Ben-Hur (1959) Poster



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Version of 

Ben Hur (1907) (Short)
Same source material.
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
Same source material.
Ben Hur (2003) (Video)
Same source material.
Ben Hur (2010) (TV Mini-Series)
Same source material.
Ben-Hur (2016)
Same source material.

Edited into 

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


Quo Vadis (1951)
The opening bars of the music for the chariots' parade lap prior to the race is the same piece that accompanies Galba's army ("Hail Galba") at the end of Quo Vadis. Miklos Rozsa composed both scores.

Referenced in 

Hedda Hopper's Hollywood (1960) (TV Movie)
Original cast members talk about chariot races.
You Bet Your Life: Episode #10.22 (1960) (TV Episode)
Part of quiz question.
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show: Ginger Rogers/Tony Bennett/Henny Youngman/Errol Garner (1960) (TV Episode)
José Jiménez says he saw the movie.
The Twilight Zone: Mr. Bevis (1960) (TV Episode)
J. Hardy Hempstead tells Mr. Bevis that he has driven a chariot, and that "I'm the guy responsible for Ben-Hur winning." Later, the film title is prominently displayed on a theater marquee in the last scene.
BUtterfield 8 (1960)
title in lights behind Harvey in phone booth and on building directory
What's My Line?: Stephen Boyd (1960) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
The Danny Thomas Show: Danny and the Hoodlums (1961) (TV Episode)
Skip Harris claims to have written a parody titled "Ben-Him".
Top Cat: The Tycoon (1961) (TV Episode)
TC mentions the bathing scene.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Punch Thy Neighbor (1962) (TV Episode)
Rob says that Jerry again viewed "The Alan Brady Show" is "rotten" by comparing it to "Ben-Hur"
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls (1962) (TV Episode)
Dobie says not since this film have they forced stow-aways to row the boat.
The Lucy Show: Lucy's Sister Pays a Visit (1963) (TV Episode)
Hughie asks if Lucy invited the cast of Ben Hur to the wedding
The Lucy Show: No More Double Dates (1963) (TV Episode)
Characters suggest this as a movie they could see
The Danny Thomas Show: When in Rome (1963) (TV Episode)
Tired of being photographed by Phil's staff, Danny complains that they've shot more film than they did for Ben-Hur.
Stump the Stars: Ed Begley vs. Jeanne Crain (1963) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by panelist Ross Martin.
The Executioner (1963)
A character mentions the film.
The Jack Benny Program: Jack Directs Film (1963) (TV Episode)
Rochester says Jack was great in it
The Collector (1965)
when she is being stalked, Miranda walks by a theater playing Ben-Hur
The 40th Annual Academy Awards (1968) (TV Special)
Two in Clover: Episode #1.4 (1969) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by title
Over 18... and Ready! (1969)
Barney mentions the title.
The Governor & J.J.: Ben and Her (1970) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Neon Palace (1971)
The film is referenced.
Out 1 (1971)
Mentioned in dialogue (Episode 4).
Vente a ligar al Oeste (1972)
A Spanish poster for this movie can be seen in Benito's room.
Live and Let Die (1973)
Sheriff J.W. Pepper says: "I got me a regular Ben-Hur down here. Doing 95... minimum."
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charlton Heston/Dom DeLuise/Ace Trucking Company/Lucille Ball (1974) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Charlton Heston's earlier movie
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charlton Heston/Norman Mailer/David Brenner/Ian Whitcomb (1974) (TV Episode)
Charlton Heston discusses the chariot race sequence in his earlier movie
Parkinson: Episode #4.15 (1974) (TV Episode)
Muhammad says to Michael, "They won't put me in no movies, won't put me in none, because if I make a movie it's gonna have to be like 'Ben Hur'. If I make a movie I'm gonna have to be Moses in 'The Ten Commandments'."
Film Night: And Now for Something Completely Different... (1974) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
The Rescuers (1977)
The fireworks blows up while Bernard and Bianca flys with Orville and gets off with the umbrella like the battle of the galleys.
Grease (1978)
race scene/similar cheating device
On Location: George Carlin at Phoenix (1978) (TV Special)
Carlin jokes that a childhood photo is of him in the West Harlem production of either this or "The Sound Of Music".
National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
D-Day says "Ramming speed!" which is from Ben-Hur.
Are You Being Served?: Shedding the Load (1978) (TV Episode)
Mr. Humphries mentions that this film was on TV.
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)
Mentioned by Cheryl in a conversation with Teddy.
The Green Pastures (1979)
The couple in the movie (Alfredo Landa and María Casanova) comment they're going to see Ben-Hur
The Good Thief (1980)
Il ladrone is also about a contempory of Christ
Spetters (1980)
Verhoeven's homage to the chariot race scene
Used Cars (1980)
The race between Kurt Russell's character 'Rudy' and 'Fuchs' played by Jack Warden is a homage to the chariot race.
Marching on to Glory (1980)
A character makes a reference.
Bare Behind Bars (1980)
Like Judah Ben Hur, a prisoner, Cynthia, is called by her prison number. Ben Hur is "41", whereas Cynthia is "341".
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
Chariot race scene (including touching wheels)
Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)
referenced in the song ''Mere Jeevan Saathi''
Road Games (1981)
The chase between the truck and the car with the boat on a trailer was based on the chariot sequence from this epic movie.
C.O.D. (1981)
Roadgames: A Lecture by Richard Franklin, Barbi Taylor, and Brian May, 20 November (1981) (Video)
This film is referred to in relation to chase sequences.
Interview with Richard Franklin (1981) (Video)
This film is referred to in relation to the truck and car with boat chase in 'Road Games'.
Piratensender Power Play (1982)
mentioned by Tommy
The Hatter's Ghost (1982)
First poster at Cinema Lux, in the street of Kachoudas and Labbé 's shops.
A Country Practice: A Fearful Thing: Part 2 (1982) (TV Episode)
Molly asks Brendan did he see Ben-Hur. She continues they kept all these lepers in a cave when Brendan interrupts, telling her they don't keep them in caves anymore.
TRON (1982)
Cheers: Give Me a Ring Sometime (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ron.
Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ (1982)
The character Ben-Hur Marcel participating in a race of chariots is a wink to the famous film "Ben Hur" with Charlton Heston.
The Meaning of Life (1983)
Replicated the rowing sequence from the 1959 film.
La voisine est à dépuceler (1983)
Poster on a wall in Jean-Pierre Armand's office
Ziteitai drakos (1983)
Markos makes a reference.
St. Elsewhere: Drama Center (1984) (TV Episode)
Referring to the documentary camera crew, Craig says to Helen, "You make it sound like a remake of Ben-Hur (1959)."
Vradya epitheorisis: Episode #1.8 (1984) (TV Episode)
Referenced once
The Littles: Ben Dinky (1985) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Robert Blake/David Horowitz/Eura Irwin (1985) (TV Episode)
Johnny refers to the chariot race in Charlton Heston's earlier movie
Mia gynaikara sta bouzoukia (1985)
Mentioned by Akakios
The Flying Doctors: Sins of the Father (1986) (TV Episode)
A poster for this can be seen on the mechanic garage wall.
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
When the spikes come out of the wheels
The World According to Smith & Jones: The Romans (1987) (TV Episode)
Still picture shown.
Masters of the Universe (1987)
The Cosmic Key melody references Miklos Rozsa's title music from Ben-Hur.
O videoklabas (1987) (Video)
Mentioned on a dialogue
Day by Day: That Saturday Feeling (1988) (TV Episode)
Brian talks about his college theme-parties, including Ben Hur Night.
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Romans represented by British accents, Jews by American. Both stories involve Jesus of Nazareth.
Home and Away: Episode #1.215 (1988) (TV Episode)
Roo mentions she has nightmares like several scenes of this over her homework
Splendor (1989)
Movieposter can be seen
Billy Joel: We Didn't Start the Fire (1989) (Video)
"Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia"
Roseanne: One for the Road (1990) (TV Episode)
Roseanne says to Dan "One good frolick in three weeks and you're acting like Ben Hur."
Tiny Toon Adventures: The Buster Bunny Bunch (1990) (TV Episode)
Arnold beats a drum as Buster rows at the gym.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures: A Most Excellent Roman Holiday (1990) (TV Episode)
The Romans use the spiky wheel of their chariot to sideswipe Bill and Ted's chariot, and Ted references the movie.
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Bernard holds the wombat's tail and he falls just like Messala holds the horses' rope after falling off the chariot race.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Wild Rebels (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "That's when he was in 'Ben-Hur.'"
T.Bag and the Rings of Olympus: Exit with a Puff (1991) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Max Clapper.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Just like 'Ben-Hur'!"
Motormouth: Episode #4.1 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on door of backstage prop room
Motormouth: Episode #4.2 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on door of backstage prop room
Motormouth: Episode #4.3 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on door of backstage prop room
Motormouth: Episode #4.4 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on door of backstage prop room
Back to the Future: Roman Holiday (1991) (TV Episode)
Juda Ben-Hur appears in this episode, even speaking like Charlton Heston.
Motormouth: Episode #4.8 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on door in Props room.
Motormouth: Episode #4.9 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on props room door.
Motormouth: Episode #4.11 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on door in Props room.
Beetlejuice: What Makes BJ Run (1991) (TV Episode)
The mailroom is run by whipcracking 'Judy Ben Hur'
Motormouth: Episode #4.13 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on door of props room.
Motormouth: Episode #4.14 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on door of props room.
Motormouth: Episode #4.15 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on door to props room.
Motormouth: Episode #4.16 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on door in props room.
Motormouth: Episode #4.17 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on door to Props room.
Motormouth: Episode #4.18 (1991) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on door in props room.
Motormouth: Episode #4.21 (1992) (TV Episode)
Poster visible on side of Frank Sidebottom's cardboard bus.
Quantum Leap: Stand Up - April 30, 1959 (1992) (TV Episode)
Mack refers to the film.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Giant Leeches (1992) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Oh, it's Ben-Hur. I've seen this before."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Crow
Tiny Toon Adventures: Toons Take Over (1992) (TV Episode)
Buster beats on a pair of drums so that the animators will draw more quickly.
Taking the Heat (1993) (TV Movie)
"Up yours, Ben-Hur!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: A hot rod Ben-Hur.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Beavis and Butt-head Meet God (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by god.
Home and Away: Episode #1.1361 (1993) (TV Episode)
Pippa mentions the title
Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Seen on video store shelf in 'Video Review'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike (during a car race): "Ben-Hur!"
The Little Rascals (1994)
The spikes on the wheels during the chariot race in Ben-Hur and the soapbox derby in Little Rascals
NileCity 105.6 (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
Jeffrey (1995)
mentioned in film
Freakazoid!: The Chip: Part 2/Freakazoid Is History (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Quantum Freak"
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Tempus, Anyone? (1996) (TV Episode)
After learning that Charlton Heston is the U.S. President and she is presumed dead in the parallel universe, Lois says, "So in plain English, Ben-Hur is President and I'm worm food."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Ben-Hur?"
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Oedipus Wrecks (1996) (TV Episode)
Confusing her life with Charlton Heston's films, the amnesiac Lois says, "But I can't figure out where the chariot race fits in...Some guy with spikes in his spokes was tearing up the other guy's wheels." Clark and Dr. Deter then argue about which Charlton Heston film featured the chariot race with Clark correctly saying Ben-Hur (1959) and Dr. Deter saying The Ten Commandments (1956).
Homicide: Life on the Street: The Wedding (1996) (TV Episode)
Brodie refers to the film.
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) (TV Movie)
original poster shown
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Monkeys (1997) (TV Episode)
listed on the Rialto Theatre's weekly schedule.
Reel Wild Cinema: Psycho-A-Go-Go (1997) (TV Episode)
Hershell Gordon Lewis and David Friedman talk about convincing theater owners to throw out "The Ten Commandments" and "Ben-Hur
The Simpsons: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (1997) (TV Episode)
The sequence where Homer races alongside the carriage in Central Park was a reference to a similar scene in 'Ben-Hur'.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Mutiny (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: Ben-Hur was a good movie, this film totally sucks.
Mad About You: Le Sex Show (1997) (TV Episode)
Paul mentions this film.
Les Boys (1997)
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) (TV Movie)
Billboard seen in archive footage
20 Dates (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Name of the auto repair where "the Dude" park his car
Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998) (TV Movie)
The Making of 'The Frighteners' (1998) (Video)
mentioned once
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Moses and Rameses do a chariot race.
The Mummy (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
The podrace is largely inspired by the chariot race, including the wide crowd shots
Cleopatra (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
HBO First Look: The Haunting (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Le schpountz (1999)
My Voyage to Italy (1999)
mentioned once
The Simpsons: Little Big Mom (2000) (TV Episode)
Maude says, "Remember those scary lepers in 'Ben-Hur'?"
Will & Grace: Oh Dad, Poor Dad, He's Kept Me in the Closet and I'm So Sad (2000) (TV Episode)
Will's dad mentions how Will played Ben in a play he wanted to call Ben Her.
Gladiator (2000)
Will & Grace: Ben? Her?: Part 1 (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Black Books: He's Leaving Home (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Friend (2001)
Poster in cinema
Gilmore Girls: The Bracebridge Dinner (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says that they should "pull a Ben Hur and take down Taylor's sleigh" when she and Luke are starting their sleigh ride.
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
A painting of Charlton Heston in this is behind the chair he sits in during the interview at his home.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
The race between Harry and Draco on their broomsticks to get the snitch is very similar to the race against Ben and Messala with the chariot race and both Messala and Draco trip up and fall off the broomstick/chariot.
Gilmore Girls: I Solemnly Swear (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorelai compares her mother to a slave driver, alluding to the rowing scene in Ben Hur.
Ben Hur (2003) (Video)
The animated Ben Hur had several shot for shot scenes from the movie version, as well as Heston in the lead in both.
Planta 4ª (2003)
Jules Verne & Walt Disney: Explorers of the Imagination (2003) (Video)
'20000 Leagues Under the Sea' compared with 'Ben Hur'
An Opera of Violence (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Capital City (2004) (TV Movie)
At the beginning, two security guards discuss "Ben-Hur"
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
The male lead and the female lead share their favorite films.
Waking the Dead: Anger Management: Part 2 (2004) (TV Episode)
Boyd is angry that the security cameras, which could have been used to shoot the epic, didn't pick up the intruder.
Synesthesia (2005)
Picaso askes Shin if he's ever seen the movie.
Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' (2005) (Video)
mentioned a few times, images shown
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
When the Oompa Loompas are rowing the pink dragon boat, there is a cut to an Oompa Loompa banging a drum. This is a reference to Ben-Hur when the slaves are chained to a boat and are rowing with oars and the camera cuts to a man banging a drum.
Alternate Title Design: Nick Livesey (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Terminal City: Episode #1.2 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the characters.
To kokkino domatio: Oi komparsoi (2005) (TV Episode)
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.94 (2006) (TV Episode)
subject of a Double Jeopardy! category
Red Dwarf: The Tank - Series VIII (2006) (Video)
Referenced by name
Naor's Friends: Pick Up Bar (2006) (TV Episode)
A quote from the film is mentioned: "How do you fight an idea? With another idea"
Monk: Mr. Monk and the Leper (2006) (TV Episode)
Randy: "Like in 'Ben-Hur'"
Death Race (2008)
The Dreadnought's saw-toothed wheel-hubs.
Greek: Brothers & Sisters (2008) (TV Episode)
They making plans to see the movie
Getaway: Italy 4 Every 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during a visit to Circus Maximus in Rome, where chariot races were held in the past.
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Nixon says the interview is so grand, it feels like they're remaking Ben-Hur
Life on Mars: Take a Look at the Lawmen (2009) (TV Episode)
The cops compare Hunt's rivalry with the heroic main character
QI: Flora and Fauna (2009) (TV Episode)
Alan Davies compares flea circus chariot races with the chariot races in the film.
The Yellow Bittern (2009)
Seen on movie marquee in archival footage
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.102 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 question
Newswipe: Episode #1.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Brooker.
A Single Man (2009)
Jennifer mentions that her brother Christopher's pet scorpion is named Charlton Heston, and mentions the movie in connection.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.72 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question
A Child's Christmases in Wales (2009) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Psych: Thrill Seekers and Hell Raisers (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn claims that Ben-Hur is a Biblical character.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.116 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 photo clue in the category "Behind the Scenes"
Neues aus der Anstalt: Spätrömischer Empfang für Westerwelle (2010) (TV Episode)
Priol & Malmsheimer talk about this movie
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Finals: Game 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of the Final Jeopardy! clue in the category "From Novel to Film"
Getaway: Greek Islands: Part 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Natalie Gruzlewski in a story on the Puy do Fou theme park in Les Epesses, France.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Epic Movie (2010) (TV Episode)
Film Brain calls it an epic movie
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #9.4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $125,000 flashback question from 2004
The Green Hornet (2011)
Reid refers to the wheels' spikes
The Cinema Snob: Caligula II: Messalina, Messalina (2011) (TV Episode)
"...with the most elaborate sets this side of Ben-Hur."
Castle: Heroes and Villains (2011) (TV Episode)
Castle referes to a "Ben-Hur style chariot"
Conan: It Turns Out Stella's Groove Was on Her Head the Whole Time (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and giant mural on WB lot shown
Don't Quit Your Gay Job: Gardeners (2011) (TV Episode)
Sean mentions the movie by name.
Stars of the Silver Screen: James Stewart (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned.
Cinematic Excrement: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Smeghead brings up this film as an example of a great film that hits the 3 hour mark.
Sir Billi (2012)
"Ben Hur" sign.
P.J. O'Rourke: The Movie (2012) (Short)
A picture of Charton Heston from this movie is seen
Bad Education: Self-Defence (2012) (TV Episode)
Alfie says that Rem Dogg has spikes to put on his wheelchair's hubcaps, like in "Ben-Hur".
That Metal Show: Heart/Lita Ford (2012) (TV Episode)
Nancy Wilson compares the list of musicians who have played in Heart over the years to "The cast of Ben-Hur."
Benur - Un gladiatore in affitto (2012)
title reference
Family Guy: Jesus, Mary and Joseph! (2012) (TV Episode)
Trailer for the upcoming "Ben-Him and Ben-Her" film, starring "Adam Sandler and Adam Sandler."
Phil Spector (2013) (TV Movie)
Lawyer Bruce Cutler cites it.
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
Larry Fessenden alludes to it.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Day of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
James mentions that the original script for Day of the Dead was so massive that Tom Savini called it the Ben-Hur of zombie movie scripts.
Life Itself (2014)
Still frame seen
The Comfort Zone: What's My Line? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ray.
Creation Today: Is It Time for a New Kind of Evangelism? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ray.
MovieBerto: Ben-Hur (2014) (TV Episode)
Discussed film of the episode
Jeopardy!: Battle of the Decades: 2000s Game 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Correct response in "Eleven" for $1200
The Rewrite (2014)
Still seen
The Comfort Zone: Christian Bale's "Exodus" Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ray.
While We're Young (2014)
A VHS copy of the film is seen.
Hindsight: I Never... (2015) (TV Episode)
on Lolly's list of recommendations at the video store
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Production Urban Legends (2015) (TV Episode)
Death in the Chariot Race is #10.
Cinematic Excrement: Left Behind (2015) (TV Episode)
"I can only assume these people have somehow never heard of Ben-Hur. Or they're just full of shit. You make the call!"
Call the Midwife: Episode #4.8 (2015) (TV Episode)
After commanding the expectant mothers to enter in single file, she tells them: "This isn't the chariot race in Ben-Hur."
Countdown: Episode #73.79 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nick.
The Story of the Stranger (2015) (Short)
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Part 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Narrator: "This movie thinks it's 'Ben-Hur'."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 January 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Ranked #13 in the list of the all-time top-grossing movies in the USA, adjusted for inflation, read by Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic.
31 (2016)
Chariot race music heard
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
"Hail, Caesar!", the film-within-the-film, pays several tributes to Ben-Hur (1959), including the matching subtitle "A Tale of the Christ" and a scene wherein a Roman general portrayed by Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) becomes speechless upon encountering Jesus Christ.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 March 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk
Saturday Night Live: Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Nick Jonas (2016) (TV Episode)
Still picture part of the Cinema Classics backdrop.
The Star Wars Show: Gareth Edwards Interview, Rogue One Red Carpet Live Stream Announce, and More (2016) (TV Episode)
Gareth Edwards mentions using the lenes from Ben-Hur for shooting Rogue One
Flip Flappers: Pure Audio (2016) (TV Episode)
A movie poster of BAR, which is a play on BEN-HUR, hangs in Sayuri's apartment.
Feud: Bette and Joan: Pilot (2017) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned by name.
Call the Midwife: Episode #6.4 (2017) (TV Episode)
Fred references the film.
Nostalgia Critic: Balto (2017) (TV Episode)
"We see Alaska's portrayal of Ben-Fur."
Five Came Back: The Price of Victory (2017) (TV Episode)
Seen on a billboard and mentioned by the narrator for earning William Wyler his third Oscar.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Time Travelers (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah refers to a character in the film as Judah Ben-Hur
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Loves of Hercules (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "My agent sold this movie to me as like 'Ben-Hur.'"
Cine Terapia: Cine Terapia - Axel Kuschevatzky (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by one of the characters.
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Filmmaker Matt Reeves said this film was an inspiration for the film.
The Guest Book: Story Nine (2017) (TV Episode)
One of the bootleg DVDs
Swinging Safari (2018)
Line of dialogue: "Bigger than Ben Hur".
Rotten Tomatoes Will Look Into Anyone Who Criticizes Black Panther on Their Site (2018) (Video)
Styx mocks the idea that the Black Panther is greatest movie ever made, even better than this one.
American Woman: Liberation (2018) (TV Episode)
Steve says he proposed to Bonnie at a drive-in during "Ben-Hur".
Mickey Mouse: Roll 'em (2018) (TV Episode)
Among the productions payed homage to in this episode.
The Cool Kids: Margaret Turns 65 (2018) (TV Episode)
Sid says he should have come out at four or five when he watched this movie
Nostalgia Critic: Barney's Great Adventure (2019) (TV Episode)
"We'll miss half the action during the chariot race."
History of World Cinema (2021) (Short)
Clips shown

Featured in 

The French Atlantic Affair (1979) (TV Mini-Series)
The Twin (1984)
Chariot race and gladiators fight visible on TV.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Zeg 'ns Aaa: Vissie kijken (1986) (TV Episode)
Clips of the rowing of the galley slaves are edited into Gert Jan's nightmare
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) (TV Mini-Series)
MGM: When the Lion Roars: The Lion in Winter (1992) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Troldspejlet: Episode dated 21 May 1994 (1994) (TV Episode)
theatrical re-release reviewed + footage used
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) (Video)
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend (1994) (TV Movie)
Northern Exposure: Horns (1995) (TV Episode)
Ed watches it on TV
Biography: Charlton Heston: For All Seasons (1995) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
Reunion of Messala and Judah
Zomergasten: Episode #9.5 (1996) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
The Race to Save 100 Years (1997)
Clips shown
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
Ben-Hur is #72.
Glorious Technicolor (1998) (TV Movie)
clips shown
The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV Movie)
number 30
Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema (2005) (Video)
footage from this film is shown in this documentary
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
Ben-Hur is #100.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 7 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of thie film were show during a tribute to Charlton Heston.
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Special)
Ben-Hur is the #2 epic film.
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (2009)
Part or all of the trailer is shown and discussed.
Letterbox (2009) (TV Short)
Clips of the famed chariot race illustrate the desirability of letterboxing over pan-and-scan.
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Shown during In Memoriam montage
20 to 1: Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
Nostalgia Critic: Airborne (2011) (TV Episode)
The racing scene is recalled
Vito (2011)
Clips featured.
Maltin on Movies: Footloose (2011) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
The Parade (2011)
The movie is watched by some of the protagonists in two different scenes of this film.
Timeshift: Epic: A Cast of Thousands! (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips seen and discussed
Side by Side (2012)
Chariot race
Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)
Brief clip is shown during discussion of Gore Vidal's contract work in Hollywood.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sword and Sandal Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
Ben-Hur is #2.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
The chariot sequence is shown.
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Ordinary heroes presentation.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of the 1950s (2014) (TV Episode)
Ben-Hur is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Biblical Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Ben-Hur is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Longest Hollywood Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Ben-Hur, which is 212 minutes long, is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Stunts (2014) (TV Episode)
The Chariot Race is #7.
Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)
A fragment is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: The Dark Age of Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Desmontando el HD (2015) (Short)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Iconic Instrumental Film Scores (2015) (TV Episode)
The score for Ben-Hur gets an honorable mention.
Five Came Back: The Mission Begins (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Five Came Back: The Price of Victory (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: When Should Remakes Not Happen? (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Seen in 90 Years of Oscars montage
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Dangerous Films Ever Made (2018) (TV Episode)
Ben-Hur is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Remakes of Classic Movies That Are Actually Good (2018) (TV Episode)
Ben-Hur gets an honorable mention.
In Praise of Action (2018)
Clips shown
La involución de la imagen: Pan & Scan 2.0 (2019) (Video)
clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do Disney Remakes Keep Making Money? (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown

Spoofed in 

Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Light Entertainment War (1974) (TV Episode)
During the horse race skit, the title is mentioned and similar music played.
Silent Movie (1976)
Mel Brooks and company chase Paul Newman in wheelchairs; at one point, the wheels interlock and sparks are shown.
9 to 5 (1980)
In Violet's fantasy when Hart is killed, there is hallelujah music and the worker drones are released from their bondage akin to how the lepers are cured after Jesus is crucified.
The Meaning of Life (1983)
galley slaves in the Assurance sketch
The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983) (Short)
Insurance employees are imagined as galley slaves.
Asterix and Caesar (1985)
chariot race sequence
Dead End (1985)
Sgt. Carnage's Army Jeep has the same sharp wheel cutters as in Ben-Hur
The Best of SCTV (1988) (TV Special)
a long sketch spoofing this movie is shown
Meet the Raisins! (1988) (TV Special)
Ben Herb: Raisins as galley slaves, singing "Get a Job."
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Car chase scene has spikes attached to the wheels
The Simpsons: Saturdays of Thunder (1991) (TV Episode)
In the final soapbox derby race, Nelson tries to run Bart's soapbox off of the road with a whip and with spiked wheels, spoofing the chariot race in "Ben-Hur."
The Simpsons: Kamp Krusty (1992) (TV Episode)
The scene where Kearney beats a drum to make the campers work in the sweatshop is a parody of the slave galley scene.
The Simpsons: A Star Is Burns (1995) (TV Episode)
The opening credits of Burns' film spoofs this film's opening. Additionally, there is a scene in the Burns movie in which he gives the title character water while suffering in the desert (which was done by Jesus Christ in the film.)
Jailbirds (1996)
wheelbarrow race
Percy tårar (1996) (TV Mini-Series)
The Simpsons: The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons (1997) (TV Episode)
As Homer and Jasper race down the hallway in their wheelchairs, their wheels rub up against each other, just like in the chariot race in "Ben-Hur."
Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
A shot shows a stars like the star of bethlehem to the wishing star.
Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999) (Video)
Roulette table rolls sideways and had spikes like the chariot wheels in BH
Boo, Zino & the Snurks (2004)
spikes appear in the bad guys race car's wheels destroy the other cars
Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008)
chariot race
Bob's Burgers: Bob and Deliver (2013) (TV Episode)
As Bob and the home ec. class hurtle down the corridor on top of the hostess trolley, Louise shouts "ramming speed!"
The Bet (2016)
Porn video title "Bend Her" rented by customer.
Archie's Funhouse: Flying Fools/Birthday Dinner (TV Episode)
The Archie gang presents Jughead in the chariot race scene from "Ben Hoo?"

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