Léon: The Professional (1994) Poster


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Remade as 

Surya Parvai (1999)
Same Story
Bichhoo (2000)
same movie plot has been made


Scarface (1932)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Mathilda wears a similar dress to the one worn by Marilyn Monroe in this film, when she does the Marilyn impersonation.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
mentioned by Mathilda: "Bonnie and Clyde didn't work alone."
Le Samouraï (1967)
Army of Shadows (1969)
After cleaning gansters. Leon grip the handle in the subway. In this movie, Felix grip the handle in a bus after kill betrayer.
The Godfather (1972)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Pretty Baby (1978)
Gloria (1980)
Both movies tell the story of a lonely person (Gloria / Léon) who is related to the New York mafia and who has to take care of a neighbor's child (Phil / Mathilda) after his/her family has been killed in his/her apartment.
Beau Pere (1981)
Scarface (1983)
Tony and Manolo are main characters in Scarface (1983). Tony Montana and Manolo Ribera.
The Transformers: War of the Dinobots (1984) (TV Episode)
This episode is being watched by Mathilda (Natalie Portman) in her parents' and Leon's apartments.
Subway (1985)
The Killer (1989)
La Femme Nikita (1990)
Character of Léon was based on Victor the Cleaner from that movie. Luc Besson wrote the part specifically for Jean Reno.
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Mentioned by Mathilda: "Thelma and Louise didn't work alone."
The Visitors (1993)
In "Leon", Jean Reno's character has difficulty recognizing the character of Madonna, the modern day singer, in the dress-up game Mathilda played. In "Les Visiteurs" from a year earlier, his character played a a French knight from the middle ages, transported to the modern world with his squire. While there (here) he objects violently to people taking the name of The Madonna in vain, as they seem to be doing whenever they refer to the singer,

Referenced in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels Revenge (1995) (TV Episode)
Mike: Connie Stevens is the Professional.
Baja (1995) (Video)
Tomb Raider (1996) (Video Game)
When she is asked in the beginning cinematic if she is free on Tuesday, the shot of Lara wearing her tortoise shell sunglasses is the same as when Léon is asked the same question to do a job while also wearing tortoise shell glasses.
Blood Slaves of the Vampire Wolf (1996)
Title shown on a movie theater marquee.
Troublesome Night (1997)
Poster on the wall
Sara (1997)
poster of the movie in the villa where Sara is held hostage
Postman Blues (1997)
Léon (played by a Japanese actor) is one of the competitors of "The National Hitman Qualification Tournament"
Made in Hong Kong (1997)
After receiving pistol, Moon hangs poster in room.
Kiler (1997)
Jurek Kiler learning how to be a hitman
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.2 (1997) (TV Episode)
Video box in foreground of the special edition videos scene.
Kite (1998) (TV Mini-Series)
A man trains a young girl to be an assassian.
The Big Hit (1998)
First shootout from "Léon" ("The Professional") is referenced.
Point Blank (1998)
the scene where joe ray gets shot in the tunnel.
Metal Gear Solid (1998) (Video Game)
13 posterunek: Bomba (1998) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned
13 posterunek: Ksiegowy (1998) (TV Episode)
one guy is dressed like Leon
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
Dogma (1999)
"And stop saying "okay" all the time. Okay?" - exact same dialogue in both 'movies'
The Boondock Saints (1999)
First when Smecker puts on the portable CD player while working out what happened to the two Russian mafia guys. Then later when the brothers say "No Women, No Kids".
Naked Fear (1999)
Title seen on a marquee at the beginning of the movie.
Flashback (2000)
In one scene, Léon says "My name is Léon. Léon, just like Léon The Professional."
Amores Perros (2000)
Various scenes with Chivo ... e.g. when he comes up from the horizon, offers milk to drink or stands under the shower.
Bichhoo (2000)
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a website ("Leon: The Professional").
Max Payne (2001) (Video Game)
The scene where Alex gets shot and we see his point of view (falling, followed by a flash of white) is a reference to a similar scene in Léon. Saku Lehtinen, of the game's level designers, also stated this in a 2001 interview with Machinima.com.
Guns & Talks (2001)
Assassin Jung-Woo returns home cradling a plant, prompting Jae-yeong to quip "Think you're Leon with that?"
Akira: Restoration - Picture (2001) (Video)
Poster is shown in background.
Spider-Man (2002)
Resurrection of the Little Match Girl (2002)
In Odeng's shop, later in the film, a man wearing Léon's trademark glasses and hat is seen; he's carrying a house plant in a pot and has a little girl with him.
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (2002) (Video Game)
Clips from various scenes can be heard in Paulie's apartment at the beginning of "Moonlighting".
Phoenix Nights: Episode #2.5 (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Paddy.
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
The director Kaos said that this film was one of many templates in the film's development.
Naked Weapon (2002)
*SPOILER* The scene where the two girls are trapped in the service room and one breaks the door with a sledgehammer and tells the other girl to escape while the other girl begs her to come with her is lifted directly from Léon.
Tatort: Der Fremdwohner (2002) (TV Episode)
the character Richie swallows his drugs in exactly the same way as Stansfield (even the framing is the same)
Hitman: Contracts (2004) (Video Game)
Use of disguise as a S.W.A.T member to escape a similarly perilous situation.
I'm Always Here (2004)
In the end the character Ram kills Raghavan using the famous "ring trick" of Léon.
Red Dead Revolver (2004) (Video Game)
Once in the game, a character quotes Mathilda.
Resident Evil 4 (2005) (Video Game)
The lead charecter name is Leon and there is a gun named Matilda.
True Crime: New York City (2005) (Video Game)
One of the mobster characters is on the phone and he screams the line: "I mean EVERYONE!"
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (Video Game)
"What do you mean, everyone?" "EVERYONE" - exact same dialogue in both 'movies'
Angel-A (2005)
André says "And stop saying "okay" all the time. Okay?", to which Angel replies "Okay". This is an exact quote from Léon.
Saturday Night Live: Natalie Portman/Fall Out Boy (2006) (TV Episode)
Natalie gets a question during her monologue about Léon.
The French Trick (2006)
The gang leader mentions this title while addressing the gangster named Leon.
Hitman: Blood Money (2006) (Video Game)
Strangulation of victims/target from elevator shaft.
Top Gear: Episode #8.5 (2006) (TV Episode)
Jeremy: "The guy who was in Ronin and Léon"
The Venture Bros.: Assassinanny 911 (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the rooftop sniping scene, including the line "no women, no children".
Top Gear: Episode #8.6 (2006) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions Gary Oldman's role in it
29 February (2006)
DVD on the Shelf
Hot Fuzz (2007)
The Japanese peace lily that Nicholas Angel brings with him and takes care of is much like Léon's plant in the movie Léon. When he talks about it, similar dialogue is used.
100 höjdare: Episode #5.8 (2007) (TV Episode)
The relationship between Samuel Fröler and Ebba Hultkvist is compared to the one between Natalie Portman and Jean Reno in this film.
Transformers (2007)
Sam told the operator on his cell phone to bring him everyone; quoting the famous line said by Gary Oldman
Reaper: Leon (2007) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Big Bang Theory: The Peanut Reaction (2008) (TV Episode)
Leonard specifies the same "two knocks, then one, and two again" secret knock as seen in Leon
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: From Paris with Love/Dear John/Frozen (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen says Luc Besson wrote this movie.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Tae-sik's relationship with the little girl is directly drawn from the relationship in Leon.
Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (Video Game)
One of the perks is called The Professional, which in the picture has the character dressed exactly like Leon did and even has his plant included
Conan: Seven Salads for Seven Brothers Who Are Sexually Attracted to Salads (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Gary Oldman
Eaters (2011)
Cristina tells Igor and Alen that this is one of her favorite films.
Midnight Screenings: Priest/Bridesmaids (2011) (TV Episode)
"Is he playing this part as Stansfield from 'Leon'?"
Colombiana (2011)
The clothes Cataleya puts on after her first hit in the movie (aviators, jacket, shorts and boots) are inspired by the clothes Mathilda wore in Leon.
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Contractor (2012) (TV Episode)
Film Brain mention that this movie is trying to be a rip off of Leon.
Alex Cross (2012)
Jean Reno's characters are both named, "Leon." As well as Picasso telling Detective Cross he is *not* a professional in his field.
The Family (2013)
FBI Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) shares the same name as the DEA agent and main antagonist (Gary Oldman) from the film.
The Guest (2014)
David sneaks out of the building disguised as wounded firefighter, the same way Léon left the building disguised as a wounded ESU officer.
Caddicarus: The Worst Game Ever Made (2014) (TV Episode)
seen in Caddy's Blu-Ray collection
Community: VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing (2014) (TV Episode)
Britta says "everybody" the same distinctive way that Gary Oldman's character says "everyone"
Broforce (2014) (Video Game)
The Brofessional is a parody of the Professional
Honest Trailers: Godzilla (1998) (2014) (TV Episode)
'The Profrenchional'
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Main character gives unfused grenade plugs to his enemy with a smile
Kite (2014)
One of Sawa's disguises looks like Natalie Portman's character Mathilda from Léon: The Professional
Lucy (2014)
Mr. Jang's look and mannerisms mirror those of Stansfield.
Honest Trailers: Pirates of the Caribbean (2015) (TV Episode)
"Bring me everyone, EVERYONE!"
Lucy: The Evolution of Lucy (2015) (Video)
mentioned once
BoJack Horseman: Yesterdayland (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Double Barrel (2015)
Atop the Fourth Wall: Spider-Man: Virtual Mortality (2015) (TV Episode)
Linkara mentions this film and how it ties in with the comic
24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)
Screen-print poster shown
Honest Trailers: John Wick (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Colors of Wind (2017)
The characters call each other Leon And Mathilda and dress as them
Twice: What Is Love? (2018) (Video)
Dahyun and Chaeyoung are Léon and Mathilda from Léon: The Professional.
Honest Trailers: Every Christopher Nolan Movie (2018) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot
Life Itself (2018)
Talking about Natalie Portman movies.
Take My Brother Away: Episode 19 (2018) (TV Episode)
"Léon: the Professional" mentioned in dialogue
Elvira T: I Fell in Love with a Gangster (2019) (Video)
At the end, Russian-dubbed dialogue between Leon and Mathilda is heard as voice-over.


Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Léon is seen watching scenes from the movie at the theatre.
It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
This is the movie Leon watches in the theater.
The Transformers (1984) (TV Series)

Featured in 

La noche de...: Drácula de Bram Stoker (1995) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Jean Reno: The Road to 'Léon' (2005) (Video)
clips shown
Natalie Portman: Starting Young (2005) (Video)
clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Gary Oldman Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
Norman Stansfield is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dirtiest Cops in Movies (2012) (TV Episode)
Norman Stansfield is #4.
Titanic Review (2012)
Footage is shown when discussing Natalie Portman.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Assassins (2013) (TV Episode)
Léon is #5.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with the Dark Knight in 4 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
Shows a clip from Gary Oldman in this film
WatchMojo: Top 10 Acting Debuts in Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
Natalie Portman is #4 for her debut in Léon: The Professional.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Shootouts (2014) (TV Episode)
Léon vs. NYPD gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Satisfying Villain Deaths in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The death of Norman Stansfield is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Adult and Kid Friendships in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The friendship between Léon Montana & Mathilda Lando is #3.
Brows Held High: Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown during "Cause It's French."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Characters We Didn't Want to Die (2014) (TV Episode)
Léon Montana gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shades Wearing Characters in Movies and TV (2014) (TV Episode)
Léon Montana is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Great Movie Performances by Kids (2015) (TV Episode)
Natalie Portman's performance in Léon is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable Movie Characters of the 1990s (2016) (TV Episode)
Léon Montana gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Villain Meltdowns (2016) (TV Episode)
Norman Stansfield is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Should Have a Sequel (2016) (TV Episode)
Léon: The Professional gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Female Antiheroes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Mathilda gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Unlikely Friendships in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The friendship between Léon Montana & Mathilda is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Where the Villain Kills the Hero (2017) (TV Episode)
Léon: The Professional is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Movies that are Surprisingly Artistic (2017) (TV Episode)
Léon: The Professional is #7.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Movie Shootouts (2017) (TV Episode)
Léon vs. NYPD is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Oh Crap Moments in Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
A Present from Mathilda is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Roles Too Mature for Child Actors (2019) (TV Episode)
Mathilda Lando is #2.

Spoofed in 

Out of the Dark (1995)
character name, costume, opening scene
The Fifth Element (1997)
Zorg's death is almost identical to that of Norman Stansfield, who is also played by Gary Oldman.
Hitman (1998)
Jet Li dresses up as one of the character Léon holding a plant in the movie as a joke.
Dead/Undead (2002) (Video)
The Helix... Loaded (2005)
Character imitates Gary Oldman from Léon.
Sigillet (2006)
Quotes Gary Oldman
The Supermarket (2009)
"EVERYONE!" scream mocked
How I Met Your Mother: Something Old (2013) (TV Episode)
During the speech before the Laser Tag battle against his future father in law, Barney delivers a speech including an "Everything" line that copy the "Everyone" line from Leon.
Community: Analysis of Cork-Based Networking (2014) (TV Episode)
Annie shouts "EVERYTHING!" in the same manner that Stansfield shouts "EVERYONE!" in "The Professional".
The Eleven Little Roosters (2017) (TV Mini-Series)
Marquee Marquis' costume is based on that of Leon's.
A Certain Magical Pimpdex: Extended Edition (2019)
Features characters photoshopped from this movie.

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