Pixels (2015) Poster



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Pixels (2010) (Short)


The Thing from Another World (1951)
Iwatani unsuccessfully tries to reason with Pac Man the same way Carrington tried to with The Thing.
Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) (TV Series)
Ludlow does the Vulcan salute at the end.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Cooper is called Chewie and likes to wear the Chewie mask he won at the arcade.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The video game aliens make a turn on the high way that pays tribute to Close Encounters.
Space Invaders (1978) (Video Game)
One of the arcade invaders
Galaxian (1979) (Video Game)
One of the arcade game cabinets in the 1982 competition
Asteroids (1979) (Video Game)
Used as a demo to the troops on strategy
Pac-Man (1980) (Video Game)
One of the arcade invaders
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Sam refers to the White House intern as "Blue Lagoon."
Centipede (1980) (Video Game)
One of the arcade invaders
Frogger (1981) (Video Game)
One of the arcade invaders
Donkey Kong (1981) (Video Game)
One of the arcade invaders
The Smurfs (1981) (TV Series)
A pixel smurf gets killed by Cooper in the movie's trailer, by Violet in the movie.
Galaga (1981) (Video Game)
One of the arcade invaders
Tempest (1981) (Video Game)
One of the game cabinets in the 1982 arcade competition
Zaxxon (1982) (Video Game)
One of the arcade game cabinets in the 1982 competition
Robotron: 2084 (1982) (Video Game)
Multiple arcade invaders
Dig Dug (1982) (Video Game)
Fygar alien invaders in the street
Q*bert (1982) (Video Game)
Title character is awarded as a trophy
Burger Time (1982) (Video Game)
Arcade invaders include the fried egg from Burger Time
Missile Command (1982) (Video Game)
Chained digital explosions in the sky from the game
Joust (1982) (Video Game)
Buzzard-mounted knight enemy game characters appear
Defender (1982) (Video Game)
One of the arcade game cabinets in the 1982 competition
Duck Hunt (1984) (Video Game)
Game's dog character and dead duck are awarded as a trophy
Tetris (1984) (Video Game)
Aliens use tetrominoes to demolish buildings one floor at a time
The Karate Kid (1984)
At the arcade game championship, a character mimics the famous Ralph Macchio crane stance from this movie.
Paperboy (1984) (Video Game)
One of the alien invaders
Max Headroom (1985) (TV Movie)
At one point, Matt Frewer reprises his most well-known character.
Weird Science (1985)
Ludlow says that he tried to bring Lady Lisa "to life, 'Weird Science' style."
Top Gun (1986)
Ludlow says, "Good piloting, Maverick!"
Arkanoid (1986) (Video Game)
Multiple Vaus are among the arcade invaders.
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Centipede is distracted by an aerobics video
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Soundtrack lyric refers to "Mini-me and Austin Powers."
Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) (Video Game)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Sam refers to a couple of the White House staffers as "Gandalf and Harry Potter in the same room."
One Tree Hill (2003) (TV Series)
Ludlow says that he has been binge-watching "One Tree Hill."
Call of Duty (2003) (Video Game)
Mentioned in dialogue
Magic Mike (2012)
Ludlow says, "Are you guys soldiers or the cast of 'Magic Mike'?"
Man of Steel (2013)
The army general is called General Zod during Brenner's speech
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Advertised on theater billboard in New York City.

Referenced in 

Nostalgia Critic: Fantastic Four (2015) (TV Episode)
Pixelator is accused of being a rip-off of Pixels
Honest Game Trailers: The Witcher 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
"Pac-Man is a bad guy?"
La otra película: Pixels (2015) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced
Midnight Screenings: Pixels (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Half in the Bag: Fantastic Four (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Pixels (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed, reenacted and analyzed, all at once
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Patricia.
AniMat's Reviews: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
A film staring Adam Sandler.
Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) (TV Episode)
poster is shown when Jay talks about movies with simple concise storytelling
The Cinema Snob: The Passion of the Christ (2015) (TV Episode)
"Right now, they're too busy being mad at Pixels."
Project X Zone 2 (2015) (Video Game)
Near the beginning of chapter 38, Leon complains that the video-game enemies currently attacking their real city feels "like living in a crappy Hollywood disaster flick".
Good Bad Flicks: Pixels Review (2015) (TV Episode)
73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Ricky Gervais.
Honest Trailers: Wreck It Ralph (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Haunted Mansion Movie Part 3 (2016) (TV Episode)
"Worse than Pixels"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Aubrey Plaza/Samira Wiley/Neil Gaiman/Ray Luzier (2016) (TV Episode)
Kenan Thompson mentions the Peter Dinklage movie
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.93 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as the 2015 film that features Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Adam Sandler during Katie's Cash Builder round.
Half in the Bag: Ghostbusters (2016) (2016) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Paris Can Wait (2016)
Billboard ad seen
T00nVision: Video Game Franchise Re-Cap 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Film is mentioned
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most WTF Movie Ideas (2017) (TV Episode)
The idea for Pixels is #8.
Mr. Plinkett's Ghostbusters 2016 Review (2017) (Video)
Sarcastically referred to as a "hit" for Sony from Mr. Plinkett. Also, later shown being advertised in the Ghostbusters Blu-Ray.
Spent (2017)
Poster seen at theater, and title displayed on marquee.
PWN: Just the Worst Movies - PWN #16 (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Cinematic Excrement: Eight Crazy Nights (2017) (TV Episode)
Smeghead call the movie "Failed attempt at pandering to nerds."
Half in the Bag: Slender Man (2018) (TV Episode)
movie poster flies by when a clip of Sony's Slender Man is shown


Fantasy Island (1977) (TV Series)
Archive footage of Mr. Rourke and Tattoo is used for the alien's message.
One Tree Hill (2003) (TV Series)
Ludlow is watching an episode on TV.
The Last of Us (2013) (Video Game)
played by Matty and Brenner

Featured in 

Annoying Orange: Trailer Trashed: Pixels (2015) (TV Episode)
Orange, Pear, Midget Apple and Marshmallow react to the trailer for this movie.
La otra película: Pixels (2015) (TV Episode)
trailer shown
Half in the Bag: Terminator Genisys (2015) (TV Episode)
movie trailer is featured
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Adam Sandler/Judd Apatow (2015) (TV Episode)
Adam Sandler introduces a clip from his film
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jake Gyllenhaal/Josh Gad/James Bay (2015) (TV Episode)
Josh Gad introduces a clip from his movie
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Adam Sandler/Margaret Cho/Modest Mouse/David Lovering (2015) (TV Episode)
'Seth Meyer (I)' shows a clip from Adam Sandler's movie
Half in the Bag: Pixels (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Blockbuster Buster: Pixels (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Movies of 2015 (2016) (TV Episode)
Pixels is #5.
The Sandlerverse (2016) (Short)
Josh Gad's character was named Lamonsoff.
Honest Trailers: Pixels (2016) (TV Episode)
Used in trailer
Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters (2016) (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
T00nVision: Video Game Franchise Re-Cap 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is snown
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Primates (2017) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Honest Trailers: MCU (2019) (TV Episode)
Used as a joke clip.


Tears for Fears: Everybody Wants to Rule the World (1985) (Video)
This song is sung badly.
Real Genius (1985)
Ludlow sings the Tears For Fears song "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" from this movie.

Spoofed in 

Loway and Mr. Hand: Cartoons (2017) (TV Episode)
The episode is a parody of "Pixels".

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