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American Movie (1999) Poster

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References 

The Seventh Seal (1957)
Mark mentions this film.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Listed among the three films that influence Mark to be a film maker.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Listed among the three films that influence Mark to be a film maker.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Listed among the three films that influence Mark to be a film maker.
Manhattan (1979)
Mark mentions this film.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Mark's kids mention they've seen the movie.
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
Mark was wearing a Return of the Living Dead Part II shirt in one scene.
Pocahontas (1995)
Mark's daughter was wearing a Pocahontas shirt in one scene.
Coven (2000) (Short)
Most of the documentary focuses on the production of this film.

Referenced in 

Storytelling (2001)
Mike from American Movie plays himself in Storytelling.
Fubar (2002)
The characters of this film (a mock documentary) are based on the protagonists of American Movie (1999), a real documentary.
Britney, Baby, One More Time (2002)
co-stars Mike and Mark as carictures of themselves
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, poster is shown.
Family Guy: Brian Sings and Swings (2006) (TV Episode)
Mike & Mark make an appearance.
100 höjdare: Världens skönaste land - Del 7 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
The Angry Video Game Nerd: CD-i: Part 1 - Hotel Mario (2008) (TV Episode)
The Nerd mutters, "Fuckin' inhumanity of man...", a line from this movie.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: The Terminator (2009) (TV Episode)
James's line about how it's senseless to use a wrench to rig the game controller to earn you extra lives is a parody of a similar line from "American Movie".
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Hydlide (2010) (TV Episode)
James's line about avoiding drugs and alcohol is very similar to a line from "American Movie".
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Cheetahmen (2010) (TV Episode)
The Nerd says, "Life is kinda cool sometimes", which is a line from American Movie.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Spielberg Games (2011) (TV Episode)
"Jurassic Park on 3DO is a complete mockery, man."
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Night of the Living Dead: Full Length Commentary (2013) (TV Episode)
James comments that the Night of the Living Dead Live TV movie is a must see because it has Mark Borchardt from American Movie.
Sardonicast: Sardonicast #38: Far From Home, American Movie (2019) (TV Episode)
Film is discussed

Features 

Coven (2000) (Short)

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Best Films of 1999 (2000) (TV Episode)
Janet's #8 pick
Best of the Worst: The Sweeper, Empire of the Dark, and Mad Foxes (2017) (TV Episode)
movie clips are shown

Spoofed in 

American Short Film (2004) (Short)
American Short Film is a satire on this documentary
The Angry Video Game Nerd: The Karate Kid (2006) (TV Episode)
The scene where James puts his head through a cupboard door is a parody of a scene from this movie.

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