The Straight Story (1999) Poster


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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
In the Straight Story a young girl named Dorothy runs away from home and meets an old man by a fire place. The man then convinces her to return to her family. That's essentually what happens to Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz when she meets Prof. Marvel.
Ran (1985)
Lost Highway (1997)

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About Schmidt (2002)
E=mc2 (2002)
The characters talk about a movie, in which "a grandpa barrels through half of America on a lawn mower"
Anus Magillicutty (2003)
poster seen in club
Nord (2009)
Similar road movie where the lawnmower is replaced with a snow scooter. The American southern states are replaced with Norwegian snow covered mountains.The way Jomar meets the people on his way north have some clear parallels to David Lynch's movie.
Psych: Viagra Falls (2010) (TV Episode)
While he and Gus follow Boone and Peters's car, Shawn comments that "it's like we're following Richard Farnsworth in 'The Straight Story.'"
Huffpost Live: Matthias Schoenaerts LIVE (2015) (TV Episode)
Matthias Schoenaerts says that it's his favorite David Lynch movie
Veep: The Eagle (2016) (TV Episode)
Selina asks if Bob is crossing America on a tractor.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Instinct/The Loss of Sexual Innocence/Limbo (1999) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown during the segment on the Cannes Film Festival.
Siskel & Ebert: American Beauty/Blue Streak/For Love of the Game (1999) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown during a segment on the Telluride Film Festival.
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000) (TV Special)
Wanderlust (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured.
Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips shown, Rich Hall discusses this film.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Overlooked Gems from Well-Know Directors (2015) (TV Episode)
This movie directed by David Lynch is ranked at #10
Nostalgia Critic: Can an Ending Ruin a Film? (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic praises the ending

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