sexual experience was apparently with an "Ewok chick" he met at a comic convention in London.
  • The main characters enter a bar; the band is playing the cantina music from A New Hope.
  • Inside Tara's house, she says, "You have a nerve showing your face here after all these years", echoing Lando's comments to Han when the gang arrives on Bespin.
  • After shooting the radio in his car, Agent Zoil remarks, "boring conversation, anyway."
  • The exchange between Han Solo and Boushh is recreated near the end of the film with Graeme and Ruth.
  • When Paul tells Graeme, Ruth, Clive and Tara that Agent Zoil was his man on the inside, the situation is similar to when Luke Skywalker finds out that Darth Vader is his father.

The Perfect Storm (2000)Edit

  • Two fisherman play a lightsaber duel with glowrods and one of them yells, "May the Force be with us!"
  • The movie also has a connection to Tales, because Jade's avatar Diane Lane is in it.

Picture This (2008)Edit

  • A friend of Ashley Tisdale's character tells her, "The Force is with you."

Pineapple Express (2008)Edit

  • When Saul is being dragged to the downstairs of a gang's hideout, he fearfully asks if a rancor is down there.

Planet 51 (2009)Edit

  • As astronaut Captain Chuck Baker is horseplaying around in the comic book shop on Planet 51, he is filmed by a news crew as he quotes Darth Vader from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, saying "You are a member of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor, take her away!"
  • Captain Baker asks Lem if he is old for his species, like a "thousand year old Yoda".
  • Later when Captain Baker is saved by Lem and Rover in the doctor's operating room at Base 9, he exclaims "This is so Luke Skywalker!"
  • Some kids are playing with colored laser swords outside the movie premiere.

Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of MewEdit

  • In the movie, the titular Pokemon, Lucario, has the ability to sense the "Aura pattern" of other organisms, very similar to a Jedi being able to sense others with the Force. Coincidentally, the "Aura" is an energy field similar to the Force in itself. When Lucario emerges from the crystal on Sir Aaron's staff, he mistakes the main character of the series, Ash Ketchum, for Sir Aaron, due to his unique "Aura pattern."
  • Lucario had previously believed his Master (Aaron), whom had lived hundreds of years ago, had deserted the kingdom on the brink of the Pokemon War. However, Ash and Lucario stumble upon a "Time-Flower," which captures a moment and can display it later, and are shown what Sir Aaron really had done. Aaron appeared as a blue spirit, similar to Obi-Wan Kenobi in episodes V and VI.
  • Later, Ash and Lucario use the Aura to heal the injured Pokemon Mew. To save inexperienced Ash from death, Lucario bumps him out of the way and cries, "The Aura is with me!" (a play on "May the Force be with you").
  • Ash's apparent "Aura sensitivity" has not been brought back in the American version of the series, though it does in the Japanese version.

Poltergeist (1982)Edit

  • The boy in this Steven Spielberg–produced film had a lot of Star Wars toys. During a scene when the poltergeist manifests in the room, lots of toys are flying around, including Star Wars ships.
  • There is a scene where you can clearly see a Darth Vader carrying case that has red eyes. This may be in homage to Lucas’ original vision of Darth Vader as described in his first script and short story.
  • One of the opening scenes shows Mom making a (presumably boy's) bed that has Star Wars sheets.
  • The son also has a red jacket with Chewbacca on the back (which we see clearly when he throws the jacket over the clown's face).
  • There's a Darth Vader poster on the closet door. Darth Vader is holding a light saber and it says "Darth Vader" beneath him.

Post GradEdit

  • In the beginning of the movie, Ryden Malby compares Jessica Bard with Darth Vader.

Puma ManEdit

  • The Ancient Gods' spaceship resembles the Death Star.

Raising Arizona (1985)Edit

  • When asked to describe the pajamas his son was wearing when he was kidnapped, Nathan Arizona, Sr., says, "I don't know. They were... jammies! They had Yodas and shit on 'em!"

Ready Player One (2018) Edit

  • After Parzival wins the Race for the First Key, Anorak appears and congratulates him, saying "Nice racing, Padawan!".
  • When Nolan Sorretno tries to convince Parzival to join IOI in the hunt for Halliday's Egg, he tries to offer Parzival a Millenium Falcon.
  • A X-Wing fighter can be seen outside the Distracted Globe.

Reign of Fire (2002)Edit

Religulous (2008)Edit

  • In his documentary Religulous, while talking to someone about the virgin birth of Jesus, the story of Anakin Skywalker is mentioned.

Revenge of the Nerds: Nerds in Paradise (1987)Edit

  • The movie opens with a Star Wars–style opening crawl.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)Edit

  • During Théoden's death scene, he tells Éowyn, "My eyes darken." "No," says Éowyn. "No. I'm going to save you." Théoden replies, "You already did." The dialogue does not appear in the Tolkien novel, but it echoes the death scene of Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi. (Luke says, "I have to save you," to which Vader replies, "You already have, Luke.")
  • There are at least three Orcs in Minas Tirith with black and red tattooed faces like Darth Maul.
  • When the Witch-king of Angmar, shortly after Éowyn decapitates his wing rider while defending Théoden, lifts a mace to use it against her, he briefly utters breaths that heavily resemble Darth Vader's iconic breathing.
  • Peter Jackson has also admitted that George Lucas's talent as a filmaker inspired him to go and create his own movies on the silver screen, mostly from the big impact that Star Wars was.

Robots (2005)Edit

  • When Gasket and Wonderbot are fighting with the pipes, they sound like lightsabers.
  • One of the voiceboxes Diesel tries on makes him sound like Darth Vader (in fact, James Earl Jones provided the voice; and coincidentally, Ewan McGregor, who plays Rodney, portrays Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy).
  • Also the first Episode III trailer was included with the movie, making Ewan McGregor have appearances in the accompanying Trailer and the primary film.

The Rock (1996)Edit

  • Someone utters the line, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

Rocketman (1997)Edit

  • Harland Williams’ character tends to the NASA monkeys one of which he refers to as, “My little Ewok.”

Rush:Beyond the Lighted Stage(2010)Edit

  • In this documentury about the band Rush, a section is titled "Yoda of the Drums," in reference to Freddie Gruber, who taught the drummer of Rush, Neil Pert, better drumming techniques later in his career.
  • Highlighting Rush's tour with the band UFO, a picture of the band is shown with one of the members wearing a Star Wars t-shirt.

Rush Hour (1998)Edit

  • The Chinese consul's name is Han Solon.

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)Edit

  • After Jeff twice defends his ignorance of technical details by saying he isn't a stormtrooper, Arnau points out that stormtroopers are blue-collar workers who don't know the technical details of the technology they use.

Saving Silverman (2001)Edit

  • (J.D.) Jack Black and Wayne (Steve Zahn) are discussing how evil Judith (Amanda Peete) is:
Wayne: Our enemy is wicked, so...
J.D.: Dude, she's Freddy Krueger.
Wayne: Damien.
J.D.: Dude, she's Vader.
Wayne: No! She's the Emperor.
J.D.: Yeah, but with really great tits.

Say It Isn’t So (2001)Edit

  • At one point Valdine (Sally Fields) says, “Old R2-D2 couldn't keep it in his pants back then. And now he can't even wipe his own ass” referring to her paralyzed husband who is in a wheelchair.

Saw IVEdit

  • The publicity material had the headline "It's a trap".

Scream 2 (1997)Edit

  • When one character argues that sequels are inferior to their original films, one character counters, "The Empire Strikes Back. Better story, improved effects," which is matched with, "Not a sequel, part of an original planned trilogy."

Scream 3 (2000)Edit

  • In the movie, Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) leaves Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Dewey Riley (David Arquette) and Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox-Arquette) a video on how to survive a horror movie trilogy, mentioning Return of the Jedi along with The Godfather Part III as the final trilogy films that revealed "something we thought was true, that wasn't true."

Serendipity (2001)Edit

  • Lars (John Corbett) and his agent are watching his latest video when they see an older man in a brown robe. One of them says, "That guy looks like Obi-Wan Kenobi."

Serenity (2005)Edit

  • In the movie, references are made to "rebel activity in the Outer Rim."
  • In a reference to a line by Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back, Inara asks Mal "What have you done to my shuttle?" to which Mal replies "It's not your shuttle."
  • The scene in which Serenity dispatches several homing beacons is reminiscent of a scene at the beginning of The Empire Strikes Back when a Star Destroyer dispatches several probe droids.

Seven (1995)Edit

  • Mills (Brad Pitt) and Somerset (Morgan Freeman) are at the station discussing the serial killer when Pitt makes the observation, "Just because he has a library card doesn’t make him Yoda."

The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)Edit

Skin Deep (1989)Edit

  • Toward the end of the movie two guys get into a fight in the dark while wearing glow-in-the-dark condoms, which resembles a lightsaber duel.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)Edit

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)Edit

  • When Horvath is trying to get Dave's college file, the security officer behind the desk asks him for his faculty identification card. Horvath replies, "You do not need to see my faculty identification card," while using magic to trick the officer. Drake Stone then says, "These are not the droids you're looking for."

Sorority Boys (2002)Edit

  • When the two guys/girls are sword-fighting with dildos, the scene is like a lightsaber fight. Star Wars music is playing in the background.
  • Harland Williams' character roars like Chewbacca as he pulls a long, wet clump of hair from the drain and says, "It's like a Wookiee, man!"

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)Edit

  • The General in charge of the American Army speaks in a manner evidently intended as a parody of Admiral Ackbar; at one point, he slurs his words enough to make them incoherent. He also uses a holoprojector to outline the plan of battle, much as Ackbar does in Episode VI.
  • One of the soldiers in Battalion 5 parodies Jar Jar Binks saying, "Yousa people gonna die?!"
  • After speaking to Stan, when the Clitoris vanishes it resembles the scene from The Empire Strikes Back when Luke's vision of Obi-Wan vanishes and Han comes riding to save him.
  • Cartman fires lightning at Saddam Hussein in a parody of Palpatine's attack on Luke Skywalker in Episode VI. Satan looks back and forth between the two as Cartman prepares to kill Saddam, though when Saddam urges Satan to save him, Satan kills the victim, rather than, as Darth Vader does, killing the attacker.

Spaceballs (1987)Edit

  • The entire movie itself is a parody. See the Spaceballs article.

Space Camp (1986)Edit

  • This film featured Max (Joaquin Phoenix), a boy who was a huge Star Wars fan and who dropped tons of references to it throughout the movie.
  • The score was also composed by John Williams.

Spawn (1997)Edit

  • While Spawn is learning about his newfound powers from the old man he says, "Hold on a sec', Yoda."

Speed Racer: The Next GeneratinonEdit

  • When Connor says that it's a coincidence that Speed has Speed Racer's things and implies that he might be a relative, Speed replies, "I have as much of a chance of being related to Speed Racer as you do of being a relative of Darth Vader." Robot Chim-Chim puts a bucket on Connor's head and Connor immitates Darth Vader's breathing and says, "Speed, I am your father."

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Edit

  • Ned, Peter Parker's best friend is an avid LEGO builder. In the movie, Ned tries to convince his friend to help him build his LEGO Death Star. In his first on-screen appearance, he holds a LEGO Emperor Palpatine and imitates his by saying "Join me..."
  • Ned's second scene shows that Ned finished the LEGO Death Star only to drop and let it smash on the floor to his shocking discovery of Peter being "The Spider-Man".
  • Later on in the movie Peter and Ned are shown together rebuilding and finishing the shattered LEGO Death Star.
  • Peter's room is full of Star Wars merchandises, including a plastic toy AT-AT andX-Wings.

Starcrash (1978) Edit

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)Edit

  • Darth Vader's helmet can be seen when Spock is spacewalking in V'Ger.

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)Edit

Star Trek (2009)Edit

  • The actor Chris Pine, who played Captain Kirk, said that his performance was inspired by Han Solo and Indiana Jones.[3]
  • On their commentary track on the DVD, the lead production staff freely admitted that they, to some degree, echoed the storytelling of A New Hope, with producer Damon Lindelof calling it the "great myth of our childhood" in the tradition of one of George Lucas's heroes, Joseph Campbell. In two scenes from the film (the young Kirk at dawn gazing upon the under-construction Enterprise and the older Spock first seen while scaring off a monster about to eat Kirk), the similarity to a memorable Episode IV scene (Luke gazing at the Tatooine suns-set and Obi-Wan first seen scaring off the Tusken Raiders attacking Luke) is stated to be quite intentional — Lindelof even describes the former as Kirk's "Tatooine moment."

R2-D2 in the wreckage around the planet Vulcan.

  • When the USS Enterprise warps to Vulcan and meets a field of debris made up of several Starfleet ships destroyed by the Narada, R2-D2 can be vaguely seen among the wreckage.
  • Just before entering warp to go to Vulcan's aid Captain Christopher Pike orders Sulu to "Punch it."

Star Trek Into DarknessEdit


R2-D2 sucked out of the Enterprise.

Starship TroopersEdit


R2-D2 sucked out of the Enterprise.

  • Johnny Rico is recovering in a medical tank from the Bug invasion on Klendathu which reminds us of Luke Skywalker being healed in the Bacta tank after being frozen in the frozen wastelands of Hoth and being attacked by the Wampa from The Empire Strikes Back.

Step Brothers (2008)Edit

  • In this movie, Dale has a Chewbacca mask that he sometimes wears. Towards the end of the movie Brennan gets his own mask and says he doesn't care that his is not movie-quality.
  • While playing drums at Brennan's party, Dale is wearing a Yoda t-shirt.

Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)Edit

  • The character "Moose" wears a T-shirt depicting a cartoonish image of Yoda in his early "School Lunch" scene.

Strange brew Edit

  • While playing hockey, one player says, "Come to the dark side, eh?"

Suburban Commando (1991)Edit

Sunshine (2007)Edit

Superbad (2007)Edit

The Swan Princess Christmas (2012)Edit

Star Wars reference in The Swan Princess Christmas

Star Wars reference in "The Swan Princess Christmas".

  • While being aggressive and competitive with each other, due to Rothbart's spell, Queen Uberta and Lord Rogers battle against each other using lightsabers.

Team America: World Police (2004)Edit

  • The bar scene in Cairo is based upon the Cantina scene in A New Hope. The music and the shots of the customers are very similar. The Arabic dialogue also sounds like the alien voices.
    • There is a shot one may assume where two Arabs are smoking, much like two similar aliens from the cantina.
    • There is a band which also plays similar instruments as the Modal Nodes — indeed, the music they are playing is the cantina music played backwards. The scene is also reminiscent of Jabba's Palace in Return of the Jedi because some fat guys are sitting there watching a dancer, much like Jabba watching Oola.
  • Near the end of the movie, Gary bluffs his way past the North Korean soldiers guarding the front door of Kim Jong Il's Palace by using a Jedi mind trick on them, or something very much like it.
Korean: Who the hell you?
Gary: I'm with the Film Actors Guild. I'm here to help with the broadcast.
Korean: Then you show credentials!
Gary: Hey... you don't need to see my credentials. I left them at home and I'm running late.
Korean: I believe him.
Korean: Yeah, me too.

Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010)Edit

  • The tinker fairy, Bobble, is offering instruction on how to lash two cattails together to construct a boat when he quotes Han Solo instructing Chewbacca on Millennium Falcon repairs in The Empire Strikes Back: "This one goes there, that one goes there, right?"

Titan A.E. (2000)Edit

  • It was promoted with, "This is the movie Star Wars fans have been waiting for."
  • There is a scene which establishes the drifter colony. At the bottom, towards the right, there is a particular sphere which looks like the Death Star.
  • Akima paraphrases Princess Leia's line from The Empire Strikes Back when she asks, "Should I get out and push?"

Tommy Boy (1995)Edit

  • At one point Tommy (Chris Farley) says, "Luke, I am your father" into a fan, which makes his voice sound mechanical.

Tomorrowland (2015) Edit

  • George Clooney's character Frank chops off a robot's hand when it was pursuing the main protagonist. This is a nod to when Darth Vader chopped off Luke Skywalker's hand at the end of The Empire Strikes Back.
  • In the character Hugo's dramatic entrance the Main Star Wars theme is heard.
  • The Blast from the Past store includes many Star Wars references including a life-size, model of Han Solo frozen in carbonite, a poster of Yoda, R2-D2, the Millenium Falcon, an AT-ST and a life-size stormtrooper.
  • The character Ursula Gernsback has Princess Leia's buns hairstyle from Episode IV.
  • The Jetpacks used in the film were insired by the white stormtroopers.
  • The director, Brad Bird was given the opportunity to direct Episode VII but declined.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)Edit

  • Media mogul Elliot Carver, referring to the headline "The Empire WILL Strike Back" (a reference to the seemingly inevitable Anglo-Chinese war which 007 works to prevent by proving that Carver, and not China, was responsible for the sinking and crew massacre of a British frigate), says, "I rather like the last one. It isn't even mine." This is actually a reference to an infamous Newsweek cover from the Falklands War, showing a British aircraft carrier with the title "The Empire Strikes Back".

Toy Story (1995)Edit

  • When Buzz Lightyear is on the bed after Andy placed him there, a pan is seen through his eyes. Then we can hear breathing that is similar to Darth Vader's.
  • When Buzz and Woody are under the truck in the gas station, Buzz tells Woody, "Right now, poised at the edge of the galaxy, Emperor Zurg has been secretly building a weapon with the destructive capacity to annihilate an entire planet!!! I alone have information that reveals this weapon's only weakness....", which is very similar to what Princess Leia tells Han Solo about the Death Star and Operation Skyhook in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
  • When Sid "interrogates" Woody, he says: "Oh! A survivor! Where's the Rebel base!? Talk!!!" and a bit after this: "Where are your Rebel friends now? Hahahaha!"
  • When Buzz sees the Buzz Lightyear commercial on the TV, the sound we can hear when Buzz "shoots" a laser is a TIE fighter's cannon sound.

Toy Story 2 (1999)Edit

  • In the opening scene with the space backgrounds, the music is very similar to the one we can hear after the Star Wars titles. There is also the moment just after this when Buzz passes by, like after every Star Wars title, a ship passes by.
  • When a camera comes through a trap door in a wall, it is a tribute to Jabba's Palace's camera at the main entrance.
  • Zurg says, "Come to me, my prey," like when Darth Vader says to Luke, "Come to me, my son" in The Empire Strikes Back. At the same moment Buzz goes into a hall that lights up when he enters, just like the one Luke takes during his duel against Darth Vader on Cloud City. The room he arrives in has a great pit that looks just like the one in the Emperor's throne room on the second Death Star. When Zurg arrives, he says: "So, we meet again, Buzz Lightyear, for the last time." like Darth Vader in the Death Star when he says to Obi-Wan "I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last.". And of course Emperor Zurg's design is directly made after Darth Vader's armor, especially the helmet.
  • The opening scene contains a number of sound effects from Star Wars, including Darth Vader's breathing, and X-Wing, TIE fighter, AT-AT and lightsaber sounds.
  • In their climactic battle, Utility Belt Buzz accuses the robot-like Zurg of having killed his father, to which Zurg responds that he is his father, causing a horrified Utility Belt Buzz to yell, "NOOOO!!!" This is a parody of the famous scene in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, where Luke Skywalker learns that Darth Vader is his father. Also, the robot that pops out of a wall-like a camera resembles the Perimeter Droid who pops out of the door to a palace of Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Coincidentally, Toy Story 2 was released in theatres the same year as Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Toy Story 3 (2010)Edit

  • When Buzz is under Lotso's control and takes out his friends, Jessie protests, and he tells her: "Silence, minions of Zurg ! You're in the custody of the Galactic Alliance!", which is a tribute to the quote of Darth Vader in A New Hope when he tells Princess Leia : "You are part of the Rebel Alliance, and a traitor. Take her away!”
  • At the end, when Trixie and Rex are playing on the computer, we can hear a typical Star Wars sound when they finish their game. This sound is the one heard when C-3PO and R2-D2 flee from the Tantive IV in an escape pod, or when Mars Guo's podracer's motor explodes after having sucked up the tool Sebulba had thrown to it.
  • When Big Baby throws Lotso the Bear into the dumpster, it's a reference to Darth Vader throwing Emperor Palpatine into the reactor in Return Of The Jedi.

Transformers: The MovieEdit

  • After the initial sequence with Unicron the film's background is established with an Opening Crawl. (This is only in the British release of the film, because Britain was behind in the airings of the series. The American release jumped straight from the opening sequence to the credits.)
  • The movie's promotional material mentions that the film was "conceived in the epic tradition of Star Wars".
  • One of the film's primary characters, Arcee, has a head design styled in the likeness of Leia Organa Solo's famous "cinnamon bun" hair from A New Hope.
  • Megatron, at one point, uses a lightsaber type weapon against Optimus Prime. So does Hot Rod during his training.
  • The villain Unicron is a gigantic planet-destroying robotic spheroid, like the Death Star.
  • The sound effect produced when Rodimus Prime opens the Autobot Matrix is a combination of several lightsaber power-up sounds; Nelson Shin, who designed the sound, was also on the sound crew for Transformers: The Movie.
  • At the scene where Rodimus Prime receives the Matrix of leadership, the voice of Optimus Prime is heard. This is a reference to Obi-wan Kenobi saying the phrase "Use the Force, Luke" to Luke Skywalker in the Battle of Yavin.
  • Unicron is voiced by the late Orson Welles, who was considered for the voice of Darth Vader.

Treasure Planet (2002)Edit

  • The television commercial for this animated movie boasted, "Star Wars meets Treasure Island."

Tron: LegacyEdit

  • Kevin Flynn looks a lot like Obiwan: He has the same hairstyle, also his clothes look similiar to Obiwans.
  • When handed a small metal cylinder that turns into a light cycle, Sam grips it with both hands as though about to begin lightsaber dueling.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2Edit

  • Jacob Black says to Bella, "Surprised that you took a break from Jedi training," referring to Bella working on developing her new vampire powers.

Twister (1996)Edit

  • During the climax of the movie, the ragtag tornado chasers deploy a weather probe called “Dorothy” into a tornado. As the data is streaming into the van one of the scientists yells, “That’s no moon! It’s a space station!”

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Edit

  • Sound effects from the Original Star Wars trilogy appear in this trilogy.
  • E.g: During the birth of the Urukai army Star Wars sound effects can be heard for crafting weapons.
  • Peter Jackson has also admitted that George Lucas's talent as a filmaker inspired him to go and create his own movies on the silver screen, mostly from the big impact that Star Wars was.

Up (2009)Edit

  • The "proper" voice of the chief dog (named Alpha) is Dart Vader's
  • When Muntz first sees the floating house, he says "You came here in that thing?," just as Leia did when she first saw the Millennium Falcon.
  • At the end of the movie, when Russell is trying to escape with the flying house, three dogs in airplanes are going after him. The first dog says, "Raid leader checking in," the second says, "Raid 2 checking in," and the third says, "Raid three checking in," which is a reference to the end of A New Hope where the rebels are going to destroy the first Death Star in their X-wings. They are each code named Red Leader, Red Two, Red Three, etc., and when they check in they say, "Red Leader standing by," "Red Two standing by," etc.
  • When the credits are rolling you see a picture of Mr. Fredricksen and Russel who are going to see Star Wars in a movie theater.

WALL-E (2008)Edit

  • When Auto shocks WALL•E in order to take back the plant and GO-4 watches, this might be a spin on the near-final scene from Return of the Jedi where Emperor Palpatine shocks Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader watches, but in this version, Vader (GO-4) doesn't save him.

WarGames (1983)Edit

  • While hacking the computer of a company called Protovision, David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) says in a deep voice, "Protovision, I have you now," a reference to Darth Vader's line in A New Hope.

The Wedding Date (2005)Edit

  • Kat Ellis says to Nick Mercer, "You're like the Yoda of escorts." Later, she answers Mercer, "Okay, Yoda."

What Women Want (2000)Edit

  • Darcy (Helen Hunt) discusses her reputation, “I'm the man-eating bitch Darth Vader of the ad world.”

When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001)Edit

  • Christopher Lloyd's character refers to Ryan Kankel as "Dark Lord of the Stupid" in the opening narration.

Without A Paddle (2004)Edit

  • Dan Mott is played by Seth Green who has connections to Star Wars through his work as Chris on Family Guy as well as his show Robot Chicken. Green will also be lending his voice to the new Clone Wars animated series.
  • At one point Jerry (Matthew Lillard) says, "Come back to bed, you guys. I’m freezing," to which Tom (Dax Shepard) replies, "Not until he puts Jabba back in his Hutt!"
  • At one point Dan does a C-3PO imitation:
Dan: [doing his best C-3PO voice] We are in serious trouble my friends. All data points to us being . . . how do you humans say it? Completely screwed.
Dan: Yeah. You know, that is . . . that's a good way to say it. That pretty much sums it up.
Dan: [doing his best C-3PO voice] As expected, Tom is . . .drunk.

Wolf Creek (2005)Edit

  • In the car just after realizing the car is dead, the main character turns on the flashlight and waves it like a lightsaber making the noises.

Wonder (2017) Edit

  • August "Auggie" Pullman is a big fanatic of the Star Wars franchise. He often talks about it and even grew his own Padawan braid with his friend Christopher.
  • During Halloween, Auggie was meant to dress up in his Boba Fett costume but his dog threw up on it so he instead wears a GhostFace mask.
  • As well as, the actor who plays Auggie, Jacob Tremblay is an avid fanatic of Star Wars.
  • Coincidentally, the film was released in the same year as Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)Edit

  • A Star Wars: The Arcade Game cabinet can be seen early in the film.
  • During a scene when Ralph is in the video game "Sugar Rush," he is under a chocolate lake with a snorkel sticking up out of the water. During the time the snorkel is above water, Darth Vader's breathing can be heard.

Wrongfully Accused (1998)Edit

  • When the usher of a cinema was accommodating a couple, he extracted a lightsaber to indicate their seats to them.
  • When Ryan Harrison falls (above a table, it looks like carbonite frozen Han Solo's scene.)

X-Men (2000)Edit

  • Towards the end of the movie, Toad's handling of a metal pole bears a startling similarity to that of Darth Maul when he first ignites his double-bladed lightsaber. Both characters were played by Ray Park.
  • Toad is killed by Storm, who uses an electric blast similar in appearance to Force lightning.

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Edit

  • 4 teenaged mutants, Cyclops, Jubilee, Nightcrawler and Jean Grey are in a mall to go and watch Return of the Jedi in a cinema in 1983. After the movie, they come to a conclusion that they agree "that the third is always the worst".

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)Edit

  • In the hopes of paying off their bills, Zack and Miri decide to make a Star Wars–themed adult movie.
  • "Fett's Vette," a song by MC Chris filled with numerous references to Star Wars, is featured in the movie.

Zoolander (2002)Edit

  • Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) are in a heated argument when Zoolander challenges him to a walk-off:
Zoolander: What say we settle this on the runway . . .Han Solo?
Hansel: Are you challenging me to a walk-off . . . Boo-Lander?

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