Moulin Rouge! (2001) Poster



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Edited into 

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


A Trip to the Moon (1902) (Short)
The 'Placido Domingo' moon, during the Elephant Love Medley
Nosferatu (1922)
Metropolis (1927)
Camille (1936)
Citizen Kane (1941)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Christian standing in front of the Moulin Rouge yelling, "SATINE!!!" references the "STELLA!!!" scene in Streetcar Named Desire
Moulin Rouge (1952)
The Band Wagon (1953)
The 'No one could play him like you could/No one's going to' exchange from The Pitch scene is a direct lift.
Godzilla (1954)
Lola Montès (1955)
Bus Stop (1956)
Vertigo (1958)
Gigi (1958)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Christian comes up with the lyrics "the hills are alive with the sound of music".
Love Story (1970)
Cabaret (1972)
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (1990) (Video)
Madonna's "Like a Virgin" and "Material Girl" are sampled.
Aladdin (1992)
In the "Spectacular Spectacular" production at the end, "La Chocolat" is made up as Disney's Genie
Titanic (1997)
China Gate (1998)
The song Chamma Chamma is used by Nicole Kidman in a performance

Referenced in 

The Critic: Pearl Harbor (2001) (TV Episode)
Jay discusses the film
Will & Grace: The Third Wheel Gets the Grace (2001) (TV Episode)
Jack: "... or were you too busy high kicking it with Nicky Kidman at the Moulin Rouge?"
Will & Grace: Whoa, Nelly! (2002) (TV Episode)
Jack: "Happy Moulin Rouge coming out on DVD."
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Cinemania (2002)
Chicago (2002)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Killer in Me (2003) (TV Episode)
Kennedy says she loves how Willow turns off the Moulin Rouge DVD at chapter 32 so that the film has a happy ending.
Final Fantasy X-2 (2003) (Video Game)
When the characters are about to put on a song-and-dance show, one comments, "Spectacular, spectacular!"
Friends: The One with the Memorial Service (2003) (TV Episode)
After Ross spreads the rumour that Chandler is gay, Monica jokingly says that he made her watch this film all the time.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
Ned (2003)
Whorehouse scene
The Book of Orgazmo (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Catch That Kid (2004)
Visitor (2004)
The character Ameen mentions the movie title as he's wishing to kiss Nicole Kidman like the character Christian (Ewan McGregor) does in Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Jeopardy!: Episode #21.25 (2004) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Actors & Actresses" category
Will & Grace: Key Party (2004) (TV Episode)
Ralph: "I loved Moulin Rouge."
Long Way Round (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
A clip is shown of Ewan and his wife at the premiere for Moulin Rouge
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Opening shot of computer-generated Paris, made to look like aged black and white film
Film Geek (2005)
DVD and video case are shown in a video store.
Gilmore Girls: Jews and Chinese Food (2005) (TV Episode)
While redecorating her garage, Lorelai considers theming it after the film and talks about keeping Ewan McGregor in there.
Getaway: Episode #14.9 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a story on Bollywood dancing.
Madagascar (2005)
Gloria turns into a green fairy.
Mola ser malo (2005) (Short)
A song from this film, "Because we can", is featured
Bewitched (2005)
Various dance moves in a montage replicate Moulin Rouge moves, as well as a scene that replicates the pull-rope swing in the opening of the "Sparking Diamonds" number.
Magical Voices (2005) (Video)
Mentioned by Jim Broadbent
Eleven Men Out (2005)
discussed by character
Kids in America (2005)
Lawrence mentions the film in one scene.
QI: Drinks (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the absinthe question
My Bare Lady: Another Opening (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Biggins introducing dance number
Star Stories: The Church of Scientology Presents... Being Tom Cruise: Why Scientology Isn't in Any Way Mental (2007) (TV Episode)
Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor go off to make the movie.
Getaway: Episode #17.6 (2008) (TV Episode)
When a story on Geelong visits the HomeHouse nightclub, Catriona mentions that the chandeliers and red velvet in it are from the set of Moulin Rouge.
Dancing with the Stars: Round 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mario and Karina dance the tango to "El Tango de Roxanne"
At the Movies: Episode #5.41 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a review of Australia when Margaret and David talk about Baz Luhrmann's theatrical style of direction.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Echelon Conspiracy/Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li/Crossing Over (2009) (TV Episode)
Australia (2008) is refered to as 'Moulin Rouge (2001) with dirt'
The Marc Pease Experience (2009)
Jon Gribble's IAmFreeTonight profile says his favorite movie is Moulin Rouge
Dancing with the Stars: Round One: The Women (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference to Mya's work on the soundtrack
Dancing with the Stars: Round Two (2009) (TV Episode)
Hosts Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris mention film when Baz Luhrmann is introduced. Debi & Maksim dance to the film's tango version of "Roxanne"
Dancing with the Stars: Round Three (2009) (TV Episode)
Tom Bergeron mentions the film when talking about Baz Luhrmann's stint as a guest judge
Pink: Funhouse Tour: Live in Australia (2009) (Video)
Both productions are filmed in Sydney, Australia, have singing by Pink, and a "bohemian" musical number.
NCIS: Jet Lag (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo while in Paris.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
The Experiment (2010)
Chase calls prisoners #22 'Moulin Rouge!' in a mocking way.
Phineas and Ferb: Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs to You! (2010) (TV Episode)
In Paris, Phineas passes by the Moulin Rouge.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Carla Gugino (2010) (TV Episode)
Carla Gugino mentions this movie during interview
SWAN Day CT (2010)
When Christina Cirillo shows the outfit that she has designed for Jennifer Hill for the night of SWAN, she explains that Jennifer wanted a "fucked up Moulin Rouge look."
AniMat's Reviews: Happy Feet Two (2011) (TV Episode)
AniMat considers the first Happy Feet film as the Moulin Rouge! of animated films.
Disneycember: Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2012) (TV Episode)
It's mentioned.
Nostalgia Critic: Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Floss: "Oh, that would have to be the "Moulin Rouge" review with that fantastic Brentalfloss cameo.
Bad Boy Street (2012)
Brad says he saw the movie Moulin Rouge
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.55 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Ewan McGregor was in the film
Fringe: Black Blotter (2012) (TV Episode)
The green fairy the Walter sees when tripping
Glee: Girls (and Boys) on Film (2013) (TV Episode)
Kurt picks it for movie night.
One Hit Wonderland: Me and Mrs. Jones (2013) (TV Episode)
Picture of Duke of Monroth is shown.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
swooping shot of Gatsby's first party echoes first shot of Moulin Rogue
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.8 (2014) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions John Leguizamo appearing in the movie.
The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) (TV Episode)
"Oliver has taken the night off from the Moulin Rouge I guess."
The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
My Trip Back to the Dark Side (2014)
"I want everything to look spectacular like that musical Moulin Rouge!"
The Night Shift: Save Me (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Graham Norton Show: Nicole Kidman/Hugh Bonneville/Julie Walters/Take That (2014) (TV Episode)
Nicole Kidman talks about an injury she sustained on the set of this movie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Nicole Kidman/Patton Oswalt/The War on Drugs (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Nicole Kidman
Decker: Port of Call: Hawaii - Episode 7 (2015) (TV Episode)
A copy of the movie can be seen
Raised by Wolves: The Dorch (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Germaine
Reel Iconic: Singin' Rouge! ACT 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
The two main characters sing 'Come What May" and it's filmed to reference this film.
Doll & Em: Episode #2.4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Dolly texts Ewan McGregor that her mother watched this and thought he was sexy.
The Graham Norton Show: Lewis Hamilton/Ewan McGregor/Jack Whitehall/Rita Ora (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Ewan McGregor; also mentioned by Ewan McGregor
BoJack Horseman: Out to Sea (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Chasing Life: The Domino Effect (2015) (TV Episode)
Beth: ''I mean, Ewan McGregor in _Moulin Rouge! (2001)_ was my sexual awakening.''
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.62 (2015) (TV Episode)
Contestant Andrew says that he has seen Moulin Rouge several times when he and the Chaser are asked a question about the Parisian precinct painted by Toulouse-Lautrec in their head to head round. After the correct answer is revealed, Brydon Coverdale mentions that John Leguizamo played Toulouse-Lautrec in Moulin Rouge.
The Big Bang Theory: The Valentino Submergence (2016) (TV Episode)
Penny mentions the movie by name.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Strange Magic (2016) (TV Episode)
Homeless Walken mentions Moulin Rogue.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Craig Robinson/Baz Luhrmann/Yaa Gyasi/Mary Timony (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Baz Luhrmann
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.14 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Music in Movies" category
Strictly Come Dancing: Week Three: Movie Week (2016) (TV Episode)
The film is used as inspiration for one of the dances.
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #2.8 (2016) (TV Episode)
Markéta Procházková talks about it.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 19 December 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ross.
Talking with Chris Hardwick: Elijah Wood (2017) (TV Episode)
Elijah Wood says he auditioned for the film.
Thatcher Joe Vlogs: Something For Every Hole?! (2017) (TV Episode)
Joe Sugg claimed it's his favourite musical.
The Graham Norton Show: Nicole Kidman/Keith Urban/Alan Cumming/Sheryl Crow (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Nicole Kidman
The Question Jury: Episode #2.12 (2017) (TV Episode)
Correct answer.
The Question Jury: Episode #2.19 (2017) (TV Episode)
American Horror Story: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2017) (TV Episode)
There's a poster from the film in Harrison and Meadow's house.
Moulin Rouge! Medley (2018) (Video)
Title, plot, and music is an homage to the film
The Voice: Semi-Final: Live (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in writing and graphics as where the song Ben Clark performs, Come What May, is from.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ewan McGregor/Ann Dowd/Taylor Gordon (2018) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions this movie as he introduces Ewan McGregor
The Graham Norton Show: Nicole Kidman/Stephen Fry/Joe Lycett/Geraint Thomas/Take That (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Nicole Kidman; Joe Lycett mentions listening to this soundtrack as a teenager
Tamara's Never Seen: Mamma Mia! (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Santa Clarita Diet: Forever! (2019) (TV Episode)
Gary asks to watch the film again.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #14.19 (2019) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown

Featured in 

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002) (TV Special)
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV Special)
Bollywood for Beginners (2002) (TV Short)
Liquid Assets: Kylie's Millions (2003) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
SexTV: Shunga/Moulin Rouge/Cock Temple (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips from film are used in this episode.
20 to 1: World's Best Love Songs (2006) (TV Episode)
A clip from this movie is shown during a segment on the song Your Song.
20 to 1: Magnificent Movies (2006) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown when it is the subject of a segment.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History (2008) (Video)
clip(s) shown, film discussed
I Love the New Millennium: 2001 (2008) (TV Episode)
Shown on the 2001 episode
Getaway: Episode #17.38 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when Jason Dundas tells us it was the first Baz Luhrmann film that he saw.
Un cortometraje de Alejandro Pérez (2009) (Short)
Fragment showed during the end
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.32 (2009) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Ewan McGregor's films
Hollywood's Top Ten: Musicals (2010) (TV Episode)
Taking #7 as the top movie musicals
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Nostalgia Chick: Top 10 Songs About F**king (From Musicals) (2011) (TV Episode)
"El Tango De Roxanne" takes #3
Nostalgia Critic: Moulin Rouge (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Nostalgia Critic: Dunston Checks In (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic says the Duke is less subtle than Everett's character here.
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Best Nostalgia Critic Moments (2012) (TV Episode)
The review takes #1
Secret Voices of Hollywood (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Seriesly: Thunderball (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Movie Sets (2015) (TV Episode)
Moulin Rouge gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Set in France (2016) (TV Episode)
Moulin Rouge! is #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 Love Songs in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
"Come What May" by Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor as Satine & Christian is #8.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Romance Movies of the 2000s (2017) (TV Episode)
Moulin Rouge! is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Romantic Movies with Sad Endings (2017) (TV Episode)
Moulin Rouge! is #8.
MsMojo: Top 10 Unforgettable Movie Couples of the 2000s (2017) (TV Episode)
Satine & Christian are #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Unforgettable Movie Couples of ALL TIME (2017) (TV Episode)
Satine & Christian are #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 Romance That Will Become Future Classics (2017) (TV Episode)
Moulin Rouge! is #2.


Peter Pan (1953)
Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Lara Flynn Boyle/Bon Jovi (2001) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as a 1970 musical
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) (TV Movie)
Miss Piggy stars in a parody, Moulin Scrouge
The Cat in the Hat (2003)
They make a parody on the music numbers.
EuroTrip (2004)
Green fairy is made fun of in both movies
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005)
"Elephant Love Medley" is parodied.
Lissi und der wilde Kaiser (2007)
In the music scene Lissi is dressed up like Satine
Se7en. Los 7 pecados capitales de provincia (2011) (TV Movie)
Elephant scene spoofed in this program.
The Graham Norton Show: Nicole Kidman/Hugh Bonneville/Julie Walters/Take That (2014) (TV Episode)
The opening segment of the show is a spoof of this movie
Littlest Pet Shop: LPS: The Moosical (2016) (TV Episode)
The "Come What May" scene is parodied in a fantasy sequence.

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