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Casablanca (1942)
"We'll always have the disabled" is a comic variation on the romantic sign-off "We'll always have Paris."
It's That Man Again (1943)
Audio clip near the beginning title which describes the fast-talking star, Tommy Handley, of the radio series which this film is based on.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
"Modern Art" recalls Gort.
The Big Country (1958)
The song "The Only Rhyme That Bites", which is played in the opening scene, samples the film's theme tune.
The Magic Roundabout (1964) (TV Series)
The song "Summer's Magic", a remixed version of the show's theme song, is played in the opening scene.
The Wild Angels (1966)
The film features "Loaded" by Primal Scream which samples Heavenly Blues' "We wanna be free!" speech. The dialogue from The Wild Angels can be heard in the film.
Cabaret (1972)
Gary says "Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!" to Sam.
Fawlty Towers: Gourmet Night (1975) (TV Episode)
In the scene where he beats up the Blank of the school bully, Pete grabs a branch off a tree and starts repeatedly smacking him on the back, almost identically to a famous scene performed by John Cleese in this episode of Fawlty Towers.
The Omen (1976)
The character Oliver Chamberlain, played by Martin Freeman, has a birthmark shaped like the number 6 and is called "O-man." In The Omen, Damien Thorn has a birthmark shaped like three sixes.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
When Gary enters the pub with the robots, the bartender says they won't be served. At the Mos Eisley bar, the bartender does the same when Luke enters with the droids.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
The way the blanks scream when they see humans is in reference to the pod people.
Antiques Roadshow (1979) (TV Series)
Referring to his car, Gary says "Then let's get this antique on the road show."
The Blues Brothers (1980)
"We're getting the band back together."
The Thing (1982)
Survivors must prove to each other that they are still human.
Ghostbusters (1984)
The list of fix-ups to "The Beast" is almost the same list of fix-ups when the Ecto-1 is first purchased.
Aliens (1986)
Reference to Bishop's knife-between-fingers trick.
They Live (1988)
The blanks' plan for conformity and their methods of congregation echo the aliens in John Carpenter's film.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Steven descending through the Network's light via flagrope mirrors the shot of Marty hanging from the flagrope off the DeLorean as the light from it's hover mechanism shines down.
Barton Fink (1991)
The sustained service bell ring in the hotel reception when the boys check-in is an homage to the service bell in Barton Fink.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
In the last scene of the film, when Gary says "They call me the King", he strikes the same pose as Aragorn in The Return of the King.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The King's Head (The 10th Pub) is originially mentioned in Shaun of Dead when Ed (Nick Frost) is trying to plan a similar all day drinking marathon to cheer up Shaun (Simon Pegg)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
An absurd conversation with a disembodied being from another planet. Also features Martin Freeman.
Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007)
When Simon Pegg's character is running towards The Hole in the Wall, he briefly looks up and the camera shows the sign for the pub, but it is partially obscured so that only "The Wall" is seen. He then barrels through a hedge and makes it to the pub. This is a reference to a scene in Run Fatboy Run which also stars Pegg. In that movie, his character is running a marathon and eventually has to get past "the wall", a figurative obstacle where runners have to get past their mental and physical fatigue in order to complete the marathon.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
During the Cross Hands fight, Andy breaks the back of a blank youth in the same fashion Bane breaks Batman's back.

Referenced in 

Midnight Screenings: You're Next/The World's End (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Cinematic Excrement: Sharknado (2013) (TV Episode)
"I guess George took fighting lessons from Nick Frost."
Discussing the Pod (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Drinking Games (2013) (TV Episode)
The drinking game for The World's End gets an honorable mention.
Honest Trailers: Top Gun (2014) (TV Episode)
"Drink up, let's boo boo!"
Kill Me Three Times Q&A (2015) (Video)
This earlier film of actor Simon Pegg is referred to a couple of times by him.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Shaun of the Dead (2015) (TV Episode)
The third in the Cornetto trilogy that 'Shaun' and 'Fuzz' are a part of
Honest Trailers: Ant-Man (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Drunk Fiction: Spider-Man (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster seen
Sean Bradley Reviews: Baby Driver (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as part of the "Three Flavours: Cornetto" trilogy.
Honest Trailers: Baby Driver (2018) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Their Names Are Gary & Andy (2018) (Short)
The lead characters have the same name


The Need for Speed (1994) (Video Game)
Arcade game played

Featured in 

Projector: The World's End (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
At the Movies: Episode #10.24 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when this movie is reviewed.
De wereld draait door: Episode dated 14 November 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Completing the Golden Mile: The Making of 'World's End' (2013) (Video)
documentary about the making of the film
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Bars in TV and Film (2013) (TV Episode)
The World's End gets an honorable mention.
The Blockbuster Buster: The Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Movies of 2013 (2014) (TV Episode)
The World's End gets an honorable mention.
Nostalgia Critic: What You Never Knew About Hot Fuzz (2014) (TV Episode)
also scored by Nick Angel
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Fights in Bathrooms (2014) (TV Episode)
Gary King & Co. vs. Alien Androids is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Comedy Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The World's End is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Alcohol Chugging Movie Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
The Good Companions gets an honorable mention.
Honest Trailers: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Saddest Moments in Comedy Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Gary and Andy Fight is #9.
Half in the Bag: Baby Driver and Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) (TV Episode)
movie clip is shown
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Amazing Small Details in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The names of the bars matching the movie's plot points get an honorable mention.
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Simon Pegg Performances (2017) (TV Episode)
Gary King is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Characters Hated for Stupid Reasons (2019) (TV Episode)
Peter Page gets an honorable mention.

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