The Machinist (2004) Poster



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Psycho (1960)
shot of hand gripping shower curtain, overhead shot of body on bathroom floor
Repulsion (1965)
Much of both films take place in the protagonists' apartments. Both films feature rotting food and in both cases it's a rotting animal (fish and rabbit respectively). The protagonists of both films are descending into madness. The atmosphere in both is dark and oppressive.
The Tenant (1976)
Angel Heart (1987)
Toward the end of the movie, the protagonist repeats "I know who you are" several times, echoing Harry Angel's realization "I know who I am," also repeated several times toward the end of Alan Parker's film. Also, Ivan's diabolical persona shares ominous characteristics with Louis Cyphre's character.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
plot (life breaks apart, love interest etc.)
Se7en (1995)
visual style
Fight Club (1999)
A character says "no one ever died from insomnia", also the use of insomnia, paranoia and misperception of reality.
Rottweiler (2004)
A poster for the film can be seen while Trevor is running in the metro station
The Nun (2005)
A poster for the film can be seen while Trevor is running in the metro station

Referenced in 

Batman: The Journey Begins (2005) (Video)
Mentioned by Christopher Nolan.
Manhunt 2 (2007) (Video Game)
Danny and Michael are in the same poses as the people in the fishing photo.
The Insomniac (2013)
In the office scene, Paul tells John, "You have finally made my shit list," a reference to "The Machinist", in which Tucker tells Trevor the same line.
Children (2014) (Short)
The use of eerie, but child-like, imagery to symbolize Christian Bale's repressed memory of accidentally killing a child is a technique also used in this film to symbolize a repressed memory of accidentally killing a child.
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Unique Congratulation (2014) (Short)
DVD on the shelf.
MovieBerto: El maquinista (2015) (TV Episode)
Discussed film of the episode
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Fall (2016) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says, "Carol, the thru hiker, looked a little like Christian Bale in 'The Machinist.'"
Christian Bale: The Truth About Method Acting (2018) (Video)
Discusses Christian Bale's dramatic weight-loss
Joker (2019)
A psychologically troubled man suffers an acute weight loss.
The Moodys: Episode #1.4 (2019) (TV Episode)
Monty says he has a wrestler who can lose weight like a Christian Bale in this movie

Featured in 

The Machinist: Breaking the Rules (2005) (Video)
clips shown
Manifesting 'The Machinist' (2009) (Video)
Clips and making of material
The Machinist: Hiding in Plain Sight (2009) (Video)
Clips and making of material
WatchMojo: Top 10 Actor Body Transformations (2013) (TV Episode)
Christian Bale's transformations for The Machinist and Batman Begins are #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Christian Bale Performances (2013) (TV Episode)
Trevor Reznik is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Unrecognizable Actors in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Christian Bale as Trevor Reznik gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Psychological Thrillers (2016) (TV Episode)
The Machinist is #9.
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 GREATEST Christian Bale Scenes (2018) (TV Episode)
Buy Bleach is #6.

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