Les quatre cents coups (1959) Poster


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Followed by 

Antoine et Colette (1962) (Short)

Version of 

Edited into 

Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1999) (TV Episode)
clips shown


Les quatre cents farces du diable (1906) (Short)
The title is a play on the original film's name.
Citizen Kane (1941)
Torn childhood, loneliness and uncertainty.
Little Fugitive (1953)
Antoine washes his face in a fountain after his night spent outdoors the same way Joey does.
Chiens perdus sans collier (1955)
A poster for this is torn from a wall.
Paris nous appartient (1961)
It's the film Antoine's mother wants to go see. Typical New Wave.

Referenced in 

Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.4 (1961) (TV Episode)
Normand Champoux mentions the film
Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.23 (1961) (TV Episode)
Jean Rouch mentions the film
Álmodozások kora (Felnott kamaszok) (1965)
Poster is featured!
Masculin féminin (1966)
Jean-Pierre Leaud references his character Antoine Doinel when he and Chantal Goya get into the military car he called to pick them up.
Baisers volés (1968)
In both films, a key is hidden in a vase, and lights go off as Antoine Doinel climbs stairs.
El curso en que amamos a Kim Novak (1980)
The film is mentioned in a conversation
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
When young Noodles is arrested, he is put in a paddywagon and driven off--framed exactly as Antoine is in the 400 blows.
Hablo en sueños (1988) (Short)
Image shown
Batman (1989)
First scene, when they get out of the theater.
Siskel & Ebert & the Movies: The Package/Wired/Cookie/Little Monsters/The Little Thief (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Little Thief" review.
Siskel & Ebert & the Movies: Old Gringo/The Girl in a Swing/An Innocent Man/Drugstore Cowboy (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced during a segment about "Tom Jones".
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
This was one of John Singleton's favorite movies and its influence is seen in this film.
Bébé's Kids (1992)
Prime Suspect 2: Episode #1.2 (1992) (TV Episode)
Climactic beach run.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: (during a freeze frame close-up) The 400 Blows.
Sixten (1994)
Evidence (1995) (Short)
Reminiscent of the puppet show scene.
Cannes... les 400 coups (1997) (TV Movie)
Squeeze (1997)
Shot where Tyson is running down the street and the camera follows at his side is taken right from a shot in The 400 Blows.
Lola rennt (1998)
Prolonged takes of a person running without stopping.
Joe the King (1999)
La bûche (1999)
Nine Inch Nails: We're in This Together (1999) (Video)
The scenes and plot of the music video references the beach sequences of the film.
The Fluffer (2001)
Amélie (2001)
Y tu mamá también (2001)
The shot of Luisa walking onto the Heaven's Mouth beach for the first time is an homage to the final shot in The 400 Blows
Dawson's Creek: In a Lonely Place (2002) (TV Episode)
Dawson cites Nicholas Ray's influence on French New Wave.
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Cinemania (2002)
Thirteen (2003)
The last freeze frame and the subject matter itself is very similar to The 400 Blows.
Cookie Jar (2003) (Short)
Kids skip school and catch parents doing the same.
Day for Night: An Appreciation (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
The Dreamers (2003)
Les clefs de bagnole (2003)
this is the bar's name in this movie
Something to Scream About (2003) (Video)
It is referenced in a poster ("The 400 Blows").
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
The freeze frame ending on Harry's face is quite similar to the freeze-frame ending of Antoine Doiniel in the "The 400 Blows"
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
This movie can be spotted in Matteo Berti's VHS collection.
Les 10 Ans de 'La Haine' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Telma demain (2005)
At this Movie end, many people go to the cinema where is at it in front: "Les 400 coups"
Le petit lieutenant (2005)
There is a poster for The 400 Blows in a bar and the ending on the beach is a direct reference to that film
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.6 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "Movie Numbers" category
Candy (2006)
In the begining of the film the main characters are riding a gravity-carusel
Salvador (Puig Antich) (2006)
One character mentions this film.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.192 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "Familiar Numbers" category
This Is England (2006)
End scene, by the waterfronts.
Os 12 Trabalhos (2006)
Scene of Heracles on the beach
Numb3rs: Longshot (2006) (TV Episode)
Film, Larry and Megan watched in the cinema.
Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
During a flashback Jean-Dominique has of riding around in his convertible, the opening theme to this film plays while imitating handheld shots of Paris from its opening credits.
How Shawn Parker Fell in Love (2007) (Short)
The director, a big fan of Francois Truffaut, modeled the film's opening credits off the opening of The 400 Blows
Ugly Betty: Zero Worship (2008) (TV Episode)
Cliff wants to rent this at the video store
Die Welle (2008)
The final shot of Wenger freezing as he stares onto an unknown sight is homage to the ending shot of 400 Blows.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown ("The 400 Blows").
It's All in Place (2008) (Short)
recreates the final scene in a modern American suburb
J'ai tué ma mère (2009)
Lies about the death of his mother
Hungry Hills (2009)
as an homage to the French Nouveau movement.
At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2009 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David Stratton in an interview with Claude and Nathan Miller when he discusses the cliché of using a freeze frame at the end of the film.
Gone with the Pope (2010)
Freeze frame ending similar
Weeds: Theoretical Love Is Not Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
Close up of Nancy in which the image suddenly freezes and zooms in when she looks right into the camera.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.20 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy says that "Submarine" was influenced by the film
Scialla! (Stai sereno) (2011)
Mentioned in a dialogue
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Casino Royale (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of September/October
Io e te (2012)
Same ending. Zooms in on frozen frame of boy's face.
Frances Ha (2012)
Score from "The 400 Blows" is used in the film.
The Out List (2013)
Dustin Lance Black mentioned the movie
Half in the Bag: The Lone Ranger and White House Down (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions seeing this film
Mike & Molly: Dips & Salsa (2014) (TV Episode)
Carl tells Mike he and Molly are planning to see this.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Poster seen in Greg's bedroom
Red Oaks: The Wedding (2015) (TV Episode)
Video cover is seen.
Café Society (2016)
When Ben's history of theft is shown, it includes a subtle homage to The 400 Blows (1959) when it says that his life of crime includes stealing typewriters when he was a schoolboy. The protagonist of that film, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), stole a typewriter when he was at school.
Moonlight (2016)
The movies' final shot.
Sweet Democracy (2016)
Title is referenced
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
A VHS of the film is seen.
Numéro une (2017)
The final shot showing a kid running at the beach, ending with a frozen frame, exactly like Truffaut's film.
The Blacklist: The Capricorn Killer (No. 19) (2018) (TV Episode)
Red tells Garvey to go see a double feature including this movie
The Simpsons: Werking Mom (2018) (TV Episode)
Lisa has a poster of the film.

Featured in 

L'amour à vingt ans (1962)
The scene of Antoine and René smoking in the bedroom is shown in the "Antoine et Colette" segment.
Antoine et Colette (1962) (Short)
The scene of Antoine and René smoking in he bedroom is shown.
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
Clip is shown. Roger Ebert talks about seeing it for the first time.
Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave (1992) (TV Movie)
a clip from this film is shown
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
A clip from "The 400 Blows" is shown.
Yihe yuan (2006)
the final scene can be seen on a small screen in a brief shot
Godard, l'amour, la poésie (2007)
Movie still is shown.
Uuden aallon jäljillä (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Deux de la Vague (2010)
excerpt of
Puzzled Love (2011)
During cinema montage, shows Antoine Doinel and his friend on the street
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: European New Wave (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Frances Ha (2012)
Dialogue from the film is heard when Frances and Benji watch it on TV
A Story of Children and Film (2013)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Directorial Debuts in Film (2014) (TV Episode)
François Truffaut gets an honorable mention for making his directorial debut with The 400 Blows.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Brows Held High: Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown during "Cause It's French."
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Clips from the film are used, music from the film is used, and a poster is seen.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies from France (2015) (TV Episode)
The 400 Blows is #2.
Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
Clips shown; poster
De Palma (2015)
Clip shown.

Spoofed in 

Monk: Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Part 1 (2002) (TV Episode)
Monk zips his coat up to his nose to avoid the bacteria that coughed up by the kids.
The Simpsons: Any Given Sundance (2008) (TV Episode)
The end of Nelson's movie, with the camera zooming in on his face as he walks along the seaside, directly parodies the ending of this film.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
One of Earl and Greg's movies ("The 400 Bros")

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