References In Other Movies

So I was inspired by last night’s Star Wars quizzo (must provide credit) that happened at Lions Head Bar & Grill in Milmont Park, PA. Our quizzo host had a category that asked us to identify a movie based on a scene where the actors were making a Star Wars reference. There are of course many of these. In fact, some movies like Space Balls and Fanboys are movies that are one big Star Wars reference. Below, you will find a list of some of my favorites.

Movie TitleYear ReleasedNotes
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999Dr. Evil unveils his plan to his minions. It includes a giant laser on a moon
Back to the Future1985Marty takes on a disguise to convince the teenage version of his father to ask his mom out on a date.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure1989
Can’t Hardly Wait1998William unveils his plan to get revenge on his high school nemesis Mike Dexter. He uses Star Wars action figures to illustrate the details.
Captain America: Civil War2016A young Spider-Man suggests strategy inspired by his viewing of The Empire Strikes Back.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2014Having been frozen for decades, Steve Rodgers has missed a lot. He takes suggestions from people on the things he needs to do. Star Wars is prominently featured on the list.
Chasing Amy1997While at a convention, Hooper X questions Star Wars’ affect on race relations.
Clerks1994Randall and Dante have a serious discussion about who was affected by the destruction of the second Death Stat.
Fanboys2009Fanboys is big Star Wars reference. In this clip, the boys debate the benefits of choosing an ewok or a wookiee. We then shift into a performance of the classic Ewok Celebration song.
Hardware Wars1978
Spaceballs1987
Tommy Boy1995Tommy, while slated for leadership in his father’s company, is not an exemplary employee. He passes his time in the office re-enacting scenes from Star Wars.
Toy Story 21999During the duel between Zurg and Buzz Lightyear, Zurg reveals significant information about Buzz’s origin.

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