Sleepless in Seattle (1993) Poster


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Gunga Din (1939)
Casablanca (1942)
The wife says "here's looking at you" also As Time Goes By is playing at the start.
Kismet (1955)
Annie mentions it to Walter.
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
mentioned in conversation between tom hanks and victor garber when they were mocking women's conversation about the movie "an affair to remember"
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
seen in video store
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) (TV Series)
The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Days of Our Lives: Episode #1.7141 (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bo.
Evening Shade: Sleepless in Arkansas (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Hollywood's Leading Ladies with David Sheehan (1993) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by David when talking about Meg Ryan.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Sleepless in Bel-Air (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Home and Away: Episode #1.1414 (1994) (TV Episode)
Sarah asks Tug if he will come with her to see this
Wings: Sleepless in Nantucket (1994) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
Hearts Afire: Sleepless in a Small Town (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Northern Exposure: Lovers and Madmen (1994) (TV Episode)
Movie is mentioned.
Home and Away: Episode #1.1542 (1994) (TV Episode)
Shane rents this from Alf's store for Angel
At the Movies: Only You/Second Best/Pulp Fiction (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Only You" review.
Frasier: Duke's, We Hardly Knew Ye (1994) (TV Episode)
One of the intertitle cards reads: "Sleepless in Seattle (you knew we had to do it eventually)"
Mad About You: Legacy (1994) (TV Episode)
Paul mentions "Sleepbelts in Seattle"
Married... with Children: Sleepless in Chicago (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Friends: The One with the Butt (1994) (TV Episode)
Estelle asks Joey if he has seen the film.
ER: Blizzard (1994) (TV Episode)
Linda Farrell asks Carol Hathaway if she believes in a true love like in Sleepless in Seattle.
At the Movies: I.Q./Ri¢hie Ri¢h/Ready to Wear/Nobody's Fool/Mixed Nuts/The Jungle Book (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Mixed Nuts" review.
Melrose Place: St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Full House: Dateless in San Francisco (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
Baywatch: A Little Help (1995) (TV Episode)
A passing refence made by C.J.
ER: Sleepless in Chicago (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Critic: Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (1995) (TV Episode)
the setup for Siskel and Ebert's reunion is described as a ripoff of the film
The Simpsons: Bart Sells His Soul (1995) (TV Episode)
The Itchy & Scratchy episode is named "Skinless in Seattle", a reference to the film's title.
Hang Time: Let's Get Ready to Rumble (1995) (TV Episode)
Sam wants to rent Sleepless in Seattle (1993) again and snuggle with Danny as they watch it.
Ned and Stacey: Sleepless in Manhattan (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Vicar of Dibley: The Easter Bunny (1996) (TV Episode)
Geraldine suggests this film for the video club.
The Cable Guy (1996)
Coach: Sleepless in Orlando (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
In a street interview, a theatergoer cites this as her all-time favorite film.
At the Movies: The Saint/Inventing the Abbotts/Double Team/That Old Feeling/Chasing Amy (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "That Old Feeling" review.
Under Wraps (1997) (TV Movie)
One of the movies Marshall said Harold watched.
Sammy the Screenplay (1997) (Video)
The lead character "Sammy the Screenplay" is described as being like 'Sleepless in Seattle'
20 Dates (1998)
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place: Two Guys, a Girl and a Guy (1998) (TV Episode)
Berg mentions the movie
The Larry Sanders Show: Pilots and Pens Lost (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dave Chappelle.
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place: Two Guys, a Girl and a Chance Encounter (1998) (TV Episode)
Mr. Bauer retells the experiences of Tom Hanks's character as if he had lived them himself
At the Movies: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) (TV Episode)
Siskel and Ebert mention the movie (in a clip from "The Critic").
Popular: Tonight's the Night (1999) (TV Episode)
Sam mentions the movie as Carmen's favorite.
Diagnosis Murder: The Unluckiest Bachelor in L.A. (2000) (TV Episode)
Steve and Lily rent this.
Big Wolf on Campus: Imaginary Fiend (2000) (TV Episode)
Lori does not want to watch any films starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan on her first date with Tommy.
Becker: Panic on the 86th (2000) (TV Episode)
The Empire State Building tour guide tells her tour party that the building's observation deck has been immortalized in movies including Sleepless in Seattle.
Saturday Night Live: Rob Lowe/Eminem (2000) (TV Episode)
Referenced by The Ladies Man on Weekend Update
Dharma & Greg: Sleepless in San Francisco (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Making of 'Hanging Up' (2000) (TV Movie)
The Tick: Couples (2001) (TV Episode)
Captain Liberty tells Batmanuel that she has rented "Sleepless in Seattle."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doublemeat Palace (2002) (TV Episode)
Buffy says, "It's like Sleepless in Seattle (1993) if...if Meg and Tom were like, minced."
Lovers & Leavers (2002)
This movie is mentioned in Kuutamolla (2002).
Gilmore Girls: I Can't Get Started (2002) (TV Episode)
Luke mentions the film.
Everwood: The Price of Fame (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Listed on theater marquee
Malcolm in the Middle: Reese's Party (2003) (TV Episode)
Malcolm rents "Sleepless in Seattle."
Marci X (2003)
Dr. S mentions watching this Meg Ryan film.
Miss Match: Addicted to Love (2003) (TV Episode)
A movie that Rachel fall asleep to
Only Fools and Horses: Sleepless in Peckham...! (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
NCIS: The Good Samaritan (2004) (TV Episode)
Charlene rents this to watch with Gibbs
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
NCIS: A Weak Link (2004) (TV Episode)
Abs: "Are we gonna be watching Sleepless in Seattle on a rainy Sunday afternoon?"
Realms of Blood (2004) (Video)
The Simpsons: There's Something About Marrying (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Marge's flashback
Footballers' Wives: Episode #4.2 (2005) (TV Episode)
Noah and Bethany mention the film.
How It Should Have Ended: How Saving Private Ryan Should Have Ended (2005) (TV Episode)
"Maybe you were a cop and had a giant dog for a partner and wouldn't let you sleep in Seattle"
Grey's Anatomy: Much Too Much (2005) (TV Episode)
George references the film's title.
Gilmore Girls: Friday Night's Alright for Fighting (2006) (TV Episode)
Logan jokes that if Rory cancels their date he will watch Sleepless in Seattle calling it ''"An Affair to Remember" with Rita Wilson.''
NCIS: Head Case (2006) (TV Episode)
Tony mentions this in his list of voodoo movies - saying it wasn't a voodoo movie, but the first time he saw it, it "scared the bejesus" out of him.
Aída: El imperio del sinsentido (2006) (TV Episode)
Chema tells Aída he's rented this film.
Kyle XY: Sleepless in Seattle (2006) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
Game k n b?: Episode dated 3 March 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
One of the answers in the semi-final round in which host Kris Aquino asked for the movies of Meg Ryan since 1985.
Hey Paula: Sleepless in New York (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Email to Bill Gates (2007) (TV Movie)
A DVD release of this movie is shown and the film itself is mentioned througout the movie
My Name Is Earl: Early Release (2007) (TV Episode)
Acted out by Earl while playing Charades in solitary confinement
Torchwood Declassified: Sleepless in Cardiff (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Secret of Loch Ness (2008) (TV Movie)
Mother Anna Bender: Your father ... can pare an apple, that the skin keeps entire - Son Tim Bender: That was in "Sleepless in Seattle"
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (2008) (TV Movie)
"Syphilis in Seattle"
The Other End of the Line (2008)
Zia references Priya meeting her "Tom-Richard-Harry-Hank" soulamate guy
The Bachelor: Episode #13.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by one of the girls
30 Rock: Señor Macho Solo (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tracy
The Bachelor: Episode #13.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by one of the girls
The Bachelor: Episode #13.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Title and Tom Hanks mentioned, and houseboat where it was filmed was shown
Castle: A Chill Goes Through Her Veins (2009) (TV Episode)
Castle mentions this movie and Tom Hanks in dialogue.
Drop Dead Diva: The Chinese Wall (2009) (TV Episode)
Fred says that he found the film among Jane's DVD collection.
Accidentally on Purpose: Memento (2009) (TV Episode)
Billie uses names of the main actors in the movie when trying to fake that she knows Zack's siblings names
Wheel of Fortune: Welcome Aboard 4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Before-and-after puzzle "Sleepless in Seattle Seahawks"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.74 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $2,000 question
How I Met Your Mother: Zoo or False (2010) (TV Episode)
Ted builds a scale model of the Empire State Building and then reenacts the last scene from Sleepless in Seattle.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.136 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $15,000 question
Hot in Cleveland: Pilot (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie mentioned by the girls on the plane at the start of the show.
Tosh.0: Awful Weatherman (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Covert Affairs: Fool in the Rain (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danielle.
Weeds: Boomerang (2010) (TV Episode)
"Sexless in Seattle"
Packed to the Rafters: Spark of Life (2010) (TV Episode)
Julie mentioned the movie, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
Good Luck Charlie: Sleepless in Denver (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Midway to Heaven (2011)
Ned and Carol rent "Sleepless in Seattle."
Mad Love: Fireworks (2011) (TV Episode)
Larry refers to Kate as Meg Ryan, after Ben and her met at the top of the Empire State Building.
How I Met Your Mother: Desperation Day (2011) (TV Episode)
This movie was supposed to be Marshall and Lily's first video date.
The Real Housewives of Orange County: Shameless in Seattle (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hot in Cleveland: The Emmy Show (2011) (TV Episode)
Austin's story about his father is said to be just like Sleepless in Seattle
Exes & Ohs: Sleepless in Seattle (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Pair of Kings: Sleepless in the Castle (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
NCIS: Los Angeles: Honor (2011) (TV Episode)
Deeks calls Kensi "Sleepless in Seattle" after Connor and Makeo reunite.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Simon Pegg whilst sat in a cafe in Seattle says "you haven't asked how I am" then says he couldn't sleep!
Phineas and Ferb: Meapless in Seattle (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Ricky Gervais Show: Comic Relief (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Karl
The Mindy Project: Hiring and Firing (2012) (TV Episode)
Mindy says it's her favorite movie.
The Mindy Project: In the Club (2012) (TV Episode)
Amar'e Stoudemire says it's his favorite Tom Hanks romantic comedy.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.20 (2012) (TV Episode)
Rove McManus says that Tom Hanks yelling at him sounded like he was quoting the film
Go On: Back, Back, Back... It's Gone! (2012) (TV Episode)
Anne mentions the "'Sleepless in Seattle'-effect" of widowers.
Shake It Up: Home Alone It Up (2012) (TV Episode)
Ty inadvertently reveals he's a fan of the movie
General Hospital: Episode #1.12714 (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
American Dad!: The Boring Identity (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Francine
Hot in Cleveland: All My Exes (2013) (TV Episode)
Melanie says Andy likes to watch this movie
Drop Dead Diva: One Shot (2013) (TV Episode)
Paul tells Owen that Jane and Stacy love to watch the same romantic comedies, like "Sleepless in Seattle".
The Simpsons: White Christmas Blues (2013) (TV Episode)
"Sleetless in Seattle" graphic during Kent Brockman's report
Burning Love: Freestyle Rap Contest (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Leo's rap
The Middle: Sleepless in Orson (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
Land Ho! (2014)
Title is referenced
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.19 (2014) (TV Episode)
The phrase "sleepless in Seattle" is used in talking about the Seattle Seahawks playing in the Super Bowl.
Saturday Night Live: Louis C.K./Sam Smith (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Stephen A. Smith on Weekend Update
Modern Family: Message Received (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Anime Abandon: Lily C.A.T. (2014) (TV Episode)
title drop
Old Fashioned (2014)
Amber says that she loves the film.
Hindsight: I Never... (2015) (TV Episode)
a couple at the video store asks for "Sleepless in Seattle".
Man Seeking Woman: Traib (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #5.28 (2015) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question; poster shown
Being Mary Jane: Sleepless in Atlanta (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Tom Hanks/Mila Kunis (2015) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks and James Corden re-enact a scene
Ask This Old House: Lighting, Water Main (2015) (TV Episode)
Tommy's favorite chick flick
Young & Hungry: Young & Pretty Woman (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Josh.
Kendra on Top: Hankless in Seattle (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Letters to Santa 2 (2015)
Title is referenced
Pick Me!: Episode #1.22 (2015) (TV Episode)
Deceptive answer by Joseph.
The Cinema Snob: Old Fashioned (2016) (TV Episode)
"The movie then stops dead to review Sleepless in Seattle."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sarah Silverman/Marco Rubio/Wet (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Marco Rubio as he recalls proposing at the top of the Empire State Building
TruInside: Bridesmaids (2016) (TV Episode)
Graphic showing name of movie
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 14 June 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Golic
Amityville: No Escape (2016)
Lina wears a Sleepless in Seattle nightshirt.
Double Date Night: Episode #1.2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during a game of charades.
The Matchbreaker (2016)
mentioned in dialogue
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Monster in the Closet (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Blackcatloner Reviews: Old Fashioned (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions that Clay and Amber review this movie in Old Fashioned.
The Cinema Snob: Dear Santa (2016) (TV Episode)
..."and also a copy of Sleepless in Seattle, but it's only slightly less creepy."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Aziz Ansari/Jenna Dewan Tatum/LANY/Thaddeus Dixon (2017) (TV Episode)
"Sleeveless in Seattle" shown on-screen during the Ya Burnt segment
Good Witch: Somewhat Surprising (2017) (TV Episode)
Cash Trapped: Episode #2.16 (2017) (TV Episode)
Correct answer.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Josh Meyers/Hilary Meyers/Larry Meyers (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the "Seth Explains Teen Slang" segment
iZombie: Brainless in Seattle, Part 1 (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
iZombie: Brainless in Seattle, Part 2 (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
You Me Her: Dickless in Seattle (2018) (TV Episode)
title reference
Life Sentence: Sleepless Near Seattle (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Love Possibly (2018)
Mentioned by Alex (he has the DVD) several times, as this is his favorite movie.
Loving Lyfe: Valentine's Day (2019) (TV Episode)
Chab: "That's like 'Sleepless in Seattle.'"
Show Offs: Never Happy Again (2019) (TV Episode)
Referenced as an example of a rom-com
Men Behaving Badly: Carpe Dino (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Katie during a game of charades


Featured in 

Hollywood's Leading Ladies with David Sheehan (1993) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown.
That's Showbusiness: Episode #6.11 (1994) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
At the Movies: Why Gump? Why Now? (1994) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for Tom Hanks's three recent big hits, including this one.
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
It's near the end of the montage
The Cable Guy (1996)
20 Dates (1998)
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories (2002) (TV Special)
Sleepless in Seattle is #45.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
On movie screen in theater
The Movie Break: Episode dated 3 April 2003 (2003) (TV Episode)
Film shown.
The Popcorn of Doom (2003) (Video)
The movie watched obsessively by 'Her'
Casting a Spell: Making 'Bewitched' (2005) (Video)
Clips featured.
20 to 1: Girls on Film (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Special)
Sleepless in Seattle is the #10 romantic comedy film.
The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.34 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip highlighted discussion topic.
The Nostalgia Chick: You've Got Mail (2011) (TV Episode)
recalling Tom Hanks
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tom Hanks Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
Sam Baldwin is #7.
Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)
A clip is shown
De wereld leert door: Episode #1.26 (2013) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Rock Center with Brian Williams: Episode #1.60 (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
There's Something About Romcoms (2016) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Romance Movies of the 1990s (2017) (TV Episode)
Sleepless in Seattle is #7.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Romance Movies of All Time (2017) (TV Episode)
Sleepless in Seattle is #10.
The History of Comedy: The Comedy of Real Life (2017) (TV Episode)
clips from the film
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Endings to Romantic Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Meet Me in New York is #7.
MsMojo: Top 10 Iconic Meg Ryan Romance Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Sleepless in Seattle is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Unforgettable Movie Couples of the 1990s (2017) (TV Episode)
Sam & Annie are #4.

Spoofed in 

Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (1999) (Video Game)
one mission is called "Clueless in Seattle"
Date Movie (2006)
they name the movie in the article saying they should meet at the top of the empire state building, because it's too far they decide to meet on her rooftoop
The Love Box (2008) (Video)
Title reference, as the alternate title for this film is Braless in Burbank.
Beethoven's Big Break (2008) (Video)
crazy credits: poster "Flealess in Seattle"
Phineas and Ferb: The Chronicles of Meap (2009) (TV Episode)
title reference in a non-existant movie trailer
The Break-Up Artist (2009)
Rick and Britney meet on the roof of a tall building
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Living Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
Lester says Jeff is "Souless in Seattle"

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