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Followed by 

Remake of 

Ghostbusters (1984)
reboot of original, but with completely different characters


Ghostbusters (2016) (Video Game)
References are made to the all-female Ghostbusters team, plus ghosts from that movie appear in the game.
Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring (2017) (Video Game)
Features characters from the 2016 movie.


Frankenstein (1931)
Patty jokingly refers to Holtzmann as Dr. Frankenstein.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Holtzmann taunts a ghost with "come out, come out, wherever you are".
Peter Pan (1953)
Kevin's character says,"Is this a little too Peter Pan?" before flying up on a ledge.
Isle of the Snake People (1971)
Billboard seen on NYC streets under the title "Snake People"
The Big Boss (1971)
During the finale, there's a huge theater marquee with the sign "Bruce Lee in Fists of Fury". Fists of Fury was the American theatrical title for The Big Boss.
Jaws (1975)
Erin says "don't be like the mayor in Jaws!"
Taxi Driver (1976)
Poster for the film can be seen.
Animal House (1978)
A character grabs someone's guitar, smashes it violently, then nonchalantly hands the broken remains back and says, "Sorry."
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The sound effect used for the subway train is the same sound effect used in this film for a failing hyperdrive for the Millennium Falcon.
The Shining (1980)
Patty worries "the twins from The Shining" are going to show up.
SCTV Network (1981) (TV Series)
The Dean of Higgins university, where Abby and Holtzmann work, is named Thomas Shanks. Tommy Shanks was one of John Candys characters in SCTV. John Candy is also featured in the original Ghostbusters music video and was approached to play Louis in the original film but turned it down.
The Evil Dead (1981)
In a scene in the end credits, Holzmann is working on some "next level stuff" that catches ghosts. When asked where they go, she says "I don't know, but I think it's somewhere in Michigan. Sorry Lansing". The characters in the original The Evil Dead movie are Michigan State University students, which is in Lansing. The cabin they go to where the Deadites are is outside of Lansing.
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) (Video)
End Credits scene with dancing soldiers reminiscent of dancing zombies in Thriller music video.
Scarface (1983)
Erin Gilbert says "Say hello to my little..." before shooting her weapon.
Back to the Future (1985)
Patty is shown swinging a metal tube directed towards a possessed Abby. This metal tube is actually one of the exterior pieces seen on the back side of the Delorean in the Back To The Future trilogy.
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) (TV Series)
When Patty drives up with the hearse, she yells, "YOU get a free car...and YOU get a free car!"
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Discussed during a conversation about Patrick Swayze.
Spaceballs (1987)
The film is quoted in dialogue.
Garfield and Friends (1988) (TV Series)
Garfield is mentioned as red hair dye by Erin.
Road House (1989)
Discussed during a conversation about Patrick Swayze.
Ghost (1990)
Abby mentions the pottery scene in dialogue.
Point Break (1991)
Discussed during a conversation about Patrick Swayze.
The X-Files (1993) (TV Series)
Jillian Holtzman is named after 'Gillian Anderson', who starred in the show as Dana Scully. 'Kate McKinnon' has said that she is a fan of the series.
Casper (1995)
Dr. Heiss chides the ghost to exit the trap as, "Casper." Bill Murray's co-star Dan Aykroyd makes cameos in both films.
Men in Black (1997)
When the Ghostbusters are fighting Rowan who has possessed Kevin, he is said to be wearing a "Kevin suit", a nod to Edgar's wife in "Men in Black" saying the bug was wearing an "Edgar suit".
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Erin Gilbert is named after the lead character in this film.
They (2002)
Characters get lost in a subway tunnel and encounter predatory apparitions.
Garfield (2004)
Erin Gilbert references this film with a red hair dye called "Garfield". The live-action film starred Bill Murray who also starred in the original film.
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)
Erin Gilbert mentions Garfield and Bill Murray
Star Trek (2009)
Rowan's clothes are reminiscent of Captain Kirk's outfit in Star Trek as mentioned by the Ghostbusters. Chris Hemsworth appeared in the 2009 reboot as said character's father.
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Erin Gilbert is named after the main character Elizabeth Gilbert.
The Walking Dead (2010) (TV Series)
Paul Feig cites this show as an inspiration for the film.
Supernatural: Mannequin 3: The Reckoning (2011) (TV Episode)
Warehouse sequence featuring possessed mannequins.
Thor (2011)
Kevin is compared to DC comics hero Clark Kent / Superman, an ironic reference to his role as Marvel superhero Thor.
Bridesmaids (2011)
Patty Tolan is influenced by Melissa McCarthy's character in this film.
American Horror Story (2011) (TV Series)
The hotel where the ghosts appear is the same hotel used in the 5th season American Horror Story (2011).
Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
Patty Tolan encounters a storage room with possessed mannequins just like in this film.
Trainwreck (2015)
Amy is on a stalled subway train, standing next to Leslie Jones' character. She asks why is the train stalled and Jones says "Do I look like I work for the MTA?". In this film, Jones does work for the MTA.
Lights Out (2016)
Haunted warehouse with mannequins.

Referenced in 

The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ghostbusters: Conclusion (2007) (TV Episode)
The Nerd pines for this movie to be made
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Year One/Whatever Works/The Proposal (2009) (TV Episode)
Joey Vosevich says the people who made "Year One" will make the next Ghostbusters movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Nostalgic Commercials (2010) (TV Episode)
The Critic mentions that he hopes that the upcoming third Ghostbusters movie will bring back Ecto Cooler
Shameful Sequels: Garfield 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jeavons wonders why Bill Murray said no to an extension of Ghostbusters, but yes to Garfield 2.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Stuff (2012) (TV Episode)
If this sequel ever happens, James says the thing that takes over the city this time should be The Stuff.
James & Mike Mondays: NES Golf (2012) (TV Episode)
James idea of a Bill Murray Golf game would have Harold Remis & Dan Akyroyd chasing Bill around with a Ghostbusters 3 script.
Nostalgia Critic: Son of the Mask (2013) (TV Episode)
"It's like making a Ghostbusters III and the only returning cast member is the lamp from scene 22."
Most Craved: Spider-Woman & an All Female Cast for Ghostbusters 3? (2014) (TV Episode)
Upcoming movie is discussed
Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters (2014) (TV Episode)
IMDb page shown
CollegeHumor Originals: Stop Saying "It Ruined My Childhood." (2015) (TV Episode)
Bad remakes compared to actual traumas.
Talking Dead: The Distance (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in discussion.
Blackcatloner: Super Bowl (2015) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner is not looking forward to this remake.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Cobie Smulders/Andre Braugher/Phil Hanley (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in This Week in Numbers segment
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jane Fonda/Leslie Jones/Kay Cannon (2015) (TV Episode)
Leslie Jones talks about her upcoming film
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Chris Meloni/Luke Bryan (2015) (TV Episode)
In his opening monologue, Jimmy Fallon mentions a rumor that Ozzy Osbourne may be appearing in the upcoming movie
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kristen Wiig/Tituss Burgess/David Simon (2015) (TV Episode)
Kristen Wiig talks about her upcoming movie
Difficult People: Premium Membership (2015) (TV Episode)
Billy says Mo'Nique should have been cast in the film
Lego Dimensions (2015) (Video Game)
Features the world and characters.
The Cinema Snob: Xanadu (2015) (TV Episode)
"I have many opinions about the new Ghostbusters' costumes, and they're all very nitpicky."
Saturday Night Live: Miley Cyrus (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Colin Jost and Leslie Jones during Weekend Update
Jay Leno's Garage: Design of the Times (2015) (TV Episode)
Jay says that Dennis McCarthy is designing cars for the film
73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Ricky Gervais.
Workaholics: Death of a Salesdude (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Colin Jost/LA Reid/JoJo/Russell Simins (2016) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions the upcoming movie
Blackcatloner: Another Year, Another Super Bowl (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner discusses this film in the Fanboy News segment.
Blackcatloner: It's a Deadpool, Breakfast Club, Fair Use Kind of Thing (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner discusses this movie's main villain reveal in the Fanboy News segment.
Blackcatloner: More R-Rated Comic Book Movies?! Yes, Please! (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions the toy reveal of the main villain.
WWE Raw: Driven by Power (2016) (TV Episode)
Bo Dallas and Adam Rose talk about the new Ghostbusters movie.
@midnight: Episode dated 7 March 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
One of Doug Benson's "YouTube Specific Emmy Categories" is "Most Incoherent Complaint About The Female Ghostbusters Movie".
Tosh.0: Men's Rights Lawyer (2016) (TV Episode)
Daniel Tosh asks anti-feminist divorce lawyer Marilyn York what she thinks about the new all-female Ghostbusters film.
@midnight: Episode dated 8 March 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
On International Men's Day, pretty-eyed Jen Kirkman would celebrate "by getting angry at a movie that hasn't come out yet, such as a Ghostbusters".
Talking Dead: The Same Boat (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by 'Chris Hardwick' when introducing Paul Feig.
The Cinema Snob: Turkish Batman (2016) (TV Episode)
"I have some serious issues with this new Ghostbusters trailer."
Best of the Worst: Order of the Black Eagle, Wired to Kill, and Raiders of Atlantis (2016) (TV Episode)
RLM gang refers several times to their dislike for the new Ghostbusters trailer
TruInside: Bridesmaids (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Meets a Drunk Lady! (2016) (TV Episode)
Titus says, "Women are funny! Take that, original 'Ghostbusters'!"
TruInside: Groundlings (2016) (TV Episode)
Name of movie is shown in graphic
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ricky Gervais/Tituss Burgess/Tony Tulathimutte/Will Calhoun (2016) (TV Episode)
Reference and still in the segment A Closer Look
TruInside: Tommy Boy (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown and mentioned in dialog
Honest Trailers: Deadpool (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
re:View: Tremors (2016) (TV Episode)
a joke is made about this film
RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion (2016) (Video)
Kevin: "Jenny, do you think we can ever grow up to be the Ghostbusters?" Bill: Are you crazy? Think of all the childhoods we've ruin!" Kevin: "Yeah, I guess..."
Phelous & the Movies: Beauty and the Beast Anime (2016) (TV Episode)
"This Beast would like female Ghostbusters, because all that movie is is gender politics, I guess."
The Cinema Snob: Tarzan, the Ape Man (2016) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions this movie coming out soon
The Daily Show: Julia Stiles (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Trevor Noah.
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8939 (2016) (TV Episode)
Simon mentions the film.
The Cinema Snob: Ghost Fever (2016) (TV Episode)
Snob acknowledges the new movie
Tosh.0: Bond Girl (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Bill Maher/Michael K. Williams/Parquet Courts (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Michael K. Williams' segment.
Ghostheads (2016)
People in the documentary refer to the "upcoming Ghostbusters movie."
Midnight Screenings: Ghostbusters 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
La otra película: Cazafantasmas (2016) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Denis Leary/Shay Mitchell/G-Eazy (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the Catchphrase game
Nostalgia Critic: Can a Film Be So Good It's Bad? (2016) (TV Episode)
to be reviewed next time
Mixxxer Show: Kovy (2016) (TV Episode)
Half in the Bag: Star Trek Beyond (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike and Jay mention Ghostbusters' director Paul Feig
Midnight Screenings: Barbie: Star Light Adventure (2016) (TV Episode)
"...and then they ran into Ghostbusters."
Nostalgia Critic: Ghostbusters (2016) (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Blake Shelton/Michael K. Williams/Mary Timony (2016) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions that Michael K. Williams is in the movie
The Cinema Snob: Bushwhacked (2016) (TV Episode)
"At least she's not trying to be a Ghostbuster."
Blackcatloner: How I Spent My YouTube Vacation/Star Trek Beyond Review (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner takes a jab at this movie by referring to it as "the reboot that will not be named" and compares its trailers to Star Trek Beyond's.
WWE Smackdown!: Episode #18.33 (2016) (TV Episode)
The Miz likens Dolph Ziggler "to the Ghostbusters reboot: a flop."
Nostalgia Critic: All the Looney Tunes Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
a film that Bill Murray refused to do
Stuff You Like: 141: Ghostbusters, Kevin, and Dunning-Kruger (2016) (TV Episode)
Ursa talks about the movie
South Park: Member Berries (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Blackcatloner: 10 Years a Social Media Junkie (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions that he plans to see this movie for free at the college and plans to review it.
Nostalgia Critic: The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2016) (TV Episode)
poster is shown
Blackcatloner: Goodwill Hunting (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner would rather see this film than Fifty Shades Darker.
Saturday Night Live: Margot Robbie/The Weeknd (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced during prerecorded Mr. Robot sketch
Half in the Bag: Box Office Number Crunching (2016) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Blackcatloner: Life's Too Short for a Fall Heat Wave (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions that he plans to see this movie for free at the college and plans to review it.
Honest Trailers: The Nightmare Before Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
South Park: Fort Collins (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Blackcatloner: Ghosts of Halloween Past (2016) (TV Episode)
Movie is briefly reviewed.
South Park: Oh, Jeez (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Angry Internet Personality: Sausage Party (2016) (TV Episode)
Kristen Wiig was also in this
Tosh.0: The Best of Season 8 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone/Shawn Mendes (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during "Big Parts, Small Actresses"
Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
PWN: Hollywood Is Dead: PWN #10 - PART ONE (2016) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned, Poster is shown
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #15.90 (2016) (TV Episode)
Correct answer to question.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: New Year's Eve Special (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Leslie Jones
Neighbours: Episode #1.7513 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Charades at the Tanakas
Blackcatloner Reviews: The Top 5 Best Movies of 2016 (2017) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner named this as his worst movie of the year.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 31 January 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Susanna.
Angry Internet Personality: American Dragula (2017) (TV Episode)
fake subtitle says Hitler is mad about this movie's trailer
Midnight Screenings: Wild Tales (2017) (TV Episode)
Brad brings it up.
Why the New Right Is Growing Online While the Old Left Withers (2017) (Video)
Styx makes a derogatory reference to the movie.
Saturday Night Live: Dwayne Johnson/Katy Perry (2017) (TV Episode)
Drunk Uncle exclaims: "Ghostbusters should be men!"
The Cinema Snob: The Other Deep Throat II (2017) (TV Episode)
"This is what every other commentator thought the remake of Ghostbusters was."
Esme Rose Reviews...: Ghostbusters (2016) (2017) (TV Episode)
Film is Reviewed.
Honest Trailers: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Angry Internet Personality: Ghostbusters 1984 (2017) (TV Episode)
talked about
Angry Internet Personality: Ghostbusters II (2017) (TV Episode)
alluded to
The Ben Shapiro Show: The Scorn for the Heartland (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben sarcastically calls the movie a "smashing success".
This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things (2017) (Video)
TL;DR mentions the movie.
The Family Chase: The O'Hare Family (2017) (TV Episode)
Correct answer.
The Big Bang Theory: The Proton Regeneration (2017) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions the movie by name.
The Simpsons: The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used To Be (2017) (TV Episode)
Homer says, "Women Ghostbusters cool"
Rotten Tomatoes Will Look Into Anyone Who Criticizes Black Panther on Their Site (2018) (Video)
Styx talks about the PC-think behind the movie.
The Truth About the Black Panther Movie (2018) (Video)
Paul Joseph Watson uses the movie to illustrate a point.
Half in the Bag: Black Panther (2018) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Half in the Bag: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) (TV Episode)
RLM gang jokes about Infinity War being "the most depressing summer blockbuster since Ghostbusters"
Fully in the Bag: Ghostbusters 2016 (2018) (Video)
The characters review the movie Ghostbusters (2016).
Honest Trailers: The Incredibles (2018) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Remake?!? (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: Begin the Binge (2018) (TV Episode)
Paul Feig says that he was the guy who rebooted Ghostbusters.
Half in the Bag: Slender Man (2018) (TV Episode)
movie poster appears when talking about Sony
Nostalgia Critic: Ghostbusters II (2018) (TV Episode)
The Critic mentions the movie
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 22 August 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Laura Whitmore.
Studio C: Episode #9.1 (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the movie pitch sketch
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Big Bird's Big Break (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Puppet Master (2018) (TV Episode)
Mat says that a potential controversy for the Pinocchio movie could be on the levels of this film's.

Featured in 

Nostalgia Critic: How Right Are Trailers? (2016) (TV Episode)
trailer clip shown
Jay Leno's Garage: Crime Fighters (2016) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film is shown
Nostalgia Critic: Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2016) (TV Episode)
"They do look more realistic than the new Ghostbusters movie."
Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Honest Game Trailers: Ghostbusters (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Projector: Ghostbusters (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Half in the Bag: Ghostbusters (2016) (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Chelsea: Bucking the Rules with Melissa McCarthy (2016) (TV Episode)
Chelsea shows a clip from Melissa McCarthy's movie
La otra película: Cazafantasmas (2016) (TV Episode)
trailer shown
Hollywood Express: Episode #14.32 (2016) (TV Episode)
Box Office coverage
Hollywood Express: Episode #14.33 (2016) (TV Episode)
Newsflash coverage
Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters (2016) (2016) (TV Episode)
Used in trailer
Honest Trailers: Suicide Squad (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Oscars (2017) (TV Special)
Seen during the Tech Awards
Mr. Plinkett's Ghostbusters 2016 Review (2017) (Video)
review of this film
To Be Continued (2017) (Short)
Clips shown.
Half in the Bag: Annihilation (2018) (TV Episode)
movie clip is shown
Honest Trailers: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown


The Exorcist (1973)
'The power of Patty compels you!', followed by the head turning

Spoofed in 

Ghostbusters XXX Parody (2016) (Video)
XXX parody

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