The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) Poster


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Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)
Final scene of cannibalism is referenced. Also, in both films human flesh is cooked.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
In both films a man is forced to eat human flesh.
Paris, Texas (1984)
It's the film Michael refers to Georgina when talking about he once saw a film where none of the characters spoke, and when one did, he lost interest is the movie. Michael himself doesn't speak for the first 52 minutes of "The Cook..."
Death in the Seine (1989) (TV Short)
In Michael's book depository, a marker can be seen bearing the label "Death in the Seine."

Referenced in 

At the Movies: Bird on a Wire/Last Exit to Brooklyn/Back to the Future Part III/Cadillac Man/Longtime Companion (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Last Exit to Brooklyn" review.
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Nautilus for Naught (1990) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned by Vinnie
One Foot in the Grave: Who's Listening (1990) (TV Episode)
VHS in video shop.
At the Movies: One Good Cop/FX2/Switch/Spartacus/Drowning by Numbers (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Drowning by Numbers" review.
My Secret Identity: A Bank, a Holdup, a Robber, and a Hero (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Joey Breaker (1993)
Dream On: The Book, the Thief, Her Boss and His Lover (1993) (TV Episode)
episode title reference
The Nanny: The Butler, the Husband, the Wife and Her Mother (1993) (TV Episode)
The title of the episode is a play on words of this movie title.
Rossini (1997)
Peter Greenaway in Indianapolis (1997) (Video)
Something in the Air: The Cook, the Dad, the Doc and Her Lover (2001) (TV Episode)
episode title reference
Discovering 'Evil Dead' (2002) (Video)
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Live Feed (2006)
someone is forced to take a bite of a severed penis of a dead person they knew
Grindhouse (2007)
Cooked corpse scene in the fake "Thanksgiving" trailer is a reference to this Peter Greenaway film.
The Shock Doctrine (2009)
score excerpts used
The Cinema Snob: Nudist Colony of the Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
"...as if he's in a Looney Tunes version of The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover."
Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) (TV Movie)
Talked about
Brows Held High: Prospero's Books (2011) (TV Episode)
other works by Greenaway
The Cinema Snob: Cannibal Ferox (2012) (TV Episode)
"I will stick with cannibal films like The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover"
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Cine Terapia: Cine Terapia - Juan Carlos Maneglia (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by one of the characters.
Supergirl: In Search of Lost Time (2018) (TV Episode)
During charades, M'yrnn determines the answer by reading Alex's mind.
The Cinema Snob: Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2019) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Best Films of 1990 (1991) (TV Episode)
Ebert's #9 pick.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
X-Rated (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
footage shown
Brows Held High: Nightwatching/Rembrandt's J'Accuse (2013) (TV Episode)
another artsy film by Peter Greenaway
The Many Faces of...: Dame Helen Mirren (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips seen and discussed
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Clips shown.
Brows Held High: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Renegade Cut: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed

Spoofed in 

Backfire! (1995)
In the morgue, there is a corpse that resembles the cooked Michael.
The Curse of Monkey Island (1997) (Video Game)
Part IV of the game is called "The Bartender, the Thieves, his Aunt and her Lover"
Grand Theft Auto III (2001) (Video Game)
The 4 Marty Chonks missions are called "The Crook", "The Thieves", "The Wife" and "Her Lover".
The Simpsons: The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer (2006) (TV Episode)
The title spoofs this film's.

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