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1. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,309

Pilot - s1e1 Baby Elmo and Big Bird seen Más - s3e5 mentioned in song lyrics

2. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids.

Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta, Marcia Strassman

Votes: 5,049

Pilot - s1e1 Pinkman said to White "You're not welcome back, Kotter"

3. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 572,112 | Gross: $83.47M

Pilot - s1e1 When knocking down the Meth lab, Hank says "Watch this, makes them shit" and imitates Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" Better Call Saul - s2e8 mentioned by Hank

4. Miami Vice (1984–1989)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 21,784

Pilot - s1e1 When White said to Pinkman that they will not take the drugs that are making, Pinkman said "You've seen too much Miami Vice"

5. Iron Chef (1993–1999)

60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Chefs from all over the world come to Kitchen Stadium to do culinary battle with one of Chairman Kaga's "Iron Chefs." Both the challenger and the Iron Chef have one hour to prepare a meal ... See full summary »

Stars: Chen Kenichi, Hiroyuki Sakai, Rokusaburo Michiba, Koumei Nakamura

Votes: 975

Pilot - s1e1 mentioned in dialogue

6. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: The Erlenmeyer Flask (1994)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Deep Throat tips Mulder to a critically important case involving a missing fugitive and the cloning of extraterrestrial viruses.

Director: R.W. Goodwin | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Lindsey Ginter, Anne De Salvo

Votes: 3,965

Pilot - s1e1 When Walt is showing to Jesse the chemistry supplies he stole from the school, he mentions that he's got an "Erlenmeyer flask". Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad, was a writer and producer on several seasons of 'The X-Files'.

7. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

100 Metascore

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Votes: 25,723

Cat's in the Bag... - s1e2 Episode title is part of a quote from the film ...And the Bag's in the River - s1e3 Episode title is part of a quote from the film

8. Hokus Pokus (1949)

16 min | Comedy, Short

The stooges are taking care of their invalid friend Mary who is confined to wheelchair. What they don't know is that Mary is only faking her disability to swindle the insurance company. ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Mary Ainslee

Votes: 349

Cat's in the Bag... - s1e2 Jesse watches the short on TV.

9. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Votes: 454,267 | Gross: $178.80M

...And the Bag's in the River - s1e3 mentioned in dialogue Phoenix - s2e12 mentioned by Saul Kafkaesque - s3e9 Marie likens Walt's fictitious card counting technique to that of Rain Man.

10. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

Moses (Charlton Heston), an Egyptian Prince, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 59,372 | Gross: $93.74M

Cancer Man - s1e4 Charlton Heston as Moses mentioned

11. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.

Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Roxie Roker

Votes: 7,095

Cancer Man - s1e4 mentioned in dialogue

12. The Last Boy Scout (1991)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

52 Metascore

A private detective's protected female witness is murdered, prompting him and the victim's boyfriend to investigate the crime that leads to a corrupt politician and a crooked football team owner.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham

Votes: 89,118 | Gross: $59.51M

Cancer Man - s1e4 References the rolling wife in flour joke

13. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 189,412

Cancer Man - s1e4 Title is a reference to Cigarette-Smoking Man nicknamed the same. Series creator Vince Gilligan had previously served as a writer and producer that series.

14. Emeril Live (1997– )

60 min | Talk-Show

Emeril Lagasse takes cooking to a whole new level preparing delicious food with a live band and special guests try the food. BAM!

Stars: Emeril Lagasse, Malina Moye, Phillip Roebuck, Otoja Abit

Votes: 166

Cancer Man - s1e4 Emeril and "Bam!" mentioned together

15. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact a scientist as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 6,604

Cancer Man - s1e4 Walt Jr. is watching this movie

16. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 650,737 | Gross: $6.10M

Crazy Handful of Nothin' - s1e6 Tuco Salamanca is named after the protagonist of the classic 1966 Western, Tuco Ramírez. A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal - s1e7 Tuco Salamanca is named after the protagonist of the classic 1966 Western, Tuco Ramírez. I.F.T. - s3e3 Quote "There are two kinds of people: ..."

17. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

GP | 127 min | Crime, Drama

91 Metascore

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 153,971 | Gross: $16.22M

Crazy Handful of Nothin' - s1e6 The title as well as a spoken line by Marie during the card game are lifted from a line spoken by Dragline (George Kennedy) to Luke (Paul Newman).

18. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 695,094 | Gross: $45.60M

Crazy Handful of Nothin' - s1e6 Jesse says he isn't Scarface in reference to drugs Shotgun - s4e5 Mentioned in dialogue. Hazard Pay - s5e3 watched on TV

19. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 583,040 | Gross: $24.61M

A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal - s1e7 the episode's title is a reference to a quote from this movie

20. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2014)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall, John Melendez

Votes: 9,828

Seven Thirty-Seven - s2e1 "World's Dumbest Criminals" mentioned

21. El mago (1949)

100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

A slapstick fantasy of the amorous adventures of a magician a la Cantinflas.

Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Cantinflas, Leonora Amar, José Baviera, Ernesto Finance

Votes: 144

Grilled - s2e2 Hector is watching the movie

22. To Have and Have Not (1944)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Film-Noir

During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

Votes: 29,142

Bit by a Dead Bee - s2e3 the episode's title is a reference to a quote from this movie

23. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

67 Metascore

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 168,297 | Gross: $4.53M

Bit by a Dead Bee - s2e3 Willy Wonka mentioned Bullet Points - s4e4 Hank jokes that the initials W. W., which are written in Gale Boetticher's notebook, could stand for Willy Wonka.

24. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri

Votes: 6,541

Peekaboo - s2e6 mentioned by Jesse Shotgun - s4e5 mentioned in dialogue Rabid Dog - s5e12 Mentioned in dialogue

25. Duck and Cover (1952)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Family

Instructional short aimed at school-aged children of the early 1950s that combines animation and live-action footage with voice-over narration to explain what to do to increase their chances of surviving the blast from an atomic bomb.

Director: Anthony Rizzo | Stars: Leo M. Langlois III, Ray J. Mauer, Robert Middleton, Carl Ritchie

Votes: 840

Negro Y Azul - s2e7 "Bert the Turtle" from this film is played

26. Let's Make a Deal (1963–1977)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

Monty Hall hosts this hilarious half-hour gameshow in which audience contestants picked at random, dressed in ridiculous costumes, try to win cash or prizes by choosing curtain number 1, 2 ... See full summary »

Stars: Monty Hall, Jay Stewart, Carol Merrill, Wendell Niles

Votes: 396

Negro Y Azul - s2e7 Referenced in a sarcastic remark made by Tortuga regarding Hank's reluctance to dicker.

27. All That Jazz (1979)

R | 123 min | Drama, Music, Musical

72 Metascore

Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

Votes: 25,731 | Gross: $37.82M

Negro Y Azul - s2e7 Walter White says "Don't bullshit a bullshitter" to Barry, his student, who is asking Walter to pass him. The phrase comes from "All that Jazz" and is repeatedly told by the film's main character, Joe Gideon.

28. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,511,582 | Gross: $134.97M

Better Call Saul - s2e8 Don Corleone mentioned Open House - s4e3 "make him an offer he can't refuse" Crawl Space - s4e11 The presence of oranges indicates death or injury Blood Money - s5e9 Bag dropped and oranges spill on the street.

29. The Godfather: Part III (1990)

R | 162 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

Votes: 338,021 | Gross: $66.67M

4 Days Out - s2e9 "Just when I try to get out, they pull me back in."

30. Man vs. Wild (2006–2020)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

Bear Grylls travels the world in search of challenges to his survival skills.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Sean Lacoste, Joe Rest

Votes: 21,379

4 Days Out - s2e9 Jesse talks about a guy on discovery channel (Bear Grylls) drinking his own urine while stuck in the wilderness, while Jesse and Walt are stuck in the desert without water.

31. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror

39 Metascore

Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane

Votes: 39,238 | Gross: $34.87M

Over - s2e10 The Quote "This is your Brain on Drugs" was a quote from a Freddy Krueger Film "A Nightmare On Elm Street VI: Freddy's Dead"

32. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 93 min | Drama

83 Metascore

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 608,815 | Gross: $16.50M

Mandala - s2e11 The scene where Jesse uses heroin for the first time and imagines himself floating up to the ceiling is the same as a scene where Renton takes heroin.

Mandala - s2e11 Skyler impersonates Marilyn Monroe's performance of Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

34. White Heat (1949)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly

Votes: 27,334

Phoenix - s2e12 mentioned by Saul Granite State - s5e15 Walt is smuggled inside a tanker truck just like Cody Jarrett's gang in the Raoul Walsh's film.

35. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,572,020 | Gross: $315.54M

Phoenix - s2e12 mentioned by Jesse

36. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

91 Metascore

The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 53,823 | Gross: $21.50M

ABQ - s2e13 The Lovelace Hospital where Walt is operated upon is the same place the Mercury astronauts were tested.

37. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 301,080 | Gross: $70.14M

ABQ - s2e13 "Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?"

38. Dr. Phil (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Talk-Show

Talk show in which Dr. Phil McGraw invites guests to confront their problems.

Stars: Phil McGraw, Robin McGraw, T.D. Jakes, Travis Stork

Votes: 3,018

Caballo Sin Nombre - s3e2 mentioned in dialogue

39. Machete (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

60 Metascore

After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba

Votes: 185,877 | Gross: $26.59M

I.F.T. - s3e3 Tortuga, played by Danny Trejo, is killed with a machete.

40. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000–2015)
Episode: Chick Magnet (2009)

TV-MA | 12 min | Animation, Comedy

In an attempt to attract women the trio orders a literal "Chick Magnet"

Directors: Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis | Stars: Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder, Matt Maiellaro

Votes: 63

I.F.T. - s3e3 Walter Jr. and Louis watch this episode on TV.

41. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 68,981

Sunset - s3e6 When Walt phones Saul in a panic in order to figure out how to make the RV disappear, Saul remarks that "the Starship Enterprise had a self-destruct button". Blood Money - s5e9 Mentioned in dialogue

42. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

66 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 835,263 | Gross: $44.02M

Sunset - s3e6 Opening scene: Police dispatch refers to Bobby the police officer by the radio name "KDK-12", repeated a few times. "KDK-12" is also the radio name of the Forest Ranger station that Wendy Torrence attempt contacts in "The Shining", 1980

43. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror

49 Metascore

The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Oliver Robins

Votes: 23,643 | Gross: $41.00M

Sunset - s3e6 Referencing the presence of the Salamanca twins in the restaurant for the second time, the Los Pollos Hermanos manageress quotes the "They're back." tagline in the style of Carol Anne.

44. Lord of the Dance (1997 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

Since its premiere, Lord of the Dance has been captivating audiences and critics around the globe and has grossed over one billion dollars worldwide. Now fans will have a once in a lifetime... See full summary »

Director: David Mallet | Stars: Michael Flatley, Bernadette Flynn, Daire Nolan, Gillian Norris

Votes: 813

Sunset - s3e6 Mentioned by Badger.

45. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War