39. Jaws (1975)
Episode: Lisa’s First Word (Season 4)
The original moment: In Steven Spielberg’s original blockbuster, the summer resort town of Amity Island is terrorised by repeat attacks from a great white shark.
The Simpsons moment: In a flashback detailing their search for a first home, Homer and Marge remember a visit the Robert Shaw-like Captain McAllister’s houseboat which is interrupted by the attack of a great white shark.
38. Goldfinger (1964)
Episode: You Only Move Twice (Season 8)
The original moment: Supervillain and, um, gold smuggler Auric Goldfinger has captured British agent James Bond and interrogates him using a preposterous laser inching closer and closer to 007’s groin.
The Simpsons moment: Homer’s too good to be true boss, Hank Scorpio, turns out to be an evil genius hell-bent on world domination. A Sean Connery-style spy escapes from a Goldfinger laser trap, only to be tackled to the ground by an eager Homer.
37. The Godfather (1972)
Episode: Mr Plow (Season 4)
The original moment: Heir to the Corleone family Sonny is brutally gunned down at a toll booth, stepping dramatically from his car to die in a bloodied heap at the side of the road.
The Simpsons moment: In a shot-for-shot recreation of the death scene, Bart is gunned down by a group of kids with snowballs. The scene was also recreated in the season 16 episode All’s Fair In Oven War.