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Edited into 

L'affaire Caravage (2019) (TV Movie)
excerpts of Khondji's work inspired by Caravaggio


Boule de suif (1934)
a poster of this film in Mills' apartment
The Andy Griffith Show (1960) (TV Series)
Mills refers to another cop contemptuously as Barney Fife.
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
Giving a lecture at Boston University in November 2010, renowned title credit designer Kyle Cooper said that this film was one of the inspirations for his opening credits' sequence for Se7en aka Seven. Cooper told director David Fincher that he had watched "Brain" as a young boy and had waited and waited and waited and waited for the monster to appear. He felt that since "John Doe" didn't appear in Fincher's film until quite late, it was important to give a glimpse of him in the opening credits. So, although you never see Doe's face in the credits, his presence is felt.
Cape Fear (1962)
The music score is direct reference to "Cape Fear" when the detectives go to arrest Victor (sin of sloth).
Le Samouraï (1967)
suicide by police is referenced.
Klute (1971)
Trouble Man (1972)
The title song by Marvin Gaye is heard on the soundtrack
Serpico (1973)
Tracy calls David Serpico.
Chinatown (1974)
The Yakuza (1974)
Images of the love interest/wife flash on screen before a major death towards the end of each film
Taxi Driver (1976)
When Mills is discussing the claims of "freaks" who do "evil deeds they don't wanna do", he says "Jodie Foster told me to do it" - a reference to John Hinckley whose attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan was inspired by an obsession with Jodie Foster after having seen her in the 1976 film "Taxi Driver".
Charlie's Angels (1976) (TV Series)
Annie Hall (1977)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Detective Mills mentions that just because he read some books, John Doe is not Yoda.
Dead & Buried (1981)
Blade Runner (1982)
The debris Somerset finds on the floor next to the refrigerator/Deckard finding the fish scales in Leon's apartment
Videodrome (1983)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Detective Mills mentions that just because he read some books, John Doe is not Yoda.
Angel Heart (1987)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R. Lee Ermey's quote after the obesity murder, "somebody had a problem with the fat boy and decided to torture him," practically screams a reference to his role as Hartman in the Kubrick film, in which he did just that.
Cape Fear (1991)
The music score is direct reference to "Cape Fear" when the detectives go to arrest Victor (sin of sloth).

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Mariel Hemingway/Blues Traveler (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Tori Amos (1996) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during The Joe Pesci Show
NewsRadio: Coda (1996) (TV Episode)
Lisa's response to Joe's test booklet
Satan Returns (1996)
Ka-Ming references the movie while making a facetious joke.
Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Dennis mentions this film to Morgan Freeman and asks him "Was that the best head you've ever been given?"
Rederiet: Dolda planer (1996) (TV Episode)
Swedish poster visible in Felix's cabin (seen in several episodes)
Asylum: Episode #1.4 (1996) (TV Episode)
Adam was acting "Seven" out in charades, and Simon guessed it.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.4 (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of the year's best films.
Blood (1997) (Video Game)
One of the game's levels contains a faithful recreation of the Sloth scene, complete with myriads of air freshners hanging from the ceiling.
Men in Black (1997)
Agents J and K kicking in the door in MIB is exactly like Mills kicking the door in Se7en. It's even said so in the commentary on the Se7en DVD.
Mimic (1997)
Oz: God's Chillin' (1997) (TV Episode)
"Name the seven deadly sins. Come on, you saw that Brad Pitt movie"
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Leland Orser has "crazed convulsions" when the Alien is about to burst out of his chest, similar to what his character experiences in Se7en (1995).
Friends: The One with Chandler in a Box (1997) (TV Episode)
Mention by name
David Cronenberg and the Cinema of the Extreme (1997) (TV Short)
Specifically mentioned by Alex Cox (also shows poster and a still image)
At the Movies: Spice World/Hard Rain/Fallen/The Gingerbread Man/Phantoms/Star Kid (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Fallen" review.
Driven (1998)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Screaming Skull (1998) (TV Episode)
Servo: This is worse than Se7en!
Free Enterprise (1998)
Mentioned in opening scene.
Jeopardy! (1998) (Video Game)
Mentioned in a clue for category "Actors & Actresses"
The League of Gentlemen: The Road to Royston Vasey (1999) (TV Episode)
A copy of the video is seen
8MM (1999)
Besat (1999)
Resurrection (1999)
Dogma (1999)
Referenced by name
Fight Club (1999)
A video of Seven is in the video store getting erased. Brad Pitt starred in both movies.
The Nameless (1999)
At the Movies: Fight Club/The Straight Story/Julien Donkey-Boy/The Story of Us (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Fight Club" review.
End of Days (1999)
The dead priest isn't really dead, a reference to a similar scene in Se7en.
Segimal (1999)
Popular: Ex, Lies and Videotape (2000) (TV Episode)
referenced by Mary Cherry
Scream 3 (2000)
The Sopranos: House Arrest (2000) (TV Episode)
Tony says he watched it
Keeping the Faith (2000)
The priest says that people should know what the Seven Deadly Sins are, as Brad Pitt starred in the popular movie about them.
The Cell (2000)
The Watcher (2000)
Opening title/Plot similarities/style
Ti psyhi tha paradoseis mori?: Episode #1.3 (2000) (TV Episode)
Popi rents this film on tape
Malcolm in the Middle: Therapy (2000) (TV Episode)
Reese rented the film.
The Perfect Souffle: Testing 'Final Destination' (2000) (Video)
Poster is seen.
Hannibal (2001)
The opening titles.
3rd Rock from the Sun: The Thing That Wouldn't Die: Part 1 (2001) (TV Episode)
SPOILER: Judith says to Mary: "only one piece of the puzzle missing: your head in a box" a reference to a climactic scene in Seven
Max Payne (2001) (Video Game)
Water Rats: And the Winner Is... (2001) (TV Episode)
Brought up in dialogue.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Secret Box/Band Geeks (2001) (TV Episode)
In "The Secret Box", when SpongeBob suggests Patrick might be "a deranged maniac who keeps his victims severed heads in a box" is a reference to Se7en.
Alien Evolution (2001) (TV Movie)
Tattoo (2002)
Emmett's Mark (2002)
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Title is referenced
Insomnia (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
prevision sequences / title sequence
Road to Perdition (2002)
The crime scene where we first meet Maguire looks very familiar to the first crime scene in Se7en. They both share a visual look the way both dead bodies are posed and the mild lighting.
Feardotcom (2002)
Detective in gloomy and wet loft apartment
Deconstructing Precog Visions (2002) (Video)
mentioned once
Kingpin (2003) (TV Mini Series)
A severed head in a box.
Memories of Murder (2003)
Scene where one detective (in focus) asks "Have you ever seen anything like this?" and the focus changes to the second detective who answers "Never" is an homage shot.
Paanch (2003)
The opening titles sequence of Paanch is an homage to Se7en
Dinner for Five: Episode #2.8 (2003) (TV Episode)
Title on screen when Leland Orser is identified by name.
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
The Making of 'Alien³' (2003) (Video)
Mention once
One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection' (2003) (Video)
Leland Orser talks about his role in Se7en
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
A poster for it is in the theatre that the kids go to in 1995
The Machinist (2004)
visual style
Saw (2004)
It is referenced.
Tatort: Abschaum (2004) (TV Episode)
referenced when the policeman search for indices in the libary like in Se7en
High Chaparall: Robert Englund (2004) (TV Episode)
You can see this movie in Robert Englund's DVD collection
Hitman: Contracts (2004) (Video Game)
Hundreds of Air Fresheners are seen hanging from the ceiling in one of the rooms in "The Meat King's Party" level.
Order in Chaos: Making Millennium - Season One (2004) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Meet Bob Shaye (2004) (Video)
At the Movies: The Worst Films of 2004 (2005) (TV Episode)
The Money Shot (2005) (Video)
Characters reference the film by name in dialogue.
Dinner for Five: Episode #4.7 (2005) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Michael De Luca.
Antibodies (2005)
serial killer with biblical motives, optical parallels , killer plays a game with the cop, dissimilar cop-duo
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
When they are dancing at the restaurant and John admits not dancing was part of his cover, Jane asks him if "sloth" was also part of his cover.
Entourage: My Maserati Does 185 (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Le petit lieutenant (2005)
There is a film poster hanging on the wall of the police station.
Proof (2005)
Robert's notebooks are similar to those used by John Doe.
Who's on First: The Movie (2005) (Short)
Repeatedly referenced in dialogue.
Killers by Nature (2005) (Video)
Jeff wears a "Seven" t-shirt.
Condemned: Criminal Origins (2005) (Video Game)
Said to be one of the inspirations for the game.
Criminal Minds: A Real Rain (2006) (TV Episode)
The fake vigilante walks into the police station with blood still on his clothes saying 'I believe you're looking for me', just as John Doe did in Se7en.
Sins (2006) (Short)
Justice: Crucified (2006) (TV Episode)
a character is said to have seen this film
Have I Got News for You: Episode #32.5 (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Thr3e (2006)
number (used as a letter) inside the same number spelled out/similar plot
Saturday Night Live: Matthew Fox/Tenacious D (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Elevator sketch
Outrageous Fortune: Outrageous Fortune: The Movie (a.k.a. 'Wherein Our Saviour Is Born') (2006) (TV Episode)
When Graeme delivers the box with Wolf's cake, Van asks what "the film where the chick's head turned up in a box" was called.
Dekkariaika: Sarjamurhaajan jäljillä (2006) (TV Episode)
Movie is mentioned and discussed
Zodiac (2007)
Film narrative, themes, ambient details and director.
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007) (Video)
SPOILER: Actor Kane Hodder states in commentary that he was inspired by the ending of this movie, when John Doe is kneeling on the ground and Mills has a gun to his head, to give Bobby a look like the one Doe gives Mills when placed in a nearly-identical situation.
This Is Zodiac (2007) (Video)
Mentioned by David Fincher.
Supernatural: The Magnificent Seven (2007) (TV Episode)
Dean Winchester: What's in the box! Brad Pitt, Se7en, no?
Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers (2007) (Video)
Mentioned several times as being influenced by Blade Runner
Las Vegas: A Cannon Carol (2007) (TV Episode)
Danny assumes the present he receives in a box is Gwyneth Paltrow's head.
Blonde Ambition (2007)
At 14:07mn, it written "Seven" on Katie's bike.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
It is listed as one of the "sweded" movies. Also, video case is shown.
Righteous Kill (2008)
Turk and Rooster kicking in the door in MIB is exactly like Mills kicking the door in Se7en.
NCIS: Murder 2.0 (2008) (TV Episode)
Tony claims the murderer has ripped off the ending of Seven.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) falls asleep on a couch in a hotel during his tugboat travels very similar to Mills and Sommerset waiting for the fingerprint results.
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough (2008) (Video Game)
When using Gel-arshie on the lava pit in the Halfathalon, he says the movie's line, "What's in the box?"
The Collector (2009)
Opening credit sequence is similar in style and music to the opening credit sequence in "Se7en", including shots of hands, writings and razor blades.
[Rec]² (2009)
Turntable plays record instantly.
Tosh.0: Ladder Fail Guy (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
How I Met Your Mother: The Window (2009) (TV Episode)
obin imitates Brad Pitt's "What's in the Box?".
Heavy Rain (2010) (Video Game)
The Origami Killer wears a black fedora and long, black trenchcoat that conceals his face like the one John Doe wears.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.147 (2010) (TV Episode)
Contestant mentions the film while recalling an encounter with Kevin Spacey
Rammstein: Haifisch (2010) (Music Video)
One version of Lindemann's death depicts him in his obese 'Keine Lust' form murdered like the 'gluttony' victim in the movie.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Poster is shown.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
En prácticas: Instituto RTVE (2010) (TV Episode)
talking about psycho characters
Final Revision (2010) (Short)
Psych: Yang 3 in 2D (2010) (TV Episode)
Lassiter comments that the cardboard box left in the open field for Shawn to find is "such a blatant rip-off of 'Se7en.'"
Kentucky Straight Bourbon (2010)
Bonzo says, "It was like that scene from 'Seven.'"
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011) (TV Special)
A still image is shown
Hawaii Five-0: He Kane Hewa' Ole (2011) (TV Episode)
Opening scene ends with task force finding a box with a decapitated head inside. The (unrelated) scene following title sequence starts with line of dialogue "What's in the box?"
The Guard (2011)
McBride mentions it to Boyle.
The Prodigies (2011)
Poster in Jim's cell
30 Rock: TGS Hates Women (2011) (TV Episode)
Abby gets a note from her ex-husband saying "P.S. I was electrocuted again, while watching Se7en."
Scream 4 (2011)
One of the cops say: "If it's your last day before you retire, you die. If you're a recruit with a pregnant wife, you die." describing the characters William and Mills.
Megan Is Missing (2011)
a "camp counselor" is compared to Kevin Spacey
Supernatural: The Man Who Knew Too Much (2011) (TV Episode)
Robin describes Sam's room (with the case board of newspaper clippings, photos, etc.) as "Beautiful mind meets Seven".
Midnight Screenings: Horrible Bosses/Zookeeper (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Kid Kool (2011) (TV Episode)
"Seven horrible design flaws, Seven deadly sins."
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.23 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky mentions that David Fincher directed the film
Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012) (TV Special)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Comic Book Men: Junk (2012) (TV Episode)
To joke about the state of the comic book shop by comparing the shop to John Doe's house
Archer: Skin Game (2012) (TV Episode)
After entering Krieger's apartment he and Archer walk by a room with a large number of car air-fresheners hanging from the ceiling. This is a reference to the bedroom from Se7en that contains a comatose drug-addict, the air-fresheners being used by the film's serial killer to mask the body's odor.
Bones: The Past in the Present (2012) (TV Episode)
listed as one of Pelant's Pay Per View movies
Jane by Design: The Celebrity (2012) (TV Episode)
Rita mentions that she and Ben watched it on their seven week anniversary.
Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)
Photograph is shown.
The Sinners (2012)
Screening in the movie theater scene
NeoParadise: Sorry Tom Hanks/Fiction für die Hälfte/Szenedrogen-Dingsda/AsozialTV (2012) (TV Episode)
end sequence of Se7en was re-enacted
Harmontown: Flesh Knife (2013) (TV Episode)
Pretty Little Liars: Mona-Mania (2013) (TV Episode)
when Byron talks about a movie in which a guy keeps a head in a hat-box.
Flikken Maastricht: Copycat (2013) (TV Episode)
Episode based on the movie
Ray Donovan: New Birthday (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Endeavour: Fugue (2013) (TV Episode)
Morse's encounter with the killer in the stacks of the Bodleian Library is very similar to Det. David Mills's unsuccessful pursuit of "John Doe" in the David Fincher film; in both, the detective is injured but mysteriously allowed to live by the killer, whose face he never quite gets to see.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Iron Man in 4 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
"Gwyneth Paltrow's head isn't in a box at the end of the movie"
Orphan Black: Conditions of Existence (2013) (TV Episode)
Alison Hendrix finds the locked container that belongs to Donnie, in which Alison demands for him to tell her what's in the box.
The Good Wife: What's in the Box? (2013) (TV Episode)
The episode title references the famous line from the final scene.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Skin in the Game (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Finlay.
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: 500th Video - Blu-Ray Collection!! (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris Stuckmann mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Face Off: Trick or Treat (2013) (TV Episode)
"What's in the box? What's in the box?"
The Cinema Snob: Basket Case (2013) (TV Episode)
Snob alludes to it.
Experiments on the Dead (2013) (Short)
Inspired plot
Pawn Stars: McKinley Family Jewels (2014) (TV Episode)
Chumlee mentions movie by name and immitates the "What's in the Box?" Line.
Harmontown (2014)
Harmon compares himself to the villain in "Seven"
Harmontown: Live From SXSW '14 + Movie Q&A (2014) (TV Episode)
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!: Drag Queens of Comedy (2014) (TV Episode)
Darienne Lake quotes, "what's in the box?" when they're discussing opening the big, pink, furry box.
Sludd (2014) (Short)
The lust victim is referenced
Children (2014) (Short)
End-credits roll backwards.
Harmontown: Game Recognize Game (2014) (TV Episode)
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)
Mentioned in a news article that is shown.
Brickleberry: Obamascare (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Face Off: Scared Silly (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Saw poster
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 3 October 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned in discussion of mystery/thrillers
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (2014) (TV Episode)
Ryan mentions film by name.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #5.25 (2015) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Workaholics: Ditch Day (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: "Jealous" by Nick Jonas (2015) (TV Episode)
Promo art for this film is shown.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
After Ultron kills one of his victims he has the word Peace written in blood on the wall
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Xanadu (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Kalkofe while asking why other big movies didn't use similar scenes like the live-action-animated kissing scene from Xanadu
Scream: The TV Series: Aftermath (2015) (TV Episode)
Noah cites Kevin Spacey's apartment as one of the great killer lairs relating to the killer's psychosis.
Streets of Harvest (2015)
Same camera angles used in some scenes.
The Gift (2015)
The two detectives are named "Walker" and "Mills". Kevin Andrew Walker was the screenwriter for Se7en and Brad Pitt plays a detective named David Mills.
Book of the Senseless (2015) (Short)
A reference is hidden in the Book of the Senseless.
Solace (2015)
This film was originally written as a sequel to this film, was later scrapped/reworked into something completely different.
La noche de...: Especial 20 años (2015) (TV Episode)
film of the week
You, Me and the Apocalypse: Saviour Day (2015) (TV Episode)
Faced with having to open a mystery box, Jamie asks Layla if she's ever seen the movie.
Rifftrax: No Retreat, No Surrender (2015) (Video)
Kevin Murphy: "Ten bucks if it's Gwyneth Paltrow's severed head."
The Hollars (2016)
Jason asks if John has seen the film.
Wrath Runs Deep (2016) (Short)
There are frequent references to the 1995 movie "Se7en". Such examples include the box itself, the word "decapitated", as said from the TV when Derek reveals the picture of Heidi behind the photo of Sydney and himself, and the deadly sin within the title, "Wrath".
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Terry Kitties (2016) (TV Episode)
Jake references the film's "What's in the box?" line.
The Cinema Snob: Oh! Heavenly Dog (2016) (TV Episode)
"...that this is a rainier, gloomier movie than Seven."
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Writer Stephen McFeely said that Zemo and hus web of games was inspired by the mastermind killer in Se7en.
Grandfathered: The Memorial (2016) (TV Episode)
Ravi: "What's in the box?"
V.I.P. vrazdy: Zlociny na pokracování (2016) (TV Episode)
Inspired by this film, a serial killer starts to commit murders according to seven deadly sins.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bizarre Sequels That Almost Happened (2016) (TV Episode)
Se7en 2: Ei8ht is #3.
PWN: Movie Tropes: PWN #6 (2016) (TV Episode)
Images are shown
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
Push Pop scene is a reference to the last scene in Seven where Brad Pitt is yelling, "What's in the box?"
The Question Jury: Episode #1.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kevin.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Pete's Dragon (2016) (TV Episode)
Title referenced as Jeremy mentions Pete was doing a murder this dragon through gluttony.
On Cinema: 'Sully' and 'When the Bough Breaks' (2016) (TV Episode)
This movie is one that was destroyed in the fire.
Luke Cage: Soliloquy of Chaos (2016) (TV Episode)
Early in this episode Zip asks Diamondback "What's in the Box?" Diamondback tells him it is one of the seven deadly sins, when Zip asks which one he replies Wrath.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.23 (2016) (TV Episode)
part of a correct response in "Coming Subtractions" category
Doctor Strange (2016)
Cited as influence for villain Kaecilius.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: School Segregation (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentions the box at the end of the film
7 pádu Honzy Dedka: Jakub Kohák (2016) (TV Episode)
Jakub Kohák mentioned it.
Ridiculous IMDb Plot Keywords: Movie Challenge (2017) (Video)
The movie is one of the answers to the quiz.
The Flash: Untouchable (2017) (TV Episode)
Cisco refers to this film
Love: A Day (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mickey
New Girl: Socalyalcon VI (2017) (TV Episode)
Jess starts the day putting a box on the table; Cece comments she's getting a whole "Se7en" vibe, Schmidt (as Brad Pitt) "What's in the box?!", and Winston (as Morgan Freeman) "John Doe has the upper hand!"
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #3.7 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ondrej Sokol.
Crash Course: Film History: German Expressionism (2017) (TV Episode)
iZombie: Conspiracy Weary (2017) (TV Episode)
Chapter title: "What's in the Box?"
KVIFF Guide: Episode #1.3 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Janek Rubes.
KVIFF Guide: Episode #1.5 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Janek Rubes.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Ghost in the Shell(2017) (2017) (TV Episode)
Dialogue of Kevin Spacey's character featured.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.20 (2017) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; poster without title shown
The Disaster Artist (2017)
A poster of it is visible.
RiffTrax: Oblivion (2017)
Kevin: "It has the show off that he's dating Gwyneth Paltrow's head."
The Babysitter (2017)
Max manipulates Samuel's mouth while saying, "What's in the box?!"
Diminishing Returns: Saw (2017) (Podcast Episode)
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television: Eight Is the New Se7en (2017) (TV Episode)
Multiple references to the movie.
Blindspot: This Profound Legacy (2017) (TV Episode)
One of the items Patterson could be in the box is "Gwyneth Paltrow's head".
Gangsta (2018)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Hellraiser: Judgment (2018) (Video)
Many critics have compared the premise and style to Se7en. The film composer was inspired by the OST and Trent Reznor's music for this film.
Super Seducer (2018) (Video Game)
On her first date with Kate's level, Kate mentions that she recently saw Seven
Blood Fest (2018)
A character makes a joke about this movie.
iZombie: Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Brain (2018) (TV Episode)
Don E talks about mailing Dino's severed head to Gwyneth Paltrow.
Bob's Burgers: Are You There Bob? It's Me, Birthday (2018) (TV Episode)
Gene says that the ending of the film was the "best surprise ever."
The Last Man on Earth: Cancun, Baby! (2018) (TV Episode)
Todd and Melissa move on to this movie after Shawshank Redemption
Honest Trailers: Every Christopher Nolan Movie (2018) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot
The $100,000 Pyramid: Bobby Moynihan vs. Melissa Fumero and Terry Crews vs. Andre Braugher (2018) (TV Episode)
Correct answer in "I Got Your Number"
Diminishing Returns: Fight Club (2018) (Podcast Episode)
Spider-Man (2018) (Video Game)
One of the main missions is called "What's in the Box".
Diminishing Returns: Halloween II (2018) (Podcast Episode)
Take the Tower: Episode #1.6 (2018) (TV Episode)
Connect the right actor with the right title.
Scopophilia (2018)
A Blu-ray cover can be seen.
Time Freak (2018)
Evan keeps saying "what's in the box!", a throw back to Brad Pitt's character in Se7en
Champion (2018)
Poster is seen
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #13.26 (2019) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
The Cinema Snob: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 14 February 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kate.
Good Girls: Take Off Your Pants (2019) (TV Episode)
Rio imitates David Mills by saying, "What's in the box? What's in the box?"
Sardonicast: Us, The Dark Crystal (2019) (Podcast Episode)
Mentioned during the Q&A
Killing Eve: Desperate Times (2019) (TV Episode)
Hugo sarcastically asks Eve if she has Gweneth Paltrow's head in a box somewhere.
Nostalgia Critic: Alien³ (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Schooled: The Pokémon Society (2019) (TV Episode)
Minty Comedic Arts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Sleepy Hollow (2020) (TV Episode)
Minty mentions the movie.
She Will Punish Them (2020) (Video Game)
One of the achievements is called "What's in the Box", which is a reference to a quote from the film 'Seven'.
Unsolved Mysteries: Mystery on the Rooftop (2020) (TV Episode)
Included on Rey's list
Unknown Origins (2020)
Jorge mentions this film.
Food Paradise: The Brunch Bunch (2020) (TV Episode)
Name of the restaurant in Orlando, Florida
Akudama Drive: Se7en (2020) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tom Holland/Andra Day (2021) (TV Episode)
Described by Tom Holland in the Instant Spoilers game
The Cinema Snob: Saw (2021) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
Rifftrax: Gumby - The Movie (2021) (Video)
Mike: "What's in the box? What's in the box!?"
Loki: The Variant (2021) (TV Episode)
In a needle drop when Loki tries to access more materials from the TVA library, the clerk he asks for help from is listening to Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D Major by Johann Sebastian Bach. This is the same music playing when Detectives Mills (Brad Pitt) and Somerset (Morgan Freeman) are in the process of researching the killer they're pursuing.
What If...?: What If... The World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes? (2021) (TV Episode)
Nick Fury asks Loki what's in the box.
Midnight Mass: Book I: Genesis (2021) (TV Episode)
Riley has a poster for this movie on his bedroom wall.
Midnight Mass: Book II: Psalms (2021) (TV Episode)
Poster seen in Riley's room.
Midnight Mass: Book III: Proverbs (2021) (TV Episode)
Poster seen in Riley's room.
Midnight Mass: Book V: Gospel (2021) (TV Episode)
Riley has a poster for this movie on his bedroom wall.
Corner Gas Animated: Ruby Re-Burn (2021) (TV Episode)
When Karen is trying to remember her life plan, she recalls it involving her greenhorn partner receiving his wife's head in a box, to which Lacey replies "Are you thinking about the movie 'Seven'?"
The Cinema Snob: Hellraiser: Judgement (2022) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it more than once.


Doggone Tired (1949) (Short)
Seen during chase scene.

Featured in 

The Siskel & Ebert Interviews (1996) (TV Special)
Clips are shown of various Brad Pitt movies, including this one.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) (TV Episode)
Clip shown and discussed by Adam and Joe ("How do you live next door to a serial killer?").
At the Movies: DVD Bells & Whistles (2001) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
The kids watch this film at the cinema.
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part IV: 30-14 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 26 on the list
I Love the '90s: Part Deux: 1995 (2005) (TV Episode)
Footage from this is featured.
The House That Freddy Built (2006) (Video)
Clips featured.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
The #4 Movie With Numbers For Names
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Pauw & Witteman: Episode #4.90 (2010) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring Morgan Freeman is shown.
Tosh.0: American Idol Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
A short clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Thriller Movie Villains (2010) (TV Episode)
John Doe is #7.
Programming the Nation? (2011)
Clips shown
The Daily Show: Ben Lowy (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) (TV Special)
Cecil B. DeMille Award presentation for Morgan Freeman.
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Serial Killers - Movies (2012) (TV Episode)
John Doe is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Brad Pitt Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
Det. David Mills is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Morgan Freeman Performances (2013) (TV Episode)
Detective Lt. William Somerset is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Psychopaths (2013) (TV Episode)
John Doe is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins (2013) (TV Episode)
Se7en is #2.
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Thrillers (2013) (TV Episode)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Detectives (2014) (TV Episode)
Det. Lt. William Somerset is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Neo-Noir Films (2014) (TV Episode)
Se7en is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Kevin Spacey Performances (2014) (TV Episode)
John Doe is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tragic Movie Endings (2014) (TV Episode)
The ending of Se7en is #7.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Unexpected Movie Deaths (2014) (TV Episode)
The death of Tracy Mills is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Epic Movie Entrances (2015) (TV Episode)
The entrance of John Doe is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Non-Horror Movie Jump Scares (2015) (TV Episode)
Sloth Wakes Up is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie NOOOOOOs (2015) (TV Episode)
Det. David Mills is #4.
Aloha (2015)
A clip is featured in the satellite sequence.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Crazy Obsession Walls in Movies and TV (2015) (TV Episode)
The Seven Sins is #8.
Honest Game Trailers: Five Nights at Freddy's 4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Iconic Movie Endings (2015) (TV Episode)
What's in the Box? is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Memorable Movies of 1995 (2015) (TV Episode)
Se7en is #7.
La noche de...: Especial 20 años (2015) (TV Episode)
clips shown - film of the week
WatchMojo: Top 10 Outrageous Sex-Deaths in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Lust gets an honorable mention.
Celebrated: Morgan Freeman (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip shown. Film discussed.
Renegade Cut: Seven (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Evil Villain Plans in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
John Doe's plan to invoke the sins of envy and wrath is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Amazing Small Details in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
John Doe's diaries are #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Horrific Movie Scenes You Can Never Unsee (2016) (TV Episode)
Every Breath You Take is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Revenge Kills in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Becoming Wrath is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Moments When the Hero and the Villain Finally Meet (2016) (TV Episode)
The moment when Mills and Somerset meet John Doe is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Murder Mystery Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Se7en gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Get Captured on Purpose Plans (2016) (TV Episode)
John Doe is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Psychological Thrillers (2016) (TV Episode)
Se7en is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Heroes Who Made Things Worse (2016) (TV Episode)
Detective David Mills is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Scariest Movie Deaths You Don't See (2016) (TV Episode)
The death of the lust victim is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Actor Injuries You ACTUALLY See in the Movie (2017) (TV Episode)
Severed Tendon is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Scary Held at Gunpoint Scenes (2017) (TV Episode)
Schrödinger's Head is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best David Fincher Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Se7en is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Villain Monologues (2017) (TV Episode)
John Doe's monologue is #7.
24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018) (TV Special)
Clips presented during Morgan Freeman tribute
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hints at Plot Twists You Completely Missed (2018) (TV Episode)
Framing Tracy's Head in a Box gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Unsettling Plot Twists in Non-Horror Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The plot twist in Se7en is #5.
9/11 Alchemy - Facing Reality (2018) (Video)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Darkest Plot Twists in Thrillers (2019) (TV Episode)
Head in a Box is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Foreshadowed Deaths in Horror Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
What's in the Box? is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Ugly Cries in Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Brad Pitt's ugly cry in Se7en is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Iconic Dying Words of Movie Villains (2019) (TV Episode)
The #6 dying movie villain words are "Oh. He didn't know?"
Cineficción Radio: Infierno del Dante (2019) (Podcast Episode)
Audio clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 20 Movie Reveals No One Saw Coming (2020) (TV Episode)
"What's in the box?!" is #11.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Unexpected Movie Deaths (2020) (TV Episode)
The death of Tracy Mills is #13.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Psychological Thrillers (2020) (TV Episode)
Se7en is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Horror Movies Where Evil Wins (2020) (TV Episode)
Se7en is #9.
Jeremy Vine: Episode #3.197 (2020) (TV Episode)
Clip shown and discussed.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Most Rewatched Scenes in Thriller Movies (2020) (TV Episode)
What's in the Box? is #2.
Discovering Film: Morgan Freeman (2020) (TV Episode)
Clips shown and performance discussed.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Greatest Movie Thriller Twists of All Time (2020) (TV Episode)
Head In a Box is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Smartest Decisions Made by Movie Villains (2020) (TV Episode)
What's in the Box? is #9.
The Ryan Hollinger Show: Pulse & Feardotcom: The Rise of "Internet Horror" (2020) (TV Episode)
Footage from the movie is shown in the video
WatchMojo: Top 10 Disturbing Movie Scenes We Didn't See Coming (2021) (TV Episode)
"What's in the Box?" is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shocking Twists That Came Early in the Movie (2021) (TV Episode)
John Doe Turns Himself In gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Will Traumatize You (2021) (TV Episode)
Seven is #1.

Spoofed in 

1996 MTV Movie Awards (1996) (TV Special)
Spoofed by William Shatner (playing each part)
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Spoof reenacted with soft toys.
Film Club (2000) (Short)
The "Film Club" trailer advertises is as coming "from the director 'EI8HT.'"
The Mexican (2001)
Delusions of Grandeur: The End part 2 (2001) (TV Episode)
The opening credits feature Evil Alan's hands cataloging and tearing apart props from the show, and Dan's flashback scene mimics John Doe's ride to the desert as he explains the reasons for making his movies
Full Frontal (2002)
David Fincher is seen insisting on 49 takes of one line, a gimmick from this movie.
The Trouble with Terkel (2004)
Similar opening credits
Robot Chicken: Atta Toy (2005) (TV Episode)
The Smurfs are being killed according to the Seven Deadly Sins.
How It Should Have Ended: How Seven Should Have Ended (2005) (TV Episode)
Alternate ending parody
Criminal Minds: The Fisher King: Part 1 (2006) (TV Episode)
Gideon receives a head in a box, the BAU gets a suspect that they find dead in bed in his apartment (like the sloth victim in Se7en), words are written in blood, and the killer "plays games" with law enforcement.
Screen Wars: Episode #2.1 (2007) (TV Episode)
The opening segment of this episode spoofed Seven
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.3 (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Classic Hollywood Films With Nice Happy Endings"
Se7en Deadly Sins (2008) (Video)
Porno parody
Tosh.0: American Idol Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
The infamous box scene is spoofed
Se7en. Los 7 pecados capitales de provincia (2011) (TV Movie)
Several scenes spoofed.
Comedy Bang! Bang!: Tony Hawk Wears a Plaid Shirt & a Silver Watch (2014) (TV Episode)
Scott yells "What's in the burger?" spoofing the last scene of this movie
Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot (2015) (TV Special)
Iliza's "What's in the bag?" routine spoofs the climactic "What's in the box?" scene with Brad Pitt.
Keanu (2016)
Mock up parody of scenes from the movie are shown on a poster in the end credits.
Louder with Crowder: Crowder Banned! (2018) (TV Episode)
Shapiro's sent a terrible surprise in a box.
The Venture Bros.: The Unicorn in Captivity (2018) (TV Episode)
Tiger's crotch-mounted blade parodies a harness from this movie.

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