Most Influential Films

The following is a record of the films that have appeared on the five film list of more than one Movies Made Me guest.  We’ll keep this updated as episodes air, so you can clearly see the films that have been most often referenced as influential.

Click on each title to view the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) page for the film.

Referenced By (Episode)


Amadeus (1984)

Cheryl Jones (Ep. 1), Tim Prettyman (Ep. 30)

American Beauty (1999)

Christopher Tate (Ep. 5), Alastair James Murden (Ep. 34)

Back to the Future (1985)

Mike Matola (Ep. 6), Daniel “Bad Apple” Ramirez (Ep. 23), Oliver Wellington (47)

Blade Runner (1982)

Janet Joyce Holden (Ep. 2), Dan Shippey (Ep. 8), EJ De la Pena (Ep. 45)

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Darrin Weedon (Ep. 15), Dave Schmidt (Ep. 55)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Greg Proops (Ep. 16), Rich Cooley (Ep. 32)

Casablanca (1942)

Daniel Shippey (Ep. 8), Zach Eastman (Ep. 56)

Clerks (1994)

Matt Benson (Ep. 18), Brendan Creecy (Ep. 27)

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Corina Clayton (Ep. 14), Angel Lopez (Ep. 33)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eddie Furth (Ep. 31), Lindsay Ruben (Ep. 42)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Mike Matola (Ep. 6), Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Ep. 26)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Cheryl Jones (Ep. 1), Brendan Creecy (Ep. 27), Brock Powell (Ep. 39)

Gone with the Wind (1939)

Bethanie Weber Rayburn (Ep. 9), Alexandra August (Ep. 18), Elyse Ashton (Ep. 35)

Groundhog Day (1993)

Dan Povenmire (Ep. 11), PJ Haarsma (Ep. 49)

Highlander (1986)

Patrick Foss (Ep. 16), EJ De la Pena (Ep. 45)

History of the World Part I (1981)

Michelle Nava (Ep. 3), Daniel “Bad Apple” Ramirez (Ep. 23)

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Dave Woodman (Ep. 42), Marc Herson (Ep. 48)

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Martin Casella (Ep. 22), Cash Levy (Ep. 46), Matt Rehm (Ep. 48)

Jaws (1975)

Cheryl Jones (Ep. 1), Christopher Tate (Ep. 5), Dan Povenmire (Ep. 11), Morgan Pratt (Ep. 16), Marc Maron (Ep. 18), Alastair James Murden (Ep. 34), Shelly Smith (Ep. 38)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Ben Cuatt (Ep. 29), Eddie Furth (Ep. 31), KC Wayland (41)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Tara Ison (Ep. 17), Rich Cooley (Ep. 32)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Cheryl Jones (Ep. 1), Mauricio Abril (Ep. 51)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Mike Matola (Ep. 6), Kelly Shippey (Ep. 13), Captain Rusty Rice (Ep. 20), Brian Ging (Ep. 40)

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Emil Grecian (Ep. 16), Joel Garcia (Ep. 42), Catherine Elhoffer (53)

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

Janet Joyce Holden (Ep. 2), Dan Povenmire (Ep. 11), Kelly Shippey (Ep. 13), Rob Walch (Ep. 18), David Blake Lucarelli (Ep. 24), Ben Cuatt (Ep. 29), Elyse Ashton (Ep. 35), PJ Haarsma (Ep. 49), Shannon Eric Denton (52)

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Patrick Foss (Ep. 21), Tim Prettyman (Ep. 30), Connor Norris (Ep. 42)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Ep. 7), Dan Shippey (Ep. 8), William Rooklidge (Ep. 28)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Dan Shippey (Ep. 8), Jennifer Acuna (Ep. 10)

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Cheryl Jones (Ep. 1), Michelle Nava (Ep. 3)

The Exorcist (1973)

Daniel “Bad Apple” Ramirez (Ep. 23), Shelly Smith (Ep. 38)

The Godfather (1972)

Michelle Nava (Ep. 3), Dan Povenmire (Ep. 11), Clancy Brown (Ep. 19), Rich Cooley (Ep. 32)

The Muppet Movie (1979)

Michelle Nava (Ep. 3), Captain Rusty Rice (Ep. 20)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jordan Monsell (Ep. 42), Mauricio Abril (Ep. 51)

The Princess Bride (1987)

Phil Vecchio (Ep. 16), Captain Rusty Rice (Ep. 20), Carter Parton Rogers (Ep. 46)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Darrin Weedon (Ep. 15), Dave Schmidt (Ep. 55)

Tombstone (1993)

David Blake Lucarelli (24); Monica Parker (25)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Darrin Weedon (Ep. 15), Eddie Furth (Ep. 31)


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