Saving Private Ryan (1998) Poster


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Steamboat Willie (1928) (Short)
The captured German soldier mentions the film to Upham to convince him that he likes America.
Black Narcissus (1947)
At the end of the film when it begins to rain, the shot of the leaf as the rain picks up intensity is mirrored in Saving Private Ryan right before the soldiers enter the first French town after D-Day.
Seven Samurai (1954)
The Searchers (1956)
Steven Spielberg had cited The Searchers, one of his favorite movies, as an influence on "Saving Private Ryan", specifically the theme of different personalities going on a journey to find one missing person.
King of Hearts (1966)
The iconic shot of the soldiers coming over the hill is strikingly simular to a shot in this film.
Patton (1970)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The line "I've got a bad feeling about this" and the character "Hamill" are both a nod to the Star Wars films, directed by Steven Spielberg's good friend George Lucas.
Ran (1985)
Come and See (1985)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
One camera's shutter was deliberately misaligned to make it go off sync. This was a direct homage to a shot by Director of Photography Douglas Milsome in Full Metal Jacket.

Referenced in 

Antz (1998)
City Guys: Saving Private Johnson (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
At the Movies: You've Got Mail/Down in the Delta/The Thin Red Line/A Civil Action/Affliction (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Thin Red Line" review.
Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' (1998) (Video)
Steven Spielberg mentions it.
Return to Normandy (1998) (Video)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: What Price Harvey? (1999) (TV Episode)
Zelda melts down dog tags and says something like, "You're safe, Private Ryan."
Melrose Place: Saving Ryan's Privates (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Lucinda Williams (1999) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Bill Murray's Oscar picks on Weekend Update
High Hopes: Saving Private Ryan (1999) (TV Movie)
title reference
Becker: Saving Harvey Cohen (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl in Gold Boots (1999) (TV Episode)
Joanie: See this hand? Steady as a rock. Mike: And then I saved Private Ryan.
Just Shoot Me!: Shaking Private Trainer (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Dawson's Creek: Reunited (1999) (TV Episode)
Poster on Dawson's wall.
The Boondock Saints (1999)
Rocco looking for his shot off finger
Bowfinger (1999)
The Muse (1999)
The Insider (1999)
Title is seen at 2:24:18 (on Blu-ray) in newspaper
Medal of Honor (1999) (Video Game)
Numerous references are made in the game.
Policías, en el corazón de la calle: Los errores de los otros (2000) (TV Episode)
Criminal Chema Goyo calls a military by the name of Private Ryan when he is robbing him.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 227 (2000) (TV Episode)
In "Themed Restaurant", Wayne says "I'm your waiter. My last name's Ryan."
Popular: All About Adam (2000) (TV Episode)
Mary calls Adam Private Ryan.
Boys Don't Cry (2000)
Poster in background.
The Sopranos: D-Girl (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in conversation about Chris' movie script.
Gladiator (2000)
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) (Video)
On theater marquee.
Behind the Rules of Engagement (2000) (Video)
The narrator says that Dale Dye was the technical advisor of this film.
Spaced: Mettle (2001) (TV Episode)
Mike's robot is named "Private Iron" after Private Ryan of this film.
Moesha: Saving Private Rita (2001) (TV Episode)
title reference
Gilmore Girls: Emily in Wonderland (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai mentions this movie.
Family Guy: Brian Does Hollywood (2001) (TV Episode)
one of Brian's porn titles: "Shaving Private Ryan"
Band of Brothers (2001) (TV Mini-Series)
Same war cinematography
Commandos 2: Men of Courage (2001) (Video Game)
Mission 8: Saving Private Smith, where the player must defend a French town from invading German infantry and tanks, inspired by the finale of this film.
Will & Grace: The Third Wheel Gets the Grace (2001) (TV Episode)
Will tells Nathan that Grace around mark-down cashmere is "like the first twenty minutes of 'Saving Private Ryan.'"
Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) (Video Game)
Stella Street: Episode #4.3 (2001) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by Al Pacino.
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) (Video Game)
"Saving Private Krusty" advertised on theatre marquee in the Entertainment District level.
V.I.P.: Saving Private Irons (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Marty Wolf falsely promises to give Jason credit for the script, along with his own essay.
Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) (TV Movie)
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (2002) (Video Game)
The Mangler 2 (2002) (Video)
A character suggests a porn title of Shaving Ryan's Privates
Medal of Honor: Frontline (2002) (Video Game)
Charmed: Saving Private Leo (2002) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
The Pianist (2002)
Windtalkers (2002)
South Park: Free Hat (2002) (TV Episode)
The boys see a trailer for this being re-released.
High Hopes: Saving Private Ryan (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002) (Video)
Saving Private Tootsie (2002)
title reference
I'm Alan Partridge: I Know What Alan Did Last Summer (2002) (TV Episode)
Alan's line "I wonder what that looks like, probably something like Saving Private Ryan with animals"
I'm Alan Partridge: Alan Wide Shut (2002) (TV Episode)
Alan's line "I wonder what that looks like, probably something like Saving Private Ryan with animals"
The John Garfield Story (2003) (TV Movie)
That's So Raven: Saving Psychic Raven (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
8 Simple Rules: Good Moms Gone Wild (2003) (TV Episode)
Jake: "There I was on the beaches of Normandy with Tom Hanks"
24: Day 2: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (2003) (TV Episode)
SPOILER: In the DVD-extra 'making of', Kiefer Sutherland says they were inspired by Capt. Millers final scene when filming Bauers confrontation with Peter Kingsley - an unarmed man pretends to shoot at a target, which is then suddenly hit from elsewhere
The Release (2003) (Short)
Director admires Steven Spielberg
Battle Royale II (2003)
in 'BR2', Mission 1: The landing, is a direct copy of the opening normandy beach invasion from 'Saving Private Ryan', including the same style boats, beach, and hilltop enemy hideout. It is also shot with the same handheld, step printed cinematography used as 'Ryan'.
Hollywood and the Muslim World (2003) (TV Movie)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 502 (2003) (TV Episode)
One of the references in "Themed Restaurant".
Call of Duty (2003) (Video Game)
in both the movie and the game, dead cows are used to take cover
Before & After'noon Movies: Saving Private Riley (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
Casseta & Planeta: A Taça do Mundo É Nossa (2003)
There's a soldier in this movie whose name-tag reads "Ryan"
Sin (2003)
Ca. 13 minutes into the film Charlie talks about a porn film he produced called "Shavin Private Ryan".
Dream Team: Saving Priceless Ryan (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Stylistic similarities (handheld shots, bookends, etc)
The Sound of 'Miracle' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan (2004) (Video)
mentioned in Oscar nominations review
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
For the war scenes, the director claims that Saving Private Ryan is a film he constantly showed to his staff during shooting to make sure they got everything as realistic as Spielberg's picture did.
Boarding: The People of 'The Terminal' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Take Off: Making 'The Terminal' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Brian Regan: I Walked on the Moon (2004) (Video)
Brian mentions it in his act.
Saturday Night Live: Paul Giamatti/Ludacris featuring Sum-41 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Limo Ride skit
Cobra Bites (2005) (Short)
Bob mentions the film to Eddie when taking about their life expectancy.
Comic Relief Does University Challenge (2005) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
Confession (2005)
in Luther's hidden DVD collection
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the films on the list
Secuestro express (2005)
When the kidnappers knock on the door of a nightclub, the doorman inside mentions Private Ryan and salutes
Le petit lieutenant (2005)
There is a film poster hanging on the wall of the police station.
Quake 4 (2005) (Video Game)
A marine is heard yelling, "We're totally fubar!"
'War of the Worlds': Revisiting the Invasion (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (2006) (Video Game)
There is an episode called 'Saving Private Janzen'
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
The scene in which Manny is deafened by the steaming geyser pays homage to the Normandy beach landing scene.
Munich: The On-Set Experience (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Munich: The Experience (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Days of Glory (2006)
The scene at the end with veteran returning to the graves of his fellow soldiers. The battle in the village has several elements reminiscent of this film.
A Ton of Luck (2006)
Private Perlaza compares his platoon's situation to that movie.
Children of Men (2006)
Blood on camera, humming after bomb explosion, shell-shocked character walking around carrying their severed arm in their remaining hand.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
Red's origin story of Garth.
NCIS: Singled Out (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Tony
Game k n b?: Celebrity Fathers (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the question.
Family Guy: Saving Private Brian (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
Miracles and Mystery: Creating 'The Green Mile' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.11 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Jeremy Clarkson interview.
The Vicar of Dibley: The Vicar in White (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned once.
My Name Is Earl: Kept a Guy Locked in a Truck (2007) (TV Episode)
Slow Roger asks Earl if he saw this film.
Grindhouse (2007)
Deputy Tolo (Tom Savini in Planet Terror) diligently looking for his missing finger.
The Nice Show (2007) (TV Special)
Ron Sparks does a joke about the movie.
Head Case: Tom Sizemore and Traci Lords (2007) (TV Episode)
Dr. Goode says to Tom Sizemore "Go save Private Ryan"
Planet Terror (2007)
Deputy Tolo (Tom Savini) diligently looking for his missing finger.
The Cinema Snob: Savage Vengeance (2007) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Military Academy (2007)
On an German/US Friendship evening a screening of it is announced. Porn movie called "Saving Ryans Privates" is screened instead.
Redacted (2007)
Ca. 68 min. into the movie, Pvt. Flake likens the dead Salazar to the older films title character.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #14.6 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sylvester Stallone.
Getaway: Episode #17.4 (2008) (TV Episode)
A Snap Shot segment on the Normandy region, France mentions that Omaha Beach was made famous in the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan.
Finding Amanda (2008)
Taylor: "The boys are running around doing the first 20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan"
The Business End: Violence in Cinema (2008) (Video)
Stills shown
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Nostalgic Animated Shows (2008) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when the Critic mentions he finds Steven Spielberg's shows superior to his films; the Nostalgia Critic thinks this movie is overrated.
Production Diary: Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008) (Video)
Mentioned by Steven Spielberg
Fallout 3 (2008) (Video Game)
Team members of Lyons Pride frequently quote lines from Saving Private Ryan, such as the sniper suggesting if they were placed within a mile of the enemy the war would be over.
Call of Duty: World at War (2008) (Video Game)
An achievement in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version is called "Saved Private Ryan"
Screenwipe: Episode #5.4 (2008) (TV Episode)
30 Rock: The Ones (2009) (TV Episode)
Before going into shock, Kenneth says to Jenna, "Earn this".
The Hangover (2009)
In the police station, Phil says Captain Miller's (Tom Hanks's) line: "I'm not a hero, I'm just a school teacher".
The Final Destination (2009)
"Saving Little Kristina" poster resembles the poster for "Saving Private Ryan".
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Referred to in a $10,000 question
Cougar Town: Don't Do Me Like That (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Bobby
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.21 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "War Films"
Stan Helsing (2009)
porn title: Grazing Ryan's Privates
Nostalgia Critic: Jack Frost (2009) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic references the movie during the snowball fight scene.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.79 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of the Final Jeopardy! clue in the category "Academy Award Nominations"
The Last Days of the Big Lie (2009)
Mentioned by the narrator along with the poster.
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew: Detox (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Bob Forrest as one of Tom Sizemore's most memorable roles.
Big Money Rustlas (2010)
Fred Freckles mentions he saw that movie when he meets Tom Sizemore
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.97 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Of War"
Psych: A Very Juliet Episode (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "I have a bootleg copy of 'Saving Private Ryan' at home."
Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 23 February 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Václav Marhoul mentioned it.
Bad Movie Beatdown: X-Men Origins Wolverine (2010) (TV Episode)
compares the opening battle scenes
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.136 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Title Role Playing"
Community: Modern Warfare (2010) (TV Episode)
Shirley quotes Psalm 23 ("The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want") while shooting, like Private Jackson quotes Psalm 144 ("Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teaches my hands to the war, and my fingers to fight")
Mega64: The Wizard II (2010) (TV Episode)
Horatio mentions this film as one of his top 5 "Fred Savage" movies
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
The Boarding School: El hombre misterioso (2010) (TV Episode)
Ivan calls Lt. Garrido "Private Ryan" and he later introduces himself as such
My Boys: Puss 'N' Glutes (2010) (TV Episode)
Brandan's waking fear echos Private Mellish's death
Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (Video Game)
The name of the quest Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy.
Post Mortem with Mick Garris: Frank Darabont (2010) (TV Episode)
Darabont mentions he was an uncredited writer on this movie
Conan: Murder, She Tweeted (2010) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien mentions the Tom Hanks movie.
Psych: In Plain Fright (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "Shock and bewilderment - like the first six minutes of 'Saving Private Ryan,' followed by the last five minutes of 'Lady in the Water.'"
True Grit (2010)
Barry Pepper's character in Saving Private Ryan (1998) whispers a prayer before making a long shot with his rifle. In this film Matt Damon's character whispers a similar prayer before shooting Barry Pepper's character with a long shot from his rifle.
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Director Jonathan Liebesman cited influences such as Saving Private Ryan and sprinkled numerous plot devices and dialogue throughout... The firefight on the freeway bridge is a direct reference to the last battle in Saving Private Ryan, in fact when 2nd LT Martinez is hit, he pays homage to Sgt. Horvath's final line to Capt. Miller: "Yeah, just got the wind knocked outta me...."
Saving Private Perez (2011)
The title of the film quotes (in Spanish) the title of Spielberg's film. Both films are about the rescue mission of an American soldier trapped in a foreign country.
Good Bad Flicks: Super Mario Bros (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD shown on Best Buy ad
Conan: 50,000,000 Connie Selleca Fans Can't Be Wrong (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Tom Hanks
Shin Chan: The After-Breakfast Enema (2011) (TV Episode)
Pandaerne: Alene hjemme (2011) (TV Episode)
Debbie mentions it
The True Story: Saving Private Ryan (2012) (TV Episode)
Documentary about the inspirations behind the screenplay
Half in the Bag: Red Tails (2012) (TV Episode)
another WWII movie, but done much better
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
At the engagement party, one of the parents says marriage is like this Tom Hanks movie
Ah Boys to Men II (2013)
During a field exercise, a new recruit argues with an officer on how to handle the hypothetical situation of rescuing one trapped soldier with 12 solders. The film Saving Private Ryan is mentioned.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.100 (2013) (TV Episode)
Richard Roeper mentions that the film was upset by "Shakespeare in Love" at the Oscars
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 July 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in a Twitter message
Camp: Capture the Flag (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Buzz
Dexter: This Little Piggy (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: 500th Video - Blu-Ray Collection!! (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.134 (2013) (TV Episode)
This movie is on Chuy's movie knowledge quiz.
Lilyhammer: Fiddler's Green (2013) (TV Episode)
The scene where the English gangsters force Roar to dig his own grave and he begs for his life by listing all the things he loves about England and sings "God Save the Queen" (to the tune of "The Star-Spangled Banner") mirrors a scene in Saving Private Ryan where a captured German soldier is forced to dig his own grave and begs for his life by listing all the things he loves about America, ending by singing "The Star-Spangled Banner"
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Waltz with Bashir (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat recommends Waltz with Bashir to those who enjoy films depicting war like this film.
The Crazy Ones: The Face of a Winner (2014) (TV Episode)
Simon calls Sydney "Private Ryan".
Total Drama: Saving Private Leechball (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Santa Cruz 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Travis points to Ryan and suggests that they "Save Private Ryan". Brody says they should "Save Ryan's Privates". Also storming the beach of Normandy is referred to several times.
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
Discussed by Janusz Kaminski, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg
South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) (Video Game)
Spoof of movie trailer is aired in South Park cinema
My Name Is Jonah (2014)
Mentioned by name.
Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)
mentioned in a dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Drew Barrymore/Giovanni Ribisi/Elbow (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Giovanni Ribisi
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Big Sur 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Travis starts up the reoccurring joke with Ryan about "Saving Ryan's Privates".
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: High Adventure 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
The "Saving Ryan's Privates" joke is reoccured.
The Unit: We Won't Stop Singing (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ilanit Levy
The Unit: Saving Private Bezalel (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Walking the Mile (Director's Cut) (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
World War Brown (2014) (TV Movie)
Down Town Brown and Hitler are shown laughing at the movie.
Shameless: I'm the Liver (2015) (TV Episode)
Private Ryan mentioned
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Tom Hanks/Mila Kunis (2015) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks and James Corden re-enact a scene
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Russell Crowe/Seann William Scott/Emily Heller/Jeremy Gara (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth refers to the film in the Ya Burnt segment
MovieBerto: Salvar al soldado Ryan (2015) (TV Episode)
Discussed film of the episode
500 Questions: Episode #1.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Composers" category
Face Off: Frightful Fiction (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ed Burns/Richard Kind/Judy Blume/Abe Laboriel Jr. (2015) (TV Episode)
Ed Burns mentions his early movie directed by Steven Spielberg
The Graham Norton Show: Matt Damon/Jessica Chastain/Bill Bailey/The Weeknd (2015) (TV Episode)
Graham mentions Private Ryan when introducing Matt Damon
Bridge of Spies (2015)
After the Donovan household is shot up, a disgruntled police officer confronts James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) and says, "I was in the third wave on Omaha Beach." The also Steven Spielberg directed earlier movie Saving Private Ryan (1998), which also starred Tom Hanks, whose character, Captain Miller, landed on Omaha Beach.
Film 2017: Episode #44.10 (2015) (TV Episode)
Steven Spielberg talks about working with Tom Hanks on this movie
House of Time (2015)
Someone says "Saving Private Ryan" to the French resistant woman.
Blue Bloods: Cursed (2016) (TV Episode)
character says he watched this movie on TV
Tu mourras moins bête: L'ascenseur spatial, c'est pour quand? (2016) (TV Episode)
Someone named Private Ryan R. asks a question to Professor Moustache
Robot Chicken: Fridge Smell (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Ranch: The Boys of Fall (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Abby Phillips.
iZombie: Salivation Army (2016) (TV Episode)
Major thanks Clive for saving him from prison, when Clive tells Major to be Saving Private Ryan, to earn it.
A Hologram for the King (2016)
While on the wolf hunt, Yousef (the driver) asks Tom Hanks' character (Alan) if he would have liked to have been a US soldier in World War 2. Alan replies "Yes, but I would have skipped the Pacific." This is a reference to Tom Hanks starring in Saving Private Ryan (based in Europe) and then later producing Band of Brothers and The Pacific for HBO. A taxi-driver in "The Pacific" tells a soldier who just returned from combat in Japan "Yeah, I was a soldier, too, but at least I was in Europe. You guys in the Pacific had it much worse!" While Tom Hanks produced the Pacific, he didn't act in it, thereby "skipping The Pacific".
Paris or the Bush (2016)
This film is referred to.
Paris or the Bush: The Story of the Cods (2016)
This film is referred to.
The Escort (2016)
Mentioned in dialogue
Baroness Von Sketch Show: 2CatShaPurr (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned by name.
The Question Jury: Episode #1.10 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Michelle.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Tamera Mowry (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Theme Restaurant"
Afterlov (2016)
Nikos makes a reference.
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
The scene where Ryker and another soldier use mortars like hand-grenades by slamming the fuse rim against a hard object and tossing them at the Japanese is inspired by the final battle scene of "Saving Private Ryan" where Miller and Ryan do the same thing against the Germans.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 5 September 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of Tom Hanks' greatest films
Black Mirror: Men Against Fire (2016) (TV Episode)
The way Stripes struggles and kills his first roach, in a "tug war" with a knife pinning eachtother to the ground, is a reference to the same way an ironically unamed german soldier manages to drive a knife thru Mellish. "Saving Private Ryan" being a movie with a very clearcut dehumanization of the enemies from a real war also rooted in eugenic ideals, makes it a great paratext to the thesis of the episode.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Winter (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Lorelai during the opening sequence
The Graham Norton Show: Tom Hanks/Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Gemma Arterton/Mo Farah/Olly Murs (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Tom Hanks; subject of the red chair anecdote
Man with a Plan: Holey War (2016) (TV Episode)
Adam compares the state of their living room when their kids came home to the first 15 minutes of Saving Private Ryan
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
It was referenced by director Gareth Edwards. Many of the film's crew also previously worked on this film.
Blackcatloner: All Roads Lead to Rogue One (2016) (TV Episode)
"It immediately turns into Saving Private Ryan set in the Star Wars universe."
Good Bad Flicks: Razor Blade Smile (2017) (TV Episode)
Grahame Wood's role in the movie is mentioned.
Family Guy: Peter's Def Jam (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom Sizemore's downhill career trajectory is mocked.
1st Viewing: Balto (2017) (TV Episode)
Doug mentions it.
Saturday Night Live: Dwayne Johnson/Katy Perry (2017) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by Tom Hanks during Dwayne Johnson's monologue.
The Question Jury: Episode #2.11 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David.
The Question Jury: Episode #2.16 (2017) (TV Episode)
Question subject.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.16 (2017) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; set photo shown
Why Capitalism Exploits Poor People: Not Really (2017) (Video)
Stefan Molyneux references the movie to illustrate a point.
MenT: Shakira nebo menopauza - Co je více vyhledávané? (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by MenT.
Madam Secretary: The Essentials (2017) (TV Episode)
Nadine says having a baby was like this movie.
The Good Place: Derek (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Seth Rogen/Jenna Coleman/Clean Bandit & Julia Michaels (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth Rogen in "Seth & Seth Clear the Air"
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #11.17 (2018) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
Timeless: The War to End All Wars (2018) (TV Episode)
Wyatt says they are there to save Private Ryan
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: NutriBoom (2018) (TV Episode)
Jake: "This is Operation: Saving Private Pigeon."
Honest Trailers: Every Christopher Nolan Movie (2018) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Disrupts the Paradigm! (2018) (TV Episode)
Jacqueline mentions Tom Hanks shooting Nazis.
Luke Cage: Wig Out (2018) (TV Episode)
Captain Ridenhour refers to Misty as the departments' Private Ryan.
Preacher: Gonna Hurt (2018) (TV Episode)
One of the AA members says he watched several scenes from this movie
Studio C: Episode #9.1 (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the movie pitch sketch
Youth Condemn (2018)
Title is referenced and dialogue quoted
The Simpsons: From Russia Without Love (2018) (TV Episode)
Homer on Tom Hanks: "How many captains can one guy play?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Mac and Me (2018) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Earn this."
Bob's Burgers: Better Off Sled (2018) (TV Episode)
After being pelted with snowballs, Gene says "Saving Private Ryan called. It wants its opening scene back."
Conan: Tom Hanks (2019) (TV Episode)
Conan mentions it.
Talking Dead: Adaptation (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in writing during the "Dead Live Quiz" segment.
Nostalgia Critic: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2019) (TV Episode)
"Saving Private Ryan Reynolds."
1st Viewing: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Evening Urgant: Diana Arbenina/Tom Stoppard (2019) (TV Episode)

Featured in 

2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
features clips from this film
At the Movies: The Best Films of 1998 (1999) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #4 pick; Ebert's #3 pick.
At the Movies: Memo to the Academy - 1999 (1999) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) (TV Special)
At the Movies: Message in a Bottle/My Favorite Martian/Children of Heaven/Blast from the Past/God Said, 'Ha!' (1999) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown in the segment on the Oscar nominations.
The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
Saving Private Ryan is #45.
The Spirit of America (2001) (Short)
'Saving Private Ryan': Boot Camp (2004) (Video)
clips shown
'Saving Private Ryan': An Introduction (2004) (Video)
clips shown
'Saving Private Ryan': Music and Sound (2004) (Video)
clips shown
'Saving Private Ryan': Parting Thoughts (2004) (Video)
clips shown
Making 'Saving Private Ryan' (2004) (Video)
clips shown
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Fuck (2005)
Features clip from the movie
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
A clip from Saving Private Ryan is shown.
War Stories (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
Saving Private Ryan is #10.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
Saving Private Ryan is #71.
Spielberg on Spielberg (2007) (TV Movie)
clips shown
La noche de...: El vuelo del Fenix (2008) (TV Episode)
clips shown - Giovanni Ribisi profile
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 11 March 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Scenes from this film were featured in 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Special)
Saving Private Ryan is the #8 epic film.
Cleanflix (2009)
clip shown
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Breakfast: Episode dated 27 June 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during interview with Tom Hanks.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Birth of the Cinema (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Opening Scenes (2011) (TV Episode)
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movies to See Before You Die (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention, clip show
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best Movies Ever Made (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention, clips show
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tom Hanks Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
Captain John H. Miller is #4.
Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told (2013)
Film clips included
Renegade Cut: Tom Hanks Can't Stop Urinating (2013) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Battles (2013) (TV Episode)
The Omaha Beach Invasion is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Vin Diesel Moments (2013) (TV Episode)
The Letter is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
Saving Private Ryan is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Soldiers (2013) (TV Episode)
Captain John H. Miller is #6.
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Directors (2013) (TV Episode)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Key Movie Plot Motivators (2014) (TV Episode)
Private Ryan is #10.
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
clips from the Best Cinematography winner are shown
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Ordinary heroes presentation.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Where the Protagonist Dies (2014) (TV Episode)
Saving Private Ryan is #3.
The Greatest Ever War Films (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 4 in the Countdown
The Onion Film Standard: Saving Private Ryan (2014) (TV Episode)
WatchMojo: Top 10 World War II Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Saving Private Ryan is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Fights in the Rain (2014) (TV Episode)
Showers & Snipers is #7.
Al Murray's Great British War Movies (2014) (TV Special)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Improvised Movie Moments (2014) (TV Episode)
The Barn Story is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Last Words Before Death in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Captain John H. Miller gets an honorable mention.
Cinemadonna: A League of Their Own (2015) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Hellstorm (2015)
Film clips included
WatchMojo: Top 10 'How'd They Shoot That?!' Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
D-Day is #5.
Desmontando el HD (2015) (Short)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies with Massive Casualties (2015) (TV Episode)
Saving Private Ryan is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Deus Ex Machina Moments (2015) (TV Episode)
Angels on Our Shoulders gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Manly Tear Moments in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Private Ryan & Captain Miller gets an honorable mention.
Honest Trailers: The Martian (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Honest Trailers: The Oscars (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: When Are Critics Wrong? (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic points out how this movie was more powerful at the time it was made
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Tank Scenes (2016) (TV Episode)
Tank Face-Down is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies You Need to Watch in the Theater (2016) (TV Episode)
Saving Private Ryan is #10.
History Buffs: Saving Private Ryan (2016) (TV Episode)
movie reviewed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Set in France (2016) (TV Episode)
Saving Private Ryan is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Told in Flashback (2016) (TV Episode)
Saving Private Ryan is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest War Movies of All Time (2016) (TV Episode)
Saving Private Ryan is #1.
Tamara's Never Seen: Saving Private Ryan (2017) (TV Episode)
Tamara has never seen the movie until now
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Where the Villain Kills the Hero (2017) (TV Episode)
Saving Private Ryan is #6.
Nostalgia Critic: Balto (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip of the Omaha Beach Scene is used in a intense moment.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hunter Becomes the Hunted Scenes in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The Descent Thing is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Final Battles in Action Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The scene where Miller and Ryan hold a line against the Nazis is #4.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Amazing Small Details in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The Czech soldiers are #7.
Spielberg (2017) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown; film is discussed.
Honest Trailers: The Oscars 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Clip in military montage
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Are Better Than Best Picture Winners (2018) (TV Episode)
Saving Private Ryan, which overshadowed Shakespeare in Love (1998), is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies with Famous Actors in Roles You Completely Missed (2018) (TV Episode)
Saving Private Ryan, which features Nathan Fillion, is #2.
History Buffs: Dunkirk (2018) (TV Episode)
clips shown
In Praise of Action (2018)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 20 Improvised Movie Moments (2019) (TV Episode)
The Barn Story is #18.

Spoofed in 

2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
Characters act out scenes from this movie
Saving Ryan's Privates (1998) (Short)
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (1999) (Video Game)
"Ryan, I don't know Ryan, but if it gets me a tongue of bugs, that's my mission."
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.1 (1999) (TV Episode)
"Saving Private Lion" - spoof reenacted with soft toys.
The Simpsons: Beyond Blunderdome (1999) (TV Episode)
Rainier Wolfcastle is filming a movie called "Saving Irene Ryan"
Spaced: Chaos (1999) (TV Episode)
The scene of the group travelling in the back of the van to the animal lab spoofs the opening of the soldiers travelling to the battle, music, shaking hands, quotes and so on are spoofed.
Saving Ryan's Privates (1999) (Video)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 306 (2000) (TV Episode)
One "Scenes Cut From a Movie" suggestion is this.
Conker's Bad Fur Day (2001) (Video Game)
Star Ballz (2001) (Video)
Scene is spoofed.
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (2001) (TV Special)
South Park: Free Hat (2002) (TV Episode)
In the re-re-re-release, the soldiers are shown shooting walkie-talkies.
Shaving Ryan's Privates (2002) (TV Movie)
Parodies the work of Spielberg
Saving Star Wars (2004)
The movie poster is a spoof of the poster of Saving Private Ryan.
Conker: Live and Reloaded (2005) (Video Game)
A chapter in the game revolves around the theme of the movie, Saving Private Ryan, one soldier even picks up his own arm after landing on the beach, just as in the movie.
How It Should Have Ended: How Saving Private Ryan Should Have Ended (2005) (TV Episode)
Alternate ending parody
Robot Chicken: Sweet J Presents (2006) (TV Episode)
"Saving Private Smallberries" trailer
Malcolm in the Middle: Cattle Court (2006) (TV Episode)
Reese releases cattle from a slaughterhouse and says to a calf "Earn this."
South Park: Imaginationland (2007) (TV Episode)
When Imaginationland is attacked by terrorists the videography is a spoof of the D-Day scene from Saving Private Ryan including Ronald McDonald picking up his dismembered arm and carrying it with him.
The Simpsons: Little Orphan Millie (2007) (TV Episode)
In the scene in which Milhouse receives the news about his parents is a clear spoof of the scene where Mrs. Ryan receives the tragic news.
Imaginationland: The Movie (2008) (Video)
The intial terrorist attack is a shot-for-shot parody of the Omaha Beach Landing scene in Saving Private Ryan, complete with Ronald McDonald looking for, finding and grabbing his own severed arm amidst the chaos.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
A scene in which Tugg Speedman is deafened by an explosion is a shot-for-shot parody of a deafness sequence on Omaha Beach.
Robot Chicken: Unionizing Our Labor (2009) (TV Episode)
The battle between the Smurfs and the Snorks parodies scenes from this movie.
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #2.3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Daily Mail Movies Re-Mastered So Nazis Win"
Cinéman (2009)
One of the release posters spoofed this movie's famous poster.
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: Kyattofaito Kurabu/Parupu Adikushon (2010) (TV Episode)
A group of sperm cell soldiers storm a beach.
The Hour: Episode #7.40 (2010) (TV Episode)
"Saving Privates Flyin'" is shown when George Stroumboulopoulos talks about body scanners and pat-downs at airports.
American Dad!: For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls (2010) (TV Episode)
During the battle one of the elves walks through the carnage and picks up his severed arm.
Robot Chicken: Saving Private Gigli (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mashup of "Saving Private Gigli"
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
When Gnomeo is treading through the water in the big battle sequence.
Blue Mountain State: The Peak (2011) (TV Episode)
When Thad gets deafened during the riot
Robot Chicken: Choked on Multi-Colored Scarves (2012) (TV Episode)
parodied in the War Horse remake trailer
Family Guy: Brian's a Bad Father (2014) (TV Episode)
Version brought by Mazda
Albatross (2015)
When going to "war" with the Arctic Tern, the boys prepare in the wagon like the soldiers prepared in the boats, coming to shore in Normandy in the WW2 drama.
The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
Deafened scene
Sausage Party (2016)
The scene where characters are spilled on the ground in the supermarket and buried in flour comically parallels the Omaha Beach landing scene.
Show Kafka's Dudes: Cat Hunt (2019) (TV Episode)
Spoofed the famous scene with a knife

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