Chariots of Fire (1981) Poster


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Edited into 

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Music from this movie is used.


The Mikado (1926) (Short)
Harold first sees Sybil in a production of this operetta.
The Mikado (1939)
Sybil takes part in a production of Three Little Maids
H.M.S. Pinafore (1939) (TV Movie)
Harold and his friends sing "For He Is an Englishman."
Brigadoon (1954)
Eric Liddell refers to "the heather on the hill" in his speech in the highlands of Scotland.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Bruce Dern/Luther Vandross (1982) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Focus on Film
The Last Horror Film (1982)
Poster visible and title on marquee at Cannes
The Steam Video Company: The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll (1984) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Garlic-Eater" promo
Riptide: Hatchet Job (1984) (TV Episode)
the Chariots of Fire theme is heard during Murray's attempt at running
Repo Man (1984)
Last of the Summer Wine: The Woollenmills of Your Mind (1985) (TV Episode)
Theme music heard while Compo is training.
Fast Forward: Episode #3.1 (1987) (TV Episode)
Chariots of Fire theme is heard during animal spot.
Home and Away: Episode #1.44 (1988) (TV Episode)
Tom mentions the movie while training on the beach with Steven
L.A. Law: Chariots of Meyer (1988) (TV Episode)
title reference
Full House: Divorce Court (1989) (TV Episode)
The theme-song plays as the three friends race.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Joel as the astronauts are seen running
Married with Children: Go for the Old (1993) (TV Episode)
theme music is played during men's 1500 meter run and running is in slow motion
My Life (1993)
theme plays
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Explorers (1995) (TV Episode)
Julian and Miles sing the William Blake song Chariots of Fire which was popularized by use in the movie title.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Parts: The Clonus Horror (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow (as a character runs): "Chariots of Puss"
Day of Discovery: Eric Liddell: Olympic Champion - Man of Courage (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned several times.
Monarch of the Glen: Episode #1.2 (2000) (TV Episode)
"You look like an extra from Chariots of Fire."
The Directors: The Films of Terry Gilliam (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in film.
HBO First Look: I Dreamed of Africa: On Location (2000) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
EastEnders: Episode dated 16 January 2001 (2001) (TV Episode)
Dot says she will rent a nice movie which herself, Nick and Ashley can all watch together. Later on in the day Dot enthusiastically says, "Look what I've got! Chariots of Fire." Nick is unimpressed.
Sonny (2002)
Even Stevens: Snow Job (2002) (TV Episode)
During a couple of Ren's pole-vaulting scenes, the music playing is a variation on the theme from the movie Chariots of Fire (1981).
Old School (2003)
L'escala de diamants (2003) (TV Movie)
Hjemmekamp (2004) (Short)
theme music is played when Stian is running in slow motion
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
Madagascar (2005)
Running on the beach with "Chariots of Fire" playing.
The Ringer (2005)
The theme from "Chariots of Fire" is played.
Witness to 'Reds' (2006) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Getaway: A Day in the Life of Europe (2006) (TV Episode)
In a story on St. Andrews, Scotland, Erik mentions the beach that was featured in one of this movie's memorable scenes.
The Holiday (2006)
Miles picks up the DVD and performs the theme at Blockbuster
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
"Titles (Theme from Chariots of Fire" played during end credits
Ugly Betty: Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2007) (TV Episode)
Slow-motion race between Daniel and Alexis, accompanied by the theme from Chariots of Fire.
George of the Jungle: George Skips Breakfast/Muscle Mania (2007) (TV Episode)
George runs in slow-motion while music similar to the "Chariots" theme plays.
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
The Office: Local Ad (2007) (TV Episode)
Main theme used in Michael's ad
20 to 1: Fantastic Sporting Finishes (2007) (TV Episode)
The theme music from this movie is played in a segment on Robert Cheriot's slip at the finish of the 2006 Chicago Marathon.
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007) (Video)
Mentioned once.
My Name Is Earl: Early Release (2007) (TV Episode)
Randy: "Hey, are you all here to watch me and Earl do one of those super slow running hugs like they did in that movie Cherries of Fire? I've been pratcicing", followed by Randy running in slow motion to the music from Chariots of Fire.
The Eric Liddell Story (2007) (Video)
The film is mentioned by the narrator, and a movie poster is seen.
The Fairly OddParents: Mission: Responsible/Hairicane (2008) (TV Episode)
The music when characters move in slow motion is a reference to this film and its slow motion sequences.
The Footy Show: Episode #16.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
The theme from this movie is played in a segment of viewer captions for a photo.
Old Dogs (2009)
The theme from Chariots of Fire played.
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
"Birdemic" contains a variation of "Chariots of Fire" main theme.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $25,000 question
Gareth Malone's Extraordinary School for Boys: Episode #1.2 (2010) (TV Episode)
The movie's theme song is played during a running race.
Peep Show: Seasonal Beatings (2010) (TV Episode)
During the game of Charades, Mark's dad does this.
Parks and Recreation: Go Big or Go Home (2011) (TV Episode)
The "Chariots of Fire" theme plays as Leslie makes her pitch to Chris and Ben.
Unlawful Killing (2011)
The narrator, Keith Allen, says that Dodi Fayed "first showed his cinematic talent in 1981 as executive producer of the Oscar-winning film, Chariots of Fire".
Ever to Excel (2012)
Recreation of the famous beach scene (including the Vangelis score) which was filmed in St Andrews.
Suits: Discovery (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Louis
The Footy Show: Episode #19.20 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the commentator when he talks about Sam Newman in The Footy Show Games segment.
The Nostalgia Chick: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2013) (TV Episode)
The theme plays during a battle scene
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
"This was no Chariots of Fire."
The Cinema Snob: Fatal Games (2014) (TV Episode)
"This movie is just like Chariots of Fire. Both of them have...uh...running, I guess."
Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch: Chariots of Fear (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jason Segel/Steve Harvey/Alicia Keys (2014) (TV Episode)
Jimmy presents the theme music as recorded by a "gulp symphony"
Shaun the Sheep: Bitzer's Secret (2014) (TV Episode)
Theme music is heard when Bitzer and the farmer are running.
The 87th Annual Academy Awards (2015) (TV Special)
Theme song played during closing credits
Community: Advanced Safety Features (2015) (TV Episode)
Britta and Rick discuss the movie.
500 Questions: Episode #1.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "'80s Films" category
500 Questions: Episode #1.3 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Sports Movies" category
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #6.25 (2015) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.11 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Pop Culture Cross-Dressing" category
The Goldbergs: Lainey Loves Lionel (2016) (TV Episode)
Appears in the movie listings in Adam's newspaper.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.81 (2016) (TV Episode)
After Chariot is revealed as the correct answer to a question about the vehicle depicted by the seventh trump card of standard Tarot decks asked when Tony and the Chaser go head to head, Andrew O'Keefe says of Tony, "This chariot's on fire."
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #3.7 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Great Scot!" category
Dunkirk (2017)
One of the main influences on this movie.
Loose Women: Episode #21.244 (2017) (TV Episode)
Andrea McLean mentions the film

Featured in 

The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1982) (TV Special)
The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982) (TV Special)
The 58th Annual Academy Awards (1986) (TV Special)
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) (TV Movie)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1981 (2005) (TV Episode)
It's discussed in the 1981 episode.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #100 on the list.
20 to 1: Magnificent Movies (2006) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown when it is the subject of a segment.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
20 to 1: Greatest Sporting Anthems (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on its main theme.
20 to 1: Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
The Cinema Snob: Goldengirl (2012) (TV Episode)
Theme music plays during the Snob's run during the title sequence.
Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies: New Frontiers (2013) (TV Episode)
clips shown and title/theme music discussed
The 90th Annual Academy Awards (2018) (TV Special)
Seen in 90 Years of Oscars montage

Spoofed in 

Hysterical (1983)
running on the beach scene
Mr. Mom (1983)
The race is in slow motion; in addition, a "Chariots of Fire" knockoff soundtrack is heard
Cherry Ettes for Hire (1984) (Video)
The title is a spoof on this classic film.
Magnum, P.I.: Find Me a Rainbow (1986) (TV Episode)
The music as Magnum tries to catch a ball and lands in a flower bed, is parodying the theme music by Vangelis from the film.
Spitting Image: Episode #4.4 (1986) (TV Episode)
"Chariots of Herrings" is a parody of the film.
Alvin & the Chipmunks: Dreamlighting (1988) (TV Episode)
Music score spoofed.
Saved by the Bell: Zack's War (1990) (TV Episode)
At the end of the obstacle course, Screech and Butch run in slow-motion through the tires while a send-up of the "Chariots of Fire" theme plays.
The Simpsons: Lisa's First Word (1992) (TV Episode)
The music in the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon is a parody of music in this film.
ReBoot: Enzo the Smart (1994) (TV Episode)
Music during the characters' slow-motion athletic failures is reminiscent of the Chariots of Fire theme
Chariots of Fur (1994) (Short)
The Nanny: Lamb Chop's on the Menu (1995) (TV Episode)
There is a sequence involving Fran and C.C. racing in slow motion to the movie's theme music.
Good Burger (1997)
Theme music heard as Ed & Dex run up to Shaq in slow motion
Stiff Upper Lips (1998)
Opening race
Will & Grace: Alley Cats (1999) (TV Episode)
The final sequence of events at the end is a parody of the film Chariots of Fire.
Hooves of Fire (1999) (TV Short)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Theme plays while The Grinch competes in a sack race
Boat Trip (2002)
slo-mo running scene with similar music
Old School (2003)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Theme used for the "cheesy inspirational music."
Scrubs: My Bright Idea (2006) (TV Episode)
Music when the Janitor races
The Crazy Cartoon III: The Quest for the Thing That Does Some Stuff (2006) (Video)
The running scene in the hallway
Two and a Half Men: Release the Dogs (2006) (TV Episode)
Alan is imitating slow-motion running on the beach, like in the opening scene of that film, and is singing the score from that scene.
Neues vom Wixxer (2007)
Slow motion running scene.
Are We Done Yet? (2007)
"Chariots of Fire" plays as Chuck prepares and begins to powerwalk
The Footy Show: The Grand Final Footy Show 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
The cast send up the scene of the athletes running along the beach in the opening skit.
Zaag (2008) (Video)
there's a running scene with the vangelis song from that movie
The Middle: Average Rules (2010) (TV Episode)
theme plays as Sue hobbles across the finish line on crutches
2011: ¡¿Estamos contentos?! (2010) (TV Movie)
"Cargos de fuego" sketch (Judges have a race and Vangelis' score plays during it)
The Badly Animated Adventures of Spider-Man (2013) (Video)
When Spider-Man punches Deadpool during the office scene, Deadpool flies through the air in slow motion while the theme of Chariots of Fire plays, as that movie featured lots of slow motion.
Family Guy: He's Bla-ack! (2014) (TV Episode)
Theme heard during one-legged race
Vacation (2015)
Theme featured when the Griswolds get to Wally World, as in the original Vacation.
Milo Murphy's Law: World Without Milo/The Race (2017) (TV Episode)
When Milo crosses the finish line in "The Race," the music is a parody of the "Chariots of Fire" theme.

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