Film homages on Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars is kind of my guilty pleasure; so crazy and so good. The directors and writers are such film lovers, and they've referenced or shown a couple of films along the way, not least of all Alfred Hitchcock tributes. Being the film fanatic and fangirl that I am, I've been loving the intersection between the two.

Director Norman Buckley talks about the series' literary and film references here.

Switch to notes view for elaboration on the references! Some descriptions are taken from the PLL Wiki.

Edit: Whoa I didn't expect there to be so many films, but I really had fun compiling this!

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  • It Happened One Night
  • Blow-Up
  • Reality Bites
  • Le Plaisir
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • All About Eve
  • Rear Window
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • Vertigo
  • Day for Night
  • Hedda Gabler
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • If These Walls Could Talk
  • Black Swan
  • Psycho
  • Wait Until Dark
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Carnal Knowledge
  • The Mad Miss Manton
  • Stolen Kisses
  • Casablanca
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Set-Up
  • Born to Kill
  • Night and the City
  • The Big Sleep
  • Dark Passage
  • Woman of the Year
  • The Seven Year Itch
  • Barbarella
  • To Have and Have Not
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • North by Northwest
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • The Narrow Margin
  • Night Must Fall
  • Spellbound
  • Chinatown
  • Rebecca
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Mildred Pierce
  • The Birds
  • Insidious: Chapter 2
  • The Mirror Has Two Faces
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Run Lola Run
  • Mississippi Mermaid
  • Them!