Top 12 Movie References in The Simpsons

August 21, 2014

This week FXX is hosting a marathon of every single episode of the Simpsons that has aired on America’s longest running sitcom. “The marathon continues through all 552 episodes, going all the way up to the 25th season finale that aired this past spring, and ends Sept. 1 at 11:30 p.m.” reports the Washington post. Here is our list of 10 movie references that appear in The Simpsons and the episodes they aired in.

The Graduate

EpisodeLisa’s Substitute (Season 2 Episode 19)

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the graduate

Image courtesy of Remotely Interesting.

The Godfather

Episode: Mr Plow (Season 4 Episode 9)

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Image courtesy of Simpson Crazy.

the godfather

Still courtesy of Bill Damon.

A Clockwork Orange

Episode: Treehouse Of Horror III (Season 4 Episode 5)

clockwork the simpsons

Image courtesy of Dork Shelf.


Image courtesy of Telegraph.

The Silence of the Lambs 

Episode: Marge Vs. The Monorail (Season 4 Episode 12)

silence simpsons

Image courtesy of Everything Simpsons.

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Image courtesy of Black Box Club.

Risky Business

Episode: Homer The Heretic (Season 4 Episode 3)

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Image courtesy of Total Film.

risky business

Image courtesy of Custom Carbon.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Episode: Treehouse Of Horror IV (Season 5 Episode 5)

bram simpsons

Image courtesy of Total Film.

bram stokers

Image courtesy of Fan Pop.

Apocalypse Now

Episode: Lisa The Beauty Queen (Season 4 Episode 4)

apocolypse 2

Image courtesy of Youtube.

apoc river boat

Image courtesy of Rompedas.


Episode: Bart The Murderer (Season 3 Episode 4)

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Image courtesy of What Culture.

boy goodfell

Image courtesy of Fogs Movie Reviews.


Episode: Principal Charming (Season 2 Episode 14)

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Image courtesy of Matthew Pury.


Image courtesy of Mubi.


Episode: Lisa’s First Word (Season 4 Episode 10)

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Image courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes.


Image courtesy of Horror Novel Reviews.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Episode: A Streetcar Named Marge (Season 4 Episode 2)

Ned Flanders A streetcar named marge

Image Courtesy of Fox

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Image Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Planet of the Apes

Episode: A Fish Called Selma (Season 7 Episode 19)

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Image Courtesy of Fox

Planet of the Apes

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