Every Movie Referenced in Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for those of you who haven't read it, is the ultimate book of geek. It references movies throughout, mostly from the 80s and I've tried to record all of them as I read through it but I'm pretty certain I've missed some. Feel free to make the list complete from your own memory.

He also mentions Fincher, Cameron, Tarantino, Del Toro and Kevin Smith by name but not specific movies that I recall.

  • Ladyhawke
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  • The Ewok Adventure
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Blade Runner
  • Ghostbusters
  • Better Off Dead...
  • Back to the Future
  • Sneakers
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Weird Science
  • Krull
  • WarGames
  • Superman
  • The Dark Crystal
  • Brazil
  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Highlander
  • Highlander II: The Quickening
  • Airplane!
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • Heathers
  • The Goonies
  • Legend
  • Short Circuit
  • Some Kind of Wonderful
  • TRON
  • The Beastmaster
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Revenge of the Nerds
  • Risky Business
  • Real Genius
  • National Lampoon’s European Vacation
  • Hawk the Slayer
  • Excalibur
  • Mad Max
  • Howard the Duck
  • Rain Man
  • Footloose
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • 2010
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • The Matrix
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Godzilla
  • Phantasm
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • The Evil Dead
  • Evil Dead II
  • Fight Club
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Max Headroom - 20 Minutes into the Future
  • Vision Quest
  • Say Anything...
  • Serenity
  • Hard Boiled
  • The Killer
  • Heavy Metal
  • Explorers
  • THX 1138
  • Red Dawn
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  • Phantasm II
  • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
  • Phantasm IV: Oblivion