Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Poster


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West Side Story (1961)
when Harold says that he wishes his life was more musical, the professor says 'like west side story?"
Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) (TV Series)
when Harold stays with his friend Dave, the light switch to the room makes the chirping communicator sound
The Graduate (1967)
Dustin Hoffman dives into a pool & famous tracking shot from left to right when Harold is walking up to the clerk
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Dave's apartment is made to look like the spacestation in 2001, and "Dave" is also the name of the person who switches off HAL the robot in the original film.
Manhattan (1979)
The shot of Karen Eiffel and Penny Escher watching the bridge in Stranger Than Fiction is similar to the one where Isaac and Mary are sitting under the bridge in Manhattan.
Rain Man (1988)
More than one time, Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) ask to Harold (Will Ferrell) if he have counted particular object while they are talking, tiles of the bathroom floor for example. This references the autistic behaviour of Dustin Hoffman's character in Rain Man.
A Few Good Men (1992)
When Karen Eiffel (Thompson) says "I'm not in the business of saving lives - in fact, just the opposite" she quotes Col. Jessep (Nicholson).

Referenced in 

Getaway: Episode #17.8 (2008) (TV Episode)
A DVD of this movie is shown in a promotion of other movies starring Will Ferrell available at BigPond Movies.
Cleanflix (2009)
DVD cover
Death and Taxes (2011) (Short)
Imagery from the film appears in this short
Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla (2013)
The central theme is the same in both the movies.
Geeks Who Drink: Eric Christian Olsen VS. Scott Porter (2015) (TV Episode)
listed as a film with Will Ferrell


A Man and a Woman (1966)
clip shown on tv
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Airing on TV
The Meaning of Life (1983)
Harold Crick is shown watching part of the infamous "Mr. Creosote" sequence of this movie.
Winged Migration (2001)
Footage airing on the TV, the audio track has been replaced with a fake, humorous commentary.

Featured in 

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) (TV Special)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Will Ferrell Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
Harold Crick is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dramatic Performances by Comedic Actors (2015) (TV Episode)
Will Ferrell as Harold Crick gets an honorable mention.
Starfilm (2017)
An excerpt featuring stars (of the celestial kind) is shown.
Romantic Comedy (2019)
clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Times Twilight Zone Was Ripped Off (2019) (TV Episode)
Stranger Than Fiction gets an honorable mention for ripping off The Twilight Zone: A World of His Own (1960).

Spoofed in 

A Day in the Life of Average Joe (2008) (Short)
Protagonist can hear narrator
Fucked or Fiction (2013) (TV Short)
Adult Parody

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