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Followed by 

Version of 

The Punisher (1989)
based on the same source material
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
based on the same source material
The Punisher (2017) (TV Series)
based on the same source material

Remake of 

The Punisher (1989)
First "reboot" of the comic book character


The Punisher (2004) (Video Game)
In name only movie tie-in game that follows the plot of the Punisher taking on Jigsaw from the comics, not the plot or Jane's version of Punisher from the movie.


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
The lobby shootout in the Saint building mimmicks the final standoff in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The camera moves over everyone's holsters and eyes.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
the gunfight in the bank lobby & the scene outside the nightclub in the finale
The Sting (1973)
opening con job, kid has same mustache as paul newman and there's a fake death
Mad Max (1979)
The way Frank's wife and son are run down and the way Frank runs after them are nearly identical to Mad Max. Also Frank gets shot in his left leg, as Max does.
The Shining (1980)
Broken door scene is referenced.
Thief (1981)
Both feature burning car dealerships, both owned by criminals, at the end of each movie.
The Untouchables (1987)
The line "bring a knife to a gun fight" which is said by Mark Collie was first said in "The Untouchables" by Sean Connery.
El Mariachi (1992)
Guitar in cantina, dramatic opening of the case
The Crow (1994)
The gigantic flaming "The Punisher" skull in cars towards the end of the movie.
61* (2001) (TV Movie)
In The Punisher (2004), Thomas Jane's character, Frank Castle says, "I used to get *upset* when the Yankees won the Series." In 61* (2001), Thomas Jane played Mickey Mantle, a Yankees baseball player.
24 (2001) (TV Series)
Refers to "CTU" -- fictional entity from 24
Daredevil (2003)
In Daredevil (2003), the "Double D" logo, and in The Punisher (2004), the "Skull" logo both get lit up in flames.

Referenced in 

Fear of Clowns (2004) (Video)
poster in projectionist's room
Army of One: Punisher Origins (2004) (Video)
This film is referenced in the piece.
Keepin' It Real: Punisher Stunts (2004) (Video)
Making-of documentary.
War Journal: On the Set of 'The Punisher' (2004) (Video)
Making-of documentary.
Khatarnak (2006)
Where the drug deal is exposed by the undercover cop
Beantown (2007)
Character wearing hoodie with Punisher logo
Bratz (2007)
One of the students in the cafeteria is wearing a Punisher T-shirt. Lionsgate distributed both this film and the live action Punisher film.
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh (2007) (Video)
Discusses writing the script.
Step Brothers (2008)
Action Figure seen in Dale and Brennan's Room
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
This is a reboot to the 2004 film. Originally, it was suppose to be a direct sequel.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: From Paris with Love (2010) (TV Episode)
John Travolta's role mentioned
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
A person is seen wearing a Punisher T-Shirt at Kevin's school
Zero (2011) (Short)
Character of Jack is obsessed with the Marvel comic character
Max Payne 3 (2012) (Video Game)
The scene where Max drops the glass is almost the same as when Frank drops a glass.
Punisher: Outbreak (2012) (Short)
The lead characters have the same name
Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) (Short)
DVD Cover ist shown.
Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014) (Video)
Step up is sung by Lumina
The Blacklist: Mako Tanida (No. 83) (2014) (TV Episode)
An FBI agent's loved one is killed and the agent goes rouge to get revenge against the criminals.
Honest Trailers: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) (TV Episode)
"In Soviet Russia, Waldo finds you!"
Nostalgia Critic: Daredevil (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned among dark, repeatative comic book films
13 Hours (2016)
Jack has a patch with the skull logo on his utility vest
Once Upon a Time When I Tried Committing Suicide (2016) (Short)
Brad Jones mentions it playing on TV in the hospital.
Nostalgia Critic: Blade (2016) (TV Episode)
among Marvel's line of darker films
The Strain: New York Strong (2016) (TV Episode)
You can see the soldiers have The Punisher emblem in their uniform.
Blackcatloner: Ghosts of Halloween Past (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner recalls dressing up as the Punisher for Halloween.
The Task: Pilot (2016) (TV Episode)
It is referenced.
One Lone Cat: Death Wish 2018 Trailer Reaction (2017) (TV Episode)
Tim points out a similar scene in the trailer to a scene from this movie.
Ready Player One (2018)
I-R0k's hollow body resembles to Punisher's Skull logo.
PWN: Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe Good? - PWN #21 (2018) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned
Honest Trailers: Deep Blue Sea (2018) (TV Episode)
Thomas Jane's character is called 'The PuniShark'.
Lethal Weapon: Need to Know (2018) (TV Episode)
Cole delivers a speech similar to Frank's as he threatens to torture a suspect with a blowtorch. He even uses a popsicle, telling him that the brain's pain receptors interpret the heat as cold.
Nostalgia Critic: Underworld (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.


Full Spectrum Warrior (2004) (Video Game)
Spacker Dave is seen playing this game in his first scene.

Featured in 

Army of One: Punisher Origins (2004) (Video)
Clips featured in this documentary.
Drawing Blood Bradstreet Style (2004) (Video)
Features clips from this title.
Troldspejlet: Episode #33.3 (2005) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Cycle of Aggression (2005) (Short)
On television
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Superhero Movie Costumes (2013) (TV Episode)
The Punisher is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Superhero Movie Duels (2013) (TV Episode)
The Punisher vs. the Russian is #8.
Nostalgia Critic: Are Superheroes Whiny Little Bitches? (2013) (TV Episode)
The Critic talks superheroes. All kinds of superheroes.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Overkills (2013) (TV Episode)
In the Face is #7.
The Blockbuster Buster: Punisher Pros n' Cons (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Scenarios the Hero Couldn't Have Survived (2015) (TV Episode)
Frank Castle Will. Not. Die. is #5.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Over the Top Villain Deaths (2016) (TV Episode)
The death of Howard Saint is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Revenge Kills in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Castle Hits the Saints gets an honorable mention.

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