The Last Emperor (1987) Poster


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Referenced in 

Cartoline dalla Cina (1985) (TV Short)
Making of.
Conflict (1988) (Video)
Movie Marquee displays title
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1989) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Is this 'The Last Emperor'?"
At the Movies: Havana/Mermaids/The Sheltering Sky/Awakenings/The Long Walk Home (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Sheltering Sky" review.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Did you ever see 'The Last Emperor'?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: War of the Colossal Beast (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Why are they playing 'Last Emperor' music?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: [during a scene with Chinese children] "Bertolucci is brought in to direct this scene."
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Century of Cinema: A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears (1995) (TV Episode)
Poster of this movie is shown.
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert mentions the film in his review of "Stealing Beauty" (1996).
Star Trek: Voyager: Living Witness (1998) (TV Episode)
The Doctor is called upon to answer charges of warmongering and brutality - like Pu Yi in that film - and the final scene echos the film's, in which Pu Yi stands in the throne hall and disappears from sight before we time cut to several years later to see a tour guide telling visitors what became of him.
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Da wan (2001)
The Tuxedo (2002)
introduction as "The Last Emperor of Soul"
Cinema Sex Politics: Bertolucci Makes 'The Dreamers' (2003) (TV Movie)
A movie poster of this earlier film of director Bernardo Bertolucci is displayed on a wall.
Saving Face (2004)
When Ma is in a video store, she looks at the cover of the DVD for the older film.
The First Emperor (2006) (TV Movie)
30 Seconds to Mars: From Yesterday (2006) (Video)
The video can be seen as a tribute to the film The Last Emperor since several of the scenes and characters are directly inspired by the film.
The Chinese Adventure of Bernardo Bertolucci (2008) (Video)
Refers to the making of this film
The Italian Traveler (2008) (Video)
Covers the making of this film
Videoclub (2013)
Video case is shown ("El Último Emperador").
Looking Back at 'The Shadow' (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Countdown: Episode #72.41 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nick.
500 Questions: Episode #1.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "'80s Films" category
Honest Game Trailers: XCOM (2016) (TV Episode)
Egg Shen mentioned
Too Much TV: Episode #1.18 (2016) (TV Episode)
Listed as a box office hit in March 1988.
Descending Stories: Shôwa Genroku rakugo shinjû: Episode 1 (2017) (TV Episode)
A poster for The Last Emperor is seen hanging in the background.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #11.9 (2017) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
The Bearstream: The Sickness of Spielberg, Indiana Jones Was a Pedo (2019) (TV Episode)
Owen Benjamin mentions the movie.

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Best Films of 1987 (1988) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #1 pick; Ebert's #4 pick.
The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988) (TV Special)
Pieces of Silver (1989) (Short)
clips shown
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
Visions of Light (1992)
Footage of this movie is shown.
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Beautiful Non-CGI Films (2014) (TV Episode)
The Last Emperor is #9.
The Story of China: The Age of Revolution (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
The First Monday in May (2016)
Clip footage is shown.
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017)
Clips shown.
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Seen in 90 Years of Oscars montage
The Oscars (2019) (TV Special)
Shown during tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci

Spoofed in 

North (1994)
The Simpsons: Homer the Great (1995) (TV Episode)
Homer's 'coronation' scene blatantly mimics that of the coronation scene in 'The Last Emperor'.

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