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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.
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.
Pilot - s1e1 Pinkman said to White "You're not welcome back, Kotter"
3. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
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.
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 »
Pilot - s1e1 mentioned in dialogue
The X-Files (1993–2018)
The Erlenmeyer Flask
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.
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
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.
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 »
Cat's in the Bag... - s1e2 Jesse watches the short on TV.
9. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
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.
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.
Cancer Man - s1e4 mentioned in dialogue
12. The Last Boy Scout (1991)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
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.
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!
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.
Cancer Man - s1e4 Walt Jr. is watching this movie
16. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
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.
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
A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.
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
In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
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
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
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
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
33. President Kennedy's Birthday Salute (1962 TV Movie)
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.
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.
PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,572,020 | Gross: $315.54M
Phoenix - s2e12 mentioned by Jesse
36. The Right Stuff (1983)
PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
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
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.
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.
Caballo Sin Nombre - s3e2 mentioned in dialogue
39. Machete (2010)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 185,877 | Gross: $26.59M
I.F.T. - s3e3 Tortuga, played by Danny Trejo, is killed with a machete.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000–2015)
TV-MA | 12 min | Animation, Comedy
In an attempt to attract women the trio orders a literal "Chick Magnet"
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.
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
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.
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
The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.
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 »
Sunset - s3e6 Mentioned by Badger.
45. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War