A Tribute to George Bailey: 20 References to It’s a Wonderful Life

Frank Capra’s timeless tale of George Bailey, the richest man in Bedford Falls, became the ultimate Christmas film for generations of cinephiles and, as anticipated, it was referenced frequently in other films through the years. Check below 20 films that feature It’s a Wonderful Life!

1. Home Alone (1990, dir. Chris Columbus)

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2. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, dir. Chris Columbus)

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3. Music of the Heart (1999, dir. Wes Craven)

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4. Bruce Almighty (2003, dir. Tom Shadyac)

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5. Gremlins (1984, dir. Joe Dante)

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6. Android (1982, dir. Aaron Lipstadt)

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7. The Big Picture (1989, dir. Christopher Guest)

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8. National Lamboon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, dir. Jeremiah Chechik)

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9. Money Train (1995, dir. Joseph Ruben)

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10. Look Who’s Talking (1989, dir. Amy Heckerling)

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11. The Ref (1994, dir. Ted Demme)

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12. Meet Dave (2008, dir. Brian Robbins)

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13. Crash (2004, dir. Paul Haggis)

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14. Spiral (2007, dir. Adam Green & Joel David Moore)

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15. The Exorcist III (1990, dir. William Peter Blatty)

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16. Menace II Society (1993, dir. Albert & Allen Hughes)

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17. Trauma (1993, dir. Dario Argento)

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18. The Majestic (2001, dir. Frank Darabont)

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19. Remote Control (1988, dir. Jeff Lieberman)

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20. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988, dir. Giuseppe Tornatore)

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