Vanilla Sky (2001) Poster



Jump to: Remake of (1)  | Edited into (2)  | References (39)  | Referenced in (30)  | Features (11)  | Featured in (18)  | Spoofs (1)  | Spoofed in (2)

Remake of 

Edited into 

Scrubs: My Friend the Doctor (2003) (TV Episode)
The two shots of the car crashing down the bridge are taken from Vanilla Sky.
Conan: The Last-Minute Gift at CVS That Got Greg Laid (2012) (TV Episode)
One sketch mixes other footage with shots from the scene where Julianna (Cameron Diaz) drives her car off the road.


La Grande Illusion (1937)
In a scene at a party, a character says, "I hear the Grand Illusion is great if you watch it stoned."
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
David calls the members of his board 'The Seven Dwarfs'.
Citizen Kane (1941)
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
still shot of Audrey Hepburn in montage
Vertigo (1958)
The Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Series)
Breathless (1960)
poster in Aames' apartment
Jules and Jim (1962)
poster on wall in Aames' apartment
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
McCabe is explicitly based on Gregory Peck's portrayal of Atticus Finch.
Charade (1963)
Persona (1966)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
both open on shot of the Dakota apartment building
Head (1968)
Starsky and Hutch (1975) (TV Series)
Halloween (1978)
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
After David first sees his mask, there is a parade and one of the balloons is a giant Homer Simpson.
Twin Peaks (1990) (TV Series)
Freejack (1992)
Maadadayo (1993)
The end credits roll over a technicolor sky.
Lost Highway (1997)
A conversation with a stranger in the restaurant.
The Game (1997)
Friends: The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line (1997) (TV Episode)
David Aames has a TV that appears as if from nowhere.
eXistenZ (1999)
The Insider (1999)
David Aames in Vanilla Sky calls his bosses the "7 Dwarfs", just as Dr. Wigand calls the CEO's of Brown & Williamson, where he used to work.
Bruiser (2000)
Both main characters wear masks moulded from their own faces.
Almost Famous (2000)
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
poster seen on a building in times square.

Referenced in 

Mysterious Ways: Spark of Life (2002) (TV Episode)
Peggy mentions the film
Hitting It Hard (2002) (Video)
Son of the Beach: The Gay Team (2002) (TV Episode)
the film and Tom Cruise briefly mentioned
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Poster shortly visible during the beginning sequence
8 Mile (2002)
Like the line from Vanilla Sky, the tagline for 8 Mile was "Every moment is a chance to turn it all around", even though Eminem's rap for 8 Mile had the line "You only get one shot".
Coupling: Remember This (2002) (TV Episode)
video patrick and sally rents
Distant (2002)
Poster shown
Raising the Stakes (2005)
Penelope Cruz and Tom Cruise joke
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
DVD in store
Top Gear: Episode #6.11 (2005) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions Timothy Spall is in it
Star Stories: The Church of Scientology Presents... Being Tom Cruise: Why Scientology Isn't in Any Way Mental (2007) (TV Episode)
Tom Cruise and Penélope Cruz are on the set of this film.
Family Guy: Play It Again, Brian (2008) (TV Episode)
Brian suggests this when Lois suggests watching a bad movie.
Box Elder (2008)
Alex Rennie quotes the film while at the communist mannifestival party
Family Guy: Love Blactually (2008) (TV Episode)
Quagmire suggests a porn title of Vanilla boobs.
Waking Up (2010)
Dr. Russell is a reference to Kurt Russell who played a therapist
Vixen (2010) (Video)
two of the woman kidnappers talk about liking the movie
15 Till Midnight (2010)
The main character's storyline's and relationships between the women in his life are very similar in both films, admittedly so.
Gossip Girl: The Princess Dowry (2012) (TV Episode)
Lola asks Nate if's he's "pulling a 'Vanilla Sky'."
Nostalgia Critic: Mr. Magoo (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned among Penelope Cruz's movies
Happy Endings: More Like Stanksgiving (2012) (TV Episode)
Alex says she is tired of people using "Vanilla Sky" to defend everything.
The Oscars (2013) (TV Special)
Mentioned in the "We Saw Your Boobs" song.
Enlisted: Randy Get Your Gun (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Selfie: Traumatic Party Stress Disorder (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Potential Inertia (2014)
Declan refers to the "sky not being vanilla" because he's alive.
Documentary Now!: Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee Part 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Cameron Crowe has a poster/certificate in his vinyl room celebrating the film grossing over $200m.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.16 (2016) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
Hollywood Game Night: Super Duper Store Night (2017) (TV Episode)
Reference in Celebrity Name Game segment
The Ex-PM: Faith (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue


Sabrina (1954)
The Red Balloon (1956) (Short)
The Heckle and Jeckle Show (1956) (TV Series)
Leave It to Beaver (1957) (TV Series)
The Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Series)
Jules and Jim (1962)
Dr. No (1962)
The Kids Are Alright (1979)
A clip of "Won't Get Fooled Again" is shown.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) (TV Series)
Almost Famous (2000)

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Best Films of 2001 (2001) (TV Episode)
Roeper's #2 pick.
Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Jimmy Eat World (2002) (TV Episode)
Brief clip of Cameron Diaz shaking her behind is shown during her monologue
Prelude to a Dream (2002) (Video)
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.138 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Penélope Cruz films
WatchMojo: Top 10 Disfigured Movie Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
David Aames gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Major Plot Holes in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Ending Hides the Film's Lack of Plot gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Serious Movie Pick-up Lines (2014) (TV Episode)
Scintillating Conversation gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Characters in Suspended Animation (2014) (TV Episode)
David Aames gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Characters with Memory Loss (2014) (TV Episode)
Dave Aames gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Stalker Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Vanilla Sky is #9.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Fake Commercials in Movies and TV (2015) (TV Episode)
Life Extension gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Movies that You Have to Watch Twice (2015) (TV Episode)
Vanilla Sky gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Kurt Russell Performances (2016) (TV Episode)
Dr. Curtis McCabe gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 'How'd They Shoot That?!' Scenes (2017) (TV Episode)
Empty NYC Streets is #6.
Tom Cruise: Reel Life (2017) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Are Trying Too Hard (2017) (TV Episode)
Given an honorable mention


Spoofed in 

Good Eats: Strawberry Sky (2002) (TV Episode)
title parody

See also

Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed